results from woderful Warrington

Maxitours at wonderful Warrington

Warrington was in lovely condition for todays’ Maxitours event. Not only had the greens been hand cut this morning but the green surrounds were also hand cut – IN DECEMBER!!! Many thanks to John McLoughlan the head green keeper and his team for their fantastic work. The fairways were also excellent.

Conditions were a little bit chilly in the Winter breeze but it was very dry underfoot. As he picked the team card up I was going to tell Pete Morgan that it was so dry out there his trousers would be mud free. I then spotted that the millionaires pants were caked in the stuff. I decided to keep quiet as I didn’t want to offend him.

I enjoy going to Warrington and speaking to their long-standing Scottish Pro Rae Mackay. He always makes me smile with a few good one-liners. He also offers his members a brilliant pro shop with all the latest stock. Big Maxitours player Roy Ainsworth was very impressed.

‘Have you seen how well stocked the pro shop is- it has everything!’ Praised the Antrobus man. (affectionately known as Chunky to his friends.) ‘He stocks all the major brands- Cadbury, Rowntree, Galaxy’…’He even sells Dorito’s.’

Simon Burgess doesn’t win much at all and he was still in shock after winning at Stockport last week. ‘What do these Footjoy Chillout tops look like, you know, the one’s that we won last week after our terrific performance?’ He asked loudly.

‘They are quite similar to that top you are wearing today -except they aren’t ten years old and they are far better quality’ I replied.

In todays’ event despite losing a shot last week Rob Kenyon(15) continued his good form and led his Bramall men into 4th place with 86 points. Steve Merricks(4), scruffy Simon Burgess(17) and Neil Lingwood (15) completed the team.

Knutsfords’ Jim Clarke(12) knows how to pick a team and Neil Topping(7), Graham Jackson(7) and Pete Ledger(19) were the chosen ones today . They finished in 3rd spot with 86 points.

Jimmy McEwan(7) led his Ashton in Makerfield team into 2nd place. Dave Parry(21), Geoff Ratcliffe(6) and Jason ‘did you hear about my eagle’ Atherton(9) scored 87 points. They missed out by a shot as they could only score three points on their closing hole

Winning today was Mick Mahons team. Unfortunately regular player and all round nice guy Mick was at the horses today so Dave Westwood(19) stepped in. This normally spells disaster but Dave did his fair share. I had to double check the card as Frank Hindle(15) appeared to have had an excellent game and came in twelve times which is highly unusual.

‘I didn’t have Mick breathing down my neck telling me off when I hit my bad shots. I felt like the shackles had been loosened’. Said Frank. Richard Palmer(10) and John Farnworth(23) completed the Mytton Fold quartet. Well played chaps great win.

Thanks to everyone who played today and for getting around under that magical 4 hour mark. One more event and the nights start getting lighter! Tim

Nearest the Pin were not put out, sorry -let me know if you have a claim!

Nearest the Pin 9th Dozen AD333s-

Nearest the pin 13th Dozen Ad333s

2’s sweep £132.50 5 pro v1s or dozen AD333s per 2

Steve Blakeway x2 Brian Hopkins Dave Bentley Jason Atherton Garry Smith Dave Harlow

Warrington 12-Dec-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth 88 12 Galvin Green windstopper top each
2 Jimmy McEwan, Dave Parry, Jason Atherton, Geoff Ratcliffe 87 10 Ashworth sweater each
3 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Neil Topping, Pete Ledger 86 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Nieil Lingwood 86 6 AUR shirt each
5 Dean Travis, Pete Morgan, Alf Gregg, Mark Roberts 85 4 AUR shirt each
6 Ashley Elliott, Mike Lambe, Bob Eastwood, Mike Clewley 84 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson 83
7= Dave Greenwood, Ross Birch, Charles Herbert, Mick Gorrill 83
9= John Hilditch, JP , Paul Smith, Simon Walton 82
9= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport 82
9= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Nick Ford, Kev Seaton 82
9= Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway, Nathan Pugh, Paul Robinson 82
9= Paul Fell, Ben Kinsey, Tony Hereford, Chris Vose 82
14= David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Dave Arthur, John Atkin 81
14= Jim Cox, Andy Sandham, Tony Walsh, Steve Jenkinson 81
14= Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Garry Smith, Dan Moore 81
14= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington 81
14= Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, Geoff Bruce 81
19= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 80
19= Jim Caldwell, Dave Thomas, Bob Picthall, Nigel Milroy 80
21 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Bob Chesters, Chris Walley 78
22= Peter Maher, Chris Church, Russell Humphries, Martin Higgins 77
22= Roy Ainsworth, Peter Heald, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon 77
24 Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Mike Lomax, Ryan McNight 76

