Room for 1 player at Stockport tomorrow and Portugal start times

Dear Maxitours player,

There is room for 1 or 2 players to join Craig Dysons team (nice lad, single figures) tomorrow at Stockport 11am shotgun – let me know if you can play- remember Winter wheels for electric trolleys. Push/pull trolleys normal wheels permitted.

Below are the start times for the first two days of our annual trip to the Algarve in January.

The weather has been great for the previous three years tournaments and is currently 23 degrees.

It should be another terrific trip!
Yours in Golf,


Maxitours Quinta do Lago Classic
Friday 17th January Laranjal from 09:52 – 11:44 (15 tee times)

9.52 Joe Kirwan team
10.00 Bob Eastwood team
10.08 Allan Brown team
10.16 Mick Mahon team
10.24 Chris Adams team
10.32 Mike Clewley team
10.40 Dean McFadden team
10.48 Kev Hart team
10.56 Peter McCulloch team
11.04 Alan Konarski team
11.12 Peter Maher team
11.20 Richard Williamson team
11,28 Colin Roberts team
11.36 Roger Percival team
11.44 Jim Clarke team

Saturday 18th January Quinta South from 11:36 – 13:04 (12 tee times) 08:32 – 8:48 (3 tee times)

8.32 Peter McCulloch team
8.40 Alan Konarski team
8.48 Peter Maher team
11.36 Richard Williamson team
11.44 Colin Roberts team
11.52 Roger Percival team
12.00 Jim Clarke team
12.08 Joe Kirwan team
12.16 Bob Eastwood team
12.24 Allan Brown team
12.32 Mick Mahon team
12.40 Chris Adams team
12.48 Mike Clewley team
12.56 Kev Hart team
1.04 Dean McFadden team

Sunday 19th January Quinta North from 10:00 – 11:52 (15 tee times)
Play will be from tournament positions with leading groups teeing off last

Monday 20th January Quinta South from 12:08 – Optional round we have approx 40 people playing – (including shared buggies on this round only)

Stockport Open this Thursday – room for 2 teams

* Room for 2 teams
* Winter wheels essential for electric trolleys

Dear Maxitours player,

Stockport Golf Course is fully open with all 18 greens and all fairways in play.on Thursday. Recent excellent drainage work by this super Club means that a great day should be enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to new highly rated course manager Robert Cleisham. Once again it appears the best Head green keepers keep the course fully open for their members.

* No restrictions on pull trolleys
* Electric trolleys only permitted with Winter Wheels -please inform your team

Many thanks


Maxitours at Wonderful Wilmslow Golf Club

Maxitours at wonderful Wilmslow Golf Club

Early morning rain eased and a great day was enjoyed by all at Wilmslow Golf Club in today’s Maxitours event.

Despite the overnight and morning rain the course and especially the fairways were really excellent.

Wilmslow always make us feel very welcome and their superb hospitality throughout the day was enjoyed by all. Simon and Karen have twice been voted North region stewards of the year and after their performance today a third title is surely not too far away!

Mark Ireland is a great bloke but has never won a title of any description. Despite his paltry performances each week he is always incredibly upbeat. I asked him what positives he would take out of appearing on the card just twice today. After a long think he announced ‘The nights will be drawing out soon.’

It was great to have John Harker MBE(20) from Ashton in Makerfield taking 4th place today with 86 points. John is a top man who does some great work for our ex-servicemen. Dave Parry(17) was the main contributor scoring five three pointers, Chris Bland(14) and Brian Smith(20) completed the team.

Third place went to the low handicap home Wilmslow team. Paul Dalby(6) Matt Birch(2) Phil Vokes(4) and Barney Ross(5) all used their local knowledge and contributed well.

Wealthy estate agent John Hilditch(12) has been quiet in recent months but he was back to his best today. I knew he was in for a good round when he told me one of his trademark corny jokes before he went out to play. Prestburys Iain Bartholomew(2) John Pratt (8) and John Owen(11) all did their fair share as the team looked to be heading for a win with 87 points.

