|Great upcoming Maxitours events
Hopwood AM AM Fri 20th July – 2 team space
Dunham Forest AM AM Thurs 26th July -1 team space
Vale Royal AM AM 3rd Aug – 3 team spaces
Pleasington Thur 9th Aug – full
Worsley Thurs 16th Aug – 3 team spaces
Stockport Mon 20th Aug – 1 team space
Ringway Pairs Thurs 30th Aug – spaces
Mere AM AM 3rd Sept – spaces
Clitheroe Pairs 11th Sept -full
Hopwood Fri 20th Sept – spaces
Helsby Thurs 27th Sept- spaces
Maxitoirs at luxurious Lancaster
Lancaster Golf Club blew the (ankle length, white) socks off Maxitours players today. The course was in amazing condition and everyone enjoyed this terrific golf course.
It was not only the greens which were getting praised as the fairways and bunkers were also in great condition.
Intelligent and thrifty Mike Tarrant uses rechargeable batteries in his Garmin GPS unit as he tells me it works out a lot cheaper in the long run. Unfortunately, the batteries were still at home happily charging on his wall unit when he teed off today at Lancaster. ‘You haven’t got any AA batteries you can lend me have you Tim?’
The history of the Ashton estate where the Golf course sits is fascinating. King James 1 and Charles 11 are both reputed to have stayed in the clubhouse a few hundred years ago. Brian Hopkins has also stayed in the Dormy house here and he says it is very nice.
The first ever St Leger race was supposed to have taken place on the golf course land. Chris Adams Prestbury team certainly weren’t at the races today as they could only manage 34 and 35points between them
Peter Allis includes the Lancaster signature 18th hole in his top ten finishing holes in the World. Rob Parry would agree as his thinned tee shot hit the flag and disappeared into the hole. It wasn’t the only thing to disappear quickly as Rob made a sharp exit for the M6 without buying a drink at the bar. Congratulations Rob.
On his arrival Stewart Taylor was bemused by a huge sign in front of the grand Lancaster Clubhouse warning golfers that the parking of cars and the congregating people is prohibited due to the risk from flying golf balls. The 18th green is over 50 yards away so it would take a very bad shot to endanger life thought Stewart. Four hours later he was screaming ‘fore’ as his badly struck tee shot rattled around the front of the historic Clubhouse.
In todays event scoring was excellent with fast running Lancaster fairways and pure putting surfaces.
Shrigley Hall legend Brian Hopkins(4) rolled in a birdie at the last to take 5th place alongside Mark Taylor(10).
Andy Faulkner(18) repairs telephones on the railway for a living. A one point double bogey at the second would usually signal the start of his game coming right off the tracks. Luckily playing partner Dr Munro Donald(15) held things together and they were delighted to finish in 4th with 44 points.
Worsleys’ Kev Hart(10) and Paul Yearsley(10) recorded a best ever 45 points to take 3rd . Kev is a great character who could never be described as quiet. He was talking even louder than usual about his excellent golf in the bar after play.
Nuclear Submarine builders Mike Hillman(11) and Barrow Golf Club Captain Dave Pratt(9) took 2nd place. After an explosive start they were delighted to see Dave’s ball submerge beneath the hole for a birdie on the 16th .
Richard Palmers(12) game has come together since he dumped his driver last month in favour of a strong three wood.
Thanks to all who travelled today – it was terrific to have over 120 players and not a single no show-pure Class.
Nearest the pin 13th Hole Dave Lowe Dozen AD333s
2’s £207.50 5 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333s Steve Blakeway Matt Firth Billy Rawsthore Dan Thomson x2 Rob Parry x2 (hole in one) Jay Atherton Wayne Harper Mike Hillman Dave Chambers Brian Hopkins
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