Great upcoming events:
Prestbury 7th November (start times released Thurs)
Ringway 14th November
Maxitours at Showery Sandiway
Heavy overnight rain closed most courses in Cheshire today. Despite this, free draining Sandiway was as majestic as ever. The Club made us feel very welcome and were delighted to invite us to play on their superb sand based course. Yvonne and her assistant Jackie were both recently voted in the top three most attractive Golf managers in Britain and today they were as professional and helpful as ever.
The forecast today was sunshine and showers however it was the showers who won the day. The Autumnal weather made scoring tricky and the well designed Sandiway course was a terrific test.
Last winter we also visited Sandiway. Before play I had a chat with (the now retired) old Scottish professional Bill Laird. One of our players walked into his shop wearing mud-caked waterproofs pants ‘And where d’you play your golf sonny?’ he asked with a wry smile on his face ‘There’ll be nae mud on yer shoes t’day.’ Sure enough conditions were remarkable good underfoot once again today.
Phil Smeathers thinks Galvin Green waterproofs are too expensive. Today big hearted Phil turned up looking like a Scottish fisherman about to trawl for North Sea prawns. ‘I won’t get wet today’ someone thought they heard a muffled voice say from deep within his mackintosh.
In today’s event Pete Cleaver(8) recorded a 2 on the stroke index 1 hole for five points. He teamed up with Steve Lowe(10) and they scored 25 points on the front nine, a regulation par back nine however saw them slip into 4th place. Dave Stanhope(11) went one better as also scored a two on the par four 12th and then followed it up with another two on the 13th hole. John Anderton(9) was enchanted by his long time golfing partner. Their 42 points was good enough for 5th place.
Richard Palmer(12) (known as Arnie to his golfing friends) played alongside Rory McIlroy lookalike Keith Fitzhenry(15). These two are usually very consistent- consistently bad. Today they surprised themselves after picking up 4 shots in the first five holes. They then grimly held on to the score for the remainder of the round until Fitzhenry saved the best till last. He played the final two holes in just six shots to record a career high second place finish.
Ben Jackson(13) and Mark Vickers(17) took the honours today with a solid 44 points. Jackson runs the tremendous ‘Chilli Banana’ Thai restaurant in Macclesfield. Today he was delighted to ‘Take Away’ first prize. Things have been stressful at work as he has struggled to buy any soy or chilli sauce in recent months (due to the Double dip recession) however he will be having a Singha long on the journey back to Macclesfield.
Thanks to ALL players who played today, despite the heavy overnight rain and dodgy forecast there were no cancellations and every single player was once again present for the 11am start.
I really thank you for your committed support which shows what great tour members we have which is why my job is so enjoyable.
Yours in Golf, Tim.
Nearest the Pin in 2 on 8th Adam Hart Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin on 18th Karl McKinney Dozen AD333
£110 3 pro v1 balls or 6 srixons per 2.
2’s Carl Kennedy Graham Jackson Adam Hart Steve Parle John Locke Kevin Hamilton Martin Firth x2 Malc Burton John Killoran Guy Hall Keith Coxon John Royle