Great upcoming Maxitours events
Prestbury Pairs 26th March -full
Vale Royal AM AM Monday 30th March-last few spots
Sandiway AM AM Tuesday 31st March-last few spots
Mere AM AM 9th April- filling fast
Dunham Forest Pairs 16th April-filling fast
Vale of Llangollen AM AM 20th April-filling fast
Conwy Pairs 27th April-last few spaces
Knutsford Singles 30th April- nearly full
Maxitours at Crystal Clear Caldy
Another full field enjoyed the superb playing conditions at Caldy Golf Club. Today’s European Tour event at Madiera was delayed due to strong winds however the gentle breeze and soaring temperatures provided perfect golfing weather in this lovely oasis in the North West of England. Anyone who didn’t enjoy their game today needs to pay a visit to their nearest golf psychologist.
All the staff at Caldy were tremendous to deal with, the only slight hiccup on the day was the fact that there had been a flood overnight when a pipe burst in the club’s entrance hall. There was a sign warning Maxitours players to be aware of the uneven surface as they checked in. There were no certainly uneven surfaces on the Caldy greens however and the course was in exceptionally good order.
In the clubhouse the Caldy chef is now a new contender for bacon butty of the year award, the super soft baps and crispy bacon hit the right notes with piano playing Les French.
Rob Weston entered a team for this event four months ago before unfortunately putting himself out of action when he damaged his achilles tendon. Although unable to play he thoughtfully drove all the way to Caldy to have breakfast with his team and walk a few holes so he could give them plenty of advice and moral support. Unfortunately after his Knutsford team picked up just one point on the first hole he decided to return to the clubhouse to have another bacon bap and finish off the Telegraph crossword instead.
Man City fan Joe Kirwan’s(4) week of football despair turned to golfing joy with four birdies in a world class performance today. He teamed up with new friends John Royle(17), Ian Acton(14) and Gary Jones(17) to finish in a very respectable 4th place.
Martin Edmunds(11) got very little sympathy from his team during registration. When he discovered he was starting on the 4th hole (which has the beautiful estuary closely guarding the left side of the fairway) he looked worried. ‘Oh no- thats my bogey hole!’ he announced. ‘Thats not quite true’ said pal Peter Kenny(13) ‘It’s usually your triple bogey hole, a bogey is a very good score for you on any hole.’ he added.
Despite the verbal abuse from his team the Heswall member actually started with a birdie and used his local knowledge to help the Wirral based posh scousers take a career best third place with 81 points. Mick King(18) and Andrew Morgan(6) completed the strange talking team.
It has been four and a half years since the last solar eclipse, it’s been longer than that since Ben Luscombe(14) won a prize. Playing alongside the famous and wealthy Hale estate agent John Hilditch(11), lawyer Geoff Underhill(15) and property developer Iain Bartholomew(3) the sun shone down on his golf today and he was delighted to finish in 2nd place just a single point behind the winners.
Winning the Caldy classic were the lovely senior team of Colin Roberts(18), Dave Marchant(15) Bob Sinclair (14)and keen carpenter John Rigby(14).
Rigby has struggled for years with a slice but things took a turn for the worse when he shook hands with his circular saw in his workshop two months ago. He sliced off three fingertips and has been out of action for 2 months. In a Cinderella type story Rigby played in his first event back today and his more relaxed grip saw him hit a consistent draw. ‘It’s a fairytale ending ‘ said the popular seventy year old. ‘I’m thinking of doing the same thing to my good hand next week, I might play even better’.
Many thanks to all players for your terrific attendance once again. Yours in golf, Tim.
Nearest the Pin 2nd Gary Christian Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th John Rigby Dozen AD333s
£140 2’s 6 pro V1s or 12 AD333S per 2 Brian Hopkins Richard Palmer Gary Christian Geoff Underhill Iain Bartholomew David Smith Steve Parle
|1||Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant||83||12||Footjoy shoes each|
|2||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, Geoff Underhill, Ben Luscombe||82||10||Sunice shirt each|
|3||Peter Kenny, Martin Edmonds, Mick King, Andrew Morgan||81||8||Dozen AD333 ad balls|
|4||Joe Kirwan, John Royle, Ian Acton, Gary Jones||81||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Anthony Grimley, John Buckley, Gary Christian, Andy Mansfield||81||4||Titleist cap each|
|6||Mike Banister, Chris Porter, Eric Knowles, Chris Davies||80||2|
|7=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth||79|
|7=||Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton, Gareth Winstone, Alf Shillitoe||79|
|9=||Phil Vokes, Barney Ross, Paul Dalby, Annie White||78|
|9=||Ray Massey, Steve Tyrell, Dave Willie, Graham Kaye||78|
|9=||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton||78|
|12||Dave Parsons, Geoff Sherburn, Chris Leonard, Paul Boulter||76|
|13=||Brian Hopkins, Charles Herbert, Al Frazer, Alan Smith||75|
|13=||Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, Steve Boland, Arthur Gray||75|
|15||John Bent, Dave Bowers, Chris Cyprus, Pete Mellor||73|
|16||Pete Norbury, Lee Tilley, Rob Norbury, Andy Wilde||72|
|17=||Paul Higgins, Ian Waller, Gerald Wend, Andy Burns||71|
|17=||Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Matt Nelstrup, Howard Gill||71|
|19=||Steve Parle, Andy Hallows, Tony Coleman, Doug Edmonds||69|
|19=||David Smith, Gary Parle, Bernhard Wood, Gordon Walke||69|
|21||Bob Sutton, David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake||68|
|22||Wayne Colclough, Ken Ashford, Ben Chapman, Malc Spark||67|
|23||Les French, David Fall, Albert Dennis, Roy Clowes||66|
|24||Ian Ainsworth, Trevor Harrison, Athur Jowle, Ry Stringer||64|
|25||Trevor Webb, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, John Horsley||63|
Start times at Prestbury GC £27.50 inc bacon bap
Thursday 26th March
1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Dave Parsons x4
2a Ian King x4
2b Richard Williamson x4
3 Roy Ainsworth x4
4a Dave Blood x4
4b Matt Cheffins x4
5 John Stubbs x4
6a Mick Mahon x4
6b Lewis Marland x2 John Hilditch x2
7 Neville Dennis x4
8a Ray Jones x4
8b Ian Ainsworth x4
9a Brian Hopkins x4
9b Bob Sutton x4
10 Derek Hollindrake x4
11a Martin Firth x4
11b Wayne Colclough x2 Simon Conway x2
12 Phil Vokes x4
13a Brian Greenbank x4
13b R Blackwell x2 A White x2
14 David Smith x4
15 Bernard Wood x4
16 Steve Parle x4
17 Anthony Grimley x2 Kevin Fitzpatrick x2
18 Ron Sloane x4