******Spaces at terrific Preston next week – A MUST PLAY COURSE*****
Maxitours at Classy Knutsford
Knutsford is rated by many as the best nine-hole golf course in the North and it more than lived up to its reputation today.
The terrific green keeping team which is led by knowledgeable Dave Jones hand cut and ironed the greens and the new bunkering on three holes has raised the course to a new level.
Clubhouse manager Steve Barker aka ‘Mr Hospitalty’ is a friendly and professional face and gave our players a very warm welcome indeed.
Nigel Ashton loves golfing at Knutsford and he has the added advantage of not caring how he plays as he loves plane spotting and is more interested in the planes than his golf. This is fortunate as Nigel was well down the leader board once again.
There were 4 Cheshire Senior golfers out there today. Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Les Evans and Dave Nelson. I had a phone call from the Cheshire senior Captain Bradley in the middle of the day so I thought there may be a serious ruling or incident on the course.
‘Have you got any doughnuts for us?’ Asked the portly Bramhall star.
Taking second place today was home player Tim Anderson. The quiet but likeable Knutsford man came home in just six over par to earn his first Maxitours podium finish.
Leading the way was Simon Burgess from Bramhall with a tremendous 43 points. He plays every week and has won the grand total of two caps. His Team have won twice but both times Simon was on holiday. It was Simon’s day today.
The singles event at Knutsford is always the final event of the Winter season and the Xentum Order of Merit was up for grabs. It was pretty much a two-way battle between two good friends from Bramhall – Steve Merricks and Rob Kenyon. Rob won the day by a single shot with a very solid 38 points. Well played Rob – final order of merit released tomorrow.
Thanks to every one for your tremendous support and integrity throughout the winter months. It is a real pleasure working for you all.
Nearest the Pin 3rd Steve Merricks Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 14th Dave Keen Dozen AD333
There were 5 2’s today – only 1 in the sweep though!
|1||Simon Burgess, , ,||43||25||Maxitours FJ chill out|
|2||Tim Anderson, , ,||42||24||Knutsford travel bag|
|3||Rob Kenyon, , ,||38||23||Maxitours FJ shirt|
|4||Phil Robinson, , ,||38||22||Callaway shirt|
|5||Steve Merricks, , ,||37||21||Callaway shirt|
|6||Richard Palmer, , ,||37||20||Maxitours Cap|
|7||Martin France, , ,||37||19|
|8||Andy Faulkner, , ,||37||18|
|9||Pete Woodbine, , ,||36||17|
|10||Les Evans, , ,||36||16|
|11||Dave Goodwin, , ,||35||15|
|12||Ron Parry, , ,||34||14|
|13||Dave Nelson, , ,||34||13|
|14||Josh Brand, , ,||34||12|
|15||Andy Buckley, , ,||33||11|
|16||Paul Moonan, , ,||33||10|
|17||Joe Kirwan, , ,||33||9|
|18||Roger Percival, , ,||33||8|
|19||Munro Donald, , ,||32||7|
|20||Steve Foxcroft, , ,||32||6|
|21||Don Phillips, , ,||32||5|
|22||Bert Carter, , ,||31||4|
|23||Des Kelly, , ,||31||3|
|24||Peter Maher, , ,||30||2|
|25=||Gareth Bradley, , ,||30||1|
|25=||George Kerr, , ,||31|
|25=||Ian Hellens, , ,||31|
|28=||Steve McIntyre, , ,||30|
|28=||Colin Bryan, , ,||30|
|30||Neil Pemberton , , ,||29|
|31=||Ed Wilkinson, , ,||28|
|31=||Dave Marchant, , ,||28|
|31=||John Farnsworth, , ,||28|
|34=||Nigel Ashton, , ,||27|
|34=||Tony Taylor, , ,||27|
|34=||Paul Salt, , ,||27|
|37=||Andy Williamson, , ,||26|
|37=||Dave Keen, , ,||26|
Preston start sheet
Friday 6th May
9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.39 Colin Roberts x4.
9.48 Steve Hall x4
9.57 Bob Eastwood x4
10.06 Dave Buckley x4
10.15 Dave Goodwin x4
10.24 Paul Fell x4.
10.33 Martin Humphries x4.
10,42 Simon Ashton x4
10.51 Neil Laurent x4
11.00 Lewis Marland x4
11.09 Steve Aspinall x4
11.18 Mick Mahon x4
11.27 Dave Monk x4
11.36 Nigel Jenkins x4
11.45 Gary Phillips x4
11.54 John Hunt x4
1.00 Mike George x4
1.09 Lee Tilley x4 x4
1.18 Dave Griffiths x4
1.36 Dave Hillier x4
1.45 Gav Sutcliffe x4
1.54 Ian Hellens x4
2.03 Gary Leek tbc
2.21 Simon Poucher x4
2.30 Dave Sully x4
2.39 Dave Stewardson x4
2.48 Andy Taylor x4
2.57 Jimmy McEwan x4
3.06 Nigel Uttley x4 tbc
3.15 Graham Pike x4
3.27 Steve Marsh x4