Maxitours at wonderful Hazel Grove

Maxitours at wonderful Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove was the latest high quality Cheshire course to host Maxitours this Summer. This is an incredibly friendly Club with front man and highly respected PGA professional James Rowlands setting the tone with his brilliant demeanour. The ladies section always do us an amazing half-way house with money generously going to charity. Red blooded Colin Roberts was struggling to socially distance from the attractive trio. Thanks to everyone at this great venue for your superb hospitality – what a Club!

Rob Platt and his team travelled over from Barnsley today. I love these guys. Team mate Carl Mollart went to the school where they filmed ‘Kes’ and he has played many times on the football pitch where Brian Glover brilliantly played the PE Teacher. Rob never managed to have a kestrel as a pet but he did have a magpie called Maggie. Unfortunately, it broke its leg when his Dad slammed the lounge door. He used a couple of swan vestas as a splint. You couldn’t make it up.

Dave Cooper has been in his garden for two months and he said it is now looking superb. He has been on a golf course for over 20 years but unfortunately his game is not quite as superb. His team finished 28th today.

Roy Ainsworth is a brilliant guy. I have heard every excuse in the book but Roy blames his slice on the fact that he has played lots of squash rather than tennis. That’s a new one on me Roy but it sounds very good.

Fred Ganton made use of the hand sanitisers on offer today and I saw him use them at least four times. ‘I’m also thinking of washing my hands with this team they are so bad!’ He announced after his round.

In today’s event scoring was again very close with four teams sharing second with 81 points

Heyroses’ Lewis Marland(15), Neale Laurent(14), Phil Dickens(13) and John Harrop(10) took 5th but better back nines were played by the Stamford golf club team of Phil Hudson(6) his son Sam Hudson(9), Michael Grainger(5) and Carlton Wheeldon(6). Roger Percival’s(5) men took third with a homeward 42 points. Martin France(2) Ed Wilkinson(5) and Peter Atherton(11) completed the team

Joe Yates(14) Lymm team took 2nd with an impressive 44 on the back nine. Joe played with his more talented son Paul,(9) John Morton(13) and Gary Neiles(7).

Winning were the third father and son combination to play today! Whitefield’s Nick Ford(11) and Nick Ford junior (13) teamed up with John Safhill (6)and Rob Rhodes(7) they had a great team effort to score 84 points and earn a three shot victory.

Well played chaps.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance once again. Brilliant.

11th hole Gary Matthews Doz AD333
14th June Carlton Wheeldon Doz AD333

2’s £170 10 pro v1s or 22 srixon AD333 each
Andy Graham Steve Blakeway x2 Graham Davenport Ewan Dunbar

Hazel Grove 11-June-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Nick Ford, Rob Rhodes, John Safill, Nick Ford jnr 84 12 Galvin Green wind top
2 Joe Yates, Paul Yates, John Morton, Gary Neiles 81 10 Under Armour shirt each
3 Roger Percival, Ed Wilikinson, Martin France, Peter Atherton 81 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Phil Hudson, Michael Grainger, Sam Hudson, Carlton Wheeldon 81 6 Under Armour shirt each
5 Lewis Marland, John Harrop, Phil Dickens, Neale Laurent 81 4 Under Armour shirt each
6 Ian Hellens, Norrie Irwin, Josh Street, Steve Blakeway 80 2 Maxitours cap each
7 Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke 80
8= Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Fidler, Gav Spencer 79
8= Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, John Hilton 79
10 Jim Caldwell, Russell Cash, Andrew Aherne, James Cash 78
11= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley 77
11= John Hunt, Alison Shipston, James Shipston, Nick Catto 77
11= Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Iain Cole, Dan Moss 77
14= Chris Lee, Graham Davenport, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 76
14= Mark Broomhead, Steve Owen, Chris Bracchi, Jay Dempsey 76
14= Andrew Hill, Dave Stewardson, Mike Stewardson, Adrian Waring 76
17= Les Edwardson, Paul Gill, Keith Duxbury, Gary Matthews 75
17= Roy Ainsworth, Adam Princep, Koos Alders, Barry Simpson 75
17= Andy Buckley, Dom Phillips , Pete Tomlinson, Ewan Dunbar 75
20= Bob Pickthall, Steve Clayton, Rob Roden, Dave Thomas 74
20= Peter Walkden, John Holingworth, Craig Snape, Dave Rogerson 74
22= Simon Hemsley, Mike Spencer, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 73
22= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 73
24 Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Anthony Bloor 72
25= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Guy Levers 71
25= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 71
25= Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 71
28 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 69
29 Mike Kirchin, Roger Sheen, Mike Wilkinson, Andy Graham 67
30 Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhead, Ken Jee 61

