Magnificent Manchester results

Maxitours at magnificent Manchester Golf Club

The weather was once again kind to Maxitours players today.
Wall to wall sunshine and a gentle breeze always shows a golf course off to its very best and Hopwood was stunning today. Twelve deer live in the middle of this course and they were spotted strutting around the 14th hole by several players- beautiful.

The day started well with Clubhouse manager Steve Fleck and his staff on top form.
‘They serve brilliant bacon butties here. If the golf is half as good I’ll be happy!’ Announced Mark Saxon.
The reports from my players were indeed excellent.
‘It was a pleasure to be out there!’ Complimented Alderley Edge legend Stuart Hall.
‘That is a terrific course!’ Praised Christie Beakey who travels from Matlock to play this great track each year.

Some players were delayed due to a crash near Stockport. As it was pairs I managed to do a bit of shuffling. Jim Hodges has to put up with Jonny Barton each week but because he was stuck in on the motorway for an hour I teamed him up with 2 complete strangers ‘Every cloud has a silver lining ‘ Hodges chuckled.

Thanks to everyone for being so understanding and great to deal with.

Don’t ever get stuck in a pub with two electricians. Paul Woodbine has a successful commercial electrician company and he checked in at the same time as highly rated leccy Paul Hammond.
I introduced them to each other – twenty minutes later they were still talking about route 3, thyrestos and DC drives to each other. The registration queue was half way around the clubhouse.

Chris Chidley hit a career shot to within a foot of the hole on the 225 yard 16th. ‘I had no idea where the flag was -I can’t see that far ‘ He admitted afterwards.

Average golfer Norrie Irwan never gets a mention but he scored 5 points on the 14th hole today and wants some lime light. Well done Norrie.

Maxitours sponsor Adam Carolyn from XENTUM is a great bloke and he scored ten points on his first three holes, partner Joe Stanley played the tough closing holes under par and the Knutsford duo were delighted to take 8th place.

Bramalls Peter Maher (17) and Gary Phillips (20) had a strong finish to their round to take 3rd place.
Dentons Craig Tinto (13) and Jack Foster (22) closed with two battling pars into the Rochdale breeze to take a career best 2nd place.

Forty years ago yesterday John Hilton won the European table tennis championship He eclipsed that achievement today with his first Maxitours win of the season. His partner Andy Faulkner normally plays very unsuccessfully with Maxitours legend Mick Mahon but needed a new partner today. Faulkner made a birdie for 4 points on the 1st and the chemistry flowed. They scored 25 points on the front nine and a super 46 points total win by one.

Well played guys great scoring on a tough golf course.
Thanks to everyone for your support,

2’s sweep £197.50 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon ad333 per 2
John Broomhead Liam Kettle Stuart Hall Doug Poole John Hunt Phil Young Rob Kenyon Brendan Lieghton Dave Buckley Pete Stuart Steve Foxcroft Brad Grime Nigel Hall Dean Jagger
On Tuesday I missed off Maxitours favourite -Roy Ainsworths two. Sorry Roy- great birdie.

Nearest the pin 13th 6.5 feet Brendan Leighton Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 16th 1 foot Chris Chidley Doz AD333

