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Maxitours at Pleasington
Pleasington was in superb condition for todays high quality Maxitours event.
According to their members the golf course is in the best condition it has ever been. I played here twenty years ago and the greens were disappointing but for the past two years they have been absolutely class. The whole course was pristine.
‘What a course! Those are the best bunkers I have ever played from!’ Said well-travelled five handicapper Tony Jennison.
Thanks to the chef who provided great food throughout the day. He sold at least 30 portions of his excellent curry and chips. ‘I’m shattered’ He told me at the end of the day ‘I didn’t sleep well last night. The wife was snoring. It sounds like a motor boat repair yard in our bedroom. I can’t believe it.’
Train spotter Tom Hughes was in the rough off the tee all day. The only time he hit the short stuff was on the 11thhole when his vicious hook onto the railway line ricocheted back into the centre of the fairway. He made a solid par.
Steve Halliwell never wins a bean but this morning he was nearest the pin in two shots on 18th hole.
He could barely eat his bag of crisps as he sat in the clubhouse watching approach shots narrowly finishing outside his marker. ‘Are we going home Steve ?’ his team asked after four hours. ‘Let me just watch this next group…’ Late in the day Gareth Lewis’ approach nestled three feet from the hole to spoil Steve’s day.
Famous wealthy Bolton dentist Derek Scoular played with Ferrari and Lamborghini driving father and son Colin and Jon Lynch -two of his best clients. There were plenty of bright white teeth on show on the 18th green after the two Lynchs rolled in nice putts on the 18th to pick up 6 points for the team.
In today’s event scores were much better in the morning before the late afternoon rain started to fall.
There were several teams who played at both Clitheroe and Pleasington and winning the two day prize as well as finishing 1st today was the popular team of Gareth Bradley(+2) Ian King(6) Joe Kirwan(6) and John Owen(11) with an excellent 88 points today to add to their 78 at Clitheroe. Well played chaps.
Two day Lancashire Classic.
Gareth Bradley team 166 points
Peter Maher team 162
Mick Mahon team 156
Bramhalls’ Peter Maher(16) Gareth Lewis(10) Nigel Hall (9) and Russell Humphries(14) picked up a Maxitours record equalling nine points on the 7th hole and that helped them finish in 2nd place today.
Davenports Paul Robinson(7) Dave Slater(9) Phil Housley(5) and Charles Waldron Kelly took 3rd place. They had a best of the day 46 points on the front nine before stalling on the tougher back nine.
John Farnsworth plays bad golf on Maxitours most weeks There is not an ounce of fat on him -he looks like a walking one iron. Today he turned up and he looked like he had put on three stone. ‘Ive just taken some gout pills and they’ve made my face swell up!’ explained the likeable Lancastrian.
The new fatter Farnsworth played much better and they were delighted to finish in 4th position
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance yet again.
Nearest the Pin 16th Roy Sinclair Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin in 2 18th Gareth Lewis Doz AD333
2’s £170 4 pro v1s or 9 Srixon AD333 Roy Sinclair Derek Scoular Stuart Blake Paul Robinson x2 Mike Tarrant Steve Halliwell Dave Greenwood Steve Lamont Dave Monk Eugenio Fernandez Kev Doublard
|1||Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, John Owen, Ian King||88||12||Galvin Green insular top|
|2||Peter Maher, Gareth Lewis, Nigel Hall, Russell Humphries||85||10||Maxitours Merino sweater each|
|3||Paul Robinson, Phil Housley, Dave Slater, Charles Waldron- K||84||8||Maxitours Shirt each|
|4||Mick Mahon, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer, Munro Donald||83||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Eugenio Fernandez, Steve Broom, Jerry Salmon, Dave Monk||83||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Nigel Smith, Frank Hindle, Damian Tyzzer-Smith, Nick Howarth||82||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7=||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall, John Hilton||82|
|7=||Roy Sinclair, Simon Greenalgh, Rob Smallman, Nigel Whalley||82|
|9=||Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Karl Stott||81|
|9=||Steve Finnan, Paul Traynor, Rick Margrave, Will Fox||81|
|11=||Sarah Ormrod, Dave Crompton, Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood||80|
|11=||Phil Lockett, Des Kelly, Chris Burrows, Kev Doublard||80|
|13=||Colin Lynch , Jon Lynch, Derek Scoular, Stuart Roache||79|
|13=||Phil Young, Alan Rose, Craig Trantum, Dan Murray||79|
|15||Paul Fell, Nigel Aston, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe||78|
|16=||Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell, Paul Stones, Keith Fenton||77|
|16=||John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey||77|
|16=||Martin Dwyer, James Woodcock, Steve Bennett, Liegh Wiliams||77|
|19=||Bob Kwan, Mark Richardson, Graham Morris, Stu McFarland||76|
|19=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson, Alan Hoy||76|
|21||Steve Lamont, John Fitzsimmons, John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson||75|
|22||Chris Chidley, John Johnson, Tom Hughes, Duncan Cameron||73|
|23||David Carlile, Graham Pike, Nigel Eckersley, Dick Brown||72|
|24||Mike McGoun, Bob Sutton, Jonty Geake, Dave Arthur||70|
|25||Steve Foxcroft, Jamie Foxcroft, David Wilkinson, Stuart Blake||68|
|26||John Newton, John Leonard, Dave Lea, Ian Jackman||67|
Hopwood start times
Thursday 19th September
10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.09 jack Coleman x4
10.18 Jim Clarke x4
10.27 Lewis Marland x4
10.36 Mick Mahon
10.45 Paul Cooper x4
10.54 Dave Stanhope x4
11.03 Martin Bramwell x4
11.12 Pete Dobson x4
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.30 Nigel Hallows x4
11.39 Roger Percival x4
11.48 Peter Maher x4
11.57 Sam Leach x4
12.06 Dave Sully x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Tim Spencer x4
12.33 John Hunt x4
12.42 Brian Hopkins x4
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Mike George x4
1.09 Neil Edwards x4
1.18 Neil Edwards x4
1.27 Paul Fell x4
1.36 Craig Rea x4
1.45 Richard Blackwell x4
1.54 David Smith x4
2,03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 Gaordon Warke x4
2.21 Bill Melia x4
2.30 David Smith x4
2.39 Dave Goodwin x4
2.48 Darren Booth x4
2.57 Lee Tilley x4