Maxitours at superb Preston

Spaces next week at Bramall Park 10th May and Bolton Old 12th May,
Both courses terrific !

This year the Captains of Manchester golf club and Maxitours regulars Janet & Steve Heywood, are having their charity day on Friday 3rd June 2022, one of the extra bank holidays for the Queens platinum jubilee. It’s aimed at members; but Maxitours players are welcome.

It’s a fun 4 person team event. Any combination of men, ladies and juniors with appropriate world handicap index. The cost is £20 for a member and £35 for a visitor. This price includes food (hopefully a bbq if weather allows). Booking is live now via the visitor page on the website

https://visitors.brsgolf.com/manchester#/open-competitions

Our charity is local, it’s Springhill Hospice in Rochdale. On the day we hope to have prizes for nearest the pin etc. If anyone wants to donate prizes, please contact the captains direct.

The captains are looking forward to seeing you all on the day.

Maxitours at lovely Preston

Maxitours players really enjoyed visiting Preston in deepest Lancashire today.
The course is a cracker due to the fact that they enlisted the top players in the 1900’s to help them with the design. They recruited Harry Vardon famous for his grip, James Braid, the 5 times winner of the Open between 1901 & 1910 and prolific golf course designer; Alistair Mackenzie, best known for his terraced greens; and Sandy Herd who beat Vardon & Braid to win the 1902 Open. Much of what these legends of the game suggested for the course, is still in place today.

The closing 5 holes are class and the fantastic 17th is almost a mirror image of the famous par five 13th at Augusta.
I played here as an assistant in the early 1990s in a young professional’s event – there was no laying up when you are a fearless 20 year old pro. I’ve never seen so many of my titliest balls splashing in one stream. Great hole though!

Mick Mahon is a top man and always positive. I asked him if he enjoyed his round:
‘I’ve got a bad back, severe gout, toothache and my battery has packed up but apart from that I had a great day.’ Love it.

The check in at Preston is in the driving range reception area. For those who don’t know the driving range is a place you can practice and improve your golf game. Steve Aspinall almost shocked himself and nearly bought some range balls before changing his mind. ‘ I’ve just decided I don’t need to practice to play this badly – it comes naturally.’

All the leading 8 scores were recorded this morning in near perfect golfing weather.
Even Dave Goodwin(8) played well as his team of Richard Williamson(8), Phil Robinson(8) and Sarah Ormrod(12) teamed up superbly to score 82.
Second place went to a Maxitours legend -Birchwood’s non practicing Steve Aspinall(11) alongside Colin Berry(10), Keith Berry(12) and Ken Booth(13) with 85 points.

Big Dave Buckley (16) is the lovable steward at Antrobus- an incredibly friendly Club near Warrington. Dave is another player who is not a huge driving range fan. He normally warms up with a full English and a couple of pints of San Miguel. The likeable giant was on form today. They were out early in the day and made use of the excellent conditions and helped his team to a wonderful 90 points to win by five shots. Dave Carter(5), Rick Howard(16) and Ian Bruce(5) completed the quartet.
Well played chaps, great scoring.

Thanks to everyone for your support today. Class.
Tim
2’s sweep £167.50 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon ad333
Simon Hemsley Ian Bruce Mark Hughes Don Campbell Dave Jenkins Dave Greenwood Ken Booth Keith Berry Lee Tilley George Kerr

Nearest the pin 1st Graham Davenport Dozen AD333

Nearest the pin 14th Ken Booth Dozen AD333

Preston 6-May-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Buckley, Dave Carter, Rick Howard, Ian Bruce 90 12 Maxitours FJ chill out top
2 Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Ken Booth, Keith Berry 85 10 Maxitours FJ Shirt each
3 Dave Goodwin, Sarah Ormrod, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 82 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Ian King , Al Demmy, Simon Hemsley, Andy Wisedale 82 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Neil Bibby, , Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson 81 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Dave Griffiths, Chris Bracchi, Mike Fenton, Pete Birtwistle 81 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Dave Greenwood, Tony Insley 80
7= Martin Humphries, Tony Hereford, Don Campbell, Dave Jenkins 80
7= Chris Adams, Phil Singh, Richard Johnson, Steve Hall 80
10= Neale Laurent, Chris Burnett, Gaz Gwilliam, Paul McDermott 79
10= James Shipston, Alison Shipstone, David Linton, James Brown 79
12= Steve Blakeway, Kenny Plumb, George Kerr, Phil Harris 78
12= Gav Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley, Dave Herbert, Joe Teasdale 78
14 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mark Hughes 76
15= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 75
15= Nigel Jenkins, Phil Smeathers, Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers 75
15= Lee Tilley, Peter Norbury, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 75
15= John Hillier, Gary Hempstead, Dan Houghman, Paul King 75
15= Graham Pike, Nigel Davenport, Jeremy Lawton, Jim Kenyon 75
20= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Rick Booth 72
20= Ashley Elliott, Bob Eastwood, Mike Lamb, Mark Clewley 72
20= Gary Phillips, Jonny Reeve, Charlie Beadle, Dave Keen 72
20= Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Chris Lee 72
24 Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Paul Browne, Dave Carlile 71
25 Andy Taylor, Brian Baker, Paul Hadlee, Mike Eardley 67
26 Mike George, Mark Clare, Steve Ford, Jason Gough 65

