Room for just 2 teams at Stockport next Monday and still a space at Ringway on Thursday 31st!
Maxitours at stunning Sandiway
Sandiway was the glorious setting for today’s Maxitours event. The course is rated by many as the best in Cheshire and there was plenty of praise for the tremendous layout throughout the day.
Fiona the house Manager is brilliant and really great with my guys. She was described as gorgeous by more than one Maxitours player. Thanks to Fiona and all the staff for looking after us so well. PGA pro Gareth Jones is also at the top of his profession and his team made us feel very welcome.
Thanks to all players- once again absolutely nobody let me down and your 100% attendance is quite superb- brilliant.
Things also got off to a great start for portly Pete Nixon. He was expecting rain after checking his dodgy weather app and was delighted to see clear blue skies this morning. His eyes really lit up when he discovered that the new half way house was open today ‘Do they do pork pies in there? he asked as he ordered his second bacon bap.
Jack Coleman was talking to his mates in the clubhouse and he feels that there is now far too much player power for footballers in the Premiership at the moment. There is certainly not too much player power in his team however as their longest drive off the first tee just about made the fairway. Luckily Jack’s short game is world class.
Graham Kenyon models himself on Andy ‘beef ‘Johnson. He has a huge black beard which if he ever shaved it off could fill a small duvet. He had to rush on the tee as he was late due to being stuck in traffic during the long journey from his hometown Buxton ‘I was clean shaven when I set off in my car this morning!’ chuckled the Derbyshire man.
Steve Foxcroft is a lovely man with a tidy golf game. His only minor fault is that he enjoys talking me through his entire round each week. Today things hit a new low as he actually had a few photographs on his iphone to show me how close some of his approach shots were. Next week I might tell him the event is full in case he decides to bring his holiday photos.
In todays event gentle giant Dave Wainwright birdied the tough 10th to help his Hale team into 7th place.
Brian Hopkins’ Shrigley Hall team had 51 points in a tremendous front nine but the putts failed to drop and 36 points on the back nine saw them finish in 5th. Fred Greens’ well travelled team also scored 87 points, the Lancaster Golf Club man bombed some great putts around the turn to take 4th place.
The Sandiway Captain Martin Finney (13)used his local knowledge to help his team of Gary Neiles(6) and father and son Joe(15) and Paul Yates(6) take a very creditable 3rd place also on 87 points.
Sale Golf Clubs Simon Poucher(14) loves Sandiway and he could have had a memorable victory today. They dropped a shot at the last to miss out by a stroke. Brendan Leighton(16), Dave McGuiness(9) and Andy Stone(15) all played excellent golf.
Trevor Foster (+1) has finished 2nd in the Scottish seniors this season and the famous Lancashire Amatuer was on form again at Sandiway. His team recorded a record five 2’s including a vital one at the last from secret weapon Matt Mortimer(14) to record an emotional victory. Phil Mayer(10) and Andy Walmsley (8) completed the likeable Accrington team. Well played chaps- great golf.
If you think the new Callaway Epic goes a long way you may want to think again. Stuart Ford flushed his expensive new driver at last to win nearest the pin- it is only 160 yards long, slightly downhill, downwind and his ball rolled half the way. Good shot Stuart.
