Maxitours at sunny and dry Llangollen

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Maxitours at Lovely Llangollen

Wow!! what a day at Llangollen today. Whilst Manchester was drowning in the rain Maxitours players were wearing short sleeves and playing golf in warm Welsh sunshine whilst breathing in healthy mountain air.

Many thanks to the head greenkeeper for preparing the course so well despite overnight rain. He was happy for us to play and it seems in my experience the better the greenkeeper the more he keeps his course open. Thank you.

‘Tremendous!!’ Declared Hazel Grove Captain Simon Ashton.
That was Absolutely Bootiful!’ Announced Bernard Matthews lookalike Colin Roberts.
‘I thought you were joking this morning when you said it was on. That was wonderful!’ Reported Macclesfields delighted Simon Poucher.

Eighty bacon butties were prepared with great speed and skill by Gwen the caterer and they were all enjoyed by our players.

Thanks to everyone for changing to the 1pm shotgun from the original timed start. I thought a lot of my players would have big nights out booked on a Friday evening so I may lose a lot of teams but it appears that Maxitours players have no social lives whatsoever. Very sad.

I spoke to some lovely old Welsh boys in the bar but it was hard work trying to explain how a shotgun start works to a couple of farmers. After 10 minutes one of them asked me how many holes each group was going to play so I decided to get back to playing solitaire on my computer.

From the Clubhouse I watched the very first shot of the day into the 18th hole by Andy Buckley which nearly pitched in the hole.
In the second group a member of John Cox’s team once again nearly holed his shot. Even Richard Blackwell pitched one just past the flag and zipped it off the green with a little too much backspin
‘You’ve got some great players here!’ Observed Ashley the assistant pro are they all low handicappers?’
Just then Tony Evans and his team made their way to the closing hole.
‘You might change your mind if you watch this lot!’
Incredibly Paul Evans(21) and Stuart Hibbert(25) left me gobsmacked as they both made classy pars to prove me wrong. I always thought they were rubbish. Brilliant.

Tees were well forward and my players enjoyed getting some run on the incredibly firm fairways the greens were also rolling well so scoring was excellent.

Third place went to Paul Fell(4) Nigel Ashton(12) Colin Bryan(9) and Dave Cooper(17) with 85 points. They lost the card play off despite scoring 45 on their back nine.

Richard Blackwell(13) Andy Hamlett(8) Joh Hilton(13) and Steve Austin(13) took second place with 46 points on the easier back nine. Blackwells eagle on the par 5 15th was a touch of class.

Winning today was Alsagers Dave Marchant(18) and Dave Mason(12) who are lovely guys and play each week with absolutely no success at all. They teamed up today with Dave’s son Geoff(5) and Andy Williamson(14). Williamson looks likes some player as he picked up 8 shots for his team with some excellent golf. Well played chaps. Great score.

Nearest the Pin 14th Andy Buckley Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 18th sorry – no name Dozen AD333

6 pro v1s or 14 srixon AD333
2’s £180 Alan Curties Jim Spears Jim Clarke Barry Wellings Paul Fell Nigel Ashton Colin Bryan Andy Buckleyx2 Paul Robinson Simon Ashton

Vale of Llangollen 11-Oct-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Marchant, Geoff Marchant, Dave Mason, Andy Williamson 87 12 Maxittours merino lined sweater each
2 Richard Blackwell, Steve Austin, John Hilton, Andy Hamlet 85 10 Maxitours FJ sweater each
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 85 8 Dozen Taylor Made TP 5 balls each
4 Simon Willway, Dave Buckley, Jim Spears, Lawrie Heal 84 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams, Andy Buckley, Rob Williams 84 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Charlie Bradley, Tony O’Gara 81 2 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= Dave Greenwood, Pete Ledger, Jim Clarke, Sarah Ormrod 80
7= Martin Higgins, John Gillibanks, Peter Maher, Charles Beadle 80
7= Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Martin Finney, Alan Forber 80
7= Martin Keats, Neil Worthington, Moby Rawthore, Steve Marsh 80
11= Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Paul Carroll, Neil Lingwood 79
11= Simon Ashton, Dan Moss, Mike Stone, Rick Booth 79
11= Paul Robinson, Dave Slater, Dave W-Kelly , Charles W-Kelly 79
14= Mario Capostagno, Alan Curties, Dave Lee, Andy Millington 78
14= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Barry Wellings, Steve Lamont 78
16 Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews, Lee Braxton, Ian Callahan 77
17= John Cox, Peter Ellis, Joe Mann, Paul Clutterbuck 75
17= John Hilditch, Simon Walton, JP , Paul Smith 75
17= Mike Kirchin, Andy Graham, Mike Wilkinson, Darren Pace 75
20= Simon Poucher, Neil Drummond, Pat O’Dowd, Neil Simpson 74
20= Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Norrie Irwin, Steve Blakeway 74
22 Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Ted Broady 73
23 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Andy Lawton 72
24 David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake, John Atkin 68

Prestbury Charity day
Thursday 17th October
Every single penny after club costs will be divided between the two charities. I am happily providing all prizes and services foc
Thanks for your support of these three great causes.

9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Jim Caldwell x4
9.36 Jim Clarke x4
9.54 Lewis Marland x4
10.06 Barney Ross x4
10.15 John Horsley x4
10.24 Rachel Horsley x4
10.33 Pete Dobson x4
10.42 Mick Mahon x4
10.51 Lee Tilley x4
11.00 Peter Maher x4
11.09 Tim Spencer x4
11.18 Sam Leach x4
11.36 Nigel Clowes x4
11.45 Ian Hellens x4
11.54 Nigel Hallows x4
12.03 Dave Sully x4
12.30 Paul Fell x4
12.39 John Hunt x4
12.48 Phil Gow x4
12.57 John Dickenson x4
1.06 Richard Blackwell x4
1.15 Mike Kirchin x4
1.33 Brian Hopkins x4