Maxitours at no snow North Wales

*Spaces still available in team of 4 event at Ringway Golf Club Friday 22nd December
*Fantastic Summer Schedule released on Friday!!

Maxitours at North Wales Golf Club

Many thanks to the travelling Maxitours players who enjoyed their ‘exhilarating’ days golf at North Wales.
A strong breeze and occasional shower didn’t stop all the guys enjoying themselves.
Thanks to North Wales Golf Club. This is a wonderful links course and it has just signed up to host Day 1 of the Maxitours Welsh Classic on June 11th with Conwy hosting the final day on Tuesday 12th June 2018.
Congratulations to John Wallaces team from Leigh with a great score of six under par to earn victory today.

North Wales results

1st place John Wallace Tony Green Dave Tongue Mark Pasquil Leigh -6
Dozen AD333s each
2nd Richard Blackwell Garry Smith Gary Conroy John Hilton -5
Pro quip shirt each
3rd Paul Dalby team -3
4th Sam Leach team level
4th Steve Aspinall team level
6th Pete Monahan team +1
7th Colin Roberts team +5

Maxitours Christmas Cracker team of 4 Ringway Friday 22nd December

1a Roy Ainsworth x4
1b Simon Ashton x4
2a Koos Alders x4
2b Martin France x4
3 Paul Fell x2 Simon Poucher X1 – Anthony Grinnell x1
4 Mike Dean x4
5a Phil Housley x4
5b Trevor Foster x4
6 Steve Aspinall x4
7a Simon Hemsley x4
7b Barry Jackson x4
8James Eaves x4
9a John Hunt x4
9b Barry Wilson x4
10a Colin Roberts x4
10b Bob Pictahll x4
11 Brian Hopkins x4
12b John Royle x4
14Richard Blackwell x4
14b Mick Mahon x4
15a John Berry x4
16 Phil Vokes x4
17a Les Russon x4
17b Graham littler x4

18a Pete Ledger x4

IMPORTANT Vale Royal news and The latest Stuburt Order of Merit

Maxitours at Vale Royal cancelled – event moved to snow free North Wales Golf Club

Dear Maxitours player

Due to freezing temperatures once again tomorrow and lots of ground snow Vale Royal will be unfit for play on Wednesday. Unfortunately the event at this great course has been cancelled.

I have phoned various courses to try and get game for my players and the best I can do is North Wales which is in ‘really excellent condition’ according to Club pro Richard Bradbury and they can accommodate us between 10.24am- 12pm

This is a lovely links course and well worth a visit.

Cost is just £20 which includes prizes- the field is limited to just twelve 4 balls and will be on a first come first served basis- please let me know if you wish to play!!

Thank you for your patience, Tim


For those players lucky enough to be heading to the Algarve sunshine next month here are the tee times for the fantastic Maxitours Team of 4 Event at Vilasol;


12 January Vila Sol Holes 19-27 / 1-9

9.18am Marc Morris, Koos Alders, Ron Sloane, Colin Roberts

9.27am John Berry, Chris O’Regan, Peter Monahan, Anthony Grinnell

9.36am Alan Frazer, Alan Smith, Andrew Wallace, David Runciman

9.45am Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Peter McCullogh, Ian Gemmill

9.54am Alan Brown, Stephen Baldwin, Mick Brown, Andrew Bennett

10.03am Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Peter Robinson, Ian King

10.12am Charles Donald, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth

10.21am Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke, James Joyce, Dave Thomas

10.30am Bob Kwan, Ian Fensom, Kevin Hart, Robin Vidler

10.39am Kenny Chinn, Kishor Vadgama, James Wilson, Mike Tarrant

13 January Vila Sol 1st Tee time from 09:18 1-18

9.18 Kenny Chinn team

9.27 Bob Kwan team

9.36 Jim Clarke team

9.45 Richard Palmer team

9.54 Bob Eastwood team

10.03 Alan Brown team

10.12 Joe Kirwan team

10.21 Alan Frazer team

10.30 John Berry team

10.39 Marc Morris team

Final day teams to go out in score order- leaders off last!

The Latest Stuburt Order of Merit

John Hilton leads the Stuburt order of Merit after some solid performances in recent weeks. Points are awarded for top 12 finished in pairs events and top 6 finished in team of 4 events. Top 10 in the Stuburt Order of Merit will qualify for the Stuburt shootout after the singles evet at Knutsford in April.

