Maxitours at wonderful Warrington
Warrington was in lovely condition for todays’ Maxitours event. Not only had the greens been hand cut this morning but the green surrounds were also hand cut – IN DECEMBER!!! Many thanks to John McLoughlan the head green keeper and his team for their fantastic work. The fairways were also excellent.
Conditions were a little bit chilly in the Winter breeze but it was very dry underfoot. As he picked the team card up I was going to tell Pete Morgan that it was so dry out there his trousers would be mud free. I then spotted that the millionaires pants were caked in the stuff. I decided to keep quiet as I didn’t want to offend him.
I enjoy going to Warrington and speaking to their long-standing Scottish Pro Rae Mackay. He always makes me smile with a few good one-liners. He also offers his members a brilliant pro shop with all the latest stock. Big Maxitours player Roy Ainsworth was very impressed.
‘Have you seen how well stocked the pro shop is- it has everything!’ Praised the Antrobus man. (affectionately known as Chunky to his friends.) ‘He stocks all the major brands- Cadbury, Rowntree, Galaxy’…’He even sells Dorito’s.’
Simon Burgess doesn’t win much at all and he was still in shock after winning at Stockport last week. ‘What do these Footjoy Chillout tops look like, you know, the one’s that we won last week after our terrific performance?’ He asked loudly.
‘They are quite similar to that top you are wearing today -except they aren’t ten years old and they are far better quality’ I replied.
In todays’ event despite losing a shot last week Rob Kenyon(15) continued his good form and led his Bramall men into 4th place with 86 points. Steve Merricks(4), scruffy Simon Burgess(17) and Neil Lingwood (15) completed the team.
Knutsfords’ Jim Clarke(12) knows how to pick a team and Neil Topping(7), Graham Jackson(7) and Pete Ledger(19) were the chosen ones today . They finished in 3rd spot with 86 points.
Jimmy McEwan(7) led his Ashton in Makerfield team into 2nd place. Dave Parry(21), Geoff Ratcliffe(6) and Jason ‘did you hear about my eagle’ Atherton(9) scored 87 points. They missed out by a shot as they could only score three points on their closing hole
Winning today was Mick Mahons team. Unfortunately regular player and all round nice guy Mick was at the horses today so Dave Westwood(19) stepped in. This normally spells disaster but Dave did his fair share. I had to double check the card as Frank Hindle(15) appeared to have had an excellent game and came in twelve times which is highly unusual.
‘I didn’t have Mick breathing down my neck telling me off when I hit my bad shots. I felt like the shackles had been loosened’. Said Frank. Richard Palmer(10) and John Farnworth(23) completed the Mytton Fold quartet. Well played chaps great win.
Thanks to everyone who played today and for getting around under that magical 4 hour mark. One more event and the nights start getting lighter! Tim
Nearest the Pin were not put out, sorry -let me know if you have a claim!
Nearest the Pin 9th Dozen AD333s-
Nearest the pin 13th Dozen Ad333s
2’s sweep £132.50 5 pro v1s or dozen AD333s per 2
Steve Blakeway x2 Brian Hopkins Dave Bentley Jason Atherton Garry Smith Dave Harlow
|1||Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth||88||12||Galvin Green windstopper top each|
|2||Jimmy McEwan, Dave Parry, Jason Atherton, Geoff Ratcliffe||87||10||Ashworth sweater each|
|3||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Neil Topping, Pete Ledger||86||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Nieil Lingwood||86||6||AUR shirt each|
|5||Dean Travis, Pete Morgan, Alf Gregg, Mark Roberts||85||4||AUR shirt each|
|6||Ashley Elliott, Mike Lambe, Bob Eastwood, Mike Clewley||84||2||Maxitours scorecard holder|
|7=||Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson||83|
|7=||Dave Greenwood, Ross Birch, Charles Herbert, Mick Gorrill||83|
|9=||John Hilditch, JP , Paul Smith, Simon Walton||82|
|9=||Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport||82|
|9=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Nick Ford, Kev Seaton||82|
|9=||Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway, Nathan Pugh, Paul Robinson||82|
|9=||Paul Fell, Ben Kinsey, Tony Hereford, Chris Vose||82|
|14=||David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Dave Arthur, John Atkin||81|
|14=||Jim Cox, Andy Sandham, Tony Walsh, Steve Jenkinson||81|
|14=||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Garry Smith, Dan Moore||81|
|14=||Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington||81|
|14=||Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, Geoff Bruce||81|
|19=||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews||80|
|19=||Jim Caldwell, Dave Thomas, Bob Picthall, Nigel Milroy||80|
|21||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Bob Chesters, Chris Walley||78|
|22=||Peter Maher, Chris Church, Russell Humphries, Martin Higgins||77|
|22=||Roy Ainsworth, Peter Heald, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon||77|
|24||Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Mike Lomax, Ryan McNight||76|
Maxitours at Vale Royal
Weds 19th December 11am shotgun
1a Les Russon x4
1b Nigel Hallows x4
2a Brian Hopkins x4
2b Simon Poucher x4
3 Peter Maher x4
4 Bob Mottershead x4
4b Steve Aspinall x4
5a Dave Tongue x4
5b Richard Williamson x4
6 Phil Dermott x4
7 Simon Wilkinson x4
7b Andy Hall x4
8Rob Kenyon x4
9a Richard Blackwell x4
9b Simon Hemsley x4
10a Colin Roberts x4
10b Jim Caldwell x4
11 Dave Blood x4
12a Phil Vokes x4
12b Mick Mahon x4
13 Lewis Marland x4
14a Dave Sully x4
14b Paul Fell x4
15a Roger Percival x4
15b Jim Clarke x4
16 Eddie Ellis x4
17 Joe Yates x4
18a Chris Adams x4
18b Munro Donald x4