Maxitours at brilliant Helsby

Room for 2 teams at Sunny and hot Vale of Llangollen next Friday 21st April!!

Room at Bramall on Monday 24th April


Maxitours at brilliant Helsby

Helsby was in excellent condition for todays Maxitours event. There was little sign of yesterdays horrific weather – the green keepers did a magical job mowing their greens and fairways first thing this morning for us. Thank you very much.

Rob behind the bar and Julie who single handedly served over 100 golfers were both fantastic- what a club!

John Sherrington is back from the Masters. As I predicted 2 weeks ago he is desperate to tell everyone about it but knows he will be assassinated in my report. Please can everyone completely ignore him if he starts telling any Augusta stories.

Kevin Hart is working hard at his putting in recent weeks and he was delighted to hit his 4th putt straight into the middle of the hole on the tricky 12th green. Excellent work Kev.

The scoring was very close indeed as breezy conditions and a well designed golf course got the better of the majority of teams. The sunny conditions were also a shock to the system for many players.

A record low score of just 78 was leading for most of the day.

‘I really can’t believe that a score of only 78 is winning!’ Said an exasperated John Farnsworth when he handed his card in.

‘I can!’ Chipped in his long suffering team mate Mick Mahon ‘ it’s 18 shots better than our score.’

Three teams shared 78 points.

Jim Caldwells Wilmslow team finished 4th on the card play off.

Poulton Parks quartet of Paul Roberts, Mike Hall, Phil Johnson and Neil Birchall also scored 78 with a superior back nine to take 3rd . They all arrived together in a huge coach and bonded on the journey. I have no idea why they needed a huge coach but it seemed to do the trick.

Winning the play off was the team of Delamere Forests Roger Percival , Cheshire senior Martin France, Pete the pie eater Atherton and Ed Wilkinson. The quartet have been quiet recently. Team Captain Ed normally only smiles when he is on his 3rd pint in the bar but he was delighted with second place. This man can putt.

Winning today was Mick Jones(8), Dan Moss(4), Darren Wilkinson(10) and Dave Ashworth(4) from Hazel Grove with just 79 points. They went quiet after picking up just 2 points on the 14th and were shocked and delighted to win with such a low score.

‘We love Maxitours – so many nice players and a score of 79 winning a team of 4 event shows what great integrity your players have.’

Thanks for your words Mick, Very well played.

Thanks to everyone for your attendance today. Brilliant.

Yours in golf,


Nearest the pin 11th Simon Hemsley Doz AD333

Nearest the pin 18th Stuart Blake Doz AD333

2’s £190 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon AD333

Pete Atherton Andy Corner Paul Robinson Paul Price Dave Hest Ronnie Moore David Wilkinson Gary Hodkinson Charlie Beadle Jonny Reeves George Kerr Martin Pugh Brian Ankers (this is not a mistake) Chris Lee Martin Trinkett

Helsby 13th April
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Dave Ashworth, Darren Wilkinson 79 12 Maxitours FJ Chillout each
2 Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton, Roger Percival, Martin France 78 10 Maxitours FJ Shirt each
3 Paul Roberts, Phil Johnstone, Neil Birchill, Mike Hall 78 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Jim Caldwell, John Sherrington, Don Bailey, John Roome 78 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Lewis Marland, Neil Evans, Phil Dickens, Paul Robinson 77 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Paul Price, Richard Williamson 77 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Derek Flannery, Mike Verdon 77 Maxitours cap each
7= Bob Pickthall, Jon Hume, Pete Sumner, Dave Thomas 77
7= Martin Williams, Martin Bray, Simon Hartland, Mike Kulik 77
10= Simon Hemsley, Brian Fisher, Gareth Bradley, Ian King 76
10= Ian Gardner, Richard Callwood, Simon Picard, Ian Margenis 76
12 Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Chris Sheppard, Martin Prescott 75
13= Keith Shale, Dave Hest, Barry Caldwell, Adrian Brown 74
13= Kev Hart, Mark Foley, Paul Yearsley, Alan Vaughan 74
13= John Hilton, Nick Moores, Andy Hamlett, Garry Smith 74
16= Nigel Hall, Pete Maher, Charlie Beadle, Jonny Reeves 73
16= Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Keith Hughes 73
18= Dave Hughes, Steve Lamont, Dave Ellison, Steve Rawlinson 72
18= Phil McCurry, Neil Pemberton, George Kerr, Jim Meldrum 72
20 Geoff Bickerton, Gary Myerscough, Steve Booth, David Griffin 71
21= Neale Laurent, Chris Burnett, Paul McDermott, Martin Schofield 70
21= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Ronny Moore, Mark Hagarty 70
21= Jon Hudson, Rob Blain, Andy Corner, Mike Hill 70
24= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Nigel Armitage, Bob Sinclair 68
24= Paul Browne, Dave Carlile, Howard Johnstone, Terry Crewe 68
24= Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Chris Lee 68
27= David Wilkinson, Stuart Blake, Neil McKinlay, Mike McGoun 66
27= Martin Pugh, John Bradbury, Chris Chidley, Jim Meldrum 66
29 Pete Norbury, Billy Coleman, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 63
30 Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Gary Hodkinson 60

Llangollen start sheet

Friday 21st April

9.00 John Atkin x4

9.09 Simon Hemsley x4

9.18 Colin Roberts x4

9.27 Jim Caldwell x4


9.45 Dave Goodwin x4


10.03 Jim Lindsay x4

10.12 Paul Fell

10.21 Paul Evans x4

10.30 Neale Laurent x4

10.39 2 Dave Buckley x4

10.48 Geoff Bickerton x4

10.57 Roy Ainsworth x4

11.06 Gary Neiles x4

11.15 Graham Blood x4

11.24 Peter Maher x4

11.33 Richard Harper x4

11.42 Steve Aspinall x4

11.51 Kev Hart x4

12.00 John Hilditch x4

12.09 Barry Simpson x4

12.18 Dave Sully x4

12.27 Dave Griffiths x4

12.36 Martin Williams x4

12.45 Chris Chidley x4

12.54 Paul Salt x4

1.03 Dave Monk x4

1.12 AndyTaylor x4

1.21 John Kelsall x4

1.30 Richard Blackwellx4

1.39 Eugenio Fernandez x4

1.48 John Hunt x4

1.57 Dave Hughes x4

2.06 Simon Poucher x4


2.24 Simon Willway x4

2.33 Lee Tilley x4

2.42 Don Phillips x4