As conditions improved late in the day a great score of 88 points was recorded by the Bramall Golf Club team of Steve Merricks(5), Les Russon(12) Dave Fidler (9) and plane spotter Rob Kenyon(16).
‘The last time I felt this happy was three years ago when I spotted two Ilyushayn ninety sixes from the soviet special flight squadron in Tenerife!’ Reported Rob.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance today.
Yours in Golf,

Nearest the pin 9th Martin Clarke Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 13th Martin France Dozen AD333

2’s £140 4 Pro V1s or 9 srixon AD333
John Farnsworth Phil Robinson Gary Neiles David Kelly Jimmy McEwan Ste Woods Ed Pysden Martin France Matt Birch

Wilmslow 25-Nov-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Les Russon, Dave Fidler, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon 88 12 FJ lambswool sweater each
2 John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, John Pratt, John Owen 87 10 FJ Sweater each
3 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Phil Vokes, Matt Birch 86 8 Under Armour shirt
4 Dave Parry, John Harker, Chris Bland, Brian Smith 86 6 Under Armour shirt
5 Neil Edwards, Ste Woods, Adie Price, Jim McEwan 84 4 Score card Holder each
6 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian Handy 82 2
7= Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore, Tony Bishop, Andy Buckley 80
7= Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Bernie Mullins 80
9= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 79
9= Ian Gemmell, Peter Roche , Tony Gregory, Peter McCulloch 79
11= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Peter Griggs 78
11= Andy Wright, Phil Byrne, Martin France, Pete Atherton 78
11= Sarah Ormrod, Mick Gorrill, Dave Greenwood, Geoff Dykens 78
11= Brian Hopkins, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 78
11= Bri Hopkins, Niall Lynch, Nick Cook, Neil Worthington 78
16 Dave Blood, Neil Painter, Gary Bennell, Ian George 77
17 Sam Leach, Johnny Barton, Jim Hodges, Bob Chester 76
18= Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, , Alan Forber 75
18= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 75
18= Steve Blakeway, Phil McCurry, Brian Yardley, Les Penson 75
21 Duncan Challen, Steve Hogg, Martin Clarke, Steve Harrison 73
22 Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Alf Shillitoe, Neale Laurent 72
23 David Kelly, Neil McKinlay, Jim Kenyon, Stuart Blake 70

Stockport start sheet
Thursday 5th December

1a John Hilditch x4
1b Les Russon x4
2a Nigel Hallows x4
2b Roger Percival x4
3 Richard Blackwell x4
4a Bri Hopkins x4
4b Andy Buckley x4
5 Paul Dalby x4
6 Neil Edwards
7 Dave Blease x4
8 Martin Bramwell
9a Peter Maher x4
9b Steve Aspinall
10a Dave Goodwin x4
10b Lee Tilley x4
11 Ian Hellens x4
12a Jim Kenyon x4
12b Jim Clarke x4
13a Si Hemsley x4
13b Colin Roberts x4
14 Lewis Marland x4
15a Jim Caldwell x4
15b Dave Blood x4
16 David Kelly x4.
17a Mick Mahon x4
17b John Hunt x4
18 Paul Fell x4


Mike George x4
Phil Young x4
Barry Wilson x4

Maxitours at dry as a bone Dunham Forest

Maxitours at dry as a bone Dunham Forest

Maxitours players trousers were in immaculate condition as they finished their rounds at free draining Dunham Forest Golf Club this afternoon.

The course is fantastic all year but really comes into its own during the Winter when the ancient oaks suck up any rainfall to keep the fairways fast running and dry.

‘It was great out there- it is so nice to play off those firm fairways’ Declared Phil Robinson.

As recently as 1960 this splendid course was just a collection of huts and a concrete parade ground as the land had been used both by the US army and as an Italian prisoner of war camp during the second World War. The course was built and opened in 1961 and holes 7 to 11 were added in the eighties.

