Maxitours at lovely Lymm

Maxitours at lovely Lymm

Lymm Golf Club just gets better and better. Head Green keeper John Dennett was up first thing this morning hand mowing and proudly ironing his superb greens for us and the course was pristine.
Clubhouse manager Karen does a great job overseeing her staff and ensuring the food is of the highest quality. Brilliant.

The course has a links feel for the opening nine holes and a parkland closing nine which requires some accurate driving. It is a great test for everyone.
‘Book me in for next year!’ Announced Dave Rhodes. ‘That is an outstanding golf course.’
‘That was really terrific!’ Reported happy Andy Strickley.

As storms raged around the North West the leafy village of Lymm missed the downpours and a wonderful day was had by all.

The impressive Manchester ship canal was built in 1894 and the deposited spoil was used to build the super first nine holes at Lymm. The golf course opened in 1907. The ship canal looked a little lower than usual perhaps due to recent dry weather but Frank Dennis soon topped it up after three of his hooked golf balls disappeared over the canal bank.

It is great that things are starting to get back to normal with bunker rakes in play, flag tending permitted and Mike Kirchins team finishing flat last. These lads would do anything to win a Maxitours scorecard holder and tried to buy me a drink in return for a booby prize. Sorry boys I just can’t just give away these amazing prizes to anyone.

Lots of teams were making the most of the forward tees, perfect conditions and high course rating index. I am playing with Jim Rymer and Dave McDougall in a pro am at Heswall on Friday. They need to be on form with me in the team and sure enough they took 6th place today with 89 points and an excellent 45 points on the back nine. Wealthy Wirral lawyer Jim (18) had four consecutive pars around the turn to really help his team. The posh scouser was delighted.
There was 100% attendance once again apart from a single man drop out in Bob Suttons team due to illness. Likeable Bob played in a three ball with the Knutsford golf club President and the Presidents’ son. They had 84 points between the three of them! The ghost player moved them into third. Great golf chaps.

Taking second place with an impressive 91 points was the Dukinfield team of Paul Butler(9), Adam Thomas(7)John Hartley (17) and Gary Berrisford(8). Berrisford did the damage with a superb level par back nine and even John Hartley (‘Jammy’ to his mates) played well.
Winning today was the Davyhulme Park team of Dave Haycock(17) Ex Rugby league star John McAtee (4) Andrew Mansfield(13) and ‘Legend in his own lunchtime’ Kev Hart(9). Dave Haycock had a career best round picking up 11 shots for his team to earn him a first win of the season. Well played! Special golf.

Thanks to everyone for your amazing support,

Nearest the pin 2nd Mike Kelsall Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 13th Andy Faulkner Dozen Wilson Duo

2’s £220 4 pro v1s or 9 srixon AD333
Paul Butler George Kerr David Tate Ewan McCrea Mike George George Kerr Martin Humphries Rob Blain Neil McPherson Mike Kelsall Paul Hadlee Haydn Parry Andy Faulkner Kev Hart Dave Sarsfield Lee Tilley

