Maxitours at lovely Leigh

Room at FANTASTIC Preston Weds 29th September and the Charity golf day at Prestbury on Thursday 21st October

Maxitours at lovely Leigh

Leigh Golf Club was incredibly good today. About ten years ago the greens here went from average to perhaps the best in the county and they have remained at that high standard ever since. I’m not sure how the greenkeeper did it but hats off to the man.

‘That’s the best course I’ve played in a long time.’ Praised intelligent low handicapper Mark Clewley.

General manager Derek runs a tight ship and new club professional Sean Blinkhorn was also very helpful throughout the day. Thanks guys. Bar manager Catherine and her partner in crime Shannon –( Leigh golf clubs famously attractive two blondes) also looked after us so well .

Chunky Graham Jackson was getting Hangry this morning. He thought there were no bacon butties available and was distraught. When I explained that the half way house was open and selling them he left a trial of dust in his wake. ‘I’m absolutely starving.’ He called back to me over his shoulder.

Paul Fell told me he was struggling for form at the moment. I asked him if the problem was his short game or a swing fault or even psychological.

‘No. I have got toothache.’ He explained.

It was great to see Maxitours regulars Sam Leach and Jonny Barton back from their fishing trip last week. You may remember team mate Chris Walley told me they were even worse at fishing than at playing golf. Sam caught one fish in five days and Jonny caught two tiddlers. They finished 3rd from bottom today.

Scoring was tough on the well-designed Leigh track.

Third place went to the Heyrose team of Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron Paul Salt and George Kerr who were surprised to finish so highly with just 83 points.

Paul Fell shrugged off his toothache and helped his team into 2nd. Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan and Retired headmaster Nigel Ashton all chipped in well.

Taking the honours were Sandiways Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates and Joe Longworth. Neiles is a tough competitor but without a win all season. The team were getting understandably nervous over the closing holes and thought they had blown it with just 1 point on the 17th hole. However, 87 was good enough for top spot. Well played chaps.

Nearest the Pin 7th hole John Jones Doz Wilson Duo

Nearest the pin 12th hole Dave Rhodes Doz Wilson Duo

2’s sweep £190 10 Ad333 per 2 or 4 pro V1s

George Kerr x2 Paul Salt Chris Chidley Bob Pickthall Paul Wrigley Brett Sutcliffe x2 Dave Westwood John Jones Dave Sully Adam Thomas Dave Rhodes Nick Cook

Liegh 22-9-21
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates , John Longworth 87 12 Maxitours lined sweater
2 Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryant, Mike Lowe, Paul Fell 86 10 Maxitours FJ Shirt
3 George Kerr, Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron, Paul Salt 83 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Barry Taylor, Ted Ellis, Steve Parle, an other 83 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Steve Austin 82 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Andy Faulkner 82 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 82
7= Mike Jones, Dan Moss, Mike Booth, Mike Keyworth 82
9= Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson 81
9= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Graham Davenport, Donna Sully 81
9= Mark Clewley, Vicky Clewley, Mikde Lamb, Ashley Elliott 81
9= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Carl Marginson, Paul Yearsley 81
9= Nick Cook, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Johnny Eccles 81
9= Stuart Park, Don Phillips, Drew Hutchinson, Keith Park 81
15= Colin Roberts, Carl Deaville, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant 80
15= Steve Aspinall, John Fitzsimmons, Colin Berry, Ken Booth 80
15= Matt Sayers, Graham Pollit, Jack Schofield, Adam Thomas 80
18 Bob Pickthall, Steve Lamont, Jon Hume, Dave Thomas 79
19= Gav Sutcliffe, Brett Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley, Paul Keogh 76
19= Ian Sutton, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 76
21= Paul Browne, John Jones, Dale Wallace, Steve Berg 75
21= Roger Percival, Josh Brand, Ed Wilkinson, Nigel Davenport 75
23= Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Dave Woods 74
23= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Phil Robinson, Neal Evans 74
23= Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton 74
26= Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson 72
26= Gary Philips, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle, Pete Maher 72
28 Neale Laurent, Chris Burnett, Mark Turner, Alf Shillitoe 70

