The terrific new Maxitours Winter Spring Schedule 2018/19

Dear Maxitours Golfer,

Thank you for your terrific support this Summer. The weather and golf courses have been tremendous. I really hope that you have enjoyed your golf!

Attached is the Maxitours Winter/Spring Schedule 2018/19 featuring fifteen terrific courses.

I’m sure you will enjoy these events just as much as I enjoy running them.

Thank you for your unrivalled etiquette and sportsmanship each week.

Your respect for the host course, support of the host caterer and the traditions of the game means we are welcomed back to the best golf courses that the North West has to offer year after year.

Yours in Golf,


Winter / Spring Schedule 2018 / 19
Thurs 1st 11am shotgun Mottram Hall AM AM £25.00
Thurs 8th 11am shotgun Stockport AM AM £25.00
Tues 13th 11am shotgun Fairhaven AM AM £27.50
Thurs 22nd 11am shotgun Ringway AM AM £25.00
Mon 26th 10am – 12pm Wilmslow Pairs £30.00

Thurs 6th 11am shotgun Stockport AM AM £25.00
Weds 12th 11am shotgun Warrington AM AM £25.00
Weds 19th 11am shotgun Vale Royal AM AM £25.00

Thurs 10th 11am shotgun Knutsford Singles £20.00
Weds 16th 11am shotgun Vale Royal AM AM £25.00
Portugal Trip
Fri 18th – Tues 22nd Qunita do Lago North, South and Laranjal!!
Weds 23rd 11am shotgun Warrington AM AM £25.00
Tues 29th 11am shotgun Fairhaven Pairs £27.50

Thurs 7th 11am shotgun Ringway AM AM £25.00
Thurs 14th 11.30am shotgun Dunham Forest AM AM £25.00
Thurs 21st 9.30am – 1.30pm North Wales AM AM £22.50
Mon 25th 10am – 12pm Wilmslow Pairs £30.00

Monday 4th 10.00am – 1.46pm Conwy AM AM £30.00
Friday 15th 8.30am – 2.30pm Vale Royal AM AM £25.00
Thurs 21st 8am – 1pm Dunham Forest Pairs £25.00
The Titleist 2 Day Cheshire Classic AM AM £55.00
Thurs 28th Day 1 Prestbury
Fri 29th Day 2 Mottram Hall

Mon 1st 9am – 2.45pm Stockport AM AM £25.00
Thurs 4th 10am – 1pm Knutsford Singles £25.00
Fri 12th 10am – 3pm Vale of Llan AM AM £25.00
The Galvin Green Classic
Thurs 18th Venue TBC
Thurs 25th 9am – 3pm Caldy AM AM £25.00

AM AM £25.00
The Galvin Green Classic
Thurs 18th Venue TBC
Thurs 25th 9am – 3pm Caldy AM AM £25.00

Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

Maxitours Portugal trip- Full- let me know if you fanct 2020!

Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe

Clitheroe is a stunning golf course set in the beautiful Ribble Valley and at least five of today’s players declared it as their favourite venue of the year. The course was incredibly lush and the USGA greens were excellent considering we had more than half an inch of rain overnight. Thanks to everyone at this friendly club for making us feel so welcome.

Mike Gauden offered to drive his team this morning. When he picked up his good pal Dave Stanhope apparently he nearly got mauled to death by Dave’s ‘very friendly’ new golden retriever puppy. Mike got his own back on the tricky golf course which well and truly chewed Dave up and spat him out.

The Winter tour should be released tomorrow -I am just waiting for 1 Club to confirm. As a few of our wealthy players are in their twilight years and could perhaps do with a make-over a botox company is thinking of sponsoring an event. That should raise a few eyebrows.

Stuburt Order of merit leader Paul Fell finished further down the field than usual with an average 40 points today. His excuse was that he got accidentally hit on the kneecap by his playing partner Mike ‘scruffy’ Lowe. To add insult to injury Lowe removed and signed his seven year old Dunlop golf glove as an apology. Paul put it in the nearest bin.

In todays event the scores were better in the morning before the breeze picked up a little in the afternoon.

The course is not long but it is a terrific layout and you have to have great course management and drive it straight. This ruled out 90% of today’s field.

Intelligent Jon Hudson(9) and Jim Jones(21) took 4th place with 43 points.

They were pipped into 3rd spot by the wise silver fox Jack Coleman(17) and Steve Mattinson(6). I am not sure what age Jack is but unless he had a tough paper round when he was a boy he must be at least 75 years old. Jack still has a lovely relaxed swing and a very cool even temperament so we can all learn a lot from him. His very slightly younger partner Steve kept thing’s steady on the tough back nine and the Dunham men were delighted to finally get on the Maxitours podium.

