*Next week at Dunham on Thursday is £27.50 per person rather than £25 as incorrectly advertised
Maxitours at truly fantastic Fairhaven
Wow! What a great day to play golf at Fairhaven. Not a drop of rain, a challenging seaside breeze and superb greens ensured a great tournament was enjoyed by all.
The Clubhouse has been fully refurbished and is now one of the best in the North West. Many thanks to all the friendly Fairhaven staff for your terrific hospitality.
Steve Reed played like Eddie Pepperell today. The European Tour golfer got fined last week as he ran out of golf balls and Steve was heading the same way before he discovered a tatty molitor ball in the rough to keep his dismal round alive.
It was great to see Roger Percival and his Lymm team travelling to Fairhaven . Roger is a lovely man and a very intelligent golfer. He plans ahead and always puts on a little bit of weight this time of year to see him insulated on the golf course through the cold winter. Good thinking Roger.
Steve Foxcroft and his Knutsford team were delighted with both the food and service at the exceptional half way house. The attractive waitress greeted the quartet of seventy year old golfers as they came off the 9th green ‘What do you young boys want?’. She asked them.
With 16 holes in play everyone played two extra holes and these varied in difficulty. After much working out final scores were adjusted to reflect this. (Teams scored an average of 4.5 points per hole throughout the day. The toughest holes for teams to score on throughout the day were 6th (3.4) 17th (3.9) 7th (4.0) and 9th (4.0) and the easiest holes were 5th (5.5) 8th (5.25) 12th (5.25) and 4th (5) holes. Teams playing the tougher holes were given extra shots and vice-versa)
Scoring was exceptionally close. Ashton in Makerfield’s Neil Edwards(7) Ste Woods(17) Adie Price(12) and Jimmy McEwan(7) took 3rd place with 86 points. ‘These lads can’t play any better than that’ Observed likeable team Captain Neil.
Heyrose superstars Ian Hellens(11), Alan Morris(11), Steve Blakeway(2) and Phil McCurry(18) were popular winners and they took first place with 87 points. This score was matched by Withingtons Martin Keats(3), Brian Hopkins(6), Steve Marsh(8) and Neil Worthington(17) also on 87 points but Hellens team managed to win the card play off.
After working out all the adjusted scores I am going to bed.
Thanks to everyone for your support today. I had just one cancellation this morning which is unusual from my classy players. Thanks to everyone else for your character and integrity I am sure you were rewarded with a great day on the links.
Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 10th Roger Percival Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Tony Andrews Doz AD333
2’s sweep £112.50 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon per 2
Paul Woodbine Neil Edwards x2 Ste Woods Jim Hodges Steve Aspinall Brian Hopkins Martin Keats Roger Percival Pete Tomlinson
|1||Ian Hellens, Alan Morris, Steve Blakeway, Phil McCurry||87||12||FJ lambswool maxitours sweater|
|2||Brian Hopkins, Neil Worthington, Martin Keats, Steve Marsh||87||10||FJ Maxitours shirt each|
|3||Neil Edwards, Ste Woods, Adie Price, Jimmy McEwan||86||8||Under Armour shirt each|
|4||Jon Hudson, Mick Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blaine||85||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Ken Jee||84||4||Callaway shirt each|
|6||Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Jim Ainscough, Alan Forber||84||2|
|7=||David Kelly, Neil McKinlay, Jim Kenyon, Stuart Blake||84|
|7=||Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Peter Griggs||84|
|7=||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Norrie Irwin, Pete Ledger||84|
|10||John Harker, Chris Bland, Steve Starr, Brian Smith||83|
|11=||Alf Shilltoe, Gareth Winston, Neale Laurent, Lee Merson||82|
|11=||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, , Tony Jennison||82|
|13=||Sam Leach, Johnny Barton, Pete Mills, Jim Hodges||81|
|13=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mark Hughes||81|
|15||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton||80|
|16||Mike Kirchin, Matt Nelstrop, Pete Tomlinson, Carl Kennedy||79|
|17=||Steve Foxcroft, Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews||78|
|17=||Nigel Hallows, Mick Gorrill, Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod||78|
|19=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer||76|
|19=||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Andy Williamson, Dave Marchant||76|
|19=||Steve Lamont, Eugenio Fernadez, John Lynsky, Jerry Salmon||76|
|19=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson, Alan Hoy||76|
Maxitours at Dunham Forest
£27.50 per player
1 Colin Roberts x4
1b Si Hemsley x4
2 Jim Clarke x4
4 Lewis Marland x4
4 Mick Mahon x4
5 John Hunt x4
6 Paul Fell x4
6 Adam Carolan x4
7 Gary Owen x4
7 John Hilditch x4
8 Les Russon x4
9 Dave Sully x2 Charlie Beadle x2
9b Nigel Hallows x4
10 Roger Percival x4
11a Richard Blackwell x4
11b Bri Hopkins x4
12 Gary Neiles x4
12 Dave Goodwin x4
13 Paul Dalby x4
14a Koos Alders x4
14b Dave Blease x4
15 Martin Bramwell x4
15a Dave Blood x4
16 Steve Aspinall x4
16 Simon Poucher x4
17 Chris Hammond x4
18 Peter Roche x4
18 Roy Sinclair x4