Room for 1 team at Leigh next week!
Maxitours at leafy Helsby
The James Braid designed Helsby Golf Club has been in superb condition all year and today was no exception. This course is always a pleasure to play.
‘That golf course is brilliant.’ Reported well-travelled John Kilner.
There was an intense downpour at 1pm which flooded the greens for half an hour- many thanks to all players for your patience The green keepers worked hard with their squeegies and as they promised within ten minutes the greens were excellent.
The old Helsby Clubhouse burned down and the local folk lore says that the only thing that was saved was the old piano which they buried at the back of the second green. Gary Lees played a little tune as he thinned a couple of chips into the bank on his way to a triple bogey.
The half way house was supported well by our players. Julie did a superb job throughout the day. Pie loving Graham Jackson hit the Helsby sausage rolls for a change (in addition to the meat pies he bought en route this morning..)
Lewis Marland was 72 years old today and he was desperately trying to beat his age. The team were out in 36 but a superb homeward 40 points means he will enjoy his birthday drink tonight.
Mike Georges’ team set a new Maxitours record as the first ever team in 16 years Maxitours history to score no points on their first hole. What made the feat even more impressive is the fact that it is one of the easiest opening holes in Cheshire. Congratulations guys you are really plunging to new depths.
Scoring was incredibly tight with four teams sharing first spot on 84 points which was less points than many teams thought would win on this short but superbly designed course today.
Swinton Parks quietly spoken Kev Hart (9) Andrew Mansfield(17) Jimmy Booth(14) and ex St Hellens rugby league star John McAtee(9) also scored 84 points but had a worse back nine to finish 4th
Peter Mahers team were playing steady golf before Dave Kelly holed his second on the 15th and Gary Phillips followed him in for a birdie. 9 points later they careered up the leader board to finish 3rd.
Simon Hemsley Bramall team were out first and thanks to whizzing round in just over three and a half hours they missed the downpour and took the lead. Gareth Bradley (+3) birdied the 13th 14th and 15th -class.
Mottram Halls Richard Blackwell (12)teamed up with New Mills Tony Jennison(5) Dan Moore(18) and Chris Marshall (13) they had a slow start before picking up seven shots on the closing 4 holes. Jennison birdied the tough 17th hole as the quartet caught fire. They took 1st place on a card play off.
Well played chaps great golf.
Thanks to all players for your terrific support. Tim
Nearest the Pin 11th Andy Taylor 3ft 8inch Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th Terry Insely Don Campbell hard to split! 3ft 10inch 6 Srixon AD333 each
2’s £175 5 pro v1s or 15 srixon ad333
Jimmy O Reilly Dave McDougall Alison Shipston Nigel Eckersley x2 Carole Bell x2 Gordon Stanger Dave Kelly Don Campbell
|1||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall, Dan Moore||84||12||Maxitours merino sweater|
|2||Mike Spencer, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Dave Woods||84||10||Footjoy Maxitours Golf shirt|
|3||Peter Maher, Charlie Beadle, Gary Phillips, Dave Kelly||84||8||Maxitours golf shirt|
|4||Andrew Mansfield, Kev Hart, John MacAtee, Jimmy Booth||84||6||Callaway Golf shirt|
|5||Steve Marsh, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Don Campbell||82||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Gary Neiles, Mike Branigan, John Morton, Jimmy Ainscough||82||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7=||Jim Caldwell, Peter Maxwell, Adam Cash, Peter Griggs||81|
|7=||Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul Butler, Craig Tinto||81|
|9||Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Ken Clarke||80|
|10=||Bob Picthall, Rob Roden, Steve Lamont, Terry Broadhurst||79|
|10=||Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Richard Willimason, Phil Robinson||79|
|10=||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||79|
|13=||John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Dave McDougall, Phil Woolan||78|
|13=||Andy Taylor, Chris Brador, Kev Hodgson, Mike Eardley||78|
|15||John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, James Brown||77|
|16=||Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Phil Dickens, Tony Insely||76|
|16=||Al Leigh, Jimmy O’Reilly, Jimmy Driscoll, Ged Burke||76|
|18=||Chris Adams, Martin Prescott, Mark Pretty, Phil Singh||75|
|18=||Neil Higgins, Andy Burns, Ian Waller, John Bent||75|
|20=||Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Dave Cooper, Colin Bryan||74|
|20=||Nigel Eckersly, Nigel Davenport, Graham Pike, Jeremy Lawton||74|
|20=||Roy Ainsworth, Bill Jenks, Joe Pilling, Steve Hall||74|
|23||Robyn Cotton, Carol Bell, Ash Pathak, John Hewison||73|
|24||Bernie Mullins, Simon Moorhouse, Nick Wood , Richard Payne||72|
|25||Munro Donald, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood||71|
|26=||Jon Hudson, Robert Blain, Mike Hill, Andy Corner||70|
|26=||Mike George , Stan Devlin, Andy Southworth, Steve Forde||70|
|28||Pete Fotheringham, Brad Grime, Ian Smith, Tim Royle||66|
Leigh start sheet
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Jim Caldwell x4
9.27 Mike Kirchin x4
9.36 Pete Fotheringham x4
9.45 Chris Chidley x4
9.54 Rob Weston x4
10.03 Lewis Marland x4
10.12 Mick Mahon x4
10.21 Paul Evans x4
10.30 Jim Clarke x4
10.39 Paul Browne x4
10.48 Steve Hall x4
10.57 Ian Hellens x4
11.06 Neale Laurent x4
11.15 Barrie Simpson x4
11.33 Sam Leach x4
11.42 Jim Rymer x4
11.51 Paul Fell x4
12.00 Ray Tennant x4
12.09 Les Russon x4
12.18 Dave Sully x4
12.27 Paul Rudkin x4
12.36 Richard Blackwell x4
12.45 Nick Ford x4
12.54 Roger Percival x4
1.03 Simon Ashton x4
1,12 John Wallis x4
1.21 Martin Humphries x4
1.30 Dave Goodwin x4
1.39 Neil Edwards x4
1.48 Neil Edwards x4
1.57 Ben Hood x4
2,06 Bri Hopkins x4
2.15 Garry Owen x4
2.24 Kev Hart x4