Fantastic Fixby Thursday 15th June next week – room for just 4 pairs
Vale Royal Friday 23rd June – room for 2 four balls!
Conwy Monday 26th -last 2 spaces!
Maxitours at wonderful Worsley
A lovely soft summers day greeted the one hundred Maxitours golfers who played at lovely Worsley today.
The hosepipe ban is certainly over after recent heavy rainfall but high cloud, sunshine and only a very occasional refreshing shower thrown in were the reward for our travelling players.
The greens were fast and very receptive, even Dave Howson who enjoys playing with plenty of mud in his grooves claimed he got some backspin after hitting one of his better approach shots.
Many thanks to Head Green keeper Nigel who presented the course to an incredibly high standard despite the heavy overnight rain. One of my Maxitours players informed me a couple of weeks ago that the golf course was in great condition and all our players concurred with this after their round today.
‘I don’t know how he does it, those greens were fantastic – they need to pay that green keeper more money!’ reported Steve Heywood.
‘Absolutely first class’ announced Colin Roberts
Very well respected golf pro Andy Cory and the catering staff were all excellent to deal with throughout the day -many thanks indeed.
Full- figured Gareth Bradley from Bramall is a class act and he easily plays to his plus one handicap most weeks without working up a sweat. As he put his clubs in his car after his round he was caught in the only brief shower of the day and he made a short but impressive dash for the clubhouse. Big Gareth was certainly sweating after his run and he struggled to catch his breath as he desperately tried to place his food order with the steward. ‘Can I have a cheese and ham toastie?’ he gasped ‘with extra cheese.’
Softly spoken, unsuccessful golfer John Royle normally enters the clubhouse quietly by the back door each week . After his shock win last week John was nodding, waving and chatting to everyone in the car park he then skipped into the club house with both arms raised in the air and a big smile on his face. He will be coming in the back door once again next week .
John Hunt played with brother Neil Hunt in today’s event. They both played like Noel Hunt as more than a few trick shots disappeared in the deep undergrowth as they finished in a lowly 18th place.
Ryan Giggs was happily pottering in his garden this morning which borders the 5th hole. Giggs amazingly went throughout his entire football career without picking up any serious injuries however he nearly had one today and he had to use all his pace and tricky footwork to avoid a vicious low Dave Stanhope hook .
Steve Johnson (24) plays with his Crewe team every month with absolutely no success whatsoever. Last night he said he was available to play and I teamed him up with the competitive Ed Wilkinson(6), Peter Atherton(11) and Martin France(3). The team finished in third place with 85 points. ‘I ve actually won a prize-I can’t believe it!’ Said a delighted and emotional Johnson.
‘Yeah and we would have won first prize if you’d got us a decent partner Tim’ added France with a friendly wink.
Ashton on Mersey brothers Peter(6) and Gordon Hamlett(10) teamed up with Paul Randall(9) and Gary Hempstead(12) to take 2nd place. Pete nearly got out a hamlet after he missed a costly three footer on the last. He soon forgot about the miss and went home happy after four quick pints in the bar.
RAF fighter pilot Dave Sully(6) from Manchester Hopwood and his team swooped to take first place with 88 points. Steve Heywood (8) Nigel Dibble (11) and Yash Turgot(15) completed the talented quartet. Sully picked up three gross birdies but it was Nigel ‘dribble’ Dibble who lived up to his name as he cleverly lagged his first putt close to the hole to secure a winning par at the last.
Congratulations chaps great victory!
Thanks to all players for your brilliant support, Tim
Nearest the pin 16th James Shipstone Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th Pete Hamlett Dozen AD333s
2’s £167.50 4 proV1s or 10 srixons per 2 Rick Cotton Yash Turgut Gary Hempstead x2 Martin France Mark Parsons Will Morris Ashley Elliott Bob Eastwood Ray Massey Phil Hanson
|1||Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Nigel Dibble, Yash Turgot||88||12||Callaway windtop each|
|2||Pete Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Gary Hempstead, Paul Randall||87||10||FJ Shirt each|
|3||Martin France, Steve Johnson, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton||85||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Ashley Elliott, Bob Eastwood, Martin Higgins, Peter Meyer||85||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Jim Caldwell, Andrew Aherne, Peter Maxwell, Peter Dobson||84||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Keith Workman, Clive Carrington, Stuart Hardy, Keith Graves||83||2|
|7=||Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant, Frank Wallace||80|
|7=||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Darren Whittaker||80|
|7=||John Royle, Dick Browne, Guy Hall, Bob Barlow||80|
|10=||Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Adam Princes, John Morgan||79|
|10=||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, John Hilton, Dave Lomax||79|
|12||Barry Jackson, Paul Milner, Bob Weir, Steve Tate||78|
|13=||Dave Stanhope, Tom Jarvis, Phil Smeathers, Steve Hall||77|
|13=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle||77|
|13=||Steve Tyrell, Ray Massey, John Gleave, Ian Berrisord||77|
|16=||Munro Donald, Swamy Narayama, Phil Hanson, Brian Marsden||76|
|16=||Lewis Marland, Rick Cotton, Neale Laurent, Mike Lomax||76|
|18=||John Hunt, Neil Hunt, James Shipstone, Alison Shipstone||75|
|18=||Pete Booth, Graham Bates, Dave Beard, Bill Willocks||75|
|20=||Mike Stewart, Alan Green, Anthony Green, Ed Coggin||74|
|20=||Dave Howson, Mark Parsons, Damien Gibbons, Will Morris||74|
|22||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Darren Forrester||73|
|23||Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mike Powell, Mark Johnson||72|
|24||Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, Steve Bullock, Colin Fortune||70|
|25||Dennis Price, David Dean, Wayne Colclough, Malcolm Sparke||68|
Maxitours at Fixby
Thursday 15th June
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Joe Kirwan x2 – 2 players required
10.18 Roy Ainsworth x2 Phil Smeathers x2
10.27 Paul Browne x4
10.36 Paul Browne x4
10.45 Simon Hemsley x4
10.54 Mick Mahon x4
11.03 Barry Simpson x4
11.12 Dale Beaghan x4
11.21 Rob Platt x4
11.30 Lewis Marland x4
11.39 Chris Adams x4
11.48 Chih Hu x4
11.57 John Berry x4
12.06 Rob Weston x4
12.15 Ian Lilley x4
12.24 Jason Henderson x2 Pete Cotton x2
12.33 Martin France x4
12.42 Les Russon x4
12.51 Ray Tennant x4
1.00 Steve Johnson x4
1.09 James Wilson x4
1.18 Rob Little x4
1.27 Terry Crewe x2 Andrew Norman x2
1.36 Ray Jones x4
1.45 Richard Williamson x4
2.03 Paul Rudkin x2 Richard Blackwell x2
2.12 Tim Spencer x4
2.21 Craig Dyson x4
2.39 Dave Blood x4
2.48 Pete Norbury x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4