Maxitours at Amazing Astbury

Maxitours at amazing Astbury

Astbury Golf Club looks set to be a firm Maxitours favourite after so many players expressed their pleasure visiting this superb Cheshire course for the very first time. Even likeable Saddleworth millionaire Dave Sarsfield was in a good mood after his match:

‘I loved that course!’ He declared. ‘I can’t wait to play it again.’

For late October the course was excellent. Three separate players told me that the bunkers filled with stunning white sand were the finest they had ever seen on any inland golf course.

The catering staff and the food were also brilliant. The whole Club has a very nice feeling about it and seems like a very happy place to play your golf. Next years’ event is already booked.

It was lovely to get a text from Jim Caldwell: ‘Thanks for today Tim, we really enjoyed Astbury. Excellent course and the staff were very pleasant and served great food’.

Lee Tilley is a very successful businessman. I’m not sure how. I told him that I went in the ballot for a round at St Andrews when I visited Scotland last week but I wasn’t successful.

‘That ballot is a bit of a lottery.’ He informed me. Thanks for that information Lee. Brilliant.

The back nine holes were the Achilles heel for many teams. Martin Williams and his men were set for a record Maxitours total after 48 points on the front nine before Mike Kulik reminded his team how well they were doing. Fatal mistake. The team limped home in 32 points for a mid table finish.

Jim Clarkes team were also flying on their front nine as they went out in 46 points before wobbling like an MFI wardrobe and coming home in 35 points.

Graham Pike struggled to get the ball in the hole with his putter today, he also struggled to get out of the clubhouse, spending a couple of minutes pushing and shoving the door and looking for release button before a little old lady member gently pulled the door open for him.

In the main event Ashton on Merseys Neil Edwards team scored 84 points to take 4th place.

Birchwoods Simon Wilkinson and his men finished 3rd on 85 points.

Antrobus Steward Dave Buckley(12) is on a sponsored diet but he ate up the first hole today to start his team off on the right foot with a birdie, they had 45 points on the front nine before hanging on well and returning in 41 on the tougher closing half to take 2nd. Dave Carter(4), Mike Yearsley(10) and Billy McAffey(12) were the other top performing team members.

Winning was the popular retired Colin Roberts and his veteran Alsager team who were inspired by the beautiful Autumnal leaves. They played some colourful golf to post a terrific score of 87 points early in the day. Dave Marchant(16), retired Doctor Andy Williamson(11) and Nigel Armitage(14) all contributed well. Congratulations guys.

Thank to everyone for your 100% attendance. Tim.

Nearest the pin 11th Jimmy McEwan Dozen AD333

Nearest the pin 15th Mike Lamb Dozen AD333

2’s sweep £205 9 pro v1s or 20 srixon AD333s

Graham Jackson John Mather Bob Eastwood Mike Lamb Billy McCaffey Jimmy McEwan Dave Roberts

Astbury 27-Oct-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson, Nigel Armitage 87 Maxitours FJ Chill out
2 Dave Buckley, Mike Yearsley, Billy McAffey, Dave Carter 86 Dozen Wilson tour balls
3 Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson, Dave Monk, 85 Callaway shirt each
4 Neil Edwards , John Harker, Jimmy McEwan, Chris Bland 84 Callaway shirt each
5 Mark Foley, Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Karl Marginson 83 Maxitours cap each
6 Neil Pemberton, Paul Salt, Martin Pugh, John Bradbury 82 Maxitours cap each
7= Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Mike Murphy, Fred Bridge 81
7= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Graham Jackson, PeteLedger 81
7= Bob Eastwood, Mike Lamb, Curtis Jones, Simon Corner 81
10= Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 80
10= Jim Caldwell, Andrew Aherne, Don Bailey, Simon Maxwell 80
10= Martin Williams, Martin Bray, Mike Kulik, John Tomlinson 80
13= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan 79
13= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 79
13= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Ken Clarke, Simon Burgess 79
13= John Newton, Dave Roberts, Daryl Codling, Phil Young 79
17 Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Andy Buckley 78
18= Martin Prescott, Warrick Dawson, Geoff Bickerton, Kevin Harling 77
18= Ian Cole, Dave Ashworth, Dan Moss, Mick Jones 77
18= Jonny Lord, Trevor Roberts, Mark Browne, David Linton 77
21= John Harrop, Gareth Winston, Chris Burnett, Alf Shillitoe 76
21= Martin Humphries, Adrian Brown, Paul Webb, Keith Shale 76
21= Sam Leach, Chris Walley, John Mather, Jim Hodges 76
21= Roy Ainsworth, Ian Hebenton, Mike Verdon, Peter McElkerney 76
25 David Kelly, Charlie Beadle, Nigel Hall, Jonny Reeve 75
26= Barrie Simpson, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Martin Cox 74
26= Andrew Cox, John Cox, Tim Spencer, Phil Young 74
26= Nathan Mills, John Barnes, Stuart Muller, James Mooney 74
29 Graham Pike, Rick Sym, Nigel Eckersley, Ian Ritchie 73
30 Bob Harris, Bob King, Bob Bolton, Steve Ross 72
31 Cas Vernon, Tony Evans, Alan Reid, Stuart Hibbert 71

Formby Hall start sheet

9.06 Simon Hemsley x4

9.14 Colin Roberts x4

9.23 Jim Caldwell x4

9.31 Dave Blood x4

9.40 Jim Clarke x4

9.49 Paul Fell x4

9.57 Martin Humphries x4

10.06 Steve Aspinall x4

10.14 Mick Mahon x4

10.23 Dave Sully x4

10.32 Bob Eastwood x4

10.41 Dave Griffiths x4

10.49 Kev Hart x4

10.57 Gary Neiles x4

11.06 Neale Laurent x4

11.15 Paul Salt x4

11.24 Dave Monk x4

11.33 Richard Blackwellx4

11.41 Lee Tilley x4

11.49 Tom Roe x4