Dear Maxitours player
There is a buggy ban on tomorrow for those who have booked buggies .
If you have a push or power trolley please use winter wheels if possible
Bacon butties available from 8.20am
Dear Maxitours player
There is a buggy ban on tomorrow for those who have booked buggies .
If you have a push or power trolley please use winter wheels if possible
Bacon butties available from 8.20am
Room at Llangollen 11th October
Room for 2 teams in the MS, Smile and East Cheshire Hospice Charity golf day at Prestbury 17th October – ALL proceeds to these great Charities.
Maxitours at heavenly Helsby
It was another great day for Maxitours players at Helsby in the heart of Cheshire. Whilst heavy overnight rain had closed many of the North Wests’ finest courses this cracking parkland treat had superbly prepared greens and tees and was well and truly open!
PGA professional Chris Cousins is brilliant and 4 of our players needed to cancel unless I could get them out very early this morning. Chris came in to work especially to welcome them at 7.30am and then returned home to do the school run with his young family.
Top class service – thanks Chris
The caterers and bar staff at Helsby are also exceptional.
Most players managed to get around in just less than four hours – many thanks for your consideration of your fellow golfers- brilliant!!
Roy Ainsworth used his skill with a wedge to fish his ball out of the stream to the left of the 16th fairway He had struggled to get his ball in the hole all day but as he flicked his ball out of the ditch it flew down a drainage pipe and disappeared forever.
‘Just my luck’ Complained the extremely well liked Antrobus man.
‘His golf went down the drain years ago.’ Chuckled team mate Brian Ankers.
Portly Pete Atherton is a bit confused.
He was looking slightly slimmer than normal so I gave him a rare compliment.
‘Looking good Pete -how have you lost that belly?’
‘I’ve given up Diet Coke.’. He replied.
Martin Higgins is away on a cruise next week. His pinnacle had a little cruise of its own down the water hazard on the tough 6th hole.
Scoring was tough with very little run on the excellent fairways and subtle slopes on the greens.
Pete Dobson has had a few poor finishes recently but things were much better today as his team collected 82 points to earn a 4th place finish. Mark Worsley(5) Michael Barnes(18) and Dave Briggs(9) were his talented team mates.
Jim Caldwell(11) is as competitive as ever and his team of Bob Picthall(14) Pete Maxwell(11) and Dave Thomas(17) picked up shots on the 17th and 18th holes when all around them teams were throwing points away like confetti. They finished 3rd.
Paul Fell(4) is a great bloke and he had his ‘A team out today. They had their best round for three months to take 2nd place with 83 points.
‘I’m not blaming Nigel Ashton(12) but he did hit it out of bounds when he had a shot on the 17th ‘ Reported the competitive Welshman.
Ian Venables(13) and Ben Kinsey(4) also played nicely.
Bramalls Les Russon is another lovely man and he had an amazing day on the links. He had a Maxitours first when he won both nearest the pins. (His first shot hit the flag and finished 3 inches away and on the 18th hole his ball trickled agonisingly past the hole) His team mates Bramall Captain Ian Handy(12) Rob Kenyon(15) ad Dave Williams(13) made the most of Les’ form and all contributed to a narrow victory.
Well played chaps!
Thanks for your support, Tim.
