Maxitours at Fairhaven – room at Mottram next week

Mottram Hall Thursday 2nd Feb now two tee start – check your times below ROOM FOR 2 TEAMS –the greens are class

Maxitours at fabulous Fairhaven

Maxitours players enjoyed a glorious day at Fairhaven Golf Club.
There was not a breath of wind and the players made the most of the firm, fast running fairways and immaculate greens.
The weather was mild and it was lovely to load my car up this morning in daylight- Spring and longer warmer golfing days are not too far away now.

Here is the link to photos from our long weekend in the Algarve, including the presentation dinner in the five star Bovino steak restaurant.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vUrHWvLcQskV6b528
Sixteen of this years team have already rebooked. Thanks so much to everyone who contacted me since the trip:

‘A top class few days in the Portugal Sunshine with a great group of Maxitour players. Professionally run by Tim and Julie . Thanks you and roll on next year!’
Chris Adams Captain Elect Prestbury GC

‘Thanks Tim for a great week. Amazing golf courses, superb organisation from you, Julie & the team. Presentation dinner at one of Portugal’s finest restaurants topped off a great few days for our mixed team.’ Steve Heywood Hopwood GC Captain

‘A great trip from start to finish, well organized even down to having bottled water for the teams.
We travel and play in many events and the atmosphere between the teams was second to none and easy to see why people come back year after year.’ Steve Moores Stamford GC

‘The Maxitours Portugal golf trip is a brilliantly organised event

It is attended by a fantastic group of like minded people – who are all there to enjoy themselves- we definitely enjoyed ourselves

We have already reserved a place on next years trip!’
Giles Terry Mere GC Ex- Captain

‘Hi Tim

We are relaxing at the Magnolia Hotel today reflecting on a brilliant 4 day Maxitours event .

Peter, Mike and Phil join me in thanking you and your team for the wonderful time we had.

The arrangements were superb as were the 3 golf courses we played. We met so many delightful and interesting ‘Maxitourists’ during our stay.

These events take a great deal of planning and we all appreciated the immense work of you, Julie and Claire to make it such an enjoyable trip for us.

The Gala Dinner last night at the Bovino was a memorable experience with great food and atmosphere.

Thank you for all the fantastic work you put in to make it so special for us.’

Best wishes

Jim Rymer, Heswall GC

‘What a great week, well as much as I remember!!
Brilliantly organised, great company and superb courses. All overlooked with aplomb and a smile.
Get us down for next year!’
Mick Mahon Myton Fold GC

In todays event Dave Rhodes was choking on his beer in the Clubhouse after he missed a 10 inch putt at the last. His team finished in 3rd place.
The Ashton in Makerfield team took 2nd with a solid 88 points but it was the veteran Birchwood team of Graham Wilkinson(6), John Fitzsimmons(7), Ken Booth(10) and Alan Simpson (12)who took first place with a cracking 90 point haul. Well played chaps. First win for quite a while for this popular quartet.

Thanks to everyone for your support, Tim

Nearest the Pin Darren Wilkinson Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin Steve Rawlinson Doz AD333

2’s £160 3 Pro V1s or 7 srixon AD333
John Fitzsimmons Phil Gow x2 Ben Davies Jon Beesley Mark Jordan Gav Sutcliffe James Caffrey Simon Wells John Flaherty Darren Wilkinson Paul Fell Colin Bryan Paul Harrison

