*Room for teams of 4 at Stockport on Monday -see below
The Xentum Classic at excellent Ringway.
Maxitours players had a super day at Ringway. The Club is really going places and huge improvements are made to the course and clubhouse year on year. Karen is an award winning General Manager and a real pleasure to deal with. Catering Manager Lyndsay was also on top form. This is a terrific venue.
Are these the best greens in Cheshire? – possibly. They are also incredibly hard to read according to more than one player when cards were handed in. The course was presented to a very high standard. Thank you Ringway.
I asked Rick Shaw if he was playing well. ‘Yes! I’ve been to the range this morning and I know exactly what I am doing now!’ Yeah right. His team finished 23rd.
I was slightly concerned when Alison Shipstone told me that her playing partner James Brown was easily pleased. James won his first prize a couple of weeks ago – a Maxitours shirt. I gave it to him from out of the back of my car today. I have never seen anyone so happy to win a shirt. Well done James. You have won a scorecard holder today. Try to control your emotions.
At check in this morning Gary Mercer told me his handicap had recenty gone up from 12.0 to 12,2 ‘Does that make a difference?’ He asked.
Yes, it means you are .2 worse than you were last week Gary.
Third place went to everyone’s favourite Paul Fell(5) from Carden Park, Nigel Ashton(12), Dave Hest(14) and Colin Bryan(8). Dave Hest was average for much of his round but had a career best three birdies at just the right time to really boost the team score.
Werneth Golf Club Captain Tim Jones(21) was understandably nervous on the first hole making his debut appearance on such a prestigious tour. He settled his nerves after three holes and played some great golf to help his team of Pete Norbury(19) Dave Rhodes(13) and Ian Sutton(10) finish in 2nd place with 86.
Taking the honours today were Olympic British Taekwondo team member Gary Owen(8) Alistair Holloway (14) Anthony Kenny(8) and Alan Lane (6). Owen played the tough 4 closing holes under par to help his team take Gold.
Many thanks for your superb pace of play today. There is a bit of deep rough on the Ringway course but the last group was around in less than four hours. Excellent.
Winning the two day Xentum Classic with steady scores of 79 and 81 was Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Dave Woods and Mike Spencer. They receive a Maxitours shirt each. Paul Fells team was second 156 and Lewis Marland took 3rd on 155.
Many thanks to excellent financial advisors Xentum for their event and Order of Merit sponsorship. They have sent a link for a free book for Maxitours players which could help you think about your approach to life. https://www.xentum.co.uk/enough/
Thanks for playing, Tim
Nearest the pin 13th Pete Waters Doz Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 16th Colin Bryan Doz Wilson Duo
2’s sweep £285 5 pro V1s or 12 srixon AD333
Dave Hest x2 Steve Blakeway John Leonard Pete Waters Bpb Pickthall Simon Hemsley Barry Wellings Rob Platt Munro Donald John Harrop Rick Shaw Doug Green Frank Hendrick Gary Owen Colin Bryan
|Ringway||12 Aug 21|
|1||Gary Owen, Alistair Holloway, Anthony Kenny, Alan Lane||87||12||Maxitours chill out top|
|2||Ian Sutton, Tim Jones, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||86||10||Dozen Taylor Made TP5 Ball|
|3||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Dave Hest, Colin Bryan||85||8||Under Armour shirt each|
|4||Steve Blakeway, Paul Salt, Paul Robinson, Neil Pemberton||85||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Stewart Cragg, Bill Parkinson, Ted Ellis, Alan Brough||85||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Barry Jackson, Dave Wright, Steve Tate, Chris Meickleham||84||2||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|7=||John Atkin, Stuart Blake, Paul Moonan, Bob Sutton||83||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|7=||Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, John Hunt, James Brown||83||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|7=||John Newton, John Leonard, Graham Wright, Gary Mercer||83|
|10=||Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley, James Maxwell, John Tetlow||82|
|10=||Bob Pickthall, Paul Roberts, Jon Hume, Steve Lamont||82|
|10=||Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle||82|
|10=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, John Mather||82|
|10=||Andy Taylor, Chris Perry, Mike Eardley, Kevin Hodgson||82|
|10=||Neil McCloud, Andy Millington, Brendan Points, Pete Waters||82|
|16=||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Dave Woods||81|
|16=||Nick Cook, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Johnny Eccles||81|
|18=||Lewis Marland, Paul Robinson, Steve Schofield, Phil Dickens||80|
|18=||Gary Neiles, John Moreton, Carl Barkes, Martin Finney||80|
|20=||Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Colin Berry, Barry Wellings||79|
|20=||Roy Ainsworth, Simon Willway, Mike Verdon, Dave Hanson||79|
|20=||Rob Platt, Gary Youall, Steve Barker, Jeremy Capper||79|
|20=||Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Dave Greenwood, Dave Goodwin||79|
|24||Russ Sollitt, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Rick Shaw||78|
|25=||Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner , Richard Palmer||77|
|25=||Mike Wilkinson, Darren Bridge, Phil Thorley, Brian Fleetwood||77|
|25=||Pete Fotheringham, Tim Royle, Neil McPherson, Andy Duncan||77|
|28=||James Mooney, John Barnes, Tom Williams, Ian Cash||76|
|28=||Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul McDermott, Alf Shillitoe||76|
|30=||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Martin Sands, Dave Pearson||75|
|30=||John Wallis, Paul Entwistle, Tom Milner, Graham Bailey||75|
|32||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage, Dave Marchant||74|
|33||Ged Keary, Don Campbell, Michael Longshaw, Steve Sheard||70|
|34||Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron, Eric Robinson, John Johnston||69|
|35||Jill Eastwood, Janet Newton, Julia Longworth, Jane Cotton||64|
Stockport Monday 16th Aug
9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Simon Hemsley x4
9.18 Colin Roberts x4
9.27 James Hampton x4
9.36 Paul Gilbert x4
9.45 Jim Clarke x4
9.54 Martin Bramwell x4
10.03 Dave Stewardson x4
10.12 Gary Kirkwood x4
10.20 Jonny Lord x4
10.28 Neale Laurent x4
10.37 Lewis Marland x4
10.46 Steve Aspinall x4
10.55 Dave Buckley x4
11.03 Gary Phillips x4
11.21 Mick Mahon x4
11.39 Andy Buckley x4
11.48 John Hilditch x4
11.57 Dean Jagger x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 Sam Leach x4
12.24 Chris Adams x4
12.33 Ian Hellens x4
12.42 Dave Sully x4
12.51 Les Russon x4
1.00 Andrew Cox x4
1.09 Jon Hudson x4
1.18 Jim Rymer x4
1.27 Mike George x4
1.36 James wilson x4
1.45 Dave Monk x4
1.54 Graham Pike x4
2.03 Rob Harris x4
2.12 John Newton x4
2.33 Nathan Mills x4
2.41 Kev Hart x4
2.50 Steve Marsh x4