Maxitours news!

Dear Maxitours players,

Another lockdown!


Of course all my events are on hold until further notice – I will update you as soon as regulations change.

I hope and trust this will be the last lockdown. As we all get the vaccine and the weather warms up I feel confident we will be nearing normality by the Summer.

It will be a great day when we can all finally shake hands after a game of golf with our pals ! In the meantime let’s all stay safe for the last leg of this journey.

Many thanks for all the entries for next summer – a few of my events are already full.

I will update my website in the next few days showing entries.

Yours in golf and friendship,

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The Xentum Maxitours Summer Schedule 2021

Dear Maxitours Golfer,

Many thanks for your continued support of Maxitours in this, the strangest of years. I really hope your golf has given you some much needed pleasure!

Thank you for your superb etiquette, quick pace of play and most importantly your integrity in playing in the true spirit of the game which is so important to the success of the tour. I have really got to know all my players and feel that I have a very special clientele . I always get remarks from Secretaries and Stewards on what a nice bunch of golfers you are.

I am delighted to announce the 2021 Maxitours schedule. Despite having to overcome some Covid issues I will always continue to try and provide my players with the best golf, on the best courses, at the best prices.

We are so fortunate to be able to play this terrific game.

Good luck this coming season.

Yours in Golf,

Ps The Moorland Classic and Summer Classic are two day events but Order of Merit points and Prizes are awarded each day as lots of teams may only wish to play one of the events.
Pps The Welsh Classic – Teams must play both days- Priority will be given to last years teams- please let me know asap if you wish to play.

Maxitours – XENTUM – Summer Schedule 2021
Mon 03rd May Preston 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Tues 11th May Romiley 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Moorland Masters
Weds 19th May Pleasington 9.30am-3pm AM AM £27.50
Thurs 20th May Bolton Old Links 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Tues 25th May Bramall Park 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Weds 02nd June Vale Royal 8.30am-3pm AM AM £25.00
The Welsh Classic
Mon 07th June Conwy 10am-3pm AM AM £65.00
Tues 08th June North Wales 10am-3pm AM AM
Thurs 17th June Hazel Grove 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Weds 23rd June Bromborough 9.30am-2.48pm AM AM £27.50
Thurs 01st July Davenport 10am-3pm Pairs £25.00
Mon 05th July Lancaster 10am-3pm AM AM £27.50
Weds 14th July Pleasington 9.30am-3.15pm AM AM £27.50
Thurs 22nd July Hopwood TBC 10am-3pm AM AM £27.50
Tues 27th July Lymm TBC 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Weds 04th Aug Vale Royal 8.30am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Summer Classic
Tue 10th Aug Cavendish 10.00am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Thurs 12th Aug Ringway 9.00am-3pm AM AM £27.50
Mon 16th Aug Stockport 9.00am-3pm AM AM £27.50
Thurs 26th Aug Davyhulme 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Mon 30th Aug Clitheroe 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Mon 06th Sept Preston 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Thurs 16th Sept Hopwood TBC 10am-3pm Pairs £27.50.
Thurs 23rd Sept Helsby 10am-3pm AM AM £25.00
Mon 27th Sept Leigh 9am-2.30pm AM AM £25.00
Fri 08th Oct Vale of Llangollen 9.00am-2.30pm AM AM £25.00
Maxitours Charity Day
Thurs 14th Oct Prestbury 9am-2pm AM AM £200 / team
Mon 18th Oct Stockport 8.30am-2pm AM AM £27.50

Maxitours at The Mere

Terrific Summer Schedule released next week!

Maxitours at The Mere

The Mere staff gave us a very warm welcome to Maxitours players today. This is a wonderful venue and everyone enjoyed themselves.

The course was incredibly dry considering yesterday’s drenching and it was great to see the ball rolling on the firm fairways.

Sam Leach was back playing with his usual very unsuccessful team. ‘I thought I would be able to shake them off during lockdown but they are all back’ He complained. He wasn’t surprised to finish 25th.

Scoring from most teams was excellent on the shortened course and Wilmslows’ Jim Caldwell(13) took the early lead playing alongside James Cash (1) Steve Barlow (6) and Bob Pickthall(18). They had 87 super points.

