Maxitours at wonderful Warrington

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

Warrington 16 Feb
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
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