Maxitours at lovely Lymm
Lymm Golf Club just gets better and better. Head Green keeper John Dennett was up first thing this morning hand mowing and proudly ironing his superb greens for us and the course was pristine.
Clubhouse manager Karen does a great job overseeing her staff and ensuring the food is of the highest quality. Brilliant.
The course has a links feel for the opening nine holes and a parkland closing nine which requires some accurate driving. It is a great test for everyone.
‘Book me in for next year!’ Announced Dave Rhodes. ‘That is an outstanding golf course.’
‘That was really terrific!’ Reported happy Andy Strickley.
As storms raged around the North West the leafy village of Lymm missed the downpours and a wonderful day was had by all.
The impressive Manchester ship canal was built in 1894 and the deposited spoil was used to build the super first nine holes at Lymm. The golf course opened in 1907. The ship canal looked a little lower than usual perhaps due to recent dry weather but Frank Dennis soon topped it up after three of his hooked golf balls disappeared over the canal bank.
It is great that things are starting to get back to normal with bunker rakes in play, flag tending permitted and Mike Kirchins team finishing flat last. These lads would do anything to win a Maxitours scorecard holder and tried to buy me a drink in return for a booby prize. Sorry boys I just can’t just give away these amazing prizes to anyone.
Lots of teams were making the most of the forward tees, perfect conditions and high course rating index. I am playing with Jim Rymer and Dave McDougall in a pro am at Heswall on Friday. They need to be on form with me in the team and sure enough they took 6th place today with 89 points and an excellent 45 points on the back nine. Wealthy Wirral lawyer Jim (18) had four consecutive pars around the turn to really help his team. The posh scouser was delighted.
There was 100% attendance once again apart from a single man drop out in Bob Suttons team due to illness. Likeable Bob played in a three ball with the Knutsford golf club President and the Presidents’ son. They had 84 points between the three of them! The ghost player moved them into third. Great golf chaps.
Taking second place with an impressive 91 points was the Dukinfield team of Paul Butler(9), Adam Thomas(7)John Hartley (17) and Gary Berrisford(8). Berrisford did the damage with a superb level par back nine and even John Hartley (‘Jammy’ to his mates) played well.
Winning today was the Davyhulme Park team of Dave Haycock(17) Ex Rugby league star John McAtee (4) Andrew Mansfield(13) and ‘Legend in his own lunchtime’ Kev Hart(9). Dave Haycock had a career best round picking up 11 shots for his team to earn him a first win of the season. Well played! Special golf.
Thanks to everyone for your amazing support,
Nearest the pin 2nd Mike Kelsall Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 13th Andy Faulkner Dozen Wilson Duo
2’s £220 4 pro v1s or 9 srixon AD333
Paul Butler George Kerr David Tate Ewan McCrea Mike George George Kerr Martin Humphries Rob Blain Neil McPherson Mike Kelsall Paul Hadlee Haydn Parry Andy Faulkner Kev Hart Dave Sarsfield Lee Tilley
|1||Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Dave Haycock, John McAtee||92||12||Maxitours FJ chill out top|
|2||Paul Butler, Adam Thomas, John Hartley, Garry Berrisford||91||10||Dozen Taylor Made TP 5 Each|
|3||Bob Sutton, David Wilkinson, Simon Wilkinson, AN Other||91||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Gary Neiles, John Moreton, Jimmy Ainscough, John Longworth||90||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Danny Holbrook, Gabe Bagshaw, Dan Leigh, Haydn Parry||89||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Dave McDougall||89||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Chris Clarke, Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon||89||Maxitours bag towel each|
|8=||Jim Caldwell, Nigel Milroy, John Kelsall, James Cash||88|
|8=||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Ian Sutton||88|
|10||Dave Stewardson, Mike Kelsall, Peter Close, Dave Caine||87|
|11=||Bob Pickthall, Dave Thomas, Jon Hume, Steve Broome||86|
|11=||Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, David Tate, Nigel Holland||86|
|11=||Pete Fotheringham, Neil McPherson, Brad Grime, Pete Woodruff||86|
|14=||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Mike Spencer, Dave Woods||85|
|14=||Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, Euan McRea, Charlie Beadle||85|
|14=||Andy Buckley, Don Phillips, Ian Pezel, Paul Woodbine||85|
|14=||Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blaine, Mark Pretty||85|
|18=||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage, Dave Marchant||84|
|18=||Mike George, Mark Clare, Tim Tighe, Stan Devlin||84|
|18=||Richard Blackwell, Kirk Hilton, Steve Austin, Sean O’Shea||84|
|21=||Martin Humphies , Kieth Male , Dave Hest, Ian Venables||83|
|21=||John Johnston, Ian Goulty, Chris Brown, Martin Oldfield||83|
|21=||Chris Chidley, Paul Salt, Martin Pugh, George Kerr||83|
|21=||Andy Taylor, Andrew Strickley, Paul Hadlee, Mike Eardsley||83|
|25||Munro Donald, Steve Owen, Asndy Faulkner, Swamy Narayana||82|
|26=||John Hunt, Steve Shaw, Simon Wee, James Brown||81|
|26=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer||81|
|28=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan||80|
|28=||Simon Raine, Tim Stanley, Dave Rimmer, David Thornhill||80|
|30||Rob Kenyon, , Simon Burgess, Les Russon||77|
|31||Mike Kirchin, Mike Wilkinson, Brian Fleetwood, Darren Bridge||71|
Vale Royal start times
8.30 David Kelly x4
8.37 Simon Hemsley x4
8.45 Colin Roberts x4
8.53 Jim Caldwell x4
9.01 Paul Gilbert x4
9.09 Lewis Marland x4
9.18 Neale Laurent x4
9.26 Jim Clarke x4
10.30 Steve Aspinall x4
10.39 Dave Buckley x4
10.48 Gary Phillips x4
10.57 Chris Adams x4
11.06 Martin Bramwell x4
11.14 Richard Harper x4
11.23 Mick Mahon x4
11.32 Paul Fell x4
11.41 Martin Humphries x4
11.49 John Hilditch x4
11.57 Dave Goodwin x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 Sam Leach x4
12.24 Neale Laurent b team tbc x4
12.33 Ian Hellens x4
12.42 Dave Sully x4
12.51 Les Russon x4
1.00 Nigel Uttley x4
1.09 Andrew Cox x4
1.18 Paul Entwistle x4
1.27 Jm Rymer x4
1.36 Pete Walkden x4
1.45 Richard Blackwell x4
1.54 Gary Kirkwood x4
2.03 Pete Cotton x4
2.12 Rob Higginbotham x4
2.21 David Monk x4
2.33 Gary Neiles x4
2.41 Karl Marginson x4
2.50 Steve Marsh x4
2.58Lee Tilley x4
3.06 Paul Browne x4