Maxitours at brilliant blustery Bolton Old Links

*Thursday’s Ringway start sheet below -Spaces at Tues Romiley 24rd and Davyhulme Mon 30th May

Maxitours at brilliant but blustery Bolton

The Bolton Old Links Golf Club was so highly regarded it regularly hosted The European Tour school in the late 1980s. The Club is once again flourishing and this terrific venue is back to its very best.
The greens are really superb and in today’s wind any putting mental weaknesses were exposed -they were tough!

England senior international and 3 times English senior Champion Alan Squires likes tricky putting conditions and he rolled his fair share in reporting that ‘The greens were like billiard tables!’
Tom Roe is 3 time Knutsford roll up winner and he also enjoyed the course ‘I had a great birdie on the 12th and then an eagle on the 13th ,‘ can I talk you through them?’ No.

Clubhouse manager Liz ticks every box when it comes to hospitality and all the staff were warm and friendly throughout the day- thank you.

As some lighter Maxitours players were buffeted by the wind big Antrobus steward Dave Buckley(14) was standing firm and he led his Antrobus men into an early lead with an excellent 83 points. Paul Bayley(5), Ricky Howard(15) and Jim Spears(11) were the other superstars in his team.

This score was challenged by Davyhulme’s Karl Marginson(6), Rhodri Giggs(5), John Worsnop(8) and Jim Murray (8)who scored 82. This was matched late in the day by Ringway architect David Smith(9), Bill Parkinson(16), Mark Birtwistle(11) and Barry Rigby(15). It was great to see gentleman Bill enjoying his golf with good friends.

Buckleys men hung on as 83 points was good enough for a well earned victory – congratulations.

Thanks to all players, I hope you had a terrific day.


Nearest the pin 4th Andy Corner Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Karl Marginson Doz AD333

2’s £155 10 provs or 21 srixon

Nigel Hallows Aiden Hoosen Brian Greenbank John Nuttall

Bolton Old Links 12-May-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Buckley, Paul Bayley, Ricky Howard, Jim Spears 83 12 FJ Chillout top each
2 Karl Marginson, Jim Murray, Rhoddri Giggs, John Worsnop 82 10 FJ Shirt each
3 Dave Smith, Mark Birtwistle, Barry Rigby, Bill Parkinson 82 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Wayne Harper, Warren Hegg, Nigel Hallows, Gordon Warke 81 6 Maxitours cap each
5 James Shipston, John Hunt, James Brown, Alison Shipstone 80 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Nigel Jenkins, Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers, Barry Thornburn 79 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Ian McWilliams, Steve Barker 79
8 Dan Moss, Richard Booth, Mick Jones, Adrian Waring 78
9 Alan Squires, Alan Entwistle, Paul Roebottom, Andy Dunster 77
10 Rob Platt, Steve Barber, Gary Youall, Tom Broadhead 75
11= Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Paul Fell, Mike Lowe 74
11= Andrew Cox, John Cox, Alastair MacCarey, Peter Colcomb 74
11= Paul Gilbert, Andrew Cowan, Martin Quinn, Neil Sheppard 74
14= Bob Pickthall, Steve Broome, Gerry Salmon, Dave Thomas 73
14= Paul Benson, Andy Moon, Ted Ellis, Barry Taylor 73
16= Adam Carolan, Joe Stanley, Rob Sims, Tom Roe 72
16= Jon Hudson, Andy Corner, Rob Blain, Gary Brooks 72
16= Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 72
16= Graham Davenport, Chris Lee, Richard Wakefield, John Nuttall 72
20 Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 71
21= Paul Robinson, Phil McCurry, Norrie Irwan, George Kerr 68
21= Stuart Cragg, Alan Brough, Rodney Mills, Ray Royle 68
23 Gary Phillips, Charlie Beadle, Jonny Reeve , Dave Keen 67
24 John Barnes, Tom Williams, Steve Wild, Nathan Mills 64
25 Mike George, Mark Clare, Tim Tighe, John Berry 60

Ringway Start sheet Thursday 19th May

9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.08 Colin Roberts x4
9.16 Jim Caldwell x4
9.25 Dave Buckley x4
9.34 Ed Pysden x4
9.51 Paul Fell x4
10.00 Martin Humphries x4
10.09 Neil Laurent x4
10.18 Lewis Marland x4
10.27 Paul Evans x4
10.35 Jim Clarke x4
10.44 Eugenio Fernanddez x4
10.52 Steve Aspinall x4
11.00 Mick Mahon x4
11.09 Dave Monk x4
11.18 Gary Phillips x4
12.30 Mike George x4
12.39 Kev Hart x4
12.48 Sam Leach x4
12.57 Roger Percival x4
1.06 Ian Hellens x4
1.15 Andy Taylor x4
1.24 Simon Poucher x4
1.33 Richard Blackwell x4
1.41 Martin Bray x2
1.50 Jimmy McEwan x4
1.59 Pete Entwistle x4
2.08 Lee Tilley x4
2.17 Paul Thompson x4
2.26 Adam Carolan x4
2.35 Andrew Hill x4
2.44 Pete/John Walters x4?
2.53 Andy Dunster x4
3.02 Barry Jackson x4
3.11 Steve Baldwin x4
3.19 Andy Buckley x4