Maxitours at brilliant Bolton Old Links

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Maxitours at Bolton Old Links

The best day of the year greeted the Maxitours competitors who travelled to Bolton Old Links.
Everyone was delighted to play on a terrific golf course under sunny, blue, Spring skies. Tremendous.

‘That was amazingly dry – what a lovely course!’ Declared Alsagers Dave Mason.
‘What a brilliant lay out- I love it here.’ Announced well-travelled Steve Heywood’

This forward thinking Club have plans for a new Clubhouse and everything should be completed within two years which will make it a premier venue in the North.

Simon Hemsley is a tidy golfer but had a rare poor day on the course. The sausage sandwich made up for everything – ‘4 sausages! 4 sausages! On a single bap! This has to be a maxitours record!’ Said the well-built Bramall man ,
Yes it is Simon.

Wild hitting 22 handicapper Dan Moore picked up his balls today from the 2’s sweep after he made an uncharacteristic two at Dunham Forest last week. I was handing him some budget Srixon’s when he demanded the more expensive-to-lose Pro V1s

I wish I was his club pro.

Lancastrian farmer Richard Palmer plays every week on Maxitours but disappears in March and April as he goes to Cheltenham races and then his Leicester blue sheep start to lamb. He thinks it will be a good year as the sheep have all been scanned and there are lots of twins but no triplets. Apparently, this is good as sheep only have two teats so it saves him a job feeding by hand. ‘Nature gave them two teats to feed two lambs’ He remarked. I asked him why cows have 4 udders but only give birth to one calf. ‘The other three are for the milk marketing board. Replied his team mate John Farnsworth..

Taking third place today was Heyrose nice guy Lewis Marland(15), Neale Laurent(14) Phil Dickens(13) and John Harrop(10). They pipped the Mellor and Townscliffe team of Janet(10) and Steve Heywood (6) Dave Sully(8) and Graham Davenport(9).

Despite a three shot handicap Jim Clarke(9) was in the prizes again. He teamed up with Peter Ledger(16) Graham Jackson(5) and Mark Haggarty(12). The honours today went to Sandiways Gary Neiles(5),John Longworth(12) John Morton(11) and Jimmy Ainscough(20) with 81 points.

Well played chaps.

Thank to all the friendly staff at Bolton. You could not have been more hospitable.

Yours in golf, Tim

2’s sweep £167.50 6 pro v1s each or 14 srixon AD333

Steve Heywood Janet Heywood Ed Wilkinson Roger Percival Phil Vokes Munro Donald John Farnsworth Lee Tilley

Bolton Old Links 5 Mar-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Morton, Jimmy Ainscough 81 12 Maxitours lambswool sweater each
2 Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Mark Hagarty 80 10 FJ Maxitours shirt each
3 Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Phil Dickens, John Harrop 79 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Graham Davenport 79 6 Dozen Wilson soft feel each
5 Alison Shipstone, John Blunt, James Brown, James Shipstone 78 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton 78 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Phil Vokes, Simon Wells, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross 77
7= Dave Blood, Ian George, Andy Sandham, Jim Cox 77
7= Mike Dean, Mike Masser, Pete Tomlinson, Phil Dermott 77
7= Andy Hamlett, Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, John Hilton 77
11= Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Steve Merricks, Gav Spencer 74
11= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Andy Williamson, Paul Edge 74
11= Martin Humphries, David Hest, Adrian Brown, Geoff Fairclough 74
11= Steve Marsh, Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Steve Savage 74
15= Steve Aspinall, Steve Lamont, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson 73
15= Munro Donald, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood 73
15= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 73
15= Graham Wilkinson, Steve Aspinall, Alan Simpson, Jed Roylance 73
15= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Barry Simpson, Pete Sinclair 73
20 Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Andy Wilde 72
21 Dave Goodwin, Sarah Ormrod, Paul Woodbine, Peter Griggs 70
22 Dave Wainwright, Guy Lever, Brian Greenbank, Greg Davison 68
23 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jim Cumerford, Mike Barker 66
24 Pete Fotheringham, Mark Rowden, Nevill Sharliss, Andy Duncan 64

Nearest the Pin 4th Mike Lowe Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 14th Roger Percival Doz AD333
Conwy start times
Monday 9th March
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10,08 Dave Blood x4
10.16 Ed Pysden x4
10.25 Jim Clarke x4.
10.43 Adam Carolan x4
10.54 Lewis Marland x4
11,12 Paul Fell x4
11.30 Les Russon x4
11.39 Mike Kirchin x4
11.48 John Hilditch x4
12.06 Mike Dean x4
12.15 Richard Blackwell x4
12.24 Rob Weston x4
12.33 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.42 Ian Hellens x4
12.51 Martin Bramwell x4
1.00 John Lindsay x4
1.09 Bob Eastwood x4
1.18 Neil Edwards x4
1.27 John Owen x4
1.36 Gary Neiles x4
1.45 Dave Goodwin x4
1.54 Kev Hart x4

Fairhaven Golf Club
1pm Shotgun

1a John Gallagher x4.
1b Gallagher x4.
2 Mick Mahon x4.
3a Paul Fell x4.
3b Martin Humphries x4
4 Hugh Mullin x4.
4 Nick Sullivan x4
5 Simon Willway x4
6a Steve Latchford x4
6b Chris Gregory x4.
7 Dave Bolton x4
8 Gary Neiles x4.
8b Dave Sully x4.
9a Roger Percival x4.
9b Mickey Gray x4.
10 Simon Poucher x4
11a David Waite x4.
11b Phil Vokes x4.
12 James Wilson x4.
15 Dave Griffiths x4.
15b John Dickenson x4.
16 Mike George x4.
17 Steve Aspinall x4
18a John Owen x4
18b Pete Fotheringham x4.