Nearest the Pin 11th Les Russon Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 18th Les Russon Doz AD333
2’s Sweep £180 7 pro v1s or !5 srixon AD333
Jim Caldwell Munro Donald Jim Hodges Pete Maxwell Alison Shipston Dave Wainwright John Hewison James Stafford
|1||Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Ian Handy||83||12||Galvin wind top each|
|2||Paul Fell, Ben Kinsey, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables||83||10||FJ sweater each|
|3||Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, Pete Maxwell, Dave Thomas||82||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Pete Dobson, Mark Worsley, Mike Barnes, Dave Briggs||82||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Richard Blackwell, Chris Marshall, Tony Jennison, John Hilton||81||4||Callaway shirt each|
|6||Brian Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Steve Marsh||79||2||Maxitours yardage chart each|
|7=||Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher||79|
|7=||Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton||79|
|7=||John Dickenson, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Peter Griggs||79|
|10=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Andy Faulkner, Munro Donald||78|
|10=||Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, John Delaney, Dave Crompton||78|
|12=||Jim Clarke, Jonny Lord, Jim Kenyon, Pete Ledger||76|
|12=||Chris Adams, Mike Sutton, Paul Allen, Richard Johnson||76|
|12=||Sam Leach, Chris Whalley, Jim Hodges, Ted Broady||76|
|15=||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Gareth Bradley||75|
|15=||Jim Lindsay, Andy Stapley, Paul Young, Koos Alders||75|
|15=||Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Drew Buchanan, John Morton||75|
|15=||Simon Ashton, Mick Jones , Dan Moss, Richard Booth||75|
|19=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Kevin Seaton, Johnny Bassey||74|
|19=||John Newton, Daryl Codling, Mark Geraty, James Stafford||74|
|21||Dave Bentley, Tony Andrews, Steve Gibbons, Trevor Nicholson||73|
|22||Alison Shipston, James Shipston, Joan Hughes, Chris McEwan||72|
|23||Mike Kirchin, Chris Brown, Richard Waterfield, Matt Nelstrup||71|
|24=||Ian Lilley, Ged Bradshaw, Chris Norburn, John Brooks||70|
|24=||Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Greg Davies||70|
|24=||Simon Taylor, Mike Savage, Keith Rigby, Ian Mayer||70|
|24=||Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson, Cliff Niceguy, Brian Ankers||70|
|28||Pete Cotton, Graham Turner, Ed Cotton, John Hewison||69|
Leigh Golf Club Friday 4th October
9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Jim Clarke x4
9.36 Ed Pysden x4
9.44 Barry Wilson x4
9.54 Bob Eastwood x4
10.03 Rob Weston x4
10.12 Chris Adams x4
10.21 Lewis Marland x4
10.30 Nathan Evans x4
10.39 Mick Mahon
10.48 John Dickenson x4
10.57 Dave Stanhope x4
11.06 Peter Maher x4
11.15 Ian Hellens x4
11.24 Simon Poucher x4
11.33 Barrie Simpson x4
11.42 Roger Percival x4
11.51 Nigel Hallows x4
12.00 Les Russon x4
12.09 Simon Taylor x4
12.18 Dave Tongue x4
12.27 Dave Goodwin x4
12.36 Barry Jackson x4
12.45 Pete Dobson x4
12.54 Bri Hopkins x4
1.03 Neale Laurent x4
1.12 Joe Yates x4
1.21 David Smith x4
1.30 Bernard Wood x4
1.39 Steve Parle x4
1.48 Bill Melia x4
1.57 Gary Parle x4
2.06 David Smith x4
2.15 Lee Tilley x4
Dear Maxitours Golfer,
Here is the new Maxitours Winter/Spring Schedule 2019/20
Thank you so much for maintaining such high standards of course etiquette and integrity once again this year. and thanks for your support of the host clubs bar and catering each week.
As a result of this I am now being approached by lots of Clubs wishing to host a Maxitours event which is great for everyone.
I have kept my prices as low as possible and I will continue to try and provide great value golf on superb golf courses for my players.
Your incredible reliability each week means I can still accept payment on the day – thank you so much.
