Maxitours at wonderfully dry Warrington
Maxitours players missed huge big bullet today as everyone completed their round in warm, dry conditions before the latest Winter storm hit the North West.
The golf course was one of very few open in Cheshire and it was in superb condition. The new green keeper is developing a fine reputation and the course continues to improve year upon year.
Catering manager ‘Ange’ is a bundle of energy and can never do enough for me or my players – she is a cracker. Thanks for all your work Ange.
I get a great view of the 18th green during the day and enjoy watching my players tackle the impressive 18th green. I started wearing glasses a couple of years ago so when I saw a player who looked like Steve Foxcroft roll in a gorgeous right to left twenty foot put I had to put them on just to make sure it was in fact the likeable Knutsford man. Sure enough, the dodgy bobble hat, beaming smile and look of utter disbelief on his face confirmed it was Foxy.
As well as Steve Foxcroft I also have some good players playing each week. Cheshire Senior Steve Blakeway is still playing off two. He has very well-educated hands and he hit a wonderful spinning greenside wedge shot next to the flag on the 18th. Impressive. The ball settled quicker than Prince Andrews legal team.
Retired headmaster Nigel Ashton treated himself to a lovely BMW sporty 7 series when he retired on his huge pension. He is always first to arrive as he likes to park in the quietest corner of the car park as he is terrified that it might get dinted. He was given a first tee start today as he is a nice bloke and plays each week. The walk from his car to the clubhouse was further than his walk to the first tee today.
The wind picked up throughout the day so scoring was tough however the excellent greens and shorter course led to some very good performances.
Paul Yates recorded a hole in one (dozen balls) after hitting the fence on the 16th -his ball shot across the green before disappearing in the cup!
Normal service was resumed for the Les Russon team who welcomed back Simon Burgess and finished near the bottom of the field with a paltry 75 points
Scoring at the top of the leaderboard was the closest in Maxitours history with three teams sharing 5th place on 85 points and four teams sharing first place with 86 points !
Richard Blackwell’s team had a wonderful front nine but a poor finish saw them take 4th place.
Mick Mahon has a zoology degree from Oxford and his team of john Farnsworth, Richard Palmer and Dave Westwood played like lions today to score their 86 points.
Cheshire senior Captain Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley Joe Kirwan and Ian King didn’t drop a shot all day in their 86 and they took 2nd.
Taking first place was Martin Humphries , Paul Webb, Rob Marsh and ‘pocket rocket’ Joyce Larkin. Veteran Joyce(17) sounds like a character on a Sunday night BBC drama but there was no drama in her game today as she played terrific golf to help her team take 1st place with 46 points in the back nine.
Great golf chaps and chapess.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance I’m sure you had a great day
2’s £145 3 pro v1s or 8 AD333s sweep
Paul McDermott Colin Bryan Paul Fell Dan Brady Paul Webb Neil Worthington Nick Cook Paul Fell Colin Bryan Graham Jackson Roger Percival Ed Wilkinson
Nearest the Pin 9th Les Penson Doz AD333
Nearesy the pin 13th Neil Worthington Doz AD333
|1||Martin Humphries, Rob Marsh, Paul Webb, Joyce Larkin||86||12||FJ Chill out top each|
|2||Ian King , Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan||86||10||Dozen Taylor made tp5|
|3||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth||86||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Nigel Hallows||86||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates, John Longworth||85||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Paul McDermott, Gareth Winston, Paul Butler, John Harrop||85||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson||85|
|8=||Steve Blakeway, Paul Salt, Les Penson, Paul Robinson||83|
|8=||Darren Whittaker, Pete Myers, Nick Cook, Neil Worthington||83|
|10||Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield||82|
|11=||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, Dean McFadden||81|
|11=||Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Paul Fell, Mike Lowe||81|
|13||Ken McEvoy, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Alison Calderbank||80|
|14||Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage||79|
|15=||Dave Blood, Neil Painter, Ian Smith, Jim Cox||78|
|15=||Sam Leach, Chris Walley, John Mather, Jim Hodges||78|
|15=||Steve Foxcroft, Tim Anderson, John Horsley, Mike Fergusson||78|
|18=||Steve Lamont, Terry Broadhurst, Andy Clarkson, Ronnie Hutchinson||77|
|18=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons||77|
|18=||Bob Pickthall, John Hume, Gerry Salmon, Pete Sumner||77|
|18=||Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson||77|
|22||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Barrry Shaw- Allen, Lee Butterworth||76|
|23=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||75|
|23=||Dave Monk, John Lynsky, Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson||75|
|23=||James Shipston, Denis O’Neill, John Hunt, George Murphy||75|
|26=||Ian Gemmell, Chris Hammond, Bob Coley, Richard Parker||74|
|26=||John Hilditch, JP, Simon Walton, Paul Smith||74|
Eaton start sheet
Thursday 24th Feb 11am shotgun
Bacon butties available from 9.15am
1a Paul Fell x4
1b Martin Humphries x4
2 Kev Hart x4
3a Gary Neiles x4
3b Dave Monk x4
4 Neale Laurent x4
5a Lewis Marland x4
5b Ian Hellens x4
6 Roger Percival x4
7a Richard Blackwellx4
7bLes Russon x4
8a Steve Marsh x4
8b Lee Tilley x4
9 Dave Goodwin x4
10a Simon Hemsley x4
10b Colin Roberts x4
11 Jim Caldwell x4
12a Dave Sully x4
12b Dave Blood x4
13 Jim Clarke x4
14a Peter Roche x4
14b Peter Roche x4
15 Simon Ashton x4
Bob Sutton x4
16a Bob Eastwood x4
16b Ed Pysden x4
17 Steve Aspinall x4
18a Mick Mahon x4
18b John Hunt x4
Garry Owen x4
Andy Buckley x4