Maxitours at superb Stockport

Room for two teams at Helsby in deepest Cheshire next Thursday 13th April.
Room for 1 team at lovely Llangollen Fri 21st April
Spaces for singles or team at Knutsford 28th April

Maxitours at Super Stockport

The Stockport Golf Course keeps getting better and better.

The friendliest staff, the best food, wonderful greens and lovely members all combine to make this a favourite course of mine.

Greenkeepers hate this week because of ‘Augusta syndrome’ when club members wonder why their golf course isn’t playing exactly like the masterpiece in Georgia which has over 50 green keepers working intensively for several weeks in perfect growing conditions. There will be no Augusta syndrome at Stockport as the course was amazing. Big thanks to the greens staff.

Terry Friday played today. The last time he played five years ago I made a Robinson Crusoe reference in my write up. Today he told me he loves his surname and is glad he wasn’t called Monday because everyone loves a Friday. Nice line Terry.

The green staff were quietly working hard today but still using their knowledge and keeping well out of the way of our players golf shots. All of our players except Gary Butler that is. He managed to ‘wang’ his tee shot left on the 14th narrowly missing the head greenkeeper and hitting his tractor tyre.
‘It’s always good to keep these lads on their toes’ He explained in the bar afterwards.

The scoring was really tough on the fast greens and back tees. In fact the average score of 73 was as bad as we have seen all year.

A few team managers did an Antonio Conte and tried to throw their players under the bus:
‘How is Martin playing?’ I asked Fred Rogers ‘I don’t even know why we bring him.’ He sighed.
‘How did Brian Ankers play?’ I enquired to Roy Ainsworth. ‘He struggled again today- I can still throw a piano further than he hits it’.
‘Have you got a better team next week at Helsby?’ I added. ‘No, it’s the same old rubbish’ I’d do better dragging someone off the street’

Simon Poucher is a great bloke. He is known as Aquaman to his golfing friends as he loves hitting his ball in the water. Simon enjoys Stockport as there is not too much water but there are plenty of trees. I only saw him hitting a couple of shots today but they both ricocheted off timber. His team mates have now started calling him Tarzan.

A card play off decided 3rd and 4th place with Paul Yearsleys back nine of 45 matching Jim Caldwell however a back six card play off saw Pauls team victorious.

The top two spots were also decided on the back nine with Gary Leeks Moor Hall team narrowly beaten by Prestbury’s Steve Hall(13), Phil Singh(10), Martin Prescot(6) and Mike Clewley(14) who came home in 45. These guys are usually hopeless but they played great today and enjoyed the superfast greens when others were struggling. Very popular winners indeed.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance. Incredible.

2’s Sweep £260 4 pro v1s or 9 srixon AD333
Jim Caldwell Dave Sarsfield Dave Lomax x2 Jim Meldrum Steve Migger Martin Keane Dave Shafer Simon Lewis Colin Bryan Mike Keen Jim Hodges Howard Kelly Dave Carlile Simon Poucher Steve Wild Alan Entwistle Charles Nicholson

Nearest the pin 16th Dozen AD333 Charles Nicholson
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th Doz AD333 Kev Hart

Stockport 3rd April
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Martin Prescott, Steve Hall, Phil Singh, Mike Clewley 83 12 FJ Chill out each
2 Gary Leek, Stuart Smith, Steve Migger, Andy Corrigan 83 10 FJ Maxitours shirt each
3 Kev Hart, Mark Foley, Paul Yearsley, Alan Vaughan 82 8 Callaway Shirt each
4 Jim Caldwell, Russell Cash, Steve Perrett, Simon Maxwell 82 6 Callaway Shirt each
5 John Hilton, Nick Moores, Ged Guest, Steve Austin 80 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Pete Norbury, Billy Coleman, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 79 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Stuart Blake, Ian Goulty, Andy Veitch, Dave Lomax 78 Maxitours cap each
7= Paul Traynor, Richard Margrave, Phil Hudson, Steve Finan 78
9= Steve Blakeway, Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron, Jim Meldrum 77
9= Alan Dunster, Alan Entwistle, Charles Nicholson, Nick Edwards 77
9= James Dunne, Sam Everett, Mark Cookson, Lee Everett 77
12 Martin Williams, Martin Bray, Simon Hartland, John Tomlinson 76
13= Dave Buckley, Dave Carter, Dave Schafer, Paul Bailey 75
13= Paul Gilbert, Phil Long, Chris Ravenscroft, Chris Davies 75
13= Keith Shale, MartinHumphries, Barry Caldwell, Pete Van Boyd 75
13= Geoff Bickerton, Warrick Dawson, Austin McBride, Simon Lewis 75
13= Simon Raine, Martin Keates, Iain Owens, Iain Bartholomew 75
13= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Jackie Richards, Dave Carlile 75
19 Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Dave Cooper 74
20= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Terry Friday, Dave Moss 73
20= Eugenio Fernandez, Juan Manzano, Brian Jones, Paul Van Der Vaal 73
20= Ian Gardner, Richard Callwood, Gary Kirkwood, Rory McInally 73
23 Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, Charlie Beadle, Nigel Hall 72
24 Dave Griffiths, Tom Baine, Jay Dempsey, Mike Keane 71
25= Simon Hemsley, Gary Smith, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer 70
25= Neale Laurent, Darren Burgess, John Harrop, John Lester 70
25= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley, Jim Hodges 70
28= Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse 69
28= Jim Lindsay, Phil Pegun, Andy Stapley, Phil Young 69
28= Jeremy Waterhouse, Nigel Koenan, David Kelly, Geoff Reyner 69
31= Dave More O’Farrell, Howard Kelly, Dave McGuiness, Gary Butler 66
31= Graham Blood, Terry McHale , John Gough, Alan Worswick 66
33 Paul Price, Martin Wainman, Simon Dyson, Tony Welburn 65
34 Steve Collier, Pete Atherton, John Wright, Andy Wright 60

Helsby Start sheet Thursday 13th April.
9.30 John Atkin x4
9.38 Simon Hemsley x4
9.46 Colin Roberts x4
9.55 Jim Caldwell x4
10.04 Ed Pysden x4
10.13 Dave Goodwin x4
10.22 Dave Blood x4
10.31 Paul Fell
10.40 Martin Humphries x4
10.49 Lee Tilley x4
10.58 Paul Evans x4
11.07 Lewis Marland x4
11.16 Neale Laurent x4
11.24 Bob Pickthall x4
11.33Jim Clarke x4
11.42 Mick Mahon x4
11.51 Peter Maher x4
11.59 Geoff Bickerton x4
12.08 Kev Hart x4
12.17 Jon Hudson x4
12.26 Jimmy McEwan x4
12.35 Brett Moore x4
12.44 Gary Kirkwood x4
12.53 Martin Williams x4
1.02 Roger Percival x4
1.11 Richard Blackwellx4
1.20 Paul Roberts x4
1.29 Dave Hughes x4
1.38Chris Chidley x4
1.47 Paul Salt x4
1.56 Roy Ainsworth x4
2.04 Paul Brown x4
2.13Paul Higgs x4
2.42 Dave Sully x4
3.00 Mick Jones x4