Mottram moved to 5th Jan – course open though!!

Dear Maxitours players,

Mottram Hall is open but due to the forecast rain we have moved the event to Thursday 5th Jan!

YOUR ENTRY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW DATE

Golf Manager Malcolm has been great to deal with and if the weather improves Mottram Hall will do a special rate of £20 for anyone who wishes to play from 11am onwards.

Thanks for your understanding

Tim

Mottram Hall still on

Tomorrows event is currently still on. I am aware the forecast isn’t great and will check conditions in the morning.

My website will be updated at 8.45am

Lets hope the band of rain moves North as was forecast prior to today 🤞 Yours in golf
Tim

Fabulous Fairhaven results

*Room at super Mottram Hall next Thursday*

Maxitours at Fabulous Fairhaven

Perfect links conditions greeted Maxitours players at Fairhaven today. A warm but testing sea breeze and a wonderfully presented golf course ensured a fantastic day was had by all.

The sun shone all afternoon apart from a refreshing twenty-minute shower as people were playing their closing holes late in the day.
The greens were magnificent. Fairhaven is now recognized as one of the finest Championship courses in the North of England and everyone agreed that it was well worth the journey up the M6 this morning.
The clubhouse has also been refurbished and the staff were all brilliant.

The clubhouse also has tremendous view over the course and a few members always spend the afternoon watching the golfers. I loved listening to the comments:
‘He’s got a funny swing.’
‘He’ll be lucky to find it in that bush.’
‘He must practice under a coffee table.’

Ian Appleton was a Maxitours regular but now lives in the Spanish sunshine. Whenever I see him he has a big smile on his face and tells me how good the weather is in Spain. Try and avoid him.
He comes back every Christmas as he claims to play the trombone to a very high standard and plays in orchestras at various festive shows throughout the North West. I’m not too sure. There was an advert for a local pantomime in Knutsford and the ugly sister definitely reminded me of someone.

You might have wall to wall sunshine but they don’t have traditional links courses like this in Spain Ian.

In today’s event scoring was excellent due to the forward tees, pure putting surfaces and lots of talented players.

Hazel Grove solicitor Simon Ashton, Adrian Waring, Dan Moss and Phil Raines took 3rd with 85 points.

Carden Park’s Paul Fell, retired head master Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan and Mike Lowe took 2nd place after an excellent 87 points.

Winning today was Tony Jennison(3), Richard Blackwell(12), John Hilton(15) and Gary Smith(10). John Hilton has struggled with his game recently and his handicap is about the only thing keeping up with inflation but he was back to his best today. They scored an excellent 89 points after scoring heavily on the tricky par three holes. Well played chaps.

Thanks to everyone for your support, superb.
Nearest the pin 2nd Pete Gold Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 10th Steve Adams Dozen AD333

2’s sweep £125 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon AD333

Mike Hill Paul Fell Colin Bryan Martin Bray John Tomlinson Pete Atherton Phil Gow Martin Humphries Steve Bradbury Tom Roe John Hunt James Shipstone

Fairhaven 8th Nov 22
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Gary Smith, John Hilton 89 12 Under Armour wind top
2 Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 87 10 Doz Taylor Made TP5
3 Simon Ashton, Ade Waring, Dan Moss, Phil Raines 85 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Paul Butler, Neale Laurent, Jack Schofield, Michael Schofield 85 6 Maxitours cap each
5 Martin Williams, Martin Bray, Andy Mills, John Tomlinson 85 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Chris Adams, Geoff Bickerton, Martin Prescott, Pete Atherton 84 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 83
8 Martin France, Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 82
9= Phil Gow, Andy Payne, Jamie Lloyd, Shae Keogh 80
9= Martin Humphries, Joyce Larkin, Paul Webb, Keith Shale 80
11= Steve Heywood, Paul Bradbury, Ian Appleton, Dave Sully 79
11= Paul Salt, Phil Harris, George Kerr, John Bradbury 79
13 Andy Corner, Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blain 78
14= Steve Aspinall, Alan Simpson, Ken Booth, John Fitzsimmons 77
14= Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Ian Smith, Mike Grainger 77
16= Paul Browne, Dave Carlile, Neil Simpson, Brendan Leighton 76
16= Tom Roe, Paul Moonan, Luke Russell, Peter McElkerney 76
18 John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Niell 74
19 Paul Gilbert, Martin Quinn, Dave Madely, Martin Oldfield 72
20= Patrick Clarke, Dave Viggars, Pete Woodbine, Andy Buckley 71
20= Dave Hughes, Steve Lamont, Pete Gold, John Prescott 71

