Dunham on!

Dear Maxitours player

I have spoken to the club and free draining Dunham is on tomorrow The course has been open today and forecast is good for tomorrow

See you in the morning

Results from leafy Lymm

**Space have just come free at Dunham Forest next Thursday!!! – room for 2 or 4 players at this premier venue!**
Maxitours at leafy Lymm

Lymm was the latest majestic venue to host a Maxitours event. The course was presented in immaculate condition by head greenkeeper Rick Sinker and his staff who were out early this morning ironing their stunning greens. There was plenty of praise from my players for this vastly under-rated gem:
‘What a course – I didn’t even know Lymm had a golf course’ Declared Les Russon.
‘I Thought the course was fantastic!’ Announced Ian Goulty
‘That was exceptional – I might bring our Captains day here.’ Said an impressed Frank Hill.

I always like the friendly Club atmosphere whenever I visit at Lymm and Head pro Steve McCarthy and his assistant Fizz are great lads who couldn’t do enough for me today- thank you very much.

John Johnston is a lovely Irishman and he just returned to England after watching the terrific Open taking place in his home town of Portrush. We both see each other in Cottons gym and we have regular chats near the chocolate vending machine. I only found out today that he was very, very high up in the Inland revenue. John found the golf course taxing today and he refused to give me his self-assessment when I asked him how he played.

Bored Johhny Barton fancies himself as a poet and he handed me a piece of paper with ‘Lymmerick’ written on it.
‘There was a young fellow from Lymm,
Who went to play golf on a whim,
He hit his first drive in to a bee hive,
And so his second, a stinger, was grim!
Thanks very much Johnny. Don’t give up the day job.

Also on the bee theme- David Treadwell was in his garden yesterday and had argument with a wasps nest and he ended up with 14 stings on his legs. The pain continued today for the likeable church-organ playing man after his team could only manage 61 points and a last place finish.

Nigel Ashton is a proper Northerner and I overheard him talking to his team after his round. ‘It’s too hot.- Ah prefer pullover weather’.
‘Ah think the Climates changing – it was definitely hotter today than yesterday.’ You can’t argue with that.

Dave Smith had yet another uneventful round on the golf course and fails to win a prize yet again. The highlight of his day was when a Buzzard tried to fly off with his ball on the 15th hole.

Les Russons Bramall team took 4th spot with 85 points but they were pipped by Richard Blackwells Mottram Hall team who had the same score but a slightly better back nine to take a deserved 3rd place.

Famous retired Liverpool solicitor Jim Rymer(18) is playing golf with the Bishop of Liverpool next week. His team of john Dickenson(20) Pete Newey(15) and Peter Griggs(16) had some divine intervention on the course as a poor 37 points on the front nine was followed up with a miracle 49 points on the back nine!

Taking first place was the Jon Hudson(10) Bramall Park team. These four lovely guys play each month without any success, They actually won a callaway shirt each seven years ago and insist on wearing them every time they play. Today the lucky shirts paid off and they romped home with an excellent 89 points. Great golf chaps, well played! Mike Hill(6) Rob Blane(17) and Gary Brooks(10) made up the quartet.
Nearest the Pin 2nd Jim Hodges Dozen Ad333
Nearest the pin 13th Brian Greenbank Dozen Ad333

2’s £220 6 pro V1s or 14 srixon AD333 per two David Sully Paul Allen Jim Caldwell John Atkin Dave Wainwright Jim Hodges x2 Pete Hamlett Simon Wilkinson Barry Wilson Dave Goodwin