Hopwood 17Sep-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 John Hilton, Andy Faulkner, , 46 12 Maxitours wheeled travel holdall each
2 Craig Tinto, Jake Foster, , 45 11 Dozen Pro V1 each
3 Peter Maher, Gary Phillips, , 44 10 Maxitours FJ shirt each
4 John Broomhead, Tom Broadhead, , 44 9 Dozen Srixon z star each
5 Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson , , 43 8 Dozen Srixon z star each
6 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, , 43 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Charlie Beadle, Nigel Hall, , 43 6 Maxitours shirt each
8 Adam Carolyn, Joe Stanley, , 43 5 Callaway shirt each
9 Brendan Leighton, Dave Carlisle, , 43 4 Maxitours cap each
10 Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron, , 42 3 Maxitours cap each
11 John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, , 42 2 Maxitours bag towel each
12 Leo Sewell, Liam Kettle, , 42 1
13= Mike Lowe, Martin Humphries, , 42
13= Brad Grime, Tim Royle, , 42
15= Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, , 41
15= Mark Saxon, Paul Higgs, , 41
15= Neale Laurent, Mark Turner, , 41
15= Chris Gregory, Christie Beakey, , 41
15= Tom Baker, Paul Kilner, , 41
20= Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, , 40
20= Norrie Irwan, Paul Hammond, , 40
22= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, , 39
22= Jimmy Booth, Neal Farrow, , 39
22= Pete Fotheringham, Mike Priestley, , 39
25= Chris Icely, Gordon Tilzey , , 38
25= Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, , 38
25= Ian King, Al Demmy, , 38
25= Denis O’Neill, John Hunt, , 38
25= Jonny Barton, Mike Hammond, , 38
25= Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon, , 38
25= Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, , 38
32= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, , 37
32= Stuart Hall, Ian Cartwight, , 37
32= Harvey Mattinson, Steve Mattinson, , 37
32= Simon Hemsley, Chris Church, , 37 Dozen Srixon z star each
32= Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, , 37
32= Koos Alders, Marc Morris, , 37
32= Dave Buckley, Simon Probert, , 37
32= John Makin, Pete Stuart, , 37
32= Phil Smeathers, Steve Foxcroft, , 37
41= Rob Platt, Gary Youall, , 36
41= Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, , 36
41= Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, , 36
41= John Hilditch, JP, , 36
41= Doug Poole, John Egerton, , 36
41= Phil Young, Rick Shaw, , 36 Maxitours cap each
41= Simon Poucher, Terry Crewe, , 36
48 Trevor Webb, David Wilkinson, , 35
49= Mike George, Kristian Icely, , 34
49= John Atkin, Neil McKinlay, , 34

Helsby start sheet
Thursday 24th September

9.55 Simon Hemsley x4
10.04 Colin Roberts x4
10.13 Jim Caldwell x4
10.22 Ed Pysden x4
10.32 Gary Neiles x4
10.42 Lewis Marland x4
10.51 Mick Mahon x4
11.00 Martin Bramwell x4
11.09 Chris Adams x4
11.18 Al Leigh x4-
11.27 Jim Clarke x4
11.36 Mike George x4
11.45 Neil Higgins x4
11.54 Gareth Winston x4
12.03 Richard Blackwell x4
12.11 Bob Pickthall x4
12.20 Paul Fell x4
12.29 Les Russon x4
12.38 John Hunt x4
12.46 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.55 Dave Sully x4
1.05 Dave Buckley x4
1.14 Andy Strickley x4
1.22 Jim Rymer x4
1.30 Jon Hudson x4
1.40 Neale Laurent x4
1.49 Graham Pike x4
1.58 Kev Hart x4
2..05 Pete Cotton x4
2.16 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.24 Gary Philips x4
2.32 Dave Goodwin x4
2.41 Lee Tilley x4
2.50 Bri Hopkins x4
2.59 Tom Baker x4

Maxitours at Leafy Lymm

Maxitours at lovely Lymm

Lymm golf course was in truly immaculate condition for today’s Maxitours event.
The course has made massive improvements in the last two years and I had lots of players raving about its’ presentation.
The Club is very forward thinking and there was a real buzz about the place today.
Bar manager Karen and her team were delighted to be kept busy and they were excellent throughout the day.

Those are the best greens I have played on this year!’ Declared Mike Lowe in the second group out this morning ‘The guys will love it out there!’

Incredibly very few of my players had experienced Lymm before and they were all asking to come back next year. ‘ Wow. I never knew Lymm was this good’ announced John Owen.

Friendly Scotsman Don Campbell is a fine two handicapper and has represented Cheshire seniors on several occasions. He is often looking for a game and helps me out sometimes if a team is short. The last two times he has played with complete strangers he has raised their game and they have finished first and second. Today I paired him up with Roy Ainsworth but not even Don could inspire this team. He was dragged down to their level and they finished a miserable 25th place.

Welshman Graham Jones is a lovely man but he missed a six inch putt on the 17th hole. As his teams worst performer he had to buy the drinks. Things went from bad to worse.
He walked around the clubs one-way system and was about to order the drinks when he realised he had forgotten his face mask.
He had to get one from his golf bag so did another circuit of the Clubhouse and once again started to place his long order. Unfortunately, the welsh accent combined with the mask meant the bar man couldn’t make out what he was saying.
‘Sorry sir can you repeat that?’
‘Bloody hell I’ve forgotten!’ And he set off on the one way system for his 3rd and final lap.

