Results from fantastic Hopwood

Room for 2 or 4 players at Lymm next Tuesday

Results from Magnificent Manchester Hopwood

Many thanks to PGA Coach of the year 2018 Matt Turnock for running my event today:

The superb venue of Manchester Hopwood (previously used for European Tour School Stage 1 Qualifying) was in tip top condition. There were plenty of compliments throughout the day for their Head Greenkeeper Matt on the excellent condition of the course. Everyone agreed that the greens were fantastic.
‘That is my favourite Maxitours venue’. Remarked vastly experienced Rob Weston. ‘This has to be the best course in Mancjester.’

The excitement of the first day of the Open was in the air. On hearing of Rory McIlroy’s opening quadruple bogey 8 one player commented “He did what !! even I didn’t take that many on my first hole today!!!”
Rory certainly could have done with Tony’s Prices finish after the friendly Matlock man impressively holed out on the 18th for an eagle “2” for 5 points to seal a sensational win alongside his playing partner Chris Gregory on 50 points. Well played chaps!

Rick Shaw and Jonathon Oldknow took 2nd with 47 points and Simon Taylor and Mike Savage had a career best 3rd place also with 47 points to the surprise of many including themselves.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Nearest Pin 13th was won by Mike Savage – 1 x Doz AD333 Srixons
Nearest Pin 16th was won by Jim Clarke with a superb shot to short range, unfortunately the putt was missed !!! – 1 x Doz AD333 Srixons

2’s £215 pot – 6 Pro V1’s or 14 Srixons per two.
John Broomhead, Dave Eckersley, Paul Fell, George Brown, Graham Davenport, Tony price (2 on 18th), Paul Lord, Keith Workman, Keith Graves & Paul Woodbine

Hopwood – Pairs 18th July 2019
Name Name Score Position
Tony Price Chris Gregory 50 12 FJ Hydrolite Shoes
Rick Shaw Jonathan Oldknow 47 11 FJ Chillout top each
Simon Taylor Mike Savage 47 10 Maxitours Merino sweater each
Keith Workman Stu Hardy 46 9 Maxitours shirt each
Dave Bentley Keith Edminson 45 8 Maxitours shirt each
Jim Clarke Chris Clarke 44 7 Callaway shirt each
Paul Smith Bob Kwan 44 6 Callaway shirt each
Peter Veitch Andrew Veitch 44 5 Dozen Wilson soft feel each
Keith Graves David Plant 43 4 Maxitours cap each
Simon Hemsley Ian King 43 3 Maxitours cap each
James Shipson John Hunt 43 2 Maxitours bag towel each
Phil Bentham Mark Williams 43 1 Maxitours bag Towel each
Andy Williamson Colin Roberts 43
Richard Blackwell John Hilton 43
Alison Shipson James Brown 42
Nigel Hallows Dave Eckersley 42
Steve Merricks Gary Whittaker 42
John Dickenson Paul Lord 42
Dave Keen Mike Ferguson 42
Les Russon Rob Kenyon 41
Trevor Webb Tony Andrews 41
Sarah Ormrod Dave Greenwood 41
Richard Wakefield Graham Davenport 41
Martin Cox Russ Sollitt 41
Andy Faulker Frank Hindle 41
Nigel Hall Chris Church 41
Martin Higgins Peter Maher 41
Ben Kinsey Ian Venables 41
David Briggs George Brown 41
Nathan Pugh Martin Pugh 41
Rob Weston Steve Foxcroft 40
Paul Fell Mark Hughes 40
David Woods Mike Spencer 40
John Broomhead Jason Truman 40
Phil Dickens Lewis Marland 40
Rob Platt Steve Morfitt 40
Paul Woodbine David Goodwin 39
Ron Sloane Paul Higgs 39
Keith Rigby Tony Roberts 39
Alan Jones Gary Smith 39
Richard Palmer John Farnsworth 39
John Rigby John Hilditch 39
Martin Bramwell Chris Brown 39
John Longworth Alan Forber 39
Richard Williamson Phil Robinson 39
Gary Neiles Joe Yates 38
Steve Heywood Ian Appleton 38
Jim Kenyon Pete Ledger 38
Koos Alders Mark Morris 38
Tim Spencer Mark Saxon 37
Andy Strickley Andy Taylor 35
David Harlow Simon Armstrong 35
Mike Gauden Peter Griggs 34
Pete Fotheringham Pat O’Dowd 34
Mark Cooper Nigel Uttley 34
Jack Coleman Anthony Bloor 33
Bob Sutton Peter Sutton 33

Start times at Lymm AM AM
Tuesday 23rd July

10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.36 Ed Pysden x4
10.48 John Johnson x4
10.57 Bob Eastwood x4
11.06 Jim Clarke x4
11.15 Anton Ellis x4
11.24 Jack Coleman x4
11.30 Mick Mahon x4
11.39 Brian Greenbank x4
11.48 Mike George x4
11.57 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.06 Chris Adams x4
12.15 Brian Hopkins x4
12.24 Peter Maher x4
12.33 Nigel Hallows x4
12.42 Dave Sully x4
12.51 Sam Leach x4
1.00 Les Russon x4
1.09 Paul Fell x4
1.18 Bob Mottershead x4
1.27 John Dickenson x4
1.36 Jon Hudson x4
1.45 Gerry John x4
1.54 Nathan Fixby x2 tbc
2.03 Chris Brownhill x4
2.21 Richard Blackwell x4
2.30 Barry Wilson x4
2.39
2.48 Dave Goodwin x4
2.57 Tom Baker x4
3.00 Barry Jackson x4

Results from lovely Lancaster

Room for 2 or 4 players at Hopwood next Thursday – the course is immaculate!

