Knutsford results

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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

Todays event

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

Knutsford 24-Apr-2014
Pos Player Score OoM Comment
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
11 Phil Ashcroft 36 15
12 Gary Garner 35 14
13 Charles Herbert 35 13
14 Neville Dennis 35 12
15 Brian Hopkins 35 11
16 Gary Nixon 35 10
17 Rob Tabbron 34 9
18 Phil Vokes 34 8
19 Mark Brooks 34 7
20 Barry H-Green 34 6
21 Frank Massey 34 5
22 Ian Ainsworth 34 4
23 Paul Dalby 34 3
24 Pete Norbury 33 2
25 Alan Clough 33 1
26= Ken Ashford 33
26= Arthur Jowell 33
26= Barney Ross 33
26= David Wainwright 33
26= Brian Greenbank 33
31= John Riley 32
31= Steve Tyrell 32
31= Mick Mahon 32
31= Kevin Hawkins 32
31= Pat Keenan 32
31= Alan Pengelly 32
37= Kevin Burt 31
37= Ray Jones 31
37= Dave Wilson 31
37= Jordan Garner 31
41= Phil Wise 30
41= Eddy Sterling 30
41= Ian King 30
41= Simon Helmsley 30
41= Andy Bethell 30
41= Dave Sarsfield 30
47= Colin Walton 29
47= Wayne Colclough 29
47= Frank Stapleton 29
47= Darren Whittaker 29
47= Mike Spencer 29
52= Bob Sinclair 28
52= Dave Marchant 28
52= Richard Palmer 28
52= Frank Hindle 28
56 John Hilditch 27
57= Simon Richards 26
57= Mike Stevenson 26
59= Tony Wilson 24
59= Mark Hagerty 24
59= Dave Rhodes 24
62 John Broadbent 23
63 Blair Marriott 22