results from lovely Llangollen

Great upcoming Maxitours events this Spring!
Conway Pairs Monday 27th- spaces for 2 or 4 players
Knutsford Singles Thursday 30th April -spaces
Prestbury 7th May -Full
Pleasington 14th May -nearly full
Hopwood 21st nearly full
Ringway 28th filling fast

Maxitours at the Vale of Llangollen

The Vale of Llangollen golf course is set amongst glorious Welsh hills and sits next to the babbling River Dee. The Club website claims that even a bad round is enjoyable on this stunning course and that was the case for a few players today!

The fast running fairways and ideal weather conditions meant scoring would be good and every team commented on what a wonderful day thay had. Many thanks to all at The Vale of Llangollen for their hospitality today.. John Green was in his element surrounded as he was by his favourite things, good friends, sunshine, excellent food, a great golf course and several thousand sheep.

The only complaint of the day was from Roy Ainsworth who was disapointed that there was no phone reception due to the course being situated in a valley and surrounded by mountains. ‘He was playing that bad he was trying to get through to the samaritans but he couldn’t get a signal’ added his quick witted playing partner Brian Ankers.

Russ Brockley and his team had a lovely day in the sunshine and they all played nice golf. He apologised for not staying for a post round drink. ‘We can’t stay, I’ve got to get back and pick my wife up from work!’ He chuckled to himself on his way out.

In today’s event the scoring was very tight once again with four points separating the first eight teams.

Roy Bramwell (19)scored 20 points in his first Club event of the season to finish near the bottom of the field in Saturdays competition at his home club, Woodside. Today he scored that himself on the front nine and the charismatic double glazing man helped his team of Graham March(16), Andy Male(21) and Phil Okill(10) into a career best 3rd place.

Mark Williams(8) has let his team down in recent weeks but today he found some great form to lead Simon(9) and Bill Conway(14) and Hazel Grove’s Vince Coombs(16) into his best finish of the season as they took 2nd spot with 87points.

Andy ‘over the top’ Bethell(14) has made a couple of small changes to his swing and he reaped the rewards at Llangollen today. ‘Thats the best I’ve ever played’ said the successful Macclesfield builder. Despite the fact he has three jobs on the go, in typical builder style he was delighted to be playing in the Spring sunshine. ‘I’ll get into work early and catch up tomorrow’ he promised! Despite severe handicap reductions Andy Stubbens(4), Martin Firth(3) and Andy Hockenhull(13) all played great golf to see the Tytherington team over the finishing line with 88 points. Well played chaps.

Thanks for your continued support, I am sure you enjoyed this wonderful venue,
yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 18th Wayne McNulty Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 14th Brian Ankers Dozen ad333s
2’s £87.50 5 prov1S or 10 srixons per 2 A Bethell G Hempstead S McDermott A Tahir B Crute x2

Vale of Llangollen 20-Apr-2015
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Martin Firth, Andy Bethell, Andy Hockenull, Andy Stubbens 88 12 Carry Bag, cap and glove each
2 Mark Williams, Simon Conway, Bill Conway, Vince Coombs 87 10 Dozen Pro V1s each
3 Roy Bramwell, Andy Male, Graham March, Phil Okill 85 8 Titleist umbrella each
4 Damien Clayton, Ian Thompson, Dave Wilson, Mark Goodwin 85 6 Dozen Velocity Balls each
5 Steve McDermott, Gary Hempstead, Liam Rex, Pete Hamlett 85 4 Titleist Cap each
6 Richard Blackwell, Keith Potter, Peter Freeman, Andy Hamlett 84 2
7= Vernon Jones, Ben Rogers, Phil Spiby, Nick Roberts 84
7= Archie Tahir, Fizz Ahmed, Mo Rafiq, Nad Anwar 84
9= Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Jeff Andrews, Alex Machin 83
9= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer 83
11= Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer 81
11= Richard Williamson, Pete Keena, Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine 81
13= Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Phil Vokes, 80
13= Ian Acton, Tom Butler, Scott Thomas, Daz Sumner 80
13= Ray Massey, Steve Tyrell, Stuart Hibbert, Graham Kaye 80
16= Steve Rimmer, Tony Rains, John Little , Tony Fox 79
16= Steve Parle, Gary Parle, Bernard Wood, John O’Donnell 79
16= Ged Daly, Greg Senior, Sean Senior, Geraint Jones 79
19= Paul Kennedy, Wayne McNulty, Pete Short, Dave Buckley 77
19= Chih Hu, Shusil Aggarwal, Mark Findlow, Rob Tabbron 77
19= Neil Ritchie, Alan Tranter, Chris Gray, Graham Scholes 77
22 Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon, Roy Ainsworth, Peter Heald 74
23 Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough, Geoff Haynes, Trevor Harrison 73
24 Steve Foxcroft, John Horsley, Bev Crute, Terry Brookman 72

Conwy Golf Club start times
Pairs event £25 per person
10.07 Colin Roberts x4
10.16 Jim Caldwell x2 Brian Dewhurst x2
10.25 Ian King x4
10.34 Ian Bartholomew x2 Luscombe x2
10.43 Phil Vokes x2
10.52 Ed Wilkinson x4
11.01 Steve Johnson x2 Roy Macgregor x2
11.10 Ian Ainsworth x4
11.19 Nigel Oakes x2 Sandy Calder x2
11.28 Pete Birtwistle x4
11.36 Dave Griffiths x4
11.45 Les French x4
11.54 Ian Waddington x4
12.03 pete short x4
12.12 Simon Poucher x2 Anthony Grimley x2
12.21 Tim Spencer x4
12.30 Dan Huffman x4
12.39 Ray Jones x4
12.48 Ray Massey x4
12.57 Jim Rymer x4
1.06 Bob Sutton x4
1.15 Matt Cheffins x4
1.33 Martin Firth x4
1.42 Phil Dermott x4
1.50 Colin Baxendale x4
2.06 Peter Daniels x4
2.14 Steve Parle x4
2.22 Ian Greenough x4
2.30 Roy Bramwell x4
2.39 Michael Longshaw x4
2.46 Paul Rudkin x2
2.55 Brian Hopkins x4
3.04 Frank Stapleton x4
3.15 Paul Griffiths x4