Ringway Am Am 1st Dec -full
Prestbury Pairs 8th Dec- full
Vale Royal pairs 14th Dec -full
Mere pairs 19th Dec-spaces
The Srixon Masters at The Mere
This fabulous Autumn of golf continued as yet another full field enjoyed the wonderful Mere Course today. ‘The Mere’ is home to the rich and famous and Chris Heggarty looked worried when Howard Keele kept smiling at his attractive wife Gail.
Colin ‘Red Ferrari’ Lynch normally gets a few admiring glances when he parks his car at the various golf clubs around the North West, today he looked disappointed when nobody batted an eyelid as yet another ordinary supercar slowly rumbled into the Mere car park.
Before play a few Maxitours players enjoyed a ball fitting session with the Srixon team. It is the job of the Srixon fitter to match your swing to the correct ball for maximum distance, basically the faster the swing the harder the ball compression required.
Big hitting and improving Mike Spencer was advised to use a tour professional Z-star ball, smooth swinging and highly talented John Stubbs will play best using a senior soft feel ball, however very slow swinging Frazer Mackenzie from Knutsford was distraught when he was informed a red dot squash ball would be most suitable for his game.
Recent events on shortened courses with receptive greens had led to some great scoring. Today white tees, tucked away pins and the slick greens led to more challenging conditions which were reflected in the results.
Bruce Willis lookalike Chris Cyprus was in confident mood after victory in the Manchester Alliance yesterday and today he continued his good play partnering Andy Lawman to score 41 points and finish in 4th place.
Local legends John Reilly and Jimmy O’Reilly from Swinton Park play more competitive golf than anyone else in the Manchester , today their fighting spirit and course management saw them record another 41 points for 3rd place. Second place went to the popular Brian Hopkins and Andy Barstow from Shrigley Hall who also had the same score with a better back nine.
Carl Kennedy and Joe York from Chorlton cum Hardy took the honours with a great 42 points, 4 handicap York is a lovely lad despite the fact he is training to be a policeman and he recorded an impressive 5 birdies in his terrific round- great golf chaps.
Many thanks to John Gallagher from Srixon/Cleveland/Galvin for his superb prize table and ball fitting service.
Nearest the Pin 14th Joe York 12 srixon tri speed
Nearest the pin 8th Jimmy O’Reilly 12 srixon Tri speed