Delamere 26th January -full
**Additional team of four event on Monday 30th January at Vale Royal!**
Room for 22 Am Am teams -spaces
Stockport 9th February- full
Caldy 16th February-full
Conwy 21st February-nearly full
Ringway AM AM 1st March-spaces
Results from Maxitours at Vale Royal
Spring was definitely in the air at Vale Royal today, a few snowdrops and crocuses were spotted in the undergrowth by big hitting John Rigby and other more wayward members of the tour.
The warm mild air brought out the wildlife today which seemed to be preparing for the mating season, which will of course soon be upon us. A couple of male pheasants looked in prime condition as they strutted across the vale royal fairways, a lone fox quietly marked his territory behind the 10th green and Alan Clough was wearing the new after-shave he got for Christmas.
The Head Greenkeeper was desperate for the greens to thaw fully before play this morning, however the three inch frost left a soggy surface layer which would damage his roots and he made the tough decision to play on temporary greens. Despite the shortened course which provided plenty of birdie opportunities, everyone had a superb day at this premier Cheshire venue.
Ian Waddington and his team of Lancastrians from Pleasington were first to hand a great card in, they were delighted with an 89 point haul despite dropping two shots on the first hole.
Dave Bloods’ experienced Denton team recorded 90 points with Jim Cox doing most damage. Four handicap Jim is on fire at the moment and recently beat former European Open champion Andrew Murray in the Alliance matchplay, today he picked up 5 birdies helping his team to 3rd place.
Football legends Frank Stapleton and Stuart Pearson always play in the Vale Royal events as they love the course so much. They know the importance of teamwork and today they partnered talented Liam Kindon (1) and Dave Wilson (8) to score 90 points and they were delighted with second place.
Paul Griffiths from Wychwood rolled in a 30 yard putt on the 10th hole for birdie and he also rolled in a nice putt to birdie the stunning seventh hole as he more than played his part in his team’s wonderful victory today. Two birdies on their last hole, the par four fourteenth hole, ensured they took the honours in style today. Chris Reid, Matt Coe and Carl Elson were the other victorious team members.
Seventy-something year old Neville Dennis was back where he belongs in the prizes as he won nearest the pin on the 6th hole after a terrific shot left him two feet from the pin, a very slightly younger Terry Barnes from Wilmslow was closest on the tough 10th hole.
Many thanks to all players, your support today was absolutely fantastic and much appreciated.
Yours in golf,
Nearest the pin 6th Neville Dennis dozen ad333s
Nearest the pin 10th Terry Barnes dozen ad333s
2’s sweep £125 4 pro V1 balls each or 8 srixon ad333
Paul Griffiths Gary Garner Moby Rawthore John Hilton Chris Cyprus John Davies Terry Barnes x2 Alan Clough