Room for 2 teams at terrific Stockport on Monday- let me know asap if you can play as these times will go!
Charity event at lovely Lymm Tuesday 25th October– all proceeds to charity £30 entry fee – course is excellent. Room for teams.
Maxitours at Reddish Vale
Reddish Vale is another Alaster Mackenzie master piece. Built in the shadows of industrial Stockport the course is a little wildlife hotspot with the beautiful river Tame meandering peacefully alongside the rolling fairways. It’s a great course.
The excellent drainage and greens which are consistently the best for miles around make this a tremendous Autumn venue. The green keeper should be very proud of himself.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.
Highly rated Club pro Andy Myers and Secretary Alan made us feel very welcome and are both brilliant chaps and a real pleasure to deal with.
The registration was in the Reddish Vale dart room today. The more childish members of the tour couldn’t resist having a quick throw.
‘I used to be a terrific darts player.’ Paul Fell informed me. ‘I nearly qualified for the embassy world finals.’
He threw three darts. The first missed the board, the second weakly fell on the floor and the third scored a four.
I know that the older I get the better I used to be at golf. What I didn’t know is that the same could be said for darts.
Sam Leach’s team were frustrated as they couldn’t knock a putt in all day but things looked brighter when housewife favorite Jonny Barton surprised everyone and hit a tremendous three wood to within a foot on the twelfth hole. The team were happily dividing up the two”s sweep balls before Jonny hit a putt that never even touched the hole and the deep gloom descended once more.
Scoring at the top was incredibly tight once again. The battle for 5th saw three teams on 81 points – all coming home in 44 points and all needing to be separated on the best last 6 holes.
Top retired big business lawyer Ed Pysden is extremely well organized and gives me a piece of paper listing his players and their current handicaps each week. Today he gave me his wife’s shopping list by mistake. It didn’t stop him playing great golf as his team finished 6th.
Don’t forget the milk, Ed.
Garry Smiths team took 5th place after picking up 6 points on the 16th and 17th holes.
Second to fourth place was also separated on a card play-off with Pete Ledgers team taking silver after their excellent back nine. Paul Fells team took 3rd and my gently snoring room mate Tom Roe and his team finished 4th. Everyone scored an excellent 83 points.
Late in the day Bramhall’s Rob Kenyon(13), Simon Burgess(15), Steve Rosier (13)and Dave Fidler(6) scored 84 points to win by one. The likeable quartet played here in an open on Monday and loved it so much they played again today. Their practice round paid off and they were absolutely delighted to take first place.
Thanks to everyone for your support.
Teams are required for the charity day at Lymm on 25th October-it would be great if you could support this event.
Naerest the pin 9th hole Martin France Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 12th hole Jonny Barton Dozen Ad 333
2’s sweep £175 4 pro V1s or 9 srixon AD333
Bob Pickthall Jerry Salmon Tom Butler Henry Petrie Keith Berry Martin Oldfield Richard Palmer Paul Fell Janet Heywood x2 Martin France Ed Wilkinson George Kerr
|Reddish Vale||13th Oct|
|1||Steve Rosier, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Dave Fidler||84||12||Under Armour windstopper|
|2||Jim Clarke, Dave Tobutt, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger||83||10||Dozen TP5 balls each|
|3||Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan||83||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Tom Roe, Moby Rawthore, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson||83||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Nigel Hallows, Garry Smith, John Hilton, Alan Starmer||81||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Simon Moorhouse, Fred Bridge||81||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7||Tom Butler, Tony Welburn, Eddie Sterling, Raymond Cornwall||81|
|8=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood||80|
|8=||Bob Pickthall, Dave Thomas, Barry Wilson, Jerry Salmon||80|
|10||Andy Corner, Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Mark Pretty||79|
|11||Gary Neiles, Richard Melrose, Henry Melrose, Phil Rolands||78|
|12=||Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Richard Wakefield||77|
|12=||Gary Leek, Steve Smith, Stuart Smith, Paul Leek||77|
|14=||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Darren Whittaker||76|
|14=||Peter McElkerney, Keith Berry, Keith Swindell, Alan Owen||76|
|14=||Alan Vaughan, Dave Reynolds, Jim Smith, Barry Jackson||76|
|14=||Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Alf Shillitoe, John Harrop||76|
|14=||John Davies, Mark Foley, Karl Marginson, Pete Short||76|
|19||Dave Buckley, Dave Carter, Lester Jackson, Billy McAffrey||75|
|20=||Martin Oldfield, Martin Bramwell, Ian Goulty, Glynn Isaacs||74|
|20=||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Dave Pearson, Martin Sands||74|
|20=||Gary Phillips, Charlie Beadle, Nigel Hall, Pete Maher||74|
|23||Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, Brendan Lieghton, Dave Carlile||73|
|24||Paul Salt, Phil Harris, Martin Pugh, George Kerr||71|
|25=||Andy Taylor, Andy Parrington, Chris Perry, Mike Eardley||70|
|25=||Simon Lewis, Steve White, Geoff Bickerton, Phil Reynolds||70|
|27||Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley, Jim Hodges||68|
|28||Martin Humphries, Joyce Larkin, John Murphy, Keith Shale||67|