Results from Brilliant Bramall Park

Great Upcoming Maxitours events
Spaces at Vale Royal next Friday 1st June – this course is in terrific condition – filling fast!
Room at Fixby Thursday 7th June -home of the famous Lawrence Batley trophy- one of the best courses in the country- don’t miss it!

Maxitours at Brilliant Bramall Park

Wall to wall sunshine greeted Maxitours players at leafy Bramall Park today.

This is a brilliant Golf Course set in the Stockport suburbs. Head pro Craig Daggitt does a great job and he always contacts me before the event to see if he can be of assistance- thanks Craig , top man.

The golf course was superbly presented and as well as a highly skilled greens who were team hand cutting the greens when I arrived this morning there was a party of six volunteer members proudly weeding around the practice green and tidying up the car park for us- which says a lot about this great Club.
The new Clubhouse interior and balcony also look great after recent renovations.

‘That is a Fantastic Maxitours venue! The course was brilliant and the pint of Wainwrights is also spot on!’ Reported well-travelled Sam Leach who knows even more about beer than he does about golf. There were plenty of positive comments throughout the day:
‘Great Course!’ Koos Alders
‘Fantastic!’ Marc Morris
‘Excellent!’ Munro Donald

The greens were very firm and true and staying on the putting surface was a problem for the less talented strikers of a golf ball. I told Dave Griffiths about the importance of changing your wedge regularly or at the very least keeping grooves mud free to get some much needed backspin in the bouncy conditions. ‘You mean you are allowed to clean your grooves? Replied Dave.

It’s a very well known fact that Roy Ainsworth(26) has dragged many of his playing partners down to his level over the years. Poor Adam Princep is his latest victim and he has seen his handicap double since joining Roys team at the start of the year. (Luckily it isn’t actually as bad as it sounds as the Warrington man has crept from a 1 to a 2 handicap.) The team finished in 15th place today.

It is great to see that Phil Smeathers(6) was back to his best after his recent illness. He is a lovely bloke who has been great with me over the years, The middle section of the Bramall course is very tough but big Phil destroyed it with eight pars on the bounce as he helped his Knutsford team into 7th place. If you have a spare half hour he will happily talk you through each hole as at least three people in the Bramall bar this afternoon will testify.

Brian Hopkins played with his new set of Titleist AP3 irons and he was excited to be taking the wrappers off some of his clubs in the Clubhouse before play. Brian struck his tee shot within 120 yards of the 1st green and then incredibly holed his virgin wedge. This helped his team take third place on a card play off. Mark Taylor(9) Tim Wrigley(20) and Mike Powell(11) completed the Shrigley team.

Heyrose’ Paul Walton(15) Warrington’s stunning Anne Greenough (6) and Mottrams’ Steve Dobson (28) took 2nd place. County table tennis player Anne is also a class golfer and she impressively made 4’s on the tough 10th and 11th holes to earn her team 6 valuable points. A couple of chip ins on the back nine from Steve also helped the cause.

Earning their first ever victory today were Knutsfords multi millionaire Jim Clarke(12) and his pals Pete Ledger(18) Pete Booth(16) and Graham Jackson(9). Jim has worked hard on his golf this winter and is now reaping the rewards although it was a great team effort from the likeable quartet. Well played chaps!
Thanks to all who played. I hope you had a great day.
Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 4th Barry Jackson AD333s
Nearest the Pin 18th Chris Adams AD333s
2’s £180 4 pro v1s each or 10 srixons
Ben Kinsey Mick Mahon Bri Hopkins Mark Taylor Dave Greenwood Robbie Brown Martin France Ed Wilkinson Dave Henshall Chris Adams Barry Jackson John Ogden Steve Leavitt Andy Hall

Bramall Park 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Pete Booth, Graham Jackson 84 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Paul Walton, Anne Greenough, Steve Dobson, 84 10 Maxitours suit carrier
3 Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mike Powell, Tim Wrigley 82 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Tom Butler, Eddy Sterling, Matt Cheffins, Sean O’Conner 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables, Ben Kinsey 82 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Dave Blease, Carl Marginson, Rob Whittle, Pete Short 81 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Dave Stanhope, Phil Smeathers, Giles Terry, Tom Jarvis 80
7= Ed Pysden, Ken Jee, John Ogden, Steve Leavitt 80
9= Olivier Troalen, Louis Troalen, Robbie Brown, Ben Aardewerk 79
9= Rob Ormerod, John Delaney, Dave Greenwood, Nigel Hallows 79
11= Mike Sallebank, Dave Bolton, Arthur Little, Drew Folland 78
11= Simon Ashton, Andrew Hill, Mick Jones, Paul Abbott 78
13= Eddie Ellis, Nigel Eckersley, Jim Kenyon, John Selby 77
13= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley, Jim Hodges 77
15= Roy Ainsworth, Steve Collier, Mike Verdon, Adam Princep 75
15= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth 75
15= Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 75
15= Paul Bayley, Dave Henshall, John Kirk, Roy Kirk 75
19 Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Paul Wilde, Simon Pooler 74
20 Simon Hemsley, Garteth Bradley, Darren Whittaker, Ian King 73
21= Barrie Simpson, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Martin Cox 72
21= Dave Bentley, Nigel Utley, Keith Edmondson, Mark Cooper 72
23 Paul Rudkin, Mike Lomax, Craig Gorton, Chris Wrighton 71
24= Dave Dean, George Ross, Keith Dooley, Denis Price 69
24= Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, Steve Walsh 69
24= Dave Griffiths, Mike Fenton, Andy Hall, Pete Birtwistle 69
27 Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews, Steve Foxcroft 68
28 Garry Smith, Alan Jones, Lee Wolstenholme, Lee Murphy 66

