Room at the following terrific events
Bramall this Monday -25th April
Knutsford 28th April – Singles event room for individuals to enter
Preston 6th May
Romiley 24th May
Hazel Grove 16th June
Maxitours at sunny Helsby
The best morning of the year greeted our Maxitours competitors at Helsby today.
There was a sweet smell of freshly cut grass, the oak trees were coming into full leaf and there was a gentle buzzing of the green keepers lawn mower. Spring had most definitely arrived. The course was excellent for so early in the season and is a firm favourite with all my players.
The catering and hospitality was also first class.
Spring signals the return of the worst ever golfer in Maxitours history. Stuart Hibbert (handicap 34.5 and rising like a Mary Berry Cake) always makes his first appearance of the season at Helsby. He did manage to win his first prize for ten years at his home golf course last December – in the pro’s raffle. Stuart was back at it today coming in a meagre three times in eighteen holes. His team are thinking about buying him a canoe so he can go missing for a few years.
Charismatic Dave Carlile hit a great shot into the 18th but his ball rolled 30 feet past the flag and finished near the back of the green. He had a couple of pints in the bar and then told me that he would have won nearest the pin if the flag was at the back of the green.
You can’t argue with that.
Some teams are more easily pleased than others. Chris Chidley and his men were rock bottom last week but this week he was much chirpier when he handed his card in early in the day – ‘We were great today – 69 points – that’s a five percent improvement on last week. Where are we lying?’
The scoring was tough as players found it tough to hold the firm, fast greens.
Richard Blackwell’s(11) team took 3rd on a card play off with 83 points. Roy Rotherham(11) Kurt Kershaw(15) and Tony Neill(17) were his team mates.
Birchwood’s Simon Wilkinson(8), John Lynsky(14), Neil Bibby11) and Barry Wilson(9) had a great day. Wilkinson had a career best with a superb 4 birdies on the bounce from the 8th -11th. John Linsky then holed out for an excellent two on the tough 18th and told me off when he handed his card in as I hadn’t witnessed it as I was busy talking nonsense in the clubhouse.
Taking first place were the Onersley/Newcastle quartet of Gary Leek(14), Steve Smith(9) , Stuart Smith(6) and Malcolm Bates(15) with a terrific 87 points. The highlight was Garys eagle on the par 4 12th hole. Well played chaps.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.
Nearest the Pin 11th Simon Wilkinson Doz AD333
Neaest the Pin 18th Jonny Barton Doz AD333
2’s sweep £195 6 pro V1s or 15 ad333
John Farnsworth Peter Griggs x2 Eddie Green Gavin Locke Simon Wilkinson x2 John Lynsky Gary Leek
|1||Gary Leek, Steve Smith, Stuart Smith, Malcolm Bates||87||12||FJ Chill out|
|2||Simon Wilkinson, Neil Bibby, Barry Wilson, John Lynsky||85||10||FJ Shirt each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, Kurt Kershaw, Roy Rotheram, Tony Neill||83||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Paul Butler, Peter Hoctor, John Harrop , Steve Shields||83||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Nathan Mills, Stuart Muller||81||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Colin Roberts, Simon Edwards, Dave Mason, Alan Turner||81||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7||Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner||81|
|8||Simon Burgess, Gav Spencer, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||79|
|9||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Dave Greenwood, Tony Insley||78|
|10=||Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Joe Wee, John Kelsall||77|
|10=||James Shipston, Denis O’Neill, , Alison Shipstone||77|
|10=||Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport||77|
|13=||Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan, Rob Alexandra, Roy Adkins||75|
|13=||Steve Aspinall, Ken Booth, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson||75|
|13=||Ian Reece, Ian Wright, Andy Brown, Martin Gleave||75|
|16||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Ross Birch, Ted Mansfield||74|
|17=||Mark Worsley, Paul Swanick, Ian Moss, Peter Moss||73|
|17=||Darren Whittaker, Pete Myers , Moby Rawthore, Jonny Eccles||73|
|19=||Dave McDougall, Phil Woollam, Eddie Green, Les Mercer||72|
|19=||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Dave Peason||72|
|21=||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Dave Keen, Ian Handy||71|
|21=||Martin Humphries, Joyce Larkin, Paul Webb, Keith Shale||71|
|21=||Peter Maher, Nigel Hall, Dave Kelly, Gary Phillips||71|
|21=||Josh Brand, Matt Carr, Ben Green, Max McDonagh||71|
|25=||Chris Chidley, John Egerton, Duncan Cameron, Eric Robinson||69|
|25=||Paul Browne, Steve Berg, Howard Johnson, Dave Carlile||69|
|27||Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Kath Leach, Mike Barker||68|
|28||Barry Jackson, John Lewis, Dave Wright, Steve Tate||66|
|29||Jon Hume, Steve Broome, Jerry Salmon, Dave Thomas||65|
Maxitours at Bramall on Monday (25th April)
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Jim Caldwell x4
9.27 Paul Gilbert x4
9.36 Lewis Marland x4
9.36 Ed Pysden x4
9.54 Paul Fell x4
10.03 Neale Laurent x4
10.12 Steve Aspinall x4
10.21 Gary Phillips x4
10.30 Dave Goodwin x4
10.39 Mick Mahon x4
10.48 Dave Sully x4
11.06 Jim Lindsay x4
11.15 Sam Leach x4
11.24 Ian Hellens x4
11.33 Chris Adams x4
11.42 Jim Clarke x4
11.51 Les Russon x4
12,00 Andrew Cox x4
12.09 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.18 Dave Monk x4
12.27 Martin Bramwell x4
12.36 Richard Blackwell x4
12.45 Brendan Poynts
12.54 Mike George x4
1.03 Steve Marsh x4
1.12 Carl Marginson x4
1.20 Gary Neiles x4
1.29 Martin Williams x4
1.38 Paul Higgs x4
1.45 Jim Rymer x4
1.56 Paul Wrigley x4
2.05 Peter Maher x4
2.13 John Hilditch x3 Tony Taylor x1
2.31 David Smith x4
2.40 Steve Parle x4