Maxitours at brilliant Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club

Maxitours from brilliant Vale Royal Abbey.

A big thank you again to my good friend and fellow PGA Pro Matt Turnock for running my event once again today as I prepare for 84 Maxitours players to play in the Algarvian Masters next week –The three Quinta courses are in wonderful condition- you are in for a treat.

I gather that my players had a real treat at home today playing Vale Royal. I have had several texts telling me what how impressive the greens were. I was told a long time ago that best green keepers are able to keep the course open for their members all year round and Justin is now rated right up there with the very best in Cheshire.

Here is Matts report:

Big thanks to the catering and bar staff for their provision of quality food and drink for your enjoyment.
Fortunately, after many days of dreadfully heavy rain it didn’t stop today’s event from going ahead which is a credit to Vale Royal Abbey’s drainage and the excellent work from their green keeping staff in presenting the course in super condition for my event today.

The predominant comments coming back from players were how excellent the greens were and certainly this proved to be the case with the top scoring team of Jim Clarkes shooting an amazing 91 points to win by two shots. “Putts were flying in from all over the place from my team” exclaimed Jim.

Thank you to Vale Royal for the use of their course today as it’s always a pleasure to bring my events to this superb venue.
Results were:
NP 10th –Tom Roe – 1 dozen Srixon AD333’s
NP 16th –Chris Lee – 1 dozen Srixon AD333’s

2’s – £182.50 = 6 x Pro V1’s or 13 Srixon AD33’s per 2
Pete Atherton, John Harrop, Paul Fell, Tom Roe, Paul Moonan, John Fitzsimmons & Chris Lee

Special recognition – Gary Nieles (Hole in 1 on Par 4 3rd) = 1 Dozen Srixon AD333’s

Vale Royal Golf Club 11th January Score OOM
Jim Clarke Peter Ledger G. Jackson Peter McElkerney 91 Maxitours Chill out top each 12
Roger Percival Martin France Peter Atherton Ed Wilkinson 89 on cpo FJ Shirt each 10
Tom Roe Joe Stanley James Clarke Paul Moonan 89 Callaway Shirt each 8
Gary Nieles John Longworth Henry Melroes Richard Melrose 86 Callaway Shirt each 6
Peter Norbury Ian Snape David Rhodes Dave Sarsfield 84 on cpo Maxitours Cap each 4
Kev Hart Mark Foley Alan Vaughn Carl Margison 84 2
Jim Caldwell Peter Griggs Liam Pilkington John Roome 83 cpo
Martin Prescott Richard Johnson Nick Hargreaves Andy Oakes 83 cpo
Richard Blackwell Steve Austin Gary Smith John Hilton 83
Sam Leach Jonny Barton Chris Walley John Mather 80
Mick Mahon Dave Westwood Richard Palmer John Farnsworth 79
Simon Hemsley Gareth Bradley Ian King M. Green 79
Dave Blood Jim Cox Andy Sandham Colin Gallimore 79
Paul Fell Nigel Ashton Colin Bryan Mike Lowe 79
Dave Goodwin Dave Snape Phil Robinson Paul Price 79
Mike Hill Rob Blain Andy Corner Rob Hughes 77
Dave Marchant Rob Sinclair Lee Braxton Dave Mason 77
John Fitzsimmons Ken Booth Peter Abbott Jerry Salmon 77
Jim Lindsay Alan Stapley Alan Booth Hugh Logan 76
Simon Poucher Neil Simpson Brenan Leighton David Carlile 76
Neale Laurent Gary Berrisford Paul Butler John Harrop 75
Dave Monk Bill Davis Barry Wilson Simon Wilkinson 75
Paul Salt Norrie Erwin George Kerr Steve Blakeway 74
G. Davenport Chris Lee Steve Heywood Janet Heywood 73
John Hunt James Shiptson Dennis O’Neil Alison Shipston 73
Martin Humphries Keith Shale Barry Caldwell Joyce Larkin 72
Paul Higgs Mark Saxon Tim Spencer Steve Marshall 70

Fairhaven start sheet
Tuesday 24th January

Spaces free

1a Dave Blood x4
2 Jim Caldwell x4
3b Steve Aspinall x4
4 Richard Blackwell x4
5a Ed Pysden x4
5b Dave Goodwin x4
7 Lee Tilley x4
8a Mick Mahon x4
8b Paul Fell x4
9b Kev Hart x4
10 Gary Neiles x4
11a Neale Laurent x4
11b Paul Salt x4
12 Dave Monk x4
13 Dave Griffiths x4
14 Dave Hughes x4
15 Simon Ashton x4
16a Simon Poucher x4
16b Andy Taylor x4
17 Simon Hemsley x4
18 Jimmy McEwan x4


Phil Gow x4
Paul Gilbert x4
Dave Stewardson x4
Paul Wrigleyx4