Helsby start sheet Thursday 23rd Sept – room for 1 team

9.00 Simon Hemsley x4

9.09 Jim Caldwell x4

9.18 Colin Roberts x4

9.27 Chris Adams x4

9.36 Jack Coleman x4

9.45Kev Hart x4

9.54 Jim Clarke x4

10.03 Lewis Marland x4

10.12 Paul Evans x4

10.20 Roy Ainsworth x4

10.29 Neale Laurent x4

10.38 Nigel Hall x4

10.47 Mick Mahon x4

10.56 Paul Fell x4

11.05 Martin Quinn x4

11.14 Dave Monk x4

11.23 Dean Jagger x4

11.32 Roger Percival x4

11.41 Sam Leach x4

11.49 Simon Ashton x4

11.58 Ian Hellens x4

12.07 Paul Wrigley x4

12.16 Les Russon x4

12.25 Nigel Uttley x4

12.34 John Newton x4

12.43 Simon Ashton x4

12.52 Jon Hudson x4

1.00 John Hunt x4

1.09 Barry Jackson x4

1.18 Barry Jackson x4 tbc

1.27 Pete Cotton x4

1.36 Dave Griffiths x4

1.45 Rob Harris x4

1.54 Gary Neiles x4

2.02

2.11 Steve Marsh x4

2.20 Lee Tilley x4

2.28 Tom Williams x4

Maxitours at brilliant Hazel Grove

*PLEASE CHECK YOUR TIME FOR NEXT WEEK AT LEIGH – TIMES EARLIER THAN ADVERTISED

Great upcoming Maxitours events this September

Leigh 14th -3 spaces

Helsby 23rd -2 spaces

Bramhall 27th -1 space

Preston 29th -spaces – filling fast

Maxitours at really great Hazel Gove

Hazel Grove is a truly beautiful Cheshire course with great views of the Peak district. It is always incredibly well maintained and loaded with friendly staff and members -this is a must play venue.

Three older members kindly spent 5 hours welcoming my players to their Club and parking our cars so there was room for everyone. They got a free bacon bap for their efforts. The buttys are a bit special and worth the hard work I am sure, thanks very much guys – I really appreciate your time and efforts.

‘That is a great test of golf.’ Announced well-travelled Mike George ‘We all failed the test but we enjoyed taking the exam.’ He chuckled.

Sam Leach and Jonny Barton are two big characters and they are loved by all who know them but there was no sign of these two regulars today. I asked their team mate Chris Walley where they were.

‘They are fishing in Scotland this week. They are hopeless at that as well.’

There was something in the air today. Johnny Eccles drove to the course and with his telephone on his car roof. Luckily he drives like Miss Daisy so the phone was still there despite an eight mile journey and speed bumps on the golf club drive. Simon Ashton remembered his phone but was wearing a pair of slippers.

‘I thought my new golf shoes were very comfy.’ He remarked.

Eighty-one year old wealthy farmer Anthony Bloor recorded his first hole in one for 20 years after his Drive disappeared into the cup on the 9th hole. It couldn’t happen to a nicer man. Well done Anthony.

Conditions were perfect with Mediterranean temperatures and fast running fairways but the sloping Hazel Grove greens got the better of a few teams.

Jim Caldwell(8) won last week at Davyhulme and he was nearly at it again. Team mate James Cash(scr) is a class act and he finished his round with an impressive four gross birdies to move his team into 5th place. Peter Griggs(8) and Prestburys Lee Charnley(5) completed the team.

Retired Ex-Copper Neale Laurent(12) has not played great golf recently as he is back doing some part time policing. Nobody knows why he is back at work as he will never spend his generous police pension. He had a day off duty today and celebrated with a win. Ninety percent of teams scored much better on the 1st nine but Laurents team had two points of guinesss at the half way house and they can home in a super 46 points. Paul Butler(8) Adam Thomas (6) and Paul McDermott all played their part.

