Results from perfect Prestbury

Mixed Open at Knutsford Golf Club Sunday 29th July
Spaces available at this popular event run by my Club- let me know if you wish to play

I can still squeeze teams in the following Maxitours events!
Vale Royal 1st June
Fixby 7th June
Romiley 19th June
Hazel Grove 28th June
Davenport 5th July
Lancaster 9th July
Hopwood 20th July
Dunham Forest 26th July
Vale Royal 3rd Aug
Pleasington 9th Aug
Worsley 16th Aug
Stockport 20th Aug
Ringway 30th Aug
Mere 3rd September
Clitheroe 11th September
Hopwood 20th September

Maxitours at perfect Prestbury

The last time we visited lovely Prestbury in March we had to wait for the snow to clear before we could play. Today the sun was cracking the flags and the course was in superb order. Head Green keeper Mark Crossley is widely regarded as the best in the business and no one was arguing with that statement today.
Chorleys’ Terry Hines loved the greens ‘ I haven’t seen better surfaces in a long time and it’s still May- unbelievable!’ Beamed the Lancastrian.
All the staff at this great course are excellent and it is also always a pleasure to have a chat with the highly respected Club Professional Nick Summerfield.

The greens were running at eleven on the stimpmeter but this didn’t stop Frank Hindle from knocking his putt in for a two on the signature short 17th hole. Playing partner Richard Palmer told me that if Franks ball hadn’t hit the hole it would still be rolling now.

John Hilditch is a great bloke but it was surprising to see that he was on the card far more than usual today. Unfortunately, after closer inspection it wasn’t because John was playing some breath-taking golf – his partner was forced to retire after 5 holes with a bad back so it was only him scoring.
‘Every cloud has a silver lining!’ Chuckled the wealthy estate agent.

Big Frank Moore has such a strong grip it is rumoured that he opens jam jars for a living. With his white knuckled putting action he lacked a bit of touch on the greens and managed a career best nine three putts on the lightning fast surfaces. Luckily he had a good partner and he scraped into the top ten.
Dutchman Ben Aardewerk from Lymm GC always comes first in his Clubs diary. He doesn’t very often come first in the Club competitions. He left his ‘A’ game at home once again and finished a very average forty third place today.
David Kelly(9) and the new Knutsford Golf Club Captain John Atkin(17) finished in 5th place after an excellent 22 points on the tougher back nine. John lost a Captain-pro challenge match on Sunday but he made the most of having a good partner today.
Bramalls Peter Maher(17) and Neil Higgins(12) continued their good form with 4th place on 40 points.
French speaking Louis Troalen(16) and Robbie Brown(6) were standing on the 18th tee with 41 points preparing their winners speech. Unfortunately, the ghost of Jean Van de Velde descended and they both shanked their way to a disappointing no score and 3rd place.

Tony Jennison(6) and Dan Moore(23) from New Mills descended from the hills and played some great golf to secure 2nd place. An impressive 24 points on the front nine was followed by a slightly jittery 19 on the back nine.

Winning today was Chapel En Le Frith’s intellectual Tim Spencer(20) and Brendan Poynts (12). They rolled in some great putts and Tim told me afterwards that he didn’t want to sound big headed but they could have had an even bigger score as they missed three short ones. Thanks for that Tim we feel really sorry for you. Well played chaps I am glad you had a great day.

Thanks to all who supported this event it is really appreciated. Tim.

Nearest the Pin 7th Jim Hodges Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Leo Sewell and Andy Strickley 6 balls each

2’s £150 4 pro V1s or 10 srixons David Kelly Martin Higgins Frank Hindle Nigel Clowes Richard Greenhill Jim Hodges Andy Strickley Kevin Hodgson Louis Troalen Olivier Troalen Frank Moore Carl Marginson