Mottram Hall Thursday 19th November
11am shotgun start
1a Mick Mahon x4
1b Paul Fell x4
2a John Atkin x4
2b Kev Hart x4
3 Roger Percival x4
4a Gary Neiles x4
4b Neale Laurent x4
5a Paul Salt x4
6 Geoff Bickerton x4
7 Peter McElkerney x4
8a Simon Hemsley x4
8b Dave Sully x4
9a Dave Blood x4
9bJim Clarke x4
10a Dave Goodwin x4
10b Colin Roberts x4
11 Ed Pysden x4
12a Steve Aspinall x4
12b Andy Taylor x4
13b Nathan Mills x4
14
15a Sam Leach x4
15b Paul Wrigley x4
16
17a John Hilditch x4
17b
18a Lee Tilley x4
18b Richard Blackwell x4

fantastic Formby Hall results

Maxitours at fabulous Formby Hall

The Winter/Spring tour enjoyed wonderful golfing weather at Formby Hall today. Superb greens, gentle sea breeze, an incredibly dry course and clear blue skies were the reward for players who travelled to Merseyside.

The course was terrific and really well drained considering the amount of rain we have had in recent weeks.

Its always interesting to come to the Formby Hall hotel and spa venue near Liverpool. I sit in the main corridor and watch a few residents walking past. There are lots of pumped-up lips and false tans knocking about throughout the day. And that was only Ian Kings team.

Jim Caldwell and Bob Eastwoods team both scored 85 points. Bobs team was on fire with a wonderful 47 points on the front nine, their slow finish saw Jim’s team winning the card play-off.

Ex Copper Neale Laurent, Martyn Schofield, Jack Schofield and John Harrop took 4th with 86 points. Another retired copper on a huge pension took 3rd place. Dave Blood from Romiley and his good pals Jimmy Cox, Ian Smith and Mike Grainger had a terrific back nine picking up 8 points on the long 14th to take 2nd on 87 points

Sandiways Gary Neiles and his team of Russell Sollitt, John Longworth and Alan Giles scored 88 points. They picked up seven points on the lovely 17th hole to elevate themselves into 2nd.

Winning today was the softly spoken Davyhulme team of Kev Hart(11), Paul Yearsley(9), Sam Garnett(1) and Alan Vaughan(9). Sam is a class player and has found some good form recently. He shot six under to help his Maxitours ever present team to a first win for nearly a year. Well played chaps. Great golf.

Thanks to everyone for your support. Tim

Nearest the pin 13th Sam Garnett Dozen AD333

Nearest the pin 16th Steve Blakeway Dozen AD333

2’s sweep £120 4 pro V1s or 10 srixon AD333

Steve Heywood Sam Garnett John Harrop Martin Schofield Steve Blakeway x2 Ian Pickles

Formby Hall 3rd Nov
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Sam Garnett, Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Alan Vaughan 91 12 Maxitours Chill out top
2 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Russell Sollitt, Alan Giles 88 10 Dozen Taylor made TP5
3 Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Ian Smith, Mike Grainger 87 8 Callaway shirt each
4 John Harrop, Neale Laurent, Jack Schofield, Martin Schofield 86 6 Maxitours cap each
5 Gary Smith, Ian Pickles, Roger Wolstenholme, Geoff Bickerton 85 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Jim Caldwell, Bryce Brooks, Peter Griggs, David Lathwood 85 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Bob Eastwood, Mike Lamb, Chris Jones, Al Demmy 85
8= Simon Hemsley, Darren Whittaker, Ian King, Joe Kirwan 83
8= Paul Salt, Steve Blakeway, George Kerr, John Bradbury 83
10= Jim Clarke, Kevin McEvoy, Graham Jackson, PeteLedger 82
10= Dave Griffiths, Don Milligan, Mike Fenton, Chris Bracchi 82
10= Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson, Nigel Armitage 82
13= Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 81
13= Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 81
15= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 79
15= Paul Moonan, Eddie Ellis, Ben Davies, Matty Clement 79
17 Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield 78
18= Martin Humphries, Adrian Brown, Paul Webb, Keith Shale 74
18= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Ken Booth, John Fitzsimmons 74
18= John Lynskey, Barry Wilson, Dave Monk, Nick Steele 74

