Results from the Bilyana Tour Championship at Lymm + Vale Royal start sheet

The Maxitours Bilyana Tour Championship and Shootout!

The first ever Maxitours shootout was a huge success ‘what a great day!’ was the general consensus from nearly 90 Maxitour competitors at leafy Lymm in the Maxitours Tour Championship.

The course was in lovely condition despite recent heavy downpours. Many thanks to Secretary Andy Scully and all his staff for making us feel so welcome.

My ex PE teacher Pete Holmes and Mark Breirley have enjoyed playing bad golf over the past four years on Maxitours and had never recorded a top three finish, today however, the golfing Gods smiled down on them and they recorded their first victory together. The duo win a superb Shotsaver s430 GPS system each for their efforts, ‘what do we do with these?’ asked the sporty rather than academic Holmes.

Darren Whittaker and Ian King were also delighted with their 2nd place and 47 points.

The talented Macclesfield duo of Em Williams and Steve Chapman also played great golf, shot of the day was Ems superb tee shot on the tough 13th hole which set up a birdie and won him nearest the pin. Jacob Ashcroft and Tom Giblin also scored 46 points for their highest ever Maxitours finish.

The scoring was excellent all day in the calm conditions and an amazing 43 points were required to qualify for the superb 30 man Bilyana shootout!

Rachel the lovely lady from Bilyana golf was expecting to see some real class in the playoff- she was disappointed! She had to wait for quite a while before anyone hit the green and then soon joined the 70 or so spectators running for cover as Happy Gilmore lookalike Charles Herbert sent one into orbit.

Ken Jones was the first to play an excellent shot as his ball rolled up to 15 feet. He started to dream about a back massage from Kit Parkington in the plush 5 star Cornelia Diamond Golf Hotel when Gary Garner flushed a tremendous seven iron to 18 inches which was never going to be bettered. He was delighted to share the holiday prize with his playing partner Mark Green. Garner was overcome with emotion ‘I never win anything’ said the likeable Bolton greenkeeper.

Many thanks to Bilyana Golf for their kind sponsorship – they are a superb company who provide the best tee times and service of any company in Turkey- don’t go any where else! Thanks also to Steven and Jason from Shotsaver for their brilliant continued support this summer.


Nearest the pin Moby Rawthore Dozen Srixon soft feel

Nearest the Pin Em Williams Dozen Srixon soft feel

1st Pete Holmes & Mark Breirley 47

Shotsaver S430 GPS each

2nd Darren Whittaker & Ian King 47

Cleveland Luggage bag each

3rd Em Williams & Steve Chapman 46

Dozen Taylor Made Pentas each

4th Jacob Ashcroft & Tom Giblin 46

Dozen Soft feel each

5th Gary Garner & Mark Green 45

Titleist winter mitts each

6th Martin Williams & John Tomlinson 45

7th Steve Pinnington & Paul Bloomfield 45

8th Nigel Ross & Ken Bostock 45

9th Chih Hu & Mike Sandbach 45

10th Simon Lees & Simon Maxwell 44

11th Charles Herbert & Andy Stubbens 44

12th Dave Robinson & Paul Kimpton 44

13th Kit Parkington & Ken Jones 44

14th John Beech & Jeff Barrett 44

15th Alex Jerman & Nigel Milroy 44

16th Moby Rawthore & Juan Han 43

17th Colin Byrne & Steve Ballard 42

18th Graham Culpin & Tim Owen 42

19th Dave Ryder & Steve Rourke 42

20th Carl Kennedy & Carl Ball 42

Tony Lowe & Jimmy Eccles 42

Paul Bradley & Frank Garvey 41

Mani Rawthore & Pete Myers 41

Glynn Jones & Maurice Cooke 41

Dave Lomax & Jeff Clements 41

Mike Mahney & Jim Kinnear 41

Neville Dennis & Frank Massey 40

Steve Long & Trevor Kirkpatrick 40

Mark Foley & Jimmy Murphy 40

Jimmy Caffey & Ollie Smith 39

Martin Worthington & Ian Mercer 39

Cath Rawthore & Jimmy Murphy 39

Tom Ramatowski & Pete Whitehouse 39

Colin Roberts & Mike Sanders 39

Bob Sinclair & Dave Marchant 38

Paul Taylor & Brian Dewhurst 38

Roy Bramwell & Mark Freeman 38

Merv O’Malley & John Reilly 38

Mike Spencer & Matt Spencer 36

Ian Greenough & Trevor Upton 33

Andy Fellowes & Ben Barraclough 31

£95 in twos 32 balls- I can stretch to 2 balls each!

2’s Andy Fellowes Dave Lomax Paul Bloomfield x2 John Beech x2 Jeff Barrett Kit Parkington x2 Graham Culpin Ian Greenough Roy Bramwell Simon Maxwell Colin Byrne Mike Mahney Martin Worthington Jimmy Murphy Em Williams Martin Williams

Start sheet for Vale Royal pairs betterball

9.30am Colin Roberts x4

9.40am Darren Whittaker x4


10.00am Pete Holmes x4

10.10am Steve Morfitt x4

10.20am John Beech x4

10.30am John Stubbs x4

10.40am Dick Perry x4

10.50am Peter Hargreaves x4

11.00am Geoff Haynes x4

11.10am Paul Baxter x4

11.20am Ken Jones x4

11.40am Ron Sloane x4

11.50am Andrew Shingler x2 Lewis Marland x2

12.00pm Martin Worthiongton x2 Dennis Humphries x2

12.10pm Alex Jerman x2 Carl Kennedy x2

12.20pm Trevor Upton x4

12.30pm Roy Bramwell x4

12.40pm Moby Rawthore x4

1.00pm Mark Foley x4


1.20pm Gary Garner x2

1.30pm Brian Hopkins x4

1.40pm Steve Parle x4

1.50pm Frank Garvey x4

2.00pm Rob Tabbron x4

2.10pm Ken Jepson x4

2.20pm Chris Cyprus x4




3.00pm Adam McKenna x4

3.10pm Stef Hamilton x4

3.20pm JohnKnight x4