Maxitours at Lovely Lancaster

Maxitours at lovely Lancaster

Maxitours players visited one of Lancashire’s finest golf courses today.

‘That is a great golf course !’ Declared Niall Lynch.
‘Lancaster! -What a brilliant venue!’ Announced knowledgeable Rob Kenyon.
‘Best Clubhouse I have ever seen!’ Reported Architect Francis Dean.

Thanks to everyone at this friendly Golf Club for making us feel so welcome. Even the Captain popped in to introduce himself and Niall (the steward) and his staff were really terrific with our guys today. The new Covid restrictions were in place, very safe and well thought out- well done Lancaster!

It doesn’t take very much to keep Dutch nice guy Koos Alders happy. He burst into the Clubhouse ‘Did you see zat shot of mine into ze eighteenf ole?
‘No, sorry’
‘I hit it to tventy von veet’
Well done Koos – zat is weally gut.

I was reading the sign by the clubhouse that warned people not to congregate in the area as you are in danger of being hit by a stray 18th tee shot. I was wondered why it was there as it would take a very wild shot to reach the Clubhouse- until I heard a little bit of rustling as Pete Ledger lined up his approach from under a nearby bush.

Can somebody tell Arthur Young that lockdown is now over and the hairdressers are open for business. I am not sure what he was struggling to control the most. His hair or his golf ball. Both were had a mind of their own after being buffeted by the North sea breeze.

Bryson De Chambeau has put on a few stone and is hitting the ball further. In an amazing coincidence Ed Wilkinson has also put on exactly the same amount of weight but he is actually defying the odds by hitting it a bit shorter than he used to. Incredible.

In todays event scoring was poor with nearly half the field failing to break par. Either conditions were tough or everyone is getting worse.

Simon Hemsleys Bramall team like going out first and they laid down a good marker with 82 points. Ian King(6) Gareth Bradley(+3) and Joe Kirwan (6) are all on good form.

This score led for much of the day before Mick Mahon(22) equalled it but had a superior back nine. Mick won his first event for years three weeks ago and then followed it up with last place. But he proved it was no fluke today as Richard Palmer(10) John Farnsworth (22)and Dave Westwood (18) all played well to take second on the card play off.

There was no sign of the wind easing and scores remained on the high side until the popular Antrobus Golf Club steward Dave Buckley(17) , Jim Spears(15) Pete Stewart(9) and Will Lancaster(2) came home in 44 points after an average front nine to score 83 points and take first place. .They picked up five shots on the closing three holes. Lancaster was on fire at Lancaster. The likeable young man had SEVEN birdies. Brilliant. Well played chaps.

Thanks for our 100% attendance. Terrific.

Nearest the pin 13th 5ft Gareth Bradley Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th Dan Cooper 4ft 6 inch Doz AD333

2’s £220 6 pro v1s or 14 srixons per 2.
Will Lancaster Mick Mahon Martin Humphries Phil Robinson Colin Bryan Jim Hodges Jonny Barton Paul Verdon Chris Adams Martin France Brian Ankers

Lancaster 6-Jul-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Buckley, Jim Spears, Will Lancaster, Pete Stewart 83 12 Maxitours lined footjoy sweater
2 Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood 82 10 Maxitours lined sweater
3 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 82 8 Under armour shirt each
4 John McAtee, Neil Farrow, Paul Vernon, Andrew Mansfield 79 6 Under armour shirt each
5 Jim Caldwell, John Kelsall, David Laithwood, Peter Griggs 78 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Martin Humphries, Andy Hall, Dave Hest, Kieran McCarthy 78 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Mark Rowden, Graham Davenport 77
7= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Richard Booth, Phil Bains 77
9 Koos Alders, Russ Sollitt, Martin Cox, Marc Morris 76
10= Neale Laurent, Mark Turner, Gary Berresford, Cris Clough 75
10= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon, Pete Ledger 75
10= Dean Jagger, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Lee Tilley 75
13 Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Kev Seaton, Nick Ford 74
14= Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine 73
14= Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 73
14= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley 73
14= Mike Webb, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Dan Cooper 73
14= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, 73
19 Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates, John Longworth 72
20= Bob Eastwood, Mike Lamb, Ashley Elliott, Mark Clewley 71
20= Chris Adams, Phil Singh, Steve Hall, Gary Butler 71
20= Nigel Davenport, Martin France, Andy France, Ed Wilkinson 71
23 Steve Marsh, Steve Owen, Bri Hopkins, Niall Lynch 70
24 Roy Ainsworth, Adam Princep, Dave Hanson, Brian Ankers 69
25= Pete Fotheringham, Brad Grime, Tim Royle, Mike Priestley 68
25= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, David Carlisle, Chris Diggle 68
27= Ian Hellens, Stuart Birrell, Paul Hammond, Rihard Greenill 67
27= Barry Jackson, Derek Fortune, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate 67
29 Nigel Eckersly, John Phibbs, Graham Pike, Jeremy Lawton 66
30 Andy Bennett , Dave Powell, Matt Richardson, Steve Pullen 65
31 Nigel Uttley, John Rigg, Keith Edmondson, David Bond 64
32 Paul Higgs, Ron Sloane, Mark Saxon, Tim Spencer 59
33 Mike Kirchin, Darren Bridge, Jim Mott, Mike Wilkinson 58

Hopwood start times Thursday 16th July

10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.10 Colin Roberts x4
10.20 Rob Platt x4
10.30 Dave Goodwin x4
10.40 Lewis Marland x4
10.50 Mick Mahon x4
11.00 Steve Hall x4
11.10 Paul Gilbert x4
11.20 Jim Clarke x4
11.30 Martin Humphries x4
11.40 Rob Weston x4
11.50 Paul Fell x4
12.00 Martin Bramwell x4
12.10 Eddie Ellis x4
12.20 Andy Cox x4
12.30 Russell Sollitt x4
12.40 Ian Hellens x4
12.50 Roger Percival x4
1.00 Kev Hart x4 owes
1.10 Les Russon x4
1.20 Rob Kenyon x4
1,30 John Hunt x4
1.40 Dave Sully x4
1.50 Dave Buckley x4
2.00 Richard Blackwell x4
2.10 Neil Edwards x4
2.20 Neil Edwards x4
2.30 John Wallis x4
2.40 Gary Neiles x4
2.50 Bri Hopkins x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4 tbc