Maxitours at lovely Wilmslow
Wilmslow was the latest superb venue for the Maxitours Winter Schedule and the Head Green keeper did extremely well to keep this well draining course open after yet more heavy (unforecast) overnight rain. Thanks to everyone for your patience.
All the staff at Wilmslow are first class and their hospitality was up to its usual high standard today- thanks to everyone at this great Club.
There were a couple of new excuses for poor golf from my players today. Paul Lord is usually a great golfer but his average performance was blamed on a ‘Big night out in Rochdale’. His local football team held Spurs yesterday in the FA Cup to earn a replay trip to Wembley and the town went wild.
One (anonymous) regular had a poor round and when I asked him what was the matter with his golf all he could blame it on was: ‘Mother in law trouble.’
Tony Evans has a lovely wife Audrey who lets him play golf whenever and wherever he wants. Today he invited Audrey to came along as she wanted to see what she was missing each week. ‘There you go I told you we don’t enjoy ourselves’ he told her in the Clubhouse after his round.
Brian Greenbank’s team all missed the green on the 14th hole and they looked like dropping some shots. ‘I’d better knock this in then’ predicted Brian and promptly had a hole in one. Brian had to rush off but has asked me to let any Hale members know that the drinks at the Club are on him this week.
A mixture of temporary and full greens meant a shortened course so scoring was always going to be excellent.
Knutsford’s Jim Clarke(11) has been watching the Winter Olympics and he hit a ‘Curling’ putt in for a great birdie on the tough 12th hole. His partner Pete Booth’s(15) golf game has been going ‘downhill’ for years but even he played well today Mark Hagarty(14) and Mike Walker(5) have also been ‘skating on thin ice’ recently but they were delighted to ‘slide’ into the prizes.
Simon Hemsley(9) Dave Eastforth(8) Stuart Wilson (9) and Gareth Bradley (+1) were narrowly pipped into 3rd place on a card play off. They were delighted to earn some valuable Stuburt Order of Merit points.
Accrington’s Dale Beaghan(11), Matt Mortimer (13)Phil Mayers(11) and Anthony Wilson(11) travelled from ‘up North’ as they love Wilmslow and they were more than happy with 88 points and second place.
Taking first place was the likeable Birchwood quartet of Steve Aspinall(9), Alan Drew(6), Alan Simpson(13) and washing machine repair man Colin Berry(12). Colin has a delicate swing and was in a bit of a spin before he went out to play, he was delighted to be in the mix and he drained his fair share of putts today.
Thanks to all who played. It will soon be Spring-honest! Tim
Nearest the Pin 9th Iain Bartholomew Doz Srixon AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Peter Veitch Doz Srixon AD333
2’s £170 3 pro v1s or 8 srixons per 2 Peter Veitch Dave Harlow Brian Greenbank x2 (hole in one) Ian Cole Mick Jones Steve Merricks Paul Dalby Bob Mottershead Paul Lea Mike Lowe x2 Tony Hereford Dale Beaghan Anthony Wilson Lee Tilley Mark Taylor Brian Hopkins
|1||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Drew, Alan Simpson||89||12||Maxitours lined Merino sweater|
|2||Dale Beaghan, Matt Mortimer, Phil Mayers, Anthony Wilson||88||10||Ashworth sweater each|
|3||Simon Hemsley, Dave Eastforth, Stuart Wilson, Gareth Bradley||88||8||Sunice shirt each|
|4||Jim Clarke, Mark Hagarty, Peter Booth, Mike Walker||87||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Paul Dalby, Chris Cyprus, Barney Ross, Paul Sherlock||86||4||Maxitours towel each|
|6||Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, Iain Bartholomew, Dave Mackie||86||2||Maxitours towel each|
|7=||Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Maike Wainwright, Guy Levers||85|
|7=||Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, John Hulme, Peter Sumner||85|
|7=||Richard Williamson, Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Ian Flavell||85|
|7=||Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess||85|
|7=||Bob Mottershead, Paul Lea, Rob Farnham, Paul Lord||85|
|12=||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Gary Bennell, Neil Painter||84|
|12=||Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Chris Brown, Dave Lomax||84|
|14||John Royle , Guy Hall , Dick Browne, Dave Allen||83|
|15||Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Nick Ford, Rob Laurent||82|
|16||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle||81|
|17=||Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Paul Robinson, Phil McCurry||80|
|17=||Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mark Johnson, Liam Mann||80|
|19=||Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant, John Rigby||79|
|19=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Mike Lowe||79|
|19=||Simon Ashton, Mike Jones, Ian Cole , Ray Stringer||79|
|22||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Andy Lawton, Audrey Evans||78|
|23=||Bev Crute, Dave Bentley, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb||75|
|23=||Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Steve Collier||75|
|25||David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake||70|