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Maxitours at magnificent Manchester Golf Club
Head greenkeeper Matt Shinwell has presented Hopwood in great condition this season and the golf course was really enjoyed by all our players today.
‘That was perfect!’ Declared Rob Kenyon.
‘For September that was amazing!’ Announced Richard Wakefield.
Thanks to everyone at this lovely Club for your hospitality. Steve is a great catering manager and the food and service is possibly the best we get all year.
I have heard some excuses in my time but Jim Hodges is now right up there with the very best. He hit his second shot to 6 inches on the 1st hole and fluffed the tap in. He immediately blamed his hip.
I’m having an operation in the Winter’ He explained.
That will really improve your putting Jim.
Unlucky Mark Saxon had a proper excuse for scoring no points on the stroke index 1. He hit his best drive straight down the middle of the fairway on this tough driving hole. His ball hit the marker post and flew straight left finishing less than a foot in bounds in an unplayable lie!
Good luck to Graham ‘The Pie’ Jackson and all his Heyrose team who play in the Manchester alliance seniors finals day here at Hopwood tomorrow.
Graham was busy making some important notes on his way around:
1 Keep out of the rough.
2 The nearest Greggs bakery is 1.5 miles away in Middleton
There were absolutely no excuses for playing bad golf today. Clear blue skies, perfect fairways and greens, not a breath of wind and warm sunshine on your back. Even Jack Colemans team played well.
As I put the nearest the pin markers out first thing Mark Timperley appeared into view through the early morning mist hitting a large basket of balls on the driving range. He was preparing for his round like a tour pro. He got off to a great start as his team went out in a best of the day 46 points but they could only manage 35 on the tougher back nine. Paul Fells team had an even more spectacular collapse. They were 47 points going out and came home in a paltry 34. The bar was quieter than normal.
Richard Williamsons(12) team took second place late in the day with 85 points. Dave Goodwin(11) has a heart of gold but never looks very happy. He was smiling in the bar after his performance today. ‘Crikey even Daves smiling !’ I joked.
His team reassured me that it was just wind.
Paul Woodbine(9) and Phil Robinson(10) were his teammates.
Three Dave Smiths played today. There were two rubbish ones and then there was Ellesmere’s Dave Smith(8)representing John Kilners(7) team. Smith is a retired professional poker player and he knows the course well. They used their knowledge to great effect today with an excellent 85 points. Smith didn’t have his poker face on as he sat in the bar. He just had a big daft grin as he celebrated with a large San Miguel. Well played chaps. Great score. Tom Baker jnr(12) and retired John Kilner and Tom Baker senior(16) completed the team
Thanks to everyone for your support and integrity. Yours in friendship, Tim.
Congratulations to Tom Dobbins who had a hole in one on the 6thlate in the day.
Nearest the Pin 13th Terry Benson 15 inch Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Nigel Hall 12 inch Doz AD333
2’s £182.50 5 pro v1s or 12 AD333s Jim Kenyon Graham Jackson Simon Hemsley Richard T-Carr Jonny Barton Ian Hellens Stan Devlin Paul Fell Tom Baker jnr Tom Dobbins x2 (hole in one)!!
|1||Tom Baker jnr, Tom Baker snr, John Kilner, Dave Smith||85||12||Galvin Green sleeveless insular|
|2||Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin||85||10||Maxitours FJ Sweater each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, Chris Marshall, Tony Jennison, John Hilton||83||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Nigel Hall, Rob Higginbotham||82||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield, Mike Booth||82||4||Callaway shirt each|
|6||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair||82||2||Maxitours Scorecard holder|
|7=||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon, Pete Ledger||81|
|7=||Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Dave Pixton||81|
|7=||Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, Martin Laing, Tony McNamara||81|
|7=||Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe||81|
|11||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Al Demmy||80|
|12=||Ian Goulty, Chris Brown, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch||78|
|12=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, John Frarnsworth||78|
|12=||Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway, Brian Yardley, Richard Greenhill||78|
|15=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood||77|
|15=||Steve Merricks, Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams||77|
|15=||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Gary Torr||77|
|18=||Maurice Pitcher, Giles Terry, Les Henson, Tom Jarvis||75|
|18=||Craig Rea, Mike Spencer, Matt Spencer, Paul Simpson||75|
|20=||Paul Cooper, Dave Tattershall, Richard T-Carr, Bill Rotherer||74|
|20=||Steve Lamont, Jerry Salmon, Eugenio Fernandez, Dave Smith||74|
|22=||Pete Dobson, Guy Wadsworth, Steve Abbott, Mike Slater||73|
|22=||Sam Leach, Chris Whalley, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton||73|
|24=||Mike George, Stan Devlin, Andy Southworth, Terry Benson||72|
|24=||Rodney Barlow, Jack Clarke, Mark Birtwistle, Ian Nielson||72|
|26=||Tim Spencer, Paul Higgs, Mark Saxon, Brendon Poynts||71|
|26=||Ted Ellis, Tom Dobbins, Alan Brough, Paul Benson||71|
|28||Alison Shipston, James Shipston, Denis O’Neill, James Brown||69|
Maxitours at Helsby
Thursday 26th September
9.55 Simon Hemsley x4
10.04Colin Roberts x4
10.13 Jim Caldwell x4
10.22 Jim Clarke x4
10.31 Lewis Marland x4
10.40 Mick Mahon x4
10.49 Ian lilley x4
10.58 Peter Maher x4
11.06 Sam Leach x4
11.14 Paul Gilbert x4
11.23 Chris Adams x4
11.34 Simon Taylor x4
11.40 Dave Sully x4
11.48 Les Russon x4
11.57 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 Jim Lindsay x4
12.24 Brian Greenbank x4
12.33 Pete Dobson x4
12.42 Nigel Hallows x4
12.51 John Hunt x4
1.00 John Dickenson x4
1.09 Paul Fell x4
1.18 Dave Bentley x4
1.27 Pete Cotton x4
1.36 Paul Rudkin x4
1.45 Simon Ashton x4
1.54 Joe Yates x4
2.03 Richard Blackwell x4
2.12 Dave Goodwin x4
2.30 Brian Hopkins x4
2.48 John Newton x4