Results from Brilliant Vale Royal Abbey

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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
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
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