Space now available at terrific Vale Royal next Wednesday!!
Maxitours at superb Stockport
A great day was enjoyed by all at Stockport today. The course was in really superb condition. Many thanks to the green keeping team for doing such a brilliant job. I had plenty of positive comments as players finished their rounds:
‘That was incredible. the course was great- peak condition for December!’ Reported Lancaster’s delighted Peter Griggs.
‘Wow, their green keeper has done a fantastic job!’ Declared Ian Hellens.
Great catering and friendly staff are also a trademark of this premier Cheshire venue.-Thank you.
Thanks also to all players for your excellent speed of play withal groups getting around in just over 4 hours. Even Trevor Greening was around in good time and his team mates tell me that he is so slow he has to carry his golf clubs in a sleeping bag.
Eighteen handicapper John Atkin is a good looking, superb golfer with a classic and simple swing that is the envy of many. He has the touch of an angel. Last week the lovely Knutsford man accused me of ‘Stretching the truth’ with my post-match weather report as he played most of his morning round in the rain and I mentioned in the report what a lovely late afternoon it was…..
Very sorry John I always try to ensure everything in my report is 100% accurate.
I mentioned a few weeks ago about intelligent Roger Percival bulking up for the winter to keep him warm whilst playing in Maxitours events. He has been shedding his weight a little recently and is now only a couple of stone over his recommended weight. He recorded nearest the pin on the 16th and also had a couple of twos – well played Roger.
Neil Edwards(7) and his Ashton in Makerfield team enjoyed the fast and true Stockport greens and they took 3rd place with an impressive 85 points. House wife favourite Ste Woods(17) Adie Price(12) and Jimmy McEwan(7) completed the likeable team.
Ex Blackburn and England footballer Matt Jansen(10) and Warren Newton(10) fancied a game yesterday and they were paired up with Craig Dyson(5) and Sam Wilson(scr) who were struggling to find four players. They met each other on the tee of their first hole which was the toughest par three in Cheshire- Stockports 8th. Sam knocked in a classy birdie to get the team off to a great start and they all played great for the following 17 holes. Even Warren had back to back birdies on the 4th and 5th to keep things ticking along nicely.
Andy Buckley(9) from Sandbach couldn’t believe his luck when I teamed him up with Paul Dalby’s (6)high class Wilmslow team today. They had also never met before but had great Chemistry picking up 10 gross birdies along the way. Barney Ross(5) and Matt Birch (2) made up the talented quartet.
Well played chaps – great golf.
Nearest the Pin 16th Pete Atherton Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th Roger Percival Doz AD333
2’s £147.50 3 pro V1s or 7 srixon Ad333
Roger Percival x2 John Pratt Neil Worthington Nick Cook Adie Price Colin Berry Peter Veitch Andy Veitch Peter Maher Phil Robinson Richard Williamson Stuart Blake
|1||Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Andy Buckley, Matt Birch||89||12||FJ chillout top each|
|2||Craig Dyson, Warren Newton, Matt Jansen, Sam Wilson||86||10||FJ sweater each|
|3||Neil Edwards, Ste Woods, Adie Price, Jim McEwan||85||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Les Russon, Dave Fidler, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon||84||6||Under Armour shirt|
|5||Jim Kenyon, Nigel Davenport, John Selby, Richard Stockdale||84||4||Under Armour shirt|
|6||Paul Wrench, Dave Mason, Mike Webb, Dave Marchant||83||2||Maxitours scorecard holder each|
|7=||Jim Caldwell, Russell Kaye, James Cash, Peter Griggs||82|
|7=||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Daryl Parker||82|
|7=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson||82|
|10=||Simon Hemsley, Ian Handy, Joe Kirwan, Ian King||81|
|10=||Dave Parry, John Harker, Ian Gallagher, George Andrews||81|
|10=||Lewis Marland, Nick Ford, Alf Shillitoe, Kevin Seaton||81|
|10=||Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, Ian Goulty||81|
|14=||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton||80|
|14=||John Hunt, Alison Shipston, James Shipston, James Brown||80|
|16=||Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall||77|
|16=||John Hilditch, Martin Keates, John Pratt, John Owen||77|
|16=||Ian Hellens, Greg Stenson, Paul Robinson, Neil Pemberton||77|
|16=||Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson||77|
|16=||Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, David Kelly||77|
|16=||Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer||77|
|16=||Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper||77|
|16=||Nick Cook, Neil Worthington, Ian Fensom, Steve Marsh||77|
|24||Jim Cox, Darren Beckford, Gary Bennell, Jack Meredith||76|
|25||David Kelly, David Wilkinson, John Atkin, Stuart Blake||70|
Vale Royal start sheet
Wednesday 11th December
1a Lewis Marland x4
1b Mick Mahon x4
2a Jim Rymer x4
2b Paul Fell x4
4a Peter Roche x4
4b Jon Hudson x4
5a Bob Eastwood x4
5b Peter Maher
6 Steve Lamont x4
7a Paul Dalby x4
7b Mike George 4
8 Mike Kirchin x4
9a Gary Neiles x4
9b Steve Aspinall x4
10 Colin Roberts x4
11a Si Hemsley
11b Rob Weston x4
12a Simon Poucher x4
12b Jim Clarke x4
13 Dave Blood
14 Jim Caldwell x4
15a Les Russon x4
15b Dave Sully x4
17a Roger Percival x4
17b Richard Blackwell x4
18a Bri Hopkins x4