Jimmy McEwan(7) and Steve Woods(23) were in the 2nd match out and they both played great golf and they narrowly took the runners up spot with 44 points.

Winning today was the Ashton-in-Makerfield pairing of Dave Lee(20) and Mark Holland(7). They scored an impressive 46 points in a real team effort –Mark birdied a couple of his shot holes and Dave made the most of his many shots! Well played chaps great score.

Two lovely guys won nearest the pin. Ian King was first out and he drilled it within two feet of the pin on the 5th and stylish Ed Wilkinson nearly holed his spin loaded approach on the superb 17th hole.

Thanks for your support. Once again Maxitours players showed your true class as there was not a single no show- thank you very much indeed for your unrivalled integrity. Tim

Nearest the Pin 5th Ed Wilkinson Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Ian King Dozen AD333s
2’s £187.50 6 pro v1s or 16 srixons Steve Starr Dave Stone Ed Wilkinson Roger Percival Andy Corner Andy Dunster x2 Charlie Nicholson Nick Edwards

Clitheroe 11-Sept-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Lee, Mark Holland, , 46 12 FJ shoes each
2 Jimmy McEewan, Steve Woods, , 44 11 Sunice waterproof top
3 Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, , 43 10 FJ chillout top
4 John Hudson, Jim Jones, , 43 9 Cutter and buck shirt
5 Ian King, Andy Wisedale, , 42 8 Cutter and buck shirt
6 Tom Griffiths, Richard Brewster, , 41 7 Maxitours shirt (xl)
7 Mike Hill, Andy Corner, , 41 6 Maxitours shirt (xl)
8 Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, , 41 5 Maxitours shirt (xl)
9 Paul Fell, Paul Martin, , 40 4 Maxitours Cap each
10 Jim Comerford, Jim Hodges, , 40 3 Maxitours Cap each
11 Barry Wellings, Keith Evans, , 40 2
12 Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, , 40 1
13= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, , 39
13= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, , 39
13= John Hilditch, Paul Smith, , 39
13= Leo Sewell, Liam Kettle, , 39
13= Al Brown, Paul Symmons, , 39
13= Graham Jackson, Mark Hagerty, , 39
13= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, , 39
13= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, , 39
13= Bob Mottershead, Dave Holgate, , 39
13= Alan Entwistle, Charlie Nicholson, , 39
13= Paul Allen, Chris Adams, , 39
24= Martin France, Pete Atherton, , 38
24= Dave Thornley, Dave Stone, , 38
24= Steve Starr, Lee Smith, , 38
24= Kev Hart, Paul Yeardsley, , 38
24= Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, , 38
24= Nigel Hallows, Wayne Harper, , 38
24= Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, , 38
24= Andy Strickley , Kev Hodgson, , 38
24= Andy Dunster, Nick Edwards, , 38
33= Neil Laurent, Paul Heap, , 37
33= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, , 37
33= Tony Roberts, Mike Savage, , 37
33= Ashley Elliott, Bob Eastwood, , 37
33= Des Kelly, Mike Hall, , 37
33= Steve Hall, Andy Oakes, , 37
39= Neil Edwards, Grant Benson, , 36
39= Nigel Oakes, Andy Thompson, , 36
39= Dave McDougall, Arthur Gray, , 36
39= Denis Price , Malc Sparke, , 36
39= Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, , 36
39= Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall, , 36
45 Stu Reynolds, Ray Mills, , 35
46= Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess, , 34
46= Jim Clarke, Jim Kenyon, , 34
46= Dave Aiden, Ian Sharman, , 34
46= Ian Hazelwood, Alan Smith, , 34
46= Jim Rymer, Roy Christian, , 34
46= Keith Workman , Dave Plant, , 34
52= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, , 33
52= Dave Stanhope, Mike Gauden, , 33
52= Simon Hemsley, Al Demmy, , 33
52= Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, , 33
52= Andy Taylor, Mike Eardley, , 33
57 Neil Worthingon, Paul Robinson, , 32
58 Sam Leach, Pete Mills, , 31
59 Tony Lowe, Terry Crewe, , 29
60 Mike Stuart, Fred Brown, , 28

