***Please note Prestbury next Thursday is now a 12 o’clock shotgun***
Pristine Ringway Results
Spring finally arrived as 116 Maxitours players battled through the sweltering Manchester heat on the lovely Ringway course today.
Unfortunately Brian Mottram suffered a touch of sunstroke which made him a little delirious and he then had a couple of pints which sent him over the edge: ‘I ll take you to watch Stoke City play one Saturday Tim, you’ll really enjoy it, they have got some great players’ he gibbered.
March is normally a time of year when golf courses look a little bit scruffy after a long Winter. Ringway however, was immaculate and once again a real credit to the superb greenstaff who were up early preparing the course with pride for todays players- many thanks chaps.
In a touching tribute to the late talented pop star Dave Jones who passed away yesterday Paul Taylor, Barry Rigby, John Wreag and John Baxter all decided to play like a team of monkeys and they returned a score of just 60 points.
Richard Preston was very excited as he skipped to the first tee clutching his fantastic new Taylor Made white headed R11 Driver. He was looking forward to destroying the Ringway course with his new weapon.
‘Do you do trade-ins?’ he asked on completion of his round. For anyone interested in Richards driver the top of the club is a bit scuffed where he got under the ball once or twice, but the sweetspot is still in absolutely immaculate condition.
In todays event the Denton team recorded 78 points to take 5th position. Ian George and Steve Dunphy are great lads who both work for Servisair at the nearby airport. They often struggle to get permission to play from their wives today however they told them that were putting in a shift at Ringway this afternoon- everyone was a winner!
Trevor Golds, Mike Lynch, Keith Bowden and John Keenan played superb golf as they scored 81 points. ‘Trevor played great’ said his team ‘he is normally absolutely hopeless.’
The Irish team of Frank Garvey, John Dolan, Seamus Keegan and Paul Bradley had another strong finish as they scored 83 points to record their second top three finish in recent weeks. Eamonn Darcy lookalike Frank Garvey normally plays like Mrs Darcy, however big hearted Frank birdied the 4th and 11th holes as he held his team together with some really magical shots.
Taking the honours was Frank Massey and his Swinton Park team. Neville Dennis is struggling with an ear infection and he was replaced by 3 handicapper Ian Taylor who played tremendous golf as the experienced team scored 86 points to win by three shots. Irishman Jimmy O’Reilly was delighted with his win, ‘we played well to be sure, to be sure’.
Many, many thanks to all who played today, your continued support is always really appreciated.
Nearest pin 13th Dozen AD333 Tim Johnson
Nearest pin 16th Dozen AD333 Dave Barrow
2’s 42 balls 7 PRO v1 balls or 14 srixon balls.
I Ainsworth B Mottram Gareth Winstone John Bent Dave Barrow J Davies