Maxitours at lovely Lancaster

Lancaster was the latest five-star setting to host a Maxitours event. The practice ground is terrific, the chipping and putting green are awesome and the course is wonderful. In addition they have a castle as a clubhouse. Add to all that a friendly membership and a Captain who made the effort to come down to wish us well and you can see why Lancaster Golf Club is now recognised as one of Lancashires finest. There is nothing to fault about this venue.

‘Absolutely brillianto course!’ announced Mario Capastano.
‘Wonderful!’ Declared Simon Poucher.

Simon Taylor is a great guy who has only recently joined Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club. I’m not sure how they let him in because I thought you had to be a competent golfer to be put on the waiting list.
After a paltry 33 points on the front nine his team were surprised to score 7 points on the tough 12th hole. Normal service was resumed on the short 13th. The easiest hole on the course was playing just 129 yards and players were ripping it up. Taylors’ fourball ended up within three feet of each other in the same little bunker to the left of the green. Only three managed to get out and only one managed to two putt as they walked off with a deflating single point. ‘We still enjoyed it’ Added Simon.

Barrie Simpson was pulling his hair out as teammate Rick Shaw played the wrong ball to earn his team a two shot penalty and then if that wasn’t bad enough another team member -friendly Dutch man Koos Alders -played the wrong ball three holes later. They narrowly missed out on the prizes.

The Davyhulme team led by John Cox(18) Peter Ellis (13) Brian Johnson(17) and Andrew Cox took 4th place with 82 points, Carden Park’s Nigel Ashtons team finished in 3rd also on the same score but with a stronger finish.
Wealthy and young Retired coppers Neale Laurent(13) and Martin Schofield (3) teamed up with Darren Burgess(8) and Gareth Winstone (11) to take 2nd place in an excellent team effort.

RAF Tornado fighter plane navigator Dave Sully showed his fearless side as he rolled in six birdies to earn his team a first victory in over three years. Sully is famous for carrying around a 1980s bum bag and nobody knows for sure what is in it. He normally plays like a bum but today he was sheer class. Even his wife Donna (15) was impressed and not to be outdone she played the last three holes one under par herself! Steve Heywood(6) and Richard Wakefield (15) watched on in awe.

Well played team- great golf!
Thanks to everyone for your support, brilliant. Tim

Nearest the pin 4th Karl Marginson oz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 18th Rob Kershaw Doz AD333S
2’s £205 4 pro v1s or 9 srixons
John Atkin Kev Seaton Mark Hughes Mike Wilson Kev Seaton Jim Hodges Barry Simpson Steve Blakeway Bill Smith Darren Whittaker John Delaney Dave Sully Pewter Griggs Martin Schofield Malcolm Gibson

Lancaster 8-July-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Sully, Donna Sully, Richard Wakefield, Steve Heywood 85 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Gareth Winstone, Neale Laurent, Martin Schofield, Darren Burgess 84 10 Maxitours Footjoy shirt
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mark Hughes, Mike Lowe 82 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Andrew Cox, John Cox, Brian Johnson, Peter Ellis 82 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Pete Walters, Mario Capastano, Brendan Poynts, John Flaherty 81 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Marcus Owen, Kevin Bailey, Marcus Miligan, Luke Davies 81 2 Scorecard holder
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 80
7= Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, John Longworth 80
9 Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, John Hall, Mike Wilson 79
10= Lewis Marland, Nick Ford, Kev Seaton, Phil Dickens 78
10= John Dickenson, Arthur Gray, Peter Griggs, Josh Brabrook 78
12= David Kelly, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, John Atkin 77
12= Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Callum Cook, Neil Drummond 77
12= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Mick Gorrill, John Delaney 77
15= Barry Simpson, Koos Alders, Martin Cox, Roick Shaw 76
15= Jason Atherton, George Andrews, Dave Lee, Chris Bland 76
17 Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Jim Hodges, Pete Mills 75
18= Steve Blakeway, Brian Yardley, Peter Brown, John Cross 74
18= Dave Blease, Roddri Giggs , Carl Marginson, Rob Whittle 74
20= Neil Edwards, Steve Woods, Dave Parry, John Barker 73
20= Stuart Reynolds, Ian Fensom, John Griffin, Ray Mills 73
22= Les Russon, Paul Carroll, Rick Kershaw, Harry Amis 72
22= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson 72
22= Paul Gilbert, Paul Simpson, Matt Nelstrop, Al Kenny 72
22= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 72
22= Ian Gemmell, Bob Coley, Bill Smith, Peter Roche 72
27 Mike Spencer, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Bob Eastwood 70
28= Malcolm Gibson , Bill Caldwell, Russell Gardiner, Doug Pigott 68
28= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Tony Roberts, Mark Savage 68
30 Steve Halliwell, Steve Aspinall, Mike Tarrant, Paul Stones 66
31 Chih Hu, Dave Madely, Kevin Barker, Dave McCallum 65