Prestbury 10-May-2018
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Tim Spencer, Brendan Poynts 44 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Tony Jennison, Dan Moore 43 11 Maxitours sweater each
3 Louis Troalen, Robbie Brown 41 10 PGA Top each
4 Peter Maher, Neil Niggins 41 9 Sunice shirt each
5 David Kelly, John Atkin 40 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 40 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Steve Heywood, Dave Sully 40 6 Maxitours scorecard holder each
8 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton 40 5 Maxitours scorecard holder each
9 Barney Ross, Paul Dalby 40 4 FJ Socks each
10 Frank Moore, Peter Morris 40 3 FJ Socks each
11 Gary Brooks, Dave Goddard 39 2
12 Neil Edwards, Jim McEwan 39 1
13= Dave Shelmerdine, Graham Pike 39
13= Jim Clarke, Chris Clarke 39
13= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 39
16= Charles Beadle, Nigel Hall 38
16= Brian Greenbank, Tom Griffiths 38
16= Gerry Salmon, Paul Brooks 38
16= Ian Hellens, Richard Greenhill 38
16= Jim Hodges, Chris Walley 38
21= Dave Bolton, Mike McPherson 37
21= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer 37
21= Dave Blease, Carl Marginson 37
21= Brian Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan 37
25= Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews 36
25= Munro Donald, Nigel Clowes 36
25= John Anderton, Dave Stanhope 36
25= Simon Taylor, Tony Roberts 36
25= Bill Heywood, Alan Morris 36
25= Simon Walton, Leo Sewell 36
25= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton 36
25= James Shipstone, James Brown 36
25= Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker 36
34= Tony Adams, Darren Spencer 35
34= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley 35
34= Geoff Bloom, Mike Brook 35
34= Jim Shirley, George Andrews 35
34= Phil Smeathers, Tom Jarvis 35
34= Keith Rigby, Colin Armstrong 35
34= Pat O’Dowd, Neil Drummond 35
34= Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs 35
34= Lee Tilley, Ian Sutton 35
43= Dave Harlow, David Wilkinson 34
43= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton 34
43= Steve Lamont, Denis O’Neill 34
43= Olivier Troalen, Ben Aardewerk 34
43= John Hudson, Mick Hill 34
48= Rob Hands, John Buckley 33
48= Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer 33
48= Andy Strickley, Kevin Hodgson 33
48= Dave Goodwin, Mark Buckley 33
52= Pete Ledger, Darrel Paker 31
52= Yash Turgot, Ian Appleton 31
52= Don Milligan, Dave Chambers 31
55= Terry Hines, Mal Bailey 30
55= Phil Hanson, Swami Narayana 30
57= Mike Eardley, Andy Taylor 29
57= Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams 29
59 Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 28

Pleasington start times Thursday 17th May
9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.39 Simon Hemsley x4
9.48 Ed Pysden x4
9.57 Jack Coleman x4
10.15 Lewis Marland x4
10.24 Martin Bramwell x4
10.33 Trevor Foster x4
10.42 Dave Stanhope x4
10.51 John Hilditch x4
11.00 Steve Heywood x4
11.09 John Dickenson x4
11.15 James Wilson x4
11.18 Peter Maher x4
11.27 Ian Hellens x4
11.36 Munro Donald x4
11.45 Nigel Oakes x4
11.54 Roger Percival x4
12.12 Pat O’Dowd x4
12.21 Dave Woods x4
1.30 John Hudson x4
1.39 Richard Blackwell x4
1.48 John Hunt x4
1.52 Richard Williamson x4
1.57 David Smith x4
2.06 Bill Melia x4
2.15 Gordon Warke x4
2.24 Bernard Wood x4
2.33 Steve Parle x4
2.42 David Smith x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4
3.08 Mick Fenton x4
3.15 Brian Hopkins x4

Results from Wonderful Wilmslow

Maxitours at wonderful Wilmslow

Wilmslow was in great condition for todays’ first Maxitours event of the Summer.
‘That’s how golf a course should be prepared’ Beamed well-travelled Colin Roberts.
‘Superb!’ Added Geoff Andrews.
The course is one of the best draining in Cheshire and Eric Blake was delighted to see his badly hit shots scamper down the dry fairway rather than come to a grinding halt in a deep puddle as they have done for the past six months at other courses. Thanks to Head Green Keeper Steve Oultram and his excellent team for all their hard work.

Wilmslow also has award winning Caterers and the Professional team is perhaps the best in the local area -thanks to everyone at the Club for looking after us so well.

Steve Mattinson plays in one of the older Maxitours teams ‘We’ve all missed outpatients appointments to play at Wilmslow today- but it was well worth it!’ said the likeable Mere man.

There was quite a lot of wind once again for our players to contend with.
‘Did you struggle in the breezy conditions today?’ I asked Frank Hindle
‘I never struggle with my golf, I just pick my ball up Tim.’ replied Frank. I like your style Frank.

I asked John ‘glass half empty’ Farnsworth if he had played well. He was more positive than usual.
‘I wasn’t too disappointed’ He replied.

Dave Dean’s team came into the Clubhouse and told me that they had ‘Ripped it to shreds’ out there this afternoon. Unfortunately, they were talking about what they did to their scorecard after they struggled to just 62 points.

Milkman Jeff Ratcliffe(6) has done three rounds in one day. The first two were delivering in Ashton in Makerfield but his 3rd round was the most productive as he helped his team into 4th position with 81 points

Third place went to Tony Jennison(6), Dan Moore (23) Gary Smith(9)and Richard Blackwell(13). They picked up just three points on both of the closing holes to throw away a well deserved victory.

In 2nd place was the Bramall team of Les Russon(12), Rob Kenyon(16), Steve Merricks(5) and Ken Clarke(14) who were also surprised that their 83 points was placed so highly. Rob has asked me not to mention his missed two foot putt at the last.

Wrexham based Paul Fell(6) Tony Hereford (16) Ken Jones(20) and John Evans(12) earned their first Maxitours victory after some excellent putting. They scored 6 points on their closing hole to pip the rest of the field. Well played chaps.

Thanks for all those who played today I hope you enjoyed the sunshine, Tim

Congratulations to Tony Stiles who holed his 2nd shot on the 5th hole to win some much needed balls.