I hope you have a great Winter/Spring season and I am sure you will continue to play your Maxitours golf in the true spirit of the game,
Yours in Golf and Friendship,
Maxitours Winter/Spring Schedule 2019/20
Thurs 7th Nov Ringway 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Tue 12th Nov Fairhaven 11am shotgun AM AM £30.00
Thurs 21st Nov Dunham Forest 12pm shotgun Pairs £25.00
Mon 25th Nov Wilmslow 9.45am – 12pm AM AM £30.00
Thurs 5th Dec Stockport 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Weds 11th Dec Vale Royal 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Weds 18th Dec Warrington 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Thurs 2th Jan Mo/ram Hall 1am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Thurs 9th Jan Ringway 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Weds 15th Jan Warrington 11am shotgun Pairs £25.00
16th to 20th Jan 2019 Portugal Trip – Quinta do Lago
Weds 22nd Jan Vale Royal 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Thurs 30th Jan North Wales 9.30am – 12.30pm AM AM £22.50
Thurs 6th Feb Caldy 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Thurs 13th Feb Dunham Forest 12pm shotgun AM AM £25.00
Mon 17th Feb Stockport 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Mon 24th Feb Wilmslow 9.45am – 12pm AM AM £30.00
Thurs 05th Mar Ringway 11am shotgun AM AM £25.00
Tues 9th Mar Conwy 11am shotgun AM AM £30.00
Thurs 19th Mar Dunham Forest 8am – 1pm Pairs £25.00
Cheshire Classic – two day event
Thurs 26th Mar Prestbury 9am – 3pm AM AM £55.00
Fri 27th Mar Mo/ram Hall 9am – 3pm AM AM
Fri 3rd Apr Vale Royal 8.30am – 3pm AM AM £25.00
Thurs 9th Apr Caldy 9.30am – 2.30pm AM AM £25.00
Fri 17th Apr Vale of Llangollen 9.30am – 3pm AM AM £25.00
Thurs 23rd Apr Formby Hall 9.45am – 2.45pm Pairs £25.00
Mon 27th Apr Stockport 9am – 2pm AM AM £27.50
Thurs 30th Apr Knutsford 10am – 2pm Singles £25.00
Space for 4 at Helsby next week and please check as slightly earlier times! 3 buggies also available for hire!
Maxitours at magnificent Manchester Golf Club
Head greenkeeper Matt Shinwell has presented Hopwood in great condition this season and the golf course was really enjoyed by all our players today.
‘That was perfect!’ Declared Rob Kenyon.
‘For September that was amazing!’ Announced Richard Wakefield.
Thanks to everyone at this lovely Club for your hospitality. Steve is a great catering manager and the food and service is possibly the best we get all year.
I have heard some excuses in my time but Jim Hodges is now right up there with the very best. He hit his second shot to 6 inches on the 1st hole and fluffed the tap in. He immediately blamed his hip.
I’m having an operation in the Winter’ He explained.
That will really improve your putting Jim.
Unlucky Mark Saxon had a proper excuse for scoring no points on the stroke index 1. He hit his best drive straight down the middle of the fairway on this tough driving hole. His ball hit the marker post and flew straight left finishing less than a foot in bounds in an unplayable lie!
Good luck to Graham ‘The Pie’ Jackson and all his Heyrose team who play in the Manchester alliance seniors finals day here at Hopwood tomorrow.
Graham was busy making some important notes on his way around:
1 Keep out of the rough.
2 The nearest Greggs bakery is 1.5 miles away in Middleton
There were absolutely no excuses for playing bad golf today. Clear blue skies, perfect fairways and greens, not a breath of wind and warm sunshine on your back. Even Jack Colemans team played well.
As I put the nearest the pin markers out first thing Mark Timperley appeared into view through the early morning mist hitting a large basket of balls on the driving range. He was preparing for his round like a tour pro. He got off to a great start as his team went out in a best of the day 46 points but they could only manage 35 on the tougher back nine. Paul Fells team had an even more spectacular collapse. They were 47 points going out and came home in a paltry 34. The bar was quieter than normal.
Richard Williamsons(12) team took second place late in the day with 85 points. Dave Goodwin(11) has a heart of gold but never looks very happy. He was smiling in the bar after his performance today. ‘Crikey even Daves smiling !’ I joked.
His team reassured me that it was just wind.
Paul Woodbine(9) and Phil Robinson(10) were his teammates.
Three Dave Smiths played today. There were two rubbish ones and then there was Ellesmere’s Dave Smith(8)representing John Kilners(7) team. Smith is a retired professional poker player and he knows the course well. They used their knowledge to great effect today with an excellent 85 points. Smith didn’t have his poker face on as he sat in the bar. He just had a big daft grin as he celebrated with a large San Miguel. Well played chaps. Great score. Tom Baker jnr(12) and retired John Kilner and Tom Baker senior(16) completed the team
Thanks to everyone for your support and integrity. Yours in friendship, Tim.
Congratulations to Tom Dobbins who had a hole in one on the 6thlate in the day.
