Maxitours at brilliant Vale Royal

*Spaces at Mottram Hall AM AM Thursday 2nd January – you know you will need to play golf to get some post-Christmas fresh air and de-stress

Maxitours at brilliant Vale Royal

Despite yesterday’s torrential deluge Vale Royal was well and truly open for today’s Maxitours event.

The course is built on sand and is a joy to play in Winter. Thanks to all the green staff for allowing us to play and for preparing the course to such a high standard. Those greens are a credit to you.

Firstly, apologies for playing off the White tees, the course was playing too long after the rain. I thought that only the white tees were out. We will be off the yellows when we return next month I promise!

Graham Harding came down from Buxton to play in Maxitours today and there was quite a thick frost on his car first thing this morning. He explained that they even have frost in July up there. He carefully cleared it away from his main windscreen using his credit card. Then he slowly scraped each window so he had a perfect view He then pressed his car key to get in and realised his car was parked further down the street. Things didn’t improve for the Derbyshire man on the golf course and it was his team who were frosty after he only contributed three times. He got out his credit card again in the bar.

Some chilly rain fell for an hour at Midday but fortunately things brightened up for everyone nicely in the afternoon. Knutsford nice guy Steve Foxcroft has a swing with more moving parts than a swiss watch. He found that wearing five layers, a daft bobble hat and a budget waterproof top severely restricted his movement. He played great with his new more efficient compact swing. He plans to wear three sweaters all Summer.

In today’s event Mellor and Townscliffe legend Chris Lee holed his 2nd shot on the 11th as he recorded two twos in his round today. The rest of his team were rubbish.

Scoring was excellent at the top end of the leader board. Jim Clarke is possibly the wealthiest man in Knutsford. He is definitely the most competitive. He led his team to a terrific 86 points and 3rd place. Abersoch’s Peter Ledger(19) did the damage today. Mark Hagarty(12) and Graham ‘the pie’ Jackson(8) also played great.

Lymm golf Club star Roger Percival(6) continued his good form alongside Ed Wilkinson(6) Martin France(2) and Josh Brand(4). Roger had four gross birdies on the back nine to seal second place on the card play-off.

Jim Caldwell is definitey the wealthiest man in Wilmslow. He can also play a bit of golf when he wants to. His team of Don Bailey(12) Steve Barlow (5) and Andrew Aherne(16) rolled in far more than their fair share of putts on the true surfaces to take first place. Well played chaps great scoring!

Thanks again for your continued integrity and 100% attendance.
One more event before Christmas!

Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 10th Steve Heywood Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Not brought in – any claimers!! Dozen AD333

2’s £155 5 prov 1s or dozen AD333
Chris Lee x2 Ian Gemmell Stan Devlin Colin Berry Martin France Andrew Aherne Jim Caldwell

Vale Royal 11-Dec-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Caldwell, Don Bailey, Steve Barlow, Andrew Aherne 87 12 Maxitours lambswool sweater each
2 Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton 86 10 Footjoy shirt each
3 Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger, Mark Hagarty 86 8 Under Armour shirt
4 Bob Eastwood, Dave Woods, Mark Clewley, Mike Lamb 83 6 Under Armour shirt
5 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Andy Buckley, Phil Vokes 83 4 Maxitours bag towel
6 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Andy Hamlett, Dan Moore 82 2 Maxitours bag towel
7 Jon Hudson, Mick Hill, Andy Corner, Rob Hughes 81
8= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Nigel Armitage 80
8= Les Russon, Dae Williamson, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon 80
10= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson 78
10= Nick Cook, Neil Worthington, Martin Keates, Steve Marsh 78
12= Simon Hemsley, Ian Handy, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 77
12= Gary Neiles, John Morton, George Fleming, Brian Paton 77
14 Mike George, Stan Devlin, Paul Drury, Terry Benson 76
15= Steve Lamont, Steve Davock, Bob Pickthall, Eugenio Fernandez 75
15= Jim Cox, Darren Beckford, Gary Bennell, Jack Meredith 75
17= Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Richard Massey, Les Penson 73
17= Pete Fotheringham, Tim Royle, Chris Lee, Tony Woodford 73
19= Dave Sully, Graham Davenport, Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield 72
19= Simon Poucher, Neil Drummond, Brendan Leighton, David Carlisle 72
21 Sam Norman, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 71
22= Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries 69
22= Andy Faulkner, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 69
24 Ian Gemmell, Peter Mccullough, Chris Hammond, Bob Coley 67

Warrington start sheet
11am Wednesday 18th December

1a Richard Blackwell x4
1b Bri Hopkins x4
2a Gary Neiles x4
3a Dave Goodwin x4
3b Barrie Simpson x4 tbc
4a Neil Edwards x8
5a Edwards x4
5b Edwards x4
6 Peter Maher x4
7aJohn Hilditch x4
7b Les Russon x4
8a Dave Sully x4
8b Nigel Hallows x4
9 Roger Percival x4
10 Colin Roberts x4
11a Si Hemsley x4
12a Jim Caldwell x4
12b Ian Hellens x4
13 Sam Leach x4
14a David Kelly x4
14b Roy Ainsworth x4.
15 John Wallis x4
16 Chris Hammond x4
17a Dave Blood x4
17b Lewis Marland x4
18a Mick Mahon x4
18b Paul Fell x4