Maxitours at stunning Stockport
Stockport is right up there in my top three courses in Cheshire. A wonderful golf course and welcoming Clubhouse make this venue a real treat to play. General Manager Ryan and Jane in the office are also class acts.
Stockport had done some work to their greens last week so I sent out a note to teams to pre warn them that they weren’t perfect – I had at least 20 guys tell me after their round that there was no need for the note as the greens were putting superbly – many thanks to the Stockport greens staff – terrific work this week.
Colin Roberts team mates hadn’t played here before and they could not believe how ‘pristine’ the course was. ‘The tee boxes are the best I have ever seen.’ Reported Mike Webb. Brilliant.
Early morning drizzle gave way to lovely golfing conditions and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Stan Devlin wasn’t sure if he had visited this venue but when he arrived he was absolutely certain that he had played here. ‘ Yes I’ve definitely been here before, In fact I played really well. This is the course where you cross the main road after the 2nd hole‘
No it isn’t Stan.
Vale Royal’s Don Phillips, Ian Pezell, Stuart Park and Cheshire senior player Don Campbell (2) finished 3rd with 85 points . Don stood in as a late replacement and his adopted team were class. Everyone played well.
‘Put us with Don again please!’ Begged Stuart ‘He is a fine ball striker.’
‘I loved that!’ Announced Don. ‘These guys are so much better than the lads you fixed me up with last week. Those guys were hopeless’
Taking 3rd place were the lads I fixed him up with last week.
Grd Keary, Steven Sheard Andy Penney and Bob Morris scored a measly 69 points at Ringway but today they were inspired and their 86 was good enough for 3rd place,.
In his early seventies Colin Roberts has turned himself into a top golfer. He was hopeless when he was in his 60’s but is now a force to be reckoned with his team finished in second place with an excellent 88 points and Colin moved up the XENTUM order of merit .Carl Deaville (20) Andy Williamson (16) and Mike Webb(15) all played well.
Joe Corrigan was the 3rd best goalkeeper in England for many years as he was unfortunate to be born in the same era as Shilton and Clemence. His son Andy played today and he was number one as his Shrigley hall team collected 89 points to take first place. Father and son Gary(14)and Paul Leek(22) and Brian Bryan(19) had a terrific back nine and I watched them roll in birdies on the 16th to pick up an impressive 7 points.
Great golf guys.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance yet again.
Nearest the pin 16th David Linton Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th Jack Suttie Dozen Wilson Duo
2’s sweep £290.50 5 pro v1s each or 12 srixon AD333
Andy Corrigan Paul Leek John Harrop John Kelly Laurie Heal Colin Berry Ian Gardner Matt Sayers Chris Adams Dave Smith Ian Gilchrist Jonny Barton Dave Fidler Ken Booth Brian Cattrell David Linton
|1||Andy Corrigan, Gary Leek, Paul Leek, Brian Bryant||89||12||Maxitours lined sweater|
|2||Colin Roberts, Carl Deville, Andy Williamson, Mike Webb||88||10||Puma chill out|
|3||Ged Keary, Steven Sheard, Andy Penney, Bob Morris||86||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Pete O’Neill, Paul Yearsley||85||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Don Phillips, Ian Pezell, Don Campbell, Stuart Park||85||4||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|6||Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul McDermott, Alf Shillitoe||84||2||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|7||Simon Willway, John Kelly, Jim Spears, Laurie Heal||84||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|8=||Rory McNally, Paul Woolley, Ian Gardner, Richard Callwood||83|
|8=||Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Colin Berry, John Fitzsimmons||83|
|8=||Mike George, Mark Clare, Stan Devlin, Tim Tighe||83|
|8=||John Newton, Graham Wright, David Linton, Trevor Roberts||83|
|12=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer||82|
|12=||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke||82|
|12=||Andrew Cox, Phil Young, John Cox, Tim Spencer||82|
|15=||Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle||81|
|15=||Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Richard Wakefield, Graham Davenport||81|
|17=||Dave Stewardson, Dave Caine, Joe Shelley, Mike Stewardson||80|
|17=||Jonny Lord , Richard Duerr, Moby Rawthore, Pete Ingham||80|
|17=||Les Penson, Paul Salt, Josh Street, Martyn Pugh||80|
|17=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Dave Fidler, Steve Merricks||80|
|17=||Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blaine, Mike Flitt||80|
|22=||Dean Jagger, Simon Halliwell, Andy Wilde, Dave Walley||79|
|22=||James Hampton, Matt Sayers, Jack Suttie, Jordan Hindley||79|
|22=||Lewis Marland, Trevor Smith, Barry Shaw-Allen, Phil Dickens||79|
|25=||Martin Bramwell, Dave Smith, CJ, Paul Simpson||78|
|25=||Chris Adams, Phil Singh, Gary Butler, Richard Johnson||78|
|25=||Nathan Mills, Steven Wilde, Derek Ashford, Joe Nuttall||78|
|25=||Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Johnny Eccles||78|
|29=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Keith Barratt||77|
|29=||Mike Tarrant, Ian Ramsden, Brian Catterall, Keith Fenton||77|
|31=||John Hilditch, Paul Smith, Jeff Bickerton, Steve Best||76|
|31=||John Phibbs, Nigel Eckersley, Rick Sym, Austin McBride||76|
|33||David Carlisle, Dick Browne, Paul Browne, Howard Johnston||75|
|34||John Webb, Gary Kirkwood, Keith Thompson, Ian Gilchrist||74|
|35=||Simon Hemsley, Chris Church, Joe Kirwan, Ian King||73|
|35=||Dave Monk, Simon Wilkinson, Billy Davies, Ken Booth||73|
|37||John Atkin, Stuart Blake, Steve Foxcroft, Bob Sutton||72|
|38||Jim Rymer, Phil Woolam, Bob Mottershead, Dave McDougall||71|
Knutsford Golf Club AM AM Tuesday 24th August
8.30 Simon Hemsley x4
8.39 Colin Roberts x4
8.57 Bob King x4
9.06 Paul Roberts x4
9.15 Neale Laurent x4
9.24 Gary Kirkwood x4
9.33 Lewis Marland x4
9.42 Michael Hewitt x4
9.51 Steve Aspinall x4
10.00 John Johnston x4
10.09 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.18 Mick Mahon x4
10.27 Steve Marsh x4
12.40 Ian Hellens x4
12.49 Jim Doran x4
12.58 John Hunt x4
1.07 Gary Phillips x4
1.16 Paul Fell x4
1.25 Gary Neiles x4
1.34 Danny Holbrook x4
1.43 Mike George x4
1.54 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.03 Barry Jackson x4
2.12 Martin France x4
2.19 Andy Buckley x4