Results from magnificent Vale Royal

Sandiway – start sheet below

Galvin Green Spring Classic – Stockport Monday 9th April– last 3 spaces

Mere 12th April last 3 spaces

Caldy 19th April -1 space

Llangollen – 2 spaces

Maxitours at magnificent Vale Royal

Vale Royal really impressed all our Maxitours players today. The golf course was exceptionally good after an ‘horrific’ Winter. This is a terrific golf Club and the course is becoming one of the very best that Cheshire has to offer.

I don’t think I have ever had so many compliments at any of my events about the quality of the putting surfaces, congratulations to Justin and his super Green keeping team. Thank you also to the highly respected Vale Royal General Manager Ian Embury and his staff who do such a great job looking after our players.

The rain held off for us apart from a ten minute shower and the sun was out all afternoon so a great day was had by all.

Derek Fortune is a nice guy and a lucky golfer so it was good to see him play today. He told me he would have been a better golfer but he had to work long hours to pay for his large family as they were growing up.

‘I’ve got 3 daughters -I call them all Miss Fortune. ‘ He chuckled.

‘What’s your lads name?’ I asked.

‘I called him Costa.’ he replied.

Dave Hackett from Sydney was playing today -he is known to everybody as ‘Aussie Dave’. He didn’t need any sand paper to tamper with his golf ball today as he was imparting plenty of side spin with his dodgy golf swing. Lots of Australian fast bowlers would be very envious of Dave’s ability to get the ball slicing so viciously. It is quite a talent.

Alsagers’ Dave Marchant turned up late as the M6 was closed first thing this morning. He jogged to the tee so he didn’t miss his time and took a few holes to settle down. Big Richard Williamson also looked out of breath on the first tee. He was just struggling to recover after trying on a 34 inch waist size belt I was trying to sell him in the Clubhouse.

In todays event scoring was tough and this was blamed by many on the incredibly fast Vale Royal greens. Theses actually got trickier as the sun and breeze dried them out later in the day. The top three teams all teed off early this morning.

Carden Park’s Paul Fell(6)and his Welsh team love this time of year. Not only are their plenty of good looking lambs on the Welsh hillside but the golf mad quartet start playing regularly at least 4 or 5 times a week. They all combined well and ex-serviceman Fell who served his country well in the Gulf showed his grit over the closing holes. Ben Kinsey(5) Colin Bryan(10) and Nigel Ashton(12) completed the team.

Bramalls’ Les Russon(12), Steve Merricks(5), Rob Kenyon(16) and Gary Whittaker(9) have had a barren Winter but they enjoyed the sunshine on their faces today and finished 2nd with 83 points . Les and Rob both picked up three shots at the last to make their San Miguel beer taste a little bit sweeter in the Clubhouse bar.

Taking 1st place was the Paul Dalby(2) team with 86 points. Phil Vokes(2) did all the damage with a career best SIX birdies and I then watched him roll in a putt from the fringe of the green at the last for a closing Eagle! Great play Phil well done. Chris Cyprus(8) and Barney Ross(2) completed the quartet Well played chaps.

Nearest the Pin 10th Martin Beresford Doz AD333s

Nearest the Pin 16th Pete Houston Doz AD333s

2’s Sweep £200 15 Pro v1s or 3 Dozen Srixon AD333s!

Miles Chilton Roger Percival Rob Kenyon Alan Forber

Vale Royal 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Chris Cyprus 87 12 FJ hydrolites each
2 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks, Gary Whittaker 83 10 Puma chill out top each
3 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Ben Kimsey 82 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Jim Caldwell, Nigel Milroy, Peter Griggs, Martin Beresford 82 6 Sunice shirt each
5 Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Al Demmy, Bob Eastwood 82 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Martin France, Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton 81 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mike Walker, Richard T-Carr 80 Maxitours scorecard holder
8 Gav Dixon, Laurie Cole, Gary Bradshaw, Pete Keena 79
9= Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Tony Jennison, Garry Smith 78
9= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Neil Drummond, Jan Jagielka 78
9= Pete Ledger, Jiohn Fielding, Pete Houston, Anthony Wilson 78
12 Darren Smith, Dave Herbert, Chris Smith, Simon Morris 77
13= Dave Woods, Mike Brown, Mickey Gray, Alan Brown 75
13= Kevin Hart, Dom Rigby, Dave Silcott, Tony Yearsley 75
15= John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Dave McDougall, Bob Mottershead 74
15= Neil Edwards, Steve Woods, Aidy Price, Dave Lee 74
15= Phil Major, Geoff Haddon, Bev Wilson, Arron Woodward 74
15= Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Miles Chilton, Yash Turgot 74
15= Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine 74
20 Steve Lamont, Eugenio, Jon Hume, Peter Gold 73
21= Phil Harris, Kenny Plumb, Paul Barlow, Tim Beasant 72
21= Ian Gemmell, Peter McCullogh, Peter Roche, Rodney Gorton 72
23= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald 71
23= Dave Blood, Duncan Challen, Jim Cox, Steve Harrison 71
23= Ben Davies, Eddie Ellis, Aussie Dave, Stuart Davies 71
26= Ed Pysden, Ken Jee, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse 70
26= Lee Murphy, Graham Thornton, Warren Parker, Gordon Abernethy 70
28= Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, Daniel Acton 69
28= Olivier Troalen, Louis Troalen, Dominic Leach, Ben Aardewerk 69
28= Joe Yates, Alan Forber, John Longworth, Paul Yates 69
31 Andy Leather, Keith Jackson, Jeff Jones, Mick Foster 67

Sandiway start sheet Tuesday 3rd April

9.00 Jim Caldwell x4

9.09 Colin Roberts x4

9.18 David Kelly x4

9.27 Simon Hemsley x4

9.36 Phil Vokes x4

9.45 Martin Bramwell x4

9.54 Mick Mahon x4

10.03 John Hilditch x4


10.21 Paul Gilbert x4

10.30 Roy Ainsworth x4

10.39 Brian Greenbank x4

10.48 Paul Fell x4

10.57 Trevor Foster x4

11.06 Paul Evans x4

11.15 Dave Sully x4

11.24 Dave Blood x4

11.33 Paul Benson x4

11.42 Steve Aspinall x4

11.51 Mark Timperley x4

12.00 Rob Weston x4

12.09 Simon Wilkinson x4

12.18 Les Russon x4

12.27 Phil Scott x4

12.36 Darren Jones x4 tbc

12.45 Dave Rowley x4

12.54 Dave Woods x4

1.03 Jim Rymer x4

1.12 Olivier Troalen x4

1.21 Barrie Simpson x4

1.30 Mick Wain x4

1.39Richard Blackwell x4

1.48Richard Major x4

1.57Richard Williamson x4

2.06 David Smith x4

2.15 Bernard Wood x4

2.24 Chris Ernill x4

2.33 Graham Warke x4

2.42 David Smith x4

2.51 Bernard Wood x4

3.00 Brian Hopkins x4

3.09Simon Ashton x4

3.18Lee Tilley x4