Results from Magnificent Manchester Golf Club

Last few spaces at these great Maxitours venues!

Dunham Forest 6th October -2 early times left
Vale of Llangollen 14th October -2 more times just released!
Prestbury 20th October- full
Stockport 27th October- nearly full

Winter tour first event
Wilmslow 3rd November – room for just 6 teams – filling very fast

Maxitours at Hopwood

There was a very healthy vibe around Hopwood Golf Club for today’s Maxitours event. The caterers and steward are right up there with the best in the business and their members assured me on arrival that the golf course was in the best condition it had been in for many years- my players certainly agreed with these views.

‘That was terrific!’ reported David Kelly.

‘Its a great track, that, me duck.’ said Midlander Pete Keena.

‘That is the best course we play on all year’ noted well travelled Richard Palmer.

‘That is one amazing golf course’ said John Farnon. ‘But it was also really tough, sloping greens, not much run, strong breeze…..’
‘And lack of talent’ added his playing partner.

Thanks to departing Secretary and lovely lady Geraldine Connor for all her help over the years – definitely one of the best in the business.

Dave Beard and Rob Little looked a little bit concerned when they checked in and I told them that they were playing with a magistrate and a judge, Pete Cotton and Jonty Geake. In the bar after play it was a unanimous decision and all four players were found to be guilty of playing some very bad golf.

It is great to see Maxitours continue to move upmarket and attract some real upper class players. I asked Andy Thompson what he was having for his supper ‘ tuna and pasta ‘ he replied. ‘That’s an amazing coincidence so am I! ‘ I replied – ‘do you like it in sunflower oil or in brine?’ ‘Medium rare with seasonal vegetables ‘ quickly replied the cultured Ringway man .

In today’s event Knutsford nice guy John Anderton teamed up with my brother Simon. Last year John was enjoying a relaxing swim in the Caribbean when a barracuda bit the end of his finger off. He came home in an ambulance once again today after cruising to 24 points on the front nine before sinking to 13 on the back nine.

Top solicitor Simon Ashton(9) and Chris Hayes(5) from Hazel Grove Golf Club took 5th spot with 42 points narrowly missing out on a card play-off to Mottram Hall’s Richard Blackwell(13) and John Hilton(13) in 4th and also Brian Greenbank (6)and Matt Nelstrup(9) from Hale who had a superior back nine to take 3rd place.

Dave Harlow(16) from Knutsford and Alan Beesley(6) from the Mere set the early pace with an excellent 43 points. Dave had a successful marque business and despite a few ropey shots on the front nine he was never going to collapse. Three superb pars over the closing five holes secured second place.

Brothers Dave(13) and Mike(21) Wainwright from Hale GC were delighted with their first ever Maxitours victory. Their father owned Jenson motors cars and the two likeable lads accelerated away to a terrific 26 points on the front nine before they hit the brakes hard on the back nine coming home with 19 points. Well played chaps great golf!

Thanks to everyone for your terrific support once again today. Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 13th Rob Hands Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Andrew Thompson Dozen AD333s

2’s £142.50 4 pro v1s or 10 srixons per two Rob Hands Iain Bartholomew x2 Brian Rogerson John Hilditch Reece Furneax Martin France Simon Hemsley Bob Eastwood

Hopwood 29-Sep-2016
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright 45 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Dave Harlow , Alan Beesley 43 11 Maxitours Merino sweater each
3 Brian Greenbank, Matt Nelstrup 42 10 Cutter and Buck shirt each
4 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton 42 9 Cutter and Buck shirt each
5 Simon Ashton, Chris Hayes 42 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Martin France, Peter Atherton 41 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle 41 6 Dozen Wilson soft feel
8 Iain Bartholomew, Reece Furneax 41 5 Titleist cap each
9 Gareth Kershaw, Mark Phillips 41 4 FJ Socks each
10 Neale Laurent, Gareth Winstone 41 3 FJ Socks each
11 Paul Armstrong, Simon Warren 40 2
12 Munro Donald, Mick Mahon 40 1
13= Matt Burrows, Darren Price 39
13= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 39
13= Ray Standring, Ronny Kelly 39
13= Steve Tyrell, John Gleave 39
13= Simon Hemsley, Bob Eastwood 39
18= Mark Patton, John Robinson 38
18= John Fielding, Dale Beaghan 38
18= George Buchan, Dave Garnett 38
18= Brian Rogerson, Bill Harvey 38
18= Mark Taylor, Niall Lynch 38
23= Darren Whittaker, Joe Kirwan 37
23= John Hilditch, Paul Smith 37
23= John Anderton, Simon Maxwell 37
23= Colin Lynch, Tom Taylor 37
23= Phil Harris, Paul Barlow 37
23= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson 37
23= Paul Woodbine, Pete Keena 37
23= Mick Jones, Dan Moss 37
23= Dave Smith, Paul Benson 37
32= David Kelly, Steve Nixon 36
32= Rob Hands, Stuart Roach 36
32= Gary Garner, Phil Ashcroft 36
32= Ian Neilson, Ray Royle 36
36= Colin Roberts, John Rigby 35
36= Kenny Plumb, Mark Jones 35
36= Mark Saxon, Barry Pendlebury 35
39= Andy Thompson, Nigel Oakes 34
39= Rob Little, Dave Beard 34
39= Ray Jones, Ian Beresford 34
39= Doug Edmonds, Ted Ellis 34
43= Chris Adams, Martin Hulme 33
43= Steve Mattison, Steve Hall 33
43= Ron Sloane, Tim Spencer 33
43= Gordon Warke, Barry Taylor 33
47= Ian King, Andy Wisedale 32
47= Steve Parle, Gary Parle 32
49 Richard Johnson, Mike Clewley 31
50= Pete Cotton, Jonty Geake 30
50= Chris Ernill, Bill Parkinson 30
52 Jack Clarke, Rod Barlow 29

Dunham Forest team of 4 start times
Thursday 6th October

8.00 Colin Roberts x4
8.09 Stuart Royle x4
8.18 Ian King x4
8.27 David Kelly x4
8.36 Gary Dowdle x4
8.54 David Murray x4
9.12 Dave Bentley x4
9.21 John Hilditch x4
9.30 Dave Stanhope x4
9.39 Allan Green x4
9.48 Lewis Marland x4
9.57 Steve Johnson x4
10.06 Mick Mahon x4
10.15 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.24 Anton Ellis x4
10.33 Chris Adams x4
10.42 Jack Coleman x4
10.51 John Dickenson x4
10.59 Trevor Foster x4
11.09 Barry Jackson x4
11.18 Frank Stapleton x4
11.27 Dave Moore x4
11.36 Chih Hu x4
11.45 Graham Littler x4
11.54 Neil McKinlay x4
12.03 Roger Percival x4
12.12 Gav Dixon x4
12.21 Gary Garner x4
12.30 Leigh Smart x4
12.39 Kevin Chisnall x4
12.48 John Stubbs x4
12.57 Martin Cullen x4