Maxitours at stunning Stockport

Maxitours at stunning Stockport

Heavy overnight rain soon eased and a great day was enjoyed by all at Stockport Golf Club in today’s Maxitours event. The course looked a real treat despite the downpour with lush green fairways lined with gold coloured Autumn trees.
‘Those fairways were superb!’ Declared two handicapper Pete Tomlinson ‘They are the best I’ve played all year – pass on my congratulations to the Stockport greens keeper.’

As well as an exceptional golf course and greens staff the Catering at Stockport is also marvellous. Thanks to Paul and Sue for looking after us so well today. They never charge me for my lunchtime steak pie and chips but I look after them at the end of the day. It is a beautiful relationship.

It was great to see Andrea Holt (number 1 table tennis player in England for many years) playing today. Andrea is an Olympian and she shared a lift with top athlete Linford Christie during the ’82 Olympics in Barcelona. She shared the Stockport revolving door with team mate Richard Blackwell today but is unlikely to remember the experience.

Roy Ainsworth looked confident as he checked in this morning.
‘I have got a great team today. One handicapper Adam Princep is a class act- he has got all the shots, ex-professional squash player and local legend Malc Thornily is always very competitive and I am playing well and dangerous off my 26 handicap.’
‘Who’s your 4th player?’ I asked.
‘It’s Brian Ankers – he’s just making up the numbers.’

A couple of lovely senior Stockport members were in the clubhouse with me enjoying the excellent cuisine and commenting on shots that were being hit off the 17th tee. Nigel Hallows teed off wearing shorts.
‘It’s quite a good shot but he’s not really the right shape for those shorts.’ Observed a well-spoken Stockport lady member. Sorry Nigel.

Kev Hart is always struggling for partners and I often team him up with any spare pairs. He was having a sociable chat with Maxitours player in the changing rooms and asked him where he was from.
‘Didsbury’ he replied.
‘I played with a guy called Barney Ross from Didsbury a couple of weeks ago do you know him?’
‘Yes that’s me!’ replied Barney.

In today’s event Ex head teacher and all round nice guy Nigel Ashton(13) ticked all the right boxes as he helped his team into 3rd place with 86 points. Dave Cooper(16) Paul Fell(6) and Tony Hereford(16) completed the quartet.

Denton mechanic Jim Cox (5) always enjoys playing at Stockport and he led his team into 2nd place. Gary Bennell(13) Steve Jenkinson(10) and Manchester Airports Ian George (7) also landed 86 points but had a strong back nine.

Justin Rose returned to the top of the world ranking at the weekend with his victory in Turkey and Graham Jackson returned to the top of the Maxitours Stuburt Order of Merit after just two events as he followed up a good performance last week with victory today. ‘My chipping was awesome’ reported Jackson. ‘I was great today!’ We are all delighted for you Graham. Well played. Jim Clarke(12) Mark Hagarty (13)and Pete Ledger(19) completed the team. Great performance chaps.

Thanks to everyone for your support today. Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 11th hole Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin in two shots on 18th hole Paul Fell Doz AD333s

2’s sweep £145 4 pro v1s or 10 srixons

Ed Wilkinson Brian Yarwood Paul Dalby Mike Sutton John Pratt Mike Dean Mike Masser Barney Ross Graham Jackson

Stockport 8-Nov-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mark Haggarty, Pete Ledger 87 12 Maxitours Merino Sweater
2 Jim Cox , Gary Bennell, Ian George, Steve Jenkinson 86 10 Cutter and Buck top each
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Dave Cooper 86 8 Cutter and buck shirt each
4 Dean Jagger, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, AN Other 85 6 Sunice top each
5 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 84 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer, Ian King 83 2 FJ Socks each
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Ian Ponter 82
7= Martin Higgins, Peter Maher, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 82
9= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks 81
9= Richard Blackwell, Andrea Holt, John Hilton, Dan Moore 81
9= Kev Hart, James Booth, Ian Broughan, Ray Barlow 81
12= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Malc Thornily, Adam Princep 80
12= Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Richard Johnson, Mike Sutton 80
12= Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield 80
15 John Hilditch, Simon Walton, Iain Bartholomew, John Pratt 79
16= Mike Dean, Neil Swarbrick, Pete Tomlinson, Mike Masser 78
16= Andy Leather, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Ged Meakin 78
18 Chris Mackin, Gary Whittaker, Dave Fiddler, Gav Spencer 77
19= Ed Pysden, Richard Payne, Simon Moorhouse, Mike Murray 76
19= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill 76
21 Garry Smith, Nigel Hallows, John Delaney, Sarah Ormrod 74
22= David Kelly, Dave Harlow, John Atkin, Phil Smeathers 72
22= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 72
24 Steve Blakeway, Brian Yarwood, Peter Brown, Martin Pugh 71
25 Sam Leach, Johnny Barton, Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves 70
26 Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrup, Glynn Isaacs, Jason Moran 68