Hopwood Cleveland/Srixon Open start times
Thursday 18th July
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.17 Jim Clarke x4
10.25 Jack Coleman x4
10.34 Mick Mahon x4
10.43 Dave Stanhope x4
10.52 Andy Strickley x4
10.59
11.03 John Hilditch x4
11.12 Simon Taylor x4
11.21 Rob Platt x4
11.30 Martin Bramwell x4
11.39 Rob Weston x4
11.48 Pete Dobson x4
11.57 Craig Rea x4
12.06 Koos Aldrs x4
12.06 Dave Sully x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Peter Maher x4
12.33 Tim Spencer x4
12.42 Roger Percival x4
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Paul Fell x4
1.09 Dave Keen x2 2 players required
1.18 Nigel Hallows x4
1.27 John Hunt x4
1.36 Keith Workman x4
1.45
1.54
2.03 Dave Bentley x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21
2.30 Simon Wilkinson x4
2.39 Dave Goodwin x4
2.48 Gary Neiles x4

Maxitours at Delghtful Davenport

Spaces for pairs in the Srixon Open at Hopwood 18th July
and room for teams of 4 at
Lancaster this Monday!!
Lymm AM AM 23rd July
Mottram Hall 15th Aug
Vale Royal 21st Aug

Maxitours at delightful Davenport

Another stunning Summers day greeted well over 100 Maxitours competitors at Davenport Golf Club. This picturesque course is a firm favourite and always attracts a large field who enjoy the stunning views, excellent greens and well presented fairways.
The Clubhouse and facilities are superb and Fraser the bar manager is the best in the business.

‘This is my favourite course!’ Said well-travelled Steve Parle ‘It isn’t easy but it rewards good golf shots ‘
Thanks to everyone at this Club for making us feel so welcome. My Dad used to teach Davenport Captain Mick Murphy (he claims my Dad gave him a clip around the era) and it was great to have a chat with the class Club skipper who wished us well today. Thank you.

Dave Antrobus went into panic mode this morning after he was stuck in traffic. He was in no danger of missing his tee time, he was just terrified that he wouldn’t have time to eat all his full English breakfast. He made several calls to playing partners, catering staff and a variety of golf professionals so that his food would be ready for him on arrival.

I don’t think Mike Lowe got any birthday cards when he was a boy. He always has a good root through the pile and looks at everybody’s scorecards when he finishes his round.
‘I love looking at cards’ he told me today.

In today’s event Brian Greenbank played great golf but talked me hole by hole through his level par round. I am getting better at feigning interest so I am getting a little afraid that he might bring his holiday photos to show me next week. Unfortunately, the rest of his Hale team were less than average so they just missed out on the prizes with 81 points.

French Bistro owner Olivier Troalens team finished with an incredible eight points on their final hole to help the Lymm men sneak into 6th place.

Carden Park’s Colin Bryan(9), Paul Fell(5), Mike Lowe(9) and Nigel Ashton(12) finished in 4th place with 83 points and
Ashton in Makerfields Neil Edwards(7), Matty Holland(14), Jimmy Shirley(13) and Jeff Ratcliffe(7) took 3rd with 84 points. They had a best of the day 44 points on the tough front nine.

Dukinfields well-liked Neale Laurent(13), Jack Schofield(10), Paul McDermott(15) and Mark Turner(11) finished strongly to take 2nd on the card play off also with an excellent 84 points.

Taking 1st prize was the Jim Caldwells(11) Wilmslow senior team of Bob Picthall(14), Jon Hume(14) and Alderley Edge legend Stuart Hall(16). It was a great team effort but Jons 4 point birdie on the 17th hole was crucial to their success. Very well played chaps!