Nearest the Pin 9th Ian King Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Richard Wakefield Doz AD333
2’s sweep £210 7 Pro v1s or 16 srixon AD333s
Joe Kirwan Guy Levers Dennis Price Craig Rae John Hilditch Richard Wakefield Paul Wrigley Pete Norbury Tony Stiles

Wilmslow 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Tony Hereford, John Evans, Ken Jones 84 12 Under Armour jacket each
2 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Ken Clarke, Steve Merricks 83 10 Maxitours holdall each
3 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, Garry Smith 83 8 PGA Top each
4 Neil Edwards, George Andrews, Jeff Ratcliffe, Dave Lee 81 6 Sunice shirt each
5 Martin Bramwell, Chris Brown, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch 80 4 Pro Quip shirt each
6 John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead, David Plant 80 2 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= John Hudson, Mick Hill, Rob Blaine, Mark Pretty 80
7= Craig Rea, David Gill, Paul Simpson, Chris Ravenscroft 80
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 80
7= Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Ken Gee, Richard Payne 80
11= David Kelly, David Wilkinson, Richard Massey, Stuart Blake 79
11= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Paul Wilde, Greg Adams 79
11= Pete Ledger, John Fielding, Phil Mayer, Gary Beaghan 79
11= John Farrell, Mick Philbin, Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen 79
15 Munro Donald, Frank Hindle, Phil Hanson, John Farnsworth 77
16= John Hilditch, Simion Walton, Iain Bartholomew, Chris Gaskill 76
16= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mark Johnson, Mark Taylor 76
16= Mick Fenton, Don Milligan, Tony Stiles, Dave Chambers 76
19 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan 75
20 Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 74
21= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews, Dave Mason 73
21= Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Rob Norbury, Les Penson 73
23 David Sully, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Miles Chilton 71
24 Rodney Barlow, Andy Moon, Jack Clarke, Steve Parle 69
25 Jack Coleman, Harvey Mattinson, Steve Mattinson, Anthony Bloor 68
26 Dave Dean, Dennis Price, Philip Nicholas, Malcolm Sparke 62
27 Gweneth Bramwell, Nikki Gough, Tracy Thompson, Pan Dixon 60

Prestbury Start sheet
Thursday 10th May
9.20 Colin Roberts x4
9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.43 David Kelly x4
10.03 Mike Stuart x4
10.12 Terry Hines x2
10.21 John Hilditch x4
10.30 Bev Crute x4
10.39 Mick Mahon x4
10.48 Neil Edwards x4
10.57 Barrie Simpson x2 Gerry Salmon x2
11.06Trevor Foster x4
11.15 Dave Stanhope X4
11.24 Roger Percival x4
11.33 Munro Donald x4
11.42 Simon Taylor x4
11.51 Steve Heywood x4
12.00 Ian Hellens x4
12.09 Sam Leach x4
12.18 Pat O’Dowd x2 Paul Fell x2
12.27 John Hunt x4
12.36 Andy Strickley x4
12.45 Les Russon x4
12.54 Tim Spencer x4
1.03 John Hudson x4
1.12 Olivier Troalen x4
1.21 Richard Williamson x4
1.30 Richard Blackwell x4
1.40 Mick Fenton x4
1.50 Lee Tilley x4
2.00 Brian Hopkins x4
Peter Maher x4 52
Brian Greenbank x4
Nigel Hallows x4

Results from lovely Knutsford and Stuburt Shootout results

Results from lovely Knutsford

Maxitours at lovely Knutsford and Stuburt Shootout results.

The Final event in the Stuburt Winter Order of Merit took place at the lovely Knutsford Golf Club yesterday. Mark Dingle and his team managed to get the course in great condition despite torrential rain yesterday. Thanks also to new stewards Ceri and Rhiannan who looked after us so well throughout the day.

There was some great golf played at this nine hole gem.

Barry Jacksons team turned up two hours early to warm up properly. Do you want a Theakstons or a Guinness? He asked his dedicated team as they got their third pint in each before play.

Dave Wainwright loves playing at Knutsford and he loves the close proximity to the idyllic Tatton Park. In fact he enjoys it so much he actually decided to visit it three times in his first two holes.

Richard Woan is also a ‘fully paid up member of the Bad Slicers Club’ but he managed to stay out of Tatton Park today on his way to 4th spot with 37 points pipping Dr Munro Donald on the back nine.

Paul Dalby and Phil Maher took 2nd and 3rd spot respectively with 38 points each.

First prize went to New Mills Steve Worrall who picked up 42 points playing off an eight handicap. Steve used to be Cheshire’s wicker keeoer and he had very safe hands as he coolly rolled in yet another excellent par at the tough final hole.

Ex- Fireman Phil Mahers high finish was good enough to win the Stuburt Winter Order of Merit ahead of talented regular Barney Ross (Endurance top). Phil wins a pair of fantastic Stuburt Endurance shoes.

Congratulations Phil you have played great golf this Winter and are a lovely man at the same time!

Thanks to Steve Grant at Stuburt for his terrific Sponsorship. Gareth Bradley and Paul Dalby shared 3rd place and both receive a lovely Stuburt Endurance top . Full Order of Merit Results will be sent out this weekend.