Maxitours at Vale Royal

Weds 19th December 11am shotgun

1a Les Russon x4

1b Nigel Hallows x4

2a Brian Hopkins x4

2b Simon Poucher x4

3 Peter Maher x4

4 Bob Mottershead x4

4b Steve Aspinall x4

5a Dave Tongue x4

5b Richard Williamson x4

6 Phil Dermott x4

7 Simon Wilkinson x4

7b Andy Hall x4

8Rob Kenyon x4

9a Richard Blackwell x4

9b Simon Hemsley x4

10a Colin Roberts x4

10b Jim Caldwell x4

11 Dave Blood x4

12a Phil Vokes x4

12b Mick Mahon x4

13 Lewis Marland x4

14a Dave Sully x4

14b Paul Fell x4

15a Roger Percival x4

15b Jim Clarke x4

16 Eddie Ellis x4

17 Joe Yates x4

18a Chris Adams x4

18b Munro Donald x4

Maxitours at Superb Stockport

Maxitours at super Stockport

Despite a gloomy forecast a beautifully mild and dry day greeted Maxitours golfers at Stockport Golf Club today. The course has stood up incredibly well to heavy rain yesterday and this was down to recent excellent drainage work at this elite Cheshire Club.

Premiership referee Mike Dean did a quick pitch inspection before he teed off ‘It is very, very dry out there.’ he declared.
Mike Wainwright was amazed by the condition of the course ‘I wasn’t too sure how wet it would be but it was amazingly good’ he beamed. ‘Those greens were firm and very true.’
Six handicapper Barney Ross described the course as ‘Simply Superb.’

Thanks to caterers Paul and Tina for their tremendous bacon butties. For some strange reason I have called Tina by the wrong name for the last ten years and today she informed me that her name wasn’t Sue. She is such a nice person it doesn’t seem to bother her.

Chocolate loving Pete Knowles loves Christmas but his day got off to a bad start when his wife nicked his chocolate from his Cadbury Advent calendar this morning. He also hit a Selection of bad shots on the course and ended up in the Roses.

There were some large forces in play on the course today as Big Alex Harmon was proudly wearing his new Nike Compression golf top which threatened to cut off the blood supply to his brain. The compression top did come in very handy however when he had to squeeze his way into the tight revolving door as he attempted to make his way out of the Clubhouse.

John Hilditch claimed his balls for making a two in a recent event. ‘You owe me eight balls and there is no need to check your records, you have my word as an estate agent.’ Said the famous Hale property man. I tried to gazump him by throwing in one of my old used ones.

Scoring was incredibly tight in today’s event with just four shots separating the top thirteen teams. Taking 3rd place was the likeable Mick Mahon(23) team from Blackburn. Steady Richard Palmer(10), solid John Farnsworth(23) and erratic Frank Hindle(15) all contributed well.

Bramall Captain Mike Spencer(12) led his team into 2nd place when they picked up an excellent 45 points on the back nine. Ian King(8), Gareth Bradley(+1) and Simon Hemsley(10) all did their bit.

Taking first place was Rob Kenyon’s(16) team also from Bramall. They dedicated their win to team Captain and terrific bloke Les Russon who is recovering well after a recent illness. Simon Burgess(18), Steve Merricks(5) and John Stockdale (17) all came in at least nine times. Well played chaps great win.