Fairhaven start sheet Tuesday 8th November

1a John Hunt x4

1b Mick Mahon x4

2 Dave Sully x4

3a Dave Blood x4

3b Richard Blackwell x4

7a John Hilditch x4

7b Simon Poucher x4

8a Martin Humphries x4

8b Kev Hart x4

9a Steve Aspinall x4

9b Paul Fell x4

10 Neale Laurent x4

11a Colin Roberts x4

11b Paul Salt x4

12 Dave Monk x4

12b Phil Gow x4

13 David Hughes x4

14 Martin Williams x4

15 Steve Hall x4

16 Jon Hudson x4

17 Simon Ashton x4

18b Roger Percival x4

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Paul Gilbert x4 in

Andy Buckley x4 in

The Final XENTUM Summer order of Merit

Room at Mottram Hall on Thursday November 17th

The final summer 2022 Xentum Order of Merit

Dear Maxitours players,

Here is the final summer Xentum.co.uk order of merit.

Congratulations to Wrexham’s Mike Lowe on topping the table this year. Mike is a lovely softly spoken man who plays each week and will be a very popular winner.

The Order of merit was closely fought with 12 points awarded for a team victory and 10 points for a second place and so on. Just 12 points separated the first 11 players so it was all to play for last week and despite not featuring consistent Mike managed to secure the title.

Retired head master Nigel Ashton from Carden Park and Brookdale’s Gary Smith shared second place.

