*Knutsford Mixed Open Sunday 30th July Team of 4 £60 a team*
Great upcoming Maxitours Events
Vale Royal this Friday! – 2 spaces- see below!
Mere Thurs 6th April Galvin Green Classic – still spaces
Dunham Forest Thurs 13th April – last few spaces
Vale of Llangollen Fri 21st April – 1 space
Conwy Mon 24th April – 2 spaces
Sandiway Tues 2nd May -spaces
Maxitours at superb Stockport
Another stunning Spring day greeted Maxitours competitors at the Stockport Golf Cub today.
This is a terrific traditional venue with one of the best golf courses in Cheshire and a really friendly membership. Stockport’s catering is World famous and Paul and Sue didn’t disappoint. It was lovely to see players making the most of the sunshine eating and drinking outside on the Stockport patio after play and Sue and her staff worked hard to ensure everyone was fed and watered.
All our players had a great day.
‘The course was in excellent condition considering the recent rain’ praised Hazel Groves Mark Saxon. Thanks to the green keepers who were out ironing the greens and raking the bunkers first thing this morning -brilliant.
There was not a cloud in the sky and it was difficult for me to follow the flight of golf balls as I watched players hit their drives into the bright sunshine down the 17th hole which winds away from the clubhouse window. Chih Hu is very considerate and I could follow his white ball easily as it scuttled along the fairway before coming to rest in a bush fifty yards from the tee. Thanks Chih.
Trevor Harrison is thinking of leaving his Hazel Grove team as they have had several poor finishes this year. Playing partner Ray Stringer only appeared on the card 3 times after a particularly bad day. ‘I’m better off going it alone’ complained Trevor after his round. He had a little referendum with himself and ‘Trexit’ could happen anytime soon.
Ex England Rugby Union Captain Steve Smith was the latest high profile star to play in Maxitours events. Unfortunately the only Grand Slam he saw today was when playing partner Dave Madeley threw his putter on the floor after yet another missed putt.
Jason Henderson turned up with some nasty looking scratches on his face. After a big night out in Macclesfield (if there is such a thing) he lost his balance and but luckily his head cushioned the fall as he landed on some cobbles. He was banging his head once again at Stockport – this time it was against a brick wall as his team could only manage a paltry 71 points.
At the top of the leader board Dave Jones has got some good shots in his locker and he helped his Bolton Old links team achieve 5th place with 80 points.
Sale’s Paul Browne(9) Steve Berg(14) Steve Price(3) and Howard Johnstone(15) had a best of the day 42 points on the front nine which was mainly due to 8 points on the seventh after Paul holed out for an eagle and Howard rolled in a birdie-nice!. They were delighted to finish in 4th spot with 81.
Ex England footballers Matt Jansen(10) and Mickey Gray (7)played with Irish legend Pat Keenan(9) and fellow Bramall man Warren Newton (16). They were surprised to be leading for much of the day with 82 points before they were narrowly pipped at the post.
Romileys ‘supersize’ team of Joe Smith(7) Gary Evans(5) Paul Mellor(10) and Nick Madden (2) made the short journey up the hill to Stockport and they loved the course and played some excellent golf scoring 83 points.
‘Sign us up for August we definitely want to come back here!’ begged Gary as he devoured a packet of cheese and onion crisps.
Brian Hopkins(4) is a top, top man and he enters a team from Shrigley Hall every week. Things have gone from bad to worse this Winter and they have racked up just one top five finish between them. It all came good today as he played alongside Mark Taylor(13) Alan Pengelly (12) and Mike Powell(12) and they were deliriously happy to finish first with 84 points. A very average front nine saw them collect one point on the 2nd hole and they went out in 39. They came back in a classy 45 and picked up seven points on the 18th to win by a single shot! Well played chaps.
In the two day event which has the final round on Friday the Eddie Jordan team is in pole position with 80 points but any of the 7 teams playing both days this week can still take 1st place!
