Maxitours at Sumptuous Stockport

Still 3 Spaces in 4 man team at Mottram Hall on Thursday 2nd November
Please check your time for next week below- some have been moved by 10 mins!

Maxitours at sumptuous Stockport

Stockport was looking great this morning for the penultimate Maxitours fixture of the Summer season. This class golf course is getting right back to its very best despite an incredibly wet couple of months. Thanks to highly respected Adam and his hard working greens team for all their efforts.

‘The course was immaculate’ announced John Atkin.
‘Those fairways are beautiful’ reported Paul Browne.
‘The greens are brilliant!’ said Roy Ainsworth ‘mind you I putted like Ben Crenshaw’ said the modest Antrobus man.

The catering is also superb thanks to Sue and Paul. Head Professional Gary Norcott also serves his members extremely well with one of the finest pro shops in the area. Thanks to everyone at this lovely Club.

Gary Hodkinson hit his best shot of the day in to two feet on the 15th hole. Unfortunately he 3 putted for a bogey. ‘I was unlucky’ was his only excuse. Even though he let his team down badly on the course he was first to the bar ‘Even though he was hopeless out there if he buys the drinks we’re definitely inviting him again’ said team mate Frank Hindle

Lancashire farmer Richard Palmer returned to Maxitours action after taking last week off to buy some sheep. He spent over £6000 on 4 pedigree ‘Blue Faced Leicesters ‘ and the ram alone cost him £1900 . He was a’ red faced golfer’ himself after scoring a best of the day 46 points on the front nine followed by a very embarrassing 37 on the easier back nine.

‘We call Graham Jones ‘the anchorman’ of our team’ said Dave Parker before his round.
‘ Is that because he steadies the ship for you?’ I asked
‘No -he just drags us down to his level each week’ replied Dave.

In today’s event the scoring was slightly better for the morning players who enjoyed rain free conditions.
Rob Hands and Simon Hemsleys team scored 84 points to take the early lead before the Lewis Marland and John Hilditch teams scored 85 points.

Taking the honours however were Didsburys Paul Dalby(5) , Phil Vokes(5), Barney Ross(5) and Chris Cyprus(12) who recorded their first win for nearly a year with a very impressive 88 points. ‘We had a great day out there’ reported likeable Phil.

Late in the day they were nearly pipped by the Manchester United duo of Frank Stapleton(14) and Stuart Pearson(6) who teamed up with Kevan Hawkins(6) and Dave Wilson(8) to take 2nd place with a solid 87.
Richard Blackwell(12), Daniel Moore(26), Tony Jennison(6) and John Hilton(12) also played well in the afternoon rain and they scored 86 in the very damp conditions to take 3rd place.

Thanks to everyone for your support and integrity -there was a terrific 100% attendance which was incredible considering the forecast, thank you very much indeed.
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 16th Charles W-Kelly Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin 18th Ian King Dozen AD333

2’s sweep £190 3 Pro v1s or 8 srixons

Simon Burgess Stuart Pearson x2 Paul Robinson Phil Howsley Rob Platt Andy Strickley Pete Booth James Newton Barney Ross Chris Cyprus David Kelly Jim Clarke Ben Davis Brian Greenbank Richard Palmer Roy Ainsworth Steve Barber Andy Jackson

