Great upcoming Maxitours events!
Vale Royal AM AM this Weds 14th Jan- last few spaces
Wilmslow AM AM Monday 19th -full
Fairhaven Pairs Tuesday 27th -full
Ringway AM AM Thursday 5th Feb- filling fast!
Sandiway Shotsaver Pairs Tuesday 10th Feb- filling fast!
Caldy AM AM Thursday 19th Feb-filling fast!
Maxitours at The Knutsford Golf Club.
The new year started in fine style at The Knutsford Golf Club today.
A superbly prepared golf course (thanks to Mark Dingle and his expert team,) fine weather and free doughnuts at the half way house ensured a great day was had by all. Thanks also to our top steward and stewardess Ian and Anne for their excellent hospitality throughout the day.
Christmas had really taken its toll once again this year with many of today’s players looking heavier than usual. Only John Royle from Sale looked trim and he has been off his food with a virus for the last six weeks.
Dave Blood knows the Knutsford golf course drains really well but his team mates thought he was just a little too optimistic as he decided to wear his crisp white waterproof pants despite three days of heavy rain. His pals ridiculed him in the clubhouse but he was delighted to finish the front nine still looking remarkably smart and mud free. Unfortunately his team had the last laugh when some careless eating from Dave resulted in a massive raspberry jam doughnut spillage down his trouser leg.
Colin Roberts(18) and Jeff Andrews(18) from Alsager play in a four ball every week with good mates John and Bob. Today they were only a two so I introduced them to new playing partners Steve McDermott(13) and scratch player John Russell. ‘I’m not used to playing with good golfers’ said a worried Roberts. Colin and Jeff then played great on the front nine before Russell and McDermott moved through the gears to score 24 points on the back nine to finish in 3rd spot with a 43 point haul. ‘It was a pleasure to watch them hit the ball!’ said an awestruck Andrews.
Ernie Els rolled back the years today as he opened up with a 67 to take the lead in the South African Open, today at Knutsford it was also the older players who were at the top of the leader board.
John Hilton(10) and his slightly younger looking partner Richard Blackwell(13) scored 45 points to take 2nd spot. Blackwell magically birdied the 17th for 4 points. Taking the honours were the even older pairing of Jim Reynolds(15) and GB Table tennis coach Brian Keen(20) from Ashton on Mersey. Reynolds was on fire over the closing six holes and his birdie on the 13th narrowly secured the card play-off and their first ever Maxitours victory! Very well played chaps.
Thanks to everyone for playing today! I hope you all really enjoy your golf this coming year.
Nearest the Pin 3rd Andy Sandham Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 5th hole Ian King 5th Dozen AD333s
2’s sweep £57.50 6 pro v1s or a dozen AD333s per 2!
Dave McDermott Alan Pengelly John Russell
|1||Jim Reynolds, Brian Keen||45||12||FJ Sport shoes each|
|2||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton||45||11||Dozen z stars each|
|3||Steve McDermott, John Russell||43||10||Dozen z stars each|
|4||Dave McDougall, Bob Mottershead||42||9||Maxitours windcheater each|
|5||Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly||42||8||Dozen ad333s each|
|6||Phil Vokes, Barney Ross||42||7|
|7||Iain Bartholomew, James Eadie||42||6|
|8||John Stubbs, John Royle||40||5|
|9||Ian King, Darren Whittaker||40||4|
|10||Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth||40||3|
|11||Dave Blood, Andy Sandham||40||2|
|12||Colin Roberts, Jeff Andrews||40||1|
|13=||Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer||40|
|13=||Tony Dagnall, Peter George||40|
|15||Ray Stringer, Trevor Harrison||39|
|16=||Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe||38|
|16=||Simon Conway, Mark Williams||38|
|16=||Anthony Grimley, John Buckley||38|
|16=||Jim Cox, Ian George||38|
|16=||Gary Crier, Ian Walters||38|
|16=||Ian Trow, Guy Hall||38|
|22||Paul Dalby, Paul Sherlock||37|
|23||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton||36|
|24||Steve Johnson, Carl H-Jones||35|
|25=||MickMahon, Frank Hindle||33|
|25=||Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough||33|
|25=||John Dickenson, Arthur Gray||33|
|28||Tom Jarvis, Ron Heale||32|
Start times at Vale Royal
WEDNESDAY 14th January £25 inc bacon bap
1a Colin Roberts
1b Dave Blood x4
2 Phil Vokes x4
3 Brian Keen x4
4 Anthony Grimley x4
5a Paul Chapman x4
6 Rob Rhodes x4
8a Lewis Marland x4
8b Richard Blackwell x4
9a John Stubbs x4
9b Brian Hopkins x4
10 Jim Caldwell x4
11 Mick Mahon x4
12 Neville Dennis x4
12 Dave Wilson x4
13 Ian King x4
14 Matt Cheffins x4
15 Ian Buxton x2 Simon Conway x2
15b John Aikenhead x4
16 Gary Garner x4
17 Ray Jones x4
18a Russel Humphries x4
18b Martin Firth x4