Thanks to everyone for your support and 100% attendance today – terrific.
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 14th Darren McGahey Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Charles Beadle – this 70 year old hit a wedge!!! Dozen AD333

2’s £185 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon Jeff Ratcliffe Rob Parry Andy Stone Martin Bramwell Chris Brown Paul Evans Dave Pearson Ed Wilkinson x2 Martin Higgins David Lea Mark Cresswell Ed Pysden Eric Farrer Gordon Warke

Davenport 4-Jul-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Caldwell, John Hume, Stuart Hall, Bob Picthall 86 12 Galvin Green Windstopper
2 Neale Laurent, Jack Schofield, Paul McDermott, Mark Turner 84 10 Maxitours FJ Shirt each
3 Neil Edwards, Matty Holland, Jimmy Shirley, Jeff Ratcliffe 84 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryant 83 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Alan Forber, John Longworth, Gary Neiles, Joe Yates 82 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Olivier Troalen, Louis Troalen, Ben Aardeverk , Rob Hutchinson 81 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Howard Gill 81
7= Martin Firth, Darren McGahey, Rob Parry, Andy Bethell 81
9 Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Andy Stone, Dave McGuiness 80
10= Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, Chris Brown 79
10= Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, John Morgan, Bob Newcombe 79
10= Ray Royle, Bernard Wood, Andy Moon, Ian Neilson 79
13= Craig Dickenson, John Dickenson, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 78
13= Dave Stanhope, Giles Terry, Dave Antrobus, John Buckley 78
15= Ed Pysden, Bernie Mullins, Graham Grieve, Steve Leavitt 77
15= Andy Hamlett, Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Tony Jennison 77
17= Brian Hopkins, Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Alan Pengelly 76
17= Steve Parle , Gary Parle, Barry Judge, Doug Edmonds 76
19= John Hilditch, John Pratt, Simon Walton, Mark Cresswell 75
19= Rob Higginbotham, Russell Humphries, Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle 75
19= James Shipstone, Alison Shipstone, Christine McEwan, David Lea 75
19= Mark Birtwistle, Tom Dobbins, Ken Swarbrick, John Dawson 75
23= Colin Roberts, Tony Adams, David Mason, Matt Coe 74
23= Steve Savage, Eric Farrer, Brian Leatherbarrow, Alan Farrer 74
25 David Smith, Gordon Warke, Paul Benson, Bill Melia 73
26= Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton 72
26= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield 72
28= Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Dean Jagger, Josh Pegler 70
28= Bill Parkinson, Peter O’Driscoll, Barry Taylor, Ron Green 70
30 Stuart Blake, David Kelly, John Atkin, Bob Sutton 68
31 Rodney Barlow, Jack Clarke, Tom Monks, John O’Donnell 67
32 Mick Mahan, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Poucher 64

Lancaster Golf Club AM AM
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.16 Simon Hemsley x4
10.24 Darren Booth x4
10.33 Jim Clarke x4
10.42 Paul Gilbert x4
10.51 Lewis Marland x4
11.00 Mick Mahon x4
11.08 Paul Fell x4
11.13 Dave Stanhope x4
11.22 Pete Dobson x4
11.30 Les Russon x4
11.38 Ian Gemmell x4
11.47 Stuart Reynolds x4
11.56 Olivier Troalen x4
12.05 Simon Poucher x4
12.14 Sam Leach x4
12.22 Andrew Cox x4
12.31 Chih Hu x4
12.40 Ian Hellens x4
12.49 Barry Simpson x4
12.58 Neil Edwards x4
1.07 Neil Edwards x4
1.16 Nigel Hallows x4
1.24 John Hollingworth x4
1.33 Dave Sully x4
1.41 Simon Taylor x4
1.50 John Dickenson x4
1.59 Neale Laurent x4
2.07 M Gibson x4
2.16 P Walters x4
2.25 Lee Tilley x4
2.34 Joe Yates x4
2.44 Steve Halliwell x4
2.52 Dave Blease x4

Maxitours at Brilliant Hazel Grove

Maxitours at Hazel Grove

I arrived early at Hazel Grove and asked their incredibly well-liked Club professional James Rowlands about the condition of the course.
‘Its mustard mate, its mega, its mega mustard.’ Indeed it was.
There were umpteen Maxitours players raving about the condition of this great course after their round:
‘That was superb!’ Reported wealthy John Hilditch.
‘ What a great course.’ Announced scruffy Pete Cotton.
‘ I’ve been playing here for many. many years but that is best it’s ever been’ Declared intelligent Dr James Shipstone.

Thanks to Martin Swindells and his catering staff for their excellent hospitality- I had a cheese and onion toastie at 11am and went back to back with another at 4pm.
Club Captain Simon Ashton is a great man and his friendly persona is mirrored by all the lovely members who were so warm throughout the day to all our players. Brilliant.

It was yet another early start for me to get to the course at 9am to do my course preparation and registration set up. I overtook Knutsford slow driving champion Stuart Blake and his pal Bob ‘Stena’ Sutton (he always needs a lift off his mates to the golf club) on the new bypass which really improves travel time. A local told me that it is now just 12 minutes from Hazel Grove to Manchester airport. Not if you are stuck behind Stuart Blake.
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Richard Williamson also stopped the Hazel Grove traffic as he had to hit his second shot off the road on the first hole after an embarrassingly bad 35 yard bobbling tee shot.

Senior Colin Roberts knows an attractive woman when he sees one and he wouldn’t stop talking about how friendly the half way house ladies were. ‘Can you thank those stunning Hazel Grove lady members for their voluntary efforts today- they were brilliant. I think one took a shine to me.’
‘Yeah right, What are you doing tonight Colin?’
‘I’m settling down to watch the Norwegian ladies football team – I can’t wait. Then it’s love island.’ Replied the amorous seventy year old.

