*Room for 1 team at probably Lancashires finest inland course – Lancaster next Friday!!
Maxitours at five star Vale Royal
Vale Royal was in magnificent condition for todays Maxitours event. What a venue!
I first played here in 1998 when it first opened and you could see it was always going to be a very fine golf course, there were saplings everywhere. When I put the nearest the Pin flags out this morning I was shocked and delighted to see how well the course has matured. The tree lined holes are now looking really top class and is now well up there with the best in Cheshire.
Modest Martin Humphries always enjoys playing at Vale Royal ‘Can we play here every week, it an amazing course – I always play brilliantly around here – my team were rubbish.’
Ian Embury runs a tight ship and the hospitality throughout the day was also first class.
The report is shorter than usual as I have been invited to tea with my Lady Captain at Knutsford this afternoon. I am trying hard to control my excitement.
A player in Dave Coopers team was a little late arriving this morning. I went to the car park to find him to ask his handicap and asked Dave what he looked like.
‘About 60 and going bald.’
He narrowed it down to 90% of my players.
Thanks to my lovely wife Suzy for running the event late in the day. You are the best and I have no idea how she puts up with me.
I told a few groups to wind her up by reporting sightings of some rare animals on the course, she fully fell for it when Anton Johnson’s group reported a kangaroo on the 2nd green but a panther in the rough on the 7th was a wild animal too far.
Scoring was as excellent as could be expected with fast running fairways and receptive greens.
Dave Cooper(16) and his welsh army of Terry Dunne (16), Neil Tanner (12)and Alan Fox(11) took 3rd with 87 points.
Gary Owens(7) Denton team comprising Allistair Holloway(13), Anthony Kenny(3) and Steve Yeadon(11) were 2nd with 88.
It was senior golfer and black belt in five martial arts Phil Robinson(8) , brothers Dave(16) and Ian Snape(11) and Paul Price(12) who were victorious. They were on fire with 47 points on the front nine and kept ticking over on the closing holes to score 90 points. Very popular winners indeed.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.
Nearest the pin 10th Dozen AD333 Anton Johnson
Nearest the pin 16th Dozen AD333 Phil Dickens
2’s sweep £212.50 8 pro v1s 18 srixon AD333 per two
Jerry Salmon Richard White David Hunt Paul Yearsley Dave Sully x2 twos! George Kerr
|Vale Royal||29-Jun 2022|
|1||Dave Snape, Ian Snape, Paul Price, Phil Robinson||90||12||FJ Chill out top|
|2||Gary Owen, Alistair Holloway, Steve Yeadon, Anthony Kenny||88||10||FJ Shirt each|
|3||Dave Cooper, Terry Dunne, Neil Tanner, Alan Fox||87||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Rob Alexandra, Colin Bryan||86||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, John Harrop, Peter Hoctor||86||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Jimmy McEwan, John Harker, Jimmy Shirley, Tony Hope||86||2||Maxitours towel each|
|7=||Martin Humphries, Dave Hest, Keith Shale, Roy Aokins||86|
|7=||Anton Johnson, James Osborne, Aiden Hanbury, David Hunt||86|
|7=||Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, , Dave Rhodes||86|
|10=||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, John Fitzsimmons, Graham Wilkinson||85|
|10=||Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, Brendan Lieghton, Dave Carlile||85|
|12=||Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Rick Northover, Neil Evans||84|
|12=||Jonny Barton, Chris Walley, Sam Leach, Jim Hodges||84|
|14=||Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Carl Deaville, Dave Mason||83|
|14=||Bob Pickthall, Jon Hume, Dave Thomas, Jerry Salmon||83|
|14=||Ian Hazlewood, Steve Ellis, Derek Latham, Richard White||83|
|14=||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Karl Marginson, Mark Foley||83|
|14=||Chris Chidley, Duncan Cameron, George Kerr, John Bradbury||83|
|14=||Les Russon, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||83|
|20=||Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse, Graeme Grieve||82|
|20=||Dave Buckley, Dave Carter, Pete Stewart, Pete Johnson||82|
|20=||Peter Maher, Dave Kelly, Jonny Reeves, Nigel Hall||82|
|20=||Andrew Cox, John Cox, Alistair McCarey, Jez Finch||82|
|20=||Bob King, Rob Harris, Ged Keary, Steven Ross||82|
|20=||Gary Neiles, Gavin Connor, Paul Yates, John Longworth||82|
|26||Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Dave Turbot, Pete Ledger||81|
|27=||Jim Caldwell, Ian Cartwright, Steve Perrett, Simon Maxwell||80|
|27=||Barry Jackson, Steve Tate, Karen Wright, Dave Wright||80|
|29||Dave McDougall, Mike Dempsey, Pete Newey, Les Mercer||79|
|30=||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer||78|
|30=||Kevin Moore, Gareth Moore, John McCaffrey, Steve Parr||78|
|30=||Dave Sully, Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Donna Sully||78|
|33||Simon Wilkinson, Neil Bibby, Barry Wilson, John Lynsky||77|
|34||Barry Simpson, Martin Cox, Rick Shaw, Marc Morris||74|
|35||Paul Entwistle, Ray Ward, Tom Milner, Graham Bailey||73|
Lancaster start sheet
Friday 8th July
10.00 Simon Hemsley x4
10.09 Colin Roberts x4
10.18 Jim Caldwell x4
10.27 Dave Buckley x4
10.36 Jim Clarke x4
10.45Dave Goodwin x4
10.54 Paul Fell x4
11.03 Martin Humphries x4
11.12 Neil Laurent x4
11.21 Lewis Marland x4
11.30 Steve Marsh x4
11.39 Mick Mahon x4
11.48 Dave Monk x4
11.57 Gary Phillips x4
12.06 Mike George x4
12.15 Ian Reece x4
12.24 Kev Hart x4
12.33 Dave Sully x4
12.42 Paul Browne x4
12.51 Nigel Uttley x4
1.00 Roger Percival x4
1.09 Ian Hellens x4
1.18 Darren Booth x4
1.27 Richard Blackwell x4
1.36 Gary Neiles x4
1.45 Lee Tilley x4
1.54 Russell Sollitt x4
2.03 Simon Poucher x4
2.12 Dave Griffiths x4
2.21 Jimmy McEwan x4
2.30 Jimmy McEwan x4
2.48Adam Carolan x4
2.57 Simon Ashton x4