Maxitours at wonderful Warrington

*Still spaces at Mottram Hall Thursday 2nd January- I played there last week and the greens are excellent.

Maxitours at wonderful Warrington

Warrington Golf Club was the latest superb venue for our Maxitours event. This free draining course is a very popular venue for our players and the greens were tremendous for December. The fairways were also firm and rolling incredibly well. Even Roy Ainsworth hit his drive well over one hundred and fifty yards on the downwind, downhill first hole.

The breakfast was excellent and plenty of players also enjoyed their post round drink in the Swish newly refurbished bar. Thanks to everyone at this friendly Club for hosting a great day.

The rain held off until 4pm so all players finished without getting wet.

‘That was wonderful. It was so dry out there my trousers and golf shoes are still immaculate!’ reported well-dressed Mike Spencer. Kev Hart never looks immaculate but even he couldn’t fault the excellent condition of the golf course. Kevin plays regularly but never wins a bean. He thought he may win a prize today after his team scored 82 points but just narrowly missed out. In a heart warming gesture reflecting the true spirit of Christmas I decided to extend the prize table and he wins a scorecard holder worth at least £4.50.

When he checks in each week chatty Richard Wakefield talks more even drivel to me than the average golfer. I found out today that he has a two-hour slot on GMR radio where he can happily talk his gobbledygook all day long about anything he wants and he doesn’t care who is listening. He scored an eagle on the par fourth 11th hole today. That should take up about an hour and a half of next weeks show.

I know Christmas is nearly here when intelligent Oxford zoology graduate Mick Mahon has his annual haircut and close shave. In the last event of decade he came in looking much smarter than normal with barely hair out of place. Unfortunately a strong wind whipped up late on in his round and he looked his normal bedraggled self as he handed in his team scorecard.

In todays event the scoring was excellent. Third place went to Richard Blackwell’s Mottram Hall team with 87 points. But they were pipped by the Ashton in Makerfield quartet of George Andrews(16) Jason Atherton(10) Damon Lawrenson(6) and Mark Delaney(22). They had an excellent 46 points on the back nine for their best finish of the season.

Taking the honours was Carden Parks Paul Fell (5) Nigel Ashton(13) Dave Cooper(18) Colin Bryan(9). These guys play each week but have had a barren four months. Fell has just returned from golfing in Dubai and his mid Winter practice paid off with some great golf today. Dave Cooper is normally hopeless but he played unusually well picking up six points for his team. Great golf chaps well played.

Brian Ankers tells me he is off to buy his wife a wooden leg for Christmas. ‘She asked me to buy her a nice stocking filler this year.’ Added the dry Lymm legend.

Finally, many thanks for your support this year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year,

Tim, Suzy, Ella and James.

Nearest the pin 9th Ged Roylance Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 13th Phil Vokes Dozen AD333

2’s sweep £187.50 3 pro v1s or 6 srixon AD333
Steve Heywood Graham Davenport Richard Wakefield (Par 4 11th) Jim Cox Tony Walsh Phil Vokes Paul Fell x2 Dave Cooper Bill Smith Leo Sewell Ged Roylance x2 Steve Aspinall Ian Hellens Steve Blakeway Brian Ankers Koos Alders Jonny Barton

Warrington 18-Dec-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 89 12 Maxitours Footjoy lambswool sweater
2 George Andrews, Jason Atherton, Damon Lawrenson, Mark Delaney 87 10 Maxitours Footjoy sweater
3 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Andy Hamlett, Nigel Hallows 87 8 Under Armour shirt
4 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Nick Sutton, Phil Vokes 85 6 Maxitours shirt
5 Dave Sully, Graham Davenport, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 84 4 Maxitours scorecard Holder
6 Chris Bland, Chris Jackson, Ste Starr, Josh Woods 84 2 Maxitours scorecard Holder
7= Kev Hart, Pete O’Neill , Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley 83 Maxitours scorecard Holder
7= Chris Hammond, Peter Roche, Bill Smith, Len Hampson 83 Maxitours scorecard Holder
9= Gary Neiles, Pete Moss, Aaln Forber, John Walton 82
9= John Hilditch, Leo Sewell, John Walton, Steve Smith 82
11 Steve Aspinall, Ged Roylance, Dave Howells, Duncan Bullough 81
12 Mark Pasquill, Dave Tonge, Dave Barrett, John Moorfield 80
13= Bob Sinclair, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Nigel Armitage 79
13= Jim Cox, Darren Beckford, Gary Bennell, Jack Meredith 79
15= Les Russon, Rob Harris, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon 78
15= Adie Price, Dave Lee, Jimmy Surley, Tim Potter 78
17= Mike Spencer, Ian Handy, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 77
17= Lewis Marland, Mark Turner, Phil Dickens, Neale Luarent 77
19 Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Jim Hodges, Bob Chester 76
20 Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway, Brian Yardley, Stewart Birrell 75
21= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Chris Breirley, Paul Woodbine 74
21= David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow, David Wilkinson 74
21= Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Dan Heaphy, Ian Hebenton 74
21= Roy Ainsworth, Peter Heald, Barrie Wilson, Brian Ankers 74
25 Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 73
26 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Rob Higginbotham 70

Mottram Hall start sheet
2nd January 2020

1a Paul Fell x4
1b Les Russon x4
2 Dave Sully x4
3 Nigel Hallows x4
4Roger Percival x4
5 Mick Mahon x4
6 Richard Blackwell x4
7 Bri Hopkins x4
8 Colin Roberts x4
9a Si Hemsley x4
9b Bob Kwan x4
10a Dave Blood x4
11 John Hunt x4
12a Sam Leach x4
12b Sam Leach x4
13 Mark Hadfield x4
14 Craig Dyson x4
16 Ian Snape x4
17 Dave Griffiths x4
18a Gary Neiles x4
18b Dave Goodwin x4

Marcus Rigby x1