*next years event is open to 24 teams and will fill quickly*
Maxitours in sunny Portugal
Prestbury’s Chris Adams got the Algarvian Classic under way in fine style when he discarded any first tee nerves and smashed his opening drive high into the azure blue sky on the first hole. He was delighted to see it bound down the carpet like fairway.
Eighty-four players had a great day on this beautiful golf course.
Peter McCullough is a lovely bloke from Stockport Golf Club and it takes a lot for him to miss a game of golf. At Manchester airport he required a wheelchair to get in the plane. The stewardess asked him where he was going and looked surprised when he told her he was on a golf holiday. He is walking around the hotel on crutches as he waits for a hip operation. The funny thing is he was the best player on his team today as they returned 68 points..
Nigel Muirheads’ group are playing snakes – you have to put a euro in the kitty for each three-putt. His team had more snakes than the reptile house at Chester Zoo as the fast greens and alcohol induced shaking hands took their toll.
In today’s event the wealthy Mere team took a big lead. These guys have been out in December preparing for the event and after an average front nine they came home in 48 points after rattling in more than their fair share of putts. Alan Baxter(10) owns a stable full of race horses and he certainly had a team of thoroughbreds playing today. Dave Mulligan(9), Gary Corbett(8) and Giles Terry(10) completed the team.
Second place went to the much less wealthy Paul Yearsley Davyhulme team with 84 points. Paul reported ‘We would have been even better but Kev Hart let the team down.’
20% of Sweep money for the next two days will be allocated to best team score for teams in positions 11-21 not in the money to keep things interesting for all.
Quinta North tomorrow – another astounding golf course.
Get to bed.
|1||Alan Baxter, Gary Corbett, Dave Mulligan, Giles Terry||87|
|2||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock, Ian Fensom||84|
|3||Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson , Jim Clarke, James Joyce||80|
|4||Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Andy Lawman, Neil Higgins||78|
|5||Pete Atherton, Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Martin France||77|
|6||Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Garry Titchen, Martin Prescott||76|
|7||Nick Barnes-Batty, Steve Nanda, Steve Lomax, Neil Clarke||75|
|8=||Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Phil Pegum, Tim Spencer||74|
|8=||Mike Clewley, Mike Thomas, Bill Riordan, John Simons||74|
|8=||Dean McFadden, John McAtee, John Pearson, Anthony Lloyd||74|
|8=||Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Martin Dwyer, Richard Margrave||74|
|12=||Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Donna Sully||73|
|12=||Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington||73|
|14=||Gerry O’Keefe, Dave Mitchell, Nigel Muirhead, Paul Meehan||72|
|14=||John Bent, Ian Waller, Steve Latchford, Hugh Mullen||72|
|16||Colin Roberts, Paul Griffiths, Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley||71|
|17||Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche, Peter McCulloch, Chris Hammond||69|
|18=||Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Pete Robinson, Darren Whittaker||68|
|18=||Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen||68|
|20=||Tom Drury, Phil Allen, Gary Kirkwood, Ed Fleming||67|
|20=||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner||67|