Results from Wonderful Worsley

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Maxitours at wonderful Worsley

It was a real pleasure to be greeted by the sight of Worsleys lime green velvety fairways this morning. A little overnight rain had also softened the excellent putting surfaces so a great day was in store.

‘It looks like Vilamoura out there!’ Declared the well-travelled Paul Fell.

The course is a fantastic layout and everyone from bubbly Shannon behind the bar to my friend Andy Cory the highly respected Worsley Pro are really great to work with. Thank you. Steve Parle played here last year with Maxitours and enjoyed it so much he decided to join this lovely Club !

Regular player Simon Hemsley has had a few golf-free weeks due to his summer holidays with his health-conscious missus. He was back playing today. ‘It’s the bacon butties I missed most’ Said the likeable Bramall man as he skipped into the Clubhouse first thing this morning.


It’s a long time since Trevor Nicholson got on a birdie trail. Nowadays he prefers to go on the ‘Ale trail’ . He went on one around his native Yorkshire last night with some pals and this was his excuse for a disappointing 29th place finish at Worsley.

Every time we play at Worsley Golf Club at least one of my less intelligent players will ring me from the Marriott Worsley course which is 10 minutes around the corner asking where everybody is.

Mark Haggerty can beat that.

Not only did he go to the wrong course he went on the wrong day. He phoned me up yesterday to ask where everyone was. When I saw him today the wealthy High Legh man had a chuckle ‘I am having a bad week- I lost a £500 Ted Baker jacket at the weekend and then even lost my wife’s Tesla car keys on Monday!’ My heart bleeds for you Mark.

In today’s event Ben Hallum(+3) had a Maxitours record 8! birdies in his round and he didn’t even score on the 1st two holes which are eminently birdieable par fives. Luckily for Maxitours players he is continuing his American scholarship and flies back to the States soon. His less talented team of Sean O’Connor(18), Matt Cheffins(9) and Eddie Sterling(8) finished 4th.

Turtons Sarah Ormrod(18) was the only lady playing today but this didn’t stop her contributing well as her team finished 3rd . After a few months out of the prizes this quartet has just found some form recently, even Nigel Hallows(7) contributed and he was the only player in the field to birdie the excellent 14th hole.

It was great to see two senior teams took the two top spots today.

Lymm’s Brian ‘barrell scraper’ Ankers(17) was once again called in at the last minute and his three net birdies helped the Roy Ainsworth(25) team sneak into 2nd place. Peter Heald(10) is 80 next week and still playing high quality golf. Mike Verdon(14) was the corner stone of the team.

Ex-school teacher Nigel Ashton(12) led his retired team to victory with a super 88 points. Nigel rolled in three putts from over 30 feet to get his team off to a good start. The real star of the team was Colin Bryan(9) who was delighted to score 4 points on three holes after playing the tough holes superbly. Paul Fell(5) and Tony Hereford(15) completed the team.

Nearest the Pin 16th Martin Bramwell Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th James Shipstone Doz AD333s

2’s £225 6 pro v1s each Richard Palmer John Farnsworth Mike Hill Jim Caldwell Dave Tonge James Shipstone x2 Richard Blackwell Tony Jennison Christian James Simon Moorhouse Steve Halliwell Dave Beavis Matt Mortimer

Worsley 16-Aug-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Tony Hereford, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 88 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Mike Verdon 86 10 Maxitours lined Sweater each
3 Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Brian Hitchin 86 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Matt Cheffins, Sean O’Conner, Eddie Sterling, Ben Hallum 85 6 Sunice shirt each
5 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mark Hagerty, Chris Clarke 85 4 Titleist cap each
6 Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer 85 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Matt Mortimer, Adam Thompson, Lewis Thompson, Josh Hawkes 83 Maxitours cap each
7= Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, John Broadbent, John Kelsall 83
9= Pete Cotton, Richard Varman, Dave Tonge, Ed Cotton 82
9= Peter Booth, Stuart Milner, Niel Williamson, Tony Williamson 82
9= Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Christian James, Glynn Isaac 82
9= John Hunt, James Shipstone, Pete Leonard, James Brown 82
9= Dave Blease, Rob Whittle, Karl Marginson, Alan Vaughan 82
14 Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 80
15= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Rob Laurent, Paul Heap 79
15= Graham Littler, Jim Doran, Brian Hitchin, Pete Daniels 79
15= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Andy Wisedale, Darren Bridge 79
18= Martin Bramwell, Paul Simpson, CJ, Dave Smith 78
18= Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Andy Oakes, Charlie Cunningham 78
20= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blain 77
20= Ken Jee, Fred Bridge, Richard Payne, Simon Moorhouse 77
20= Simon Poucher, Vic Nilson, Terry Crewe, Brendan Lieghton 77
20= Steve Parle, Gordon Warke, Mike McNulty, Dave Smith 77
20= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries 77
25= Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden 76
25= Dave Sully , Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Nigel Dibble 76
27 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate, Paul Milner 75
28 Steve Halliwell, Paul Jones, Keith Fenton, Steve Aspinall 74
29 Dave Bentley, Bev Crute, Trevor Nicholson, Steve Gibbons 73
30 Chris Chidley, Geoff Andrews, Colin Baxendale, Duncan Cameron 72

Stockport start sheet
Mon 20th August

9.00David Kelly x4
9.09 Jim Clarke x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Mike Sallabank x4
9.36 Chris Chidley x4
9.45 Jack Coleman x4
9.54 Chris McKellor x4
10.02 Chris Adams x4
10.10 Mick Mahon x4
10.19 Paul Fell x4
10.27 Dave Sarsfield x4
10.36 Nathan Evans x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x4
10.54 Darren Jones x4
11.03 Darren Whittaker x4
11.12 Dave Woods x4
11.21 Les Penson x4
11.30 John Hilditch x4
11.39 Graham Littler x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Sam Leach x4
12.06 Steve Heywood x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Ian Lilley x4
12.33 Howard Baker x4
12.42 Barry Wellings x2 Geoff Andrews x2
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Peter Maher x4
1.09 Simon Wilkinson x4
1.18 John Hudson x4
1.27 Bob Mottershead x4
1.36 Nigel Hallows x4
1.45 Ray Jones x4?
1.54 Dave Bentley x4
2.03 Andy Leather x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21 Joe Yates x4
2.30 James Mooney x4
2.48 Brian Johnson x4