Maxitours at brilliant Ringway

Maxitours at brilliant Ringway

Ringway proved to be yet another fantastic venue for my Maxitours players today.
The course is always in terrific condition and head green keeper Richie Stevens did me proud once again. It was great that he introduced himself and wished us a good day- Top green keeping!

The first half of the field enjoyed perfect conditions but late in the day the weather gradually deteriorated
‘Zat is a vunderful course!’ Announced Dutchman Koos Alders. ‘ I would love to play it in ze zummer’.

‘I could be a member here!’ Reported Martin Humphries ‘That is a top, top course!’

Thanks also to Tracy who is one of the most forward thinking General managers in the business. She was superb today.

Chris Bracchi is easily persuaded. ‘Whats for lunch?’ He asked the waiter.
‘We have only got freshly cooked pulled pork with apple sauce on delicious baps with chips.’
‘That is too much for me. ‘I’ll do without.’
‘We’ve also got freshly cooked pulled pork with apple sauce on delicious baps without chips?’
‘That sounds nice -I’ll have one.’

In todays event popular Colin Roberts led his Alsager team into 6th place with 81 points . They had a best of the day 45 points on the front nine before the tough back nine took its toll.
Maxitours legend Lewis Marland had his best performance of the season playing alongside Phil Dickens (13) Dave Greenwood (11) and one of six attractive ladies playing today- Sarah Ormrod (14)
They were delighted to finish in 5th place.

New Mills mechanical engineer Tony Jennison (5) took 4th place playing with Nick Moores (12) Andy Hamlett(8) and Richard Blackwell (13)

Sandiways Gary Neiles(6) took 3rd on the card play off teaming up with John Longworth(14) John Morton(12) and Jimmy Ainscough(22)

Narrowly missing out today was Retired headmaster Nigel Ashtons team (13). Ashton is more famous for turning up 2 hours before his Maxitours start time so he can park his beloved BMW somewhere safe rather than his golf game. He was excellent today though and made a vital par on the 17th when his team were wobbling. Colin Bryan (9) Paul Fell (5) and Wigan’s Martin Humphries (12) completed the team.

Winning today despite playing in the worst of the conditions was the Ashton on Mersey team of accountants. Adam Robinson(7),his retired Dad Paul(10) Haydn Parry(4) and Gabriel Bagshaw (2) took first place with 85 points. ‘Have you got any interests or funny stories for my report?’ I asked the pen pushing quartet.

Great golf lads

Well played.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.

Nearest the pin 13th Terry Crewe 5ft 3 inch Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Dave Sully 5ft Doz AD333

2’s £220 5 pro v1s or 14 srixon ad333 each

Terry Crewe Andy Millington Mark Pasquill Mark Timperley Mike Wilson Jim Clarke Graham Jackson Dave Monk Phil Kennedy Nigel Davenport Graham Pike Euan Dunbar

Ringway 27-Aug-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Robinson, Haydn Parry, Gabe Bagshaw, Adam Robinson 85 12 Footjoy Lambswool lined sweater
2 Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper, Mike Lowe 84 10 Dozen Srixon z star each
3 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Morton, Jimmy Ainscough 82 8 Dozen Srixon z star each
4 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Nick Moores, Tony Jennison 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Lewis Marland, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Phil Dickens 81 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Colin Roberts, Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson 81 2 Srixon leather glove each
7= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Paul Yearsley, John McAtee 80
7= Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, Mike Wilson, Tony McNamara 80
7= Mike George, Jim Fletcher, Gordon Tilzey, Chris Icely 80
7= Jim Caldwell, Bob Pickthall, Peter Maxwell, Peter Griggs 80
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 80
7= Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin 80
7= Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin, Euan Dunbar, Richard Williamson 80
14= Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Gareth Winstone, Alf Shillitoe 79
14= Nigel Davenport, Mike Jackson, Neil Ritchie, Graham Pike 79
14= Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Steve Marsh 79
17= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Dave Woods, Ian King 78
17= John Cox, Andrew Cox, Geoff Bruce, Alan Burton 78
17= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Gav Spencer, Rob Harris 78
17= John Wallis, John Moorfield, Mark Pasquill, Dave Tonge 78
21= Russ Sollitt, Koos Alders, Steve Smith, Rick Shaw 77
21= John Newton, Neil Clarke, Graham Wright, Mark Gerarty 77
21= Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Dean Jagger 77
24= Dave Monk, Bill Davies, Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson 76
24= Simon Ledger, Trevor Nicholson, Richard Taylor- Carr, Paul Cooper 76
26 Dave Griffiths, Andy Hall, Mike Fenton, Chris Bracchi 75
27 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Andy Wright 74
28= Alan Leigh, Jimmy O’Reilly, Jim Driscoll, Len Culf 73
28= Dave Sully, Graham Davenport , Donna Sully, Mark Roden 73
30= Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, Brendan Leighton, Terry Crewe 72
30= Andy Faulkner, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood 72
30= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Phil Baines 72
30= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Pete Mills 72
34 Pete Cotton, Robyn Cotton, Arthur Laird, Richard Varman 60