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance each week, I really appreciate it! Tim
Nearest the pin 16th Nick Madden Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th Frank Stapleton Dozen AD333s
2’s £190 4 pro V1s or 12 srixon AD333’s Paul Browne Phil Vokes x2 Barney Ross Tim George Nick Madden x2 Gary Evans Neale Laurent Gary Winstone Sam Leach Mike Hill Rob Blane
|1||Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor, Mike Powell||84||12||Callaway wind top each|
|2||Joe Smith, Gary Evans, Paul Mellor, Nick Madden||83||10||PGA Jacket each|
|3||Warren Newton, Mickey Gray, Matt Jansen, Pat Keenan||82||8||Dozen srixon Z Stars each|
|4||Paul Browne, Steve Berg, Steve Price, Howard Johnstone||81||6||PGA Top each|
|5||Eddie Jordan, Dave Ashton, Brian Carroll, Dave Jones||80||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Simon Ashton, Michael Jones, Callum Hughes, Dan Moss||80||2||Maxitours Bag towel each|
|7=||Ian Ainsworth, Trevor Harrison, Geoff Haynes, Ray Stringer||80||Maxitours Cap each|
|7=||Simon Lewis, Wayne Harris, Damien Clayton, Paul Donnelly||80|
|9=||Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Andy Leather||79|
|9=||Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Steve Sutton, Dan McGuire||79|
|9=||Mike Dean, Pete Tomlinson, Henry Kenwright, Mike Masser||79|
|9=||Gareth Winstone, Mark Phillips, Neale Laurent, Gary Kershaw||79|
|13=||Colin Roberts, Bob Sinclair, John Rigby, Jeff Andrews||77|
|13=||Ron Sloane, Tim Spencer, Mark Saxon, Paul Higgs||77|
|13=||Brian Rogerson, George Buchan, David Garner, Graham Brown||77|
|13=||Alan Simpson, Alan Drew, Ken Booth, Tony Grice||77|
|13=||Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, John Farnworth, Munro Donald||77|
|13=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves, Johnny Barton||77|
|13=||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Andy Hamlett , Keith Potter||77|
|20=||John Hilditch, Tim George, Ian Noake, Steve Boland||76|
|20=||Lee Stenson , Dave Schofield, Chris Massey, Nigel Noble||76|
|22||Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess||75|
|23=||John Atkin, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake, David Fellows||73|
|23=||Frank Stapleton, Stuart Pearson, Kevin Hawkins, Mike Streeter||73|
|25||Dan Huffman, Mark Simister, John McCaffrey, Gary Hempstead||72|
|26=||Jason Henderson, Paul Clay, Jack Pryce, Peter Smith||71|
|26=||Gav Dixon, Laurie Cole, Pete Keena, Paul Woodbine||71|
|28||Dave Madely, Kevin Moran, Steve Smith, Steve Ashworth||70|
|29||Chih Hu, Mark Findlow, Shurash Gupta, Peter Mayer||69|
|30||Ian King, Simon Hemsley, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer||68|
This Friday’s Vale Royal start times
8.30 Colin Roberts x4
8.39 Jim Caldwell x4
8.48 Chris Adams x4
8.57 Ian King x4
9.06 Phil Vokes x4
9.15 Eddie Ellis x4
9.24 Brian Greenbank x4
10.30 John Newton x4
10.38 Rob Little x4
10.47 John Kilner x4
10.55 Trevor Foster x4
11.04 Dale Beaghan x4
11.13 Neville Dennis x4
11.22 Roger Percival x4
11.30 Gareth Winstone x4
11.40 Chris Armitt x4
11.49 Mick Mahon x4
11.56 Rob Weston x4
12.05 David Kelly x4
12.11 John Hilditch x4
12.18 Simon Poucher x4
12.27 Lewis Marland x4
12.36 Les Russon x4
12.45 John Stubbs x4
12.54 Dave Thomas x4
1.03 Eddie Jordan x4
1.12 Barry Wilson x4
1.21 Steve Lamont x4
1.30 martin Bramwell x4
1.39 Barry Jackson x4
1.48 Chris Meikleham x4
1.57 Gary Neiles x4
2.06 Pete Keena x4
2.24 Hugh Mullen x4
2.33 Stu Giles x4
2.42 Pete Norbury x4