Thanks to all whom played today. I hope you enjoyed my wonderful Club.

Nearest the Pin 5th John Farnsworth Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 14th Alan Pengelly Doz AD333
2’s £85 5 pro v1s or dozen AD333s per 2
Steve Worral Richard Woan Alan Pengelly Dave Beavis Derek Fortune

Knutsford Golf Club 26-Apr-2018
Pos Player Score OoM Comment
1 Steve Worrall 42 25 Cleveland wedge
2 Paul Dalby 38 24 Galvin Green shirt
3 Phil Maher 38 23 Srixon umbrella
4 Richard Woan 37 22 Sunice shirt
5 Munro Donald 37 21 Srixon umbrella
6 Peter Maher 36 20 Maxitours shirt
7 Geoff Andrews 36 19 Maxitours scoirecard holder
8 Bri Hopkins 36 18 Maxitours scorecard holder
9 John Farnsworth 36 17 Maxitours scorecard holder
10 Pete Barratt 36 16
11 Martin Higgins 36 15
12 John Hilton 36 14
13 Alan Pacey 35 13
14 Dan Johnson 35 12
15 Richard Taylor-Carr 35 11
16 Alan Pengelly 34 10
17 Brian Greenbank 34 9
18 Phil Vokes 34 8
19 Steve Price 34 7
20 Paul Browne 33 6
21 Shushil Aggarwal 33 5
22 Brendan Leighton 33 4
23 Chris Cyprus 33 3
24 Pete Ledger 33 2
25 Dale Wallace 32 1
26= Frank Hindle 32
26= Ted Barker 32
26= Dave French 32
26= Mick Mahon 32
30= Mark Hagerty 30
30= Simon Poucher 30
30= Damien Bateson 30
30= Ian Broughan 30
34= Guy Levers 29
34= Mick Jones 29
34= Ian King 29
34= Joe Kirwan 29
34= Darren Whittaker 29
39= Jim Clarke 28
39= Paul Fell 28
39= Simon Hemsley 28
42= Dave Wainwright 27
42= Mark Taylor 27
42= Dave Beavis 27
45 Nigel Ashton 26
46 Steve Walsh 25
47= Mike Wainwright 24
47= Chris Beadle 24
47= Barry Jackson 24
47= Derek Fortune 24
51 John Fielding 20

Stuburt Shootout.

The end of season Stuburt shootout took place on completion of play when ten of this years finest golfers teed off at the first and one gets knocked out after each hole. John Hilton came out on top narrowly beating Pete Maher into top spot with some excellent golf.
1st John Hilton Stuburt Vapour shoes
2nd Peter Mayer Stuburt endurance top
3rd Phil Vokes Stuburt endurance top
4th Paul Dalby Stuburt endurance top
5th Joe Kirwan Stuburt endurance Top
6th Alan Pengelly Stuburt shirt
7th Simon Hemsley Stuburt shirt
8th Phil Mayer Stuburt shirt
9th Chris Cyprus Stuburt shirt
10th Ian King Stuburt shirt

Wilmslow Start sheet
Monday 30th April
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 David Kelly x4
10.26 Ed Pysden x4
10.34 Dave Stanhope x4
10.43 Brian Greenbank x4
10.52 Jack Coleman x4
11.00 Lewis Marland x4
11.09 Mick Mahon x4
11.18 Chris Adams x4
11.27 Trevor Foster x4
11.35 Nigel Edwards x4
11.44 Paul Evans x4
11.52 Dennis Whelan x4
12.00 John Hilditch x4
12.09 Martin Bramwell x4
12.18 Gweneth Bramwell x4
12.27 Rob Weston x4
12.35 Les Russon x4
12.43 Craig Rea x4
12.52 Paul Fell x4
1.00 John Dickenson x4
1.09 Steve Heywood x4
1.18 John Hudson x4
1.27 Paul Wrigley x4
1.36 Richard Blackwell x4
1.45 Bill Melia x4
1.54 Gordon Warke x4
2.03 Chris Ernill x4
2.12 David Smith x4
2.21 David Smith x4
2.30 Steve Parle x4
2.39 Lee Tilley x4
2.48 Brian Hopkins x4
2.57 Mick Fenton x4


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Maxitours at Curtis Cup venue Conwy

*Spaces at Knutsford on Thursday!

Maxitours at Curtis Cup venue -Conwy

A wonderful golf course with perfect links land weather greeted over 100 Maxitours players at Conwy today. Dry fairways and a testing breeze meant a great day was had by all.

New General Manager Matt Parsley is doing a great job at the Curtis Cup venue and the golf course and hospitality just keep getting better and better. Thank you to everyone at this great Club for a great day.

Steve Aspinall is known as ‘Swampy’ by his mates at his local golf course. It is rumoured that he cleaned his golf shoes once but nobody is quite sure whether or not that is true. I saw Steve tee off at Llangollen last week and he is actually a very good player with a solid swing. Course management is his forte and while the other low handicappers were struggling to control how much to spin they imparted on the ball in the wind Swampy had no such worries as his grooves are cleverly buried under an inch of mud.