Tuesday 13th November
11am shotgun

1a Brian Hopkins x4
1b Les Russon x4
2 Nigel Hallows x4
3a Paul Fell x4
4 Dave Blood x4
5Steve Aspinall x4
6Jim McEwan x4
7a Joe Yates x4
8 Brian Greenbank x4
9a Colin Roberts x4
9b Simon Hemsley x4
10 Mick Mahon x4
11a Lewis Marland x4
11b Roger Percival x4
12 Dave Sully x4
13 Debs Mawman x4
14 Simon Ashton x4.
15 Gary Morgan x4
16a Steve Lamont x4
16b Steve Lamont x4
17 Ashley Elliot x4
18a Bob Mottershead x4
18b Ian Hellens x4

Results from marvellous Mottram Hall

Maxitours at marvellous Mottram Hall

Maxitours visited my old Club Mottram Hall in todays Maxitours event.

Perhaps the best back nine layout in Cheshire and a very enjoyable front nine always makes this a popular venue. The tough Summer saw us playing off forward tees whilst repair work is taking place so scoring was excellent.

Champneys have just purchased the hotel and there are plans for a huge lake in front of the 18th green next year as the course continues to improve.

Shotgun starts are now underway after the clocks have gone back and check-in is always a busy time for me as I have to register and hand cards out to over 100 golfers in just over an hour. I don’t have time for the usual banter and try and run a tight ship so there is no queue for my players. There were still a couple of daft enquiries to handle.

At my peak period Rob Hands asked me ‘Does tee 12b go before or after tee 12a?’ Take a wild guess Rob.

‘Will it be frosty next Thursday Tim?’ Asked Gareth Holmes. I have no idea Gareth. Remind me to bring my crystal ball with me next time.

When I worked at Mottram Hall twenty years ago the shop was always busy and I had a chap phone up for a tee time. He asked for a 12 o’clock start. ‘I have 12.02pm still available’ I replied. He then asked me ‘Do you have anything slightly earlier?’

It’s Guy Fawkes night next week but Dave Booth is staying at home. I don’t need to go out for Bonfire night just watched these 3 dummies feeling the heat and burn on the back nine – our score went up in flames!

Mike Spencer loves his golf and the Bramall Captain played at St Andrews yesterday and then drove 300 miles to play Mottram St Andrews today. ‘I enjoyed both courses equally’ said the diplomatic wealthy ex banker.

In today’s event Lee Tilley was delighted to report that his good friend Dave Sarsfield made a par from a bunker. Usually if his ball finishes in a bunker ‘it’s curtains for Dave’ ‘Finito’ ‘Pick your ball up time’ ‘Get out your hamlets.’ Today he reportedly hit something that resembled a splash shot and then rolled his putt in. The last sand save he recorded was in 1989 when he was playing football on Rhyl beach with his kids. Congratulations Dave.

In todays event the scoring was excellent. Les Russon’s Bramall team and Brian Greenbanks Hale team finished in 5th place with 88 points.

Second place was decided on a card play off with 3 teams scoring 89 points.

Neil Edwards(8), Ste Woods(23), Jason Atherton(9) and Matty Holland(16) from Ashton in Makerfield finished in 4th place with 8 points. They celebrated with a few beers in the Mottram bar.

Third place went to badly dressed Graham Jackson(8) Norrie Irwin(13) Mark Hagarty(14) and Paul Whalley(17). Jackson is a fierce competitor and had three birdies to help his team.

Leigh golf Clubs Joe Yates(15) Gary Neiles(6) John Longworth(14) and Alan Forber(15) took 2nd place after they scored 46 points on the tougher back nine.