Position Name TOTAL PTS
1 John Hilton 37
2 Barney Ross 35
3 Chris Cyprus 30
4 Richard Blackwell26
4 Alan Pengelly 26
6 Dan Moore 23
7 Paul Dalby 18
7 Fred Green 18
7 Dave Stone 18
7 Phil Vokes 18

Results from Superb Stockport

*Ringway Christmas event date change now Friday 22nd Dec Team of 4 AM AM- Spaces available!*
Maxitours at Superb Stockport

The weather was incredibly kind for the Maxitours event at Stockport. Torrential overnight rain and snow forecast later in the day left a narrow window of great weather which players took full advantage of this afternoon.
‘Considering the amount of rain we have had recently that was absolutely terrific!’ Said an impressed Joe Yates after his round.
‘This place just gets better and better.’ Declared Mike Stanforth.
The course was designed by Sandy Herd the 1902 Open Champion and he would be delighted to see the course looking so good in December -all players were extremely complimentary about the smooth greens as they handed their cards in after play. Thanks to all the greens staff for their excellent preparation.
It was also a classy gesture from the likeable Stockport Golf Club Captain Les Jowsey who made a special trip to come down to wish us all an enjoyable day. Thank you very much- I hope you have a great year Captain.

The Clubhouse overlooks the17th tee and I am always fascinated by the variety of golf swings on offer. If Claude Harmon was watching I think he might consider taking up a new profession. Richard Blackwell must practice his backswing under a coffee table at night and I am not suggesting Munro Donald’s swing is too steep but when he goes to the local fairground he never struggles to make the bell ring when he swings the big mallett.

Steve Foxcroft is not known for winning things. He has only been mentioned in a Maxitours report once and that was when he lost control of his trolley on the 9th hole at Llangollen and it ended up disappearing into the fast flowing river. Today he played with his son Jamie and they both win some balls after recording twos. Well done Steve. They still managed to finish 4th from last however.
In today’s event late stand in Eddie Jordan(14) found the right formula when he teamed up with Wychwoods’ Richard Williamson(13), Dave Goodwin(11) and Phil Robinson(10) to take 4th place with 84 points. They were beaten on a card play off by the Colin Roberts Alsager team of Geoff Andrews(20), Dave Masson(14) and top cricket umpire Dave Marchant(16) who had a strong finish to take 3rd.
Terry FRIDAY(20) played in his first Maxitours event today and he was the ‘MAN’ . The badly dressed golfer looks like he has just been involved in a shipwreck but it didn’t stop him from playing some great golf. He was at home in the sand and played a couple of great bunker shots. Joe Yates (15) Roy Ainsworth(27) and Gary Neiles(6) from Sandiway helped the team to 85 points and a best of the season 2nd place.

Winning today were world famous Premiership referees Mike Dean(6) and Neil Swarbrick(18) along with Pete Tomlinson(2) and Mike Masser(14). These guys might miss a few things on the football pitch but they didn’t miss anything on the terrific Stockport greens. Their excellent performance was only slightly marred on two occasions. Once when linesman Swarbrick couldn’t help himself from running up and down the fairway when Dean handed him the flagstick and secondly late in his round Dean hit a great putt which just lipped out. They both quickly checked their watches to see if the ball had gone in or not.
Well played chaps , you know we love you really.
Thanks to all for playing I hope you enjoyed your round before the snow sets in!
Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 5th Richard Blackwell Doz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Stuart Blake Doz AD333s

2’s sweep £135 4 prov 1s or 10 srixons per 2 Joe Yates Bri Hopkins Dave McGuiness Richard Blackwell Richard Palmer Steve Foxcroft Jamie Foxcroft Steve Heywood x2

Stockport 07-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Mike Dean, Neil Swarbrick, Pete Tomlinson, Mike Masser 86 12 Ashworth Fleece each
2 Roy Ainsworth, Joe Yates, Terry Friday, Gary Neiles 85 10 Titleist travel umbrella each
3 Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason, 84 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Eddie Jordan, Dave Goodwin 84 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Jim Caldwell, Peter Maxwell, John Kelsall, Nigel Milroy 83 4 Maxitours towel each
6 Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Dave Rhodes 83 2 Maxitours towel each
7 Neil Drummond, Brendan Leighton, Dave McGuiness, Andy Stone 83
8= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, John Hilton, Richard Blackwell 82
8= Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon 82
10= Dave Blood, Andy Sandham, Ian George, Tony Walsh 79
10= Dale Beaghan, Chris Beaghan, Pete Ledger, John Fielding 79
10= Graham Jackson, Mark Hazeldine, John Cross, Steve Blakeway 79
13= Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald 78
13= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley 78
13= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Gary Bresnahan, Mark Taylor 78
13= Steve Heywood, Yash Turgut, Ian Appleton, Colin Axon 78
13= Trevor Foster, Peter Houston, Andy Walmsley, Phil Mahers 78
18 Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Steve Latchford, Barney Ross 77
19= Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton, Neale Laurent, Josh Ainscough 76
19= Mike Stuart, Andy Lober, Dave Rimmer, Rob Titterton 76
21 Dave Shelmerdine, Graham Pike, Terry Jones, Geoff Bloom 75
22 Steve Foxcroft, John Horsley, Jamie Foxcroft, Tony Andrews 74
23= Alan Vaughan, Sam Garnett, Joe Obazuki, Barry Pteterson 73
23= Dan Moore, Tony Jennison, Tim Johnson, John Swindells 73
23= David Kelly, Dave Harlow, John Atkin, Stuart Blake 73