Lee Tilley(9) Pete Norbury(17) Dave Rhodes(16) and Ian Sutton(8) also had a tremendous 46 points on their closing nine but a strong finish saw the Saddleworth gentlemen take 2nd place.

Late in the day the Hazel Grove members team blew the field away with a superb 91 points. Retired Last years’ Club Captain Solicitor Simon Ashton(10) led the way Joe Shelley(10) Mike Booth (14) and Bob Dawson(9) all made the most of their local knowledge to secure the win.

Thanks to all for your support.

For your information there are lots of spaces at the rearranged Preston fixture on Weds 29th September. This is a great course if you have never played it!

Tim

Nearest the pin 13th Lee Tilley Dozen Wilson Duo

Nearest the pin 15th Tony Jennison (2) Dozen Wilson Duo

2’s sweep £210

Anthony Bloor hole in one x2 Pete Fotheringham Brad Grime Lee Townley Simon Poucher Brian Greenbank John Fitzsimmons Paul Fell Tony Jennison Andy Oakes Ian Sutton

Hazel Grove 6th Sep-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Simon Ashton, Mike Booth, Joe Shelley, Bob Dawson 91 12 Maxitours sweater each
2 Ian Sutton, Lee Tilley, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 89 10 Dozen Taylor Made TP balls each
3 Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Paul McDermott, Adam Thomas 89 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Andrew Hill, Steve Mobley, Tom Gradwell, 87 6 Under Armour shirt each
5 Jim Caldwell, Lee Charnley, Peter Griggs, James Cash 85 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Dave Buckley, Lester Jackson, John Horton, Steve Tyler 84 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7 Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 84
8= Pete Fotheringham, Ian Smith, Dave Alcock, Brad Grime 82
8= Simon Poucher, Graham Shufflebotham, Neil Simpson, Dave Carlisle 82
8= Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryant, Mike Lowe, Paul Fell 82
8= Mike George, Stan Devlin, Toim Tighe, Mark Clare 82
8= Brian Greenbank, Ian Goulty, Chris Brown, Martin Oldfield 82
8= Andy Oakes, Phil Singh, Gary Butler, Martin Prescott 82
14= John Wallis, Tom Milner, Paul Entwistle, Kenny Mather 81
14= Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Dan Moore, Tony Jennison 81
16= Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Henry Petrie, Lee Townley 80
16= Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Saj Hashmi, Dave Goodwin 80
16= Gary Neiles, Martin Reilly, Jimmy Ainscough, John Longworth 80
19= Gary Philips, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle, Pete Maher 79
19= Colin Roberts, Carl Deaville, Andy Williamson, Dave Marchant 79
21= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 78
21= Paul Salt, George Kerr, Pete Brown, Neil Pemberton 78
21= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Carl Marginson, Paul Yearsley 78
24= Dave Greenwood, Eric Barnes, Paul Robinson, Phil Dickens 76
24= Richard Wakefield, Dave Sully, Graham Davenport, Chris Lee 76
26 Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson, Colin Berry 75
27= Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson 74
27= Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Steve Hall, Nick Hargreaves 74
29 Phil Stevenson, Andy Wilde, Neil Wheelton, Simon Halliwell 69
30 Chris Whalley, Jim Hodges, Ken Mather, Kevin Reeves 68