Stockport 19-Oct-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Barney Ross, Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Chris Cyprus 88 12 Under Armour top each
2 Frank Stapleton, Stuart Pearson, Dave Wilson, Kevan Hawkins 87 10 Sunice layered top each
3 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Daniel Moore 86 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Kevin Seaton, Paul Buckley 85 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 John Hilditch, James Newton, Iain Bartholomew, Dave Mackey 85 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Simon Hemsley, Ian King , Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy 84 2 Maxitours bag towel
7 Rob Hands, Stuart Roach, David Barker, Simon Ellery 84 Maxitours bag towel
8= Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Gary Hodkinson 83
8= Paul Robinson, Ian Appleton, Phil Howsley, Charles W-Kelly 83
8= Rob Platt, Carl Mollart, Steve Barber, Jeremy Camper 83
11= David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow, Phil Smeathers 82
11= Roy Ainsworth, Steve Collier, Adam Princep, Andy Gordon 82
13 Paul Browne, Dale Wallace, Steve Berg, Howard Johnson 81
14 Mike Hall, Mark Green, Peter Hale, Rob Blane 80
15= Brian Greenbank, John Kennedy, Dave Wainwright, 79
15= Ben Davies, Jim Clarke, Dave Thomas, Graham Aspinall 79
17= John Royle, Chris Leonard, Ian Smith, Ted Barker 78
17= Pete Booth, Stuart Milner, Tony Williamson, Neil Williamson 78
17= Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Mike Priestley 78
17= Ray Tennant, Leigh Smart, Billy Rawsthore, Andy Jackson 78
21 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Gary Butler, Charlie Cunningham 77
22= Dave Woods, Al Brown, Mike Brown, Warren Newton 76
22= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Callum Hughes, Andrew Hill 76
24 Andy Strickley, Andy Taylor, Mike Eardley, Julian Farmer 75
25 Claire Whitney, Derek Lamb, Helen Billington, Mike Birchall 65
9 hole comp
1 Rob Norbury, Mike Norbury, Nathan Mills, James Mooney 43 Maxitours shirt each
2 Dave Blease, Rob Whittle, Sam Garnett, Frazer Meadowcroft 40 3 pro V1s each
3 Craig Dyson, Scott Ryan, Dave Porterhouse, Gary McMahon 37 3 pro V1s each

Dunham Forest AM AM times Thursday 26th Oct
7.58 David Kelly x4
8.08 Pete Monaghan x4
8.18 John Hunt x4
8.27 Garry Dowdle x4
8.36 Ian King x4
8.45 Neil Edwards x4
8.56 Paul Evans x4
9.05 Brian Greenbank x4
9.13 Martin Bramwell x4
9.22 Ian Gemmill x4
9.31 Roy Ainsworth x4
9.40 Ray Tennant x4
9.50 Jack Coleman x4
9.58 Rob Weston x4
10.06 John Hilditch x4
10.15 Lewis Marland x4
10.24 Mick Mahon x4
10.33 Jim Rymer x4
10.42 Chris Adamsx4
10.51 David thomas x4
11.00 Mike Gray x4
11.09John Stubbs x4
11.18Graham Littler x4
11.27 peter maher x4
11.36 Ian Hellens x4
11.45 Sam Leach x4
11.54 Steve Johnson x4
12.03John Wallis x4
12.12 James Wilson x4
12.21 Richard Williamson x4
12.30 Richard Blackwell x4
12.39 Tom Butler x4
12.48 Brian Hopkins
12.57 Pete Hamlett x4

Stockport tomorrow

Dear Maxitours player

The Stockport course is open and in good condition for tomorrow’s event

however there is some drainage work taking place so worst case scenario is the 15th and 18th holes will play as par threes

Just a heads up

You may want to let your team know

Thanks Tim

Results from lovely Llangollen

Stockport 19th Oct – full
Dunham Forest 26th – full
Mottram 3rd Nov- team of 4- last few spaces
Maxitours at the Vale of Llangollen

Llangollen looked AWESOME this morning as sun streamed down on the stunning Autumnal valley setting. Conditions were perfect for a tremendous days golf.

Thanks to everyone at this great venue for looking after us all so well throughout the day. Everyone commented on how dry the course was and it was presented to its usual very high standard.

Simon Ashton from Hazel Grove was in trouble even before he left home :
‘Where are you competing at today darling? asked his lovely wife over breakfast.
‘The Vale of Llangollen dear’
‘Why the hell are you going all the way to Scotland to play golf?’

Barry Simpson loses plenty of balls when he plays but today he was looking puzzled as he walked around the clubhouse’ has anyone seen my golf bag I can’t remember where I put it?’
‘Have you got a provisional one?’ came the reply from one of our more quick witted players.

