Dear Maxitours player,
I have just spoken to the Prestbury Course Manager Mark Crossley. The golf course is now fully Open and he is very optimistic about tomorrows event going ahead.
There may be a little sleet overnight but from mid morning onwards the forecast looks good.
My website will be updated at 9am tomorrow but clean your clubs -things are looking up!
ps 2 players required to join Bri Hopkins
Dear Maxitours player,
At long last throw away those winter mitts- HERE COMES SPRING!!!
I still have some availability due to rescheduled Winter events. Cheshire’s golf courses have all dried up exceptionally well after two weeks of frozen and dry ground conditions.
Please let me know if you would like to play at these great venues:
Spaces available at these great events this Spring! – all filling fast:
Dunham Forest 15th March -Full
Stockport AM AM 19th March- 1 team space
Ringway 22nd March full
Vale Royal AM AM 28th March- spaces
Sandiway 3rd April- full
Mere Galvin Green Masters AM AM 12th April- spaces
Caldy AM AM 19th April- last few Spaces
Vale of Llangollen AM AM 20th April -last few Spaces
Conwy 23rd April- full
Knutsford singles 26th April- spaces
Prestbury Golf Club start sheet
Thursday 8th March 11am shotgun
1a David Kelly x4
1b Brian Hopkins x4
2a Iain Bartholomew x2 Richard Blackwell x2
2b Lewis Marland x2 Simon Poucher x2
3 Brian Greenbank x4
4 Dave Sully x4
5a Martin France x4
6a Les Russon x4
6b Dave Blood x4
7 Colin Roberts x4
8a Barry Simpson x4
8b Mick Mahon x4
9a Simon Hemsley x4
10 Lee Tilley x4
11a Paul Browne x4
11b John Hunt x4
12 Trevor Foster x4
13 Trevor Foster x4
14a Sam Leach x4
14bIan Hellens x4
15 Paul Gilbert x4
15b Paul Evans x4
16 Paul Fell x4
17 Paul Dalby x2 N Drummond x2
18 Jim Rymer x4
Olivier Troalan x4
Barry Wellings x4
Many thanks to Wilmslow golf Club todays event is going ahead however Winter wheels are required on electric trolleys.
There are 5 or maximum 6 temporary greens in play
Sorry for any inconvenience
Dear Maxitours player,
Due to heavy rain overnight which was not forecasted I am currently waiting on an update from the Wilmslow greenkeeper. There will be a mixture of temp and proper greens today.
Hedgehog wheels are required on electric trolleys and can people carry if at all possible.
I will let people know how many greens are in play as soon as I know- 10 mins hopefully!
Dear Maxitours player,
Unfortunately the ice and snow has not thawed overnight as expected and there are several areas of sheet ice at Sandiway
Brian has done his best but he has just sent me a photo and a few greens are definitely unplayable.
My other substitute venues are also iced over.
Unfortunately today’s event is therefore cancelled
Thanks for your patience
Yours in golf
There is room for 2 or 4 players at Sandiway this Tuesday
Let me know if you want to play thanks Tim
Spaces for a pair at Sandiway on Tuesday!
Maxitours at delightful Dunham
Dunham Forest was in remarkably good condition for today’s latest Maxitours event.
The green keeper is a top man and he did a great job opening the course for us after recent heavy frost. His hard work this Winter looks set to reap rewards as Dunham promises to be in its usual immaculate condition come the Spring. Thanks also to PGA Pro Paul Dennis- one of the best in the business.
The Winter Olympics is set to start on Saturday in minus 25 degree temperatures. A few guys who came down from snowy Lancashire looked like they were expecting similar weather at Dunham Forest but for nine holes there was lovely Cheshire spring sunshine to enjoy. A little drizzle late in the day didn’t dampen the spirits and a hugely enjoyable day was had by all players.
