Maxitours Quinta do Lago Classic final results

Maxitours final results at Qunita Do Lago Classic

Incredible weather once again was the reward for the sixty Maxitours Quinta Do Lago Classic players who travelled to Portugal.

Many thanks to everyone for your terrific integrity and behavior. throughout the trip I have just spoken to the hotel manager and he was impressed by the superb standards and behavior of our players this week. Brilliant.

Here is a link to some more photos kindly provided by Mark from holidays4golfers

https://photos.app.goo.gl/svxTnPkhDkRLB8mi9

Before we list the prize winners there are a few congratulations to be made to players and their achievements this week.

Andy Bennett was over the moon after his first ever hole in one with a superb 5 iron into the 17th hole at Laranjal on the first day – a brilliant shot he will remember for the rest of his life.

Huge congratulations are also due to Dave Goodwin and his team. They set a new world record of 22 glasses of red wine balanced on a small table in the hotel bar. This was set at 7.28pm last night just as the free bar was closing.

Paul Woodbine also set a record for fastest person to get lost in Portugal. He had been on the Algarve for 20 minutes and whilst 59 golfers were in the shuttles heading to the Quinta resort I finally located Paul happily enjoying the sunshine and drinking a pint on his own in the outside bar at Faro airport. Well done Paul.

In the overall touranament Knutsfords father and son Jim(11) and Chris Clarke(14) teamed up with Heyriose man Graham Jackson(8) and Abersochs Pete Ledger(19). They arrived three days early and prepared well with serious practice round on each course. I followed them around today and rapidly improving Chris was the star of the show with two birdies and an eagle on the back nine! Congratulations on a great team performance- A two shot handicap reduction each should slow the likable quartet down next year!

Laranjal on Day 1 was won by Allan Browns team with a terrific 82 points. ‘ It proved to be a very frustrating day for Pete Atherton though. He actually played really well but he was annoyed as he was too small to reach the oranges growing on the numerous trees around the course.

Jim Clarkes team took the honours on the final two days at Quinta North and South. Tubby team member Graham ‘the pie man’ Jackson had a disappointing start to the week when someone told him the Pie Ella was good. His ears pricked up as Graham has eaten every variety of pie on offer but he had never had a Pie Ella before. He was devastated when a healthy bowl of rice with a few shrimps arrived. His excellent golf soon put the smile back on his face.

Thanks to all players for making the trip so enjoyable to run. I hope you enjoyed the four days as much as I have.
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 16th Dave Westwood 150 Euro
Nearest the Pin 16th Chris Adams 150 euro

Best Day 1 team not in the top 5 overall
Alan Konarski team 80 1 dozen Titleist Pro V1 or 2 dozen AD333 each

Day 2 at Quinta South not top 5
Peter McCulloch team score 82
1 dozen Titleist Pro V1 or 2 dozen AD333 each

Day 3 at Quinta North not top 5
Richard Williamson team score 82
1 dozen Titleist Pro V1 or 2 dozen AD333 each

Final Overall Scores 17-19 Jan20
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 255 12 Titleist cart Bag each
2 Mike Clewley , Mark Clewley, Noel Chapman, Mike Thomas 242 10 Tielist Travel Coverall each
3 Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock 238 8 Dozen Pro V1s each + cap and+ FJ Glove
4 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy, Simon Hemsley 237 6 Dozen Pro V1s each
5 Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 237 4 Dozen Pro V1s each
6= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 236
6= Peter McCulloch, Ian Gemmell, Pete Roche, Chris Hammond 236
8 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Garry Titchen, Bill Riorden 229
9 Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 225
10 Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Pete Atherton, Martin France 222
11 Ian Fenson , Dean McFadden, John McAttee, Andrew Mansfield 221
12 Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Ashley Elliott, Peter Robinson 219
13 Colin Roberts, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Ron Sloane 217
14 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Mike Cooksey, Simon Langdon 216
15 Alan Konarski, Graham Foden, John Wilson, Paul Davidson 215
Todays Quinta North Scores 19-Jan-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 89
2= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 82
2= Mike Clewley , Mark Clewley, Noel Chapman, Mike Thomas 82
4 Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock 81
5= Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy, Simon Hemsley 80
5= Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Mike Cooksey, Simon Langdon 80
7 Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 79
8= Peter McCulloch, Ian Gemmell, Pete Roche, Chris Hammond 78
8= Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 78
8= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Garry Titchen, Bill Riorden 78
11 Ian Fenson , Dean McFadden, John McAttee, Andrew Mansfield 77
12 Colin Roberts, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Ron Sloane 75
13= Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Pete Atherton, Martin France 73
13= Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Ashley Elliott, Peter Robinson 73
15 Alan Konarski, Graham Foden, John Wilson, Paul Davidson 71

