Maxitours event at Stockport now Thursday + fabulous Dunham results

*Mondays Stockport event has been moved to Thursday 12PM Shotgun!!!

Due to the large amount of rainfall forecast over the next few days we have decided to move the event from Monday to Thursday next week. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please let me know asap if your team can not make Thursday- A FEW TEAM SPACES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE IF YOU WISH TO ENTER

Maxitours at Dunham Forest

Dunham Forest proved what a fantastic Winter course it is as it hosted todays Maxitours event.
Despite heavy overnight rain the golf course was more than playable:
‘Considering the rain that was great!’ Announced Andy Shaw
‘That was surprisingly good! What a great Winter course’ Said a delighted Jim Caldwell.
‘I’d play on there every week!’ Declared Les Edwardson.

Thanks to Dunham Forest for helping 100 players enjoy their weekly fix of golf. The winter membership sells well and it is easy to see why when so many rival courses are closed.

With Valentines Day just around the corner it was great to see two couples playing with each other in todays event. Alison and James Shipstone always enjoy playing together despite the fact that Alison is much better than her husband. Barney Ross and Paul Dalby were teamed up with Sarah Ormrod and her partner Dave Greenwood. They were impressed with the Lancastrian lovers. . ‘I can’t believe how nice they were to each other all day.’ Reported Barney. ‘I don’t think I could be that nice to my missus on the golf course.’

Martin Keates wants a divorce from his team. They were 16 under par through ten holes before collapsing on the closing holes to finish just 12 under.

The Stockport team turned up today and they told me that they were good friends with my old French teacher Mr Gregory who is a lovely man and a member at Stockport. Apparently, Peter Bottoman had a chat with him and said that he didn’t know I could speak French. My old teacher replied ‘He Can’t’
I didn’t know my old teacher played golf…
‘He can’t’ came the reply.

Everybody;s favourite Maxitours player Colin Roberts and his team made a rare appearance in the prizes. Dave Mason, Dave Marchant and Nigel Armitage all played better than usual to take 3rd place.

Single figure player Tony Jennison inspired his team and Dan Moore, Andy Hamlett and Steve ‘the billion dollar man’ Austin all contributed well. Moore made a great two on the tough 8th hole towards the end of the round to keep the team score ticking over. They were delighted to finish in 2nd place.

Winning today was the Birchwood team of Steve Aspinall (10)Colin Berry (12)Graham Wilkinson(9) and Alan Simpson(13). These are also regular players who have many barren weeks but found some great form today. When I asked them why they won they replied that they weren’t as daft as usual.

Thanks to everyone for your superb attendance today.

Yours in Golf, Tim

2’s £170 3 pro VV1s or 7 srixon AD333 per 2 Steve Aspinall Graham Wilkinson Alan Simpson Dan Moore John Longworth Paul Fell Colin Bryan Andy Stokes John Moorhead Martin Keates Steve Marsh Neil Worthington Hugh Mullin John Hunt Dave Greenwood Gareth Bradley

Nearest the Pin 8th Dozen AD333 John Longworth
Nearest the Pin 18th Dozen AD333 Paul Fell

Dunham 13-Feb-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson 91 12 Maxitours lambswool sweater each
2 Andy Hamlett, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, Steve Austin 90 8 Maxitours FJ shirt each
3 Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Nigel Armitage 88 6 Maxitours shirt each
4 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Hilton, Jimmy Ainscough 88 4 Maxitours shirt each
5 Paul Fell, John Evans, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 87 2 Maxitours bag towel
6= Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson, Andy Stokes, John Fitzsimmons 87
6= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton 87
8 Lesley Edwardson, Paul Hitchin, Gary Wright, Alan Forman 86
9= Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Bob Pickthall, John Kelsall 85
9= Mark Pasquill, Andy Shaw, Dave Tongue, John Moorfield 85
11= Les Russon, Steve Rosier, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon 84
11= Steve Marsh, Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington 84
11= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood 84
14= Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Ian King 83
14= Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Phil Dickens, Dave Wharley 83
14= Hugh Mullin, John Bent, Dave Bowers, Steve Latchford 83
17 Warren Newton, Mickey Gray, Matt Jansen, Gary Connor 82
18= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, Jemes Shipstone, Denis O’Neill 81
18= Ian Gemmell, Peter Bottoman, David Hall, Len Hampson 81
20= Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Carl Scott 78
20= Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross 78
20= Chris Hammond, Ross Gregory, Sam Howarth, Peter Roche 78
23 Chris Bracchi, Dave Griffiths, Don Milligan, Mick Fenton 77
24 Chi Hu, Don Shadwag, George Maddison, Nigel Milroy 73

Dunham event very much on!!

