Maxitours at superb Stockport
February continues to astound. All our local golf courses are really benefitting from the unseasonably warm, dry weather but Stockport is really flourishing. To hand cut and then iron the greens for us is a great effort and most appreciated.
The feedback from everyone throughout the day was tremendous.
‘I really enjoyed that!’ Said Jim Cox -then simply added: ’Quality’
‘Compliments to the green keeper’ Announced Dave McDougall.
‘Immaculate!’ Added Steve Heywood.
Izzy and Daisy behind the bar were very professional and really attentive to all my players – excellent.
Secretary Jayne Scowen is one of the loveliest people I know and it was great to see her working hard and looking so well in the office at Stockport today.
It was also a pleasure to see a team from nearby Heaton Moor competing. The club is famous for its old professional Charlie Chevalier who claimed over 30 holes in one on the par three, tenth hole which was just outside his pro shop. Rather than talking nonsense to his golfers all day like I do, he would rather to spend his working day taking divots and trying to add to his record tally.
The Heaton team didn’t manage any holes in one but Terry McHale got a two. Well played.
The course really was there for the taking. Tees were forward and one of the par fives was playing less than 400 yards. Even Mick Mahon was over the back in two shots. Incredible.
Two reachable par 5’s and 2 reachable par 4’s always meant scoring would be very inflated.
The fast running fairways really helped the higher handicappers and it was the affable Prestbury veteran team of Ed Pysden(20), Fred Bridge(19), Simon Moorhouse(7) and Henry Petrie(3) who took the honours. I taught Ed how to play when I worked at Mottram Hall and he was a founder member in 1991.
‘I’m delighted to have a Maxitours win. It’s taken over thirty years but I’ve just about managed to forget everything you taught me.’ Thanks for that one Ed. Henry Petrie shot one under par to provide a solid foundation.
Second place went to the Saddleworth team. Dave Sarsfield(17) had the first eagle of his career on the 9th hole after he sunk his 135 yard approach shot. His team had a superb 50 points on the front nine before a more respectable 43 points on the back nine saw them finish in 2nd place.
Third place went to retired fireman Kev Harts team with 92 points beating Jim Caldwell’s team into 4th who also scored 92. Alan Vaughan(8) had a superb day on the greens. Hart has seen some blazes over the years but he couldn’t cool down Alan’s putter after it caught fire on the back nine.
Thanks to everyone for your support. What a great day. Tim
Nearest the pin 16th Dozen AD333 Alan Vaughan
Nearest the pin 18th Dozen AD333 Mark Poland
2’s sweep £200 3 pro v1 or 7 srixon AD333 per two
Henry Petrie Simon Moorhouse Tom Bane Jim Caldwell Andy Parrington Dave Buckley Jonny Gillabrand George Murphy Graham Jackson Paul Fell Terry McHale Phil McCurry Geoff Bickerton Pete Norbury Graham Davenport Andy Duncan
|1||Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Simon Moorhouse, Fred Bridge||94||12||Maxitours FJ Chill out top|
|2||Pete Norbury, Billy Coleman, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes||93||10||Dozen New Srixon Divide z stars|
|3||Kev Hart, Ian Fensom, Alan Vaughan, Paul Yearsley||92||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Liam Pilkington, Lee Charnley||92||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Dave Griffiths, Jay Dempsey, Mike Fenton, Tom Bane||91||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Paul Robinson, Phil McCurry, Neil Pemberton, Paul Salt||91||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7||Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Andy Duncan, Richard Wakefield||89|
|8||Andy Parrington, Steve Emmett, Chris Perry, Andy Taylor||88|
|9=||Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson||87|
|9=||Geoff Bickerton, John Owen, Austin McBride, Dave Murray||87|
|11=||Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner, Graham Readfern, Munro Donald||86|
|11=||Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, Dave McDougall, John Dickenson||86|
|11=||Hugh Bilby, Steve Merricks, Gav Soencer, Dave Fidler||86|
|14=||Neale Laurent, Chris Burnett, John Harrop, Jack Schofield||85|
|14=||Andy Buckley, Steve Austin, Gary Smith, Jim Wardle||85|
|16=||Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant, Carl Deaville, Dave Mason||84|
|16=||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Colin Gallimore, Ian Smith||84|
|18=||Dave Buckley, Paul Bayley, Jonny Gillabrand, Tony Rooney||83|
|18=||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Jackie Richards, Di Stow||83|
|18=||Gary Neiles, Alan Giles, Gavin Connor, Bill Telford||83|
|18=||Allan Hoy, Peter McElkerrney, Ian Parker, Steve License||83|
|22||Kev McEvoy, Dave Tobutt, Graham Jackson, Jim Clarke||81|
|23=||Roger Bannard, Darren Riley, Mike Alebon, Simon Johnson||80|
|23=||Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan||80|
|25=||Paul Gilbert, Dave Madely, Phil Long, Al Kenny||79|
|25=||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Brian Fisher||79|
|27||Graham Blood, Terry McHale, John Gough, Alan Worswick||75|
Eaton start sheet
Friday 3rd March
9.40 John Atkin x4
9.48 Simon Hemsley x4
9.57 Colin Roberts x4
10.05 Martin Humphries x4
10.14 Dave Blood x4
10.23 Paul Fell x4
10.32 Ed Pysden x4
10.40 Dave Goodwin x4
10.49 Steve Aspinall x4
10.57 Mick Mahon x4
11.06 Neale Laurent x4
11.14 Paul Evans x4
11.23 Jim Lindsay x4
11.32 Roger Percival x4
11.40 Dave Griffiths x4
11.49 Peter Maher x4
11.58 John Hilditch x4
12.07 Geoff Bickerton x4
12.16 Dave Sully x4
12.24 Paul Salt x4
12.33 Martin Williams x4
12.42Dave Monk x4
12.50 Kev Hart x4
12.59 Richard Blackwellx4
1.08Jim Rymer x4
1.16 Tom Roe x4
1.25 John Hudson x4
1.34 Andy Taylor x4
1.43 Simon Poucher x4
1.52 Paul Browne x4
2.00 John Wilson x4
2.09 Simon Ashton x4