Vale Royal AM AM start sheet Friday 1st June
8.30 Colin Roberts x4
8.39 Jim Caldwell x4
8.48 Simon Hemsley x4
8.57 Brian Greenbank x4
9.06 Mike Stuart x4
9.15 Jack Coleman x4
9.24Dave Stanhope x4
10.30 Lewis Marland x4
10.39 Mick Mahon x4
10.48 Paul Evans x4
10.57 Jim Clarke x4
11.06 Paul Fell x4
11.14 John Newton x4
11.22 John Hilditch x2 Simon Walton x2
11.30 Graham Littler x4
11.48 Pat O’Dowd x1 Jimmy Caffrey x2 – 1 player required
11.57 Peter Maher x4
12.06 Gweneth Bramwell x4
12.15 Dave Sully x4
12.18 Les Russon x4
12.27Paul Gilbert x4
12.36Munro Donald x4
12.54 Steve Parle x4
1.03 John Hudson x4
1.12 Graham Pike x4
1.21 Terry Hines x4
1.30 Richard Blackwell x4
1.39 Dave Whelan x4
1.48 M Sparke x4
1.57 Brian Hopkins x4
2.06 John Stubbs x4
2.15 Joe Yates x4
2.33 Tom Baker x4

Maxitours at pristine Pleasington

Still spaces at Brilliant Bramall Park Tuesday 22nd May
Superb Vale Royal Fri 1st June
Fabulous Fixby Thurs 7th June
All in great condition!

Maxitours at Pristine Pleasington

Pleasington was in terrific condition for todays Maxitours event. The mature heathland fairways were firm and links-like and the greens were rolling fast and true. When the course is presented like this Pleasington has a very good claim to be the best inland course in Lancashire.

‘Just Outstanding.’ Praised Martin Bramwell
‘That’s my favourite venue!’ Said Harvey Mattinson ‘It’s a cracker.’
‘Absolutely fantastic!’ Reported John Hunt.
‘What a beautiful rural course!’ Declared Peter Maher.

‘I have never seen so many Bluebells and bunkers on a golf course!’ reported Mike Gauden
‘I never saw any bluebells?’ Quizzed Steve his more talented straight hitting playing partner.
‘There were lots of them deep in the trees’ Replied Mike.

Ken Swarbrick went in a Maxitours record 17 bunkers today. He hit 21 bunker shots. Work it out.

Graham Lomas (23 hcap) came to England from Australia’s Gold Coast five years ago. He has piercing blue eyes, is six foot tall and has fair hair- but that is where the similarity with Greg Norman ceases. During his career swashbuckling Norman was nicknamed ‘the great white shark’ after his aggressive golf. Graham is known to his mates as ‘the great white fishfinger’ and he managed just a solitary par all day.

Alf Shillitoe(18) is also widely regarded as a bad golfer. He normally lets his team down each week. Today the roles were reversed and surprised Alf had two four point holes and two three pointers. Despite Alfs’ brave efforts his team struggled to 17th place. ‘Where were you?’ was all he could mutter in the Clubhouse.

Seve sometimes starved himself before he played as he felt it turned him into a finely tuned tiger with heightened senses hunting down its prey. Dave Goddard had two cheese and ham toasties and a couple of pints before he went out. He resembled a python that has just swallowed a cow. Dave eventually digested his meal and got on the team card two and a half hours after he teed off with a lucky putt on the 10th hole.

Scoring wasn’t great despite yellow tees, perfect weather and immaculate greens. Ninety percent of teams scored more points on the easier front nine and I have never heard so many players saying they had thrown away a win.

Two ladies featured in the prizes as Alison Shipstone(15) and Sheena Leonard(14) played great golf to help John Hunt(18) and James Shipstone(10) finish in 3rd place. Hunt contributed with an eagle on the 7th hole but it was the girls who did most of the work.

Charles Herbert(18) Ross Birch(9) and Pete Hamlett(6) also scored much more heavily on the front nine and were delighted with second place.

Wrexham’s Paul Fell (6) teamed up with old Nigel Ashton(12) Paul Mullen(12) and Ben Kinsey(6) from Huyton and Prescot. The likeable quartet thought they had blown it with 3 points on their final hole but they were delighted to take 1st prize. Well played chaps.