Lymm 23-July-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blane 89 12 FJ Hydrolite shoes each
2 Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, Peter Griggs, Peter Newey 86 10 Maxitours FJ Sweater each
3 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Phil Hilton, John Hilton 85 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Steve Rosier 85 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Mike Lamb, Mark Clewley 84 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Jimmy Caffrey, Gary Bailey, Gary Arrowsmith, Johnny Walker 83 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Pete Atherton, Peter Heald 83 Maxitours bag towel each
8= Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Greg Davison, Guy Levers 82
8= Bob Pickthall, Jon Hume, Pete Sumner, Dave Thomas 82
8= Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, Steve Walsh 82
11= Stuart Blake, David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow 81
11= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 81
11= Barry Wilson, Steve Lamont, Simon Wilkinson, John Linsky 81
14= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, John Owen, Mike Spencer 80
14= Nathan Evans, Richard Bamforth, Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell 80
16= Jim Caldwell, John Kelsall, Phil Ryding, Don Bailey 79
16= Nigel Hallows, Mick Gorrill, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 79
16= John Johnston, Ian Goulty, Chris Adams, Martin Oldfield 79
16= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley 79
20= Jim Clarke, Jim Kenyon, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger 78
20= Chris Adams, Gary Butler, Richard Johnson, Paul Allen 78
22= David Sully, Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport 76
22= Paul Martin, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryant 76
22= Tom Baker, John Kilner, Jonathon Kilner, Dave Smith 76
25= Ed Pysden, Ken Jee, Fred Bridge, Steve Leavitt 75
25= Niall Lynch, Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Alan Pengelly 75
27 Chris Brownhill, Pete Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Gary Hempstead 73
28 Mike George, Paul Drury, Stan Devlin, Chris Oregan 72
29 Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Mike Gauden, Alan Beesley 71
30 Mick Mahan, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner 69
31 Anton Ellis, Peter Ellis, Chris Roberts, David Treadwell 61

Dunham Forest start times
Thursday 1st August

8.00 Colin Roberts x4
8.09 Jim Caldwell x4
8.18 Jim Clarke x4
8.27 Brian Greenbank x4
8.36 Bob Eastwood x4
8.45 Pete Cotton x4
8,54 Dave Stanhope x4
9.03 Chris Adams x4
9.12 Simon Willway x4
9.21 Lewis Marland x4
9.30 Pat O’Dowd x4
9.39 Joe Yates x4
9.48 Gerry John x4
9.57 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.06 Andrew Cox x4
10.15 Mick Mahon x4
10.24 Nigel Hallows x4
10.42 Peter Maher x4
10.51 Paul Fell x4
11.00 John Hunt x4
11.09 Pete Walters x4
11.18 Paul Evans x4
11.36 Pete Dobson x4
11.45 Barry Wilson x4
11.54 Sam Leach x4
12.03 Dave Sully x4
12.12 Keith Workman x4
12.21 Jon Hudson x4
12.30 Richard Blackwell x4
12.39 Lee Tilley x4
12.57 Brian Hopkins x4

Results from fantastic Hopwood

Room for 2 or 4 players at Lymm next Tuesday

Results from Magnificent Manchester Hopwood

Many thanks to PGA Coach of the year 2018 Matt Turnock for running my event today:

The superb venue of Manchester Hopwood (previously used for European Tour School Stage 1 Qualifying) was in tip top condition. There were plenty of compliments throughout the day for their Head Greenkeeper Matt on the excellent condition of the course. Everyone agreed that the greens were fantastic.
‘That is my favourite Maxitours venue’. Remarked vastly experienced Rob Weston. ‘This has to be the best course in Mancjester.’

The excitement of the first day of the Open was in the air. On hearing of Rory McIlroy’s opening quadruple bogey 8 one player commented “He did what !! even I didn’t take that many on my first hole today!!!”
Rory certainly could have done with Tony’s Prices finish after the friendly Matlock man impressively holed out on the 18th for an eagle “2” for 5 points to seal a sensational win alongside his playing partner Chris Gregory on 50 points. Well played chaps!

Rick Shaw and Jonathon Oldknow took 2nd with 47 points and Simon Taylor and Mike Savage had a career best 3rd place also with 47 points to the surprise of many including themselves.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Nearest Pin 13th was won by Mike Savage – 1 x Doz AD333 Srixons
Nearest Pin 16th was won by Jim Clarke with a superb shot to short range, unfortunately the putt was missed !!! – 1 x Doz AD333 Srixons

2’s £215 pot – 6 Pro V1’s or 14 Srixons per two.
John Broomhead, Dave Eckersley, Paul Fell, George Brown, Graham Davenport, Tony price (2 on 18th), Paul Lord, Keith Workman, Keith Graves & Paul Woodbine

