Space just come free at Dunham for 2 or 4 players!!
Maxitours at pristine Prestbury
A great day was enjoyed by all in today’s first Maxitours Charity Open. Prestbury Golf Club was a fitting venue and it just keeps getting better and better. The golf course was in tremendous condition for mid-October. Is Head green keeper Mark Crossley the best in the country? It is very close.
Well-spoken James Brown politely reported: ‘The course was lovely and I’ve had a lovely day. Thank you very much Tim.’
The caterers did a roaring trade throughout the day and the fare looked and tasted superb.
Thanks to everyone for supporting these great charities (MS, Operation Smile, East Cheshire Hospice). We have raised over £2500 today and three cheques for well over £800 each were put in the post by the Prestbury secretary before close of play today! Brilliant.
Regular player and all-around good guy John Hunt quite rightly pointed out: ‘We are so blessed to be able to play golf on a day like this and be able to help people less fortunate than ourselves.’
Unlucky Bob Sutton is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and is always first to the bar- a real gent. He had a bad day today as he had to come in off the course after five holes with a touch of bronchitis. As he put his Clubs away the boot then slammed on his head and there was a trickle of blood down his nose. Bob recovered with a quiet cigarette on the balcony and his mild bronchitis seemed to improve.
Darren Bridge had a great score last week. I couldn’t read my handwriting so his name came out in the results as Darren Brady. He was upset and asked me to make sure it was spelt correctly. Darren’s team finished last this week.
‘Leave me as Darren Brady please Tim’ He begged.
Colin Roberts won the nearest the pin on the 168 yard 7th hole. He took his driver and flushed it. Thanks to Eddie Ellis from JP and Brimelow estate agents for his sponsorship. One of the good guys.
There was a wide variety of scores in today’s event. 87 points was enough to win for talented Richard Blackwell but Mike Kirchins team could only scrape together 64 points.
Wilmslow’s Phil Vokes(3) Simon Wells(7) Barney Ross(6) and Paul Dalby(6) took the early lead with 85 points which looked as though it would be good enough to win.
That score was matched by Steve Heywood’s(6) team . Steve was playing with wife Janet(10) , Richard Wakefield(15) and respected Mellor Captain Graham Davenport(9). If Wakefield is playing an average round they call him Richard. If he plays his usual rubbish he is referred to as ‘Dick.’ Today he was ‘Ricardo’ and played the tough 12th , 13th and 14th holes in one under.
Late in the day Pete Newey finished his round and reported ‘Those guys behind were peppering the pin!’ Sure enough Richard Blackwell(12) had a huge smile on his face when he entered the Clubhouse as their team had ten gross birdies between them to score 87 points. Tony Jennison(4), John Hilton(12) and Chris Marshall(13) all ‘Had one of those days’
Well played chaps. Thanks to everyone for your amazing support.
That was a great day.
2’s £100 3 Pro v1s each or 7 srixons Ian Hellens Steve Blakeway Ceri Hiscox Jim Clarke Jim Kenyon Paul Dalby Janet Heywood James Cash x2
Nearest the pin 7th Colin Roberts Titleist golf bag provided by JP AND Brimelow
Nearest the pin 17th Gareth Bradley Dozen GMAC Srixon z star balls donated by Graeme McDowell
|1||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Chris Marshall||87||12||Latest Titliest 4 Carry bag each|
|2||Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Richard Wakefield||85||10||Cleveland wedge each|
|3||Paul Dalby, Simon Wells, Phil Vokes, Barney Ross||85||8||Galvin Green shirt each|
|4||Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley, Ian King||81||6||Dozen Pro v1s each|
|5||Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jim Hodges, Pete Mills||80||4||Dozen Wilson Professional balls|
|6||Brian Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Mike Spencer||80||2||Round for 4 at Llangollen Golf Club|
|7||Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Andrew Aherne, James Cash||79||Round for 4 at Hazel Grove Golf Club|
|8=||Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon||78||Round for 4 at Davyhulme Park|
|8=||Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Nigel Hallows, Wayne Harper||78|
|10=||Mike Holmes, Mark Worsley, Steve Williams, Ian Smethurst||77|
|10=||Dave Rhodes, Gary Torr, Dave Sarsfield, Lee Tilley||77|
|10=||Kevan Hawkins, Arthur Albiston, Peter Maxwell, Gary Milne||77|
|13||Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnworth||76|
|14=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper||74|
|14=||Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Norrie Irwin, Steve Blakeway||74|
|16||Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher, Charles Beadle||71|
|17=||Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs, Tim Spencer, Brendan Poynts||70|
|17=||Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, Phil Sellen||70|
|19||Alison Shipston, James Shipston, James Brown, John Hunt||69|
|20=||John Horsley, David Jones, Phil Smeathers, Ceri Hiscox||68|
|20=||Cath Rawthore, Rachel Horsley, Suzy Maxwell, Letty Whitehead||68|
|22||Nigel Clowes, Munro Donald, Swamy Narayama, Kieron Hunt||66|
|23||Mike Kirchin, Andy Graham, Mike Wilkinson, Darren Bridge||64|
Maxitours Pairs at Dunham Forest
Thursday 24th October
8.00 Simon Hemsley x4
8.09 Jim Clarke x4
8.18 Rob Platt x4
8.27 Mike Kirchin x4
8.45 Pete Fotheringham x4
8.54 Steve Aspinall x4
9.03 Mike George x4
9.12 Adam Carolan x4
9.30 Lewis Marland x4
9.39 Dave Stanhope x4
9.48 Charlie Beadle x4
9.57 Chris Lister x2 Peter Dobson x2
10.06 Dave Bentley x4
10.15 Mick Mahon x4
10.24 Lee Tilley x4
10.33 Paul Evans x4
10.42 John Hilditch x4
10.51 Koos Alders x4
11.00 Nigel Hallows x4
11.09 Jerry Salmon x2 Pete Cotton x2
11.18 Roger Percival x4
11.27Les Russon x4
11.36 Steve Lamont x4
11.45 Paul Fell x4
11.54 John Hunt x4
12.03Neil Edwards x4
12.12 Neil Edwards x4
12.21 Gary Neiles x4
12.30 Dave Blease x4
12.39Dave Goodwin x4
12.48 Richard Blackwell x4
12.57Brian Hopkins x4