Lymm 27-Jul-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Dave Haycock, John McAtee 92 12 Maxitours FJ chill out top
2 Paul Butler, Adam Thomas, John Hartley, Garry Berrisford 91 10 Dozen Taylor Made TP 5 Each
3 Bob Sutton, David Wilkinson, Simon Wilkinson, AN Other 91 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Gary Neiles, John Moreton, Jimmy Ainscough, John Longworth 90 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Danny Holbrook, Gabe Bagshaw, Dan Leigh, Haydn Parry 89 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Dave McDougall 89 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Chris Clarke, Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon 89 Maxitours bag towel each
8= Jim Caldwell, Nigel Milroy, John Kelsall, James Cash 88
8= Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Ian Sutton 88
10 Dave Stewardson, Mike Kelsall, Peter Close, Dave Caine 87
11= Bob Pickthall, Dave Thomas, Jon Hume, Steve Broome 86
11= Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, David Tate, Nigel Holland 86
11= Pete Fotheringham, Neil McPherson, Brad Grime, Pete Woodruff 86
14= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Mike Spencer, Dave Woods 85
14= Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, Euan McRea, Charlie Beadle 85
14= Andy Buckley, Don Phillips, Ian Pezel, Paul Woodbine 85
14= Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blaine, Mark Pretty 85
18= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage, Dave Marchant 84
18= Mike George, Mark Clare, Tim Tighe, Stan Devlin 84
18= Richard Blackwell, Kirk Hilton, Steve Austin, Sean O’Shea 84
21= Martin Humphies , Kieth Male , Dave Hest, Ian Venables 83
21= John Johnston, Ian Goulty, Chris Brown, Martin Oldfield 83
21= Chris Chidley, Paul Salt, Martin Pugh, George Kerr 83
21= Andy Taylor, Andrew Strickley, Paul Hadlee, Mike Eardsley 83
25 Munro Donald, Steve Owen, Asndy Faulkner, Swamy Narayana 82
26= John Hunt, Steve Shaw, Simon Wee, James Brown 81
26= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 81
28= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan 80
28= Simon Raine, Tim Stanley, Dave Rimmer, David Thornhill 80
30 Rob Kenyon, , Simon Burgess, Les Russon 77
31 Mike Kirchin, Mike Wilkinson, Brian Fleetwood, Darren Bridge 71

Vale Royal start times
8.30 David Kelly x4
8.37 Simon Hemsley x4
8.45 Colin Roberts x4
8.53 Jim Caldwell x4
9.01 Paul Gilbert x4
9.09 Lewis Marland x4
9.18 Neale Laurent x4
9.26 Jim Clarke x4
10.30 Steve Aspinall x4
10.39 Dave Buckley x4
10.48 Gary Phillips x4
10.57 Chris Adams x4
11.06 Martin Bramwell x4
11.14 Richard Harper x4
11.23 Mick Mahon x4
11.32 Paul Fell x4
11.41 Martin Humphries x4
11.49 John Hilditch x4
11.57 Dave Goodwin x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 Sam Leach x4
12.24 Neale Laurent b team tbc x4
12.33 Ian Hellens x4
12.42 Dave Sully x4
12.51 Les Russon x4
1.00 Nigel Uttley x4
1.09 Andrew Cox x4
1.18 Paul Entwistle x4
1.27 Jm Rymer x4
1.36 Pete Walkden x4
1.45 Richard Blackwell x4
1.54 Gary Kirkwood x4
2.03 Pete Cotton x4
2.12 Rob Higginbotham x4
2.21 David Monk x4
2.33 Gary Neiles x4
2.41 Karl Marginson x4
2.50 Steve Marsh x4
2.58Lee Tilley x4
3.06 Paul Browne x4

The latest XENTUM order of merit

Dear Maxitours player,

The latest Summer Order of Merit sponsored by XENTUM is below. It is lovely to see Maxitours regular Simon Hemsley from Bramall at the top of the leaderboard. It is also great to see so many players on the leaderboard with a great chance to top the prestigious Order of Merit with plenty of events left before the season finishes in October.

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The Maxitours Xentum SUMMER 2021 Order of Merit Standings (After 19th July at Hopwood G.C)

