Maxitours at superb Hazel Grove

Maxitours at superb Hazel Grove

A stunning Autumn day greeted Maxitours competitors at Hazel Grove. The links is a cracker with great views as it nestles between the Penine foothills and the Cheshire plain.
The course was playing exceptionally well considering we are less than two weeks away from the start of November- thanks to all the excellent Hazel Grove greens staff.

The Club is very forward thinking with and has the best young pro in the North in James Rowlands and they even have their own on site Golf specific Physio George Bresnahan whom I can highly recommend. The food presented by Martin Swindells is also top notch- are these the best toasties in Cheshire?

The new bypass had opened on Monday and everyone was delighted at the speed of the journey. A 40 minute trek for locals to Manchester Airport has now been reduced to a leisurely 15 minute drive which is good news for those travelling to future events in Stockport.

Mark Greening got a frosty reception when he got home late last night after his boys trip to Portugal and told his long suffering wife that he was playing golf today. He also got a cold reception at Hazel Grove this morning as freezing overnight temperatures led to the first frost of the year.

Richard Palmer has just bought a new ram for £1800 and he is hoping it will do the business with his Leicester blue-face flock of sheep this Spring. He nearly spent that much on a new set of Callaways last year but they have been firing blanks for the past twelve months. They failed to perform today and Richards impotent team scored a very limp 70 points.

Roy Ainsworth finally dropped Brian ‘Scrape the bottom of the barrell’ Ankers for todays event. He drafted in Pete Atherton from high flying Maxitours regular Roger Percivals team . When I asked Roy if the new signing played well Roy rolled his eyes. ‘He didn’t perform to our expected level. You have to take your chances at this level and Peter just hasn’t taken his. My team doesn’t settle for second best.’ Roy had to accept mid-table mediocrity once again.

Mike Wainwright told me that he was having a Seve Ballesteros day. ‘Did you have a magical short game?’
‘No I didn’t have a clue where my driver was going.’ Replied the likeable Hale man.

Robbie Williams from Stoke on Trent played today. It wasn’t the Take That legend but a much older less charismatic version. Unfortunately, this Robbie’s Greatest hits saw his ball slicing deep into the Cheshire woods.

Jan, Barbara, Margaret and Martin and all the volunteers in the Half way house did a great job looking after our guys today and raising a little for the Lady Captains charity. Thank you.

The best scores in todays event came in the last two hours of play. Alan Drew(6) and Alan Simpson(14) from Birchwood were teamed up with Heyrose duo Chris Chidley(13) and Duncan Cameron(14). The two Alans were on fire and Simpson recorded his first eagle for over 10 years to finish in 4th with 86 points.

Mellor and Townscliffe husband and wife team Simon(9) and Kaye(31) Conway took third place alongside Irishman Pat O’Dowd(18) and John Hitchenor(18). Hitchenor was hopeless on the front nine before spectacularly arriving on the scene when he holed his nine iron approach on the 12th. Simon played great as he was just one over par on his front nine.

It’s been a very long time since anyone asked for Don Campbell’s(2) phone number but Mike George’s(10) attractive wife Caroline(20) did today after the low handicap Scotsman joined them at late notice and had the round of his life. He helped the Sale team into second place after he made a birdie and a gross eagle on his two shot holes to pick up 9 shots. Chris Kelly(20) completed the quartet.

Winning today on a card play-off for their second win of the season was Mottram Hall’s Richard Blackwell(12), Tony Jennison(5) John Hilton(12) and Chris Marshall(12). Richard played with a friend of mine in an event at Helsby yesterday and he couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo but today he couldn’t miss. Funny old game.
Well played guys great golf.

