Maxitours at wonderful Wilmslow
Wilmslow Golf Club was presented in tremendous condition for todays Maxitours event. Many thanks to Club Manager Keith Melia who runs a very tight ship. We were all made to feel extremely welcome today, the food, hospitality and golf course were all absolutely first class.
The well placed bunkers and hard to read Wilmslow greens got the better of Steve Rimmers team of nice guys from Didsbury Golf Club. They finished in last place with a paltry 69 points. Despite his poor showing Tony Fox was still in a positive frame of mind ‘I had a great day today apart from the golf’ he remarked.
Despite rarely hitting a green, optimistic Brett Sutcliffe always enjoys the challenge of the ‘nearest the pin’ competition. He really fancied his chances today on the easy, short, downhill, par 3 ninth hole. Unfortunately Bretts shanked tee shot missed the ninth green by some margin but he wondererd if he could still claim a prize as his ball scuttled next to the pin on the adjoining 18th green.
Well spoken Chris Brown(6) and John Webb(8) from leafy Hale were desperate for a game today so I teamed then up with Burnleys John Hilton(10) and Ron Jolley(16). Despite not understanding what the hell each other was talking about they overcame the language barrier and the two pairs combined tremendously to take second place with an excellent 87 points.
Paul Baxter (10) has played in many Maxitours events alongside Paul Taylor(13) and John Wraeg(8) with very little success. Today he brought along a talented golfer with a great swing, Nick Baxter (3) who he claims was his son. Nick who has the look of a Bolton Milkman made five excellent birdies as the team scored a terrific 87 points to finish third.
Talking of milkmen, retired Pete ‘milky’ Lloyd (14) has delivered plenty of pints to celebrities and bored housewives in Prestbury over the years. Today the cream rose to the surface as Lloyd kindly delivered his team two excellent birdies to help them ‘float’ away with first prize. Bill Ross (16) Mark Brierley (9) and my ex PE teacher Pete Holmes(13) made up the rest of the victorious Macclesfield team. Very well played chaps.
Many thanks to everyone for playing, I hope you had a great day, Tim.
Nearest the Pin 9th Bob Vickers Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Jimmy O’Reilly Dozen AD333s
2’s sweep £117.50
6 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333s each
2’s Chris Brown Bob Vickers Martin Firth Steve Rhodes Matt Smart John Bent Roger Newall