Steve Foxcroft nearly lost his golf balls , bag, clubs and trolley after he accidentally caught the go button on his electric trolley and watched it nosedive into the fast flowing river. Some long reeds stopped it from being completely swept away. He spent the rest of the round drying out his clubs but was grateful that his bag had waterproof pockets so no damage done to his valuables or car keys – Phew !!!!

Thanks to Matt Turnock for running the latter part of the day and collating the results.

Scoring was very tight at the top in today’s event with Grange Park’s Ray Tennant’s (5) low handicap team of Andy Jackson(5), Leigh Smart(1) and Billy Rawsthore(6) winning on card count back on 82 points from both Simon Ashton’s Hazel Grove team (Mick Jones(6) Rick Booth(10) and Dan Moss (6)) and Paul Dalby’s Didsbury team (Barney Ross 5, Chris Cyprus 12 and Phil Vokes 5) who were beaten into 3rd place.

Thanks for all who travelled and played today- I hope you had a great day. Tim

Nearest Pin 14th – Chris Adams Dozen AD333s
Nearest Pin 18th – Dave McDougall Dozen AD333s

2’s – £162.50
5 x ProV1’s or 12 Srixons per two
Barney Ross, Neil Gardner, Paul Evans, Stuart Blake x2 two’s, Steve Foxcroft, Ken Clarke, Chris Adams, Mike Hill & Dave Goodwin

Llangollen 13-Oct-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Ray Tennant, Andy Jackson, Leigh Smart, Billy Rawsthore 82 12 Sunice Waterproof Top each
2 Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Rick Booth, Dan Moss 82 10 Galvin Green Shirt each
3 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Chris Cyprus, Phil Vokes 82 8 Maxitours Shirt each
4 John Dickenson, Dave McDougall, Rob Farnham, Paul Lea 79 6 Sunice Shirt each
5 Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair, Mick Butler 78 4 Maxitours cap and towel
6 Chris Adams, Greg Adams, Geoff Guest, Oliver Guest 77 2
7= Barry Simpson, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Martin Cox 77
7= Tom Baker, Tom Baker jnr, John Kilner, Peter McFail 77
9= Anthony Bloor, Dave Harlow, John Atkin, Anthony Bloor 76
9= Neil Edwards, George Andrews, Steve Woods, Jason Atherton 76
9= Simon Poucher, Pat O’Dowd, Paul Fell, Brendan Leighton 76
9= Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess 76
13= Bob Eastwood, Dave Woods, Gareth Bradley, Ashley Elliot 74
13= Rob Hands, John Buckley, Alan Buckley, David Barker 74
15= Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Darren Forrester 73
15= Steve Foxcroft, Jamie Foxcroft, Stuart Blake, Bev Crute 73
15= Mike Hill, Rob Hughes, Rob Blain, Peter Hale 73
15= John Stubbs, John Royle, Guy Hall, Dave Allen 73
19 Steve Parle, Wayne Harper, Gordon Warke, 72
20= Paul Dietz, Rick Fairclough, Duncan Beilby, Neil Gardner 71
20= Pete Cotton, Arthur Laird, Dave Tongue, Robyn Cotton 71
20= Paul Salt, Graham Jackson, John Taylor, Les Penson 71
23 Steve Lamont, Gary Matthews, Steve Daynes, Brian Dewhirst 70
24 Richard Williamson, Joe Kirwan, Dave Goodwin, Dave Rix 66