Jim Clarke and Pete Hamletts teams showed their class and integrity after disqualifying themselves after realising they were playing off the wrong tees. You are todays winners in my eyes.

The greens were perhaps the best we have played all year and with them running at 11 on the stimp meter they were really tough to putt on. Today was I think possibly the worst scoring in Maxitours history with nearly half the teams failing to break par.

I teamed Ben Davies and his partner up with Tony Adams and his partner as they were both two players short last night. The newly formed quartet managed just 67 points. Ben Whispered to me that they were lovely guys but can I get them two better players next week. Three minutes later Tony came in ‘those lads you teamed us up with were great company but they weren’t the best -can you get us two decent players next time…’

Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews and Rob Weston are possibly the most unsuccessful four ball in maxitours history. Last year they were that bad at Hazel Grove I gave them a cap each just to cheer them up. Today they were delighted with their first top half finish for over 5 years ‘I can’t wait for the results to come through!’ Admitted on form Foxy.

Jim Caldwells(12) Wilmslow team were leading for most of the day after an impressive 83 points in the perfect early morning conditions. Liam Pilkington(11), Peter Griggs(15) and Russell Cash (6) completed the experienced team.

John Dickenson(20), his son Craig (9), Paul Lord (5) and Lyndon Stott (11) challenged them briefly with a solid 77 points and finished in 3rd spot.

Late in the day home advantage came into play as Cheshire golfing legend Andy Hill (1) Mike(19) and Dave(9) Stewardson and Cockney Joe Shelley(9) scraped 84 points to earn their first ever victory. They scored seven points on the seventeenth hole to make all the difference. Well played chaps!
Thanks to everyone for your support today.
Tim
Nearest the Pin 5th Chris Clarke Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 15th Steve Marsh Dozen AD333
2’s £162.50 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333s Joe Shelley x2 Dave Stewardson Chris Clarke Bri Hopkins Steve Marsh Gary Bresnahan David Kelly Mike Wainwright Dan Moss

Hazel Grove 27-June-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Andrew Hill, Joe Shelley, Dave Stewardson, Mike Stewardson 84 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Jim Caldwell, Russell Cash, Peter Griggs, Liam Pilikington 83 10 Maxitours Footjoy sweater each
3 John Dickenson, Craig Dickenson, Lindon Stott, Paul Lord 77 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Bill Dootson, Dan Moss 77 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, John Neale 76 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Ben Kinsay 76 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Bri Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan, Steve Marsh, Gary Whittaker 75
7= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson 75
9 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Keith Jackman 74
10 Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Phil Dickens 73
11 Chris Gregory, Les Pate, Tony Price, Mick Wain 72
12= Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 71
12= John Hilditch, Simon Walton, Dave Tobutt, Henry Walton 71
12= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Andy Faulkner, Munro Donald 71
12= Howard Baker, Jason Waite, Brian Baker, Paul Hutton 71
16 John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Niell 70
17= Dave Randles, Phil Gow , Chris Evans, Peter Roberts 69
17= Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Chris Walley, Kevin Reeves 69
19= Colin Roberts, Tony Adams, Ben Davies, Kenny Plumb 68
19= David Kelly, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, David Wilkinson 68
21= Brian Greenbank, Chris Brown, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 67
21= Dave Antrobus, John Buckley, Tom Jarvis, Giles Terry 67
23= Nathan Pugh, Steve Blakeway, Pete Brown, Paul Robinson 66
23= Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Harvey Mattinson, Steve Mattinson 66
25 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, AN Other 65
26= Barrie Simpson, Martin Cox, Koos Alders, Mark Morris 62
26= Peter Cotton, Ed Cotton, Harry Kenyon, Phil Welch 62
28 SteveWoods , Dave Parry, AN Other, AN Other 60

Davenport start times
Thursday 4th July
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.35 Ed Pysden x4 early
10.44 Jim Clarke x4
10.54 Lewis Marland x4
11,03 Mick Mahon x4
11.12 Dave Stanhope x4
11,17
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.30 Martin Bramwell x4
11.39 Simon Poucher x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Peter Maher x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 John Dickenson x2 2 players required
12.24 John Hunt x4
12.33 Brian Greenbank x4
12.42 Neil Edwards x4
12.51 Neil Edwards x4
1.00 Paul Evans x4
1.09 Nigel Hallows x2 2 players required
1.18 Paul Fell x4
1.27 Brian Hopkins x4
1.36 Dave Sully x4
1.45
1.54 Richard Blackwell x4
2.03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 Bernatrd Wood x4
2.21 Gary Parle x4
2.30 Bill Melia x4
2.39 D Smith x4
2.48 D Smith x4
2.57 Olivier Troalen x4
3.06 Dave Goodwin x4
3.15 Joe Yates x4
3.24 Lee Tilley x4
3.33

Maxitours playing opportunities

Playing opportunities

Dear Maxitours player

There is room for 1 or 2 players tomorrow at Hazel Grove with two excellent teams!
10.39am or 2.48pm are the tee times.