Fairhaven Jan 23
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson, Ken Booth, John Fitzsimmons 90 Maxitours Quilted top
2 Jason Atherton, Tim Potter, Dave Parry, Chris Bland 88 Fj shirt each
3 Nathan Mills, James Mooney, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 87 Callaway shirt each
4= Richard Blackwell, Steve Austin, Gary Smith, John Hilton 86 Callaway shirt each
4= Phil Gow, Mark Sanderson, Jamie Lloyd, 86 Maxitours cap each
6 Stuart Smith, Malc Bates, Steve Smith , Andy Corrigan 85
7= Ben Davies, Shaun Mudalige, Nigel Eckersley, Jon Beesley 84
7= Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Colin Gallimore, Andy Sandham 84
9= Paul Wrigley, Gav Sutcliffe, James Caffrey, Pete Brandon 83
9= Alan Vaughan, Dave Blease, Karl Marginson, Mark Foley 83
11 Gary Hankinson, Chris Orchard, John Flaherty, Paul Barton 81
12 Simon Wells, Andy Brechin, Peter Close, Dave Stewardson 80
13= Andy Taylor, Andy Parrington, Chris Perry, Mike Eardley 79
13= Darren Wilkinson, Iain Cole, Dan Moss, Simon Ashton 79
13= Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 79
13= Dave Griffiths, Pete Birtwistle, Mike Fenton, Tom Bane 79
17= Phil McCurry, Pete Smith, George Kerr, Paul Robinson 78
17= Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson 78
19= Bob King, Steve Ross, Bob Bolton, John Goddard 77
19= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 77
19= Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Mike Murphy, Fred Bridge 77
22= Simon Poucher, Peter McElkerney, Dave Carlile, Neil Simpson 74
22= Steve Woods, John Harker, Jimmy McEwan, Chris Bland 74
24 Dave Harris, Paul Harrison, Barry McCoughlin, Steve Costigan 69

Mottram Start sheet
Thursday 2nd Feb 2023

1st tee
9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.39 Dave Blood x4
9.48
9.57 Gary Dowdle x4
10.06 Peter McElkerney x4
10.15 Simon Ashton x4
10.24 Nathan Mills x4
10.33 Paul Brown x4
10.42 Simon Poucher
10.51 Sam Leach x4
11.00 Jim Clarke x4
11.09 Dave Goodwin x4
11.18
11.27 Richard Blackwell x4

1st tee
9.30 Colin Roberts
9.39 Jim Caldwell x4
9.48 Mick Mahon x4
9.57 Paul Fell x4
10.06 Martin Humphries x4
10.15 Kev Hart x4
10.24 Gary Neiles x4
10.33 Neale Laurent x4
10.42 Paul Salt x4
10.51
11.00 Dave Monk x4
11.09 John Hilditch x4
11.18 Lee Tilley x4
11.27 Roger Percival x4

Final results from the Algarvian Classic

Results from The Algarvian Masters sponsored by Galvin Green

Wall to wall sunshine again greeted the 84 players at Europe’s number one golf resort this morning.

Quinta South is a special place and has hosted the Portuguese Open several times. Today it was graced with the Maxitours final round.

Steve Heywoods mixed team made the major move early in the day moving up 10 spots into mid table.

Dean McFaddens team moved into the top three after a solid 79 which was matched by Kevin Harts team who took 2nd. Jim Clarkes team had a solid closing nine holes after a shaky start and they won the tournament by an impressive five shots. They are a great group of lads and prepared really well flying out for practice rounds to give them the best chance possible.

It has been a terrific week with a brilliant group of golfers at the Magnolia hotel. The atmosphere and camaraderie was first class.
I have really enjoyed hosting the event and had nothing but positives from everyone throughout the week. Thank you for being so great to look after. It is a real pleasure to work for you.

