results from perfect Prestbury

Maxitours at perfect Prestbury

Yet another stunning Autumn day greeted Maxitours competitors at Prestbury. I had heard great reports all Summer about the work head green keeper Mark Crossley and his team had done to the course and they certainly didn’t disappoint today.

‘ They are the best greens I have putted on all year! ‘ praised Colin Roberts. ‘And you’ve had plenty of good uns this season!’ he added.

Trevor Foster returned to Maxitours victorious after Lancashire were crowned the English Senior champions. He has played in National events all over the country but he rated Prestbury as the best greens he had seen this year.

Thanks to everyone at this special club for making us feel so welcome- brilliant.

Highly respected Prestbury pro Nick Summerfield’s eyes lit up when Paul McKee walked in. He had left his golf shoes at home- always great news for a golf pro. One hundred pounds later Paul looked great as he danced out of the shop sporting a new pair of the latest white FJ contours. Four and a half hours later he hobbled into the Clubhouse ‘I could barely walk on that back nine’ groaned the Fairfield man. ‘I’ve got two huge blisters but at least the shoes still look great!’

As he picked up his scorecard this morning Man City fan Bob Kwan(15) criticised United’s new negative way of playing football under Mourinho.(I still think he is a tactical genius) To be fair there was nothing defensive in the way Bob played on the course today as he only dropped four shots on the tough Prestbury back nine. Simon Truby’s(6) birdie on the 16th also contributed to their top four finish. Apparently Jose is now prepared to let Wayne Rooney leave as long as he puts down his transfer request in writing- so it looks like he could be staying. Rooney could be seen scratching his head and chewing on a pencil in his office window as Maxitours players passed his house on the 15th.

The golf course was playing longer than usual and combined with the slick greens it caused all sorts of problems.
There were three teams on the same winning score of just 42 points off 9/10th handicap so things were decided on a card play off.

‘I can’t believe 42 points won. We could have had that if we hadn’t blown up on the first.’ said Hazel Grove dreamer Rick Booth when he handed his card in.

Lee Jevons(6) and Mike Emmerson(3) narrowly missed out on a top three spot after they could only pick up one point on the eighteenth for a 41 point haul. ‘Whatever you do don’t mention Mikes three putt at the last in your report.’ Said sneaky Lee Jevons on his way to the car.

Derek Page(5) was an opening fast bowler for Northamptonshire Cricket team where he played alongside cricketing legends Allan Lamb and Wayne Larkins in the 1980’s. Nowadays he has to settle for playing golf alongside his untalented partner Alan Vaughan(11). They were bowled over to be leading for much of the day however the poor back nine left them stumped.

Steve Merricks(7) went to sleep for most of the back nine and he had to rely on his experienced partner Les Russon(11) to keep the team score ticking over. Steve then came alive on the sixteenth when he holed his second shot for an eagle two and five points and then followed it up with a two on the 17th to career through the field. Steve usually enters the twos but declined this week blaming it on the financial uncertainty due to Brexit. They were however delighted to finish in 2nd place with their 42 points. Playing partners Rob Kenyon and Simon Burgess get a special mention as they had the reverse score of 24 and finished last by an impressive 6 shot margin.

Retired Frank Wade(11) from Accrington made his vast money selling beer pipelines and widgets and he played with top driving instructor Mark Patton(10) from Vale Royal. Straight driving Patten had never played Prestbury before but he passed the test in style. After picking up two points on the first few holes playing partner Frank told him it’s your ‘three point turn’ and Patton obliged in style on the back nine. Well played chaps great win.