I also need a team for the Leigh Pro am playing with me this Monday 1st July!
1pm start time -£200 team. – let me know if you want to play with a poor mans’ Colin Montgomerie.

There are now 2 team of 4 spaces in the Maxitours AM AM event at Lancaster on Monday 8th July -this is an amazing venue.

The overseas Portugal event 16th -20th January is now nearly full, please let me know if you are considering going on the great trip- 10 of last years 12 teams are returning alongside 6 new teams.
Hope you can play.

Thanks Tim

Next weeks Davenport times are below:

Davenport start times
Thursday 4th July

10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.35 Ed Pysden x4 early
10.44 Jim Clarke x4
10.54 Lewis Marland x4
11,03 Mick Mahon x4
11.12 Dave Stanhope x4
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.30 Martin Bramwell x4
11.39 Simon Poucher x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Peter Maher x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 John Dickenson x4
12.24 John Hunt x4
12.33 Brian Greenbank x4
12.42 Neil Edwards x4
12.51 Neil Edwards x4
1.00 Paul Evans x4
1.09 Nigel Hallows x2 2 players required
1.18 Paul Fell x4
1.27 Brian Hopkins x4
1.36 Dave Sully x4
1.45
1.54 Richard Blackwell x4
2.03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 Bernatrd Wood x4
2.21 Gary Parle x4
2.30 Bill Melia x4
2.39 D Smith x4
2.48 D Smith x4
2.57 Olivier Troalen x4
3.06 Dave Goodwin x4
3.15 Joe Yates x4
3.24 Lee Tilley x4
3.33

Fantastic Fixby golf Club results

Great upcoming Maxitours events!
Hazel Grove – Thursday 27th June -spaces – reported to be in EXCELLENT condition
Davenport 4th July – spaces
Lancaster 8th July- full
Hopwood 18th July – spaces
Lymm 23rd July -spaces
Dunham Forest 1st Aug – full
Didsbury 8th Aug -spaces
Mottram Hall 15th Aug -spaces
New event!
Pleasington 12th Sept -spaces in this rearranged event 12th September – another not to be missed venue!

Maxitours at Fixby

Fixby golf club was in exceptional condition for today’s Maxitours event.
The greens were ‘Rapid’ and the fairways were like carpets as our players enjoyed this stunning championship venue.

‘That was the hardest round of golf I have ever played. I think it was a combination of lightning fast greens, tough pin positions, breezy conditions and a general lack of talent.’ Admitted Richard Palmer.
‘What a course – that was superb!’ Declared knowledgeable Phil Smeathers.
‘That’s a proper test of golf – amazing.’ Announced Gordon Warke.

The food menu and service provided by the caterers at Huddersfield is also right up there with the very best venues we visit all year- thank you!

The day started well for Andy Oakes who had a big smile on his face as he enjoyed a famous ‘Full Fixby breakfast’ but things rapidly went downhill for the likeable Prestbury man who played like a sausage as his team could only manage 62 points.

Tomorrow is the Longest day of the year but it felt like today was even longer for me after I asked Frank Lyons if he was on form. Fifteen minutes later and he was still in full flow talking me through his most recent five rounds of golf.

It is great to see ladies playing on Maxitours and they are always very welcome. Christine Clarkson played today and she passed her friend Janet Heywood what looked like a golf tuition book. I asked for a closer look and discovered that it was entitled: ‘How to knit your own golf headcover’. Say no more.
Brian Hopkins (5) Majid Benyounis (22) Darren Whittaker(14) and Anthony Grimley(13) were out early n the day and they thought 77 points would earn them a mid-table finish – they will be delighted to learn that they finished in 3rdplace.

Classy Sarah Ormrod (16) Dave Greenwood(11) John Delaney(5) and Paul Smith(15) finished in 2nd place. They had a tremendous back nine of 43 points after a very average 36 points on the front nine.
Ashton in Makerfield good guys Ste Woods(21), Paul Woods(6), Jimmy McEwan(7) and Chris Bland(13) took first place. They picked up five shots on the tough par three holes when everyone else in the field were throwing them away like confetti. A great birdie from Jimmy on the last sealed an excellent team performance.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance once again.