Winning the first event of the Stuburt Winter series was Wilmslows’ Jim Caldwell.(11) Peter Griggs(15), Lee Charnley(6) from Prestbury and Liam Pilkington(12) . The likeable quartet started on the 1st hole and went out in a best of the day46 oints and returned in 45 points. Great golf chaps well played!!

Thanks for your support, Tim

2’s £167.50 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333s per 2.

Mick Mahon Steve Heywood John Delaney SteveSutcliffe Dave Goodwin Matt Holland Bob Whittle Ben Davies Eddie Ellis Pete Norbury Alison Shipstone John Hunt

Nearest the Pin 3rd hole Steve Heywood Dozen AD333

Nearest the Pin 11th hole Phil Vokes Dozen AD333

Mottram Hall 1-Nov-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Liam Pilkington, Lee Charnley 91 12 Footjoy chillout top each
2 Norrie Irwin, Graham Jackson, Mark Haggarty, Paul Whalley 89 10 Cutter and buck top
3 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Alan Forber 89 8 Cutter and buck shirt each
4 Neil Edwards, Ste Woods, Jason Atherton, Matty Holland 89 6 Cutter and buck shirt each
5 Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers, Ian Ponter 88 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks 88 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Jim Cox , Gary Bennell, Dave Collinson, Tony Walsh 87
7= Dave Greenwood, Steve Sutcliffe, John Delaney, Sarah Ormrod 87
7= John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill 87
10= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 86
10= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Lewis Marland, Gareth Winston 86
10= Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 86
13 Ian Stanton, Kev Clarke, Pete Tomlinson, Mike Masser 85
14= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 84
14= Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Mel Greaves 84
16= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Mike Spencer, Ian King 83
16= Dave Blease, Carl Marginson, Alan Vaughan, Rob Whittle 83
18 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Ben Kinsey, Colin Bryan 82
19= Phil Ashcroft, Mal Bailey, Joachim Langfeld, Mal Bailey 79
19= Ed Pysden, Chris Adams, John Ogden, Nick Wood 79
21= Ben Davies, Eddie Ellis, Bob Ellis, Graham Aspinall 78
21= John Owen, Martin Keates, Gary Smith, Steve Marsh 78
23= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield 77
23= Dave Goodwin, Tony Hereford, Paul Woodbine, 77
25 Adie Price , Dave Parry, Jeff Ratcliffe, Jimmy Shirley 76
26 Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 75

Next week at Stockport 8th November

*The course and greens are excellent on fourteen holes however after maintenance work temporary greens will still be in operation on holes 2, 5,6,and 16.- sorry for any inconvenience. Let me know ASAP if this is an issue for your team-

AM AM Start sheet

1a Phil Vokes x4

1b Mick Mahon x4

2a Lewis Marland x4

2b John Hilditch x4

3 Dave Sully x4

4aPaul Fell x4

4b John Hunt x4

5Chris Adams x4

6aNigel Hallows x4

6bJoe Yates x4

7 Mike Dean x4

8Paul Gilbert x4

9a Roy Ainsworth x4

9b Peter Maher x4

10a Roger Percival x4

10b Jim Clarke x4

11 Richard Blackwell x4

12a Les Russon x4

12b Ed Pysden x4

13a David Kelly x4

13b Dave Sarsfield x4.

14 Sam Leach x4

15a Rob Kenyon x4

15b Ian Hellens x4

16 Brian Hopkins x4

17a Colin Roberts x4

17b Simon Hemsley x4

18 Dave Blood x4

res Brian Greenbank x4

Maxitours at fabulous Dunham Forest

Room for 2 teams at Mottram Hall next week!

Maxitours at fabulous Dunham Forest

Another great day was enjoyed by Maxitours players at Dunham Forest. Friendly members, great pro, fantastic food and a class golf course always make this a wonderful venue.

‘Those Greens were fantastic’ Announced Cheshire golf legend Gareth Bradley(+2) who has played on some of the best courses in Europe this year.

‘The greens are better than my carpet at home!’ said Mike George. If his sweater is anything to go by; his carpet might be a little bit frayed at the edges.

Dave Wainwright was also very impressed:
‘ The greens were absolutely gorgeous’

Many thanks to head green keeper Dave Lippiate and his excellent staff who have done such a fantastic job to get the course so playable after such an incredibly dry summer. Dunham only had 1cm of rainfall between April and the end of July! Great work chaps.

