Great Upcoming Maxitours events
Ringway Thursday 31st Aug – last few spaces
Lancaster 5th Sept -full -please let me know if you are unable to play
Clitheroe 12th Sept – room for 1 four ball
Maxitours at superb Stockport
Stockport was in really lovely condition for the latest Maxitours event . The course is one of the best in the North and Dave Stone was suitably impressed.’ I’ve never been to this neck of the woods before but I will be back- that is a great golf course’ the knowledgeable Lancaster man.
‘Absolutely fabulous’ said Dave McCallum ‘We were terrible but the course was great!’ he admitted.
The Club has spent some money on drainage and the investment was clearly paying off as many players commented on the quality of the fairways.
Thanks also to Paul and Tina and all their catering staff for looking after us so well. The hospitality at Stockport is legendary and this top Steward and his wife are really lovely to deal with.
When I run the Stockport event my registration table is set up the middle of the lounge so I get to listen to many amusing conversations that take place in the Clubhouse The huge grandfather clock in the Clubhouse rang loudly and Mick Mahons’ four balls’ conversation turned to the news that Big Ben would not be rung for 4 years due to major renovations starting this week. According to team mate Frank Hindle it is ‘Because they are building a toilet near the top of the clock for the fella that rings the bell.’
‘Why can’t he use one at the bottom like everyone else’ wondered John Farnsworth.
The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years takes place tomorrow. A Mick Hill chip in is an even rarer sight but he managed one in front of the Clubhouse on the tricky 16th to win some golf balls.
Pete Hamlett is doing well on the Order of Merit but by his own admission he didn’t play well today. ‘I need to get some new players on my team next week to give me a chance. In fact if I get someone to play for me can I still have the points?’ He asked optimistically.
In today’s event the scoring was incredibly close with one point separating the first five teams! Accrington’s Andy Walmsley, Peter Houston, Dave Howarth and Frank Wade took 5th place and
Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Barry Simpson, Martin Cox finished in 4th also with 84 points.
Third place went to all round nice guy Paul Gilberts(19) Hale team. Ed Jenkins(15) Neil Shepherd(7) and Colin Gillespie(17) all played well to take third spot. The best of the 84’s was Dave Woods Bramall team they came home in 45 points thanks mainly to surprise package Peter Maher(17) who picked up 5 shots for his team on the back nine. Woodsy(5) was hitting is for miles, Simon Hemsley(9) putted like Ben Crenshaw and Al Brown(19) was… Al Brown.
With their first ever Maxitours win was the low handicap Cavendish team of Phil Major(5) who works for meat supplier Danish Crown, Nick Whitehouse(6), Arron Woodward(4) and Ollie Toseland.(8) They were having an average round before scoring 2 gross birdies on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes to pick up an incredible 9 shots in three holes! They actually dropped a shot over the closing three holes but managed to hang on in to take the bacon home to Derbyshire with 85 points.- congratulations chaps!
Thanks to all who played, once again 100% attendance- I hope you had a great day!
Nearest the Pin 16th Steve Mattinson Dozen Srixon AD333s
Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th Neale Laurent Dozen AD333s
2’s £245 5 pro V1s or 14 Srixon AD333s Simon Carter Bill Rotherer Jack Coleman Steve Mattinson Iain Bartholomew x2 Mike Hewitt Bob Eastwood Richard Palmer Simon Poucher Mark Timperley Mike Hill Brian Hopkins
|1||Phil Major, Hnick Whitehouse, Arron Woodward, Ollie Toseland||85||12||Sunice waterproof top|
|2||Simon Hemsley, Dave Woods, Al Brown , Pete Maher||84||10||Footjoy shirt each|
|3||Paul Gilbert, Ed Jenkins, Neil Shepherd, Colin Gillespie||84||8||Footjoy shirt each|
|4||Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Barry Simpson, Martin Cox||84||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Andy Walmsley, Peter Houston, Dave Howarth, Frank Wade||84||4||Callaway shirt each|
|6||Gerry John, John Brazier, Ian Barwell, Gordon Brady||83||2||Maxitours Cap each|
|7||Pete Norbury, Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Nathan Mills||82||Maxitours Cap each|
|8=||Paul Cooper, Giles Terry, Bill Rotherer, Jack Coleman||81||Maxitours bag towel each|
|8=||Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Joe Yates, Gary Neiles||81|
|8=||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, James Newton, Clive Evans||81|
|8=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton||81|
|8=||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Neil Simpson, Ollie Tovey||81|
|13||Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Joe Kirwan, Ian King||80|
|14=||David Stone, Dave Thorley, Brian Greenwood, Ian Waite||79|
|14=||Martin Bramwell, Andy Veitch, Peter Veitch, Matt Nelstrup||79|
|14=||Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blaine||79|
|14=||Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Barry Wheatley, Colin Axon||79|
|18=||Majid Benyounis, Anthony Grimley, Archie Tahir, Irfan Ashraf||78|
|18=||Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler||78|
|18=||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Roy Rotherer, Kurt Kershaw||78|
|21=||Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, Bob Mottershead, Dave MCcDougall||77|
|21=||Mark Timperley, Ian Sutton, Bob Barington, Darren Booth||77|
|21=||Pete Hamlett, Alex Bagley, Jimmy Caffrey, Mike Lynch||77|
|21=||Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Alan Smith, Darren Whittaker||77|
|25=||Neil Drummond, Daniel Dunn, Simon Carter, Dave McGuiness||74|
|25=||Simon Taylor, Mike Savage, Keith Rigby, Tony Roberts||74|
|27||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle||73|
|28=||David Kelly, Stuart Blake, Steve Foxcroft, Dave Harlow||70|
|28=||Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden, Anthony Bloor||70|
|30=||Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews, John Rigby, Dave Marchant||67|
|30=||John Stubbs, John Royle, Guy Hall, Keith Coxon||67|
|32||John Delaney, Nigel Hallows, John Crompton, Mike Gorrill||41|
Ringway start sheet
Thursday 31st August
9.00 Colin Roberts x4
9.09 Jim Caldwell x4
9.18 Rob Platt x4
9.27 Simon Hemsley x4
9.36 David Kelly x4
9.45 Paul Evans x4
9.54 Brian Greenbank x4
10.03 Mick Mahon x4
10.12 Steve Haywood x4
10.21 Mike Stewart x4 (e)
10.39 Trevor Foster x4
10.48 Dave Ross x4
10.57 John Hunt x4
11.06 Steve Aspinall x4
11.15 Barry Wilson x4
11.24 Chris Adams x2 -Paul Fell x2
11.42 Gaham Littler x4
11.51 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.00 Martin France x4
12.09 Dave Thomas x4
12.27Steve Johnson x4
12.36John Wallis x4
12.45 Pete Hamlett x4
12.54John Stubbs x4
1.03 James Wilson x4
1.12 Barry Jackson x4
1.21David Smith x4
1.30 Alan Brough x4
1.39 Chris Ernill x4
1.48 Steve Parle x4
1.57 Gary Parle x4
2.06 Tom Dobbins x4
2.15Pete Norbury x4
2.24Brian Hopkins x4
2.33 Simon Lewis x4