Leigh Start times Tuesday 14th Sept

9.00 Simon Hemsley x4

9.09

9.18 Jim Clarke x4

9.27 Martin Bramwell

9.36 Jack Coleman

9.54

10.03 Ian Hellens x4

10.12 Bob Pickthall x4

10.21 Lewis Marland x4

10.30 Steve Aspinall x4

10.39

10.48 Gary Phillips x4

10.57 Neale Laurent x4

11.06 Mick Mahon x4

11.15 Paul Fell x4

11.24 Martin Humphries x4

11.33 Bob Eastwood x4

11.42 Paul Browne x4

11.51 Roger Percival x4

12.00 Sam Leach x4

12.09 Dave Goodwin x4

12.18

12.27 Dave Sully x4

12.36 Les Russon x4

12.45

12.54 Jim Rymer x4

1.03 Lee Tilley x4

1.12 Simon Ashton

1.21 Richard Blackwell x4

1.30 Dave Monk x4

1.39 Gary Neiles x4

1.48 Kev Hart x4

1.57 Steve Marsh x4

2.06 Andy Buckley x4

2.15 Bernard Wood x

2.24 David Smith x4

2.33 Bill Melia x4

2.42 Bernard Wood x4

Maxitours at Delightful Davyhulme

*Can regular players please check if you are down for rearranged Preston 29th Sept –(there is also an event at Bramhall on Mon 27th that week) – let me know asap if you can’t play so I can release times for others

Maxitours at delightful Davyhulme

Davyhulme is a brilliant members club. The course is a very easy walk, the greens are superb thanks to their experienced Nick Marner and the hospitality in the Clubhouse is second to none.

I had well over a dozen players telling me to book again for next year- Thanks Davyhulme!!

Harry Turner is struggling with the new Handicap system.

‘Do you know what Tim. My handicap changes everywhere I go!’

I couldn’t be bothered to even start to try and explain.

Stuart Hibbert from Alsager brings his Abacus to most events to speed up the check in process. It is always a close battle between Stuart and Bob Sutton as to who gets the most shots with the new handicap system. They are having a terrific tussle to become the worst Maxitours player ever. Stuart is the strong favourite. I saw Bob hit a couple of crackers today.

In todays event Jim Caldwell’s Wilmslow team were 3rd out and took the early lead with 88 points. Student James Cash (scr) Lancastrian Peter Griggs(12) and Mere’s artificial turf expert Martin Longshaw(22) completed the talented team. I thought scoring would be high due to the excellent conditions but this score led the way throughout the day.

Four teams challenged with 86 points. Paul Wrigleys team finished 5th losing the card play off, and millionaire Jim Clarkes team took 4th.

The team of Simon Raine(4), Pete Dobson(10), Mark Millhouse(+1) and David Thornhill(4) finished 3rd. Dobson is famous for having a fifteen year old son who is miles better than him at golf but he played well himself for a change today.

Ex School headteacher Nigel Ashton(11) is a lovely bloke. He helped his team to a homeward 45 points which was good enough to take 2nd place. Mike Lowe(8) Colin Bryant(8) and Steve Parry(8) all did as they were told and chipped in nicely.

At the end of the day Jim Caldwells team held on for a cherished win. Very well played chaps!

Thanks to everyone for playing today. Great golf course , weather and friends. If you didn’t have a top day today you never will. Thanks for your support, Tim.

Nearest the Pin 14th Richard Taylor-Carr Dozen Wilson Duo

Nearest the pin 17th Gary Neiles Dozen Wilson Duo

2’s lots of them today!

£200 2 pro v1s or 6 srixon AD333 Per two

Paul Wrigley Ian McWiliams Andy Faulkner Steve Schofield x2 Sam Leach Pete Newey Pete Maher Dave Kelly David Wilkinson Stuart Blake Richard Taylor- Carr Alison Shipstone Gary Neiles Paul Bailey Dave Pearson Ken Booth Simon Raine Mark Millhouse Pete Ledger Colin Dixon Andy Corner Derek Fortune Barry Jackson Paul Yearsley Ian Sutton Tim Jones