Earning their first win for over two years was Lee Tilleys’ (9) Saddleworth team. Dave Sarsfield (22) and Dave Rhodes(24) both had four point hauls and Ex Wigan Rugby league Chairman Norbury(24) also chipped in when required. Well played chaps great golf.

Many thanks for your amazing support this year I hope you all have a very safe Christmas and manage to spend some quality time with your family and friends.

Yours in golf and friendship.

Nearest the Pin 8th Paul Woodbine 3ft Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 14th Nigel Armitage 4ft Dozen AD333

2’s sweep £177.50 4 prov1s 10 srixons
James Cash Dave Harlow Neil Edwards Paul Woodbine Jon Beesley Tim Potter Mike Picton Lee Tilley Chris Lee John Fitzsimmons Paul Yearsley

The Mere 17-Dec-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Pete Norbury, Lee Tilley, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 89 12 Maxitours lined sweater each
2 Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, James Cash, Steve Barlow 87 10 Maxitours FJ shirt each
3 Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine, Richard Williamson, AN Other 86 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 John Wallis, John Moorfield, David Tongue, Mark Pasquail 86 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Paul Yates, John Longworth, Gary Neiles, Joe Yates 85 2 Maxitours towel each
6= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley 84
6= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 84
6= Martin Humphries, David Hest, Adrian Btrown, Paul Fell 84
6= Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons, Alan Simpson 84
10 Dave Parry, Neil Edwards, Ste Woods, Jimmy Shirley 83
11= Jason Atherton, Chris Bland, Joshua Woods, Adie Price 82
11= Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Andy Wright 82
11= Ashley Elliot, Bob Eastwood, Mike Lamb, Mark Clewley 82
11= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley 82
15= Jim Cox, Ian George, Steve Jenkinson, Colin Gallimore 81
15= Gary Brash, Tim Potter, Mike Picton, Jimmy McEwan 81
15= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton 81
18= Adam Carolan, Shuan Mudalige, Jon Beesley, Rob Sims 80
18= Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Paul Robinson, Phil Dickens 80
18= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Ken Clarke 80
18= Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner 80
18= Chris Lee, Steve Heywood, Neil Coverley, Graham Davenport 80
18= Neil Worthington, Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 80
24 Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, David Mason, Nigel Armitage 79
25= Stuart Blake, Dave Harlow, David Wilkinson, Jonty Geake 77
25= Neale Laurent, Garteth Winston, John Harrop, Craig Tinto 77
25= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges, ChriscWalley 77
28 Nigel Davenport, Graham Pike, Nigel Eckersley, Jeremy Lawton 71

Maxitours at superb Vale Royal

Maxitours at Vale Royal

The weather was very kind to Maxitours players as we visited Vale Royal Abbey for our first event after lockdown. It was great to see so many friends reunited and enjoying themselves on a quality golf course.

Head greenkeeper Justin did a tremendous job despite overnight rainfall and this fantastic Cheshire course was a pleasure to play.
‘It was like playing golf in April it was that dry out there.’ Raved Steve Heywood.

Thanks also to hard working Ian Embury and his team who look after us so well whenever we visit this great venue.

Simon Wilkinson played today. He has a highly trained border collie. When he goes home he talks it through his scorecard and it claps its front paws whenever he reads out a par.
‘What does it do if you have a birdie?’ I asked.
‘I have no idea as I’ve only had it for six years’ He replied.

This is the time of year to make changes to your golf swing. Simon Hemsley is a lovely lad and he strikes the ball really well but his chipping has been known to occasionally let him down. He has been practising his new improved technique at home and demonstrated it for his team in the Clubhouse before play. They have Christened him IKEA as it looks great now but in 3 months-time it could well fall apart.

Many players didn’t think I would have the intelligence to cope with the new handicapping system but against all odds things went very smoothly today. This was mainly due to team Captains being so organised- thanks guys.

Next Thursday we are at Mere and the Slope rating is exactly the same as today!– 135 from the yellow tees.

With a few more shots flying around than usual combined with the pure putting surfaces scoring was excellent.

The new handicaps certainly favoured the aging Knutsford Team of Steve Foxcroft(16), Tony Andrews(24), eighty year old Rob Weston(17) and Trevor Webb(18) they recorded a first top ten finish for 5 years. They have all gone home early to calm down and have a sleep.