MAxitour_Logo[1].jpg Position Name TOTAL PTS
1 Simon Hemsley 38
2 Andy Buckley 34
2 Joe Kirwan 34
4 Colin Bryan 30
4 Paul Fell 30
4 Mike Lowe 30
4 Colin Roberts 30
8 Kev Hart 29
8 Paul Yearsley 29
10 Alistair Holloway 26
10 Andrew Mansfield 26
10 Garry Owen 26
13 Ian King 24
13 Andy Williamson 24
15 Dave Buckley 22
15 Dave Carter 22
17 Graham Davenport 20
17 Johnny Eccles 20
17 Steve Heywood 20
17 Dave Rhodes 20
17 Dave Sarsfield 20
17 Lee Tilley 20
17 Darren Whittaker 20
24 Jim Clarke 18
24 Alan Gale 18
24 John Harrop 18
24 Pete Ledger 18
24 Pete Myers 18
24 Les Penson 18
24 Paul Salt 18
24 Alan Turner 18
32 Jimmy Ainscough 16
32 Lee Braxton 16
32 Jim Caldwell 16
32 Carl Deaville 16
32 John McAtee 16
32 John Morton 16
32 Gary Neiles 16
39 Nigel Ashton 14
39 Gareth Bradley 14
39 Al Demmy 14
39 Neale Laurent 14
39 Dave Marchant 14
39 Don Philips 14
39 Neil Worthington 14
46 Arthur Albiston 12
46 Charlie Beadle 12
46 Darren Booth 12
46 Mike Brannigan 12
46 Ian Bruce 12
46 Mark Buckley 12
46 Mark Clewley 12
46 Mark Downward 12
46 Bob Eastwood 12
46 Ashley Elliott 12
46 John Farnsworth 12
46 Conor Graham 12
46 Dave Greenwood 12
46 Steve Gowry 12
46 Nigel Hall 12
46 Kevan Hawkins 12
46 Rick Howarth 12
46 Mike Lamb 12
46 Martin Lang 12
46 Barry Lees 12
46 Mick Mahon 12
46 Pete Maher 12
46 Gary Milne 12
46 Brian Monks 12
46 Sarah Ormrod 12
46 Richard Palmer 12
46 Ian Pezell 12
46 Gary Phillips 12
46 Ian Sutton 12
46 Mark Timperley 12
46 Dave Westwood 12
46 Mike Wilson 12
78 Simon Poucher 11
78 Gordon Stow 11
80 Roy Ainsworth 10
80 John Atkin 10
80 Stuart Blake 10
80 Mark Bone 10
80 Graham Campbell 10
80 Chris Clarke 10
80 Kigel Clapham 10
80 Will Davies 10
80 Paul Dobson 10
80 Shaun Dobson 10
80 Eugenio Fernandez 10
80 Pete Gold 10
80 Janet Heywood 10
80 Michael Holmes 10
80 Gary Hornby 10
80 David Hughes 10
80 Graham Jackson 10
80 David Kelly 10
80 Steve Lamont 10
80 Chris Lee 10
80 Paul Lord 10
80 Pete O’Neill 10
80 Stuart Park 10
80 Adam Princip 10
80 Tony Rooney 10
80 Tony Senior 10
80 Donna Sully 10
80 David Sully 10
80 Paul Swanick 10
80 Mathew Tench 10
80 Mike Verdon 10
80 David Wilkinson 4
80 Graham Wilkinson 10
113 Alison Shipstone 9
113 James Shipstone 9
115 Graham Aspinall 8
115 Steve Aspinall 8
115 Steve Barlow 8
115 John Broome 8
115 Simon Burgess 8
115 James Cash 8
115 Russell Cash 8
115 Mark Drabble 8
115 Josh Forster 8
115 Peter Griggs 8
115 Greg Hamilton 8
115 Danny Hough 8
115 Mark Hughes 8
115 John Kelsall 8
115 Anthony Kenny 8
115 Paul Lambert 8
115 Pete Norbury 8
115 Lewis Ramsden 8
115 Alan Simpson 8
115 Richard Thomas 8
115 Chris Unsworth 8
115 Gareth Winston 8
137 Martin Humphries 7
137 Keith Shale 7
139 Simon Ashton 6
139 Richard Booth 6
139 Phil Dickens 6
139 Mark Ellam 6
139 Nigel Hallows 6
139 Wayne Harper 6
139 Warren Hegg 6
139 Mick Jones 6
139 Dave Keen 6
139 Mark Lane 6
139 John Linsky 6
139 Lewis Marland 6
139 Austin McBride 6
139 Dan Moss 6
139 Paul Robinson 6
139 Steve Schofield 6
139 Steve Shields 6
139 Josh Street 6
139 Gordon Warke 6
139 Simon Wilkinson 6
139 Barry Wilson 6
139 Dave Woods 6
161 John Crossfield 5
161 Ray Royle 5
163 Chris Church 4
163 Steve Clayton 4
163 Chris Clough 4
163 Jack Coleman 4
163 Paul Evans 4
163 Tony Evans 4
163 John Hartley 4
163 Rob Kenyon 4
163 George Kerr 4
163 Will Knowle 4
163 John Longworth 4
163 Steve Mattinson 4
163 Steve Merricks 4
163 Dave Monk 4
163 Neil Mower 4
163 Paul Mullen 4
163 Bob Pickthall 4
163 Alan Reid 4
163 Rob Roden 4
163 Dave Thomas 4
163 Ian Venables 4
163 Andy Wisedale 4
185 Pete Atherton 2
185 Colin Berry 2
185 Dave Beswick 2
185 Gary Bingham 2
185 Dave Cooper 2
185 Andy Cunningham 2
185 John Farrell 2
185 Richard Harper 2
185 Phil Harris 2
185 Dave Herbert 2
185 Mark Hoyland 2
185 Robin Howarth 2
185 Darren Jones 2
185 Phil Lockett 2
185 Peter Maxwell 2
185 Steve McGuire 2
185 Mike McKenna 2
185 Andy Milligan 2
185 Darren Odell 2
185 David Owen 2
185 Roger Percival 2
185 Steve Pegg 2
185 Brendan Poynts 2
185 Trevor Rathbone 2
185 Dave Stewardson 2
185 Brett Sutclife 2
185 Gav Sutcliffe 2
185 Dave Tails 2
185 Tony Taylor 2
185 Simon Thurwell 2
185 Pete Walters 2
185 Pete Woodbine 2
217 Brendan Leighton 1
217 Neil Simpson 1