*1 player required with Gary Neiles team

Dear Maxitours player

The forecast looks excellent for tomorrow afternoon with winds easing and temperatures rising after overnight rain so things should be great for our 12pm shotgun.

Course information will be updated in the morning at 9am after I have a chat with their highly respected professional Paul Dennis and excellent head green keeper David Lippiatte but after speaking to them both today everything looks positive unless we have really heavy rainfall

There is some debris on the course which is to be expected after the storm but the greens are in their usual super condition

Yours in golf


Maxitours at Classy Caldy

*Please inform your team -Next week at Dunham is 12pm shotgun*

Maxitours at Classy Caldy

An incredible day was enjoyed by my Maxitours players at Caldy.
Clear blue skies with just the hint of a zephyr from the West meant absolutely perfect golfing weather.

The course was in truly magnificent condition. Excellent Head green keeper Carl Frocher still remained frustrated as he had hoped to hand cut the greens for us this morning but he was unable to due to the heavy overnight frost. They were still magnificent. Thanks for your great work Carl.

The Players event at TPC Sawgrass takes place in just over a month and The Masters starts in eight weeks time. With a few daffodils and crocuses lining the fairways it really feels like we have broken the back of Winter.. Woo-hoo!

Lancastrian entertainer Stuart Roach played today and he turned up in his tour van. He does a ‘trio tribute act’ of David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond and has his picture plastered on the side of his motor. He impersonated top Golf Professional Tiger Woods on the front nine as his team collected an impressive 42 points however he was more Tim Maxwell on the back nine when the team collected a paltry 28 points.

In todays event only Roy Ainsworths team scored more points on the testing back nine than the easier front nine.
Gary Neiles Sandiway team took third place with 79 points narrowly beating Les Russons Bramall men on the back nine play off.
Withington Solicitor Martin Keates(3) loves it at Caldy as it was the scene of his only ever Maxitours victory last year. They reassembled the winning team of Iain Bartholomew(1) Kev Hawkins(8) and John Owen(9) and nearly pulled it off again! Their 80 points was good enough for second place.
Carden Parks Paul Fell(4) Mike Lowe(10) Nigel Ashton(12) and Colin Bryan(8) could see their Welsh homeland over the Dee Estuary all day and they were inspired by the stunning views. Fell birdied both par 3’s and par 5’s on his front nine and managed to steer his team home safely with a battling back nine.

Well played chaps, great scoring on a golf course that was playing long today.
Thanks to everyone for playing and travelling to posh Merseyside.
I’m getting out of here quickly as I’ve met enough chirpy Liverpool supporters for one day.

Yours in Golf,


Nearest the Pin 2nd Ian Hebenton Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Paul Fell Doz AD333

2’s sweep £175 4 pro v1 or 9 srixon AD333
Roger Percival Dave Bolton Mike Sallebank Paul Yearsley Nigel Currie x2 Peter Roche Dave McDougall Paul Fell x2 Brian Greenbank Peter Griggs Dave Greenwood Paul Allen

