Maxitours at heavenly Helsby

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Maxitours at heavenly Helsby

It was another great day for Maxitours players at Helsby in the heart of Cheshire. Whilst heavy overnight rain had closed many of the North Wests’ finest courses this cracking parkland treat had superbly prepared greens and tees and was well and truly open!

PGA professional Chris Cousins is brilliant and 4 of our players needed to cancel unless I could get them out very early this morning. Chris came in to work especially to welcome them at 7.30am and then returned home to do the school run with his young family.
Top class service – thanks Chris

The caterers and bar staff at Helsby are also exceptional.

Most players managed to get around in just less than four hours – many thanks for your consideration of your fellow golfers- brilliant!!

Roy Ainsworth used his skill with a wedge to fish his ball out of the stream to the left of the 16th fairway He had struggled to get his ball in the hole all day but as he flicked his ball out of the ditch it flew down a drainage pipe and disappeared forever.
‘Just my luck’ Complained the extremely well liked Antrobus man.
‘His golf went down the drain years ago.’ Chuckled team mate Brian Ankers.

Portly Pete Atherton is a bit confused.
He was looking slightly slimmer than normal so I gave him a rare compliment.
‘Looking good Pete -how have you lost that belly?’
‘I’ve given up Diet Coke.’. He replied.

Martin Higgins is away on a cruise next week. His pinnacle had a little cruise of its own down the water hazard on the tough 6th hole.

Scoring was tough with very little run on the excellent fairways and subtle slopes on the greens.

Pete Dobson has had a few poor finishes recently but things were much better today as his team collected 82 points to earn a 4th place finish. Mark Worsley(5) Michael Barnes(18) and Dave Briggs(9) were his talented team mates.

Jim Caldwell(11) is as competitive as ever and his team of Bob Picthall(14) Pete Maxwell(11) and Dave Thomas(17) picked up shots on the 17th and 18th holes when all around them teams were throwing points away like confetti. They finished 3rd.

Paul Fell(4) is a great bloke and he had his ‘A team out today. They had their best round for three months to take 2nd place with 83 points.
‘I’m not blaming Nigel Ashton(12) but he did hit it out of bounds when he had a shot on the 17th ‘ Reported the competitive Welshman.
Ian Venables(13) and Ben Kinsey(4) also played nicely.

Bramalls Les Russon is another lovely man and he had an amazing day on the links. He had a Maxitours first when he won both nearest the pins. (His first shot hit the flag and finished 3 inches away and on the 18th hole his ball trickled agonisingly past the hole) His team mates Bramall Captain Ian Handy(12) Rob Kenyon(15) ad Dave Williams(13) made the most of Les’ form and all contributed to a narrow victory.

Well played chaps!
Thanks for your support, Tim.

Nearest the Pin 11th Les Russon Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 18th Les Russon Doz AD333

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Jim Caldwell Munro Donald Jim Hodges Pete Maxwell Alison Shipston Dave Wainwright John Hewison James Stafford

Helsby 26-Sept-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Ian Handy 83 12 Galvin wind top each
2 Paul Fell, Ben Kinsey, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables 83 10 FJ sweater each
3 Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, Pete Maxwell, Dave Thomas 82 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Pete Dobson, Mark Worsley, Mike Barnes, Dave Briggs 82 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Richard Blackwell, Chris Marshall, Tony Jennison, John Hilton 81 4 Callaway shirt each
6 Brian Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Steve Marsh 79 2 Maxitours yardage chart each
7= Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher 79
7= Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton 79
7= John Dickenson, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Peter Griggs 79
10= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Andy Faulkner, Munro Donald 78
10= Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, John Delaney, Dave Crompton 78
12= Jim Clarke, Jonny Lord, Jim Kenyon, Pete Ledger 76
12= Chris Adams, Mike Sutton, Paul Allen, Richard Johnson 76
12= Sam Leach, Chris Whalley, Jim Hodges, Ted Broady 76
15= Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Gareth Bradley 75
15= Jim Lindsay, Andy Stapley, Paul Young, Koos Alders 75
15= Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Drew Buchanan, John Morton 75
15= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones , Dan Moss, Richard Booth 75
19= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Kevin Seaton, Johnny Bassey 74
19= John Newton, Daryl Codling, Mark Geraty, James Stafford 74
21 Dave Bentley, Tony Andrews, Steve Gibbons, Trevor Nicholson 73
22 Alison Shipston, James Shipston, Joan Hughes, Chris McEwan 72
23 Mike Kirchin, Chris Brown, Richard Waterfield, Matt Nelstrup 71
24= Ian Lilley, Ged Bradshaw, Chris Norburn, John Brooks 70
24= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Greg Davies 70
24= Simon Taylor, Mike Savage, Keith Rigby, Ian Mayer 70
24= Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson, Cliff Niceguy, Brian Ankers 70
28 Pete Cotton, Graham Turner, Ed Cotton, John Hewison 69

Leigh Golf Club Friday 4th October

9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Jim Clarke x4
9.36 Ed Pysden x4
9.44 Barry Wilson x4
9.54 Bob Eastwood x4
10.03 Rob Weston x4
10.12 Chris Adams x4
10.21 Lewis Marland x4
10.30 Nathan Evans x4
10.39 Mick Mahon
10.48 John Dickenson x4
10.57 Dave Stanhope x4
11.06 Peter Maher x4
11.15 Ian Hellens x4
11.24 Simon Poucher x4
11.33 Barrie Simpson x4
11.42 Roger Percival x4
11.51 Nigel Hallows x4
12.00 Les Russon x4
12.09 Simon Taylor x4
12.18 Dave Tongue x4
12.27 Dave Goodwin x4
12.36 Barry Jackson x4
12.45 Pete Dobson x4
12.54 Bri Hopkins x4
1.03 Neale Laurent x4
1.12 Joe Yates x4
1.21 David Smith x4
1.30 Bernard Wood x4
1.39 Steve Parle x4
1.48 Bill Melia x4
1.57 Gary Parle x4
2.06 David Smith x4
2.15 Lee Tilley x4