Great Maxitours events for the New Golfing Year!
Mere Pairs 5th Jan – still spaces – start sheet below – in great condition!
Vale Royal AM AM 11th Jan -full
12th -16th Jan Maxitours trip to Vilasol- full – start times below
19th Jan Caldy AM AM -full
24th Jan Fairhaven pairs full
2nd Feb Ringway AM AM-spaces
Maxitours at wonderful Ringway.
Another glorious December day greeted over 100 competitors at the Ringway Golf Club today.
The course drains magnificently and was a real pleasure to play on. The greens were firm and true and they look set to be in superb condition for the lucky members throughout 2017.
Thanks to top Secretary Fiona Cornelious and all the staff for their excellent hospitality throughout the day, Ringway really is a lovely golf Club.
This is the only event of the year when I may get some teams dropping out due to the busy lead up to Christmas as husbands are required to do some last minute shopping. This year it seems Maxitours players got their priorities right as 100% attendance shows that our members put a game of golf before buying their wife a nice present.
‘Looks like I will be going to Thornton’s again’ Chuckled 26 handicapper Kevin Barnton as he picked up his scorecard. He really knows how to treat a lady.
One of our players told me that he missed out on this fixture a couple of years ago when he was dragged kicking and screaming down to Marks and Spencers at Handforth Dean. As his wife was looking at the latest slippers he made the most of the huge mirrors to work on his backswing. As he checked on his dodgy early wrist action he was amused to spot another frustrated golfer working on his grip using the big mirror in the nearby underwear section.
It’s great to know that you are loved and I got a joint Christmas card from regular players Roy Ainsworth and Brian Ankers. Roy ( Chunky as he is known by Maxitours players due to his fondness for kit kats) is recovering from a hip operation and actually came all the way down to Ringway just to wish me all the best and give me the card. ‘It’s from both of us but I was the one who bought the card and wrote it – Brian is so tight he didn’t want to buy his own. ‘
Thanks to Maxitours player Liam Harrison here is some video of the previous two events you may or may not want to catch up on!
https://youtu.be/errs25Ujec4 Vale Royal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nGo-PflTJg Stockport Part 2
In the last event before Christmas Chih Hu’s Didsbury team played like a posse of turkeys as they finished in last place.
Barry Jacksons men played like puddings to finish in second to last.
Andy Wilde’s men had the stuffing well and truly knocked out of them as they also finished in the bottom three.
At the other end of the results wealthy Jim Caldwell(11) is a top man and he brought me a bottle of Christmas wine as he checked in. I was tempted to ‘fix’ the card play-off in return but Jim had to settle for 5th place as Gary Neiles(6) team scored an impressive 45 points on the homeward nine to take 4th place. Both teams scored 83 points.
Third place went to Les Penson(15), Steve Blakeway(3), Graham Jackson(11) and Vernon Hayes(13). These guys have played very consistent golf over the past month and they were delighted to record their best ever Maxitours finish in the last event of the year.
Second place went to Blakely’s Gary Conroy(5), Richard Blackwell (13) , John Hilton (13)and their very own six million dollar man -Steve Austin(14) who used his bionic powers to record a very solid 86 points.
Top of the tree was the Didsbury ‘Bad Christmas jumper’ brigade of Phil Vokes(3), Paul Dalby(4), Paul Sherlock(4) and last minute stand in -Maxitours cameraman Liam Harrison(7). Liam had never played with these lads before and he was impressed. ‘Wow. Those boys can play!’ said delighted Harrison ‘they really made me concentrate and all the putts went in!’ The team recorded twelve birdies between them. Congratulations guys great score!
Thanks to everyone for your amazing support throughout the year. I really hope you have a very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year,
Best Wishes Tim, Suzy, Ella and James Maxwell.
Nearest the Pin 13th Hole Brian Carroll Dozen Ad333
Nearest the Pin 16th Hole Jim Cox Dozen Ad333
2’s £155 5 pro V1s or 12 srixon AD333s Brendan Leighton Simon Wilkinson James Eaves Graham Jackson Rob Anderson Phil Vokes Steve Merricks Matt Mortimer Andy Walmsley Brian Carroll Adam Galvin
|1||Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Paul Sherlock, Liam Harrison||89||12||Callaway wind top each|
|2||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Steve Austin, Gary Conroy||86||10||Kartel Shirt each|
|3||Les Penson, Steve Blakeway, Graham Jackson, Vernon Hayes||85||8||PGA Tour top each|
|4||Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Joe Yates, Alan Forber||83||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Jim Caldwell, Nigel Compsty, Andrew Aherne, Dan McGuire||83||4||Winter Mitts each|
|6||Pete Ledger, Pete Houston, Matt Mortimer, Anthony Wilson||83||2||Winter hat each|
|7=||Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Simon Hemsley, Neil Worthington||81|
|7=||Scott Mason, Hugh Mullen, James Hampton, Rob Anderson||81|
|7=||Lewis Marland, Kev Seaton, Alf Shillitoe, John Seaton||81|
|10=||Mark Jones, Chris Heslop, Mike Parkin, Peter Woods||80|
|10=||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Phil Hudson, Ian George||80|
|10=||Peter Atherton, Martin France, Steve Collier, James Eaves||80|
|13||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Jan Jagielka, Ian Grogan||79|
|14=||Chris Adams, Charlie Cunningham, Richard Johnson, Steve Hall||78|
|14=||Eugenio, Steve Lamont, John Linsky, Adam Galvin||78|
|14=||Eddie Jordan, Dave Ashton, Brian Carroll, Dean Hibbert||78|
|17=||Dave Marchant, John Rigby, Bob Sinclair, Trevor Jones||77|
|17=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon||77|
|19=||Barry Wilson, Steve Aspinall, Simon Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons||76|
|19=||John Stubbs, John Royle, Guy Hall, Keith Coxon||76|
|21||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Cliff Bird||74|
|22=||Mark Richardson, Bob Kwan, Andy Adshead, Robin Vidler||73|
|22=||Trevor Foster, Dale Beaghan, Mark Patton, Andy Walmsley||73|
|24||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth||71|
|25||Andy Wilde, Pete Norbury, Rob Norbury, Mike Norbury||69|
|26||Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Paul Milner, Derek Fortune||67|
|27||Chih Hu, Tom Troop, Peter Maher, Dave Jackson||63|
Mere Golf and Country Club New Year Pairs
(bacon baps and coffee available £5.50)
1 Colin Roberts x4
1b Trevor Foster x4
2b Gary Neiles x4
3 Simon Hemsley x4
4 Mark Jones x2 Nick Nhercules x2
5 Martin Bramwell x4
6 Gary Garner x4
7 Lee Tilley x4
8 Ian King x4
9a Mick Mahon x4
9b Phil Vokes x4
10a Roger Percival x4
10b Les Russon x4
11 Lewis Marland x2 John Hilditch x2
12 John Stubbs x4
12b Eddie Jordan x4
13 Chris Adams x4
14 Dave Blood x4
15 Jim Caldwell x2 Richard Blackwell x2
15b Sam Leach x4
17 Roger Fielding x2Kenny Chinn x2
18 Ian Ainsworth x4