Maxitours at Perfect Pleasington

Winter/Spring Schedule is being released this week!

Maxitours at Pleasington

Pleasington was in superb condition for todays high quality Maxitours event.

According to their members the golf course is in the best condition it has ever been. I played here twenty years ago and the greens were disappointing but for the past two years they have been absolutely class. The whole course was pristine.
‘What a course! Those are the best bunkers I have ever played from!’ Said well-travelled five handicapper Tony Jennison.

Thanks to the chef who provided great food throughout the day. He sold at least 30 portions of his excellent curry and chips. ‘I’m shattered’ He told me at the end of the day ‘I didn’t sleep well last night. The wife was snoring. It sounds like a motor boat repair yard in our bedroom. I can’t believe it.’

Train spotter Tom Hughes was in the rough off the tee all day. The only time he hit the short stuff was on the 11thhole when his vicious hook onto the railway line ricocheted back into the centre of the fairway. He made a solid par.

Steve Halliwell never wins a bean but this morning he was nearest the pin in two shots on 18th hole.
He could barely eat his bag of crisps as he sat in the clubhouse watching approach shots narrowly finishing outside his marker. ‘Are we going home Steve ?’ his team asked after four hours. ‘Let me just watch this next group…’ Late in the day Gareth Lewis’ approach nestled three feet from the hole to spoil Steve’s day.

Famous wealthy Bolton dentist Derek Scoular played with Ferrari and Lamborghini driving father and son Colin and Jon Lynch -two of his best clients. There were plenty of bright white teeth on show on the 18th green after the two Lynchs rolled in nice putts on the 18th to pick up 6 points for the team.

In today’s event scores were much better in the morning before the late afternoon rain started to fall.

There were several teams who played at both Clitheroe and Pleasington and winning the two day prize as well as finishing 1st today was the popular team of Gareth Bradley(+2) Ian King(6) Joe Kirwan(6) and John Owen(11) with an excellent 88 points today to add to their 78 at Clitheroe. Well played chaps.

Two day Lancashire Classic.
Gareth Bradley team 166 points
Peter Maher team 162
Mick Mahon team 156

Bramhalls’ Peter Maher(16) Gareth Lewis(10) Nigel Hall (9) and Russell Humphries(14) picked up a Maxitours record equalling nine points on the 7th hole and that helped them finish in 2nd place today.

Davenports Paul Robinson(7) Dave Slater(9) Phil Housley(5) and Charles Waldron Kelly took 3rd place. They had a best of the day 46 points on the front nine before stalling on the tougher back nine.

John Farnsworth plays bad golf on Maxitours most weeks There is not an ounce of fat on him -he looks like a walking one iron. Today he turned up and he looked like he had put on three stone. ‘Ive just taken some gout pills and they’ve made my face swell up!’ explained the likeable Lancastrian.
The new fatter Farnsworth played much better and they were delighted to finish in 4th position

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance yet again.


Nearest the Pin 16th Roy Sinclair Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin in 2 18th Gareth Lewis Doz AD333

2’s £170 4 pro v1s or 9 Srixon AD333 Roy Sinclair Derek Scoular Stuart Blake Paul Robinson x2 Mike Tarrant Steve Halliwell Dave Greenwood Steve Lamont Dave Monk Eugenio Fernandez Kev Doublard

