Maxitours at wonderful North Wales

Spaces at the following GREAT events this Spring:
Fairhaven AM AM 12th March
Vale Royal AM AM 15th March
Knutsford 4th April
Helsby Galvin Green Classic AM AM 18th April

Maxitours at wonderfully warm North Wales

The best day of the year greeted Maxitours golfers at North Wales this morning.

‘It’s beautiful out there- fantastic!’ Declared Russell Humphries.

‘This is better than working.’ Reported newly retired Mike Brush.

I have been known to stretch the truth occasionally in my reports but this is true:
The green keepers out there WATERING THE GREENS this morning – it is February!!!!!! That is how dry this stunning course is and it is well worth a visit if you have a free day! (No need for waterproof shoes.)

The fairways were running well and the greens were rolling consistently and true. It was a real pleasure to play this lovely links course. Thanks to highly rated Phil Beard everyone at the Club for their hospitality.

A few teams are playing tomorrow at Llangollen and have decided to stay overnight in Wales. Just a warning to anyone who lives in or has relatives living in the Llangollen area. Lock up your daughters -Colin Roberts is out and about tonight.

Sam Leach nearly missed his tee time after his team did a detour to a bakery in Frodsham ‘The pies are famous’ Informed Sam. They seemed to be doing the trick as the team turned in 46 points and Jim Hodges wasn’t even on the card. On the 10th Jim then hit a cracking approach shot to within 6 inches He was so eager to get on the card he ran onto the green and out of breath he missed it left.
‘We’ve had our pies and ended up playing with a pudding.’ Complained his team mates.

Six foot, nine inch high, gentle giant, Charles Herbert(18) is famous for his enormously wayward driving. Stu Smith from Dunham hadn’t played with him before and he used to think that a ‘wild slice’ was a vegetarian pasty they sold in Greggs. Charles has a red cross on his trolley and carries a first aid box in his golf bag to use when he hits a fellow player -usually from an adjoining fairway. He hit a few straight ones as well today and helped his team into 3rd place with 90 points. Ian Neilson(26) and Mark Birtwistle(13) completed the team.

Sandiways consistent Gary Neiles(5), Joe Yates(14) John Longworth(13) and Alan Forber(14) took 2nd place also on 90 points. Neiles made two’s on the 16th and 17th to give his team a strong finish.

Mr Steve Hall(17) took over as Captain of Prestbury last week and he celebrated with victory at North Wales today. ’We all played very well, it was a real team effort -except for Andy Oakes who was hopeless.’ Reported the diplomatic ex-banker. Chris Adams(12) and Gary Butler(14) completed the quartet.
Well played chaps.

Rob Kenyons team lead the 2 day event (88), with Mick Mahon(87) and Paul Fell (86)close behind.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance- brilliant.
Yours in Golf,


Nearest the pin 16th hole Gary Neiles Dozen Ad333
Nearest the pin 17th hole Ian George Dozen Ad333

2’s £172.50 4 pro v1s or 9 srixon AD333

David Kelly Stuart Blake Dave Cooper Ian Venables Mike Verdon Hugh Mulholland Gary Neiles x2 Steve Blakeway Jason Atherton Grant Benson Dave Parry Mark Holland x2

North Wales 21-Feb-19
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Andy Oakes, Gary Butler 90 12 Maxitours sweater each
2 Joe Yates, Gary Nilsoon, John Longworth, Alan Forber 90 10 Callaway shirt each
3 Stu Smith, Charles Herbert, Ian Neilson, Mark Birtwistle 90 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Rob Kenyon, Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess 88 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Phil McCurry, Paul Robinson, Steve Blakeway, Brian Yardley 88 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, James Brown 87 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Ray Roberts, Colin Berry 87
7= Ed Pysden, Nick Wood, Simon Moorhouse, Steve Leavitt 87
7= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 87
10= Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Charlie Beadle 86
10= Stu Glover, Grant Benson, Tim Potter, Jim McEwan 86
10= Steve Woods, Dave Parry, Jason Atherton, Mark Holland 86
10= Paul Fell, Dave Cooper, Ian Venables, Mark Hughes 86
14= Richard Wiliamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin 85
14= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Peter Atherton 85
16= Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 84
16= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon, John Morgan 84
16= Sam Leach, Bob Chesters, Jim Hodges, Chris Whalley 84
19= Dave Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake, John Atkin 83
19= Jim Cox , Tony Walsh, Dave Collinson, Ian George 83
19= Dave Blease, Hugh Mulholland, Jim Murray, Rob Whittle 83
22 Stu Reynolds, Peter Johnson, John Keenan, Ray Mills 81
23= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Mike Upton 80
23= Jim Caldwell, Nigel Milroy, John Kelsall, Peter Griggs 80
25 Joe Kirwan, Darren Whittaker, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 79

Wilmslow start times

10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 Dave Blood x4
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x2 John Hilditch x2
10.54 Adrian Waring x4
11.03 Dave Sully x4
11.12 Paul Fell x4
11.21 Warren Humphries x4
11.30 Nigel Hallows x4
11.39 Jim Clarke x4
11.48 Les Russon x4

10.00 David Kelly x4.
10.09 Brendan Lieghton x2 Nic Hercules x2
10.18 Ian Hellens x4
10.27 Koos Alders x4
10.36 Peter Maher x4
10.45 Bob Mottershead x4
10.54 Chris Adams x4
11.03 Kev Hart x2 Phil Lockett x2
11.12 Brian Greenbank x4
11.21 Munro Donald x4
11.30 Richard Williamson x4
11.39 Richard Blackwell x2 Brian Hopkins x2