*Maxitours Conwy event is now Mon 17th October not Tuesday 18th October as on the schedule
*The Bilyana tour championship venue is confirmed as a 2pm shotgun at Lymm with the Turkey golf holiday shootout firing into the 18th green as soon as the top 15 pairs are confirmed.
Maxitours at Lymm Golf Club
Warm Spring sunshine greeted the Maxitours competitors at leafy Lymm Golf Club. The smooth swinging Order of Merit leader Ian King was delighted to welcome back his golfing buddy Darren Whittaker and they both secured some vital points with a solid performance and 42 points, this was matched by Carl Kennedy and Joe York also challenging for the Shotsaver Order of Merit crown.
Alan Reid teed off on the tough 3rd hole and began his round with a birdie followed by a par ‘I just pretended to be a good player’ explained the likeable Mancunion when asked about his excellent start.
Mark Noden was the first to finish his round and he looked delighted as he entered the clubhouse however it was the fact that they were serving his favourite bitter that brought a smile to his face rather than the very average 36 points he scored with his partner.
Colin Roberts and his team from Alsager also looked very happy as they entered the clubhouse however this time it was the attractive Lymm golf club senior ladies bridge section which lifted their spirits rather than a good score.
Eventually the talent started to return some good scores with 70 year old Alan Fairbanks dropping just one shot on the first six holes on his way to a 41 point haul. Ross Birch and Moby Rawthore played terrific golf for 44 points as did the big hitting duo Rick Picard and Guds Ahmed, however Julien Robinson and Ian Harrop had the better back nine and their 44 points score secured 3rd place.
Second place went to Tytheringtons Amanda O’Brien who plays off a very creditable 5 handicap and her Thomson airline partner Ian Worrell, the 55 year old pilot was delighted with his 46 points and headed off to celebrate both his performance and his birthday with a night on the tiles. Anybody flying to the Canary airlines in the morning could be in for a bumpy ride.
Tony Rains and Pete McMahon from Royal Antrobus took the honours with a great 47 points, we just ‘ham and egged’ really well said the talented duo as they notched up their first Maxitours win.
Many thanks to all who supported todays event which was rearranged from a fortnight ago, I hope you enjoyed the day, many thanks to Lymm GC for their great hospitality, Tim
2’s sweep £77.50 24 proV1s 3 balls each John Hughes Moby Rawthore Matt Ford x2 Rick Picard Joe York Julien Robinson Mark Hampson
Nearest the pin on 2nd Moby Rawthore dozen Ad333s
Nearest the pin on 13th Joe York dozen Ad333s
Order of Merit points
1st Tony Rains & Pete Mcmahon 47 12
Etonic golf shoes each
2nd Amanda O’Brien & Ian Worrell 46 11
Dozen proV1s each
3rd Julien Robinson & Ian Harrop 44 10
Titleist Umbrella each
4th Moby Rawthore & Ross Birch 44 9
Srixon cap each
5th Guds Ahmed & Rick Picard 44 8
Footjoy socks each
6th Carl Kennedy & Joe York 42 7
7th Ian King & Darren Whittaker 42 6
8th Norman Quick & Chris Heggarty 41 5
9th Colin Roberts & John Rigby 41 4
10th Andy Stubbens & Matt Gillibrand 41 3
11th Gary Byrne & Tim Stanley 41 2
12th Bridget Elmore & Cath Rawthore 41 1
Alan Fairbanks & Graham March 41
Mark Hampson & Matt Ford 41
Mike Osborne & Russ Johnson 40
Malcolm Brownhill & Paul Bennett 39
Dave Marchant & Bob Sinclair 39
Peter Hargreaves & Brian Atherton 38
Mark Ashworth & John Hughes 38
Keith Harris & Noel Cathcart 38
Steve Rimmer & John Moore 36
Simon Helmsley & Charlie Rooney 36
Alan Reid & Steve Rourke 36
Mark Freeman & Chris Bramwell 35
Jason & Steven Ballard 33
Franco Martinelli & Mike Flannelly retired
there were several cards not returned