*Room at super Mottram Hall next Thursday*
Maxitours at Fabulous Fairhaven
Perfect links conditions greeted Maxitours players at Fairhaven today. A warm but testing sea breeze and a wonderfully presented golf course ensured a fantastic day was had by all.
The sun shone all afternoon apart from a refreshing twenty-minute shower as people were playing their closing holes late in the day.
The greens were magnificent. Fairhaven is now recognized as one of the finest Championship courses in the North of England and everyone agreed that it was well worth the journey up the M6 this morning.
The clubhouse has also been refurbished and the staff were all brilliant.
The clubhouse also has tremendous view over the course and a few members always spend the afternoon watching the golfers. I loved listening to the comments:
‘He’s got a funny swing.’
‘He’ll be lucky to find it in that bush.’
‘He must practice under a coffee table.’
Ian Appleton was a Maxitours regular but now lives in the Spanish sunshine. Whenever I see him he has a big smile on his face and tells me how good the weather is in Spain. Try and avoid him.
He comes back every Christmas as he claims to play the trombone to a very high standard and plays in orchestras at various festive shows throughout the North West. I’m not too sure. There was an advert for a local pantomime in Knutsford and the ugly sister definitely reminded me of someone.
You might have wall to wall sunshine but they don’t have traditional links courses like this in Spain Ian.
In today’s event scoring was excellent due to the forward tees, pure putting surfaces and lots of talented players.
Hazel Grove solicitor Simon Ashton, Adrian Waring, Dan Moss and Phil Raines took 3rd with 85 points.
Carden Park’s Paul Fell, retired head master Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan and Mike Lowe took 2nd place after an excellent 87 points.
Winning today was Tony Jennison(3), Richard Blackwell(12), John Hilton(15) and Gary Smith(10). John Hilton has struggled with his game recently and his handicap is about the only thing keeping up with inflation but he was back to his best today. They scored an excellent 89 points after scoring heavily on the tricky par three holes. Well played chaps.
Thanks to everyone for your support, superb.
Nearest the pin 2nd Pete Gold Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 10th Steve Adams Dozen AD333
2’s sweep £125 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon AD333
Mike Hill Paul Fell Colin Bryan Martin Bray John Tomlinson Pete Atherton Phil Gow Martin Humphries Steve Bradbury Tom Roe John Hunt James Shipstone
|Fairhaven||8th Nov 22|
|1||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Gary Smith, John Hilton||89||12||Under Armour wind top|
|2||Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan||87||10||Doz Taylor Made TP5|
|3||Simon Ashton, Ade Waring, Dan Moss, Phil Raines||85||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Paul Butler, Neale Laurent, Jack Schofield, Michael Schofield||85||6||Maxitours cap each|
|5||Martin Williams, Martin Bray, Andy Mills, John Tomlinson||85||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Chris Adams, Geoff Bickerton, Martin Prescott, Pete Atherton||84||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer||83|
|8||Martin France, Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson||82|
|9=||Phil Gow, Andy Payne, Jamie Lloyd, Shae Keogh||80|
|9=||Martin Humphries, Joyce Larkin, Paul Webb, Keith Shale||80|
|11=||Steve Heywood, Paul Bradbury, Ian Appleton, Dave Sully||79|
|11=||Paul Salt, Phil Harris, George Kerr, John Bradbury||79|
|13||Andy Corner, Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blain||78|
|14=||Steve Aspinall, Alan Simpson, Ken Booth, John Fitzsimmons||77|
|14=||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Ian Smith, Mike Grainger||77|
|16=||Paul Browne, Dave Carlile, Neil Simpson, Brendan Leighton||76|
|16=||Tom Roe, Paul Moonan, Luke Russell, Peter McElkerney||76|
|18||John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Niell||74|
|19||Paul Gilbert, Martin Quinn, Dave Madely, Martin Oldfield||72|
|20=||Patrick Clarke, Dave Viggars, Pete Woodbine, Andy Buckley||71|
|20=||Dave Hughes, Steve Lamont, Pete Gold, John Prescott||71|
Mottram Hall Thursday 19th November
11am shotgun start
1a Mick Mahon x4
1b Paul Fell x4
2a John Atkin x4
2b Kev Hart x4
3 Roger Percival x4
4a Gary Neiles x4
4b Neale Laurent x4
5a Paul Salt x4
6 Geoff Bickerton x4
7 Peter McElkerney x4
8a Simon Hemsley x4
8b Dave Sully x4
9a Dave Blood x4
9bJim Clarke x4
10a Dave Goodwin x4
10b Colin Roberts x4
11 Ed Pysden x4
12a Steve Aspinall x4
12b Andy Taylor x4
13b Nathan Mills x4
15a Sam Leach x4
15b Paul Wrigley x4
17a John Hilditch x4
18a Lee Tilley x4
18b Richard Blackwell x4