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Maxitours Galvin Green Classic at majestic Mere
A sultry day greeted Maxitours competitors at Mere Golf Club this morning. This famous Cheshire course is getting back to its very best and was enjoyed by today’s players. The closing four holes are perhaps the most spectacular in Cheshire- brilliant.
Thanks to Max all the staff at this resort for their five star hospitality.
Many stars and footballers have lived in the houses which surround this golf course. Rick Astley and even the late George Michael owned a property on the Mere triangle for a short period of time. Today Mark Roberts had a quick chat with Ex Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater as he was looking for his golf ball in the premiership winners prize laurel bush thirty yards to the right of the 13th fairway.
It was great to be back running my events after a family holiday in Corfu. We spent most of the week snorkelling and swimming in the warm Med. We saw a few nice fish and the kids even caught an octopus. We tried to cook it in the evening on the barbeque but it kept turning off the gas.
Anton Ellis is one of the nicest men I have ever met. He has been a member at Knutsford Golf Club for over 60 years and he plays in one Maxitours event each year to show his support for me. Unfortunately, his team are so old they always struggle to remember their handicaps. This year things hit a new low when two of his team struggled to remember their names. Anton redeemed himself with a great shot into the 8th which he coolly converted. He even looked like winning nearest the pin before Alan Jones narrowly pipped him.
Andy Wilde told me that he heard that there is a bunker for every day of the year on the Mere course. His ball went into about 6 month’s worth today as his team could only manage 74 points.
Top milkman Don Milligan turned up with a cream top on. He kept semi skimming his ball across the greens and failed to deliver any birdies.
Scoring was good in today’s event.
Taking 5th place with 84 points was Jim Caldwell(11), Peter Griggs(15), Lee Charnley(6) and Doug Bardon(12). Last week Doug Bardon played like he had two wooden legs but he was excellent today.
Dave Sully(6), Steve Heywood(5) Ian Appleton(16) and Graham Davenport(9) have not been in the prizes at all this year but they were delighted to take 4th place also with 84 points.
Hale Golf Clubs well spoken team of Martin Bramwell(11), brothers Andy Veitch(18), Peter Veitch (11)and the not quite so well spoken Chris Brown(6) took third place with 85 points. Martins lovely wife was also playing today but unfortunately her attractive team finished in last place. Martin was very compassionate: ‘Never mind Gweneth-Did you hear about my birdie at the last?’
Two teams had ‘big day outs’ at the top of the leaderboard.
Graham Jackson(5) from Heyrose helped his on form team of Jim Clarke(9), Richard Taylor Carr(13) and Mark Haggerty(13) score 90 points which looked like a victorious score for the likeable quartet.
Late in the day Leigh golf Clubs Mark Pasquil(12) James Curran(2) Dave Tonge(9) and John Wallis(18) took the honours with a fantastic 92 points Two handicapper James Curran recently graduated from University where he studied Ergonomics. Despite just finishing his useless degree he had a very handy eagle on the first hole to get his team off to a dream start. After 48 points on the front nine they had a solid back nine for a first win in 2018.- Congratulations chaps.
Richard Booth had two 2’s today his most impressive was a holed wedge on the par four 11th hole. If anyone is remotely interested Richard tells me that it was from 105 yards.
Thanks to Mere legend John Gallagher from Galvin Green for his terrific Sponsorship. He is a great bloke and the new Galvin Green Winter/Spring range is the best in the business!
Thanks to all players for your terrific support, Tim.
2’s £255 Mike Sallebank Mark Hagerty x2 Graham Jackson Graham Davenport Simon Wilkinson Gary Hepstead Robyn Cotton Chris Wrighton Richard Booth x2 Neil Powell Barry Jackson
Nearest the Pin 8th Alan Jones Galvin Green Cap
Nearest the pin 14th Chris Wrighton Galvin Green Cap
Clitheroe start sheet
Tuesday 11th September
10.00Colin Roberts x4
10.08Simon Hemsley x4
10.16 Jack Coleman x4
10.32 Paul Fell x4
10.40 Neil Edwards x4
10.48 Lewis Marland x4
10.57 Mick Mahon x4
11.06 Brian Greenbank x4
11.15 Roger Percival x4
11.24 John Hilditch x4
11.33 Barry Wellings tbc x2 kev hart x2
11.42 Sam Leach x4
11.51 Simon Taylor x4
12.00 Dave Woods x4
12.08 Jim Clarke x4
12.16 Les Russon x4
12.25 Nigel Hallows x4
12.34 Simon Poucher x4
12.43 Ashley Elliott x4
12.52 Nigel Oakes x4
1.01 Peter Maher x4
1.19 John Dickenson x4
1.27 Bob Mottershead x4
1.36 Andy Strickley x4
1.45 John Hudson x4
1.52 Dave Whelan x4
2.03Richard Blackwell x4
2.12 Chris Adams x4
2.21 Andy Dunster x4
2.30 Pete Cotton x2 Des Kelly x2
2.39Mick Fenton x4
2.48 Dave Goodwin x4
2.57Brian Hopkins x4