Maxitours at Reddish Vale

Maxitours at Alister Mackenzie’s Reddish Vale

Reddish Vale is known to be one of the very best Winter courses in Manchester and as expected it was exceptionally dry for our Maxitours players today. Many thanks to the greens staff for hand cutting the surfaces and presenting such a great test for players today. Everyone appreciated that such a high quality course could stand in as a reserve this week.

Spring was definitely in the air and it really felt like the golf season was finally underway. Daffodils were plentiful and the Players tour starts tonight. I hope everyone has an enjoyable season.

The 18th hole at Reddish is ‘on a slight upslope’ shall we say. Kind hearted Simon Wilkinson kindly offered to carry eighty-year old John Lynskys bag for him up the hill, unfortunately his ball pocket was open and veteran John had to sprint 50 yards down the hill to pick them all up.

Tony Insley needs to move into the 21st century. I asked him for his email address so he could get the results.
‘It is in my car.’ He replied.

Scoring was tough, putting in the windy conditions on firm fast greens took its toll on some groups. Third place went to the popular Birchwood quartet of Simon Wilkinson, Dave Monk, Barry Wilson and John Lynsky with 83 points.

Cheshire senior player Martin France(2) and his Lymm team of Ed Wilkinson(5), Pete Atherton(9) and John Wright(5) picked up 6 shots over the closing two holes to take 2nd with 87 points but this feat was matched by Deanwoods’ Joyce Larkin(17) and her team.

Crafty old Joyce has a great mix of handicaps ranging from classy 1 handicapper Kieran McCarthy through to Paul Webb who is a big bloke to be playing off 26. Adrian Brown steadies the ship off 16 handicap. They scored an excellent 88 points to take a narrow victory- picking up a spectacular 8 points on their closing hole to win.

Nearest the pin 4th hole (has anyone seen the marker -let me know if you were close)
Nearest the pin 9th hole John Lynsky Doz AD333

2’s sweep £210
4 pro v1 10 srixon AD333 per two

Kieran McCarthy John Wright Dave Monk x2 John Lynsky Paul Salt Graham Davenport James Shipstone Jonathon Reeves Martin Williams Martin Bray John Tomlinson Tom Foster Gary Bone

Reddish Vale 10-Mar-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Adrian Brown, Kieran McCarthy, Paul Webb, Joyce Larkin 87 12 FJ Chill out top each
2 John Wright, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 86 10 Galvin Green shirt each
3 Simon Wilkinson, Dave Monk, John Lynsky, Barry Wilson 83 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 81 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Dave Greenwood, Tony Insley 80 4 Callaway shirt each
6 Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 79 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Gary Owen, Mark Bone, Alistair Holloway, 78
7= Ian King , Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan 78
7= Ian Snape, Dave Snape, Keith Cunliffe, John Parker 78
7= Paul Salt, George Kerr, Phil Harris, Simon McCoy 78
11= Jim Caldwell, Nigel Milroy, Steve Barlow, Peter Griggs 77
11= Mike Hill, Mark Pretty, Andy Corner, Rob Hughes 77
11= Steve Lamont, Eugenio Fernadez, Juan Manzano, George Harwood 77
11= Hugh Mullen, Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Barney Ross 77
15= Janet Heywood, Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Dave Sully 76
15= James Shipston, Denis O’Neill, John Hunt, George Murphy 76
15= Gary Philips, Peter Maher, Nigel Hall, Jonathon Reeves 76
15= Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, Dean McFadden 76
19= Martin Williams, Kmike Kulik, Martin Bray, John Tomlinson 75
19= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage 75
19= Graham Wright, Tony Taylor, Andy Southworth, Steve Ford 75
22 Ian Reece, Ian Wright, Andy Brown, Martin Gleave 74
23 Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Richard Booth 73
24= Nigel Ashton, Roy Adkins, Ian Fearns, Mike Lowe 72
24= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Doug Broadstock, Peter Abbott 72
24= Stephen Baldwin, Phil Beagon, Phil Sutherland, Jeremy Waterhouse 72
27 John Harrop, John Hartley, Chris Burnett, Peter Hoctor 71
28 Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 70

Formby Hall start sheet
Thurs 17th March 2022

9.06 Simon Hemsley x4
9.14 Colin Roberts x4
9.23 Jim Caldwell x4
9.32 Jon Hudson x4
9.40 Neale Laurent x4
9.49 Dave Blood x4
9.58 Jim Clarke x4
10.07 Steve Aspinall x4
10.16 Gary Phillips x4
10.23 Gary Neiles x4
10.32 John Hunt x4
10.41 Mick Mahon x4
10.50 Paul Gilbert x4
10.59 Paul Fell x4
11.07 Martin Humphries x4
11.16 Lewis Marland x4
I11.24 an Hellens x4
11.33 Roger Percival x4
11.42 Richard Blackwellx4
11.50 Les Russon x4
11.59 RoyAinsworth x4
12.08 Paul Evans x4
12.16 Mike George x3 1 player required
12.25 Jim Rymer x4
12.34 Ian Reece x4
12.43 Jim Lindsay x4
12.51 Rob Weston x4
1.00 Paul Browne x4
1.09 Rob Harris x4
1.18 Kev Hart x4
1.27Lee Tilley x4
1.36 Dave Goodwin x4
1.45 Garry Owen x4
1.54 Sam Leach x4