Results from stunning Sandiway

Great Maxitours events this June
Ringway team of 4 Srixon Am Am next Thursday 2nd June – last few spaces
Hesketh Pairs Friday 10th June -start the weekend on this Open Qualifying course!- still spaces
Fixby Pairs Thursday 16th June- room for 2 teams
Worsley Team of 4 Thursday 23rd June -last few spots

Maxitours at Stunning Sandiway
Sandiway was the stunning setting for the latest Maxitours event. Tremendous weather and a golf course to match meant a great day was enjoyed by all players. Thanks to Anthony Roberts and his excellent team for their five star hospitality.
‘That is Cheshire’s finest golf course’ said well travelled Kevin Chisnell.
‘Amazingly good’ was how Ex Cheshire player Ian Ainsworth described the condition of the golf course.

Kevin Reeves prepared for his round like a tour professional. He arrived early wearing a freshly pressed crisp navy outfit with immaculately clean clubs. He gave himself plenty of time to find his rhythm on the excellent new Sandiway range and chipping area. He walked into the clubhouse before his round holding a banana and ordered a pint of tap water. Unfortunately his golf was hopeless and his team struggled to 76 points.

Once again there is no shortage of ammunition for me to use in my report when Mick Mahons team sit near me before play and they talk high quality nonsense to each other. There is a lovely old barometer in the Sandiway Clubhouse and Frank Hindle always has a look on behalf of his team to see if the weather is set fair. He then added that his wife has a pine cone at home which is like a barometer as it amazingly opens and closes when it is sunny or wet. ‘Your wife has a comb which opens and closes when it rains?’ said a confused John Farnworth ‘how does it do that?’

Bernard McDonald was the surprise winner two weeks ago when the fast swinging Hazel Grove man won ‘Liecester style’ with odds of 5000-1. Unlike Leicester the bookies aren’t afraid of lightening striking twice and Bernard was back playing like Ronald McDonald once again today. His team could only manage a relegation threatening 65 point total.

Tony Stiles and Dave Chambers need excellent memories to do their job to a high standard. They are both highly paid policemen and are called upon to remember criminal faces even though it may be just a brief glimpse at a distance. Remembering car registration numbers is a formality. After play I slowly told both of them the exit code but they were struggling to get out of the car park – ‘what’s the code again Tim? We have both forgotten it.’ Very reassuring.

For the majority of the day a score of just eighty one points was leading. There were three teams tied on that score. When I asked Chris Adam’s team who was to blame for just missing out on top spot and finishing 4th it was like watching a mexican wave as they all quickly pointed to Geoff Churchman.

John Royle’s(17) life long friend John Stubbs had to pull out of the event last night due to illness. Replacement John Dickenson(20) joined the team and helped them to a best finish for three years and third place. ‘I wonder if John will still be out of action next week I might tell him that he really needs to rest …’ said a considerate Royle. Guy Hall(11) and Keith Coxon(11) completed the Sale team.

Roy Hargreaves(15) has a pet shop in Sale, his round is usually littered with mistakes. Today he teamed up with friends Brian Hopkins(4), Mark Taylor(12) and Mike Powell (12)all from Shrigley Hall. Roy was delighted to show some pedigree to his chums as they finished in 2nd place. Well played.

Solicitor Simon Ashton(8) is really enjoying his semi retirement and he is trying to spend his very large pension playing plenty of golf. The likeable Hazel Grove member teamed up with Stockport Top hat maker Richard Booth(14), log cabin builder John Allen(13) and marble kitchen man Chris Heyes(5). The team all combined well to earn a maiden victory together.They picked up 5 shots on the closing three holes whilst the rest of the field struggled with the tight finish. Well played chaps excellent golf.

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

2’s £182.50 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon AD333s
Dave Wilson x2 Colin Lynch Trevor Webb Bob Sutton Guy Hall x2 Simon Poucher George Buchan Keith Caddick x2 Phil Harris Paul Barlow Simon Ashton Richard Booth Brian Hopkins x2 Mark Taylor Archie Tahir

Nearest the Pin in 2 on 8th Andy Jackson Dozen Ad333s
Nearest the Pin on 18th Andrew Norman Dozen AD333s

