Maxitours at super Didsbury

*Spaces for 1 team at Lymm on Tuesday and 2 pairs at Hopwood on Thursday

Maxitours at delightful Didsbury

The sunshine was out at Didsbury for the latest Maxitours event. What a Club this is!
Highly rated green keeper Rob Davies kindly mowed a huge ‘Maxi’ into the bank on Didsbury’s third hole! – Brilliant. It is great to be recognised at last- I will try not to change too much. Everyone was delighted with the superb course presentation despite a very wet summer. Well done Rob.

It was also great to see the Club Captain Alan Collins meeting my players and wishing us well this morning. Thank you. Club manager Caroline and stewardess Caroline were also incredibly friendly – perhaps this is why the club has increased it membership so much this year – keep up the great work Didsbury.

Thanks also to Golf manager trainee Joe Stanley who proudly invited Maxitours to play at Didsbury last year. Top man.

The report is shorter than usual as I played my usual below average golf in a competition this morning and was playing catch up all day. Thanks to Karen Gallagher for handing the cards out this morning.

Every golfer knows what a huge advantage local knowledge is. Intelligent strategy can save a player numerous shots. Today we were joined by lovely Didsbury member Chih Hu. He played as if he had never seen the course before and his team finished in last place.

Paul Robinson picked up his new Callaway clubs this week and struck his opening tee shot to 18 inches to win nearest the pin on the par three first. He soon got used to them and played his usual rubbish for the next 17 holes.

Denton’s Garry Owen(10) Mark Bone (11) Alistair Holloway(14) and John Forster(9) took third place. They had the best back nine of the day 44 points to add to their average front nine.

Mottram Halls Richard Blackwell and his team are still without a win this year but another solid performance sees them finish in 2nd place with 83 points. They had a costly dropped shot on the tricky final hole.

Hale’s Brian Greenbank (7) Dave ‘Ive got to get home for the baby’ Wainwright(11) Greg Davison (18) and Angus Mully- Brown(16) enjoyed their first win for a couple of years. They also dropped a shot on the closing hole but the rest of their back nine was superb. Well played chaps, very popular winners.

Thanks for your attendance everyone. Superb.


Nearest the pin 1st hole Paul Robinson Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th hole Paul Fell Doz AD333

2’s £182.50 5 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333 Brian Greenbank Dave Thomas Euan McCrea Paul Robinson (Davenport) Mick ‘can I talk you through my 2’ Fenton Dave Tongue Pete Atherton x2 Martin France Paul Robinson (Brookdale) Peter Heyes

Didsbury 10-Sept-20
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Greg Davison, Angus Mully-Brown 84 12 Maxitours lambswool sweater
2 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, John Hilton, Dan Moore 83 10 Dozen Srixon z star each
3 Garry Owen, Mark Bone, Alistair Holloway, John Forster 82 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Joseph Watts, Mark Fox, Bob Fox, Tony Rolands 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Morton, Paul Yates 81 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Bob Pickthall, Dave Thomas, Rob Roden, Pete Sumner 80 2 Maxitours bag towel
7= Don Campbell, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 80
7= Ewan McCray, Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, Dave Kelly 80
9 Lewis Marland, Paul Robinson, Steven Schofield, Phil Dickens 79
10= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Paul Yearsley, Jimmy Booth 78
10= John Wallis, John Moorfield, Mark Pasquill, Dave Tonge 78
10= Colin Roberts, Andy Williamson, Paul Wrench, Mike Webb 78
10= Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Steve Marsh 78
14= Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Dave Blease, Karl Marginson 77
14= Don Milligan, Andy Hall, Mike Fenton, Paul Brookshaw 77
16 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Andy Wright 76
17= Pete Gold, Paul Roberts, Terry Broadhurst, Steve Lamont 75
17= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan , Ian King 75
19= Dave Sully, Graham Davenport , Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 74
19= Simon Ledger, Ronnie Moore, Richard Taylor- Carr, Glynn Evans 74
19= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Phil Baines 74
19= Adam Carolan, Eddie Ellis, Shaun Mudalige, Joe Stanley 74
23= Gareth Winstone, Alf Shillitoe , John Lester, Barry Lees 73
23= Martin Humphries, Adrian Brown, Pat O’Dowd, Paul Blackwell 73
23= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton 73
26 Paul Robinson, John Wall, Dave Slater, Charles W-Kelly 71
27 Peter Heyes, Ian Philps, John Ross, Roland Finney 70
28 Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald 67
29 Chih Hu, Nigel Milroy, Richard Brown, Tony O’Donnell 65

Lymm Tuesday 15th Sept
Excellent food available 9am -5pm
Masks are required in all areas of the clubhouse. They can be removed whilst seated. Also I am sure that all the players will be aware but anyone who lives in the greater Manchester area which are still subject to restrictions cannot socialise with others inside the Golf Club. Lymm are operating a strict two households per table inside but looking at the weather forecast for next week I suspect most people will be sat outside.

10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.09 Paul Fell x4
10.18 Ed Pysden x4
10.27 Gareth Winstone x4
10.36 Jim Clarke x4
10.45 Paul Browne x4
10.54 Neale Laurent x4
11.03 Lewis Marland x4
11.12 Mick Mahon x4
11.21 John Johnson x4
11.30 Martin Keates x4
11.39 Mike Kirchin x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Pete Short x4
12.06 Jon Hudson x4
12.15 Les Pensonx4
12.24 Martin France x4
12.33 Al Leigh x4
12.51 Tony Doyle x4
1.00 Garry Owen x4
1.09 Graham Pike x4
1.18 Martin Firth x4
1.27 Gary Neiles x4
1.36 Les Russon x4
1.45 Dave Griffiths x4
1.54 Kev Hart x4
2.03 Barry Jackson x4
2.12 Hugh Mullin x4
2.21 Bernard Wood x4
2.30 Ted Ellis x4
2.39 David Smith x4
2.48 Dave Stewardson x4

Hopwood Thursday 17th September

Usual stunning food available from 9.15am
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.10 Simon Hemsley x4
10.20 Colin Roberts x4
10.30 Jim Caldwell x4
10.40 Rob Platt x4
10.50 Jack Coleman x4
11.00 Chris Chidley x4
11.10 Dave Goodwin x4
11.20 Neil Laurent x4
11.30 Mick Mahon x4
11.40 John Hilditch x4
11.50 Jim Clarke x4
12.00 Mike George x4 earlier
12.10 Ian Hellens x4
12.20 Tim Spencer x4
12.30 Sam Leach x4
12.40 Paul Fell x4
12.50 John Hunt x4
1.00 Les Russon x4
1.10 Andrew Cox x4
1.10 Xentum x4
1.20 Barry Simpson x4
1.30 Simon Poucher x4
1.40 Dave Buckley x4
1.50 Richard Blackwell x4
2.10 Kev Hart x4
2.20 Steve Foxcroft x4
2.30 Charlie Beadle x4
2.40 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.50 Lee Tilley x4
3.00 Brian Hopkins x4