Results from Perfect Pleasington

Great upcoming Maxitours venues!
Bramall Park 23rd May- full
Ringway AM AM 1st June -spaces
Worsley AM AM 8th June – spaces
Fixby Pairs 15th June -full
Conway AM AM 26th June- 1 space

Maxitours at perfect Pleasington

Pleasington was yet another Maxitours venue in cracking condition this Spring. A brilliant day was had by all at this championship venue. Thanks to the Pleasington head green keeper and all his staff for all their hard work. This course is a real treat to play.

Thanks also to Barney and all the bar and catering staff for your warm Lancastrian hospitality- terrific.

John Stubbs never, ever, ever misses an event at Pleasington. We have the same conversation every six months when he checks into the Maxitours registration table at this great course : ‘Did you know I had an albatross here a few years ago?’
‘Yes I think I remember that’ I always reply enthusiastically ‘Please talk me through how you played the hole – I am very interested’ I reply before switching off my brain.
John took just two shots to complete the 518 yards 7th hole all those years ago. Today he came down to earth when he took two shots to duff the ball 2 yards into the greenside bunker on the 16th as he double hit his white knuckle wedge shot- I bet he won’t mention that next time we are here.

In the 16th century it was reported that King James the first stayed in nearby Houghton tower which overlooks Pleasington Golf Club. He went out one morning and shot a deer on the raised area next to the 5th green which is now known as Kings hill. The deer were ducking once again as Gary Whittaker fired a couple of his brand new pinnacles deep into the undergrowth.

In today’s event Birchwood’s Bob Day and John Hume took 5th spot with 43 points. Bob is a keen deep sea fisherman and he showed me a picture of himself with a large shark he caught near Rhyl earlier this year. Unfortunately he left his birdie putt in the ‘jaws’ on the last hole to narrowly miss out on a win.

Scoring was tight at the top with 4 teams sharing the winning score of 44 points.
John Farnsworth and Munro Donald are from the Blackburn area and they both know the course well. They used their local knowledge to good effect taking fourth spot.

Prestbury wealthy duo Chris Adams(13) and Charlie Cunningham(12) took third place. He is a nice man so I don’t want to mention Charlie’s costly three putt on the last- I hope he sleeps well tonight.

Second place goes to Steve Heywood(8) and RAF fighter pilot Dave Sully(7) from Lytham Green Drive. Steve has played in nearly a dozen Maxitours events but never plays with the same man twice. He could be a mass murderer or it may also be possible that he plays so badly that his partners think that one round is enough. Today they scored 44 points to finish 2nd, ‘Do you think he’ll want to play with me again?’ said lonely Steve after his round.

Taking the honours also on 44 points were Wychwood Park nice guys Phil Robinson(11) and Richard Williamson(12). Retired Phil is a black belt in six different martial arts ( Judo, Kung Fu Black Cobra, Bo Su, Chinese Kick Boxing, Brazilian Sabat and Kendo) so if he wants to win the card play-off then that’s fine by me. Well played chaps!

Thanks to all players for your support, Tim

Nearest the Pin 16th Darren Potter Dozen Wilson DX3
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th Mike Spencer Dozen Wilson DX3

2’s ¬£127.50 3 pro v1s or 8 srixons per 2 Andy Stone Carl Kennedy Charlie Cunningham Martin France Keith Coxon Phil Robinson Richard Williamson x2 Steve Heywood Brian Hopkins Darren Potter

Pleasington 18-May-2017
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 44 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Steve Heywood, David Sully 44 11 PGA Jacket each
3 Chris Adams, Charie Cunningham 44 10 FJ Shirt each
4 John Farnsworth, Munro Donald 44 9 PGA Top each
5 Bob Day, John Hume 43 8 Callaway shirt each
6 Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall 42 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Ray Brown, William Grange 42 6 Maxitours shirt each
8 Joe Tyson, Peter Daniels 42 5 FJ Socks each
9 Pat O’Dowd, Carl Kennedy 41 4 Maxitours bag towel
10 Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon 41 3 Maxitours bag towel
11 Gav Sutcliffe, Alan Burton 41 2
12 Graham Jackson, Les Penson 41 1
13 Neil Drummond, Andy Stone 41
14= John Stubbs, Dave Moore 40
14= Ian King , Mike Spencer 40
14= Dale Beaghan, John Phelan 40
14= Paul Higgs, Mark Saxon 40
14= John Farrell, Mick McCurdy 40
19= Darren Whittaker, Alan Smith 39
19= Matt Mortimer, Mark Murgatroyd 39
19= Graham Littler, Brian Hitchen 39
19= Phil Mayers, Pete Ledger 39
19= Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett 39
24= Tim Spencer, Ron Sloane 38
24= Les Russon, Ken Clarke 38
24= Martin France , Peter Atherton 38
24= Tony Grinell, Pete Monahan 38
24= Trevor Harrison, Mark Harding 38
24= Richard Johnson, Mike Clewley 38
24= Frank Wade, Darren Potter 38
24= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor 38
32= Phil Hanson, Gary Meakin 37
32= Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright 37
32= Bill Fleck, Peter Houston 37
32= David West, Steve Halliwell 37
32= Kev Hart, Brett Stewart 37
32= Shubesh Gupta, Peter Meyer 37
32= Dave Garnett, Graham Bryant 37
39= Jack Coleman, Tony Bloor 36
39= John Berry, Chris O’Regan 36
41= Brian Greenbank, Jason Moran 35
41= Keith Coxon, Guy Hall 35
41= Steve Blakeway, Mark Hazeldine 35
41= Alan Pengelly, Mark Johnson 35
45= Chih Hu, Mark Findlow 34
45= James Wilson, Nigel Yates 34
47= Mike Gauden, Harvey Mattinson 33
47= Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton 33
49 Geoff Haynes, Ray Stringer 32
50 Colin Lynch, Stuart Roach 1

Bramall Park AM AM
Tuesday 23rd May

10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Mike Stewart x4
10.18 Dave Beard x4
10.27 Martin Bramwell x4
10.36 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.45 Dave Stanhope x4
10.54 Andy Leather x4
11.03 Paul Evans x4
11.12 Trevor Foster x4
11.21 Dale Beaghan x4
11.30 Chris Adams x4
11.39 Brian Greenbank x4
11.45 John Stubbs x4
11.48 Mick Mahon x4
11.57 Steve Parle x4
12.06 Lewis Marland x4
12.15 Simon Taylor x4
12.20 Ian Ainsworth x4
12.24 Sam Leach x4
12.33 Bob Mottershead x4
12.42 Jim Rymer x4
12.51 Les Russon x4
12.55 Chris Brownhill x4
1.00 Paul Bayley x4
1.09 Chih Hu x4
1.18 John Hunt x4
1.27 Ray Jones x4
1.36 Kenny Plumb x4
1.45 Martin France x4
1.54 James Wilson x4
2.03 Darren Whittaker x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21 Andy Buchanan x4
2.30 Simon Hemsley x4
2.39 Pete Norbury x4
2.48 Simon Ashton x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4