Maxitours at Brilliant Cavendish

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Maxitours at Cavendish

Another amazing day an a very special golf course. Next years event is booked and in my diary!

It is hard to believe that Cavendish nearly closed in 2019 but some great management, excellent fund raising, a class professional and the growing popularity of golf has turned things around.

This place is a Classic and always a pleasure to play. The first few groups may have disagreed after they played the first few holes in Derbyshire rain but the clouds soon parted and the afternoon was glorious. Alaster Mackenzies terrific design was enjoyed by all.

Covid memories came flooding back as this was our first venue when things were returning to normal a couple of years ago. I was sealed into a tiny cupboard protected by a wall of Perspex today it was refreshing to see things were back to normal and lots of players even helped themselves to my bowl of chips.

The greens at Cavendish tend to get the better of most teams and today was no different.

‘We struggled a bit out there it’s the sort of golf course you need to know.’ Remarked Steve Rydal.
‘Id play it better next time.’
‘ You played here last year’ Reminded his playing partner.
‘ Oh yeah, I forgot.’

There are five shortish par threes on the course and the greens were rolling perfectly and there were a season record number of winners in the sweep. Even George Pearson managed a two so things must have been easy.

The course is only short but it is a real test of mental resolve. Dave Sarsfield’s club was hurled further than his tee shot on the 18th after he finally crumbled.

Fast fairways and receptive greens meant scoring was excellent.

Ex-copper Neale Laurent(14), Adam Thomas(6) Gary Berrisford(6) and Lee Compton took 2nd with 86 points.

It was Sale’s Martin Williams(13), Simon Hartland(7), Martin Bray(7) and John Tomlinson(19) who took first place with a wonderful 88 points. These guys love Cavendish and have played here many times, they used their knowledge of the course wisely.

Well played chaps, thanks to all teams for your attendance.

Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 15th Steve Price Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Ronnie Moore Doz AD333

2’s sweep £235 2 pro v1s or 5 srixon AD333

Martin Williams x2 Simon Hartland Steve Grimaldi Peter Griggs Simon Maxwell Mark Browne Daryl Codling x2 Ed Pysden Fred Bridge Colin Bryan Andy Cowan Paul Price Mike Hill Charlie Beadle x2 Steve Hall George Pearson Steve Price Barry Wilson Dave Rhodes Andy Taylor Andy Harrington Drew Hutchinson Barry Jackson Tony Hope Jason Mather Tom Gradwell Ian Cole

Cavendish 6th Sept
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Martin Williams, Martin Bray, John Tomlinson, Simon Hartland 89 12 Maxitours Chill out top
2 Neale Laurent, Adam Travis, Lee Compton, Gary Berrisford 86 10 Maxitours FJ Shirt each
3 Mark Hagarty, Richard T-Carr, Steve Grimaldi, Jonny Moores 85 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Dave Ashworth, Ian Cole 84 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Jim Caldwell, Lee Charnley, Simon Maxwell, Peter Griggs 83 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Kevin Harling, Geoff Bickerton, Mike Clewley, Warwick Dawson 82 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Graham Grieve, Simon Moorhouse 82
7= Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 82
7= Trevor Roberts, Mark Browne, Daryl Codling, John Newton 82
7= Jimmy Shirley, Tony Hope, Jason Mather, John Flaherty 82
11= Nigel Jenkins, Brian Greenbank, Dave Rodwell, Andy Cowan 81
11= Phil Robinson, Dave Snape, Paul Price, Ian Snape 81
11= Neil Edwards, Tim Potter, Steve Starr, Jason Atherton 81
14 Jon Hudson, Rob Blain, Andy Corner, Mike Hill 80
15= Peter Maher, Hugh Bilby, Charlie Beadle, Nigel Hall 79
15= Les Russon, Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 79
15= Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Billy Coleman, Dave Rhodes 79
15= Andrew Hill, Dave Stewardson, Steve Mobley, Tom Gradwell 79
19= Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson, Dave Monk, 78
19= Paul Browne, Dick Browne, Dave Carlisle, Steve Price 78
21= Andy Oakes, Steve Hall, Martin Prescott, Phil Singh 76
21= Dave Buckley, Ricky Howard, Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon 76
21= Jack Coleman, Mike Gauden, Harvey Mattinson, Steve Mattinson 76
21= Don Phillips, Andy Buckley, Stuart Park, Drew Hutchinson 76
25= Marcus Sketchley, Mike Lamb, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 75 Maxitours Chill out top
25= Andy Southwood, Mark Clare, Steve Clare, 75
27 Andy Williamson, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Karen Mason 74
28= Russ Sollitt, Mike Morris, Rick Shaw, Koos Alders 73
28= Andy Taylor, Chris Perry, Mike Eardley, Andy Harrington 73
28= Barry Jackson, Steve Tate, Pete Sakalas, Steve Walsh 73
31= Alan Simpson, Ken Booth, Doug Broadstock, George Pearson 70
31= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill 70
33 Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Denis Boud, Yash Turgot 69
34 Paul Salt, Josh Street, Govinda Sehmi, George Kerr 67

Leigh golf club start times
Tuesday 13th September
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Jim Caldwell x4
9.27 Dave Goodwin x4
9.45 Bob Eastwood x4
9.54 Jon Hudson x4
10.03 Paul Fell x4
10.21 Neil Laurent x4
10.30 Bernard Walsh x4
10.39 Jim Clarke x4
10.48 Steve Aspinall x4
10.51 Mick Mahon x4
11.00 Sam Leach x4
11.09 Dave Monk x4
11.27 John Hunt x4
11.36 Mike George x4
11.45 Kev Hart x4
11.54 Dave Sully x4
12.05 Ian Hellens x4
12.20 Richard Blackwell x4
12.30 Peter McElkerney
12.40 Gary Neiles x4
12.50 Lee Tilley x4
1.10 Pete Hall x4