Bramall Park Start sheet
Tuesday 10th May
10.00 John Atkin x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 Colin Roberts x4
10.27 Paul Evans x4
10.36 Ed Pysden x4
10.45 Martin Bramwell x4
10.54 Dave Goodwin x4
11.03 Mick Mahon x4
11.12 Paul Gilbert x4
11.21 Neil Laurent x4
11.30 Lewis Marland x4
11.39
11.48 Steve Aspinall x4
11.57
12.06 Chris Bracchi x4
12.15 Richard Blackwell x4
12.24 Gary Phillips x4
12.33 Ian Gardner x4
12.42 Mike George x4
12.51 Kev Hart x4
1.00 Roger Percival x4
1.09 Sam Leach x4
1.18 Andy Cox x4
1.27 Lee Tilley x4
1.35 Andy Dunster x4
1.45 Ian Hellens x4
1.54 Dave Stewardson x4
2.03 Jim Rymer x4
2.12
2.21 Rob Weston x4
2.30 Steve Marsh x4
2.39 Ian Reece x4
2.48 Tom McGoona x4
2.57 Andy Buckley x4

Bolton Old links start sheet
Thursday 12th May
10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.08 Colin Roberts x4
10.16 Rob Platt x4
10.25 Nigel Jenkins x4
10.34 Bob Pickthall x4
10.43 Paul Gilbert x4
10.52 Dave Buckley x4
10.59 Dave Goodwin x4
11.09 Paul Fell x4
11.18 Martin Humphries x4
11.27 Jon Hudson x4
11.36
11.45 Wayne Harper x4
11.54 Jim Clarke x4
12.03 John Cox x4
12.12 Mick Mahon x4
12.21
12.30 Gary Phillips x4
12.39 Gary Owen x4
12.48 John Hunt x4
12.57 Mike George x4
1.06 Kev Hart x4
1.15 Dave Sully x4
1.24 Martin Bray x4
1.33 Ian Hellens x4
1.42 Andy Dunster x4
1.51 John Newtron x4 may canc
2.00 Lee Tilley x4
2.09
2.18 Adam Carolan x4
2.26 Dave Smith x4
2.35Bill Melia x4
2.44 Steve Parle x4
2.52Steve Marsh x4
3.00 Simon Ashton x4

Super Kenyon wins the Xentum Order of Merit

Spaces for just 1 team at Preston 6th May, Bramall Park 10th ,May Bolton Old 12 May Ringway 19th May, Romiley 24th May and Davyhulme 30th May.

The Final Xentum Order of Merit

Congratulations to Rob Kenyon on his Xentum order of Merit victory over close friend and five handicapper Steve Merricks, both from Bramhall Golf Club.

Third place went to Les Russon with Cheshire senior player Martin France picking up 4th place. Simon Burgess also made the top 5 after his impressive singles win at Knutsford on Thursday.

Kenyon has been a regular for around ten years without much success but this year that magical ‘something’ has clicked for the likeable plane spotter and he now looks like an excellent golfer.

Many thanks to Xentum for their continued support of the tour.

And huge appreciation to everyone who has competed with such integrity throughout the Winter. I hope you enjoyed your golf.

Yours in friendship, Tim.