Maxitours at Hopwood
Thursday 21st September
10.00David Kelly x4
10.09 Ian Waddington x4
10.18Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Jack Coleman x4
10.54 Bev Crute x4
11.03 Lewis Marland x4
11.12 Les Penson x4
11.21 Matt Cheffins x4
11.29 Chris Chidley x4
11.38John Hilditch x4
11.47 Barrie Simpson x4
11.56 Paul Fell x4
12.05 Roger Percival x4
12.13 Steve Heywood x4
12.22 Les Russon x4
12.31 Graham Littler x4
12.40 Chris Adams x4
12.49 Ron Slaone x4
12.58 Ashley Elliot x4
1.07 John Hunt x4
1.16 Nigel Oakes x4
1.25 Ian Hellens x4
1.34 Peter Veitch x4
1.45 Steve Lamont x4
1.54 Steve Lamont x4
2.03 John Newton x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21 Simon Ashton x4
2.30 Brian Hopkins x4
2.39 Lee Tilley x4
2.48 Nathan Evans x4
2.57 Nigel hallows x 4
res Rob Kenyon x4

Results from The Galvin Green Classic at majestic Mere

*Spaces for 2 fourballs or 4 pairs at Clitheroe next Tuesday!

Maxitours Galvin Green Classic at majestic Mere

A sultry day greeted Maxitours competitors at Mere Golf Club this morning. This famous Cheshire course is getting back to its very best and was enjoyed by today’s players. The closing four holes are perhaps the most spectacular in Cheshire- brilliant.

Thanks to Max all the staff at this resort for their five star hospitality.

Many stars and footballers have lived in the houses which surround this golf course. Rick Astley and even the late George Michael owned a property on the Mere triangle for a short period of time. Today Mark Roberts had a quick chat with Ex Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater as he was looking for his golf ball in the premiership winners prize laurel bush thirty yards to the right of the 13th fairway.

It was great to be back running my events after a family holiday in Corfu. We spent most of the week snorkelling and swimming in the warm Med. We saw a few nice fish and the kids even caught an octopus. We tried to cook it in the evening on the barbeque but it kept turning off the gas.

Anton Ellis is one of the nicest men I have ever met. He has been a member at Knutsford Golf Club for over 60 years and he plays in one Maxitours event each year to show his support for me. Unfortunately, his team are so old they always struggle to remember their handicaps. This year things hit a new low when two of his team struggled to remember their names. Anton redeemed himself with a great shot into the 8th which he coolly converted. He even looked like winning nearest the pin before Alan Jones narrowly pipped him.

Andy Wilde told me that he heard that there is a bunker for every day of the year on the Mere course. His ball went into about 6 month’s worth today as his team could only manage 74 points.

Top milkman Don Milligan turned up with a cream top on. He kept semi skimming his ball across the greens and failed to deliver any birdies.

Scoring was good in today’s event.

Taking 5th place with 84 points was Jim Caldwell(11), Peter Griggs(15), Lee Charnley(6) and Doug Bardon(12). Last week Doug Bardon played like he had two wooden legs but he was excellent today.

Dave Sully(6), Steve Heywood(5) Ian Appleton(16) and Graham Davenport(9) have not been in the prizes at all this year but they were delighted to take 4th place also with 84 points.

Hale Golf Clubs well spoken team of Martin Bramwell(11), brothers Andy Veitch(18), Peter Veitch (11)and the not quite so well spoken Chris Brown(6) took third place with 85 points. Martins lovely wife was also playing today but unfortunately her attractive team finished in last place. Martin was very compassionate: ‘Never mind Gweneth-Did you hear about my birdie at the last?’

Two teams had ‘big day outs’ at the top of the leaderboard.

Graham Jackson(5) from Heyrose helped his on form team of Jim Clarke(9), Richard Taylor Carr(13) and Mark Haggerty(13) score 90 points which looked like a victorious score for the likeable quartet.

Late in the day Leigh golf Clubs Mark Pasquil(12) James Curran(2) Dave Tonge(9) and John Wallis(18) took the honours with a fantastic 92 points Two handicapper James Curran recently graduated from University where he studied Ergonomics. Despite just finishing his useless degree he had a very handy eagle on the first hole to get his team off to a dream start. After 48 points on the front nine they had a solid back nine for a first win in 2018.- Congratulations chaps.

Richard Booth had two 2’s today his most impressive was a holed wedge on the par four 11th hole. If anyone is remotely interested Richard tells me that it was from 105 yards.

Thanks to Mere legend John Gallagher from Galvin Green for his terrific Sponsorship. He is a great bloke and the new Galvin Green Winter/Spring range is the best in the business!

Thanks to all players for your terrific support, Tim.