Bromborough start times
Friday 19th June
9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.40 Colin Roberts x4
9.50 Brian Greenbank x4
res Roy Ainsworth x4
10.00 Martin Bramwell x4
10.10 Bob Eastwood x4
10.20 John Hilditch x4
10.30 Lewis Marland x4
10.40 Mick Mahon x4
10.50 Jim Clarke x4
11.00 Mike George x4
11.10 Paul Evans x4
11.20 Rob Weston x4
11.30 Jim Lindsay x4
11.40 Jim Rymer x4
11.50 Ian Snape x4
12.00 Ian Hellens x4
12.10 Simon Poucher x4
12.20 Nigel Uttley x4
12,30 Steve Lamont x4
12.40 Roger Percival x4
12.50 Paul Fell x4
1.00 Les Russon x4
1.10 Ian Snape x4
res Dave Sully x4
1,20 Dave Buckley x4
1.30 Chris Chidley x4
1.40 John Newton x4
1.50 John Wallis x4
2.00 Neil Edwards x4
2.10 Neil Edwards x4
2.20 Paul Browne x4
2.30 Richard Blackwell x4
res Dave Goodwin x4
2.40 Gary Neiles x4
2.50 Bri Hopkins x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4

res Pete Fotheringham x4
Phil Hudson x4

Results from Historic Cavendish

Upcoming event news

Hazel Grove 11th June-going ahead event full
Bromborough19th June -going ahead event full
Davenport 25th change of venue TBA – another excellent course sorted- just waiting for final confirmation- possibly spaces
Conwy and North Wales 29th and 30th- both events ON (If the Welsh government give us the nod in mid-June (22nd) As there is no overnight accommodation please let me know if you wish to play in one or both events (there will be prizes each day and overall)
There are spaces at these Welsh events- let me know if you want to enter a team.
Conwy Mon 29th – 2 team slots
North Wales Tues 30th – 6 team slots

Maxitours at historic Cavendish

It was great to see all my friends/clients back playing Maxitours today. To the best of my knowledge all my players have stayed safe so far in these trying times which is terrific news.

Huge thanks to Cavendish Golf Club for hosting todays’ event. I have had many enjoyable rounds on this Mackenzie designed golf course and I can highly recommend a golf club away day on this little gem.

You have to play Cavendish at least once in your life!!!!

‘When are we coming back?’ Requested Steve Heyward ‘That is great fun out there.’
‘We loved it’ Said Hale’s well-travelled Brian Greenbank ‘What a great design!’

There were the obvious jokes throughout the day about weight gaining in lockdown especially when Roger Percival struggled to squeeze through the Clubhouse entrance. The most shocking sight however was the amount of hair on show. Balding players like Ed Wilkinson and Dave Wainwright looked absolutely no different from last time I saw them despite having not visiting the barber for months but Nigel Ashton and Lee Tilley were unrecognisable and both of them looked like rats peeping out of a haystack.

There was some big hitting today and Mark Grant hit his tee shot through the back of the par four 3rd hole. He still managed a ‘Dominic Cummings’ (Drove too far but got off without any penalty) and came off with a three.

