Results from pristine Prestbury

Space just come free at Dunham for 2 or 4 players!!
Maxitours at pristine Prestbury

A great day was enjoyed by all in today’s first Maxitours Charity Open. Prestbury Golf Club was a fitting venue and it just keeps getting better and better. The golf course was in tremendous condition for mid-October. Is Head green keeper Mark Crossley the best in the country? It is very close.

Well-spoken James Brown politely reported: ‘The course was lovely and I’ve had a lovely day. Thank you very much Tim.’

The caterers did a roaring trade throughout the day and the fare looked and tasted superb.

Thanks to everyone for supporting these great charities (MS, Operation Smile, East Cheshire Hospice). We have raised over £2500 today and three cheques for well over £800 each were put in the post by the Prestbury secretary before close of play today! Brilliant.
Regular player and all-around good guy John Hunt quite rightly pointed out: ‘We are so blessed to be able to play golf on a day like this and be able to help people less fortunate than ourselves.’

Unlucky Bob Sutton is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and is always first to the bar- a real gent. He had a bad day today as he had to come in off the course after five holes with a touch of bronchitis. As he put his Clubs away the boot then slammed on his head and there was a trickle of blood down his nose. Bob recovered with a quiet cigarette on the balcony and his mild bronchitis seemed to improve.

Darren Bridge had a great score last week. I couldn’t read my handwriting so his name came out in the results as Darren Brady. He was upset and asked me to make sure it was spelt correctly. Darren’s team finished last this week.
‘Leave me as Darren Brady please Tim’ He begged.

Colin Roberts won the nearest the pin on the 168 yard 7th hole. He took his driver and flushed it. Thanks to Eddie Ellis from JP and Brimelow estate agents for his sponsorship. One of the good guys.

There was a wide variety of scores in today’s event. 87 points was enough to win for talented Richard Blackwell but Mike Kirchins team could only scrape together 64 points.

Wilmslow’s Phil Vokes(3) Simon Wells(7) Barney Ross(6) and Paul Dalby(6) took the early lead with 85 points which looked as though it would be good enough to win.

That score was matched by Steve Heywood’s(6) team . Steve was playing with wife Janet(10) , Richard Wakefield(15) and respected Mellor Captain Graham Davenport(9). If Wakefield is playing an average round they call him Richard. If he plays his usual rubbish he is referred to as ‘Dick.’ Today he was ‘Ricardo’ and played the tough 12th , 13th and 14th holes in one under.

Late in the day Pete Newey finished his round and reported ‘Those guys behind were peppering the pin!’ Sure enough Richard Blackwell(12) had a huge smile on his face when he entered the Clubhouse as their team had ten gross birdies between them to score 87 points. Tony Jennison(4), John Hilton(12) and Chris Marshall(13) all ‘Had one of those days’

Well played chaps. Thanks to everyone for your amazing support.
That was a great day.


2’s £100 3 Pro v1s each or 7 srixons Ian Hellens Steve Blakeway Ceri Hiscox Jim Clarke Jim Kenyon Paul Dalby Janet Heywood James Cash x2

Nearest the pin 7th Colin Roberts Titleist golf bag provided by JP AND Brimelow
Nearest the pin 17th Gareth Bradley Dozen GMAC Srixon z star balls donated by Graeme McDowell

Bramall Park 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Chris Marshall 87 12 Latest Titliest 4 Carry bag each
2 Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Richard Wakefield 85 10 Cleveland wedge each
3 Paul Dalby, Simon Wells, Phil Vokes, Barney Ross 85 8 Galvin Green shirt each
4 Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 81 6 Dozen Pro v1s each
5 Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jim Hodges, Pete Mills 80 4 Dozen Wilson Professional balls
6 Brian Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Mike Spencer 80 2 Round for 4 at Llangollen Golf Club
7 Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Andrew Aherne, James Cash 79 Round for 4 at Hazel Grove Golf Club
8= Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Jim Kenyon 78 Round for 4 at Davyhulme Park
8= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Nigel Hallows, Wayne Harper 78
10= Mike Holmes, Mark Worsley, Steve Williams, Ian Smethurst 77
10= Dave Rhodes, Gary Torr, Dave Sarsfield, Lee Tilley 77
10= Kevan Hawkins, Arthur Albiston, Peter Maxwell, Gary Milne 77
13 Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnworth 76
14= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 74
14= Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Norrie Irwin, Steve Blakeway 74
16 Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher, Charles Beadle 71
17= Ron Sloane, Paul Higgs, Tim Spencer, Brendan Poynts 70
17= Jim Rymer, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, Phil Sellen 70
19 Alison Shipston, James Shipston, James Brown, John Hunt 69
20= John Horsley, David Jones, Phil Smeathers, Ceri Hiscox 68
20= Cath Rawthore, Rachel Horsley, Suzy Maxwell, Letty Whitehead 68
22 Nigel Clowes, Munro Donald, Swamy Narayama, Kieron Hunt 66
23 Mike Kirchin, Andy Graham, Mike Wilkinson, Darren Bridge 64

