Maxitours at fabulous Vale Royal

Space for 1 team at Llangollen on Monday 11th April

Maxitours at fabulous Vale Royal

Maxitours players enjoyed a terrific day at Vale Royal. The forecast was poor but only the very early and very late starters enjoyed a couple of refreshing Spring showers.

The course was in excellent condition for March and it continues to mature into a very fine test of golf. Vale Royal is now firmly recognised as one of Cheshire’s best courses.

Twelve handicapper Martin Humphries told me that he had mastered the course and was two under par for his round through thirteen holes but the team only finished mid table.
‘If I had a decent team instead of these jokers I would have walked it.’
He told me in strictest confidence as he handed his card in.

Scoring was incredibly close as thirteen teams finished within 4 shots of the lead. The best of the scores were from teams in the middle of the field who played in the warmer conditions.

There were also rumours that the green keeper had an argument with his wife this morning as the pin position on the 16th was ‘tricky’. Even Ian Gemmell managed to three putt and he is known as the Brad Faxon of Stockport. The rest of his team four putted.

Stuart Smith (7) Paul Leek (18) Gary Leek (14) and Steve Smith(10) played superbly to take 2nd with 88 points. A classy birdie on the 16th from Gary when other teams were dropping shots really helped.

Winning with a better closing nine holes – helped by picking up seven points on the 15th and a crucial net eagle on the closing hole from Steve Barker(13) was the Silkstone team of Rob Platt(5), John Broomhead(5) and Tim Barstow(18). These brilliant lads come over the Pennines to play Maxitours about five times each year but more often than not they return home to feed their whippets empty handed. A great team effort saw the strange talking team earn a maiden victory. Well played chaps.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.
Yours in golf,

Nearest the pin 10th Dave Monk Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Moby Rawthore Doz AD333

2’s sweep £232.50 9 prov1 or 21 srixon ad333 per two
Gary Leek Gareth Winston Andy Corner Colin Bryan x2 Richard Blackwell Phil Gow

Vale Royal 30 Mar 22
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Rob Platt, Steve Barber, John Broomhead, Tim Barstow 88 12 FJ Chill out top each
2 Stuart Smith, Paul Leek, Gary Leek, Steve Smith 88 10 FJ Shirt each
3 Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Gary Smith, Kirk Hilton 87 8 Callaway shirt each
4 George Kerr, Paul Salt, Phil Harris, Les Penson 87 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Gav Spencer, Rob Harris, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 87 4 Callaway shirt each
6 Jim Caldwell, Lee Charnley, Liam Pilkington, Peter Griggs 86 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7= John Harrop, Mark Phillips, Gareth Winstone, Adam Thomas 85 1
7= Paul Fell, Dave Cooper, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryan 85
7= Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 85
10= Gareth Bradley, Chris Church, Colin Carter, John Owen 84
10= Pete Booth, Mark Hagarty, Pete Ledger, Jim Clarke 84
10= Dave Monk, Neil Bibby, Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson 84
10= Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Moreton, Paul Yates 84
14= Steve Aspinall, Ken Booth, Graham Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons 83
14= Martin Humphries, Joyce Larkin, Dave Hest, Keith Shale 83
14= Phil Gow , Jamie Lloyd, John Pugh, Mike Green 83
17= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 82
17= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, Andy Faulkner, John Farnsworth 82
19 Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Andy Mansfield, John McAtee 81
20= Fred Bridge, Mike Murray, Henry Petrie, Chris Sheppard 80
20= Mike George, Mark Clare, Graham Wright, Andy Southworth 80
22= Pete Dolan, Brian Hitchen, Keith Park, Mike Bindon 79
22= Steve Baldwin, Roy English, Phil Beagon, Jeremy Waterhouse 79
24= Andrew Cox, Phil Pegun, Phil Young, Alan Burton 78
24= Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges 78
24= Ian Neilson, Ted Ellis, Rodney Mills, Ray Royle 78
27= Ian Gemmell, Bob Coley, Peter Roche, Eric Broadhurst 77
27= Pete Myers , Moby Rawthore, Dean Newsome, Darren Whittaker 77
29 Peter Maher, Nigel Hall, Hugh Bilby, Dave Keen 76
30= Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Pete Fotheringham, Phil Robinson 75
30= Dean Jagger, Lee Tilley, Dave Rhodes, Dave Sarsfield 75
32= Janet Heywood, Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Graham Davenport 74
32= James Shipston, Liz Halliwell, Mike Spencer, Alison Shipstone 74
34= Mike Hill, Rob Blain, Andy Corner, 71
34= Paul Benson, Alan Brough, Mark Birtwistle, Tony Coleman 71

Stockport start sheet Monday 4th April
9.00 Bob Sutton x4
9.09 Dave Goodwin x4
9.18 Colin Roberts x4
9.27 Dave Blood x4
9.36 Paul Gilbert x4
9.45 Martin Bramwell x4
9.54 Chris Adams x4
10.03 Munro Donald x4
10.12 John Hilditch x2 – Ben Baldwin x1 Dave Cooper x1
10.21 Dave Monk x4
10.30 Martin Williams x4
10.39 Jim Clarke x4
10.48 Steve Aspinall x4
10.57 John Hunt x4
11.06 Mick Mahon x4
11.15 Paul Fell x4
11.24 Martin Humphries x4
11.33 Andy Taylor x4
11.42 Gary Phillips x4
11.51 Mark Timperley x4
12.00 Neil Edwards x4
12.09 Simon Poucher x4
12.18 Neale Laurent x4
12.27 Lewis Marland x4
12.36 Ian Hellens x4
12.45 Les Evans x4
12.54 John Newton x4
1.03 John Newton x4
1.12 Tom McGoona x4
1.21 Richard Blackwellx4
1.30 Dave McDougall x4
1.39 Ken Clarke x4
1.48 Les Russon x4
1.57 Sam Leach x4 early
2.03 Mike George x4
2.14 Steve Marsh x4
2.23 Kev Hart
2.32 Lee Tilley x4
2.40 Andy Buckley x4
2.48 Gary Neiiles x4