Thanks to the great work of David Lippiatte and his green staff the course rarely closes and is now perhaps rated as the finest in Manchester. The only marching today was done by Ed Wilkinson as he set off after another wayward drive into the Dunham trees.

It is nice to have a reliable wife. It looks like James Shipston has got one. Alison was on the card for 14 consecutive holes before her ‘wayward’ husband James turned up.

Shaun Mudalige had never played a Maxitours event before. He made an eagle net Albatross on his first ever Maxitours hole for 5 points and thought he was going to romp home. Reality set in with a blob on the next hole and he finished in a paltry 27th place alongside Rob Simms.

In todays event scoring was close with Sandiway duo Gary Neiles and John Morton taking 3rd with 45 points. Neiles played great but missed a costly tiddler at the last.

Phil Robinson picked up the scorecards for his fourball and I asked him what Paul Woodbines handicap was. ‘it’s gone up to nine but should be nearer 18- he is hopeless at the moment’.
Woodbine and Dave Goodwin proved them wrong and finished in 2nd place with an excellent 45 points.

Taking 1st place was the Davyhulme pairing of Sam Garnett (scr) and Dave Blease (6). They were only receiving a total of 5 shots but the quality pair still scored 46 points for a first ever victory.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance again, Brilliant.


Nearest the Pin 8th Steve Aspinall Doz Ad333
Nearest the pin 18th Paul Dalby Doz AD333

2’s £190
3 pro v1s or 7 srixons per 2
Gary Neiles x2 Mike Lowe Andy Veitch Barney Ross Josh Forster John Hilton John Evans Paul Smith Brendan Leighton Richard Williamson Gav Sutcliffe Phil Vokes Dave Hall Steve Aspinall Bob Coley Richard Wakefield

Dunham Forest 21 Nov-2019
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Blease , Sam Garnett 46 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine 45 11 Maxitours Merino sweater
3 Gary Neiles, John Morton 45 10 FJ sweater each
4 Roy Sinclair, Rob Smallman 44 9 G Mac Shirt each
5 Pete Booth, Jim Clarke 44 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe 43 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch 43 6 Callaway shirt each
8 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross 43 5 6 taylor made tp balls each
9 Garry Owen, John Fiorster 43 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
10 Andy Hamlett, John Hilton 43 3 Maxitours scorecard holder
11 Denis Ratcliffe, Norman Stander 42 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
12 Simoin Walton, Leo Sewell 42 1 Maxitours scorecard holder
13= Jack Meredith, Neil Painter 42
13= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe 42
13= John Hilditch, Paul Smith 42
13= Brendan Lieghton, Neil Drummond 42
13= John Evans, Colin Bryan 42
13= Barry Simpson, Rick Shaw 42
19= Dave Mason, Andy Williamson 41
19= Adam Carolan, Jiim Kenyon 41
19= John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 41
19= Koos Alders, Marc Morris 41
19= Pete Atherton , Martin France 41
19= Paul Wrigley, Gav Sutcliffe 41
19= David Carlisle, Peter Bradford 41
19= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 41
19= Phil Vokes, Steve Wells 41
28= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens 40
28= Shaun Mudalige, Rob Simms 40
28= Dave Blood, Jim Cox 40
28= Joe Yates, Alan Forber 40
28= Steve Marsh, Neil Worthington 40
28= Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson 40
28= Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival 40
35= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant 39
35= Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall 39
35= Dave Waite, Shiela Kenlock 39
35= Rob Kenyon, Les Russon 39
35= Alison Shipston, James Shipston 39
35= Tony Gregory, Dave Hall 39
35= Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey 39
42= Nigel Hallows, Mick Gorrill 38
42= Simon Burgess, Steve Meyricks 38
42= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly 38
42= Steve Aspinall, Steve Lamont 38
42= Chris Hammond, Bob Coley 38
42= Ian Gemmell, Peter Butterman 38
48= Dave Westwood, Mick Mahon 37
48= Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries 37
48= John Hunt, James Brown 37
48= Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 37
52= Graham Davenport, Richard Wakefield 36
52= Peter Roche, Len Hamson 36

