Results from perfect Prestbury

Mixed Open at Knutsford Golf Club Sunday 29th July
Spaces available at this popular event run by my Club- let me know if you wish to play

I can still squeeze teams in the following Maxitours events!
Vale Royal 1st June
Fixby 7th June
Romiley 19th June
Hazel Grove 28th June
Davenport 5th July
Lancaster 9th July
Hopwood 20th July
Dunham Forest 26th July
Vale Royal 3rd Aug
Pleasington 9th Aug
Worsley 16th Aug
Stockport 20th Aug
Ringway 30th Aug
Mere 3rd September
Clitheroe 11th September
Hopwood 20th September

Maxitours at perfect Prestbury

The last time we visited lovely Prestbury in March we had to wait for the snow to clear before we could play. Today the sun was cracking the flags and the course was in superb order. Head Green keeper Mark Crossley is widely regarded as the best in the business and no one was arguing with that statement today.
Chorleys’ Terry Hines loved the greens ‘ I haven’t seen better surfaces in a long time and it’s still May- unbelievable!’ Beamed the Lancastrian.
All the staff at this great course are excellent and it is also always a pleasure to have a chat with the highly respected Club Professional Nick Summerfield.

The greens were running at eleven on the stimpmeter but this didn’t stop Frank Hindle from knocking his putt in for a two on the signature short 17th hole. Playing partner Richard Palmer told me that if Franks ball hadn’t hit the hole it would still be rolling now.

John Hilditch is a great bloke but it was surprising to see that he was on the card far more than usual today. Unfortunately, after closer inspection it wasn’t because John was playing some breath-taking golf – his partner was forced to retire after 5 holes with a bad back so it was only him scoring.
‘Every cloud has a silver lining!’ Chuckled the wealthy estate agent.

Big Frank Moore has such a strong grip it is rumoured that he opens jam jars for a living. With his white knuckled putting action he lacked a bit of touch on the greens and managed a career best nine three putts on the lightning fast surfaces. Luckily he had a good partner and he scraped into the top ten.
Dutchman Ben Aardewerk from Lymm GC always comes first in his Clubs diary. He doesn’t very often come first in the Club competitions. He left his ‘A’ game at home once again and finished a very average forty third place today.
David Kelly(9) and the new Knutsford Golf Club Captain John Atkin(17) finished in 5th place after an excellent 22 points on the tougher back nine. John lost a Captain-pro challenge match on Sunday but he made the most of having a good partner today.
Bramalls Peter Maher(17) and Neil Higgins(12) continued their good form with 4th place on 40 points.
French speaking Louis Troalen(16) and Robbie Brown(6) were standing on the 18th tee with 41 points preparing their winners speech. Unfortunately, the ghost of Jean Van de Velde descended and they both shanked their way to a disappointing no score and 3rd place.

Tony Jennison(6) and Dan Moore(23) from New Mills descended from the hills and played some great golf to secure 2nd place. An impressive 24 points on the front nine was followed by a slightly jittery 19 on the back nine.

Winning today was Chapel En Le Frith’s intellectual Tim Spencer(20) and Brendan Poynts (12). They rolled in some great putts and Tim told me afterwards that he didn’t want to sound big headed but they could have had an even bigger score as they missed three short ones. Thanks for that Tim we feel really sorry for you. Well played chaps I am glad you had a great day.

Thanks to all who supported this event it is really appreciated. Tim.

Nearest the Pin 7th Jim Hodges Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Leo Sewell and Andy Strickley 6 balls each

2’s £150 4 pro V1s or 10 srixons David Kelly Martin Higgins Frank Hindle Nigel Clowes Richard Greenhill Jim Hodges Andy Strickley Kevin Hodgson Louis Troalen Olivier Troalen Frank Moore Carl Marginson

Prestbury 10-May-2018
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Tim Spencer, Brendan Poynts 44 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Tony Jennison, Dan Moore 43 11 Maxitours sweater each
3 Louis Troalen, Robbie Brown 41 10 PGA Top each
4 Peter Maher, Neil Niggins 41 9 Sunice shirt each
5 David Kelly, John Atkin 40 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 40 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Steve Heywood, Dave Sully 40 6 Maxitours scorecard holder each
8 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton 40 5 Maxitours scorecard holder each
9 Barney Ross, Paul Dalby 40 4 FJ Socks each
10 Frank Moore, Peter Morris 40 3 FJ Socks each
11 Gary Brooks, Dave Goddard 39 2
12 Neil Edwards, Jim McEwan 39 1
13= Dave Shelmerdine, Graham Pike 39
13= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke 39
13= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 39
16= Charles Beadle, Nigel Hall 38
16= Brian Greenbank, Tom Griffiths 38
16= Gerry Salmon, Paul Brooks 38
16= Ian Hellens, Richard Greenhill 38
16= Jim Hodges, Chris Walley 38
21= Dave Bolton, Mike McPherson 37
21= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer 37
21= Dave Blease, Carl Marginson 37
21= Brian Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan 37
25= Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews 36
25= Munro Donald, Nigel Clowes 36
25= John Anderton, Dave Stanhope 36
25= Simon Taylor, Tony Roberts 36
25= Bill Heywood, Alan Morris 36
25= Simon Walton, Leo Sewell 36
25= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton 36
25= James Shipstone, James Brown 36
25= Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker 36
34= Tony Adams, Darren Spencer 35
34= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley 35
34= Geoff Bloom, Mike Brook 35
34= Jim Shirley, George Andrews 35
34= Phil Smeathers, Tom Jarvis 35
34= Keith Rigby, Colin Armstrong 35
34= Pat O’Dowd, Neil Drummond 35
34= Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs 35
34= Lee Tilley, Ian Sutton 35
43= Dave Harlow, David Wilkinson 34
43= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton 34
43= Steve Lamont, Denis O’Neill 34
43= Olivier Troalen, Ben Aardewerk 34
43= John Hudson, Mick Hill 34
48= Rob Hands, John Buckley 33
48= Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer 33
48= Andy Strickley, Kevin Hodgson 33
48= Dave Goodwin, Mark Buckley 33
52= Pete Ledger, Darrel Paker 31
52= Yash Turgot, Ian Appleton 31
52= Don Milligan, Dave Chambers 31
55= Terry Hines, Mal Bailey 30
55= Phil Hanson, Swami Narayana 30
57= Mike Eardley, Andy Taylor 29
57= Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams 29
59 Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 28

Pleasington start times Thursday 17th May
9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.39 Simon Hemsley x4
9.48 Ed Pysden x4
9.57 Jack Coleman x4
10.15 Lewis Marland x4
10.24 Martin Bramwell x4
10.33 Trevor Foster x4
10.42 Dave Stanhope x4
10.51 John Hilditch x4
11.00 Steve Heywood x4
11.09 John Dickenson x4
11.15 James Wilson x4
11.18 Peter Maher x4
11.27 Ian Hellens x4
11.36 Munro Donald x4
11.45 Nigel Oakes x4
11.54 Roger Percival x4
12.12 Pat O’Dowd x4
12.21 Dave Woods x4
1.30 John Hudson x4
1.39 Richard Blackwell x4
1.48 John Hunt x4
1.52 Richard Williamson x4
1.57 David Smith x4
2.06 Bill Melia x4
2.15 Gordon Warke x4
2.24 Bernard Wood x4
2.33 Steve Parle x4
2.42 David Smith x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4
3.08 Mick Fenton x4
3.15 Brian Hopkins x4