Results from Wonderful Worsley

*Stockport AM AM Monday 20th Aug- 2 times available

*Friday 31st Aug Vale royal pro am- my friend PGA Pro Ben Derbyshire is running this event please contact him if you would like to play £240 01606 301291

Maxitours at wonderful Worsley

It was a real pleasure to be greeted by the sight of Worsleys lime green velvety fairways this morning. A little overnight rain had also softened the excellent putting surfaces so a great day was in store.

‘It looks like Vilamoura out there!’ Declared the well-travelled Paul Fell.

The course is a fantastic layout and everyone from bubbly Shannon behind the bar to my friend Andy Cory the highly respected Worsley Pro are really great to work with. Thank you. Steve Parle played here last year with Maxitours and enjoyed it so much he decided to join this lovely Club !

Regular player Simon Hemsley has had a few golf-free weeks due to his summer holidays with his health-conscious missus. He was back playing today. ‘It’s the bacon butties I missed most’ Said the likeable Bramall man as he skipped into the Clubhouse first thing this morning.


It’s a long time since Trevor Nicholson got on a birdie trail. Nowadays he prefers to go on the ‘Ale trail’ . He went on one around his native Yorkshire last night with some pals and this was his excuse for a disappointing 29th place finish at Worsley.

Every time we play at Worsley Golf Club at least one of my less intelligent players will ring me from the Marriott Worsley course which is 10 minutes around the corner asking where everybody is.

Mark Haggerty can beat that.

Not only did he go to the wrong course he went on the wrong day. He phoned me up yesterday to ask where everyone was. When I saw him today the wealthy High Legh man had a chuckle ‘I am having a bad week- I lost a £500 Ted Baker jacket at the weekend and then even lost my wife’s Tesla car keys on Monday!’ My heart bleeds for you Mark.

In today’s event Ben Hallum(+3) had a Maxitours record 8! birdies in his round and he didn’t even score on the 1st two holes which are eminently birdieable par fives. Luckily for Maxitours players he is continuing his American scholarship and flies back to the States soon. His less talented team of Sean O’Connor(18), Matt Cheffins(9) and Eddie Sterling(8) finished 4th.

Turtons Sarah Ormrod(18) was the only lady playing today but this didn’t stop her contributing well as her team finished 3rd . After a few months out of the prizes this quartet has just found some form recently, even Nigel Hallows(7) contributed and he was the only player in the field to birdie the excellent 14th hole.

It was great to see two senior teams took the two top spots today.

Lymm’s Brian ‘barrell scraper’ Ankers(17) was once again called in at the last minute and his three net birdies helped the Roy Ainsworth(25) team sneak into 2nd place. Peter Heald(10) is 80 next week and still playing high quality golf. Mike Verdon(14) was the corner stone of the team.

Ex-school teacher Nigel Ashton(12) led his retired team to victory with a super 88 points. Nigel rolled in three putts from over 30 feet to get his team off to a good start. The real star of the team was Colin Bryan(9) who was delighted to score 4 points on three holes after playing the tough holes superbly. Paul Fell(5) and Tony Hereford(15) completed the team.

Nearest the Pin 16th Martin Bramwell Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th James Shipstone Doz AD333s

2’s £225 6 pro v1s each Richard Palmer John Farnsworth Mike Hill Jim Caldwell Dave Tonge James Shipstone x2 Richard Blackwell Tony Jennison Christian James Simon Moorhouse Steve Halliwell Dave Beavis Matt Mortimer

Worsley 16-Aug-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Tony Hereford, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 88 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Mike Verdon 86 10 Maxitours lined Sweater each
3 Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Brian Hitchin 86 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Matt Cheffins, Sean O’Conner, Eddie Sterling, Ben Hallum 85 6 Sunice shirt each
5 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mark Hagerty, Chris Clarke 85 4 Titleist cap each
6 Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer 85 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Matt Mortimer, Adam Thompson, Lewis Thompson, Josh Hawkes 83 Maxitours cap each
7= Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, John Broadbent, John Kelsall 83
9= Pete Cotton, Richard Varman, Dave Tonge, Ed Cotton 82
9= Peter Booth, Stuart Milner, Niel Williamson, Tony Williamson 82
9= Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Christian James, Glynn Isaac 82
9= John Hunt, James Shipstone, Pete Leonard, James Brown 82
9= Dave Blease, Rob Whittle, Karl Marginson, Alan Vaughan 82
14 Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 80
15= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Rob Laurent, Paul Heap 79
15= Graham Littler, Jim Doran, Brian Hitchin, Pete Daniels 79
15= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Andy Wisedale, Darren Bridge 79
18= Martin Bramwell, Paul Simpson, CJ, Dave Smith 78
18= Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Andy Oakes, Charlie Cunningham 78
20= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blain 77
20= Ken Jee, Fred Bridge, Richard Payne, Simon Moorhouse 77
20= Simon Poucher, Vic Nilson, Terry Crewe, Brendan Lieghton 77
20= Steve Parle, Gordon Warke, Mike McNulty, Dave Smith 77
20= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries 77
25= Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden 76
25= Dave Sully , Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Nigel Dibble 76
27 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate, Paul Milner 75
28 Steve Halliwell, Paul Jones, Keith Fenton, Steve Aspinall 74
29 Dave Bentley, Bev Crute, Trevor Nicholson, Steve Gibbons 73
30 Chris Chidley, Geoff Andrews, Colin Baxendale, Duncan Cameron 72

