|Maxitours at Superb Stockport
Yet another ideal day for a competitive game of golf with nice friends greeted Maxitours players at Stockport Golf Club.
This is possibly the best layout of all the great Cheshire courses and it is always a privilege to play here. I love this place and so did our players after some excellent post match compliments. Tina and Paul Hill the caterers are recognised as the best in the land and they were on form once again. If you ever visit Stockport Golf Club you must have a steak pie (and chips).
Four old farmers from Heyrose golf Club played today. (In fact after questioning only George Johnson is a farmer but his two brothers John and Brian and team mate David Fryer all look like farmers.) They are all real gents. It could be argued that they are better at milking cows than playing golf as they finished in last place with 67 points. Farmer George is not yet fully computer literate:
‘Can I have your email address to send you the results?’ I asked.
‘Sorry, I’ve not brought it with me today.’ Replied George.
The two main strengths of old Cliff Greenalgh’s(24) golf game is the fact that he is fantastic at raking bunkers and he also produces the most immaculate scorecard that I have ever seen.
Cliff hates to throw anything away and he even struggles to identify his well-used golf ball as the logo has been worn off. In his four Maxitour starts Cliff has nearly missed his tee time three times mainly because he uses a favourite 1997 AA roadmap rather than buy a modern satnav. Unfortunately the M60 doesn’t appear on Cliffs map so he was once again late today..
Roy Ainsworth was short of a 4th player – even Brian ‘Barrel scraper’ Ankers was unavailable for selection- he had to resort to Steve Collier. The David Hassellhoff lookalike was in the sand more than the Baywatch legend himself and eventually retired to the bar after 16 holes. ‘Come back Brian!’ declared Roy.
In todays event the scoring was incredibly tight at the top!
Tytherington’s James Davison(9), Jason Waite(12) and brothers Howard(17) and Brian Baker(10) took 5th place with 86 points. The Baker boys played some fabulous golf.
Nathan Evans(19) from Fixby and his Cosmopolitan team took 4th also on 86 points.
Saddleworths Pete Norbury(17), Dave Sarsfield(18), Andy Wilde(15) and Dave Rhodes(16) came down from the hills and nearly ran away with the spoils. They were hopeless last week but scored 46 points on the tough Stockport front nine this morning. There homeward 41 points just saw these lovely lads lose out on a card play off.
Despite his surname Dave ‘Bentleys’(12) golf swing can hardly be compared to a Rolls Royce. But today the charismatic Knutsford man was firing on all cylinders as he helped his team into a second place finish. Keith Edminson(14) Nigel Uttley(19) and Peter Lawn(13) were his talented team mates.
First place went to Precision Engineer Tony Jennison(5) from New Mills who hit some precision putts on the back nine to help his team to a first victory of the year. Chris Marshall(13) John Hilton(14) and Richard Blackwell(12) all contributed in a real team effort. Well played chaps!
Four handicapper Graham Jackson gets easily excited and he was chatting away when he knocked his approach to within two feet on the short 16th . Four putts later and things went quiet.
Thanks to all who played today, Your support is appreciated, Tim
Nearest the pin 16th Adam Princep Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th John Longworth Doz AD333
2’s £255 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon AD333 per 2. Mike Sallabank x2 Mark Hoyland Chris Clarke Graham Jackson Steve Heywood Martin Higgins Dave Rhodes Dan Thompson Sam Hinchcliffe Paul Allen Mark Green Harvey Mattinson Steve Mattison Steve Gowery Richard Palmer Matt Smith Adam Princep x2 Chris Marshall
||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Chris Marshall
||Titleist messenger bag each
||Dave Bentley, Keith Edminson, Nigel Uttley, Peter Lawn
||Maxitours lined sweater each
||Pete Norbury, Andy Wilde, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield
||Dozen Pro V1s each
||Nathan Evans, Dan Thompson, James Sidney, Lance Deblock
||Maxitours shirt each
||Howard Baker, James Davidson, Jason Waite, Brian Baker
||Maxitours shirt each
||David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake
||Maxitours scorecard holder each
||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Richard Taylor Carr, Chris Clarke
||Neale Laurent, Sam Hinchcliffe, Rob Laurent, Mark Turner
||Darren Jones, Mark Hoyland, Andy Bentley, Richard Harper
||John Hilditch, Ian Noke, Tim George, Steve Rogers
||Geoff Andrews, Dave Mason, Barry Wellings, Keith Evans
||Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Steve Hall, Paul Allen
||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Pete Mills, Pete Barratt
||John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blain
||Les Penson, Steve Blakeway, Chris Darlington, Steve Gowery
||Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden
||Dave Sully , Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Nigel Dibble
||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Don Campbell, Ian King
||Paul Fell, Terry Dunne, Paul Kinsey, Dave Cooper
||Les Russon, Niel Lingwood, David Fidler, Steve Rosier
||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth
||Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Brian Hitchin
||Mike Sallabank, Dave Boton , Bob Bolton, Bob King
||Chris Chidley, Gez Herbert, Eric Robinson, Duncan Cameron
||Bill Heywood, Peter Brown, Paul Robinson, Martin Pugh
||Graham Littler, Jim Doran, Brian Hitchin, Pete Daniels
||Roy Ainsworth, Adam Princep, Steve Collier, Mike Verdon
||Joe Yates, John Longworth, Alan Forber, Jim Ainscough
||Dave Woods, Mike Brown, Alan Brown, Scott Haddow
||James Mooney, Rob Norbury, Nathan Mills, John Barnes
||Ian Lilley, John Brooks, Ged Bradshaw, Cliff Greenalgh
||Brian Johnson, John Johnson, George Johnson, David Fryer
Ringway start sheet Thursday 30th August
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.09Jim Caldwell x4
9.18 Chris McKellor x4
9.27 Neil Drummond x4
9.36Dave Whelan x4
9.45Rob Platt x4
9.54 Paul Fell x4
10.03 David Bentley x4
10.11John Hilditch x4
10.19 Nigel Hallows x4
10.27 Barrie Simpson x2 Terry Hines x2
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x4
10.54 Simon Poucher x4
11.03 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.12 Jim Lindsay x4
11.21 Roger Percival x4
11.30 Dave Sully x4
11.39 Simon Taylor x4
11.48 Paul Evans x4
11.57 Graham Pike x4
12.06 Sam Leach x4
12.15 Ray Jones x4
12.24 Les Russon x4
12.33 Graham Littler x4
12.51 Neil Edwards x4
1.00 John Hunt x4
12.09 Peter Maher x4
1.09 James Wilson x4
1.18 Steve Parle x2 pete cotton x2
1.27 Bernard Wood x4
1.36 Chris Ernill x4
1.45 David Smith x4
1.54 David Smith x4
2.03 Gordon Warke x4
2.12 david smith x4
2.21 Joe Yates x4
2.30 Richard Williamson x4
2.39 Simon Ashton x4
2.48 Andy Wilde x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4
Res Pat O’Dowd x1