Start sheet for Stockport AM AM
Thursday 19th October

8.54 David Kelly x4
9.03 Ian King x4
9.12 Barney Ross x4
9.21 Dave Woods x4
9.30 Brian Greenbank x4
9.39 Ben Davies x4
9.47 Paul Browne x4
9.56 Paul Browne x4
10.04 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.13 Rob Hands x4
10.22 Pete Booth x4
10.31 Mick Mahon x4
10.40 John Hilditch x4
10.48 Rob Platt x4
10.57 Andy Strickley x4
11.06 Lewis Marland x4
11.24 Chris Adams x4
11.33 Martin France x4
11.42 Frank Stapleton x4
11.50 Paul Evans x4
12.00 Les Russon x4
12.09 Barry Jackson x4
12.18 Duncan Challen x4
12.27 Duncan Challen x4
12.36 Dave Blease x4
12.45 Craig Dyson x4
12.54 Richard Blackwell x4
1.03 Richard Williamson x4
1.12 Jon Hudson x4
1.21 Simon Ashton x4
1.30 Ray Tennant x4
1.39 Pete Norbury x4
1.48 Brian Hopkins x4


Claire x4

Paul Robinson x4

Mike Gray x4

Results from perfect Prestbury

Spaces at must play Lovely Vale of Llangollen next Friday 13th October!!

Maxitours at Perfect Prestbury Golf Club

Another twenty millimetres of rain fell overnight but free draining Prestbury was presented in superb condition by highly acclaimed Mark Crossley and his expert greens team.

‘How do they get the greens that quick?’ asked a bemused Darren Whittaker ‘they were tremendous!’
‘That’s a beautiful course’ said Barry Jackson

I loved working here as assistant pro in the early 90’s and it was always a special place to be associated with. Every time I return the facilities and course keep improving at this forward thinking Club.- Thanks to Manager David and all his staff for their hospitality today.

Anthony Bloor played unusually well today, he actually told me it could have been even better but he pulled a muscle in his shoulder playing bowls last evening. He will have to take it easy and make sure he doesn’t sprain a finger in his dominoes match tonight.

Chocolate loving big Roy Ainsworth loves kit kats and mars bars so much he is known by everyone who plays Maxitours as ‘chunky’. On a recent trip to ALDI Roy was surprised and delighted to discover they have named chocolate biscuit in his honour. He loved handing his team their ‘Chunky’ chocolate bars today.

Brendan Poynts is known as ‘lack of ‘ by his golfing mates. He had an impressive 21 points on the front nine but lived up to his nickname with just 16 on the back nine to miss out on the prizes.

John Harrison skipped history classes to play golf when he was younger. The likeable Alsager man struggled to get in the Clubhouse after his solid round.
‘ What’s the door code?’ he asked the bar man through the window –
‘Battle of Hastings’ replied the steward
‘No, what’s the code for the door to get in?’
‘I want to know the code for the door?’
‘ 1066’
‘Thats all I wanted to know’

It was the most amusing conversation of the season.

Knutsfords’ nice guys John Atkin(17) and David Kelly(9) were out first and they were round in just over 3 1/2 hours. They set the Clubhouse lead for most of the morning with 41 points and eventually finished in a very respectable 4th place after a card play off.

Lewis Marland is a lovely man. His golfing catch phrase is ‘I’m out of this hole partner- where are you?’ Today though it was Lewis(15) who was doing the work as he came in eleven times alongside Kevin Seaton(5) as they scored 41 points to take 3rd place.

After an average 18 points on the front nine top man Richard Blackwell(12) eagled the 11th and straight hitting John Hilton (13) parred the next three as 23 points on the back nine sealed 2nd place for the chirpy Mottram Hall duo.

John Bent(8) from Didsbury has not won on Maxitours since 2009. His long drought ended today as he teamed up with Billy Blissett(15) to take a wonderful four shot victory. Blissett works at the airport and his game has taken off thanks to a new spider putter.
‘I couldn’t miss out there and my partner played well also’ said the Mancunian. He also won nearest the pin after hitting his 7 iron to twelve inches at the signature 17th hole.
Well played chaps super golf in breezy conditions!

Thanks to all who played today – I hope you enjoyed this great course.