Vale Royal start sheet

1a Lewis Marland x4
1b Neil Edwards x4
2a Pete Ledger x4
2b Richard Blackwell x4
3 Simon Walton x4
4a Steve Heywood x4
4bPhil Major x4
5a Ian Gemmill x4
5b Sam Leach x4
6 Peter Maher x4
7aBob Mottershead x4
8a Brian Hopkins x4
8b Trevor Foster x4
9a Colin Roberts x4
9b Mike Stewart x4
10 Mick Mahon x4
11a Simon Hemsley x4
11b Phil Vokes x4
12a Jim Caldwell x4
12b Jim Rymer x4
13 Pete Monahan x4
14a Dave Blood x4
14b Lee Tilley x4
15 Roy Ainsworth x4
15b Chris Adams x4
16Dave Thomas x4
17a Steve Aspinall x4
17bJohn Wallis x4
18a Les Russon x4
18b Bob Eastwood x4

res Karen Taylor x4
Gweneth Bramwell x4
Kenny Chinn x2

Ian Hellens x4

Ringway moved to Friday 22nd please inform your team

Dear Maxitours player

A highly respected Ringway past Captain/President’s wife has passed away and the only date for the funeral and reception is 21st Dec so I have agreed to move my event to:

Friday 22nd Dec

It will also be a 10.45 shotgun to give us more light. I am sorry if this causes a problem- please inform your team and let me know if you are unable to play, Tim

Team of 4 AM AM

1a Roy Ainsworth x4
1b Simon Ashton x4
2a Koos Alders x4
2b Martin France x4
3 Paul Fell x2?
4a Steve Heywood x4
4 Mike dean x4
5a paul Robinson x4
5b Trevor Foster x4
6 Steve Aspinall x4
7a Simon Hemsley x4
7b Barry Jackson x4
8James Eaves x4
9a John Hunt x4
9b Barry Wilson x4
10a Colin Roberts x4
10b Mike Stewart x4
11 Brian Hopkins x4
12a Jim Caldwell x4
12b John Royle x4
13 Lewis Marland x4
14Richard Blackwell x4
14b Mick Mahon x4
15a John Berry x4
15b Richard Williamson x4
16 Phil Vokes x4
17a Les Russon x4
17b Dave Blood x4
18a Lee Tilley x4

Neil Higgins 4 in
Pete Ledger x4

Results from stunning Sandiway

*Still room for a single a pair or team of 4 at Vilasol in January
Maxitours at sunny Sandiway

A stunningly beautiful Winters morning greeted Maxitours players at Sandiway today.
Bright sunshine and not a cloud in the sky was the reward for those who travelled to this Cheshire masterpiece.

No overnight rain and excellent drainage meant the greens were also perfect . Thanks to Head man Brian and his excellent staff for all their hard work.

‘I can’t believe how firm and true these greens are- ‘ said Paul Knowles.
‘Those greens are dryer than Ghandi’s flip flops’ declared Mark Shaw.
‘It’s just great to be playing’ said Dave Blood ‘but that was awesome!’

Everything about this lovely Club is excellent and Sandiway are also proud of Head professional Gareth Jones who has recently won best foremost PGA professional award in the UK -Well done Gareth.

Scoring was incrdibly tight with six pairings scoring 42 points and two pairs taking the honours on 43 points.
Pete Mellor(110 and Phil Collinson(18) have been watching too much Ashes on the TV. They had an England- like batting collapse, picking up just one point on the 10th and 11th holes. A late rally saw them miss out on victory by a single stroke as they finished with a solid 42 points.

Mount Agung in Bali has started smoking after a lying dormant for many years.
Alan Pengellys(13) ‘ golf game has also been dormant for a very long time but this ‘old geezer’ erupted into life today to take third place playing alongside Mike Powell (11)with 42 points. Well done Alan.

