Maxitours at marvellous North Wales
Nearly 100 Maxitours competitors went home with mud free trousers after enjoying themselves on this classic North Wales links.
Jamie Bradbury and his friendly catering staff are world class. It was worth the 70 minute car journey to Wales just to taste the home made chips and chocolate brownies alone.
As I sat munching away looking at the sun drenched golf course, the breeze picked up and soon Lee Tilleys flowing hair and the North Wales flags were all flapping madly with the stiff sea breeze.
Jonny Barton enjoys these windy conditions. He has no idea where his golf shots are heading on a still day but last week in the gales at Crosland Heath he won his first ever nearest the pin when the wind miraculously diverted his wayward ball towards the flag . He was at it again today playing some great shots on the back nine when the straighter hitters were all struggling.
Pete Myers was playing and he told me that there were only two holes playing downwind. Not too sure about that one Peter.
If a golfer can still play his best whilst under intense pressure it is a sign of a class swing and real mental toughness. Duncan Cameron teed off on the 15th hole in front of about 20 golfers closely watching from the nearby clubhouse. He took a divot with his driver and his ball disappeared. It was then was seen rattling around the carpark twenty yards to the right of the tee.
Congratulations to Nick Hargreaves who recorded a hole in one on the 16th. The millionaire showed his business acumen when he did a quick runner and swerved the packed bar area.
In todays event Andy Strickley wished he had gone dancing today as his team finished 2nd from bottom.
Third place went to Mottram Halls charismatic Richard Blackwell and his team with 83 points they took the card play off with an excellent closing 6 holes.
Last weeks’ shock winners were at it again and led for much of the day with 84 points. Rob Kenyon is playing the golf of his life. Les Russon, Steve Merricks and Gary Whittaker completed the team. Normal service should be resumed next week when regular player Simon Burgess returns from holiday to drag the team down.
Winning their first ever Maxitours event was the Birchwood team of Dave Monk(14) Simon Wilkinson(6) Barry Wilson(12) eighty year old nice guy John Lynsky (13) . These lovely blokes normally go home empty handed but Lynskys birdie on stroke index 1 eleventh really got them charging. Even Simon Wilkinson played well.
Great win chaps I am delighted for you.
Yours in windy golf,
Nearest the pin 16th Martin Humphries Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 17th Jim Cox Dozen Wilson Duo
2’s sweep £145 3 pro v1 or 7 srixon AD333 per two
Martin Humphries Neale Laurent John Harrop Graham Wilkinson Nick Hargreavesx2 Dave Griffiths Janet Wakefield
|1||Dave Monk, John Lynsky, Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson||84||12||FJ Chill out top each|
|2||Les Russon, Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||84||10||FJ shirt each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Steve Austin||83||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Paul Leek, Stuart Smith, Gary Leek, Malcolm Bates||83||6||Taylor made valuables pouch|
|5||Steve Aspinall, Ken Booth, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson||80||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Chris Adams, Nick Hargreaves, Pete Atherton, Andy Oakes||80||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Paul Fell, Mike Lowe||80|
|8=||John Hartley, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, John Harrop||79|
|8=||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, Dean McFadden||79|
|10||James Shipston, Alison Shipson, Freda Watson, Phil Watson||78|
|11||Dave Griffiths, Mike Fenton, Pete Birtwistle, Chris Braachi||77|
|12=||Dave Blood, Jack Meredith, Ian Smith, Jim Cox||76|
|12=||Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage||76|
|12=||Paul Salt, Les Penson, Neil Evans, Duncan Cameron||76|
|15||Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson||75|
|16=||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Andy Stone, Neil Drummond||74|
|16=||Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges||74|
|16=||Rob Harris , Bob King, Bob Bolton, Chris Houfe||74|
|19||Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield||73|
|20||Pete Myers, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh||72|
|21=||Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner, John Farnsworth||71|
|21=||Janet Heywood, Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Janet Wakefield||71|
|23=||Dean Newsham, Moby Rawthore, Cath Rawthore, Steve Best||69|
|23=||Andy Taylor, Andy Stapley, Chris Perry, Graham Beschizza||69|
|25||Paul Browne, Ted Barker, Howard Johnson, Dave Carlile||66|
Warrington Golf Club
Weds 16th Feb 11am shotgun
1a Mick Mahon x4
1b Paul Fell x4
2a Martin Humphries x4
2b Kev Hart x4
3 Gary Neiles x4
4b Neale Laurent x4
5a Lewis Marland x4
5b Ian Hellens x4
6 Roger Percival x4
7a Richard Blackwellx4
7b Les Russon x4
8a Steve Marsh x4
8b Lee Tilley x4
9 Sam Leach x4
10a Simon Hemsley x4
10b Colin Roberts x4
11a Jim Caldwell x4
11b Peter Roche x4 tbc
12 Dave Blood x4
13 Jim Clarke x4
14a Steve Aspinall x4
14b John Hunt x4
15a Steve Lamont x4
15b John Hilditch x4
16 Dave Monk x4
17a Rob Weston x4
17b Bob Pickthall x4
18a Dave Goodwin x4
18b Roy Ainsworth x4
Chris Adams x4
Stuart Smith x4
Danny Holbrook x4