Maxitours at welcoming Hazel Grove

Maxitours at welcoming Hazel Grove

Thanks to Hazel Grove Golf Club for stepping up to host Maxitours after Covid put a halt to the Llangollen event. The course is always a firm favourite with my players and everyone had a terrific day out there.

I think this is possibly the friendliest club we visit and the members can’t do enough for me. A lovely older member called John volunteered to park our cars for 5 hours and the half way house was open throughout the day for our benefit. Club Professional James Rowlands is a good friend of mine and I can’t speak highly enough about him. Thanks everybody.

Players were once again around in less than four hours- brilliant guys -that really helps.

Ben Beer played today – he wins a Srixon ball for owning the best name I have seen all year. He is a great bloke and told me his son is called Teddy.

Ed Wilkinson is another legend and great company but if I can offer everyone a word of advice: don’t ask him about the new world handicap scheme. Ed turns a funny shade of red and starts to hyper ventilate.

‘I ve been absolutely battered!! Everyone I know has gone up three shots and I’ve come down two!!’ It is quite amusing to be fair and he is getting more frustrated by the week.

Roy Ainsworth is struggling to get a winning formula for his Maxitours teams. He tries different players each week but has recently come to the conclusion that the common denominator for his teams’ poor performances is himself. Long suffering team mate Brian Ankers once came out with the famous line ‘I can throw a piano further than Roy hits his chips.’ Brian wasn’t playing today due to a poor shoulder. Roy thinks he has been practicing his piano throwing?

In todays event the scoring was very average.

Ashton in Makerfields’ Jimmy Shirley(14), Dave Lee(19) John Harker MBE(21) and Jimmy McEwan (6) took 3rd place with just 80 points ‘ We left loads out there!’ Said a modest McEwan.

The Sale team of Terry Crewe (16), Graham Shufflebotham(13) Vic Neilson(13) and Neil Simpson(13) were surprised to find themselves in 2nd with 81 points.

The Denton team of Garry Owen(11), Mark Bone(10) Alistair Holloway(15) and Steve Yeadon(12) were disappointed after dropping two shots on the closing hole but their heavy gloom lifted when they discovered that 82 points was good enough for victory!

‘Wow- that’s amazing’ Declared a delighted Owen who works for the British Olympic Taekwondo team. ‘I’m shocked. You just never know what might win in this great game!’

Well played guys.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.


Nearest the pin 10th Andy Latham Dozen Wilson Duo

Nearest the pin in 2 on 15th Paul Yearsley Dozen Wilson Duo

2’s sweep £200 10 pro V1 or 22 srixon AD333

Pete Birtwistle Ian Cooper Paul Fell Andy Leatham Steve Marsh x2 Pete Jackson

Hazel Grove 15-Apr-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Garry Owen, Alaster Holloway, Mark Bone, Steve Yeadon 82 12 1 1/2 Dozen Titleist AVX each
2 Terry Crewe, Vic Nilson, Graham Shufflebottom, Neil Simpson 81 10 Dozen Titleist AVX each
3 Jimmy McEwan, Dave Lee, Jimmy Shirley, John Harker 80 8 Under armour shirt each
4 Andy Buckley, Pete Woodbine, Don Phillips, Will Davies 80 6 Under armour shirt each
5 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables, Andy Latham 79 4 Maxitours scorecard holder each
6 Steve Lamont, Eugenio, Paul Roberts, Terry Broadhurst 79 2 Maxitours scorecard holder each
7= Colin Roberts, Andy Williamson, Nigel Armitage, Peter Collitt 79
7= Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul McDermott, John Hartley 79
7= Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 79
10= John Hilditch, Mark Richardson, John Pratt, Don Campbell 78
10= Jason Atherton, Mark Holland, Ian Cooper, Malcolm Evans 78
10= Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Richard Willimason, Phil Robinson 78
13= John Cox, Joe Mann, Paul Clutterbuck , Peter Ellis 76
13= Paul Salt, Mike Walker, Norrie Irwan, Josh Street 76
15= Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Phil Dickens, Paul Robinson 75
15= Dave Cooper, Simon Bradley, Mark Birtwistle, Ian Nilson 75
17= Martin Humphries, Adrian Brown, Dave Hest, Joe Rennox 74
17= Andy Graham, Darren Bridge, James Holman, Mike Wilkinson 74
17= Rob Kenyon, Gav Spencer, Steve Merricks, Dave Fidler 74
17= Roy Ainsworth, John Morgan, Mike Verdon, Dave Hanson 74
17= Pete Myers, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 74
22= Ian Snape, Dave Snape, Keith Cunliffe, Brian Jones 73
22= Dave Blood, Ian Smith, Steve Real, Ben Beer 73
24= Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 72
24= Andrew Mansfield, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley 72
24= Stewart Cragg, Arthur Holmes, Stuart Roach, Colin Lynch 72
27= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Dave Westwood 71
27= Peter Maher, Charlie Beadle, Gary Phillips, David Kelly 71
29 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Ian Walley, Jonny Barton 69
30 Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen, Dave McDougall 68

Helsby start times Thursday 15th April

9.28 Simon Hemsley x4

9.36 Colin Roberts x4

9.44 Jim Caldwell x4

9.50 Gary Neiles x4

9.58 Dave Blood x4

10.06 Ed Pysden x4

10.15 Lewis Marland x4

10.24 Martin Bramwell x4

10.33 Bob Pickthall x4

10.42 Chris Chidley x4

10.51 Steve Hall x4

11.03 Neale Laurent x4

11.12 Jim Clarke x4

11.21 Mick Mahon x4

11.30 Ian Snape x4

11.39 Roger Percival x4

11.48 Rob Weston x4

11.57 Paul Fell x4

12.06 Martin Humphries x4

12.15 John Hunt x4

12.24 Dave Sully x4

12.33 Steve Aspinall x4

12.42 Gary Phillips x4

12.51 Richard Blackwell x4

1.00 Les Russon x4

1,09 Neil Edwards x4

1.18 Neil Edwards x4

1.27 Dave Hilier x4

1.36 Jon Hudson x4

1.45 Nigel Uttley x4

1.54 Mike Tarrant x4

2.03 Dave Goodwin x4

2.12 Dave Monk x4

2.21 Steve Baldwin x4

2.30 Lee Tilley x4

2.39 Kev Hart x4 earlier

2.48 Simon Ashton x4

2.57 Steve Marsh x4