Finally, thanks to Holidays4Golfers who have taken care of all travel arrangements. Julie Franklin is the best in the business and I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Yours in Golf,

Tim

Winners Day 1 Laranjal – not in the top 3 Alan Baxter, Gary Corbett, Giles Terry, Dave Mulligan.
Galvin Shirt each
Winners Day 2 North – not in the top 3 Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Andy Faulkner, Munro Donald
Galvin Green shirt each
Winners day 3 South -not in the top 3 Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Martin Dwyer, Richard Margrave.
Galvin Green shirt each

Final Day scores at Quinta South 22 Jan-2023
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson , Jim Clarke, James Joyce 82
2= Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock, Ian Fensom 79
2= Dean McFadden, John McAtee, Nic Appleton, Anthony Lloyd 79
4= Pete Atherton, Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Martin France 77
4= Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Martin Dwyer, Richard Margrave 77
6 Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Donna Sully 74
7 Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Garry Titchen, Martin Prescott 72
8= Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Phil Pegum, Tim Spencer 71
8= Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Andy Lawman, Neil Higgins 71
10 Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 70
11 Alan Baxter, Gary Corbett, Dave Mulligan, Giles Terry 69
12 Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner 67
13= Colin Roberts, Paul Griffiths, Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley 66
13= Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Pete Robinson, Darren Whittaker 66
15= Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen 64
15= Tom Drury, Phil Allen, Gary Kirkwood, Ed Fleming 64
17 John Bent, Ian Waller, Steve Latchford, Hugh Mullen 63
18 Gerry O’Keefe, Dave Mitchell, Nigel Muirhead, Paul Meehan 62
19 Mike Clewley, Mike Thomas, Bill Riordan, John Simons 60
20 Nick Barnes-Batty, Steve Nanda, Steve Lomax, Neil Clarke 59
21 Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche, Peter McCulloch, Chris Hammond 58
Overall Final result 22nd Jan 2023
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson , Jim Clarke, James Joyce 245 Galvin Green insula top
2 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock, Ian Fensom 240 Galvin Green insula top
3= Dean McFadden, John McAtee, Nick Appleton, Anthony Lloyd 231 Galvin Green shirt
3= Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Martin Dwyer, Richard Margrave 231
5= Pete Atherton, Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Martin France 229
5= Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Andy Lawman, Neil Higgins 229
5= Alan Baxter, Gary Corbett, Dave Mulligan, Giles Terry 229
8= Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Garry Titchen, Martin Prescott 224
8= Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Phil Pegum, Tim Spencer 224
10 Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 221
11 Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner 219
12= Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Donna Sully 213
12= John Bent, Ian Waller, Steve Latchford, Hugh Mullen 213
14= Colin Roberts, Paul Griffiths, Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley 210
14= Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen 210
16 Mike Clewley, Mike Thomas, Bill Riordan, John Simons 208
17 Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Pete Robinson, Darren Whittaker 205
18 Nick Barnes-Batty, Steve Nanda, Steve Lomax, Neil Clarke 202
19= Gerry O’Keefe, Dave Mitchell, Nigel Muirhead, Paul Meehan 201
19= Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche, Peter McCulloch, Chris Hammond 201
21 Tom Drury, Phil Allen, Gary Kirkwood, Ed Fleming 193

Algarvian Classic Day Two Results

Maxitours second day at Quinta North

Glorious sunshine and shorts were the order of the day once again as Maxitours visited the incredible Quinta North Course for the penultimate round in the Algarvian Classic.

The front nine played into the sea breeze and scoring was tough but the back nine was there for the taking.

The big question of the day was whether the Mere Millionaires could keep up their great golf. The answer was NO as they slumped to a 73 to drop down to 3rd place overall. It didn’t stop Alan Baxter from smiling though – I love that man.

Incredibly Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner and Dave Westwood -four of the nicest guys you will ever meet who were dead last yesterday with a 67 – today scored an impressive 85 points to win the day and make a massive move up the leaderboard. Well played.

In the overall team score it is all to play for with over half the field still in with a chance of victory tomorrow.

Kev Harts team are lying in 2nd place. Kev said that they would have had an even better score but Paul Yearsley was hopeless.

Taking the lead are Pete Ledger and his team of Jim Clarke, James Joyce and Graham Jackson. They followed a solid 80 points with 83 today to take a two shot lead on to the South course tomorrow. Anything can happen…..

Another great day today.

Good luck tomorrow everyone.