Dunham do a popular Winter membership for just £400 for 5 months – offering great value golf at this terrific Winter venue. Contact Paul in the pro shop for more details.

Colin Roberts has got a new top of the range £80,000 Mercedes. It is all singing and dancing. Unfortunately. he doesn’t know how it works. He teed off today with his engine still happily running in the car park.

Postman Ed Coggins has a rural round in Lancaster and each day he drives his van 42 miles and has over 240 drops. He had a day off delivering post today and was hitting his golf ball for miles instead -he also had a few drops from behind the ancient Dunham oaks.

Sixty eight year old Tony Evans played today despite last weeks report when I accidentally called him a seventy year old. Tony has kindly forgiven me. Many apologies Tony it won’t happen again- it was a genuine mistake as you look about seventy five.

John Berry hadn’t played in a Maxitours event since Portugal in January. He told me that himself and the missus’ have had three new kids since he last saw me. I was trying to work out the maths but even I couldn’t figure out how quick swinging John managed that particular feat. The big hearted Sale man informed me that they have just fostered a 1, 2 and 3 year old. – Brilliant.

Mark Hagerty was nearly in tears after his Jim Clarke team could only collect one point on the last and still recorded an excellent 86 to narrowly miss out on the prizes. He is off to watch the new Freddie Mercury film tonight to cheer himself up. All he could mutter to his team mates in the bar after their round was ‘Another win bites the dust’.
‘Yeah we were Under Pressure’ replied Jim.

My old science teacher Neil Drummond was playing today and there was plenty of Chemistry for his team as they combined to finish in 4th with 87 points. Brendan Lieghton(18) Andy Stone(14) and Callum Cook(20) were the other three elements.

Pete Atherton(12) is a lovely bloke but he has been struggling for form recently. When I asked him if he was playing better said he had a great round last week until the 17th hole when the wheels came off. Unfortunately, it was a shotgun start and Pete teed off on the 16th. Things were better today and he helped his Lymm team of Roger Percival(6), Martin France(3) and Andy Wright(6) take 3rd place.

Graham Littlers'(18) retired Leigh team of Alan Wain(7), Jim Doran(14) and Pete Dolan(17) were beaten into 2nd on a card play off. They also struggled over the four fantastic closing holes failing to improve their 17 under total after an exceptional start.

Winning their second Maxitours event in ten years were Ray Jones(16) Dave Drury(16) Ray Massey(5) and John Gleave(16). These top lads all do shift work at Kelloggs in Trafford Park and are cereal losers. Even a blind squirrel finds a crunchy nut and today all the puts dropped. I asked Jones what he thought of his teams performance.
‘They’re ggggreat!’ He answered.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance once again. Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 8th Andy Wright Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th Dave Drury Doz AD333s

2’s £230 5 pro v1s or 12 srixons per two Martin Bramwell Stuart Reynolds Richard Brewster Mike Sutton Andy Wright Roger Percival Jim Caldwell Bob Picthall Ray Massey Dave Goodwin Miles Chilton Graham Davenport Alan Pengelly Dave Blease Alan Vaughan

Dunham Forest 25-Oct-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Ray Jones, Ray Massey, John Gleave, Dave Drury 89 12 FJ hydrolite Shoes each
2 Graham Littler, Alan Wain, Jim Doran, Pete Dolan 89 10 Ashworth sweater each
3 Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Andy Wright 88 8 Cutter and Buck shirt each
4 Neil Drummond, Brendan Lieghton, Andy Stone, Callum Cook 87 6 Cutter and Buck shirt each
5 Roy Ainsworth, John Morgan, Phil Stout, Mike Verdon 87 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Bob Chesters, Chris Walley 86 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= John Hilditch, JP , Paul Smith, Simon Walton 86 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mark Hagerty, Pete Booth 86
7= Gav Dixon, Laurie Cole, Gary Sinclair, Pete Keena 86
10 Dave Blease, Carl Marginson, Alan Vaughan, Rob Whittle 85
11= Richard Blackwell, Nick Mooores, John Hilton, Dan Moore 84
11= Jim Caldwell, Jon Hume, Bob Picthall, Nigel Milroy 84
11= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 84
11= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Miles Chilton, Graham Davenport 84
15= Mike George , John Berry, Adam Carr, Tony Lowe 83
15= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Mike Lowe 83
15= Dave Goodwin, Peter Griggs, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 83
15= Ed Coggin, Dave Thornley, Rob Titterington, Dan Morris 83
19= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth 82
19= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Richard Brewster, Frazer Gunning 82
21= Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Charlie Cunningham, Mike Sutton 81
21= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 81
23 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 80
24 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Gary Whittaker 79
25= Martin Bramwell, Chris Brown, Phil Smeathers, Andy Veitch 78
25= Simon Ashton, Duncan Cocker, Chris Hayes, Phil Bains 78
27 Colin Roberts, Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant, Frank Wallace 77
28 Ashley Elliott, Stuart Reynolds, Bob Eastwood, Ray Mills 76
29 Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Lewis Marland, Kev Seaton 72