1 1 Rob Kenyon 101 2022 Taylor made putter
2 2 Steve Merricks 99 Cleveland zip core wedge
3 3 Les Russon 60 Wilson Wedge
4 4 Martin France 57 Dozen Taylor made TP5
5 5 Simon Burgess 53 Dozen Srixon Z Star
6 6 Richard Blackwell 52 Dozen Taylor made tour response
7 6 John Hilton 52 Dozen Taylor made Tour response
8 8 Pete Norbury 44 Dozen Srixon ad333
9 9 Joe Kirwan 43 Dozen Srixon AD333
10 10 Jim Clarke 42 Dozen Srixon AD333
11 10 Graham Jackson 42
12 10 Pete Ledger 42
13 13 Joyce Larkin 40
14 13 Dave Sarsfield 40
15 13 Gary Smith 40
16 13 Lee Tilley 40
17 13 Paul Webb 40
18 13 Simon Wilkinson 40
19 19 Pete Atherton (Lymm) 38
20 20 Dave Goodwin 37
21 21 Gary Leek 36
22 21 Roger Percival 36
23 21 Stuart Smith 36
24 24 Colin Bryan 34
25 24 Andy Faulkner 34
26 24 Kev Hart 34
27 24 John Lynsky 34
28 24 Gary Neiles 34
29 24 Paul Yearsley 34
30 30 Dave Greenwood 32
31 30 Mike Lowe 32
32 30 Andy Mansfield 32
33 33 Gareth Bradley 31
34 34 Simon Hemsley 30
35 34 Richard Palmer 30
36 34 Dave Rhodes 30
37 34 Steve Smith 30
38 34 Barry Wilson 30
39 39 Martin Humphries 28
40 39 Phil Robinson 28
41 41 Tim Anderson 24
42 41 Dave Blood 24
43 41 Jim Cox 24
44 41 Paul Fell 24
45 41 Ian King 24
46 41 John Morton 24
47 47 Munro Donald 23
48 48 Chris Adams 22
49 48 Chris Church 22
50 48 John Farnsworth 22
51 48 Nick Hargreaves 22
52 48 Mick Mahon 22
53 48 Alan Simpson 22
54 48 Tony Taylor 22
55 55 John Longworth 20
56 55 Dean McFadden 20
57 55 Dave Monk 20
58 55 Ian Venables 20
59 55 Ed Wilkinson 20
60 60 Malcolm Bates 18
61 60 Jim Caldwell 18
62 60 Alistair Holloway 18
63 60 Sarah Ormrod 18
64 64 Pete Woodbine 17
65 65 Steve Aspinall 16
66 65 Colin Berry 16
67 65 Adam Carolan 16
68 65 Chris Clarke 16
69 65 Graham Davenport 16
70 65 Les Evans 16
71 65 Rob Harris 16
72 65 Steve Heywood 16
73 65 Jim Kenyon 16
74 65 Paul Leek 16
75 75 Pete Atherton (Prestbury) 14
76 75 Steve Blakeway 14
77 75 Janet Heywood 14
78 75 Tony Insley 14
79 75 Dave Marchant 14
80 75 Lewis Marland 14
81 75 Ron Parry 14
82 75 Neil Pemberton 14
83 75 Dave Snape 14
84 75 Joe Stanley 14
85 75 David Sully 14
86 86 Dave Nelson 13
87 87 Carl Alker 12
88 87 Sean Alker 12
89 87 Steve Barber 12
90 87 Steve Barlow 12
91 87 Tim Barstow 12
92 87 Ross Birch 12
93 87 Lewis Birch 12
94 87 Josh Brand 12
95 87 John Broomhead 12
96 87 Adrian Brown 12
97 87 Mike Dempsey 12
98 87 Gary Ellis 12
99 87 Chris Grine 12
100 87 Andy Haswell 12
101 87 Ian Hassall 12
102 87 Charles Herbert 12
103 87 John Hunt 12
104 87 Tony Jennison 12
105 87 Rob Kenyon 12
106 87 Will Lancaster 12
107 87 Rob Marsh 12
108 87 Chris Marshall 12
109 87 Dave McDougall 12
110 87 Phil McCurry 12
111 87 Kieran McCarthy 10
112 87 Richard Melrose 12
113 87 Shaun Mudalige 12
114 87 Denis O’Neill 12
115 87 Nigel Oakes 12
116 87 Steve Perrett 12
117 87 Rob Platt 12
118 87 Mike Priestley 12
119 87 Paul Robinson 12
120 87 Steve Rosier 12
121 87 Jim Rymer 12
122 87 Alison Shipstone 12
123 87 James Shipstone 12
124 87 Bob Sinclair 12
125 87 Rob Sutton 12
126 87 Mark Taylor 12
127 87 Anthony Wilson 12
128 87 Andy Wright 12
129 129 Andy Buckley 11
130 130 Carl Barks 10
131 130 Neil Bibby 10
132 130 Lee Charnley 10
133 130 Mark Clewley 10
134 130 Dave Cooper 10
135 130 Andy Dunster 10
136 130 Bob Eastwood 10
137 130 Ashley Elliott 10
138 130 Alan Entwistle 10
139 130 Ian Fensom 10
140 130 Mark Foley 10
141 130 Ian George 10
142 130 Rhoddri Giggs 10
143 130 Tony Grinnell 10
144 130 Mark Hagerty 10
145 130 John Harker 10
146 130 Phil Harris 10