2’s £255 Mike Sallebank Mark Hagerty x2 Graham Jackson Graham Davenport Simon Wilkinson Gary Hepstead Robyn Cotton Chris Wrighton Richard Booth x2 Neil Powell Barry Jackson

Nearest the Pin 8th Alan Jones Galvin Green Cap

Nearest the pin 14th Chris Wrighton Galvin Green Cap

Mere 3-Sept-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 John Wallis, Dave Tonge, James Curran, Mark Pasquill 92 12 Galvin Green windstopper top
2 Richard T-Carr, Graham Jackson, Mark Haggerty, 91 10 Galvin Green Insular top
3 Martin Bramwell, CJ , Andy Veitch, Peter Vietch 85 8 Galvin Green shirt each
4 Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport 84 6 Galvin Green Cap each
5 Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Doug Bardon, Lee Charnley 84 4 Galvin Green belt each
6 Les Russon, Tom Parker, Craig Brooks, 84 2 Galvin Green Cap each
7 Alan Jones, Gary Smith, Dan Moore, John Hilton 84
8= Mike Sallebank, Bob Bolton, Dave Bolton, Bob King 83
8= Dave Blease, Chris Wrighton, Alan Vaughan, Don Milligan 83
8= Chris Beakey, Chris Gregory, Mike Wain, Mike Burnside 83
8= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor, Mark Johnson 83
12= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Rob Higginbotham, Martin Higgins 82
12= Joe Yates, Alan Forber, John Longworth, Paul Yates 82
14= Dave Bentley, Nigel Uttley, Peter Lawn, Mark Cooper 80
14= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan, David Brown 80
14= Mark Turner, Graham Barratt, Andy Nolan, Paul Butler 80
17= Nathan Evans, Dan Thompson, Jim Sydney, Lance De Block 79
17= John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson, Steve Lamont, Barry Wilson 79
17= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Rick Booth, Peter Roche 79
20 Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 78
21= Jimmy Caffrey, Gary Hempstead, Gary Bailey, Pete Hamlett 77
21= Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Matt Smith 77
23 Steve Foxcroft, Nigel Eckersley, Graham Pike, Richard Massey 76
24= John Johnson, Alistair Imrie, Martin Oldfield, David Swale 75
24= Max Henderson, Ian Noke, Neil Powell, Michael Thistlewaite 75
26= David Kelly, John Atkin, Stuart Blake, Dave Arthur 74
26= Andy Wilde, Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield 74
28 Barry Jackson, Andy Tate, Bdave Beavis, Derek Fortune 73
29 Andrew Cox, Brian Johnson, Arthur Nuttall, Steve Howson 72
30 Jim Lindsey, Andy Stapley, Iain Hope, Tim McMahon 71
31= Ron Sloane, Mark Saxon, Tim Spencer, Barry Pendlebury 70
31= Ian Waddington, Andrew Norman, Tom Carroll, Eric Hughes 70
31= Robyn Cotton, Dave Tonge, John Hewison, Arthur Ward 70
34 Steve Parle, Gary Parle, Bill Parkinson, Gordon Warke 69
35= Graham Littler, Brian Hitchen, John Lamb, Tony O.Neill 68
35= Nigel Davenport, Peter Wilbraham, Tony Norton, Rick Heap 68
37 Anton Ellis, Peter Ellis, Chris Roberts, David Treadwell 66
38 Gweneth Bramwell, Tracy Thompson, Michele Rae, Wendy Jenkins 59

Clitheroe start sheet

Tuesday 11th September

10.00Colin Roberts x4

10.08Simon Hemsley x4

10.16 Jack Coleman x4


10.32 Paul Fell x4

10.40 Neil Edwards x4

10.48 Lewis Marland x4

10.57 Mick Mahon x4

11.06 Brian Greenbank x4

11.15 Roger Percival x4

11.24 John Hilditch x4

11.33 Barry Wellings tbc x2 kev hart x2

11.42 Sam Leach x4

11.51 Simon Taylor x4

12.00 Dave Woods x4

12.08 Jim Clarke x4

12.16 Les Russon x4

12.25 Nigel Hallows x4

12.34 Simon Poucher x4

12.43 Ashley Elliott x4

12.52 Nigel Oakes x4

1.01 Peter Maher x4


1.19 John Dickenson x4

1.27 Bob Mottershead x4

1.36 Andy Strickley x4

1.45 John Hudson x4

1.52 Dave Whelan x4

2.03Richard Blackwell x4

2.12 Chris Adams x4

2.21 Andy Dunster x4

2.30 Pete Cotton x2 Des Kelly x2

2.39Mick Fenton x4

2.48 Dave Goodwin x4

2.57Brian Hopkins x4

Results from resplendant Ringway

Results from resplendent Ringway !!!