Stockport start sheet
Mon 20th August

9.00David Kelly x4
9.09 Jim Clarke x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Mike Sallabank x4
9.36 Chris Chidley x4
9.45 Jack Coleman x4
9.54 Chris McKellor x4
10.02 Chris Adams x4
10.10 Mick Mahon x4
10.19 Paul Fell x4
10.27 Dave Sarsfield x4
10.36 Nathan Evans x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x4
10.54 Darren Jones x4
11.03 Darren Whittaker x4
11.12 Dave Woods x4
11.21 Les Penson x4
11.30 John Hilditch x4
11.39 Graham Littler x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Sam Leach x4
12.06 Steve Heywood x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Ian Lilley x4
12.33 Howard Baker x4
12.42 Barry Wellings x2 Geoff Andrews x2
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Peter Maher x4
1.09 Simon Wilkinson x4
1.18 John Hudson x4
1.27 Bob Mottershead x4
1.36 Nigel Hallows x4
1.45 Ray Jones x4?
1.54 Dave Bentley x4
2.03 Andy Leather x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21 Joe Yates x4
2.30 James Mooney x4
2.48 Brian Johnson x4

Maxitours at perfect Pleasington

Maxitours at perfect Pleasington

The old Lancastrian mill town of Blackburn is famous for its cotton production but it is also blessed with one of the best golf courses in the North, always presented in immaculate condition.

Pleasington sits in 142 acres of stunning countryside in the beautiful Ribble Valley sitting in the foothills of the West Pennines and this great course was enjoyed by all Maxitours players today. Brian behind the bar is the definition of excellent Lancastrian hospitality and he can’t do enough to help.

The food is great at Pleasington and I enjoyed my mid afternoon cheese pie and chips. Unfortunately Koos Alders nicked one of my chips as I was checking his teams scorecard after their round. I think it was about the only thing Koos sunk today as his team finished with just 74 points.

Congratulations to Georgia Hall winning the Ladies British Open, it would be great if Tommy Fleetwood could win the USPGA this week to make it an English double. That’s my tip for the week.

Nigel Dibble likes playing In the Ribble but under pressure on the 18th green he made the ball dribble.
I told him that he rushed his shot but he replied:
‘I like playing without a quibble and I wanted to get back in the Clubhouse for a nibble.’

Dave Francis found the £1,000,000 newly developed footbridge over the railway very handy as he could retrieve his wild slice without having to negotiate the 12.40 express to Clitheroe as in previous visits he made to Pleasington.

In todays event the scoring was close with all but 2 teams teams scoring much better on the easier front nine.

Paul Fell(5) was shanking for the first 4 holes but the likeable Welshman regrouped and helped his team take 3rd place. The never say die ex soldier ensured his team had the best back nine of the day by a long way as they came home in 44 points to take 3rd place on the card play off. Mike Lowe(8) Dave Cooper(14) and Colin Bryan(9) completed the Welsh quartet.

Nigel Hallows(8) team scored heavily on the tough Pleasington par three holes as they finished in 2nd place. Sarah Ormrod(19), John Delaney(5) and Dave Greenwood(13) all recorded 2’s as the team scored 86 points.

Grange Parks Barry Wellings (6) took first place today with 87 points. When he gets hold of a tee shot he can hit it into a different Time zone . He drove the 6th green today and rolled in his eagle put and then incredibly eagled the par five next helping his team to pick up 14 points on those two holes. ‘The Warwickshire’s’ Keith Evans(10) and Alsager members Dave Mason(12) and Geoff Andrews(20) were his happy team mates. Well played chaps great golf.

Thanks to all players for your continued support. It was great to be back working hard today after my recent holiday- yeah right. Tim

Nearest the Pin 16th Allan Entwistle Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th Roy Sinclair Dozen AD333
2’s £240 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon Ad333s per 2 Geoff Bloom Dave Wardle-Kelly James Shipstone Barry Wellings Josh Garner Brian Yardley Steve Heywood Miles Chilton Nigel Dibble Sarah Ormrod John Delaney Dave Greenwood Paul Fell Dave Cooper Joe Kirwan Andy Dunster Steve Lamont Barry Jackson Paul Milner Mark Pasquall Bri Hopkins

Pleasington 09-Aug-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Barry Wellings, Keith Evans, Dave Mason, Geoff Andrews 87 12 FJ shoes each
2 Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, John Delaney 86 10 Dozen Titleist Pro V1 each
3 Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Dave Cooper, Colin Bryan 84 8 Sunice summer sweater each
4 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Garry Smith, Garry Conroy 84 6 Sunice summer sweater each
5 Dave Sully , Steve Heywood, Nigel Dibble, Miles Chilton 83 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Mike Stuart, Robin Titterinton, Ian Waite, Dave Thorley 83 2 Maxitours Cap each
7 Les Russon, Chris Hilditch, Tom Brooks, Craig Brooks 83 Maxitours Cap each
8= John Hunt, Peter Leonard, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone 82
8= Munro Donald, Phil Hanson, Gary Meakin, Dave Coupe 82
8= Joe Kirwan, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 82
11 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate, Paul Milner 81
12= Andy Stokes, Barry Wilson, Adam Galvin, Simon Wilkinson 80
12= Joe Yates, John Hewitt, Alan Forber, Phil Byrne 80
14= David Kelly, Tony Tighe, Dave Harlow, John Atkin 78
14= Ian Hellens, Pete Brown, Alan Morris, Brian Yardley 78
16= Allan Brown, Neil Worthington, Pete Robinson, Sarah Brown 77
16= Glynn Isaacs, Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Neil Shepherd 77
16= Andy Dunster, Kevin Bradbury, Alan Entwistle, Dean Jagger 77
16= John Wallis, Mark Pasquall, Dave Tongue, Tony Green 77
20 Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine, Hayden Illsely 75
21= Barrie Simpson, Koos Alders, Jim Lindsay, Martin Cox 74
21= Pete Robinson, Charles W-Kelly, Dave W-Kelly, Dave Slater 74
21= Steve Lamont, Steve Brooks, Eugenio, John Lynskey 74
21= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Andrew Hill, 74
25= Stuart Reynolds, Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Ray Mills 73
25= Roy Sinclair, Simon Greenalgh, David Griffiths, Nigel Whalley 73
27 Dennis Whelan, Dave Dean, Malc Sparke, Rob Oehleke 72
28= Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews, Steve Foxcroft 70
28= Tim Spencer, Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs, Gary Fergusson 70

