|**Spaces Available at Warrington Team of Four Weds 23rd Jan £25 and Fairhaven Pairs £27.50 Tuesday 29th Jan** both 11am shotgun starts
Please let me know if you wish to come to Quinta do Lago in Portugal next year- I will only have room for about 5 new teams. The weather looks great for our trip this week.
Maxitours at Brilliant Vale Royal
A damp start at Vale Royal in the heart of Cheshire gave way to glorious sunshine and ideal golfing conditions for my Maxitours competitors today. The golf course was presented to its usual incredibly high standard. This is now a terrific golf venue.
‘Those greens and fairways were excellent. We had a truly great day!’ Said Martin Higgins.
No need to beware of the injured golfer today. If International tennis superstar Andrew Murray thought he had problems with a sore hip he could do with looking at hard man John Waddicor – he required the Vale Royal lift to get upstairs just to pick his scorecard up! His team finished last with 71 points.
The new golf rules seem to have speeded up play a little as most players were around in the four hour mark. Leaving the flag in helps pace of play and James Malkins group looked like something out of a Benny hill sketch as they all frantically tried to locate his ball within three minutes rather than the usual five.
On form Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar won for the second time this season on the US tour last week but he proved to be an unpopular winner when it was revealed on Twitter that he had paid his local Mexican caddy just 3000 dollars when he won prizemoney in excess of 1.3 million dollars after his first victory last month. It is rumoured that he wouldn’t give a door a bang. His caddy should count himself lucky. As a junior I once caddied up and down 18 holes at Macclesfield Golf Club and was given a Mars bar. My father in law caddied for me when I won the 36 hole Rhyl Classic in 1998. I generously bought him a bacon butty before we went out each day and then I gave him a sleeve of Wilson Ultras as a bonus.
In today’s event Dave Sully and his team of Coppers should have been finding criminals, instead they managed to find some form on the course and took 4th place with 86 points.
Third place went to well-off Dave Sarsfield(18), wealthy Dave Rhodes(16), financial advisor Peter Dobson(9) and wealthiest of the lot, Michael Holmes(13). The Saddleworth quartet actually dropped shots on their final two holes but were delighted with 88 points and 3rd place.
Seventy something year old Joe Yates(14) Alan Forber(14) Gary Nilsson (6) and John Longworth(14) took 2nd place also on 88 points. They had an outstanding 46 points on the tougher back nine win the card play off.
Everyone likes Colin Roberts(20). He is a lovely man who plays in the first match out each week in the Summer months and plays every week off a nice tee in the Winter. In the last ten years he has had just 2 victories. Today Colin and his good pal Geoff Andrews(20) were two players short so I teamed them up with Styals’ Charles Herbert(19) and Northendens’ Ross Birch(8). They saw how golf should be played and took 1st place with a superb 89 points. Well played chaps great golf.
Thanks to all whom played today- what a fantastic day for golf! (Snow tomorrow. )
Nearest the pin 10th Doz AD333 Mike Wainwright
2’s sweep £137.50 5 pro V1s or 11 srixons per 2
Maxitours team of 4 Am Am at Warrington