Nearest the Pin 13th Terry Benson 15 inch Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Nigel Hall 12 inch Doz AD333
2’s £182.50 5 pro v1s or 12 AD333s Jim Kenyon Graham Jackson Simon Hemsley Richard T-Carr Jonny Barton Ian Hellens Stan Devlin Paul Fell Tom Baker jnr Tom Dobbins x2 (hole in one)!!
|1||Tom Baker jnr, Tom Baker snr, John Kilner, Dave Smith||85||12||Galvin Green sleeveless insular|
|2||Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin||85||10||Maxitours FJ Sweater each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, Chris Marshall, Tony Jennison, John Hilton||83||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Nigel Hall, Rob Higginbotham||82||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield, Mike Booth||82||4||Callaway shirt each|
|6||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair||82||2||Maxitours Scorecard holder|
|7=||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon, Pete Ledger||81|
|7=||Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Dave Pixton||81|
|7=||Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, Martin Laing, Tony McNamara||81|
|7=||Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe||81|
|11||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Al Demmy||80|
|12=||Ian Goulty, Chris Brown, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch||78|
|12=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, John Frarnsworth||78|
|12=||Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway, Brian Yardley, Richard Greenhill||78|
|15=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood||77|
|15=||Steve Merricks, Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams||77|
|15=||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Gary Torr||77|
|18=||Maurice Pitcher, Giles Terry, Les Henson, Tom Jarvis||75|
|18=||Craig Rea, Mike Spencer, Matt Spencer, Paul Simpson||75|
|20=||Paul Cooper, Dave Tattershall, Richard T-Carr, Bill Rotherer||74|
|20=||Steve Lamont, Jerry Salmon, Eugenio Fernandez, Dave Smith||74|
|22=||Pete Dobson, Guy Wadsworth, Steve Abbott, Mike Slater||73|
|22=||Sam Leach, Chris Whalley, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton||73|
|24=||Mike George, Stan Devlin, Andy Southworth, Terry Benson||72|
|24=||Rodney Barlow, Jack Clarke, Mark Birtwistle, Ian Nielson||72|
|26=||Tim Spencer, Paul Higgs, Mark Saxon, Brendon Poynts||71|
|26=||Ted Ellis, Tom Dobbins, Alan Brough, Paul Benson||71|
|28||Alison Shipston, James Shipston, Denis O’Neill, James Brown||69|
Maxitours at Helsby
Thursday 26th September
9.55 Simon Hemsley x4
10.04Colin Roberts x4
10.13 Jim Caldwell x4
10.22 Jim Clarke x4
10.31 Lewis Marland x4
10.40 Mick Mahon x4
10.49 Ian lilley x4
10.58 Peter Maher x4
11.06 Sam Leach x4
11.14 Paul Gilbert x4
11.23 Chris Adams x4
11.34 Simon Taylor x4
11.40 Dave Sully x4
11.48 Les Russon x4
11.57 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 Jim Lindsay x4
12.24 Brian Greenbank x4
12.33 Pete Dobson x4
12.42 Nigel Hallows x4
12.51 John Hunt x4
1.00 John Dickenson x4
1.09 Paul Fell x4
1.18 Dave Bentley x4
1.27 Pete Cotton x4
1.36 Paul Rudkin x4
1.45 Simon Ashton x4
1.54 Joe Yates x4
2.03 Richard Blackwell x4
2.12 Dave Goodwin x4
2.30 Brian Hopkins x4
2.48 John Newton x4
Winter/Spring Schedule is being released this week!
Maxitours at Pleasington
Pleasington was in superb condition for todays high quality Maxitours event.
According to their members the golf course is in the best condition it has ever been. I played here twenty years ago and the greens were disappointing but for the past two years they have been absolutely class. The whole course was pristine.
‘What a course! Those are the best bunkers I have ever played from!’ Said well-travelled five handicapper Tony Jennison.
Thanks to the chef who provided great food throughout the day. He sold at least 30 portions of his excellent curry and chips. ‘I’m shattered’ He told me at the end of the day ‘I didn’t sleep well last night. The wife was snoring. It sounds like a motor boat repair yard in our bedroom. I can’t believe it.’
Train spotter Tom Hughes was in the rough off the tee all day. The only time he hit the short stuff was on the 11thhole when his vicious hook onto the railway line ricocheted back into the centre of the fairway. He made a solid par.
