Bramhall Gc have found a wedding ring after my event last month – please contact the secretary to save your marriage.
Spaces at Bolton Old links this Thursday 12th May
Next weeks Ringway start times below Thursday 19th May.
Maxitours at beautiful Bramall
Bramall Park Golf Club was in really terrific condition for today’s Maxitours event . Lots of Cheshire golf courses are struggling for growth after a cold spring but this course is well ahead of the game. Thanks to the head greenkeeper and his talented team. The greens were astounding.
Bramall Park is another course to benefit from the influence of architects James Braid and Dr MacKenzie and it continues to get better year by year. The fairway lining trees are maturing nicely and the greens continue to excel.
The catering was excellent and the menu was modern and refreshing. I enjoyed eating the ‘perfect to share’ calbrese pizza. Unfortunately I was all on my own so I ordered some extra chips to make myself feel better.
I had a lovely afternoon in the company of four softly spoken Bramall Park ladies who were having a great time playing bridge next to my check in desk. I can’t wait until I am seventy. Things went into a frenzy when the fire alarm went off in the middle of a tense final game.
In another brilliantly competitive event played in typical Maxitours spirit and integrity scoring was close and very respectable.
Ian Reece and his team were inconsolable after ‘blowing up’ on the closing holes. They finished tied 2nd but had a best of the day 46 points on the front nine before hitting the wall. Tony Andrews and his team tried to cheer them up.
‘We would love to blow up! A little bit of smoke would be a bonus for our team.’ They finished 24th today.
Dave Rhodes brought a secret weapon this week in the form of Andrew Vickers. He plays off a 32 handicap and looked quietly dangerous when he checked in. The team could only manage 76 points.
‘How was your secret weapon?’ I enquired.
‘ He was very secret indeed today.’ Replied Rhodes.
Colin Roberts team took the early lead. They had dour but very likeable Scotsman Don Campbell join them late in the day as they were short.
‘Is he any good?’ asked Colin
‘Yes.’ I replied.
Don started his round with a solid par then eagled the par 4 second as Colin(23), Nigel Armitage(13) and Alan Turner(14) were delighted to finish in 2nd . They have now got his number…
Steve Marsh(4) and his Shrigley Hall team of Darren Whittaker(12) Martin Keates(1) and Johnny Eccles(16) also had 83 points and they took 3rd on the card play off. They also struggled on the closing two holes -dropping three vital shots on the 17th and 18th..
Hazel Grove and ex Cheshire legend Andrew Hill(2) has failed to impress in recent Maxitours events but he recorded his first win for nearly five years as the team scored 85 points. Hill showed his class with a birdie on the tough 16th when his team were starting to take the gas. Brothers Mike(14) and Dave Stewardson(9) and Adrian Waring(15) completed the successful team. Well played chaps.
Nearest the pin 4th Steve Moores Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 15th Jim Kenyon Doz AD333
2’s sweep £190 6 srixon AD333 or 3 pro V1
Mike Fenton Pete Maher Don Campbell CJ(Chris Brown) John Atkin Jim Kenyon Dave Madely Martin France Jonny Barton Jim Hodges Paul Roebottom Dave Stewardson Dave Rhodes Pete Norbury Pete Newey Steve Foxcroft Martin Gleave Kevin Park Steve Moore
|1||Dave Stewardson, Mike Stewardson, Adrian Waring, Andrew Hill||85||12||Maxitours FJ chill out top|
|2=||Colin Roberts, Nigel Armitage, Don Campbell, John Rigby||83||10||Maxitours FJ Shirt|
|2=||Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Martin Keates, Johnny Eccles||83||8||Callaway Shirt|
|2=||Ian Reece, Ian Wright, Andy Brown, Martin Gleeve||83||6||Callaway Shirt|
|5||Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson||82||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6=||Ian King , Marcus Green, Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan||80||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6=||Lewis Marland, Neil Evans, Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod||80|
|6=||Sean Haskins, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges||80|
|9=||Martin Bramwell, CJ, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch||79|
|9=||Mike George, Steve Ford, Tim Tighe, Graham Wright||79|
|9=||Paul Roebottom, Nick Edwards, Alan Entwistle, Nick Curran||79|
|12=||John Atkin, David Wilkinson, David Kelly, Jim Kenyon||78|
|12=||Mark Sanderson, Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey||78|
|14||Steve Aspinall, Alan Simpson, Simon Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons||77|
|15=||Dave Griffiths, Mike Fenton, Kenny Stevens, Chris Braachi||76|
|15=||Dave Griffiths, Mike Fenton, Don Millican, Chris Braachi||76|
|15=||Andrew Vickers, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield||76|
|18=||Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson||75|
|18=||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Dave Lomax||75|
|18=||Tom McGoona, Richard Moss, Bob Yould, Steve Moore||75|
|21||Neale Laurent, Ben Toolin, Paul Butler, John Harrop||74|
|22||Ian Gardner, Rory McNally, Gary Kirkwood, Richard Callwood||73|
|23=||Gary Philips, Charlie Beadle, Pete Maher, Hugh Bilby||72|
|23=||Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb, Mike Fergusson||72|
|25||Paul Salt, Les Penson, Martin Pugh, George Kerr||71|
|26=||Ed Pysden, Chris Sheppard, Graham Grieve, Henry Petrie||67|
|26=||Paul Gilbert, Dave Madely, Phil Long, Martin Oldfield||67|
|28||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, Matt Hughes||64|
Ringway start times
Thursday 19th May
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.08 Colin Roberts x4
9.16 Jim Caldwell x4
9.25 Dave Buckley x4
9.34 Ed Pysden x4
9.43 Steve Marsh x4
9.51 Paul Fell x4
10.00 Martin Humphries x4
10.09 Neil Laurent x4
10.18 Lewis Marland x4
10.27 Paul Evans x4
10.35 Jim Clarke x4
10.44 Eugenio Fernanddez x4
10.52 Steve Aspinall x4
11.00 Mick Mahon x4
11.09 Dave Monk x4
11.18 Gary Phillips x4
12.30 Mike George x4
12.39 Kev Hart x4
12.48 Sam Leach x4
12.57 Roger Percival x4
1.06 Ian Hellens x4
1.15 Andy Taylor x4
1.24 Simon Poucher x4
1.33 Richard Blackwell x4
1.41 Martin Bray x2 2 players required please
1.50 Jimmy McEwan x4
1.59 Pete Entwistle x4
2.08 Lee Tilley x4
2.17 Paul Thompson x4
2.26 Adam Carolan x4
2.35 Andrew Hill x4
2.44 Pete/John Walters x4?
2.53 Andy Dunster x4
3.02 Barry Jackson x4
3.11 Steve Baldwin x4