The Raa Putter Classic at stunning Vale Royal

**Next event Prestbury Thursday 15th September nearly full***

Am Am at Hazel Grove filling fast Mon 26th September

Pairs at Reddish Vale also filling fast Monday 3rd October

2 day Pro-am at Fixby, Huddersfield Sunday 18th and Monday 19th September team of 3 required to play with me, great course, great prizes, meal on conclusion of play each day £150 per person. Please let me know if you would like to play.

The Raa Putter Classic at Vale Royal Abbey.

A mixture of showers and sunshine greeted the 108 Maxitours competitors at the extremely popular Vale Royal venue. Once again the course was presented in immaculate condition, many thanks to owner Steve Graham and his very professional team.

Manchester United legends Stuart Pearson and Frank Stapleton were in the second group to tee off. Both players graced the Old Trafford turf for many years and on their front nine they were gracing Vale Royals beautiful fairways, especially when Poncho Pearson birdied the 8th and 9th for a 22 point haul. Unfortunately old cruciate, metatarsil and hamstring injuries saw them fade away on the back nine.

Roy Bramwell had a member of his team cry off late in the day ‘Tim, I was so desperate for a partner I had to invite the wife, I’ve really been scraping the bottom of the barrel’ said happily married Roy . Attractive Heidi showed him who is the boss as she easily outscored her husband.

Martin Worthington entered the 2’s sweep but found the par threes difficult today so he decided to make a 2 on the par 5 fifteenth to record the first albatross in Maxitours history! Well done Martin.

Last weeks winners Pete Holmes and Mark Breiley set the early pace with 44 points in the calmer morning conditions and were happy to have a score which they felt should finish in the top ten.

This score was challenged by other early morning starters Liam Kindon and Dave Wilson and also Bramalls Joe Kirwan and Mike Spencer who had 43 points.

The wind picked up in the afternoon and the temperature dropped, scoring deteriorated and Holmes and Breiley who had waited three years for a win had recorded a remarkable double. ‘not even Barcelona have retained the Champions league yet we have won back to back Maxitours –what an achievement’ said a delighted Breiley.

Many thanks to Roy from Raa putters for sponsoring todays event. Local golfing legend Jimmy Murphy thanked the putter for turning his year around when he made the cut in the Seniors British Open ‘you cant miss from inside 6 feet’ is Murphys verdict on the putter.

Many thanks to all competitors for your continued support, Tim


Nearest the pin on 10th Andy Stubbens Dozen AD333

Nearest the pin on 16th Brian Hopkins Dozen AD333

Order of merit points

1st Pete Holmes & Mark Breiley 44 12

Personalised Raa putter each

2nd Liam Kindon & Dave Wilson 43 11

Cleveland wedge each

3rd Joe Kirwan & Mike Spencer 43 10

Dozen z stars each

4th Chris Cyprus & Barney Ross 42 9

Dozen z stars each

5th Keith Massey & Martin Worthington 41 8

6 pro V1s each

6th Frank Garvey & Frank Elmore 41 7

Dozen AD333s each

7th Paul Taylor & Mike Sweeney 41 6

Titleist glove each

8th Dennis Humphries & Richard Godbold 40 5

Titleist glove each

9th Frank Stapleton & Stuart Pearson 40 4

Titleist glove each

10th Simon & Peter Maxwell 39 3

11th Brian Hopkins & Grahame Sutcliffe 39 2

12th Alan Russell & Russ Jones 39 1

13th Bob Galley & Robert Swift 39

14th Alf Shillitoe & Nigel Laurent 39

15th John Bent & Paul Sherlock 39

16th Dave Marchant & Ian Tinling 38

17th John Beech & Gary Maton 38

18th Stef & Chris Perrin 38

19th Glynn Jones & Mick Cannon 38

20th Guds Ahmed & Jimmy Murphy 38

Alex Jerman & Martin Scott 38

Ken Jepson & Gary Denman 38

Geoff Haynes & John McClennan 38

Paul Bradley & Sean Reilly 37

Phil Okill & Mark Freeman 37

Ian King & Darren Whittaker 37

Brian Atherton & John Duff 37

Paul Baxter & Barry Rigby 37

Colin Roberts & John Rigby 37

John Stubbs & Guy Hill 37

Chris O’Neill & Derek Batey 36

Martin Hall & John Grint 36

Eric McNicol & Rob Tabbron 36

Lewis Marland & Gary Winston 36

Charles Herbert & Andy Stubbens 36

Ian Ainsworth & Alan Clough 36

Tim Spencer & Mark Saxon 36

Tim Owen & Malcolm Morgan 36

Rob Weston & Trevor Webb 36

Dave Parsons & Peter Broadbent 35

Dick Perry & Derek Fulluck 35

John Nevitt & Ron Simpson 35

Rick Pickard & Eric McNicol 35

Chris Bramwell & Trevor Upton 35

Terry Harper & John Kilburn 34

Mark Noden & Graham March 34

Ken Jones & Kit Parkington 33

Kenny Jepson & Tony Lowe 33

Peter Hargreaves & Steve Sinclair 32

Chi Hu & Richard 32

Ron Sloane & Richard Banks 32

Bernard Wood & Steve Parle 31

2’s £122.50 40 balls 8 proV1s or 16 Ad 333s per 2 Paul Taylor, Tim Owen, Ken Jones, Martin Worthington, lucky Rob Weston.