Nearest the pin 7th Geoff Andrews Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 17th Billy Blissett Doz AD333s

2’s £145 4 pro V1s or 10 srixons each

Andy Jackson David Kelly Dave Woods Kev Hart John Harrison Billy Blissett John Bent Dave Goodwin Mark Taylor Bri Hopkins

Prestbury 05-Oct-2017
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Billy Blissett, John Bent 45 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton 41 11 Sunice wind top each
3 Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton 41 10 FJ Shirt each
4 David Kelly, John Atkin 41 9 Sunice shirt each
5 Neil Higgins, Andy Burns 41 8 Callaway shirt each
6 Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 40 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 John Stockdale, Dave Williams 39 6 Maxitours cap each
8 Billy Rawsthore, Andy Jackson 39 5 Maxitours cap each
9 Dave Wilson, Steve Austin 39 4 Maxitours bag towel each
10 Ian Neilson, Mark Birtwistle 39 3 Maxitours bag towel each
11 Dave Woods, Al Brown 39 2
12 Trevor Foster, John Fielding 38 1
13= Joe Kirwan, Darren Whittaker 38
13= Pete Houston, Matt Mortimer 38
13= Mike Brown, Andy Bennett 38
13= Ian Waller, Mark Steggles 38
13= Barry Jackson, Paul Millner 38
13= Dave Goodwin, 38
19= Rob Hands, Simon Ellery 37
19= Ray Tennant, Leigh Smart 37
19= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton 37
19= Ron Sloane, Brendan Poynts 37
19= Ian Appleton, Phil Welsh 37
19= Ted Ellis, Paul Benson 37
19= Andy Moon, Stewart Cragg 37
19= Al Pengelly, Mark Johnson 37
27= Gareth Bradley, Mark Clewley 36
27= Brian Greenbank, Ian Goulty 36
27= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 36
27= Harvey Mattinson, Anthony Bloor 36
27= Stuart Pearson, Kevin Hawkins 36
27= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon 36
27= Hugh Mullin, Steve Latchford 36
34= Dave Stanhope, Steve Mattinson 35
34= Mike Verdon, Adam Princep 35
34= Lee Jevons, Dave Stott 35
34= Steve Parle , Gary Parle 35
34= Ken Swarbrick, Peter O’Driscoll 35
34= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor 35
40= Tony Evans , Dave Pearson 34
40= Tim Spencer, Mark Saxon 34
42= James Shipston, Alison Shipston 33
42= Colin Lynch, Stuart Roche 33
42= Neale Laurent, Nick Ford 33
42= Vic Nilsen , Terry Crewe 33
42= Kevin Hart, Ian Fensom 33
42= Roy Ainsworth, Pete Atherton 33
42= Steve Heywood, David Sully 33
42= Ian Waddington, Nick Pedley 33
42= Dave Beavis, Dereck Fortune 33
42= Ray Royle, David Smith 33
52= Bob Sutton, Dave Harlow 32
52= John Hunt, Philip Watson 32
52= Paul Evans, John Harrison 32
52= Bernard Wood, Chris Ernill 32
56= Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews 31
56= Gordon Warke, Wayne Harper 31
58 Dave Marchant, Frank Wallace 30
59 Chris Dykens, John Dawson 29

Lovely Vale of Llangollen next Friday 13th October
9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.39 David Kelly x4
9.48 Ian King x4
9.57 Jack Coleman x4
10.24Barry Simpson x4
10.42 Paul Dietz x4
10.51 Neil Edwards x4
11.00 Simon Ashton x4
11.09 Pete Cotton x4
11.18 tom baker x4
11.27 Paul Evans x4
11.36 Steve Foxcroft x4
11.45 Frazer Mackenzie x4
11.54 Simon Poucher x2 pat O’dowd x1 – 1 player required
12.03 Ray Tennant x4
12.12 Les Russon x4
12.21 Keith Workman x4
12.30 Bob Mottershead x4
12.39 Barry Simpson x4
12.48 Paul Salt x4
12.57 Jon Hudson x4
1.06 Richard Williamson x4
1.15 John Stubbs x4
1.24 Steve Parle x4
1.41 Pete Norbury x4
1.59 Joe Yates x4

Maxitours at Panoramic Pleasington

Maxitours Puma/Cobra Masters at panoramic Pleasington

Wall to wall September sunshine and an idyllic golf course meant a great day was enjoyed by all Maxitours players at Pleasington today. The course is extremely highly rated but there have also been great improvements in the clubhouse with top quality food served all day, a well stocked professionals shop and the most attractive bar maid witnessed all season.