Results from stunning Vale Royal

Maxitours at Stunning Vale Royal

Thank you to trusted friend Matt Turnock for running todays Maxitours event at stunning vale royal on the last day of my family holiday to Abersoch.

Reports of hospitality and superb course conditions ensured a great day was had by all.
Many players were looking forward to coming back to Vale Royal and they weren’t disappointed as the feedback was excellent regarding the receptiveness and quality of the greens as well as the course overall.

This really is a first class venue.

Also a big thank you to all the staff at Vale Royal for their hospitality throughout the thanks to all members and officials at this friendly golf club for making us all feel so welcome. A big thank you to all my players for maintaining high standards of etiquette each week remembering to repair pitchmarks and raking bunkers- your continued integrity is really appreciated.

Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest Pin winners
6th Hole – Matt Cheffins Dozen AD333
10th Hole – Graham Pike dozen AD333
2’s – £245 – 6 x ProV1’s or 16 Srixon
Matt Cheffins, Tom Butler, Martin Firth, Chris Walley, Phil McCurry, Steve Lamont, Mark Edwards, John Longworth, David Rhodes and Dean Jagger

Vale Royal Results
1st Tom Butler Sean O’Conner Matt Cheffins Henry Narraway 91 12
Galvin Green shirt each
2nd Andy Hockenhull Andy Bethell Martin Firth Eddie Gearey 90 10
Stuburt padded gilet each
3rd Joe Yates Alan Forber John Longworth Andrew Cox 88 8
Bobby Jones shirt each
4th Alan Noden Roy Kirk John Kirk Paul Bayley 88 6
Maxitours shirt each
5th Munro Donald Kieron Hunt Nigel Clowes Dave Westwood 87 4
Maxitours shirt each
6th Nigel Davenport Nigel Eckersley Jeremy Lawton Graham Pike 86 Maxitours shirt each

Mick Jones David walters Peter Allan Phil Baines 86
Barrie Wilson John Lynski Euginio Fernandez Steve Lamont 85
Peter Barrett Dave French Dan Johnson Jim Cumerford 85

  • Neil Drummond David McGuinness Brendan Leighton Daniel Dunn 84 Peter Maher Russell Humphries Martin Higgins David Braddock 84
    Lee Tilley David Rhodes David Sarsfield Dean Jagger 84
    Richard Blackwell Gary Conroy John Hilton Nick Moors 83
    John Kilner Dave Smith Tom Baker Jnr Tom Baker Snr 83
    Carl Jones Dave Jones Roy Goble Steve Johnson 83
    Stuart Reynolds Ray Mills Ashley Elliott Bob Eastwood 83
    James Baker Howard Baker James Davison Philip Dugnan 82
    Nigel Ashton Tony Hereford Colin Bryan Paul Fell 82
    Nigel Hallows Richard Waterfield Mike Morrison John Delaney 81
    Mick Mahon Frank Hindle Richard Palmer John Farnsworth 81
    Paul Woodbine Mark Edwards Dave Goodwin Doni Phillips 80
    Mark Gibbins Gary Owen Angie Gibbins Katrina Owen 80
    Ian Hellens Paul Robinson Brian Yardley Phil McCurry 80
    Sam Leach Bob Chester Chris Walley Jim Hodges 79
    Nigel Oakes Andy Thompson Mike Stott Steve Hardy 78
    Chris Macklin Frank Kaminski David Williams Rob Kenyon 78
    Will Killey Simon McCoy Phil Harris Eddie Ellis 77
    Mike Sallabank Dave Bolton Ken Buckley Col Shaw 76
    Mike Stuart Dave Stone Ed Coggin Ian Waite 76
    Chris Adams Andrew Oakes Richard Johnson Mike Clewley 74

Pleasington Start times
9th August

9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.39 David Kelly x4
9.48 John Hunt x4
9.57 Mike Stuart x4
10.06 Paul Robinson x4
10.15 Mick Mahon x4
10.24 Barrie Simpson x4
10.32 Bev Crute x4
10.40 John Newton x4
10.49 Ian Acton x4
10.58 Ian Hellens x4
11.07 Dave Woods x4
11.15 Munro Donald x4
11.24 Tim Spence x4
11.32 Stuart Reynolds x4
11.36 Dave Sully x4
11.45 Nigel Hallows x4
11.54 Les Russon x4
12.03Rob Weston x4
12.12 Paul Gilbert x4
12.21 Paul Fell x4

1.30 Peter Maher x4
1.38 Dave Whelan x4
1.46 Andy Dunster x4
1.55 Steve Lamont x4
2.04 Steve Lamont x4
2.13 Roy Sinclair x4
2.22 Sean Hamill x4
2.31 Barry Jackson x4
2.40 Joe Yates x4
2.48Richard Blackwell x4
2.56 John Wallis x4
3.05 Simon Ashton x4
3.14 Brian Hopkins x4
Mike Sallabank x4

Results from Delightful Dunham

*3 team spaces at superb Vale Royal next Friday

Results from Delightful Dunham Forest

Dunham Forest was in wonderful condition once again for today’s Maxitours event. The greens were superb and a well struck shot would really spin. Fast running fairways and the forward tees meant scoring was going to be excellent.