Clitheroe event
Tuesday 1st September

Food available 9am – 6pm from their amazing new caterers!
Bar open until 9pm
Breakfast menu includes american pancakes as well as usual bacon butties etc
half way house open for ALL competitors -stocked to rafters pies rolls cakes etc
Please wear mask in Clubhouse until sitting
down for food.

10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 Colin Roberts x4
10.26 Jim Caldwell x4
10.35 Paul Gilbert x4
10.44 Ed Pysden x4
10.52 Lewis Marland x4
11.01 Mick Mahon x4
11.10 John Hilditch x4
11.12 Jim Clarke x4
11.21 Jack Coleman x4
11.30 Rob Weston x4
11.39 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.48 Ian Hellens x4
11.57 Richard Blackwell x4
12.06 Jim Lindsay x4
12.15 John Hudson x4
12.24 Martin Bramwell x4
12.33 Steve Hall x4
12.42 Pete Walters x4
12.51 Mike George x4
1.00 Roger Percival x4
1.09 Paul Fell x4
1.18 Les Russon x4
1.27 Dave Sully x4
1.36 Dave Buckley x4
1.45 Jim Rymer x4
1.54 Neil Edwards x4
2.03 Neil Edwards x4
2.12 Gareth Winstone x4
2.30 Martin humphries x4
2.39 Dave Griffiths x4
2.48 paul Wrigley x4
2.57 Gary Neiles x4
3.06 Lee Tilley x4
3.15 Kev Hart x4
3.24 Barry Jackson x4

Maxitours at astounding Stockport

Maxitours at astounding Stockport

I am delighted to announce that The Stockport Golf is back to its very best.

The course was described as being in ‘fantastic condition’ by Paul Gilbert and the praise just kept coming throughout the day. Well done to their superb head greenkeeper for making very real improvements to a class golf course.

‘That was the best I’ve seen it in years. Tip-Top condition!’ Announced John Owen.
‘The course is Immaculate!’ Beamed John Dickenson.

Stockport are a great club to deal with and Steward Paul and all the staff are famous for their hospitality. Even the assistant secretary John Ormiston had a smile on his face as he was busy helping park the cars this morning. Thank you.

Golf and beer lover Trevor Dunne is on lockdown for two weeks as his wife is having a small operation.
‘I am on total lockdown to support my wife. The only time I have been out and about is to play golf and to go to the pub.’ Superb dedication Trevor.

There was some great golf played throughout the day as players made the most of the immaculate greens and perfect weather conditions. Jack Coleman showed his class and rolled back the years with a nice four point birdie on the 8th hole regarded as many as the toughest par three hole in Cheshire. Paul Wrigley made back to back eagles on the 6th and 7th and Anthony Grinnell and Rick Sims both holed long approach shots for their eagles on par 4 holes.

Forgetful Mike Webb (described as daft by his team mates) left his wallet and mobile phone on the roof of his car this morning. He didn’t leave many shots on the golf course as his team finished in 5th place with 87 points.

Stockport’s Johhny Lord made the most of home advantage and his team were 4th on the card play off. Also scoring 87 points.

