Results from Vale Royal

Spaces stll available at these great Maxitours events!

Mere 9th April (room for 2 teams)

Dunham Forest 16h April

Vale Of Llangollen 20th April

Maxitours at Vale Royal

Despite a mixed weather forecast the rain held off for most of the day and only the last five groups enjoyed the challenge of exhilarating wind and rain.

‘The course was superb considering the overnight rain’ said Mick Mahon ‘

‘Those greens were excellent’ reported Phil Smeathers.

Many thanks to Ian Embury and his five star Vale Royal team for their superb attention and service throughout the day, this is a top class venue.

Sixty five year old Tommy Thompson played in his first ever Maxitours event today and it was very interesting to watch his warm up routine before play. As he came out of the Gents he tripped over a step before doing a graceful forward roll down the Vale Royal corridor.

Barry Jackson lives 40 minutes away from the Vale Royal and Sandiway golf courses. He has got away with telling his Mrs that he is staying overnight in nearby Chester (25 minutes away) so he can prepare correctly for the two day event. Yeah, right.

The latest Maxitours Order of Merit is available to view on my website . Tiger Woods has surprisingly just dropped out of the Official world’s top 100 for the first time since 1996, he was number 1 in the world for 683 weeks. Less of a shock is the fact that Geoff Underhill has also dropped out of the top 100 in the Shotsaver Order of Merit after he reached a career high of 96th two weeks ago.

In today’s event Knutsford’s David Kelly was in a negative frame of mind before play. ‘Great- we have got three chances to come last this week’ he complained looking with little hope at his teammates ‘last today, last tomorrow or last overall!’

Despite this very harsh criticism some terrific golf from the ageless Bob Sutton(19), Nigel Eckersley(11) and Big Dave Harlow(15) saw them overjoyed to be sitting in 3rd place going into tomorrow.

The Wigan team led by Phil Dermott lead the 2 Day event with an excellent 82 points in tough conditions. Neville Dennis’ team is second with 77 points closely followed by three teams on 76 points led by their Captains Bob Sutton, Colin Roberts and Paul Lowe. Simon McCoy nearly had an albatross when his 3 wood on the par 4 twelfth hit the flag. He casually tapped in from 2 inches for his eagle.

The Spring Classic will conclude tomorrow at Sandiway with 12 teams eligible to win the 2 day prize. There will also be the usual great prizes and Order of Merit points for the one day event. (Teams can only win 1 prize)

Thanks for your support,

Roll on Summer,


2’s £85 10 pro v1s or 20 ad333s per 2 Barry Jackson Steve Boland Simon McCoy

Nearest the Pin 10th Alf Shillitoe

Nearest the pin 16th

Vale Royal 30-Mar-2015
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Phil Dermott, Geoff Parsley, Andy Peete, Mark Riley 82 12
2 Neville Dennis, Jimmy O’Reilly, Alan Leigh, Danny Twist 77 10
4 Bob Sutton, Dave Harlow, David Kelly, Nigel Eckersly 76 6
3 Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Dave Marchant, Jeff Andrews 76 8
5 Paul Lowe, Paul Jones, Steve Armitt, Chris Armitt 76 4
6 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Ron Jolley, Paul Burrows 75 2
7= Kenny Plumb, Phil Harris, Simon McCoy, Ant Barker 74
7= Neil Laurent, Gareth Winstone, Rob Laurent, Matt Sayers 74
9= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, Roy Baker, Bryn Dinsdale 73
9= Colin Baxendale, Ross Sellors, Kevin Chisnall, Tony Turnbull 73
11= Ben Alcock, Alex Barber, Kevin Bennett, Craig Oakes 71
11= Ian King, Simon Hemsley, Al Demmy, Darren Whittaker 71
11= Graham Littler, Doug Bottrell, Steve Heap, Tommy Thompson 71
11= Brian Sill, Charlie Sill, Peter Marshall, Phil Smeathers 71
15 Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnworth 70
16 Barney Ross, Simon Parkin, Bryn Davies, 69
17= Danny Ritchie, Phil Cooney, Andy Whittle, Ian Melling 68
17= Alan Clough, TerryDavison, Trevor Nicholson, Geoff Haynes 68
19= Colin Owen, Steve Boland, Steve Lamont, Steve Boland 65
19= Paul Bennett, Chris Hegarty, Malc Brownhill, Graham Brownhill 65
21 Pete Short, Paul Kennedy, Dave Buckley, Wayne McNulty 63
22 Barry Jackson, Steve Tate, Bob Weir, Dave Beavis 60

Tomorrow’s Sandiway start times

9.00 Colin Roberts x4

9.09 Bob Sutton x4


9.27 Neville Dennis x4

9.36 Ben Alcock x4

9.45 Keith Griffin x4

9.54 Pete Short x4

10.03 Steve McDermott x2 Mark Marshall x2

10.12 Mick Mahon x4

10.21 Roy Ainsworth x4

10.30 Neale Laurent x4

10.39 Gary Garner x2 Chris Brownhill x2

10.48 Ian King x4

10.57 Ian Ainsworth x4

11.04 Colin Owen x4

11.15 Steve Berrell x4

11.24 Frank Stapleton x4

11.33 Roger Percival x4

11.42 Ron Sloane x4

11.51 Paul Bennett x4

12.00 Gerry John x4

12.09 Barney Ross x4

12.18 Chris Lee x4



12.45 Martin Firth x4

12.53 Danny Ritchie x4

1.01 Joe Yates x4

1.10 Matt Cheffins x4

1.19 Phil Dermott x4

1.28 Paul Griffiths x4

1.37 Michael Longshaw x4

1.46 Barry Jackson x4

1.55 John Stubbs x4

2.04 Richard Williamson x4

2.13 Richard Blackwell x4

2.22 John Farrell x4