Results from balmy but brilliant Bramall Park

Great Upcoming Maxitours events
Ringway Am Am next Thursday 1st June – spaces
Worsley Am Am 8th June – spaces
Fixby pairs – 15th June – 2 spaces left!
Vale Royal 23rd June- 2 late times left!
Conway 26th June – 2 spaces left!
Davenport 6th July
Hazel Grove 13th July
21st July Hopwood
27th July Dunham Forest

Maxitours at balmy but brilliant Bramall Park

Bramall Park was the stunning setting for the latest Maxitours event.
This is a superb venue and all the field were raving about the quality of the golf course. Many of my players now rated it as their favourite golf course in Manchester.

‘When are we coming back? That was great!’ said Mike Verdon
‘I really, really enjoyed that.’ Beamed Martin Bramwell
‘Everything about that course is great- it’s my new favourite’ Said posh scouser Garry Parle
‘ you can also find your ball in the rough’ he added thankfully.
‘I Really enjoyed that, the course is so neat and tidy- excellent !’ said Sam Leach
‘Where is the nearest crown green bowls club? I’m giving up golf’ said Graham Bates.

The Clubhouse and veranda have been renovated and are a real improvement for this superb club. Thanks to all the staff for your hospitality. Craig Daggitt the home pro is highly respected by his peers and is a model Club professional. He was back tidying the electric trolleys away at 8.30pm this evening- legend .

After another bad round Blackburns’ John Farnsworth tried to make himself feel better as he looked for evidence of his more successful relative in the Clubhouse. ‘Me muther used ta live round ere before she moved up North and me arf cousin has ‘is name ont’ one of these ere winners boards.’
‘Did he have a funny swing like you?’ enquired team mate Richard Palmer.

Dave Beards team teed off early which was lucky as they played the tough 10th and 11th holes at midday so there weren’t many passing commuter trains. It was a hazardous stretch of line for any train drivers as his teams balls visited the tracks with regular occurrence.

Dave Timmons’ back swing has more movement than a tramps vest but he made an impressive eagle on the second hole to silence his critics.

In today’s event seventy five year old Keith Potter played like Harry Potter as his ball magically disappeared into the cup whenever he got on the putting surface. He led Richard Blackwell’s team into a 6th place finish. Hale Golf Club teams battled it out to 4th and 5th spot with Brian Greenbanks’ team pipping the more talented and better looking Martin Bramwell quartet with an excellent back nine.

Lymm’s Roger Percival(6) teamed up with Warrington’s Ed Wilkinson(6), Andy Wright(8) and Martin France(3) to take 3rd spot -once again on a card play-off. After a very average 39 points on the front nine they caught fire on the back nine scoring 43 points thanks in no small part to charismatic Ed Wilkinson’s solid driving.

The Ashton on Mersey quartet of Chris Brownhill(15), Pete(6) and Gordon Hamlett(10) and Gary Hempstead(12) finished alone in 2nd with 83 points. The team could have won but out of form Chris contributed just twice. ‘Sorry about that lads, let me buy the drinks.’ Was all he could mutter to his team after play.

Dave Stanhope’s golf is sometimes excellent and sometimes poor but the extremely likeable Knutsfordonian was timing it well today. He teamed up with on form Phil Smeathers(6), wealthy pharmacist Giles Terry(15) and old Tom Jarvis(14) to secure their first ever Maxitours win by an impressive 4 shot margin. Great golf chaps, Well played.

Thanks to all who played today, I hope you managed to enjoy your golf on what has been a very sad day for the people of Manchester. Tim

Nearest the Pin 4th Andy Rattray Dozen Srixon soft feel
Nearest the pin 15th Dave Stanhope Dozen AD333s

2’s £210 Dozen AD333s or 5 Pro V1s per 2
Jim Hodges Paul Cain Frank Hindle Dave Williams Kevin Austin Pete Hamlett Martin Bramwell Graham Mitton Jim Hodges Rob Norbury Dan Moss Andrew Hill

Maxitours AM AM at Ringway
Thursday 1st June

9.00 Colin Roberts x4
9.09 Jim Caldwell x4
9.18 Ian King x4
9.27 David Kelly x4
9.36 Lee Tilley x4
9.45 David Garner x4
9.54 Brian Greenbank x4
10.03 Jack Coleman x4
10.12 Darren Booth x4
10.21 Les Penson x4
10.30 John Hilditch x4
10.39 John Hunt x4
10.48 Trevor Foster x4
10.57 Dale Beaghan x4
11.06 Lewis Marland x4
11.15 Martin France x4
11.24 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.51 Simon Taylor x4
12.00 Mike Dean x4
12.09 Barry Wilson x4
12.18 Paul Higgins x4
12.27 Jimmy Caffrey x2 – 2 players required please
1.03 Chris Brownhill x4
1.12 James Hampton x4
1.21 Richard Williamson x4
1.30 John Hudson x4
1.39 Hugh Mullin x4
1.48 Andy Wilde x4
2.15 John Stubbs x4
2.24 Simon Ashton x4

Bramall Park 23-May-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Stanhope, Phil Smeathers, Giles Terry, Tom Jarvis 87 12 Sunice waterproof top each
2 Chris Brownhill, Pete Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Gary Hempstead 83 10 PGA Travel cover each
3 Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, 82 8 FJ Shirt each
4 Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, John Newton, Andy Rattray 82 6 Sunice shirt each
5 Martin Bramwell, Andy Veitch, Peter Veitch, Chris Brown 82 4 PGA top each
6 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Andy Hamlett, Keith Potter 82 2 Maxitours towel each
7= Trevor Foster, Graham Mitton, Pete Cross, Lee Pinder 80
7= Simon Ashton, Dan Moss, Andy Hill, Richard Booth 80
9= Steve Parle, Gary Parle, Graham Warke, Wayne Harper 78
9= Andy Buchanan, John Londworth, Dave Roberts, Joe Yates 78
11 Chris Allen, Charlie Cunningham, Steve Hall, Richard Johnson 77
12 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, Johnny Barton 76
13= Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Paul Cain, Nick Ford 75
13= Paul Bayley, Dave Henshaw, John Kirk, Ged Ford 75
15= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 74
15= Bob Mottershaed, Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, Roy Christian 74
15= Simon Hemsley, Ashley Elliott, Bob Eastwood, 74
18= Ed Coggin, Rob Titterington, Ian White, Martin Morris 73
18= John Hunt, Nigel Clowes, Nigel Comsty, Gary Vaulks 73
20= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, John Stockdale, David Williams 72
20= Kenny Plumb, Phil Harris, Mark Jones, Paul Barlow 72
20= Dave Holgate, Sean Holgate, Mark Sanderton, Geoff Marsden 72
23 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Dave Pearson 71
24= Andy Leather, Geoff Jones, Ged Meakin, Keith Riley 70
24= Ian Ainsworth, Ray Stringer, Trevor Harrison, Pete Wilde 70
26= Roy Ainsworth, Darren Whittaker, Mike Verdon, Darren Whittaker 69
26= Dale Beaghan, Pete Ledger, Phil Maher, John Fielding 69
28= Simon Taylor, Dave Myers, Colin Armstrong, Mike Savage 68
28= Pete Norbury, Rob Norbury, Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield 68
28= Brian Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan, Alan Pengelly, Andy Bairstow 68
31 Dave Beard, Graham Bates, Pete Booth, Bill Willocks 66
32 Chih Hu, Steve Rimmer, John Barker, Tony O’Donnell 64