147 130 Dave Haycocks 10
148 130 Nick Kerin 10
149 130 Mike Lamb 10
150 130 Karl Marginson 10
151 130 Jack Meredith 10
152 130 Paul Moonan 10
153 130 Pete Newey 10
154 130 Paul Salt 10
155 130 Andy Sandham 10
156 130 Ian Smith 10
157 130 Alan Squires 10
158 130 Ian Sutton 10
159 130 Colin Ticchias 10
160 130 Dave Westwood 10
161 130 Gary Whittaker 10
162 130 Graham Wilkinson 10
163 130 Phil Woolem 10
164 130 John Wright 10
165 165 Roy Adkins 8
166 165 Steve Austin 8
167 165 Charlie Beadle 8
168 165 Mark Bone 8
169 165 Paul Butler 8
170 165 Gary Butler 8
171 165 G. Conner 8
172 165 Paul Crompton 8
173 165 Dan Edwards 8
174 165 John Fitzsimmons 8
175 165 Pete Fotheringham 8
176 165 Nigel Hall 8
177 165 Kirk Hilton 8
178 165 Jim Hodges 8
179 165 Kurt Kershaw 8
180 165 Anthony Kenny 8
181 165 Paul Leek 8
182 165 Sam Leach 8
183 165 Carl Mason 8
184 165 John Mather 8
185 165 John McAtee 8
186 165 Daryll Mitton 8
187 165 Tony Neil 8
188 165 Andy Oakes 8
189 165 Gary Owen 8
190 165 C. Parks 8
191 165 Les Penson 8
192 165 Rick Phillips 8
193 165 Roy Rotheram 8
194 165 Ian Snape 8
195 165 Chris Walley 8
196 196 Nigel Ashton 6
197 196 John Backhouse 6
198 196 Chris Bland 6
199 196 Charlie Bradley 6
200 196 James Brereton 6
201 196 Paul Butler 6
202 196 N. Drummond 6
203 196 Steve Foxcroft 6
204 196 Allen Giles 6
205 196 Nigel Hallows 6
206 196 Chris Hammond 6
207 196 John Harrop 6
208 196 Kevan Hawkins 6
209 196 John Hilditch 6
210 196 Peter Hoctor 6
211 196 Dan Huxley 6
212 196 Martin Keates 6
213 196 George Kerr 6
214 196 Steve Marsh 6
215 196 Peter McCulloch 6
216 196 Jim McEwan 6
217 196 Dave McGuiness 6
218 196 Mike McPherson 6
219 196 John Owen 6
220 196 J P 6
221 196 Adie Price 6
222 196 Moby Rawthore 6
223 196 Colin Roberts 6
224 196 Peter Roche 6
225 196 Mark Sayer 6
226 196 Gary Seabourne 6
227 196 Steve Shields 6
228 196 Paul Smith 6
229 196 Gav Spencer 6
230 196 A. Stone 6
231 196 Bill Telford 6
235 196 G. Wilson 6
236 236 Don Philips 5
237 237 Don Bailey 4
238 237 Gary Berrisford 4
239 237 Ken Booth 4
240 237 John Bradbury 4
241 237 Andy Brown 4
242 237 Bert Carter 4
243 237 Georgi Clarke 4
244 237 Andrew Cowans 4
245 237 Phil Dickens 4
246 237 Colin Galimore 4
247 237 Martin Gleave 4
248 237 Brian Greenbank 4
249 237 Paul Griffiths 4
250 237 Tony Hope 4
251 237 Phil Hudson 4
252 237 John Kelsall 4
253 237 Damon Lawrenson 4
254 237 Andy Lester 4
255 237 Rod Marsh 4
256 237 Dave Mason 4
257 237 Nathan Mills 4
258 237 Stuart Muller 4
259 237 Mike Norbury 4
260 237 Bob Pickthall 4
261 237 Ralph Postlethwaite 4
262 237 Simon Raine 4
263 237 Tom Roe 4
264 237 John Roome 4
265 237 Martin Schofield 4
266 237 Josh Street 4
267 237 Mike Tarrant 4
268 237 Peter Veitch 4
269 237 Matthew Waterworth 4
270 237 James Wilson 4
271 237 Ian Wright 4
272 237 Joe Yates 4
273 237 Paul Yates 4
274 274 Des Kelly 3
275 275 J. Beesley 2
276 275 Colin Berry 2
277 275 Andy Bennett 2
278 275 Derek Borland 2
279 275 Allan Brown 2
280 275 Mike Brown 2
281 275 Chris Brown 2
282 275 Chris Burnett 2
283 275 Simon Edwards 2
284 275 Peter Griggs 2
285 275 Ian Goulty 2
286 275 John Hartley 2
287 275 Mark Hughes 2
288 275 Chris Lee 2
289 275 Pete Maher 2
290 275 Paul McDermott 2
291 275 Martin Oldfield 2
292 275 Andy Oakes 2
293 275 Liam Pilkington 2
294 275 Martin Pugh 2
295 275 Jack Schofield 2
296 275 Alan Turner 2
297 275 Richard Wakefield 2
298 275 Mike Webb 2
299 275 Andy Williamson 2
300 275 Gareth Winston 2
301 275 Neil Worthington 2

