Results from brilliant Vale Royal

Results from brilliant Vale RoyalResults from brilliant Vale Royal

Spaces at Fixby pairs– next Thursday- possibly the best course in Yorkshire!
Room for 2 or teams of 4 in the Welsh Classic Mon 11th and Tues 12th June

Maxitours at beautiful Vale Royal Abbey

The tremendous weather continued as Maxitours events headed into a warm and hazy June at Vale Royal. The course is maturing into one of the best in the North West and was once again in brilliant condition for todays’ competition.

A great day was had by all at this five star golf course and equally impressive clubhouse. New PGA pro Ben Derbyshire has added a real buzz to the Club and their hard working manager Ian Embury runs a very tight ship indeed.

Terry Hines and his cloth capped team came down from Chorley to play Vale Royal for the first time;
‘Eee that were fabulous’ said the likeable Lancastrian ‘’we’ll be back!’

‘Stunning’ announced David Dean. ‘We all love it here!’

Elliot Crabtree was in the woods a lot today, his ball went in the oaks near the 10th green, hit the Elm on the 15th and went in the Birch trees on the last. Ironically the only native British tree he didn’t hit with his ball today was a Crabtree.

Late starter David Dean finished his round and then headed off to Northwich to watch Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown live in concert. ‘The show will seem quite tame compared to some of the language my team were coming out with after their bad shots today!’ Joked the Woodside man as his team finished in 24th spot.

Duncan Hesketh has just returned from a golf trip to Florida. He played well for the first two days out there but then he told me his golf suffered as he struggled with a ‘flying right arm’. I told him that he should just grip the club lighter and let his elbow naturally hinge into his right side. He corrected me as his swing was fine. Apparently his right arm kept involuntarily waving at a voluptuous cheerleader driving the refreshment buggy and he couldn’t stop buying drinks from her.

Colin Roberts from Alsager has spent tens of thousands of pounds playing golf all over the world in the last six months and he has only just returned from Nice on Tuesday after yet another golfing vacation. The practice seems to be reaping dividends as on form Colin wins a pair of FJ socks for his 5th place.

Simon Hemsleys(8) Bramall team picked up 46 points on a terrific back nine effort after collecting a stuttering 37 points on the front nine. Their 83 points was good enough for 4th place. Gareth Bradley (+1), Nigel Hall(8) and Mark Clewley(4) completed the team.

Les Russon(13) also from Bramall and his team of senior Macclesfield golfers Paul Carroll(19) Duncan Adshead(20) and Steve Pegg(22) took third place. Smooth swinging Carroll hit a great shot into the16th to win nearest the pin and keep his team ticking along nicely.

Despite dropping a shot on their opening hole Wrexhams’ Paul Fell (6) and his cosmopolitan team of Ian Venables(12) Mike Lowe(8) and curly haired likeable scouser Ben Kinsey(4) took 2nd place with 85 points. Ex -army man Fell showed his true grit with a very valuable birdie on the closing hole.

Dave Stanhopes’(11) team took 1st prize today after a wonderful 87 points. The Dunham man is learning to fully relax on the golf course and is showing his true colours after he took an impressive one over par 37 shots on the tougher front nine to give his team a great a start. Long suffering team mates Phil Smeathers,(6) Tom Jarvis,(14) and Dave Antrobus(10) looked to be in a state of shock as they are not usually in the winners circle. In fact ‘wild’ Tom Jarvis has never had a top three finish despite ten years of trying. He normally only carries 13 golf clubs in his bag– his 14th club and most used is a strimmer he carries around with him to search for his balls in the long rough.
Well played chaps great victory.

Thanks to all who played and battled the traffic your efforts are appreciated, Tim

Nearest the pin 10th John Delaney Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Paul Carroll Doz AD333

2‘s sweep £202.50 27 Srixon AD333s or 12 pro v1s per 2.

Joe Kirwan Andy Hockenhull Dave Wainwright Mike Hill John Delaney

Vale Royal 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Stanhope, Tom Jarvis, Phil Smeathers, Dave Antrobus 87 12 Titleist Messenger bag each
2 Paul Fell, Ian Venables, Ben Kinsey, Mike Lowe 85 10 Maxitours holdall each
3 Les Russon, Paul Carroll, Duncan Adshead, Steve Pegg 85 8 Sunice light sweater each
4 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Nigel Hall, Mark Clewley 83 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant, Brian White 83 4 FJ Socks each
6 Jim Caldwell, John Broadbent, Peter Griggs, Don Bailey 82 2 FJ Socks each
7= Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Ian Ponter, Mike Wainwright 81
7= Dave Bentley, Chris Clarke, Richard T-Carr, Rob Wood 81
7= Andy Hockenhull, Joe Kirwan, Alan Cunningham, Rob Jones 81
7= Pat O’Dowd, Jimmy Caffrey, Marcus Rigby, Kit Parkington 81
11 Mike Stuart, Alan Green, Dave Thorley, Dave Stone 79
12= Jack Coleman, Harvey Mattison, Steve Mattison, Anthony Bloor 78
12= Brian Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan, Mark Johnson, Tim Wrigley 78
12= Tom Baker, Tom Baker JNR, John Kilner, David Smith 78
12= Joe Yates, Alan Forber, Andrew Cox, John Longworth 78
16= John HIlditch, Ian Noke, Elliott Crabtree, Steve Boland 77
16= Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrop, Craig Rea, Mandy Gilbert 77
16= Terry Hines, Dave Myers, Martin Sales, Keith Rigby 77
19= Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, John Hilton, Steve Austin 76
19= Nigel Hallows, John Delaney, David Greenwood, Sarah Ormerod 76
21= Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Gerry John 75
21= Gweneth Bramwell, Wendy Jenkins, Jill Kaye, Helen Davies 75
21= Steve Parle, Gary Parle, Gordon Warke, Mike McNulty 75
24= Paul Evans, Martin Sands, Tony Evans, Alan Read 73
24= Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Donna Sully, John Bodgers 73
24= Malc Sparke, George Ross, David Dean, Wayne Colclough 73
27 Graham Pike, Frazer Mackenzie, Nigel Eckersley, Rick Sym 72
28= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle, Dave Westwood 71
28= Jon Hudson, Mick Hill, Roger Burns, Mark Pretty 71
28= Dennis Whelan, Denis Price, Richard Yates, Craig Smith 71
31 John Newton, Mike Baker, John Leonard, Dave Lea 69

Fantastic Fixby start times
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Simon Hemsley x4
10.18 John Newton x4
10.27 Mick Fenton x4
10.36 Barrie Simpson x2 Koos Alders x2
10.45 Terry Hines x2 Richard Wakefield x2
10.54 Mick Mahon x4
11.03 John Hunt x4
11.21 John Hilditch x4
11.39 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.48 Dave Bentley x4
11.57 Roger Percival x4
12.15 Nigel Hallows x4
12.24 Ian Lilley x4
12.33 Tim Spencer x4
12.42 Chris Adams x4
12.51 Paul Robinson x4
1.00 Peter Maher x4
1.18 Dave Blood x4
1.27 Paul Fell x2
2.03 Richard Williamson x4
2.12 Brian Hopkins x4
2.21 Lee Tilley x4

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