Ryan the Club Manager and Barney the bar manager were also brilliant to deal with throughout the day-thanks chaps.

On the course Alan Smith lost his brand new pro v1 ball on the 5th hole which borders the railway line. ‘It was last seen heading towards Bury station’ joked the Shrigley Hall slicer.

Frank Hindle is a great player but he has struggled since a recent double knee replacement operation. ‘I used to be bow legged’ said the Lancashire man ‘but now I am knocked kneed. I think they put my knees back on the wrong way round. I tried to weigh myself yesterday but I can only get one foot on the scales.’ He hobbled his way to 77 points.

Rob Haynes (13) works as a fitter in the baked beans section at the local Heinz factory. He hit a large ‘variety’ of shots on the course but came up ‘trumps’ when he started and finished his round in style with impressive birdie threes.

Pete Cotton is a top man and needed to be on top form to avoid setting a new Maxitours record of four last places in a row. On the signature 7th hole he actually hit a great tee shot and was delighted to inform me that it was his ball rather than his golf career that was ‘down the shute’. Pete was overjoyed to finish in a career best 26th spot.

The course was really excellent considering another 20 millimetres of rain fell overnight. It played its’ full length and scoring was average.

Juan Manasano sounds like he should be a golfing bandit however the genuine 6 handicapper is a lovely chap and he helped his Mottram Hall team into 5th place with 81 points

Paul Dalby(6) played with me in a recent Welsh pro am. He decided to play in a decent team this week and John Bent(8), Andy Leather(15) and Barney Ross(5) helped him into 4th place.

Out of form Roy ‘chunky’ Ainsworth (27) drafted in one handicapper Adam Princep to see if it would change his fortunes. Adam did the trick and Steve Collier(16) and Mike Verdon also chipped in to reach 82 points and 3rd spot.

Wealthy Ed Wilkinson(7) will buy anything to improve his golf game. Today he informed me that he was thinking of buying a pair of golf ‘y fronts’ to help his swing. He usually plays pants. A great team effort saw the likeable Warrington man take 2nd place and skid up the order of merit. Roger Percival(5), Martin France(4) and Pete Atherton(11) completed the team.

The BBC caused a stir recently when they appointed a female actress to be the new Doctor Who. It was another female Doctor making the headlines today when highly rated GP Dr Alison Shipston(15) took first prize in the Puma Masters at Pleasington. Less talented husband Dr James Shipston(10) Denis O’Neill(11) and John Hunt(17) completed the quartet. Hunt birdied the last to seal a terrific win. Well played guys – great golf.

Thanks to Graham Mitton from Cobra Puma for his terrific sponsorship of todays event and thanks to all players for your 100% attendance. Terrific.

2’s £172.50 9 pro v1 or 22 srixons per 2 Paul Dalby Rob Tabbron Martin France Ed Cotton Trevor Foster
Nearest the pin 16th Gordon Hamlett Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 18th Charles Beadle Dozen AD333s