Mottram Hall AM AM
11am shotgun start Thursday 1st November
1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Jim Caldwell x4
2a Dave Sully x4
2bPaul Fell x4
3John Hunt x4
4 Ben Davies x4
5a Jim Clarke x4
5b Dave Sarsfield x4
6a Les Russon x4
6b Ed Pysden x4
7 Nigel Hallows x4
8a Brian Hopkins x4
9b Richard Williamson x4
10a Simon Hemsley x4
10b Dave Blood x4
11 Phil Vokes x4
12a Mick Mahon x4
12b Lewis Marland x4
13 Phil Ashcroft x4
14 Dave Blease x4
15aJohn Owen x4 d
15b Neil Edwards x4
16 Neil Edwards x4
17a Mike Dean x4
18a Peter Maher x4
18b Brian Greenbank x4

Maxitours at superb Hazel Grove

Maxitours at superb Hazel Grove

A stunning Autumn day greeted Maxitours competitors at Hazel Grove. The links is a cracker with great views as it nestles between the Penine foothills and the Cheshire plain.
The course was playing exceptionally well considering we are less than two weeks away from the start of November- thanks to all the excellent Hazel Grove greens staff.

The Club is very forward thinking with and has the best young pro in the North in James Rowlands and they even have their own on site Golf specific Physio George Bresnahan whom I can highly recommend. The food presented by Martin Swindells is also top notch- are these the best toasties in Cheshire?

The new bypass had opened on Monday and everyone was delighted at the speed of the journey. A 40 minute trek for locals to Manchester Airport has now been reduced to a leisurely 15 minute drive which is good news for those travelling to future events in Stockport.

Mark Greening got a frosty reception when he got home late last night after his boys trip to Portugal and told his long suffering wife that he was playing golf today. He also got a cold reception at Hazel Grove this morning as freezing overnight temperatures led to the first frost of the year.

Richard Palmer has just bought a new ram for £1800 and he is hoping it will do the business with his Leicester blue-face flock of sheep this Spring. He nearly spent that much on a new set of Callaways last year but they have been firing blanks for the past twelve months. They failed to perform today and Richards impotent team scored a very limp 70 points.

Roy Ainsworth finally dropped Brian ‘Scrape the bottom of the barrell’ Ankers for todays event. He drafted in Pete Atherton from high flying Maxitours regular Roger Percivals team . When I asked Roy if the new signing played well Roy rolled his eyes. ‘He didn’t perform to our expected level. You have to take your chances at this level and Peter just hasn’t taken his. My team doesn’t settle for second best.’ Roy had to accept mid-table mediocrity once again.

Mike Wainwright told me that he was having a Seve Ballesteros day. ‘Did you have a magical short game?’
‘No I didn’t have a clue where my driver was going.’ Replied the likeable Hale man.

Robbie Williams from Stoke on Trent played today. It wasn’t the Take That legend but a much older less charismatic version. Unfortunately, this Robbie’s Greatest hits saw his ball slicing deep into the Cheshire woods.

Jan, Barbara, Margaret and Martin and all the volunteers in the Half way house did a great job looking after our guys today and raising a little for the Lady Captains charity. Thank you.

The best scores in todays event came in the last two hours of play. Alan Drew(6) and Alan Simpson(14) from Birchwood were teamed up with Heyrose duo Chris Chidley(13) and Duncan Cameron(14). The two Alans were on fire and Simpson recorded his first eagle for over 10 years to finish in 4th with 86 points.

