Spaces this Thursday in the singles event at majestic Knutsford- individual entries welcome- forecast and golf course excellent!
Vale of Llangollen Friday 29th April nearly full
Friday 6th May Vale Royal- nearly full
Bramall Park 24th May- filling well
Maxitours at Sun-cracked Conwy
Another glorious Spring day greeted over 100 Englishmen who travelled to Wales this morning.
Dave Harlow has occasionally been heard to say that I exaggerate the positives with my Maxitours weather reports but in the bar afterwards he looked out of the window and confirmed that ‘there was not a cloud in the sky -stunning’.
The Welsh Ladies Open Strokeplay takes place next week so the green keepers had got the golf course into terrific shape after the long winter- many thanks. The yellow gorse was in full bloom and the mountains looked majestic as a great day was had by all. There was a debate whether the lovely yellow bushes were gorse or broom. ‘Gorse has thorns and broom doesn’t and that was definitely gorse!’ said a pin pricked Tim Spencer.
It was great to see the familiar figure of businessman Dave Antrobus playing again on Maxitours. He is back on his diet and looks good since he replaced his mid round Mars bars with a large packet of maltesers.
I hear some great conversations when I am running my events. Milkman Don Milligan relaxed in the Conwy Clubhouse eating a ham and tomato sandwich. He told Dave Griffiths it was the best ham and tomato sandwich he had ever had and strongly recommended that he should order one.
‘I don’t like tomatoes ‘replied Dave.
‘Just have a ham one then’ suggested Don
‘Oh yeah, good idea’ said Dave
Ten minutes later a ham and tomato sandwich arrived.
‘I thought you didn’t like tomatoes?’ questioned Don
‘oh heck, I forgot to tell her not to put them on’ answered a distraught Dave.
Before his round singer Ken Stephens told thought he had got his life sorted. ‘My missus is jet washing the patio this afternoon whilst I’m playing golf!’ he chuckled. Unfortunately his wife had the last laugh as Ken spent all afternoon ‘spraying’ his golf balls into the Conwy rough.
In today’s event Archie Tahir(5) and good friend Fizz(9) had a good day on the course to collect 44 points and 4th spot.
Nefyn Golf Club member Ian Acton(13) is a waste incinerator by trade. Today it was the Conwy golf course back nine he was burning up on his way to 44 points and 3rd place alongside Kevin Sharratt(12).
.Maxitours regulars John Hilditch(11) and Iain Bartholomew(4) have gradually improved this winter and their recent good form continued with an impressive 46 points for second place.
Four years ago on a sunny day at Conwy Dave Marchant(15) won his one and only Maxitours pairs event. History repeated itself today as the Alsager senior teamed up with good pal Geoff Andrews(23) to score 46 points and win the card play-off. A courageous ‘Danny Willett’ style par at the last for three points completed a successful day on the links for the weel liked chirpy duo. Very well played!
