Maxitours at VERY pretty Pleasington

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Maxitours at VERY pretty Pleasington

Another full field of Maxitours competitors enjoyed playing at classy Pleasington today. The venue is rated by many as the best inland course in Lancashire. The course -as always- was presented in excellent condition and the bunkers are perhaps the best we see on tour all year.

The food is also tremendous at Pleasington – they even have tapas on the menu for the more cultured golfers on the tour. As expected Nigel Davenport steered clear of the delicate tapas and ordered the fish finger butty. The accountants eyes lit up when a huge baguette surrounded by a sea of chips arrived.

Gary Hornby and Paul Lord are Liverpool fans and they turned up looking a little bit dejected this morning. Rather like their football team they had a great front nine and then played like a couple of school kids in the second half.

‘I can’t believe how my partner Dave Moynihan hits it so straight’ said Mark Blake when he handed his card in.
‘That’s good! How come you only scored 33 points?’ I asked
‘He was hitting straight in the trees’ replied the quick witted Mancunian.

In today’s event eight of the top ten scores were from groups who teed off in the sunshine early in the day.

Gary Garner(7) and Ray Ward(15) were second out and this morning and they were both delighted to have a season best 5th place finish with 45 points.
Dale Wallace(11) from Sale Golf Club played well today as he teamed up with John Jones(12) and they also scored 45 points. Jones was devastated to watch his partner finish his round with a very costly miss from 12 inches on the last hole. ‘Have you met Dale from Sale with the touch of a whale?’ he asked me when he handed the card in alongside his depressed partner.

Postman Martin France(3) once again delivered the goods after returning from yet another golf holiday and he teamed up with Peter Atherton(12) to score 26 points on the front nine. A steadier back nine saw the Lymm men record 46 points to finish 3rd. Warrington’s Ed Wilkinson(6) played alongside good pal Roger Percival(6) and they began their round with two excellent birdies on their way to second place also with 46 points. I watched Roger thin his approach shot to within three feet at the first hole as I put out the nearest the pin markers. The Elvis Presley lookalike claimed it was a controlled punch shot. Yeah right.

Seventy year old Kit Kat lover Roy Ainsworth (25) has hit form in recent weeks. Things have improved for the extremely likeable Antrobus Golf Club member since the 9/10th handicap rule came into force. He was at it again at Pleasington playing alongside high handicapper Barrie Simpson(21). They had the best of the draw this morning and made the most of the rain free benign conditions to score 47 points. Well played chaps!

Thanks to all players for your terrific support once again, yours in golf, Tim

2’s £160 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon Ad 333s
Dale Wallace John Farnworth Chris Adams x2 Paul Browne Trevor Foster Paul Lord Gary Hornby Gary Christian John Buckley Stephen Hoyle Richard Booth

Nearest the Pin 16th hole: Dale from Sale with the touch of a whale.
Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th hole: Alan Pengelly