Thanks to perhaps the best golf club Caterer in the North -Leslie Saxon and her husband Manager Mike for their famous hospitality- excellent.

Thanks also to highly respected Professional Paul Dennis who runs a tight ship and has a growing reputation as a top coach, the green keeping staff are also at the top of their game.

This years Open was right up there with the very best. And it was great to see the Italian Molinari take the Claret jug back home to Florida. Burnt fairways, unfair bounces, unplayable bunker shots, unpleasant weather conditions all added up to a real test of character and a confident and focussed Molinari was up to the task.- Brilliant.

Steve Morfitt sent his deep pocketed and short armed Yorkshire team into a frenzy this morning when he forgot his wallet and only turned up with a fiver.
‘I aint gi’in im nowt’
‘Nay a lender or t’ borrower be’
‘I’m not lending you £20- I could feed my whippets fo’ a week wi that’.

It was great to see newly retired Lewis Marland on the golf course. He had never parred the tough 4th hole at Dunham and once again he drove into the right hand trees. Lewis sensibly chipped out and then holed his 225 yard shot for a birdie. Have a great retirement Lewis!

Sausage eating Neale Laurent’s day got off to a bad start when he heard on the radio that there may be a barbeque ban introduced to prevent the risk of accidental fires. His day improved when he got on the course however and played some sizzling golf to help his team take 5th place with 91points

Brian Greenbanks Hale team were out just after 8am and they made the most of the stunning conditions to post a superb 91 points which looked good enough to take 1st prize. Dave Wainwright(12), Guy Levers(22) and Andy Rattray(5) were his partners.

Roy Ainsworth(25) was short of a player this morning, after 16 calls his phone was running short on credit and he was still a man down. He was forced to invite his old friend Brian Ankers(17) along. Brian’s nickname is ‘Last resort’ or ‘Barrel scraper’. Against all the odds Barrel scraper did more than his fair share to help the team take 3rd place. Seventy nine year old Peter Heald(10) impressively scored 76 in the Club competition last week and alongside Mike Verdon(14) they completed the successful team.

Nigel Hallows’ (8) team finally had a podium finish after they scored 92 points late in the day. The Turton quartet had a great round and I watched Nigel and Dave Greenwood(13) make superb birdies on their closing hole. Mick Gorrill(10) and John Delaney(5) also played great golf.

Four well spoken Prestbury members took the honours today. Even last years Captain Richard Johnson(17) did his fair share and his chip in on the 17th summed up a great day for the likeable quartet.
‘It was the best score we have ever had by a long way’ apologised Chris Adams(12).
Andy Oakes(7) and Steve Hall completed the affluent but down to earth Cheshire team. Well played chaps – great score.

Thanks to all my players for your support. I appreciate it. Tim

Nearest the pin 8th Paul Fell Doz AD333
Nearest the pin in 2 18th Bob King Doz AD333

2’s £175 3 pro v1s or 8 srixons Brian Greenbank x2 Guy Levers Jack Coleman Tony Hereford Paul Fell Colin Bryan Nigel Oakes Steve Woods Steve Heywood Peter Heald Brian Ankers (barrel scraper) Dave Goodwin James Shipstone Brian Hopkins Nigel Hallows

Dunham Forest 26-jul-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Richard Johnson, Andy Oakes 96 12 FJ Shoes each
2 Nigel Hallows, Gary Fogg, Warren Hegg, Wayne Harper 92 10 FJ Shirt each
3 Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Mike Verdon 91 8 Sunice sweater each
4 Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Andy Rattray 91 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Neale Laurent, Jordan Tevlin, Mark Phillips, Gareth Winston 91 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Mike Sallebank, Dave Bolton, Bob King, Bob Bolton 89 2 Maxitours scorecard holder each
7= Rob Platt, Steve Morfitt, Steve Barber, Andy Robinson 89
7= Pete Maher, Charles Beadle, Rob Higginbotham, Martin Higgins 89
9= John Hunt, James Shipstone, Gary Vaulks, James Brown 88
9= Terry Hines, Keith Rigby, Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 88
11= Bob Picthall, John Hulme, Steve Lamont, Dave Thomas 87
11= Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Paul Fell, Tony Hereford 87
11= John Hilditch, JP , Paul Smith, Dave Gavin 87
11= Pete Short, Alan Kennedy, Carl Marginson, Martin Callahan 87
15= Nigel Oakes, Andy Thompson, Jim Rymer, Craig Dickenson 86
15= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blane, Mark Pretty 86
15= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mark Johnson, Darren Whittaker 86
18= George Andrews, Steve Woods, Mark Holland, Jim McEwan 85
18= Paul Bayley, Dave Henshall, Al Noden, Ian Kirk 85
20 John Newton, John Leonard, Jake Hackett, David Lea 84
21 Dennis Whelan, Peter Knott, Malc Sparke, Tom Riddell 83
22= Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Dave Stanhope, Harvey Mattinson 79
22= Andy Wilde, Dave Sarsfield, Pete Norbury, Rob Norbury 79
24= Peter Cotton, Dave Tonge, John Hitchenor, Pat O’Dowd 78
24= Dave Goodwin, Hayden Illsley, Rob Williams, Paul Woodbine 78
26 Dave Bentley, Trevor Nicholson, Paul Cooper, Richjard Taylor-Carr 77
27 Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle 76
28 Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrop, John Webb, Colin Gillespie 72