Steve Halliwell never wins a bean but this morning he was nearest the pin in two shots on 18th hole.
He could barely eat his bag of crisps as he sat in the clubhouse watching approach shots narrowly finishing outside his marker. ‘Are we going home Steve ?’ his team asked after four hours. ‘Let me just watch this next group…’ Late in the day Gareth Lewis’ approach nestled three feet from the hole to spoil Steve’s day.
Famous wealthy Bolton dentist Derek Scoular played with Ferrari and Lamborghini driving father and son Colin and Jon Lynch -two of his best clients. There were plenty of bright white teeth on show on the 18th green after the two Lynchs rolled in nice putts on the 18th to pick up 6 points for the team.
In today’s event scores were much better in the morning before the late afternoon rain started to fall.
There were several teams who played at both Clitheroe and Pleasington and winning the two day prize as well as finishing 1st today was the popular team of Gareth Bradley(+2) Ian King(6) Joe Kirwan(6) and John Owen(11) with an excellent 88 points today to add to their 78 at Clitheroe. Well played chaps.
Two day Lancashire Classic.
Gareth Bradley team 166 points
Peter Maher team 162
Mick Mahon team 156
Bramhalls’ Peter Maher(16) Gareth Lewis(10) Nigel Hall (9) and Russell Humphries(14) picked up a Maxitours record equalling nine points on the 7th hole and that helped them finish in 2nd place today.
Davenports Paul Robinson(7) Dave Slater(9) Phil Housley(5) and Charles Waldron Kelly took 3rd place. They had a best of the day 46 points on the front nine before stalling on the tougher back nine.
John Farnsworth plays bad golf on Maxitours most weeks There is not an ounce of fat on him -he looks like a walking one iron. Today he turned up and he looked like he had put on three stone. ‘Ive just taken some gout pills and they’ve made my face swell up!’ explained the likeable Lancastrian.
The new fatter Farnsworth played much better and they were delighted to finish in 4th position
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance yet again.
Nearest the Pin 16th Roy Sinclair Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin in 2 18th Gareth Lewis Doz AD333
2’s £170 4 pro v1s or 9 Srixon AD333 Roy Sinclair Derek Scoular Stuart Blake Paul Robinson x2 Mike Tarrant Steve Halliwell Dave Greenwood Steve Lamont Dave Monk Eugenio Fernandez Kev Doublard
|1||Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, John Owen, Ian King||88||12||Galvin Green insular top|
|2||Peter Maher, Gareth Lewis, Nigel Hall, Russell Humphries||85||10||Maxitours Merino sweater each|
|3||Paul Robinson, Phil Housley, Dave Slater, Charles Waldron- K||84||8||Maxitours Shirt each|
|4||Mick Mahon, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer, Munro Donald||83||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Eugenio Fernandez, Steve Broom, Jerry Salmon, Dave Monk||83||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Nigel Smith, Frank Hindle, Damian Tyzzer-Smith, Nick Howarth||82||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7=||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall, John Hilton||82|
|7=||Roy Sinclair, Simon Greenalgh, Rob Smallman, Nigel Whalley||82|
|9=||Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Karl Stott||81|
|9=||Steve Finnan, Paul Traynor, Rick Margrave, Will Fox||81|
|11=||Sarah Ormrod, Dave Crompton, Nigel Hallows, Dave Greenwood||80|
|11=||Phil Lockett, Des Kelly, Chris Burrows, Kev Doublard||80|
|13=||Colin Lynch , Jon Lynch, Derek Scoular, Stuart Roache||79|
|13=||Phil Young, Alan Rose, Craig Trantum, Dan Murray||79|
|15||Paul Fell, Nigel Aston, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe||78|
|16=||Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell, Paul Stones, Keith Fenton||77|
|16=||John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey||77|
|16=||Martin Dwyer, James Woodcock, Steve Bennett, Liegh Wiliams||77|
|19=||Bob Kwan, Mark Richardson, Graham Morris, Stu McFarland||76|