As we all know Spring is breeding season and animals are trying to impress their partners in order to mate. There were a couple of cock pheasants that looked magnificent as they walked proudly across the 18th fairway this morning searching for a likely hen. Dave Beavis was out In Llangollen last night with his four ball and despite wearing his best plumage he failed to find a mate. Stick to golf Dave.

There was a steady breeze throughout the day but for the last hour of play the wind picked up dramatically and it could almost be described as gale force. In fact it was so windy late on even Colin Berry reached the par five 14th in two shots and we all know he is hopeless.

Some people are easily pleased and when Ian Hellens found out his teams appalling 69 points was better than seven other teams he had a jig of delight in the Clubhouse and headed off home to proudly tell his wife.

In todays events the main prize winners were out early in the day.

Third place went to the very popular premiership referee Mike Dean(3) and his team of Mike Masser(14) Colin Davies(18) and Henry Kenwright(12) with 83 points.

Finishing 2nd was this years’ Bramall Captain Mike Spencer (12) who likes to prepare thoroughly in order to succeed. His preparation involved buying some land on the great Orme three years ago, building a multi million house and then joining Conwy Golf Club to get to know the course better. This still wasn’t enough to secure victory and he had to settle with the runners up spot playing alongside Joe Kirwan(5), Ian King(7) and Darren Whittaker(11).

Winning their first event of the year today were the Wychwood Park team of Tom Butler(10) Ollie Scoates (6) Sean O’Conner(20) and Gary Nixon(8) They had the front nine of their lives collecting 50 points before reality set in and the limped home in 36 points to take the spoils.

Thanks to all who played today. Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 2nd Chris Adams Doz AD333

Nearest the pin 15th Mike Spencer/Mike Sallabank 6 AD333s each

2’s sweep £135 4 pro v1s or 10 sricon AD333s

Jim Caldwell Janet Heywood Tom Butler Gary Nixon Paul Wrigley Mick Mahon Colin Berry Craig Jarvis Henry Kenwright Mike Sallebank

Conwy Apr-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Tom Butler, Ollie Scoates, Sean O’Conner, Gary Nixon 86 12 Maxitours Merino sweater each
2 Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer 83 10 Footjoy shirt each
3 Mike Dean, Colin Davies, Mike Masser, Henry Kenwright 83 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Mike Sallabank, Colin Shaw, Dave Bolton, James Abbey 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Jim Caldwell, Ray Tuft, Bryce Brooks, David Williams 81 4 Maxitours Cap each
6 Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke, Graham Jackson 81 2
7= Eugenio Fernande, Steve Lamont, John Linsky, Barry Wilson 79
7= Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Matt Kay, Gary Hornby 79
7= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Nic Hercules, Alan Pratt 79
10= Dave Sully, Donna Sully, Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood 78
10= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 78
12 Ross Birch, Ben March, Gary Owen, Mark Gibbins 77
13= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian Schofield, Tony O’Gara 76
13= Barrie Simpson, Koos Alders, Martin Morris, Will Paskins 76
13= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Drew, Alan Simpson 76
16 Matt Nelstrup, Dave Wainwright, Richard Wainwright, Seb Marsh 75
17= Paul Gilbert, Craig Rea, Ed Jenkins, Brendan Macnamara 74
17= John Dickenson, Paul Lea, Arthur Gray, Jim Rymer 74
19 Ian Marchant, Craig Jarvis, Paul Lowndes, Dave Jackson 71
20 Ian Hellens, Bill Heywood, Brian Yardley, Steve Blakeway 69
21 David Kelly, Dave Harlow, John Atkin, Stuart Blake 67
22= Garry Dowdle, Steve Sutton, Dave Bigley, 66
22= Pete Birtwistle, Don Milligan, Mick Holmes, Dave Griffiths 66
24 Ian Acton, Jimmy Towers, Steve Broughton, Paul Lyth 64
25 Barry Jackson, Steve Tate, Frank Gibson, Danny Acton 62
26 Pete Sakalas, Paul Farreley, Rob Harney, Eddie Wrigley 60
27 Derek Fortune, Bob Weir, Dave Beavis, Mick Byrne 58

