results from leafy Llangollen

Great Upcoming Maxitours events
Conwy- Monday – last few spaces
Sandiway 2nd May- two spaces
Prestbury 11th May -full
Pleasingtron 18th May 2 spaces
Bramall Park 23rd May -1 space
Maxitours at the Vale of Llangollen

The cherry blossom was out in all it’s Spring glory in the Llangollen valley as over 100 Maxitours players enjoyed this Welsh masterpiece. Everyone agreed that it was well worth the journey over the border.

Thanks to all at the club for looking after us so well throughout the day.
The bacon baps are the best in the business and they were up to their usual standard. Graham Young doesn’t have a lock on his fridge and he set a new Maxitours record with three golf club meals in five hours as he enjoyed the Llangollen fayre before, after and during his round.

It is Phil Okill’s birthday today and he is very proud of the fact that he shares his special day with Her Majesty the Queen. By an amazing coincidence his golf sweater was the same shade of lilac as the Queen’s birthday outfit. If you look closely his hair is also the same colour as the Queen with a very subtle blue rinse.

Dave Stanhope is nicknamed ‘The sheriff’ by his team. ‘We call him that because it is the opposite to a bandit- I can’t remember the last time he played to his handicap’ remarked his mate Dave Antrobus. His team finished a lowly 22nd place

It was great to see Stockport’s Dave Peel(+1) playing in Maxitours again. He has recently become the most capped Cheshire player in history after representing his county 188 times (they only play 8 matches a year so it is some feat). A solid performance saw him finish in 7th’

Top Liverpool solicitor Jim Rymer’s(18) high quality Heswall team pipped 5 other teams into third place as they scored 82 points. Bob Mottershead(12), John Dickenson(18) and Paul Lord(4) completed the quartet.

Second place went to the in -form Richard Blackwel(12)l, Andy Hamlett(8), John Hilton(12) and million dollar Steve Austin(8).

Ian Bartholomew(4) was held up at Welsh immigration control but just made his 11am tee time. The Prestbury player is a class act and he started off with three birdies to give his team a great start. Property magnates John Hilditch(11) , Paul Smith(11) and Simon Walton(13) all played well to give them a convincing first win of the season. Great golf chaps well played.

Dave Beard struggled his way around Llangollen and his shoulders were definitely sagging as I watched him approach the 18th tee after failing to finish the 17th hole. With what can only be described as a miracle shot I watched Dave’s ball draw onto the green and settle 6 inches from the hole as he took nearest the pin.

In the Clubhouse after play Dave was talking everyone through his 4 iron shot and his team mates made a sharp exit.

Four hours later as the bar maid tried to pull down the shutters at the end of a long day Dave asked her ‘Did you hear about my tee shot on the last ?’

Many thanks to all who played today,
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 14th Jim Caldwell Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 18th Dave Beard Dozen AD333
2’s sweep £230 8 pro V1s or 20 srixon AD333Ss each
Jim Caldwell David Williams Pete Booth Graham Bates Andy Jackson Mike Hill Dave Lowe Gareth Bradley Rob Newton

Vale of Llangolen 21-Apr-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 John Hilditch, Simon Walton, Iain Bartholomew, Paul Smith 87 12 FJ Casual Shoes
2 Richard Blackwell, Steve Austin, John Hilton, Andy Hamlett 84 10 FJ Casual shirt each
3 John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead, Paul Lord 82 8 PGA top each
4 Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Rob Norbury 82 6 Kartel shirt each
5 Ian Ainsworth, Ray Stringer, Trevor Harrison, Geoff Haynes 81 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Ray Tennant , Leigh Smart, Billy Rawsthore, Andy Jackson 81 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Simon Poucher, Andrew Stone, Neil Drummond, Brendan Leighton 81 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Phil Dermott, Dave Peel, Andy Peet, Darren Mullen 81
7= Bill Ross, Dave Herbert, Paul Riddell, Rob Newton 81
7= Pete Keena, Mark Hulme, Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams 81
11= David Kelly, John Atkin, Bob Sutton, Dave Harlow 80
11= Pete Booth, Graham Bates, Dave Beard, AN Other 80
11= Jim Caldwell, Nigel Milroy, Ray Tuft, David Williams 80
11= Chih Hu, Mike Bell, Tony O’Donnell, Charles McPeak 80
15= Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon 79
15= Paul Salt, Jon Hudson , Mike Hill, Andy Corner 79
15= Kev Hart, Paul Kearsley, Dave Leigh, Graham Day 79
18 Simon Hemsley, Tony O’Gara, Ian Schofield, Gareth Bradley 78
19= Phil Okill, Mark Freeman, Graham March, Dave Lowe 77
19= Eugenio Huelemo, Steve Aspinall, John Fitzsimmons, Simon Wilkinson 77
21 Dave Holgate, Martin Higby, Brian Edwards, Gary Lewis 76
22= Dave Stanhope, Dave Antrobus, Tom Jarvis, Phil Smeathers 75
22= Rob Weston, John Horsley, Trevor Webb, Steve Foxcroft 75
24= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair, Greg Pointon 74
24= Pete Tinkler, Rod Price, Pete Holmes, Mark Brierley 74
26= Mike George, Claire Whitney, Caroline George, Derek Lamb 73
26= Keith Workman, Keith Graves, Stan Marrs, Stuart Hardy 73
26= Brian Hitchen, Peter Dolan, Peter Anders, Bob Deller 73
26= Mike Fenton, Mick Holmes, Don Milligan, Dave Westbrook 73
30= Bev Crute, Dave Bentley, Richard T-Carr, Trevor Nicholson 69
30= Dennis Whelan, Dave Dean, Gareth Monk, Dennis Price 69
32 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Dave Pearson, Stuart Hibbert 67

Conwy start times Monday 24th April
10.00 Si Hemsley x4
10.08 Colin Roberts x4
10.16 Pete Birtwistle x4
10.25 David Kelly x4
10.34 Paul Cooper x4
10.43 Ian King x4
10.51 Phil Vokes x4
11.00 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.09 Trevor Foster x4
11.18 Jim Clarke x4
11.27 Ian Ainsworth x4
11.36 Richard Blackwell x4
11.44 John Hilditch x4
11.53 Sam Leach x4
12.02 Martin Bramwell x4
12.11 Ian Greenough x4
12.20 Ian Greenough x4
12.29 Mick Mahon x4
12.48 Graham Littler x4
12.58 Simon Poucher x4
1.07 Steve Aspinall x4
1.19 Tom Griffiths x4
1.37 Les Russon x4
1.46 Mike George x4
1.54 David Hughes x4
2.03 Lee Tilley x4
2.12 John Allman x4
2.21 Chris Webster x4
2.48 Gary Neiles x4
3.06 Dave Bolton x4
3.15 Leigh Smart x4
3.24 Mick Fenton x4