Results from beautiful Ringway
One hundred and sixteen Maxitours golfers played at beautiful Ringway Golf Club today. The conditions were idyllic and the blue skies, tall pines and yellow azaleas (or were they daffodils?) saw the course resemble the setting for next weeks first major of the year, Augusta , Georgia.
New wealthy Maxitours player Graham Aspinall had a bad start to his day when he nearly choked on his pre round bacon sandwich after he was quoted £5250 (plus vat) for a new gearbox on his broken Porsche. Aspinall recovered well to make a great par at the first hole, with a shot, all his worries suddenly faded away.
Pete Moores also had a poor start to the day. He phoned his boss and explained that he would spend the day working on a long term project at home, at the same time whistling to himself as he gently cleaned his Mizuno clubs in preparation for a carefree day on the links. He nearly dropped his groove cleaner however when he was told a report had to be in at 5pm. Pete had to finish his round 3 holes early to complete his work and his team collapsed from a terrific 7 under score to finish just 3 better.
Ex state PE teacher Mike Haynes has an absolutely terrific pension and this enables him to spend his winters skiing in Austria . On his Maxitours return today he found it was his golf game that was heading rapidly downhill as he struggled on the first few holes. Good friend Norman Quick said he had spent far too much time on the piste this year.
Frank Garvey, John Dolan, Mike Wilson and Paul Bradley are playing some great golf in recent weeks and today they scored a terrific 83 points. John Dolan dropped just four shots on the tough back nine as the likeable quartet came home in some style to finish a very creditable third.
Malcolm Wells (6) assembled a dream team of class players for todays event. Alex Pritchard (+1) eagled the 2nd and 4th holes whilst Matty Robinson (1) eagled the 9th as they scored a terrific 46 points on the front nine. Cheshire star James West (+2) then birdied the 10th and 12th before the team suddenly realised they may actually win a Maxitours event. The enormity of the situation saw them drop a shot on the closing six holes to lose out on a card play off.
Ian Baker Finch, Sandy Lyle, Jonny Miller, Maxitours legend Neville Dennis and Tony Jacklin have all scaled the heights in their golfing careers before suffering an inexplicable loss of form. Seventy four year old Neville is currently languishing in 44th position in the Shotsaver Order of Merit and blames his inability to compete on his handicap.
‘Tim, can’t ya give us a few more shots, I’m an old man, me bloody andicaps too low, I can’t compete against them young bu**ers’.
Today Neville was back in the winners circle after helping his team of Pete O’Niell, John Reilly and the impressive Frank Massey score a very hard fought 84 points, well played chaps.
Many thanks to all Maxitours players for your terrific support today.
Nearest the Pin 13th Geogg Cogswell Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Charles Herbert Dozen AD333
2’s £115 3 pro V1s each or 6 srixon AD333
Graham Pollitt Alex Pritchard James West Steve Hackett Ben Davies x3
Frank Hindle Moby Rawthore Anne Greenough