Maxitours at brilliant Bramhall
Another terrific day was enjoyed by all at Bramhall Golf Club.
I love this place. It has an amazing practice ground, high quality golf course and more importantly it is the sort of Club where you can take your wife for lunch in lovely surroundings.
What a Club.
There was torrential rain for 4 hours this morning and it was still raining when the first team arrived.
The course was never going to close with its USGA greens and everyone at the Club were so positive.
The assistant green keeper assured me that his greens would be perfectly playable and the forecast for later in the day was excellent. Wealthy Dave Harlow was out first and tried to give the green keeper £20 to close the course.
‘I don’t like getting wet’ Joked the gentle giant.
He played the back nine in glorious sunshine.
‘That course was incredible considering the rain.’ Remarked Tim Tighe.
‘Those greens were fantastic!’ Reported Richard Palmer.
Neale Laurent is a retired copper so he is not too bright. We had a daft conversation this morning.
‘Hi Tim, I won a towel bag – I’ve come to pick it up.’
‘What do you mean a towel bag?,
‘You know a little towel bag.’
‘I have no idea what you are talking about.’
‘Sorry I mean bag towel.’
The scores at the top of the leader board were incredibly close.
If you see Paul Yearsley this week please don’t mention the costly two foot putt that he missed at the last.
‘I feel sick.’ Muttered the Davyhulme man in the bar afterwards as his team took 4th but missed out on top spot by a shot.
Hazel Groves Joe Shelley and his steam took 3rd place also with 84 points.
Hopwood husband and wife Steve and Janet Heywood played alongside the Manchester Alliance Captain Chris Lee and Richard Wakefield and they led for most of the day with 84 points and a super back nine. Richard Wakefield has had a lesson at his home club Hopwood every week for the last thirty years, He is known as ‘pension scheme’ to the professional. Today all Wakefields hard work paid off with a second place finish in a Maxitours event.
‘I love this team’ He said in between sobs. ‘And I’m so glad I contributed today.’ Before bursting out crying. He has been watching too much golf this weekend.
I can call on reliable Don Campbell if a team needs a player and today the 2 handicapper joined Andy Buckley (2) Don Phillips (7) and Stuart Park (8) who were short yesterday. Late in the day Campbell managed the first ever treble in the sixteen year history of Maxitours. He won 2 nearest the pins and the overall event. Brilliant.
‘Can you put us with him again?’ Begged the Vale Royal team. Well played chaps great score.
Thanks to everyone for your support. Terrific.
Nearest the pin 4th Dozen Wilson Duo Don Campbell
Nearest the pin 14th Dozen Wilson Duo Don Campbell
2’s sweep £205 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon ad333 per two
Don Campbell Richard Wakefield Dave Stewardson Paul Yearsley James Cash Keith Shale Aiden Hambury Lee Tilley Jon Hudson Steve Blakeway Adam Princep Dave Harlow Graham Wilkinson
|1||Andy Buckley, Don Campbell, Don Phillips, Stuart Park||85||12||Maxitours Chill out top each|
|2||Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Chris Lee||84||10||Maxitours FJ shirt each|
|3||Ian Walters, Joe Shelley, Dave Stewardson, Roy Campion||84||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, John McAtee, Paul Yearsley||84||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Jim Caldwell, Andrew Aherne, James Cash, Joe Wee||80||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Barry Simpson, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Martin Cox||79||2||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|7||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Chris Marshall, Tony Jennison||79|
|8=||Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tim Anderson, Trevor Webb||78|
|8=||Martin Humphies , Joyce Larkin, Willie Gruber, Keith Shale||78|
|8=||Anton Johnson, CraIg Trantum, Joe Mann, John Cox||78|
|11=||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||77|
|11=||Gary Philips, David Kelly, Peter Moss, Pete Maher||77|
|11=||Phil Young, Craig Trantum, John Cox, Joe Mann||77|
|11=||Sam Leach, Sean Haskins, Jim Hodges, Pete Mills||77|
|11=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Andy Faulkner||77|
|11=||Johnny Eccles, Darren Whittaker, Ian King, Neil Worthington||77|
|17=||Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, James Hill, Rob Blain||76|
|17=||Pete Newey, Hamish Ogilvie, Mike Dempsey, Derek Borland||76|
|17=||Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryant, Mike Lowe, Paul Fell||76|
|17=||Steve Blakeway, George Kerr, Paul Robinson, Neil Pemberton||76|
|21||Neale Laurent, Chris Burnett, James Hartley, Paul Butler||75|
|22=||Jimmy Ainscough, Joe Yates, Paul Yates , John Longworth||74|
|22=||Pete Fotheringham, Dave Alcock, Steve Mainwaring, Tim Royle||74|
|24=||Mike George, Stan Devlin, Toim Tighe, Mark Clare||73|
|24=||Colin Roberts, Jim Edgerton, Carl Deaville, Dave Marchant||73|
|24=||Dave Harlow, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, Richard T-Carr||73|
|24=||Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Henry Petrie, Simon Moorhouse||73|
|24=||Mike Verdon, Adam Princep, Alan Whitfield, Steve Collier||73|
|29||Steve Lamont, Dave Ellison, Eugenio, Paul Roberts||72|
|30||Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Colin Berry, Chris Church||71|
|31||Christy Beakey, Mick Wain, John Oldfield, Chris Gregory||70|