Pleasington 12-Sept -2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, John Owen, Ian King 88 12 Galvin Green insular top
2 Peter Maher, Gareth Lewis, Nigel Hall, Russell Humphries 85 10 Maxitours Merino sweater each
3 Paul Robinson, Phil Housley, Dave Slater, Charles Waldron- K 84 8 Maxitours Shirt each
4 Mick Mahon, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer, Munro Donald 83 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Eugenio Fernandez, Steve Broom, Jerry Salmon, Dave Monk 83 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Nigel Smith, Frank Hindle, Damian Tyzzer-Smith, Nick Howarth 82 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall, John Hilton 82
7= Roy Sinclair, Simon Greenalgh, Rob Smallman, Nigel Whalley 82
9= Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Karl Stott 81
9= Steve Finnan, Paul Traynor, Rick Margrave, Will Fox 81
11= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Crompton, Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood 80
11= Phil Lockett, Des Kelly, Chris Burrows, Kev Doublard 80
13= Colin Lynch , Jon Lynch, Derek Scoular, Stuart Roache 79
13= Phil Young, Alan Rose, Craig Trantum, Dan Murray 79
15 Paul Fell, Nigel Aston, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 78
16= Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell, Paul Stones, Keith Fenton 77
16= John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey 77
16= Martin Dwyer, James Woodcock, Steve Bennett, Liegh Wiliams 77
19= Bob Kwan, Mark Richardson, Graham Morris, Stu McFarland 76
19= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson, Alan Hoy 76
21 Steve Lamont, John Fitzsimmons, John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson 75
22 Chris Chidley, John Johnson, Tom Hughes, Duncan Cameron 73
23 David Carlile, Graham Pike, Nigel Eckersley, Dick Brown 72
24 Mike McGoun, Bob Sutton, Jonty Geake, Dave Arthur 70
25 Steve Foxcroft, Jamie Foxcroft, David Wilkinson, Stuart Blake 68
26 John Newton, John Leonard, Dave Lea, Ian Jackman 67

Hopwood start times
Thursday 19th September
10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.09 jack Coleman x4
10.18 Jim Clarke x4
10.27 Lewis Marland x4
10.36 Mick Mahon
10.45 Paul Cooper x4
10.54 Dave Stanhope x4
11.03 Martin Bramwell x4
11.12 Pete Dobson x4
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.30 Nigel Hallows x4
11.39 Roger Percival x4
11.48 Peter Maher x4
11.57 Sam Leach x4
12.06 Dave Sully x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Tim Spencer x4
12.33 John Hunt x4
12.42 Brian Hopkins x4
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Mike George x4
1.09 Neil Edwards x4
1.18 Neil Edwards x4
1.27 Paul Fell x4
1.36 Craig Rea x4
1.45 Richard Blackwell x4
1.54 David Smith x4
2,03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 Gaordon Warke x4
2.21 Bill Melia x4
2.30 David Smith x4
2.39 Dave Goodwin x4
2.48 Darren Booth x4
2.57 Lee Tilley x4

Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

*Room for 2 teams at Pleasington this Thursday (early and late time available)

Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

Once the atmospheric early morning Autumn fog lifted then wall to wall sunshine greeted Maxitours competitors at Clitheroe today. The course is a beauty and a firm favourite with our players. Even Barrie Simpson went home happy.

Rachel the new bar ‘person’ is the best in the business and Secretary manager Susan is a real pleasure to deal with. Paul McEvoy is also a top pro and his shop is brilliant. He has even more stock than I have in the back of my car.

Graham Jackson is famous throughout the North West for his love of pies. He never misses an event if there is a decent pie shop on-route. He will even make a twenty-mile detour if a highly rated pie shop is not too far away.
There is a sign on the back of his car. ‘No pies kept in this vehicle overnight.’
He has recently started eating fruit as he tries to change his pie loving image and at the same time wean himself off the shortcrust pastry Today he even refused to have the famous Clitheroe steak and ale pie after play.
‘Its ok I’m full up after my banana.’ He claimed in the bar.

After a couple of pints of bud-light he set off for home in convoy with his team mates however they lost eye contact with him at the roundabout next to the local Blackburn McDonalds drive thru.

Roy Ainsworth was aiming to win a pair of socks playing with Barrie Simpsons team. ‘A pair of socks is all I could ever think of winning with this hopeless crowd. I need a new pair as my old ones have worn out carrying Barrie around.’