Knutsford Start sheet -This Thursday 26th April

8.50 Brian Greenbank x4

8.59 Pete Barratt x4

9.09 Paul Browne x4

9.18 Jim Clarke x4

9.27 Peter Maher x4


11.40 Mick Mahon x4

11.51 Phil Vokes x4

12.00 Pete Ledger x4

12.09 Simon Poucher x2 Paul Fell x2

12.27 Hilton x1 Geoff Andrews tbc

12.36 Barry Jackson x4

12.45 Simon Ashton x4

12.54 Simon Hemsley x4

1.03 Brian Hopkins x4


Wilmslow Golf Club Monday 30th April

10.00 Colin Roberts x4

10.08 Simon Hemsley x4

10.17 David Kelly x4

10.26 Ed Pysden x4

10.34 Dave Stanhope x4

10.43 Brian Greenbank x4

10.52 Jack Coleman x4

11.00 Lewis Marland x4

11.09 Mick Mahon x4

11.18 Trevor Foster x4

11.27 Nigel Edwards x4

11.35 Paul Evans x4

11.44 Simon Taylor x4

11.52 John Hilditch x4

12.01 Martin Bramwell x4

12.10 Gweneth Bramwell x4

12.18 Roy Ainsworth x4

12.27 Rob Weston x4

12.35 Les Russon x4

12.43 Craig Rea x4

12.51 Simon Ashton x4

1.00 John Dickenson x4

1.09 Steve Heywood x4

1.18 John Hudson x4

1.27 John Stubbs x4

1.36 Richard Blackwell x4

1.45 Bill Melia x4

1.54 Gordon Warke x4

2.03 Chris Ernill x4

2.12 David Smith x4

2.21 David Smith x4

2.30 Steve Parle x4

2.39 Lee Tilley x4

2.48 Brian Hopkins x4

2.57 Mick Fenton x4

Paul Fell x4 1.05 earlier

Dave Whelan x4

Full results from Llangollen

Here are todays full results from lovely Llangollen, Thanks for playing, Tim

Llangollen 20-Apr-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Matt Cheffins, Ray Cornwell, Paul Collins, Eddy Sterling 86 12 Maxitours Merino sweater each
2 Peter Roach, Ian Gemmell, Bob Coley, Bill Smith 83 10 Footjoy Shirt each
3 Eugenio, Gerry Salmon, Simon Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons 83 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Terry Friday, John Morgan 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Simon Poucher, Daniel Dunn, Neil Drummond, Andrew Stone 80 4 Maxitours scorecard holder each
6 Ray Tennant, Billy Rawsthorne, Andy Jackson, Mark Bulman 79 2
7= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Nic Hercules, 78
7= Steve Aspinall, Lee Baguley, Peter George, Graham Wilkinson 78
7= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Jobes, Andy Bentley 78
7= Tom Baker, Tom Baker jnr, Craig Dyson, Scott Bryan 78
11 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Garry Smith, Paul Collins 76
12= Simon Hemsley, Ian Schofield, Gareth Bradley, Tony O’Gara 74
12= Jim Caldwell, Jon Hume, Dave Thomas, John Kelsall 74
14= Martin Edmunds, Andy Morgan, Mick King, Peter Kenny 73
14= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley 73
14= Bill Heywood, Alan Morris, Brian Yardley, Andy Yates 73
17= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Tony Roberts, Terry Hines 72
17= John Atkin, David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake 72
17= Paul Fell, Debbie Fell, Nigel Ashton, David Cooper 72
17= Ian Lilley, Cliff Greenalgh, Ged Bradshaw, John Brooks 72
21 Geoff Andrews, Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Dave Mason 71
22= Chih Huh, Nigel Milroy, Mike Bell, Tony O’Donnell 66
22= Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Alan Reid, John Harrison 66

Results from Lovely Llangollen

Space for 1,2 or 4 players at fantastic Conwy this Monday

Space in Knutsford singles on Thursday- all welcome at this little gem!

Maxitours at Lovely Llangollen

Llangollen Golf Club is perhaps the most picturesque venue on the Maxitours rota and the course looked truly breath-taking today.

Freshly striped fairways and greens made the course look a real picture -thanks to all the staff at this great club.

Cliff Greenhalgh was delighted to make his tee time after a stress-free journey this morning. Last year he got lost in Chester and ended up struggling to find his way out of the main bus depot. Today he lost a few balls in the Welsh rough and then lost his team. They were in the Clubhouse enjoying a beer whilst Cliff was trying to remember where he had parked his car.

The hot weather was enjoyed by most of the Maxitours players.

Gerry Salmon had his umbrella up as he played to try and keep in the shade. He thinks he is playing in Thailand. This is North Wales in April Gerry, pull yourself together.

Unlucky Jonny Barton felt that this had been the longest Winter he could remember (and he has seen a few.) Today he was really looking forward to finally playing in some heat. Unfortunately, the first wasp of the year took a fancy to Jonnys’ cheap aftershave and he was last seen running out of the Clubhouse heading towards Oswestry.

Alan Ried stood on the stunning signature 9th tee admiring the beautiful river which flows along the right side of the large fairway. ‘That river should not be in play for me’ he informed his team. It certainly wasn’t as he easily cleared it by 40 yards with his wild slice.

Paul Evans finished 3rd from last yesterday at Caldy after scoring a miserly 66 points. He sacked that team and brought three new players. This group also scored 66 points and finished in last place.

Scruffy Terry Friday once again turned up looking as if he had been involved in a shipwreck. His team nearly deserted him after he failed to make a par after 14 holes. He then made a four point birdie and followed it up with a great par at the last to rescue his team and secure 4th place.

Birchwood legends Eugenio Fernandez(16) Simon Wilkinson (13) John Fitzsimmons(7) and Jerry Salmon(17) took 3rd place. There were rumours of Salmon returning to this beautiful river and there was certainly one in it today as Jerry lost yet another titleist pro v1. The likeable quartet reeled in 83 points.