It was great entertainment – right up my street George.

The stunning greens and fast running fairways saw the average score in the mid 80’s which is the best of the year and a testament to the quality of green keeping.

Martin France and his local team were just out of the prizes after scoring just two points on their final hole. The green resembles a Pringle crisp and they were spending their prize money with several missed putts.

Simon Hemsley’s team were first out and they set the early pace with a terrific 89 points this led for most of the day until the Denton quartet of Garry Owen(10), Alistair Holloway(13), Josh Forster(9) and Lewis Ramsden(13) came in with 91 points. Garry is a performance analyst for the British Olympic taekwondo team and he couldn’t fault the performance of his guys today. They scored eight points on their closing hole as fitness paid off. Brilliant.

Thanks for your integrity everyone -100% attendance YET AGAIN.
Yours in golf, Tim

13th Richard Payne 32inchs Doz AD333
17th Pete Jordan 4.5 feet Doz Ad333

2’s £180 4 pro v1s or 12 AD333 per two Richard Payne Martin Humphries Josh Forster Pete Jordan Joel Hunter Hugh Mullin x2 Simon Raine Marti France Roger Percival Paul Robinson Gary Brooks Les Penson Dave Stewardson

Lymm 15-Sept-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Garry Owen, Lewis Ramsden, Alistair Holloway, John Forster 91 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan , Ian King 89 10 Dozen Srixon z star each
3 Rob Parry, Martin Firth, Joel Hunter, Adam Brindle 89 8 Dozen Srixon z star each
4 Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe, Martin Humphries 87 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Martin Keates, Simon Raine, John Owen, Dave Rimmer 87 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Dave Griffiths, Andy Hall, Mike Fenton, Chris Bracchi 87 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Lewis Marland, Paul Robinson, Steven Schofield, Phil Dickens 86
7= Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 86
7= Hugh Mullin, Steve Latchford, Dave Bowers, Paul Sherlock 86
10= Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Morton, Paul Yates 85
10= Paul Browne, Ted Barker, Dale Wallace, Steve Snape 85
10= Dave Stewardson, Chris Fellowes, Neigel Bowe, Simon Wells 85
13= Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke, Georgie Clarke 84
13= Paul Verdon, Andy Mansfield, Neil Farrow, John Pearson 84
15= Gareth Winstone, Jim Beck, John Lester, Sally Lester 83
15= Andy Moon, Barry Rigby, Gordon Warke, Stewart Cragg 83
17= John Johnston, Chris Chidley, Peter McIntyre, Duncan Cameron 82
17= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blaine, Gary Brooks 82
17= Nick Cook, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Steve Marsh 82
20= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Greg Davison, David Rodwell 81
20= Pete Short, Karl Marginson, Rhoddri Giggs, Alan Vaughan 81
20= Mike Kirchin, Mike Wilkinson, Warren Bridge, Brian Fleetwood 81
23= Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Rob Kenyon , Rob Harris 77
23= Graham Pike, Nigel Davenport, Jeremy Lawton, Nigel Eckersley 77
25 Don Campbell, Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Steve Collier 75
26 Ed Pysden, Simon Moorhouse, Bernie Mullins, Richard Payne 74
27 Tony Doyle, Cliff Dews, Rex Taylor, Jeff Francis 73
28= Neale Laurent, Mark Turner, Craig Tinto, Alf Shillitoe 72
28= Les Penson, Chris Darlington, Mark Hazeltine, Paul Salt 72
30 Peter Main, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Martin Kane 71

Hopwood start sheet

10.00 David Kelly x4
10.10 Simon Hemsley x4
10.20 Jijm Caldwell x4
10.30 Mike George x4
10.40 Rob Platt x4
10.50 Jack Coleman x4
11.00 Chris Chidley x4
11.10 Dave Goodwin x4
11.20 Neil Laurent x4
11.30 Mick Mahon x4
11.40 John Hilditch x4
11.50 Jim Clarke x4
12.00 Ian Hellens x4
12.10 Tim Spencer x4
12.20 Sam Leach x4
12.40 John Hunt x4
12.50 Les Russon x4
1.00 Andrew Cox x4
1.10 Xentum x4
1.20 Barry Simpson x4
1.30 Simon Poucher x4
1.40 Dave Buckley x4
1.50 Richard Blackwell x4
2.00 Chris Gregory x4
2.10 Kev Hart x4 Nick Cook
2.20 Steve Foxcroft x4
2.30 Charlie Beadle x4
2.40 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.50 Tom Baker x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4