Crazy Welshman Dave Cooper is a lovely bloke but rarely in the prizes. He checked in today and announced that he was picking up his balls for a two he had at Turton Golf Club before the lock down. Nice try Dave but I’ve never been to Turton in my life.

The course was playing just over 5500 yards which is the shortest track on the Maxitours rota yet the scoring was the worst of the season! It just shows that a great course designer doesn’t need length to produce a testing golf course.

Jim Caldwells group were out first and team member Bryson Brooks(6) equalled a maxitours record three 2’s they had a team score of 76 which was good enough for fourth place. James(4) and Russell Cash(6) completed the team.

Richard Blackwell had a career best two 2’s as he led his team into third place with 77 points. Dan Moore(18) Tony Jennison (6) and Joh Hilton(13) were his team mates

Taking second place with just 78 points was a very surprised Lymm team of Roger Percival(6), Martin France(3)Malc Thornily(8) and Ed Wilkinson(6) they scored six under and picked up five of those shots on the 10th and 11th !

Winning his first ever Maxitours event after 5 years of trying was ex- fireman Kevin Hart(9) and his pals Karl Stott(8) Paul Yearsley(10) and John McAtee(7). They picked up 6 points on their opening two holes to be out in 42 points and then they hung on through the back nine managing to score 37 points to take first place. Ex Rugby league star John McAtee made a great par on the last to seal the victory by a single shot. Well played chaps

Many thanks to housewife favourite Richard Blackwell for providing 80 small alcohol hand sanitizers for our players today – look at if you require any for your Club! I gave one to Phil Robinson and he started to drink it half way through his round because his team were playing so badly.

Thanks for your support today. Great to see you all looking so well.

Yours in golf, Tim

2’s sweep £120 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon
Brian Greenbank Dave Wainwright Bryce Brooks x3! Dave Westwood Roger Percival x2 Lee Tilley x2 Dave Griffiths John Oldfield 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon AD333

Nearest the Pin 15th Dave Griffiths Doz Srixon AD333
Nearest the pin 17th Gareth Bradley Doz Srixon AD333

Cavendish 4Jun-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Kev Hart, Karl Stott, John McAtee, Paul Yearsley 79 12 Maxitours Lambswool Sweater each
2 Roger Percival, Ed Wilikinson, Martin France, Malc Thorniley 78 10 Under Armour shirt each
3 Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, John Hilton 77 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Jim Caldwell, Russell Cash, Bryce Brooks, James Cash 76 6 Maxitours Cap each
5 Steve Fairclough, Liam Rex, Nigel Duncan, Tracey Taylor 76 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Mick Mahon, Munro Donald, Dave Westwood, Andy Faulkner 74 2
7= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 74
7= Lewis Marland, John Harrop, Phil Dickens, Neale Luarent 74
7= Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Pete Booth 74
7= John Dickenson, Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey, Jim Rymer 74
11= Dave Griffiths, Steve Owen, Chris Bracchi, Jay Dempsey 73
11= Chris Gregory, John Oldfield, Mick Wain, Chris Beakey 73
13= Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 72
13= John Hunt, Alison Shipston, James Shipston, Nick Catto 72
13= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 72
16 Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Ian Ponter, Guy Levers 70
17 Brian Hopkins, Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington 69
18 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 68
19 Steve Hall, Conrad O’Neill, Yvonne Hall, Gilly O’Neill 63
20 Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 60

