Maxitours at Superb Stockport

Maxitours at super Stockport

Despite a gloomy forecast a beautifully mild and dry day greeted Maxitours golfers at Stockport Golf Club today. The course has stood up incredibly well to heavy rain yesterday and this was down to recent excellent drainage work at this elite Cheshire Club.

Premiership referee Mike Dean did a quick pitch inspection before he teed off ‘It is very, very dry out there.’ he declared.
Mike Wainwright was amazed by the condition of the course ‘I wasn’t too sure how wet it would be but it was amazingly good’ he beamed. ‘Those greens were firm and very true.’
Six handicapper Barney Ross described the course as ‘Simply Superb.’

Thanks to caterers Paul and Tina for their tremendous bacon butties. For some strange reason I have called Tina by the wrong name for the last ten years and today she informed me that her name wasn’t Sue. She is such a nice person it doesn’t seem to bother her.

Chocolate loving Pete Knowles loves Christmas but his day got off to a bad start when his wife nicked his chocolate from his Cadbury Advent calendar this morning. He also hit a Selection of bad shots on the course and ended up in the Roses.

There were some large forces in play on the course today as Big Alex Harmon was proudly wearing his new Nike Compression golf top which threatened to cut off the blood supply to his brain. The compression top did come in very handy however when he had to squeeze his way into the tight revolving door as he attempted to make his way out of the Clubhouse.

John Hilditch claimed his balls for making a two in a recent event. ‘You owe me eight balls and there is no need to check your records, you have my word as an estate agent.’ Said the famous Hale property man. I tried to gazump him by throwing in one of my old used ones.

Scoring was incredibly tight in today’s event with just four shots separating the top thirteen teams. Taking 3rd place was the likeable Mick Mahon(23) team from Blackburn. Steady Richard Palmer(10), solid John Farnsworth(23) and erratic Frank Hindle(15) all contributed well.

Bramall Captain Mike Spencer(12) led his team into 2nd place when they picked up an excellent 45 points on the back nine. Ian King(8), Gareth Bradley(+1) and Simon Hemsley(10) all did their bit.

Taking first place was Rob Kenyon’s(16) team also from Bramall. They dedicated their win to team Captain and terrific bloke Les Russon who is recovering well after a recent illness. Simon Burgess(18), Steve Merricks(5) and John Stockdale (17) all came in at least nine times. Well played chaps great win.

Thanks to everyone for your integrity you know that even if the forecast is poor the sun always shines on my Maxitours players.
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 11th hole Gareth Bradley Doz Srixon AD333
Nearest the Pin 18th hole Paul Dalby Doz Srixon AD333
2’s £127 .50 19 srixon AD333 or 9 pro v1s per 2 Ed Wilkinson Iain Bartholomew Nathan Pugh Ged Keary

Stockport 06-Dec-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks, John Stockdale 85 12 FJ Chillout top each
2 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer, Ian King 84 10 Stuburt endurance top each
3 Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 84 8 AUR Shirt each
4 Neil Lingwood, Gav Spencer, Chris Macklin, Dave Fiddler 84 6 AUR Shirt each
5 John Hilditch, JP , Ian Bartholomew, Dave Mackey 83 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson 83 2
7= Phil Vokes, Barney Ross, Paul Dalby, Rob Anderson 82
7= Brian Yardley, Ian Hellens, Nathan Pugh, Steve Blakeway 82
9= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Mike Lowe 81
9= Dave Goodwin, Alex Jerman, Richard Williamson, Saj Hashmi 81
9= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington 81
9= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 81
9= Jim Cox, Ian George, Dave Collinson, Jack Meredith 81
14 Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 80
15= Jim Caldwell, Lee Charnley, Bob Picthall, Peter Griggs 79
15= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Brian Greenbank 79
15= Mike Dean, Mike Masser, Pete Tomlinson, Neil Swarbrick 79
18= Ged Keary, Rob Harris, Andrew Pennie, Paul Waring 78
18= Craig Rea, David Gill, Eric Healy, John Webb 78
20 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Rob Higginbotham 76
21 Mike Savage, Keith Rigby, Terry Hines, Tony Roberts 75
22 Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill, Liz Halliwell 65

Warrington start sheet
Wednesday 12th Dec 11am shotgun start

1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Roy Ainsworth x4
2a Dave Blood x4
2b Phil Vokes x4
3 Sam Leach x4
4 Pete Maher x4.
5 Paul Rudkin x4.
6 Dave Sully x4
7Paul Fell x4
8a Mick Mahon x4
8bLewis Marland x4
9 John Hilditch x4
10a Rob Weston x4.
10b David Kelly x4
11a Roger Percival x4
11b Les Russon x4
12 Nigel Hallows x4
13 Brian Hopkins x4
14a Jim Clarke x4.
14b Richard Blackwell x4
15ab Neil Edwards x4
16 Ashley Elliot x4
17a Jim Caldwell x4
17b Ian Hellens x4
18aSimon Hemsley x4
18b Bev Crute x4