Thanks to everyone for your integrity you know that even if the forecast is poor the sun always shines on my Maxitours players.
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 11th hole Gareth Bradley Doz Srixon AD333
Nearest the Pin 18th hole Paul Dalby Doz Srixon AD333
2’s £127 .50 19 srixon AD333 or 9 pro v1s per 2 Ed Wilkinson Iain Bartholomew Nathan Pugh Ged Keary

Stockport 06-Dec-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks, John Stockdale 85 12 FJ Chillout top each
2 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer, Ian King 84 10 Stuburt endurance top each
3 Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 84 8 AUR Shirt each
4 Neil Lingwood, Gav Spencer, Chris Macklin, Dave Fiddler 84 6 AUR Shirt each
5 John Hilditch, JP , Ian Bartholomew, Dave Mackey 83 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson 83 2
7= Phil Vokes, Barney Ross, Paul Dalby, Rob Anderson 82
7= Brian Yardley, Ian Hellens, Nathan Pugh, Steve Blakeway 82
9= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Mike Lowe 81
9= Dave Goodwin, Alex Jerman, Richard Williamson, Saj Hashmi 81
9= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington 81
9= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 81
9= Jim Cox, Ian George, Dave Collinson, Jack Meredith 81
14 Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 80
15= Jim Caldwell, Lee Charnley, Bob Picthall, Peter Griggs 79
15= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Brian Greenbank 79
15= Mike Dean, Mike Masser, Pete Tomlinson, Neil Swarbrick 79
18= Ged Keary, Rob Harris, Andrew Pennie, Paul Waring 78
18= Craig Rea, David Gill, Eric Healy, John Webb 78
20 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Rob Higginbotham 76
21 Mike Savage, Keith Rigby, Terry Hines, Tony Roberts 75
22 Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill, Liz Halliwell 65

Warrington start sheet
Wednesday 12th Dec 11am shotgun start

1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Roy Ainsworth x4
2a Dave Blood x4
2b Phil Vokes x4
3 Sam Leach x4
4 Pete Maher x4.
5 Paul Rudkin x4.
6 Dave Sully x4
7Paul Fell x4
8a Mick Mahon x4
8bLewis Marland x4
9 John Hilditch x4
10a Rob Weston x4.
10b David Kelly x4
11a Roger Percival x4
11b Les Russon x4
12 Nigel Hallows x4
13 Brian Hopkins x4
14a Jim Clarke x4.
14b Richard Blackwell x4
15ab Neil Edwards x4
16 Ashley Elliot x4
17a Jim Caldwell x4
17b Ian Hellens x4
18aSimon Hemsley x4
18b Bev Crute x4

Maxitours at Stockport

I have just spoken to Stockport Head Professional Gary Norcott and although the golf course has had heavy rain the recent excellent drainage improvements has meant that the course is open for play tomorrow.

Pull/electric Trolleys are permitted

11AM shotgun start

There is a 50% chance of rain in the morning and no rain is forecast from 12 onwards so it should be a great day!

Bring your shades.

Yours in Golf,

Maxitours at World Class Wilmslow

** 2 Spaces available in the team of 4 event at Stockport Thursday next week**

Maxitours at World Class Wilmslow

Another incredibly beautiful November day greeted Maxitours players as they arrived at Wilmslow this morning.
This class Cheshire course was bathed in sunshine and there was barely a breath of wind. The course was presented in tip top condition. Many thanks to the skilled Wilmslow green keepers.

‘I Canner believe how good the greens were!’ said Potteries man Colin Roberts.
‘That was terrific.’ said an impressed Simon Poucher
‘ It was like playing on a lovely Summers day!’ Said Dave Blood. ‘The course was really excellent.’

Karen and Simon behind the bar are also brilliant to deal with and the service was five-star throughout the day for my players, thank you very much.

Mick Mahon’s team comes down to Cheshire from the frozen North (Blackburn) most weeks to play Maxitours events. They are always surprised by the number of Range Rovers they see and they regularly comment on the stunning real estate surrounding the courses.
‘There is a lot of idle rich living around here.’ Observed team mate Richard Palmer. ‘I bet there aren’t many grafters like us. ’ He added, slowly supping his second pint of Boddingtons and stretching out on the comfy Clubhouse sofa.