Hazel Grove start times
Thursday 11th June

10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.10 Colin Roberts x4.
10.20 Jim Caldwell x4.
10.30 Ed Pysden x4.
10.40 Rob Platt x4
10.50 Brian Greenbank x4
11.00 Bob Picthall x4.
11.10 Lewis Marland x4
11.20 Jack Coleman x4
11.30 Mick Mahon x4.
11.40 Jim Clarke x4
11.50 Roy Ainsworth x4.
12.00 Mike Kirchinx4
12.10 Roger Percival x4
12.20 Sam Leach x4.
12.30 Paul Fell x4.
12.40 Ian Hellens x4.
12.50 Les Russon x4.
1.00 Dave Sully x4.
1.10 Les Edwardson x4- please confirm to reserve space
1.20 Kev Hart x4.
1.30 Nick Ford x4
1.40 Martin Humphries x4
1.50 Richard Blackwell x4
2.00 Pete Fotheringham x4
2.10 Peter Walkden x4.
2.20 John Hunt x4.
2.30 Dave Goodwin x4
2.40 Gary Neiles x4
2.50 Dave Griffiths x4
3.00 Lee Tilley x4
3.10 Andrew Hill x4
3.20 Simon Ashton x4

Andy Buckley x2
Pete Tomlinson x1.2 or4

Cavendish start times

Dear Maxitours players,

here are Thursdays start times. Thanks for your support.
I hope I haven’t disappointed anyone.
Many thanks to everyone at Cavendish. This is a great venue for societies or away days or even just a special day out with pals.


12.50pm Simon Hemsley x4
1.00pm Colin Roberts x4
1.10pm Jim Caldwell x4
1.20pm Brian Greenbank x4
1.30pm Jim Clarke x4
1.40pm Lewis Marland x4
1.50pm Mick Mahon x4
2.00pm Paul Fell x4
2.10pm John Hunt x4
2.20pm Dave Sully x4
2.30pm Roger Percival x4
2.40pm Brian Hopkins x4
2.50pm Dave Goodwin x4
3.00pm Lee Tilley x4
3.10pm Richard Blackwell x4
3.20pm Dave Griffiths x4
3.30pm Steve Hall x4
3.40pm Kev Hart x4
3.50pm Chris Gregory x4
Roy Ainsworth x4#
Mike Kirchin x4 #
John Dickenson x4#
Dave Waite x4#

Maxitours at Cavendish on Thursday- enter now

Dear Maxitours player,

Great news!

Maxitours resumes as Cavendish Golf Club kindly replaces Dunham Forest for our first event back on Thursday 4th June.

I am limited to 21 teams so entry will be initially limited to those who were already down to play at Dunham. Please let me know if you wish to play at this Alastair Mackenzie masterpiece.

Some teams may be disappointed – I will give priority to teams who play every week and then work on a first come first served basis – I hate letting down my players but some teams may not get a game- apologies if this happens..

When the weather is nice there are very few better places to be than playing golf at Cavendish.

Tee times
12.50pm – 4pm

Entry Fee £25 Teams of 4

Please do not arrive more than 25 minutes before your tee time.
Meet your team with correct social distancing in the car park then move to practice green/ net 15 minutes before tee time
Move to the tee 5-10 minutes before your time when it is safe to do so.
I will have a propped open door in the clubhouse foyer.
All scorecards to be photograghed and whatsapped to me on completion of the round.

Please email me to enter.
I am out teaching today so will reply this evening.

Stay safe

Yours in Golf,


Important Dunham news and The final Xentum Winter Order of Merit

Dear Maxitours players,

I really hope you are all safe and well and looking forward to playing in some Maxitours events.
I personally feel fully refreshed and am ready to start work again!

After Boris’ announcement tonight we MAY start playing in four balls again which will open up more tee times and allow Maxitours to resume. I am sure England golf will let us know asap.

I have to inform you that the event at Dunham on Thursday 4th June is cancelled as their members have already booked these times but I am in negotiations with my other June venues and we hope to get started soon.

Please give me a couple of days and I will have more definite news!

Here is the final Winter/Spring Xentum Order of Merit.

Many thanks everyone for your support throughout the Winter, I hope you enjoyed playing the events as much as I enjoyed running them.

The final seven events were unfortunately cancelled so the Xentum Order of Merit after our final event at Dunham Forest in March will stand.

Congratulations to Sandiways Gary Neiles who just pips Wilmslows Paul Dalby into second and Sale’s Barney Ross takes third place.

