Delightful Davenport and Prestbury start times.

Maxitours at Delightful Davenport

A large field of nearly 100 Maxitours competitors shrugged off their trench foot problems and enjoyed today’s Mediterranean heat.
Picturesque Davenport Golf Club was presented in tremendous condition. Many thanks to the Club for the terrific hospitality they showed to us throughout the day.

Top professional Adam Scott narrowly missed out on winning the Claret jug this week, his caddy Steve Williams is currently taking most of the blame. This is only to be expected, ask any professional golfer about their bad shots “If I hit it long or short it’s my caddies fault, if it goes right or left it’s my coaches fault.”

Phil Smeathers had his first golf outing since returning from a relaxing holiday in the South of France. He turned up unshaven, wearing a pair of old shorts and with his buttons undone on his golf shirt ‘he looks like he’s popping out to get a baguette’ remarked playing partner Dave Harlow.

Lewis Marland enjoyed a free meal after play today. Bob Kwan treated his team to four pints of lager and four bags of crisps on completion of his round. As he carefully delivered the drinks to his friends on the outside patio Lewis Marland started helping himself to the ‘complimentary’ crisps on the counter. ‘Those free nibbles were a nice touch’ he said to his best mate Alf. Bob walked past looking confused, carrying three full bowls of crisps and a half empty one.

Geoff Haynes normally plays average golf and then has a quiet pint in the corner of the clubhouse. Today Geoff spent all afternoon pestering the tournament organiser ‘am I still in the lead?’ after an excellent 44 points saw him at the top of the early scoreboard.

With only one day to go before the Olympics begins, today’s tournament saw a gold medal display by Mottram Halls Bob Kwan and Steve Burke. After dropping shots on the 1st and 4th holes the charismatic duo picked up momentum and scored 24 points on the back stretch to take top spot.

Silver medal was won by Phil Howsley (Disley) and Mike Worrall (Didsbury) with 23 points on their back nine. Pete Moores and Moby Rawthore finished in bronze and Seamus Keegan and Frank Garvey were 5th, also on a very creditable 44 points.

Many thanks to all players for supporting today’s event, I hope you enjoyed the sun.

Nearest the Pin 3rd Bill Ross Dozen srixon AD333
Nearest the Pin 14th Dave Gavin Dozen srixon AD333

2’s £97.50 4 pro V1s or 8 Srixon AD333s Ray Ward Steve Hackett Dave Gavin Pete Holmes x2 John Bent Peter Coughlin Tony Gee