**The Latest Shotsaver order of merit and Thursdays Prestbury times released tomorrow**
Maxitours at fantastic Ringway
It felt like the long winter had finally ended with a glorious Spring day in Manchester . The course was once again presented in excellent condition for todays event. Even the attractive Club secretary Fiona Cornelius makes a real effort and always puts on her Thursday-best outfit to welcome the Maxitours golfers to Ringway.
Lots of todays competitors needed to dust down their golf caps both to keep the sun out of their eyes and more importantly to prevent any unfortunate head burn. This could well be the first season when even I am resigned to needing a cap on sunny days. Iain Bartholomew is also trying to develop a positive attitude to his hair loss ‘its not that I’m going bald I’m just developing one hell of a centre parting!’ he blubbed.
Joe Kirwan(5) felt like Rafa Benitez today when his partners booed him after failing to par the easy 10th hole, causing his team to drop a shot. Not one to take things personally however gutsy Kirwan made 3 birdies on his back nine to appease his team and secure a ‘best of the season’ second place finish. Darren Whittaker(14), Frank Kaminski(16) and Ian King(9) made up the strong Bramall team.
Aging John Grint(17), Dick Perry(14), Derek Fulluck(14) and Brian Mottram(16) normally focus their efforts on finishing 18 holes. Occasionally the have been known to feature in the over 60’s section on Maxitours. Today in the Spring sunshine they forgot all about their war wounds and teamed up magnificently to finish 3rd on 82 points. Good looking Grint tried hard to hide the look of surprise on his face after he made a magnificent birdie on the 4th hole which was the highlight of their terrific round.
Todays winners were the big hitting team of Charles Herbert(15), Andy Stubbens(5), Martin Firth(4) and Andy Bethell(14). Ex marine Andy Stubbens recorded three birdies to be the main contributor to their great score of 85 points, Martin Firth and Andy Bethell also played very well. Charles Herbert was the week link today, in fact the first time he got on the card was when it dropped out of his back pocket on the 16th and he accidently trod on it.
Many thanks to all players for your terrific support once again today.
Yours in golf, Tim.
Nearest the Pin
14th Eli Lederwerg Dozen AD333s
16th Ron Hopkins Dozen AD333s
2’s £112.50 4 PRO Vs or 8 srixon AD333
Steve Hackett Adam Hart Dave Gavin Jon Russell Mark Green Mick Mahon Cath Rawthore Mike Stone Paul Conchie