|One space remaining at Hazel Grove AM AM next Thurday (28th June)
5th July Davenport AM AM
Lancaster Mon 9th July last few spaces at this great course- don’t miss it!!
Hopwood AM AM Thurs 20th July – 1 space
Dunham Forest AM AM Thurs 26th July – full
Maxitours at very highly rated Romiley
This balmy Summer of Golf continued at Romiley Golf Club today. Thanks to everyone at this lovely venue for making us feel SO welcome.
I finally realised my lifetime ambition to have my own car parking spot at a golf club as Romiley reserved me a prime spot with my name on in big letters. I was also very warmly greeted by a couple of suited members when I arrived (Duncan Challen and Dave Blood) and the greens were hand cut and ironed for our players by the expert greens staff- brilliant.
Romiley Golf Club is now right back amongst the elite Manchester courses and I would highly recommend it as a future Captains away day venue.
Nigel Davenport ordered a healthy ham salad sandwich on wholemeal bread for his lunch and then followed it up had a new Maxitours record three bowls of chips. This class 4 handicapper is category 1 golfer but when it comes to eating and drinking he plays off scratch.
Jim Clarke has been on top form recently after a couple of impressive wins but he struggled a little bit today and had some bad luck when his slightly wayward drives kept rolling into awkward lies in the rough. He knew it was going to be a long day when he arrived late and had to take his sausage sandwich on the course with him. As he was walking down the first fairway his juicy sausage rolled out of its bap and unfortunately ended up in a sandy divot. After consulting with his team Jim had to declare it inedible and he ordered a provisional.
Phil Robinson has been watching too much World Cup football. He played like Raheem Sterling as he didn’t lose his marker and kept missing simple little tap ins from a couple of feet.
In today’s event it was great to see a husband and wife team in the prizes as lovely Kay (32) and ever so slightly less lovely Simon Conway (8) combined well to take 3rd place with 44 points.
The English football team is a very young vibrant bunch and they could have a bright future. There is nothing young and vibrant about John Farnsworth(22) but the ex- butcher (his wife who ran the butchery actually sacked him for being too miserable to his customers) called upon all his experience to take second place today. Farnsworth has a funny swing and his mates tell me his favourite cuts of meat are ‘chops’ and ‘shanks’ but today he hit some prime cuts to take ‘joint’ 2nd place. Richard Palmer was his surprised partner.
Winning today is the oldest winner for over 5 years as seventy eight year old Bill Parkinson(15) from Shaw Hill and Lake Nona (!) took first place alongside Mark Birtwistle(12). Loaded Bill owns Moorhouses Brewery among other things and he assured me that a pint of bitter tastes a lot better after a great game of golf. Well played chaps great victory on a super course.
Thanks to all players for your support, Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 2nd hole John Newton Doz AD333s
2’s £142.50 Brian Greenbank Josh Ainscough Roger Percival John Leonard John Newton Dave Plant Gordon Warke 6 pro v1s or 14 srixon AD333s each
Hazel Grove AM AM Thursday 28th June
10.00David Kelly x4