Maxitours at super Stockport

Maxitours at Super Stockport

Stockport was the latest premier Cheshire Club to host Maxitours today.
This is one of the friendliest Clubs we visit with tremendous catering and professional staff who always look after my guys really well throughout the day- many thanks to everyone!

The course looks set to be excellent this Summer and Knutsford Steve Foxcroft loved the lush turf.
‘The fairways were superb, I had new shoes on today and I was floating down the beautiful Stockport fairways.’

Nigel Hallows could play well in the next few weeks – he lost his lob wedge. He has had it for about three years and hasn’t hit a good shot with it yet. If you found it on the Stockport course I would throw it in the nearest bin and do him a favour.

Joe Farmer had a caddy for the first time ever as his pal kindly carried his bags. He actually looked like a good golfer from a distance as he strode down the first fairway with his best mate trying to keep up. Unfortunately, the assistance didn’t improve his golf at all and he finished in his usual position near the bottom of the field.

When I played a season on the challenge tour another English player who was nearly as bad as me had a caddy who went by the nickname of cornflake (that was all he could afford to eat due to his man’s bad play). One night Cornflake had a fight with another caddy who broke his nose. Somebody then christened this Caddy ‘crunchy’ (because ‘Crunchy nutted Cornflake’). I think Crunchy and Cornflake are still caddying on tour.

In todays event top tax accountant Ian Smethurst handed me one of the worst marked scorecards I have ever seen -it was almost totally illegible – if anyone fancies him as their accountant, I will give you his number.

Wilmslow’s Paul Dalby(5) and Barney Ross(6) returned to form teaming up with John Hilton(13) and Richard Blackwell(12). They had a tremendous closing nine of 46 points to sneak into third spot.

Carden Parks’ Ben Kinsey(4), Ex headmaster Nigel Ashton(13), Dave Cooper(16) and Paul Fell(4) took 2nd place with 86 points. I watched Fell and Kinsey both made great birdies on the last to boost their score.

Vale Royals’ well-dressed Mark Hagarty(13) teamed up with his three team mates to take first place today with an excellent score of 88 points. Heyrose legend Graham Jackson(5) always looks like he’s been dragged through a hedge backwards but he got the team off to a great start with a birdie on possibly the toughest opening hole in Cheshire. Pete Ledger(17) and Jim Clarke(10) both contributed well and a cheer from his team reverberated around the Clubhouse when Clarke roiled in a birdie on the short 16th hole. Well played chaps, great golf!

Thanks to all who played today, I hope you enjoyed your golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 11th Ian Walters Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th Ian Bartholomew Dozen Ad333
2’s £195 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333s
Chris Brown Iain Bartholomew Kev Hart Ste Cooke Don Campbell Chris Kelly Alan Reid Tony McGuiness Jim Hodges Nigel Jenkins Mike Fearns Graham Jackson Barney Ross Steve Blakeway Nathan Pugh Neil Wiliamson Mark Worsley

Stockport 1-Apr-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Mark Hagarty, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 88 12 Footjoy chill out top each
2 Nigel Ashton, Paul Fell, Dave Cooper, Ben Kinsey 86 10 Dozen taylor made TP balls each
3 Richard Blackwell, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, John Hilton 85 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Dave Fidler, Gavin Spencer 85 6 Callaway shirt each
5 John Hilditch, JP, Steve Grant, Iain Bartholomew 84 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Ian Hellens, Nathan Pugh, Paul Hammond, Steve Blakeway 84 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Malc Thorniley, Dave Heaton, Chris Swallow, Patrick Whitby 82
7= Kev Hart, Steve Cook , Dave Tat, Pat O’Dowd 82
7= Mike George, Don Campbell, James Callow, Chris Iceley 82
7= Dean Jagger, Alan Entwistle, Andy Dunster, Lee Rowbottom 82
11= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Nick Ford, Dave Pearson 81
11= Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, Chris Brown 81
11= John Longworth, Geoff Bruce, Gary Neiles, Alan Forber 81
14= Nigel Hallows, Dave Coffey, Dave Compton, Geoff Dykins 80
14= Dave Sully, Richard Wakefield, Ian Appleton, Steve Heywood 80
14= Simon Willway, Laurie Heal, Jim Spears, Mike Fearns 80
14= Pete Dobson, Mark Worsley, Ian Smethurst, Mark Grundy 80
18 Bob Mottershead, John Dickenson, Keith Workman, Steve Light 78
19= Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Andy Oakes, Richard Johnson 77
19= Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Dave Pearson, Alan Reid 77
21= Rob Weston, Tony Andrews, Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Webb 76
21= Ed Pysden, Ken Jee, Tony McGuiness, Graham Wagster 76
21= Andrew Cox, Brian Johnson, Steve Howson, Dave Ackroyd 76
24 Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 74
25 Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves 73
26= Peter Maher, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall, Martin Higgins 72
26= Andrew Hill, Dave Stewardson, Joe Shelley, Adrian Waring 72
28 Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Brian Fisher, Nigel Jenkins 67

Knutsford start times
Thursday 4th April

8.40 Colin Roberts x4
8.49 Bob Picthall x4
11.00 Simon Hemsley x4
11.09 Phil Vokes x3 Pete Fotheringham x1
11.18. Brian Greenbank x4
11.27 Dave Blease x4
11.36 Koos Alders x4
11.45 Paul Fell x4
11.54 John Hunt x4
12.03 Roger Percival x4
12.21 Jim Clarke x4
12.30 Les Russon x4
12.39 Peter Maher x4
12.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.57 Dave Sully x4