Nearest the Pin 8th Hole Trevor Foster Dozen AD333S
Nearest the pin 18th hole Stuart Ford Dozen AD333s
2’s £297.50 8 Srixon or 3 pro V1 Stuart Blake Jack Coleman Simon Walton Chris Brown Mick Mahon Dave Shelmerdine Martin France Roger Percival Peter Heald Mike Verdon Steve Price Trevor Foster Andy Walmsley Phil Maher x2 Matt Mortimer Nigel Uttley Jim Rymer Keith Workman Gareth Monk Darren Jones Richard Harper James Wilson Chris Allen Bri Hopkins Nobby Clarke x2
|1||Phil Maher, Trevor Foster, Andy Walmsley, Matt Mortimer||89||12||FJ Hydrolite shoes each|
|2||Dave McGuiness, Andy Stone, Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton||88||10||Galvin Green shirt each|
|3||Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates, Martin Finney||87||8||PGA top each|
|4||Martin Morris , Robin Titterington, Fred Green, Dave Stone||87||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Brian Hopkins, Chris Adams, Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor||87||4||Srixon performance ball pack|
|6||Graham Jackson, Jim Clarke, Mike Walker, D Dean||85||2||Srixon performance ball pack|
|7||Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Chris Brown, Dave Wainwright||85||Maxitours Cap each|
|8||John Wallis, Mark Pasquill, Dave Tonge, Tony Green||84||Maxitours Cap each|
|9||Dave Beard, Pete Booth, Graham Bates, Stuart Forde||83|
|10=||Dave Woods, Alan Brown, Bob Eastwood, Mike Brown||82|
|10=||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Garry Conroy, Will Jackson||82|
|10=||Claire Whitney, Judith Lacy, Derek Lamb, Gary Matthews||82|
|10=||Pete Norbury, Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes||82|
|10=||James Wilson, Mike Tarrant, Paul Stones, Billy Maxwell||82|
|15=||Dave Bentley, Nigel Uttley, Keith Edminson, Mark Cooper||81|
|15=||Duncan Challen, John Harrison, Alan Torkington, Les Ross||81|
|17=||Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer||80|
|17=||Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Peter Heald, John Hewitt||80|
|17=||Paul Brown, Steve Price, John Jones, Howard Johnson||80|
|17=||Phil Scott, Gary Owen, Paul Forster, Joe Nicholson||80|
|17=||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer, John Owen||80|
|17=||Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead, John Dickenson, Dave Holgate||80|
|17=||Chris Brownhill, Simon Priest, Gary Hempstead, Pete Hamlett||80|
|17=||Darren Jones, Richard Harper, Mark Hoyland, Steve Bowden||80|
|25||Martin France, Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Josh Bland||79|
|26||Keith Workman, Keith Graves, Stan Marrs, Mark Sanderson||78|
|27=||Steve Parle, Garry Parle, Graham Warke, Wayne Harris||77|
|27=||Mark Redfern, John Andrews, Nobby Clarke, Roy Kenyon||77|
|27=||Bev Crute, Dave Shelmerdine, Geoff Bloom, Graham Pike||77|
|27=||Ian Lilley, Ged Bradshaw, Cliff Greenalgh, John Brooks||77|
|31=||Graham Davenport, Ian Appleton, Phil Howsley, Nigel Dibble||75|
|31=||Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden||75|
|31=||Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews||75|
|31=||John Shore, Eugene Connelly, Dave Smith, Gary McMahon||75|
|35||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, Steve Grant, Simon Walton||74|
|36=||Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton, Alf Shillitoe, Neale Laurent||73|
|36=||Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, John Atkin, Dave Harlow||73|
|38=||Steve Hogg, Dave Ross, Ross Hinchcliffe, Peter Robinson||72|
|38=||Phil Nicholas, Dennis Whelan, Phil Butler, Malcolm Sparke||72|
|40=||Andy Leather, Ged Meakin, Keith Riley, Geoff Jones||71|
|40=||Ken Ashcroft , Gareth Monk, Dennis Price, Dave Dean||71|
|42=||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Darren Forrester||70|
|42=||Paul Gilbert, Craig Ray, Richard Hogben, Martin Bramwell||70|
|44||Pete Cotton, Ed Cotton, Dave Tongue, Martin Lowe||67|
Stockport AM AM start times
Monday 21st Aug
8.54 Colin Roberts x4
9.04 Mike Stuart x4
9.12 David Kelly x4
9.20 Dave McCallum x4
9.29 Dave Woods x4
9.38 Paul Cooper x4
9.47 Neil Drummond x4
9.56 Anthony Ellis
10.05 Jack Coleman x4
10.13 Paul Gilbert x4
10.21 Martin Bramwell x4
10.30 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.40 Simon Poucher x4
10.49 John Hilditch x4
10.57 Dave Stanhope x4
11.06 Lewis Marland x4
11.14 Chris Adams x4
11.22 Trevor Foster x4
11.30 Simon Taylor x4
11.49 Bob Eastwood x4
12.00 Sam Leach x4
12.09 Mick Mahon x4
12.18 Barry Simpson x4
12.27 Mark Timperley x4
12.36 Pete Hamlett x4
12.45 Jon Hudson x4
12.54 Gerry John x4
1.03 Jim Rymer x4
1.12 John Stubbs x4
1.21 Richard Blackwell x4
1.30 Richard Williamson x4
1.48 Max Henderson x4
1.56 John Delaney x4
2.05 Phil Major x4
2.14 Pete Norbury x4
2.22 Brian Hopkins x4
2.30 Steve Heywood