Maxitours at classy Ringway
Another full field enjoyed todays event at Ringway. Despite the recent poor weather the greens were in superb condition and the wind kept the rain at bay.
My good friend PGA Professional Matthew Turnock handed out the cards this morning as I returned from an enjoyable golfing trip to Portugal . As the plane approached the Ringway runway this afternoon I am sure I saw a Srixon ad333 with big hitting Charles Herberts initials on hurtle past my window.
Its funny how rumours start, when I was away somebody came out with a ludicrous remark that Oldham had beaten Liverpool in the cup.
In todays event the tough conditions kept the scoring quite respectable and fourth place went to the talented Denton team of Dave Blood(10), Andy Sandham(6), ‘big’ Joel King(6) and ‘notsobig’ Jim Cox(4) with 78 points.
It is great to see Lewis Marland(12), Alf Shillitoe(18), Nick Ford(9) and Neil Laurent(11) take third place today with 79 points. I have only ever watched Alf play one shot last year and he completely missed the ball. Today he came in on the par three holes to give his team a real boost.
Malc Wells(2) continues his good form as his low handicap team including Bob Vickers (6) and Barney Ross(4) finished second in the wind and rain. The fourth member of the team Alex Pritchard(+1) just arrived in time after turning up at Vale Royal instead of Ringway. They also scored 79 points with a better back nine.
Taking todays honours were Roy Ainsworth(26), Peter Atherton(12), Peter Heald(7) and Joe Yates(14). Despite picking up just 2 shots on their first hole the magnificent four gelled well to record 83 points and they achieved their first maxitours win by an impressive four shot margin.
Nearest the Pin 13th Cath Rawthore Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 16th John Rigby Dozen AD333s
2’s £150 5 pro v1s or 10 srixons
Barney Ross Andy Sandham Jim Cox Geoff Cogswell Mark Green Ian Russell Iain Bartholomew Paul Dalby Dave Chambers David Wilson