Vale Royal AM AM start times
Friday 3rd August
8.39 Colin Roberts x4
8.57 Neil Drummond x4
9.06 Dan Johnson x4
9.15 Chris Adams x4
9.24 Mike Stuart x4
10.30 Paul Fell x4
10.39 MIke Sallabank x4
10.48 Mick Mahon x4
10.57 Richard Blackwell x4
11.06 Ashley Elliot x4
11.15 John Hilditch x4
11.24 Tom Butler x4
11.33 Nigel Hallows x4
11.42 Munro Donald x4
11.51 Sam Leach x4
11.59 Nigel Oakes x4
12.08 Les Russon x4
12.37 Ian Hellens x4
12.45 Keith Boothroyd x4
12.54 John Hudson x4
1.03 Kenny Plumb x4
1.12 Peter Maher x4
1.21 Barrie Wilson x4
1.30 Steve Johnson x4
1.39 Graham Pike x4
1.48 Mark Gibbins x4
1.57 Howard Baker x4
2.06 John Kilner x4
2.15 Ben Harris x4
2.24 Simon Ashton x4
2.33 Richard Williamson x4
2.42 Joe Yates x4
2.51 Lee Tilley x4
3.00 Brian Hopkins x4

Srixon Mastes Results from Hopwood Golf Club

Results from the fabulous Hopwood Srixon Masters

Manchester (Hopwood) Golf Club keeps getting better and better. The course is back to its very best and can certainly lay claim to be one of the elite venues in Manchester. All my Maxitours players really enjoyed their day. Thanks to everyone at the Club especially steward Steve who puts some hours in. He met me at 8.30am this morning and was still working hard when I left the course at 7.30pm this evening- many thanks Steve

Lots of Maxitours players were convinced that I have spent all afternoon enjoying myself relaxing and watching the Open golf on the huge Hopwood flat screen tv. This is not the case as I found time to have some lunch when the adverts came on.

John Farnsworth is really suffering due to this years drought. He normally has about 40 cigarettes a round but most courses now have smoking bans.
‘He is a nervous wreck by the time he finishes his round, his golf has really gone downhill.’ informed playing partner Richard Palmer. ‘On the 18th green he was starting to froth at the mouth like a rabid dog.’

Abba loving John Linsky was having a great day. He played better than his normal rubbish at Manchester Golf Club and is now looking forward to watching the new Mama Mia movie which was released today. His team weren’t so positive.
‘We’re thinking about dropping you John- your not good enough and as you know ‘The winner takes it all.’
‘Take a chance on me!’ he begged
‘Knowing me, knowing you’ your golf is too bad sorry.’
‘ I’ll give you some Money, money, money. If you let me play next week.’ he pleaded.

Kieth Rigby looks quite intelligent but this is misleading. He caused a few chuckles in the clubhouse when he walked in and asked loudly ‘Is Kevin Costner is leading the Open?’

Erik Van Roohan was lying 2nd after the first day at Carmnoustie and the Sky golf commentator reported that has size 14 feet.
‘I have the same size golf shoes as him!’ said Frank Gallows proudly. Unfortunately, that is the only golfing similarity between 22 handicapper Frank and the highly talented Van Rooyan.

Taking third place in today’s event was seventy plus year old Dave Harlow and his wealthy team who all live next to the Mere. Dave’s golf is maturing with age like a fine wine and the 17 handicapper had a run of six pars in the middle of his round. Lovely guys Phil Smeathers(6) Dave Stanhope(11) and Les Penson(14) completed the millionaire quartet.

In second place were the Macclesfield lads. My old science teacher Neil Drummond(13) captained the team of Daniel Dunn(6) Callum Cook(20) and Pat O’Dowd(17). ‘We had great chemistry out there.’ Reported the physics graduate.

Winning was Les Russons(12) Bramall team. Their winning drought has been compared to the Summer of ’76 but the heavens opened for them on course today as they at last found some form.
Rob Kenyon(17) Chris Mackin(13) and Frank Kaminski(12) were his team mates. Rob Kenyon attributed the success to his two dropped team mates Rob Merricks and Simon Burgess. ‘We wouldn’t have won if they both played so I would like to dedicate this win to those two clowns.’

Thanks to everyone for your terrific support and 100% attendance- legends.

Nearest the pin 13th Ian Sampson Doz Srixon AD333s
Nearest the pin 16th Andy Robinson Doz Srixon AD333s

2’s £172.50 5 pro v1s or dozen AD333s per 2 Daniel Dunn Jason Moran Richard Johnson Paul Fell Mike Lowe Steve Halliwell Mike Tarrant Les Penson Barry Jackson Dave Smith

