|*Room for 3 teams in the Galvin Green Classic at Helsby next Thursday*
Maxitours at lovely Llangollen
Llangollen was the beautiful venue for todays event. It really is the most stunning setting for a golf course is a firm favourite with Maxitours players. Thanks to Bob Hardy and his team for their hospitality today. Once more the course and Clubhouse were first class.
There was a welsh joiner fitting some new lockers in the Llangollen ladies changing room. He was smoking away while using a huge noisy circular saw. I had a chat with him as he downed three pints of stella during his lunch break before heading back out to his circular saw. I noticed that he only had four fingers on his left hand and was wearing a plaster on his right hand.
Andy Veitch had to be ushered away from the deadly saw after his desperate finish. His team also phoned his house and his wife has removed all sharp instruments from the family home. Andy three putted the last four greens to miss out on the prizes and is in a very unstable mental state.
Stuart Hibbert has an interesting approach to his golf game.
Mike Masser was talking to his team about the Masters after watching it on telly last night. ‘Can you imagine how badly our team would putt on those greens!’ he chuckled.
I asked Simon Poucher if he played well today. He had a long think and replied ‘I had a putt for a two.‘ The answer should have been a simple ‘No’.
John Hilditch was wearing some more designer clothing in today’s event. ‘Another smart outfit John’ I admired.
Martin Higgins(11) and Peter Maher(16) are lovely guys who play most weeks without a great deal of success. They would give their right arm just to win a maxitours scorecard. Today they teamed up with Maxitours star player Gareth Bradley (plus two) and Ian King (7) and were emotional after taking fifth place.
Nathan Pugh(2) from Heyrose is another Maxitours player whose career earnings are zero. That changed today after he brought out his Dad(11), Stuart Birrell(16) and Brian Yardley(11) and they teamed up superbly to take 4th spot.
Phil Gow(7) and Chris Evans(21) from Heswall were teamed up with Sarah Ormrod(16) and Dave Greenwood(11) late yesterday afternoon when both teams were short of two players. They had a great day and were surprised and delighted to finish third with a score of just 85 points.
Sandiways Gary Neiles (4). Joe Yates (13) John Longworth (12) and Keith Chapman (21) took second place with 86 points. Neiles was around in a personal best 1 under par 71 to guide his team to an excellent finish.
Late in the day the senior Liegh team of Jim Doran(14), his son Chris(16), Pete Dolan(17) and Neil McCloud(20) recorded 88 points to earn their first win of the year. McCloud rolled in a terrific birdie on the last as they picked up 6 points on a hole that most teams were struggling to record a par. Well played fellas- great golf.
Thanks to everyone for you 100% attendance – Brilliant.
Nearest the Pin 14th Pete Dobson Doz AD333
2’s £185 Phil Gow Stuart Birrell Pete Tomlinson Peter Dobson Sean Dobson Neil McCloud nine Pro v1s each or 20 srixons each