Thanks to all who played today- I am sure you had a great day on the links, Tim

Nearest the pin 10th Niall Lynch Dozen AD 333s
Nearest the pin 17th Steve Kelly Dozen AD333s

2’s £175 5 pro V1s or 12 srixon AD333s Each Mike Emmerson Iain Bartholomew Dave Antrobus Scott Ryan David Kelly Nigel Clowes Trevor Foster Simon Poucher Andy Adshead John Gleave Bob Anderson

Prestbury 20-Oct-2016
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Frank Wade, Mark Patton 42 12 FJ Merino sweater
2 Les Russon, Steve Merricks 42 11 Maxitours Merino sweater
3 Alan Vaughan, Derek Page 42 10 Cutter and Buck shirt each
4 Bob Kwan, Simon Truby 41 9 Cutter and Buck shirt each
5 Andrew Strickley, Andy Taylor 41 8 Maxitours shirt
6 Lee Jevons, Mike Emmerson 41 7 Maxitours shirt
7 Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor 40 6 Dozen Wilson Soft feel
8 Tom Butler, Darren Sumner 40 5 Dozen Wilson Soft feel
9 Simon Hemsley, Dave Woods 40 4 Cleveland winter mitts
10 Dale Beaghan, Anthony Wilson 40 3 Cleveland winter mitts
11 Colin Roberts, John Rigby 39 2 FJ Socks each
12 John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 39 1 FJ Socks each
13= Ian King , Jack Hankinson 38
13= Darren Whittaker, Mike Soencer 38
13= Munro Donald, Philip Hanson 38
13= Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood 38
13= Dave Antrobus, John Anderton 38
13= Pete Cotton, Ed Cotton 38
13= Granam Davie, Dave Tracy 38
20= Frank Stapleton, Stuart Pearson 37
20= Craig Dyson, Scott Ryan 37
20= Ishmail Hamdouchi, Ian Acton 37
20= Andy Adshead, Ian Kirkland 37
20= Mick Jones, Rick Booth 37
20= Phil Vokes, Barney Ross 37
20= Mark Bulman, Billy Rawsthore 37
27= Trevor Foster, Richard Mellor 36
27= Ian Broughan, Ray Barlow 36
27= Pete Ledger, John Fielding 36
27= Jan Jagielka, Brendan Leighton 36
31= John Parkin, Gary Furlong 35
31= Simon Ashton, Steve Volp 35
31= Bill Harvey , Graham Brown 35
31= George Buchan, Dave Wainwright 35
35= David Kelly, John Atkin 34
35= Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs 34
35= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 34
35= Dave Stanhope, John Buckley 34
35= Simon Poucher , Neil Simpson 34
35= Niall Lynch, Alan Pengelly 34
41 Kevin Hawkins, Dave Wilson 33
42= Richard Robinson, Nigel Clowes 32
42= John Gleave, Jimmy Imeson 32
42= John Bancroft, Paul McKee 32
45= Geoff Andrews, Mick Butler 31
45= Ashley Elliott, Bob Eastwood 31
47= Dave Harlow, John Horsley 30
47= Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 30
47= Dave Allen, George Mackey 30
50 Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess 24

Start times at Stockport Thursday 27th November
8.57 Colin Roberts x4
9.07 Jim Caldwell x4
9.16 Joe Kirwan x4
9.24 Ian King x4
9.34 David Kelly x4
9.43 Bob Barlow x4
9.52 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.01 Ian Ainswoth x4
10.12 Mick Mahon x4
10.21 John Hilditch x4
10.30 Dave Stanhope x4
10.39 Lewis Marland x4
10.48 Chris Adams x4
10.57 Simon Poucher x4
11.06 Trevor Foster x4
11.15 Pete Ledger x4
11.24 Frank Stapleton x4
11.33 Les Russon x4
11.42 Sam Leach x4
11.51 Barry Wilson x4
12.00 Barry Wilson x4
12.09 John Dickenson x2 Graham Bates x2
12.18 Graham Littler x4
12.27 Leigh Smart x4
12.36 John Allman x4
12.45 John Pratt x4
12.54 Barry Jackson x4
1.03 Richard Blackwell x4
1.12 Ray Jones x4
1.21 Dave Bowers x4
1.30 Chih Hu x4
1.39 Ian Buxton x4
1.48 Dave Goodwin x4
1.57 Brian Hopkins x4