Results from world class Hopwood

Maxitours at World Class Hopwood

Hopwood was outstanding today. New Head Green keeper Matt has transformed Manchester Golf Club into one of the premier courses in the North. Matt was trained at Augusta and is using his vast experience to great effect!

Thanks to good looking and efficient Karen Gallagher for running the event today while I was failing miserably to qualify for the Seniors British Open. I played at Bearwood lakes and closely inspected the woodland and the lakes on several occasions.

Karen told me all the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the day.

The Hopwood course fairways were running well and lots of teams scored heavily on the front nine. A combination of heat and tough closing stretch saw a few teams fade away.

Taking third place was Maxitours regular and all round nice guy Steve Aspinall and his team. They had a superb 88 points but were just pipped on the back nine by Steve and Janet Heywood, Manchester Alliance Captain Chris Lee and Graham Davenport. Steve is next years Captain at this great Club but it was playing partner Graham Davenport the current Captain at Mellor who was on fire with 45 points on his own.

Winning late in the day was Lee Tilley and his Saddleworth team of Ian Sutton, Dave Sarsfield and Dave Rhodes. These lads look dangerous off their handicaps but have been terrible for a couple of years. They were superb today. Big hitting Sarsfield was on fire and Rhodes and Tilley were rolling in the putts

Well played guys great golf. I am delighted for you.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance yet again.

