|Spaces at the following GREAT events this Spring:
Fairhaven AM AM 12th March
Vale Royal AM AM 15th March
Knutsford 4th April
Helsby Galvin Green Classic AM AM 18th April
Maxitours at wonderfully warm North Wales
The best day of the year greeted Maxitours golfers at North Wales this morning.
‘It’s beautiful out there- fantastic!’ Declared Russell Humphries.
‘This is better than working.’ Reported newly retired Mike Brush.
I have been known to stretch the truth occasionally in my reports but this is true:
The fairways were running well and the greens were rolling consistently and true. It was a real pleasure to play this lovely links course. Thanks to highly rated Phil Beard everyone at the Club for their hospitality.
A few teams are playing tomorrow at Llangollen and have decided to stay overnight in Wales. Just a warning to anyone who lives in or has relatives living in the Llangollen area. Lock up your daughters -Colin Roberts is out and about tonight.
Sam Leach nearly missed his tee time after his team did a detour to a bakery in Frodsham ‘The pies are famous’ Informed Sam. They seemed to be doing the trick as the team turned in 46 points and Jim Hodges wasn’t even on the card. On the 10th Jim then hit a cracking approach shot to within 6 inches He was so eager to get on the card he ran onto the green and out of breath he missed it left.
Six foot, nine inch high, gentle giant, Charles Herbert(18) is famous for his enormously wayward driving. Stu Smith from Dunham hadn’t played with him before and he used to think that a ‘wild slice’ was a vegetarian pasty they sold in Greggs. Charles has a red cross on his trolley and carries a first aid box in his golf bag to use when he hits a fellow player -usually from an adjoining fairway. He hit a few straight ones as well today and helped his team into 3rd place with 90 points. Ian Neilson(26) and Mark Birtwistle(13) completed the team.
Sandiways consistent Gary Neiles(5), Joe Yates(14) John Longworth(13) and Alan Forber(14) took 2nd place also on 90 points. Neiles made two’s on the 16th and 17th to give his team a strong finish.
Mr Steve Hall(17) took over as Captain of Prestbury last week and he celebrated with victory at North Wales today. ’We all played very well, it was a real team effort -except for Andy Oakes who was hopeless.’ Reported the diplomatic ex-banker. Chris Adams(12) and Gary Butler(14) completed the quartet.
Rob Kenyons team lead the 2 day event (88), with Mick Mahon(87) and Paul Fell (86)close behind.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance- brilliant.
Nearest the pin 16th hole Gary Neiles Dozen Ad333
2’s £172.50 4 pro v1s or 9 srixon AD333
David Kelly Stuart Blake Dave Cooper Ian Venables Mike Verdon Hugh Mulholland Gary Neiles x2 Steve Blakeway Jason Atherton Grant Benson Dave Parry Mark Holland x2
Wilmslow start times
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.00 David Kelly x4.