Hopwood – Pairs 18th July 2019
Name Name Score Position
Tony Price Chris Gregory 50 12 FJ Hydrolite Shoes
Rick Shaw Jonathan Oldknow 47 11 FJ Chillout top each
Simon Taylor Mike Savage 47 10 Maxitours Merino sweater each
Keith Workman Stu Hardy 46 9 Maxitours shirt each
Dave Bentley Keith Edminson 45 8 Maxitours shirt each
Jim Clarke Chris Clarke 44 7 Callaway shirt each
Paul Smith Bob Kwan 44 6 Callaway shirt each
Peter Veitch Andrew Veitch 44 5 Dozen Wilson soft feel each
Keith Graves David Plant 43 4 Maxitours cap each
Simon Hemsley Ian King 43 3 Maxitours cap each
James Shipson John Hunt 43 2 Maxitours bag towel each
Phil Bentham Mark Williams 43 1 Maxitours bag Towel each
Andy Williamson Colin Roberts 43
Richard Blackwell John Hilton 43
Alison Shipson James Brown 42
Nigel Hallows Dave Eckersley 42
Steve Merricks Gary Whittaker 42
John Dickenson Paul Lord 42
Dave Keen Mike Ferguson 42
Les Russon Rob Kenyon 41
Trevor Webb Tony Andrews 41
Sarah Ormrod Dave Greenwood 41
Richard Wakefield Graham Davenport 41
Martin Cox Russ Sollitt 41
Andy Faulker Frank Hindle 41
Nigel Hall Chris Church 41
Martin Higgins Peter Maher 41
Ben Kinsey Ian Venables 41
David Briggs George Brown 41
Nathan Pugh Martin Pugh 41
Rob Weston Steve Foxcroft 40
Paul Fell Mark Hughes 40
David Woods Mike Spencer 40
John Broomhead Jason Truman 40
Phil Dickens Lewis Marland 40
Rob Platt Steve Morfitt 40
Paul Woodbine David Goodwin 39
Ron Sloane Paul Higgs 39
Keith Rigby Tony Roberts 39
Alan Jones Gary Smith 39
Richard Palmer John Farnsworth 39
John Rigby John Hilditch 39
Martin Bramwell Chris Brown 39
John Longworth Alan Forber 39
Richard Williamson Phil Robinson 39
Gary Neiles Joe Yates 38
Steve Heywood Ian Appleton 38
Jim Kenyon Pete Ledger 38
Koos Alders Mark Morris 38
Tim Spencer Mark Saxon 37
Andy Strickley Andy Taylor 35
David Harlow Simon Armstrong 35
Mike Gauden Peter Griggs 34
Pete Fotheringham Pat O’Dowd 34
Mark Cooper Nigel Uttley 34
Jack Coleman Anthony Bloor 33
Bob Sutton Peter Sutton 33

Start times at Lymm AM AM
Tuesday 23rd July

10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.36 Ed Pysden x4
10.48 John Johnson x4
10.57 Bob Eastwood x4
11.06 Jim Clarke x4
11.15 Anton Ellis x4
11.24 Jack Coleman x4
11.30 Mick Mahon x4
11.39 Brian Greenbank x4
11.48 Mike George x4
11.57 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.06 Chris Adams x4
12.15 Brian Hopkins x4
12.24 Peter Maher x4
12.33 Nigel Hallows x4
12.42 Dave Sully x4
12.51 Sam Leach x4
1.00 Les Russon x4
1.09 Paul Fell x4
1.18 Bob Mottershead x4
1.27 John Dickenson x4
1.36 Jon Hudson x4
1.45 Gerry John x4
1.54 Nathan Fixby x2 tbc
2.03 Chris Brownhill x4
2.21 Richard Blackwell x4
2.30 Barry Wilson x4
2.48 Dave Goodwin x4
2.57 Tom Baker x4
3.00 Barry Jackson x4

Results from lovely Lancaster

Room for 2 or 4 players at Hopwood next Thursday – the course is immaculate!

Maxitours at lovely Lancaster

Lancaster was the latest five-star setting to host a Maxitours event. The practice ground is terrific, the chipping and putting green are awesome and the course is wonderful. In addition they have a castle as a clubhouse. Add to all that a friendly membership and a Captain who made the effort to come down to wish us well and you can see why Lancaster Golf Club is now recognised as one of Lancashires finest. There is nothing to fault about this venue.

