Maxitours at The Mere
Maxitours moved up-market as the five star Mere Golf Resort and Spa hosted today’s competition. Even the usually unkempt Jim Cox made an effort and he looked slightly smarter than normal.
Posh scouser Jim Rymer, from the Wirral, looked grim this morning as he stayed over in the sumptuous Mere hotel after an expensive wine sampling function with his wife last night.
‘I can’t be doing with all that tasting nonsense’ said Blackburn’s down to earth Frank Hindle ‘It’s the drinking I like.’
At seven o’clock this morning there was torrential rain as I drove through the darkness to the Club. The Mere greens were nearly saturated. ‘I think its getting brighter’ I said optimistically looking skywards ‘its called the morning’ pointed out Stuart Blake ‘it happens every day’ he added.
The weather did improve dramatically and play began after just a ten minute delay. What Bob Sutton lacks in golfing ability he certainly makes up for in speed. Today he was in the first group and his Knutsford four were round in just three and half hours to set a nice pace of play throughout the day.
Positive John Dickenson turned up today in a freshly pressed pink sweater and cream pants looking forward to a leisurely game. Unfortunately the buggy ban scuppered his plans. ‘I’ve got bad knees, I fell over down the 15th fairway, my back went, my new sweater’s absolutely filthy and my chipping and putting was terrible, apart from that I had a great day.’
In todays competition the scoring was once again very close.
The Clocks go back this weekend. Big hitting Pete Hall(4) took the ‘Tiger line’ on the last trying to squeeze out a birdie, he wished he could turn back time after his resulting bogey cost his team a chance of second place and dropped them down to fifth.
Phil Lockett’s(9) team of Des Kelly(17) Jim Hodges(5) and Chris Burrows(11) also required an ambulance at the last as they picked up just three points on the simple par five. They finished third on a commendable 82 points.
Jimmy O’Reilly, John Reilly and Frank Massey usually play with the great man and legendary Manchester golfer Neville Dennis. We know fighting Neville will be back swinging soon however Jim Driscoll was an excellent substitute and their 82 points gave them a second place finish.
Taking todays honours was the in form team of Malc Wells, Adam Hart, Steve Hamlett and Geoff Massey who scored 84 points. Talented Wells, big hitting Hart and skilful Hamlett have featured very strongly over the last few months however a 1 shot deduction for today’s win plus a further 2 shot Maxitours general play reduction each should slow down their superhuman performances in future weeks! Well played chaps- great golf.
Many thanks to first class Mere for hosting todays event so well. Joe Gates is superb at his job and he provided an excellent starter, arranged nearest the pins and ensured a great day was enjoyed by all. I always have the Cajun chicken pitta with salad for lunch at Mere which is superb, I recommended this to Bobby Emmetts team from Halifax ‘does thee nay do fish’n’chips?’ they replied.
Thanks to all players for your support today.
Nearest the Pin 8th hole John Hodges Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 14th Dave McDougall Dozen AD333s
2’s £112.50 2 pro v1s or srixon AD333s Each
Richard Palmer Nathan Chadwick Dave McDougall Sam Garnett x2 Bri Hopkins x2 Danny Keast Andy Moss Phil Lockett Jim Hodges Chris Burrows