Results from lovely Llangollen

Fairhaven 12th and Vale Royal AM AM 15th March nearly full!

Maxitours at lovely Llangollen

Another amazing February day greeted Maxitours players at Llangollen today. The greenkeeper was up at the crack of dawn preparing his smoothly ironed greens and freshly cut fairways – many thanks.

‘Those Greens were fantastic -really, really quick and true.’ Said Colin Roberts
‘The course was in terrific nick.’ Reported Dave Mason
‘I can’t wait to come back in April, the course should be amazing by then.’ Declared Joe Kirwan.

The world’s top golfers work hard on staying positive in everything they do and this tends to transmit itself into great performances on the golf course. A few Maxitours golfers need to take note:
‘The weathers too nice for Feb – I think there will be a huge sting in the tail.’
‘It looks glorious out there but think it’s going to come back to bite us.’
‘I think we’ll have a terrible Summer.’
‘The last time it was like this in February it started to rain in March and didn’t stop until August’. Nice and positive that one.

There is a large sign in the entrance to the Clubhouse warning golfers not to enter the fast flowing river Dee under any circumstances. Mike Rowe’s Pro V1s failed to obey and his three new balls entered the river Dee with an expensive splash.

Thomas Cook pilots Mike Ferguson and Dave Keen played together in their first Maxitours event since they both retired earlier this year.
‘How did you play?’ I asked.
‘We crashed and burned’ Mike replied.

Winning the two day event was the Bramall Park team led by charismatic Steve Merricks(5). Rob Kenyon(13), Les Russon(12) and Simon Burgess(17) listened to Steve’s intelligent advice and were delighted to take first place (168pts). Mick Mahon’s(164) talented team took 2nd and Colin Roberts team(163pts) were 3rd. Congratulations eveybody.

It was nice to see the Evans family (Tony, Audrey and son Paul) enjoying the Welsh sunshine. I upset sixty two year old Tony Evans last year when I called him a seventy year old in my report. He must have had a child bride because Audrey looks great – at least 20 years younger than her husband. She is also the best golfer in the family and her par on the 15th was critical to their success. They were delighted with 4th place.

Lymm’s badly dressed Steve Lambert(3) Steph Hamilton(10) Dougie Main(11) and Russ Jones(7) were 3rd today with 85 points.

Styals Charles Herbert(18) continued his good form alongside Martin Firth(6) and Andy Bethell(12) to earn a 5 shot handicap reduction and taking 1st place was the Wychwood Park team of Tom Butler(9), Eddie Sterling(8), Seam O’Conner(18) and Saj Hashmi(14) . Tom was the main contributor with excellent birdies on the 2nd , 4th and 15th holes. Well played chaps. Great golf.

Thanks to everyone for your terrific support,

Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 14th Les Russon Doz Ad333
Nearest the pin 18th Andy Bethell Doz AD333
2’s 4 prov1s or 10 srixons Mike Benson Phil Howsley Carl Redikin Andy Bethell Steph Hamilton Rick Booth Pete Tomlinson Mike Masser

Overall 1st Les Russons team Callaway shirt each

Llangollen 22-Feb-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Tom Butler, Eddie Sterling, Saj Hshmi, Sean O’Connor 87 Maxitours FJ Shirt each
2 Martin Firth, Charles Herbert, Andy Bethell, James Davies 86 Callaway shirt each
3 Steve Lambert, Steph Hamilton, Russ Jones, Dougie Main 85 Callaway shirt each
4 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Audrey Evans, Andy Lawton 84 Sunice/Aur shirt
5= Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason 82 Maxitours bag towel each
5= Jim Caldwell, Jon Hume, Richard Blackwell, John Roome 82
5= Chris Hayes, Ian Walters, Roy Campion, Duncan Cocker 82
8= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Dave Cooper, John Evans 81
8= Bri Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan, Tim Wrigley, Steve Shannahan 81
8= Mick Jones, Christine Jones, Rick Booth, Shiela Booth 81
11 Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Les Russon 80
12 Mike Dean, Karem Dean, Mike Masser, Pete Tomlinson 79
13= Barry Simpson, Andy Stapeley, Jim Lindsay, Koos Alders 78
13= Dave Griffiths, Pete Birtwistle, Hugh Bilby, Carl Redikin 78
15 Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson , John Fitzsimmons, Mike Benson 77
16= Simon Hemsley, Dave Keen, Joe Kirwan, Mike Fergusson 76
16= Adrian Waring, Dave Stewardson, Paul Gurney, Brian Johnson 76
16= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth 76
16= John Dickenson, Dave McDougall, Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead 76
20 Paul Robinson, Phil Howsley, Dave W-Kelly, Charlie W-Kelly 71
21 Neil Drummond, Brendan Lieghton, Dave McGuiness, Callum Cook 70
22 Chih Hu, George Maddison, Nigel Milroy, Don Shaidnagle 67