Yours in golf and friendship,

Tim
Nearest the Pin 8th Nigel Hall
Nearest the pin 11th Pete Norbury

2’s £150 6 pro v1s or 13 srixon AD333 Tom Hollis Alan Simpson Rob Andrew x2 Ian Dickenson Steve Woods Chris Bland Pete Norbury

Fixby 20-Jun-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Steve Woods, Jimmy McEwan, Paul Woods, Cgris Bland 81 12 FJ Chillout sweater
2 Dave Greenwood, Paul Smith, John Delaney, Sarah Ormrod 79 10 FJ Maxitours shirt each
3 Brian Hopkins, Majid Benyounis, Darren Whittaker, Anthony Grimley 77 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Dave Griffiths, Don Milligan, Dave Blease, Hugh Bilby 76 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Mick Mahan, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner 76 4 Callaway shirt each
6 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables, Ben Kinsey 76 2 Maxitours Cap each
7= Roy Ainsworth, John Longworth, Gary Neiles, Joe Yates 76
7= Paul Wrigley, Gav Sutcliffe, Ian Fairbrother, Steve Barker 76
7= Steve Finnan, Paul Traynor, Will Fox, Mark Margreave 76
10= Paul Cooper, Ian Dickenson, Rob Andrew, Steve Hall 75
10= David Smith, Gordon Warke, Steve Parle, Bill Parkinson 75
12= Chris Smith, Steve Kilroy, Alan Burton, Mick Philbin 74
12= Simon Hemsley , Ian King, Mike Spencer, Joe Kirwan 74
14= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson 73
14= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams 73
14= Paul Price, Eddie Sterling, Saj Hashmi, Ian Brooks 73
17 Rob Platt, Ian Gillott, John Broomhead, David Hadwick 72
18 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Ben Davies, Kenny Plumb 71
19= Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Don Bailey, Bob Picthall 70
19= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, Liz Halliwell, John Hunt 70
19= Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine, Andy Buckley 70
22 Nigel Hall, Russell Humphries, Tom Hollis, Charles Beadle 68
23 Dave Stanhope, Giles Terry, Chreis Heptinstall, Phil Smeathers 66
24 Steve Heywood, Janey Heywood, Christine Clarkson, Denis Boud 65
25 Doug Edmunds, Tom Dobbins, Rodney Mills, Bernard Wood 64
26= Chris Adams, Gary Butler, Richard Johnson, Andy Oakes 62
26= Andy Moon, John O’Donnell, Jack Clarke, Barry Taylor 62
26= Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Lee Tilley 62
29 Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Mike Lomax, Craig Gorton 61
30 Ray Royle, Mark Birtwistle, Alan Brough, Terry Day 48

Hazel Grove start times 27th June
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Jim Caldwell x4
10.27 Mark Morrisx4
10.36 Jim Clarke x4
10.45 Jack Coleman x4
10.54 Lewis Marland x4
11.03 Brian Greenbank x4
11.12 Mick Mahon x4
11.21 Dave Stanhope x4
11.30 Ian Hellens x4
11.39 John Hilditch x4
11.48 Rob Weston x4
11.57
12.06 Dave Sully x4
12.24 Dave Randles x4
12.33 John Dickenson x4
12.42 Sam Leach x4
12.51
1.00 Howard Baker x4
1.09 Bri Hopkins x4
1.18 Nigel Hallows x4
1.27 Paul Fell x4
1.36 John Hunt x4
1.45 Pete Cotton x4
1.54 Andrew Hill x4
2.03 Chris Brownhill x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21 Barry Jackson x4
2.30 Joe Yates x4
2.48 Dave Goodwin x4
2.57
3.06 Simon Ashton x4
3.15 Simon Ashtonx4

Maxitours Welsh Classic at North Wales

Fixby next week – 2 players required
And Room for 1 team

Maxitours Welsh Classic at North Wales

Day two of the Welsh Classic saw a few bleary-eyed golfers entering the North Wales Clubhouse.

The course was in great condition and the greens were running fast and true.

‘The pace of these greens is beautiful.’ Admired Andy Hallows.

Club manager Phil Beard is switched on he has grown the membership and Club turnover and is terrific to deal with – I would highly recommend you to contact him if you fancy a group day out!

The weather held off and not a drop off rain fell in sunny Llandudno when the rest of the world was getting drenched. UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE!!!!

Joe Kirwan survived the night in the much-feared Whitehouse hotel. He said there was a nice touch on arrival as the bin in his room hadn’t been emptied – lovely.

Ian Fensom was short of a player this morning so I was trying to find him a local to play with. I saw an old chap I didn’t recognise in the bar and asked him if he fancied joining us. ‘I’ve played 18 holes on my own first thing but I quite fancy another round so -yes I will.’
I told the North Wales pro that Peter was standing in and he told me that his member was a top climber and leads expeditions up Kilimanjaro. He had cycled 40 miles to the golf club this morning and will be cycling home tonight.- Legend.

Andy Oakes never wins a bean. Even when he won nearest the pin yesterday he didn’t get a mention as I had done the report and presumed nobody in his 4 ball would knock it close. Well done for yesterday Andy.

In todays event Olivier Troalen owns a top French bistro in Lymm. His team score of 85 bettered yesterdays score at Conwy by a massive 21 points. They were pipped on the card play off.
Winning today was David Smiths smooth swinging Ringway team who also scored an impressive 85 points.

In the two day Classic Mike spencers team made a final day move with 82 points to move into 3rd place.