2’s £200 6 pro v1 or 14 srixon Ad333

Henry Petrie – 13th

Paul Butler – 13th

Simon Thurlwell – 13th

Josh Street – 4th

Mike George – 4th

Dave Ashworth – 8th

Paul Wrigley – 16th

David Rhodes – 13th

Paul Well & Mike Lowe – both 2’s on 16th

Nearest the pin on 13th – Paul Butler Doz Wilson Duo

Nearest the pin on 16th – Mike Lowe Doz Wilson Duo

Order Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Result Back 9 Notes
1 Lee Tilley David Sarsfield Ian Sutton David Rhodes 91 44 FJ Chill out
2 Steve Heywood Janet Heywood Graham Davenport Chris Lee 88 44 Puma chill out
3 Steve Aspinall Graham Wilkinson Barbara Aspinall Alan Simpson 88 40 Dozen AD333
4 Paul Fell Colin Bryan Mike Lowe Nigel Ashton 87 43 Maxitours shirt
5 Paul Evans Alan Read Tony Evans Lee Braxton 86 43 Maxitours shirt
6 Dave Stewardson Gary Bingham Simon Thurwell Dave Beswick 86 41 Maxitours cap
7 John Webb Jim Laidler Paul Gilbert Chris Brown 86 39
8 Les Penson Norrie Erwin Josh Street Lewis Marland 85 40
9 Kev Hart Paul Yearsley Andrew Mansfield John McAtee 85 40
10 Colin Roberts Nigel Armitage Andy Williamson Carl Deaville 85 38
11 Gav Sutcliffe Brett Sutcliffe Paul Wrigley Brian Hudson 84 44
12 Nigel Uttley Andy Yates John Vickers Andy Morris 84 42
13 Dave Goodwin Rob Williams Phil Robinson Richard Williamson 84 39
14 Ed Pysden Graeme Grieve Chris Sheppard Henry Petine 84 37
15 Simon Hemsley Ian King Gareth Bradley Joe Kirwen 83 41
16 Mike George Stan Devlin Mark Clare Tim Tighe 83 41
17 Mick Mahon Dave Westwood Richard Palmer John Farnsworth 82 41
18 Dave Griffiths Andy Mee Chris Bracchie Mike Fenton 81 39
19 Les Russon Rob Kenyon Dave Williams Simon Burgess 81 38
20 Simon Ashton Iain Cole Dan Moss Dave Ashworth 81 37
21 Steve Hall Richard Johnson Phil Singh Gary Butler 80 37
22 Simon Poucher Brendan Leighton David Carlile Neil Simpson 80 36
23 John Harrop Darren Burgess Jack Schofield Craig Tinto 79 41
24 Tim Spencer Paul Higgs Mark Saxon Barry Pendlebury 79 37
25 Sam Leach Mike Pigott Jim Hodges Ian Hossack 78 43
26 Ian Snape Keith Cunliffe Andrew Marr Munro Donald 77 39
27 Russ Sollitt Steve Smith Geoff Myatt Richard Cooper 77 35
28 Martin Humphries Ian Venables Dave Cooper Richard Massey 75 38
29 Gary Phillips Pete Maher Charlie Beadle Nigel Hall 75 34
30 Jack Coleman Harvey Mattinson Stephen Mattinson Anthony Bloor 75 34

Lymm start sheet Tuesday 27th July

10.00 David Kelly x4

10.09 Simon Hemsley x4

10.18 Colin Roberts x4

10.27 Jim Caldwell x4

10.36 Jim Clarke x4

10.45 John Hunt x4

10.54 Bob Picthall x4

11.03 Mike George x4

11.12 Gary Phillips x4

11.21 Neale Laurent x4

11.30 Jim Rymer x4

11.38 Mick Mahon x4

11.47 Paul Fell x4

11.56 Martin Humphries x4

12.04 Mike Kirchin x4

12.13 Don Phillips x4

12.22 Roger Percival x4

12.31 John Johnson x4

12.40 Ian Hellens x4

12.48 Dave Stewardson x4

12.57 Les Russon x4

1.06 Jon Hudson x4

1.15 Simon Raine x4

1.24 Dave Monk x4

1.33 Pete Fotheringham x4

1.45 Richard Blackwell x4

1.54 Andrew Taylor x4

2.03 Danny Holbrook x4

2.12 John Wallis x4

2.21 Simon Ashton x4

2.30 Gary Neiles x4

2.39 Kev Hart x4

2.48 Steve Marsh x4

2.58Lee Tilley x4

Maxitours at Pleasington

A glorious morning with a light breeze greeted the morning players in today’s Maxitours at the lovely Pleasington Golf Club.