Caldy 6-Feb-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 82 12 Maxitours lambswool sweater each
2 Iain Bartholomew, Martin Yeates, John Owen, Kev Hawkins 80 10 FJ Maxitours shirt each
3 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Morton, Jimmy Ainscough 79 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Les Russon, Gav Spencer, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon 79 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Steve Fisher, Nigel Currie, Paul Fielding, Crispin Jordan 79 4 Callaway shirt each
6 Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Ian King 78 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Mike Sallabank, Dave Bolton, Mike Bolton, Bob King 77
7= Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Bernie Mullins, Simon Moorhouse 77
9= Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Andrew Mansfield 75
9= Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton, Phil Dickens, Rick Cotton 75
9= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Paul Allen, Richard Johnson 75
9= Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Brian Greenbank, Ian Goulty 75
13= David Kelly, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, David Wilkinson 74
13= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson 74
13= Neale Laurent, Jack Schofield, John Harrop, Paul McDermott 74
16= John Hilditch, Leo Sewell, John Walton, Paul Smith 73
16= Mike George, Caroline George, Gordon Tilzey, Chris Iceley 73
16= Chris Hammond, Bill Smith, John Barber, Len Hampson 73
16= Ian Hellens, Richard Greenhill, Paul Robinson, Martin Pugh 73
20 Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Andrew Aherne, Andrew Greene 72
21 Jim Rymer, Dave McDougall, Phil Sellen, Mike Dempsey 71
22 Trevor Webb, Trevor Nicholson, Steve Foxcroft, John Horsley 70
23 Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Nigel Armitage 69
24 Peter Roche, Ross Gregory, Peter Bottoman, Richard Parker 68
25 Roy Ainsworth, David Lowe, Ian Hebenton, Brian Ankers 64

Maxitours at Dunham Forest 12.00pm shotgun

1a Bri Hopkins x4
1b Gary Neiles x4
2b Lee Tilley x4
4a Roger Percival x4
4bRichard Blackwell
5 Jim Caldwell x4
6a Mi George x4
6b Roy Ainsworth x4
7 Hugh Mullin x4
8 Paul Wrigley x4
9aColin Roberts x4
9b Si Hemsley x4
10 Jim Clarke x4
11a Dave Blood x4
11b Lewis Marland x4
12 Mick Mahon x4
13 John Hunt x4
13b Chi Hu x4
14a Paul Fell x4
14b Les Russon
15 Barry Wilson x4
15a Neil Edwards x4
15b Paul Wrigley x4 tbc
16a John Wallis x4
16b Kev Hart x4
17a Chris Hammond x4
17b Peter Roche x4
18 Dave Sully x4

Res Chris Bracchi x4
Martin Humphries x4
Ray Tennant x4

Results from Brilliant North Wales

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Results from Brilliant North WalesResults from brilliant North Wales

Results from brilliant North Wales

Many thanks to Matt Turnock for running the event as I am running my final event in Portugal.

The sun was shining but the gentle breeze at the start of the day turned into a howling gale by the end of the afternoon making for very tough conditions. Some of the par 5’s were reachable in 2 and the odd par 4 was driven but the par 3’s into the wind were monsters with some playing 3 to 4 clubs more than normal.

“That was brutal” came the comment from the normally in form team led by Richard Blackwell slumping to an uncharacteristic 74. At least Richard managed to avoid falling in any bunkers this week.

Winning team with 90 points of Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival, Martin Firth and Rob Parry can all buy me a drink next time as I can claim credit for putting the two pairs together on this occasion. They didn’t have a particularly great front 9 holes only carding 40 points but they all came alive on the back 9 with a scorching 50 points – WOW !!

In second place was Kev Harts team with a great effort of 89 points and a creditable 3rd on 88 points carding two eagle 3’s on the par 5th was Ray Tennants’ team.

Thanks to all the friendly team of North Wales Golf Club, a warm and courteous welcome as always and splendid food from the catering staff.

Well done everyone and thanks for all your support.

Results were:

2’s – £170 pot = 5 ProV1’s or 14 Srixon’s
Joe Kirwan, Jim Clarke (x2), Graham Jackson, Ed Wilkinson, Rob Parry, Chris Bracchi, Martin Finney

NP – 16th Joe Kirwan = Dozen AD333’s Srixon
NP – 17th Pete Ledger = Dozen AD333’s Srixon

