Fairhaven on Tuesday now FULL
Maxitours at wonderful Wilmslow
Wilmslow Golf Club is in tremendous condition at the moment as head green keeper Steve Oultram has hit top form this year. Wilmslow has been famous in golfing circles for many years as it is lucky enough to having the best teeing grounds in the country . Thanks to Steve the greens are now equally impressive . They were firm and smooth and were running incredibly fast for mid November. – Thank you.
Sam Fergusson actually hit his tricky downhill putt on the 17th further than he hit his tee shot on the 18th hole as he struggled to cope with the Augusta-like surfaces.
Simon and Karen in the Clubhouse were proudly awarded the honour of ‘Stewards of the year 2013’ and you could see why as they were great to deal with throughout the day. Maxitours regular Paul Dalby owns an excellent trophy shop in Northenden and his four ball recently voted Wilmslow GC ‘best bacon butty on the Maxitours circuit 2017’. Simon and Karen were delighted and amused to receive a small trophy off the Manchester man at the start of the day in recognition of their crispy bacon and fresh baps.
It is great to see players coming from all over Cheshire and the North of England to enjoy this great course. ‘Australian Dave’ also known by his English friend as ‘Skippy ‘ travelled over 2000 miles to play in Ben Davies’ team. Unfortunately ‘Skippy’ (named after the much loved kangaroo) lived up to his name and he spent most of his round in the Wilmslow bush.
Matthew Spence told me last week that he is trying to be more positive with his golf this Winter so I asked him how it was going when he checked in this morning:
‘My long game is still absolutely hopeless but I think it’s slowly getting better, once that improves I really need to practice my putting as I can three putt from anywhere. When I master the greens I can then focus on my chipping which is my real weakness ’.
In today’s event it was lovely to see Martin France(4) team up with his 20 year old son David(19) to take third place. Smooth swinging Ed Wilkinson (7)and Roger ‘possibly the 2nd best chipper(6) I have ever played within my life’ Percival completed the team. (Bernard Langer narrowly pips him if you were wondering)
Brian Greenbank from Hale surprised his family and friends with a great performance as the six handicapper completed his front nine in level par. Dave Wainwright(13) and Guy Levers (20) also contributed well but Mike Wainwright(18) should have stayed in bed. He failed to make a three pointer all day and then lost his wedding ring. Apart from that he had a lovely afternoon.
Taking the honours were the Didsbury men. These lads are lovely golfers who play in the true spirit of the game, they are also an excellent team. Phil Vokes(5) Paul Dalby (5) and Barney Ross(6) had 8 birdies between them and then 12 handicapper Chris Cyprus chipped in with his own birdie on the tough 2nd hole to get the juices flowing. Well played chaps great golf.
Thanks to everyone who played today- from the excellent feedback I am sure you had a great day.
Yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 9th Stuart Rickaby Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 17th hole Chris Walley Dozen AD333
2’s £177.50 9 pro v1s or 21 srixons per 2 Trevor Foster Phil Mahers Sam Leach Chris Walley James Eaves Dave Wainwright
|1||Phil Vokes, Barney Ross, Chris Cyprus, Paul Dalby||87||12||Sunice thermal top each|
|2||Brian Greenbank , Guy Levers, Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright||85||10||Ashworth fleece each|
|3||Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, David France||85||8||Dozen titleist nxt each|
|4||Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Alan Pengelly, Gary Bresnahan||83||6||Sunice shirt each|
|5||Martin Bramwell, Chris Brown, Andy Vietch, Peter Veitch||83||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Steve Heywood, Yash Turgot, Ian Appleton, David Sully||83||2||Maxitours towel each|
|7=||John Hunt, James Shipstone, Alison Shipstone, Peter Leonard||82|
|7=||Trevor Foster, Pete Ledger, Phil Maher, Dale Beaghan||82|
|7=||Roy Ainsworth, Malc Thornily, Peter Heald, Joe Yates||82|
|10||Kevin Seaton, Lewis Marland, Rob Laurent, Neale Laurent||81|
|11||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore||80|
|12=||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Gareth Bradley, Alan Demmy||79|
|12=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon||79|
|12=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, John Buckley, Chris Walley||79|
|15=||David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow, David Wilkinson||78|
|15=||John Wallis, Mark Pasquill, Dave Tongue, Tony Green||78|
|15=||Paul Gilbert , Matt Nelstrup, Colin Gillespie, Craig Rea||78|
|18=||James Eaves, Toby Wright, John Evans, Darren Jones||77|
|18=||Tony Roberts, Mike Savage, Stuart Rickerby, Keith Rigby||77|
|20||Simon Ashton, Richard Booth, Mick Jones, Dan Moss||76|
|21||Eddie Ellis, Ben Davies, David Hackett, Graham Aspinall||74|
|22||Paul Fell, Tony Hereford, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe||73|
|23||Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Munro Donald||72|
|24=||Colin Roberts, Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant, Jeff Andrews||71|
|24=||Ian Hellens, Richard Greenhill, Brian Yardley, Bill Heywood||71|