Mellor and Townscliffe husband and wife team Simon(9) and Kaye(31) Conway took third place alongside Irishman Pat O’Dowd(18) and John Hitchenor(18). Hitchenor was hopeless on the front nine before spectacularly arriving on the scene when he holed his nine iron approach on the 12th. Simon played great as he was just one over par on his front nine.

It’s been a very long time since anyone asked for Don Campbell’s(2) phone number but Mike George’s(10) attractive wife Caroline(20) did today after the low handicap Scotsman joined them at late notice and had the round of his life. He helped the Sale team into second place after he made a birdie and a gross eagle on his two shot holes to pick up 9 shots. Chris Kelly(20) completed the quartet.

Winning today on a card play-off for their second win of the season was Mottram Hall’s Richard Blackwell(12), Tony Jennison(5) John Hilton(12) and Chris Marshall(12). Richard played with a friend of mine in an event at Helsby yesterday and he couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo but today he couldn’t miss. Funny old game.
Well played guys great golf.

Once again there was a 100% Maxitours attendance at this quality Cheshire venue- thank you very much for your reliability.
Yours in Golf,

Nearest the pin 2nd Tony Jennison Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin15th Dean Jagger Dozen AD333

2’s £245 4 pro V1 or 10 srixon per 2
Gary Youall Steve Leavitt Dave Cooper Charlie Cunningham Jim McEwan Graham Davenport Mick Wain x2 John Hilditch Simon Poucher Bob Newcombe Steve Pullman Don Campbell Mike George Paul Woodbine Denis O’Neill Tony Jennison John Hitchenor

Hazel Grove 18-Oct-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Chris Marshall 87 12 FJ Chillout top each
2 Mike George , Caroline George, Don Campbell, Chris Kelly 87 10 Dozen Pro v1 each
3 Pat O’Dowd, Kay Conroy, Simon Conroy, John Hitchenor 86 8 Cutter and Buck shirt each
4 Alan Simpson, Alan Drew, Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron 86 6 Cutter and Buck shirt each
5 Lee Tilley, Dean Jagger, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 84 4 FJ Socks each
6 Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Ben Crompton 82 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Rob Platt, Steve Morfitt, Carl Mollart, Gary Youall 81 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Jim Caldwell, Russell Kaye, Andrew Aherne, Steve Barlow 81
9 Simon Ashton, Duncan Cocker, Chris Hayes, Joe Shelley 80
10= Pete Brown, Andy Yates, Paul Robinson, Phil McCurry 79
10= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Dave Cooper 79
12= Ed Pysden, Ken Jee, Steve Levitt , Simon Moorhouse 78
12= John Hilditch, JP , Safari Dave, Steve Boland 78
12= Roy Ainsworth, Bob Newcombe, Pete Atherton, Mike Verdon 78
12= Bob Kwan, Steve Pinnington, Mark Richardson, Steve Lowe 78
16 Andy Hill, Adrian Waring, Tim Johnson, Mike Stewardson 77
17= Steve Heywood , Richard Wakefield, Graham Davenport, Anthony Clarkson 76
17= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Paul Heap, Paul Butler 76
17= Dave Goodwin, Peter Briggs, Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams 76
20= Simon Hemsley, Garteth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 75
20= Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Neill, Pete Leonard 75
22= Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Terry Crewe, Tony Lowe 74
22= Kev Hart, Rob Hands, Paul Yearsley, John Buckley 74
24= Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers, Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright 73
24= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Rob Higgnbotham, Dave Kelly 73
26 Brian Hopkins, George Bresnahan, Mike Powell, Gary Bresnahan 72
27= Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Charlie Cunningham, Gary Butler 71
27= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Mike Savage, Tony Roberts 71
29 Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth 70
30 Dave Bentley, Nigel Utley, Richard T-Carr, Trevor Nicholson 68
31 Chris Gregory, Christy Beakley, John Oldfield, Mick Wain 67

