Maxitours from splendid Preston !!!

A relatively dry but breezy day made for challenging conditions in today’s event.

Fresh sausage and bacon baps were the order of the day pre round provided by the caterers outside the clubhouse which were enjoyed by many players.

A big thank you to long serving PGA Professional Andrew Greenbank and his staff along with congratulations to Preston’s Greenkeepers for presenting the course superbly in particular the greens. Everyone enjoyed the overall experience of playing this gem of a course with many positive comments from players as they came in.

Also to my good friend PGA Professional Matt Turnock from Mottram Hall for running this event efficiently as always in my absence. My prize box is always returned immaculately organised due to his OCD !!!

Paul Fell’s team got off to a flying start with 3 out of the 4 players recording a 2 on the 1st hole but unfortunately they peaked too early and it was all downhill from there !!!


Today’s results were as follows:

NP 1st – Mike Lowe 1 Doz Srixon

NP 12th – Darren Whittaker 1 Doz Srixon

2’s £157.50 = 3 x ProV1’s or 7 x Srixon AD333’s per 2

Liam Rex, Phil Vaughn, Roger Percival x2, Dave Hest, Paul Butler, Paul McDermott, John Harrop, Andy Corner, Steve Best, Geoff Bickerton, Jerry Harris, Pete Fotheringham, Paul Fell, Colin Bryan & Mike Lowe


    Score OOM
Lewis BirchCarl AlkerSean AlkerThomas Lancaster92Maxitours Lined Sweater each12
Lee TilleyDave SarsfieldIan SuttonPeter Norbury90Under Armour shirt each10
Nigel HallCharlie BeadleChris ChurchPaul Crompton87Maxitours shirt each8
Les RussonSteve MerricksSimon BurgessRob Kenyon86 cpoMaxitours cap each6
Martin SchofieldGary BerrisfordPaul ButlerJohn Lester86 cpoMaxitours bag towel each4
Dave MasonMike WebbAndy WilliamsonDave Marchant86 2
Steve BestGeoff BickertonMoby RawthoreCath Rawthore85  
Roger PercivalPete AthertonMartin FranceAndy Wright85  
Steve FaircloughMalcolm WhiteLiam RexPhil Vaughn85  
John HarropMark PhillipsSteve McLureNeal Laurent84  
Gary SmithJerry HarrisIan SampsonNick Moores84  
Mike HillRob CressyAnthony O’RourkeAndy Corner82  
Steve BlakewayNorrie IrwinChris ChidleyDuncan Cameron82  
Joyce LarkinDavid HestKeith ShaleMartin Humphries81  
Simon HemsleyIan KingJoe KirwanGareth Bradley79  
Paul McDermottChris BurnettJohn HartleyJack Schofield78  
Steve MarshMartin KeatesNeil WorthingtonDarren Whittaker77  
Lewis MarlandPhil DickensNeil EvansDave Greenwood77  
Paul FellNigel AshtonColin BryanMike Lowe76  
John HuntJames BrownJames ShipstonAlison Shipston73  
Mick MahonDave WestwoodJoe CrossRichard Palmer73  
Pete FotheringhamAndy DuncanNeil MacphersonTim Royle70  

Preston Golf Club this Monday -still room for 3 teams don’t miss out on this stunning course.

Results from phenomenal Prestbury

Charity Day at Prestbury Sponsored by Xentum Financial planners

Despite recent heavy rain the Prestbury Golf Course was presented in superb condition for our players today. Thanks to everyone for your terrific support of this event. We raised £3010. This has been divided equally and already paid to the East Cheshire Hospice, Unicef, Water Aid and On Course Foundation.

Despite not playing Jim Clarke and Steve Heywood also quietly made contributions to the charities- class.

Ben Baldwin from Xentum kindly treated all players to bacon butties and coffee. Thanks to everyone involved, they are a lovely company to have on board and I have no hesitation recommending them.


I love Prestbury and its members. My first job was as an assistant professional here when I was just 18 years old. I used to be in charge of shoe cleaning at this great club. Sales of plastic adidas cruiser shoes went through the roof when I realised that I could clean them in 10 seconds with a soapy wet cloth. I used to reassure the members that they were fully breathable and far comfier than the more expensive leather alternatives which took me ten minutes to polish.

The par three 17th over the ravine is the beautiful signature hole. Richard Palmer has duffed it off the tee here more than once over the years. He was delighted to see his tee shot sail onto the green today. Unfortunately, as he tried to put his seven iron back there was no sign of his trolley and clubs. He found them 5 minutes later at the bottom of the canyon.

