Maxitours at lovely Leigh

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

Liegh 22-9-21
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
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