Tony O’Donnell seems like a nice fella and he had never played Maxitours before. He entered the twos sweep. They had a record eight 2’s between the four of them. Unfortunately, it was a desperate eight 2 pointers as the finished in last place with 58 points. He did manage a ‘real two’ on the 5th and that earned him 24 balls.

The 17th hole is a cracker and even though it was playing just 135 yards long plenty of teams really struggled.
Unsurprisingly Barrie Simpson’s team scored 1 point but it was Mick Mahons team who gave us the best display of terrible golf as they actually failed to score. A couple of his team were actually getting strokes as well. After decent tee shots one of the quartet thinned his simple bunker shot into the steam, another putted from the fringe into the greenside bunker and to cap it all Mick hit his putt into the stream.

Third place went to Knutsford businessman Jim Clarke(10). He teamed up with Abersoch’s Pete Ledger(17) Turtons Dave Greenwood(11) and the pie eater(6). They had a solid 80 points.

Gavin Spencer(15) had a strange day. He arrived wearing one of the worst golf sweaters I have ever seen in my 32 years in the golf business. It looked like the board out of the popular 1980’s game show ‘blockbusters’. All Team mate Rob Kenyon could whisper at registration was ‘embarrassing.’ Gav also had a two but forgot to enter the sweep. He then went home distraught after he thought his team would finish middle of the field with 81 points. Incredibly they were leading for most of the day and he goes home with a very useful prize- a new sweater…

Chorltons likeable quartet of Dave Griffiths(14) Police dog handler Andy Hall(5), Chris Bracchi(14), and Hugh Bilbey(20) were all surprised and delighted to win with just 81 points. Despite yellow tees and preferred lies this course still takes some playing and these four were up to the job.
Well played chaps, great victory.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance. Outstanding.

Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 5th Chris Adams Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Mike Priestley Doz AD333

2’s sweep £220 11 pro v1s or 24 srixon ad333’s per 2!
Stuart Blake Chris Adams Sarah Ormrod Harvey Mattison (this is not a mis-print) Pete Walters Tony O’Donnell

Clitheroe 10-Sept-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Griffiths, Andy Hall, Chris Bracchi, Hugh Bilbey 82 12 Galvin Green sleeveless insular
2 Les Russon, Mike Priestley, Rob Kenyon, Gav Spencer 81 10 Maxitours FJ sweater top each
3 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Dave Greenwood, Pete Ledger 80 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthingon, Steve Marsh 79 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Mick Grainge, Luke Francis, Marty Parsons, Don White 79 4 Doz Srixon AD333 each
6 Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Gareth Bradley 78 2 Maxitours card holder each
7 Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, Tony Murgath, John Hilton 78
8= Peter Maher, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall, Rob Higginbotham 77
8= John Dickenson, Pete Newey, Peter Griggs, Mike Dempsey 77
8= Steve Halliwell, Mike Tarrant, James Wilson, Steve Aspinall 77
8= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Mark Hughes 77
8= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Mark Morris, Callum Cook 77
8= Tim Spencer, Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs, Mark Saxon 77
14= Brian Greenbank, Andy Ratray, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 76
14= Paul Cooper, Dave Tattershall, Giles Terry, Bill Rotherer 76
14= Pete Dobson, Mark Worsley, Pete Moss, Mike Slater 76
17= Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, John Atkin, David Wilkinson 74
17= Pete Walters, Shok Misra, Trevor Rathbone, Brendan Poynts 74
19= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Gary Hodkinson 73
19= Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, Martin Laing, Tony McNamara 73
21= Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson , Mark Morris, Mike Verdon 72
21= Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Graham Keys, Mike Sutton 72
21= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Paul Heap, Alf Shillitoe 72
21= Mike George, Stan Devlin, Andy Southworth, Terry Benson 72
21= Mick Jones, Dan Moss, PeterAllen, Dave Beswick 72
26 Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Anthony Bloor 71
27 Ed Pysden, Bernie Mullins, Ken Jee, Richard Payne 67
28 Chih Hu, Mike Serrage, Tony O’Donnell, Colm Leonard 58