Thanks to all who played today I am sure you had a great day!
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 16th Dave Woods Dozen Ad333
Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th Gary Parle Dozen Ad333
2’s sweep £142.50 4 pro V1s or 10 srixons per 2
Andy Thompson x2 Phil McCurry Dave Baldwin Paul Fell Paul Mullen Mike Hill Jon Hudson Richard Williamson Gary Parle Andy Faulkner

Pleasington 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Paul Mullen, Ben Kinsey 83 12 Maxitours merino sweater each
2 Charles Herbert, Ross Birch, Pete Hamlett, 83 10 FJ Shirt each
3 John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Sheena Leonard 82 8 PGA Top/doz Wilson lady balls
4 Allan Brown, Dave Woods, Sarah Brown, Neil Worthington 81 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Dave Baldwin 81 4 Maxitours card holder each
6 Richard Blackwell, Mike Garde, John Hilton, Nigel Hallows 81 2
7= Martin Bramwell, Matt Nelstrop, Chris Brown, Andy Vietch 80
7= James Wilson, Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell, Paul Wilkinson 80
7= Ian Neilson, Barry Taylor, Tom Wilson, Stewart Cragg 80
10= Pat O’Dowd, Carl Kennedy, Andrew Stone, Neil Drummond 79
10= Steve Parle, Gary Parle, Barry Rigby, John O’Donnell 79
12= Bill Heywood, Brian Yardley, Phil McCurry, Paul Robinson 78
12= Peter Ledger, Phil Maher, Declan Bateson, Damien Bateson 78
14 Bri Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mark Johnson, George Bresnahan 77
15= Nigel Oakes, Stuart Hilditch, Andy Thompson, Dave Aden 76
15= Mick Fenton, Andy Hall, Don Millgan, Tony Stlies 76
17= Lewis Marland, John Seaton, Kevin Seaton, Alf Shillitoe 75
17= Martin Higgins, Russell Hmphries, Peter Maher, Charlie Beadle 75
17= Richard Williamson, Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Dave Goddard 75
20= Jack Coleman, Mike Gauden, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson 73
20= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Dave Goddard 73
20= David Smith, Rod Barlow, Jack Clarke, Mark Birtwistle 73
20= Dave Sully, John Bodgers, Steve Heywood, Yash Turgot 73
24 Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Nigel Hall 72
25 Bernard Wood, Andy Moon, Ted Ellis, Derek Ellis 69
26 Ed Pysen, Fred Bridge, Ken Jee, Simon Moorhouse 67
27 Dave Stanhope, Tom Jarvis, John Buckley, Jim Wardle 66
28 Chris Ernill, Rod Mills, Bill Parkinson, Doug Edmonds 61
29 Tom Dobbins, Chris Dykens, Ken Swarbrick, Peter O’Driscoll 57

Bramall Park start times
Tuesday 22nd May

10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.17 Barrie Simpson x4
10.25 Rob Weston x4
10.33 Paul Fell x4
10.41 Dave Stanhope x4
10.50 David Bentley x4
10.58 Lewis Marland x4
11.07 Mick Mahon x4
11.15 Mike Sallebank x4
11.25 Ed Pysden x4
11.34 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.43 Jim Clarke x4
11.52 Roger Percival x4
12.01 Sam Leach x4
12.10 Tom Butler x4
12.28 Eddie Ellis x4
12.42 Garry Smith x4
12.51 Chris Adams x4
1.00 Nigel Hallows x4
1.18 Olivier Troalen x4
1.27 Paul Rudkin x4
1.36 Ben Harris x4
1.45 Dave Whelan x4
1.54 Paul Bayley x4
2.03 Dave Blease x4
2.12 Barry Jackson x4
2.21 Richard Williamson x4
2.39 Simon Ashton x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4

Results from perfect Prestbury

Mixed Open at Knutsford Golf Club Sunday 29th July
Spaces available at this popular event run by my Club- let me know if you wish to play

I can still squeeze teams in the following Maxitours events!
Vale Royal 1st June
Fixby 7th June
Romiley 19th June
Hazel Grove 28th June
Davenport 5th July
Lancaster 9th July
Hopwood 20th July
Dunham Forest 26th July
Vale Royal 3rd Aug
Pleasington 9th Aug
Worsley 16th Aug
Stockport 20th Aug
Ringway 30th Aug
Mere 3rd September
Clitheroe 11th September
Hopwood 20th September

Maxitours at perfect Prestbury

The last time we visited lovely Prestbury in March we had to wait for the snow to clear before we could play. Today the sun was cracking the flags and the course was in superb order. Head Green keeper Mark Crossley is widely regarded as the best in the business and no one was arguing with that statement today.
Chorleys’ Terry Hines loved the greens ‘ I haven’t seen better surfaces in a long time and it’s still May- unbelievable!’ Beamed the Lancastrian.
All the staff at this great course are excellent and it is also always a pleasure to have a chat with the highly respected Club Professional Nick Summerfield.

The greens were running at eleven on the stimpmeter but this didn’t stop Frank Hindle from knocking his putt in for a two on the signature short 17th hole. Playing partner Richard Palmer told me that if Franks ball hadn’t hit the hole it would still be rolling now.

John Hilditch is a great bloke but it was surprising to see that he was on the card far more than usual today. Unfortunately, after closer inspection it wasn’t because John was playing some breath-taking golf – his partner was forced to retire after 5 holes with a bad back so it was only him scoring.
‘Every cloud has a silver lining!’ Chuckled the wealthy estate agent.

