Results from Fantastic fairhaven

Results from fantastic Fairhaven

by tpmaxwell

Great Upcoming Maxitours events
Ringway Thurs 2nd February- room for 2 teams slots
Sandiway Tues 7th Feb -full
Ormskirk Thurs 16th Feb – full
Wilmslow 20th Feb -full
Prestbury 2nd March- last few spaces
Dunham Forest 9th March -spaces
Caldy 16th March -spaces- this is now a timed start
Maxitours at fabulous Fairhaven
A fresh January morning greeted Maxitours competitors at Fairhaven Golf Club. Regularly ranked in the top 100 courses in the British Isles this course is a real cracker to play in the Winter months.
‘I ve been sloshing around all week on my home course, but those fairways were terrific out there!’ said one Manchester man.
The greens were also in tremendous condition and they were hand cut and Ironed this morning in preparation for today’s event.
Thanks to all at Fairhaven for looking after us so well. Mandy in the half way house also did a top job and she really enjoyed working today. Apparently Maxitours players are really lovely to serve.
There was an old fable that Fairhaven Golf Club has 365 bunkers – one for every day of the year. After speaking to the green keeper who has to maintain them all I can confirm it does have just 118 of them, most of which were been visited by Rob Kenyon on his way to joint 45th place.
There were over 100 men in the field and only one lady golfer but it was six handicapper Anne Greenough the attractive Knutsford Golf Club stewardess who put the men to shame. Stunning Anne easily won the nearest the pin on the 10th. Well done Anne. (Those compliments should be well worth a few extra chips with my toastie at lunchtime in the coming weeks)
The immaculate greens and shortened course meant scoring was always going to be excellent- especially with five reachable par 5 holes and players receiving plenty of shots. The Professional Course record of 64 was set by Justin Leonard in 1996 and this was in danger of being bettered by some of today’s players!
Four pairs shared 4th place with 47 points. Prestbury’s Chris Adams(12) and Richard Johnson(16) played well enough to take 5th but it was mechanic Jim Cox(4) and ex copper Dave Blood(8) who had an excellent back nine to narrowly win the card play -off.
Third place went to Wychwood nice guys Richard Williamson(12) and Phil Robinson(10) with 49 points. They scored heavily on the 5 short par fives where they picked up seven of their shots.
Mark Jones(14) from Clitheroe and Mike Parkin(11) from Preston scored 50 points despite both being docked a shot last week. Their consistently good performances see them both lose another 4 shots each off their handicaps for the foreseeable future to slow them down a little and give them slightly more realistic starting points.
Every dog has his day and winning today were Tony Stiles(14) from Sale and Dave Chambers(11) from Mellor. These two top lads have played in many events over the past ten years with little or no success and they were quite rightly delighted with their first ever win. ‘They didn’t miss a putt’ said card marking Mick Fenton ‘They played incredibly well as they are normally hopeless!’ he added.
Emotional Chambers looked in a state of shock in the clubhouse after play and had to fight back the tears when he discovered they had won.
Congratulations chaps that was a truly great score!
Thanks to all who played today your support is much appreciated. Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 10th Anne Greenough Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Roger Fielding Doz AD333s
£170 3 pro v1s or 9 srixons each
Colin Berry Steve Aspinall x2 Pete Walton Anne Greenough Steve Hall Dave Tongue Paul Dalby x2 Mark Jones Phil Mayers Mick Hardman Richard Palmer Brian Rogerson Gary Garner

Fairhaven 24-Jan-2017
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Tony Stiles, Dave Chambers 51 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Mark Jones, Mike Parkin 50 11 Dozen Pro v1s each
3 Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 49 10 Maxitours sweater each
4 Dave Blood, Jim Cox 47 9 Ashworth cotton sweater each
5 Chris Adams, Richard Johnson 47 8 Kartel shirt each
6 Dean Hibbert, Brian Carroll 47 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Dave Tongue , John Wallis 47 6 Maxitours shirt each
8 Colin Berry, Alan Simpson 46 5 Maxitours shirt each
9 Mike Tarrant, James Wilson 46 4 Maxitours winter hat each
10 Pete Ledger, Phil Mayers 46 3 Maxitours winter hat each
11 Roger Fiedling, Mike Stott 45 2
12 John Berry, Stuart Roach 45 1
13 Les Russon, Steve Merricks 45
14= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 44
14= Mick Fenton, Mike Westbrook 44
14= Richard Palmer, John Farnworth 44
14= Phil Vokes, Barney Ross 44
14= Trevor Foster, Mick Hardman 44
14= Charlie Cunningham, Steve Hall 44
14= Pete Walton, Graham March 44
21= Mark Pasquill, Tony Green 43
21= David Kelly, John Atkin 43
21= Paul Dalby, Hugh Mullin 43
21= Eddie Jordan, Dave Ashton 43
21= Steve Aspinall, Ged Roylance 43
21= Ian King, Ian Handy 43
21= Simon Hemsley, Pete Maher 43
28= Brian Hopkins, Roy Hargreaves 42
28= Brian Rogerson, Bill Havey 42
28= John Stubbs, John Royle 42
28= Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine 42
28= Tony Roberts, Mike Savage 42
33= Steve Lamont, Eugenio Fernandez 41
33= Gary Garner, Jordan Garner 41
33= John Farrell, Mick McCurdy 41
33= Brett Sutcliffe, Gav Sutcliffe 41
33= Steve Austin, Mark Austin 41
33= John Rigby, Dave Marchant 41
39= Duncan Challen, Alan Costello 40
39= Nigel Compsty, Jim Caldwell 40
39= Bob Kingswood, Doug Broadstock 40
42= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle 39
42= Steve Jeffries, Phil Mason 39
42= Mark Noden, Mark Freeman 39
45= Craig Wilson, Phil Okill 38
45= Chris O’Regan, Pete Monahan 38
45= Ian Greenough, Anne Greenough 38
45= Greg Adams, Tom Ashmore 38
45= Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess 38
50= Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor 37
50= George Buchan, Martin Grimley 37
52 Simon Taylor, Ronny Taylor 36
53 Stuart Blake, Dave Harlow 34

Maxitours at ringway Thursday 2nd February
11am shotgun
1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Ian King x4
2a Chris Adams x4
2b John Stubbs x4
3 Gary Neilles x4
4 Dave Thomas x4
4b Mark Jones x4
5 Dave Beard x4
6 Ged Elton x4
7a Dave Blood x4
7b Barry Wilson x4
8 Marc Beresford x4
9a Simon Poucher x4
9b Frank Stapleton x4
10a Lewis Marland x4
10 Bev Crute x4
11 Simon Ashton x4
11b Jim Caldwell x4
12 Terry Chaplin x4
13 Les Russon x4
14 Dave Moore x4
16a Mick Mahon x4
16b Phil Vokes x4
17a Trevor Foster x4
17b Dale Beaghan x4
18 Roger Percival x4