Results from Classy Caldy

*Spaces available at Bolton Old Links next Friday 3rd May
Excellent Food is available at Bolton from 8.15 onwards I have spoken to acouple of members and the course is superb at the moment!

Maxitours at Classy Caldy

Caldy Golf Club was the premier setting for todays Maxitours event.
The course is a superb layout and is one of the most enjoyable courses to play in the country. Caldy has everything from rolling parkland to classic links holes and tests every shot in the book. The course was looking nice and green after last nights thunderstorm.
Colin Roberts was impressed.
‘There have been some terrific improvements to pathways and the course looks really tidy’.
Nigel Ashton reported that this was his favourite Maxitours venue ‘It’s a real treat to play here !’ He declared.

The catering at Caldy is perhaps the best on the circuit. My players know how good the food is and well over 100 fantastic meals were served to us throughout the day. Thanks to all players for supporting the caterers so well once again.

Sam Leach is trying to forget about the several putts he missed from inside two feet. If anyone sees him in the next few days please don’t remind him about them.

I’m not sure which golf course Paul Evans was playing today but he told me that every hole he played was into the wind.

Slazenger stopped making their sub standard golf balls nearly ten years ago but Paul Fell found a scruffy mis-shapen old one in the semi rough next to the 12th fairway. He absently tossed it into the nearby stream. Wealthy retired policeman Ian Appleton then appeared around the corner after he hit a vicious hook off the 13th tee.
‘Has anyone seen my ball? He enquired. ‘It’s a Slazenger four, its my lucky ball.’

John Linsky won a Cutter and Buck waterproof top and he picked it up off me today. He forgot to take the clothing pins out and was nearly stabbed to death when he tried to put it on in a hurry during a sudden hailstorm when he was playing the 12th hole.

Third place went to Lymm’s Roger Percival(5) Ed Wilkinson(6) Josh Brand(4) and Pete Atherton(12) (or the incredible Bulk as he is fondly known as by Maxitours players. ) Percival is the best chipper of the ball I have ever seen and he made some great up and downs today. Atherton also loves chips and he celebrated with a large portion in the Clubhouse after his round.

Stockport veteran and all round top man Ian Gemmell(5) who looks well into his sixties, shot four under gross on the tough Caldy back nine to help his team into 2nd spot. Joe Kirwan(6) Bob Coley(11) and David Hall(11) watched on in awe. Good friend Bob Coley had never seen his pal play such magical golf. Well played Ian- superb play from someone so old.

The very likeable quartet on John Hilditch(12) Iain Bartholomew(3) John Owen(11) and Martin Keats(2) were delighted to score 86 points for their first win of the year. They only picked up 5 points in total after two holes but then the putts really started to fall. Well played chaps great golf.

In the overall two day competition Nigel Ashtons team beat Steve Aspinalls team by a single stroke after two great days of stunning links golf. Congratulations to both teams on fine performances!

The final Stuburt Order of Merit will be sent out tomorrow!

2’s £197.50 7 pro v1s or 16 srixon AD333s John Hilditch Iain Bartholomew Martin Keats David Hall Jimmy Booth Tony Preston Paul Evans Andy Stapley Grant Benson

N pin 10th John Atkin Doz AD333
N pin 17th Grant Benson Doz AD333

Caldy 25-Apr-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 John Hilditch, Martin Keats, John Owen, Iain Bartholomew 86 12 Cutter and Buck waterproof top
2 Ian Gemmell, David Hall, Joe Kirwan, Bob Coley 85 10 Maxitours sweater each
3 Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Josh Brand, Pete Atherton 85 8 Dozen Taylor Made TP 5
4 Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 85 6 Dozen Wilson soft feel
5 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 84 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Alan Forber, John Lomgworth 84 2
7 Adie Price, Steve Woods, Dave Parry, Grant Benson 84
8= Mike George, Gordon Tilsey, Chris Icely, Hugh Mulholland 83
8= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, James Brown 83
8= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson 83
8= Pete Dobson, Mark Worsley, Michael Holmes, Ian Smethurst 83
12 John Dickenson, Mark Wright, Dave McDougall, Frank O’Hara 82
13= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Kev Seaton, Rick Cotton 81
13= Sarah Ormrod, Geoff Dykins, Dave Greenwood, Mick Gorrill 81
15= Stuart Reynolds, Bob Eastwood, Ian Fensom, Ray Mills 80
15= Mike Dean, Karem Dean, Pete Tomlinson, Mike Masser 80
17= Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron, John Egerton, Eric Robinson 79
17= David Kelly, John Atkin, Stuart Blake, David Wilkinson 79
17= Kevin Hart, Jimmy Booth, John Anderton, Paul Yearsley 79
17= Jim Lindsay, Alan Booth, Barrie Simpson, Andy Stapley 79
21= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Martin Higgins 78
21= Steve Lamont, Doug Broadstock, John Linsky, Eugenio Fernadez 78
23 Andy Strickley, Mark Earldey, Andy Taylor, Kevin Hodgson 75
24 Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Iain Appleton, Pete Fotherington 74
25 Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews 73
26 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Bob Chester, Chris Walley 72
27 Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth 71
28 Andrew Cox, Tony Kulkowski, Mike Knight, Brian Jones 70
Fairhaven prizes 25-April-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 85 12 Wilson dri cart bag
2 Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Hoy 85 10 Wilson Cart bag
3 Mike Tarrant, Steve Aspinall, Steve Halliwell, Paul Stones 84 8 Wilson Wedge each
4 Mark Boler, Mike Budd, Mark Hudson, Dave Lloyd 84 6 Dozen Wilson Duo balls each
5 Mark Worsley, Ian Moss, Pete Moss, Amanda Moss 83 4 Dozen Wilson soft feel each
6 Paul Wrigley, Gav Sutcliffe, Ken Hardy, Steve Barker 82 2
Overall scores 25-April-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 169
2 Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Hoy 168
3 Ian Gemmell, Eric Roylance, Joe Kirwan, Bob Coley 162
4 Kev Hart, Jim Booth, John Anderton, Paul Yearsley 160
5 Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth 146

9.00-11.50 1.30-3
9.00 Colin Roberts x4
9.09 Simon Hemsley x4
9.18 Brian Greenbank x4
9.27 Jim Clarke x4
9.36 Chris Adams x4
9.45 Paul Browne x4
9.54 Jack Coleman x4
10.03 Lewis Marland x4
10.12 Mick Mahon x4
10.21 Jim Lindsay x4
10.30Peter Maher x4
10.39Peter Dobson x4
10.48 Dave Goodwin x4
10.57 Roger Percival x4
11.06 John Hilditch x4
11.15 Nigel Hallows x4
11.23 Dave Sully x4
11.31 Les Russon x4
11.40 Sam Leach x4
11.48 Simon Poucher x4
11.56 Dave Bentley x4
1.30 Ian Hellens x4
1.39 Simon Maxwell x4
1.48 Brian Hopkins x4
1.57 Paul Fell x4
2.06 M Gibson x4 early
2.15 John Dickenson x4
2.33 Neil Edwards x4
2.42Neil Edwards x4
2.51 Dave Tonge x4
3.00 Olivier Troalen x4
3.09 Dave Griffiths x4
3.18 Lee Tilley x4