Maxitours at Ringway
Once again the Ringway Golf Club provided a warm welcome for today’s Maxitours event. The catering and hospitality were first class as always. Cameron Diaz lookalike Manager Fiona and Richard Gere lookalike accounts manager Peter were also very helpful. The magnificent Ringway greens were double cut first thing this morning in preparation for a great day’s golf.
There is some historical confusion as to when the game of golf was first played. There are some records of men beating the ground with sticks in the 15th century but it could not be confirmed whether they were partaking in golf or some form of witchcraft. Bob Sutton from Knutsford was seen casting a few spells of his own today but there was not too much magic in the air as he struggled to a mediocre 11th position.
Wayne Colclough celebrated the Royal birth with a new cropped haircut. The fresh faced Woodside member actually had a slight look of HRH Prince George of Cambridge especially when he started to cry after failing to score on any of his first four holes.
David Smith and his team got that ‘Lee Westwood feeling’ after 47 points on the front nine they could only manage 35 points on the tougher back nine and they saw their chances of a famous victory cruelly disappear.
It was another great Open Championship last week and despite the fact he is an American Phil Mickleson was a worthy and popular winner. Colin Baxendal(16) has been compared many times to Phil as he also has the occasional 4 putt and has never turned down an autograph. Today he played solid golf as he recorded 84 points playing alongside Kevin Chisnell(12) and Mo Dar(15) from Mere and this was good enough for fourth.
In the Open there were two young very talented British amateurs who successfully made the cut on the tough Muirfield links. Both of them looked like they required a good meal. There were not many hungry looking golfers in plump Mike Spencer’s(14) team and he played well alongside Darren Whittaker(14) Dave Keen(13) and Joe Kirwan(5) to finish in 3rd place also with 84 points.
Late in the day Danny Huffman(9), Andy Buckley(16), Mike Lynch(10) and Brian Kelly(14) from Ashton on Mersey nearly took the honours with an excellent 85 points.
Maxitours legends Neville Dennis(16), Frank Massey(12), John Reilly(9) and Jimmy O’Reilly(9) have not had a success for nearly two years 76 year old Neville regularly claims he is too old to win any more. Today he rolled back the years as he birdied the 8th and 17th holes to cement first place- well played chaps.
Congratulations to Steve Parle who aced the lovely 8th hole and receives a dozen balls for his efforts. Many thanks to everybody for playing today, I hope you enjoyed your golf.
Nearest the Pin 13th Frank Massey Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Paul Cooper Dozen AD333
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Mo Dar Sam Leach Bob Vickers Steve Parle Gary Parle (hole in one) Stuart Pearson Sam Leach Mike Hall Marcus McKechnie Brian Kelly x2