**This year my lovely home club Knutsford will be hosting four open competitions, we would like to extend a warm invitation to you to come and play our picturesque parkland course**
Entry for these events is ONLY via post. Entry forms on the website:
|Senior Pairs Open||Thursday June 6th 2013|
|Mens Open||Sunday June 9th 2013|
|Ladies Open||Friday July 19th 2013|
|Mixed Pairs Open||Sunday October 20th 2013|
Maxitours at superb Sandiway
Sandiway Golf Club Manager Yvonne Bould and her excellent team made us feel very welcome today. Thank you also to the Head Greenkeeper who was up bright and early rolling the greens before play and he presented his course in immaculate condition for so early in the season.
The stunning course was built by ICI in the 1920’s as a facility for its Cheshire employees and the wealthy Northwich middle classes. The Clubhouse was built in such a way that it could be turned into two semi-detatched houses if the Golf Club wasn’t successful! The Sandiway course has since matured into a classic and is now recognised as perhaps the best in Cheshire ?
John Royle was debating whether or not to tackle a Sandiway scone in the clubhouse after play, ‘he played like a pudding so he may as well have one’ muttered his long suffering partner John Stubbs.
Nigel Eckersley(13) this week retires after a very successful year as Knutsford GC Captain. With the pressure lifted he is already back to playing his best golf and despite being paired with Bob Sutton(18) he still managed to finish in a very commendable 6th place.
Seventy-seven year old Manchester golfing legend Neville Dennis(15) won on the horses at Cheltenham last week after he backed a couple of outsiders. Today he once again beat the odds and scored 43 points playing alongside carthorse Frank Massey(11) to finish in 5th place after a card play off.
There is a famous golfing phrase: ‘If you can’t play golf, get a good partner’. Wise John Hughes(9) played alongside Mark Ashworth(+2). They scored an excellent 43 points to finish in 4th position. John was delighted to get on the card three times.
Badly dressed Paul Dalby(4) and Phil Vokes(4) continued their recent good form as the two talented Didsbury men finished in third place with 43 points. Tytheringtons Andy Taylor(12)and Martin Firth(3) took second place. Firth made terrific birdies on the tough 14th and 17th holes to clinch the card play off.
Taking top spot was the unlikely sounding combination of ‘Tinkler and Hackett’.
Pete Tinkler(15) birdied the par three 6th and 11th holes however it was Steve Hackett(13) who was the main points scorer. The likeable Macclesfield GC steward celebrated his win in typical golf club steward fashion as he enjoyed tasting the wide variety of beers on offer in the Sandiway Clubhouse.
Highly respected Sandiway Club professional Bill Laird retires in a couple of weeks and I would like to take this opportunity to wish him a happy and healthy retirement.
Thanks for your support today,
Yours in golf,
Nearest the Pin 11th Bob Sutton- unbelievable but true
Nearest the Pin 18th Joe Kirwan
£132.50 2 pro v1s each or 4 srixon soft feel
Mick Mahon Paul Dalby Nigel Eckersley Malc Wells x2 John Bent Chris Cyprus Barney Ross Pau Griffiths x3!! Dave Wheeler x2 Mo Rawthore Simon Hartland Cath Rawthore John Hughes Pete Tinkler x2 Patrick Booth Blake Norton x2 Eddy Sterling x2 Steve Forde.