Davyhulme 2-Sept-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Caldwell, Michael Longshaw, Peter Griggs, Russell Cash 88 12 Maxitours Chill out top each
2 Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryant, Mike Lowe, Steve Parry 86 10 Maxitours FJ Shirt each
3 Simon Raine, Pete Dobson, Mark Millhouse, David Thornhill 86 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Jim Clarke, Dave Silcock, Pete Ledger, AN Other 86 6 Under Armour shirt each
5 Paul Wrigley, Ian McWilliams, Steve Barker, Gary Cooper 86 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 85 2 Maxitours cap each
7 John Webb, Phil Long, Martin Quinn, Rory McNally 85 Maxitours scorecard holder
8= Jim Spears, Ric Howard, Dave Carter, Graham Campbell 84
8= Steve Schofield, Paul Simpson, Paul Robinson, Phil Dickens 84
10= Doug Craig, Alan Vaughan, Colin Levis, Dave Higham 83
10= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley 83
10= Dave Blease, Carl Marginson, Rob Whittle, Colin Dixon 83
10= Barry Jackson, Chris Meikleham, Steve Tate, Derek Fortune 83
14= Gary Philips, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle, Pete Maher 82
14= Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen, Dave McDougall 82
14= Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Andy Corner, Rob Blain 82
14= Phil McCurry, Paul Salt, Neil Pemberton, George Kerr 82
18 David Wilkinson, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, Richard T-Carr 81
19= Martin Humphies , Willie Gruber, John Murphy, Adie Brown 80
19= Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Johnny Eccles 80
19= Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, John Hunt, Bdenis O’Neill 80
19= Ian Sutton, Tim Jones, Dave Sarsfield, Pete Norbury 80
23= Paul Bailey, John Cunningham, Peter Hoctor, Mark Ellam 78
23= Steve Hall, Andrea Atheton, Yvonne Hall, Pete Atherton 78
23= Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson 78
23= Roy Ainsworth, Keith Jackman, Steve Butters, Gary Neiles 78
23= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Dave Haycock, Paul Yearsley 78
23= Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson, Colin Berry 78
29= Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Dave Pearson 77
29= Pete Fotheringham, Neil McPherson, Dave Alcock, Steve Mainwaring 77
31= Andrew Marr, Ian Snape, Kieth Cunliffe, Dave Snape 73
31= Dave Monk, Simon Wilkinson, John Lynsky, Ken Booth 73
33 Andy Wilde, Neil Weelton, Simon Halliwell, Dave Whalley 70

Hazel Grove start sheet

Monday 6th Sept

10.00 Simon Hemsley x4

10.09 Colin Roberts x4

10.18 Jim Caldwell x4

10.27 Ed Pysden x4

10.36 Jim Clarke x4

10.45 Lewis Marland x4

10.54 Steve Aspinall x4

11.03 Dave Buckley x4

11.12 Gary Phillips x4

11.21 Neale Laurent x4

11.30 Mick Mahon x4

11.39 Paul Fell x4

11.48 Martin Humphries x4

11.57 Simon Poucher x4

12.06 Dean Jagger x4

12.15 Mike George x4

12.24 Sam Leach x4

12.33 Ian Hellens x4

12.42

12.51 John Wallis x4

1.00 Dave Sully x4

1.09 Dave Goodwin x4

1.18 Martin Bramwell x4

1.27 Pete Fotheringham x4

1.36 Jack Coleman x4

1.45 Richard Blackwell x4

1.54 Chris Adams x4

2.03 Chris Adams x4

2.12 Jim Rymer x4

2.21 Simon Ashton x4

2.33 Gary Neiles x4

2.41 Kev Hart x4

2.50 Steve Marsh x4

2.58Lee Tilley x4

Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

*Room for 2 teams at Davyhulme on Thurdsay and 1 team at Hazel Grove next Monday.
Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

The journey ‘up North’ was well worth it for Maxitours players today. The Clitheroe Golf Course was excellent and everyone enjoyed trying not to three-putt their famously hard to read greens.

The Clubhouse and course are improving each year and this venue is a real treat.

Mark Hagarty echoed the thoughts of all my players: ‘What a brilliant course that was -so enjoyable to play. The greens are incredible!’
The small greens got the better of many players. As we all know it is so important to change your wedges with your professional every year in order to get maximum spin. If your budget can’t stretch to a new wedge then grooves should be meticulously cleaned after each shot. Dave Boardman is a farmer and his sheep could graze off the grass and mud accumulated on his clubface over the past thirty years. He hasn’t seen a groove for years. He just couldn’t understand why his approach shots kept hurtling through the back of the firm Clitheroe greens.

