Still spaces at Brilliant Bramall Park Tuesday 22nd May
Superb Vale Royal Fri 1st June
Fabulous Fixby Thurs 7th June
All in great condition!
Maxitours at Pristine Pleasington
Pleasington was in terrific condition for todays Maxitours event. The mature heathland fairways were firm and links-like and the greens were rolling fast and true. When the course is presented like this Pleasington has a very good claim to be the best inland course in Lancashire.
‘Just Outstanding.’ Praised Martin Bramwell
‘That’s my favourite venue!’ Said Harvey Mattinson ‘It’s a cracker.’
‘Absolutely fantastic!’ Reported John Hunt.
‘What a beautiful rural course!’ Declared Peter Maher.
‘I have never seen so many Bluebells and bunkers on a golf course!’ reported Mike Gauden
‘I never saw any bluebells?’ Quizzed Steve his more talented straight hitting playing partner.
‘There were lots of them deep in the trees’ Replied Mike.
Ken Swarbrick went in a Maxitours record 17 bunkers today. He hit 21 bunker shots. Work it out.
Graham Lomas (23 hcap) came to England from Australia’s Gold Coast five years ago. He has piercing blue eyes, is six foot tall and has fair hair- but that is where the similarity with Greg Norman ceases. During his career swashbuckling Norman was nicknamed ‘the great white shark’ after his aggressive golf. Graham is known to his mates as ‘the great white fishfinger’ and he managed just a solitary par all day.
Alf Shillitoe(18) is also widely regarded as a bad golfer. He normally lets his team down each week. Today the roles were reversed and surprised Alf had two four point holes and two three pointers. Despite Alfs’ brave efforts his team struggled to 17th place. ‘Where were you?’ was all he could mutter in the Clubhouse.
Seve sometimes starved himself before he played as he felt it turned him into a finely tuned tiger with heightened senses hunting down its prey. Dave Goddard had two cheese and ham toasties and a couple of pints before he went out. He resembled a python that has just swallowed a cow. Dave eventually digested his meal and got on the team card two and a half hours after he teed off with a lucky putt on the 10th hole.
Scoring wasn’t great despite yellow tees, perfect weather and immaculate greens. Ninety percent of teams scored more points on the easier front nine and I have never heard so many players saying they had thrown away a win.
Two ladies featured in the prizes as Alison Shipstone(15) and Sheena Leonard(14) played great golf to help John Hunt(18) and James Shipstone(10) finish in 3rd place. Hunt contributed with an eagle on the 7th hole but it was the girls who did most of the work.
Charles Herbert(18) Ross Birch(9) and Pete Hamlett(6) also scored much more heavily on the front nine and were delighted with second place.
Wrexham’s Paul Fell (6) teamed up with old Nigel Ashton(12) Paul Mullen(12) and Ben Kinsey(6) from Huyton and Prescot. The likeable quartet thought they had blown it with 3 points on their final hole but they were delighted to take 1st prize. Well played chaps.
Thanks to all who played today I am sure you had a great day!
Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 16th Dave Woods Dozen Ad333
Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th Gary Parle Dozen Ad333
2’s sweep £142.50 4 pro V1s or 10 srixons per 2
Andy Thompson x2 Phil McCurry Dave Baldwin Paul Fell Paul Mullen Mike Hill Jon Hudson Richard Williamson Gary Parle Andy Faulkner
|1||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Paul Mullen, Ben Kinsey||83||12||Maxitours merino sweater each|
|2||Charles Herbert, Ross Birch, Pete Hamlett,||83||10||FJ Shirt each|
|3||John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Sheena Leonard||82||8||PGA Top/doz Wilson lady balls|
|4||Allan Brown, Dave Woods, Sarah Brown, Neil Worthington||81||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Dave Baldwin||81||4||Maxitours card holder each|
|6||Richard Blackwell, Mike Garde, John Hilton, Nigel Hallows||81||2|
|7=||Martin Bramwell, Matt Nelstrop, Chris Brown, Andy Vietch||80|
|7=||James Wilson, Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell, Paul Wilkinson||80|
|7=||Ian Neilson, Barry Taylor, Tom Wilson, Stewart Cragg||80|
|10=||Pat O’Dowd, Carl Kennedy, Andrew Stone, Neil Drummond||79|
|10=||Steve Parle, Gary Parle, Barry Rigby, John O’Donnell||79|
|12=||Bill Heywood, Brian Yardley, Phil McCurry, Paul Robinson||78|
|12=||Peter Ledger, Phil Maher, Declan Bateson, Damien Bateson||78|
|14||Bri Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mark Johnson, George Bresnahan||77|
|15=||Nigel Oakes, Stuart Hilditch, Andy Thompson, Dave Aden||76|
|15=||Mick Fenton, Andy Hall, Don Millgan, Tony Stlies||76|
|17=||Lewis Marland, John Seaton, Kevin Seaton, Alf Shillitoe||75|
|17=||Martin Higgins, Russell Hmphries, Peter Maher, Charlie Beadle||75|
|17=||Richard Williamson, Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Dave Goddard||75|
|20=||Jack Coleman, Mike Gauden, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson||73|
|20=||John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Dave Goddard||73|
|20=||David Smith, Rod Barlow, Jack Clarke, Mark Birtwistle||73|
|20=||Dave Sully, John Bodgers, Steve Heywood, Yash Turgot||73|
|24||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Nigel Hall||72|
|25||Bernard Wood, Andy Moon, Ted Ellis, Derek Ellis||69|
|26||Ed Pysen, Fred Bridge, Ken Jee, Simon Moorhouse||67|
|27||Dave Stanhope, Tom Jarvis, John Buckley, Jim Wardle||66|
|28||Chris Ernill, Rod Mills, Bill Parkinson, Doug Edmonds||61|
|29||Tom Dobbins, Chris Dykens, Ken Swarbrick, Peter O’Driscoll||57|
Bramall Park start times
Tuesday 22nd May
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.17 Barrie Simpson x4
10.25 Rob Weston x4
10.33 Paul Fell x4
10.41 Dave Stanhope x4
10.50 David Bentley x4
10.58 Lewis Marland x4
11.07 Mick Mahon x4
11.15 Mike Sallebank x4
11.25 Ed Pysden x4
11.34 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.43 Jim Clarke x4
11.52 Roger Percival x4
12.01 Sam Leach x4
12.10 Tom Butler x4
12.28 Eddie Ellis x4
12.42 Garry Smith x4
12.51 Chris Adams x4
1.00 Nigel Hallows x4
1.18 Olivier Troalen x4
1.27 Paul Rudkin x4
1.36 Ben Harris x4
1.45 Dave Whelan x4
1.54 Paul Bayley x4
2.03 Dave Blease x4
2.12 Barry Jackson x4
2.21 Richard Williamson x4
2.39 Simon Ashton x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4