Many thanks to my main Tour sponsors Xentum for their terrific support this year. Please take a look at their website. I have no hesitation recommending this successful financial planning and wealth management company to my players.

Yours in Golf and integrity,

The Xentum Order of Merit.

Position Name TOTAL PTS
1 Gary Neiles 62 Taylor Made Spider X putter
2 Paul Dalby 59 Taylor Made stand bag
2 Barney Ross 59 Taylor Made backpack
4 Jimmy Ainscough 52 Doz Taylor Made tp5 balls
5 John Hilton 48 Doz Taylor made TP5 balls
6 John Morton 42 Doz Taylor Made response balls
7 Jim Caldwell 40 Doz Taylor Made response balls
7 Jim Clarke 40 Doz Taylor Made response balls
9 Richard Blackwell 39 Doz Taylor Made response balls
9 Roger Percival 39 Doz Taylor Made response balls

11 John Harrop 38
11 Neale Laurent 38
13 Matt Birch 34
14 Iain Bartholomew32
14 Graham Jackson 32
14 Pete Ledger 32
14 John Owen 32
14 Phil Vokes 32
19 Nigel Ashton 31
20 Peter Griggs 30
21 Rob Kenyon 29
21 Les Russon 29
23 Steve Austin 28
23 Colin Bryan 28
23 Andy Buckley 28
23 Paul Fell 28
23 Ed Wilkinson 28
28 Alan Fober 26
28 John Longworth 26
30 Dave Goodwin 25
31 Andrew Aherne 24
31 Phil Dickens 24
31 Craig Dyson 24
31 Lewis Marland 24
31 Steve Merricks 24
31 Sam Wilson 24
37 Andy Hamlett 23
37 Mike Lowe 23
39 Pete Atherton 22
39 Steve Blakeway 22
39 Ian Hellens 22
42 Neil Edwards 20
42 John Hilditch 20
42 Brian Hopkins 20
42 Steve Marsh 20
42 Jim McEwan 20
42 Adie Price 20
42 Steve Woods 20
49 Jimmy Booth 18
49 Jordan Brown 18
49 David Fidler 18
49 Mark Hagerty 18
49 Kev Hart 18
49 Peter Houston 18
49 Matt Jansen 18
49 Warren Newton 18
49 Conor Taylor 18
49 David Waite 18
49 Paul Yearsley 18
60 Mark Clewley 16
60 Martin France 16
60 Tony Jennison 16
63 Alan Simpson 15
64 Luke Bartram 14
64 Chris Clarke 14
64 Phil Robinson 14
64 Neil Worthington14
68 Martin Keates 13
68 Paul Woodbine 13
70 Steve Aspinall 12
70 Don Bailey 12
70 Steve Barlow 12
70 Colin Berry 12
70 Dave Blease 12
70 Nicky Butt 12
70 Russell Cash 12
70 Mike Clewley 12
70 Dave Cooper 12
70 Martin Firth 12
70 Sam Garnett 12
70 Ryan Giggs 12
70 Colin Lynch 12
70 Dave Marchant 12
70 David Mason 12
70 Phil McCurry 12
70 Dan Moore 12
70 Alan Morris 12
70 John Norton 12
70 Rob Parry 12
70 Graham Wilkinson12
91 Kevan Hawkins 11
91 Rick Shaw 11
91 Russ Sollitt 11
91 Andy Wright 11
95 George Andrews 10
95 Nigel Armitage 10
95 Jason Atherton 10
95 Tom Beevers 10
95 Gareth Bradley 10
95 James Cash 10
95 Noel Chapman 10
95 Graham Davenport10
95 Mark Delaney 10
95 Steve Halliwell 10
95 Simon Hemsley 10