Big Frank Moore has such a strong grip it is rumoured that he opens jam jars for a living. With his white knuckled putting action he lacked a bit of touch on the greens and managed a career best nine three putts on the lightning fast surfaces. Luckily he had a good partner and he scraped into the top ten.
Dutchman Ben Aardewerk from Lymm GC always comes first in his Clubs diary. He doesn’t very often come first in the Club competitions. He left his ‘A’ game at home once again and finished a very average forty third place today.
David Kelly(9) and the new Knutsford Golf Club Captain John Atkin(17) finished in 5th place after an excellent 22 points on the tougher back nine. John lost a Captain-pro challenge match on Sunday but he made the most of having a good partner today.
Bramalls Peter Maher(17) and Neil Higgins(12) continued their good form with 4th place on 40 points.
French speaking Louis Troalen(16) and Robbie Brown(6) were standing on the 18th tee with 41 points preparing their winners speech. Unfortunately, the ghost of Jean Van de Velde descended and they both shanked their way to a disappointing no score and 3rd place.

Tony Jennison(6) and Dan Moore(23) from New Mills descended from the hills and played some great golf to secure 2nd place. An impressive 24 points on the front nine was followed by a slightly jittery 19 on the back nine.

Winning today was Chapel En Le Frith’s intellectual Tim Spencer(20) and Brendan Poynts (12). They rolled in some great putts and Tim told me afterwards that he didn’t want to sound big headed but they could have had an even bigger score as they missed three short ones. Thanks for that Tim we feel really sorry for you. Well played chaps I am glad you had a great day.

Thanks to all who supported this event it is really appreciated. Tim.

Nearest the Pin 7th Jim Hodges Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Leo Sewell and Andy Strickley 6 balls each

2’s £150 4 pro V1s or 10 srixons David Kelly Martin Higgins Frank Hindle Nigel Clowes Richard Greenhill Jim Hodges Andy Strickley Kevin Hodgson Louis Troalen Olivier Troalen Frank Moore Carl Marginson

Prestbury 10-May-2018
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Tim Spencer, Brendan Poynts 44 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Tony Jennison, Dan Moore 43 11 Maxitours sweater each
3 Louis Troalen, Robbie Brown 41 10 PGA Top each
4 Peter Maher, Neil Niggins 41 9 Sunice shirt each
5 David Kelly, John Atkin 40 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 40 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Steve Heywood, Dave Sully 40 6 Maxitours scorecard holder each
8 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton 40 5 Maxitours scorecard holder each
9 Barney Ross, Paul Dalby 40 4 FJ Socks each
10 Frank Moore, Peter Morris 40 3 FJ Socks each
11 Gary Brooks, Dave Goddard 39 2
12 Neil Edwards, Jim McEwan 39 1
13= Dave Shelmerdine, Graham Pike 39
13= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke 39
13= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 39
16= Charles Beadle, Nigel Hall 38
16= Brian Greenbank, Tom Griffiths 38
16= Gerry Salmon, Paul Brooks 38
16= Ian Hellens, Richard Greenhill 38
16= Jim Hodges, Chris Walley 38
21= Dave Bolton, Mike McPherson 37
21= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer 37
21= Dave Blease, Carl Marginson 37
21= Brian Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan 37
25= Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews 36
25= Munro Donald, Nigel Clowes 36
25= John Anderton, Dave Stanhope 36
25= Simon Taylor, Tony Roberts 36
25= Bill Heywood, Alan Morris 36
25= Simon Walton, Leo Sewell 36
25= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton 36
25= James Shipstone, James Brown 36
25= Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker 36
34= Tony Adams, Darren Spencer 35
34= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley 35
34= Geoff Bloom, Mike Brook 35
34= Jim Shirley, George Andrews 35
34= Phil Smeathers, Tom Jarvis 35
34= Keith Rigby, Colin Armstrong 35
34= Pat O’Dowd, Neil Drummond 35
34= Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs 35
34= Lee Tilley, Ian Sutton 35
43= Dave Harlow, David Wilkinson 34
43= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton 34
43= Steve Lamont, Denis O’Neill 34
43= Olivier Troalen, Ben Aardewerk 34
43= John Hudson, Mick Hill 34
48= Rob Hands, John Buckley 33
48= Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer 33
48= Andy Strickley, Kevin Hodgson 33
48= Dave Goodwin, Mark Buckley 33
52= Pete Ledger, Darrel Paker 31
52= Yash Turgot, Ian Appleton 31
52= Don Milligan, Dave Chambers 31
55= Terry Hines, Mal Bailey 30
55= Phil Hanson, Swami Narayana 30
57= Mike Eardley, Andy Taylor 29
57= Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams 29
59 Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 28

Pleasington start times Thursday 17th May
9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.39 Simon Hemsley x4
9.48 Ed Pysden x4
9.57 Jack Coleman x4
10.15 Lewis Marland x4
10.24 Martin Bramwell x4
10.33 Trevor Foster x4
10.42 Dave Stanhope x4
10.51 John Hilditch x4
11.00 Steve Heywood x4
11.09 John Dickenson x4
11.15 James Wilson x4
11.18 Peter Maher x4
11.27 Ian Hellens x4
11.36 Munro Donald x4
11.45 Nigel Oakes x4
11.54 Roger Percival x4
12.12 Pat O’Dowd x4
12.21 Dave Woods x4
1.30 John Hudson x4
1.39 Richard Blackwell x4
1.48 John Hunt x4
1.52 Richard Williamson x4
1.57 David Smith x4
2.06 Bill Melia x4
2.15 Gordon Warke x4
2.24 Bernard Wood x4
2.33 Steve Parle x4
2.42 David Smith x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4
3.08 Mick Fenton x4
3.15 Brian Hopkins x4

