Great upcoming Maxitours events
Reddish Vale next Thursday -2 spaces
Stockport Mon 17th Oct -2 spaces
Lymm Charity event Tues 25th Oct (greens are now excellent)- 3 spaces.
Maxitours at lovely Llangollen
It was a day of two halves at stunning Llangollen today. The morning starters had a couple of hours heavy rain to contend with but those teeing of later enjoyed glorious autumn sunshine and receptive greens. If you had a bad score this afternoon there were no excuses.
Thank you for supporting the host clubhouse bar and caterer. The chef told me that he sold about thirty English breakfasts this morning. Chunky Gary Phillips enjoyed his breakfast so much he nearly supported him twice.
Jonny Barton is a really great bloke. He has one of those faces that just makes you smile. His only previous Maxitours mention was at Llangollen last year when the same wasp followed him for three holes. ‘It was attracted to me’. He reported afterwards.
Last week he won a prize for the very first time and he picked it up today. I have never seen a man look so happy. He was kissing it as he left the club house.
’I don’t even want to unwrap it’. He added.
There were about five seasons in one day in this lovely Welsh valley.
‘I really enjoyed that course, are you coming back?’ Asked Tim Potter.
‘Yes, we are back in April.’
‘What’s the weather like then?’ He asked.
Pete Waters isn’t as daft as he looks. He handed his card in with a below average 71 points.
‘That’s not in last place is it? He asked.
‘Brilliant! That’s the plan.’ And he walked away absolutely delighted. As long as his team doesn’t finish last they all celebrate with a beer.
Very good plan Pete.
Second place went to tough seventy-year old Dave Cooper and his local Welsh team with 83 points and they definitely played in the worst of the weather. His hardy team mates were Neil Tanner(10) Dave Reece(15) and Dave Kelly(10).
Gary Smith(7) and his team had gone for well over a year without a sniff of winning and then just like waiting for a bus -two come along at once. The popular team had the best of the weather but picking up an impressive 44 points on the back nine saw them home. I watched them play the classic Llangollen 18th hole and Smith narrowly missed out on nearest the pin, but coolly rolled in his birdie putt. Well played chaps. Great golf.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% support today. Everyone turned up despite a dodgy forecast. Class.
All the best,
Nearest the Pin 14th John Harrop Doz Srixon AD333
Nearest the pin 18th Ted Ellis Doz Srixon AD333
£225 -6 pro V1s or 14 srixon AD333
2’s Al Kenny, Neil Tanner, Josh Brand, Gaz Berrisford, John Harrop Steve Heywood x2 Ben Baldwin Graham Wilkinson Gary Smith Steve Howard
|1||Jonathan Dean, Garry Smith, John Hilton, Richard Blackwell||85||12||Maxitours Chill out top|
|2||Dave Cooper, Dave Reece, Neil Tanner, Dave Kelly||83||10||Dozen Taylor made TP5 each|
|3||Jimmy McEwan, Jason Atherton, Tim Potter, Dave Parry||81||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Jim Caldwell, Lee Charnley, Russekk Cash, John Kelsall||80||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Jim Clarke, Kevin McEvoy, Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke||80||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Paul Gilbert , Al Kenny, Ed Jenkins, Phil Long||79||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Roger Percival, Josh Brand, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson||79|
|8=||Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, Brendan Lieghton, Dave Carlile||78|
|8=||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Ben Baldwin, AN Other||78|
|8=||Russ Sollitt, Rick Shaw, Mike Pigott, Richard Cooper||78|
|11=||Neale Laurent, Rob Laurent, Garey Berrisford, John Harrop||76|
|11=||Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan||76|
|11=||George Kerr, Martin Pugh, John Bradbury, Phil Harris||76|
|14||Gary Phillips, Nick Parker, Pete Crosby, Pete Maher||75|
|15=||Peter McElkerney, Keith Berry, Keith Swindell, Alan Owen||74|
|15=||Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Jerry Salmon, Ken Booth||74|
|15=||Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, John Mather, Jim Hodges||74|
|15=||Steve Heywood, John Nuttall, Janet Heywood, Denis Boud||74|
|15=||Gary Neiles, Richard Melrose, Henry Melrose, Phil Rolands||74|
|15=||Dave McDougall, Phil Woolam, Les Mercer, Keith Jones||74|
|21||John Hilditch, JP , Simon Walton, Paul Smith||73|
|22=||John Lynsky, Barry Wilson, Dave Monk, Simon Wilkinson||72|
|22=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Hugh Bilby||72|
|24=||Jason Mather, Tony Hope, Adie Price, Ian Cooper||71|
|24=||Pete Walters, Mario Capostagno, Andew Millington, Brendan Poynts||71|
|26=||This team needs, Richard , Williamson, back.||70|
|26=||John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, James Brown||70|
|28=||Jim Lindsay, Andy Stapley, Phil Pegum, Phil Young||69|
|28=||Roy Ainsworth, Steve Collier, Mike Verdon, Dave Hanson||69|