Sale’s 17 year old Cheshire boys sensation Adam Carr(2) had six birdies( including ones on the 17th and 18th ) playing alongside his Dad Steve (8) and Kev Moore (6). David Carlile (18) was the 4th member of the team and he appeared on the card once. He did buy the drinks though. The team finished 3rd.

Knutsfords Jim(11) and Georgie Clarke (20) teamed up with Pete Ledger (18) and Heyrose legend Graham Jackson(7). Young Georgi is playing great golf and she picked up 7 points for the team closely followed by Pete who had six three pointers himself. Great golf.

Taking the honours was Jon Hudsons(11) team of Mike Hill(7), Rob Blaine(17) and Andy Corner(11).
These guys have struggled all Summer and nearly had the wooden spoon in their last outing at Davyhulme but Hudsons putter got hot on the back nine as they came home in 47 points to earn a terrific and very popular win.

Well played guys.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance. Incredible.


Nearest the pin 16th Andy Buckley (3 feet)
Nearest the pin 18th Steve Yeadon Doz ad333 (6 inches)

2’s Sweep £245 3 pro v1s or 6 srixon

Andy Buckley x2 Jim Clarke Alex Jerman Dan Cooper Steve Schofield Richard Blackwell Rob Kenyon Dave Buckley Will Lancaster Sally Lestwr Barry Lees Simon Hemsley Dave Woods Paul Yearsley John McAtee Steve Blakeway Josh Street George Bresnahan Nigel Davenport Rick Simm Les Russon Tony Grinnell Euan McCrea Stuart Blake Jack Coleman John HarkerMBE Paul Wrigley Kevin Moore Steve Carr

Stockport 17-Aug-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blaine, Andy Corner 90 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Georgi Clarke, Pete Ledger 89 10 Dozen Pro v1 each
3 David Carlile, Adam Carr, Steve Carr, Kev Moore 89 8 Dozen Srixon Z Star each
4 Jonny Lord, Alex Jerman, Tony Taylor, John Cusselle 87 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Dave Mason, Mike Webb, Dan Cooper, Paul Wrench 87 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Steve Hall, Andy Oakes, Nick Hargreaves, Pete Atherton 86 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Andy Buckley, Richard Williamson 86 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Paul Robinson, Phil Dickens 86
7= Martin Bramwell, Peter Vietch, Chris Brown, Ian Goulty 86
10= Rob Kenyon, Gav Spencer, Steve Merricks, Dave Fiddler 85
10= Dave Buckley, Ken Parkinson, Steve Tyler, Will Lancaster 85
10= Chris Wrighton, Alan Vaughan, Carl Margison, Don Milligan 85
10= Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Nick Moores, John Hilton 85
10= Andrew Hill, Don Campbell, Mike Kelsall, Dave Stewardson 85
10= Gareth Winstone, Sally Lester, John Lester, Barry Lees 85
16= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Paul Yearsley, John McAtee 84
16= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Dave Woods, Ian King 84
18= Steve Blakeway, Les Penson, Josh Street, Neil Pemberton 83
18= Graham Pike, Nigel Eckersley, Nigel Davenport, Rick Simm 83
18= Paul Gilbert, Chris Ravenscroft, Paul Simpson, John Webb 83
18= Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, John Dickenson 83
18= Neil Edwards, Mark Devaney, Jimmy McEwan, John Arker 83
18= George Bresnahan, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Nigel Emmett 83
18= Gav Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley, Nick Fallows, Steve Kilroy 83
25 Simon Poucher, Di Stow, Brendan Leighton, Jackie Richards 82
26= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Pete Mills 81
26= Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul Butler, Darren Burgess 81
26= John Hilditch, John Owen, Warren Newton, Steve Parton 81
26= Ste Woods, Charles Herbert, Tom Ratcliffe, Kian Price 81
30 Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood 80
31 Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Ged Keary, Rob Harris 79
32 Peter Maher, Gary Phillips, David Kelly, Ewan McCrea 78
33 Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport , Janet Heywood, Mark Roden 75
34 Andy Stapley, Steve Nulty, Ian Hope, Tim McMahon 73
35 Jack Coleman, Mike Gauden, Harvey Mattinson, Anthony Bloor 72

