Room for 2 team sat North Wales next week- the course and greens are excellent.
Maxitours at blustery Crosland Heath
That was a windy day.
I knew it was going to be a challenge when I drove past the Saddleworth reservoirs on the M62 and saw a couple of guys surfing.
As I put out the nearest the pins this morning and my glasses blew off my face.
The well drained course was designed by Dr Alastair Mackenzie and is another one of his masterpieces. All the staff at this lovely club were friendly and showed us typical Northern hospitality of the highest standard.
The talented Maxitours ball strikers and also Mike George ‘Really enjoyed that test.’
‘I loved the course but it was tough out there. It was a bit like eating a really hot chilli – hard work but a real sense of achievement when you finish.’ Added Mark Morris.
‘Thats a great course – when are we coming back? Begged Andrew Cox.
At the height of the gusts Dave Rhodes new Motocaddy trolley and huge tour bag were lifted into the air and blew away. Millionaire Rhodes then put his wallet in his bag -problem solved.
I was a player short this morning and asked a couple of members if they could play.
‘By eck id luv to but I’ve got t’ earn some brass.’ We were definitely visiting in Yorkshire.
Dave Monk normally visits a few bunkers when he plays but today he hit a new low when it was his trolley that kept finding the sand. He did manage to get it out first time which surprised everyone.
Scoring was possibly the lowest in Maxitours history.
Dave Goodwin who normally only smiles when he has wind was actually smiling in the clubhouse after his team finished in 3rd place. A great effort saw attractive Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood and Pete Fotheringham all contributing well.
The hardy Saddleworth team of Nick Curry, Alan Entwistle, Alan Squires and Andy Dunster are used to breezy conditions and they played excellent golf to take 2nd place with 77 points.
Steve Merricks has been told by old Bramhall pro Richard Green that he is the best putter in the club. His team disagreed when Steve missed a ten inch putt early in his round. They then all knuckled down to take a terrific two shot victory. Les Russon, Rob Kenyon and Rob Harris completed the likeable quartet. These lads love a pint and were last to leave the clubhouse yet again.
‘We like waiting for the traffic to die down.’ Slurred Kenyon.
Thanks to everyone for your support and attendance, Brilliant.
£177.50 7 pro v1s or 16 srixon AD333
|1||Les Russon, , Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||79||12||FJ Chill out top each|
|2||Andy Dunster, Nick Kerin, Alan Squires, Alan Entwistle||77||10||Maxitours FJ shirt|
|3||Dave Goodwin, Dave Greenwood, , Sarah Ormrod||75||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Martin Keates, Kevan Hawkins, Mike McPherson, Steve Marsh||74||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, Brian Greenbank, Andrew Cowans||73||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Lee Tiley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield||73||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7=||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth||72|
|7=||Marc Morris, Rick Shaw, Martin Cox, Barry Simpson||72|
|7=||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, Tony Taylor||72|
|10=||Chris Marshall, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Tony Jennison||71|
|10=||Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Paul Fell, Simon Maxwell||71|
|12||Dave Blood, Jack Meredith, Ian Smith, Jim Cox||70|
|13=||Mike George, Mark Clare, Tim Tighe, Stan Devlin||69|
|13=||Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Henry Petrie||69|
|13=||Phil Dickens, Steve Blakeway, Rick Northover, Paul Simpson||69|
|16||Dave Monk, Ken Booth, Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson||68|
|17||Andrew Cox, John Cox, Tim Spencer, Phil Young||67|
|18=||Chris Adams, Martin Prescott, Nick Hargreaves, Pete Atherton||66|
|18=||Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage||66|
|18=||Ian King , Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Pete Myers||66|
|18=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson||66|
|22||George Kerr, Norrie Erwin, Duncan Cameron, Paul Salt||64|
|23||Ian Venables, David Owens, Ben Baldwin, Paul Webb||62|
|24||James Shipston, Alison Shipson, James Brown, Pete Leonard||61|
|25||Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, Phil Seddon, Hamish O’gilvey||58|
|26||Mike Hill, James Hill, Rob Blain, Rob Hughes||57|
Nearest the pin 2nd Nigel Ashton Dozen Wilson Duo
Neatest the pin 17th Ian Venables Dozen Wilson Duo
North Wales start times
Thursday 10th February
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Jim Caldwell x4
9.27 Dave Blood x4
9.36 Simon Poucher x4
9.45 Paul Browne x4
9.54 Dave Goodwin x4
10.03 Sam Leach x4
10.12 John Hunt x4
10.21 Mick Mahon x4
10.30 Paul Fell x4
10.39 Martin Humphries x4
10.48 Dave Sully x4
10.57 Neale Laurent x4
11.06 Kev Hart x4
11.15 Ian Hellens x4
11.24 Steve Aspinall x4
11.33 Richard Blackwell x4
11.42 Les Russon x4
11.50 Roy Ainswirth x4
11.57 DaveMonk x4
12.06 Andy Taylor x4
12.15 Chris Adams x4
12.24 Rob Harris x4
12.33 Dave Griffiths x4
12.51Lee Tilley x4
1.00 Steve Marsh x4