|Maxitours ‘Wilson Classic’ at fantastic Fairhaven
Maxitours players enjoyed a real treat today as we visited the stunning Lancashire links course of Fairhaven. This event was previously cancelled twice due to poor weather this Winter but all players agreed that it was well worth the wait. Thanks to top Manager Lindzi Stones for being so accommodating.
The course and greens were superb considering the very dry conditions and Fairhaven looks like it will be in terrific condition to host the qualifying for the Senior British Open this summer,
Koos Alders and his team looked confident and full of energy when they arrived until I asked their new signing if he was going in the twos sweep.
Thunder storms were forecast but fortunately they stayed away for us however the weather was extremely warm and very muggy. Paul Stones looked absolutely exhausted as he entered the bar after his game. He had played wearing two pairs of socks and full thermal underwear.
Steve Aspinall finished 2nd and 3rd today . It was the Birchwood Steve(9) and his team who finished runners up. The eight points they picked up on the 15th hole with birdies by Aspinall and Colin Berry(12) made all the difference. Graham Wilkinson(9) and Alan Hoy(11) completed the team.
Lovely man Mike Tarrant (11) and his team with the less talented Steve Aspinall rued picking up just two points on the 17th hole as they finished in 3rd spot.
City fan Nigel Ashton(12) is currently enjoying a beer in the Fairhaven bar with his unused match ticket for tonight tucked in his back pocket as he is too nervous to go to the game. His team thought he had stayed at home on the golf course today after a pointless start but he played great golf later in his round. Mike Lowe(9) Paul Fell(4) and Colin Bryan(10) were delighted and surprised to win with just 85 points – Congratulations!
Tomorrow sees the final event of the Stuburt Winter Order of Merit with Joe Yates and Gary Neiles leading the way. The top 10 in the Order of Merit will receive Stuburt product.
Huge Thanks to Lancashire golfing legend John Gallagher who has kindly sponsored the last two events (Galvin Green Classic at Helsby and today). The new Wilson ball, bag and club range is well worth a look. Wilson have just signed US tour star Gary Woodland as the brand continues to flourish.
Thanks for your terrific support today, everyone was around in less than four hours also which is wonderful.
Nearest the Pin 10th Barney Ross Doz Wilson soft feel balls
Colin Berry Mark Hudson Barney Ross Hugh Anthony Martin Bramwell Duncan Challen Ken Hardy Koos Alders Paul Fell x2 Rick Sym Graham Pike Ian Mosss
**Prizes will be allocated after the event at Caldy tomorrow as teams can only win 1 prize and a few teams are in the two day event (top 5 will definitely pick up!)