Fantastic new Winter Tour schedule released on Tuesday!!!
Next Thursday ‘The John Hilditch Classic’ at Dunham Forest -last few spots!
Results from beautiful Vale Royal Abbey.
Vale Royal was the ever popular venue for today’s Maxitours event.
Top manager Ian Embury and his class team gave us five star treatment and we were also ‘inundated’ with compliments about the quality of the course and the stupendous greens as players handed their cards in. I had heard reports that Vale Royal has been immaculate all summer and it seems today was no exception. Many thanks to everyone at the Club for all their hard work.
The glorious autumnal weather only added to the event and a great day was had by all.
Millionaire Joe Kirwan looked much smarter than he did at Clitheroe last week when he was seen wearing his recently purchased £8 JD Sports green golf trousers. The ‘pants, pants’ were briefly mentioned in my report last week and they have been the subject of much hilarity at his home club Bramall for the last seven days. He told me in the strictest confidence that to avoid further embarrassment they are to be ‘deported’ to his luxury villa in Spain next month. Sorry Joe.
As autumn slowly arrives it is the time of year when house spiders start to come indoors. As I washed one down the plug hole recently Kenny Chinns golf swing sprang to mind for some reason. Today the long legged seventeen handicap golfer teamed up with good friends Trevor Kenny(5) and Kishor Vadgama (17) and they were delighted to secure 3rd place with 84 points.
Brian Greenbank loves Abbeys and he has had a great week. On Sunday night he enjoyed settling down drinking cocoa and watching Downton with his wife as the new series returned. The likeable Hale member also played some majestic golf at Vale Royal. ‘I am very, very, Abbey with my performance’ he said as he handed the team card in. Playing partners Dave(13) and Mike Wainwright(20) and Matt Nelstrop(13) completed the talented team who were delighted with a season-best second place.
Taking first place and earning their first ever Maxitours victory was the Ashton on Mersey team of Paul Donnelly(8), Damien Clayton(11), Ian Thompson(8) and John Veitch(15). A poor start saw the team collect just five points after the opening two holes. Donnelly and his team then relaxed and had a wonderful back nine. Two birdies on the last gave the top lads an unlikely first win. Well played chaps, terrific!
Many thanks to everyone who played today, your support is really appreciated.
Whilst I was enjoying my invitation to The Knutsford Captains away day at Fixby, my good friend and respected PGA Professional Matthew Turnock kindly ran today’s event for me, thanks Matt.
I know that VW have had a bad week, however after a three course meal and plenty of red wine on the drive back from Huddersfield late last night there were a few faulty Emissions coming from some of our older members sitting near the back of the coach.
A gold cigarette lighter was lost on the 9th fairway – if you found it please call 07944 947581.
Nearest pin 10th Gavin Spencer Dozen AD333s
Nearest pin 16th Joe Shelley Dozen AD333s
2’s POT £157.50 8 pro V1s or 18 srixon AD333s – Brian Greenbank, Richard Palmer, G. Barrett (2 on par 4 3rd), Bill Willocks, Ted Ellis, Brian Hopkins (2 on par 4 3rd)
|1||Paul Donnelly, Damien Clayton, Ian Thompson, John Veitch||85||12||FJ Contour shoes each|
|2||Brian Greenbank, David Wainwright, Matthew Nelstrop, Mike Wainwright||84||10||Dozen z stars each|
|3||Trevor Kenny, Keneth Chinn, Kishor Vadgama, A N Other||84||8||Maxitours sweater each|
|4||Gary Neiles, Phil Holse, John Longworth, Alan Forber||83||6||Dozen AD 333s each|
|5||Tom Butler, Darren Sumner, Ian Marchant, Paul Ridgeway||83||4||Srixon Cap each|
|6||Brian Hopkins, Neil Worthington, Andrew Bastow, Steve Marsh||83||2||FJ Socks aech|
|7=||Paul Higgins, Alan Cowling, Les Jones, Dave Skidmore||82|
|7=||Ian King, Joe Kirwin, Simon Hemsley, Darren Whittaker||82|
|9=||Neil Laurent, Gareth Kershaw, Gareth Winston, Robert Laurent||79|
|9=||Sam Leach, Bob Chester, Kevin Reeves, Jim Hodges||79|
|11||Simon Poucher, Vic Nilsen, Brendan Leighton, Campbell||78|
|12=||G. Barrett, J. Cunningham, G. Beresford, P. Bailey||77|
|12=||John Allman, Jamie Hughes, R. Bloomer, Mick||77|
|12=||David Smith, Terry Smith, Mike Taylor, Stewart Cragg||77|
|15=||Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer||76|
|15=||Keith Haddaway *, Gary Christian, Nigel Dibble, Phil Bird||76|
|17=||J. Pryce, J. Henderson, Ron Clark, Pete Smith||75|
|17=||I. Walters, S. Johnson, R. Massey, J. Harrop||75|
|17=||Tom Wilson, Rodney Mills, Bill Melia, other player||75|
|20=||Gary Whittaker, Gavin Spencer, Joe Shelly, Bernie McDonald||74|
|20=||Paul Rudkin, Chris Wrighton, Kevin Archer, Mike Shelley||74|
|22=||Lewis Marland, Nick Ford, Kevin Seaton, Alf Shillitoe||73|
|22=||Terry Paul, Bill Willocks, Peter Booth, Graham Bates||73|
|24=||Graham Littler, Doug Botterill, Jim Doran, Andy Evans||72|
|24=||Bill Parkinson , Alan Brough, Ken Swarbrick, Chris Ernill||72|
|24=||Tom Dobbins, Ted Ellis , Gary Parle , Steve Parle||72|
|27||David Leak, Roy Parker, Ian Grant, Paul Baker||68|
|28||Wayne Coleclough, Gareth Monk, Malcolm Spark, Damian Defeany||66|
|29=||Colin Baxendale, Ross Sellors, Kevin Chisnell, Mo Dar||65|
|29=||Doug Edmunds, Dave Edmunds, Iain Neilson, Andy Moon||65|
|31||Jack Clarke, Rodney Barlow, Chris Dykins, Bernhard Wood||57|
The John Hilditch Classic Pairs at Dunham Forest
Thursday 1st October
8.00 Colin Roberts x4
8.09 Jim Caldwell
8.45 Ian King x4
8.54 Colin Baxendale x4
9.03 Brendon Lieghton x4
9.12 Pete Cotton x2 Stuart Royle x2
9.21 Dave Stanhope x4
9.30 Dave Bentley x4
9.39 Mick Mahon x4
9.48 Ian Ainsworth x4
9.57 Neville Dennis x4
10.06 Peter Cross x4
10.15 Lewis Marland x2 Nigel Dibble x2
10.24 Jason Henderson x2 Paul Robinson x2
10.33 John Hilditch x4
10.42 Simon Conway x2 Anthony Grimley x2
10.51 Chris Adams x4
11.00 Ian Lilley x4
11.09 Paul Wrigley x4
11.18 Frank Stapleton x4
11.27 Ian Cairns x4
11.36 Brian Greenbank x4
11.54 Rob Weston x4
12.12 Roger Percival x4
12.21 Richard Blackwell x2 Ian Ritchie x2
12.30 Eddie Ellis x4
12.39 Andrew Burns x4
12.48 Steve Parle x4
12.58 Brian Hopkins x4