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Maxitours at fantastic Vale Royal
Another stunning day greeted the full field of Maxitours competitors at Vale Royal today. It is lovely to have so many positive compliments throughout the day. I love hearing my players being so happy.
Thanks also to my lovely wife Suzy and my equally lovely mother in law Jane for doing a great job running the second half of the day for me.
Vale royal really is a special place, a tremendous golf course and the most impressive Clubhouse in the North always guarantees a great day out.
The greens were truly wonderful and pretty slick on the downhillers.
‘Danny Willet would have no chance around here!’ Chuckled Tytherington’s Gary Butler. ‘They look like a table that has had two coats of pledge.‘
There are quite a few scruffy foxes wandering around in Liverpool but nature loving scouser Dave McDougall was close to tears after witnessing a beautiful Cheshire fox and her three cubs walk across the 18th tee this evening. ‘It was magic’ declared the big softie. He was so overcome with emotion that he hit his tee shot at right angles into the deep rough.
In the words of our lovely late Queen Ellizabeth his playing partner asked him to: ‘Wear the fox hat.’
Phil Harris(9) and his pals from Heyrose were one of the few teams that handled the greens and they had a great score of 90 to secure a first ever victory after 15 years of failure. Kenny Plumb(9) sounds like he could sort out a dripping tap but he drained a few putts today and didn’t leak many shots at all. Craig Stubbs(9) and Anthony Barker(22) completed the likeable team.
Second place went to on form Lancastrians Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth and Richard Palmer with 88.
Four teams tied on 86 points with Lymm’s charismatic Sam Leach(9), John Mather(10), Jim Hodges (3)and housewife favourite Jonny Barton (14) taking third on the card play-off. Excellent.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance
Nearest the pin on the 10th goes to Gary Smith Doz AD333
Nearest the pin on the 16th goes to George Kerr Doz AD333
2’s sweep £242.50 7 Pro V1s or 16 Srixon AD333
Colin Bryan x2 John Fitzsimmons Mick Mahon Martin Prescott Simon Poucher Paul Yearsley
Alan Giles Daniel Flaherty John Selby
|Vale Royal||21 Sept|
|1||Phil Harris , Kenny Plumb, Craig Stubbs, Anthony Barker||90||12||Maxitours FJ Chill out top|
|2||Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer||88||10||Maxitours FJ shirt|
|3||Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, John Mather, Jim Hodges||86||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Steve Aspinall, John Fitzsimmons, Barry Wellings, David Hughes||86||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Billy Coleman, Pete Norbury, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes||86||4||Maxitours cap each|
|6||Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper, Nigel Ashton||86||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7=||Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Dave Blease, Mark Foley||85|
|7=||Gary Neiles, John Longworth , Bill Telford, Alan Giles||85|
|9=||Tony Stiles, Alan McNeil, Mark Hoyland, Steve Bowden||84|
|9=||Darren Jones, Richard Harper, Paul Day, Steve McGuire||84|
|11=||Gareth Winston, Alf Shillitoe, Mark Turner, Pete Hoctor||83|
|11=||Jim Clarke, Dave Tobutt, Graham Jackson, Pete Ledger||83|
|11=||Pete Booth, Tony Williamson, Neil Williamson, Martin Byatt||83|
|11=||Pete Walters, Brendon Poynts, Daniel Flaherty, Mario Capostagno||83|
|15=||Anton Johnson, David Hunt, Aiden Hanbury, James Osborne||82|
|15=||Eugenio Fernandez, Peter Gold, Paul Van der waal-smith, Juan||82|
|17||Steve Hall, Chris Adams, Andy Oakes, Martin Prescott||81|
|18=||Dave Hest, Keith Shale, Adrian Brown, Laurence McNally||80|
|18=||Dave Goodwin, Dave Snape, Paul Woodbine,||80|
|18=||Norrie Irwan, John Bradbury, Josh Sreet, George Kerr||80|
|18=||Gary Smith, Daryl Mitton, David Beaumont, Alan Starmer||80|
|22=||Simon Hemsley, Rob Needham, Ian King, Joe Kirwan||79|
|22=||Peter Maher, Hugh Bilby, Jonny Reeves, Nigel Hall||79|
|22=||Steve Heywood, Graham Davenport, Janet Heywood, Richard Wakefield||79|
|25=||Ed Pysden, Henry Petrie, Simon Moorhouse, Mike Murray||78|
|25=||Neil Tanner, Steve Bowden, John Hackett, David Kelly||78|
|25=||Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson, Brendan Lieghton, Dave Carlile||78|
|25=||Nigel Davenport, John Selby, Richard Stockdale, Jim Kenyon||78|
|29=||Les Russon, Ken Clarke, Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks||77|
|29=||Geoff Bickerton, Steve Best, Kevin Harling, Simon Lewis||77|
|31||Ian Hulson, Bob Sinclair, Chris Davies, John Ash||76|
|32||Dave McDougall, Phil Woolam, Les Mercer, Keith Jones||75|
|33||Jonny Chan, Neil Griffiths, Pete Myers, Darren Whittaker||74|
|34||John Lynsky, Barry Wilson, Dave Monk, Nick Steel||73|
|35||Paul Browne, Dale Wallace, Howard Johnson, Ted Barker||72|
|36||Gary Butler, Paul Calnan, Nick Coleman, Steve Webb||67|