Maxitours Pairs at Dunham Forest
Thursday 24th October

8.00 Simon Hemsley x4
8.09 Jim Clarke x4
8.18 Rob Platt x4
8.27 Mike Kirchin x4
8.45 Pete Fotheringham x4
8.54 Steve Aspinall x4
9.03 Mike George x4
9.12 Adam Carolan x4
9.30 Lewis Marland x4
9.39 Dave Stanhope x4
9.48 Charlie Beadle x4
9.57 Chris Lister x2 Peter Dobson x2
10.06 Dave Bentley x4
10.15 Mick Mahon x4
10.24 Lee Tilley x4
10.33 Paul Evans x4
10.42 John Hilditch x4
10.51 Koos Alders x4
11.00 Nigel Hallows x4
11.09 Jerry Salmon x2 Pete Cotton x2
11.18 Roger Percival x4
11.27Les Russon x4
11.36 Steve Lamont x4
11.45 Paul Fell x4
11.54 John Hunt x4
12.03Neil Edwards x4
12.12 Neil Edwards x4
12.21 Gary Neiles x4
12.30 Dave Blease x4
12.39Dave Goodwin x4
12.48 Richard Blackwell x4
12.57Brian Hopkins x4

Maxitours at sunny and dry Llangollen

Prestbury MS, East Cheshire Hospice and Smile Charity event next week – space for 3 teams at this Cheshire Classic – please support these great Charities
Food is available all day- please give the caterers your usual excellent support

Maxitours at Lovely Llangollen

Wow!! what a day at Llangollen today. Whilst Manchester was drowning in the rain Maxitours players were wearing short sleeves and playing golf in warm Welsh sunshine whilst breathing in healthy mountain air.

Many thanks to the head greenkeeper for preparing the course so well despite overnight rain. He was happy for us to play and it seems in my experience the better the greenkeeper the more he keeps his course open. Thank you.

‘Tremendous!!’ Declared Hazel Grove Captain Simon Ashton.
That was Absolutely Bootiful!’ Announced Bernard Matthews lookalike Colin Roberts.
‘I thought you were joking this morning when you said it was on. That was wonderful!’ Reported Macclesfields delighted Simon Poucher.

Eighty bacon butties were prepared with great speed and skill by Gwen the caterer and they were all enjoyed by our players.

Thanks to everyone for changing to the 1pm shotgun from the original timed start. I thought a lot of my players would have big nights out booked on a Friday evening so I may lose a lot of teams but it appears that Maxitours players have no social lives whatsoever. Very sad.

I spoke to some lovely old Welsh boys in the bar but it was hard work trying to explain how a shotgun start works to a couple of farmers. After 10 minutes one of them asked me how many holes each group was going to play so I decided to get back to playing solitaire on my computer.

From the Clubhouse I watched the very first shot of the day into the 18th hole by Andy Buckley which nearly pitched in the hole.
In the second group a member of John Cox’s team once again nearly holed his shot. Even Richard Blackwell pitched one just past the flag and zipped it off the green with a little too much backspin
‘You’ve got some great players here!’ Observed Ashley the assistant pro are they all low handicappers?’
Just then Tony Evans and his team made their way to the closing hole.
‘You might change your mind if you watch this lot!’
Incredibly Paul Evans(21) and Stuart Hibbert(25) left me gobsmacked as they both made classy pars to prove me wrong. I always thought they were rubbish. Brilliant.

Tees were well forward and my players enjoyed getting some run on the incredibly firm fairways the greens were also rolling well so scoring was excellent.

Third place went to Paul Fell(4) Nigel Ashton(12) Colin Bryan(9) and Dave Cooper(17) with 85 points. They lost the card play off despite scoring 45 on their back nine.

Richard Blackwell(13) Andy Hamlett(8) Joh Hilton(13) and Steve Austin(13) took second place with 46 points on the easier back nine. Blackwells eagle on the par 5 15th was a touch of class.