The course was in super condition and all credit to the green keeping staff for presenting it so well. Also to the catering and bar staff serving excellent quality food throughout the day.

Scoring was good with some early groups posting some very impressive scores.

The day was littered with unusual occurrences from James Cash making an eagle 2 on the par 4 6th to Jim Clarke’s team where Pete Ledger hit the pin on the 12th but he must have somehow angered the golfing gods as he saw his ball ricochet into a bunker leading to an unfortunate 5 – there’s no justice in this game Pete !!!

After coming off a high of 2nd place last week at Lancaster Steve Heywood’s team must have also angered the golfing gods as they were dragged down to earth with a bump with a low of 71 points where all 4 players somehow managed blob the 15th – maybe best not buy your lottery ticket this week !!!

The real story of the day however goes to Mottram Hall’s Brendon Poynts who scored a Hole in 1 on the 167 yard Par 3 10th with a perfectly struck 6 iron. He’d also been waiting on news of the arrival of his 1st grandchild by his daughter and coincidentally within moments of his achievement he checked his phone to find out his grandson had just been born – CONGRATULATIONS ! Definitely but your lottery ticket tonight Brendon !!!

Today’s winners with a magnificent 90 points were Colin Roberts, Carl Deville, Lee Braxton and Mark Downward closely followed on 89 by Dave Buckley, Dave Carter, Graham Campbell and Tony Rooney.

NP 16th – 1 x Dozen Wilson Duo – Nick Hargreaves

NP in 2 18th – 1 x Dozen Wilson Duo – Dave Carter

2’s – £297.50 pot (Brendon Poynts Hole in 1 counts as double 2 plus a bonus of 1 x dozen Srixon AD33’s)

3 x ProV1’s or 8 x Srixon AD333’s

Chris Church, Bob Pickthall, Tom Milner, James Cash (2 on par 4 6th), Dave Buckley, Nigel Hall x 2, Gary Beresford, Graham Jackson, David Chapman x 2, Chris Lee, Paul Gilbert, Adam Prinsep, Steve Collier, Steve Owen, Brendon Poynts (HOLE IN 1), Trevor Rathbone, John Hilton, Nick Hargreaves, Dave Sarsfield & Dave Rhodes

