Results from sunny Laranjal!
A terrific first days golf at Laranjal was enjoyed by all 48 Maxitours players.
This is a lovely course and gives players the opportunity to open their shoulders and play attacking golf in the sunshine!
The course is not long but is defended with plenty of water, sloping greens and large sand traps.
Even hard to please Kev Hart couldn’t find anything to moan about.
‘What a venue- that’s the best course I have ever played.’
Martin France was delighted to put his name on the nearest the pin marker after an excellent shot into the 3rd hole. Unfortunately, we aren’t having nearest the pins this week and the markers were put out for a group of lovely old ladies playing after our party.
At the end of round one it was great to see the Mere husband and wife teams of the Baxter’s (Alan and Elspeth) and the Blackwell’s (Alison and Paul) featuring on the leader board. They could be ones to watch after a commendable 82 points.
The Prestbury team of Steve Hall (next years Captain) Chris Adams, Garry Titchen and Mike Clewley have got more money than sense and they came out three days early to acclimatise and this paid off with an 84 point haul.
Taking the early lead was Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson and James Joyce who also had a practice round yesterday and they were joined at the top of the leader board by Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton and Andy Wright both teams recording 86 points. Well played chaps.
We are playing my favourite – Quinta South – tomorrow with wall to wall sunshine forecast. Get to bed Colin Roberts.
Yours in Golf,
|Day 1 Laranjal||19-Jan-2019|
|1=||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Peter Ledger , James Joyce||86||Better back nine|
|1=||Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Andrew Wright||86|
|3||Chris Adams, Mike Clewley, Garry Titchen, Steve Hall||85|
|4||Alan Baxter, Elspeth Baxter, Paul Blackwell, Alison Blackwell||82|
|5||Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy||79|
|6||Al Brown, Mike Brown, Steve Baldwin, Mike Bennett||78|
|7=||Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Ashley Elliot, Peter Robinson||77|
|7=||Mike Tarrant, Kev Hart, James Wilson, Paul Yearsley||77|
|9||Colin Roberts, Marc Morris, Koos Alders, Ron Sloane||75|
|10||Chih Hu, Graham Bonser, Chih Hu, Ken Weatherley||71|
|11||Gary Bailey, Geoff Allen, Gary Hempstesd, John Walker||67|
|12||Barrie Simpson, Martin Cox, Bob Kwan, Pete Sinclair||66|