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Hazel Grove 11th June-going ahead event full
Bromborough19th June -going ahead event full
Davenport 25th change of venue TBA – another excellent course sorted- just waiting for final confirmation- possibly spaces
Conwy and North Wales 29th and 30th- both events ON (If the Welsh government give us the nod in mid-June (22nd) As there is no overnight accommodation please let me know if you wish to play in one or both events (there will be prizes each day and overall)
There are spaces at these Welsh events- let me know if you want to enter a team.
Conwy Mon 29th – 2 team slots
North Wales Tues 30th – 6 team slots
Maxitours at historic Cavendish
It was great to see all my friends/clients back playing Maxitours today. To the best of my knowledge all my players have stayed safe so far in these trying times which is terrific news.
Huge thanks to Cavendish Golf Club for hosting todays’ event. I have had many enjoyable rounds on this Mackenzie designed golf course and I can highly recommend a golf club away day on this little gem.
You have to play Cavendish at least once in your life!!!!
‘When are we coming back?’ Requested Steve Heyward ‘That is great fun out there.’
‘We loved it’ Said Hale’s well-travelled Brian Greenbank ‘What a great design!’
There were the obvious jokes throughout the day about weight gaining in lockdown especially when Roger Percival struggled to squeeze through the Clubhouse entrance. The most shocking sight however was the amount of hair on show. Balding players like Ed Wilkinson and Dave Wainwright looked absolutely no different from last time I saw them despite having not visiting the barber for months but Nigel Ashton and Lee Tilley were unrecognisable and both of them looked like rats peeping out of a haystack.
There was some big hitting today and Mark Grant hit his tee shot through the back of the par four 3rd hole. He still managed a ‘Dominic Cummings’ (Drove too far but got off without any penalty) and came off with a three.
Crazy Welshman Dave Cooper is a lovely bloke but rarely in the prizes. He checked in today and announced that he was picking up his balls for a two he had at Turton Golf Club before the lock down. Nice try Dave but I’ve never been to Turton in my life.
The course was playing just over 5500 yards which is the shortest track on the Maxitours rota yet the scoring was the worst of the season! It just shows that a great course designer doesn’t need length to produce a testing golf course.
Jim Caldwells group were out first and team member Bryson Brooks(6) equalled a maxitours record three 2’s they had a team score of 76 which was good enough for fourth place. James(4) and Russell Cash(6) completed the team.
Richard Blackwell had a career best two 2’s as he led his team into third place with 77 points. Dan Moore(18) Tony Jennison (6) and Joh Hilton(13) were his team mates
Taking second place with just 78 points was a very surprised Lymm team of Roger Percival(6), Martin France(3)Malc Thornily(8) and Ed Wilkinson(6) they scored six under and picked up five of those shots on the 10th and 11th !
Winning his first ever Maxitours event after 5 years of trying was ex- fireman Kevin Hart(9) and his pals Karl Stott(8) Paul Yearsley(10) and John McAtee(7). They picked up 6 points on their opening two holes to be out in 42 points and then they hung on through the back nine managing to score 37 points to take first place. Ex Rugby league star John McAtee made a great par on the last to seal the victory by a single shot. Well played chaps
Many thanks to housewife favourite Richard Blackwell for providing 80 small alcohol hand sanitizers for our players today – look at www.hand-sanitiser-uk.org if you require any for your Club! I gave one to Phil Robinson and he started to drink it half way through his round because his team were playing so badly.
Thanks for your support today. Great to see you all looking so well.
Yours in golf, Tim
2’s sweep £120 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon
Brian Greenbank Dave Wainwright Bryce Brooks x3! Dave Westwood Roger Percival x2 Lee Tilley x2 Dave Griffiths John Oldfield 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon AD333
Nearest the Pin 15th Dave Griffiths Doz Srixon AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Gareth Bradley Doz Srixon AD333
|1||Kev Hart, Karl Stott, John McAtee, Paul Yearsley||79||12||Maxitours Lambswool Sweater each|
|2||Roger Percival, Ed Wilikinson, Martin France, Malc Thorniley||78||10||Under Armour shirt each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, John Hilton||77||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Jim Caldwell, Russell Cash, Bryce Brooks, James Cash||76||6||Maxitours Cap each|
|5||Steve Fairclough, Liam Rex, Nigel Duncan, Tracey Taylor||76||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Andy Faulkner||74||2|
|7=||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King||74|
|7=||Lewis Marland, John Harrop, Phil Dickens, Neale Luarent||74|
|7=||Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Pete Booth||74|
|7=||John Dickenson, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, Jim Rymer||74|
|11=||Dave Griffiths, Steve Owen, Chris Bracchi, Jay Dempsey||73|
|11=||Chris Gregory, John Oldfield, Mick Wain, Chris Beakey||73|
|13=||Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield||72|
|13=||John Hunt, Alison Shipston, James Shipston, Nick Catto||72|
|13=||Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine||72|
|16||Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Ian Ponter, Guy Levers||70|
|17||Brian Hopkins, Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington||69|
|18||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper||68|
|19||Steve Hall, Conrad O’Neill, Yvonne Hall, Gilly O’Neill||63|
|20||Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes||60|
Hazel Grove start times
Thursday 11th June
10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.10 Colin Roberts x4.
10.20 Jim Caldwell x4.
10.30 Ed Pysden x4.
10.40 Rob Platt x4
10.50 Brian Greenbank x4
11.00 Bob Picthall x4.
11.10 Lewis Marland x4
11.20 Jack Coleman x4
11.30 Mick Mahon x4.
11.40 Jim Clarke x4
11.50 Roy Ainsworth x4.
12.00 Mike Kirchinx4
12.10 Roger Percival x4
12.20 Sam Leach x4.
12.30 Paul Fell x4.
12.40 Ian Hellens x4.
12.50 Les Russon x4.
1.00 Dave Sully x4.
1.10 Les Edwardson x4- please confirm to reserve space
1.20 Kev Hart x4.
1.30 Nick Ford x4
1.40 Martin Humphries x4
1.50 Richard Blackwell x4
2.00 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.10 Peter Walkden x4.
2.20 John Hunt x4.
2.30 Dave Goodwin x4
2.40 Gary Neiles x4
2.50 Dave Griffiths x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4
3.10 Andrew Hill x4
3.20 Simon Ashton x4
Andy Buckley x2
Pete Tomlinson x1.2 or4