Ringway start sheet
Thursday 27th Aug

9.00 David Kelly x4
9.08 Simon Hemsley x4
9.16 Colin Roberts x4
9.25 Jim Caldwell x4
9.34 Paul Gilbert x4
9.43 Alan Leigh x4
9.52 Jim Clarke x4
10.00 Lewis Marland x4
10.09 Mark Hagarty x4
10.18 Mick Mahon x4
10.27 Neil Laurent x4
10.36 Mike George x4
10.44 Russell Solloitt x4
10.53 Roger Percival x4
11.02 Richard Blackwell x4
11.11 Kev Hart x4
11.20 Les Russon x4
11.28 Adam Carolan x4
11.37 Dave Sully x4
11.46 Sam Leach x4
11.55 Darren Booth x4
12.04 Dave Monk x4
12.12 Pete Walters x4
12.21 John Newton x4
12.30 John Wallis x4
12.39 Simon Poucher x4
12.48 Andy Cox x4
12.57 Paul Fell x4
1,06 John Hunt x4.
1.15 Steve Owen x4
1.24 Pete Cotton x4
1.33 Nigel Davenport x4
1.42 Danny Holbrook x4 –
1.50 Dave Goodwin x4
1.59 Gary Neiles x4
2.08 Bri Hopkins x4
2.17 Lee Tilley x4

Maxitours at Magnificent Knutsford

Maxitours at marvellous Knutsford

Growing up as a lad I was always told that Knutsford was the best nine-hole golf course in the North. Not many of todays’ players would argue with that fact after experiencing the golf course today.

New head green keeper Dave Jones is doing an unbelievable job:
‘The attention to detail is incredible -that course is phenomenal.’ Reported Bramall’s four handicapper Dave Woods (he was in a good mood to be fair after a -3 back nine.)
‘Wow our green keeper needs to come here! That is outstanding work!’ Reported an undisclosed player.
‘They are the best greens I have ever played on!’ Admitted Mark Hagerty.
‘If that course was 18 holes it would be the very best in Cheshire!’ Declared single figure businessman Lee Tilley.

Thanks for the comments guys I am delighted you enjoyed my home course.

Hats off also to new clubhouse manager Steve Baker.
He was in at 7.45am this morning frying up the bacon butties and was still serving beer at 7.45pm this evening- brilliant . It was the busiest day of the year for bar and food taking at Knutsford – many thanks to all my players.

It was also good to see everyone abiding by social distance guidelines on the course and in the Clubhouse. Jimmy O’Reilly came in wearing the biggest face mask I have ever seen.
‘How did you know it was me?’ He questioned.
‘I could tell by the scruffy trousers.’

I have had over 250 different golfers support my events over the last two days and I have not had a single issue. Many thanks. It was also great to have my lovely wife and son playing together today in a Maxitours event for the first time and they had a really great day with Alistair Holloway and Garry Owen- Thanks for looking after them guys.

On my first visit to Wembley for the 1990 FA cup final I watched Lee Martin slam in the winner for Manchester United. He slammed in a few putts today but had to go home with a losers medal as his team’s 88 points was only good enough for 3rd place . ‘A Maxitours win would have meant more to me than that FA Cup win. ‘ Reported the intelligent Royal Liverpool member.

Taking second place was Carden Parks Paul Fell(5), Ian Venables(12), Mike Lowe(9) and Dave Cooper(17). Fell was top of the Xentum Order of Merit last year but has fallen off a cliff before his impressive performance today. The team picked up 8 points on the 15th hole.

Winning today and making the most of the ideal golfing conditions was the Wilmslow team of Neil Higgins(9) John Bent(7) Mark Steggs(10)and Ian Waller(12) It was great to see John Bent again who was a regular on Maxitours ten years ago. He has obviously improved a lot since then.

Well played chaps great golf.

In the two day event Paul Fells team came out on top with a very impressive 173 total closely followed bu Steve Aspinalls’ team on 166.