|19=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson, Alan Hoy||76|
|21||Steve Lamont, John Fitzsimmons, John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson||75|
|22||Chris Chidley, John Johnson, Tom Hughes, Duncan Cameron||73|
|23||David Carlile, Graham Pike, Nigel Eckersley, Dick Brown||72|
|24||Mike McGoun, Bob Sutton, Jonty Geake, Dave Arthur||70|
|25||Steve Foxcroft, Jamie Foxcroft, David Wilkinson, Stuart Blake||68|
|26||John Newton, John Leonard, Dave Lea, Ian Jackman||67|
Hopwood start times
Thursday 19th September
10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.09 jack Coleman x4
10.18 Jim Clarke x4
10.27 Lewis Marland x4
10.36 Mick Mahon
10.45 Paul Cooper x4
10.54 Dave Stanhope x4
11.03 Martin Bramwell x4
11.12 Pete Dobson x4
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.30 Nigel Hallows x4
11.39 Roger Percival x4
11.48 Peter Maher x4
11.57 Sam Leach x4
12.06 Dave Sully x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Tim Spencer x4
12.33 John Hunt x4
12.42 Brian Hopkins x4
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Mike George x4
1.09 Neil Edwards x4
1.18 Neil Edwards x4
1.27 Paul Fell x4
1.36 Craig Rea x4
1.45 Richard Blackwell x4
1.54 David Smith x4
2,03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 Gaordon Warke x4
2.21 Bill Melia x4
2.30 David Smith x4
2.39 Dave Goodwin x4
2.48 Darren Booth x4
2.57 Lee Tilley x4
*Room for 2 teams at Pleasington this Thursday (early and late time available)
Maxitours at Classy Clitheroe
Once the atmospheric early morning Autumn fog lifted then wall to wall sunshine greeted Maxitours competitors at Clitheroe today. The course is a beauty and a firm favourite with our players. Even Barrie Simpson went home happy.
Rachel the new bar ‘person’ is the best in the business and Secretary manager Susan is a real pleasure to deal with. Paul McEvoy is also a top pro and his shop is brilliant. He has even more stock than I have in the back of my car.
Graham Jackson is famous throughout the North West for his love of pies. He never misses an event if there is a decent pie shop on-route. He will even make a twenty-mile detour if a highly rated pie shop is not too far away.
There is a sign on the back of his car. ‘No pies kept in this vehicle overnight.’
He has recently started eating fruit as he tries to change his pie loving image and at the same time wean himself off the shortcrust pastry Today he even refused to have the famous Clitheroe steak and ale pie after play.
‘Its ok I’m full up after my banana.’ He claimed in the bar.
After a couple of pints of bud-light he set off for home in convoy with his team mates however they lost eye contact with him at the roundabout next to the local Blackburn McDonalds drive thru.
Roy Ainsworth was aiming to win a pair of socks playing with Barrie Simpsons team. ‘A pair of socks is all I could ever think of winning with this hopeless crowd. I need a new pair as my old ones have worn out carrying Barrie around.’
Tony O’Donnell seems like a nice fella and he had never played Maxitours before. He entered the twos sweep. They had a record eight 2’s between the four of them. Unfortunately, it was a desperate eight 2 pointers as the finished in last place with 58 points. He did manage a ‘real two’ on the 5th and that earned him 24 balls.
The 17th hole is a cracker and even though it was playing just 135 yards long plenty of teams really struggled.
Unsurprisingly Barrie Simpson’s team scored 1 point but it was Mick Mahons team who gave us the best display of terrible golf as they actually failed to score. A couple of his team were actually getting strokes as well. After decent tee shots one of the quartet thinned his simple bunker shot into the steam, another putted from the fringe into the greenside bunker and to cap it all Mick hit his putt into the stream.
Third place went to Knutsford businessman Jim Clarke(10). He teamed up with Abersoch’s Pete Ledger(17) Turtons Dave Greenwood(11) and the pie eater(6). They had a solid 80 points.