Results from special Quinta South

Dear Maxitours player,

Here are todays scores from the wonderful Quinta South course. Early morning rain gave way to a pleasant afternoon. Tomorrow is forecast wall to wall sunshine.

Jim Clarkes team take a five shot lead into the final day but there are several teams set to make a move on the Quinta North course tomorrow. (please note tomorrows start times are next to your overall score.)

Transfers are approximately 1 hr 15 minutes before your times.

Thanks for your patience today, early morning rain meant the early groups before our party on the course were slower than expected.

Have a great night, Tim

Here are Day 2 scores – 3 teams are to complete their rounds in the morning

Day 2 Quinta South 18-Jan-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1= Mike Clewley , Mark Clewley, Noel Chapman, Mike Thomas 84 Estimate score – 1 hole to play
1= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 84
1= Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock 84 estimate 2 holes to play
4 Peter McCulloch, Ian Gemmell, Pete Roche, Tony Gregory 82
5 Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 80
6= Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 76
6= Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy, Simon Hemsley 76
8 Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Pete Atherton, Martin France 75
9= Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Mike Cooksey, Simon Langdon 72
9= Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 72
11 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Garry Titchen, Bill Riorden 71
12= Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Ashley Elliott, Peter Robinson 70
12= Ian Fenson , Dean McFadden, John McAttee, Andrew Mansfield 70 estimate 3 holes to play
14 Colin Roberts, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Ron Sloane 68
15 Alan Konarski, Graham Foden, John Wilson, Paul Davidson 64

Overall scores

Portugal Classic after 2 days 17/18-Jan-20
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 166 11.44am
2 Mike Clewley , Mark Clewley, Noel Chapman, Mike Thomas 161 11.36am
3= Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock 158 11.28am
3= Peter McCulloch, Ian Gemmell, Pete Roche, Chris Hammond 158 11.20am
3= Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 158 11.12am
6 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy, Simon Hemsley 157 11.04am
7 Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 154 10.56am
8 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Garry Titchen, Bill Riorden 151 10.48am
9 Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Pete Atherton, Martin France 149 10.40am
10 Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 147 10.32am
11 Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Ashley Elliott, Peter Robinson 146 10.24am
12 Ian Fenson , Dean McFadden, John McAttee, Andrew Mansfield 145 10.16am
13 Alan Konarski, Graham Foden, John Wilson, Paul Davidson 144 10.08am
14 Colin Roberts, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Ron Sloane 142 10.00am
15 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Mike Cooksey, Simon Langdon 136 9.52am

results from fabulous Laranjal

*Space for 1 team at Vale Royal on Weds 22nd
* Room at North Wales Thurdsay 30th Jan

Maxitours at Stunning Laranjal Golf Course

Wow, what a great day!
Incredible weather, an absolutely class golf course and a wonderful group of golfers made it a day in paradise for Maxitours players today.

‘Magnificent!’ Reported Ian Gemmell
‘That’s the best course on the Algarve!’ Declared Chris Hammond
‘Does it get any better than this?’ Beamed Richard Palmer
‘That was the most enjoyable round of golf I have ever had’ Announced Dave Westwood (who has had his fair share of bad rounds.)

