Results from cracking Conwy

*Room for 1 team on Thursday at Alastair Mackenzie’s Reddish Vale

Maxitours at cracking Conwy

What a great day!
Nearly 100 players enjoyed playing this classic Welsh links course. The greens were firm and fast and the fairways dry and puddle free. The only mud in sight was on Richard French’s shoes but these have been muddy for five years.

Conwy hosted the Curtis Cup last year and is one of the best links courses in the British Isles. Thanks to everyone for making us feel so welcome today.

It has been a bad week for Manchester United and Warrington Wolves fan Brian Ankers who has seen his favourite teams suffer heavy defeats. He was hoping things would improve at Conwy today but alas things didn’t improve for the likeable Lymm Man and he finished a lowly 16th.

Lymm’s Jonny Barton is one of the scruffiest golfers on Maxitours and usually resembles a scarecrow. He looked a bit smarter than usual today and had a new experience when he was quietly eating a meat pie on the 9th hole and was attacked by three crows. He will be wearing his usual attire next week so should be fine.

Once again scoring was very close. There was a steady breeze but wind direction was in the opposite direction to usual and it meant that the harder holes were playing easier. And the easier holes were playing tougher.

Third place went to the Welsh team of Colin Bryan, Ian Venables, Mike Lowe and Roy Adkins with an excellent 84 points.

Dave Sarsfield and his team were struggling with just 35 points on the front nine before catching fire and coming home in an incredible 49 points to take 2nd place. Lee Tilley, Dave Rhodes and Pete Norbury completed the team.

Taking the honours were recently retired Doctors James and Alison Shipstone and their less important partners John Hunt and Denis O’Neill. The Shipstones’ are desperately trying to spend their hefty pensions and therefor playing plenty of golf. The practice paid off as they recorded a first win in a couple of years after 85 points. Alison and Denis both birdied the 6th hole to give the team a great start.

Thanks to everyone for playing I hope you enjoyed the course and excellent hospitality, Tim.

Nearest the pin 2nd Jim Caldwell Doz Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 15th Norrie Erwin Doz Wilson Duo

2’s sweep £120 6 pro v1 or 14 srixon
Sam Leach Steve Heywood Stuart Blake Alison Shipstone Denis Shipstone Mick Mahon

Conwy 7 Mar-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 James Shipston, Denis O’Neill, John Hunt, Alison Shipstone 85 12 Maxitours chill out top each
2 Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 84 10 Callaway shirt each
3 Roy Adkins, Colin Bryan, Ian Venables, Mike Lowe 84 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Ian King , Charlie Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan 83 6 Dozen AD333 s each
5 Jim Caldwell, John Roome, Steve Barlow, John Kelsall 83 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Chris Lee , Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Richard Wakefield 81 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Chris Grime, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 81
8 Dave Blood, Andy Sandham, Ian Smith, Jim Cox 80
9= Colin Roberts, Gareth Bradley, Dave Tanner, Eric Derbyshire 79
9= Steve Aspinall, Barbara Aspinall, Alan Simpson, John Fitzsimmons 79
9= Paul Yearsley, Ted Mansfield, Dean McFadden, Mike Foster 79
9= Phil Harris, Jim Meldrum, Les Penson, Norrie Erwin 79
13 Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges 78
14 Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Ian Snape, David Greenwood 77 1
15 Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon, Nigel Clapham 75
16 Darren Whittaker, Pete Myers, Nick Cook, Neil Worthington 72
17 Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 71
18= Stuart Blake, Paul Moonan, John Atkin, David Kelly 70
18= Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul McDermott, Paul Butler 70
20= Gary Phillips, Peter Maher, Dave Kelly, John Reeves 64
20= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 64

Reddish Vale start sheet
Thursday 7th March

9.30am Simon Hemsley x4
9.38 Colin Roberts x4
9.47 Jim Caldwell x4
9.56 Ed Pysden x4
10.05 Neale Laurent x4
10.14 Lewis Marland x4
10.23 Paul Fell x4
10.32 Bob Pickthall x4
10.41 Steve Aspinall x4
10.50 Martin Williams x4
10.58 Gary Phillips x4
11.07 Mick Mahon x4
11.16 Roger Percival
11.25 Dave Sully x4
11.34 Martin Humphries x4
11.43 David Wilcock x4
11.51 John Hunt x4
12.00 Ian Snape x4
12.09 Dave Monk x4
12.18 Mike George x4
12.27 Mike George x4 Tony Taylor x1
12.36 Lee Tilley x4
12.45 Mike Hill x4
12.53 Ian Hellens x4
1.01 Steve Lamont x4
1.10 Ian Reece x4
1.27 Les Russon x4
1.36 Steve Marsh x4
1.45 Kev Hart x4
1.54 Steven Baldwin x4
2.03 Simon Ashton x4
2.12 Garry Owen x4