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Maxitours Singles at Knutsford
The Knutsford Golf Club was bathed in sunshine for today’s singles event. The course was a real credit to top green keeper Mark Dingle and his extremely hard working staff. The superb putting surfaces and fairways were praised by all of today’s players. Knutsford in this condition must surely be the best nine hole course in the North!
Tony Wilson informed his playing partners in the bar that a few of his downhill putts on the freshly ironed greens were really fast. He explained how he tried to hit them not in the middle of his putter but off the toe, so the ball sets off a little slower. ‘Did you leave your socks on?’ enquired his pal Richard Palmer.
In today’s event likeable Steve Johnson(22) from Woodside set off gained his first Order of Merit points after an excellent score of 38 early in the day, this was later matched by the high quality trio of Carl Kennedy(12), Ruel Spence(12) and Andy Hockenhull(16) who all shared fourth place. Martin Firth(5) showed his class as he shot a gross 72 to finish third however a three putt at the last proved to be costly for the big hitter.
United legend Stuart Pearson(4) showed us he is also a very fine golfer and he dropped just one shot today to finish second also with 39 points. Bramall’s Paul Mizen(18) made a majestic par four on the tough 18th hole and this took his points tally to 40 points and his first ever Maxitours victory- very well played Paul!
In tonight’s famous shootout the top ten players in the Shotsaver Order of Merit all teed off hoping not to be the first to be knocked out in the sudden death format. Barney Ross did his Brian Barnes impersonation as he had spent all afternoon sampling the local bitter. Barney is a great player however on the 1st hole he staggered from one side of the course to another, missed a three foot putt and happily headed back to the Knutsford bar.
Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby and Phil Ashcroft stood up best to the intense pressure of the nine hole knock-out and they were the last three standing on the 8th tee. Good pals Dalby and Vokes made terrific fours to go head to head at the last. Vokes terrific drive piled on the pressure and his par was good enough to win the Shotsaver shootout – brilliant golf.
Congratulations to Paul Dalby a great golfer and real gentleman who won the Winter Order of Merit after some wonderful golf. Martin Firth and Phil Vokes finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Many thanks to Ian and Anne who provided excellent food, service and hospitality throughout the day.
Thanks to all players for your terrific support this Winter, I really hope you had plenty of enjoyable days on the links.
Yours in Golf,
Shotsaver Shootout prizes
Shotsaver GPS watch – Phil Vokes
Galvin Shirt – Paul Dalby
Dozen Z Stars – Phil Ashcroft
Dozen AD 333 Tour – Martin Firth
Dozen AD 333 Tour – Alan Pengelly
Maxitours shirt – Gary Garner
Maxitours shirt – Brian Hopkins
Maxitours shirt – Andy Hockenhull
Maxitours shirt – Charles Herbert
Maxitours shirt – Barney Ross
Shotsaver Order of Merit Winner
1st Paul Dalby –shotsaver GPS
2nd Martin Firth – Dozen Z Stars
3rd Phil Vokes – Dozen Z Stars
Nearest the Pin 3rd Simon Hemsley Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 5th Alan Worthington Dozen AD333s
2’s sweep £62.50 5 pro Vs or 10 AD333s each
Lee Tilley x2 Phil Ashcroft Dave Sarsfield
|1||Paul Mizen||40||25||Cleveland Rescue|
|2||Stuart Pearson||39||24||Cleveland Wedge|
|3||Martin Firth||39||23||Maxitours Sweater|
|4||Andy Hockenhull||38||22||Dozen z stars|
|5||Steve Johnson||38||21||Dozen AD TOUR Balls|
|6||Ruel Spence||38||20||Dozen AD333s|
|7||Carl Kennedy||38||19||Dozen AD333s|
|8||Colin Roberts||36||18||Dozen AD333s|
|9||Alan Worthington||36||17||Srixon Cap|
|10||Lee Tilley||36||16||Srixon Cap|