Still 3 Spaces in 4 man team at Mottram Hall on Thursday 2nd November
Please check your time for next week below- some have been moved by 10 mins!
Maxitours at sumptuous Stockport
Stockport was looking great this morning for the penultimate Maxitours fixture of the Summer season. This class golf course is getting right back to its very best despite an incredibly wet couple of months. Thanks to highly respected Adam and his hard working greens team for all their efforts.
‘The course was immaculate’ announced John Atkin.
‘Those fairways are beautiful’ reported Paul Browne.
‘The greens are brilliant!’ said Roy Ainsworth ‘mind you I putted like Ben Crenshaw’ said the modest Antrobus man.
The catering is also superb thanks to Sue and Paul. Head Professional Gary Norcott also serves his members extremely well with one of the finest pro shops in the area. Thanks to everyone at this lovely Club.
Gary Hodkinson hit his best shot of the day in to two feet on the 15th hole. Unfortunately he 3 putted for a bogey. ‘I was unlucky’ was his only excuse. Even though he let his team down badly on the course he was first to the bar ‘Even though he was hopeless out there if he buys the drinks we’re definitely inviting him again’ said team mate Frank Hindle
Lancashire farmer Richard Palmer returned to Maxitours action after taking last week off to buy some sheep. He spent over £6000 on 4 pedigree ‘Blue Faced Leicesters ‘ and the ram alone cost him £1900 . He was a’ red faced golfer’ himself after scoring a best of the day 46 points on the front nine followed by a very embarrassing 37 on the easier back nine.
‘We call Graham Jones ‘the anchorman’ of our team’ said Dave Parker before his round.
‘ Is that because he steadies the ship for you?’ I asked
‘No -he just drags us down to his level each week’ replied Dave.
In today’s event the scoring was slightly better for the morning players who enjoyed rain free conditions.
Rob Hands and Simon Hemsleys team scored 84 points to take the early lead before the Lewis Marland and John Hilditch teams scored 85 points.
Taking the honours however were Didsburys Paul Dalby(5) , Phil Vokes(5), Barney Ross(5) and Chris Cyprus(12) who recorded their first win for nearly a year with a very impressive 88 points. ‘We had a great day out there’ reported likeable Phil.
Late in the day they were nearly pipped by the Manchester United duo of Frank Stapleton(14) and Stuart Pearson(6) who teamed up with Kevan Hawkins(6) and Dave Wilson(8) to take 2nd place with a solid 87.
Richard Blackwell(12), Daniel Moore(26), Tony Jennison(6) and John Hilton(12) also played well in the afternoon rain and they scored 86 in the very damp conditions to take 3rd place.
Thanks to everyone for your support and integrity -there was a terrific 100% attendance which was incredible considering the forecast, thank you very much indeed.
Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 16th Charles W-Kelly Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin 18th Ian King Dozen AD333
2’s sweep £190 3 Pro v1s or 8 srixons
Simon Burgess Stuart Pearson x2 Paul Robinson Phil Howsley Rob Platt Andy Strickley Pete Booth James Newton Barney Ross Chris Cyprus David Kelly Jim Clarke Ben Davis Brian Greenbank Richard Palmer Roy Ainsworth Steve Barber Andy Jackson
|1||Barney Ross, Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Chris Cyprus||88||12||Under Armour top each|
|2||Frank Stapleton, Stuart Pearson, Dave Wilson, Kevan Hawkins||87||10||Sunice layered top each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Daniel Moore||86||8||Sunice shirt each|
|4||Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Kevin Seaton, Paul Buckley||85||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||John Hilditch, James Newton, Iain Bartholomew, Dave Mackey||85||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Simon Hemsley, Ian King , Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy||84||2||Maxitours bag towel|
|7||Rob Hands, Stuart Roach, David Barker, Simon Ellery||84||Maxitours bag towel|
|8=||Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Gary Hodkinson||83|
|8=||Paul Robinson, Ian Appleton, Phil Howsley, Charles W-Kelly||83|
|8=||Rob Platt, Carl Mollart, Steve Barber, Jeremy Camper||83|
|11=||David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow, Phil Smeathers||82|
|11=||Roy Ainsworth, Steve Collier, Adam Princep, Andy Gordon||82|
|13||Paul Browne, Dale Wallace, Steve Berg, Howard Johnson||81|
|14||Mike Hall, Mark Green, Peter Hale, Rob Blane||80|
|15=||Brian Greenbank, John Kennedy, Dave Wainwright,||79|
|15=||Ben Davies, Jim Clarke, Dave Thomas, Graham Aspinall||79|
|17=||John Royle, Chris Leonard, Ian Smith, Ted Barker||78|
|17=||Pete Booth, Stuart Milner, Tony Williamson, Neil Williamson||78|
|17=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Mike Priestley||78|
|17=||Ray Tennant, Leigh Smart, Billy Rawsthore, Andy Jackson||78|
|21||Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Gary Butler, Charlie Cunningham||77|
|22=||Dave Woods, Al Brown, Mike Brown, Warren Newton||76|
|22=||Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Callum Hughes, Andrew Hill||76|
|24||Andy Strickley, Andy Taylor, Mike Eardley, Julian Farmer||75|
|25||Claire Whitney, Derek Lamb, Helen Billington, Mike Birchall||65|
|9 hole comp|
|1||Rob Norbury, Mike Norbury, Nathan Mills, James Mooney||43||Maxitours shirt each|
|2||Dave Blease, Rob Whittle, Sam Garnett, Frazer Meadowcroft||40||3 pro V1s each|
|3||Craig Dyson, Scott Ryan, Dave Porterhouse, Gary McMahon||37||3 pro V1s each|
Dunham Forest AM AM times Thursday 26th Oct
7.58 David Kelly x4
8.08 Pete Monaghan x4
8.18 John Hunt x4
8.27 Garry Dowdle x4
8.36 Ian King x4
8.45 Neil Edwards x4
8.56 Paul Evans x4
9.05 Brian Greenbank x4
9.13 Martin Bramwell x4
9.22 Ian Gemmill x4
9.31 Roy Ainsworth x4
9.40 Ray Tennant x4
9.50 Jack Coleman x4
9.58 Rob Weston x4
10.06 John Hilditch x4
10.15 Lewis Marland x4
10.24 Mick Mahon x4
10.33 Jim Rymer x4
10.42 Chris Adamsx4
10.51 David thomas x4
11.00 Mike Gray x4
11.09John Stubbs x4
11.18Graham Littler x4
11.27 peter maher x4
11.36 Ian Hellens x4
11.45 Sam Leach x4
11.54 Steve Johnson x4
12.03John Wallis x4
12.12 James Wilson x4
12.21 Richard Williamson x4
12.30 Richard Blackwell x4
12.39 Tom Butler x4
12.48 Brian Hopkins
12.57 Pete Hamlett x4