The course was playing easier than usual with calm sunny conditions and fast running fairways. There is a Hairdresser in Quinta shopping centre who also sells second hand pro V1s. I was tempted to do a deal with him when I had my haircut last week. Hundreds of balls are usually lost in this event but the quality of the golf was such by my players I think he will have to stick to selling overpriced shampoo instead.

Simon Hemsley turned his holiday around today with some great golf. Things got off to a troubled start when he elbowed a complete stranger as he put his luggage in the overhead compartment on his outbound flight, he then got stung by a wasp early on in his round today. He managed to elbow his way onto the leader board with some excellent golf as his team took 3rd place overall with 81 points.

Jim Clarkes team are defending their title and they had a solid start with 82 points but they were pipped on the back nine after some great play from Allan Browns team which included Bramall’s Andy Bennett. Andy had the round of his life culminating in his first ever hole in one on the 17th with a solid five iron which gently fell into the cup. Congratulations.

If any players are after a free drink and are wondering what Andy looks like I will happily point him out to you later. He helped his team also including Mike Brown and Neil Worthington to a surprise victory with 82 points

Kev Harts team is currently in 2nd last place. But apparently it’s not his fault.

Tomorrow we play the fabulous Quinta do Lago South course. This beautiful course is Mrs Maxwells favourite especially after she easily defeated her husband there last week. It’s a cracker.

Thanks to Mark from Holidays4golfers for his photography work. Please click on this link to see your team in action!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BmbZnSwiKQECZ27v6

Get to bed.

Yours in Golf, Tim

Laranjal 17-Jan-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1= Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 82
1= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 82
3 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Al Demmy, Simon Hemsley 81
4= Alan Konarski, Graham Foden, John Wilson, Paul Davidson 80
4= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Garry Titchen, Bill Riorden 80
6 Mike Clewley , Mark Clewley, Noel Chapman, Mike Thomas 77
7= Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Ashley Elliott, Peter Robinson 76
7= Peter McCulloch, Ian Gemmell, Pete Roche, Chris Hammond 76
9= Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 75
9= Ian Fenson , Dean McFadden, John McAttee, Andrew Mansfield 75
11= Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock 74
11= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 74
11= Colin Roberts, Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Ron Sloane 74
11= Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Pete Atherton, Martin France 74
15 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Mike Cooksey, Simon Langdon 64

Saturday 18th January Quinta South from 11:36 – 13:04 (12 tee times) 08:32 – 8:48 (3 tee times)
11.20 Peter McCulloch team
11.28 Alan Konarski team
11.36 Peter Maher team
11.44 Richard Williamson team
11.52 Colin Roberts team
12.00 Roger Percival team
12.08 Jim Clarke team
12.16 Joe Kirwan team
12.24 Bob Eastwood team
12.32 Allan Brown team
12.40 Mick Mahon team
12.48 Chris Adams team
12.56 Mike Clewley team
1.04 Kev Hart team
1.12 Dean McFadden team

Warrington course update

1 player required for tomorrow !

Dear maxitours player

I have just spoken to highly rated Warrington head greenkeeper John Mc Coughlin and he is confident that unless we get more rain that the golf course will be open tomorrow

I will update my website at 8.30 am but the forecast looks very favourable

There may be 1 temporary green in operation

Yours in golf

Tim

Maxitours at Epic Dunham Forest

Maxitours at Dunham Forest
Thank you to Dunham Forest for hosting my event after the last minute change from Ringway.
Head Pro Paul Dennis was very accommodating along with Clubhouse Manager Mike and his friendly team of bar and catering staff. Also to Head Greenkeeper Dave for the presentation of the course especially the greens which were in superb condition for the time of year.

No report today as I am away in Portugal but a big thank you to the ever efficient Matt Turnock for running my event again, you will see him again next week at Warrington.