Maxitours at super Didsbury

*Spaces for 1 team at Lymm on Tuesday and 2 pairs at Hopwood on Thursday

Maxitours at delightful Didsbury

The sunshine was out at Didsbury for the latest Maxitours event. What a Club this is!
Highly rated green keeper Rob Davies kindly mowed a huge ‘Maxi’ into the bank on Didsbury’s third hole! – Brilliant. It is great to be recognised at last- I will try not to change too much. Everyone was delighted with the superb course presentation despite a very wet summer. Well done Rob.

It was also great to see the Club Captain Alan Collins meeting my players and wishing us well this morning. Thank you. Club manager Caroline and stewardess Caroline were also incredibly friendly – perhaps this is why the club has increased it membership so much this year – keep up the great work Didsbury.

Thanks also to Golf manager trainee Joe Stanley who proudly invited Maxitours to play at Didsbury last year. Top man.

The report is shorter than usual as I played my usual below average golf in a competition this morning and was playing catch up all day. Thanks to Karen Gallagher for handing the cards out this morning.

Every golfer knows what a huge advantage local knowledge is. Intelligent strategy can save a player numerous shots. Today we were joined by lovely Didsbury member Chih Hu. He played as if he had never seen the course before and his team finished in last place.

Paul Robinson picked up his new Callaway clubs this week and struck his opening tee shot to 18 inches to win nearest the pin on the par three first. He soon got used to them and played his usual rubbish for the next 17 holes.

Denton’s Garry Owen(10) Mark Bone (11) Alistair Holloway(14) and John Forster(9) took third place. They had the best back nine of the day 44 points to add to their average front nine.

Mottram Halls Richard Blackwell and his team are still without a win this year but another solid performance sees them finish in 2nd place with 83 points. They had a costly dropped shot on the tricky final hole.

Hale’s Brian Greenbank (7) Dave ‘Ive got to get home for the baby’ Wainwright(11) Greg Davison (18) and Angus Mully- Brown(16) enjoyed their first win for a couple of years. They also dropped a shot on the closing hole but the rest of their back nine was superb. Well played chaps, very popular winners.

Thanks for your attendance everyone. Superb.


Nearest the pin 1st hole Paul Robinson Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th hole Paul Fell Doz AD333

2’s £182.50 5 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333 Brian Greenbank Dave Thomas Euan McCrea Paul Robinson (Davenport) Mick ‘can I talk you through my 2’ Fenton Dave Tongue Pete Atherton x2 Martin France Paul Robinson (Brookdale) Peter Heyes

Didsbury 10-Sept-20
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Greg Davison, Angus Mully-Brown 84 12 Maxitours lambswool sweater
2 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, John Hilton, Dan Moore 83 10 Dozen Srixon z star each
3 Garry Owen, Mark Bone, Alistair Holloway, John Forster 82 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Joseph Watts, Mark Fox, Bob Fox, Tony Rolands 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Morton, Paul Yates 81 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Bob Pickthall, Dave Thomas, Rob Roden, Pete Sumner 80 2 Maxitours bag towel
7= Don Campbell, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 80
7= Ewan McCray, Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, Dave Kelly 80
9 Lewis Marland, Paul Robinson, Steven Schofield, Phil Dickens 79
10= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Paul Yearsley, Jimmy Booth 78
10= John Wallis, John Moorfield, Mark Pasquill, Dave Tonge 78
10= Colin Roberts, Andy Williamson, Paul Wrench, Mike Webb 78
10= Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Steve Marsh 78
14= Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Dave Blease, Karl Marginson 77
14= Don Milligan, Andy Hall, Mike Fenton, Paul Brookshaw 77
16 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Andy Wright 76
17= Pete Gold, Paul Roberts, Terry Broadhurst, Steve Lamont 75
17= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan , Ian King 75
19= Dave Sully, Graham Davenport , Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 74
19= Simon Ledger, Ronnie Moore, Richard Taylor- Carr, Glynn Evans 74
19= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Phil Baines 74
19= Adam Carolan, Eddie Ellis, Shaun Mudalige, Joe Stanley 74
23= Gareth Winstone, Alf Shillitoe , John Lester, Barry Lees 73
23= Martin Humphries, Adrian Brown, Pat O’Dowd, Paul Blackwell 73
23= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton 73
26 Paul Robinson, John Wall, Dave Slater, Charles W-Kelly 71
27 Peter Heyes, Ian Philps, John Ross, Roland Finney 70
28 Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald 67
29 Chih Hu, Nigel Milroy, Richard Brown, Tony O’Donnell 65

