*Spaces at Knutsford singles on Thursday – the finest 9 hole golf course in the North.
* Preston Monday 3rd May – please check your start times below. There may be room for a team of 4 -let me know if you want to play
Maxitours at brilliant Bramhall
On arrival at Bramhall Golf Club you drive through a lovely practice area which is manicured better than many local courses and this set the scene for a wonderful days golf.
I was delighted by how many positive comments there were from my players about Bramhall Golf Club today.
‘That is a superb course!’ Declared Mick Mahon ‘Best greens I have played on all year by far.’
‘Brilliant, brilliant venue.’ Reported Dave Blood.
‘This has just gone into my top 5 all-time favourite courses.’ announced Martin Humphries.
‘I’ve not played here for 20 years.’ Testified Lewis Marland ‘It has become a class golf club.’
Thanks to General Manager Max Sullivan and all his staff for their hospitality.
The five-star Bramhall marque was a pleasure to work in and Lynne and her catering staff are really nice people. They looked after me and my players so well today. Thanks ladies.
Regular maxitours players are well aware that salad dodger Graham Jackson loves his food.
‘That is the best sausage sandwich I have ever had!’ Announced the Heyrose man after his breakfast this morning. This statement should not be underestimated as Graham has had more than his fair share of sausage sandwiches over the years. It is the catering equivalent of Lionel Messi saying that is the best goal he has ever scored.
Martin Humphries was looking colourful today in a maroon and white outfit- even his shoes had maroon soles. He quietly confided in me that the better he is playing the more colourful the outfit he wears. After birdieing the 17th he is getting really dressed up for the Knutsford event on Thursday.
If you see him wearing a little black number at Preston on Monday don’t be too surprised.
In todays’ event the brightly dressed Martin Humphries and his team took the early lead with 83 points after an excellent 45 points on the easier closing 9 holes. Bob King(12), Steve Ross(18) and Alan Reynolds(11) completed the team.
The Marriotts Pete O’Neill(2) Kev Hart(11) Andrew Mansfield(18)and Paul Yearsley(13) took second place with 85 points. They had just 37 points on the back nine before catching fire. Even Kev Hart managed to make three birdies- a new personal best. It was Andys 50th birthday today – congratulations on both fronts Andy.
Taking the honours today were Sandiways Gary Neiles(5) John Longworth(13) Joe Yates(13) and Jimmy Ainscough(22). The par 3’s at Bramhall take some playing but they had three 2’s on the back nine to really make their score. Well played chaps- first good performance for a while. Excellent!
Thanks again for your 100% attendance guys- brilliant.
Nearest the Pin 4th Mark Birtwistle Dozen Wilson UNO
Nearest the Pin 14th Gary Neiles Dozen Wilson UNO
2’s £210 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon per two
Alan Simpson Paul Robinson, Alan Reynolds Gareth Winston x2 John Lester Jim Caldwell David Thornill Mike Verdon Paul Robinson Mick Mahon Richard Blackwell Dan Moore Paul Salt
|1||Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, John Longworth, Jimmy Ainscough||86||12||Maxitours travel bag each|
|2||Andrew Mansfield, Kevin Hart, Pete O’Neill, Paul Yearsley||85||10||Puma chillout each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Dan Moore, John Hilton||84||8||Under Armour shirt each|
|4||Martin Humphries, Alan Reynolds, Steve Ross, Bob King||83||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Jim Caldwell, Andrew Aherne, Steve Perritt, Lee Charnley||83||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Neale Laurent, Gareth Winstone, John Harrop, John Lester||83||2||Maxitours scorecard holder each|
|7=||Colin Roberts, Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason||82|
|7=||Jim Clarke, Jim Kenyon, Chris Clarke, Graham Jackson||82|
|7=||Simon Raine, Martin Keates, David Rimmer, David Thornill||82|
|10=||Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King||81|
|10=||Roy Ainsworth, Nigel Clapham, Mike Verdon, Brian Ankers||81|
|12=||Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson||80|
|12=||Les Penson, Paul Salt, Chris Darlington, Steve Lowery||80|
|14||Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Phil Dickens, Paul Robinson||79|
|15=||Paul Gilbert, Craig Rae, John Webb, Gary Kirkham||78|
|15=||Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Mike Pigott||78|
|17=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Ian Walley, Jonny Barton||77|
|17=||Dave Stewardson, Joe Shelley , Ian Walters, Adrian Waring||77|
|19=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Rob Alexander, Mike Lowe||76|
|19=||Gary Phillips, David Kelly, Kevin Bramall, Peter Maher||76|
|19=||Peter Dobson, Mike Holmes, Paul Swanick, Mark Worsley||76|
|22=||Martin Cox, Dave Goodwin, Richard Willimason, Phil Robinson||75|
|22=||Peter Leonard, James Brown, Sharon Snow, Denis O’Neill||75|
|22=||Pete Myers, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Manni Rawthore||75|
|25||Mike Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||74|
|26=||Pete Fotheringham, Brad Grime, Ian Smith, Mike Priestley||73|
|26=||Barry Taylor, Bill Melia, Barry Rigby, Gordon Warke||73|
|28||Dave Blood, Ian Smith, Ben Beer, Phil Roberts||72|
|29||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Dave Westwood||70|
|30||David Smith, Ian Neilson, Peter O’Driscoll, Ken Swarbrick||68|
Knutsford start sheet
Thursday 29th April
8.30 Simon Hemsley x4
8.39 Colin Roberts x4
8.47 Bob King x4
8.56 Les Russon x4
9.04 Neale Laurent x4
9.13 Williamson x3
9.31 Andy Corrigan x4
9.40 Mick Mahon x4
9.49 Stewart Cragg x4
10.00 Martin Humphries x4
12.32 John Hunt x4
12.40 Roger Percival x2 Richard Blackwell x2
12.49 Beadle x2 Gary Phillips x2
12.58 Kev Hart x4
1.07 Dave Sully x4
1.16 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.43 John Newton x4
1.52 Barney Ross x4
2.01 Steve Marsh x4
2.10 Lee Tilley x4
Preston start sheet
Monday 3rd May
Check in at the pro shop/driving range- bacon, Sausage and egg butties and drinks available from the clubhouse near the 1st tee. Terrific half way house.
9,50 David Kelly x4
9.58 Simon Hemsley x4
10.07 Colin Roberts x4
10.16 Nigel Jenkins x4
10.24 Jim Clarke x4
10.33 Lewis Marland x4
10.41 Peter Walkden tbc
10.50 Steve Aspinall x4
10.58 Dave Buckley x4
11.07 Gary Phillips x4
11.16 Neale Laurent x4
11.24 Mick Mahon x4
11.32 Paul Fell x4
11.41 Martin Humphries x4
11.50 Bob Eastwood x4
1.00 Graham Pike x4
1.09 Ian Hellens x4
1.18 Dave Sully x4
1.27 Dave Goodwin x4
1.36 Paul Browne x4
1.45 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.54 Munro Donald x4
2,03 Andrew Cox x4
2.12 Dave Griffiths x4
2.21 Simon Poucher x4
2.30 Richard Blackwell x4
2.39 Paul Cooper x4
2.48 Tim Spencer x4
2.56 John Dickenson x4
3.05 Simon Ashton x4
3.14 Gary Neiles x4
3.23 Kev Hart x4
3.32 Steve Marsh x4
3.40 Lee Tilley x4
3.49 James Wilson x4
3.58 Andy Buckley x4