Next great event: Pleasington 19th May- nearly full – see below
Sandiway 24th May – full
Ringway team of 4 – Thursday 2nd June last few spots
Hesketh pairs Friday 10th June – spaces
Results from beautiful Bramall Park
Maxitours returned to Bramall Park after a four year break and all of the players thoroughly enjoyed playing this really excellent Manchester venue.
Brian Greenbank was one of many players who hadn’t visited the course before
‘I really enjoyed that, what a great course, I will definitely play here again next year!’ Said the Hale man.
‘What a great track’ reported Archie Tahir.
Many thanks to all the staff at this great club who looked after us so well throughout the day- brilliant.
Terry Rathbone from Burslem is a lovely bloke and a competitive 10 handicapper. He plays off scratch when it comes to talking. I teamed him up today with a couple of perfect playing partners- John Waggett who turned off his hearing aid for the back nine and well spoken Dr Dave Arthur who was educated at Repton and couldn’t understand a word Terry was saying.
Thrifty moorland farmer Richard Palmer is back playing golf after a busy Spring spent delivering lambs. He has his own sheep dog and his dad (Richard’s dad -not the dogs dad) regularly appeared on BBC 2’s One man and his dog.
He told me they now have 1000 new lambs selling at £60 quid a lamb. I’ve not worked out how much money that is but I will be dropping a few hints about how old his golf clubs are looking. Today he was frantically whistling at his ball as it disappeared into the trees on the 6th.
Paul Clay always feeds me with a couple of funny one liners when he plays in my events, he overheard the chat about Richard’s sheepdog and told me he had just bought a very intelligent Colly from an iron monger in Buxton last week. He’d only had it for a day and it had already made a bolt for the door.
In today’s event Knutsford nice guy Dave Bentley had a terrific back nine and was delighted to score 43 points alongside Mere legend Paul Cooper. I asked him what size shoe he was ‘Oh right, that’s great, I’m size nine, have we won some shoes?’ said delighted Dave.
‘No’ I replied ‘you might get a pair of socks’.
There were four pairs who played top golf to score 44 points, Myton Folds Mick Mahon(23) and Richard Palmer(10), Frank Hindle(13) and Dave Westwood(23) also from Myton, Wilmslows Jim Caldwell(10) and Andrew Aherne(18) but winning the card play off with a solid back nine to take 3rd spot was Wychwood’s Dave Goodwin(10) and Richard Williamson(11).
Ian Ainsworth(13) and Bernard McDonald(15) were 5000-1 to win today. They were surprisingly top of the table for most of the day after a magnificent 45 points but unlike Leicester City the Hazel Grove heroes were pipped at the post. Ainsworth hasn’t had too much success in recent years however he played some magnificent golf at Bramall Park and at one point he was not only leading the event but also winning both Nearest the pins!
The likeable duo -Heswall solicitor Jim Rymer(18) and security specialist John Dickenson(20)- recorded a very impressive 46 points to take their second victory of the season. Jim played great on the front nine and Dickenson showed his fighting spirit as he parred 3 of the last 5 holes to ensure the win.- well played chaps!
Thanks to all players for your support, yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 4th Ian Ainsworth Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 15th Chris Hunt Dozen AD333s
2’s £155 3 pro V1s or 8 srixons per two Jim Caldwell Paul Clay Frank Hindle Dave Stanhope Pete Ledger Paul Cooper David Fellows Gareth Winston Martin Cullen Josh Brand Chris Hunt John Stubbs Dave Henshall Martin Callahan x2 Mobisher Majeed Talat Mahmood
|1||John Dickenson, Jim Rymer||46||12||Cleveland wedge each|
|2||Ian Ainsworth, Bernard McDonald||45||11||Maxitours Merino sweater|
|3||Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson||44||10||FJ Shirt each|
|4||Jim Caldwell, Andrew Aherne||44||9||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood||44||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer||44||7||Maxitours shirt each|
|7||Paul Cooper, Dave Bentley||43||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|8||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield||43||5||Titleist cap each|
|9||Trevor Foster, Peter Ledger||43||4||Titleist cap each|
|10||Dave Henshall, John Kirk||43||3||Taylor made pitch repairer each|
|11||Terry Rathbone, Keith Tunstall||42||2|
|12||Les Moss, Martin Callahan||42||1|
|13||Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor||42|
|14=||Munroe Donald, Phil Hanson||41|
|14=||Kristian Oakes, Paul Ridgeway||41|
|14=||Jason Henderson, Ste Wilson||41|
|14=||Paul Clay, Pete Cleaver||41|
|14=||Archie Tahie, Mobashir Majeed||41|
|19=||Martin France, Pete Atherton||40|
|19=||Mike Spencer, Simon Hemsley||40|
|19=||Les Russon, John Stockdale||40|
|19=||Josh Brand, Chris Hunt||40|
|23||Paul Bayley, Roy Kirk||39|
|24=||Pete Cross, Dale Beaghan||38|
|24=||Dave Wainwright, John Kennedy||38|
|24=||Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen||38|
|27=||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson||37|
|27=||Ian King, Darren Whittaker||37|
|27=||Geoff Haynes, Alan Worthington||37|
|27=||John Anderton, Steve Martin||37|
|27=||Rob Kenyon, Dave Fiddler||37|
|27=||Steve Johnson, Carl H-Jones||37|
|27=||Gareth Winston, Alf Shillitoe||37|
|27=||Colin Baxendale, Phil Wise||37|
|27=||Fizz Ahmed, Talat Mahmood||37|
|36=||David Kelly, Dave Fellows||36|
|36=||Richard Taylor Carr, Trevor Nicholson||36|
|36=||Mike McCurdy, Terence Mod||36|
|36=||Guy Hall, Keith Coxon||36|
|36=||Pete Short, Dave Buckley||36|
|41=||Matt Cheffins, George McLean||35|
|41=||Dave Stanhope, Giles Terry||35|
|41=||John Atkin, Dave Harlow||35|
|41=||Rob Weston, Steve Gibbons||35|
|41=||John Stubbs, Tom Weston||35|
|46=||Brian Greenbank, Phil Smeathers||34|
|46=||Dave Jones, Allan McNicol||34|
|46=||Martin Cullen, Hetash Patel||34|
|49||Alan Pengelly, Alan Smith||33|
|50=||John Waggett, Dave Arthur||32|
|50=||Rob Williams, Paul Woodbine||32|
|52||Tony Andrews, Steve Foxcroft||31|
|53=||Al Reid, Bill Jones||30|
|53=||Andy Wilde, Pete Norbury||30|
Start times at Pleasington
Thursday 19th May
9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.39 Mark Wheeler x2
9.48 Ian King x4
9.57 Mick Mahon x4
10.06 Trevor Foster x4
10.15 Paul Browne x4
10.24 John Dickenson x4
10.33 John Hilditch x2 Andy Strickleyx2tbc
10.42 Dave Stanhope x4
10.51 Chris Adams x4
11.00 David Kelly x4
11.10 Ron Sloane x4
11.19 Brian Greenbank x4
11.28 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.37 Steve Johnson x4
11.46 Frank Stapleton x4
11.55 Roger Percival x4
12.13 Paul Bayley x4
1.30 Mike Dobson x4
1.39 Steve Parle x4
1.48 Archie Tahoir x4
2.06 Paul Wrigley x4
2.14 Rob Little x4
2.22 George Buchan x4
2.31 Greg Aspinall x2/4?
2.40 Dave Goodwin x4
2.50 Richard Blackwell x4
2.58 Brian Hopkins x4
3.06 Gary Neiles x4
3.14 Simon Ashton x4