Wilmslow start sheet
Monday 25th Nov
9.45 David Kelly x4
9.54 Colin Roberts x4
10.03 Richard Blackwell x4
10.12 Gary Neiles x4
10.21 Dave Goodwin x4
10.39 Neil Edwards x4
10.48 Ian Hellens x4
10.57 Ed Pysden x4
11.06 Sam Leach x4
11.15 Duncan Challen x4
11.24 Chris Hammmond
11.33 Bri Hopkins x4
10th tee
9.45 Si Hemsley x4
9.54 Dave Bloodx4
10.03 Jim Clarke x4
10.12 Lewis Marland x4
10.21 Mick Mahon x4
10.30 Paul Fell x4
10.48 John Hilditch x4
10.57 Les Russon x4
11.06 Dave Sully x4
11.15 Nigel Hallows x4
11.24 Roger Percivalx4

Dunham is now 11.30am shotgun start

Dear Maxitours player,

The pairs event at Dunham Forest next Thursday is now an 11.30am start rather than the 12pm as advertised. Please make your team aware.

After the Christmas festivities and overindulgence get some fresh air and lose some of that pudding weight you may have gained! There are still limited spaces in these terrific January events.

Spaces at Mottram Hall 2nd Jan, Ringway 9th Jan and Warrington 15th Jan and Vale Royal 22nd Jan!

Thanks, Tim

Dunham Forest next Thursday 11.30am start

1 Colin Roberts x4
1b Jim Rymer x4
2 Jim Clarke x4
2b Dave Blood x4
4a Lewis Marland x4
4b Mick Mahon x4
5 John Hunt x4
6a Paul Fell x4
6b Adam Carolan x4
7a Gary Owen x4
7b John Hilditch x4
8 Les Russon x4
9a Dave Sully x2 Beadle x2
9b Nigel Hallows x4
10 Roger Percival x4
11a Richard Blackwell x4
11b Bri Hopkins x4
12 Gary Neiles x4
12 Dave Goodwin x4
13 Paul Dalby x4
14a Koos Alders x4
14b Dave Blease x4
15 Martin Bramwell x4
16 Steve Aspinall x4
16 Simon Poucher x4
17 Chris Hammond x4
18 Peter Roche x4
18 Roy Sinclair x2 David Waite ?

res Andy Buckley x4
Paul Wrigley x4
tom baker x4

results from fantastic Fairhaven

*Next week at Dunham on Thursday is £27.50 per person rather than £25 as incorrectly advertised

Maxitours at truly fantastic Fairhaven

Wow! What a great day to play golf at Fairhaven. Not a drop of rain, a challenging seaside breeze and superb greens ensured a great tournament was enjoyed by all.

The Clubhouse has been fully refurbished and is now one of the best in the North West. Many thanks to all the friendly Fairhaven staff for your terrific hospitality.

Steve Reed played like Eddie Pepperell today. The European Tour golfer got fined last week as he ran out of golf balls and Steve was heading the same way before he discovered a tatty molitor ball in the rough to keep his dismal round alive.

It was great to see Roger Percival and his Lymm team travelling to Fairhaven . Roger is a lovely man and a very intelligent golfer. He plans ahead and always puts on a little bit of weight this time of year to see him insulated on the golf course through the cold winter. Good thinking Roger.

Steve Foxcroft and his Knutsford team were delighted with both the food and service at the exceptional half way house. The attractive waitress greeted the quartet of seventy year old golfers as they came off the 9th green ‘What do you young boys want?’. She asked them.

