|** 2 Spaces available in the team of 4 event at Stockport Thursday next week**
Maxitours at World Class Wilmslow
Another incredibly beautiful November day greeted Maxitours players as they arrived at Wilmslow this morning.
‘I Canner believe how good the greens were!’ said Potteries man Colin Roberts.
Karen and Simon behind the bar are also brilliant to deal with and the service was five-star throughout the day for my players, thank you very much.
Mick Mahon’s team comes down to Cheshire from the frozen North (Blackburn) most weeks to play Maxitours events. They are always surprised by the number of Range Rovers they see and they regularly comment on the stunning real estate surrounding the courses.
The Chairman of greens at Hale, Andy Veitch, recorded a Maxitours record 6 point haul on a single hole after he hold his 2nd shot on a par five today. Playing alongside his more intelligent brother Peter they had an impressive 26 points on their first nine. Unfortunately, they were playing with Martin Bramwell who gave them the kiss of death when he told them ‘You’ve got this in the bag.’ They came home in 17 points to finish mid table.
Darren Whittaker is a really great lad and it was nice to see him playing today. Twenty years ago his good looks and flowing hair meant he was often confused with pop superstar Mick Hutchence and there were regular reports of women throwing themselves at his feet. It is not only his golf that has deteriorated in the last few years -he now gets mistaken for I’m a Celebrity star Nick Knowles. He played well today however to record a top ten finish.
Ex Copper Dave Sully was chatting in the bar and he was delighted to hear that Brit Matthew Hedges had been released after falsely being accused of spying in Dubai. Dave’s golf Club could do with being released on his downswing as he finished in a very average 28th place.
Heyrose’s Steve Blakeway(3) and Ian Hellens(12) were delighted to beat their friend Graham Jackson and finish in 6th place with 45 points. Ashton in Makerfields Pete Sumner(7) and Dave Thomas(16) took 5th and Bramalls Steve Merricks(5) and Neil Lingwood(15) took 4th place all with 45 points.
Lymm members Martin Cox(25) and Marc Morris(18) usually turn up just to have a nice bacon butty but today they were actually in the prizes scoring 46 points to finish in 3rd spot. Martin Cox gets plenty of shots and he normally needs them but today he played his best golf of the year and was backed up well by his good friend.
Phil Hanson(8) and John Jobes(18) took second place also on 46 points but with a better back nine. Phil loves the horses and told me to back a horse in the 2.35 at Kempton. The horse finished last but Phil would have been a great each way bet with very long odds as he hasn’t shown any form for years.
Taking first place was Bramall and Cheshire senior golfer Gareth Bradley (scr) and his friend John Owen(11). Impressive Bradley scored six birdies. ‘I couldn’t miss on those greens. They were immaculate.’ Said Bradley. Well played chaps great golf.
Thanks to everyone for your support. I hope you had a great day.
Nearest the pin 9th Bob Sinclair Doz AD333
2’s £125 4 pro v1s or 9 srixons per 2.
There will be temporary greens on holes 2.3,5 and 16 next week at Stockport I have just spoken with the pro and he assures me that the rest of the course is in really excellent condition
1a Colin Roberts x4
Looks like a great competition, not played golf for ages.