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‘The Yonex Masters’ at Conwy
The eagerly anticipated Masters Tournament has been the talk of most golfers in recent weeks, today sweet swinging Frank Massey from Swinton hit his drive down the middle of Conwys first fairway to signal the start of this prestigious event.
The early groups got the worst of the weather conditions before clear blue skies and a freshening wind produced wonderfully challenging seaside links conditions to be enjoyed by the hundred strong field.
All the staff at Conwy Golf Club are exceptionally nice and very friendly. In recent years Maxitours regular Alan Clough is used to being totally ignored by attractive women. However he is never happier than when in the Conwy clubhouse bar chatting up the stunning Welsh barmaids who actually laugh at his jokes and genuinely think he is funny.
It was great to welcome a strong contingent of Golfers from my wonderful home Club Knutsford to todays event. The only downside was watching humble Phil Smeathers wandering around telling everyone he bumped into how well he played when beating the Captain and Pro last Sunday morning. My exceptionally underrated father-in-law Rob Weston and Neil McKinley were the top Knutsford scorers today with a creditable 37 points.
As Manchester United virtually sealed the Premiership with a great victory over Blackburn last night, John Reilly also hoped to seal his Shotsaver Order of Merit crown today. A poor back nine however saw him just miss out on accumulating more points as the winter season nears its exciting conclusion.
It was also great to see Chris Cyprus playing again and he all but secured his place in the Shotsaver shootout later this month as he finished in third place partnering the classy Paul Dalby.
Big George Gregson from Hindley Hall near Wigan has a low ball flight and is desperate to hit his driver more than six feet in the air. In soft, wet, winter conditions George is delighted if he hits the ball more than eighty yards. Today as the big hitters saw their towering drives stall into the gale force wind, Georges ‘top spin worm burner’ just kept scuttling on by. Superb birdies on the 2nd and 18th holes saw this gentle giant finish in a career best 2nd place as he played alongside the gifted Geoff Cogswell.
First place went to Phil Ashcroft (Gathurst) and Connor Winstanley (Fishwick Hall) who scored a terrific 44 points. An ‘awesome’ front nine saw Winstanley pick up three birdies as they turned in 27 points, a nervous 17 points on the back nine was enough to give them their first Maxitours victory.
Many thanks to Graham Mitton from Yonex for his terrific sponsorship of todays event. The new Driver and Irons look fantastic and remain the best Graphite Clubs on the market.
Nearest the pin 2nd hole Paul Conchie Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 15th hole Brett Sutcliffe Dozen AD333
£72.50 2 pro V1 balls or 5 srixon AD333 2’s George Gregson Gerry John Mick Mahon Dave Collinson Andy Bradley Ted Biddlecombe Martin Murray Chris Lowe John Woodall Connor Winstanley