With 16 holes in play everyone played two extra holes and these varied in difficulty. After much working out final scores were adjusted to reflect this. (Teams scored an average of 4.5 points per hole throughout the day. The toughest holes for teams to score on throughout the day were 6th (3.4) 17th (3.9) 7th (4.0) and 9th (4.0) and the easiest holes were 5th (5.5) 8th (5.25) 12th (5.25) and 4th (5) holes. Teams playing the tougher holes were given extra shots and vice-versa)

Scoring was exceptionally close. Ashton in Makerfield’s Neil Edwards(7) Ste Woods(17) Adie Price(12) and Jimmy McEwan(7) took 3rd place with 86 points. ‘These lads can’t play any better than that’ Observed likeable team Captain Neil.

Heyrose superstars Ian Hellens(11), Alan Morris(11), Steve Blakeway(2) and Phil McCurry(18) were popular winners and they took first place with 87 points. This score was matched by Withingtons Martin Keats(3), Brian Hopkins(6), Steve Marsh(8) and Neil Worthington(17) also on 87 points but Hellens team managed to win the card play off.

After working out all the adjusted scores I am going to bed.

Thanks to everyone for your support today. I had just one cancellation this morning which is unusual from my classy players. Thanks to everyone else for your character and integrity I am sure you were rewarded with a great day on the links.

Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 10th Roger Percival Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 17th Tony Andrews Doz AD333

2’s sweep £112.50 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon per 2

Paul Woodbine Neil Edwards x2 Ste Woods Jim Hodges Steve Aspinall Brian Hopkins Martin Keats Roger Percival Pete Tomlinson

Fairhaven 12-Nov-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Ian Hellens, Alan Morris, Steve Blakeway, Phil McCurry 87 12 FJ lambswool maxitours sweater
2 Brian Hopkins, Neil Worthington, Martin Keats, Steve Marsh 87 10 FJ Maxitours shirt each
3 Neil Edwards, Ste Woods, Adie Price, Jimmy McEwan 86 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Jon Hudson, Mick Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blaine 85 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Ken Jee 84 4 Callaway shirt each
6 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Jim Ainscough, Alan Forber 84 2
7= David Kelly, Neil McKinlay, Jim Kenyon, Stuart Blake 84
7= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Peter Griggs 84
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Norrie Irwin, Pete Ledger 84
10 John Harker, Chris Bland, Steve Starr, Brian Smith 83
11= Alf Shilltoe, Gareth Winston, Neale Laurent, Lee Merson 82
11= Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, , Tony Jennison 82
13= Sam Leach, Johnny Barton, Pete Mills, Jim Hodges 81
13= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Mark Hughes 81
15 Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton 80
16 Mike Kirchin, Matt Nelstrop, Pete Tomlinson, Carl Kennedy 79
17= Steve Foxcroft, Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews 78
17= Nigel Hallows, Mick Gorrill, Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod 78
19= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 76
19= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Andy Williamson, Dave Marchant 76
19= Steve Lamont, Eugenio Fernadez, John Lynsky, Jerry Salmon 76
19= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Alan Simpson, Alan Hoy 76

Maxitours at Dunham Forest
£27.50 per player

1 Colin Roberts x4
1b Si Hemsley x4
2 Jim Clarke x4
4 Lewis Marland x4
4 Mick Mahon x4
5 John Hunt x4
6 Paul Fell x4
6 Adam Carolan x4
7 Gary Owen x4
7 John Hilditch x4
8 Les Russon x4
9 Dave Sully x2 Charlie Beadle x2
9b Nigel Hallows x4
10 Roger Percival x4
11a Richard Blackwell x4
11b Bri Hopkins x4
12 Gary Neiles x4
12 Dave Goodwin x4
13 Paul Dalby x4
14a Koos Alders x4
14b Dave Blease x4
15 Martin Bramwell x4
15a Dave Blood x4
16 Steve Aspinall x4
16 Simon Poucher x4
17 Chris Hammond x4
18 Peter Roche x4
18 Roy Sinclair x4

Fairhaven on tomorrow- forecast for no rain now!!

Room for 1 player in Jim Clarkes team
Room for a team of 4 if you want to play!!

Dear Maxitours player

The Fairhaven course is open and is in excellent condition for tomorrows event.
Light rain is forecast in the morning but the afternoon should be bright and breezy!

See you in the morning