Many thanks to Ringway G.C for hosting today’s Maxitours event.

Recognised as one of Manchester’s finest courses this is always a popular venue and it did not disappoint. The weather was superb along with the course condition with many positive comments especially about the greens.
‘These are the best greens I have ever played on’ reported well travelled Peter Griggs.
I return from holidaying in Corfu tomorrow with my wife Suzy and children Ella & James so my good friend Matt Turnock from Mottram Hall kindly ran the event for me. He has not changed since being recently announced as England Golf’s Coach of the Year 2018 – congratulations Matt !!!
Thanks to the clubhouse and golf course staff at this great venue – Matt tells me there were lots of positive comments throughout the day.
Congratulations to the winners

Nearest pin 13th – Chris McKellor 1 x Dozen Srixon AD333’s
Nearest pin 16th – Dave Greenwood 1 x Dozen Srixon AD333’s
2’s – £227.50 pot = 4 x ProV1’s or 9 x Srixon AD333
Bob Pickhall, Peter Griggs, Chris McKellor, Barney Ross, Richard Palmer, Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood, Koos Alders, Ed Wilkinson (x2 two’s), Bill Parkinson, Hadyn Illsley, Ian Tallents, Mark Taylor, Jimmy Shirley & Adie Price

Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, Mick Gorill 90 12 FJ Energise Shoes each
2 Chris McKellor, Mike Hillman, Bryn Largue, Barney Ross 87 10 Maxitours Merino Sweater each
3 Jim Caldwell, Bob Pickhall, Peter Griggs, Simon Maxwell 85 8 Cutter & Buck Shirt each
4 Barrie Simpson, Mark Morris, Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley 84 6 Maxitours Shirt each
5 Nigel Ashton, Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Ben Kinsey 84 4 Maxitours Shirt each
6 Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton 84 2 Maxitours Scorecard Holder each
7= Tim Potter, Steve Woods, Jimmy Shirley, Jason Atherton 83 CPO Maxitours Scorecard Holder each
Dave Beswick, Ian Tallents, Peter Allen, Dave Walters 83
Neil Edwards, Jimmy McEwan, Geoff Price, Adie Price 82
Ian King, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley 82
Lewis Marland, Neil Laurent, Paul Butler, Alf Shillitoe 82
Les Russon, Dave Williams, Rob Kenyon, Steve Rosier 82
Roy Ainswoth, Brian Ankers, Dave Hanson, Malcolm Thornley 80
Paul Woodbine, David Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Haydn Illsley 80
Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly 2, Mark Taylor 2, George Brasnahan 80
Sam Leach, Pete Mills, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton 79
Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Vic Nilsen, Neil Simpson 78
John Hunt, Alison Shipston, James Shipston, James Brown 78
Ted Ellis, John O’Donnell, John Dawson, Rodney Mills 77
Graham Pike, Phil Smeathers, Nigel Eckersley, Jeremy Lawton 77
Peter Driscoll, Chris Ernill, Bill Parkinson 2, Ken Swarbrick 76
Dave Sully, Miles Chilton, Nigel Dibble, Steve Heywood 76
Dave Bentley, Bev Crute, Richard Taylor-Carr, Steve Gibbons 76
Neil Drummond, David Robinson, Dave McGuiness, Pat O’Dowd 76
John Hilditch, Ian Noke, Tim George, Jeremy Plastow 75
Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Tony Roberts, Mike Savage 75
Joe Yates, John Longworth, Alan Forber, Andrew Cox 74
Andy Wilde , Dean Jagger , Peter Norbury, Rob Norbury 74
Peter Maher, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle, Martin Higgins 74
Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 74
Peter Dolan, Tony O’Neil, Peter Daniel, Jim Doran 74
Andy Moon, Barry Taylor, Gordon Warke, Barry Rigby 73
Jim Lindsay, Andy Stapley, Koos Alders, Martin Cox 72
John Gleave, Steve Tyrell, Ray Massey, Ian Beresford 72
Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Paul Milner, Craig Jones 70
Paul Benson, Alan Brough, Dave Edmunds, Mike Taylor 70
Steve Parle 2, Tom Dobbins 2, David Deans, Malcolm Sparke 69
Rodney Barlow, Ian Neilson, Jack Clarke, Bernard Wood 69
Paul Evans, Darren Forrester, Tony Evans, Ghost (Rodney Barlow) 65

Maxitours at Superb Stockport

Maxitours at Superb Stockport

Yet another ideal day for a competitive game of golf with nice friends greeted Maxitours players at Stockport Golf Club.