Hopwood 20-July-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Chris Macklin, Frank Kiminski 91 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Neil Drummond, Daniel Dunn, Callum Cook, Pat O’Dowd 90 10 Dozen Srixon z stars each
3 Dave Stanhope, Phil Smeathers, Dave Harlow, Les Penson 88 8 Dozen Srixon tour each
4 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Richard Johnson, Andy Oakes 87 6 Dozen AD333s each
5 Pete Maher, Charles Beadle, Rob Higginbotham, Martin Higgins 87 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Johjn Kilner, Tom Baker jnr, Tom Baker Senior, Dave Smith 87 2 Maxitours Scorecard holder
7 Richard Blackwell, Chris Marples, Tony Jennison, John Hilton 87
8 Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Paul Fell, Beh Kinsey 86
9= Garry Smith, Gary Conroy, Ian Sampson, Stuart Burgess 85
9= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blane, Mark Pretty 85
11= Dave Mason, Tony Adams, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 84
11= Rob Platt, Steve Morfitt, Darren Barrett, Andy Robinson 84
11= Terry Hines, Keith Rigby, Mal Bailey, Dave Myers 84
11= Andy Strickley, Andy Taylor, Mike Eardley, Kevin Hodgson 84
15= Nigel Hallows, Gary Fogg, Warren Hegg, Wayne Harper 83
15= James Wilson, Mike Tarrant, Paul Stones, Steve Halliwell 83
15= Nigel Oakes, Andy Thompson, Chris Buckley, Richard Walmsley 83
15= Barry Wilson, Eugenio Fernandez, Steve Lamont, John Linsky 83
19 Phil Harris, Tim Bessant, Ant Barker, Paul Barlow 81
20= John Newton, John Leonard, James Stafford, David Lea 80
20= Dave Goodwin, Hayden Illsley, Rob Williams, Paul Woodbine 80
22= Andy Vietch, Peter Veitch, Martin Bramwell, Matt Nelstrop 79
22= Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Anthony Bloor, Harvey Mattinson 79
22= Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrop, Andrew Hayes, Jason Moran 79
25= John Wallis, Dave Tonge, John Moorfield, Tom Milner 78
25= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle 78
25= Tim Spencer, Mark Saxon, Ron Sloane, Barry Pendlebury 78
28 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, Paul Milner 71

Dunham Forest start times
Thursday 26th July
8.00 Colin Roberts x4
8.14 Bob Picthall x4 later
8.22 Brian Greenbank x4
8.30 Rob Platt x4
8.39 Dennis Whelan x4
8.47 Mike Sparke x4
8.55 Jack Coleman x4
9.04 Paul Gilbert x4
9.13 Paul Fell x4
9.21 Dave Woods x4
9.30 Mike Sallebank x4
9.39 Chris Adams x4
9.48 Lewis Marland x2 Terry Hines x2
9.57 Jim Rymer x4
10.06 John Newton x4
10.15 Mick Mahon x4
10.24 Dave Bentley x4
10.33 Alan McNicol x4
10.42 Neil Edwards x4
10.51 Neale Laurent x4
11.00 Dave Griffiths x4
11.09 John Hilditch x4
11.18 Dave Sully x4
11.27 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.45 Paul Bayley x4
11.54 Pete Short x4
12.03 John Hudson x4
12.12 John Hunt x4
12.21 Pat O’Dowd x2 Pete Cotton x2
12.30 Peter Maher x4
12.39Richard Williamson x4
12.48 Nigel Hallows x4
12.57 Brian Hopkins x4

Maxitours at Luxurious Lancaster

Great upcoming Maxitours events
Hopwood AM AM Fri 20th July – 2 team space
Dunham Forest AM AM Thurs 26th July -1 team space
Vale Royal AM AM 3rd Aug – 3 team spaces
Pleasington Thur 9th Aug – full
Worsley Thurs 16th Aug – 3 team spaces
Stockport Mon 20th Aug – 1 team space
Ringway Pairs Thurs 30th Aug – spaces
Mere AM AM 3rd Sept – spaces
Clitheroe Pairs 11th Sept -full
Hopwood Fri 20th Sept – spaces
Helsby Thurs 27th Sept- spaces

Maxitoirs at luxurious Lancaster

Lancaster Golf Club blew the (ankle length, white) socks off Maxitours players today. The course was in amazing condition and everyone enjoyed this terrific golf course.
Even Frank Hindle couldn’t find a fault with this top venue.
‘Best greens I’ve played on for a few years’ reported Dukinfield’s Mark Turner.

It was not only the greens which were getting praised as the fairways and bunkers were also in great condition.
The catering and Clubhouse were also very impressive.
Thanks to everyone at the Club for your hospitality.

Intelligent and thrifty Mike Tarrant uses rechargeable batteries in his Garmin GPS unit as he tells me it works out a lot cheaper in the long run. Unfortunately, the batteries were still at home happily charging on his wall unit when he teed off today at Lancaster. ‘You haven’t got any AA batteries you can lend me have you Tim?’

The history of the Ashton estate where the Golf course sits is fascinating. King James 1 and Charles 11 are both reputed to have stayed in the clubhouse a few hundred years ago. Brian Hopkins has also stayed in the Dormy house here and he says it is very nice.

The first ever St Leger race was supposed to have taken place on the golf course land. Chris Adams Prestbury team certainly weren’t at the races today as they could only manage 34 and 35points between them

Peter Allis includes the Lancaster signature 18th hole in his top ten finishing holes in the World. Rob Parry would agree as his thinned tee shot hit the flag and disappeared into the hole. It wasn’t the only thing to disappear quickly as Rob made a sharp exit for the M6 without buying a drink at the bar. Congratulations Rob.

On his arrival Stewart Taylor was bemused by a huge sign in front of the grand Lancaster Clubhouse warning golfers that the parking of cars and the congregating people is prohibited due to the risk from flying golf balls. The 18th green is over 50 yards away so it would take a very bad shot to endanger life thought Stewart. Four hours later he was screaming ‘fore’ as his badly struck tee shot rattled around the front of the historic Clubhouse.

In todays event scoring was excellent with fast running Lancaster fairways and pure putting surfaces.

Shrigley Hall legend Brian Hopkins(4) rolled in a birdie at the last to take 5th place alongside Mark Taylor(10).