Scoring was close with the best scores of the day recorded by teams that went out in the first hour this morning. Neale Laurent(14), Alf Shillitoe (17)Paul Butler(10) and John Harrop (7)scored 83 to take 2nd on a card play off.

Simon Hemsley (10) Gareth Bradley (+2) Joe Kirwan and Dave Woods from Bramhall recorded 84 points first thing and thought they may sneak into the prizes.

‘We played well but there is definitely a high 80’s score out there today!’ Reported experienced Hemsley.

No there wasn’t! The four lovely guys will be delighted to win the Xentum Charity Day! Well played.

Just eighty four points winning a Charity Day! Unheard of. Thanks to all players for your integrity, it is a pleasure to work for you.

Thanks for your support and for giving something back today. This is what life is all about. Brilliant.


Nearest the Pin 7th Brian Kelly Dozen Wilson Duo balls

Nearest the Pin 17th James Shipstone Dozen Wilson Duo balls

2’s sweep £125 3 pro V1s or 8 srixon ad333

Mark Phillips Nigel Ashton Neale Laurent Brian Kelly Steve Blakeway Paul Fell Mike Clare James Shipstone Ed Stubbs Brian Vincent Paul Yearsley

  Prestbury     21-Oct-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Simon Hemsley, Dave Woods, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley 84 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Paulo Butler, John Harrop 83 10 Galvin Green shirt each
3 Jim Caldwell, Bob Pickthall, Lee Charnley, James Cash 83 8 Dozen Srixon Z Stars each
4 Brian Kelly, Nick Simister, Gary Hempstead, Dave Hillier 80 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Hamish Ogilvie, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, Jeremy Wilkinson 80 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Mark Hughes 79 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Nick Appleton, Mike Davies, Mike Foster, Neil Farrow 79    
8= Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 78    
8= Ben Baldwin, Dave Goodwin, Ed Stubbs, Ben Staniforth 78    
8= Steve Neale, Brian Vincent, Phil Carlisle, Stuart Large 78    
8= Adam Carolan, Chris Clarke, Rob Sims, Eddie Ellis 78    
12 Steve Blakeway, Neil Pemberton, Paul Salt, George Kerr 77    
13= Gary Owen, Alistair Holloway, Paul Forster , Josh Forster 75    
13= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, John McAtee, Paul Yearsley 75    
15= Colin Roberts, Carl Deaville, Sarah Deaville, Dave Marchant 74    
15= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood 74    
15= Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 74    
18= Mike George, Stan Devlin, Tim Tighe, Mark Clare 73    
18= Gary Philips, Charlie Beadle, Ewan McCrae, Pete Maher 73    
18= Geoff Allen, Wayne Harris, Mark Simister, DanHuffman 73    
21= Sam Leach, Sean Haskins, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton 72    
21= Christie Beakey, Chris Gregory, Mick Wain, Tony Price 72    
21= Jim Lindsay, Richard Catchpole, Phil Young, AndyStapley 72    
24 Steve Aspinall, Alan Simpson, Ged Roylance, Dave Howells 71    
25 Martin Edmonds, Peter Kenny, Nick King, Andy Morgan 69    
26 Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, John Hunt, Denis O’Neill 64    
27 George Abbott, John Abbott, Alan Yen, Colin Jones 63    

Preston Monday 25th Oct

To help the green keeper please try and carry or use Winter wheels if you have them!

Food available before play 8.15am -1pm

9.00 Simon Hemsley x4

9.09 Colin Roberts x4

9.18 Jim Caldwell x4

9.27 Steve Fairclough x4

9.36 Dave Blood x4

9.45 Lewis Birch x4


10.03 Mick Mahon x4.


10.21 Roger Percival x4

10.30 Martin Humphries x4

10.39 Paul Fell x4

10.48 Nigel Hall x4

10.57 Gareth Winston x4

11.06 Neale Laurent x4 .

11.15 Neale Laurent x4

11.24 Lewis Marland x4.

11.33 Ian Hellens x4.

11.42 Mike Hill x4


12.00 Richard Blackwellx4

12.09 Les Russon x4

12.18 Pete Fotheringham x4


12.36 John Hunt x4

12,45 Gary Neiles x4

12.54 Steve Marsh x4

1.03 Lee Tilley x4