Maxitours at Utterly brilliant Vale Royal

Still Maxitours spaces at:
Fairhaven 29th Jan
Vale of Llangollen 22nd Feb
Vale Royal 15th March -all filling fast!

Maxitours at Utterly Brilliant Vale Royal

A brilliant day was enjoyed by all at Vale Royal today. I say it every year but the course just gets better and better! Last years drainage work means the course is even drier than usual and the greens were in stunning condition for December.

‘It was immaculate out there!’ Reported Simon Poucher.
‘That’s a great track- superb!’ Complimented Nigel Ashton.

Manager Ian Embury and his five star team looked after us well today despite hosting a variety of functions in a busy Christmas Clubhouse. It was also great to speak to popular Club Captain John Redmond who was at the Club to meet us on arrival- brilliant.

Kevin Morgan has one of the biggest overswings in golf. During the Summer months he has a bruise on the outside of his left knee where his Driver sometimes cracks him at the top of his backswing. He always plays better in the Winter as he piles on the waterproofs and this restricts his flexibility so he has a more controlled game and suffers less pain. He was disappointed to see the sun out today and his team looked worried when he started to strip off. Sure enough, he hobbled his way back into the Clubhouse after his round clutching his left knee.

Joe Kirwan considerately checked in early this morning so I could make out his team’s scorecard to make my life easier before the big ten o’clock rush. I made the amateur mistake of enquiring about his recent golf holiday to Mauritius. I had to call a halt when the queue stretched down the stairs and Joe started to bring out his photographs.

Eventually Joe got on the golf course and played some great stuff in the perfect golfing conditions to help his Bramall team take 4th place with 86 points. Gareth Bradley(+2) Ian King(7) and Simon Hemsley(10) completed the quartet.

Sandiways Gary Neiles(5) played with John Longworth(14) and father and son Joe(14) and Paul Yates(9). Paul eagled the 2nd hole to pick up 4 points and his retired Dad returned the favour picking up 4 points just 2 holes later. Their 89 points was good enough for 3rd place.

Mottram Halls’ Martin Firth(6) Andy Bethell(12) Eddie Geary(14) and Rob Parry(7) took 2nd place also on 89 points. Geary eagled the par four 3rd hole and Firth drove the 13th green to set up an eagle for himself as they took 2nd place on the card play-off. Bethell has been sacked more times than Jose Mourinho but he made vital pars on the 17th and 18th to keep his place in the team.

According to his team mates Steve Hall (17)will become ‘The worst golfer in history to Captain Prestbury Golf Club’ when he takes the reigns in February. He actually played some uncharacteristically good golf today for a few holes and managed to come in seven times. Chris Adams(12) Richard Johnson(16) and Mike Sutton(8) all played well as the Prestbury bankers recorded their first victory for over a year. Well played chaps, great golf.

Thanks to everyone for your terrific support this year. What a great nine months of glorious golfing weather we have just had. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.

Tim, Suzy, Ella and James xxxx

Nearest the pin 10th Lewis Marland Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Dave Mason Dozen AD333

2’s £155 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333s Eddie Geary Martin Firth Paul Dalby Barney Ross Ben Kinsey Richard Wakefield Dave Holgate Dave Plant Keith Workman Brendan Leighton Tony Stiles Colin Berry

Vale Royal 19-Dec-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Richard Johnson, Mike Sutton 90 12 Callaway raintop each
2 Martin Firth, Andy Bethel, Rob Parry, Eddie Geary 89 10 Stuburt gilet each
3 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Paul Yates 89 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 86 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Dave Tongue, John Wallis, Mark Pasquill, John Moorfield 86 4 AUR Shirt each
6 Ian Hellens, Steve Blakeway, Phil Dickens, Stuart Birrell 85 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Dave Williams, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess 85
7= Paul Fell, Ben Kinsey, Nigel Ashton, Dave Cooper 85
7= Phil Vokes, Barney Ross, Paul Dalby, Chris Cyprus 85
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger 85
11= Phil Dermott, Andy Peate, George Parsley, Darren Dowd 84
11= Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson, John Fitzsimmons, Andy Stokes 84
13 Andy Hall, Mick Fenton, Don Milligan, Steve Whitby 83
14= Jim Cox , Lilo Williams, Colin Hallimore, Andy Sandham 81
14= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth 81
14= Munro Donald, Nigel Clowes, Phil Hanson, John Jobes 81
17= Dave Sully, Ian Appleton, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 80
17= Eddie Ellis, Ben Davies, Kenny Plumb, Graham Aspinall 80
19 Bob Mottershead, Dave Holgate, Dave Platt, Keith Workman 79
20= Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Tony Stiles, Tony Lowe 78
20= Jim Caldwell, Dave Thomas, Liam Pilkington, Bob Picthall 78
20= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 78
23= Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Nigel Hall, Russell Humphries 77
23= Richard Blackwell, Peter Freeman, Paul Beeson, Keith Potter 77
23= Richard Wiliamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Dave Goodwin 77

Knutsford Singles
Thursday 10th Jan
10.10am Colin Roberts x4
10.20am Dave Sully x4
10.30am Paul Fell x4
10.40am John Hunt x4
10.50am Jim Clarke x4
11.00am Neil Edwards x4
11.10am Steve Woods x4
11.20am Koos Alders x4
11.30am Ashley Elliott x4
11.40am Roy Ainsworth x4
11.50am Brian Hopkins x4

Friday 11th Jan

10.10am Simon Hemsley x4
10.20am Brian Greenbank x4
10.30am Pete Maher x4
10.40am Nigel Hallows x4
10.50am Roger Percival x4
11.00am Mick Mahon x4
11.10amPhil Vokes x4
11.20am Mick Fenton x4
11.30am Les Russon x4
11.40am Dave Blood x4