Lymm Tuesday 15th Sept
Excellent food available 9am -5pm
Masks are required in all areas of the clubhouse. They can be removed whilst seated. Also I am sure that all the players will be aware but anyone who lives in the greater Manchester area which are still subject to restrictions cannot socialise with others inside the Golf Club. Lymm are operating a strict two households per table inside but looking at the weather forecast for next week I suspect most people will be sat outside.

10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.09 Paul Fell x4
10.18 Ed Pysden x4
10.27 Gareth Winstone x4
10.36 Jim Clarke x4
10.45 Paul Browne x4
10.54 Neale Laurent x4
11.03 Lewis Marland x4
11.12 Mick Mahon x4
11.21 John Johnson x4
11.30 Martin Keates x4
11.39 Mike Kirchin x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Pete Short x4
12.06 Jon Hudson x4
12.15 Les Pensonx4
12.24 Martin France x4
12.33 Al Leigh x4
12.51 Tony Doyle x4
1.00 Garry Owen x4
1.09 Graham Pike x4
1.18 Martin Firth x4
1.27 Gary Neiles x4
1.36 Les Russon x4
1.45 Dave Griffiths x4
1.54 Kev Hart x4
2.03 Barry Jackson x4
2.12 Hugh Mullin x4
2.21 Bernard Wood x4
2.30 Ted Ellis x4
2.39 David Smith x4
2.48 Dave Stewardson x4

Hopwood Thursday 17th September

Usual stunning food available from 9.15am
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.10 Simon Hemsley x4
10.20 Colin Roberts x4
10.30 Jim Caldwell x4
10.40 Rob Platt x4
10.50 Jack Coleman x4
11.00 Chris Chidley x4
11.10 Dave Goodwin x4
11.20 Neil Laurent x4
11.30 Mick Mahon x4
11.40 John Hilditch x4
11.50 Jim Clarke x4
12.00 Mike George x4 earlier
12.10 Ian Hellens x4
12.20 Tim Spencer x4
12.30 Sam Leach x4
12.40 Paul Fell x4
12.50 John Hunt x4
1.00 Les Russon x4
1.10 Andrew Cox x4
1.10 Xentum x4
1.20 Barry Simpson x4
1.30 Simon Poucher x4
1.40 Dave Buckley x4
1.50 Richard Blackwell x4
2.10 Kev Hart x4
2.20 Steve Foxcroft x4
2.30 Charlie Beadle x4
2.40 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.50 Lee Tilley x4
3.00 Brian Hopkins x4

The latest XENTUM Order of Merit and Room at Didsbury on Thursday – super forecast

*Room for a single player and room for 2 teams of 4 at fantastic Didsbury an Thursday – excellent forecast!

Please Let me know if you wish to play
Great Food available throughout the day

Here is the latest Order of Merit kindly sponsored by Xentum. If you need any expert financial advice I can highly recommend these guys.

We have nine events left in the Summer Tour and Lymms Martin France heads the order of Merit. Great to see popular Mick Mahon back in the top 20 where he belongs.