Ricky Howard took the wrong Club on the 17th and he was relieved to see his ball hit the little wooden bridge over the stream which guards this classic hole. His ball bounced 50 feet in the air before landing on the green and rolling into the hole for an Ace! Well done, Ricky.

Andy Oakes hit a great shot into the par three 8th and declared to his team that he wasn’t sharing his balls. He missed the putt and by the end of the round he was the only member of his team not to record a 2, much to their amusement.

By 2.30pm nearly all the cards had been administered so I thought I would treat myself and ordered steak pie, rich onion gravy and crispy chips from Rachel the superb catering manager. I then popped into the pro shop for a chat with the new friendly Clitheroe professional Sam Punchard. On my return to the Clubhouse Kev Hart was caught red handed dipping one of my chips into the gravy. I don’t think Kevin knows the gravity of this particular infringement. It is going to be a very long winter for him and his team when the shotguns start.

The greens got the better of many players today. Clitheroe is set in the beautiful Ribble valley but after watching Stuart Roach and his team leaving their putts short on the 18th it should be called Dribble valley.

Three teams tied 3rd with 85 points but it was Mick Mahon(19) Richard Palmer (8)John Farnsworth (18)and Dave Westwood(17) who won the card play off after their superior fitness paid dividends on the back nine. Yeah right.
Second place went to Darren Booth(7) Martin Lang (5) Mike Wilson (11) and Mark Timperley (10). These guys were rocking after dropping three shots on the 16th and 17th but seven points on the last hauled them into 2nd place with 86 points.

Winning today were Denton’s Gary Owen(10), Alistair Holloway(17), Alan Gayle(22) and Tony Grinnell(12). They were out first thing and made the most of the receptive greens and calm conditions to set the clubhouse lead. Scores gradually deteriorated throughout the day as a breeze picked up and the quartet were delighted with their win.

Thanks to everyone for your support. Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 5th Barry Shaw Allen Dozen Wilson Duo
Nearest the pin 17th Ric Howard Dozen Wilson Duo

2’s sweep £185 3 pro V1 bor 8 srixon AD333 Andy Buckley Dave Carter Ricky Howard hole in one x2 Josh Street Jim Caldwell Steve Hornby Dave Parry Martin Humphries Steve Hornby Chris Adams Gary Butler Martin Prescott Kenny Stevens Neil Macloed Gary Owen Alistair Holloway Steve Martin Paul Yearsley Neale Laurent

Clitheroe 30-Aug-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Owen, Alistair Holloway, Tony Grinnell, Alan Lane 89 Maxitours chill out top
2 Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, Martin Lang, Mike Wilson 86 Maxitours footjoy shirt
3= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 85 Maxitours shirt each
3= Chris Adams, Andy Oakes, Gary Butler, Martin Prescott 85 6 Taylor made TP5 each
3= Tim Spencer, Paul Higgs, Mark Saxon, Barry Pendlebury 85 Maxitours cap each
6 Dave Buckley, Jordan Thompson, Dave Carter, Ricky Howard 83 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Lewis Marland, Barry Shaw Allen, Paul Robinson, Phil Dickens 82
7= Swamy , Carl Deaville, Stephen Deaney, Dave Marchant 82
7= Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Simon Maxwell, Dave Goodwin 82
7= Les Penson, Paul Salt, Josh Street, Alan Morris 82
11 Jim Caldwell, Doug Baden, Peter Griggs, Liam Pilkington 81
12= Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Steve Rosier, Steve Merricks 80
12= Stuart Park, Keith Park, Stuart Bowers, Terry Battersby 80
12= Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates, Jimmy Ainscough 80
15= Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Ian Fearns, Dave Cooper 79
15= Jimmy McEwan, Josh Woods, Adie Price, Dave Parry 79
15= Pete Walters, Brendan Poynts, Neil Macleod, Shokat Mirza 79
15= Gav Sutcliffe, Brett Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley, Steve Martin 79
19 Andy Southworth, Steve Ford, Stan Devlin, Tim Tighe 78
20 Mark Hagarty, Steve Hornby, Steve Grimalby, Trevor Meech 76
21= David Kelly, Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, Kim Blake 75
21= Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Jeremy Wilkinson, Derek Bortland 75
23= Martin Humphies , Stuart Ireland, Dave Hest, Steve Liptrot 74
23= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Dave Haycock, Paul Yearsley 74
25= Gary Philips, Chris Hammond, Paul Bailey, Nigel Hall 73
25= Dave Griffiths, Paul Birtwistle, Kenny Stevens, Mike Fenton 73
27 Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Adam Princep, Dave Hanson 70
28 Paul Entwistle, Graham Bailey, Ian Jones, Tommy Milner 69
29 Rob Hands, Stuart Heaton, Paul Roberts, Stuart Rudge 67

