Room for teams at Hazel Grove next Thursday 17th – the greens are superb!
Maxitours at brilliant Bolton Old Links
Bolton Old links was the terrific venue for todays’ event and the reports from my players suggested that everyone was very impressed indeed.
‘That is the best course I have played this year!’ Declared Paul Gilbert.
‘What a fantastic layout!’ Announced well-travelled John Webb.
‘Those greens are quality. I love it here.’ reported Dave Fleming.
The Old Links greenkeeper is excellent. He knows the importance of fast surfaces for the modern golfer and he keeps the greens ironed and hand cut for his members throughout the year. They were rolling at 11 on the stimp-meter this morning. Great work – many thanks. Professional Sean Owen is a smart lad and his shop
Sheep farmer Richard Palmer is an optimist. He played unusually well today and even came in a few times on the scorecard for a change.
‘Apart from Monday and Tuesday I have played well this week.’
We are only at Friday and I know he didn’t play on Thursday.
Dave Buckley and his team were impressive this morning. They had their first pint of san Miguel at 9.15am which is a new Maxitours record. This set them up for a solid 80 points and a top ten finish.
Sam Leach and his team are great guys. I told them that the half-way house was superb and if they were playing badly they could always cheer themselves up with a sausage roll half way around.
‘I think I’ll put the order in now!’ Replied team mate Jonny Barton ‘Where’s the menu?’
Leading the way for most of the day was the Simon Hemsley(12) Bramhall team with 84 points. Joe Kirwan(8) and Greg Hamilton(14) and Al Demmy all played superbly.
Ex Lancashire cricketer Warren Hegg(4) is always a handy man to have on your team and he dragged Gordon Warke (8) Wayne Harper(11) and Nigel Hallows(7)around also in 84 points. They narrowly lost out on a slightly worse back nine.
Late in the day the wind dropped a little.
Royal Birkdale plus 2 handicapper Shaun Dobson returning from college in the States teamed up with his less talented Dad(10), even less talented Michael Holmes (15)and bottom of the barrel Paul Swanick(18). Shaun had an impressive six birdies in the tough conditions to secure 2nd place.
Last match in was Vale Royals’ Andy Buckley(8) Don Phillips(14) Stuart Park(13) and John McCabe(22). After 38 points on the front nine they all chipped in with some terrific golf on the back nine to be home in 47 points to take the win on a card play-off. Buckley holed a full wedge as the popular team went crazy.
Great golf guys, well played.
Nearest the Pin 4th Al Demmy Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the Pin 17th Dave Rhodes Dozen Wilson Duo
2’s £172.50 6 pro V1 or 14 srixon AD333
John Webb Robyn Cotton Simon Wilkinson Tim Tighe Ed Wilkinson Paul Yearsley Ian Cole Dave Rhodes Andy Buckley
|Bolton Old Links||11-Jun 21|
|1||Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley, Don Philips, Ian Pezell||85||12||Galvin Top each|
|2||Paul Dobson, Shaun Dobson, Paul Swanick, Michael Holmes||85||10||Dozen Talyor made TP 5 Each|
|3||Simon Hemsley, Al Demmy, Greg Hamilton, Joe Kirwan||84||8||Under Armour shirt each|
|4||Wayne Harper, Gordon Warke, Warren Hegg, Nigel Hallows||84||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Dave Monk, John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson||82||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Paul Salt, Les Penson, Phil Harris, Josh Street||81||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7=||Dave Buckley, Dave Carter, Graham Campbell, Seb Johnson||80|
|7=||Steve Marsh, Steve Owen, Gary Whittaker, Johnny Eccles||80|
|9||Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Ian Cole, Mike Keyworth||79|
|10=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood||78|
|10=||Peter Maher, Gary Phillips, Mike Culligan, Nigel Hall||78|
|10=||Gav Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Brett Sutcliffe||78|
|10=||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||78|
|10=||Stan Devlin, Tim Tighe, Mark Clare, Steve Ford||78|
|15=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton||77|
|15=||Gary Neiles, John Morton, Jimmy Ainscough,||77|
|17=||Nigel Ashton, Ian Ferns, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan||76|
|17=||Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Carl Deaville, Dave Mason||76|
|17=||Gareth Winstone, Gareth Kershaw, John Lester, Chris Clough||76|
|17=||Nigel Jenkins, Guy Levers, Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright||76|
|17=||Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Paul Yearsley, John McAtee||76|
|22=||John Hilditch, Pete Smith, Sarah Ormrod, Don Campbell||74|
|22=||Paul Gilbert , John Webb, Ed Jenkins, Dave Greenwood||74|
|24||Paul Browne, John Stubbs, Dale Wallace, John McCaffrey||72|
|25||Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson||70|
|26||PeterCotton, Robyn Cotton, Maurice Pitcher, Richard Barman||65|
|27||Barry Jackson, Steve Tate, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune||62|
Hazel Grove start times
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.08 Simon Hemsley x4
10.17 Colin Roberts x4
10.26 Jim Caldwell x4
10.35 Jim Clarke x4
10.43 Lewis Marland x4
10.52 Dave Goodwin x4
11,01 Kev Hart x4
11.10 Mike George x4
11.19 Steve Hall x4
11.28 Gary Phillips x4
11.37 Neale Laurent x4
11.46 Mick Mahon x4
11.55 Paul Fell x4
12.13 Chris Gregory x4
12.22 Roger Percival x4
12.31 Sam Leach x4
12.39 Ian Hellens x4
12.57 Les Russon x4
1.06 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.15 Gary Neiles x4
1.24 Dave Sully x4
1.27 James Mooney x4
1.36 John Hunt x4
1.45 Richard Blackwell x4
1.54 Lee Tilley x4
2.03 Garry Owen x4
2.12 Mike Kirchin x4
2.30 Andy Dunster x4
2.48 Kev Hart x4
2.57 Steve Marsh x4
3.14 David Smith x4
3,23 Bernard Wood x4
3.31 Bill Melia x4
3.40 Andy Buckley x4
3.49 Andrew Hill x4
3.58 Simon Ashton x4