Ringway Thursday – room for teams of 4 and single player required please.
Stockport Monday – incredibly spaces for 1.2 or 4 have just come free!!
Maxitours Xentum Classic at Classy Cavendish
Cavendish is a very special golf course and was thoroughly enjoyed by all my players today.
I spoke to fascinating eighty five year old member Peter Higgins in the bar during a quiet period. He told me that wealthy Manchester traders would live in the trendy Spa town of Buxton at the turn of the century as during the Summer months it was a clean, beautiful and incredibly desirable place to live. These wealthy businessmen had a few quid to throw around so paid for famous Architect Alister McKenzie to build them a stunning golf course. He most certainly fulfilled their wish.
End of history lesson.
Paul the steward is superb and he employs a top Italian chef. If you ever play at Cavendish please purchase a lasagne. World class. There is also an honesty box in the clubhouse – you tell the steward what you want and throw the correct money in a huge tin. I love that-there are not many sports you play where trust plays such a huge part. Long may this continue.
Lee the energetic new Club professional also helps to makes Cavendish the top venue in Derbyshire. Thanks to all the staff.
Brian Ankers is nearly 80 and truly a great bloke. There is never a dull moment when he is in town. ‘I’ve played 5 rounds already this week. I’m absolutely shattered- I’ve heard this a flat course?’
Mike Clewley’s late brother was Captain at Cavendish over 20 years ago so today it was touching that he played Maxitours with his other brother David, his son Mark and his nephew Ross in a family team.
Unfortunately Mike came out with one of the worst excuses that I have ever heard. ‘I played poorly today because I have just come back from Spain and I am stiff as a board after lying on a sun lounger all week.’ Take it easy Mike- but whatever you do don’t lie down.
Scores were very low this week with just 82 points taking top spot!
It was great to see lovely Rob Kenyon and his Bramhall team strut confidently into the clubhouse after their shock win last week. They had a real spring in their step. They were back to 4 quivering wrecks after their round finishing 2nd last with 68 points. What a game this is!
Some of you may think there has been an error in the results but I repeat -there has not been an error in the results. Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Webb, Rob Weston and Tony Andrews not only appear in the top half of the leader board but they actually finished IN THE PRIZES! The likeable quartet played a game that resembled golf for a change. Brilliant. They were delighted to finish tied 3rd place with 79 points.
Jim Caldwell owns half of Alderley Edge, he can also play a great game of golf occasionally. He made a superb and vital par on the tough last to help his team gain 80 points and finish in 2nd place. James Cash (1) Steve Barlow (4) and Joe Wee (12) completed the team. They finished one point above EIGHT teams on 79 points!
I teamed up Bramalls Mike Lamb(10) and Simon Corner(9) with Sandbach players Dave Goodwin(8) and Richard Williamson(7) earlier this week as both pairs were short but keen to play this marvellous venue. Lamb loves wandering free in the mountains and wanted to play Cavendish as he was a member 20 years ago. A great team effort saw the new quartet take first place with the lowest winning score of the year – just 82 points. Well played chaps. I am delighted for you.
Thanks to everyone for your support.
Yours in Golf
Nearest the pin 15th Paul Bailey Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 17th Martin France Dozen Wilson Duo
2’s sweep £217.50 3 pro V1s or 7 srixon AD333
Andy Corner Mike Hill Roy Ainsworth Mike Verdon Henry Petrie Mark Ellam Paul Bayley x2 John Harrop Steve Starr Graham Jackson Don Phillips Jimmy McEwan Gary Brash Steve Foxcroft Dave Pullan John Farnsworth Dave Woods Tony Woodford Les Penson Ed Wilkinson Martin France Andy Wright
|1||Richard Williamson, Mike Lamb, Simon Corner, Dave Goodwin||82||12||Maxitours FJ chill out sweater each|
|2||Jim Caldwell, Steve Barlow, Joe Wee, James Cash||80||10||Maxitours FJ Shirt each|
|3||Jimmy McEwan, John Harker, Gary Brash, Josh Woods||79||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Mark Hagarty, Chris Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger||79||6||Under Armour shirt each|
|5||Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb||79||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Gary Neiles, John Moreton, Jimmy Ainscough, John Longworth||79||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7=||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Dave Woods||79|
|7=||Steve Heywood, Andy Duncan, Tony Woodford, Graham Davenport||79|
|7=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer||79|
|7=||Dean Jagger, Dave Pullan, Steve Pullan, Ben Pullan||79|
|11=||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage, Dave Marchant||78|
|11=||Jeff Ratcliffe, Chris Jackson, Chris Bland, Steve Starr||78|
|13=||Les Penson, Paul Salt, Phil Harris, Martyn Pugh||77|
|13=||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Steve Austin, Dan Edwards||77|
|13=||Andy Buckley, Don Phillips, Ian Pezel, Stuart Park||77|
|16||Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Andy Wright||76|
|17=||Lewis Marland, Paul Robinson, Steve Schofield, Phil Dickens||75|
|17=||John Harrop, Paul McDermott, Paul Bayley, Mark Ellam||75|
|17=||Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Johnny Eccles||75|
|20=||Mike Clewley, David Clewley, Mike Clewley, Ross Clewley||74|
|20=||Andrew Hill, Kay Allen, Steve Mobley, Karl Allen||74|
|22=||Ed Pysden, Simon Moorhead, Fred Bridge , Henry Petrie||73|
|22=||Gary Owen, Alistair Holloway, Paul Foster, Jason Bolland||73|
|24=||Dave Monk, Simon Wilkinson, Billy Davies, Ken Booth||72|
|24=||Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Steve Collier, Mike Verdon||72|
|26=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan||71|
|26=||Graham Pike, Nigel Davenport, Rick Sym, John Phibbs||71|
|28=||Jim Lindsay, Mike Stapley, Andy Stapley, Steve Nulty||68|
|28=||Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Steve Merricks||68|
|30||Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle||67|
|31||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||65|
Ringway start times
Thursday 12th August
9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Simon Hemsley x4
9.18 Colin Roberts x4
9.27 Chris Chidley x4
9.36 Rob Platt x4
9.45 Lewis Marland x4
9.54 Neale Laurent x4
10.03 Mike Kirchin x4
10.12 Bob Pickthall x4
10.30Paul Evans x4
10.39 Roy Ainsworth x2 Dave Buckley x2
10.48 Steve Aspinall x4
11.06 Gary Phillips x4
11.14 James Mooney x4
11.23 Jill Eastwood x4
11.32 Mick Mahon x4
11.40 Paul Fell x4
11.49 Paul Entwistle x4
11.57 Andrew Taylor x4
12.15 Sam Leach x4
12.24 John Newton x4
12.33 Ian Hellens x4
12.51 Dave Goodwin x4
1.00 John Huntx4
1.09 Pete Walters x4
1.18 Barry Jackson x4
1.27 Stuart Smith x4
1.36 Lee Tilley x4
1.45 Peter Walkden x4
1.54 Gary Owen x4
2.03 Russell Sollitt x4
2.12 Rob Harris x2 2 players required
2.21 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.30 Gary Neiles x4
2.39 Steve Marsh x4
2.48 Andrew Hill x4
2.57 David Smith x4
3.07 David Smith x4
3.16 Bill Media x4
3.25 Bernard Wood x4