‘Absolutely brillianto course!’ announced Mario Capastano.
‘Wonderful!’ Declared Simon Poucher.

Simon Taylor is a great guy who has only recently joined Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club. I’m not sure how they let him in because I thought you had to be a competent golfer to be put on the waiting list.
After a paltry 33 points on the front nine his team were surprised to score 7 points on the tough 12th hole. Normal service was resumed on the short 13th. The easiest hole on the course was playing just 129 yards and players were ripping it up. Taylors’ fourball ended up within three feet of each other in the same little bunker to the left of the green. Only three managed to get out and only one managed to two putt as they walked off with a deflating single point. ‘We still enjoyed it’ Added Simon.

Barrie Simpson was pulling his hair out as teammate Rick Shaw played the wrong ball to earn his team a two shot penalty and then if that wasn’t bad enough another team member -friendly Dutch man Koos Alders -played the wrong ball three holes later. They narrowly missed out on the prizes.

The Davyhulme team led by John Cox(18) Peter Ellis (13) Brian Johnson(17) and Andrew Cox took 4th place with 82 points, Carden Park’s Nigel Ashtons team finished in 3rd also on the same score but with a stronger finish.
Wealthy and young Retired coppers Neale Laurent(13) and Martin Schofield (3) teamed up with Darren Burgess(8) and Gareth Winstone (11) to take 2nd place in an excellent team effort.

RAF Tornado fighter plane navigator Dave Sully showed his fearless side as he rolled in six birdies to earn his team a first victory in over three years. Sully is famous for carrying around a 1980s bum bag and nobody knows for sure what is in it. He normally plays like a bum but today he was sheer class. Even his wife Donna (15) was impressed and not to be outdone she played the last three holes one under par herself! Steve Heywood(6) and Richard Wakefield (15) watched on in awe.

Well played team- great golf!
Thanks to everyone for your support, brilliant. Tim

Nearest the pin 4th Karl Marginson oz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 18th Rob Kershaw Doz AD333S
2’s £205 4 pro v1s or 9 srixons
John Atkin Kev Seaton Mark Hughes Mike Wilson Kev Seaton Jim Hodges Barry Simpson Steve Blakeway Bill Smith Darren Whittaker John Delaney Dave Sully Pewter Griggs Martin Schofield Malcolm Gibson

Lancaster 8-July-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Sully, Donna Sully, Richard Wakefield, Steve Heywood 85 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Gareth Winstone, Neale Laurent, Martin Schofield, Darren Burgess 84 10 Maxitours Footjoy shirt
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mark Hughes, Mike Lowe 82 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Andrew Cox, John Cox, Brian Johnson, Peter Ellis 82 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Pete Walters, Mario Capastano, Brendan Poynts, John Flaherty 81 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Marcus Owen, Kevin Bailey, Marcus Miligan, Luke Davies 81 2 Scorecard holder
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Chris Clarke 80
7= Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, John Longworth 80
9 Darren Booth, Mark Timperley, John Hall, Mike Wilson 79
10= Lewis Marland, Nick Ford, Kev Seaton, Phil Dickens 78
10= John Dickenson, Arthur Gray, Peter Griggs, Josh Brabrook 78
12= David Kelly, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, John Atkin 77
12= Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Callum Cook, Neil Drummond 77
12= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood, Mick Gorrill, John Delaney 77
15= Barry Simpson, Koos Alders, Martin Cox, Roick Shaw 76
15= Jason Atherton, George Andrews, Dave Lee, Chris Bland 76
17 Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Jim Hodges, Pete Mills 75
18= Steve Blakeway, Brian Yardley, Peter Brown, John Cross 74
18= Dave Blease, Roddri Giggs , Carl Marginson, Rob Whittle 74
20= Neil Edwards, Steve Woods, Dave Parry, John Barker 73
20= Stuart Reynolds, Ian Fensom, John Griffin, Ray Mills 73
22= Les Russon, Paul Carroll, Rick Kershaw, Harry Amis 72
22= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson 72
22= Paul Gilbert, Paul Simpson, Matt Nelstrop, Al Kenny 72
22= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 72
22= Ian Gemmell, Bob Coley, Bill Smith, Peter Roche 72
27 Mike Spencer, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Bob Eastwood 70
28= Malcolm Gibson , Bill Caldwell, Russell Gardiner, Doug Pigott 68
28= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Tony Roberts, Mark Savage 68
30 Steve Halliwell, Steve Aspinall, Mike Tarrant, Paul Stones 66
31 Chih Hu, Dave Madely, Kevin Barker, Dave McCallum 65

