Maxitours at wonderful Knutsford

Maxitours at lovely Knutsford

My home course of Knutsford proudly hosted todays Maxitours singles event. The weather just about held off and nearly sixty players enjoyed what Ex European tour star Denis Durnian describes in his opinion as the best nine hole course in the world.
Thanks to hard working Head Green keeper Mark Dingle for presenting his course in its usual excellent condition.

The catering has always been superb at Knutsford and new stewards Ceri and Rhiannon are doing an absolutely fantastic job producing great food as well as being lovely people- Thanks for looking after my guys today.

Peter Farmer was proudly telling his four ball that he was heading off to Celtic Manor this weekend. His team mates told him to play the Roman Road course as the Ryder Cup course would be much too long for him. Then they warmed to the subject:
‘In fact there is an excellent crazy golf course there which might suit you better the way you played today.’
‘There’s a good Go Ape there, leave your clubs at home and climb a couple of trees instead.’

It is always nice listening to conversations in the clubhouse and Ian Handy was telling his team how his life had been transformed recently. I listened in as I thought he may have had some form of interesting operation or perhaps a hair transplant -but he was just talking about the new Bramhall bypass.

I use the event at Knutsford to sell some stock that I have. For some unknown reason I bought a pair of tangerine Galvin Green pants a couple of years ago and I haven’t had a sniff of selling them to my very reserved Knutsford Members. I knew that snazzy dressing Mark Hagarty was playing today and he will buy anything as long as it is visible from over a mile away. The trousers were his size and right up his brightly lit street. He was my final hope.
‘Hi Mark I have got these great pants for you and they are half price!’ Was my opening line when he walked in the Clubhouse.
‘I’ve already got a pair of those.’ Came his immediate reply.
Gutted.

In todays event Didsburys Simon Wells took 4th place with 35 points.
John Hume(12) was out early and he had a terrific 38 points which looked good enough to win.

The rain fell in the afternoon but Lymms battling Marc Morris(18) posted an impressive 39 points to take 2nd place. Late in the day Sandiway’s John Hunt (18) had a steady 17 points on the front nine and then bogeyed the 10th and 11th . Suddenly he then hit what can only be described as the purple patch of his life playing the next five holes in one under par to cruise through the field.

Well played to all competitors. The rain came down later in the afternoon so the Stuburt shootout will be rearranged for a later date.

Thanks to all who played I hope you had a great day despite a damp afternoon, Tim

Nearest the Pin 3rd Dozen Srizon AD333
Nearest the pin 5th Dozen AD333

2’s sweep £75 3 pro v1s or 6 srixons
Rob Whittle Paul Fell Ed Wilkinson Roger Percival Graham Jackson Jim Clarke Chris Church John Hunt

Knutsford Golf Club 4-Apr-2019
Pos Player Score OoM Comment
1 John Hunt 40 20 FJ hydrolite shoes
2 Marc Morris 39 19 Galvin Green shirt
3 John Hume 38 18 Dozen Pro v1s
4 Simon Wells 35 17 Callaway shirt
5 Les Russon 35 16 Callaway shirt
6 Rob Kenyon 34 15 Maxitours cap
7 James Shipstone 34 14 Maxitours cap
8 Pete Ledger 34 13
9 Ian Handy 33 12
10 Chris Church 33 11
11 Peter Maher 33 10
12 Barney Ross 33 9
13 Gareth Bradley 33 8
14 Steve Merricks 33 7
15 Phil Vokes 32 6
16 Dave Mason 32 5
17 Pete Atherton 32 4
18 Mark Hagerty 32 3
19 Carl Marginson 32 2
20 Simon Hemsley 32 1
21= Ian King 31
21= Paul Fell 31
21= Ed Wilkinson 31
21= Alison Shipstone 31
21= Graham Jackson 31
21= Jim Clarke 31
27= Guy Levers 30
27= Dave Blease 30
27= Al Demmy 30
27= Dave Thomas 30
27= Colin Roberts 30
27= Daz Spencer 30
27= Roger Percival 30
34= Mike Wainwright 29
34= Martin France 29
36= Koos Alders 28
36= Pete Fotheringham 28
36= Rob Whittle 28
36= Liz Halliwell 28
40 Dave Cooper 27
41= Dave Wainwright 26
41= Simon Poucher 26
41= Tony Adams 26
41= Barrie Simpson 26
45 Brian Greenbank 23
46= Richard Wakefield 18 9 hole comp -3 pro V1
46= Martin Higgins 18 9 hole comp 6 srixon

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