Results from pure Prestbury

Maxitours at Perfect Prestbury

Maxitours players were greeted with firm fairways and hand cut greens as Head Green Keeper Mark Crossley continues to impress. The free draining Prestbury course looked stunning as the late Autumn sunshine picked out the colours of the bronzing trees.

‘It’s like playing in Summer out there’ said Marriott’s Dave Wilson. ‘Those greens were brilliant’

Thanks to General Manager David Holmes and his very professional team for all their excellent help today – brilliant.

Les Russon really looks after his team. He makes the bookings each week and tells the guys where to be and at what time. Today he even provided his team with pork pies half way around and then handed out some home-made parkin over the closing holes to give them an energy boost. Unfortunately the only thing he didn’t provide was any points for his team as partner Steve Merrick did the business.

John Hilditch turned up without his usual low handicap and talented partner Iain Bartholomew. ‘His back has finally packed up after carrying me around for the last couple of years. ‘ Admitted the likeable but sad estate agent.
Paul Clay is the Maxitours one-liner king and he always has a few for me when he picks his card up each week. He apologised to me at check in and said he was sorry that he hadn’t played recently but he had just setting up a successful business building small yachts in his bedroom. Apparently ‘ The Sails have gone through the roof. ‘

Before that he told me that he was a bus driver but he had to pack it in because he thought people were talking behind his back.

It was great to see the Alsager veterans Dave Marchant(15) and Bob Sinclair(15) back in the prizes after an excellent 42 points saw them finish 6th.

Jim Hodges(6) regularly pops up on dodgy freeview channels as he is a specialist in renovating old motorbikes. There was no signs of any rustiness on the course as he took 5th place on 43 points alongside Chris Burrows(12) .

YThe Knutsford maestros David Kelly (11)and John Atkin(20) are becoming a force to be reckoned with as the smooth swinging duo finished 4th also on 43 points.

Great blokes Dave Bowers(10) and Hugh Mullen from Didsbury had their first podium of the winter with a better back nine to seal 3rd place on the card play off.

Vale Royal member Mark Patten(10) has played regularly and never won a prize except for single victory at Prestbury last time we came here. He nearly repeated the feat today with an excellent 44 points. ‘I love it here!’ said the driving instructor. Damien Bateson(14) was his partner.

As the last cards were handed in on a tough scoring day Sale Golf Club’s Simon Poucher(13) and Macclesfield Golf Clubs Brendan Leighton looked slightly bashful. ‘We had a day out today!’ Simon admitted. Sixteen handicapper Leighton had 4 gross birdies as they scored a cool 48 points to beat a high quality field by four shots. The best of these was a three wood to four feet into the wind on the 18th. Well played chaps – great score.

Thanks to everyone for playing, I hope you had a magical day out there!
Yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 7th Simon Walton Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Brian Greenbank Doz AD333
2’s sweep
£150 2 pro v1s or 6 srixons per 2
Steve Foxcroft Rob Weston Stuart Blake Roger Percival Frank Hindle Paul Clay Jason Henderson Mark Birtwistle Bob Kwan Chris Burrows Ryan Bancroft John Bancroft Jim Hodges Hugh Mullen Simon Woof Simon Walton x2 John Bent Alan Smith Andy Wallace Roger Percival Brendan Leighton Tom Griffiths Dave Wainwright Brian Greenbank

Prestbury 24-Nov-2016
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton 48 12 Wilson golf travel coverall each
2 Mark Patton, Damien Bateson 44 11 Ashworth fleece each
3 Dave Bowers, Hugh Mullen 43 10 Pga tour top each
4 David Kelly, John Atkin 43 9 Pga tour top each
5 Jim Hodges, Chris Burrows 43 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair 42 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Mark Williams, John Hunt 41 6 Sunice shirt each
8 Alan Frazer, Simon Wooff 41 5 Sunice shirt each
9 Tony Grinnell, Stan Devlin 41 4 Winter hat each
10 Dave Blood, Jim Cox 41 3 Winter hat each
11 John Pratt, Simon Walton 40 2 FJ Socks
12 John Bancroft , Ryan Bancroft 40 1 FJ Socks
13= Frank Stapleton, Stuart Pearson 40
13= Christine Kelsall, John Kelsall 40
15= Duncan Challen, Alan Costello 39
15= Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer 39
15= Martin France, Craig Tantram 39
15= Trevor Foster, Peter Cross 39
15= Les Russon, Steve Merricks 39
15= John Bent, Billy Blissett 39
15= Guy Hall, John Royle 39
22= Mike Fenton, Tony Stiles 38
22= Jason Henderson, Paul Clay 38
22= Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 38
22= Ian Handy, Darren Whittaker 38
22= Steve Dunphy, Bob Kwan 38
22= John Hilditch, Clive Evans 38
22= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson 38
22= Jim Caldwell, Steve Barlow 38
22= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson 38
22= Craig Dyson, Steve Murphy 38
32= Rob Weston, Trevor Webb 37
32= Steve Foxcroft, John Horsley 37
32= Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton 37
32= Paul Dalby, Barney Ross 37
32= Colin Owen, Paul Woodbine 37
32= Eddie Jordan, Dave Ashton 37
38= Pete Ledger, John Fielding 36
38= Keith Coxon, Dave Allen 36
38= Simon Bradley , Steve Parke 36
41= Dave Wilson, Noel Kelly 35
41= Tom Griffiths, Cliff Barlow 35
41= Simon Burgess, Dave Fidlert 35
41= Sam Leach, Chris Walley 35
41= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle 35
46 Dave Wainwright, Brian Greenbank 33
47 Colin Roberts, John Rigby 32
48 Dale Beaghan, 30
49 Ian Neilson, Mark Birtwistle 29
50 Paul Whittaker, David Porterhouse 28

Sandiway start sheet
Tuesday 29th November 11am shotgun

1a Mick Mahon x4
1bTrevor Foster x4
2a Ian Ainsworth x4
2b Roger Percival x4
3 Frank Stapleton x4
4a Simon Poucher x2 Terry Rathbone x2
4b Bob Picthall x4
5a Jim Caldwell x2 Lewis Marland x2
5b Martin Bramwell x4
6 Gary Neiles x4
7a Phil Vokes x4
7b Jason Henderson x2 Pete Cleaver x2
8 John Hilditch x2 Paul Smith x2
9a Colin Roberts x4
9b Ian King x4
10a Simon Hemsley x4
10b Dave Blood x4
11 Steve Aspinall x4
12 Mark Williams x4
12b Gary Hunt x2 Phil Cross x2
13a Simon Ashton x4
14a Eddie Jordan x2 Simon Wilkinson x2
14b Steve Lambert x4
15 Paul Rudkin x4
15 Eddie Jordan x2 Steve Johnson x2
16 Ray Jones x4
17a David Kelly x4
17bBrian Hopkins x4
18 Les Russon x4
res Richard Johnson x4
Dale Beaghan x4
Garry Dowdle x2/4
Chis Unsworth x4