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Maxitours at lovely Llangollen
A wonderful day was enjoyed by all Maxitours players in deepest North Wales today. This is possibly the most beautiful setting of the year and as the sun came out late in the day the course looked a real treat.
Thanks to Llangollen for hosting the event and congratulations to their new course manager Rob Lydon who is working hard and improving the course day by day.
Conditions were very pleasant for maxitours competitors as temperatures soared and returned to expected Spring time levels. First thing this morning however it was chilly for the very early starters. John Pratt is always positive and he said it would be warmer when he got on the course in the shelter of the welsh valley, even warmer in the rough and warmer still when he hit his ball in the trees. I like your thinking John.
Cameron Smith came to grief on the famous 12th at Augusta yesterday and Dave Buckley also came to grief in the water on the Llangollen signature hole -the par three 18th . For those of you who haven’t played at Langollen the water is less than a 40 yard carry from the tee. And it was downwind. Dave felt the pressure.
We had Championship linesman Phil Dermott and his referee team playing today. Premier league Jarrod Gillette’s iron play was razor sharp and he took neatest the pin on the 18th.
Scoring was low as the well-designed Llangollen course got the better of many players.
John Hilditch’s team were the surprise package taking 4th place early in the day.
Third place went to the ‘clay heads ‘ from the potteries. Gary Leek, Paul Leek, Steve Smith and Stuart Smith – members at Newcastle under lyme.
Steve Aspinall from Birchwood has been threatening to play well for the last few months and he finally got on the podium with an excellent 80 points, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson and John Fitzsimmons were the others in the likeable quartet.
Taking first place after a barren Winter was Jim Clarke(9), Graham Jackson(9), Pete Ledger(15) and Anthony Wilson(8).
‘Graham was excellent, Pete chipped in twice, I played great but Anthony has not had the best round of his life. In fact he was hopeless.’ Explained Team Captain Jim.
Well played guys, thanks to everyone I am sure you had a great day out there!
Nearest the Pin 14th Dozen Srixon
Nearest the pin 18th Jarrod Gillette Dozen Srixon
2’s £217.50 6 pro v1s 14 srixon AD333
George Kerr Tom Henry Greg Lewis Richard Williamson Dave McGuiness Brendan Lieghton Mike Hill Simon Hartland Paul Leek Charlie Watts
|1||Graham Jackson, Anthony Wilson, Pete Ledger, Jim Clarke||81||12||Maxitours FJ chill out|
|2||Steve Aspinall, Simon Wilkinson, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson||80||10||FJ Shirt each|
|3||Stuart Smith, Paul Leek, Gary Leek, Steve Smith||80||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||John Hilditch, JP, Paul Smith, An Other||80||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Damon Lawrenson, Tony Hope, John Harker, Matthew Waterworth||79||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Simon Burgess, Gav Spencer, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||79||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7=||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan||79|
|7=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Neil Evans, Tony Insley||79|
|9=||Jim Caldwell, Peter Maxwell, Russell Cash , Peter Jones||78|
|9=||Neil Drummond, Brendan Leighton, Dave McGuiness, Graham Wilosn||78|
|9=||Martin Williams, Martin Bray, Mike Kulik, Simon Hartland||78|
|12=||Kenny Plumb, Phil Harris, Tim Bessant, Anthony Barker||77|
|12=||Simon Wilkinson, Neil Bibby, Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson||77|
|14=||Richard Blackwell, Chris Marshall, Steve Austin, Tony Jennison||76|
|14=||Jarrod Gillette, Phil Dermott, Darren Bond, Billy Walker||76|
|14=||Gary Neiles, Paul Hurst, Bill Telford, Alan Giles||76|
|14=||Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair, Nigel Armitage, Andy Williamson||76|
|14=||Simon Ashton, Dan Moss, Mick Jones, Richard Booth||76|
|19=||Roy Ainsworth, Dave Buckley, Terry Friday, Dave Carter||75|
|19=||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Ross Birch, Rhoddri Giggs||75|
|21=||Tom Henry, Richard Ball, Mark Stanier, Greg Lewis||74|
|21=||Dave McDougall, Phil Woollam, Peter Newey, Mike Dempsey||74|
|23||Dave Griffiths , Pete Birtwistle, Chris Bracchi, Gary Hill||73|
|24||Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Dave Snape, Paul Siviter||71|
|25||Dave Keen, David Kelly, Peter Maher, Nigel Hall||70|
|26||Dave Cooper, Terry Dunne, Alan Fox, John Tolen||69|
|27=||Chris Chidley, Gez Herbert, Duncan Cameron, Eric Robinson||68|
|27=||Mike Hill, Rob Blain, Andy Corner, Jon Hudson||68|