|Dunham Forest next week- last few spaces!
Hugely popular Vale of Llangollen AM AM event confirmed 20th April -filling fast!
Maxitours at Red Hot Ringway.
With only a month to go before the nights start getting shorter and Maxitours golfers were once again enjoying balmy Meditteranian conditions. Manchester in November is the ‘new Algarve’ and well over 100 players enjoyed the superb weather and golf course today.
Many thanks to all the Ringway staff and their stunning Club Manager Fiona for all her hard work and help. How she manages to look more attractive each time we visit Ringway is beyond me.
The average round time today was a fraction over 4 hours which was superb, many thanks for your consideration of others and fast play.
Gemma Collins lasted just 2 days in the Australian rainforest before she felt the heat and left the set of I’m a Celebrity this week. Dave Harlow is a bit of a Celebrity in nearby Knutsford and his team lasted just 3 holes at Ringway today. They picked up 4 shots early in their round before Dave and his men decided to visit the jungle on more than one occasion. Things went rapidly downhill from the 4th hole and they all went home very hungry indeed.
Darren Whittaker is famous after stating last week that ‘I always play poor golf on a Monday.’ Today Darren turned up in a positive frame of mind as Maxitours was back to its usual Thursday slot. ‘I look forward to watching the Apprentice on Wednesday evening and then playing good golf in the morning’ said the likeable Poynton man. Darren was indeed back to his mid week best as he rattled in three birdies for his team. Unfortunately partner Mike Spencer struggled with his simple task of playing at least one good hole during the course of the day. ‘You’re fired’ snarled Whittaker in the clubhouse after play.
It is always great listening to the pre round clubhouse talk when I run my Maxitours events. Chunky Roy Ainsworth and his senior mates from Lymm golf club were very entertaining this morning. They never cease to be amazed with how technology has moved on during their lifetime. ‘Apparently you can even print stuff from this latest new iphone I’ve got!’ informed Brian Ankers looking quizzically at his latest toy, before asking, ‘How do you get the paper in?’
In today’s event yellow tees, the truly superb greens and benign conditions led to some excellent scoring. Even Alf Shillitoe and his team managed to score 86 points to finish in 4th place!
Mottram Hall’s Richard Blackwell(13), Andy Hamlett(10), Ron Jolley(14) and John Hilton(12) kept up their good form to finish in 3rd. Hamlett picked up a very useful five points on their penultimate hole after he holed his superb approach into the tough 6th.
The low handicap team from Didsbury scored 88 points and two classy birdies from Phil Vokes(3) and Barney Ross(5) on the last securing second place. Paul Sherlock(5) and Kevin Hamilton(scr) made up the rest of the talented team.
Taking first place with 89 points were Maxitours regulars Roger Percival(7), Pete Atherton(11), Martin France(3) and Ed Wilkinson(6). Despite being regulars you may not be familiar with their names as these four are usually hopeless and never feature in the prizes. Today they picked up 9 shots in their closing five holes to go home very happy indeed!
Sam Leach pipped legend Neville Dennis to win nearest the pin on the 13th hole after both men hit superb shots within 10 inches of the hole.
Thanks to all for your terrific support today.
Yours in Golf, Tim.
Nearest the pin 13th Sam Leach Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 16th Phil Vokes Dozen AD333s
4 pro vs or 9 srixon Dave Westwood Phil Vokes Kevin Hamilton Barney Ross Alan Pengelly Jim Rymer Neil Laurent Sam Leach
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||Roger Percival, Peter Atherton, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson
||FJ Sport shoes each
||Phil Vokes, Paul Sherlock, Kevin Hamilton, Barney Ross
||Dozen Z stars each
||Richard Blackwell, Ron Jolley, John Hilton, Andy Hamlett
||Dozen AD333 Tour each
||Lewis Marland, Neil Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Kevin Seaton
||maxitours shirt each
||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Ian Gibson, Paul Chapman
||Titleist cap each
||Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Geoff Andrews, Bob Sinclair
||Fj socks each
||Andy Hockenull, Andy Stubbens, Martin Firth, Simon Lowndes
||Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer, Ian Handy
||Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon, Barry Simpson
||Neville Dennis, John Reilly, John Ellison, Frank Massey
||Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Naemm Ahmed, Charles Herbert
||Eddie Ellis, Ben Davies, Graham Aspinall, John Pratt
||Steve McDermott, Pete Hamlett, Eddie Lyndsay, Dan Huffman
||Pete O’Neill, Jimmy O’Reilly, Alan Leigh, Paul Jones
||Jim Caldwell, Graham Walker, John Sherrington, Stuart Dawson
||Martin Edmonds, Mick King, Andy Morgan, Peter Kenny
||Derek Hollindrake, , ,
||Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, ,
||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Walker, Dave Westwood
||Colin Baxendale, Ross Sellors, Kevin Chisnell, Mo Dar
||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Alex McLay, Pete Mills
||Ia Ainsworth , Geoff Haynes, Alan Clough,
||Ian Gauden, Derel Elians, Keith Judkins, Robin Meadowcroft
||Wayne Colclough, Ken Ashford, Stuart Hawkey, Graham Blood
||Dave Stanhope, Dave Harlow, Phil Smeathers, John Anderton
||Anthony Grimley, Gary Christian, Bernard O’Shaughnessy, Richard Jazwinsky
||Geoff Underhill, John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew,
||Steve Johnson, Carl H-Jones, Gary Cryer, Bill Roberts
Start times at Dunham Forest Pairs Thursday 27th November (11.30am shotgun, team a to tee off 5 mins early please)
1a Neville Dennis x4
1b Ian King x4
2 Phil Vokes x4
3 Mick Mahon x4
4a Dave Blood x4
4b Matt Cheffins x4
5a Dave Stanhopex4
5b Lewis Marland x2 Ian Waddington x2
6 Simon Conway x2 Doug Craig x2
7a Ray Massey x4
8 Steve Ford x2
9aJohn Grint x4
9b Bev Crute x4
10 Tom Jarvis x4
11a Ian Ainsworth x4
11bJohn Hilditch x2 Jim Caldwell x2
12 Frank Stapleton x4
13Martin Firth x2/4
14a Brian Hopkins x4
15 Roger Percival x4
16 Anthony Grimley x2 Wayne Colclough x2
17 Richard Blackwell x2 Ron Jolley x2
17 Derek Hollindrake x4
18 Dave Parsons x4