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Well played everybody,

Tim

Position Name TOTAL PTS
1 Mike Lowe 58 Taylor made spider putter
2 Nigel Ashton 56 Galvin Green Draxton
2 Gary Smith 56 Galvin Green Draxton Insula
4 Jim Caldwell 52 Dozen Taylor made TP5
5 Colin Roberts 50 Dozen Taylor made TP5
6 Richard Blackwell 47 Dozen AD333
7 Colin Bryan 46 Dozen AD333
7 Dave Buckley 46 Dozen AD333
7 Paul Fell 46 Dozen AD333
7 John Hilton 46 Dozen AD333
7 Simon Wilkinson 46 Dozen AD333
12 Neale Laurent 42
13 Kev Hart 40
13 Paul Yearsley 40
15 Jim Clarke 39
16 Dave Rhodes 37
17 Mick Mahon 36
17 Gary Neiles 36
17 Gary Owen 36
17 Phil Robinson 36
17 Andy Williamson 36
22 Dave Carter 34
22 Dave Westwood 34
24 Paul Hurst 32
24 Pete Ledger 32
24 Karl Marginson 32
24 Henry Melrose 32
28 Dave Sarsfield 31
29 Nigel Armitage 30
29 John Fitzsimmons 30
29 Andy Mansfield 30
29 Dave Monk 30
29 Barry Wilson 30
34 Steve Aspinall 28
34 Dave Mason 28
36 Peter Griggs 26
36 Dave Goodwin 26
36 Simon Hemsley 26
36 Alistair Holloway 26
36 Graham Jackson 26
36 Rob Kenyon 26
36 Lee Tilley 26
43 Martin Bray 24
43 Dave Greenwood 24
43 John Harrop 24
43 Andrew Hill 24
43 Rick Howard 24
43 Richard Melrose 24
43 Dave Stewardson 24
43 John Tomlinson 24
43 Martin Williams 24
52 Peter Abbott 22
52 Carl Deaville 22
52 John Farnsworth 22
52 John Lynsky 22
52 Pete Norbury 22
52 Richard Palmer 22
52 Richard Williamson 22
59 Dave Cooper 20
59 Marcus Green 20
59 Ian King 20
59 Joe Kirwan 20
59 Mark Sanderson 20
59 Dave Thomas 20
65 Steve Best 18
65 Billy Coleman 18
65 Dave Marchant 18
65 Dean McFadden 18
65 Dan McIntyre 18
65 Neil Pemberton 18
65 Jack Schofield 18
65 Neil Tanner 18
65 Paul Woodbine 18
74 Russell Cash 16
74 Chris Clarke 16
74 Josh Forster 16
74 Martin Keates 16
74 Anthony Kenny 16
74 Jim McEwan 16
74 Moby Rawthore 16
81 Mike Hill 15
82 Hugh Bilby 14
82 Lee Charnley 14
82 Peter Hoctor 14
82 Philip Long 14
82 Paul Salt 14
82 Dave Williams 14
82 Gareth Winston 14
89 Pete Booth 13
90 Steve Austin 12
90 Anthony Barker 12
90 John Barnes 12
90 Paul Bayley 12
90 Gary Berrisford 12
90 Darren Booth 12
90 Ian Bruce 12
90 Simon Burgess 12
90 David Carlile 12
90 Mark Cookson 12
90 Jonathan Dean 12
90 Mike Earsley 12
90 Lee Everett 12
90 Sam Everett 12
90 Ian Fensom 12
90 David Fidler 12
90 Phil Gow 12
90 Tom Gradwell 12
90 Steve Grimaldi 12
90 Mark Hagerty 12
90 John Hall 12
90 Simon Hartland 12
90 Phil Harris 12
90 John Hunt 12
90 Glynn Isaacs 12
90 John Kelsall 12
90 George Kerr 12
90 Shay Keogh 12
90 Mike Kulik 12
90 MArtin Lang 12
90 Jamie Lloyd 12
90 John Longworth 12
90 Dave Madely 12
90 Steve Marsh 12
90 Nathan Mills 12
90 Steve Mobley 12
90 Stuart Muller 12
90 Bob Pickthall 12
90 Kenny Plumb 12
90 Paul Price 12
90 Martin Quinn 12
90 Oliver Robinson 12
90 Steve Rosier 12
90 Gerry Salmon 12
90 James Shipstone 12
90 Ian Snape 12
90 Dave Snape 12
90 Jim Spears 12
90 Pete Stewart 12
90 Mike Stewardson 12
90 Craig Stubbs 12
90 Richard Taylor-Carr 12
90 Adrian Waring 12
90 Darren Whittaker 12
90 Ed Wilkinson 12
90 Tom Williams 12
90 Mike Wilson 12
147 Lee Braxton 11
147 Tony Evans 11
149 Andrew Aherne 10
149 Richard Bamforth 10
149 Steve Barlow 10
149 Colin Berry 10
149 Keith Berry 10
149 Steve Blakeway 10
149 Ken Booth 10
149 Mark Bone 10
149 Don Campbell 10
149 Richard Cooper 10
149 Lee Compton 10
149 Phil Dickens 10
149 Neil Evans 10
149 Nathan Evans 10
149 Paul Forster 10
149 Martin France 10
149 Alan Gale 10
149 Rhoddri Giggs 10
