Maxitours at magnificent Mottram Hall

Maxitours at magnificent Mottram Hall

Another full field of Maxitours golfers enjoyed Mottram Hall in the first event of the Winter season.

The course is now one of the driest in Cheshire and everyone was raving about the quality of the greens . I really enjoyed working here in my younger days but things really improved at this venue when I left over ten years ago! Not only do they now have some great professional staff the course gets better and better and the bacon baps are right up there with the best on tour. Thanks to everyone at Mottram for your superb hospitality.

I don’t know where Nic Hercules has been playing his golf in the last two months but he optimistically turned up at Mottram Hall wearing a pair of crisp white pants, a bright white top and a pair of white patent leather footjoy shoes.
‘He looked like a scene out of CSI’ said playing partner Peter Bean. To be fair Nick still looked remarkably clean when he handed his card in after play.

The nights are drawing in but that’s the only drawing Martin Gavins team saw today as they sent three balls into the River Bollin off the 1st tee

Colin Lynch is cooler than the other side of the pillow and he looked like World Champion Lewis Hamilton as he raced into the Mottram Hall car park in his new ferrari California this morning. He spent plenty of time in the pits on the course however and limped his way back to Blackburn with just 69 points to his name.

Scoring was tough as the course was playing longer than usual and 78 points was good enough for a prize.

Taking third place with 81 points was Steve Aspinall’s(9) Poulton Park team They started on the 4th hole and played great golf but were devastated to collect just 2 points on their final hole when Alan Drew(6) was the only player to score. Graham Wilkinson(8) and Colin Berry(12) completed the quartet of nice guys.

Mike Stuart drove down the M6 with his Lancaster Golf Club team this morning and just made their start time. They started slowly off the 10th tee with 39 points on their front ninebut the fireworks were flying on the back nine as they collected 44 points to take 2nd place. David Stone(4), Fred Green(7) and Ian Waite (17) were the other likeable team members.

Winning today was Mottram member Richard Blackwell(12) and his high quality team. Richard is a great bloke and has a successful wine brewing business. Unfortunately like his fine wine he hasn’t travelled well this year . Today he had a vintage performance and made the most of home advantage to uncork his first win in 2017. John Hilton(13), Dave Lomax(6)and high handicapper Dan Moore(26) made up the team. Well played chaps great golf!

Thanks to all who played today, your support is appreciated.
Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 3rd Phil Major Doz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 11th Alison Shipstone Doz AD333s
2’s £152.50 6 pro V1s or 15 Srixon AD333s Darren Forrester Richard Palmer Paul Wilde Barney Ross Yash Turgot Paul Lea Alison Shipston

Mottram 02-Nov-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Dan Moore, Dave Lomax 85 12 Sunice waterproof top each
2 Mike Stuart, Fred Green, David Stone, Ian Waite 83 10 PGA Jacket each
3 Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Drew, Graham Wilkinson 81 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Chris Cyprus, Barney Ross 80 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Gareth Bradley, Ashley Elliott, Jack Hankinson, Jack Mullen 78 4 Winter Mitts each
6 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Ashton, Colin Bryan 78 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Jim Caldwell, Nigel Compsty, Peter Griggs, Peter Maxwell 78 Maxitours towel each
7= Graham Littler, Jim Doran, Pete Daniels, Alan Higson 78
7= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Yash Turgot 78
7= John Hunt, James Shipston, Alison Shipston, James Brown 78
11= Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle, Nigel Smith 76
11= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Dave Murphy 76
11= Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Paul Wilde, Andy Oakes 76
14= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess 75
14= Pete Ledger, Trevor Foster, Peter Maher, Dale Beaghan 75
14= Nic Hercules, Karen Taylor, Peter Bean, Alan Pratt 75
17 Neil Edwards, Steve Woods, Paul Woods, Chris Bland 74
18 Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mike Powell, Mark Johnson 73
19 Aaron Woodward, Phil Major, Bev Wilson, Nick Whitehouse 72
20 Dave Blood, Ian George, Jim Cox, Dave Collinson 71
21 Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, Rob Farnham, Paul Lea 70
22= Rob Hands, Stuart Roach, Simon Ellery, Colin Lynch 69
22= Dave Crowther, Bobby Emmett, Andy Kershaw, Dean Brady 69
22= Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers, John Newton 69
25 Lewis Marland, John Hilditch, Kevin Seaton, Neale Laurent 67
26 Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury 65
27 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Darren Forrester, Stuart Hibbert 64

Start times at Wilmslow
Thursday 9th November
1st tee
9.45 Colin Roberts x4
9.54 Phil Vokes x4
10.03 Mick Mahon x4
10.12 Simon Hemsley x4
10.21 Pete Ledger x4
10.30 James Eaves x4
10.39 John Wallis x4
10.48 Martin Bramwell x4
10.57 Simon Taylor x4
11.06 Paul Gilbert x4
11.15 Roy Ainsworthx4
11.24 Paul Fell x4
11.33 Simon Ashton 4
11.42 Lee Tilley x4
10th tee
9.45 David Kelly x4
9.54 Ben Davies x4
10.03 Brian Greenbank x4
10.12 John Hunt x4
10.21 John Hilditch x4
10.30 Lewis Marland x4
10.39 Steve Heywood x4
10.48 Martin France x4
10.57 Les Russon x4
11.06 Dave Blood x4
11.15 Gerry John x4
11.24 Sam Leach x4
11.33 Richard Blackwell x4
11.42 Brian Hopkins x4