Winning today was Alsagers Dave Marchant(18) and Dave Mason(12) who are lovely guys and play each week with absolutely no success at all. They teamed up today with Dave’s son Geoff(5) and Andy Williamson(14). Williamson looks likes some player as he picked up 8 shots for his team with some excellent golf. Well played chaps. Great score.

Nearest the Pin 14th Andy Buckley Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 18th sorry – no name Dozen AD333

6 pro v1s or 14 srixon AD333
2’s £180 Alan Curties Jim Spears Jim Clarke Barry Wellings Paul Fell Nigel Ashton Colin Bryan Andy Buckleyx2 Paul Robinson Simon Ashton

Vale of Llangollen 11-Oct-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Marchant, Geoff Marchant, Dave Mason, Andy Williamson 87 12 Maxittours merino lined sweater each
2 Richard Blackwell, Steve Austin, John Hilton, Andy Hamlet 85 10 Maxitours FJ sweater each
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 85 8 Dozen Taylor Made TP 5 balls each
4 Simon Willway, Dave Buckley, Jim Spears, Lawrie Heal 84 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Paul Woodbine, Rob Williams, Andy Buckley, Rob Williams 84 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Charlie Bradley, Tony O’Gara 81 2 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= Dave Greenwood, Pete Ledger, Jim Clarke, Sarah Ormrod 80
7= Martin Higgins, John Gillibanks, Peter Maher, Charles Beadle 80
7= Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Martin Finney, Alan Forber 80
7= Martin Keats, Neil Worthington, Moby Rawthore, Steve Marsh 80
11= Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Paul Carroll, Neil Lingwood 79
11= Simon Ashton, Dan Moss, Mike Stone, Rick Booth 79
11= Paul Robinson, Dave Slater, Dave W-Kelly , Charles W-Kelly 79
14= Mario Capostagno, Alan Curties, Dave Lee, Andy Millington 78
14= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Barry Wellings, Steve Lamont 78
16 Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews, Lee Braxton, Ian Callahan 77
17= John Cox, Peter Ellis, Joe Mann, Paul Clutterbuck 75
17= John Hilditch, Simon Walton, JP , Paul Smith 75
17= Mike Kirchin, Andy Graham, Mike Wilkinson, Darren Pace 75
20= Simon Poucher, Neil Drummond, Pat O’Dowd, Neil Simpson 74
20= Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Norrie Irwin, Steve Blakeway 74
22 Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Ted Broady 73
23 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Andy Lawton 72
24 David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake, John Atkin 68

Prestbury Charity day
Thursday 17th October
Every single penny after club costs will be divided between the two charities. I am happily providing all prizes and services foc
Thanks for your support of these three great causes.

9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Simon Hemsley x4
9.27 Jim Caldwell x4
9.36 Jim Clarke x4
9.54 Lewis Marland x4
10.06 Barney Ross x4
10.15 John Horsley x4
10.24 Rachel Horsley x4
10.33 Pete Dobson x4
10.42 Mick Mahon x4
10.51 Lee Tilley x4
11.00 Peter Maher x4
11.09 Tim Spencer x4
11.18 Sam Leach x4
11.36 Nigel Clowes x4
11.45 Ian Hellens x4
11.54 Nigel Hallows x4
12.03 Dave Sully x4
12.30 Paul Fell x4
12.39 John Hunt x4
12.48 Phil Gow x4
12.57 John Dickenson x4
1.06 Richard Blackwell x4
1.15 Mike Kirchin x4
1.33 Brian Hopkins x4

Llangollen on !!!

Great news there has been less rain than forecast in Llangollen so looking extremely positive
Not too wet now and with no rain forecast after 11am they are 90% sure we will be fine

I will update the website at 11 thanks Tim

Llangollen ON! But moved to 1pm shotgun!! Course excellent

Dear Maxitours player,

The Llangollen golf course is immaculate at the moment and looks spectacular with the Autumnal trees lining the fairways. The forecast tomorrow morning looks poor but the afternoon at Llangollen looks excellent with clear blue skies moving in.

I have therefore moved the event to a 1.00pm shotgun to give time for the rain to move away and also see if there are any issues with the amount of rain on the course.

I hope you feel this is the right decision and your support of the 1pm shotgun would be most appreciated

There is space for a couple of teams if you want to be a late entry at this top Welsh course.

Yours in golf, Tim


Hi guys

I can’t contact anyone at the club until 8am but the course is currently closed until 10am so please don’t set off !

I will update the website as soon as I have more details (8am ish) but with heavy overnight rain I am not too hopeful

Sorry for any inconvenience