Pleasington 28-Sep-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill 84 12 Puma golf shoes each
2 Martin France, Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton 83 10 Puma top each
3 Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Adam Princep, Steve Collier 82 8 Puma Shirt each
4 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, John Bent, Andrew Leather 82 6 Puma umbrella each
5 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Roy Rotherer, Juan Manasano 81 4 Puma shoe bag each
6 Joe Kirwan, Sean Bate, Ashley Elliott, Dave Crossgrove 81 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Paul Williams, Steve Kavanagh, Ashley Griffiths, Daniel Lloyd 79 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Neil Drummond, Andrew Stone, Pat O’Dowd, Rob Tabbron 79
9= Pete Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Mike Lynch, Paul Randall 78
9= Keith Workman, Stuart Hardy, Keith Graves, Dave Palnt 78
11= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Ian Handy, Gary Whittaker 77
11= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle, Andy Faulkner 77
11= Chris Adams, Steve Parton, Paul Allen, Malcolm Gibson 77
11= Trevor Foster, Matt Mortimer, Grany Vickery, John Fielding 77
15= Ian King, Simon Hemsley, Darren Whittaker, Al Brown 76
15= Simon Taylor, Rob Haynes, Tony Roberts, Mike Savage 76
15= Alan Pengelly, Al Smith, Mark Johnson, Peter Cartlidge 76
18= Andy Strickley, Andy Taylor, Kevin Hodgson, Mike Eardley 75
18= Peter Maher, Shushil Agarwell, Charlie Beadle, David J Kelly 75
20= Sam Leach, John Barton, Barry McGuigan, Chris Walley 74
20= Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers 74
22= David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake 73
22= Garry Bailey, Geoff Allen, Gary Hempstead, Steve Maddox 73
22= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Andrew Hill, Steve Volp 73
25 Neil Edwards, Jim McEwan, Tim Potter, Jim Shirley 72
26= Pete Cotton, Ed Cotton, Martin Lowe, Dave Tongue 70
26= Frank Ashworth, Alan Lester, Phil Glynn, Marion Anderson 70
28= James Wilson, Paul Stones, Steve Halliwell, David Waite 68
28= Ray Massey, Steve Tyrrell, John Gleave, Ian Berrisford 68
28= Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Craig Gorton, Mike Lomax 68

Prestbury Pairs
Thursday 5th October

8.50 Colin Roberts x4
9.00 David Kelly x4
9.10 Ian King x4
9.20 Brian Greenbank x4
9.40 Rob Hands x4
9.50 Jack Coleman x4
10.00 Dave Woods x4
10.10 John Hunt x4
10.19 John Hilditch x4?
10.28 Lewis Marland x4
10.37 Ray Tennant x4
10.48 Simon Poucher x4
11.06 Ron Sloane x4
11.15 Frank Stapleton x4
11.24 Les Russon x4
11.33Roy Ainsworthx4
11.42 Martin France x4
11.51 Paul Evans x4
12.18 Barry Jackson x4
12.27 Hugh Mullin x4
12.36 Richard Blackwell x2 Lee Jevons x2
12.45Richard Williamson x4
12.56 David Smith
1.05 Bernard Wood x4
1.14 Gary Parle x4
1.23 David Smith x4
1.32Tom Dobbins x4
1.41Steve Parle x4
1.50 Pete Norbury x4
2.06 Brian Hopkins x4
res Paul Higgins x4
Steve Heywood x4

Results from outstanding Hopwood

Spaces at one of Lancashire’s finest- Pleasington next week!

Maxitours at outstanding Hopwood

I had heard great reports about Hopwood recently and the condition of this great course did not disappoint our Maxitours players today.

‘That is a lovely track!’said Paul Simpson who hadn’t visited this architectural masterpiece before.

I first fell in love with Hopwood when I tried to get through European tour school here in 1991. After a few lucky bounces Lee Westwood narrowly pipped me by 14 shots but despite this misfortune I have always thought the course was class.

The par three 16th hole at Hopwood is possibly its signature hole. It’s a real brute measuring well over 200 yards and it usually plays into the teeth of the wind. In fact it is so tough it is the only hole where you can have both the longest drive and nearest the pin. Unsurprisingly nobody birdied it today.

The early starters teed off in a bit of light rain but the skies cleared just after midday to set up a magnificent days golf. Big Don Morgan doesn’t like playing in the rain ‘The only drizzle I like is on my lemon cake’ reported the full figured Yorkshireman before he teed off first thing in his xxxl Galvin Green waterproofs.