Thanks to all players for your terrific support, Tim
Nearest the pin 2nd Trevor Foster Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 15th Lee Jevons Dozen AD333s
2’s £117.50 3 pro v1s or 8 srixons per two
Rob Wood Archie Tahir Peter Cotton Jim Caldwell Lee Jevons Trevor Foster x2 Iain Bartholomew Dave Herbert Aiden Hoosen x2 Graham Wilikinson
|1||Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews||46||12||Cleveland wedge each|
|2||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew||46||11||Maxitours merino sweater|
|3||Ian Acton, Kevin Sharratt||44||10||Sunice Windcheater|
|4||Fizz Ahmed, Archie Tahir||44||9||Sunice Shirt each|
|5||Rob Wood, Rafiq Mohamed||44||8||Sunice Shirt each|
|6||Brendan Leighton, Greg Brown||43||7||Maxitours shirt each|
|7||Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen||43||6||Titleist cap each|
|8||Mark Redfern, Nobby Clarke||43||5||Titleist cap each|
|9||Trevor Foster, Carl Taylor||42||5||FJ Socks each|
|10||Lee Jevons, Mike Emerson||42||4||FJ Socks each|
|11||Martin Cox, Martin Morris||42||3|
|12||Gav Sutcliffe, Brett Sutcliffe||42||2|
|13||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett||42||1|
|14=||Pete Cotton, Steve Hall||41|
|14=||Phil Dermott, Graham Culpan||41|
|14=||Reuben Fielding, Phil Howsley||41|
|14=||Geoff Haynes, Alan Worthington||41|
|14=||Alan Burton, Chris Smith||41|
|14=||Gary Garner, Ray Ward||41|
|14=||Dave Goodier, Dave Herbert||41|
|21=||Clive Evans, Mike Sinkinson||40|
|21=||Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson||40|
|21=||Phil Meyers, Mick Philbin||40|
|21=||Don Milligan, Mick Fenton||40|
|25=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth||39|
|25=||Tony Jennison, John Hilton||39|
|25=||Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson||39|
|25=||Simon Wilkinson, Bob Kingswood||39|
|25=||Pete Birtwistle, Ken Stephens||39|
|30=||Jim Caldwell, David Lathwood||38|
|30=||Kevin Hart, Ian Fensom||38|
|30=||Dave Antrobus, Tom Jarvis||38|
|30=||Jon Farrell, Mike McCurdy||38|
|34=||Joe Kirwan, Charlie Rooney||37|
|34=||Ross Sellors, Kevin Chisnall||37|
|34=||Mo Dar, Phil Wise||37|
|34=||Andy Hall, Mike Westbrook||37|
|38=||Monro Donald, Dave Westwood||36|
|38=||Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough||36|
|38=||Pete Short, Dave Buckley||36|
|38=||Simon Poucher, Vick Nelson||36|
|38=||Brian Ankers, Peter Heald||36|
|43=||Colin Roberts, John Rigby||35|
|43=||David Harlow, Dave Kelly||35|
|43=||Peter Cross, Mark Patton||35|
|43=||Geoff Parsley, Ian Fitzhenry||35|
|43=||Ron Sloane, Mark Saxon||35|
|48=||Tim Spencer, Barrie Pendlebury||34|
|48=||Dave Griffiths, Chris Bracchi||34|
|50||Ian King, Mike Spencer||33|
|51||Max Henderson, Matthew Hall||31|
|52||Jonathon Cunningham , Mike Hewitt||30|
|53||Simon Hemsley, Jack Hankinson||29|
Knutsford singles start times
10.30 Colin Roberts x4
10.39 Jim Caldwell x1 Dale Beaghan x2
10.57 Roger Percival x4
11.06 Phil Vokes x4
11.15 Mark Jones x2 Jason Henderson x2
11.33 Pete Short x2 John Berry x2
11.42 Simon Ashton x2 Simon Poucher x2
11.51 Brian Hopkins x4
12.00 John Dickenson x2
12.09 Jim Clarke x3
Vale of Llangollen start times Friday 29th April
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Eddie Ellis x4
10.27 Jack Coleman x4
10.36 Sam Leach x4
10.54 Roger Percival x4
11.03 Mark Patten x4
11.12 Phil Vokes x4
11.21 Colin Baxendale x4
11.30 Andy Cunningham x4
11.39 Ian Acton x4
11.48 David Kelly x4
11.57 Rob Weston x4
12.06 Steve Aspinall x4
12.15 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.24 Pete Birtwistle x4
12.33 John Dickenson x4
12.42 Steve Hall x2 Joe Donnely x2
12.51 Richard Blackwell x4
1.00 Garry Smith x4
1.09 R Williamson x4
1.18 Ian Lilley x4
1.27 Eddie Ellis x4
1.36 Gary Bailey x4
1.54 Brian Hopkins x4
2.03 Mick Fenton x4
2.12 Rob Little x4
2.30 Gary Neiles x4?
2.50 Phil Ashworth x4
Ray Tennant will join any team