Lat weeks Vale Royal results

Maxitours at beautiful Vale Royal
Vale Royal was absolutely stunning today.
Norrie Irwin knows his golf and he quietly told me that the course was tremendous. I don’t think I have ever heard so many lovely post-round remarks about a venue. Thanks to brilliant Manager Ian Embury and all his excellent staff.
The members tell me that the greens are the best they have ever been and all my players fully agreed with those thoughts.
Phil Long is an unlucky bloke. His best shot of the day was into the 15th green which was sailing straight at the flag before hitting a seagull in mid-flight. At least he is luckier than the seagull. RIP.
Friendly Welsh senior Mike Lowe started the round with one of the biggest bandages I have ever seen on his left leg. It was giving him grief. He spent half an hour talking me through his arthritis and football injuries- fascinating.
When he finished his round I noticed that the bandage was now on the other leg. ‘The right one started to hurt on the back nine.’ He told me. I quickly pretended to be doing the results so I didn’t get another medical report.

Mellors’ Chris Lee looks a bit like a cuddly panda and he put his good golf today down to his newly purchased bamboo golf under pants which prevent chafing. The Manchester Alliance Captain shot 1 under on the back nine to help his team take 4th place.

Third place went to Nigel Uttley , Morton Lindholt, Keith Edmunson and David Bond with 91 points. Morton is a great bloke and can regularly be seen swimming on his own in the lakes at Pickmere and Tatton Park. He was an Olympic rower but unluckily Norway boycotted the Munch Olympics so his dream was shattered. Todays 3rd place has helped soften the blow ‘This is better than an Olympic bronze medal’. Said a delighted Morton.

Taking 2nd place was the absolutely loaded Prestbury Golf Club Team of Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Gary Butler and Phil Singh. I don’t think Steve Hall wins very much. Five minutes after handing his card in he walked past me on the way to the toilets and inquired if he was still winning. On his way back three minutes later he asked me again. A great team effort even saw Gary Butler back to his best.

The Bramall team of Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks and Ken Clarke took 1st place today with a best of the season 94 points. The team has struggled all year but Kenyon put the improvement down to Steve Merricks new focus as he is now ‘putting his golf before his women.’ Whatever that means. They had a remarkable 49 points on the front nine and despite intense pressure over the closing holes they managed the win. Great golf guys – lovely to have you back in the winners circle.

The pins on the short holes were tucked away but talented Dave Goodwin(9) had an impressive 3 twos on his card. Dave is a lovely bloke but is famous in Maxitours for not smiling too often. His team saw him smile once but they told me that it may have been wind. Dave nearly cracked a smile today after his 3rd two rolled impressively into the hole. He then remembered that unfortunately he wasn’t in the 2’s sweep.

Stuart Blake was out first this morning and he took nearest the pin on the 10th after his ball finish an inch from the hole.
Thanks to everyone for your support, I really enjoyed running the event today. Tim
10th Hole Stuart Blake Dozen Wilson Duo
16th Hole David D-Jones Dozen Wilson Duo
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Stuart Blake Gary Butler Chris Lee Graham Jackson Barry Lees Jim Hodges Dave McDougall Phil Long Josh Brand Simon Willway Simon Wilkinson Mark Goulding

Vale Royal 4-8-2021
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Ken Clarke, Steve Merricks 94 12 Maxitours FJ Chill out top
2 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Gary Butler, Phil Singh 92 10 Doz Taylor Made tp tour balls
3 Nigel Uttley, Morton Lindholt, Keith Edmundsen, David Bond 91 8 Maxitours shirt each
4 Steve Heywood, Chris Lee, Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport 89 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin 89 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Jim Clarke, Kev McEvoy, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger 89 2 Srixon Glove each
7= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan 88
7= Barry Lees, Paul McDermott, Adam Davidson, Colin Lees 88
7= Colin Roberts, Lee Braxton, Paul Wrench, Mike Webb 88
10= Simon Hemsley, Mike Lamb, Mark Clewley, Dave Woods 87
10= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, John Mather 87
12= Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, David Kelly, Charlie Beadle 86
12= Dave Buckley, Phil Ryding, Russell Cash, Don Bailey 86
12= Jim Rymer, Mark Sanderson, Phil Woollam, Dave McDougall 86
15= Jim Caldwell, Phillip Ryding, Don Bailey, Russell Cash 85
15= Paul Gilbert, John Webb, Dave Madely, Philip Long 85
15= Andrew Cox, Mark Lyons, David D-Jones, Phil Young 85
15= Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Chris Marshall, Tony Jennison 85
15= Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 85
20= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 84
20= Richard Harper, Mark Hoyland, Steve Bowden, Dave Isherwood 84
20= Dave Smith, Chrid Brown, Paul Simpson, Martin Bramwell 84
23= Steve Blakeway, Norrie Irwan, John Vickers, Les Penson 82
23= Bob Sutton, David Kelly, Dave Harlow, Stuart Blake 82
23= Rob Higginbotham, Jennifer Higginbotham, Jan Higginbotham, Sarah Caldwell 82
26= Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Josh Brand 81
26= Lewis Marland, Rick Northover, Steve Schofield, Phil Dickens 81
26= Steve Aspinall, Peter Stuart, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson 81
26= Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, Brendan Leighton, Dave Carlisle 81
30= Paul Entwistle, Kevin Banks, Derek Machin, Ray Ward 79
30= Peter Cotton, Robyn Cotton, Arthur Laird, Carol Bell 79
32= Martin Humphies , John Murphy, Dave Hest, Ian Venables 77
32= John Hartley, Steve Shields, Peter Hoctor, Adam Thomas 77
32= John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson, Nick Steel, John Fitzsimmons 77
35= Simon Willway, John Kelly, Jim Spears, Laurie Heal 75
35= Ian Gardner, Ian Rankin, Charles Keirl, Rory McNally 75