Gavin Spencer(15) had a strange day. He arrived wearing one of the worst golf sweaters I have ever seen in my 32 years in the golf business. It looked like the board out of the popular 1980’s game show ‘blockbusters’. All Team mate Rob Kenyon could whisper at registration was ‘embarrassing.’ Gav also had a two but forgot to enter the sweep. He then went home distraught after he thought his team would finish middle of the field with 81 points. Incredibly they were leading for most of the day and he goes home with a very useful prize- a new sweater…
Chorltons likeable quartet of Dave Griffiths(14) Police dog handler Andy Hall(5), Chris Bracchi(14), and Hugh Bilbey(20) were all surprised and delighted to win with just 81 points. Despite yellow tees and preferred lies this course still takes some playing and these four were up to the job.
Well played chaps, great victory.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance. Outstanding.
Yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 5th Chris Adams Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Mike Priestley Doz AD333
2’s sweep £220 11 pro v1s or 24 srixon ad333’s per 2!
Stuart Blake Chris Adams Sarah Ormrod Harvey Mattison (this is not a mis-print) Pete Walters Tony O’Donnell
|1||Dave Griffiths, Andy Hall, Chris Bracchi, Hugh Bilbey||82||12||Galvin Green sleeveless insular|
|2||Les Russon, Mike Priestley, Rob Kenyon, Gav Spencer||81||10||Maxitours FJ sweater top each|
|3||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Dave Greenwood, Pete Ledger||80||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthingon, Steve Marsh||79||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Mick Grainge, Luke Francis, Marty Parsons, Don White||79||4||Doz Srixon AD333 each|
|6||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Gareth Bradley||78||2||Maxitours card holder each|
|7||Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, Tony Murgath, John Hilton||78|
|8=||Peter Maher, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall, Rob Higginbotham||77|
|8=||John Dickenson, Pete Newey, Peter Griggs, Mike Dempsey||77|
|8=||Steve Halliwell, Mike Tarrant, James Wilson, Steve Aspinall||77|
|8=||Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Mark Hughes||77|
|8=||Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Mark Morris, Callum Cook||77|
|8=||Tim Spencer, Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs, Mark Saxon||77|
|14=||Brian Greenbank, Andy Ratray, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers||76|
|14=||Paul Cooper, Dave Tattershall, Giles Terry, Bill Rotherer||76|
|14=||Pete Dobson, Mark Worsley, Pete Moss, Mike Slater||76|
|17=||Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, John Atkin, David Wilkinson||74|
|17=||Pete Walters, Shok Misra, Trevor Rathbone, Brendan Poynts||74|
|19=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Gary Hodkinson||73|
|19=||Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, Martin Laing, Tony McNamara||73|
|21=||Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpson , Mark Morris, Mike Verdon||72|
|21=||Chris Adams, Richard Johnson, Graham Keys, Mike Sutton||72|
|21=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Paul Heap, Alf Shillitoe||72|
|21=||Mike George, Stan Devlin, Andy Southworth, Terry Benson||72|
|21=||Mick Jones, Dan Moss, PeterAllen, Dave Beswick||72|
|26||Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Anthony Bloor||71|
|27||Ed Pysden, Bernie Mullins, Ken Jee, Richard Payne||67|
|28||Chih Hu, Mike Serrage, Tony O’Donnell, Colm Leonard||58|
Maxitours at Pleasington
Thursday 12th Sept
9.30 Gareth Bradley x4
9.48 john Newton x4
9.57 Mike Tarrant x4
10.06 Chris Chidley x4
10.15 Steve Foxcroft x4
10.24 Bob Sutton x4
10.33 Nigel Jenkins x4
10.42 Mick Mahon x4
10.51 Jim Rymer x4
11.00 Paul Robinson x4
11.09 Phil young x4
11.18 Bob Kwan x4
11.27 Nigel smith x4
11.36 Steve Finnan x4
11.45 Steve Finnan x4
11.54 Roy Sinclair x4
12.03 Kev Hart x4
12.12 Peter Maher x4
12.21 Richard Blackwell x4
1.30 Steve Aspinall x4
1.39 David Carlisle x4
1.48 Nigel Hallows x4
1.57 Paul Fell x4
2.06 Steve Lamont x4
2.15 Steve Lamont x4
Dear Maxitours player
There is Room for 2 players tomorrow at 10am it 1.36pm at Clitheroe Forecast excellent !
Please text me and I will get back to you at 5.30!
(I am playing golf 😉)