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
|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|