Maxitours at Pleasington
Thursday 12th Sept

9.30 Gareth Bradley x4
9.48 john Newton x4
9.57 Mike Tarrant x4
10.06 Chris Chidley x4
10.15 Steve Foxcroft x4
10.24 Bob Sutton x4
10.33 Nigel Jenkins x4
10.42 Mick Mahon x4
10.51 Jim Rymer x4
11.00 Paul Robinson x4
11.09 Phil young x4
11.18 Bob Kwan x4
11.27 Nigel smith x4
11.36 Steve Finnan x4
11.45 Steve Finnan x4
11.54 Roy Sinclair x4
12.03 Kev Hart x4
12.12 Peter Maher x4
12.21 Richard Blackwell x4
1.30 Steve Aspinall x4
1.39 David Carlisle x4
1.48 Nigel Hallows x4
1.57 Paul Fell x4
2.06 Steve Lamont x4
2.15 Steve Lamont x4

Results from delightful Davyhulme

Clitheroe (Tuesday 10th ) and Pleasington (Thursday 12th) start times below – room for 2 teams

Maxitours at delightful Davyhulme

Another brilliant days’ golf was enjoyed by all at our latest terrific new Maxitours venue – Davyhulme.
Only about 10% of my players had played here and they were all really impressed with the Golf Course and Clubhouse. ‘I hope we are back here next year’ was the overwhelming consensus.

‘The greens were really super’ Declared Les Russon.
‘What a building!’ Admired Drew Norman. ‘Fantastic!’

Thanks to Jane and all the excellent staff at this very friendly Club.

Highly respected PGA professional Martyn Hamer also does a great job at Davyhulme and he enjoyed Maxitours visiting his home Club.
’What a lovely bunch of guys’ He commented at the end of the day.
He took a real shine to Gary Holt who cleaned him out of Mars bars before he went out to play. Martyn sped off to cash and carry on the off chance that the portly Lancastrian got peckish half way round.

In today’s event one handicapper Steve Walmesley had a Maxitours record NINE gross birdies! Yes nine birdies!. His team need shooting as they could only manage 81 points. Steve is hoping to be released in the next transfer window.

Barry Jackson also had a Maxitours first when he arrived at Davyhulme on his bike. He played like a ‘Chopper’ today. ‘I’ll probably get run over on my way home the way my luck is going.’ Said the likeable Davyhulme member.

It was breezy on the course and Dave Smith tried to hit a couple of Tiger Woods stingers but failed miserably. The closest he got to hitting a stinger was when he got bitten by a wasp on the 12th.

In todays event the windy conditions and tricky pin spots meant scoring was tough. Once again the competition was extremely close.
Dr Alison(15) and Dr James Shipstone(10) teamed up with John Hunt(18) and Liz Halliwell(13) to take 4th spot on 83 points

Ashton on Mersey housewife favourites Jimmy McEwan(6) John Harker(19) Ste Woods(16) and Jimmy Shirley(13) had a better back nine to take 3rd spot also on 83 points.

Tom Baker(17) and his son Tom Baker junior(14) played alongside John Kilner(7) and David Smith(9) they were delighted to score 84 points despite collecting just two points on the easy 17th hole.

Taking first prize and earning a second win of the summer were Hale’s charismatic Chris Brown(5) Ian Goulty (9) and the Veitch brothers Peter (10)and Andy (19). Despite a shot reduction from their previous success and also scoring just two points on the 17th they battled to a hard fought victory. Seventy year old Peter made a valuable birdie on the last to show his class. Well played chaps!
Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Yours in golf, Tim.

