Maxitours at welcoming Hazel Grove
Thanks to Hazel Grove Golf Club for stepping up to host Maxitours after Covid put a halt to the Llangollen event. The course is always a firm favourite with my players and everyone had a terrific day out there.
I think this is possibly the friendliest club we visit and the members can’t do enough for me. A lovely older member called John volunteered to park our cars for 5 hours and the half way house was open throughout the day for our benefit. Club Professional James Rowlands is a good friend of mine and I can’t speak highly enough about him. Thanks everybody.
Players were once again around in less than four hours- brilliant guys -that really helps.
Ben Beer played today – he wins a Srixon ball for owning the best name I have seen all year. He is a great bloke and told me his son is called Teddy.
Ed Wilkinson is another legend and great company but if I can offer everyone a word of advice: don’t ask him about the new world handicap scheme. Ed turns a funny shade of red and starts to hyper ventilate.
‘I ve been absolutely battered!! Everyone I know has gone up three shots and I’ve come down two!!’ It is quite amusing to be fair and he is getting more frustrated by the week.
Roy Ainsworth is struggling to get a winning formula for his Maxitours teams. He tries different players each week but has recently come to the conclusion that the common denominator for his teams’ poor performances is himself. Long suffering team mate Brian Ankers once came out with the famous line ‘I can throw a piano further than Roy hits his chips.’ Brian wasn’t playing today due to a poor shoulder. Roy thinks he has been practicing his piano throwing?
In todays event the scoring was very average.
Ashton in Makerfields’ Jimmy Shirley(14), Dave Lee(19) John Harker MBE(21) and Jimmy McEwan (6) took 3rd place with just 80 points ‘ We left loads out there!’ Said a modest McEwan.
The Sale team of Terry Crewe (16), Graham Shufflebotham(13) Vic Neilson(13) and Neil Simpson(13) were surprised to find themselves in 2nd with 81 points.
The Denton team of Garry Owen(11), Mark Bone(10) Alistair Holloway(15) and Steve Yeadon(12) were disappointed after dropping two shots on the closing hole but their heavy gloom lifted when they discovered that 82 points was good enough for victory!
‘Wow- that’s amazing’ Declared a delighted Owen who works for the British Olympic Taekwondo team. ‘I’m shocked. You just never know what might win in this great game!’
Well played guys.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.
Nearest the pin 10th Andy Latham Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin in 2 on 15th Paul Yearsley Dozen Wilson Duo
2’s sweep £200 10 pro V1 or 22 srixon AD333
Pete Birtwistle Ian Cooper Paul Fell Andy Leatham Steve Marsh x2 Pete Jackson
|1||Garry Owen, Alaster Holloway, Mark Bone, Steve Yeadon||82||12||1 1/2 Dozen Titleist AVX each|
|2||Terry Crewe, Vic Nilson, Graham Shufflebottom, Neil Simpson||81||10||Dozen Titleist AVX each|
|3||Jimmy McEwan, Dave Lee, Jimmy Shirley, John Harker||80||8||Under armour shirt each|
|4||Andy Buckley, Pete Woodbine, Don Phillips, Will Davies||80||6||Under armour shirt each|
|5||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables, Andy Latham||79||4||Maxitours scorecard holder each|
|6||Steve Lamont, Eugenio, Paul Roberts, Terry Broadhurst||79||2||Maxitours scorecard holder each|
|7=||Colin Roberts, Andy Williamson, Nigel Armitage, Peter Collitt||79|
|7=||Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul McDermott, John Hartley||79|
|7=||Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King||79|
|10=||John Hilditch, Mark Richardson, John Pratt, Don Campbell||78|
|10=||Jason Atherton, Mark Holland, Ian Cooper, Malcolm Evans||78|
|10=||Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Richard Willimason, Phil Robinson||78|
|13=||John Cox, Joe Mann, Paul Clutterbuck , Peter Ellis||76|
|13=||Paul Salt, Mike Walker, Norrie Irwan, Josh Street||76|
|15=||Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Phil Dickens, Paul Robinson||75|
|15=||Dave Cooper, Simon Bradley, Mark Birtwistle, Ian Nilson||75|
|17=||Martin Humphries, Adrian Brown, Dave Hest, Joe Rennox||74|
|17=||Andy Graham, Darren Bridge, James Holman, Mike Wilkinson||74|
|17=||Rob Kenyon, Gav Spencer, Steve Merricks, Dave Fidler||74|
|17=||Roy Ainsworth, John Morgan, Mike Verdon, Dave Hanson||74|
|17=||Pete Myers, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh||74|
|22=||Ian Snape, Dave Snape, Keith Cunliffe, Brian Jones||73|
|22=||Dave Blood, Ian Smith, Steve Real, Ben Beer||73|
|24=||Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson||72|
|24=||Andrew Mansfield, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley||72|
|24=||Stewart Cragg, Arthur Holmes, Stuart Roach, Colin Lynch||72|
|27=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Dave Westwood||71|
|27=||Peter Maher, Charlie Beadle, Gary Phillips, David Kelly||71|
|29||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Ian Walley, Jonny Barton||69|
|30||Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen, Dave McDougall||68|
Helsby start times Thursday 15th April
9.28 Simon Hemsley x4
9.36 Colin Roberts x4
9.44 Jim Caldwell x4
9.50 Gary Neiles x4
9.58 Dave Blood x4
10.06 Ed Pysden x4
10.15 Lewis Marland x4
10.24 Martin Bramwell x4
10.33 Bob Pickthall x4
10.42 Chris Chidley x4
10.51 Steve Hall x4
11.03 Neale Laurent x4
11.12 Jim Clarke x4
11.21 Mick Mahon x4
11.30 Ian Snape x4
11.39 Roger Percival x4
11.48 Rob Weston x4
11.57 Paul Fell x4
12.06 Martin Humphries x4
12.15 John Hunt x4
12.24 Dave Sully x4
12.33 Steve Aspinall x4
12.42 Gary Phillips x4
12.51 Richard Blackwell x4
1.00 Les Russon x4
1,09 Neil Edwards x4
1.18 Neil Edwards x4
1.27 Dave Hilier x4
1.36 Jon Hudson x4
1.45 Nigel Uttley x4
1.54 Mike Tarrant x4
2.03 Dave Goodwin x4
2.12 Dave Monk x4
2.21 Steve Baldwin x4
2.30 Lee Tilley x4
2.39 Kev Hart x4 earlier
2.48 Simon Ashton x4
2.57 Steve Marsh x4