    Score OOM
Colin RobertsCarl DevilleLee BraxtonMark Downward90Maxitours FJ Sweater each12
Dave BuckleyDave CarterGraham CampbellTony Rooney89Puma chill out top each10
Lee TilleyPete NorburyDave SarsfieldDave Rhodes87Under Armour shirt each8
Darren WhittakerJohn EcclesPete MyersAustin McBride86Maxitours shirt each6
Ian KingSimon HemsleyChris ChurchAndy Wisedale85Maxitours bag towel each4
Pete WaltersAndy MillingtonBrendon PoyntsTrevor Rathbone85Maxitours bag towel each2
Jim CaldwellJames CashJohn RoomeDan Macintyre84  
Munro DonaldSwamy NarayanaKieron HuntSteve Owen84  
Jim ClarkeChris ClarkeGraham JacksonPete Ledger84  
Paul WoodbineRob WilliamsDave GoodwinPhil Dickinson83  
Paul SaltLes PensonPaul BurtonPhil Harris83  
Mick MahonDave WestwoodJohn FarnsworthRichard Palmer83  
Dean JaggerSimon HalliwellDavid ChapmanDavid Harris82  
Gary NeilesJoe YatesPaul YatesGHOST82  
Bob PickthallPete SumnerDave ThomasRob Roden82  
Dean JaggerSimon HalliwellDavid ChapmanDavid Harris82  
Kev HartPaul YearsleyAndrew MansfieldJohn McAtee81  
Paul GilbertEd JenkinsJohn WebbGary Kirkwood80  
John HarropGarry BeresfordPaul ButlerSteve Shields80  
Richard BlackwellJohn HiltonGary SmithAndy Hamlett79  
Roger PercivalPete AthertonEd WilkinsonPhil Burn78  
Mike TarrantSteve HalliwellPaul StonesBrian Catterall77  
Martin HumphriesDave HestKeith ShaleJohn Murphy76  
Pete AthertonAndy OakesChris AdamsNick Hargreaves76  
Steve AspinallJohn FitzsimmonsDavid HughesJed Roylance76  
Roy AinsworthMike VerdonSteve ColiierAdam Prinsep76  
Jim RymerPete NeweyMike DempseyDave McDougall75  
Graham PikeNigel EckersleyNigel DavenportJohn Phibbs75  
Phil SinghGary ButlerMartin PrescottSteve Hall74  
Paul EntwistleTom MilnerGeoff CogswellRay Ward73  
Paul FellPaul MullenNigel AshtonMike Lowe73  
Steve HeywoodJanet HeywoodChris LeeGraham Davenport71  
Gary PhillipsNigel HallTony GregoryCharlie Beadle70  
Jim LindsayIan HebentonDan HeaphyAndy Stapley64  

Pleasington start times below – space for one team at Lymm, Vale Royal and Ringway in coming weeks

Maxitours at “Sunny” Lancaster

The weather was stunning in Lancaster today. Whilst some Manchester courses were closed due to heavy rain not a single drop fell on my players and temperatures were touching 20 degrees as the sun shone all afternoon. Everyone who made the short trip up the M6 had a terrific day.

‘Those fairways are like carpets!’ announced observant Rick Shaw.
‘What a Clubhouse, what great views, What a course!’ Declared Lewis Marland.
Lancaster is a firm favourite for Maxitours golfers and I was urged to rebook for next year by plenty of players.
Thanks to Niall and all his bar staff for their terrific hospitality.

The clubhouse is an absolute cracker and it has an incredible history. James 1 held court here in 1617 and bestowed knighthoods on two of his citizens. The first St Leger was also run here and vestiges of this are still evident on the left of the 9th fairway and the 18th tee.

The final hole at Lancaster was described by the late Peter Allis as one of the finest closing holes in the country and it is loved by everyone who plays here. Everyone that is except those in Richard Blackwell’s team. They stood on the 18th tee requiring 3 points for a second place finish – they managed just 1.

Simon Ashton is known as the Gareth Southgate of Hazel Grove. His preparation is second to non. Last night they had a practice round and then stayed overnight in the Lancaster dormy house. His meticulous preparation resulted in a 4th place finish today. It was only the eight pints each they had that prevented them from winning.

The Manchester Hopwood Team of Steve Heywood(5), Dave(5) and Donna Sully(14) and Graham Davenport(10) took 2nd place with 83 points after some solid golf.

Winning first prize were the team of Darren Booth(7) from Stand, Mike Wilson(11) from Hopwood Mark Timperley(10) from Bury and Martin Lang (6)from Saddleworth. The likeable fourball have played in many events over the years but their career earnings amount to a Maxitours shirt each and a pitchfork (this was a free gift). Mike Wilson was the lethal weapon today.
‘He is incredibly handy for an old man’ Complimented team mate Lang.
Well played chaps great score on a beautiful but testing course.

Airline pilot Dave Keen hit the first shot of the day into the 18th green and his nearest the pin shot was good enough to beat the rest of the field. He takes off with the prize.