Nearest the pin 4th Mike George Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Paul Garrity Doz AD333

2’s £210 15 pro v1s or 32 Srixon AD333 Chris Brown Martin Schofield Paul Fell Richard Palmer Rick Guyeski

Davyhulme 5-Sept-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Brown, Ian Goulty, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch 84 12 Maxitours FJ chill out top
2 Tom Baker sen, Tom Baker jnr, John Kilner, Dave Smith 84 10 Maxitours fj sweater each
3 Ste Woods, Jimmy McEwan, John Harper, Jimmy Shirley 83 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Alison Shipstone, Liz Halliwell, John Hunt, James Shipstone 83 6 Dozen Taylor made TP balls each
5 Mark Morgan, Mark Drummond, Bob Younger, Peter Moore 83 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon, Pete Ledger 82 2 Maxitours card holder each
7= Paul Garrity, Pete Maxwell, Andy Hamlett, Pete Fotheringham 81
7= Dave Parry, Aide Price, Paul Wood, Mark Holland 81
7= Ged Roylance, Steve Walmsley, Martin Rose, Mark Royal 81
10= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Peter Hoctor, Martin Schofield 80
10= Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Jimmy Booth, Pete O’Neill 80
10= Dave Stanhope, Tom Jarvis, Giles Terry, Phil Smeathers 80
10= Dave Blease, Andy Parrish, Chris Wrighton, Paul Brody 80
14= John Dickenson, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen, Mike Dempsey 79
14= Mike George, Mike Drury, Chis Iceley, Gordon Tilzey 79
14= Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner 79
14= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe 79
14= Joe Shelley, Adrian Waring, Duncan Cocker, Rick Guyeski 79
19= Simon Hemsley, Matt Spencer, Ian King, Mike Spencer 77
19= Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Pete Sakalas, Bob Weir 77
19= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Peter Griggs, Paul Woodbine 77
22= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Rick Cotton, Nick Ford 75
22= Kieth Park, Pete Dolan, Stuart Park , Brian Hitchen 75
24= Roy Ainsworth, Alan Sharples, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon 74
24= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, John Williams 74
26= Gordon Warke, Steve Parle, Garry Parle, Bill Parkinson 73
26= Dave Sully , Donna Sully, Richard Wakefield, Steve Heywood 73
26= Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthingon, Steve Marsh 73
29 Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 71
30 Chris Brownhill, Gary Hempstead, Gary Bailey, Paul Randall 67

Clitheroe start sheet Tuesday 10th September

10.00 David Kelly x4
10.08 Colin Roberts x4
10.17 Simon Hemsley x4
10.26 Jim Clarke x4
10.34 Ed Pysden x4
10.43 Mick Mahon x4
10.51 Paul Cooper x4
10.59 Chris Adams x4
11.08 Jack Coleman x4
11.16 Lewis Marland x4
11.24 Brian Greenbank x4
11.32 Peter Dobson x4
11.40 Barrie Simpson x4
11.49 mil georgex4
11.57 Peter Maher x4
12.05 Rob Kenyon x4
12.13 Les Russon x4
12.29 Simon Poucher x4
12.36Dave Sully x4
12.42 Nigel Hallows x4
12.51 John Dickenson x4
1.00 Pete Walters x4
1.09 Richard Blackwell x4
1.18 Paul Fell x4
1.27 Steve Halliwell x4
1.36 Brian Hopkins x4
1.45 Tim Spencer x4
1.54 Darren Booth x4
2.03 Chih Hu x4
2.11 Dave Griffiths x4
2.19 Simon Ashton x4
2.28 Lee Tilley x4

Pleasington start sheet Thursday 12th September

9.30 Gareth Bradley x4
9.48 john Newton x4
9.57 Mike Tarrant x4
10.06 Chris Chidley x4
10.15 Steve Foxcroft x4
10.33 Nigel Jenkins x4
10.42 Mick Mahon x4
10.51 Jim Rymer x4
11.00 Paul Robinson x4
11.09 Phil young x4
11.18 bob Kwan x4
11.27 Nigel smith x4
11.36 Steve Finnan x4
11.45 Steve Finnan x4
11.54 Roy Sinclair x4
12.03 Kev Hart x4
12.12 Peter Maher x4
12.21 Richard Blackwell x4
1.30 Steve Aspinall x4
1.39 David Carlisle x4
1.48 Dave Randles x4 2pm
1.57 Paul fell x4
2.06 Steve Lamont x4
2.15 Steve Lamont x4
2.33 Bri Hopkins tbc x4

Results from stunning Ringway

Spaces at Davyhulme Park next Thursday 5th September
**Still spaces at Lancashires finest inland course(?)- super Pleasington on Thursday 12th September
Maxitours at Excellent Ringway

Everything about Ringway Golf Club was absolutely top notch today.

