Results from World Class Vale Royal

*Spaces at magical Mere Pairs this Monday 7th Aug and just room for 2 teams of 4 at Sandiway on Tuesday 15th Aug*

Maxitours at World Class Vale Royal

Another great days golf was had by all at the stunning Vale Royal Abbey.

The course just gets better and better each year and my Maxitours players were once again raving about the quality of the golf course.

‘That was fabulous!’ said well travelled David Kelly who went out in the first match. ‘I’ve played Ganton, Fulford and Alwoodley recently but none of them were in as good condition as that- they were even ironing the greens in front of us, changing the holes and raking the bunkers- brilliant!’

Not only are the green keepers at the top of their game but all the Vale Royal staff were terrific – the hospitality was top notch.

There was once again 100% attendance from my Maxitours players, to have customers with such integrity makes my job a real pleasure- thank you very much indeed.

‘Has our 4th player already checked in with you ?’ Asked one of today’s teams delayed by some road works.
‘What does he look like?’
‘He’s a little fat man with a bald head’.
‘I’ve no idea, nearly half of my players fit that description .’ I replied.

The English women’s football team dashed the nations hopes with a dismal performance against Holland last night The Knutsford ladies team managed to restore the country’s faith in the fairer sex a little bit with a best of the day 42 points on the front nine. Unfortunately this was followed up by an average 34 on the back nine. Team Captain Rachel Horsley asked me to mention in my report that they beat John Atkins Knutsford men’s team.

After also throwing away a great score with a dismal back nine disappointed philosopher John Farnsworth(21) from Mytton Fold informed me that ‘There was no one to blame, only ourselves’.
I know that John.

Eugenio Fernandez sounds like he should be playing football in an expensive Spanish football team instead he was playing in Steve Aspinalls’ Northern premier level golf team. They could only manage a relegation threatening 74 points.

It was a delight to see my lovely wife Suzy having a day out and she enjoyed competing in her first ever Maxitours event. If any of you were wondering- it was a tough decision and it kept me awake last night but no I didn’t charge her for playing.

In today’s event the scoring was not too impressive as the sloping greens got the better of our players. Taking 3rd place with 83 points was the big drinking Hazel Grove team of Ian Walters(14), Roy Campion(6), Chris Heyes(5) and Arron Liddell (16). They could have won but Arron was a Liddell bit unlucky.

Prestbury millionaire investors Chris Adams(13), Steve Hall(17), Andy Oakes(6) and Charlie Cunningham(12) are an unlikely looking portfolio of players but they performed above expectations today and got a good return on their efforts. They made the most of the good forecast and picked up five shots on the closing two holes to take 2nd place also with 83 points. They celebrated with a SIPP of San Miguel and then SHAREd some nuts

Winning back to back events for the first time in Maxitours history was Wilmslow’s Jim Caldwell(10) with 84 points. The Aston Marten driving seventy year old golf fanatic assembled a different team from last week but he was still the main man. The team finished twelve under par but they picked up 7 of these shots between the 13th and 15th holes. The highlight of which was Jim’s holed pitching wedge on the 14th for an unlikely eagle. Nigel Milroy(14), Peter Maxwell(11) and Peter Griggs(16) completed the likeable quartet. Well played chaps!

Thanks to all who played today, your support is greatly appreciated.
Yours in Golf, Tim.
Nearest the Pin 10th Callum Hughes Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Mike Lynch Dozen AD333s

There were a total of seven 2’s today and incredibly three of them were on the par four 14th where shots of 80 yards, 100 yards and a 20 yard chip in secured classy eagles for Rob Platt, Jim Caldwell and Andrew Waite respectively:
2’s £230 5 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333s per two Phil Harvey Mike Hill Bob Eastwood John Johnstone Neil Macleod Rob Platt Jim Caldwell Andrew Waite Natalie Cusselle Ian Walters Callum Hughes x2 Mike Lynch

Vale Royal 04-Aug-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Caldwell, Nigel Milroy, Peter Maxwell, Peter Griggs 85 12 Footjoy merino sweater each
2 Chris Adams , Steve Hall, Andy Oakes, Charlie Cunningham 83 10 Maxitours Merino sweater each
3 Ian Walters, Roy Campion, Chris Heyes, Arron Liddell 83 8 Footjoy shirt each
4 Trevor Foster, Phil Mayers, Andrew Walmsley, Phil Harvey 82 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 John Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blane 82 4 Callaway shirt each
6 Mike Stuart, Dave Stone, Alan Bailey, Anthony Green 82 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Richard Blackwell, Gary Conroy, John Hilton, Steve Austin 82
8= Joe Kirwan, Dave Woods, Neil McCloud, Don Campbell 81
8= Rob Platt, Steve Morfitt, Carl Mollart, Steve Barber 81
8= Mick Jones, Callum Hughes, Dan Moss, Rick Booth 81
11= Jason Waite, Andy Waite, Tom Hulme, Dave Pearce 80
11= Greg Aspinall, Julie Jones, Jonathon Irwin, Nigel Davies 80
13= Pete Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Mike Lynch, Geoff Allen 79
13= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnsworth 79
15 Simon Lewis, Wayne Harris, Dan Huffman, Dave Hillier 78
16= Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Gareth Bradley , 77
16= Bob Eastwood, Stuart Reynolds, Ray Mills, Ashley Elliott 77
18= Pat O’Dowd, John Johnston, Vic Stratta, Martin Oldfield 76
18= Tim Spencer, Mark Saxon, Paul Higgs, Barry Pendlebury 76
18= Suzy Maxwell, Natalie Cusselle, Rachel Horsley, Kim Blake 76
21 David Kelly, John Atkin, Stuart Blake, Dave Harlow 75
22 Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Steve Lamont, Eugenio Fernandez 74
23= Barry Wilson, John Linnsky, Simon Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons 73
23= Chris Hammond, Geoff Linnell, Peter Roche, Peter McCulloch 73
25 John Wallis, Graham Bailey, Paul Entwistle, John Moorfield 72
26= Keith Boothroyd, John Fielding, Steve Hickey, Les Patterson 70
26= Les Penson, Chris Darlington, Tony Davies, Darren Townsend 70
26= Brian Hopkins, Mark Johnson, Mark Taylor, Gary Bresnahan 70
29 John Shore, Michael Lavelle, Eugene Connolly, Dave Smith 68
30 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Darren Forrester 64

Tee times for Mere AM AM this Monday 7th August

8.00 Jim Caldwell x4
8.09 Dave McCallum x4
9.48 Neil Drummond x2 Richard Blackwell x2
9.57 Paul Salt x4
10.42 Chris Hammond x4
10.51 Barrie Simpson x2 Lewis Marland x2
11.00 Chris Adams x4
11.09 Trevor Foster x4
11.27 Martin France x4
11.36 Neil Edwards x4
11.45 Brian Hitchen x4
11.54 Ian Broughan x2 Steve Austin x2
12.03 Mick Mahon x4
12.12 Frank Stapleton x4
12.21 Dave Thomas x4
12.30 Chris McKellor x4
12.39 Sam leach x4
12.48 Chris Brownhill x4
12.57 Nigel Oakes x4
1.06 Gerry John x4
1.33 Ray Tennant x4
1.42 Richard Williamson x4
1.51 Terry Crewe x2 Malc Thorhill x2
2.09 Iain Cole x4
2.18 Dave Bentley x4
2.27 Joe Yates x2 John Hilditch x2
2.36 Pete Norbury x4
2.45 Simon Ashton x4
2.54 Hugh Mullin