Hopwood Cleveland/Srixon Open start times
Thursday 18th July
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.17 Jim Clarke x4
10.25 Jack Coleman x4
10.34 Mick Mahon x4
10.43 Dave Stanhope x4
10.52 Andy Strickley x4
11.03 John Hilditch x4
11.12 Simon Taylor x4
11.21 Rob Platt x4
11.30 Martin Bramwell x4
11.39 Rob Weston x4
11.48 Pete Dobson x4
11.57 Craig Rea x4
12.06 Koos Aldrs x4
12.06 Dave Sully x4
12.15 Les Russon x4
12.24 Peter Maher x4
12.33 Tim Spencer x4
12.42 Roger Percival x4
12.51 Ian Hellens x4
1.00 Paul Fell x4
1.09 Dave Keen x2 2 players required
1.18 Nigel Hallows x4
1.27 John Hunt x4
1.36 Keith Workman x4
2.03 Dave Bentley x4
2.12 Richard Blackwell x4
2.30 Simon Wilkinson x4
2.39 Dave Goodwin x4
2.48 Gary Neiles x4

Maxitours at Delghtful Davenport

Spaces for pairs in the Srixon Open at Hopwood 18th July
and room for teams of 4 at
Lancaster this Monday!!
Lymm AM AM 23rd July
Mottram Hall 15th Aug
Vale Royal 21st Aug

Maxitours at delightful Davenport

Another stunning Summers day greeted well over 100 Maxitours competitors at Davenport Golf Club. This picturesque course is a firm favourite and always attracts a large field who enjoy the stunning views, excellent greens and well presented fairways.
The Clubhouse and facilities are superb and Fraser the bar manager is the best in the business.

‘This is my favourite course!’ Said well-travelled Steve Parle ‘It isn’t easy but it rewards good golf shots ‘
Thanks to everyone at this Club for making us feel so welcome. My Dad used to teach Davenport Captain Mick Murphy (he claims my Dad gave him a clip around the era) and it was great to have a chat with the class Club skipper who wished us well today. Thank you.

Dave Antrobus went into panic mode this morning after he was stuck in traffic. He was in no danger of missing his tee time, he was just terrified that he wouldn’t have time to eat all his full English breakfast. He made several calls to playing partners, catering staff and a variety of golf professionals so that his food would be ready for him on arrival.

I don’t think Mike Lowe got any birthday cards when he was a boy. He always has a good root through the pile and looks at everybody’s scorecards when he finishes his round.
‘I love looking at cards’ he told me today.

In today’s event Brian Greenbank played great golf but talked me hole by hole through his level par round. I am getting better at feigning interest so I am getting a little afraid that he might bring his holiday photos to show me next week. Unfortunately, the rest of his Hale team were less than average so they just missed out on the prizes with 81 points.

French Bistro owner Olivier Troalens team finished with an incredible eight points on their final hole to help the Lymm men sneak into 6th place.

Carden Park’s Colin Bryan(9), Paul Fell(5), Mike Lowe(9) and Nigel Ashton(12) finished in 4th place with 83 points and
Ashton in Makerfields Neil Edwards(7), Matty Holland(14), Jimmy Shirley(13) and Jeff Ratcliffe(7) took 3rd with 84 points. They had a best of the day 44 points on the tough front nine.

Dukinfields well-liked Neale Laurent(13), Jack Schofield(10), Paul McDermott(15) and Mark Turner(11) finished strongly to take 2nd on the card play off also with an excellent 84 points.

Taking 1st prize was the Jim Caldwells(11) Wilmslow senior team of Bob Picthall(14), Jon Hume(14) and Alderley Edge legend Stuart Hall(16). It was a great team effort but Jons 4 point birdie on the 17th hole was crucial to their success. Very well played chaps!