The greens were flawless and running fast and true. The fairways were lush and tightly cut. The refurbished Clubhouse looked superb and the service throughout the day was spot on. The girls behind the bar were absolutely brilliant with my guys and it was refreshing to see they were never short of a smile. They even laughed at one of John Hilditch’s jokes, which is a first.

Thanks to Club manager Tracy and everyone at this friendly Club for your hospitality today. Brilliant.

Frank Hindle is a great bloke and Maxitours players may know him fondly as ‘The moaning Lancastrian’. He has been ill recently after a minor stroke but it is great to see him back to full fitness. His team mates think that since his episode he has forgotten what a bad golfer he was for many years. He now thinks he is a player and even made a two today. The team were delighted to finish in 7th place. Welcome back Frank.

Sarah Ormrod (16) is one of the most attractive players in Maxitours history. She scored 21 points on her own on the front nine and helped her team take 2nd place with 84 points. Dave Crompton(10), Dave Greenwood(11) and Nigel Hallows(8) watched on in awe.

Winning today were the less attractive but no less popular Sale quartet of Simon Poucher(12), Neil Simpson(14), last years excellent Captain David Carlile(18) and Brendan Leighton(18). They were having a steady round before finishing with 7 points on the 17th and 6 points on the last to catapult themselves through the field and earn a first victory for nearly five years, Well played chaps.

We had over 150 players today and there was once again not a single no show. Thank you very much for your integrity.
Yours in golf,

Nearest the pin 13th Alan Forber Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Doz AD333

2’s sweep £257.50 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon AD333 per two
Neil Simpson John Longworth Dave Beavis Ed Wilkinson Mike George Frank Hindle Simon Maxwell Dave Thomas Steve Aspinall x2 John Hilditch Steve Boland Mike Kirchin x2 John Webb John Hunt Pete Mills Bob Sutton John Atkin Lee Tilley Dave Goodwin Paul Woodbine Richard Williamson Bri Hopkins James Hampton Reece Hobson