The Chairman of greens at Hale, Andy Veitch, recorded a Maxitours record 6 point haul on a single hole after he hold his 2nd shot on a par five today. Playing alongside his more intelligent brother Peter they had an impressive 26 points on their first nine. Unfortunately, they were playing with Martin Bramwell who gave them the kiss of death when he told them ‘You’ve got this in the bag.’ They came home in 17 points to finish mid table.

Darren Whittaker is a really great lad and it was nice to see him playing today. Twenty years ago his good looks and flowing hair meant he was often confused with pop superstar Mick Hutchence and there were regular reports of women throwing themselves at his feet. It is not only his golf that has deteriorated in the last few years -he now gets mistaken for I’m a Celebrity star Nick Knowles. He played well today however to record a top ten finish.

Ex Copper Dave Sully was chatting in the bar and he was delighted to hear that Brit Matthew Hedges had been released after falsely being accused of spying in Dubai. Dave’s golf Club could do with being released on his downswing as he finished in a very average 28th place.

Heyrose’s Steve Blakeway(3) and Ian Hellens(12) were delighted to beat their friend Graham Jackson and finish in 6th place with 45 points. Ashton in Makerfields Pete Sumner(7) and Dave Thomas(16) took 5th and Bramalls Steve Merricks(5) and Neil Lingwood(15) took 4th place all with 45 points.

Lymm members Martin Cox(25) and Marc Morris(18) usually turn up just to have a nice bacon butty but today they were actually in the prizes scoring 46 points to finish in 3rd spot. Martin Cox gets plenty of shots and he normally needs them but today he played his best golf of the year and was backed up well by his good friend.

Phil Hanson(8) and John Jobes(18) took second place also on 46 points but with a better back nine. Phil loves the horses and told me to back a horse in the 2.35 at Kempton. The horse finished last but Phil would have been a great each way bet with very long odds as he hasn’t shown any form for years.

Taking first place was Bramall and Cheshire senior golfer Gareth Bradley (scr) and his friend John Owen(11). Impressive Bradley scored six birdies. ‘I couldn’t miss on those greens. They were immaculate.’ Said Bradley. Well played chaps great golf.

Thanks to everyone for your support. I hope you had a great day.

Nearest the pin 9th Bob Sinclair Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Mike Wainwright Doz AD333

2’s £125 4 pro v1s or 9 srixons per 2.
Martin Bramwell Andy Veitch Neil Edwards Pete Atherton x2 John Hilditch Mike Wainwright Sally Brown Jeff Ratcliffe

Wilmslow 26-Nov-2018
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 John Owen, Gareth Bradley 47 12 FJ Energise shoes
2 Phil Hanson, John Jobes 46 11 FJ Lambswool/chillout sweater
3 Martin Cox, Mark Morris 46 10 Cutter and buck sweat top
4 Steve Merricks, Neil Lingwood 45 9 Maxitours shirt each
5 Pete Sumner , Dave Thomas 45 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway 45 7 Sunice shirt each
7 Mark Clewley, Mike Lamb 45 6 AUR shirt each
8 Martin France, Pete Atherton 44 5 Maxitours scorecard holder each
9 Jimmy McEwan, Adie Price 44 4 Maxitours scorecard holder each
10 Brian Hopkins, Darren Whittaker 44 3
11 Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry 44 2
12 Neil Edwards, Dave Lee 44 1
13= Tony Hereford, Chris Vose 44
13= Richard Greenhill, Nathan Pugh 44
13= Barrie Simpson, Koos Alders 44
13= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 44
17= Di Stow, Sally Brown 43
17= Ian George, Jaxck Meredith 43
17= Munro Donald, Gary Meakin 43
17= Peter Maher, Dave Kelly 43
17= Phil Vokes, 43
17= Barney Ross, Paul Dalby 43
17= Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch 43
17= Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton 43
17= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 43
17= Gerry Salmon, Steve Broom 43
17= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens 43
28= Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves 42
28= Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger 42
28= Alan Drew, Alan Simpson 42
28= Dave Sully, Graham Davenport 42
32= Martin Bramwell, Mike Kirchin 41
32= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer 41
32= Dave Blood, Jim Cox 41
32= Jeff Ratcliffe, Sean Hollowed 41
32= Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 41
32= Steve Woods, Dave Parry 41
38= Jim Clarke, Jim Kenyon 40
38= Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers 40
38= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason 40
38= Peter Griggs, Bob Pictahll 40
42= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton 39
42= Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant 39
44= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 38
44= Simon Poucher, Gordon Stone 38
46= Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood 37
46= Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess 37
48 Steve Heywood, Donna Sully 36