Dunham Forest start sheet
Thursday 25th October
8.00 Simon Hemsley x4
8.09 Jim Caldwell x4
8.18 Colin Roberts x4
8.27 Ray Jones x4
8.36 Neil Drummond x4
8.45 Brian Greenbank x4
8.54 Ashley Elliott x4
9.03 Chris Adams x4
9.12 Martin Bramwell x4
9.21 Gweneth Bramwell x4
9.30 Peter Maher x4
9.39 Barry Jackson x4 later
9.48 Bev Crute x4
9.57 Mike Stuart x4
10.06 John Hilditch x4
10.15 Paul Fell x4
10.24 Lewis Marland x4
10.33 Mick Mahon x4
10.42 Paul Evans x4
10.51 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.00 Richard Blackwell x4
11.09 Roger Percival x4
11.18 Graham Littler x4
11.27 Jim Clarke x4
11.36 John Hunt x4
11.45 Sam Leach x4
11.54 Richard Williamson x4
12.03 Les Russon x4
12.12 Dave Sully x4
12.21 Dave Blease x4
12.30 Simon Ashton x4
12.39Brian Hopkins x4
12.48 John Wallisx4
12.57 Gav Dixon x4

Nic Hercules x2
Mike George x4
Tom Butler x4 1
James Mooney x4
Neil Edwards x4

Hazel Grove news!

Spaces available!
Still Room for 2 teams of 4 (or 2 players)

Dear Maxitours player,

Thursdays event at Hazel Grove is looking good with an excellent weather forecast all week.

For your information some of the tees have suffered from this summers’ heat wave and they have had extensive repair work so 8 mats will be in operation.

The Club have kindly let us play off a mixture of mainly white and some yellow tees on the remaining ten holes. I went to the Club last week and the fairways and greens looked excellent.

Entry fee will be reduced to £22.50

See you on Thursday!


Hazel Grove start sheet
Thursday 18th October

8.50 Simon Ashton x4
9.00 Colin Roberts x4
9.09 Jim Caldwell x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Ed Pysden x4
9.36 Brian Greenbank x4
9.45 Rob Platt x4
9.54 Mike Stuart x4
10.03 Dave Bentley x4
10.12 Richard Blackwell x4
10.20 Paul Fell x4
10.28 Chris Adams x4
10.37 Neil Edwards x4
10.46 Lewis Marland x4
10.55 Mick Mahon x4
11.04 Chris Chidley x2 Alan Simpson x2
11.13 Steve Heywood x4
11.22 John Hilditch x4
11.31 Chris Gregory x4
11.39 Simon Poucher x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Kevin Hart x2
12.15 Simon Taylor x4
12.24 Ian Hellens x4
12.42 Mike George x4
12.51 Nigel Hallows x4
1.00 Pat O’Dowd x2 -Simon Conway x2
1.09 Peter Meyer x4
1.18 Simon Ashton x4
1.27 Dave Goodwin x4
1.36 Alison Shipstone x4
1.45 Brian Hopkins x4
1.54 Lee Tilley x4

Tomrrows event cancelled

Dear Maxitours player,

Considering tomorrows forecast Llangollen Club Manager Bob Hardy and I have decided to cancel the event. Please inform your team mates.

THE EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY- the day after the North Wales event. In addition to the daily prize there will be a two day prize for teams wishing to compete on both days.

I think this is the correct decision with 50 mile an hour winds and heavy rain forecast throughout the day.

My children will be eating gruel tonight.

Thanks to Llangollen -this lovely club have been great to deal with.

Yours in Golf,


Maxitours at marvellous Manchester Golf Club

Maxitours at marvellous Manchester Hopwood

Hopwood Golf Club just keeps getting better and better.
Thanks to Geraldine Connor for being so helpful in rescheduling this event at this five star Club.

Steve Flett is the House manager and one of the best I deal with -he really knows how to look after his customers- the hospitality here is absolutely brilliant.

I put the nearest the Pin markers out first thing this morning and the golf course looked terrific- the newly planted heather behind the bunkers looked great and the attention to detail from tee to green was superb.

Mike ‘Elvis’ Priestley was playing his first Maxitours event. I asked him if he enjoyed his day but he told me that he struggled in the bunkers:
‘‘I was caught in a trap
I can’t get out- Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh’’

There is never a dull moment in Andy Hale’s golf career. Today the ten handicap Wigan man turned up hobbling with a heavily bandaged shin. After a poor chip shot at the weekend he had swung his Pitching wedge in frustration and took a shallow divot out of his shin. ‘It could have been worse- my other wedge has less bounce!’

