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Maxitours at windy but wonderful Warrington Golf Club
Maxitours players enjoyed their first visit to Warrington Golf Club in nearly ten years and despite the windy conditions everyone had a great day at this super venue- we will be back very soon!
Most local courses have been closed for weeks but Warrington was well and truly open as the sandy subsoil meant playing surfaces were excellent. John McLoughlan has got the course in great shape and Warrington is shortlisted alongside Carnoustie and Dundonald for a major ecologiocal green keepers award –good luck.
Reay Mackay has also been great to deal with and it is always worth chatting to this highly respected Scottish pro when visiting Warrington.
The golf course sits on the second highest peak in Cheshire so players were exposed to some breezy conditions especially on the Western side of the golf course. Stuart Blake complained that all his hair had been blown away. Things were much calmer in the warm clubhouse and there was only the slightest breath of wind as Angie walked past me with my lasagne and chips at midday.
There were lots of positive reports from my players who were delighted to get a game after the Christmas break.
‘I really enjoyed that – the course was superb considering the rain we have had’ Remarked Pete Norbury
‘Those greens are terrific – they’ve done you proud’ Said Joe Yates
‘This beats looking at the wife all day’ (anonymous player)
‘By eck the weather in Cheshire is better than in Blackburn’ noted Mark Thomas.
‘I’ve enjoyed that and played well today, but I was badly let down by the others’ complained team player Rob Kenyon.
Joe Yates and Steve Collier had a heavy Christmas and both played the wrong ball on the 2nd hole. To make matters worse they did it again three holes later. ‘I’m not playing with those two again’ said weary team mate Roy Ainsworth.
John Noble turned up and toId me that his Mrs wanted him to cancel his golf due to last nights’ storm ‘I woke up this morning and all our power had gone.’
‘Yeah, thought so, you were only hitting your driver 140 yards’ said quick witted team mate Dave Reader.
In today’s event the scoring was tight. Birchwoods talented Steve Aspinall(9), Colin Berry,(12) Alan Drew(6) and Alan Simpson(13) took 3rd with an excellent 86 points.
Jim Caldwell is on steroids for his dodgy shoulder. But this has been a performance enhancing drug for the likeable 70 + year old as he continued his rich vein of form playing alongside Prestbury’s Lee Charnley(5), Andrew Aherne(18) and Peter Griggs(18) to take second place with 87 points.
Ever present Romiley member Dave Blood(8) recorded his first points of the season in the form of a surprise win playing with his good pals Jimmy Cox(4), Andy Sandham(6) and Mike Grainger(6). The friendly quartet all contributed well picking up an impressive ten birdies between them to record a popular win. Well played chaps!
Simon Taylor is a lovely man but is regularly disappointed when his name appears near the lower echelons of the leader board. He was satisfied with his 71 point haul when he handed me his card after play. ‘That’s a respectable score in that wind -I don’t think we’ll be last this week!’ he chuckled. Wrong.
Thanks to everyone for playing despite a dreadful forecast- we got lucky once again. Your support is truly appreciated.
Yours in Golf, Tim
2’s £140 9 pro V1s or 20 Srixon AD333s each Dave Tongue Paul Dalby Dan Moss Steve Heywood Arron Woodward
|1||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Andy Sandham, Mike Grainger||87||12||Sunice waterproof tiop|
|2||Jim Caldwell, Andrew Aherne, Lee Charnley, Peter Griggs||87||10||Ashworth sweater|
|3||Steve Aspinall, Alan Simpson, Alan Drew, Colin Berry||86||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Phil Major, Geoff Haddon, Gary Morgan, Arron Woodward||85||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Gareth Bradley, Peter Maher||85||4||Pro quip shirt each|
|6||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Dave Cooper, Colin Bryan||84||2||Maxitours bag towel|
|7=||Steve Heywood, Yash Turgot, John Berry, Tony Grinnell||82|
|7=||Martin France, David France, Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival||82|
|7=||Rob Hands, Stuart Roach, John Buckley, Pete Smith||82|
|10=||Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Alan Pengelly, Ken Clarke||81|
|10=||Richard Palmer, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle||81|
|12=||Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Paul Sherlock, Andy Lawman||80|
|12=||Neil Drummond, Brendan Leighton, Simon Poucher, Dave McGuiness||80|
|12=||Roy Ainsworth, Joe Yates, Steve Collier, Mike Verdon||80|
|12=||Phil Maher, Pete Houston, Matt Mortimer, Anthony Wilson||80|
|16||Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin||79|
|17||Dave Marchant, Jeff Andrews, Frank Wallace, Dave Mason||78|
|18||John Wallis, Graham Tongue, Mark Pasquill, Tony Green||76|
|19=||David Kelly, John Atkin, Stuart Blake, AN Other||75|
|19=||Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Eddie Jordan, Dave Rhodes||75|
|19=||Simon Ashton, Steve Volp, Dan Moss, Phil Baines||75|
|22||Paul Browne, Dick Browne, Ted Barker, Jihn Jones||72|
|23||Simon Taylor, Tony Roberts, Keith Rigby, Terry Hines||71|