Room at FANTASTIC Preston Weds 29th September and the Charity golf day at Prestbury on Thursday 21st October
Maxitours at lovely Leigh
Leigh Golf Club was incredibly good today. About ten years ago the greens here went from average to perhaps the best in the county and they have remained at that high standard ever since. I’m not sure how the greenkeeper did it but hats off to the man.
‘That’s the best course I’ve played in a long time.’ Praised intelligent low handicapper Mark Clewley.
General manager Derek runs a tight ship and new club professional Sean Blinkhorn was also very helpful throughout the day. Thanks guys. Bar manager Catherine and her partner in crime Shannon –( Leigh golf clubs famously attractive two blondes) also looked after us so well .
Chunky Graham Jackson was getting Hangry this morning. He thought there were no bacon butties available and was distraught. When I explained that the half way house was open and selling them he left a trial of dust in his wake. ‘I’m absolutely starving.’ He called back to me over his shoulder.
Paul Fell told me he was struggling for form at the moment. I asked him if the problem was his short game or a swing fault or even psychological.
‘No. I have got toothache.’ He explained.
It was great to see Maxitours regulars Sam Leach and Jonny Barton back from their fishing trip last week. You may remember team mate Chris Walley told me they were even worse at fishing than at playing golf. Sam caught one fish in five days and Jonny caught two tiddlers. They finished 3rd from bottom today.
Scoring was tough on the well-designed Leigh track.
Third place went to the Heyrose team of Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron Paul Salt and George Kerr who were surprised to finish so highly with just 83 points.
Paul Fell shrugged off his toothache and helped his team into 2nd. Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan and Retired headmaster Nigel Ashton all chipped in well.
Taking the honours were Sandiways Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates and Joe Longworth. Neiles is a tough competitor but without a win all season. The team were getting understandably nervous over the closing holes and thought they had blown it with just 1 point on the 17th hole. However, 87 was good enough for top spot. Well played chaps.
Nearest the Pin 7th hole John Jones Doz Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 12th hole Dave Rhodes Doz Wilson Duo
2’s sweep £190 10 Ad333 per 2 or 4 pro V1s
George Kerr x2 Paul Salt Chris Chidley Bob Pickthall Paul Wrigley Brett Sutcliffe x2 Dave Westwood John Jones Dave Sully Adam Thomas Dave Rhodes Nick Cook
|1||Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates , John Longworth||87||12||Maxitours lined sweater|
|2||Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryant, Mike Lowe, Paul Fell||86||10||Maxitours FJ Shirt|
|3||George Kerr, Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron, Paul Salt||83||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Barry Taylor, Ted Ellis, Steve Parle, an other||83||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Steve Austin||82||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Andy Faulkner||82||2||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|7=||Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson||82|
|7=||Mike Jones, Dan Moss, Mike Booth, Mike Keyworth||82|
|9=||Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson||81|
|9=||Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Graham Davenport, Donna Sully||81|
|9=||Mark Clewley, Vicky Clewley, Mikde Lamb, Ashley Elliott||81|
|9=||Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Carl Marginson, Paul Yearsley||81|
|9=||Nick Cook, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Johnny Eccles||81|
|9=||Stuart Park, Don Phillips, Drew Hutchinson, Keith Park||81|
|15=||Colin Roberts, Carl Deaville, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant||80|
|15=||Steve Aspinall, John Fitzsimmons, Colin Berry, Ken Booth||80|
|15=||Matt Sayers, Graham Pollit, Jack Schofield, Adam Thomas||80|
|18||Bob Pickthall, Steve Lamont, Jon Hume, Dave Thomas||79|
|19=||Gav Sutcliffe, Brett Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley, Paul Keogh||76|
|19=||Ian Sutton, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||76|
|21=||Paul Browne, John Jones, Dale Wallace, Steve Berg||75|
|21=||Roger Percival, Josh Brand, Ed Wilkinson, Nigel Davenport||75|
|23=||Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Dave Woods||74|
|23=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Phil Robinson, Neal Evans||74|
|23=||Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton||74|
|26=||Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson||72|
|26=||Gary Philips, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle, Pete Maher||72|
|28||Neale Laurent, Chris Burnett, Mark Turner, Alf Shillitoe||70|
Helsby start sheet Thursday 23rd Sept – room for 1 team
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.09 Jim Caldwell x4
9.18 Colin Roberts x4
9.27 Chris Adams x4
9.36 Jack Coleman x4
9.45Kev Hart x4
9.54 Jim Clarke x4
10.03 Lewis Marland x4
10.12 Paul Evans x4
10.20 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.29 Neale Laurent x4
10.38 Nigel Hall x4
10.47 Mick Mahon x4
10.56 Paul Fell x4
11.05 Martin Quinn x4
11.14 Dave Monk x4
11.23 Dean Jagger x4
11.32 Roger Percival x4
11.41 Sam Leach x4
11.49 Simon Ashton x4
11.58 Ian Hellens x4
12.07 Paul Wrigley x4
12.16 Les Russon x4
12.25 Nigel Uttley x4
12.34 John Newton x4
12.43 Simon Ashton x4
12.52 Jon Hudson x4
1.00 John Hunt x4
1.09 Barry Jackson x4
1.18 Barry Jackson x4 tbc
1.27 Pete Cotton x4
1.36 Dave Griffiths x4
1.45 Rob Harris x4
1.54 Gary Neiles x4
2.11 Steve Marsh x4
2.20 Lee Tilley x4
2.28 Tom Williams x4