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
|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