‘Graceful Ian Gemmell’ led his Stockport team into 2nd place with 83 points. Despite his aging body Ian(5) has a great swing. Team mates Peter Roach(11) Bob Coley(11) and Bill Smith(12) are even older and they were delighted with their performance. Even Peter contributed well with his excellent birdie on the last.

Winning today are the Wychwood Park Team led by Matt Cheffins(11). Matt played yesterday and the team were very average finishing well down the field. A couple of early tramlined putts on the tricky greens saw them get off to a good start this afternoon and good play by Eddy Sterling(8) late on saw them safely home. Ray Cornwell(3) and Saj Hashmi(13) completed the Staffordshire team.

Thanks to everyone for your support, I hope you are enjoying the start of the golf season. Tim

2’s £140 9 pro V1s or 21 Srixon AD333s Sam Leach Peter Roach Jon Hume Simon Wilkinson Craig Dyson

Nearest the Pin 14th Neil Drummond Doz AD333s

Nearest the Pin 18th Simon Taylor Doz Ad333s

Conwy start sheet Monday 23rd April

10.00 David Kelly x4

10.08 Jim Caldwell x4

10.17 Ross Birch x2 -2 players required

10.25 Ian King x4

10.34 Matt Nelstrup x4

10.42 Ian Acton x4

10.51 Paul Benson x4

10.59 Simon Hemsley x4

11.08 Phil Vokes x4

11.17 Barrie Simpson x4

11.25 Trevor Foster x4

11.34 Roy Ainsworth x4

11.43 Steve Heywood x4

11.52 Mike Sallabank x4

11.59 Tom Butler x4

12.06 Eugenio x4


12.15 Stuart Reynolds x4

12.24 Mike Dean x4

12.33 Paul Wrigley x4

12.42 Garry Dowdle x4

12.51 Mick Mahon x4

1.00 Chris Adams x2 Nic Hercules x2

1.09 Ian Hellens x4

1.18 Steve Aspinall x4

1.27 Ian Marchant x4

1.36 Paul Gilbert x4

1.45 Jim Clarke x4

1.54 pete Birtwistle x4

2.03 Jim Rymer x4

2.12 Stuart Reynolds x4


2.30 S Tate x4


2.48 D Acton x4

2.57 Barry Jackson x4


Results from Classy Caldy!

*1 player required tomorrow(12.04) at lovely Llangollen and room for team of 4 at Conwy on Monday!

Upcoming Maxitours events:

Conwy Monday 23rd April – spaces
Knutsford Thursday 26th April -spaces
Wilmslow Monday 30th April -full
Prestbury Thurs 10th April -full

Maxitours at Classy Caldy

The large Frodsham windfarm turbines were struggling to turn this morning as clear blue, breathless skies greeted our Maxitours players on their way to the Wirral masterpiece that is Caldy.

Caldy was recently announced as the wealthiest location in Merseyside. (although to be fair there wasn’t too much competition.) The area is stunningly beautiful and the golf course is one of the finest Cheshire has to offer. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there were plenty of compliments for highly rated green keeper Carl Crocher.

The food is also world class and the bacon rarebit is highly recommended.

Richard Payne knows how to dampen a teams’ spirit as I heard him give a motivational talk in the clubhouse before he went out to play. ‘I have to warn you guys- I am playing rubbish at the moment.’

Ed Pysden is a top lawyer and a great bloke who I have known for a long time. He still likes to blame his bad golf on the fact that I gave him his first few lessons when he started playing golf over twenty years ago. Thanks Edward.

Colin Lynch has got more Ferrari’s than Ian Poulter and he also has a greater variety of shots than the Ryder cup man he just doesn’t know when he is going to play them. Unfortunately, he hasn’t quite got the same winning mentality as Poulter on the golf course but he did finish in a very respectable tenth place.

Mike Wainwright had a bad start to his day. He cut his new Mizuno leather golf belt to size last night after a few drinks but was a bit too optimistic and took too much off so it wouldn’t fit around his waist this morning. He was also cutting off a bit too much on the Caldy doglegs today and could be seen trying to hold his pants up as he headed towards the bushes searching for his wayward ball.

Caldy Club member Paul Lea tried and failed to use his local knowledge today – he came in on the card three times. ‘The problem is I know where all the trouble is.’ Claimed the wealthy wealthy estate agent as his team finished second last.

Despite the perfect conditions scoring was tough and with soft fairways it was a day for big hitters.

Third place went to Lymm’s Rich Beem lookalike Roger Percival(5), Martin France(3), Pete Atherton (10) and Phil ‘birdie’ Byrne (17). After a strong front nine of 45 points this likeable quartet stalled a little on the tougher back nine before picking up six points on the last.
Second place went to North Manchesters’ Jon Farrell(9), Paul Wrigley(4), Aiden Hoosen (+1)and Mick Philbin(15). Full figured Wrigley was on the card 14 times as he enjoyed his day in the sun.

