|*Room for 2 teams has just come free in the Welsh Classic 10th and 11th June- at Conwy and North Wales!*
Room at Pleasington for 1,2 or 4 players next Thursday- Open Qualifying course
Space at Bramall Park 21st and also Worsley 23rd May
Spaces in Knutsford ‘East Cheshire Hospice’ Charity Golf Day Thursday 13th June please contact Letty Whitehead if you wish to play in this fine event for a great cause 07989 748995
Maxitours at Superb Vale Royal
Maxitours visited stunning Vale Royal in the heart of Cheshire for today’s event.
The course is a firm favourite with my players and once again Vale Royal didn’t disappoint. A superb Clubhouse and beautifully presented course greeted the competitors.
It was also great to see the Captain of Vale Royal down at the Club welcoming our players – he is a class act- Thank you.
The report is shorter than usual as I promised to watch my son in a cup match tonight!
There was a huge localised hail storm at twelve o’clock which flooded the ninth and tenth greens. Incredibly Simon Pouchers group on the far side of the course only got a gentle dusting of small hails stones when the holes near the clubhouse were underwater for twenty minutes. Fortunately the weather was glorious before and after the downpour and the day was still a huge success.
Simon Hemsley checked in and announced he had a new player with him, Simon Allport. The name rang a bell with me ‘Is he a plumber from Macclesfield? I asked. ‘I actually need a plumber at the moment.’
Knutsfords Dave Stanhope is focussing well on his target at the moment when he plays his shots rather than choosing one of 57 different methods to take the Club away. This is producing some fine golf from this lovely man. Despite having Phil Smeathers, Giles Terry and Tom Jarvis in his team he managed to finish in 6th position.
Rob Kenyons’ Bramall team were 5th and Rob Platt from Silkstone always come over the hills to play the gem that is Vale Royal and his Barnsley men were delighted to take 4th spot.
Andy Buckley and Craig Schietaert played in their first Maxitours today and I teamed them up with regular players Dave Cooper and Dave Okell. The quartet debutised with an excellent 86 points and third place.
The Hale team of Brian Greenbank, Dave and Mike Wainwright and Guy Levers play most weeks and for the last three years they have been hopeless. Something clicked a month ago and they have had three podium finishes. Today they took 2nd place and for Liverpool fan Greenbank this topped one of the best weeks of his life. Unfortunately, it is all going to go pear shaped when Liverpool lose the title on Sunday.
Taking the honours was Paul Fells(6) Carden Park team who between them recorded five two’s. Colin Bryan(10)Ian Venables(13) and Carl James(10) all contributed well, Congratulations chaps very well played!
Thanks to all players for your support and speedy golf, brilliant.
Nearest the Pin 10th Hole Mike Webb Doz AD333
2’s £230 4 prov1 or 9 srixon Ad333 per two
33rd John Atkin team 72pts