Thanks to everyone for your support and 100% attendance today – terrific.
Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 14th Darren McGahey Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Charles Beadle – this 70 year old hit a wedge!!! Dozen AD333

2’s £185 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon Jeff Ratcliffe Rob Parry Andy Stone Martin Bramwell Chris Brown Paul Evans Dave Pearson Ed Wilkinson x2 Martin Higgins David Lea Mark Cresswell Ed Pysden Eric Farrer Gordon Warke

Davenport 4-Jul-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Caldwell, John Hume, Stuart Hall, Bob Picthall 86 12 Galvin Green Windstopper
2 Neale Laurent, Jack Schofield, Paul McDermott, Mark Turner 84 10 Maxitours FJ Shirt each
3 Neil Edwards, Matty Holland, Jimmy Shirley, Jeff Ratcliffe 84 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryant 83 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Alan Forber, John Longworth, Gary Neiles, Joe Yates 82 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Olivier Troalen, Louis Troalen, Ben Aardeverk , Rob Hutchinson 81 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Howard Gill 81
7= Martin Firth, Darren McGahey, Rob Parry, Andy Bethell 81
9 Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Andy Stone, Dave McGuiness 80
10= Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, Chris Brown 79
10= Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, John Morgan, Bob Newcombe 79
10= Ray Royle, Bernard Wood, Andy Moon, Ian Neilson 79
13= Craig Dickenson, John Dickenson, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 78
13= Dave Stanhope, Giles Terry, Dave Antrobus, John Buckley 78
15= Ed Pysden, Bernie Mullins, Graham Grieve, Steve Leavitt 77
15= Andy Hamlett, Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Tony Jennison 77
17= Brian Hopkins, Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Alan Pengelly 76
17= Steve Parle , Gary Parle, Barry Judge, Doug Edmonds 76
19= John Hilditch, John Pratt, Simon Walton, Mark Cresswell 75
19= Rob Higginbotham, Russell Humphries, Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle 75
19= James Shipstone, Alison Shipstone, Christine McEwan, David Lea 75
19= Mark Birtwistle, Tom Dobbins, Ken Swarbrick, John Dawson 75
23= Colin Roberts, Tony Adams, David Mason, Matt Coe 74
23= Steve Savage, Eric Farrer, Brian Leatherbarrow, Alan Farrer 74
25 David Smith, Gordon Warke, Paul Benson, Bill Melia 73
26= Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton 72
26= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Richard Wakefield 72
28= Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Dean Jagger, Josh Pegler 70
28= Bill Parkinson, Peter O’Driscoll, Barry Taylor, Ron Green 70
30 Stuart Blake, David Kelly, John Atkin, Bob Sutton 68
31 Rodney Barlow, Jack Clarke, Tom Monks, John O’Donnell 67
32 Mick Mahan, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Poucher 64

Lancaster Golf Club AM AM
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.16 Simon Hemsley x4
10.24 Darren Booth x4
10.33 Jim Clarke x4
10.42 Paul Gilbert x4
10.51 Lewis Marland x4
11.00 Mick Mahon x4
11.08 Paul Fell x4
11.13 Dave Stanhope x4
11.22 Pete Dobson x4
11.30 Les Russon x4
11.38 Ian Gemmell x4
11.47 Stuart Reynolds x4
11.56 Olivier Troalen x4
12.05 Simon Poucher x4
12.14 Sam Leach x4
12.22 Andrew Cox x4
12.31 Chih Hu x4
12.40 Ian Hellens x4
12.49 Barry Simpson x4
12.58 Neil Edwards x4
1.07 Neil Edwards x4
1.16 Nigel Hallows x4
1.24 John Hollingworth x4
1.33 Dave Sully x4
1.41 Simon Taylor x4
1.50 John Dickenson x4
1.59 Neale Laurent x4
2.07 M Gibson x4
2.16 P Walters x4
2.25 Lee Tilley x4
2.34 Joe Yates x4
2.44 Steve Halliwell x4
2.52 Dave Blease x4

Maxitours at Brilliant Hazel Grove

Maxitours at Hazel Grove

I arrived early at Hazel Grove and asked their incredibly well-liked Club professional James Rowlands about the condition of the course.
‘Its mustard mate, its mega, its mega mustard.’ Indeed it was.
There were umpteen Maxitours players raving about the condition of this great course after their round:
‘That was superb!’ Reported wealthy John Hilditch.
‘ What a great course.’ Announced scruffy Pete Cotton.
‘ I’ve been playing here for many. many years but that is best it’s ever been’ Declared intelligent Dr James Shipstone.

