Results from fabulous Fairhaven

Maxitours at Vilasol- room for two teams of 4 and 1 team of three nice guys needs a fourth! Please contact me for more information on this great trip! 11th -15th January

Maxitours at fabulous Fairhaven

It was a murky start at Fairhaven Golf Club with a little bit of coastal drizzle in the air. The skies soon lifted and a really tremendous day was enjoyed by all.
The message on the Fairhaven website this morning was ‘Greens cut, holes changed and bunkers raked’ Thanks to all the green staff for preparing the course so well.

Fairhaven has been excellent throughout the season and you can see why this is such a popular venue for Open Championship qualifying each year. The catering was also terrific and my double bacon cheeseburger and chips didn’t touch the sides.

Golf manager Lindzi Stones is very efficient and great to deal with -thank you very much for all your work.

The build up to Christmas is well and truly underway with every second advert on TV being a festive four minute department store emotional epic. Big Andy Sandham loves his food and it is rumoured that he has also started his build up to Christmas this week. On Saturday night he opened his Christmas tin of quality streets and when he entered the bar after his round he asked the stewardess ‘Have you got any mince pies for sale yet’

Half Italian Mark Daniels was devastated as his beloved national side failed to make the World Cup finals this Summer. His team tried to cheer him up with a couple of one liners: ”what’s Gattuso mad?’ It’s not the end of the world you can still watch it on the tagliatelle’

Playing Conditions were perfect with immaculate greens and forward tees. It was clear that scoring was going to be excellent. Knutsford’s Trevor Webb (Spider to his friends) was having a good day by his standards and was enjoying the very playable course:’It’s easy out here, even John Horsley and I have had a birdie each’ said the likeable accountant when I chatted to him after nine holes.

Mike Stuarts’ (22) ever present Lancaster team didn’t have quite as far to travel as usual and they were delighted to finish 3rd with 89 points. Dave Stone(3) Fred Green (7)and Dave Thorley (12) made up the extra large team.

Bri Hopkins(4) and Alan Pengelly (13) are great fellas but they were 2 short this week so I teamed them up with Carl Kennedy(11) and talented scouser Ray Tennant(5). Ray used to caddy on the European tour for a couple of seasons. ‘Did he use all his experience to help you to stay focussed over the closing holes?’ I asked ‘Not really he just kept running around telling us to ‘Calm down! calm down!”

Winning with a terrific score of 91 points was Didsbury’s Chris Cyprus(11), Steve Latchford(9), Rob Andrew(7) and Barney Ross(4). Cyprus was on fire early in his round and he birdied three holes on the bounce for the first and probably only time in his career. The quartet picked up 48 points on the tougher back nine and then hung on to take first prize. Chris and Barney are top lads but with consecutive wins they see their handicap cut buy a further 2 shots each. ‘that’s the best I’ve ever played’ said a very happy Chris .

Thanks to all who played, reports about the whole venue were excellent – I am delighted you enjoyed your day.
Yours in golf, Tim

2’s sweep £150 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon Ad333s
Dave Thorley Fred Green Dave Stone Saj Hashmi Phil Hanson Dave Allen Mick Jones Roger Percival Neil Edwards Barney Ross Chris Cyprus Ian Appleton x2 Steve Aspinall Colin Berry Alan Drew Alan Pengelly

Fairhaven 14-Nov-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Barney Ross, Chris Cyprus, Steve Latchford, Rob Andrew 91 12 Ashworth Fleece each
2 Brian Hopkins, Carl Kennedy, Ray Tennant, Alan Pengelly 90 10 Sunice layer top
3 Mike Stewart, Dave Stone, Fred Green, Dave Thorley 89 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall 88 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Munro Donald, Gary Meakin, Phil Hanson, Dave Hanson 87 4 Pro quip shirt each
6 Simon Ashton, Richard Booth, Phil Wignall, Mick Jones 86 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Saj Hashmi, 86
8= Martin France, Roger Percival, Kevin Chisnall, Colin Baxendale 85
8= Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Barrie Simpson, Martin Cox 85
8= Neil Edwards, Geoff Ratcliffe, Dave Lee, Adrian Price 85
8= Dale Beaghan, Pete Ledger, Anthony Wilson, Chris Beaghan 85
12= Simon Hemsley, Garteth Bradley, Mick Jones, Phil Wignall 84
12= Steve Heywood, David Sully, Yash Turgot , Ian Appleton 84
12= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, 84
15 Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries 83
16= Dave Blood, Andy Sandham, Ian George, Jim Cox 82
16= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Drew, Alan Simpson 82
16= Pete Norbury, Rob Norbury, Dean Jagger, Nathan Mills 82
19 Dave Crowther, Bobby Emmett, Andy Kershaw, Dean Brady 80
20= Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner 79
20= John Royle, Guy Hall, Dave Allan, Dick Browne 79
20= Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, John Williams, Nigel Ashton 79
23 Pete Birtwistle, Kenny Stephens, Barry Fell, Mark Wild 78
24 Ian Gemmell, Eric Roylance, Bob Coley, Peter Roach 77
25 Rob Weston, John Horsley, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews 76
26 Peter Cross, Ian Waddington, Andrew Norman, Geoff Fryer 72

Nearest the Pin 10th hole Steve Aspinall Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 17th hole Jonathan Lynch Doz AD333s

Prestbury Pairs start sheet Thursday 26thNovember

1a Colin Roberts x4
2a Pete Ledger x4
2b Mick Mahon x4
3 Jim Caldwell x2 Chris Lister x2
4 Peter Cross x4
5 Simon Hemsley x4
6a Phil Vokes x4
6b Brian Hopkins x4
7 Lewis Marland x2 Simon Poucher x2
8a John Hilditch x2 Richard Blackwell x2
8b Richard Williamson x4
9a David Kelly x4
9b Les Penson x4
10 Dave Blood x4
11a Dave Thomas x4
11b Paul Fell x4
12 Brian Greenbank x4
13 Gerry John x4
14a Bev Crute x4
14b Martin Bramwellx4
15 Munro Donald x4
16a John Hunt x4
16b Simon Taylor x4
17 James Eaves x4
18 Lee Tilley x4
Dave Bowers x4
Ray Tennant x1
Blackwell x2
Drummond x2