Great Upcoming Maxitours events- all filling fast!
Conway Pairs this Monday
Davenport Pairs Thurs 6th July
Hazel Grove AM AM Thurs 13th July
Hopwood Srixon Pairs Friday 21st July
Dunham Forest AM AM Thurs 27th July
Vale Royal AM AM Friday 4th August
Mere Pairs Monday 7th August
Maxitours at phenomenal Vale Royal
Possibly the fastest greens in Maxitours history were the reward for the 120 golfers or so who travelled to deepest Cheshire today. The course was magnificent and is a real must play course when it is presented in this condition.
The Vale Royal greens are famous for their speed and slopes but they were like glass for this event and all the usual one liners were coming out:
‘It was like Augusta out there’ observed John Rigby.
‘It’s like putting down my car bonnet.’ reported Dave Stanger.
‘arder than a miners ‘at” muttered Yorkshireman Sean Jones.
‘You need to put some chewing gum on your putter to play around here’ said John Dickenson.
‘It’s like putting on kitchen lino’ said wealthy Alderly Edge man Graham Neath( who actually has expensive oak flooring in his kitchen rather than lino according to his playing partners.)
Didsbury’s Keith Thompson hit two magnificent shots onto the par five 18th green. He had to knock in a tricky three footer to secure his bogey six after his putter started to explode in his hands.
In today’s event the nearest nice guy Paul Salt got to the prizes was when I brushed past him in the bar with a handful of shirts I was collecting for one of last weeks’ winners. He finished in a lowly 16th place.
A delighted Alan Forber won nearest the pin on the 10th hole after knocking his approach shot to within 2 feet. ‘He had one good hole and seventeen bad ones ‘ reported honest team mate Joe Yates.
Nick Ford(13) is known as ‘wrangler’ by his golfing friends as he always fades badly towards the end of his round. He dispelled the myth today when collected 4 points with a birdie at the last to earn his team a share of 5th place. Captain Lewis Marland(14) also finished strongly scoring heavily with 4’s on the two long closing holes .
Graham Jackson (10)played great today and even had a ‘real life birdie’ to win some balls on the par three 6th hole. He teamed up with Heyrose men Vernon Hayes(13), Marcus Cooper(10) and Josh Street (scr) to accumulate 81 points and 4th place.
Phil Dermott (6)is a professional linesman in the Championship and also a firefighter- so he earns a fortune and still has plenty of time for golf. All his practice paid off as his low handicap team of Reece Cranfield(+1), Ben Byrum (2)and Paul Hesford(14) finished in third place with 82 points.
Hazel Grove lawyer Simon Ashton (9) Mick Jones(7) Dan Moss (7) and Chris Heyes(5) were out early and they set the pace with an impressive 85 points. The talented team picked up five shots on their closing two holes as Chris Heyes made a solid birdie and showman Mick Jones rolled in an eagle to finish in some style.
Graham Littlers'(18) team also picked up five shots on their two closing holes in an incredibly tight finish, a better back nine saw the veteran Lymm men- which contained two ex Captains -secure a memorable win. Jim Doran(12) Peter Daniels(19) and Brian Hitchen(16) made up the rest of the team, well played chaps – great score.
Thanks to all who played today, I hope you enjoyed this lovely course.
Yours in Golf ,Tim
Nearest the Pin 10th Alan Forber Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Andy Sharratt Dozen AD333s
2’s sweep £147.50 7 pro v1s or 16 Srixon AD333s per 2
Simon Ashton Graham Jackson Frank Hindle Gary Conroy Alan Forber Andy Sharratt
|1||Graham Littler, Jim Doran, Peter Daniels, Brian Hitchen||85||12||Sunice waterproof top each|
|2||Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Chris Heyes||85||10||FJ Shirt each|
|3||Phil Dermott, Reece Cranfield, Ben Byrum, Paul Hesford||82||8||FJ Shirt each|
|4||Vernon Hayes, Graham Jackson, Marcus Cooper, Josh Street||81||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, John Safill, Nick Ford||80||4||Callaway shirt each|
|6||Karen Taylor, Phil Millward, Peter Bean, Dave Tongue||80||2||Maxitours Bag towel each|
|7=||Dale Beaghan, Phil Mayers, Gary Beaghan, John Fielding||80||Maxitours Bag towel each|
|7=||Jim Caldwell, Lee Charnley, John Kelsall, Martin Berrisford||80|
|9=||Gary Whittaker, Safari Dave, Steve Hunstone, Jonny Turner||79|
|9=||Paul Butterworth, Ray Hopton, Brent Shacklady, Matt Dickens||79|
|11=||Sean Bate, Sam Bimpson, Matt Harding, Stuart Smith||78|
|11=||Steve Parle, Garry Parle, Gordon Warke, Wayne Harper||78|
|11=||Phil Gow, Dave Randles, Andy Sharratt, Dave Randles||78|
|14=||Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead, John Dickenson, Dave Plant||77|
|14=||Dave Holgate, Mark Sanderson, Gary Lewis, Matt Dickens||77|
|16=||Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Steve Mattinson, John Buckley||75|
|16=||Paul Salt, Mike Hill, John Taylor, Mal Horner||75|
|16=||Steve Johnson, Carl h-Jones, Dave Jones, Graham Barratt||75|
|19||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Marcus Green, Joe Kirwan||74|
|20=||John Allman, Robert Bloomer, Mick Thompson, Mick Thompson||73|
|20=||Joe Yates, Craig Trantham, Alan Forber, John Longworth||73|
|22=||Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers, Andy Rattray, John Newton||72|
|22=||Kev Hart, Garry Smith, Gary Conroy, Paul Yearsley||72|
|22=||Chris Brownhill, Gary Hempstead, Tony Porter, Gary Bailey||72|
|25||Chih Hu, Keith Thompson, Taf Beg, Tony O’Donnell||71|
|26||Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Steve Collier, Charlie Owens||69|
|27=||John Rigby, Dave Marchant, Darren Forrester, Geoff Andrews||68|
|27=||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Ken Machin||68|
|27=||Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth, Munro Donald||68|
|30||Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Rosier, Dave Williams||62|
Start times at Conwy this Monday!
10.50 Colin Roberts x4
10.59 Jim Caldwell x2 John Delaney x2
11.08 Simon Hemsley x4
11.17 David Kelly x4
11.26 Rob Weston x4
11.35 Rob Little x4
11.44 Mike Dobson x4
11.53 Chris Adams x2 Neil Drummond x2
12.02 John Hilditch x4
12.11 Barrie Simpson x4
12.20 Dave Stanhope x4
12.29 Anne Greenough x4
12.38 ian Greenough x4
12.47 Simon Poucher x4
12.56 Ray Jones x4
1.23 Bob Mottershaed x4
1.32 Jim Rymer x4
1.41 Ray Tennant x4
1.50 Gerry John x4
1.59 Tom Griffiths x4
2.08 Tim Spencer x4
2.26 David Bigley x4
3.11 Brian Rogerson x4
3.20 Richard Williamson x4
3.29 Paul Salt x4
3.56 Stewart Morgans x4