Thanks to Martin Swindells and his catering staff for their excellent hospitality- I had a cheese and onion toastie at 11am and went back to back with another at 4pm.
Club Captain Simon Ashton is a great man and his friendly persona is mirrored by all the lovely members who were so warm throughout the day to all our players. Brilliant.

It was yet another early start for me to get to the course at 9am to do my course preparation and registration set up. I overtook Knutsford slow driving champion Stuart Blake and his pal Bob ‘Stena’ Sutton (he always needs a lift off his mates to the golf club) on the new bypass which really improves travel time. A local told me that it is now just 12 minutes from Hazel Grove to Manchester airport. Not if you are stuck behind Stuart Blake.
Richard Williamson also stopped the Hazel Grove traffic as he had to hit his second shot off the road on the first hole after an embarrassingly bad 35 yard bobbling tee shot.

Senior Colin Roberts knows an attractive woman when he sees one and he wouldn’t stop talking about how friendly the half way house ladies were. ‘Can you thank those stunning Hazel Grove lady members for their voluntary efforts today- they were brilliant. I think one took a shine to me.’
‘Yeah right, What are you doing tonight Colin?’
‘I’m settling down to watch the Norwegian ladies football team – I can’t wait. Then it’s love island.’ Replied the amorous seventy year old.

Jim Clarke and Pete Hamletts teams showed their class and integrity after disqualifying themselves after realising they were playing off the wrong tees. You are todays winners in my eyes.

The greens were perhaps the best we have played all year and with them running at 11 on the stimp meter they were really tough to putt on. Today was I think possibly the worst scoring in Maxitours history with nearly half the teams failing to break par.

I teamed Ben Davies and his partner up with Tony Adams and his partner as they were both two players short last night. The newly formed quartet managed just 67 points. Ben Whispered to me that they were lovely guys but can I get them two better players next week. Three minutes later Tony came in ‘those lads you teamed us up with were great company but they weren’t the best -can you get us two decent players next time…’

Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews and Rob Weston are possibly the most unsuccessful four ball in maxitours history. Last year they were that bad at Hazel Grove I gave them a cap each just to cheer them up. Today they were delighted with their first top half finish for over 5 years ‘I can’t wait for the results to come through!’ Admitted on form Foxy.

Jim Caldwells(12) Wilmslow team were leading for most of the day after an impressive 83 points in the perfect early morning conditions. Liam Pilkington(11), Peter Griggs(15) and Russell Cash (6) completed the experienced team.

John Dickenson(20), his son Craig (9), Paul Lord (5) and Lyndon Stott (11) challenged them briefly with a solid 77 points and finished in 3rd spot.

Late in the day home advantage came into play as Cheshire golfing legend Andy Hill (1) Mike(19) and Dave(9) Stewardson and Cockney Joe Shelley(9) scraped 84 points to earn their first ever victory. They scored seven points on the seventeenth hole to make all the difference. Well played chaps!
Thanks to everyone for your support today.
Nearest the Pin 5th Chris Clarke Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 15th Steve Marsh Dozen AD333
2’s £162.50 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333s Joe Shelley x2 Dave Stewardson Chris Clarke Bri Hopkins Steve Marsh Gary Bresnahan David Kelly Mike Wainwright Dan Moss