Nearest the pin 13th Dozen Wilson Duo Andy Hamlett
Nearest the pin 18th Dozen Wilson Duo Dave Keen

2’s sweep £240 4 pro v1 or 9 srixon AD333
Steve Heywood Graham Davenport Danny Moss Mick Jones Greg Hamilton Mark Clare Josh Street Andy Dunster Gary Phillips Rick Northover Mike Dennison David Kelly Andy Hamlett Paul Yearsley Dave Rhodes Paul Yearsley Steve Owen Steve Marsh

  Lancaster     5-July-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Darren Booth, Mike Wilson, Mark Timperley, Martin Lang 86 12 Maxitours fj sweater each
2 Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Donna Sully, Graham Davenport 83 10 Puma chill out top each
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan 82 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Richard Booth, Dan Moss 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Gary Neiles, John Moreton, Jimmy Ainscough, John Longworth 82 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Gav Sutcliffe, Dave Herbert, John Farrell, Brett Sutcliffe 81 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= David Cooper, Paul Cooper, Dave Tattershall, Bill Rotherer 81    
7= Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Dave Keen, Greg Hamilton 81    
7= Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Steve Ackers, John Hilton 81    
10 Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, Tony Bray, Martin Bramwell 80    
11= Chris Chidley, Paul Salt, Josh Street, Duncan Cameron 79    
11= Mike George, Mark Clare, Caroline George, Steve Ford 79    
13= Dean Jagger, Simon Halliwell, Andy Dunster, Chris Bewnnett 78    
13= Russ Sollitt, Rick Shaw, Steve Smith, Martin Cox 78    
13= Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Ian Sutton 78    
16= Mike Dobson, Richard Massey, David Furness, David Kelly 77    
16= Munro Donald, Robbie Russell, Andy Faulkner, Simon Raine 77    
16= Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, Brendan Leighton, Dave Carlisle 77    
16= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Paul Yearsley, John McAtee 77    
20 Ian Cole, Kay Allen, Karl Allen, Scott Allen 76    
21= Martin Schofield, Darren Burgess, Jack Schofield, Mark Turner 75    
21= Chris Clarke, Sarah Ormerod, Michael Longshaw, Pete Ledger 75    
23= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Mike Pigott, Jonny Barton 74    
23= Steve Aspinall, John Fitzsimmons, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson 74    
25= Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, Tony Gregory, Charlie Beadle 73    
25= Richard Williamson, Gordon Warke, Wayne Harper, Dave Goodwin 73    
25= Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Steve Owen, Steve O’Shea 73    
28= Steve Hall, Martin Prescott, Gary Butler, Geoff Churchman 72    
28= Lewis Marland, Rick Northover, Dave Greenwood, Phil Dickens 72    
30= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer 71    
30= James Wilson, Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell, Paul Stones 71    
32 John Horton, Keith Jackman, Keith Nicholson, Jim Speers 65    

Pleasington Weds 14th July
9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.39 Colin Roberts x4
9.47 Jim Caldwell x4
9.56 Jim Clarke x4
10.05 Bob Pickthall x4
10.13 Steve Aspinall x4
10.22 Dave Buckley x4
Paul Entwistle x4
10.31 Gary Phillips x4
10.40 Neale Laurent x4
10.49 Mick Mahon x4
10.58 Paul Fell x4
11.07 Martin Humphries x4
11.16 Jim Rymer x4
11.25 Dean Jagger x4
11.34 Roger Percival x4
11.45 Sam Leach x4
11.53 Ian Hellens x4
12.02 Dave Sully x4
12.09 Dave Goodwin x4
12.18 Paul Gilbert x4
12.27 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.30 Munro Donald x4
1.39 Pete Walters x4
1.48 Richard Blackwell x4
1.57 Jim Lindsay x4
2.06 Chris Adams x4
2.15 Chris Adams x4
2.24 Graham Pike x4
2.33 James Wilson x4
2.45 Gary Neiles x4
2.54 Kev Hart x4
3.03 Steve Marsh x4
3.12Lee Tilley x4

Bob Picthall x4
Rob Harris x4