Nigel Ashton was brought up near Oldham. He looks like a Northerner, talks like a Northerner and eats like a Northerner. He was delighted to see them selling Black pudding flavour crisps behind the Hopwood bar and quickly ordered a bag with his pint. He enjoyed his refreshments so much he decided to have another pint :
‘It’s a long shot but have you got any pigs feet flavour crisps?’
‘No’ replied the bar maid.

Incredibly every team in today’s event scored more points on the front nine than the tough Hopwood back nine.

Third place went to the first mother and son combination to play Maxitours. Sarah(18) and Rob(4)Ormrod, John Delaney(5), and Dave Greenwood(12) all had a great day on the links and scored 86 points.

Top Manchester Solicitor Martin Keates(2) from Withington Golf Club and his less able team of Steve Marsh(6) John Owen(11) and Gary Smith(7) took 2nd with 86 points. Things must be quiet at work for Martin as he had an incredible 8 birdies on the stunning Hopwood course. The rest of his team were far more average.

Simon Hemsley(9), Ian King(7) Joe Kirwan(5) and Gareth Bradley(+1) have played in nearly every Maxitours event since its inception 14 years ago when I had flowing brown hair. They had their best ever score today with 90 points to win by four shots. Gareth Bradley had two eagles and even Ian King played well. Joe and Simon scored heavily on their shot holes. Well played chaps great golf!
The Bramall nice guys also won the overall two day event.- Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who played today, it was slightly moist at times but I still had lots of happy customers! Tim

Hopwood 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Ian King, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley 90 12 FJ Chillout top each
2 Steve Marsh, Martin Keats, John Owen, Gary Smith 86 10 Dozen Pro V1 each
3 John Delaney, Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, Robert Ormrod 86 8 Cutter and buck shirt each
4 Jason Waite, Steve Pinnington, Gary Butler, Steve Lowe 84 6 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
5 Paul Robinson, Les Shippen, Dave Waldron Kelly, Charles Waldron Kelly 84 4 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
6 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Mike Priestley 81 2
7= Danny Ritchie, Andy Hale, Simon Stott, Ian Melling 80
7= Steve Lamont, Simon Wilkinson, Peter Gold, Adam Galvin 80
9= Barrie Simpson, Mark Morris, Koos Alders, Martin Cox 79
9= Dave Westwood, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 79
11 John Kilner, Tom Baker jnr, Tom Baker snr, Dave Smith 78
12 Nigel Ashton, Ken Jones, Tony Hereford, Ben Kinsey 77
13= Rob Hands, Colin Lynch, Stuart Roach, Arthur Holmes 74
13= Duncan Campbell, John Egerton, Eric Robinson, Ged Herbert 74
15 Ashley Elliott, Bob Eastwood, Dave Eadsforth , Peter Eadsforth 73
16 Peter O’Sullivan, Johnnie Dutton, Keith Riley, Graham Gornall 72
17 Mike George, Caroline George, Gordon Tilzey, Chris Iceley 71
18 Andy Leather, Pete Bainbridge, Jeff Jones, Mick Foster 69

Nearest the Pin 13th Ian King Doz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Frank Hindle Doz AD333s

2’s sweep £90 13 PROV1s or 32 Srixons each
Martin Keates Danny Ritchie

Llangollen start times Friday 12th October
9.30Colin Roberts x4
9.38 Simon Hemsley x4
9.46 Jim Caldwell x4
9.55 Paul Robinson x4
10.04 Brian Hopkins x4
10.12 Barry Simpson x4
10.21 Neil Edwards x4
10.30 Paul Evans x4
10.39 Lewis Marland x4
10.47 Nigel Hallows x4
10.56 Simon Poucher x4
11.04 Ashley Elliott x4
11.13 Ed Pysden x4
11.21 Stuart Taylor x4
11.30 Steve Heywood x4
11.39 Les Russon x4
11.48 Steve Johnson x4
11.57 John Hunt x4
12.06 John Dickenson x4
12.15 Bob Mottershead x4
12.20 Denis Whelan x4
12.24 Paul Fell x4
12.33 Mike Sallabank x4
12.42 John Hudson x4
12.51David Smith x2Denis Whelan x2tbc
1.00David Smith x4
1.09Steve Parle x4
1.18Bernard Wood x4
1.27Chris Ernill x4
1.36 Gordon Warke x4
1.45 Simon Ashton x4
1.54 Dave Griffiths x4
2.03 Tom Baker x4