Overnight leaders Neale Laurents team demolished their £5 a head kitty in minutes and were still singing in a top welsh karaoke bar at 2am last night. They collected 42 points on the front nine but then ‘hit the wall’ with just 32 points on their closing nine to be pipped into 2nd

The overall event was won by Knutsfords Jim(12) and Georgie Clarke(23), Peter Ledger(19) and Graham Jackson(6) who added a solid 79 points to yesterday’s 81 points. Georgie was the only player in the field without a hangover and she played great golf on the front nine. Well played guys and girl!

Thanks to all players for your support,
I hope you enjoyed the event as much as I did!!
Tim

Nearest the pin 16th Wayne Harper Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 17th Kev Hart Doz AD333s

2’s £130 5 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333s Mike George Kev Hart Martin Higgins Ian Ritchie Jim Kenyon Ian Fenson Mark Franklin Wayne Harper

Welsh Classic Overall 10/11 June 2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Georgie Clarke 160 12 Hydrolite shoes each
2 Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Phil Dickens 158 10 FJ Maxitours chillout top
3 Mike Spencer, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Simon Allport 157 8 Dozen Taylor made TP 5 each
4 Dave Greenwood, Gordon Warke, Sarah Ormrod, Wayne Harper 157 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 David Smith, Peter O’Driscoll, Tony Coleman, Andy Hallows 156 4 Maxitours shirt each (day 2 team)
6 Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Mark Clewley, Mike Lamb 156 2
7 Chris Adams, Andy Oakes, Colin Upton, Simon Golsby 154
8 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andrew Mansfield, Jim Booth 152
9= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Geoff Andrews, Mike Upton 151 Maxitours shirt each (day 1 team)
9= David Kelly, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, David Wilkinson 151
9= Stuart Reynolds, Chris Fensom, Ray Mills, Steve Hunter 151
9= Peter Dolan, Pete Daniels, Jim Doran, Brian Hitchen 151
13 Ian Fensom, Peter Fitzpatrick, John Griffin, Don Cain 150
14 Olivier Troalen, Rob Hutchinson, Louis Trioalen, Ben Aardewerk 149 Maxitours Cap each (day2 team)
15 Martin Higgins, Peter Maher, Charlie Beadle, Rob Higginbotham 147
16 Joe Kirwan, Nigel Hall, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 146
17 Don Campbell, James Callow, Stuart Hodson, Mike George 145
18 Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Swamy Naryana, Kieron Hunt 141
19 Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 127
North Wales 11 June-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1= David Smith, Peter O’Driscoll, Tony Coleman, Andy Hallows 85
1= Olivier Troalen, Rob Hutchinson, Louis Trioalen, Ben Aardewerk 85
3= Mike Spencer, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Simon Allport 82
3= Joe Kirwan, Nigel Hall, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 82
5 Peter Dolan, Pete Daniels, Jim Doran, Brian Hitchen 81
6 Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Mark Clewley, Mike Lamb 80
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Georgie Clarke 79
7= Dave Greenwood, Gordon Warke, Sarah Ormrod, Wayne Harper 79
9= Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andrew Mansfield, Jim Booth 78
9= Jeremy Lawton, Nigel Eckersley, Joe Stanley, Ben Coleman 78
11 Martin Higgins, Peter Maher, Charlie Beadle, Rob Higginbotham 77
12 Chris Adams, Andy Oakes, Colin Upton, Simon Golsby 76
13 Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Phil Dickens 74
14= David Kelly, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, David Wilkinson 73
14= Stuart Reynolds, Chris Fensom, Ray Mills, Steve Hunter 73
14= Ian Fensom, Peter Fitzpatrick, John Griffin, Don Cain 73
17= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Geoff Andrews, Mike Upton 71
17= Jim Kenyon, Rob Sims, Rick Page, Ian Ritchie 71
17= Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Swamy Naryana, Kieron Hunt 71
20 Don Campbell, James Callow, Stuart Hodson, Mike George 70
21 Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 60

Fixby start sheet
Thursday 20th June
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 Jim Caldwell x4
10.27 Jim Clarke x4
10.30 Paul Cooper x4
10.36 Jack Coleman x4
10.45 Mick Mahon x2 2 players required
10.54 Chris Adams x4
11.03 Dave Stanhope x4
11.12 Rob Platt x4
11.21 Steve Finnan x4
11.30Roy Ainsworth x4
11.39 Paul Wrigley x4
11.48 Roger Percival x4
11.57Steve Aspinall x4
12.06 Paul Rudkin x4
12.15 Neil Edwards x4
12.24 Chris Smith x4
12.33 Peter Maher x4
12.42 Paul Fell x4
12.51 John Hunt x4
1.00 Nigel Hallows x4
1.09 Dave Sully x4
1.18 Les Russon x4
1.27 Richard Blackwell x4
Brian Hopkins x4
1.36 David Smith x4
1.45 Bernard Wood x4
1.54 Steve Parle x4
2.03 Gordon Warke x4
2.12 Gary Parle x4
2.21 Bill Melia x4
2.30 Paul Price x4
2.39 Dave Goodwin x4
2.48 Dave Griffiths x4
2.57 Lee Tilley x4