This is possibly the best layout of all the great Cheshire courses and it is always a privilege to play here. I love this place and so did our players after some excellent post match compliments. Tina and Paul Hill the caterers are recognised as the best in the land and they were on form once again. If you ever visit Stockport Golf Club you must have a steak pie (and chips).

Four old farmers from Heyrose golf Club played today. (In fact after questioning only George Johnson is a farmer but his two brothers John and Brian and team mate David Fryer all look like farmers.) They are all real gents. It could be argued that they are better at milking cows than playing golf as they finished in last place with 67 points. Farmer George is not yet fully computer literate:
‘Can I have your email address to send you the results?’ I asked.
‘Sorry, I’ve not brought it with me today.’ Replied George.

The two main strengths of old Cliff Greenalgh’s(24) golf game is the fact that he is fantastic at raking bunkers and he also produces the most immaculate scorecard that I have ever seen.
Cliff hates to throw anything away and he even struggles to identify his well-used golf ball as the logo has been worn off. In his four Maxitour starts Cliff has nearly missed his tee time three times mainly because he uses a favourite 1997 AA roadmap rather than buy a modern satnav. Unfortunately the M60 doesn’t appear on Cliffs map so he was once again late today..

Roy Ainsworth was short of a 4th player – even Brian ‘Barrel scraper’ Ankers was unavailable for selection- he had to resort to Steve Collier. The David Hassellhoff lookalike was in the sand more than the Baywatch legend himself and eventually retired to the bar after 16 holes. ‘Come back Brian!’ declared Roy.

In todays event the scoring was incredibly tight at the top!
Tytherington’s James Davison(9), Jason Waite(12) and brothers Howard(17) and Brian Baker(10) took 5th place with 86 points. The Baker boys played some fabulous golf.

Nathan Evans(19) from Fixby and his Cosmopolitan team took 4th also on 86 points.

Saddleworths Pete Norbury(17), Dave Sarsfield(18), Andy Wilde(15) and Dave Rhodes(16) came down from the hills and nearly ran away with the spoils. They were hopeless last week but scored 46 points on the tough Stockport front nine this morning. There homeward 41 points just saw these lovely lads lose out on a card play off.

Despite his surname Dave ‘Bentleys’(12) golf swing can hardly be compared to a Rolls Royce. But today the charismatic Knutsford man was firing on all cylinders as he helped his team into a second place finish. Keith Edminson(14) Nigel Uttley(19) and Peter Lawn(13) were his talented team mates.
First place went to Precision Engineer Tony Jennison(5) from New Mills who hit some precision putts on the back nine to help his team to a first victory of the year. Chris Marshall(13) John Hilton(14) and Richard Blackwell(12) all contributed in a real team effort. Well played chaps!

Four handicapper Graham Jackson gets easily excited and he was chatting away when he knocked his approach to within two feet on the short 16th . Four putts later and things went quiet.

Thanks to all who played today, Your support is appreciated, Tim

Nearest the pin 16th Adam Princep Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th John Longworth Doz AD333

2’s £255 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon AD333 per 2. Mike Sallabank x2 Mark Hoyland Chris Clarke Graham Jackson Steve Heywood Martin Higgins Dave Rhodes Dan Thompson Sam Hinchcliffe Paul Allen Mark Green Harvey Mattinson Steve Mattison Steve Gowery Richard Palmer Matt Smith Adam Princep x2 Chris Marshall

