Maxitours at superb Stockport

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

Stockport 20-02-23
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
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