|Maxitours at super Stockport
Despite a gloomy forecast a beautifully mild and dry day greeted Maxitours golfers at Stockport Golf Club today. The course has stood up incredibly well to heavy rain yesterday and this was down to recent excellent drainage work at this elite Cheshire Club.
Premiership referee Mike Dean did a quick pitch inspection before he teed off ‘It is very, very dry out there.’ he declared.
Thanks to caterers Paul and Tina for their tremendous bacon butties. For some strange reason I have called Tina by the wrong name for the last ten years and today she informed me that her name wasn’t Sue. She is such a nice person it doesn’t seem to bother her.
Chocolate loving Pete Knowles loves Christmas but his day got off to a bad start when his wife nicked his chocolate from his Cadbury Advent calendar this morning. He also hit a Selection of bad shots on the course and ended up in the Roses.
There were some large forces in play on the course today as Big Alex Harmon was proudly wearing his new Nike Compression golf top which threatened to cut off the blood supply to his brain. The compression top did come in very handy however when he had to squeeze his way into the tight revolving door as he attempted to make his way out of the Clubhouse.
John Hilditch claimed his balls for making a two in a recent event. ‘You owe me eight balls and there is no need to check your records, you have my word as an estate agent.’ Said the famous Hale property man. I tried to gazump him by throwing in one of my old used ones.
Scoring was incredibly tight in today’s event with just four shots separating the top thirteen teams. Taking 3rd place was the likeable Mick Mahon(23) team from Blackburn. Steady Richard Palmer(10), solid John Farnsworth(23) and erratic Frank Hindle(15) all contributed well.
Bramall Captain Mike Spencer(12) led his team into 2nd place when they picked up an excellent 45 points on the back nine. Ian King(8), Gareth Bradley(+1) and Simon Hemsley(10) all did their bit.
Taking first place was Rob Kenyon’s(16) team also from Bramall. They dedicated their win to team Captain and terrific bloke Les Russon who is recovering well after a recent illness. Simon Burgess(18), Steve Merricks(5) and John Stockdale (17) all came in at least nine times. Well played chaps great win.
Thanks to everyone for your integrity you know that even if the forecast is poor the sun always shines on my Maxitours players.
Nearest the Pin 11th hole Gareth Bradley Doz Srixon AD333
Warrington start sheet
1a Colin Roberts x4