Andy Faulkner(18) repairs telephones on the railway for a living. A one point double bogey at the second would usually signal the start of his game coming right off the tracks. Luckily playing partner Dr Munro Donald(15) held things together and they were delighted to finish in 4th with 44 points.

Worsleys’ Kev Hart(10) and Paul Yearsley(10) recorded a best ever 45 points to take 3rd . Kev is a great character who could never be described as quiet. He was talking even louder than usual about his excellent golf in the bar after play.

Nuclear Submarine builders Mike Hillman(11) and Barrow Golf Club Captain Dave Pratt(9) took 2nd place. After an explosive start they were delighted to see Dave’s ball submerge beneath the hole for a birdie on the 16th .

Richard Palmers(12) game has come together since he dumped his driver last month in favour of a strong three wood.
‘They call me the Henrik Stenson of Mytton Fold at the Club!’ he told me after his round.
‘No they don’t ‘ Corrected his playing partner John Farnsworth(22).
The two lovely men were popular winners- Well played!

Thanks to all who travelled today – it was terrific to have over 120 players and not a single no show-pure Class.

Nearest the pin 13th Hole Dave Lowe Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th hole Rob Parry Dozen AD333s

2’s £207.50 5 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333s Steve Blakeway Matt Firth Billy Rawsthore Dan Thomson x2 Rob Parry x2 (hole in one) Jay Atherton Wayne Harper Mike Hillman Dave Chambers Brian Hopkins

Lancaster 9-Jul-2018
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 47 12 FJ Shoes each
2 Mike Hillman , Dave Pratt 45 11 Sunice rain top each
3 Paul Yearsley, Kev Hart 45 10 Doz Pro V1s each
4 Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner 44 9 FJ Shirt each
5 Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor 44 8 Sunice shirt each
6 Duncan Challen, Les Ross 43 7 Sunice shirt each
7 Pete Short, Karl Marginson 42 6 Maxitours shirt each
8 Ed Pysden, Steve Leavitt 42 5 Maxitours shirt each
9 Steve Blakeway, Peter Brown 42 4 Maxitours card holder
10 Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker 41 3 Maxitours card holder
11 Bob Eastwood, Gareth Bradley 41 2
12 Martin Firth, Andy Stubbens 41 1
13= Geoff Andrews, Carl Kennedy 40
13= Simon Hemsley, Ian King 40
13= Ray Tennant, Billy Rawsthore 40
13= Neale Laurent, Mark Turner 40
13= Tony Hall, Adam Lennox-Wardle 40
13= Martin Schofield, Phil Morley 40
13= Steve Parle , Gary Parle 40
13= Dave Ross, Steve Baldwin 40
13= Les Russon, Paul Carroll 40
22= Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse 39
22= Simon Wilkinson, Eugenio Fernandez 39
22= Eugenio, Simon Wilkinson 39
22= Ian Fensom, John Keenan 39
22= Steve Harrison, Alan Torkington 39
22= John Longworth, Alan Forber 39
22= Joe Yates, Gary Nieles 39
29= Ian Hellens, Alan Morris 38
29= Matt Smith, Sarah Ormrod 38
29= Kenny Plumb, Tim Beasant 38
29= Andy Bethell, Rob Parry 38
29= Andrew Cox, Brian Johnson 38
29= Dave Blease, Rob Whittle 38
35= Paul Mitchel, Stewart Taylor 37
35= Frank Hindle, Mick Mahon 37
35= Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood 37
35= Jeff Ratcliffe, George Andrews 37
35= John Linsky, Steve Lamont 37
35= Steve Lamont, John Linsky 37
35= Gordon Warke, Wayne Harper 37
42= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason 36
42= Paul Fell, Tony Hereford 36
42= Adie Price, Jay Atherton 36
42= Mike Tarrant, Steve Aspinall 36
42= Stuart Reynolds, Ray Mills 36
47= John Phibbs, Nick Bentley 35
47= Phil Harris, Ant Barker 35
47= Nathan Evans, Dan Thompson 35
47= Phil Hanson, Kieran Hunt 35
47= Barry Jackson, Rob Harney 35
47= John Harrison, Steve Hogg 35
47= Steve Williams, Steve Hall 35
54= Trevor Webb, Rob Weston 34
54= Chris Adams, Andy Oakes 34
56= Neil Edwards, Dave Lee 33
56= Mark Redfern, Nobby Clarke 33
56= John Lewis, Dave Lowe 33
59 James Wilson, Steve Halliwell 32
60 Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews 31
61 Duncan Adshead, Rick Kershaw 30
62 Terry Hines, Mal Bailey 27

Hopwood Start times
Thursday 26th July
10.00Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Jack Coleman x4
10.27 Martin Bramwell x4
10.36Paul Gilbert x4
10.45 John Wallis x4
10.54 John Newton x4
11.03 Mick Mahon x4
11.12 James Wilson x4
11.21 Chris Adams x4
11.30 Paul Fell x4
11.39 Richard Blackwell x4
11.48 Sam Leach x4
11.57 Neil Drummond x4
12.06 Les Russon x4
12.24 Nigel Oakes x4
12.33 Rob Platt x4
12.42 Peter Maher x4
12.51 Tim Spencer x4
1.00 Chris Chidley x4
1.09 Nigel Hallows x4
1.18 Barry Wilson x4
1.27 Andy Strickley x4
1.36 John Hudson x4
1.45 Ian Hellens x4
1.54 Barry Jackson x4
2.03 Phil Harris x4
2.12 Ray Jones x4
2.21 Terry Hines x4
2.30 John Kilner x4
2.39 Alan Leigh x4
2.48 Richard Williamson x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4

Results from Delightful Davenport

Lancaster start times below- check carefully some slight changes

Maxitours at Delightful Davenport

Despite the Sahara Desert –like weather conditions Davenport Golf Club was enjoyed by all Maxitours players today. This picturesque course sits in the foothills of the Pennines and is a great test of golf with narrow fairway and small greens.