Pleasington 19-May-2016
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson 47 12 Motocaddy lite Cart bag each
2 Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson 46 11 Titleist pencil bag each
3 Martin France, Pete Atherton 46 10 Maxitours merino sweater each
4 Dale Wallace, John Jones 45 9 Maxitours shirt each
5 Gary Garner, Ray Ward 45 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Frank Hindle, John Farnworth 44 7 Sunice shirt each
7 George Buchan, Terry Bailey 44 6 Sunice shirt each
8 Mike Dobson, Kevin Murphy 44 5 Titleist cap each
9 Stuart Pearson, Mike Streeter 43 4 FJ Socks each
10 Rob Little, Scott Pickavance 42 3 FJ Socks each
11 Chris Adams, Martyn Hulme 42 2 FJ Socks each
12 Colin Baxendale, Kevin Chisnell 41 1 FJ Socks each
13= John Dickenson, Bob Mottershead 41
13= Mike Spencer, Allan Brown 41
13= Gary Hornby, Paul Lord 41
13= Richard Booth, Dan Moss 41
17= Paul Browne, Ted Barker 40
17= Ian King, Darren Whittaker 40
17= John Hilditch, Clive Evans 40
17= Geoff Andrews, Rob Deconinck 40
17= Nigel Davenport, Gary Greer 40
17= Greg Aspinall, Ray Stringer 40
23= Trevor Foster, Peter Ledger 39
23= Charlie Cunningham, Andy Oakes 39
23= Phil Smeathers, Richard Blackwell 39
23= Steph Hamilton, Barry Norris 39
27= Mark Patton, Dale Beaghan 38
27= Colin Roberts, John Rigby 38
27= David Kelly, John Atkin 38
27= Mike Verdon, Steve Collier 38
27= Archie Tahir, Bash Majid 38
27= Bill Parkinson, Gordon Warke 38
27= Richard Wiliamson, Paul Woodbine 38
27= Alan Pengelly, Bri Hopkins 38
27= Alan Smith, Mark Taylor 38
27= Simon Maxwell, John Longworth 38
37= Ron Sloane, Barry Pendlebury 37
37= Paul Bayley, Roy Kirk 37
37= Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen 37
40= Tim Spencer, Mark Saxon 36
40= Andy Strickley, Andy Taylor 36
40= Dave Harlow, Bob Sutton 36
40= Frank Stapleton, John Gripton 36
40= John Anderton, John Buckley 36
40= Gary Christian, Mark McKenzie 36
40= Rob Wood , Talat Mahmood 36
40= Gary Parle, Steve Parle 36
40= Graham Bates, Dave Beard 36
40= Lee Tilley, Rob Norbury 36
40= Simon Ashton, Les Stenson 36
40= Gary Neiles, Joe Yates 36
52= Roy Christian, Jim Rymer 35
52= Dave Henshall, Ged Ford 35
52= Steven Hoyle, Brent Deburk 35
52= Dave Sarsfield, Pete Norbury 35
56= Steve Johnson, Carl H-Jones 34
56= Peter Rhodes, Ryan Lewis 34
56= Mick Mahon, Munro Donald 34
56= Nigel Davies, James Shiel 34
60= Brian Geenbank, Keith Spencer 33
60= Mike Wainwright, David Wainwright 33
60= Graham Bryant, Bill Harvey 33
63 Dave Goodwin, Rob Wheeler 30

Start times at Sandiway AM AM
Tuesday 24th May

9.00 Colin Roberts x4
9.09 Ian King x4
9.18 Pete Cotton x4
9.27 David Kelly x4
9.36 Brian Greenbank x4
9.45 Peter Harrison x4
9.54 Patrick O’Dowd x4
10.03 Ian Ainsworth x4
10.12 Mick Mahon x4
10.21 John Hilditch x4
10.30 Dave Stanhope x4
10.39 Roger Percival x4
10.48 Leigh Smart x4
10.57 Chris Adams x4
11.06 Lewis Marland x4
11.15 Trevor Foster x4
11.24 Dale Beaghan x4
11.33 Frank Stapleton x4
11.42 Alan Green x4
11.51 Pete Birtwistle x4
12.00 Russell Brookes x2 Richard Blackwell x2
12.09 Rob Weston x4
12.18 Colin Baxendale x4 (earlier if poss)
12.27 Terry Rathbone x4
12.36 Sam Leach x4
12.45 Paul Kennedy x4
12.54 Ray Jones x4
1.03 Ian Waddington x4
1.12 John Stubbs x4
1.21 Simon Poucher x2 Greg Aspinall x2
1.30 George CBuchan x4
1.39 Steve Wilson x4
1.48 Dave Chambers x4
1.57 Paul Rudkin x2 Dave Tracey x2
2.06 Iain Cole x4
2.15 Kenny Plumb x4
2.24 Garry Dowdle x4
2.33 John Kelsall x4
2.40 Fizz Ahmed x4
2.49 Simon Ashton x4
2.58 Phil Gow x4
3.05 Brian H0pkins x4

Chris Brownhill x4
Joe Kirwan x1
John Dickenson x1

1 thought on “Maxitours at VERY pretty Pleasington

  1. Happy to hear that Dale Wallace from Sale Golf Club played well. have seen him play golf a number of times.

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