*Preston on Friday- strt sheet below. Please collect cards from the driving range which will be open to warm up. There will also be a half way house available for snacks
Maxitours at marvellous Mere
Perfect golfing conditions greeted 140 Maxitours Competitors at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa.
The greens were rolling superbly and there were lots of positive comments about this phenomenal Cheshire venue.
Even before his round Sam Leach was looking forward to the Preston event on Friday rather than his game at Mere today. ‘I’m not playing with this lot at Preston- I’ve got half a chance.’
When he finished his round today I asked him how today’s team performed ‘They started badly and then crumbled.’
Graham ‘the pie man’ Jackson is a fast-food loving Maxitours legend and his eating habits are regularly mentioned in my reports. I have also been known to enjoy the odd portion of chips. Today I called in at the Cranford café on the way to Mere and surprised myself by ordering a salad box. Just as I opened the box at Lunch time Graham walked in with his team scorecard and his eyes lit up ‘Ha! Caught you eating! What is in that box! He chuckled.
‘Salad.’ I replied.
He took a quick peek to remind himself what a cucumber looked like and then made a quick exit.
In todays event ex- Club Captain Nigel Eckersley(10) led his under-rated Knutsford team into 5th place with 80 points playing alongside Jeremy Lawton(14), Dave Horsley(6) and Matt Clement(12).
Taking 4th place late in the day was Richard Blackwell(13), Garry Smith(11) Nick Moores(12) and John Hilton(13)
The Withington team of Martin Keates(3), John Owen(11), Kev Hawkins and Simon Raine(6) took a card play-off third also on 82 points.
Taking second was the Wilmslow low handicap team of Paul Dalby(6) Phil Vokes (4) Matt Birch (2) and Kevin Hamilton (scr). They had eight gross birdies between them to secure eighty six.
Winning today was the Macclesfield Golf Club Captain Chris Massey(3) and his team. I have known Chris since we played together nearly every day as Juniors. He won his fair share of mars bars off me. Rick Ward (4) Tom Hollingworth(3) and Tom Silcock(8) all played great to score a magnificent 88 points to take their first ever victory. The team had four 2’s. Brilliant.
The closed Clubhouse saved Liam Rex a fortune after he had a hole in one on the 3rd hole. Congratulations!
Thanks to everyone for another full house. Tim
Nearest the pin 12th Nigel Eckersley Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Jim Clarke Doz AD333
2’s £255 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon AD333
Liam Rex x2 (hole in one)Kevin Hamilton Mark Hughes John Russell John McCaffrey Lee Charnley Josh Street Steve Aspinall Alan Simpson Craig Forsyth Graham Davenport Andrew Monk Brian Greenbank Dave Sarsfield Jim Hodges Christie Beakey Munro Donald Jim Kenyon Nigel Eckersley Dave Horsley Jim Kenyon Simon Beswick Bernie Scott Chris Burrows Rick Ward Tom Hollingworth Tom Silcock
|1||Rick Ward, Chris Massey, Tom Hollingworth, Tom Silcock||88||12||Galvin Green shirt each|
|2||Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Kevin Hamilton, Matt Birch||86||10||Dozen Taylor made tp5 balls|
|3||John Owen, Martin Keates, Kev Hawkins, Simon Raine||82||8||Under Armour shirt each|
|4||Richard Blackwell, Garry Smith, Nick Moores, John Hilton||82||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Nigel Eckersley, Matt Clement, Jeremy Lawton, Dave Horsley||80||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Paul Fell, Ian Venables, Mark Hughes, John Evans||80||2||Maxitours bag towel|
|7=||Jim Caldwell, James Cash, Lee Charnley, Russell Cash||79|
|7=||Paul Browne, John Russell, John McCaffrey, Steve Snape||79|
|7=||Steve Fairclough, Nigel Curran, Liam Rex, Tracy Taylor||79|
|10=||Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway, Josh Street, Norrie Irwan||78|
|10=||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Georgie Clarke, Pete Ledger||78|
|10=||Martin Humphries, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Kieran McCarthy||78|
|10=||Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates, Martin Reilly||78|
|14=||John Cox, Peter Ellis, Joe Mann, Chris Iceley||77|
|14=||Phil Lockett, Dave Wowen, Chris Burrows, Tery Broadhurst||77|
