Maxitours at marvellous North Wales

Maxitours at marvellous North Wales

Nearly 100 Maxitours competitors went home with mud free trousers after enjoying themselves on this classic North Wales links.

Jamie Bradbury and his friendly catering staff are world class. It was worth the 70 minute car journey to Wales just to taste the home made chips and chocolate brownies alone.

As I sat munching away looking at the sun drenched golf course, the breeze picked up and soon Lee Tilleys flowing hair and the North Wales flags were all flapping madly with the stiff sea breeze.

Jonny Barton enjoys these windy conditions. He has no idea where his golf shots are heading on a still day but last week in the gales at Crosland Heath he won his first ever nearest the pin when the wind miraculously diverted his wayward ball towards the flag . He was at it again today playing some great shots on the back nine when the straighter hitters were all struggling.

Pete Myers was playing and he told me that there were only two holes playing downwind. Not too sure about that one Peter.

If a golfer can still play his best whilst under intense pressure it is a sign of a class swing and real mental toughness. Duncan Cameron teed off on the 15th hole in front of about 20 golfers closely watching from the nearby clubhouse. He took a divot with his driver and his ball disappeared. It was then was seen rattling around the carpark twenty yards to the right of the tee.

Congratulations to Nick Hargreaves who recorded a hole in one on the 16th. The millionaire showed his business acumen when he did a quick runner and swerved the packed bar area.

In todays event Andy Strickley wished he had gone dancing today as his team finished 2nd from bottom.

Third place went to Mottram Halls charismatic Richard Blackwell and his team with 83 points they took the card play off with an excellent closing 6 holes.

Last weeks’ shock winners were at it again and led for much of the day with 84 points. Rob Kenyon is playing the golf of his life. Les Russon, Steve Merricks and Gary Whittaker completed the team. Normal service should be resumed next week when regular player Simon Burgess returns from holiday to drag the team down.

Winning their first ever Maxitours event was the Birchwood team of Dave Monk(14) Simon Wilkinson(6) Barry Wilson(12) eighty year old nice guy John Lynsky (13) . These lovely blokes normally go home empty handed but Lynskys birdie on stroke index 1 eleventh really got them charging. Even Simon Wilkinson played well.

Great win chaps I am delighted for you.

Yours in windy golf,


Nearest the pin 16th Martin Humphries Dozen Wilson Duo

Nearest the pin 17th Jim Cox Dozen Wilson Duo

2’s sweep £145 3 pro v1 or 7 srixon AD333 per two

Martin Humphries Neale Laurent John Harrop Graham Wilkinson Nick Hargreavesx2 Dave Griffiths Janet Wakefield

North Wales 10-Feb-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Monk, John Lynsky, Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson 84 12 FJ Chill out top each
2 Les Russon, Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 84 10 FJ shirt each
3 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Steve Austin 83 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Paul Leek, Stuart Smith, Gary Leek, Malcolm Bates 83 6 Taylor made valuables pouch
5 Steve Aspinall, Ken Booth, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson 80 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Chris Adams, Nick Hargreaves, Pete Atherton, Andy Oakes 80 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Paul Fell, Mike Lowe 80
8= John Hartley, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, John Harrop 79
8= Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, Dean McFadden 79
10 James Shipston, Alison Shipson, Freda Watson, Phil Watson 78
11 Dave Griffiths, Mike Fenton, Pete Birtwistle, Chris Braachi 77
12= Dave Blood, Jack Meredith, Ian Smith, Jim Cox 76
12= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Nigel Armitage 76
12= Paul Salt, Les Penson, Neil Evans, Duncan Cameron 76
15 Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 75
16= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Andy Stone, Neil Drummond 74
16= Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges 74
16= Rob Harris , Bob King, Bob Bolton, Chris Houfe 74
19 Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 73
20 Pete Myers, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 72
21= Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner, John Farnsworth 71
21= Janet Heywood, Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Janet Wakefield 71
23= Dean Newsham, Moby Rawthore, Cath Rawthore, Steve Best 69
23= Andy Taylor, Andy Stapley, Chris Perry, Graham Beschizza 69
25 Paul Browne, Ted Barker, Howard Johnson, Dave Carlile 66

Warrington Golf Club

Weds 16th Feb 11am shotgun

1a Mick Mahon x4

1b Paul Fell x4

2a Martin Humphries x4

2b Kev Hart x4

3 Gary Neiles x4

4b Neale Laurent x4

5a Lewis Marland x4

5b Ian Hellens x4

6 Roger Percival x4

7a Richard Blackwellx4

7b Les Russon x4

8a Steve Marsh x4

8b Lee Tilley x4

9 Sam Leach x4

10a Simon Hemsley x4

10b Colin Roberts x4

11a Jim Caldwell x4

11b Peter Roche x4 tbc

12 Dave Blood x4

13 Jim Clarke x4

14a Steve Aspinall x4

14b John Hunt x4

15a Steve Lamont x4

15b John Hilditch x4

16 Dave Monk x4

17a Rob Weston x4

17b Bob Pickthall x4

18a Dave Goodwin x4

18b Roy Ainsworth x4


Chris Adams x4

Stuart Smith x4

Danny Holbrook x4