Maxitours at Classy Knutsford

******Spaces at terrific Preston next week – A MUST PLAY COURSE*****
Maxitours at Classy Knutsford

Knutsford is rated by many as the best nine-hole golf course in the North and it more than lived up to its reputation today.
The terrific green keeping team which is led by knowledgeable Dave Jones hand cut and ironed the greens and the new bunkering on three holes has raised the course to a new level.
Clubhouse manager Steve Barker aka ‘Mr Hospitalty’ is a friendly and professional face and gave our players a very warm welcome indeed.

Nigel Ashton loves golfing at Knutsford and he has the added advantage of not caring how he plays as he loves plane spotting and is more interested in the planes than his golf. This is fortunate as Nigel was well down the leader board once again.
There were 4 Cheshire Senior golfers out there today. Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Les Evans and Dave Nelson. I had a phone call from the Cheshire senior Captain Bradley in the middle of the day so I thought there may be a serious ruling or incident on the course.
‘Have you got any doughnuts for us?’ Asked the portly Bramhall star.

Taking second place today was home player Tim Anderson. The quiet but likeable Knutsford man came home in just six over par to earn his first Maxitours podium finish.
Leading the way was Simon Burgess from Bramhall with a tremendous 43 points. He plays every week and has won the grand total of two caps. His Team have won twice but both times Simon was on holiday. It was Simon’s day today.
The singles event at Knutsford is always the final event of the Winter season and the Xentum Order of Merit was up for grabs. It was pretty much a two-way battle between two good friends from Bramhall – Steve Merricks and Rob Kenyon. Rob won the day by a single shot with a very solid 38 points. Well played Rob – final order of merit released tomorrow.

Thanks to every one for your tremendous support and integrity throughout the winter months. It is a real pleasure working for you all.
Tim

Nearest the Pin 3rd Steve Merricks Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 14th Dave Keen Dozen AD333

There were 5 2’s today – only 1 in the sweep though!
2’s £52.50
Munro Donald

Knutsford 28-Apr-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Simon Burgess, , , 43 25 Maxitours FJ chill out
2 Tim Anderson, , , 42 24 Knutsford travel bag
3 Rob Kenyon, , , 38 23 Maxitours FJ shirt
4 Phil Robinson, , , 38 22 Callaway shirt
5 Steve Merricks, , , 37 21 Callaway shirt
6 Richard Palmer, , , 37 20 Maxitours Cap
7 Martin France, , , 37 19
8 Andy Faulkner, , , 37 18
9 Pete Woodbine, , , 36 17
10 Les Evans, , , 36 16
11 Dave Goodwin, , , 35 15
12 Ron Parry, , , 34 14
13 Dave Nelson, , , 34 13
14 Josh Brand, , , 34 12
15 Andy Buckley, , , 33 11
16 Paul Moonan, , , 33 10
17 Joe Kirwan, , , 33 9
18 Roger Percival, , , 33 8
19 Munro Donald, , , 32 7
20 Steve Foxcroft, , , 32 6
21 Don Phillips, , , 32 5
22 Bert Carter, , , 31 4
23 Des Kelly, , , 31 3
24 Peter Maher, , , 30 2
25= Gareth Bradley, , , 30 1
25= George Kerr, , , 31
25= Ian Hellens, , , 31
28= Steve McIntyre, , , 30
28= Colin Bryan, , , 30
30 Neil Pemberton , , , 29
31= Ed Wilkinson, , , 28
31= Dave Marchant, , , 28
31= John Farnsworth, , , 28
34= Nigel Ashton, , , 27
34= Tony Taylor, , , 27
34= Paul Salt, , , 27
37= Andy Williamson, , , 26
37= Dave Keen, , , 26