Ringway 29-Aug-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, David Carlisle, Neil Simpson 85 12 FJ Shoes each
2 Sarah Ormrod, Dave Crompton, Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood 84 10 FJ sweater each
3 James Hampton, Reece Hobson, Matt Sayers, Nigel Brooks 83 8 Callaway shirt
4 Joe Yates, Alan Forber, John Longworth, Jimmy Ainscough 83 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Rob Harney, Steve Walsh 82 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Doug Hill, John Hilton, Jonny Cowans, Andy Hamlett 80 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Mike George, Terry Benson, Paul Drury, Stan Devlin 80 Maxitours bag towel
7= Martin France, Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, PeteAtherton 80
7= Munro Donald, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle 80
10= Jerry Salmon, Paul Brooks, Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson 79
10= Bob Picthall, Pete Maxwell, Dave Thomas, Rob Roden 79
10= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer 79
13= Steve Lamont, David Smith, Steve Aspinall, Eugenio Fernandez 78
13= Lewis Marland, Kev Hal, Phil Dickens, Kevin Seaton 78
13= John Hilditch, Steve Boland, Paul Chapman, Pete Hennessey 78
13= Capt Moon, Ray Royle, John Dawson, Barry Rigby 78
13= Gav Sutcliffe, Aiden Hoosen, Paul Wrigley, Dave Herbert 78
18= Paul Fell, Nigel Aston, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 77
18= Paul Golbert, Matt Nelstrop, Mike Kirchin, John Webb 77
18= Pete Dobson, Sean Dobson, Mike Barnes, David Briggs 77
18= Don Campbell, John Asplin, Andy Rowlands, John Winterbarker 77
22= Colin Roberts, Tony Adams, Andy Williamson, Alex O’Hair 76
22= Tom Javis, Dave Stanhope, John Buckley, Les Penson 76
22= Ted Ellis, Steve Parle, Garry Parle, Gordon Warke 76
22= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor, Mark Johnson 76
26= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Dave Williams 75
26= Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, John Hunt, Pete Leonard 75
26= Jack Coleman, Mike Gauden, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson 75
26= Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport 75
26= Paul Benson, Barry Taylor, Bill Parkinson, Ken Swarbrick 75
26= Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson 75
32= Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Bob Chesters, Pete Mills 74
32= Mark Birtwistle, Ian Neilson, David Smith, Rodney Mills 74
34 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Nigel Hall 73
35= Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, John Morgan, Brian Ankers 72
35= Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dean Jagger, Dave Sarsfield 72
37= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Jack Schofield, James Beswick 71
37= Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, John Atkin, Dave Harlow 71
39 John Dickenson, Amanda Moss, Peter Moss, Helen Braddock 70
40= Jack Clarke, Keith Makinson, Rodney Barlow, Bernard Wood 62
40= Peter O’Driscoll, Alan Brough, Stewart Cragg, Mike Taylor 62

Maxitours at Davyhulme Park Thursday 5th Sept

10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Simon Maxwell x2 Pete Fotheringham x1 Andy Hamlett x1
10.27 Jim Clarke x4
10.36 Paul Gilbert x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x4
10.54 Mick Mahon x4
11.03 Dave Stanhope x4
11.12 neale Laurent x4
11,21Martin Bramwell x4
11.39 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.48 Tom Baker x4
11.57 Les Russon x4
12.06 John Hunt x4
12.15 Keith Park x4
12.24 Roger Percival x4
12.33 Nigel Hallows x4
12.42 Dave Sully x4
12.51 John Dickenson x4
1.00 Rob Weston x4
1.09 Neil Edwards x4
1.18 Neil Edwards x4
1.27 Paul Fell x4
1.36 Chris Brownhill x4
1.45 Mike George x4
1.54 Dave Blease x4
2.03 Brian Hopkins x4
2.12 Andy Moore x2 1 or 2 players required
2.21 Andrew Hill x4
2.30 Barry Jackson x4
2.48 Dave Goodwin x4
2.57 Gav Sutcliffe x4

Results from brilliant Vale Royal

Ringway next Thursday – full- (room for 1 player in famous and wealthy estate agent John Hilditch’s team)
Room for 2 teams at Davyhulme Park Thursday 5th September

Maxitours at beautiful Vale Royal

Maxitours visited Vale Royal Golf Course today. According to the knowledgeable Mick Mahon ‘It just keeps getting better and better!’
A few players had never played at Vale Royal before and they were rightly impressed with the Abbey and the terrific course:
‘This looks great. I’m really looking forward to my round!’ said an excited Pete Alsop who doesn’t get out of his native Buxton very much.
‘That was absolutely gorgeous!’ Reported Max Henderson. ‘I’ll be back!’

Thanks to all the staff at this five star venue for your excellent servce.

Golf is a great social game. In fact, the only time Trevor Nicholson speaks to his long-lost brother is when he finishes last in a Maxitours event and his brother rings him to catch up and take the mickey. Turn your phone off tonight Trevor.

One Maxitours player who can’t be named told me he is putting incredibly well after a private putting lesson with his wife on the kitchen floor. I’m not sure whether wife was on the kitchen floor or he was rolling the ball on the kitchen floor or both. But whatever he is doing -keep it up.