All the best,


The Xentum Order of Merit

Position Name TOTAL PTS
1 Martin France 60
1 Roger Percival 60
1 Ed Wilkinson 60
4 Gary Neiles 46
5 Pete Atherton 42
6 Richard Blackwell 40
7 John Morton 38
8 Don Campbell 36
9 Simon Hemsley34
9 John Hilton 34
11 Gareth Bradley32
11 Joe Kirwan 32
13 Paul Fell 30
14 Jim Clarke 28
14 Pete Ledger 28
14 John Longworth28
17 Ian King 24
17 Mick Mahon 24
17 John McAtee 24
17 Dave Westwood 24
21 Gabe Bagshaw 22
21 Andy Buckley 22
21 Mark Buckley 22
21 Tony Jennison 22
21 Andrew Mansfield 22
21 Dave Mason 22
21 Richard Palmer 22
21 Don Philips 22
29 Jimmy Ainscough 20
29 Mark Bone 20
29 David Carlile 20
29 Alistair Holloway 20
29 Martin Humphries 20
29 Dave Marchant 20
29 Garry Owen 20
29 Colin Roberts 20
29 Paul Vernon 20
29 Andy Williamson 20
39 Andy Hamlett 18
39 John Harrop 18
39 Ian Hellens 18
39 Neale Laurent 18
39 Jonny Lord 18
39 Nick Moores 18
39 Joe Yates 18
39 Paul Yates 18
47 Rob Blaine 16
47 Georgi Clarke 16
47 Andrew Corner 16
47 Michael Hill 16
51 Steve Aspinall 14
51 Colin Bryan 14
51 Dave Buckley 14
51 Dave Cooper 14
51 Andy Faulkner 14
51 Kev Hart 14
51 Mike Lowe 14
51 Paul Robinson 14
51 Paul Yearsley 14
60 John Bent 12
60 Steve Blakeway 12
60 Chris Clarke 12
60 Don Claxton 12
60 Mick Dempsey 12
60 John Dickenson 12
60 Nick Ford Jnr 12
60 Nick Ford 12
60 Arthur Gray 12
60 Neil Higgins 12
60 Tom Hollingworth 12
60 Jon Hudson 12
60 Alex Jarman 12
60 Sean Keenan 12
60 Scott Kempson 12
60 Will Lancaster 12
60 Brendan Leighton 12
60 Fraser Macleod 12
60 Neil Macleod 12
60 Chris Massey 12
60 Steve Mobberley 12
60 Paul Newey 12
60 Jonny Noblet 12
60 Hadyn Parry 12
60 Ian Pezell 12
60 Simon Poucher 12
60 Tony Price 12
60 Rob Rhodes 12
60 Adam Robinson 12
60 John Safhill 12
60 Tom Silcock 12
60 Neil Simpson 12
60 Jim Spears 12
60 Pete Stewart 12
60 Mark Steggs 12
60 Karl Stott 12
60 Ed Stubbs 12
60 Ian Venables 12
60 Mick Wain 12
60 Ian Waller 12
60 Richard Ward 12
101 Nigel Ashton 10
101 Matt Birch 10
101 Jim Caldwell 10
101 Paul Dalby 10
101 Mike Davies 10
101 Joe Denman 10
101 John Farnsworth 10
101 Andy France 10
101 Hadyn Parry 10
101 Kevin Hamilton 10
101 Dave Hest 10
101 Andrew Hill 10
101 John Hilditch 10
101 Danny Holbrook 10
101 Norrie Irwin 10
101 Graham Jackson 10
101 Mike Kelsall 10
101 Steve Marsh 10
101 Kieran McCarthy 10
101 Lewis Ramsden 10
101 Jay Smethurst 10
101 Paul Smith 10
101 Dave Stewardson 10
101 Josh Street 10
101 Malc Thorniley 10
101 Phil Vokes 10
101 Simon Walton 10
101 Darren Whittaker 10
101 Steve Woods 10
101 Pete Woodbine 10
101 Neil Worthington 10
101 Steven Yeadon 10
133 Jason Atherton 8
133 Colin Berry 8
133 Steve Broome 8
133 Adrian Brown 8
133 Steve Carr 8
133 Adam Carr 8
133 Paul Carroll 8
133 Ken Clarke 8
133 Chris Clough 8
133 Phil Dickens 8
133 Kevan Hawkins 8
133 Andy Joslin 8
133 Martin Keates 8
133 Steve Lamont 8
133 Lewis Marland 8
133 Lee Martin 8
133 Chris Marshall 8
133 Paul McDermott 8
133 Kev Moore 8
133 Dan Moore 8
133 Dave Monk 8
133 John Owen 8
133 Bob Picthall 8
133 Tim Potter 8
133 Jeff Ratcliffe 8
133 Simon Raine 8
133 Rob Roden 8
133 Steve Rosier 8
133 Les Russon 8
133 Dave Thomas 8
133 Dave Woods 8
164 Mark Austin 6
164 Gary Berrisford 6
164 Pete Booth 6
164 Bryce Brooks 6
164 Paul Butler 6
164 James Cash 6
164 Russell Cash 6
164 John Cusselle 6
164 John Evans 6
164 Neil Farrow 6
164 John Fitzsimmons 6
164 John Jnr 6
164 Michael Grainger 6
164 Andy Hall 6
164 Nick Hargreaves 6
164 Phil Hudson 6
164 Sam Hudson 6
164 Mark Hughes 6
164 Cameron Isherwood 6
164 Alex Jerman 6
164 Pete Norbury 6
164 Andy Oakes 6
164 David Rhodes 6
164 Dave Sarsfield 6
164 Garry Smith 6
164 Tony Taylor 6
164 Lee Tilley 6
164 Carlton Wheeldon 6
164 Graham Wilkinson 6
193 Chris Adams 4
193 Dave Beavis 4
193 Chris Bracchi 4
193 Matt Clement 4
193 Dan Cooper 4
193 Dave Cooper 4
193 Nigel Curran 4
193 Tom Drysdale 4
193 Nigel Eckersley 4
193 Steve Fairclough 4
193 Mike Fenton 4
193 Norman Fox 4
193 Sam Garnett 4
193 Rhoddri Giggs 4
193 Kenny Graham 4
193 Dave Greenwood 4
193 Peter Griggs 4
193 Dave Griffiths 4
193 Billy Horner 4
193 Dave Horsley 4
193 John Hudson 4
193 Barry Jackson 4
193 Richard Johnson 4
193 John Kelsall 4
193 David Laithwood 4
193 Jeremy Lawton 4
193 Karl Marginson 4
193 John Moorehead 4
193 Sarah Ormrod 4
193 Mark Pasqual 4
193 John Pearson 4
193 Liam Rex 4
193 Pete Short 4
193 Steve Tate 4
193 Tracey Taylor 4
193 Dave Tonge 4
193 John Wallis 4
193 Steve Walsh 4
193 Mike Webb 4
233 Dave Carter 2
233 Ian Cooper 2
233 Al Demmy 2
233 Munro Donald 2
233 Neil Edwards 2
233 Jim Fletcher 2
233 Mike George 2
233 Richard Greenill 2
233 Steve Hall 2
233 Chris Icely 2
233 Steve Jerames 2
233 Damon Lawrenson 2
233 Bob Sinclair 2
233 Mike Spencer 2
233 Gordon Tilsely 2