Results from Wonderful Wilmslow

Maxitours at wonderful Wilmslow

Wilmslow was in great condition for todays’ first Maxitours event of the Summer.
‘That’s how golf a course should be prepared’ Beamed well-travelled Colin Roberts.
‘Superb!’ Added Geoff Andrews.
The course is one of the best draining in Cheshire and Eric Blake was delighted to see his badly hit shots scamper down the dry fairway rather than come to a grinding halt in a deep puddle as they have done for the past six months at other courses. Thanks to Head Green Keeper Steve Oultram and his excellent team for all their hard work.

Wilmslow also has award winning Caterers and the Professional team is perhaps the best in the local area -thanks to everyone at the Club for looking after us so well.

Steve Mattinson plays in one of the older Maxitours teams ‘We’ve all missed outpatients appointments to play at Wilmslow today- but it was well worth it!’ said the likeable Mere man.

There was quite a lot of wind once again for our players to contend with.
‘Did you struggle in the breezy conditions today?’ I asked Frank Hindle
‘I never struggle with my golf, I just pick my ball up Tim.’ replied Frank. I like your style Frank.

I asked John ‘glass half empty’ Farnsworth if he had played well. He was more positive than usual.
‘I wasn’t too disappointed’ He replied.

Dave Dean’s team came into the Clubhouse and told me that they had ‘Ripped it to shreds’ out there this afternoon. Unfortunately, they were talking about what they did to their scorecard after they struggled to just 62 points.

Milkman Jeff Ratcliffe(6) has done three rounds in one day. The first two were delivering in Ashton in Makerfield but his 3rd round was the most productive as he helped his team into 4th position with 81 points

Third place went to Tony Jennison(6), Dan Moore (23) Gary Smith(9)and Richard Blackwell(13). They picked up just three points on both of the closing holes to throw away a well deserved victory.

In 2nd place was the Bramall team of Les Russon(12), Rob Kenyon(16), Steve Merricks(5) and Ken Clarke(14) who were also surprised that their 83 points was placed so highly. Rob has asked me not to mention his missed two foot putt at the last.

Wrexham based Paul Fell(6) Tony Hereford (16) Ken Jones(20) and John Evans(12) earned their first Maxitours victory after some excellent putting. They scored 6 points on their closing hole to pip the rest of the field. Well played chaps.

Thanks for all those who played today I hope you enjoyed the sunshine, Tim

Congratulations to Tony Stiles who holed his 2nd shot on the 5th hole to win some much needed balls.

Nearest the Pin 9th Ian King Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Richard Wakefield Doz AD333
2’s sweep £210 7 Pro v1s or 16 srixon AD333s
Joe Kirwan Guy Levers Dennis Price Craig Rae John Hilditch Richard Wakefield Paul Wrigley Pete Norbury Tony Stiles

Wilmslow 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Tony Hereford, John Evans, Ken Jones 84 12 Under Armour jacket each
2 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Ken Clarke, Steve Merricks 83 10 Maxitours holdall each
3 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, Garry Smith 83 8 PGA Top each
4 Neil Edwards, George Andrews, Jeff Ratcliffe, Dave Lee 81 6 Sunice shirt each
5 Martin Bramwell, Chris Brown, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch 80 4 Pro Quip shirt each
6 John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead, David Plant 80 2 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= John Hudson, Mick Hill, Rob Blaine, Mark Pretty 80
7= Craig Rea, David Gill, Paul Simpson, Chris Ravenscroft 80
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 80
7= Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Ken Gee, Richard Payne 80
11= David Kelly, David Wilkinson, Richard Massey, Stuart Blake 79
11= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Paul Wilde, Greg Adams 79
11= Pete Ledger, John Fielding, Phil Mayer, Gary Beaghan 79
11= John Farrell, Mick Philbin, Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen 79
15 Munro Donald, Frank Hindle, Phil Hanson, John Farnsworth 77
16= John Hilditch, Simion Walton, Iain Bartholomew, Chris Gaskill 76
16= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mark Johnson, Mark Taylor 76
16= Mick Fenton, Don Milligan, Tony Stiles, Dave Chambers 76
19 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan 75
20 Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 74
21= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews, Dave Mason 73
21= Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Rob Norbury, Les Penson 73
23 David Sully, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Miles Chilton 71
24 Rodney Barlow, Andy Moon, Jack Clarke, Steve Parle 69
25 Jack Coleman, Harvey Mattinson, Steve Mattinson, Anthony Bloor 68
26 Dave Dean, Dennis Price, Philip Nicholas, Malcolm Sparke 62
27 Gweneth Bramwell, Nikki Gough, Tracy Thompson, Pan Dixon 60

