Results from Gorgeous Hazel Grove

Hopwood Srixon Pairs – Friday 21st July – all players receive 2 ball ‘ try me’ pack – spaces for 2 or 4 players
Dunham Forest – Thursday 27th July – Full
Vale Royal AM AM – Friday 4th August – filling fast
Mere Pairs 7th August – filling fast

Thanks to Maxitours players for your continued integrity and loyalty, my next few events are very well subscribed so please give me at least 7 days notice if you need to cancel to give others a chance to play. Thanks Tim

Maxitours at Gorgeous Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove was back to its very best for today’s Maxitours Golf Day. Perhaps the best fairways on the circuit and superb greens make this one of the premier courses in Cheshire. The sloping and slick USGA greens are a great defence for this superbly designed course and despite being not a long course the scoring was very average by Maxitours standards.

James Rowlands the Club Professional is one of the best in the business and he looked after us well today. I can highly recommend him for Club fitting if anyone is in the market for a new set…

Hefty Les Penson plays his golf wearing a stretchy belt he bought off a dodgy guy selling them on a beach in Tenerife last year. It came in very handy today after he really enjoyed a couple of large bacon and sausage barm cakes and a quick snickers bar before he went out to play.

Dr Alistair Mackenzie designed Augusta National, Cypress Point and Hazel Grove. There is a lovely wooden statue of him overlooking the 18th green. I thought there was another statue of a very old golfer on the green but when I looked closely I saw it was it was Bill Henderson going through his lengthy pre shot putting routine.

When it is played off the tournament tees the 3rd and 18th holes both require hefty 200 yard carries over a ravine so I asked Hazel Grove to kindly move them forward on those holes. Players like Roy Ainsworth(26) then have a chance to reach the fairway. Unfortunately it all went wrong for Roy when his woeful tee shot careered backwards off his partners trolley and gently rolled back onto the white tee 40 yards behind him.

Steve Heywood had an impressive 24 putts today, the only problem was he lost ten balls and only finished 8 holes.

Phil Smeathers holed his bunker shot on the second to win some balls in the 2’s sweep. He shouted to some of his pals on an adjacent fairway and told them all about it. After play he had a look around the pro shop and talked the pro through his birdie. The lovely bar maid worked hard throughout the day and was trying to pull the shutters down at the end of her very long shift.
‘Did you hear about my birdie today?’ asked big Phil sitting on a nearby bar stool.

Manchester United have managed to off load Wayne Rooney to Everton this week but they are still paying half his wages. Frank Hindle’s team were without holidaying Mick Mahon today and finished in a respectable 7th place. Franks team tell me that they are happy to off load Mick if anyone wants to sign him and they are prepared to pay all his wages as part of the deal.

The home Hazel Grove team of Mick Jones(7), Andrew Hill(1), Dan Moss(7) and Chris Hayes(5) were overwhelming favourites to use their local knowledge and win today’s event. The class team were gutted to finish in 4th with 80 points.
‘The putt’s just wouldn’t drop ‘said Mick.
‘They were hopeless ‘reported honest legend Andrew Hill.

Prestbury’s Steve Hall(17) and Chris Adams(13) were teamed up at the last minute with David Wakerley (6) and Malcolm Hodson(10) from High Legh. The chemistry was electric as they combined well to take 3rd place and they immediately became the best of friends. ‘When can we see you again?’ asked Steve after his enjoyable first date with the handsome duo.

Narrowly taking 2nd place on a card play-off was Richard Blackwells'(13) Mottram Hall team. These boys have struggled this year but they showed all their experience to battle to runner up spot on a tough Hazel Grove course. I watched them make two tremendous pars on the closing hole to pick up six points. Andy Hamlett(8), Tony Jennison(5) and John Hilton(13) completed the talented quartet.