Results from Classy Clitheroe

2 Spaces just released for teams of 4 at Didsbury Golf Club next Thursday !! Will fill fast!!

Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

A one -in -a -million day greeted Maxitours competitors at Clitheroe golf club today.

Glorious blue skies, a gentle breeze and eighteen phenomenal golf holes were enjoyed by everyone.

‘I played terribly. the team were even worse, the company was appalling but I had a great day. The course was brilliant’ Reported Brian Ankers.

‘Our fourball would all like to say what a fantastic course that is, we will be coming back very soon.’ Praised Norman Lees who was a guest in Colin Roberts team.

Clitheroe held the Lancashire county championship this weekend and despite the course measuring just less than 6500 yards and with perfect playing conditions the standard scratch was set at four over par 75. One player teed off at the first and hit two out of bounds before picking up his clubs and walking back to his car to spend the rest of the day shopping with his wife.

The scores today reflected how tricky the course plays

Despite children returning to school the roads were also exceptionally quiet and the journey from Knutsford took me just over an hour. A few players thought there was a school child playing today but on closer inspection it turned out to be sixty year old John Harker wearing his M &S golf shorts


.Adrian Browns team finished in 3rd place with 81 points. Adrian had to get up and down out of the sand at the last to move into second. He got over excited and thinned his shot across the green just as John Kelly was taking his first well-earned sip of beer. Luckily Johns elbow stopped the ball from going out of bounds.
After a little medical attention normal service was resumed although John had to drink the rest of his pint with his left hand.

John Hilditch(12) and the wealthy estate agents team are making more money than they know what to do with at the moment and their confident swagger transferred to the golf course with an exceptional 46 points on the front nine. Thing crashed on the back nine a little but Simon Walton(10) Paul Smith(12) and Don Campbell(2) were happy with 2nd place.

