Results from fabulous Formby Hall

Spaces for teams or 1 or 2 players in the Cheshire Classic at Prestbury and Mottram Hall next week!!!!!!

I visited Prestbury last week and the course was class!!

Maxitours at fabulous Formby Hall

Glorious blue skies and a lovely sea breeze were the rewards for well over 100 Maxitours competitors who travelled to the Merseyside coast today.

Formby Hall was described as ‘magnificent’ by more than a few players today. I have to say that the greens and surrounds looked excellent.

The course is a true championship venue and has hosted a number of professional events. I played in a challenge tour event here in 1998 when a fresh-faced Justin Rose narrowly pipped me by 24 shots.

Thanks to Leighton Williams and all the team. The food in the clubhouse was excellent.

The only issue with today’s event was the price of fuel. The local Tesco’s was over £1.79 a litre making Formby the only place in Britain more expensive than Knutsford.

If you had a bad round today try and remember that things could be a lot worse -you could be going to Goodison with the Jim Rymer team for example. They didn’t look too confident as they headed to Everton to watch their favourite team take on Newcastle. Lambs to the slaughter.

Dave Haycocks was all over the place today. They call him the major because he plays military golf – left, right,left, right. He hit his approach shot into room 116 as he played the 18th.

Highlight of the day was seeing John Dickenson after his recent illness. Great to see him looking so well -he will be back playing very soon.

The wind dropped a little late in the day and scoring improved noticeably.

Sandiways Gary Neiles and his Cheshire set took 4th place with 83 points.

Dave Goodwin (who is famous for only smiling when he has wind) was once again looking less miserable than normal as his team took 3rd place. Brothers Ian and Dave Snape and Dave Greenwood completed the team.

Second place went to Denton’s Tony Grinnell, Alistair Holloway, Knutsford’s Tony Taylor and Formby Hall’s Phil Woolem. The team were assembled at the last minute and they all gelled wonderfully.

First place went to the popular figure of Martin Humphries(8). He teamed up with fellow Dean Wood members Paul Webb(20), Andy Haswell(plus 3) and the most successful female in Maxitours history- Joyce ‘pocket rocket’Larkin (17). Despite dropping a shot into the wind at the last they won by a single point with a great score of 86.

Great golf, well played!

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.


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Nearest the pin 16th Dave Rhodes doz ad333

2’s sweep £225 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon per 2

Paul McDermott George Kerr Dave Madely Chris Clarke Colin Bryan Andy Haswell Mark Clare Pete Atherton Andy Faulkner Rob Blain Mike Hill Mark Burton-Jones Steve Clayton x2 Tony Grinnell

Formby Hall 17 Mar-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Martin Humphries, Joyce Larkin, Paul Webb, Andy Haswell 86 12 Maxitours fj chill out top
2 Alistair Holloway, Tony Taylor, Tony Grinnell, Phil Woolem 85 10 Maxitours fj shirt
3 Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Dave Greenwood, Ian Snape 84 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Gary Neiles, Bill Telford, Allen Giles, Richard Melrose 83 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Ian Wright, Martin Gleave, Andy Brown, John Lynsky 82 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Dave McDougall, Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Derek Borland 81 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Richard Blackwell, Darryl Mitton, Gary Smith, Steve Austin 81
8= Bob King, Ged Keary, Steve Clayton, Steve Sheard 80
8= Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 80
10= Dave Blood, Neil Painter, Ian George, Jim Cox 79
10= Gary Phillips, Jon Reeves, Peter Maher, Nigel Hall 79
12= Neale Laurent, Paul McDermott, Paul Butler, Gaz Gwilliam 78
12= George Jkerr, Josh Street, Steve Blakeway, Peter Brown 78
12= Kev Hart, Dave Haycocks, Andy Mansfield, Dean McFadden 78
15= James Shipston, Peter Leonard, James Brown, Alison Shipstone 77
15= Jim Caldwell, John Roome, Simon Maxwell, Peter Griggs 77
17= John Webb, Dave Madely, Mark Hudson, Philip Long 76
17= Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges 76
19= Chris Church, Brett Moore, Hugh Bilby, Joe Kirwan 75
19= Chris Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Jim Clarke 75
19= Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson, Ken Booth, Alan Simpson 75
19= Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, Andy Williamson, Bob Sinclair 75
23= Paul Fell, Roy Adkins, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan 74
23= Ben Baldwin, Mark Clare, Graham Wright, Andy Southwood 74
23= Jim Lindsay, Phil Pegum, Phil Young, Andy Stapley 74
26= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Paul Robinson, Neil Evans 73
26= Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 73
26= Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess, Gav Spencer 73
29 Andy Faulkner, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth 72
30 Jon Hudson, Rob Blain, Andy Corner, Mike Hill 71
31 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Martin Sands, Lee Braxton 70

Prestbury Thursday and Mottram Hall Friday -SAME START TIMES BOTH DAYS

Half way house open at Prestbury – great food available, burgers, baps etc

9.00 Colin Roberts

9.09 Jim Caldwell x4

9.18 Dave Goodwin x4

9.27 Gary Phillips x4

9.36 Dave Blood x4

9.45 Munro Donald x4

9.54 Paul Fell x4

10.03 Les Evans x4

10.12 Steve Aspinall x4

10.21 Lewis Marland x4

10.30 Martin Humphries x4

10.39 Neale Laurent x4

10.48 Mick Mahon x4

10.57 Ian Hellens x4

11.06 Dave Sully x4

11.15 Sam Leach x4

11.24 Richard Blackwellx4

11.33 Les Russon x4

11.42 Steve Marsh x4

11.51 Andy Taylor x4

12.00 Les Russon x4

12.09 Paul Gilbert x4

12.18 Neil Drummond x4

12.27 Neil Edwards x4

12.36 Martin Bramwell x4

12.45 Ian Snape x4

12.54Lee Tolley x4

1.03 Paul Higgs x4

1.12 Gary Greer x4



1.38 Paul Thompson x4

1.47 Adam Carolan x4