There will be temporary greens on holes 2.3,5 and 16 next week at Stockport I have just spoken with the pro and he assures me that the rest of the course is in really excellent condition
Stockport AM AM Start sheet
Thursday 6th December

1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Simon Hemsley x4
2 Dave Blood x4
3a Phil Vokes x4
3b Mick Mahon x4
4a Mike Dean x4
4b Craig Rea x4
5 Peter Maher x4
6a Rob Kenyon x4
6b Brian Greenbank x4
7 Simon Ashton x4
8 Simon Taylor x4
9aRichard Williamson x4
9b Jim Clarke x4
10a John Hilditch x4
11 Neil Drummond x4
12a Paul Fell x4
12b John Hunt x4
13a Roger Percival x4
13b David Kelly x4
14 Les Russon x4
15a Nigel Hallows x4
15b Brian Hopkins x4
17a Jim Caldwell x4
17b Ged Keary x4
18 Ian Hellens x4

Maxitours at Wonderful Ringway

Maxitours at wonderful Ringway

Superb golfing conditions once again greeted Maxitours competitors at Ringway this morning. The early morning frost soon cleared and a magnificent day for golf was enjoyed by all.

Thanks to general Manager Tracy Rawlinson and her excellent team for hosting the event and looking after us so well. The course has been in terrific condition all Summer and with more improvements taking place highly respected head greenkeeper Richie Stephens has a course to be proud of.
Many thanks to eveyone for playing so quickly. Most of the field were getting around in less than 4 hours which makes it a very pleasurable day.

Sorry for the shorter report as I am a gentleman’s dinner tonight and I am running late!

Richard Williamsons team took 3rd place with a best ever 90 points- even Dave Goodwin played well; Phil Robinson and Paul Woodbine also did plenty of damage.

Second place went to Sandiways Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, John Longworth and Alan Forber with an excellent 91 points.

Richard Blackwells team finally got it together this week after a run of very average results and they had a best of the year score of 94 points. ’It was our day today said team mate Tony Jennison from New Mills, we couldn’t miss.’ John Hilton and Tim Johnson completed the fourball.

Well played chaps great score.
Thanks to all for your 100% attandance once again, yours in golf, Tim.

Nearest the Pin
13th hole Gary Neiles Doz AD333s
16th hole Gareth Bradley Doz AD333s

2’s £147.50 3 Pro v1s or 8 srixons per 2
Barry Jackson Dave Beavis Dave Sully Martin France Pete Atherton x2 Liam Pilkington John Kelsall Mike Verdon Pete Booth Sarah Ormrod James Shipstone Denis O’Neill

Ringway 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Tim Johnson 92 12 Galvin Green top each
2 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Alan Forber 91 10 Cutter and buck top
3 Richard Wiliamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin 90 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Neil Drummond, Brendan Lieghton, Andrew Stone, Pat O’Dowd 88 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Dave Sully, Donna Sully, Steve Heywood, 88 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 88 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7 Jim Caldwell, Steve Barlow, Liam Pilkington, John Kelsall 88
8 Dave Tongue, John Wallis, Tom Milner, Andy Collier 85
9= Jim Cox , Dave Blood, Dave Collinson, Andy Sandham 84
9= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 84
11 Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson, Mike Verdon, Malc Thornily 83
12= Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Mark Clewley, Ian King 82
12= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Booth, Norrie Erwin 82
12= Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Drren Bridge 82
12= Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Gareth Winston, Phil Dickens 82
12= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess 82
17= Duncan Challen, Steve Hogg, Martin Clarke, Steve Harrison 81
17= Phil Vokes, Barney Ross, Paul Dalby, Billy Blissett 81
17= Munro Donald, Phil Hanson, Gary Meakin, Simon Raine 81
20= Peter Maher, Nigel Hall, Chris Church, Russell Humphries 80
20= Simon Ashton, Keith Caddick, David Caddick, Callum Hughes 80
22= Dave Greenwood, Mick Gorrall, Wayne Harper, Sarah Ormrod 79
22= Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Craig Rea, Jason Moran 79
24 Colin Roberts, Tony Adams, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair 78
25 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, Paul Milner 76
26 Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill, Liz Halliwell 70
Trevor Webb, Steve Foxcroft, David Wilkinson, Tony Andrews