Second place went to big Dan Moore(22) and John Hilton (12) from New Mills. They had a very impressive 24 points on the front nine but reality set in on the tougher back nine as they just lost out on a card play-off.

Prince Harry told the media yesterday that he just knew that Meghan ‘was the one’. Graham Jackson(10) from Heyrose thought that Vernon Hayes(12) was ‘the one’ when his partner rolled in the only birdie of the day on the tough 12th hole. ‘ I knew he was the right man for me the first time I saw his putting stroke’ said an emotional Jackson. The likeable pair recorded a first ever Maxitours victory with 43 points. They had a couple of pints to celebrate in the clubhouse before heading off for a quiet drink together in the Railway pub in Mobberley. Well played chaps.

Thanks for all who played today, I hope you enjoyed your golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 8th Hole Gareth Bradley Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th Hole Paul Dalby Dozen AD333s

2’s £120 3 pro V1s or 8 srixon AD333s Barney Ross Paul Dalby Mike Wainwright Brian Greenbank Peter Maher Nigel Clowes Phil Hanson Mark Crossley Jonny Barton Paul Fell Adie Price Phil Collinson

Sandiway 28-Nov-2017
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Graham Jackson, Vernon Hayes 43 12 Ashworth Fleece each
2 John Hilton, Dan Moore 43 11 Ashworth sweater each
3 Alan Pengelly, Mike Powell 42 10 Footjoy shirt each
4 Peter Maher, Martin Higgins 42 9 Maxitours shirt each
5 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley 42 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges 42 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Pete Mellor, Phil Collinson 42 6 Sunice shirt each
8 Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 42 5 Callaway shirt each
9 Trevor Foster, Phil Mayers 41 4 Maxitours towel each
10 Simon Walton, John Sewell 41 3 Maxitours towel each
11 Ben Davies, Eddie Ellis 41 2
12 Neil Edwards, Adrian Price 41 1
13= Jim Caldwell, Bryce Brooks 41
13= Alan Simpson, Alan Drew 41
15= Dave Blood, Jom Cox 40
15= Ian King , Joe Kirwan 40
15= Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon 40
15= Johnny Barton, Mike Barker 40
15= Chris Bracchi, Mick Holmes 40
15= Pete Houston, Andy Walmsley 40
15= Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton 40
15= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 40
15= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton 40
15= Mark Crossley, Gary Potter 40
15= Neil Edwards, Adrian Price 40
26= Paul Dalby, Barney Ross 39
26= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor 39
28= Munro Donald, Phil Hanson 38
28= Rob Farnham, Paul Lea 38
30= Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers 37
30= Dave Marchant, Dave Mason 37
30= David Kelly, John Atkin 37
30= Les Russon, Simon Burgess 37
30= Karen Taylor, Peter Bean 37
30= Jim Rymer, John Dickenson 37
30= Jim Kenyon, Jim Clarke 37
37= Gaz Benell, Neil Painter 36
37= Phil Vokes, Steve Latchford 36
37= Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson 36
40= Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 35
40= Stuart Blake, Dave Harlow 35
40= Nigel Compsty, Nigel Clowes 35
43= Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett 34
43= Gwynneth Bramwell, Emma Davies 34
43= Chris Beadle, Russell Humphries 34
46= Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood 33
46= Geoff Andrews, John Smith 33
48 Eddie Jordan, Gus Kenny 32
49 Pete Birtwistle, Kenny Stevens 31
50 Jill Kay, Wendy Jenkins 22

Stockport AM AM Start sheet 11am shotgun
Thursday 7th December
1a Lewis Marland x4
1b John Hilditch x4
2 Richard Williamson x4
3aSteve Heywood x4
3b Martin France x4
4 Les Russon x4
5James Eaves x4
5b Brian Greenbank x4
6Martin Bramwell x4
6b Alan Vaughan x4
7 Mike George x4
8 Mike Dean x4
9a Neil Drummond x4
9b Paul Evans x4
10a Roy Ainsworth x4
10b Bev Crute x4
11 John Hunt x4
12aDave Blood x4
12b Lee Tilley x4
13a Colin Roberts x4
13b Mike Stewart x4
14a Mick Mahon x4
14b Simon Hemsley x4
15 Phil Vokes x4
16 Brian Hopkins x4
17aJim Caldwell x4
17b Rob Weston x4
18 David Kelly x4
res Dan Moore x4
Les Penson x4
Simon Ashton x4
Peter Maher x4

Sandiway news

Dear Maxiours player,

After speaking to Brian the head greenkeeper the famously dry Sandiway course is on full greens.



Thanks for your patience

Yours in Golf, Tim