North Wales Golf Club 30th January 2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival, Martin Firth, Rob Parry 90 12 Maxitours Lambswool Sweaters each
2 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Jimmy Booth, Andrew Mansfield 89 10 Under Armour Shirts each
3 Ray Tennant, John Hughes, Steve Shaw, Leigh Smart 88 8 Maxitours Shirts each
Maxitours Caps each
Maxitours Bag Towels each
4 Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Nigel Milroy, Lee Charnley 86 6
5 Chris Adams, Pete Atherton, Will Atherton, Richard Johnson 85 4
6 Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 84 2
7 Brian Hopkins, Martin Keates, Steve Marsh, Neil Worthington 84
8= Colin Roberts, David Marchant, David Mason, Nigel Armitage 83
8= Mike George, Stan Devlin, Terry Benson, Jerry Salmon 83
8= Simon Willway, Tim Speers, Laurie Heal, Ken Parkinson 83
8= Damon Laurenson, Dave Parry, Ryan Smith, John Harker 83
12 Simon Ashton, Ade Waring, Chris Heyes, Mick Jones 82
13= Paul Fell, John Evans, Colin Bryan, Mark Hughes 81
13= Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, Martin Finney, John Morton 81
15 Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Nathan Pugh, Martin Pugh 80
16= Dave Blood, Tony Walsh, Steve Rigby, Colin Gallimore 79
16= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson, Alan Drew 79
16= Pete Tomlinson, Chris Garrett, Bill Smith, Mike Masser 79
16= Dave Griffiths, Mike Fensom, Chris Bracchi, Pete Birtwistle 79
20= Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Simon Hemsley 78
20= Neil Edwartds, Geoff Ratcliffe, Adrian Price, Ste Woods 78
22 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Andy Hamlett, Paul Collins 74

Caldy Thurs 6th Feb 11am shotgun AM AM £25

Please note – No Catering sorry guys
Locker rooms open
Lots of independant Coffee shops in West Kirby

1a Steve Aspinall x4
1b Jim Caldwell x4
2a Dave Blood x4
2b Lewis Marland x4
3 Roger Percival x4
4a John Hunt x4
4b Paul Fell x4
5a Ian Bartholomew x4
5b Jim Rymer x4
6a Chris Adams x4
6b Mike George x4
7 Neale Laurent x4
8a Chris Hammond x4
8b Peter Roche x4
9 Roy Ainsworth x4
10 John Hilditch x4
11a Les Russon x4
11b Dave Bolton x4
12a David Kelly x4
12b Rob Weston x4
13 Kev Hart x4
14a Bri Hopkins x4
14b Gary Neiles x4
15 Dave Goodwin x4
16a Ed Pysden x4
16b Ian Hellens x4
17 Martin Bramwell x4
18a Colin Roberts x4
18b Si Hemsley x4

Dave Greenwood x2 2 players required

Bob Eastwood x4
Simon Willway x4

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Important North Wales and Caldy news

*Room for 2 fourballs at magnificent North Wales tomorrow – forecast is a tropical 11 degrees and it should be a great day.

Dear Maxitours player,

The North Wales course is excellent and 18 holes will be fully open tomorrow (unless there is a massive downpour overnight but NO RAIN AT ALL is forecast) and I have room for fourballs at 10.50am and 11.52am if you wish to enter.

Caldy next week -Thursday 6th February

Just a heads up for my players:
The Caldy clubhouse is undergoing some major refurbishment and there will be no catering at all available next Thursday before or after play- sorry.
There are a number of nice coffee shops in Kirby just a mile away if you want refreshments..There is also a McDonalds not too far away for Graham Jackson.

I have just spoken to the brilliant Caldy pro Alan Gibson and he says that as the clubhouse is undergoing major refurbishment the Pro shop. toilets, snooker room and locker rooms are still open but the rest of the Clubhouse is shut
He also assures me:
‘The Course and greens are in fabulous condition!’


Results from Epic Vale Royal

*Additional New Event on the Winter Schedule- This will fill fast as the links course will be exceptional this Spring – Fairhaven Golf Club Tuesday 10th March
(There will also be a prize for the best 2 day team score including the Conwy event on Monday 9th)

**Space at North Wales next Thursday – see below

Maxitours at Vale Royal

Perfectly still and mild conditions made for a very enjoyable day at the lovely Vale Royal complex. This is an exceptional venue with possibly the best Winter greens in Cheshire and always a firm favourite with our players. Thanks to all the staff for their hospitality.

All the reports from my players after their rounds were very positive indeed.

It was great to be back on British soil after living the dream in Portugal and I really enjoyed the cool dank, cloudy conditions in Cheshire today.