149 Neil Griffiths 10
149 Keith Haddock 10
149 Nigel Hallows 10
149 Steve Heywood 10
149 Doug Hill 10
149 Noel Houlihan 10
149 Barry Jackson 10
149 Mick Jones 10
149 Dave Kelly 10
149 Brendan Leighton 10
149 David Linton 10
149 Lewis Marland 10
149 Billy McAffey 10
149 Lee Merson 10
149 Steve Merricks 10
149 Jim Murray 10
149 John Newton 10
149 John Owen 10
149 Les Penson 10
149 Steve Perrett 10
149 Simon Poucher 10
149 Cath Rawthore 10
149 Ian Reece 10
149 Dave Reece 10
149 John Rigby 10
149 Trevor Roberts 10
149 Craig Sevant 10
149 Steve Schofield 10
149 Neil Simpson 10
149 Pete Smith 10
149 Steve Smith 10
149 Russ Sollitt 10
149 John Stanworth 10
149 Steve Tate 10
149 Dave Tobutt 10
149 Adam Travis 10
149 Richard Wakefield 10
149 Jon Walker 10
149 Harry Wellings 10
149 John Worsnop 10
149 Ian Wright 10
149 Steven Yeadon 10
149 Mike Yearsley 10
210 Rob Blain 9
211 Jason Atherton 8
211 Jonny Barton 8
211 Tom Beavers 8
211 Mark Birtwistle 8
211 Dave Blease 8
211 Darren Burgess 8
211 Duncan Cameron 8
211 Mark Clare 8
211 Luke Conner 8
211 Terry Dunne 8
211 Johnny Eccles 8
211 Keith Edminson 8
211 Ian Fearns 8
211 Alan Fox 8
211 Mike George 8
211 Mike Green 8
211 Phil Gow 8
211 John Harker 8
211 Phil Harris 8
211 Jim Hodges 8
211 David Hughes 8
211 John Mather 8
211 Paul McDermott 8
211 Phil McCurry 8
211 Jonny Moores 8
211 Denis O’Neill 8
211 Sarah Ormrod 8
211 Bill Parkinson 8
211 Steve Parton 8
211 Dave Parry 8
211 Tim Potter 8
211 Paul Ralph 8
211 Glynn Rankin 8
211 Barry Rigby 8
211 Paul Robinson 8
211 Pete Sakalas 8
211 Matt Sayers 8
211 Michael Schofield 8
211 Alison Shipstone 8
211 Dave Smith 8
211 Andy Southwarth 8
211 Adam Thomas 8
211 Colin Tichias 8
211 Mark Turner 8
211 Nigel Uttley 8
211 Ian Venables 8
211 John Vickers 8
211 Steve Walsh 8
211 Barry Wellings 8
211 Graham Wright 8
264 Rob Alexandra 6
264 Dave Ashworth 6
264 Pete Atherton (Lymm) 6
264 Don Bailey 6
264 Colin Berry 6
264 Geoff Bickerton 6
264 Chris Bland 6
264 Andy Brown 6
264 Mike Clewley 6
264 Chris Clough 6
264 Ian Cole 6
264 Andy Corner 6
264 Warrick Dawson 6
264 Al Demmy 6
264 Neil Edwards 6
264 Mark Foley 6
264 Martin Gleave 6
264 Kevin Harling 6
264 Wayne Harper 6
264 Warren Hegg 6
264 Paul Higgs 6
264 Dave Howell 6
264 John Hudson 6
264 Dave Keen 6
264 Gareth Kershaw 6
264 Mark Lane 6
264 Dave Lomax 6
264 Steve Mines 6
264 Dan Moss 6
264 Paul Mullen 6
264 Jimmy Murphy 6
264 Roger Percival 6
264 Mark Philips 6
264 Mark Pretty 6
264 Tom Roe 6
264 Ged Roylance 6
264 Mark Saxon 6
264 Jim Smith 6
264 Tim Spencer 6
264 Alan Vaughan 6
264 Gordon Warke 6
264 Steve Ward 6
264 Graham Wilkinson 6
264 Andy Wisedale 6
308 Nick Moores 5
309 Chris Adams 4
309 Jimmy Ainscough 4
309 David Arthur 4
309 John Atkin 4
309 Neil Bibby 4
309 James Bromley 4
309 Tom Butler 4
309 Paul Butler 4
309 Jim Edgerton 4
309 Simon Goalsby 4
309 Steve Hall 4
309 Kev Harvey 4
309 Saj Hashmi 4
309 John Hewitson 4
309 Alex Jarman 4
309 Simon Maxwell 4
309 Kevin McEvoy 4
309 John Morton 4
309 Martin Mulrooney 4
309 Gary Nixon 4
309 Steve Owen 4
309 Al Parker 4
309 Steve Parke 4
309 Nick Pedley 4
309 Barry Pendlebury 4
309 Graham Pike 4
309 Mike Priestley 4
309 Neil Riding 4
309 Darren Rigby 4
309 Alan Starmer 4
309 Nick Steele 4
309 Eddie Sterling 4
309 Paul Teirney 4
309 Colin Upton 4
309 Bernard Walsh 4
309 David Wilkinson 4
309 Paul Wilkinson 4
309 James Wilson 4
347 Pete Birtwistle 2
347 Tim Blackshaw 2
347 Martin Bramwell 2
347 John Bradbury 2