The catering is always first class thanks to highly rated clubhouse manager Frazer and his team and we were well looked after once again today.

The Davenport members have a roll up on Thursday mornings and it says a lot about this great club that so many guys came over to have a chat and gave is their best wishes for a terrific days golf – thank you.

Office Manager Elaine has been great to deal with over the last twelve years and we wish her all the best on her retirement in December.

There are fantastic views from the 15th tee across Manchester and the North Pennines. Richard Gough pointed out the faint smudge if smoke emanating from the Saddleworth fire but his team couldn’t quite see where he was looking. Richard then pulled his tee shot wildly out of bounds.

‘I can see the fire now -its directly in line with where your ball landed -in that big bush.’ Chuckled playing partner Phil Kenning.

Mick Mahan thinks England will win the World Cup. The omens are good as the last time we won was when Man City won the league, Burnley qualified for Europe and Chelsea finished 5th in the league.

‘It’s got to be our year -we’re having a heatwave, we’ve got a great side of the draw and Frank Hindle bought a round of drinks.‘ In a strange twist of fate Micks team finished last with a spooky World Cup score of ‘66’ points to keep the football theme running strong.

John Farnsworth has blamed his poor golf on his recent weight loss. ‘I lost 2 pounds last week in that sunshine and its caused my swing to go out of sync!’ Seventeen stone John was back drinking beers after play as he desperately tried to get back to his fighting weight.

In todays event all of the top five teams teed off in the first hour and a half and made the most of the more receptive, cooler, stiller conditions.

Taking the early lead were Maxitours regular nice guys Colin Roberts(19) Dave Marchant(16) Geoff Andrews(20) and Brian White(16) with 81 points .

This was then bettered by Paul Fell (4) Nigel Ashton(13) likeable Scouser (if there is such a thing) Ben Kinsey(5) and Mike Lowe(8) who had a better back nine.

Taking first place was Maxitours ever present and lovely man Lewis Marland (15) with his best pal Alf Shilitoe(18), Neale Laurent(13) and Rick Cotton(9). Shillitoe and Cotton picked up some vital points for the team as they made two birdies at the last to secure a first victory of the year. Well played chaps.

Dr David Arthur found the ‘cure’ for his fade and drilled a six iron close to the flag to win nearest the pin on the 14th. Alan Forber thinned his shot on the 16th to within inches of the hole and Brian Hopkins won longest drive by at least 20 yards, well done.

Thanks to all who played today, your support is appreciated. Tim

Nearest the pin 14th Dr David Arthur Doz AD333s

Nearest the pin 16th Alan Forber Doz AD333s

Longest drive 6th Brian Hopkins Doz Ad 333s

2’s £187.50 5 Pro v1s or dozen AD333s per 2 Gary Nieles Paul Fell Ben Kinsey Dave Arthur x2 Jim Caldwell John Hilditch Phil Robinson Pete Atherton Nigel Davenport x2

My computer is playing up so results are shorter than usual.

Lewis Marlands team 82 FJ shoes each

Paul Fells team 81 Doz Pro V1s each

Colin Roberts Team 81 FJ Shirt each

David Kellys team 78 Titleist travel umbrella each

Paul Grahams team 78 Sunice shirt each

Jim Caldwells team 77 Maxitours bag towel eachRoy Ainsworth team 76

Dave Greenwoods team 76

Joe Yates team 76

John Dawson team 76

Jack Colemans team 75

Graham Pikes team 75

John Hilditch team 75

Roger Percivals team 75

Dave Stanhopes team 74

Koos Alders team 74

Ian Appletons team 74

Simon Pouchers Team 72

Simon Taylors team 71

Chih Hus team 71

Sam Leach Team 71

Steve Parles team 70

Chris Adams team 69

Dave Goodwins team 69

Ian Neilson team 67

Peter Mahers team 67

Mick Mahons team 66

Paul Gilberts team 66

Lancaster start times Mon 9th July

10.00 Colin Roberts x3 Carl Kennedy x1
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.17 Paul Fell x2 Terry Hines x2
10.26 Paul Mitchell x4
10.34 Mick Mahon x4
10.43 Ed Pysden x4
10.52 Kev Hart x2 Peter Short x2
11.01 Ian Hellens x4
11.10 Nigel Hallows x4
11.18 Phil Harris x4
11.27 Neale Laurent x4
11.36 Munro Donald x4
11.44 Roger Percival x4
11.53 Ray Tennant x2 Nathan Evans x2
12.02 Martin Firth x4
12.10 Andrew Cox x4
12.19 Rob Weston x4
12.27 Neil Edwards x4
12.36 Neil Edwards x4
12.45 Steve Lamont x4
12.54 Stuart reynolds x4
1.03 Chris Adams x4
1.12 Les Russon x4
1.20 Steve Parle x4
1.29 Challen x4
1.38 Duncan x4
1.47 Richard Blackwell x4
1.56 James Wilson x4
2.04 Dave Blease x4
2.13 Barry Jackson x4
2.22 Mark Redfern x2 Chris McKellor x2
2.31 Joe Yates x4
2.40 Mick Fenton x4
2.48 Brian Hopkins x4