Sandiway 24-May-2016
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Simon Ashton, Richard Booth, John Allen, Chris Heyes 87 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mike Powell, Roy Hargreaves 85 10 Maxitours merino sweater each
3 John Royle, Guy Hall, John Dickenson, Keith Coxon 83 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, Kevin Seaton, Barry Shaw-Allen 81 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Geoff Churchman, Richard Johnson 81 4 Titliest cap each
6 John Rigby, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair, Geoff Andrews 81 2 Taylor Made pitch repairer
7= Leigh Smart, Billy Rawsthore, Ray Tennant, Andy Jackson 80
7= Trevor Foster, Peter Cross, Frank Wade, Mark Patton 80
7= Stuart Pearson, Dave Wilson, John Gripton, Steve Roberts 80
7= Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Peter Atherton 80
7= Simon Poucher, Vic Neilson, Jeremy Lawton, Bob Mycock 80
12= Russell Brookes, Richard McEvoy, Richard Blackwell, Warren Newton 79
12= Mark Pasquill, Tony Green, Terry Chaplin, Peter Evans 79
14 Peter Harrison, Trevor Patek, Rob Wood, Eric Warburton 78
15= Colin Baxendale, Mo Dar, Phil Wise, Kevin Chisnall 77
15= Kenny Plumb, Phil Harris, Mark Jones, Paul Barlow 77
15= Ian Cole, Keith Caddick, Rick Major, David Caddick 77
15= Talat Mahmood, Archie Tahir, Rob Lowe, Ray Pabla 77
19= Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley 76
19= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves, Bob Chesters 76
19= Ray Jones, Ray Massey, Ian Berrisford, Dave Scholes 76
19= Ian Waddington, Andrew Norman, Kevin Ogden, John Waddiker 76
19= George Buchan, Bill Harvey, Martin Grimley, Brian Rogerson 76
24= Pete Cotton, Steve Hall, Bev Crute, Dave Tongue 74
24= Phil Smeathers, Dave Antrobus, John Anderton, John Buckley 74
24= Garry Dowdle, David Smith, Olivier Troalen, Andy Hallows 74
27= Patrick O’Dowd, Martin Oldfield , Ian Macklin, Vic Stratta 73
27= Dave Chambers, Tony Stiles, Steve Howarth, Gavin Connor 73
29 John Kelsall, Christine Kelsall, Roger Dent, Andrew Richardson 72
30= Brian Greenbank, Chris Brown, David Wainwright, Paul Simpson 71
30= John Hilditch, Geoff Underhill, Clive Evans, James Eadie 71
32 Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Dave Griffiths, John Farnsworth 70
33= Pete Birtwistle, Dave Griffiths, Chris Bracchi, Ken Stevens 67
33= Jonathon Lynch, Colin Lynch, Stuart Roach, Stuart Cragg 67
33= Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Dave Tracey, Pete Beddoes 67
36= Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Webb, John Horsley 66
36= Bob Sutton, Dave Harlow, David Fellows, John Atkin 66
36= Dale Beaghan, Gary Beaghan, Phil Briggs, Peter Ledger 66
39 Ian Ainsworth, Geoff Haynes, Bernard McDonald, 65
40 Steve Wilson, Ian Martin, Pete Smith, Mick McFee 60

Start times for the Srixon AM AM at Ringway Golf Club
Thursday 2nd June

9.20 Colin Roberts x4
9.28 David Kelly x4
10.03 Brian Greenbank x4
10.12 Mick Mahon x4
10.21 Dave Stanhope x4
10.30 Jack Coleman x4
10.39 Ian Ainsworth x4
10.48 Andy Wilde x4
10.57 Lewis Marland x4
11.06 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.15 Leigh Smart x2 Richard Palmer x2
11.24 Terry Chaplin x4
11.33 Colin Baxendale x4
11.42 Chih Hu x4
11.51 Barry Wilson x4
12.00 Roger Percival x4
12.09 John Stubbs x4
12.18 Archie Tahir x4
12.27 Rob Harris x4
12.36 Colin Seddon x4
12.45 Bernard Wood x4
12.54 Bill Parkinson x4
1.03 David Smith x4
1.12 Bernard Wood x4
1.21 Bill Melia x4
1.30 Pete Short x4
1.39 Dan Huffman x4
1.48 Dave Bowers x4
2.06 Paul Donnely x4
2.15 Richard Blackwell x4
2.33 Brian Hopkins x4

1 thought on “Results from stunning Sandiway

  1. Hi Tim
    Conwy 27th 1.39pm tee time Harrison x 4.

    Trevor Pathak here.. I’m acting captain for Peter Harrison ‘s group whilst his Mrs is in hospital. First of all thanks for rearraging our Tee off to 1.39. I’m trying to sort our team and would request that you also hold the 3.35pm slot for us as u have discovered that one of our party may only be able to make this slot.
    Please advise
    Kind regards
    TREVOR 07866 579502

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