Prestbury Start sheet
Thursday 10th May
9.20 Colin Roberts x4
9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.43 David Kelly x4
10.03 Mike Stuart x4
10.12 Terry Hines x2
10.21 John Hilditch x4
10.30 Bev Crute x4
10.39 Mick Mahon x4
10.48 Neil Edwards x4
10.57 Barrie Simpson x2 Gerry Salmon x2
11.06Trevor Foster x4
11.15 Dave Stanhope X4
11.24 Roger Percival x4
11.33 Munro Donald x4
11.42 Simon Taylor x4
11.51 Steve Heywood x4
12.00 Ian Hellens x4
12.09 Sam Leach x4
12.18 Pat O’Dowd x2 Paul Fell x2
12.27 John Hunt x4
12.36 Andy Strickley x4
12.45 Les Russon x4
12.54 Tim Spencer x4
1.03 John Hudson x4
1.12 Olivier Troalen x4
1.21 Richard Williamson x4
1.30 Richard Blackwell x4
1.40 Mick Fenton x4
1.50 Lee Tilley x4
2.00 Brian Hopkins x4
Peter Maher x4 52
Brian Greenbank x4
Nigel Hallows x4

Results from lovely Knutsford and Stuburt Shootout results

Results from lovely Knutsford

Maxitours at lovely Knutsford and Stuburt Shootout results.

The Final event in the Stuburt Winter Order of Merit took place at the lovely Knutsford Golf Club yesterday. Mark Dingle and his team managed to get the course in great condition despite torrential rain yesterday. Thanks also to new stewards Ceri and Rhiannan who looked after us so well throughout the day.

There was some great golf played at this nine hole gem.

Barry Jacksons team turned up two hours early to warm up properly. Do you want a Theakstons or a Guinness? He asked his dedicated team as they got their third pint in each before play.

Dave Wainwright loves playing at Knutsford and he loves the close proximity to the idyllic Tatton Park. In fact he enjoys it so much he actually decided to visit it three times in his first two holes.

Richard Woan is also a ‘fully paid up member of the Bad Slicers Club’ but he managed to stay out of Tatton Park today on his way to 4th spot with 37 points pipping Dr Munro Donald on the back nine.

Paul Dalby and Phil Maher took 2nd and 3rd spot respectively with 38 points each.

First prize went to New Mills Steve Worrall who picked up 42 points playing off an eight handicap. Steve used to be Cheshire’s wicker keeoer and he had very safe hands as he coolly rolled in yet another excellent par at the tough final hole.

Ex- Fireman Phil Mahers high finish was good enough to win the Stuburt Winter Order of Merit ahead of talented regular Barney Ross (Endurance top). Phil wins a pair of fantastic Stuburt Endurance shoes.

Congratulations Phil you have played great golf this Winter and are a lovely man at the same time!

Thanks to Steve Grant at Stuburt for his terrific Sponsorship. Gareth Bradley and Paul Dalby shared 3rd place and both receive a lovely Stuburt Endurance top . Full Order of Merit Results will be sent out this weekend.

Thanks to all whom played today. I hope you enjoyed my wonderful Club.

Nearest the Pin 5th John Farnsworth Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 14th Alan Pengelly Doz AD333
2’s £85 5 pro v1s or dozen AD333s per 2
Steve Worral Richard Woan Alan Pengelly Dave Beavis Derek Fortune

Knutsford Golf Club 26-Apr-2018
Pos Player Score OoM Comment
1 Steve Worrall 42 25 Cleveland wedge
2 Paul Dalby 38 24 Galvin Green shirt
3 Phil Maher 38 23 Srixon umbrella
4 Richard Woan 37 22 Sunice shirt
5 Munro Donald 37 21 Srixon umbrella
6 Peter Maher 36 20 Maxitours shirt
7 Geoff Andrews 36 19 Maxitours scoirecard holder
8 Bri Hopkins 36 18 Maxitours scorecard holder
9 John Farnsworth 36 17 Maxitours scorecard holder
10 Pete Barratt 36 16
11 Martin Higgins 36 15
12 John Hilton 36 14
13 Alan Pacey 35 13
14 Dan Johnson 35 12
15 Richard Taylor-Carr 35 11
16 Alan Pengelly 34 10
17 Brian Greenbank 34 9
18 Phil Vokes 34 8
19 Steve Price 34 7
20 Paul Browne 33 6
21 Shushil Aggarwal 33 5
22 Brendan Leighton 33 4
23 Chris Cyprus 33 3
24 Pete Ledger 33 2
25 Dale Wallace 32 1
26= Frank Hindle 32
26= Ted Barker 32
26= Dave French 32
26= Mick Mahon 32
30= Mark Hagerty 30
30= Simon Poucher 30
30= Damien Bateson 30
30= Ian Broughan 30
34= Guy Levers 29
34= Mick Jones 29
34= Ian King 29
34= Joe Kirwan 29
34= Darren Whittaker 29
39= Jim Clarke 28
39= Paul Fell 28
39= Simon Hemsley 28
42= Dave Wainwright 27
42= Mark Taylor 27
42= Dave Beavis 27
45 Nigel Ashton 26
46 Steve Walsh 25
47= Mike Wainwright 24
47= Chris Beadle 24
47= Barry Jackson 24
47= Derek Fortune 24
51 John Fielding 20

Stuburt Shootout.