Stockport 20-Aug-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Chris Marshall 87 12 Titleist messenger bag each
2 Dave Bentley, Keith Edminson, Nigel Uttley, Peter Lawn 87 10 Maxitours lined sweater each
3 Pete Norbury, Andy Wilde, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 87 8 Dozen Pro V1s each
4 Nathan Evans, Dan Thompson, James Sidney, Lance Deblock 86 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Howard Baker, James Davidson, Jason Waite, Brian Baker 86 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake 85 2 Maxitours scorecard holder each
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Richard Taylor Carr, Chris Clarke 85
7= Neale Laurent, Sam Hinchcliffe, Rob Laurent, Mark Turner 85
7= Darren Jones, Mark Hoyland, Andy Bentley, Richard Harper 85
10= John Hilditch, Ian Noke, Tim George, Steve Rogers 84
10= Geoff Andrews, Dave Mason, Barry Wellings, Keith Evans 84
12= Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Steve Hall, Paul Allen 83
12= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Pete Mills, Pete Barratt 83
14 John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blain 82
15= Les Penson, Steve Blakeway, Chris Darlington, Steve Gowery 81
15= Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden 81
15= Dave Sully , Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Nigel Dibble 81
18= Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Don Campbell, Ian King 80
18= Paul Fell, Terry Dunne, Paul Kinsey, Dave Cooper 80
18= Les Russon, Niel Lingwood, David Fidler, Steve Rosier 80
18= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 80
22= Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Brian Hitchin 79
22= Mike Sallabank, Dave Boton , Bob Bolton, Bob King 79
24= Chris Chidley, Gez Herbert, Eric Robinson, Duncan Cameron 78
24= Bill Heywood, Peter Brown, Paul Robinson, Martin Pugh 78
26= Graham Littler, Jim Doran, Brian Hitchin, Pete Daniels 77
26= Roy Ainsworth, Adam Princep, Steve Collier, Mike Verdon 77
28 Joe Yates, John Longworth, Alan Forber, Jim Ainscough 75
29 Dave Woods, Mike Brown, Alan Brown, Scott Haddow 72
30 James Mooney, Rob Norbury, Nathan Mills, John Barnes 71
31 Ian Lilley, John Brooks, Ged Bradshaw, Cliff Greenalgh 70
32 Brian Johnson, John Johnson, George Johnson, David Fryer 67

Ringway start sheet Thursday 30th August
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.09Jim Caldwell x4
9.18 Chris McKellor x4
9.27 Neil Drummond x4
9.36Dave Whelan x4
9.45Rob Platt x4
9.54 Paul Fell x4
10.03 David Bentley x4
10.11John Hilditch x4
10.19 Nigel Hallows x4
10.27 Barrie Simpson x2 Terry Hines x2
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x4
10.54 Simon Poucher x4
11.03 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.12 Jim Lindsay x4
11.21 Roger Percival x4
11.30 Dave Sully x4
11.39 Simon Taylor x4
11.48 Paul Evans x4
11.57 Graham Pike x4
12.06 Sam Leach x4
12.15 Ray Jones x4
12.24 Les Russon x4
12.33 Graham Littler x4
12.51 Neil Edwards x4
1.00 John Hunt x4
12.09 Peter Maher x4
1.09 James Wilson x4
1.18 Steve Parle x2 pete cotton x2
1.27 Bernard Wood x4
1.36 Chris Ernill x4
1.45 David Smith x4
1.54 David Smith x4
2.03 Gordon Warke x4
2.12 david smith x4
2.21 Joe Yates x4
2.30 Richard Williamson x4
2.39 Simon Ashton x4
2.48 Andy Wilde x4
2.57 Brian Hopkins x4

Res Pat O’Dowd x1

Results from Wonderful Worsley

*Stockport AM AM Monday 20th Aug- 2 times available

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Maxitours at wonderful Worsley

It was a real pleasure to be greeted by the sight of Worsleys lime green velvety fairways this morning. A little overnight rain had also softened the excellent putting surfaces so a great day was in store.

‘It looks like Vilamoura out there!’ Declared the well-travelled Paul Fell.

The course is a fantastic layout and everyone from bubbly Shannon behind the bar to my friend Andy Cory the highly respected Worsley Pro are really great to work with. Thank you. Steve Parle played here last year with Maxitours and enjoyed it so much he decided to join this lovely Club !

Regular player Simon Hemsley has had a few golf-free weeks due to his summer holidays with his health-conscious missus. He was back playing today. ‘It’s the bacon butties I missed most’ Said the likeable Bramall man as he skipped into the Clubhouse first thing this morning.


It’s a long time since Trevor Nicholson got on a birdie trail. Nowadays he prefers to go on the ‘Ale trail’ . He went on one around his native Yorkshire last night with some pals and this was his excuse for a disappointing 29th place finish at Worsley.

Every time we play at Worsley Golf Club at least one of my less intelligent players will ring me from the Marriott Worsley course which is 10 minutes around the corner asking where everybody is.

Mark Haggerty can beat that.

Not only did he go to the wrong course he went on the wrong day. He phoned me up yesterday to ask where everyone was. When I saw him today the wealthy High Legh man had a chuckle ‘I am having a bad week- I lost a £500 Ted Baker jacket at the weekend and then even lost my wife’s Tesla car keys on Monday!’ My heart bleeds for you Mark.

In today’s event Ben Hallum(+3) had a Maxitours record 8! birdies in his round and he didn’t even score on the 1st two holes which are eminently birdieable par fives. Luckily for Maxitours players he is continuing his American scholarship and flies back to the States soon. His less talented team of Sean O’Connor(18), Matt Cheffins(9) and Eddie Sterling(8) finished 4th.