9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Simon Hemsley x4
9.18 Colin Roberts x4
9.27 Jim Caldwell x4
9.36 Jim Rymer x4
9.45 Dave Monk x4
9.54 Ian Snape x4
10.03 Bob Pickthall x4
10.12 Garry Kirkwood x4
10.21 Paul Evans x4
10.30
10.36 Jim Clarke x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x4
10.54 Steve Aspinall x4
11.03 John Hunt x4
11.12 Dave Buckley x4
11.21 Gary Phillips x4
11.30 Neale Laurent x4
11.39 Mick Mahon x4
11.48 Paul Fell x4
11.57 Martin Humphries x4
12.06 Doug Craig x4
12.15 Steve Hall x4
12.24 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.31 Dean Jagger x4
12.39 Sam Leach x4
12.47 Ian Hellens x4
12.56
1.04 Dave Blease x4
1.12
1.21 John Hudson x4
1.30 Garry Kirkwood x4
1.38 Simon Raine x4
1.47 Tom Williams x4
1.56 Mike George x4
2.05
2.13 John Wallis x4
2.22 Barry Jackson x4
2.33 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.41 Kev Hart x4
2.50 Steve Marsh x4
2.58Lee Tilley x4

results from brilliant Knutsford

Clitheroe Bank Holiday Monday 30th Aug start times below – room for 1 team

Davyhulme on Thursday 2nd Sept – room for 1 team

Hazel Grove 6th Sept – room for 2 teams

Maxitours at brilliant Knutsford

A lovely late Summer’s day greeted Maxitours competitors at Knutsford. The perfect weather ensured a great day was had by all.

Head Greenkeeper Dave Jones does an amazing job and has really raised the bar with his knowledge and hard work – once again the golf course was immaculate.

Steve Aspinall plays in every Open under the sun and he thought Knutsford Greens were the best he had seen on his travels. ‘They are right up there with the best greens I have played all year.’

Chris Brown went one better and told me that they were: ‘Definitely the best greens I have played all season.’

‘ Wow! If this was an 18 hole course it might well be the best in Cheshire.’ Was Frank Jewels verdict after his first ever round at Knutsford.

‘That is the best golf course I have played for quite some time, compliments to the greenstaff !’ Said Jim Doran President of Leigh golf Club.

Thanks also to Clubhouse manager ‘Mr Hospitality’ Steve Barker who looked after my players so well throughout a very long day.

I think I am going to keep my distance from Nigel Ashton in future.

‘Do you realise this is where I first ever saw you?’ He informed me at check in this morning. No, I can honestly say that I wasn’t aware of that Nigel. Thank you very much.

Rob Cross is famous for his wild hitting. His team told him to bring plenty of balls to Knutsford and even the Tatton Park wardens diverted the public footpath and kept the deer out of range as they knew Rob was playing. Incredibly Rob stayed out of the Park all day until the 18th hole when his gentle hook reappeared and normal service was resumed.

Vic Strata from Hale is a lovey bloke but he is very easily confused. He wanted a trolley for today so I gave him a handle. I saw him ten minutes later outside struggling by the trolley shed looking very stressed. He was trying desperately to work out how to attach the handle onto a trolley that already had a handle on it.