1st tee
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 Dave Blood x4
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Neil Edwards x4
10.54 Neil Edwards x4
10.54 Koos Alders x4
11.12 Peter Maher x4
11.21 Sam Leach x4
11.30 Brian Greenbank x4
11.39 Steve Aspinall x4
11.48 Lewis Marland x2 Jerry Salmon x2
10th tee
10.00 Jim Caldwell x4
10.09 Martin Bramwell x4
10.18 John Hilditch x2 Darren Whittaker x2
10.27 Ian Hellens x4
10.36 Paul Fell x4
10.45 Roger Percival x2 – 2 players required
11.03 Jim Clarke x4
11.12 Les Russon x4
11.21 Nigel Hallows x4
11.30 Munro Donald x4
11.39 Simon Poucher x4
11.48 Dave Sully x4

Results from phenomenal Fairhaven

Great Upcoming Maxitours events
Ringway 22nd Full
Wilmslow 26th Full
Stockport 6th Full
Warrington 12th Full
Vale Royal 19th Last space
Knutsford 10th Full
Vale Royal 16th Spaces
Portugal 18th-22nd -full
Warrington 23rd Last Space
Fairhaven 29th Last 3 Spaces

Maxitours at phenomenal Fairhaven

Ideal links golfing conditions greeted my Maxitours competitors at Fairhaven this morning. Blue skies, a sea breeze, fast running fairways and superb greens meant this course was played as it was designed to be played. A terrific test of golf.

Ben and the bar staff were exceptional to deal with throughout the day and couldn’t have been more helpful. A lot of my players commented on the quality of their service. Thanks very much indeed.

Simon Ashton’s team stayed over in Lytham last night as they wanted to be fully prepared for today’s event. They arrived last night and the plan was to could get to the course early this morning and warm up on the driving range and hit a few putts. They even had a quiet early evening fish and chip supper to give their food plenty of time to digest. Unfortunately, they followed it up with 8 pints and were hopeless today.

Fairhaven is famous for being protected by superb bunkers. They have an excellent maintenance programme and work hard on them each Winter. John Farnsworth hates bunkers and as he prepared to play his approach shot he was delighted to see that around the 16th green 4 of the 5 bunkers were GUR unfortunately his shot trickled into the only one in play. The ball soon ended up in his pocket.

Sorry if the write up is shorter than usual I have just had my head pecked by Jim Cox for the last hour. He decided to sit next to me after his round with a couple of pints and then talked me through each hole whilst I was trying to do my results. If anyone is remotely interested Jim finished in 3rd place alongside Dave Blood(8) Andy Sandham(7) and Dave Collinson(8).

Spiderman creator Stan Lee passed away last night and it was the ‘Fantastic four’ from Lymm and Warrington who played like Marvels today to take 2nd place. ‘Captain America’ lookalike Roger Percival(5), ‘Iron man’ Martin France(3), ‘Whiplash Ed Wilkinson’ (6) and the ‘Incredible Bulk’ Pete Atherton(12) all joined forces to destroy most of their enemies.

Signal man Paul Wrigley(6) from Hopwood and his team steamed into 1st place with 89 points. He teamed up with Aiden Hoosen(+1) Ken Hardy (2) and Steve Barker(12). Hardy played 5 holes mid round in five under as he followed up an eagle with a run of birdies. As he tried to hole his putt on the last there were a few leaves on Wrigley’s line, but according to the railway man they were the right kind of leaves and he rolled in his putt. Well played chaps great win.

Thanks to all who played today EVERYONE seemed to enjoy this great course.

Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 10th Ian Cole Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Martin France Dozen AD333

2’s sweep
£162.50 6 pro v1s or 14 AD333 per two
Mark Elliott Ian Appleton Mick Mahon Martin France Pete Atherton Alan Pengelly Ian Cole Mike Lamb

Fairhaven 13-Nov-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Ken Hardy, Steve Barker 89 12 Galvin Green top each
2 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 88 10 Cutter and buck top
3 Jim Cox , Dave Blood, Dave Collinson, Andy Sandham 86 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Mike Wainwright 85 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Steve Lamont, Andy Stokes, Graham Wilkinson, Asimon Wilkinson 85 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Alan Forber 85 2
7 Dave Greenwood, Nigel Hallows, Wayne Harper, Sarah Ormrod 84
8= Rob Kenyon, Gav Spencer, Dave Williams, Mike Priestley 83
8= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Dave Cooper 83
10= Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Steve Marsh 82
10= GaryMorgan, Chris Unsworth, Anthony Lowndes, Mark Elliott 82
10= Steve Aspinall, Alan Drew, Alan Simpson, Colin Berry 82
13 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Andy Wisedale, Ian King 81
14= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 80
14= John Fitzsimmons , John Linsky, Rob Hayes, Jerry Salmon 80
16= Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Phil Dickens, Paul Heap 79
16= Jim McEwan, Ste Woods, Jason Atherton, John Harper 79
16= Ashley Elliot, Bob Eastwood, Mark Clewley, Mike Lamb 79
19 Simon Ashton, Martin France, Paul Abbott, Dan Moss 78
20 Steve Blakeway, Brian Yardley, Ian Hellens, Paul Robinson 77
21 Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Ken Clarke, Simon Burgess 76
22 Bob Mottershead, David Plant, Keith Workman, Dave Holgate 74

Ringway AM AM start sheet
Thursday 22nd November

1a Mick Mahon x4
1b Lewis Marland x4
2a Dave Sully x4
2b Roy Ainsworth x4
3 John Hunt x4
4 Roger Percival x4
4b Neil Drummond x4
5a Jim Clarke x4
5b Les Russon x4
6 Nigel Hallows x4
7a Munro Donald x4
7b Simon Ashton x4
8 Barry Jackson x4
9a Mike George x4
10a Brian Hopkins x4
10b Richard Blackwell x4
11a Jim Caldwell x4
11b Duncan Challen x4
12 Dave Tongue x4
13 Richard Williamson x4
14a Rob Weston x4
14b Pete Maher x4
15 aPaul Gilbert x4
15b Simon Wilkinson x4
16 Colin Roberts x4
17a Simon Hemsley x4
17b Dave Blood x4
18 Phil Vokes x4
Joe Yates x4

Maxitours at stunning Stockport

Maxitours at stunning Stockport

Heavy overnight rain soon eased and a great day was enjoyed by all at Stockport Golf Club in today’s Maxitours event. The course looked a real treat despite the downpour with lush green fairways lined with gold coloured Autumn trees.
‘Those fairways were superb!’ Declared two handicapper Pete Tomlinson ‘They are the best I’ve played all year – pass on my congratulations to the Stockport greens keeper.’

As well as an exceptional golf course and greens staff the Catering at Stockport is also marvellous. Thanks to Paul and Sue for looking after us so well today. They never charge me for my lunchtime steak pie and chips but I look after them at the end of the day. It is a beautiful relationship.

It was great to see Andrea Holt (number 1 table tennis player in England for many years) playing today. Andrea is an Olympian and she shared a lift with top athlete Linford Christie during the ’82 Olympics in Barcelona. She shared the Stockport revolving door with team mate Richard Blackwell today but is unlikely to remember the experience.

Roy Ainsworth looked confident as he checked in this morning.
‘I have got a great team today. One handicapper Adam Princep is a class act- he has got all the shots, ex-professional squash player and local legend Malc Thornily is always very competitive and I am playing well and dangerous off my 26 handicap.’
‘Who’s your 4th player?’ I asked.
‘It’s Brian Ankers – he’s just making up the numbers.’

