Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

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Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

Clitheroe is a stunning golf course set in the beautiful Ribble Valley and at least five of today’s players declared it as their favourite venue of the year. The course was incredibly lush and the USGA greens were excellent considering we had more than half an inch of rain overnight. Thanks to everyone at this friendly club for making us feel so welcome.

Mike Gauden offered to drive his team this morning. When he picked up his good pal Dave Stanhope apparently he nearly got mauled to death by Dave’s ‘very friendly’ new golden retriever puppy. Mike got his own back on the tricky golf course which well and truly chewed Dave up and spat him out.

The Winter tour should be released tomorrow -I am just waiting for 1 Club to confirm. As a few of our wealthy players are in their twilight years and could perhaps do with a make-over a botox company is thinking of sponsoring an event. That should raise a few eyebrows.

Stuburt Order of merit leader Paul Fell finished further down the field than usual with an average 40 points today. His excuse was that he got accidentally hit on the kneecap by his playing partner Mike ‘scruffy’ Lowe. To add insult to injury Lowe removed and signed his seven year old Dunlop golf glove as an apology. Paul put it in the nearest bin.

In todays event the scores were better in the morning before the breeze picked up a little in the afternoon.

The course is not long but it is a terrific layout and you have to have great course management and drive it straight. This ruled out 90% of today’s field.

Intelligent Jon Hudson(9) and Jim Jones(21) took 4th place with 43 points.

They were pipped into 3rd spot by the wise silver fox Jack Coleman(17) and Steve Mattinson(6). I am not sure what age Jack is but unless he had a tough paper round when he was a boy he must be at least 75 years old. Jack still has a lovely relaxed swing and a very cool even temperament so we can all learn a lot from him. His very slightly younger partner Steve kept thing’s steady on the tough back nine and the Dunham men were delighted to finally get on the Maxitours podium.

Jimmy McEwan(7) and Steve Woods(23) were in the 2nd match out and they both played great golf and they narrowly took the runners up spot with 44 points.

Winning today was the Ashton-in-Makerfield pairing of Dave Lee(20) and Mark Holland(7). They scored an impressive 46 points in a real team effort –Mark birdied a couple of his shot holes and Dave made the most of his many shots! Well played chaps great score.

Two lovely guys won nearest the pin. Ian King was first out and he drilled it within two feet of the pin on the 5th and stylish Ed Wilkinson nearly holed his spin loaded approach on the superb 17th hole.

Thanks for your support. Once again Maxitours players showed your true class as there was not a single no show- thank you very much indeed for your unrivalled integrity. Tim

Nearest the Pin 5th Ed Wilkinson Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Ian King Dozen AD333s
2’s £187.50 6 pro v1s or 16 srixons Steve Starr Dave Stone Ed Wilkinson Roger Percival Andy Corner Andy Dunster x2 Charlie Nicholson Nick Edwards

Clitheroe 11-Sept-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Lee, Mark Holland, , 46 12 FJ shoes each
2 Jimmy McEewan, Steve Woods, , 44 11 Sunice waterproof top
3 Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, , 43 10 FJ chillout top
4 John Hudson, Jim Jones, , 43 9 Cutter and buck shirt
5 Ian King, Andy Wisedale, , 42 8 Cutter and buck shirt
6 Tom Griffiths, Richard Brewster, , 41 7 Maxitours shirt (xl)
7 Mike Hill, Andy Corner, , 41 6 Maxitours shirt (xl)
8 Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, , 41 5 Maxitours shirt (xl)
9 Paul Fell, Paul Martin, , 40 4 Maxitours Cap each
10 Jim Comerford, Jim Hodges, , 40 3 Maxitours Cap each
11 Barry Wellings, Keith Evans, , 40 2
12 Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, , 40 1
13= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, , 39
13= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, , 39
13= John Hilditch, Paul Smith, , 39
13= Leo Sewell, Liam Kettle, , 39
13= Al Brown, Paul Symmons, , 39
13= Graham Jackson, Mark Hagerty, , 39
13= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, , 39
13= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, , 39
13= Bob Mottershead, Dave Holgate, , 39
13= Alan Entwistle, Charlie Nicholson, , 39
13= Paul Allen, Chris Adams, , 39
24= Martin France, Pete Atherton, , 38
24= Dave Thornley, Dave Stone, , 38
24= Steve Starr, Lee Smith, , 38
24= Kev Hart, Paul Yeardsley, , 38
24= Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, , 38
24= Nigel Hallows, Wayne Harper, , 38
24= Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, , 38
24= Andy Strickley , Kev Hodgson, , 38
24= Andy Dunster, Nick Edwards, , 38
33= Neil Laurent, Paul Heap, , 37
33= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, , 37
33= Tony Roberts, Mike Savage, , 37
33= Ashley Elliott, Bob Eastwood, , 37
33= Des Kelly, Mike Hall, , 37
33= Steve Hall, Andy Oakes, , 37
39= Neil Edwards, Grant Benson, , 36
39= Nigel Oakes, Andy Thompson, , 36
39= Dave McDougall, Arthur Gray, , 36
39= Denis Price , Malc Sparke, , 36
39= Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, , 36
39= Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall, , 36
45 Stu Reynolds, Ray Mills, , 35
46= Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess, , 34
46= Jim Clarke, Jim Kenyon, , 34
46= Dave Aiden, Ian Sharman, , 34
46= Ian Hazelwood, Alan Smith, , 34
46= Jim Rymer, Roy Christian, , 34
46= Keith Workman , Dave Plant, , 34
52= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, , 33
52= Dave Stanhope, Mike Gauden, , 33
52= Simon Hemsley, Al Demmy, , 33
52= Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, , 33
52= Andy Taylor, Mike Eardley, , 33
57 Neil Worthingon, Paul Robinson, , 32
58 Sam Leach, Pete Mills, , 31
59 Tony Lowe, Terry Crewe, , 29
60 Mike Stuart, Fred Brown, , 28

Maxitours at Hopwood
Thursday 21st September
10.00David Kelly x4
10.09 Ian Waddington x4
10.18Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Jack Coleman x4
10.54 Bev Crute x4
11.03 Lewis Marland x4
11.12 Les Penson x4
11.21 Matt Cheffins x4
11.29 Chris Chidley x4
11.38John Hilditch x4
11.47 Barrie Simpson x4
11.56 Paul Fell x4
12.05 Roger Percival x4
12.13 Steve Heywood x4
12.22 Les Russon x4
12.31 Graham Littler x4
12.40 Chris Adams x4
12.49 Ron Slaone x4
12.58 Ashley Elliot x4
1.07 John Hunt x4
1.16 Nigel Oakes x4
1.25 Ian Hellens x4
1.34 Peter Veitch x4
1.45 Steve Lamont x4
1.54 Steve Lamont x4
2.03 John Newton x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21 Simon Ashton x4
2.30 Brian Hopkins x4
2.39 Lee Tilley x4
2.48 Nathan Evans x4
2.57 Nigel hallows x 4
res Rob Kenyon x4