Maxitours at perfect Pleasington

Maxitours at perfect Pleasington

The old Lancastrian mill town of Blackburn is famous for its cotton production but it is also blessed with one of the best golf courses in the North, always presented in immaculate condition.

Pleasington sits in 142 acres of stunning countryside in the beautiful Ribble Valley sitting in the foothills of the West Pennines and this great course was enjoyed by all Maxitours players today. Brian behind the bar is the definition of excellent Lancastrian hospitality and he can’t do enough to help.

The food is great at Pleasington and I enjoyed my mid afternoon cheese pie and chips. Unfortunately Koos Alders nicked one of my chips as I was checking his teams scorecard after their round. I think it was about the only thing Koos sunk today as his team finished with just 74 points.

Congratulations to Georgia Hall winning the Ladies British Open, it would be great if Tommy Fleetwood could win the USPGA this week to make it an English double. That’s my tip for the week.

Nigel Dibble likes playing In the Ribble but under pressure on the 18th green he made the ball dribble.
I told him that he rushed his shot but he replied:
‘I like playing without a quibble and I wanted to get back in the Clubhouse for a nibble.’

Dave Francis found the £1,000,000 newly developed footbridge over the railway very handy as he could retrieve his wild slice without having to negotiate the 12.40 express to Clitheroe as in previous visits he made to Pleasington.

In todays event the scoring was close with all but 2 teams teams scoring much better on the easier front nine.

Paul Fell(5) was shanking for the first 4 holes but the likeable Welshman regrouped and helped his team take 3rd place. The never say die ex soldier ensured his team had the best back nine of the day by a long way as they came home in 44 points to take 3rd place on the card play off. Mike Lowe(8) Dave Cooper(14) and Colin Bryan(9) completed the Welsh quartet.

Nigel Hallows(8) team scored heavily on the tough Pleasington par three holes as they finished in 2nd place. Sarah Ormrod(19), John Delaney(5) and Dave Greenwood(13) all recorded 2’s as the team scored 86 points.

Grange Parks Barry Wellings (6) took first place today with 87 points. When he gets hold of a tee shot he can hit it into a different Time zone . He drove the 6th green today and rolled in his eagle put and then incredibly eagled the par five next helping his team to pick up 14 points on those two holes. ‘The Warwickshire’s’ Keith Evans(10) and Alsager members Dave Mason(12) and Geoff Andrews(20) were his happy team mates. Well played chaps great golf.

Thanks to all players for your continued support. It was great to be back working hard today after my recent holiday- yeah right. Tim

Nearest the Pin 16th Allan Entwistle Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th Roy Sinclair Dozen AD333
2’s £240 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon Ad333s per 2 Geoff Bloom Dave Wardle-Kelly James Shipstone Barry Wellings Josh Garner Brian Yardley Steve Heywood Miles Chilton Nigel Dibble Sarah Ormrod John Delaney Dave Greenwood Paul Fell Dave Cooper Joe Kirwan Andy Dunster Steve Lamont Barry Jackson Paul Milner Mark Pasquall Bri Hopkins

Pleasington 09-Aug-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Barry Wellings, Keith Evans, Dave Mason, Geoff Andrews 87 12 FJ shoes each
2 Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, John Delaney 86 10 Dozen Titleist Pro V1 each
3 Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Dave Cooper, Colin Bryan 84 8 Sunice summer sweater each
4 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Garry Smith, Garry Conroy 84 6 Sunice summer sweater each
5 Dave Sully , Steve Heywood, Nigel Dibble, Miles Chilton 83 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Mike Stuart, Robin Titterinton, Ian Waite, Dave Thorley 83 2 Maxitours Cap each
7 Les Russon, Chris Hilditch, Tom Brooks, Craig Brooks 83 Maxitours Cap each
8= John Hunt, Peter Leonard, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone 82
8= Munro Donald, Phil Hanson, Gary Meakin, Dave Coupe 82
8= Joe Kirwan, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 82
11 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate, Paul Milner 81
12= Andy Stokes, Barry Wilson, Adam Galvin, Simon Wilkinson 80
12= Joe Yates, John Hewitt, Alan Forber, Phil Byrne 80
14= David Kelly, Tony Tighe, Dave Harlow, John Atkin 78
14= Ian Hellens, Pete Brown, Alan Morris, Brian Yardley 78
16= Allan Brown, Neil Worthington, Pete Robinson, Sarah Brown 77
16= Glynn Isaacs, Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Neil Shepherd 77
16= Andy Dunster, Kevin Bradbury, Alan Entwistle, Dean Jagger 77
16= John Wallis, Mark Pasquall, Dave Tongue, Tony Green 77
20 Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine, Hayden Illsely 75
21= Barrie Simpson, Koos Alders, Jim Lindsay, Martin Cox 74
21= Pete Robinson, Charles W-Kelly, Dave W-Kelly, Dave Slater 74
21= Steve Lamont, Steve Brooks, Eugenio, John Lynskey 74
21= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Andrew Hill, 74
25= Stuart Reynolds, Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Ray Mills 73
25= Roy Sinclair, Simon Greenalgh, David Griffiths, Nigel Whalley 73
27 Dennis Whelan, Dave Dean, Malc Sparke, Rob Oehleke 72
28= Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews, Steve Foxcroft 70
28= Tim Spencer, Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs, Gary Fergusson 70