last few spots available:
Vale Royal **Wednesday** 18th Jan
Delamere Thursday 26th Jan
Stockport Thursday 9th February
Maxitours Shotsaver Classic at Caldy
Clear blue skies and a tricky wind provided classic seaside links conditions to be enjoyed by the 100 Maxitours competitors at wonderful Caldy today.
The Golf Course and Clubhouse were in immaculate condition. The facilities are superb, from a terrific practice ground right through to a state of the art changing room. Ex Rally driver Stuart Coupe was absolutely delighted with the free moisturizer provided in the toilets which helped keep his delicate skin in great condition.
John Hillier is another Maxitours player with a hidden talent, and this European table tennis champion from 40 years ago struggled to repeat last weeks second place Maxitours finish as he could only manage 38 points. Today it was his Pinnacle ball doing the pinging and ponging as he failed to clear the trees on the long 11th hole.
Rafa Benitez watched some of the golf from his mansion behind the 6th hole as he was cleaning out his gutters this afternoon. Rafa has worked with some great footballers in his career (during his time at Aston Villa) today however he was really impressed by Roy Bramwells fancy leg action as he tried to guide in a three foot putt on this tricky green.
Chris Cyprus and Paul Dalby from Didsbury only scored 1 point on their first hole, ‘we’ve got no chance now’ sulked Cyprus . ‘Come on you never know!’ encouraged his partner as he gathered up Chris’ toys and put them back in his pram. They both played majestically on the next 17 holes to return a terrific 45 points. Likeable four handicap Dalby shooting level par in the wind was strongly supported by his talented partner.
Fresh faced and newly moisturized Stuart Coupe knew his skin was going to be protected so he could focus all his energy on his golf, he teamed up with Mark Robinson from Clitheroe and they recorded three classy birdies on the short holes on route to finishing second with 43 points.
Big John Royle and Guy Hall from Sale were delighted to secure their first Maxitours top three finish. Royle has a heart the size of a lions and a fighting five at the last saw them record a battling 42 points.
Dennis Humphries and Richard Godbold from Sandbach struggled into the wind as they only picked up three points on the tough estuary holes 4,5 and 6 however as they turned downwind the fireworks really started and Dennis recorded back to back birdies to set them on their way to a commendable fourth place finish.
Many thanks to all competitors for supporting my first event at Caldy. Thank you to Steve and Jason Ballard from Shotsaver for their kind sponsorship.
2’s £112.50 3 pro V1s or six Srixon AD333 per two John Griffiths Stuart Coupe x2 Mark Robinson Mike Johnson Richard Palmer Ray Standridge John Royle Paul Dalby x2 Dennis Humphries Richard Godbold Luke Burrows Ian Padmore Barney Ross
2nd nearest the pin: John Griffiths Dozen AD333
17th nearest the pin: Ian Podmore Dozen AD333