Spaces at Knutsford singles on Thursday- superb fast greens
Great upcoming Maxitours events!
Prestbury Belding Classic Pairs 7th May
Pleasington Etiqus Masters Pairs 14th May
Hopwood AM AM ‘2UNDR Open’21st May
Ringway Taylor Made AM AM 28th May
Maxitours at Conwy
A healthy welsh sea breeze and clear blue skies greeted well over 100 Maxitours competitors at Conwy today. Many thanks to everyone at this historical Championship course for looking after us all so well today.
The golf course looked like a picture postcard scene with immaculate lime green striped fairways and golden gorse bushes which were in full bloom. Joe Kirwan finished his round with a sprig of gorse still attached to his sweater – evidence of yet another long day in the undergrowth for the lovely Bramall man.
Les French was confused even before he started his round today when he tried to order a bacon bap from the attractive blond welsh bar maid ‘Sorry, we haven’t got any bacon baps see, we have only bacon rolls on the menu’ .
On the course in today’s event Trevor Harrison got off to a slow start playing with Ray ‘ringer’ Stringer. They dropped shots on four of the opening six holes. Trevor blamed his poor front nine on the fact that he was still recovering from a very emotional final episode of Poldark last night.
Roy Macgregor was also emotional after an unlucky day on the links. He couldn’t stop his ball from regularly finding the well placed Conway fairway bunkers. Things went from bad to worse for the likeable Stockport man when, after taking too many shots to score on the 16th hole, he was disgusted and picked his ball up and put it in his cart bag. As he jealously watched his partner putt out for three points he was dismayed to see the wind blowing his trolley and ball into the deep greenside bunker.
Ray Jones was close to tears after he made the first eagle of his very average golf career. With a fifty mile an hour tailwind on the par five 14th hole, short hitting Ray hit his best drive of the year, followed by a stonking fairway wood which hit a sprinkler head, 2 cart paths, a brick and bounced on a couple of downhill slopes before finishing two feet from the hole. Congratulations Ray.
Dave Marchant(15) and Jeff Andrews(23) from Alsager finished in 5th place with 40 points but failed expensively to score on the last hole. ‘I was thinking about my speech’ said a gutted Marchant.
Steve McDermott(10) and Mark Simister(10) also had a ‘blob’ when they failed to score on the 13th, two excellent closing pars from Steve repaired most of the damsge as they took 4th place.
Eddy Sterling(6) returned to form after a poor start to the year, he teamed up with Mark Brooks(12) to also score 40 points and took 3rd place with a very strong back nine.
Salford Reds rugby groundsman Dan Huffman(8) nearly recorded his 1st Maxitours win in 8 years at Conway. Unfortunately both he and good pal John McCaffrey(18) narrowly failed to par their last two holes and they had to settle for an impressive 2nd place with 41 points.
Taking the honours today with a low winning score of 41 points to reflect the tough and breezy but enjoyable conditions was Pleasington’s Ian Waddington and Ian Murray. Retired Waddington used to buy and sell pigs for a living. Today he hit a few ‘snorters’ off the tee his pals were left ‘scratching’ their heads as he played unusually good golf to take home the bacon. Well played chaps, excellent golf.
Thanks to all players for your support, to have over 100 players travel to North Wales was terrific -thank you very much. Yours in golf, Tim
2’s £112.50 3 pro v1s or 6 srixons per 2 Archie Tahir Iain Bartholomew Brendan Leighton Steve Johnson Cameron Massey Chris Meikleham David Kelly Tony Coleman John Williams
Nearest the Pin 2nd John Williams Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 15th David Kelly Dozen AD333s
|1||Ian Murray, Ian Waddington||41||12||Cleveland wedge each|
|2||Dan Huffman, John McCaffrey||41||11||Galvin shirt each|
|3||Eddie Sterling, Mark Brooks||40||10||Callaway top each|
|4||Steve McDermott, Mark Simister||40||9||Sunice shirt each|
|5||Dave Marchant, Jeff Andrews||40||8||Sunice shirt each|
|6||Anthony Grimley, Archie Tahir||39||7||Dozen Ad333s|
|7||Wayne McNulty, Frazer Mackenzie||38||6||Dozen Ad333s|
|8||Pete Short, Dave Buckley||38||5||Titleist cap each|
|9||Phil Vokes, Barney Ross||38||4||FJ Socks each|
|10||Jim Rymer, Roy Christian||37||3||FJ Socks each|
|11||Ray Massey, Cameron Massey||37||2|
|12||John Williams, Chris Reade||37||1|
|13=||Sandy Calder, Les Craig||37|
|13=||Charles Herbert, Mark Marshall||37|
|15=||Paul Ward, Matt Cheffins||36|
|15=||Jim Caldwell, Steve Barlow||36|
|15=||John Dickenson, Bob Mottershead||36|
|15=||Stuart Pearson, Kevin Hawkins||36|
|15=||Ian Greenough, Andy Male||36|
|15=||Tony Coleman, Andy Hallowes||36|
|21=||Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley||35|
|21=||Kevin Faye, Stuart Hibbert||35|
|21=||Steve Tyrell, Ray Jones||35|
|21=||Jim Doran, Paul Malley||35|
|25=||Dave Griffiths, Gary Hall||34|
|25=||Paul Elliott, Andrew Norman||34|
|25=||Brendan Leighton, Simon Poucher||34|
|25=||Brian Lutas, Ian Latto||34|
|25=||Colin Roberts, Alex Machin||34|
|25=||Ian Bartholomew, John Hilditch||34|
|25=||Stuart Blake, David Kelly||34|
|25=||Kevin Chisnall, Dick Bonner||34|
|33=||Pete Birtwhistle, John Ratledge||33|
|33=||Trevor Harrison, Ray Stringer||33|
|33=||Brian Dewhurst, Steve Daynes||33|
|33=||Tim Spencer, Richard Banks||33|
|33=||Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough||33|
|33=||Dave Wilson, Frank Stapleton||33|
|33=||Paul Griffiths, Chris Lee||33|
|40=||Steve Owen, Chris Bracchi||32|
|40=||Geoff Underhill, Bill Rotherer||32|
|40=||Graham Kaye, Chris Meikleham||32|
|43=||Bob Sutton, Mike McGoun||31|
|43=||Roy Macgregor, Andy Young||31|
|43=||Les French, David Fall||31|
|43=||Ian King, Darren Whittaker||31|
|43=||Mark Noden, Dave Lowe||31|
|43=||Phil Okill, Graham March||31|
|43=||Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton||31|
|50=||Steve Johnson, Gareth Monk||30|
|50=||Mo Dar, Peter Wathall||30|
|52=||Mike Daggitt, Paul Wilson||29|
|52=||Roy Bramwell, Mark Freeman||29|
|54=||Mark Saxon, Tim Whitehead||28|
|54=||Pete Daniels, Graham Littler||28|
|56||Steve Parle, Gary Parle||27|
Start times at Knutsford on Thursday
Room for individual playersof groups of 2/4
8.39 Jim Caldwell x2
8.48 Ian King x4
9.06 Des Kelly x4
9.18 Mick Mahon x4
9.36 Anthony Grimley x2 Mark Williams x2
9.45 Archie Tahir x4
9.54 Brian Greenbank x4
10.03 Steve Johnson x2
12.20 Phil Vokes x4
12.30 Colin Roberts x4
12.38 Neville Dennis x4
12.47 Pete Short x2
12.56 Brian Hopkins x4
1.05 Paul Lord x2 Dave Reynolds x1
1.14 Steve McDermott x4
1.23 Steve McDermottx4