Results from brilliant Vale Royal

Ringway next Thursday – full- (room for 1 player in famous and wealthy estate agent John Hilditch’s team)
Room for 2 teams at Davyhulme Park Thursday 5th September

Maxitours at beautiful Vale Royal

Maxitours visited Vale Royal Golf Course today. According to the knowledgeable Mick Mahon ‘It just keeps getting better and better!’
A few players had never played at Vale Royal before and they were rightly impressed with the Abbey and the terrific course:
‘This looks great. I’m really looking forward to my round!’ said an excited Pete Alsop who doesn’t get out of his native Buxton very much.
‘That was absolutely gorgeous!’ Reported Max Henderson. ‘I’ll be back!’

Thanks to all the staff at this five star venue for your excellent servce.

Golf is a great social game. In fact, the only time Trevor Nicholson speaks to his long-lost brother is when he finishes last in a Maxitours event and his brother rings him to catch up and take the mickey. Turn your phone off tonight Trevor.

One Maxitours player who can’t be named told me he is putting incredibly well after a private putting lesson with his wife on the kitchen floor. I’m not sure whether wife was on the kitchen floor or he was rolling the ball on the kitchen floor or both. But whatever he is doing -keep it up.

In a magical Maxitours day there were two holes in one! Pete Walters holed a superb eight iron on the 16th hole and even Jim Comerford managed an ace – a lovely five iron on the tricky 6th . Congratulations.
Even more impressive was Jim Caldwell who holed two full wedge shots for eagles on the 3rd and 13th holes. – Nice!

In today’s event Simon Wilkinson’s likeable Birchwood team had a terrific 46 points on their back nine to record a seasons best 3rd place finish. Even John Linsky(17) played well. John Fitzsimons(7) was solid and Colin Berry(12) saved his best golf until his closing holes -making vital pars on the 17th and 18th .

Jim Caldwell’s eagle heroics helped his team take 2nd spot also with 87 points , they managed to score 47 points on the back nine to just take 2nd place. Bob Picthall,(13) Peter Griggs(16) and Jon Hume(14) completed the competitive quartet.

Before he went out I had a great chat with Ashton on Mersey nice guy Chris Brownhill who had spent a morning working at the airport. He was telling me how he services planes when they land at Manchester before taking off again. If you have a spare thirty minutes, he will happily tell you all about it. His golf really took off today and his team had their first win for 3 years with an impressive 88 points. Twelve handicapper Gary Hempstead(14) had three birdies with shots to do some damage and Pete Hamlett(6) and Gary Arrowsmith(9) also contributed well.

Well played chaps
Thanks to all players for your support.

Yours in Golf,

Nearest the pin 10th Bob Picthall Doz AD333
Nearest the pin Pete Walters 16th Doz AD333

2’s £245 4 prov1s or 9 srixon AD333 John Fitzsimons Jim Caldwell x2 Ged Bradshaw Jim Comerford x2 (hole on one) Neil Topping Neil Worthington Anton Johnson x2 Pete Walters x2 (hole in one) Andy Corner Gary Brooks Graham Davenport Paul Fell Colin Bryan Graham Davenport

Vale Royal 21-Aug-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Brownhill, Pate Hamlett, Gary Hempstead, Gary Arrowsmith 88 12 Galvin Green top each
2 Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, Jon Hume, Peter Griggs 87 10 FJ Maxitours shirt
3 Simon Wilkinson, John Linsky, Colin Berry, John Fitzsimmons 87 8 Dozen Taylor Made tp5 balls each
4 Jon Hudson, Andy Corner, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks 86 6 Maxitours shirt
5 Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Alan Forber 85 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Vic Nilsen, Chris Diggle 84 2 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Keith Allen 83 Maxitours Scorecard holder each
7= Ian Lilley, Ged Bradshaw, John Brooks, Chris Norburn 83
7= Dave Greenwood, Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Sarah Ormrod 83
7= Max Henderson, Matt Haig, Mike Hewitt, Adam Egar 83
11 Neale Laurent, Adam Thomas, Mike Turner, Craig Tinto 82
12= Sam Leach, John Mather, Keith Barratt, Jim Comerford 81
12= Rob Kenyon, Mike Priestley, Dave Williams, Gav Spencer 81
12= Mike Kirchin, Matt Nelstrup, Andy Graham, Mike Wilkinson 81
15= Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Neil Topping 80
15= Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer, Dave Woods 80
17= Brian Hopkins, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 79
17= Martin Higgins, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher, Charles Beadle 79
17= David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake, Dave Harlow 79
20 Anton Johnson, Steve Langley, Russ Johnson, Tony Mills 78
21 Dave Stanhope, Dave Antrobus, John Hunt, Tom Jarvis 77
22= Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Paul Wilde, Gary Butler 76
22= Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport 76
22= Pete Alsop, Ian Hadfield, Jonny Lord, Alex Dymock 76
25= Peter Walters, Andy Millington, Chris Bland, Mario Capostagno 75
25= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 75
27 Bob Mottershead, John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, David Plant 74
28= Bob Chesters, Jim Hodges, Kevin Reeves, Jonny Barton 73
28= Eugenio Fernadez, Dave Monk, Roger Banks, Nick Steel 73
30 Dave Bentley, Bev Crute, Trevor Nicholson, Steve Gibbons 69

1 thought on “Results from brilliant Vale Royal

  1. Hi Tim,

    Me and Pete Hammy will nip down and see you at Davyhulme, Thursday, to pick up our Galvin Green tops we won last year if that’s OK. Size XL please.


    PS: we don’t mind chipping in a bit more for decent colours etc.

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