Preston start sheet
Friday 6th May

9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.39 Colin Roberts x4.
9.48 Steve Hall x4
9.57 Bob Eastwood x4
10.06 Dave Buckley x4
10.15 Dave Goodwin x4
10.24 Paul Fell x4.
10.33 Martin Humphries x4.
10,42 Simon Ashton x4
10.51 Neil Laurent x4
11.00 Lewis Marland x4
11.09 Steve Aspinall x4
11.18 Mick Mahon x4
11.27 Dave Monk x4
11.36 Nigel Jenkins x4
11.45 Gary Phillips x4
11.54 John Hunt x4
1.00 Mike George x4
1.09 Lee Tilley x4 x4
1.18 Dave Griffiths x4
1.27
1.36 Dave Hillier x4
1.45 Gav Sutcliffe x4
1.54 Ian Hellens x4
2.03 Gary Leek tbc
2.12
2.21 Simon Poucher x4
2.30 Dave Sully x4
2.39 Dave Stewardson x4
2.48 Andy Taylor x4
2.57 Jimmy McEwan x4
3.06 Nigel Uttley x4 tbc
3.15 Graham Pike x4
3.27 Steve Marsh x4

Maxitours at brilliant Bramhall

Knutsford Golf Club – home of the Cheshire PGA Championship

singles this Thursday – spaces available

Maxitours at beautiful Bramhall

Bramhall golf club looked in terrific condition as I drove through the entrance gates morning. From the clubhouse you look across a sea of stunning greenery, it is hard to believe you are just a couple of miles from the centre of Stockport.

Everyone at this great Club made us feel very welcome – Damon and his bar staff are probably the most professional and friendliest bunch I deal with all year – they really are something special.

The golf course is a favourite of mine and is also pretty special.

‘What a lovely course!’ Declared Fixby’s Mike Dempsey.

‘That was in great nick.’ Announced Alsager’s Colin Roberts.

‘That was absolutely brilliant out there!’ Was Graham Wrights assessment.

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It was also lovely to get a comment at the end of a long day from a respected Bramhall member -Dave Crossgrove. He came to my desk after playing behind the last group reporting that he hasn’t seen a single pitch mark all day – thanks to all my Maxitours players your respect makes my job so easy and enjoyable.

Bramall is such a nice Club even their respected Captain Peter Thompson played today and to make all our players feel good about themselves he decided to finish last – what a lovely gesture, class.

Seventy year old Roy Ainsworth is no stranger to finding trouble on the golf course but today he reached a new low when he found trouble even before he teed off. His buggy got stuck on the way to the first tee and he needed assistance to help him make his tee time.

Scoring was tough on the well-designed Bramhall links. Firm and very fast greens meant putting was difficult.

Lancastrian Mick Mahan(18) and his team of Munro Donald(14), John Farnsworth(19) and Andy Faulkner(12) are lovely guys and they travel from north Blackburn to play each week. John Farnsworths golf has taken off since his wife sacked him from working behind the counter at their family run butchers shop. Apparently, John was too grumpy. He was in a good mood today after some great play saw a third place finish.

Rhodri Giggs took time off from making his ‘paddy power’ adverts to focus on his golf and the talented 6 handicapper scored well for his team as they took 2nd place . Colin Tichias((13), Mark Foley(7) and Karl Marginson(8) made up the Davyhulme quartet .

Leading the way was the home team of Les Russon(10) , Rob Kenyon(14), Steve Merricks(5) and Mike Priestley(15). Rob Kenyon actually believes he is a good golfer now and his performances in the last two months have been at an all-time high. He recorded six three pointers in a solid round of golf. The team scored 88 points to win by 4 shots. Brilliant golf.

Thanks to everyone for your support today, Tim.

Nearest the pin 3rd Dozen Ad333

Nearest the pin 14th Dozen Ad333

2’s sweep £200 10 srixons or 4 pro v1s

Colin Bryan Josh Street John Bradbury Tony Inesly Gary Hornby John Harrop Gary Butler Martin Bray Jim Hodges Mike Pigott Pete Newey Koos Alders Gav Clarkson