In a magical Maxitours day there were two holes in one! Pete Walters holed a superb eight iron on the 16th hole and even Jim Comerford managed an ace – a lovely five iron on the tricky 6th . Congratulations.
Even more impressive was Jim Caldwell who holed two full wedge shots for eagles on the 3rd and 13th holes. – Nice!

In today’s event Simon Wilkinson’s likeable Birchwood team had a terrific 46 points on their back nine to record a seasons best 3rd place finish. Even John Linsky(17) played well. John Fitzsimons(7) was solid and Colin Berry(12) saved his best golf until his closing holes -making vital pars on the 17th and 18th .

Jim Caldwell’s eagle heroics helped his team take 2nd spot also with 87 points , they managed to score 47 points on the back nine to just take 2nd place. Bob Picthall,(13) Peter Griggs(16) and Jon Hume(14) completed the competitive quartet.

Before he went out I had a great chat with Ashton on Mersey nice guy Chris Brownhill who had spent a morning working at the airport. He was telling me how he services planes when they land at Manchester before taking off again. If you have a spare thirty minutes, he will happily tell you all about it. His golf really took off today and his team had their first win for 3 years with an impressive 88 points. Twelve handicapper Gary Hempstead(14) had three birdies with shots to do some damage and Pete Hamlett(6) and Gary Arrowsmith(9) also contributed well.

Well played chaps
Thanks to all players for your support.

Yours in Golf,

Nearest the pin 10th Bob Picthall Doz AD333
Nearest the pin Pete Walters 16th Doz AD333

2’s £245 4 prov1s or 9 srixon AD333 John Fitzsimons Jim Caldwell x2 Ged Bradshaw Jim Comerford x2 (hole on one) Neil Topping Neil Worthington Anton Johnson x2 Pete Walters x2 (hole in one) Andy Corner Gary Brooks Graham Davenport Paul Fell Colin Bryan Graham Davenport

Vale Royal 21-Aug-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Brownhill, Pate Hamlett, Gary Hempstead, Gary Arrowsmith 88 12 Galvin Green top each
2 Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, Jon Hume, Peter Griggs 87 10 FJ Maxitours shirt
3 Simon Wilkinson, John Linsky, Colin Berry, John Fitzsimmons 87 8 Dozen Taylor Made tp5 balls each
4 Jon Hudson, Andy Corner, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks 86 6 Maxitours shirt
5 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Alan Forber 85 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Vic Nilsen, Chris Diggle 84 2 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Keith Allen 83 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= Ian Lilley, Ged Bradshaw, John Brooks, Chris Norburn 83
7= Dave Greenwood, Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Sarah Ormrod 83
7= Max Henderson, Matt Haig, Mike Hewitt, Adam Egar 83
11 Neale Laurent, Adam Thomas, Mike Turner, Craig Tinto 82
12= Sam Leach, John Mather, Keith Barratt, Jim Comerford 81
12= Rob Kenyon, Mike Priestley, Dave Williams, Gav Spencer 81
12= Mike Kirchin, Matt Nelstrup, Andy Graham, Mike Wilkinson 81
15= Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Neil Topping 80
15= Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer, Dave Woods 80
17= Brian Hopkins, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 79
17= Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher, Charles Beadle 79
17= David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake, Dave Harlow 79
20 Anton Johnson, Steve Langley, Russ Johnson, Tony Mills 78
21 Dave Stanhope, Dave Antrobus, John Hunt, Tom Jarvis 77
22= Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Paul Wilde, Gary Butler 76
22= Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport 76
22= Pete Alsop, Ian Hadfield, Jonny Lord, Alex Dymock 76
25= Peter Walters, Andy Millington, Chris Bland, Mario Capostagno 75
25= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 75
27 Bob Mottershead, John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, David Plant 74
28= Bob Chesters, Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves, Jonny Barton 73
28= Eugenio Fernadez, Dave Monk, Roger Banks, Nick Steel 73
30 Dave Bentley, Bev Crute, Trevor Nicholson, Steve Gibbons 69