*Please note Llangollen is now Monday 11th April not bank holiday Friday 15th as advertised- let me know asap if you can’t make that new date
Maxitours at fabulous Fairhaven
There was not a breath of wind on the beautiful Fairhaven links this afternoon. The golf course is a cracker and the refurbished Clubhouse is now also five star standard. It is a real pleasure to visit this friendly part of Lancashire. Thanks to all the super catering staff for their hard work.
The greens are excellent throughout the year at Fairhaven and today was no exception.
‘They were terrific, so fast and true.’ Declared Richard Blackwell
‘ That was fantastic, I’ve never putted so well in my life!’ Announced modest Paul Salt.
It was a lovely day but there was a real chill in the air and well over half the field were wearing winter hats. John Farnsworth is 6 ft 4’ and quite a lean bloke. If you have ever played with him you will know that he has a slightly wild swing which can lead to a few wayward shots. He always plays better in the winter and was on the card lots today because when he wears so many layers his swing becomes shorter and less complicated.
John Harrop is the exact opposite. He has a short swing at the best of times and practices in a telephone box. He also had 10 layers on. He is desperate to lengthen his backswing and was delighted to swing the club past his right kneecap when he loosened up after a few holes.
Simon Poucher is a really great bloke. He loves golf even more than I do. He enjoys Fairhaven as there is very little water on this particular course. He recently played in Turkey with me and earned the nickname ‘Aquaman’ after his ball was lost in the water ‘more than once’. Today he hit a new low when he lost his scorecard in the rough after yet another wayward shot.
Scoring was excellent today with all players enjoying the superb greens.
Richard Blackwell and his likeable Mottram Hall team found some form at last to finish in 3rd place.
Romiley’s ex Captain and ex copper Dave Blood has played every event this winter without any success but he was delighted to record a second place finish alongside his good pals Andy Sandham, Jimmy Cox and Ian Smith. Excellent.
Taking the honours and moving up the order of merit was Worsleys Paul Kearsley, quietly spoken Kev Hart, Ted Mansfield and last minute stand in Tony Taylor.
Tony lives in Goostrey which is famous for its strange locals and their gooseberry competitions. He had never met the Salford trio before today but he was no gooseberry today as they all really gelled.
Thanks to all layers for your 100% attendance once again,
Yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 10th Jim Kenyon 4ft (let me know if you beat that) Doz Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 17th Richard Palmer 5ft Doz Wilson Duo
2’s sweep £125 3 prov 1 each or 7 srixon
Le Tilley Josh Steet x3 (class) Paul Salt Joe Stanley x2 Jim Kenyon Jason Atherton Dave Parry Leighton Williams Henry Petrie
|1||Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, Kev Hart, Tony Taylor||89||12||Dozen Titleist Pro V1 balls|
|2||Dave Blood, Andy Sandham, Ian Smith, Jim Cox||87||10||Maxitours FJ shirt|
|3||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Dan Edwards||86||8||Callaway shirt|
|4||Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, John Backhouse||84||6||Maxitours bag towel each|
|5||Adam Carolan, Joe Stanley, Jim Kenyon, Tom Roe||83||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Paul Fell, Mike Lowe||83||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||83|
|8=||Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield||81|
|8=||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth||81|
|10=||Josh Street,Duncan Cameron, Alan Morris, Paul Salt||80|
|10=||James Shipston, Alison Shipson, James Brown, Pete Leonard||80|
|12=||Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer, John Owen||79|
|12=||Jason Atherton, Dave Parry, Jimmy McEwan, John Harker||79|
|14=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens,Dave Greenwood , Steve Schofield||78|
|14=||Chris Adams, Nick Hargreaves, Phil Singh, Martin Prescott||78|
|14=||Gareth Winston, Mark Phillips, Gary Berresford, John Harrop||78|
|14=||Steve Marsh, Neil Worthington, Steve Owen, Simon Murgatroyd||78|
|14=||Bill Davies, Mike McKenna, Jon Linskey, Barry Wilson||78|
|14=||Leighton Williams, Paul Webb, Keith Shale, John Crickmore||78|
|20=||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Dave Carlile, Neil Simpson||77|
|20=||Mike Tarrant, James Clarke , Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant||77|
|22||Ken Booth, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons||76|
|23=||Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Henry Petrie||74|
Start times at Crosland Heath
Tuesday 1st February 12pm Shotgun
(mats on fairways – greens excellent)
1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Jim Caldwell x4
2 Dave Sully x4
3a Dave Blood x4
3b Martin Keates x4
4a Steve Aspinall x4
4b John Hunt x4
5a Mick Mahon x4
5b Paul Fell x4-
6 Martin Humphries x4
7a Kev Hart x4
7b Neale Laurent x4
8 Lewis Marland x4
9a Ian Hellens x4
9b Marc Morris x4
10a Richard Blackwellx4
10b Les Russon x4 –
11 Steve Marsh x4
12a Lee Tilley x4
12b Dave Goodwin x4
13 Andy Dunster x4
14a Andrew Cox x4
14b Paul Gilbert x4
15 Martin Bramwell x4
16a Dave Monk x4
16b Ed Pysden x4
17 Mike George x4
18a Roy Ainsworth x4
18b Jim Rymer x4
Res Chris Adams
Rob Platts x4