Bramall 25-Apr-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Les Russon, Mike Priest;ey, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 88 12 Maxitours FJ chill out
2 Karl Marginson, Rhoddri Giggs, Mark Foley, Colin Ticchias 84 10 Maxitours FJ shirt each
3 Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner 84 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Gary Neiles, Richard Melrose, John Longworth, John Morton 83 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Josh Street, Phil Harris, Paul Salt, John Bradbury 83 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton , Paul Fell 83 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Colin Roberts, Nigel Armitage, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant 82
7= Lewis Marland, Neil Evans, Sarah Ormrod, Tony Insley 82
7= Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Gary Hornby, Steve Barker 82
7= Dave Goodwin, Richard Preston, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 82
11= John Lester, Jack Schofield, John Harrop , Gareth Winston 81
11= Steve Hall, Mike Clewley, Gary Butler, Martin Prescott 81
11= Martin Williams, Martin Bray, Mike Kulik, Chris Alderson 81
14= Ed Pysden, Simon Moorhouse, Henry Petrie, Fred Bridge 80
14= Graham Jackson, , Pete Ledger, Jim Clarke 80
14= Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges, Mike Pigott 80
14= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon , Nigel Clapham 80
14= Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Dan Moore, DanEdwards 80
14= Martin Bramwell, Ian Goulty, CJ, Glynn Isaac 80
20= Paul Higgs, Tim Spencer, Mark Saxon, Barry Pendlebury 79
20= Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Darren Forrester, Andy Lawton 79
20= Andrew Cox, John Cox, Mark Lyons, Alan Burton 79
20= Dave McDougall, Phil Sellen, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey 79
20= John Hilditch, JP, Paul Smith, Tony Taylor 79
25= John Lynsky, Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson, Neil Bibby 78
25= Mike George, Mark Clare, Tim Tighe, Graham Wright 78
27= Jim Caldwell, Steve Perrett, Liam Pilkington, Simon Maxwell 76
27= Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully , Graham Davenport 76
29 Phil Young , Tim Spencer, Koos Alders, Dan Henry 74
30= Peter Thompson, Joe Kirwan, Dave Keen, Ian King 73
30= Jerry Salmon, Ken Booth, John Fitzsimmons, Alan Simpson 73

Preston start sheet

Friday 6th May

9.30 Simon Hemsley x4

9.39 Colin Roberts x4.

9.48 Steve Hall x4

9.57 Bob Eastwood x4

10.06 Dave Buckley x4

10.15 Dave Goodwin x4

10.24 Paul Fell x4.

10.33 Martin Humphries x4.

10,42 Simon Ashton x4

10.51 Neil Laurent x4

11.00 Lewis Marland x4

11.09 Steve Aspinall x4

11.18 Mick Mahon x4

11.27 Dave Monk x4

11.36 Nigel Jenkins x4

11.45 Gary Phillips x4

11.54 John Hunt x4

1.00 Mike George x4

1.09 Lee Tilley x4 x4

1.18 Dave Sully x4

1.27 Roger Percival x4

1.36 Dave Hillier x4

1.45 Gav Sutcliffe x4

1.54 Ian Hellens x4

2.03 Jack Coleman x4

2.12 Paul Cooper x4

2.21 Simon Poucher x4

2.30 Dave Griffiths x4 early

2.39 Richard Blackwell x4

2.48 Andy Taylor x4

2.57 Jimmy McEwan x4

3.06 Nigel Uttley x4 tbc

3.15 Graham Pike x4

3.27 Steve Marsh x4

Thursdays Knutsford start sheet (28th April)

9.09 Simon Hemsley x4

9.18 Colin Roberts x 4

9.27 Dave Goodwin x2 Des Kelly x1 Peter Maher x1

9.36 Jim Rymer x4

9.45 Peter Dolan x4

10.00 Les Evans x4

12.50 Mick Mahon x4

1.00 Paul Fell x4

1.09 Martin Humphries x4

1.18 Les Russon x4

1.27 Neale Laurent x4

1.36 Ian Hellens x4

1.45 Roger Percival x4

1.54 Richard Blackwellx4

2.03 Steve Marsh x4

2.12 Andy Buckley x4

super Helsby results

Room at the following terrific events

Bramall this Monday -25th April

Knutsford 28th April – Singles event room for individuals to enter

Preston 6th May

Romiley 24th May

Hazel Grove 16th June

Maxitours at sunny Helsby

The best morning of the year greeted our Maxitours competitors at Helsby today.

There was a sweet smell of freshly cut grass, the oak trees were coming into full leaf and there was a gentle buzzing of the green keepers lawn mower. Spring had most definitely arrived. The course was excellent for so early in the season and is a firm favourite with all my players.

The catering and hospitality was also first class.

Spring signals the return of the worst ever golfer in Maxitours history. Stuart Hibbert (handicap 34.5 and rising like a Mary Berry Cake) always makes his first appearance of the season at Helsby. He did manage to win his first prize for ten years at his home golf course last December – in the pro’s raffle. Stuart was back at it today coming in a meagre three times in eighteen holes. His team are thinking about buying him a canoe so he can go missing for a few years.

Charismatic Dave Carlile hit a great shot into the 18th but his ball rolled 30 feet past the flag and finished near the back of the green. He had a couple of pints in the bar and then told me that he would have won nearest the pin if the flag was at the back of the green.

You can’t argue with that.

Some teams are more easily pleased than others. Chris Chidley and his men were rock bottom last week but this week he was much chirpier when he handed his card in early in the day – ‘We were great today – 69 points – that’s a five percent improvement on last week. Where are we lying?’

‘Last.’

