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Maxitours at truly outstanding Conwy.
The golf season will soon be upon us when Justin Rose wins the US Masters in just six weeks time (free tip), but the stunning weather and terrific course conditions at Conwy today will rival anything Augusta could ever produce. ‘That was outstanding’ was the general consensus, ‘Links Golf at its very, very best.’
Colin Lynch looked a bit shaken as he entered the Conwy clubhouse after he scared himself flying down the A55 at 140mph in his salmon pink Ferrari. Joe Kirwan also looked a bit unsteady on his legs as he entered the clubhouse after a ‘quiet’ couple of days with his wife Kath in romantic Snowdonia.
The last time John Stubbs played at a damp Conwy he was devastated when lost a couple of balls in a lake on the saturated 5th fairway. Never one to miss an opportunity today he packed his wellington boots but was disappointed to see that the firm fast running links fairways were back to their very best.
There was some wonderful golf today by some of the higher handicap golfers on the tour. Maxitours regular Colin Roberts(18) amazed his playing partners when he began his round with two excellent birdies including a nearest the pin on the second. Paul Bayley (19) amazed himself when he played Conwys tough last four holes in one under par. ‘that is the best course I have ever played’ said Paul, before talking me shot by shot through his finish.
Ian King also enjoyed his round, ‘I hit some really great shots today, and a terrific drive down the middle of the 17th fairway’ ‘Did you hit the green in two?’ I asked ‘no a bush got in the way of my backswing’ he replied.
Ex Sunderland footballing legend Michael Gray(15) enjoyed playing his first Maxitours at Conwy today ‘I was more nervous than when I won my five caps for England ’ said the likeable Geordie and he was delighted with 12th place alongside Warren Newton(13).
Paul Dalby(4) and Paul Sherlock(6) were four under par betterball as these two classy players really took advantage of the benign conditions to finish in third position. Didsbury friends and even better players Phil Vokes(4) and Kevin Hamilton(scr) finished second, also on 45 points, however an excellent 25 points on the back nine saw them take second place.
Dave Marchant(13) and Ian Tinling(18) were todays winners with a magnificent 46 points. Tinling was busy rummaging for his ball in the heavy gorse to the right of the 18th fairway leaving his partner Dave ‘Kaymer’ Marchant to confidently knock in a vital three foot putt to secure the biggest win of their disappointing career.
Many thanks to all for playing today, Tim.
Two’s sweep (seventeen!) £137.50 3 PRO V1s or 6 AD333s’ per 2
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