Brian Hopkins won nearest the pin today on the 8th after a terrific shot left him with a tap in birdie. He made a three. He then rolled in a thirty footer for a two on the 13th. To collect some balls ‘It’s a crazy game!’
Scoring was easier than normal on the shortened course and three teams tied for 3rd place with 88 points. Accringtons Trevor Foster(+1), Adam Thompson(11), Phil Mayors(11) and Pete Ledger(17) had a great back nine to take the bronze.
Before play Scratch golfer Gareth Bradley and team mate Ian King were grumbling about starting their round on the 4th hole in today’s shotgun – ‘Why have you put us there – it’s the hardest hole!’
I actually watched them play their approach shots through the clubhouse window and three of the Bramall team made birdies as they picked up 8 points. Ian King ran out of people to high five he was so delighted – this set them on their way to an impressive 90 point tally and 2nd place. Newly crowned Bramall Captain Mike Spencer was delighted to get his year off to a winning start. King did the damage with a career best six birdies! Quality.
Leigh golf clubs’ likeable John Wallis(19), Mark Pasquall(11), Dave Tongue(10) and Tony Green(15) took first place. Mark has his own teacher recruiting company but his golf recruitment was working well today as they scored an impressive 91 points to win in style . Well played chaps.
Thanks to all who played
Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 8th Brian Hopkins Doz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 18th Peter Vietch Doz AD333s
2’s Sweep £160 6 pro V1s or 15 srixon AD333s
Dan Moss Iain Cole Richard Palmer Bill Heywood Tony Jennison Tim Johnson Dave Pearson Martin France Brian Hopkins
||John Wallis, Mark Pasquall, Tony Green, Dave Tongue
||Maxitours lined Merino sweater
||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Mike Spencer, Gareth Bradley
||FJ Shirt each
||Trevor Foster, Pete Ledger, Phil Mayers, Adam Thompson
||Sunice shirt each
||Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Gary Winston, Trob Laurent
||Maxitours shirt each
||Simon Ashton, Mike Jones, Ian Cole , Dan Moss
||Pro quip shirt
||Phil Vokes, Steve Boland, Barney Ross, John Bent
||Maxitours cap each
||Yash Turgot, Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton
||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, Clive Evans, Tam Byrne
||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Vernon Hayes, Mike Walker
||Roy Ainsworth, Martin France, Malcolm Thorniley, Steve Collier
||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle
||Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables, Mike Lowe
||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Bob Chesters
||Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Bill Heywood, Richard Greenhill
||Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Chris Brown, Matt Nelstrup
||Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, Andy Johnson, Tim Johnson
||Richard Williamson, Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine
||Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess
||Paul Evans, Darren Forrester, Dave Pearson, John Harrison
||Brian Hopkins, Aaln Pengelly, Mark Johnson, Mark Taylor
||Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, Ian Pearce , Nigel Milroy
||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Tony Walsh, Gaz Bennell
||Bev Crute, Dave Shelmerdine, Terry Jones, Geoff Bloom
||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, John Rigby
Start sheet for Sandiway 13th Feb
11am shotgun start
1a Mick Mahon x4
1b Simon Hemsley x4
2a Jim Caldwell x4
2b Phil Vokes x4
3 Martin France x4
4 Steve Aspinall x4
5a Les Russon x4
5b Dave Blood x4
6 Munro Donald x4
7a John Royle x4
8 Roy Ainsworth x4
9a Colin Roberts x4
9b Paul Browne x4
10a Brian Hopkins x4
10b Neil Edwards x4
11 Karen Taylor x2John Hilditch x2
12b Chih Hu x4
13 Dave Sully x4
14a John Hunt x2 Neil Drummond x2
14b Pat O’Dowd x2 Paul Fell x2
15a Peter Maher x4
15b Trevor Foster x4
16 Simon Taylor x4
17a Gweneth Bramwell x4
17b Paul Evans x4
18 David Kelly x4
Gerry Salmon x2