The end of season Stuburt shootout took place on completion of play when ten of this years finest golfers teed off at the first and one gets knocked out after each hole. John Hilton came out on top narrowly beating Pete Maher into top spot with some excellent golf.
1st John Hilton Stuburt Vapour shoes
2nd Peter Mayer Stuburt endurance top
3rd Phil Vokes Stuburt endurance top
4th Paul Dalby Stuburt endurance top
5th Joe Kirwan Stuburt endurance Top
6th Alan Pengelly Stuburt shirt
7th Simon Hemsley Stuburt shirt
8th Phil Mayer Stuburt shirt
9th Chris Cyprus Stuburt shirt
10th Ian King Stuburt shirt

Wilmslow Start sheet
Monday 30th April
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 David Kelly x4
10.26 Ed Pysden x4
10.34 Dave Stanhope x4
10.43 Brian Greenbank x4
10.52 Jack Coleman x4
11.00 Lewis Marland x4
11.09 Mick Mahon x4
11.18 Chris Adams x4
11.27 Trevor Foster x4
11.35 Nigel Edwards x4
11.44 Paul Evans x4
11.52 Dennis Whelan x4
12.00 John Hilditch x4
12.09 Martin Bramwell x4
12.18 Gweneth Bramwell x4
12.27 Rob Weston x4
12.35 Les Russon x4
12.43 Craig Rea x4
12.52 Paul Fell x4
1.00 John Dickenson x4
1.09 Steve Heywood x4
1.18 John Hudson x4
1.27 Paul Wrigley x4
1.36 Richard Blackwell x4
1.45 Bill Melia x4
1.54 Gordon Warke x4
2.03 Chris Ernill x4
2.12 David Smith x4
2.21 David Smith x4
2.30 Steve Parle x4
2.39 Lee Tilley x4
2.48 Brian Hopkins x4
2.57 Mick Fenton x4


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Maxitours at Curtis Cup venue Conwy

*Spaces at Knutsford on Thursday!

Maxitours at Curtis Cup venue -Conwy

A wonderful golf course with perfect links land weather greeted over 100 Maxitours players at Conwy today. Dry fairways and a testing breeze meant a great day was had by all.

New General Manager Matt Parsley is doing a great job at the Curtis Cup venue and the golf course and hospitality just keep getting better and better. Thank you to everyone at this great Club for a great day.

Steve Aspinall is known as ‘Swampy’ by his mates at his local golf course. It is rumoured that he cleaned his golf shoes once but nobody is quite sure whether or not that is true. I saw Steve tee off at Llangollen last week and he is actually a very good player with a solid swing. Course management is his forte and while the other low handicappers were struggling to control how much to spin they imparted on the ball in the wind Swampy had no such worries as his grooves are cleverly buried under an inch of mud.

As we all know Spring is breeding season and animals are trying to impress their partners in order to mate. There were a couple of cock pheasants that looked magnificent as they walked proudly across the 18th fairway this morning searching for a likely hen. Dave Beavis was out In Llangollen last night with his four ball and despite wearing his best plumage he failed to find a mate. Stick to golf Dave.

There was a steady breeze throughout the day but for the last hour of play the wind picked up dramatically and it could almost be described as gale force. In fact it was so windy late on even Colin Berry reached the par five 14th in two shots and we all know he is hopeless.

Some people are easily pleased and when Ian Hellens found out his teams appalling 69 points was better than seven other teams he had a jig of delight in the Clubhouse and headed off home to proudly tell his wife.

In todays events the main prize winners were out early in the day.

Third place went to the very popular premiership referee Mike Dean(3) and his team of Mike Masser(14) Colin Davies(18) and Henry Kenwright(12) with 83 points.

Finishing 2nd was this years’ Bramall Captain Mike Spencer (12) who likes to prepare thoroughly in order to succeed. His preparation involved buying some land on the great Orme three years ago, building a multi million house and then joining Conwy Golf Club to get to know the course better. This still wasn’t enough to secure victory and he had to settle with the runners up spot playing alongside Joe Kirwan(5), Ian King(7) and Darren Whittaker(11).

Winning their first event of the year today were the Wychwood Park team of Tom Butler(10) Ollie Scoates (6) Sean O’Conner(20) and Gary Nixon(8) They had the front nine of their lives collecting 50 points before reality set in and the limped home in 36 points to take the spoils.

Thanks to all who played today. Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 2nd Chris Adams Doz AD333

Nearest the pin 15th Mike Spencer/Mike Sallabank 6 AD333s each

2’s sweep £135 4 pro v1s or 10 sricon AD333s

Jim Caldwell Janet Heywood Tom Butler Gary Nixon Paul Wrigley Mick Mahon Colin Berry Craig Jarvis Henry Kenwright Mike Sallebank