Tim.

North course scores 21st Jan
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner 85
2 Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson , Jim Clarke, James Joyce 83
3= Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Andy Lawman, Neil Higgins 80
3= Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Martin Dwyer, Richard Margrave 80
5 Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Phil Pegum, Tim Spencer 79
6= Dean McFadden, John McAtee, John Pearson, Anthony Lloyd 78
6= Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 78
6= John Bent, Ian Waller, Steve Latchford, Hugh Mullen 78
6= Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen 78
10 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock, Ian Fensom 77
11 Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Garry Titchen, Martin Prescott 76
12 Pete Atherton, Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Martin France 75
13= Mike Clewley, Mike Thomas, Bill Riordan, John Simons 74
13= Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche, Peter McCulloch, Chris Hammond 74
15= Colin Roberts, Paul Griffiths, Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley 73
15= Alan Baxter, Gary Corbett, Dave Mulligan, Giles Terry 73
17 Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Pete Robinson, Darren Whittaker 71
18 Nick Barnes-Batty, Steve Nanda, Steve Lomax, Neil Clarke 68
19 Gerry O’Keefe, Dave Mitchell, Nigel Muirhead, Paul Meehan 67
20 Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Donna Sully 66
21 Tom Drury, Phil Allen, Gary Kirkwood, Ed Fleming 62
Overall scores after 2 days in the sun 21st Jan
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson , Jim Clarke, James Joyce 163
2 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock, Ian Fensom 161
3 Alan Baxter, Gary Corbett, Dave Mulligan, Giles Terry 160
4 Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Andy Lawman, Neil Higgins 158
5 Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Martin Dwyer, Richard Margrave 154
6 Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Phil Pegum, Tim Spencer 153
7= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner 152
7= Dean McFadden, John McAtee, John Pearson, Anthony Lloyd 152
7= Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Garry Titchen, Martin Prescott 152
7= Pete Atherton, Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Martin France 152
11 Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 151
12 John Bent, Ian Waller, Steve Latchford, Hugh Mullen 150
13 Mike Clewley, Mike Thomas, Bill Riordan, John Simons 148
14 Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen 146
15 Colin Roberts, Paul Griffiths, Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley 144
16= Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche, Peter McCulloch, Chris Hammond 143
16= Nick Barnes-Batty, Steve Nanda, Steve Lomax, Neil Clarke 143
18= Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Pete Robinson, Darren Whittaker 139
18= Gerry O’Keefe, Dave Mitchell, Nigel Muirhead, Paul Meehan 139
18= Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Donna Sully 139
21 Tom Drury, Phil Allen, Gary Kirkwood, Ed Fleming 129

Results from lovely Laranjal

*next years event is open to 24 teams and will fill quickly*

Maxitours in sunny Portugal

Prestbury’s Chris Adams got the Algarvian Classic under way in fine style when he discarded any first tee nerves and smashed his opening drive high into the azure blue sky on the first hole. He was delighted to see it bound down the carpet like fairway.

Eighty-four players had a great day on this beautiful golf course.

Peter McCullough is a lovely bloke from Stockport Golf Club and it takes a lot for him to miss a game of golf. At Manchester airport he required a wheelchair to get in the plane. The stewardess asked him where he was going and looked surprised when he told her he was on a golf holiday. He is walking around the hotel on crutches as he waits for a hip operation. The funny thing is he was the best player on his team today as they returned 68 points..

Nigel Muirheads’ group are playing snakes – you have to put a euro in the kitty for each three-putt. His team had more snakes than the reptile house at Chester Zoo as the fast greens and alcohol induced shaking hands took their toll.

In today’s event the wealthy Mere team took a big lead. These guys have been out in December preparing for the event and after an average front nine they came home in 48 points after rattling in more than their fair share of putts. Alan Baxter(10) owns a stable full of race horses and he certainly had a team of thoroughbreds playing today. Dave Mulligan(9), Gary Corbett(8) and Giles Terry(10) completed the team.

