Maxitours Shotsaver Masters at Conwy
Stunning weather, a stunning golf course and plenty of stunning Welsh bar staff greeted the 100 English Maxitour competitors who marauded over the mountains to play today. The Conwy course is in superb condition and was enjoyed by all.
The event was kindly supported by long time Maxitours sponsor ‘Shotsaver’ who have a terrific selection of quality GPS and laser rangefinders. They gave all todays competitors the option to take one of their latest models on the golf course to try. Most Maxitours players gratefully supported the sponsor however John Hilton kindly offered his opinion:
‘I don’t want one of them bloody things -it will just bu**er up me game.’
Alsagers’ Colin Roberts and Greg Pointon set the early pace with 41 points, this was matched by Chorlton’s Paul Bennett and Malc Brownhill. Hazel Grove’s Ian Ainsworth and Alan Clough again surprised themselves as they also had 41 points for their top 5 finish. Northendens Carl Kennedy and policeman Joe York also recorded 41 points. York was tired after a lucrative late shift and the newly qualified copper happily reported his number of arrests was now at 19 ‘the best of these was arresting a whole family of four in one go last week.’
Wealthy Knutsford Building contractors David Wilkinson and Matt Dobson are always keen to acquire new land however today it was their turn to ‘lose the plot’ as they failed to score on their last two holes as they recorded an average 32 points.
Richard Goldbold claims he is 70 years old, (some would say he looks slightly older) today the silver haired magician become the oldest player in Maxitours history to make an eagle. Richards drive and well struck three wood on the downwind par five fifteenth set up straightforward 30 yard eagle putt from the fringe which Godbold stroked home in some style. His partnr Dennis Humphries was not to be outdone and his birdie on the 16th helped the likeable duo to record 41 points for third position.
Gary Garner has not recorded a top ten finish in his previous 12 outings. Today he teamed up with his twenty year old son and was delighted to achieve 2nd spot with 42 points.
Todays top honours went to another father and son combination, Brett and Gavin Sutcliffe from North Manchester . They played great golf in the easier morning conditions and 25 year old Brett birdied both the 1st and the 11th hole to do most of the damage. ‘It is about time he did something useful’ reported his proud, but less talented Dad.
Maxitours ever present Ian King was unable to play today as he was having a floor fitted to his new extension and his wife wouldn’t let him out to play.
Dave Stanhope and Roy Bramwell both won nearest the pins with terrific shots. The Assistant pro Andy picked up the markers for me and said what terrific golfers the two must be to knock it so close. I soon put him right on that matter.
A big thank you to Steven and Jason Ballard from Shotsaver for their Tour Sponsorship.
Many thanks to everyone for making the journey and playing today, your continued support is greatly appreciated, Tim
2’s sweep! £138.50 48 balls 6 Pro V1 balls each Pete Holmes Paul Hodgson Ian George Scott Ashall Ed Wilkinson Ian Ainsworth Graham Brownhill Roy Bramwell
Nearest the Pin 2nd Dave Stanhope Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 15th Roy Bramwell Dozen AD333