95 Steve Heywood 10
95 Joe Kirwan 10
95 Steve Lawless 10
95 Damon Lawrenson 10
95 Andrew Mansfield10
95 Scott Mason 10
95 John Pratt 10
95 Colin Roberts 10
95 Paul Sherlock 10
95 Josh Street 10
95 Paul Stones 10
95 David Sully 10
95 Mike Tarrant 10
95 Mike Thomas 10
95 James Wilson 10
95 Martin Yeates 10
122 Neil Drummond 9
122 Brendan Leighton 9
122 Barry Simpson 9
122 Roy Sinclair 9
122 Rob Smallman 9
122 Ross Sullitt 9
128 Chris Bland 8
128 Pete Booth 8
128 Ian Broughton 8
128 Bob Eastwood 8
128 Nigel Emmest 8
128 John Farnsworth 8
128 Gary Furlong 8
128 Mickey Gray 8
128 Nigel Hallows 8
128 Dave Haycock 8
128 John Hughes 8
128 Pat Keenan 8
128 Pete Moss 8
128 Richard Palmer 8
128 Steve Shaw 8
128 Leigh Smart 8
128 Ray Tennant 8
128 Darren Whittaker 8
146 Chris Adams 6
146 Rob Blaine 6
146 Gary Brooks 6
146 Lee Charnley 6
146 Mike Dempsey 6
146 Al Demmy 6
146 Jim Fletcher 6
146 Mike George 6
146 John Harker 6
146 Janet Heywood 6
146 Mick Hill 6
146 Jon Hudson 6
146 Chris Icely 6
146 Mike Lamb 6
146 Chris Marshall 6
146 Nigel Milroy 6
146 Paddy Moran 6
146 Dave Parry 6
146 Phil Sellen 6
146 Brian Smith 6
146 Garry Smith 6
146 Gav Spencer 6
146 Nick Sutton 6
146 Gordon Tinsley 6
146 Andy Veitch 6
146 Peter Veitch 6
146 Dave Woods 6
146 Jake Paolo Yeoman 6
146 Phil Young 6
175 Will Atherton 4
175 Andy Bennett 4
175 John Blunt 4
175 Fred Bridge 4
175 Frank Brocklebank 4
175 Roger Brook 4
175 Adrian Brown 4
175 Allan Brown 4
175 Mike Brown 4
175 James Brown 4
175 Simon Burgess 4
175 Nigel Currie 4
175 Nigel Davenport 4
175 Mike Dean 4
175 Phil Dermott 4
175 Mark Drabble 4
175 John Evans 4
175 Paul Fielding 4
175 Steve Fisher 4
175 John Fiorster 4
175 Brian Greenbank 4
175 Dave Hest 4
175 Martin Humphries4
175 Ken Jee 4
175 Richard Johnson 4
175 Crispin Jordan 4
175 Jim Kenyon 4
175 Guy Levers 4
175 Steven Lord 4
175 Mike Masser 4
175 Simon Moorhouse 4
175 Garry Owen 4
175 Ed Pysden 4
175 Mike Saxon 4
175 Leo Sewell 4
175 John Selby 4
175 Alison Shipstone4
175 James Shipstone 4
175 Richard Stockdal4
175 Paul Studley 4
175 Pete Tomlinson 4
175 Richard Wakefiel4
217 Ken Booth 3
217 Neil Tidd 3
219 Chris Chilton 2
219 Chris Church 2
219 John Fitzsimmons2
219 Ian Handy 2
219 David Howell 2
219 Chris Jackson 2
219 Ian King 2
219 Keith Park 2
219 Stuart Park 2
219 Alan Pengelly 2
219 Denis Ratcliffe 2
219 Chris Round 2
219 Chris Roulane 2
219 Mike Webb 2
219 Simon Wilkinson 2
219 Richard Williams2
219 Barry Wilson 2
219 Josh Woods 2
219 Dave Woods 2
219 Paul Wrench 2
219 Joe Yates 2
243 Andrew Cox 1
243 Tim Spencer 1
243 Simon Walton 1