Maxitours at wonderful Wilmslow Golf Club
Early morning rain eased and a great day was enjoyed by all at Wilmslow Golf Club in today’s Maxitours event.
Despite the overnight and morning rain the course and especially the fairways were really excellent.
Wilmslow always make us feel very welcome and their superb hospitality throughout the day was enjoyed by all. Simon and Karen have twice been voted North region stewards of the year and after their performance today a third title is surely not too far away!
Mark Ireland is a great bloke but has never won a title of any description. Despite his paltry performances each week he is always incredibly upbeat. I asked him what positives he would take out of appearing on the card just twice today. After a long think he announced ‘The nights will be drawing out soon.’
It was great to have John Harker MBE(20) from Ashton in Makerfield taking 4th place today with 86 points. John is a top man who does some great work for our ex-servicemen. Dave Parry(17) was the main contributor scoring five three pointers, Chris Bland(14) and Brian Smith(20) completed the team.
Third place went to the low handicap home Wilmslow team. Paul Dalby(6) Matt Birch(2) Phil Vokes(4) and Barney Ross(5) all used their local knowledge and contributed well.
Wealthy estate agent John Hilditch(12) has been quiet in recent months but he was back to his best today. I knew he was in for a good round when he told me one of his trademark corny jokes before he went out to play. Prestburys Iain Bartholomew(2) John Pratt (8) and John Owen(11) all did their fair share as the team looked to be heading for a win with 87 points.
As conditions improved late in the day a great score of 88 points was recorded by the Bramall Golf Club team of Steve Merricks(5), Les Russon(12) Dave Fidler (9) and plane spotter Rob Kenyon(16).
‘The last time I felt this happy was three years ago when I spotted two Ilyushayn ninety sixes from the soviet special flight squadron in Tenerife!’ Reported Rob.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance today.
Yours in Golf,
Nearest the pin 9th Martin Clarke Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 13th Martin France Dozen AD333
2’s £140 4 Pro V1s or 9 srixon AD333
John Farnsworth Phil Robinson Gary Neiles David Kelly Jimmy McEwan Ste Woods Ed Pysden Martin France Matt Birch
|1||Les Russon, Dave Fidler, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon||88||12||FJ lambswool sweater each|
|2||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, John Pratt, John Owen||87||10||FJ Sweater each|
|3||Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Phil Vokes, Matt Birch||86||8||Under Armour shirt|
|4||Dave Parry, John Harker, Chris Bland, Brian Smith||86||6||Under Armour shirt|
|5||Neil Edwards, Ste Woods, Adie Price, Jim McEwan||84||4||Score card Holder each|
|6||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian Handy||82||2|
|7=||Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, Tony Bishop, Andy Buckley||80|
|7=||Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Bernie Mullins||80|
|9=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer||79|
|9=||Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche , Tony Gregory, Peter McCulloch||79|
|11=||Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Peter Griggs||78|
|11=||Andy Wright, Phil Byrne, Martin France, Pete Atherton||78|
|11=||Sarah Ormrod, Mick Gorrill, Dave Greenwood, Geoff Dykens||78|
|11=||Brian Hopkins, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh||78|
|11=||Bri Hopkins, Niall Lynch, Nick Cook, Neil Worthington||78|
|16||Dave Blood, Neil Painter, Gary Bennell, Ian George||77|
|17||Sam Leach, Johnny Barton, Jim Hodges, Bob Chester||76|
|18=||Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, , Alan Forber||75|
|18=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper||75|
|18=||Steve Blakeway, Phil McCurry, Brian Yardley, Les Penson||75|
|21||Duncan Challen, Steve Hogg, Martin Clarke, Steve Harrison||73|
|22||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Alf Shillitoe, Neale Laurent||72|
|23||David Kelly, Neil McKinlay, Jim Kenyon, Stuart Blake||70|
Stockport start sheet
Thursday 5th December
1a John Hilditch x4
1b Les Russon x4
2a Nigel Hallows x4
2b Roger Percival x4
3 Richard Blackwell x4
4a Bri Hopkins x4
4b Andy Buckley x4
5 Paul Dalby x4
6 Neil Edwards
7 Dave Blease x4
8 Martin Bramwell
9a Peter Maher x4
9b Steve Aspinall
10a Dave Goodwin x4
10b Lee Tilley x4
11 Ian Hellens x4
12a Jim Kenyon x4
12b Jim Clarke x4
13a Si Hemsley x4
13b Colin Roberts x4
14 Lewis Marland x4
15a Jim Caldwell x4
15b Dave Blood x4
16 David Kelly x4.
17a Mick Mahon x4
17b John Hunt x4
18 Paul Fell x4
Mike George x4
Phil Young x4
Barry Wilson x4