Turtons Sarah Ormrod(18) was the only lady playing today but this didn’t stop her contributing well as her team finished 3rd . After a few months out of the prizes this quartet has just found some form recently, even Nigel Hallows(7) contributed and he was the only player in the field to birdie the excellent 14th hole.

It was great to see two senior teams took the two top spots today.

Lymm’s Brian ‘barrell scraper’ Ankers(17) was once again called in at the last minute and his three net birdies helped the Roy Ainsworth(25) team sneak into 2nd place. Peter Heald(10) is 80 next week and still playing high quality golf. Mike Verdon(14) was the corner stone of the team.

Ex-school teacher Nigel Ashton(12) led his retired team to victory with a super 88 points. Nigel rolled in three putts from over 30 feet to get his team off to a good start. The real star of the team was Colin Bryan(9) who was delighted to score 4 points on three holes after playing the tough holes superbly. Paul Fell(5) and Tony Hereford(15) completed the team.

Nearest the Pin 16th Martin Bramwell Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th James Shipstone Doz AD333s

2’s £225 6 pro v1s each Richard Palmer John Farnsworth Mike Hill Jim Caldwell Dave Tonge James Shipstone x2 Richard Blackwell Tony Jennison Christian James Simon Moorhouse Steve Halliwell Dave Beavis Matt Mortimer

Worsley 16-Aug-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Paul Fell, Tony Hereford, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 88 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Mike Verdon 86 10 Maxitours lined Sweater each
3 Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Brian Hitchin 86 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Matt Cheffins, Sean O’Conner, Eddie Sterling, Ben Hallum 85 6 Sunice shirt each
5 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mark Hagerty, Chris Clarke 85 4 Titleist cap each
6 Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer 85 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Matt Mortimer, Adam Thompson, Lewis Thompson, Josh Hawkes 83 Maxitours cap each
7= Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, John Broadbent, John Kelsall 83
9= Pete Cotton, Richard Varman, Dave Tonge, Ed Cotton 82
9= Peter Booth, Stuart Milner, Niel Williamson, Tony Williamson 82
9= Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Christian James, Glynn Isaac 82
9= John Hunt, James Shipstone, Pete Leonard, James Brown 82
9= Dave Blease, Rob Whittle, Karl Marginson, Alan Vaughan 82
14 Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 80
15= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Rob Laurent, Paul Heap 79
15= Graham Littler, Jim Doran, Brian Hitchin, Pete Daniels 79
15= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Andy Wisedale, Darren Bridge 79
18= Martin Bramwell, Paul Simpson, CJ, Dave Smith 78
18= Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Andy Oakes, Charlie Cunningham 78
20= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blain 77
20= Ken Jee, Fred Bridge, Richard Payne, Simon Moorhouse 77
20= Simon Poucher, Vic Nilson, Terry Crewe, Brendan Lieghton 77
20= Steve Parle, Gordon Warke, Mike McNulty, Dave Smith 77
20= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries 77
25= Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden 76
25= Dave Sully , Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Nigel Dibble 76
27 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate, Paul Milner 75
28 Steve Halliwell, Paul Jones, Keith Fenton, Steve Aspinall 74
29 Dave Bentley, Bev Crute, Trevor Nicholson, Steve Gibbons 73
30 Chris Chidley, Geoff Andrews, Colin Baxendale, Duncan Cameron 72

Stockport start sheet
Mon 20th August

9.00David Kelly x4
9.09 Jim Clarke x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Mike Sallabank x4
9.36 Chris Chidley x4
9.45 Jack Coleman x4
9.54 Chris McKellor x4
10.02 Chris Adams x4
10.10 Mick Mahon x4
10.19 Paul Fell x4
10.27 Dave Sarsfield x4
10.36 Nathan Evans x4
10.45 Lewis Marland x4
10.54 Darren Jones x4
11.03 Darren Whittaker x4
11.12 Dave Woods x4
11.21 Les Penson x4
11.30 John Hilditch x4
11.39 Graham Littler x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Sam Leach x4
12.06 Steve Heywood x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Ian Lilley x4
12.33 Howard Baker x4
12.42 Barry Wellings x2 Geoff Andrews x2
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Peter Maher x4
1.09 Simon Wilkinson x4
1.18 John Hudson x4
1.27 Bob Mottershead x4
1.36 Nigel Hallows x4
1.45 Ray Jones x4?
1.54 Dave Bentley x4
2.03 Andy Leather x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.21 Joe Yates x4
2.30 James Mooney x4
2.48 Brian Johnson x4