Two day event
Paul Fell team – FJ Maxitours shirt
Steve Aspinall team -Maxitours shirt

Vale Royal prizes
Simon Poucher team –Maxitours FJ Lined sweater each
Garry Owen team – FJ Shirt each
Steve Aspinall team-
Richard Blackwell team- Maxitours shirt
Chris Adams team- Maxitours shirt
Simon Hemsley team-Maxitours bag towel

Nearest the Pin 3rd Andy Hamlett 34 inches Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 15th Les Penson 36 inches Doz AD333

2’s £140 3 prov1 or 6 srixons per two
Steve Aspinall Frank Massey Paul Fell Ian Venables Jim Clarke Dave Woods Dave Westwood Richard Palmer Simon Ledgerx2 Ronnie Moore Richard Taylor-Carr Les Penson Brendan Poynts Frank Massey Dave Beavis Dave Sarsfield

Knutsford 11-Aug-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Neil Higgins, John Bent, Mark Steggs, Ian Waller 93 12 Maxitours lined sweater each
2 Paul Fell, Ian Venables, Dave Cooper, Mike Lowe 89 10
3 Gary Neiles, Lee Martin, John Morton, Andy Joslin 88 8 Under Armour Shirt
4 Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Pete Norbury, Dave Rhodes 87 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate, Steve Walsh 87 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Andrew Hill, Dave Stewardson, Don Campbell, Mike Kelsall 86 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger 85
7= Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Nicky Platt, Alf Shillitoe 85
7= Garry Owen, Suzy Maxwell, James Maxwell, Alistair Holloway 85
7= Alan Leigh, Matt Driscoll, Jimmy O’Reilly, Ian Taylor 85
11= Simon Hemsley, Marcus Green, Dave Woods, Peter Maher 84
11= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Kev Seaton, Nick Ford 84
13= Steve Aspinall, Dave Monk, Steve Broome, Jerry Salmon 81
13= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood 81
13= Chris Marshall, Andy Hamlett, Nick Moores, Tony Jennison 81
16 Mark Hagerty, Ronnie Moore, Richard Taylor-Coe, Simon Ledger 80
17= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Adam Princep 78
17= Ian Hellens, Les Penson, Paul Hammond, Norrie Irwin 78
17= Colin Roberts, Dave Tobutt, Simon Williams, Nigel Armitage 78
17= John Linsky, Barrie Wilson, Simon Wilkinson, Nick Steele 78
21 Nev Sharless, Ian Smith, Brad Grimes, Tim Royle 77
22 Neil Macload, Mark Cordon, Brendan Poynts, John Tiernan 74
23 Andy Buckley, Phil Robinson, Alex Jarman, Dave Goodwin 73
24 Tony Doyle, Rex Taylor, David Robinson, Geoff Francis 72

Stockport start sheet
Monday 18th Aug

9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Neale Laurent x4
9.36 Rob Platt x4
9.45 Rob Harris x4
9.54 Paul Gilbert x4
10.03 Martin Bramwell x4
10.12 Chris Adams x4
10.21 Chris Adams x4
10.30 Lewis Marland x4
10.39 Paul Cooper x4
10.48 Mick Mahon x4
10.57 Jack Coleman x4
11.06 Jim Clarke x4
11.15 Andy Cox x4
11.06 John Hilditch x4
11.24 Mike George x4
11.33 Gareth Winstone x4
11.42 Gary Phillips x4
11.51 Simon Poucher x4
12.00 Jim Lindsay x4
12.09 Sam Leach x4
12.18 Graham Pike x4
12.27 Les Russon x4
12.36 Dave Sully x4
12.45 Kev Hart x4
12.54 Ian Hellens x4
1.03 Bob Mottershead x4
1.12 Jon Hudson x4
1.21 Barrie Simpson x4
1,30 Dave Buckley x4
1.39 Neil Edwards x4
1.48 Neil Edwards x4
1.57 Richard Blackwell x4
2.06 Chris Wrighton x4
2.15 Dave Goodwin x4
2.24 jonny lord xentun x1
2.33 Bri Hopkins x4
2.42 Andy Hill x4
2.51 Lee Tilley x4
3.00 Gary Neiles x4

Rob Rhodes x4
Euan Dunbar x4