In today’s event everyone’s favourite golfer Lewis Marland(17) and his team scored 85 points to take 6th place. Lewis picked up seven shots for his team of Phil Dickens(11), Steve Scofield(13), and Paul Robinson(8) went home happy.

Roger Percival’s team took 3rd with 85 and second went to Gary Neiles Sandiway men on 86 points but they were just pipped on the back nine.

Tony Finau is famous as being a class golfer who is unable to get over the finishing line but he did so in last nights PGA Tournament. Des Kelly is famous as a terrible golfer who is also unable to get over the finishing line. Today his Poulton Park team of Phil Roberts(13) Des Kelly(21) Phil Johnson (11) and Aaron Dennis (12) scored 40 points on the front nine (which they hadn’t played before) but once they knew where they were going they came home in 46 for a great victory– Excellent Golf.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Tim

Nearest the pin 12th Chris Lane Dozen Wilson Duo

Nearest the pin 14th Bob King Dozen Wilson Duo

2’s sweep £125 2 pro v1s or 6 srixon AD333 per 2

Steve Aspinall Dave Monk Martin Quinn Bob King Chris Brown Garry Phillips Paul Fell Mike George Tim Tighe Roy Adkins Barry Jackson Chris Lane Richard Palmer Joe Cross Pete Atherton Dave Greenwood

Knutsford 24-Aug-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Roberts, Des Kelly, Phil Johnson, Aaron Dennis 86 12 Maxitours lined sweater
2 Gary Neiles, John Moreton, Carl Barkes, Martin Finney 86 10 Dozen Taylor Made TP5 Ball
3 Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Andy Wright 85 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Roy Adkins, Mike Lowe 85 6 Srixon cabreta glove
5 Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Paul Robinson, Phil Dickens 85 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, Dave Monk, John Fitzsimmons 84 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Michael Hewitt, David Potter, Paul Simpson, Peter Taylor 82
7= Gary Kirkwood, James Kirkwood, Martin Quinn, Kevin McKenna 82
7= Simon Hemsley, Dave Keen, , Ian King 82
7= Andy Buckley, Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, Will 82
11 Gary Philips, Charlie Beadle, Peter Maher, Nigel Hall 81
12= Bob King, Bob Bolton, Dave Bolton, Rob Harris 80
12= Barry Jackson, Dave Wright, Steve Tate, Curtis Lane 80
14 Mike George, Mark Clare, Stan Devlin, Tim Tighe 79
15 John Johnston, Chris Brown, Vic Strata, Ian Macklin 78
16= Mick Mahon, Joe Cross, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 77
16= Pete Fotheringham, Dave Alcock, Tim Royle, Andy Duncan 77
18 Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Barry Simpson, Martin Cox 76
19= John Harrop, Mark Ellam, Chris Burnett, Peter Hoctor 75
19= Pete Dolan, Chris Doran, Jim Dolan, Brian Hitchen 75
21 Colin Roberts, Nigel Armitage, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant 74

Clitheroe start times

Monday 30th Aug

10.00 David Kelly x4

10.09 Simon Hemsley x4

10.18 Colin Roberts x4

10.27 Jim Caldwell x4

10.36 Gary Owen x4

10.45 Lewis Marland x4

10.54 Rob Hands x4

11.03 Dave Buckley x4

11.12 Mick Mahon x4

11.21 Gary Phillips x4

11.30 Paul Fell x4

11.39 Martin Humphries x4

11.48 Darren Booth x4

11.57 Neil Edwards x4

12.06 Andy Buckley x4

12.15 Mike George x4

12.24 Dave Goodwin x4

12.33 Ian Hellens x4

12.42 Dave Sully x4

12.51 Les Russon x4

1.00 Mark Hagarty x4

1.09 Paul Entwistle early

1.18 Chris Adams x4

1.27 Roy Ainsworth x4

1.36 Tim Spencer x4

1.45 Dave Griffiths x4

1.54 Pete Waters x4

2.03 Simon Ashton x4

2.12 Jim Rymer x4

2.21

2.33 Gary Neiles x4

2.41 Kev Hart x4

2.50

2.58 Neale Laurent x4