Maxitours at red hot Ringway
The last Maxitours event of the 2017 golfing year took place at Ringway today. The course was in superb condition for December and our players enjoyed the fast greens and excellent tees – many thanks to the green keepers for all their preparation.
I love this Ringway. Christmas is imminent and the nights have just started drawing out. Members and staff at this great Manchester Club are always very hospitable and the Clubhouse is one of the best in the North West- it really is a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon.
I could also watch a few fourballs playing down the first hole from the dining room window.
Big hitting Steve Latchford was in the copse to the left of the first hole. Most weeks the wayward driver can be seen searching in the woods for his golf balls. His wife put their Christmas tree up earlier in the month and Steve was delighted to find a couple of his old pro v1s nestled in the branches.
Paul Sherlock says he always invites Andy Lawman to play here as he is a Ringway specialist. ‘There is no play allowed from the fairways at Ringway in the winter -it’s perfect for Andy as he never hits the fairway anyway’ said Sherls.
Nigel Oakes and his team started their round on the 2nd tee in today’s shotgun start. As they came up the 18th fairway team mate Andy Thompson was ordered to do something useful and get the drinks in. ‘That’s my first contribution of the day’ muttered likeable Thompson as he handed the barmaid a £20 note whilst his team happily putted out 300 yards away on the first green.
In today’s event there were eagles on the 10th hole for Gareth Bradley and Pete Tomlinson. Brian Hopkins recorded and eagle on the par four 11th hole- well done chaps.
Sandiway’s Gary Neiles(5) led his team into 3rd place with 87 points. Joe Yates(14), Roy Ainsworth(26) and well known Malcolm Thorniley(7) completed the friendly quartet.
Second place went to the Davenport team of Ex Copper Phil Housley(5), Dave Slater(10), Chris Housley(15) and Charles Waldron-Heath(10). Chris is a lovely lad who works full time as a carer- good man. His father Phil now owns the biggest kennel and cattery in the North West. ‘We look after 200 cats and 100 dogs. There is also a woman who brings her rabbit in for some hydrotherapy treatment. She pays us £25 a week and the rabbit can’t even swim’ chuckled the top businessman.
The premiership referees once again came out on top in today’s event. Mike Dean(5), Neil Swarbrick (17)Mike Masser(13) and Pete Tomlinson(1) picked up 47 points on the tougher back nine to win the card play off despite being docked a shot last week. Before they went out to play they all gave each other Christmas cards. Neil Swarbrick produced his from his top pocket and Mike Dean was taking great pleasure in just handing his out willy-nilly to anyone in the clubhouse who moved.
Well played chaps- great win.
Thanks to everyone for your support this year. My family and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New year.
Suzy Tim Ella and James.
Nearest the pin 13th John Bent Dozen Ad333s
Nearest the pin 16th Steve Austin Dozen Ad333a
2’s £155 6 pro v1s or 14 Srixon AD333s Gareth Banks Nigel Ashton Barney Ross Bri Hopkins Andy Lawman Garry Smith Steve Austin Phil Mayers
|1||Mike Dean, Neil Swarbrick, Milke Masser, Pete Tomlinson||89||12||Sunice waterproof top|
|2||Phil Housley, Chris Housley, Dave Slater, Chris Waldron-Kelly||89||10||Puma chill top|
|3||Roy Ainsworth, Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Malc Thornily||87||8||AUR Shirt each|
|4||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley||86||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Paul Fell, Simon Poucher, Anthony Grinnell, Nigel Ashton||86||4||Srixon Cabreta glove|
|6||Garry Smith, Gary Conroy, Steve Austin, Lee Murphy||86||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||86|
|7=||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, John Hilton, Tony Jennison||86|
|7=||Matt Mortimer, Adam Thompson, Pete Houston, Phil Mayers||86|
|10=||Brian Hopkins, Mark Johnson, Gary Bresnahan,||85|
|10=||Phil Vokes, Barney Ross, Kevin Hart, Paul Dalby||85|
|12=||Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Rick Booth||84|
|12=||James Eaves, Gareth Banks, Mike Eaves, Mike Rose||84|
|14=||Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Munro Donald||83|
|14=||Steve Latchford, Andy Lawman, Paul Sherlock, John Bent||83|
|14=||Graham Littler, Pete Doran, Pete Daniels, Mark Thomson||83|
|17||Phil Dermott, Sid Casey, Andy Peate, Darren Bond||82|
|18||Rob Fenwick, Mark Perrin, Hugh Mulholland, Lee Cryer||81|
|19||Barry Wilson, Eugenio Fernandez, Simon Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons||80|
|20=||Dave Marchant, Paul Towers, Dave Mason, Frank Wallace||79|
|20=||John Royle, Dick Browne, Guy Hall, Dave Allen||79|
|22=||Andy Thompson, Nigel Oakes, Chris Buckley, Dave Aden||77|
|22=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Drew, Graham Wilkinson||77|
|24=||Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Martin Cox, Barry Simpson||74|
|24=||John Berry, Chris O’Regan, Ron Buckley, Pete Monahan||74|
|26||Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Paul Millner, Derek Fortune||73|