Great Maxitours Summer events
Fixby Pairs- next Thursday 16th – 2 spaces
Worsley Team AM AM 23rd June- last few teams
Conwy Team AM AM 27th June- currently full
Hesketh Golf Club Pairs – Donald and Westwood win a major at last!
Ideal golfing conditions greeted Maxitours competitors at terrific Hesketh today. There was hardly a breath of wind, the fairways were running fast and the immaculate greens were receptive and rolling true.
Thanks to Club Manager Paul Corker and his staff for their excellent hospitality, the catering was also exceptional.
Big hitting John Royle gets through plenty of golf balls on the course. His game hit a new low at Hesketh when he even managed to lose two scorecards before he went out to play.
Likeable scouser Billy Rawsthore is known as Skippy the bush kangaroo to his golfing mates. He was tut tutting again as his partner Andy Jackson missed a couple of short putts as they struggled to 39 points.
Jeff Andrews came in with a solid score but he told me that their playing opponent and good snooker player ‘Ten ball Tony’ Adams had struggled .
‘Why is he called ten ball Tony? I enquired rather naively. ‘Is that his best break?’
‘No, he’s just lost ten balls during his round.’
The US Open starts next week and it should be a great event. The US Open is run by the USGA and they are famous for their mischievous pairings for the opening two days. Seve and Azinger were paired a few years ago after their Ryder Cup fall out, Garcia and Tiger were also paired after they had a spat with each other. Tour player Kevin Stadler (nickname baby walrus) took great offence when he was paired alongside Brendan de Jong and Shane Lowry in ‘the fat group’ two years ago. The USGA also run the Ladies US Open and a couple of seasons ago story has it that they took great delight in pairing up three women who were all going through therapy.
Also needing therapy were rich estate agents John Pratt and John Hilditch. They LET standards subside today. Both needed a new mortgage as they lost a few quid to their playing partners . Things started badly when Hilditch forgot his trolley and was seen scratching his head outside the pro shop – he was in two minds whether to rent or buy. On the course they were terrible and finished last by an impressive 6 points.
‘We can’t complain too much – we’ve sold 15 million pounds worth of houses between us last month- I think we were both a bit tired’ Said the ever positive Hilditch. ‘I also think my partners swing needs a full structural survey.’ he added.
In today’s event the scoring was always going to be excellent and in the ideal conditions things were incredibly tight at the top of the leader board.
There were four teams with 44 points and four teams with 45 points. North Manchester’s Gary Hornby(11) and Paul Wrigley(5) finished 4th with 45 points. Ben Chambers(2) and Maxitours legend Jimmy O’Reilly(12) finished third and a solid back nine saw Martyn Harris(15) and Steve Rayer(12) take 2nd place.
Dave Westwood(23) and Munro Donald(14) paid their own special tribute to the late, great, Mohammed Ali. They were on the ropes for the first nine holes as they scrapped their way to an average 18 points. On the back nine they came alive with a knockout 27 points and Westwood’s day was topped off with his first ever hole in one on the 16th! Congratulations- great performance!
Nearest the Pin 2nd Rob Harris – Dozen Srixons
Nearest the Pin 16th Dave Westwood -Hole in one -2 dozen Srixons!!
2’s £100 3 pro v1s or 8 srixons Martin France Aiden Hoosen Paul Wrigley Munro Donald Dave Westwood x2 Ray Tennant Richard Waterfield Dave Aden John Royle Nigel Davenport Ed Wilkinson
|1||Munro Donald, Dave Westwood||45||12||FJ Shoes casual shoes each|
|2||Martin Harris, Steve Rayer||45||11||Ashworth windsweater each|
|3||Paul Wrigley, Gary Hornby||45||10||Dozen AD Tour each|
|4||Jimmy O’Reilly, Ben Chambers||45||9||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||John Dickenson, Paul Lord||44||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Graham Mitton, David Wilcock||44||7||Titleist Cap each|
|7||Simon Walton, Henry Walton||44||6||Titleist Cap each|
|8||Jeff Andrews, John Rigby||44||5||FJ Socks each|
|9||Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson||43||4|
|10||Paul Salt, John Taylor||43||3|
|11||Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth||43||2|
|12||Leigh Smart, RayTennant||42||1|
|13=||Dave Stanhope, Phil Wise||42|
|13=||Aiden Hoosen, Ian Fairbrother||42|
|13=||Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess||42|
|16=||Roger Percival , Martin France||41|
|16=||Bernard Hessian, Richard Waterfield||41|
|16=||John Wallace, Graham Bailey||41|
|19=||Josh Brand, Dan Percival||40|
|19=||Rob Kenyon, Steve Rosier||40|
|21=||Billy Rawsthore, Andy Jackson||39|
|21=||Rob Harris, Ged Keery||39|
|21=||Jonathon Hudson, Mike Hill||39|
|24=||John Anderton, Steve Mattison||38|
|24=||Nigel Oakes, Andy Thompson||38|
|24=||Dave Aden, Chris Buckley||38|
|24=||Brendan Leighton, Greg Brown||38|
|24=||Phil Gow, Dave Randles||38|
|29=||Tony Adams, Ken Mchin||37|
|29=||Nigel Davenport, Neil Gowans||37|
|31=||John Stubbs, John Royle||36|
|31=||Ed Wilkinson, Chris Carter||36|
|33||Guy Hall, Keith Coxon||35|
|34=||Neville Dennis, Frank Massey||34|
|34=||Brent Deboeck, Gary Deboeck||34|
|36||John Hilditch, J P||28|
Fixby Pairs Thursday 16th June
10.00 Ian King x4
10.09 Jim Caldwell x4
10.18 Paul Browne x4
10.27 Jeff Andrews x2/4
10.36 Roger Percival x4
10.45 Chris Adams x4
10.54 Mick Mahon x4
11.03 Allan Brown x4
11.12 Paul Wrigley x4
11.21 Steve Hall x4
11.30 Dave Stanhope x4
11.39 Liegh Smart x4
11.48 Lewis Marland x2 Les Corner x2
12.06 Nigel Oakes x4
12.15 Dale Beaghan x4
12.24 Dave Blood x4
12.33 Steve Johnson x4
12.42 Rob Weston x4
12.51 Nigel Davenport x4
1.00 David Kelly x4
1.09 Colin Baxendale x2
1.18 John Stubbs x4
1.27 Les Russon
1.36 Archie Tahir x4
1.45 Ray Jones x4
1.54 Steve Parle x4
2.03 Richard Blackwell x4
2.12 Steve Aspinall x4
2.21 Paul Mitchell x4
2.30 Gary Christian x4
2.39Simon Ashton x4
2.48 Gary Whittaker x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4