Sandways Gary Neiles(6), Jimmy Ainscough,(22) John Morton(13) and Lymms John Longworth(14) took first place today. The 120 yard 17th hole is possibly the best hole on the Maxitours circuit. As his three partners all failed to score Neiles coolly rolled in his birdie to keep the team spirits high. Well played chaps great golf. Thanks for your terrific support today, Tim

Nearest the pin 5th Dave Sully Doz AD333 3ft
Nearest the pin 17th Steve Pierce Doz AD333 2 ½ ft

2’s £170 4 pro v1s or 9 srixon AD333

Ian Goulty Ed Wilkinson John Hilditch Simon Walton James Cash Ed Jenkins Steve Pierce Steve Heywood Graham Davenport Dave Sully Dave Sarsfield Pete Norbury

Clitheroe 1-Sept-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Morton, Jimmy Ainscough 85 12 Maxitours lambswool sweater
2 John Hilditch, Paul Smith, Don Campbell, Simon Walton 82 10 Dozen Srixon z star each
3 Martin Humphries, David Hest, Kieran McCarthy, Adrian Brown 81 8 Dozen Srixon z star each
4 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 80 6 Dozen AD333
5 Dave Griffiths, Andy Hall, Mike Fenton, Chris Bracchi 80 4 6 srixon z star each
6 Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Paul Yearsley, John McAtee 80 2 Maxitours bag towel
7= Paul Gilbert, Chris Ravenscroft, Paul Simpson, John Webb 79
7= Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Lee Tilley 79
7= Gav Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley, Brett Sutcliffe, Miles Davenport 79
10= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Georgie Clarke 78
10= Martin Bramwell, Peter Vietch, Andy Veitch, Ian Goulty 78
12= Jim Caldwell, John Kelsall, Russell Cash, James Cash 77
12= Peter Griggs, Dave Goodwin, Mark Buckley, Richard Williamson 77
12= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper, Nigel Ashton 77
12= Lewis Marland, Paul Robinson, Steven Schofield, Nick Ford 77
16 Ed Pysden, Vino Dave, Bernie Mullins, Richard Payne 76
17 Pete Walters, Mario Capostagno, Paul Goalen, Damon Lawrenson 75
18= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Dave Woods, Ian King 73
18= Paul Hammond, Alan Morris, Paul Salt, Steve Quirk 73
20 Mike George, Jim Fletcher, Gordon Tilzey, Chris Icely 72
21= Jack Coleman, Mike Gauden, Harvey Mattinson, Steve Marttinson 71
21= Jim Lindsay, John Stoddern, Andy Stapley, 71
23 Paul Gilbert, Neil Shepherd, CJ, Ed Jenkins 68
24= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Norman Lees, Nigel Armitage 66
24= Dave Buckley, Keith Jackman, Lawrie Heal, John Kelly 66
26 Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, David Kelly, John Atkin 65
27 Andy Faulkner, John Farnsworth, Mark Slater, Joe Cross 64
28 Trevor Webb, Steve Foxcroft, Rob Weston, Tony Andrews 63
29 Jackie Bickerton, Geoff Bickerton, Yvonne Hall, Steve Hall 61
Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Ged Keary, Rob Harris

Didsbury start sheet

Food available 9am -5pm
Full english , bacon baps etc
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 Colin Roberts x4
10.27 Lewis Marland x4
10.36 Martin Humphries x4
10.45 Mick Mahon x4
10.54 Jim Clarke x4
11.03 Mike George x4
11.12 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.21 Roger Percival x4
11.30 Paul Fell x4
11.39 Paul Robinson x4
11.48 Garry Owen x4
12.03 Mark Hagerty x4
12.12 Alf Shillitoe x4
12.21 Peter Heyes x4 tbc
12.30 Dave Sully x4
12.39 Gary Philips x4
12.48 Neil Edwards x4
12.57 Neil Edwards x4
1.06 Paul Rudkin x4
1.15 Bob Picthall x4
1.24 John Wallis x4
1.42 Richard Blackwell x4
1.50 Barry Jackson x4
1.59 Mick Fenton x4
2.07 Gary Neiles x4
2.16 Bri Hopkins x4
2.24 Kev Hart x4
2.33 Simon Ashton x4
2.42 Chih Hu x4
2.50 Lee Tilley x4
2.59 Eddie Ellis x4