A couple of lovely senior Stockport members were in the clubhouse with me enjoying the excellent cuisine and commenting on shots that were being hit off the 17th tee. Nigel Hallows teed off wearing shorts.
‘It’s quite a good shot but he’s not really the right shape for those shorts.’ Observed a well-spoken Stockport lady member. Sorry Nigel.

Kev Hart is always struggling for partners and I often team him up with any spare pairs. He was having a sociable chat with Maxitours player in the changing rooms and asked him where he was from.
‘Didsbury’ he replied.
‘I played with a guy called Barney Ross from Didsbury a couple of weeks ago do you know him?’
‘Yes that’s me!’ replied Barney.

In today’s event Ex head teacher and all round nice guy Nigel Ashton(13) ticked all the right boxes as he helped his team into 3rd place with 86 points. Dave Cooper(16) Paul Fell(6) and Tony Hereford(16) completed the quartet.

Denton mechanic Jim Cox (5) always enjoys playing at Stockport and he led his team into 2nd place. Gary Bennell(13) Steve Jenkinson(10) and Manchester Airports Ian George (7) also landed 86 points but had a strong back nine.

Justin Rose returned to the top of the world ranking at the weekend with his victory in Turkey and Graham Jackson returned to the top of the Maxitours Stuburt Order of Merit after just two events as he followed up a good performance last week with victory today. ‘My chipping was awesome’ reported Jackson. ‘I was great today!’ We are all delighted for you Graham. Well played. Jim Clarke(12) Mark Hagarty (13)and Pete Ledger(19) completed the team. Great performance chaps.

Thanks to everyone for your support today. Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 11th hole Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin in two shots on 18th hole Paul Fell Doz AD333s

2’s sweep £145 4 pro v1s or 10 srixons

Ed Wilkinson Brian Yarwood Paul Dalby Mike Sutton John Pratt Mike Dean Mike Masser Barney Ross Graham Jackson

Stockport 8-Nov-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mark Haggarty, Pete Ledger 87 12 Maxitours Merino Sweater
2 Jim Cox , Gary Bennell, Ian George, Steve Jenkinson 86 10 Cutter and Buck top each
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Dave Cooper 86 8 Cutter and buck shirt each
4 Dean Jagger, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, AN Other 85 6 Sunice top each
5 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 84 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer, Ian King 83 2 FJ Socks each
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Ian Ponter 82
7= Martin Higgins, Peter Maher, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 82
9= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks 81
9= Richard Blackwell, Andrea Holt, John Hilton, Dan Moore 81
9= Kev Hart, James Booth, Ian Broughan, Ray Barlow 81
12= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Malc Thornily, Adam Princep 80
12= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Richard Johnson, Mike Sutton 80
12= Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield 80
15 John Hilditch, Simon Walton, Iain Bartholomew, John Pratt 79
16= Mike Dean, Neil Swarbrick, Pete Tomlinson, Mike Masser 78
16= Andy Leather, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Ged Meakin 78
18 Chris Mackin, Gary Whittaker, Dave Fiddler, Gav Spencer 77
19= Ed Pysden, Richard Payne, Simon Moorhouse, Mike Murray 76
19= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill 76
21 Garry Smith, Nigel Hallows, John Delaney, Sarah Ormrod 74
22= David Kelly, Dave Harlow, John Atkin, Phil Smeathers 72
22= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 72
24 Steve Blakeway, Brian Yarwood, Peter Brown, Martin Pugh 71
25 Sam Leach, Johnny Barton, Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves 70
26 Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Glynn Isaacs, Jason Moran 68

Tuesday 13th November
11am shotgun

1a Brian Hopkins x4
1b Les Russon x4
2 Nigel Hallows x4
3a Paul Fell x4
4 Dave Blood x4
5Steve Aspinall x4
6Jim McEwan x4
7a Joe Yates x4
8 Brian Greenbank x4
9a Colin Roberts x4
9b Simon Hemsley x4
10 Mick Mahon x4
11a Lewis Marland x4
11b Roger Percival x4
12 Dave Sully x4
13 Debs Mawman x4
14 Simon Ashton x4.
15 Gary Morgan x4
16a Steve Lamont x4
16b Steve Lamont x4
17 Ashley Elliot x4
18a Bob Mottershead x4
18b Ian Hellens x4