Second place went to the much less wealthy Paul Yearsley Davyhulme team with 84 points. Paul reported ‘We would have been even better but Kev Hart let the team down.’

20% of Sweep money for the next two days will be allocated to best team score for teams in positions 11-21 not in the money to keep things interesting for all.

Quinta North tomorrow – another astounding golf course.
Get to bed.

Tim

Laranjal 20th Jan
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Alan Baxter, Gary Corbett, Dave Mulligan, Giles Terry 87
2 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Dave Haycock, Ian Fensom 84
3 Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson , Jim Clarke, James Joyce 80
4 Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Andy Lawman, Neil Higgins 78
5 Pete Atherton, Roger Percival, Andy Wright, Martin France 77
6 Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Garry Titchen, Martin Prescott 76
7 Nick Barnes-Batty, Steve Nanda, Steve Lomax, Neil Clarke 75
8= Koos Alders, Marc Morris, Phil Pegum, Tim Spencer 74
8= Mike Clewley, Mike Thomas, Bill Riordan, John Simons 74
8= Dean McFadden, John McAtee, John Pearson, Anthony Lloyd 74
8= Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Martin Dwyer, Richard Margrave 74
12= Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Donna Sully 73
12= Allan Brown, Mike Brown, Andy Bennett, Neil Worthington 73
14= Gerry O’Keefe, Dave Mitchell, Nigel Muirhead, Paul Meehan 72
14= John Bent, Ian Waller, Steve Latchford, Hugh Mullen 72
16 Colin Roberts, Paul Griffiths, Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley 71
17 Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche, Peter McCulloch, Chris Hammond 69
18= Bob Eastwood, Ian King, Pete Robinson, Darren Whittaker 68
18= Jim Rymer, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Phil Sellen 68
20= Tom Drury, Phil Allen, Gary Kirkwood, Ed Fleming 67
20= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Munro Donald, Andy Faulkner 67

Portugal and Fairhaven news

Room at the following terrific events this Spring:

Fairhaven Tuesday 24th January
Mottram Hall Thursday 2nd February
Ringway Thursday 9th March
Helsby Thursday 13th April

Dear Maxitours competitor,

I hope you are looking forward to your break in the Algarvian sunshine this week.

I am delighted to report that the three golf courses are in terrific condition. Quinta South was recently voted the best golf resort in Europe 2022, Laranjal is a favourite with many of you and the North course is a great challenge.

You are most definitely playing three very special golf courses and the forecast is excellent.

I will be around all week of course hosting the event, handing out scorecards and recording scores when you finish. I will also have plenty of water to distribute throughout the week. If you have any issues please ring me on 07810 887636.

You should have just received tee times for the first two days. The final day on the stunning Quinta do Lago South course will be a two tee start in score order with the leaders out last.

I will see most of you on arrival at the airport and if I don’t catch you there, I shall see you for the welcome drink in the hotel on Thursday evening.
There will be an optional sweep of 60 euros a team which I will collect in the hotel bar on Thursday.

Have a great flight,
Yours in golfing heaven,

Tim.

Fairhaven start sheet
Tuesday 24th January

1a Dave Blood x4
2 Steve Aspinall x4
3a Tom Roe x4
3b Dave Stewardson x4
4 Richard Blackwell x4
5a Ed Pysden x4
5b Paul Wrigley x4
6 Gary Leek x4
7 Lee Tilley x4
8a Mick Mahon x4
8b Paul Fell x4
9a
9b Kev Hart x4
10 Simon Ashton x4
11a Neale Laurent x4
11b Paul Salt x4
12 Phil Gow x4
13 Dave Griffiths x4
14 Dave Hughes x4
15
16a Simon Poucher x4
17 Andy Taylor x4
18 Jimmy McEwan x4
18b Dave Goodwin x4