Maxitours at Marvellous Vale Royal

*Spaces in the two day Cheshire classic at Prestbury and Mottram Hall (just £55) Thurs 28th and Fri 29th March*

*Still Room at rearranged Fairhaven Team of 4 on 24th April- the course should be terrific!!*

Maxitours at tremendous Vale Royal

As most other Cheshire golf courses were closing due to heavy overnight rain this was never going to be a problem at the best draining course in Cheshire -Vale Royal.

Maxitours players love this place and Vale Royal didn’t disappoint with hand mown greens and freshly cut holes. Thanks to head green keeper Justin Lee, his excellent reputation continues to grow- a top man!
Thanks also to Club Manager Ian Embury and his five star team who work so hard for us throughout the day.

Jim Caldwell had to get a late replacement late last night after the usually reliable Bob Picthall had his latest bout of gout. Bob has just returned from 6 weeks in Australia but the vast quantities of Australian shiraz he consumed is just starting to kick in.

Paul Gilbert emailed me yesterday afternoon asking me if today’s event was going to go ahead. I had to email back immediately to apologise and explain that my crystal ball wasn’t working at the moment. I did manage to predict that he wouldn’t come in the prizes and I got that one right.

The scoring looked pretty average throughout the day as a reflection of how tough this layout plays in a breeze. Alsagers Dave Mason(12) and Dave Marchant(16) were delighted with 42 points but just got pipped into 5th place on the back nine by Dave Cooper(15) and Paul Fell(4).

Taking the early lead was Damien Wasey(10) and Rob Fairhurst(22) from Lymm. Damien likes to keep this quiet but his favourite hobby is NEEDLEWORK!! The two friends patched together a good core. I asked them how they played after their round:
‘We knitted very nicely.’

Retired Joe Yates(14) and Gary Neiles(5) from Lymm have found some form lately as they took second place with a battling 43 points.

As the wind eased a little late in the day Wolstantons’ strange talking Dave Sayer(8) and Rob Bentley(12) took first place. Bentley only came in twice on the first 14 holes as his partner held things together before finishing strongly , the highlight being a par on the superb 17th hole.

Well played chaps. Thanks to everyone for your support today- I hope you enjoyed the very fresh air!

Nearest the Pin 10th Dave Sayer Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Martin France Dozen AD333
2’s Sweep £157.50 6 Pro V1s or 14 srixons

David Kelly x2 Scott Ryan Roger Parsons Brian Hopkins Martin France Paul Dalby Tom Dobbins

Vale Royal 15-March-19
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Sayer, Rob Bentley 43 12 Galvin Green Shirt each
2 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles 43 11 Maxitours sweater each
3 Rob Fairhurst, Damien Wasey 42 10 Stuburt quilt top each
4 Paul Fell, Dave Cooper 42 9 Stuburt quilt top each
5 Dave Mason, Dave Marchant 42 8 Stuburt quilt top each
6 Danny Clayton, Mark Taylor 41 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Dave Goodwin, Mark Buckley 41 6 Maxitours shirt each
8 Brian Hopkins, Gary Bresnahan 41 5 Callaway shirt each
9 David Kelly, David Wilkinson 40 4 Maxitours bag towel each
10 John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 40 3 Maxitours bag towel each
11 Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson 40 2
12 Martin France, Pete Atherton 40 1
13= Mike Lambe, Mark Clewley 40
13= John Owen, Gareth Bradley 40
15= Craig Dyson, Paul Cunliffe 39
15= Arthur Grey, Andy Moss 39
15= Sam Leach, Chris Walley 39
15= Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 39
15= Paul Woodbine, Richard Williamson 39
15= Andy Moon, Barry Rigby 39
15= Alan Forber, John Longworth 39
22= Andy Stone, Daniel Dunn 38
22= Joe Kirwan, Al Demmy 38
22= Richard Blackwell, Peter Griggs 38
22= Roger Parsons, Norman Gordon 38
22= Lewis Marland, Paul Dickens 38
27= John Dickenson, Jim Rymer 37
27= Jim Hodges, Bob Chester 37
27= Dan Huffman, Pete Mellor 37
27= Les Russon, 37
27= John Pratt, Paul Smith 37
27= Peter O’Driscoll, Steve Parle 37
33= Neil Drummond, Pat O’Dowd 36
33= Scott Ryan, Matthew Wallwork 36
33= Pat O’Dowd, Neil Drummond 36
33= David Smith, Gordon Warke 36
37= Steph Hamilton, Steve Lambert 35
37= Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton 35
39= Jim Caldwell, John Hume 34
39= Mark McGuire, Pete Warburton 34
39= Steve Gibbons, Dave Bentley 34
39= Russell Humphries, Ian Hazelwood 34
39= Lee Williams, Phil Collinson 34
44= Brian Fisher, Chris Wilkinson 33
44= Peter Maher, Martin Higgins 33
44= Munro Donald, Dave Westwood 33
44= Tom Dobbins , Chris Dykens 33
48= Barry Simpson , Pete Sinclair 32
48= Pete Birtwistle, Chris Bracchi 32
50= Dave Keen, Mike Fergusson 31
50= Mike Taylor, Ian Neilson 31
50= Mark Birtwistle, Steve Kenny 31
53 Bev Crute, Tony Andrews 30
54= John Johnston, Martin Oldfield 29
54= Ian Macklin, Vic Strata 29
56= John Atkin, Stuart Blake 28
56= John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle 28
58 Bill Melia, Jack Clarke 27

Dunham Forest start times Thursday 21st March

8.00 Colin Roberts x4
8.09 Jim Caldwell x4
8.18 Simon Hemsley x4
8.27 Phil Vokes x4
8.36 Rob Platt x4
8.45 Ged Keary x4
8.54Stuart Reynolds x4
9.03Brian Greenbank x4
9.12 Jim McEvans x4
9.21 Ron Sloane x4
9.30 Peter Dobson x4
9.39 John Hilditch x2 Lewis Marland x2
9.48 Dave Sully x4
9.57 Paul Fell x4
10.06 John Hunt x4
10.15 Dave Blood x4
10.24 Percival x2 -2 players req
10.33 Mick Mahon x4
10.42Steve Aspinall x4
10.51 Simon Poucher x4
11.00 Jim Clarke x4
11.09 Les Russon x4
11.18 Nigel Hallows x4
11.27 Jerry Salmon x2 Chris Adams x2
11.36 Tom Butler x4
11.45 Paul Evans x4
11.54 Sam Leach x4
12.03 Pete Maher x4
12.12 Ian Marchant x4
12.21Richard Blackwell x4
12.30 Koos Alders x4
12.39 Ian Hellens x4
12.48 Richard Willianmson x4
12.57 Brian Hopkins x4