The scoring was tough as players found it tough to hold the firm, fast greens.

Richard Blackwell’s(11) team took 3rd on a card play off with 83 points. Roy Rotherham(11) Kurt Kershaw(15) and Tony Neill(17) were his team mates.

Birchwood’s Simon Wilkinson(8), John Lynsky(14), Neil Bibby11) and Barry Wilson(9) had a great day. Wilkinson had a career best with a superb 4 birdies on the bounce from the 8th -11th. John Linsky then holed out for an excellent two on the tough 18th and told me off when he handed his card in as I hadn’t witnessed it as I was busy talking nonsense in the clubhouse.

Taking first place were the Onersley/Newcastle quartet of Gary Leek(14), Steve Smith(9) , Stuart Smith(6) and Malcolm Bates(15) with a terrific 87 points. The highlight was Garys eagle on the par 4 12th hole. Well played chaps.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.

Tim

Nearest the Pin 11th Simon Wilkinson Doz AD333

Neaest the Pin 18th Jonny Barton Doz AD333

2’s sweep £195

John Farnsworth Peter Griggs x2 Eddie Green Gavin Locke Simon Wilkinson x2 John Lynsky Gary Leek

Helsby 21-Apr-2022
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Leek, Steve Smith, Stuart Smith, Malcolm Bates 87 12 FJ Chill out
2 Simon Wilkinson, Neil Bibby, Barry Wilson, John Lynsky 85 10 FJ Shirt each
3 Richard Blackwell, Kurt Kershaw, Roy Rotheram, Tony Neill 83 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Paul Butler, Peter Hoctor, John Harrop , Steve Shields 83 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Nathan Mills, Stuart Muller 81 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Colin Roberts, Simon Edwards, Dave Mason, Alan Turner 81 2 Maxitours cap each
7 Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner 81
8 Simon Burgess, Gav Spencer, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 79
9 Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Dave Greenwood, Tony Insley 78
10= Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Joe Wee, John Kelsall 77
10= James Shipston, Denis O’Neill, , Alison Shipstone 77
10= Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport 77
13= Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan, Rob Alexandra, Roy Adkins 75
13= Steve Aspinall, Ken Booth, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson 75
13= Ian Reece, Ian Wright, Andy Brown, Martin Gleave 75
16 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Ross Birch, Ted Mansfield 74
17= Mark Worsley, Paul Swanick, Ian Moss, Peter Moss 73
17= Darren Whittaker, Pete Myers , Moby Rawthore, Jonny Eccles 73
19= Dave McDougall, Phil Woollam, Eddie Green, Les Mercer 72
19= Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Dave Peason 72
21= Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Dave Keen, Ian Handy 71
21= Martin Humphries, Joyce Larkin, Paul Webb, Keith Shale 71
21= Peter Maher, Nigel Hall, Dave Kelly, Gary Phillips 71
21= Josh Brand, Matt Carr, Ben Green, Max McDonagh 71
25= Chris Chidley, John Egerton, Duncan Cameron, Eric Robinson 69
25= Paul Browne, Steve Berg, Howard Johnson, Dave Carlile 69
27 Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Kath Leach, Mike Barker 68
28 Barry Jackson, John Lewis, Dave Wright, Steve Tate 66
29 Jon Hume, Steve Broome, Jerry Salmon, Dave Thomas 65

Maxitours at Bramall on Monday (25th April)

9.00 Simon Hemsley x4

9.09 Colin Roberts x4

9.18 Jim Caldwell x4

9.27 Paul Gilbert x4

9.36 Lewis Marland x4

9.36 Ed Pysden x4

9.54 Paul Fell x4

10.03 Neale Laurent x4

10.12 Steve Aspinall x4

10.21 Gary Phillips x4

10.30 Dave Goodwin x4

10.39 Mick Mahon x4

10.48 Dave Sully x4

10.57

11.06 Jim Lindsay x4

11.15 Sam Leach x4

11.24 Ian Hellens x4

11.33 Chris Adams x4

11.42 Jim Clarke x4

11.51 Les Russon x4

12,00 Andrew Cox x4

12.09 Roy Ainsworth x4

12.18 Dave Monk x4

12.27 Martin Bramwell x4

12.36 Richard Blackwell x4

12.45 Brendan Poynts

12.54 Mike George x4

1.03 Steve Marsh x4

1.12 Carl Marginson x4

1.20 Gary Neiles x4

1.29 Martin Williams x4

1.38 Paul Higgs x4

1.45 Jim Rymer x4

1.56 Paul Wrigley x4

2.05 Peter Maher x4

2.13 John Hilditch x3 Tony Taylor x1

2.22

2.31 David Smith x4

2.40 Steve Parle x4