Maxitours at Regal Vale Royal

Maxitours at Regal Vale Royal

A perfect day to enjoy great golf greeted the Maxitours players at Vale Royal this morning. All the golfers heaped praise on this terrific venue. ‘That was just Superb-when are we back?’ said an impressed Steve Adams on his first visit to this classy corner of Cheshire. Thanks to Manager Ian Embury and his dedicated team for hosting our event so well.

Twenty year old Ben Chambers only passed his driving test recently. He managed to set a new Maxitours record as it took him two and a half hours to get to the course from Swinton.’ I typed ‘golf’ then ‘Vale’ into my SatNav and ended up at The Vale of Llangollen in Wales. I had a drink in the Clubhouse and wondered where everyone was.’ Said the disorientated Mancunian.’I started getting a little bit concerned when I noticed everyone was speaking a different language…’

In today’s event the scoring was very good due to yellow tees, fast running fairways and immaculate greens. The scoring was slightly better in the morning when the greens were receptive and there was barely a breath of wind.

Mike Dudley ‘s team turn up each week to make everyone feel a little bit better about themselves. Once again they recorded an incredibly bad score and this time it was a paltry 51 points. The team also optimistically entered the ball sweep. ‘ I had 3 two’s today so do I get any balls?’ asked keen Mike. ‘Yes you do, but I can’t see any on your scorecard? ‘ I replied. ‘I scored 2 stableford points on the 3rd, 10th AND the 13th hole today- I should get something…’

Keith Chadwick was also in Dudley’s team . His biggest contribution was buying some Mars bars before they went out to play, he even dropped one of these on the way to the first tee.

Likeable Dentist Anthony Grimley(12) looked like he had been on the happy gas once again after he was overjoyed to record his first eagle in over twenty years after rolling in a 10 foot putt on the last. ‘There’s nothing like watching an athlete at the top of his game. And that was nothing like watching an athlete at the top of his game.’ Observed playing partner Nigel Dibble as he brought the sun tanned dentist back down to earth.

Sale’s Paul Browne(9) and his team were asking ‘Where’s Wallace?’ as Dale Wallace was nowhere to be found over the first nine holes . In fact, the first time he got on the card was when Paul dropped it on the 10th fairway and Dale accidentally trod on it. The back nine was a different story as the team scored 47 points and 11 handicapper Dale played the closing loop in an impressive 1 under par. Ted Barker(11) and John Jones(12) completed the four ball. Their 85 points unsurprisingly took 3rd place after easily winning the card play-off.

The Mytton Fold senior team of Mick Mahon(22), John Farnworth(20), Nigel Fairhurst(17) and Dave Griffiths(13) made a late move through the field after they picked up an impressive 7 points on their final hole to take 2nd place with 86 points. Mick Mahon and Dave Griffiths played some inspired golf as they got that Louis Oosthuisen runner- up feeling.

Winning today’s event were the Tytherington team of Martin Firth(4), Mike Taylor(22), Andy Stubbens(5) and Andy Bethell(13). These are great lads who despite recent handicap reductions have been on a very hot streak over the last 6 months. A further three shot Maxitours handicap reduction each will slow the talented quartet down a little to give the rest of the field half a chance… To be fair the competitive foursome who are all great ball strikers were first out this morning and really made the most of the perfect golfing conditions. Well played guys, great golf.

Many thanks to all who played today, I hope you had a great day. Tim.

Nearest the Pin 6th Alex Baguley Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Brian Greenbank Dozen AD333s

2’s sweep £132.50 3 pro v1s or 7 srixon AD333s Dale Wallace Dan Percivalx2 Dave Harlow Paul Gilbert Tom Fenton Phil Vokes Brian Hopkins Neil Wrigley Josh Brand Martin France Graham Bates Alex Baguley

Vale Royal 22-Jul-2015
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Martin Firth, Andy Bethell, Andy Stubbens, Mike Taylor 88 12 Taylor Made Tour wedge each
2 Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Nigel Fairhurst, Dave Griffiths 86 10 Dozen Taylor Made Tour balls
3 Paul Browne, Dale Wallace, Ted Barker, Jon Jones 85 8 Dozen Taylor Made Tour balls
4 Frank Massey, Jimmy O’Reilly, Alan Lowe, Ben Chambers 85 6 Dozen Taylor Made project balls
5 Dan Percival, Martin France, Josh Brand, Pete Atherton 85 4 Dozen Taylor Made project balls
6 Mick Fenton, Andy Hall, Tom Fenton, Paul Brookshaw 85 2 FJ Socks each
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainright, John Kennedy, Paul Gilbert 83
7= Steve Rimmer, John Little, Tony Rains, Tony Stiles 83
7= Gareth Winstone, Mark Phillips, Paul Heap, Gareth Kershaw 83
10= Colin Baxendale, Ross Sellors, Kevin Chisnall, Mo Dar 82
10= Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury 82
12 Mike Dudley, Bob Kinnon, Nigel Dibble, Anthony Grimley 80
13 Nigel Oakes, Andrew Thompson, Dave Aden, Stuart Hilditch 78
14= Lewis Marland, Neal Laurent, Roy Baker, Alf Shillitoe 77
14= Brian Hopkins, Neil Wrigley, Alan Pengelly, Alan Smith 77
14= Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Steve Mattinson, Mike Gauden 77
17= Colin Roberts, Jeff Andrews, John Rigby, Frank Wallace 76
17= Brendan Leighton, Simon Poucher, Les Russon, GregBrown 76
19= Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Darren Whittaker 75
19= Roy Ainsworth, Joe Stanley, Barry Simpson, Martin Cox 75
19= Tim Handford, David Hess, Alan Calver, Dave Hassall 75
22= Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough, Arthur Jowell, Geoff Haynes 74
22= John Dickenson, Dave McDougall, Graham Bates, Terry Paul 74
24= Dave Harlow, Bob Sutton, John Atkin, David Kelly 73
24= Ian Lilley, Cliff Greenhalgh, Chris Norburn, Dave Jeffries 73
26= Hetash Patel, James Williams, Martin Cullen, Dave Vesty 72
26= Ken Chinn, Bob Kwan, Trevor Kenny, Kish Vadgama 72
26= Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Phil Carr, Pete Spark 72
29= Ian Buxton, Peter Noblett, John Lawson, Geoff Howarth 71
29= Gary Bailey, Geoff Allen, Steve Adams, Jim Reynolds 71
31 Denis Whelan, Keith Chadwick, Dave Dean, Lizzy Higgins 51

Start times at Hopwood AM AM 30th July
10.30 Colin Roberts x4
10.39 Jim Caldwell
10.48 Chris Adams x4
10.57 Ian King x4
11.06 Dave Stanhope x4
11.15 Jack Coleman x4
11.24 Brian Greenbank x4
11.33 Mick Mahon x4
11.42 Nigel Oakes x4
11.52 Neville Dennis x4
12.00 Dave Parsons x4
12.09 Mike Gibbons x4
12.18 Bob Sutton x4
12.27 Lewis Marland x4
12.36 Jim Jones x4
12.45 Anthony Grimley x4
12.54 Ian Buxton x4
1.03 Simon Conway x4
1.12 Archie Tahiir x4
1.21 Dave Goodier x4
1.30 Mick Philbin x4
1.39 John Dickenson x4
1.48 Gary Neiles x4
1.57 Mike Dobson x4
2.06 Dave Buckley x4
2.15 Colin Baxendale x4
2.24 Richard Blackwell x4
2.32 Richard Williamson x4
2.48 Andy Wilde x4
3.06 Brian Hopkins x4
3.14 Dave Hillier x4

Colin Lynch x4 early