There were 4 teams sharing second place on 86 points.

Most teams fared better on the easier back nine but Steve(7) and Janet Heywood(9), Richard Wakefield(18) and Chris Lee (7) had a best of the day 46 points to take 2nd place.

Bramalls Ashley Elliot(10), Mark Clewley(3), Bob Eastwood(11) and Mike Lamb(12) all played mint as they finished 3rd.
Gary Neiles team were 4th and Dave Westwood’s men were 5th .

Winning with 87 points was the Mottram Hall team of Nick Moores(13) Andy Hamlett(8) Richard Blackwell(14) and John Hilton(16)
Moores did the damage with three gross birdies but they all combined well.

Thanks for your support everyone.

It is great to be back!!


Nearest the pin 6th Dave Mason 5ft Doz AD333

Nearest the pin 16th Paul Fell 10 inch Doz AD333

2’s £147.50 4 pro v1 or 10 srixon

Paul Fell Richard Palmer Lewis Marland Peter Veitch Rob Roden Janet Heywood Paul Roberts Martin France Richard Johnson

Vale Royal 09-Dec-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Andy Hamlett, Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Nick Moores 87 12 Maxitours lined sweater each
2 Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Chris Lee, Richard Wakefield 86 10 Maxitours top each
3 Ashley Elliot, Bob Eastwood, Mike Lamb, Mark Clewley 86 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Paul Yates, John Longworth, Gary Neiles, Joe Yates 86 6 Winter mitts each
5 Dave Westwood, Andy Palmer, Damien Bateson, Andy Faulkner 86 4 Maxitours towel each
6 Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 85 2
7= Jim Caldwell, Bryce Brooks, Russell Cash, Don Bailey 83
7= Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 83
7= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, 83
10 Lewis Marland, Steve Schofield, Paul Robinson, Phil Dickens 82
11 Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Steve Jenkinson, Colin Gallimore 81
12= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley 80
12= Chris Adams , Richard Johnson, Paul Allen, Mike Sutton 80
12= Neale Laurent, Payl Butler, John Harrop, John Hartley 80
12= Bob Pickthall, Rob Roden, Pete Sumner, Dave Thomas 80
12= Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Ian Goulty, Dave Smith 80
12= Martin Humphries, David Hest, Adrian Btrown, Paul Fell 80
12= Dave Monk, Simon Wilkinson, John Linsky, Nick Steel 80
19 Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Andy Wright 79
20= Neil Worthington, Joe Stanley, Darren Whittaker, Don Campbell 78
20= Steve Lamont, Paul Roberts, Eugenio Fernandez, Terry Broadhurst 78
22 Ian Venables, Nigel Ashton, Paul Jones, Colin Bryant 77
23= Kev Hart, Andy Mansfield, Sean Bate, Paul Yearsley 75
23= Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons, Peter Stuart 75
25 Jon Hudson, Rob Blain, Rob Hughes, Andy Corner 74
26 Nigel Davenport, Neil Gowan, Alex Walters, Mike Jackson 72
27 Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, David Mason, Andy Williamson 71

Mere start sheet Thursday 17th December

1st tee

9.00 John Atkin x4

9.08 Simon Hemsley x4

9.16 Colin Roberts x4

9.25 Dave Blood x4

9.34 Jim Clarke x4

9.42 Lewis Marland x4

9.50 Neale Laurent x4

9.59 Mick Mahon x4

10.08 Dave Goodwin x4

10.17 Lee Tilley x4

10.25 Roger Percival x4

10.34 Paul Fell x4

10.43 Martin Humphries x4

10.52 Dave Sully x4

11.00 Steve Aspinall x4

11.09 Kev Hart x4

9th tee

9.00 Jim Caldwell

9.08 Graham Pike x4

9.16 Neil Edwards x4

9.25 Dave Parry x4

9.33 Jason Atherton x4

9.41 Adam Carolan x4

9.50 John Wallis x4

9.58 Ashley Elliott x4

10.08 Sam Leach x4

10.16 Les Russon

10.24 Gary Neiles

10.33 Steve Marsh

10.42 Richard Blackwell x4


Ian Hellens x4

Paul Gilbert x4

Mike George x4

Anthony Egan x4

Neil Drummond x4