*Ringway Christmas event date change now Friday 22nd Dec Team of 4 AM AM- Spaces available!*
Maxitours at Superb Stockport
The weather was incredibly kind for the Maxitours event at Stockport. Torrential overnight rain and snow forecast later in the day left a narrow window of great weather which players took full advantage of this afternoon.
‘Considering the amount of rain we have had recently that was absolutely terrific!’ Said an impressed Joe Yates after his round.
‘This place just gets better and better.’ Declared Mike Stanforth.
The course was designed by Sandy Herd the 1902 Open Champion and he would be delighted to see the course looking so good in December -all players were extremely complimentary about the smooth greens as they handed their cards in after play. Thanks to all the greens staff for their excellent preparation.
It was also a classy gesture from the likeable Stockport Golf Club Captain Les Jowsey who made a special trip to come down to wish us all an enjoyable day. Thank you very much- I hope you have a great year Captain.
The Clubhouse overlooks the17th tee and I am always fascinated by the variety of golf swings on offer. If Claude Harmon was watching I think he might consider taking up a new profession. Richard Blackwell must practice his backswing under a coffee table at night and I am not suggesting Munro Donald’s swing is too steep but when he goes to the local fairground he never struggles to make the bell ring when he swings the big mallett.
Steve Foxcroft is not known for winning things. He has only been mentioned in a Maxitours report once and that was when he lost control of his trolley on the 9th hole at Llangollen and it ended up disappearing into the fast flowing river. Today he played with his son Jamie and they both win some balls after recording twos. Well done Steve. They still managed to finish 4th from last however.
In today’s event late stand in Eddie Jordan(14) found the right formula when he teamed up with Wychwoods’ Richard Williamson(13), Dave Goodwin(11) and Phil Robinson(10) to take 4th place with 84 points. They were beaten on a card play off by the Colin Roberts Alsager team of Geoff Andrews(20), Dave Masson(14) and top cricket umpire Dave Marchant(16) who had a strong finish to take 3rd.
Terry FRIDAY(20) played in his first Maxitours event today and he was the ‘MAN’ . The badly dressed golfer looks like he has just been involved in a shipwreck but it didn’t stop him from playing some great golf. He was at home in the sand and played a couple of great bunker shots. Joe Yates (15) Roy Ainsworth(27) and Gary Neiles(6) from Sandiway helped the team to 85 points and a best of the season 2nd place.
Winning today were world famous Premiership referees Mike Dean(6) and Neil Swarbrick(18) along with Pete Tomlinson(2) and Mike Masser(14). These guys might miss a few things on the football pitch but they didn’t miss anything on the terrific Stockport greens. Their excellent performance was only slightly marred on two occasions. Once when linesman Swarbrick couldn’t help himself from running up and down the fairway when Dean handed him the flagstick and secondly late in his round Dean hit a great putt which just lipped out. They both quickly checked their watches to see if the ball had gone in or not.
Well played chaps , you know we love you really.
Thanks to all for playing I hope you enjoyed your round before the snow sets in!
Yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 5th Richard Blackwell Doz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Stuart Blake Doz AD333s
2’s sweep £135 4 prov 1s or 10 srixons per 2 Joe Yates Bri Hopkins Dave McGuiness Richard Blackwell Richard Palmer Steve Foxcroft Jamie Foxcroft Steve Heywood x2
|1||Mike Dean, Neil Swarbrick, Pete Tomlinson, Mike Masser||86||12||Ashworth Fleece each|
|2||Roy Ainsworth, Joe Yates, Terry Friday, Gary Neiles||85||10||Titleist travel umbrella each|
|3||Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason,||84||8||Sunice shirt each|
|4||Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Eddie Jordan, Dave Goodwin||84||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Jim Caldwell, Peter Maxwell, John Kelsall, Nigel Milroy||83||4||Maxitours towel each|
|6||Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Dave Rhodes||83||2||Maxitours towel each|
|7||Neil Drummond, Brendan Leighton, Dave McGuiness, Andy Stone||83|
|8=||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, John Hilton, Richard Blackwell||82|
|8=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon||82|
|10=||Dave Blood, Andy Sandham, Ian George, Tony Walsh||79|
|10=||Dale Beaghan, Chris Beaghan, Pete Ledger, John Fielding||79|
|10=||Graham Jackson, Mark Hazeldine, John Cross, Steve Blakeway||79|
|13=||Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald||78|
|13=||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley||78|
|13=||Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Gary Bresnahan, Mark Taylor||78|
|13=||Steve Heywood, Yash Turgut, Ian Appleton, Colin Axon||78|
|13=||Trevor Foster, Peter Houston, Andy Walmsley, Phil Mahers||78|
|18||Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Steve Latchford, Barney Ross||77|
|19=||Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton, Neale Laurent, Josh Ainscough||76|
|19=||Mike Stuart, Andy Lober, Dave Rimmer, Rob Titterton||76|
|21||Dave Shelmerdine, Graham Pike, Terry Jones, Geoff Bloom||75|
|22||Steve Foxcroft, John Horsley, Jamie Foxcroft, Tony Andrews||74|
|23=||Alan Vaughan, Sam Garnett, Joe Obazuki, Barry Pteterson||73|
|23=||Dan Moore, Tony Jennison, Tim Johnson, John Swindells||73|
|23=||David Kelly, Dave Harlow, John Atkin, Stuart Blake||73|
Vale Royal start sheet
1a Lewis Marland x4
1b Neil Edwards x4
2a Pete Ledger x4
2b Richard Blackwell x4
3 Simon Walton x4
4a Steve Heywood x4
4bPhil Major x4
5a Ian Gemmill x4
5b Sam Leach x4
6 Peter Maher x4
7aBob Mottershead x4
8a Brian Hopkins x4
8b Trevor Foster x4
9a Colin Roberts x4
9b Mike Stewart x4
10 Mick Mahon x4
11a Simon Hemsley x4
11b Phil Vokes x4
12a Jim Caldwell x4
12b Jim Rymer x4
13 Pete Monahan x4
14a Dave Blood x4
14b Lee Tilley x4
15 Roy Ainsworth x4
15b Chris Adams x4
16Dave Thomas x4
17a Steve Aspinall x4
17bJohn Wallis x4
18a Les Russon x4
18b Bob Eastwood x4
res Karen Taylor x4
Gweneth Bramwell x4
Kenny Chinn x2
Ian Hellens x4