Once again there was a 100% Maxitours attendance at this quality Cheshire venue- thank you very much for your reliability.
Yours in Golf,

Nearest the pin 2nd Tony Jennison Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin15th Dean Jagger Dozen AD333

2’s £245 4 pro V1 or 10 srixon per 2
Gary Youall Steve Leavitt Dave Cooper Charlie Cunningham Jim McEwan Graham Davenport Mick Wain x2 John Hilditch Simon Poucher Bob Newcombe Steve Pullman Don Campbell Mike George Paul Woodbine Denis O’Neill Tony Jennison John Hitchenor

Hazel Grove 18-Oct-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Chris Marshall 87 12 FJ Chillout top each
2 Mike George , Caroline George, Don Campbell, Chris Kelly 87 10 Dozen Pro v1 each
3 Pat O’Dowd, Kay Conroy, Simon Conroy, John Hitchenor 86 8 Cutter and Buck shirt each
4 Alan Simpson, Alan Drew, Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron 86 6 Cutter and Buck shirt each
5 Lee Tilley, Dean Jagger, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 84 4 FJ Socks each
6 Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Ben Crompton 82 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Rob Platt, Steve Morfitt, Carl Mollart, Gary Youall 81 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Jim Caldwell, Russell Kaye, Andrew Aherne, Steve Barlow 81
9 Simon Ashton, Duncan Cocker, Chris Hayes, Joe Shelley 80
10= Pete Brown, Andy Yates, Paul Robinson, Phil McCurry 79
10= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Dave Cooper 79
12= Ed Pysden, Ken Jee, Steve Levitt , Simon Moorhouse 78
12= John Hilditch, JP , Safari Dave, Steve Boland 78
12= Roy Ainsworth, Bob Newcombe, Pete Atherton, Mike Verdon 78
12= Bob Kwan, Steve Pinnington, Mark Richardson, Steve Lowe 78
16 Andy Hill, Adrian Waring, Tim Johnson, Mike Stewardson 77
17= Steve Heywood , Richard Wakefield, Graham Davenport, Anthony Clarkson 76
17= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Paul Heap, Paul Butler 76
17= Dave Goodwin, Peter Briggs, Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams 76
20= Simon Hemsley, Garteth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 75
20= Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill, Pete Leonard 75
22= Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Terry Crewe, Tony Lowe 74
22= Kev Hart, Rob Hands, Paul Yearsley, John Buckley 74
24= Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers, Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 73
24= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Rob Higgnbotham, Dave Kelly 73
26 Brian Hopkins, George Bresnahan, Mike Powell, Gary Bresnahan 72
27= Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Charlie Cunningham, Gary Butler 71
27= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Mike Savage, Tony Roberts 71
29 Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth 70
30 Dave Bentley, Nigel Utley, Richard T-Carr, Trevor Nicholson 68
31 Chris Gregory, Christy Beakley, John Oldfield, Mick Wain 67

Dunham Forest start sheet
Thursday 25th October
8.00 Simon Hemsley x4
8.09 Jim Caldwell x4
8.18 Colin Roberts x4
8.27 Ray Jones x4
8.36 Neil Drummond x4
8.45 Brian Greenbank x4
8.54 Ashley Elliott x4
9.03 Chris Adams x4
9.12 Martin Bramwell x4
9.21 Gweneth Bramwell x4
9.30 Peter Maher x4
9.39 Barry Jackson x4 later
9.48 Bev Crute x4
9.57 Mike Stuart x4
10.06 John Hilditch x4
10.15 Paul Fell x4
10.24 Lewis Marland x4
10.33 Mick Mahon x4
10.42 Paul Evans x4
10.51 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.00 Richard Blackwell x4
11.09 Roger Percival x4
11.18 Graham Littler x4
11.27 Jim Clarke x4
11.36 John Hunt x4
11.45 Sam Leach x4
11.54 Richard Williamson x4
12.03 Les Russon x4
12.12 Dave Sully x4
12.21 Dave Blease x4
12.30 Simon Ashton x4
12.39Brian Hopkins x4
12.48 John Wallisx4
12.57 Gav Dixon x4

Nic Hercules x2
Mike George x4
Tom Butler x4 1
James Mooney x4
Neil Edwards x4