Winning today’s event was Shrigley Hall’s Brian Hopkins(4), Mark Taylor(12) Mark Johnson (12) and Niall Lynch (10). Lynch is a radiologist at Manchester hospital and he looked at a few pictures and twiddled a few knobs this morning before he left work to play great in today’s Maxitours event. It was a wonderful team effort but Hopkins’ driver and wedge into 12 feet at the last set up a memorable birdie finish to win by a solitary shot!

Well played chaps great golf!!

Thanks to all who played today, everyone was raving about the quality of the golf course, Tim
Ps Wonderful Worsley golf Club has spaces in a men’s Open on Sunday 6th August -please contact them directly to book your place.

Nearest the Pin 9th Dozen Ad333s Tony Evans – well done Tony first ever prize on Maxitours!
Nearest the Pin 13th Dozen AD333s Andy Hamlett – great shot to within 2 feet

2’s £160 3 pro V1s or 8 srixons per two.
John Buckley Graham Pike Phil Smeathers Dave Wakerley x2 Malcolm Hodson Arron Woodward Rod Booth John Hilton Andy Hamlett Brian Hopkins Mark Taylor Mark Johnson

Hazel Grove 13-Jul-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Brian Hopkins, Niall Lynch, Mark Johnson, Mark Taylor 83 12 FJ Hydrolite shoes
2 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison , Andy Hamlett, John Hilton 82 10 FJ Shirt each
3 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, David Wakerley, Malcolm Hodson 82 8 PGA Jacket each
4 Roger Percival, Peter Atherton, Ed Wilkinson, Andy Cunningham 81 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Mick Jones, Chris Hayes, Andrew Hill, Dan Moss 80 4 Maxitours Cap each
6 Pete Ledger, Phil Maher, Roger Clarke, Andy Wrigley 78 2 Maxitours Cap each
7 Steve Parle, Garry Parle, Gordon Warke, Wayne Harper 77
8= Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Phil Hanson, Munro Donald 76
8= Robert Forder, Arron Woodward, Phil Major, Rod Booth 76
10= Bob Picthall, John Hume, John Broadbent, Dave Thomas 75
10= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker 75
10= Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake, Graham Pike, Les Henson 75
10= Dave Stanhope, Phil Smeathers, Tom Jarvis, John Anderton 75
14 Jack Coleman, John Buckley, Mike Gauden, Harvey Mattinson 74
15 Chris Brownhill, Peter Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Paul Randall 73
16 Dave Bentley, Keith Edminson, Nigel Uttley, Mark Cooper 72
17 Les Penson, Mark Hazeldine, Dave Wainwright, Chris Darlington 71
18 Lewis Marland, Nick Forde, Alf Shillitoe, Neil Laurent 70
19 Tony Evans, Paul Evans, Stewart Hibbert, Darren Forrester 66
20= Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant 64
20= Roy Ainsworth, John Waggett, Mike Hindley, Mike Verdon 64
22 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Paul Milner, Steve Tate 61

Hopwood Srixon Pairs
Friday 21st July
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 David Kelly x4
10.18 Jack Coleman x4
10.27 Dave Stanhope x4
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x2
10.54Chris Adams x4
11.03Trevor Foster x4
11.15 Simon Walton x2 John Pratt x2
11.24 Ray Tennant x4
11.33 Pat O’Dowd x2 Darren Jones x2
11.51 Paul Butterworth x4
12.00 Tim Spencer x4
12.09 Brian Hitchen x4
12.18 Gary Smith x4
12.27 Richard Blackwell x2
12.36 Brian Rogerson x4
12.45 Duncan Challen x4
1.03 Paul Donnelly x4
1.12 Phil Harris x4
1.21John Stubbs x4
1.30 Jimmy Caffrey x2 Darren Whittaker x2
1.39 Richard Williamson x4
1.48 Chris Brownhill x4
2.15 james Hampton x4
2.42 Hugh Mullin x4
2.51 Pete Norbury x4
3.00 Brian Hopkins x4