Conwy Apr-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Tom Butler, Ollie Scoates, Sean O’Conner, Gary Nixon 86 12 Maxitours Merino sweater each
2 Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer 83 10 Footjoy shirt each
3 Mike Dean, Colin Davies, Mike Masser, Henry Kenwright 83 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Mike Sallabank, Colin Shaw, Dave Bolton, James Abbey 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Jim Caldwell, Ray Tuft, Bryce Brooks, David Williams 81 4 Maxitours Cap each
6 Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke, Graham Jackson 81 2
7= Eugenio Fernande, Steve Lamont, John Linsky, Barry Wilson 79
7= Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Matt Kay, Gary Hornby 79
7= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Nic Hercules, Alan Pratt 79
10= Dave Sully, Donna Sully, Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood 78
10= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 78
12 Ross Birch, Ben March, Gary Owen, Mark Gibbins 77
13= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian Schofield, Tony O’Gara 76
13= Barrie Simpson, Koos Alders, Martin Morris, Will Paskins 76
13= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Drew, Alan Simpson 76
16 Matt Nelstrup, Dave Wainwright, Richard Wainwright, Seb Marsh 75
17= Paul Gilbert, Craig Rea, Ed Jenkins, Brendan Macnamara 74
17= John Dickenson, Paul Lea, Arthur Gray, Jim Rymer 74
19 Ian Marchant, Craig Jarvis, Paul Lowndes, Dave Jackson 71
20 Ian Hellens, Bill Heywood, Brian Yardley, Steve Blakeway 69
21 David Kelly, Dave Harlow, John Atkin, Stuart Blake 67
22= Garry Dowdle, Steve Sutton, Dave Bigley, 66
22= Pete Birtwistle, Don Milligan, Mick Holmes, Dave Griffiths 66
24 Ian Acton, Jimmy Towers, Steve Broughton, Paul Lyth 64
25 Barry Jackson, Steve Tate, Frank Gibson, Danny Acton 62
26 Pete Sakalas, Paul Farreley, Rob Harney, Eddie Wrigley 60
27 Derek Fortune, Bob Weir, Dave Beavis, Mick Byrne 58

Knutsford Start sheet -This Thursday 26th April

8.50 Brian Greenbank x4

8.59 Pete Barratt x4

9.09 Paul Browne x4

9.18 Jim Clarke x4

9.27 Peter Maher x4


11.40 Mick Mahon x4

11.51 Phil Vokes x4

12.00 Pete Ledger x4

12.09 Simon Poucher x2 Paul Fell x2

12.27 Hilton x1 Geoff Andrews tbc

12.36 Barry Jackson x4

12.45 Simon Ashton x4

12.54 Simon Hemsley x4

1.03 Brian Hopkins x4


Wilmslow Golf Club Monday 30th April

10.00 Colin Roberts x4

10.08 Simon Hemsley x4

10.17 David Kelly x4

10.26 Ed Pysden x4

10.34 Dave Stanhope x4

10.43 Brian Greenbank x4

10.52 Jack Coleman x4

11.00 Lewis Marland x4

11.09 Mick Mahon x4

11.18 Trevor Foster x4

11.27 Nigel Edwards x4

11.35 Paul Evans x4

11.44 Simon Taylor x4

11.52 John Hilditch x4

12.01 Martin Bramwell x4

12.10 Gweneth Bramwell x4

12.18 Roy Ainsworth x4

12.27 Rob Weston x4

12.35 Les Russon x4

12.43 Craig Rea x4

12.51 Simon Ashton x4

1.00 John Dickenson x4

1.09 Steve Heywood x4

1.18 John Hudson x4

1.27 John Stubbs x4

1.36 Richard Blackwell x4

1.45 Bill Melia x4

1.54 Gordon Warke x4

2.03 Chris Ernill x4

2.12 David Smith x4

2.21 David Smith x4

2.30 Steve Parle x4

2.39 Lee Tilley x4

2.48 Brian Hopkins x4

2.57 Mick Fenton x4

Paul Fell x4 1.05 earlier

Dave Whelan x4

Full results from Llangollen

Here are todays full results from lovely Llangollen, Thanks for playing, Tim

Llangollen 20-Apr-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Matt Cheffins, Ray Cornwell, Paul Collins, Eddy Sterling 86 12 Maxitours Merino sweater each
2 Peter Roach, Ian Gemmell, Bob Coley, Bill Smith 83 10 Footjoy Shirt each
3 Eugenio, Gerry Salmon, Simon Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons 83 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Terry Friday, John Morgan 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Simon Poucher, Daniel Dunn, Neil Drummond, Andrew Stone 80 4 Maxitours scorecard holder each
6 Ray Tennant, Billy Rawsthorne, Andy Jackson, Mark Bulman 79 2
7= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Nic Hercules, 78
7= Steve Aspinall, Lee Baguley, Peter George, Graham Wilkinson 78
7= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Jobes, Andy Bentley 78
7= Tom Baker, Tom Baker jnr, Craig Dyson, Scott Bryan 78
11 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Garry Smith, Paul Collins 76
12= Simon Hemsley, Ian Schofield, Gareth Bradley, Tony O’Gara 74
12= Jim Caldwell, Jon Hume, Dave Thomas, John Kelsall 74
14= Martin Edmunds, Andy Morgan, Mick King, Peter Kenny 73
14= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley 73
14= Bill Heywood, Alan Morris, Brian Yardley, Andy Yates 73
17= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Tony Roberts, Terry Hines 72
17= John Atkin, David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake 72
17= Paul Fell, Debbie Fell, Nigel Ashton, David Cooper 72
17= Ian Lilley, Cliff Greenalgh, Ged Bradshaw, John Brooks 72
21 Geoff Andrews, Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason 71
22= Chih Huh, Nigel Milroy, Mike Bell, Tony O’Donnell 66
22= Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Alan Reid, John Harrison 66