Todays results were:

2’s £195 = 4 ProV1’s or 9 x Srixon AD333’s
Simon Raine, Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons, Paul Dalby, Kevin Pearce, Colin Bryan, Luke Bartram, Mark Jones, James Shipston, Tom Baker Snr & Colin Berry

NP – 8th Peter Griggs – 1 Doz Srixon AD333’s
NP in 2 on 18th Simon Raine – 1 Doz Srixon AD333’s

Dunham Forest – AM AM Thursday 9th January 2020 Scores OOM
Jim Caldwell Russell Cash A. Ahern Peter Greggs 87 cpo 12 Maxitours FJ Lambswool Sweaters
Paul Dalby Barney Ross Phil Vokes Matt Birch 87 10 Maxitours FJ Shirts
Craig Dyson Sam Wilson Luke Bartrum Pete Moss 86 8 Under Armour Shirts
Mickey Gray Matt Jansen Pat Keenan Warren Newton 85 cpo 6 Maxitour Shirts
Roger Percival Martin France Ed Wilkinson Pete Atherton 85 cpo 4 Maxitours Bag Towels
Colin Roberts Dave Marchant Dave Mason Nigel Armitage 85 2 Maxitours Score Card Holders
Les Russon Rob Kenyon Gavin Spencer Ken Clarke 84
Richard Blackwell John Hilton Andy Hamlett Steven Austin 84
Dave Cooper Bnigel Ashton Mike Lowe Colin Bryan 83
John Hunt James Shipston Alison Shipston James Brown 83
Munro Donald Andy Faulkner Simon Raine Swamy Narayana 83
Gary Neiles John Morton Alan Forber Pete Tomlinson 83
Lee Tilley David Sarsfiled D. Jagger Gary Torr 82
John Hilditch John Owen Ian Brtholomew Steve Boland 82
Brian Hopkins Ross Birch Neil Worton Darren Whittaker 81
Jim Rymer Peter Newey Mike Dempsey Jim Dickenson 81
Jim Cox Neil Painter D. Beachford Colin Moore 80
Gareth Bradley Joe Kirwan Simon Hemsley Mike Spencer 77
Barry Wilson Andy Stokes John Fitzsimmons Simon Wilkinson 75
Dave Goodwin Paul Woodbine Aiden Illsley Phil Robinson 75
Brian Greenbank Tony Bray Peter Veitch Andrew Veitch 75
Tony Andrews Kevin Pearce Steve Foxcroft Trevor Webb 74
Tom Baker Tom Baker Snr John Kilner Dave Smith 73
Mick Mahon Dave Westwood Richard Palmer John Farnsworth 73
Lewis Marland Neil Laurent Phil Dickens John Harrop 73
Dave Greenwood Sarah Ormrod Kev Hart Pete O’Neill 72
Pete Maher Russell Humphries Charlie Beadle Martin Higgins 72
Steve Heywood Janet Heywood Richard Wakefield Graham Davenport 70
Pete Fotheringham Nev Sharliss Mark Jones Matk Rowden 69
Steve Aspinall Colin Berry Graham Wilkinson Alan Hoy 69

Warrington Weds 15th Jan 11am shotgun Pairs £25.00
1a Les Russon x 4
1b Nigel Hallows x 4
2a Dave Sully x 4
2b Richard Blackwell x 4
3a Bri Hopkins x 4
4a Gary Neiles x 2 Phil Young x 2
4b Steve Lamont x 4
5a Peter Maher x 4
6 Craig Dyson x 4
6b
7 Jim Rymer x 4
7b Adam Carolan x 4
8 Hugh Mullin x 2 / 4 tbc
9 Mike George x 4
10a Roy Ainsworth x 4
10b David Kelly x 4.
11a Si Hemsley x 4
11b Colin Roberts x 4
12 Jim Clarke x 4
13 Paul Dalby x 4
14a John Hilditch x 4
14b Koos Alders x 4
15a Ian Hellens x 4
15b Steve Aspinall x 4
16 Simon Poucher x 4
17b Dave Blood x 4
18a Lewis Marland x 4
18b Mick Mahon x 4