Taking first place was ‘three time England senior champion’ Alan Squires (scr) from Saddleworth and his less talented team of Andy Dunster(9), Alan Entwistle(6) and Nick Curran(13) Squires is a class act and his approach shot into the last was so straight he had to move to one side so he could see the flag stick. Well played chaps – great first victory at a lovely course!

Nearest the Pin 2nd John Fielding Doz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Ian Stanton Doz AD333s

2’s sweep £210 5 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333s

Richard Payne Ian Acton Vince Earl Neil Crowther Steve Heywood Simon Walton Leo Sewell Darren Burgess Pete Tomlinson Phil Byrne Dave Allen Paul Wrigley Mark Johnson x2

Caldy 19-Apr-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Andy Dunster, Allan Entwistle, Alan Squires, Nick Curran 89 12 Maxitours merino or FJ sweater
2 John Farrell, Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Mick Philbin 86 10 Puma chillout top each
3 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Phil Byrne 83 8 FJ Shirt each
4 Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood, John Delaney, Steve Austin 82 6 Pro quip shirt each
5 Mike Dean, Mike Masser, Pete Tomlinson, Ian Dstanton 81 4 Pro quip shirt each
6 Steve Lamont, Anthony Risley, Steve Brooks, Pete Gold 81 2 Pro quip shirt each
7= John Wallis, Mark Pasqual, Dave Tonge, Dave Green 80 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Paul Robinson, David W-Kelly, Charles W-Kelly, Chris Bamford 80 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= John Hilditch, Simon Walton, Pete Smith, Leo Sewell 80
7= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mark Johnson, George Bresnahan 80
11= Rob Hands, Stuart Roach, Colin Lynch, Simon Ellery 79
11= Neil Edwards, Chris Bland, Jim Shirley, Steve Starr 79
11= Pete Norbury, Nad Haq, John Barnes, James Mooney 79
14= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley 78
14= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 78
16= Ian Acton, Vince Earl, Bob Power, Neil Crowther 77
16= Tom Butler, Craig Colins, Matt Cheffins, Gary Nixon 77
18= Neil Moffatt, Phil Jones, Tom O’Connell, Gary Whittington 76
18= Gary Hempstead, Pete Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Chris Brownhill 76
20= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler 75
20= Ian Hellens, Richard Greenhill, Graham Jackson, Paul Robinson 75
22= Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Ken Jee, Richard Payne 74
22= Gareth Winston, Gareth Kershaw, Lee Merson, Darren Burgess 74
22= Keith Boothroyd, John Fielding, Les Moss, Terry O’Neill 74
25= Phil Mayer, Pete Ledger, John Fielding, Damien Bateson 73
25= Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Ian Appleton, Andy Palmer 73
27= Andy Leather, Jeff Jones, Keith Riley, Ged Meakin 71
27= Guy Hall, John Royle, Dick Brown, Dave Allen 71
27= Paul Woodbine, Peter Dawson, Dave Goodwin, Andrew Maclean 71
30 Gary Bailey, Geoff Allen, Simon Lewis, Steve Maddox 67
31 Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, Paul Lea, Rob Farnham 65
32 Mike George, Tony Grinnell, Kris Icely, Chris O’Regan 62

Llangollen start sheet

9.58 Richard Blackwell x4
10.07 Colin Roberts x4
10.15 David Kelly x4
10.24 Jim Caldwell x4
10.32 Neil Drummond x4
10.41 Rob Weston x4
10.49 Simon Hemsley x4
11.05 Simon Taylor x4
11.12 Paul Evans x4
11.20 Darren Jones x2 B Hopkins x2
11.29 Tom Butler x4
11.47 Chih Hu x4
11.55 Martin Edmunds x4
12.04 Chris Adams x2 Nic Hercules x2
12.24 Steve Aspinall x4
12.33 Peter Roche x4
12.42 Sam Leach x4
12.51 Eugenio x4
1.00 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.27 Paul Fell x4
1.45 Ian Lilley x4
2.03 Ian Hellens x4
2.30 Ray Tennant x4
2.39 Tom Baker x4

Conwy Start sheet

10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.08 Jim Caldwell x4
10.17 David Kelly x4
10.25 Ian King x4
10.34 Matt Nelstrup x4
10.42 Ian Acton x4
10.51 Paul Benson x4
10.59 Simon Hemsley x4
11.08 Phil Vokes x4
11.17 Barrie Simpson x4
11.25 Trevor Foster x4
11.34 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.43 Steve Heywood x4
11.52 Mike Sallabank x4
11.59 Tom Butler x4
12.06 Eugenio x4
12.15 Stuart Reynolds x4
12.33 Paul Wrigley x4
12.42 Garry Dowdle x4
12.51 Mick Mahon x4
1.00 Chris Adams x2 Nic Hercules x2
1.09 Ian Hellens x4
1.18 Steve Aspinall x4
1.27 Ian Marchant x4
1.36 Paul Gilbert x4
1.45 Jim Clarke x4
1.54 pete Birtwistle x4
2.03 Jim Rymer x4
2.12 Stuart Reynolds x4
2.30 S Tate x4
2.48 D Acton x4
2.57 Barry Jackson x4
3.06 Brian Hopkins x4