The scoring was consistent throughout the day and more than one team reported that their golf deteriorated as the weather conditions improved.

Hale’s Brian Greenbank (6)has more time off work than a Ryan air pilot and he teamed up with likeable brothers Dave(13) and Mike Wainwright(18) and Paul Simpson(9). They were out first and scored an impressive 82 points to finish 4th.

Brookdale nice guys Neale Laurent(12), Lee Merson(1), Paul Butler(8) and Gary Winston(10) also scored 82 but their solid play on the tougher back nine saw them take 3rd place.

Wealthy pharmacist Al Kenny’s(12) team had plenty of chemistry on the golf course today.
Al dispensed his fair share of birdies as his team took 2nd place.
‘That just the Medicine’ said playing partner Paul Gilbert(19). Colin Gillespie(17) and Bramall Park secretary John Mould(16) completed the team.

The Upper class Stockport Golf Club team containing 2 ex-captains took first prize today .
The rain stopped five minutes before the lucky quartet teed off and they made the most of their good fortune. Cheshire senior player Ian Gemmell is a class act and the five handicapper was 2 under par on the tough back nine – brilliant play. Chris Hammond(8), Peter Roche(11) and Peter Bottoman(10) also had a day out as they took first place by five shots. – Congratulations on your first Maxitours victory.

Thanks also to Steve and the Catering team for excellent hospitality throughout the day.
Thanks to everyone for your support, yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the pin prizes,
8th David Bigley doz Ad333s
13th Brian Hitchen doz ad333s

2’s £132.50 4 pro V1sor 10 srixons each

Paul Simpson Richard Palmer Stuart Hilditch Dave Bentley Keith Cox on Dave Allen Brian Hitchen Gordon Warke Jimmy O’Reilly

Hopwood 21-Sept-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Hammond, Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche, Peter Bottoman 88 12 Sunice waterproof top
2 Paul Gilbert, Al Kenny, John Mould, Colin Gillespie 83 10 Footjoy Shirt each
3 Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Lee Merson, Gary Winstone 82 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Brain Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Paul Simpson 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Al Liegh, Jimmy O’Reilly, Paul Lowe, Steve Armitt 81 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Andy Moon, John Berry, John Dawson, Stewart Cragg 79 2 Maxitours cap each
7 Simon Hemsleys team, , , 78 Maxitours bag towel each
8= Garry Dowdle team, , , 76
8= Ian Neilsons team, , , 76
10= John Wallis team, , , 75
10= Gordon Warkes team, , , 75
10= Pete Hamletts team, , , 75
13= Barry Simpsons team, , , 74
13= Richard Williamson team, , , 74
13= Bev Crutes team, , , 74
13= Nigel Oakes team, , , 74
13= Mick Mahonteam, , , 74
13= John Royles team, , , 74
13= Chris Adams team, , , 74
20 John Hilditch team, , , 73
21 Dave Smiths team, , , 71
22 Graham Littlers team, , , 70
23 Jack Clarkes team, , , 67
24 John Jones team, , , 66

Pleasington start times
Thursday 28th Sept
9.15 Colin Roberts x4
9.24 David Kelly x4
9.33 Ian King x4
9.42 Peter Maher x4
9.51 Brian Greenbank x4
10.00 Mick Mahon x4
10.09 John Hunt x4
10.18 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.27 Neil Drummond x2 Pat O’Dowd x2
10.45 Pete Hamlett x4
10.54 Neil Edwards x4
11.03 Andy Strickley x4
11.21 Sam Leach x4
11.30 Martin France x4
11.39 Les Russon x4
11.57Simon Taylor x4
12.06 Richard Blackwell x4
12.15 Keith Workman x4
12.24 Pete Cotton x4
1.30 John Stubbs x4
1.39 Ray Jones x4
1.57 Frank Ashworth x4
2.15Simon Ashton x4
2.24 Paul Rudkin x4
2.33Pete Norbury x4
2.42Brian Hopkins x4