|16=||Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Ken Booth, Alan Simpson||76|
|16=||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Nigel Armitage||76|
|16=||Mike Spencer, Darren Whittaker, Simon Allport, Richard Coulson||76|
|16=||Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley, Don Philips, Pete Woodbine||76|
|16=||Chris Lister, Bernie Scott, Simon Beswick, Robert Vickers||76|
|21=||Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King||75|
|21=||Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Graham Davenport||75|
|21=||Dave Blood, Jimmy Cox, Phil Hudson, Mike Grainger||75|
|24=||Bob Eastwood, Mike Lamb, Ashley Elliott, Mark Clewley||74|
|24=||Simon Langdon, Andrew Monk, Mike Cooksey, Kul Panesar||74|
|26=||Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul McDermott, Paul Butler||73|
|26=||Brian Greenbank, Ian Ponter, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers||73|
|26=||Allan Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington, Mike Brown||73|
|26=||Adam Carolan, Shaun Mudalige, Graham Pike, Chris Heptinstall||73|
|30=||Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Lee Tilley||72|
|30=||Jim Kenyon , Eddie Ellis, Mike O’Reilly, Tony Tighe||72|
|32||Chris Gregory, Christy Beakey, Mick Wain, Tony Price||70|
|33||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley||69|
|34||Jim Lindsay, Bob Mather, Andy Stapley, Alan Booth||67|
|35||Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood||64|
One of our Maxitours players Bob Pickthall is a more talented singer than he is a golfer and he has forwarded this email;
Like most of you, I have had a lot of spare time during Lockdown. I decided quite early on that I wanted to do something creative and worthwhile with my time so I joined forces with my full-time musician friend, Ian Lawton, to write a couple of songs.
We wrote one of the songs with the intention of raising funds for Cancer Research UK. The song ‘When it’s Really Really Over’ is about all the things we long for after Lockdown and when we get a magical vaccine!We’ve called the project FUTURESCOPE.( for obvious reasons)
Unfortunately, a lot of Cancer Research UK’s normal sources of funding (such as the London Marathon and Race For Life etc) have been cancelled due to the pandemic. The charity is predicting a 20-25% decline in fundraising income this financial year and has already been forced to make £44m cuts to its research spend.
Whilst the pandemic will hopefully be behind us this time next year, the need for Cancer Research goes on! My wife, Jenny, and I have both recovered from Cancer due to amazing improvements in treatments over the past 20 years. We are committed to keeping these improvements moving forward to help future generations.
We hope that you can help by doing 3 things:
1. Watch and hopefully enjoy the Video to our song, ‘When it’s Really Really Over’, use the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZqyjSgks6o
For best AUDIO/VISUAL go to You Tube on a Smart TV, Search IANROB for the video.
2. Please donate if you can. To donate press this link to the Cancer Giving page https://bit.ly/3dJNy26
3. Please pass on to friends, family and colleagues (10 other or more if you can). Momentum is so vitally important to maximise the fundraising.
Your donation and sharing of the details will make a great difference and
See our other song ‘Let the World Unite’ by following the link IANROB- Unite. You’ll find both songs if you search for IANROB on YouTube on your Smart TV.
Preston start sheet
Friday 3rd July
9.50 Ian King x4.
10.00 Colin Roberts x4.
10.10 Gareth Winston x4
10.20 Steve Fairclough x4.
10.30 Jim Clarke x4
10.40 Nigel Jenkins x4.
10.50 Sam Leach x4.
11.30 Lewis Marland x4.
11.40 Neale Laurent x4.
11.50 Pete Dolan x4
12.00 Pete Dolan x4
12.10 Paul Fell x4. (£50)
12.20 Richard Blackwell x4.
12.30 Munro Donald x4. (£50)
12.40 Ian Hellens x4
12.50 Steve Aspinall x4. (£50)
1.00 Jim Rymer x4
1,10 Dave Buckley x4 (£50)
1.20 Mick Mahon x4.
1.30 Kev Hart x4.
1.40 Dave Goodwin x4.
1.50 Lee Tilley x4.
2.00 Martin France x4
2.10 Martin Cox x4. (£50)
2.20 Garry Owen x4.
2.30 Dave Sully x4.
2.40 Bri Hopkins x4
2.50 Gary Neiles x4. (£50)
3.00 Ian Hellens x4.
3.10 Dave Griffiths x4
3.20 Neil Edwards x4
3.30 Neil Edwards x4