*Room for 2 teams at Pleasington this Thursday (early and late time available)
Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe
Once the atmospheric early morning Autumn fog lifted then wall to wall sunshine greeted Maxitours competitors at Clitheroe today. The course is a beauty and a firm favourite with our players. Even Barrie Simpson went home happy.
Rachel the new bar ‘person’ is the best in the business and Secretary manager Susan is a real pleasure to deal with. Paul McEvoy is also a top pro and his shop is brilliant. He has even more stock than I have in the back of my car.
Graham Jackson is famous throughout the North West for his love of pies. He never misses an event if there is a decent pie shop on-route. He will even make a twenty-mile detour if a highly rated pie shop is not too far away.
There is a sign on the back of his car. ‘No pies kept in this vehicle overnight.’
He has recently started eating fruit as he tries to change his pie loving image and at the same time wean himself off the shortcrust pastry Today he even refused to have the famous Clitheroe steak and ale pie after play.
‘Its ok I’m full up after my banana.’ He claimed in the bar.
After a couple of pints of bud-light he set off for home in convoy with his team mates however they lost eye contact with him at the roundabout next to the local Blackburn McDonalds drive thru.
Roy Ainsworth was aiming to win a pair of socks playing with Barrie Simpsons team. ‘A pair of socks is all I could ever think of winning with this hopeless crowd. I need a new pair as my old ones have worn out carrying Barrie around.’
Tony O’Donnell seems like a nice fella and he had never played Maxitours before. He entered the twos sweep. They had a record eight 2’s between the four of them. Unfortunately, it was a desperate eight 2 pointers as the finished in last place with 58 points. He did manage a ‘real two’ on the 5th and that earned him 24 balls.
The 17th hole is a cracker and even though it was playing just 135 yards long plenty of teams really struggled.
Unsurprisingly Barrie Simpson’s team scored 1 point but it was Mick Mahons team who gave us the best display of terrible golf as they actually failed to score. A couple of his team were actually getting strokes as well. After decent tee shots one of the quartet thinned his simple bunker shot into the steam, another putted from the fringe into the greenside bunker and to cap it all Mick hit his putt into the stream.
Third place went to Knutsford businessman Jim Clarke(10). He teamed up with Abersoch’s Pete Ledger(17) Turtons Dave Greenwood(11) and the pie eater(6). They had a solid 80 points.
Gavin Spencer(15) had a strange day. He arrived wearing one of the worst golf sweaters I have ever seen in my 32 years in the golf business. It looked like the board out of the popular 1980’s game show ‘blockbusters’. All Team mate Rob Kenyon could whisper at registration was ‘embarrassing.’ Gav also had a two but forgot to enter the sweep. He then went home distraught after he thought his team would finish middle of the field with 81 points. Incredibly they were leading for most of the day and he goes home with a very useful prize- a new sweater…
Chorltons likeable quartet of Dave Griffiths(14) Police dog handler Andy Hall(5), Chris Bracchi(14), and Hugh Bilbey(20) were all surprised and delighted to win with just 81 points. Despite yellow tees and preferred lies this course still takes some playing and these four were up to the job.
Well played chaps, great victory.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance. Outstanding.
Yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 5th Chris Adams Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Mike Priestley Doz AD333
2’s sweep £220 11 pro v1s or 24 srixon ad333’s per 2!
Stuart Blake Chris Adams Sarah Ormrod Harvey Mattison (this is not a mis-print) Pete Walters Tony O’Donnell
|1||Dave Griffiths, Andy Hall, Chris Bracchi, Hugh Bilbey||82||12||Galvin Green sleeveless insular|
|2||Les Russon, Mike Priestley, Rob Kenyon, Gav Spencer||81||10||Maxitours FJ sweater top each|
|3||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Dave Greenwood, Pete Ledger||80||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthingon, Steve Marsh||79||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Mick Grainge, Luke Francis, Marty Parsons, Don White||79||4||Doz Srixon AD333 each|
|6||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Gareth Bradley||78||2||Maxitours card holder each|
|7||Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, Tony Murgath, John Hilton||78|
|8=||Peter Maher, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall, Rob Higginbotham||77|
|8=||John Dickenson, Pete Newey, Peter Griggs, Mike Dempsey||77|
|8=||Steve Halliwell, Mike Tarrant, James Wilson, Steve Aspinall||77|
|8=||Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Mark Hughes||77|
|8=||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Mark Morris, Callum Cook||77|
|8=||Tim Spencer, Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs, Mark Saxon||77|
|14=||Brian Greenbank, Andy Ratray, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers||76|
|14=||Paul Cooper, Dave Tattershall, Giles Terry, Bill Rotherer||76|
|14=||Pete Dobson, Mark Worsley, Pete Moss, Mike Slater||76|
|17=||Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, John Atkin, David Wilkinson||74|
|17=||Pete Walters, Shok Misra, Trevor Rathbone, Brendan Poynts||74|
|19=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Gary Hodkinson||73|
|19=||Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, Martin Laing, Tony McNamara||73|
|21=||Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson , Mark Morris, Mike Verdon||72|
|21=||Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Graham Keys, Mike Sutton||72|
|21=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Paul Heap, Alf Shillitoe||72|
|21=||Mike George, Stan Devlin, Andy Southworth, Terry Benson||72|
|21=||Mick Jones, Dan Moss, PeterAllen, Dave Beswick||72|
|26||Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Anthony Bloor||71|
|27||Ed Pysden, Bernie Mullins, Ken Jee, Richard Payne||67|
|28||Chih Hu, Mike Serrage, Tony O’Donnell, Colm Leonard||58|
Maxitours at Pleasington
Thursday 12th Sept
9.30 Gareth Bradley x4
9.48 john Newton x4
9.57 Mike Tarrant x4
10.06 Chris Chidley x4
10.15 Steve Foxcroft x4
10.24 Bob Sutton x4
10.33 Nigel Jenkins x4
10.42 Mick Mahon x4
10.51 Jim Rymer x4
11.00 Paul Robinson x4
11.09 Phil young x4
11.18 Bob Kwan x4
11.27 Nigel smith x4
11.36 Steve Finnan x4
11.45 Steve Finnan x4
11.54 Roy Sinclair x4
12.03 Kev Hart x4
12.12 Peter Maher x4
12.21 Richard Blackwell x4
1.30 Steve Aspinall x4
1.39 David Carlisle x4
1.48 Nigel Hallows x4
1.57 Paul Fell x4
2.06 Steve Lamont x4
2.15 Steve Lamont x4