Hazel Grove 27-June-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Andrew Hill, Joe Shelley, Dave Stewardson, Mike Stewardson 84 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Jim Caldwell, Russell Cash, Peter Griggs, Liam Pilikington 83 10 Maxitours Footjoy sweater each
3 John Dickenson, Craig Dickenson, Lindon Stott, Paul Lord 77 8 Callaway shirt each
4 Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Bill Dootson, Dan Moss 77 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, John Neale 76 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
6 Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, Ben Kinsay 76 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Bri Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan, Steve Marsh, Gary Whittaker 75
7= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson 75
9 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Keith Jackman 74
10 Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Phil Dickens 73
11 Chris Gregory, Les Pate, Tony Price, Mick Wain 72
12= Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb 71
12= John Hilditch, Simon Walton, Dave Tobutt, Henry Walton 71
12= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Andy Faulkner, Munro Donald 71
12= Howard Baker, Jason Waite, Brian Baker, Paul Hutton 71
16 John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, James Shipstone, Denis O’Niell 70
17= Dave Randles, Phil Gow , Chris Evans, Peter Roberts 69
17= Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Chris Walley, Kevin Reeves 69
19= Colin Roberts, Tony Adams, Ben Davies, Kenny Plumb 68
19= David Kelly, Bob Sutton, Stuart Blake, David Wilkinson 68
21= Brian Greenbank, Chris Brown, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 67
21= Dave Antrobus, John Buckley, Tom Jarvis, Giles Terry 67
23= Nathan Pugh, Steve Blakeway, Pete Brown, Paul Robinson 66
23= Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Harvey Mattinson, Steve Mattinson 66
25 Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, AN Other 65
26= Barrie Simpson, Martin Cox, Koos Alders, Mark Morris 62
26= Peter Cotton, Ed Cotton, Harry Kenyon, Phil Welch 62
28 SteveWoods , Dave Parry, AN Other, AN Other 60

Davenport start times
Thursday 4th July
10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.35 Ed Pysden x4 early
10.44 Jim Clarke x4
10.54 Lewis Marland x4
11,03 Mick Mahon x4
11.12 Dave Stanhope x4
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.30 Martin Bramwell x4
11.39 Simon Poucher x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Peter Maher x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 John Dickenson x2 2 players required
12.24 John Hunt x4
12.33 Brian Greenbank x4
12.42 Neil Edwards x4
12.51 Neil Edwards x4
1.00 Paul Evans x4
1.09 Nigel Hallows x2 2 players required
1.18 Paul Fell x4
1.27 Brian Hopkins x4
1.36 Dave Sully x4
1.54 Richard Blackwell x4
2.03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 Bernatrd Wood x4
2.21 Gary Parle x4
2.30 Bill Melia x4
2.39 D Smith x4
2.48 D Smith x4
2.57 Olivier Troalen x4
3.06 Dave Goodwin x4
3.15 Joe Yates x4
3.24 Lee Tilley x4

Maxitours playing opportunities

Playing opportunities

Dear Maxitours player

There is room for 1 or 2 players tomorrow at Hazel Grove with two excellent teams!
10.39am or 2.48pm are the tee times.

I also need a team for the Leigh Pro am playing with me this Monday 1st July!
1pm start time -£200 team. – let me know if you want to play with a poor mans’ Colin Montgomerie.

There are now 2 team of 4 spaces in the Maxitours AM AM event at Lancaster on Monday 8th July -this is an amazing venue.

The overseas Portugal event 16th -20th January is now nearly full, please let me know if you are considering going on the great trip- 10 of last years 12 teams are returning alongside 6 new teams.
Hope you can play.

Thanks Tim

Next weeks Davenport times are below:

Davenport start times
Thursday 4th July

10.00 David Kelly x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Simon Hemsley x4
10.27 Jim Caldwell x4
10.35 Ed Pysden x4 early
10.44 Jim Clarke x4
10.54 Lewis Marland x4
11,03 Mick Mahon x4
11.12 Dave Stanhope x4
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.30 Martin Bramwell x4
11.39 Simon Poucher x4
11.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.57 Peter Maher x4
12.06 Roger Percival x4
12.15 John Dickenson x4
12.24 John Hunt x4
12.33 Brian Greenbank x4
12.42 Neil Edwards x4
12.51 Neil Edwards x4
1.00 Paul Evans x4
1.09 Nigel Hallows x2 2 players required
1.18 Paul Fell x4
1.27 Brian Hopkins x4
1.36 Dave Sully x4
1.54 Richard Blackwell x4
2.03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 Bernatrd Wood x4
2.21 Gary Parle x4
2.30 Bill Melia x4
2.39 D Smith x4
2.48 D Smith x4
2.57 Olivier Troalen x4
3.06 Dave Goodwin x4
3.15 Joe Yates x4
3.24 Lee Tilley x4