The report is slightly shorter than usual as I cant remember what my children look like.

The Lymm team of Phil Young(9) Rick Shaw(10) Paddy Moran(11) and Russ Collitt(13) took 4th with a solid 84 points. Rick Shaw was in the bar afterwards and explained how the team score could have been much better. He hit his best drive of the day but it only went 140 yards and disappeared into a bunker. He blamed it on the faulty lake ball he had just taken from his bag. I’ve heard every excuse under the sun but this is a new one on me.

Lovely Heyrose member Lewis Marland(15) was treated to a 1st tee start and he teamed up with Dukenfields Neale Laurent(14), Phil Dickens(13) and John Harrop(10) to take 3rd place also on 85,

Second place went to the strange talking Accrington team. I can’t write anything funny about them as I cant understand a word they say. They scored 86 points. Dave Waite (10) Pete Houston (14) Connor Taylor (10) and Jordan Brown(4) were the team members.

Winning today was the Sandiway/Lymm team of Alan Forber(15) Gary Neiles (6) John Norton(12) and Jimmy ‘five pars’ Ainscough(21) who made the most of his 16 shots. Well played guys I am delighted you had a great day.

Thanks to all players for your 100% attendance once again,


Nearest the Pin 16th Alan Pengelly Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 10th Phil Vokes Doz AD333

2;s £160
Dave Wainwright Steve Heywood Barry Wilson John Moorfield Phil Vokes Paul Dalby Matt Birch 6 pro V1s or 15 Ad 333

Vale Royal 22-Jan-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, John Norton, Jimmy Ainscough 88 12 FJ Chillout top each
2 David Waite, Pete Houston, Connor Taylor, Jordan Brown 86 10 Under Armour shirt each
3 Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Neale Laurent, John Harrop 85 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Rick Shaw, Phil Young, Paddy Moran , Russ Sollitt 85 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Paul Dalby, Matt Birch, Phil Vokes, Barney Ross 84 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Steve Marsh, Martin Keates 84 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7 Jim Caldwell, Liam Pilikington, Andrew Aherne, James Cash 83
8= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Barry Wilson, Graham Wilkinson 82
8= Ste Woods, Adie Price, Dave Lee, Brian Smith 82
8= Simon Poucher, Moby Rawthore, Dave Carlisle, Brendan Lieghton 82
8= Colin Lynch, Rob Hands, Arthur Holmes, Stuart Heaton 82
12= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Rob Harris 81
12= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 81
12= Martin Humphries, John Evans, Dave Hest, Adrian Brown 81
15= Pete Tomlinson, Bill Smith, Ian Stanton, Chris Garett 80
15= Pete Fotheringham, Tim Royle, Mark Rowden, Neil Coverley 80
15= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe 80
18= Richard Blackwell, Sarah Ormrod, John Hilton, Dave Greenwood 79
18= Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Reg Maddock, Ian Handy 79
18= Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher, Charles Beadle 79
21= David Kelly, David Wilkinson, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake 77
21= John Moorfield, Mark Paquall, Dave Tongue, Andy Shaw 77
23 Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Darren Beckford, Neil Painter 76
24= Pat O’Dowd, Ross Birch, Des Kelly, Mike Hall 74
24= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair, Neil Armitage 74
24= Mike George, Chris Iceley, Kris Icely, Gordon Tilzey 74
27 Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Dave Sully 73
28 Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton 72

North Wales start sheet
Thursday 30th Jauary

9.20 Colin Roberts x4
9.38 Chris Adams x4
9.47 Jim Clarke x4
9.56 Dave Blood x4
10.05 Jim Caldwell x4
10.14 Mike George x4
10.23 Richard Blackwellx4
10.32 Steve Aspinall x4
10.41 Paul Fell x4
10.50 Kev Hart x4
10.59 Simon Hemsley x4
11.08 Ray Tennant x4
11.16 Roger Percival x4
11.25 Simon Willway x4
11.34 Bri Hopkins x4
11.43 Gary Neiles x4
11.52 Peter Maher x4
12.10 Neil Edwards x4
12.18 Neil Edwards x4
12.27 Ian Hellens x4
12.35 Simon Ashton x4
12.54 Dave Griffiths x4