Maxitours at Pleasington
The marvellous Pleasington course was presented in immaculate condition for todays Maxitours event. The hand cut and newly ironed greens gained much praise and the course comments from todays competitors ranged from ‘First class’ to ‘Absolutely brilliant!’.
The weather was kind and the occasional refreshing drizzle was particularly welcomed by the absent minded Peter Coughlin who could be seen scurrying from hole to hole in search of his missing sky caddie.
I am currently reading ‘Golf is a game of confidence’ by top golf psychologist Bob Rotella. It is vital to approach each round with a positive mental attitude in order to play great golf. Today it was clear Bob Sutton has not read this particular book. ‘I’m only playing if you promise not to put our score down when we come last’ he begged whilst checking in.
Lance Armstrong was yesterday accused of taking performance enhancing substances. Today Colin Robert’s team were nearly drug tested after picking up 8 shots in the first five holes. However they played like cold turkeys on the back nine and scored just 35 points for a seventy nine point total and 5th place.
John Stubbs has played at Pleasington twice this year and he averages a very respectable 3 points on the signature 7th hole. In the May Maxitours event his faultless, picture perfect, historic albatross earned his team 6 points. Today he lost out in an epic fight with a hawthorn bush on his way to a nil point score.
Happy go lucky Mike Wilson(10) always enjoys playing his golf, but he rarely features in the prizes. It was suggested by his golfing friends that the only wood he can pull out of his bag with any confidence is his pencil. Today the short game wizard parred all the short holes as his team of Bobby Emmett(8), Peter Coughlin(10) and Gary Conroy(8) finished third with an excellent 84 points.
Second place went to Dave Almond-Smith(3), Sam Wilson(+2), Carl Kennedy(11) and Joe York(scr) with a terrific 85 points. They were disappointed to lose out by just one point. Team mate Joe York refused to blame any particular member of the team however he quietly told everyone in the clubhouse how Wilson missed a two inch backhander after a wonderful chip.
Winning todays event was Didsbury Golf Clubs badly dressed team of Barney Ross(4), Paul Dalby(5), Adam Hart (8) and Malc Wells(4). A terrific 86 point total saw them win by a solitary shot with all four players combining well.-Congratulations chaps great golf!
Nearest the pin 16th Hole Ian King Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th Sam Wilson Dozen AD333s
2’s £42.50 Adam Hart 14 pro V1s or 28 srixons