Maxitours at Brilliant Vale Royal

Room at leafy Helsby on 13th April team of 4 and Knutsford Singles 28th April

Maxitours at brilliant Vale Royal

Maxitours visited Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club today and as well as having plenty of well struck Pro V1s whizzing overhead there were compliments galore flying around.
The sand-based course was incredibly dry when other top Cheshire courses have been shut. The fairways were firm and fast and the greens were:
‘Superb’ According to Rob Platt and many others.

‘The Greens were the best this year!’ Declared Gary Smith after three putting less than usual.
‘That’s the first course I’ve played this year and had some real run on the fairways! Brilliant course.’ Announced an impressed Andy Taylor.

The catering is also now gaining a fine reputation and it was a pleasure to sample the menu more than once. Huge thanks to Ian Embury and his friendly team.

Crazy Welshman Dave Cooper wanted to pick up a prize today. He had a good result a few weeks ago.
‘I’ve got everything I need golf related – is their anything else I can have instead?’ He asked. I will try and fit a few toasters and cuddly toys in my car ready for next weeks event so you can have a good look around Dave to see if anything catches your eye.

Frank Harcastle had his expensive new Ping chipper out today for the first time. Apparently, they are the new answer to everyone’s chipping problems.
‘Did you chip well today?’ I asked him after his round.
‘No, absolutely hopeless. But I’ll try anything to improve my golf. I think I’ve tried every gadget you can think of and I am looking forward to trying a few more. Just in case there is something out there I may missed…….’
Good luck Frank.

Keith Shale said he played the best golf of his undistinguished career as he helped his team of Tony Hereford, Pete Van Boyd and Barry Caldwell into 4th place with 88 points.

John Dickenson is a lovely bloke and its great to see him getting back to his best after a recent illness. His team carded 88 points late in the day to take 3rd place.

This was matched by the popular Roger Percival team who had a mediocre front nine of 39 points before setting fire to the back nine and returning in 49.
They call team mate Ian Quirk(1) ‘baking powder’ because he hits the ball so hard it just keeps rising. The big hitting one-handicapper made an eagle two after driving the par four 11th hole. Pete Atherton(8) the 4th member of the team prefers eating cakes but he had three birdies on his own.

Taking first prize was Gary Neiles(6), John Longworth(11), Richard(7) and Henry (6)Melrose. These guys play at Sandiway which is only a stone’s throw from the 7th tee and they made the most of local knowledge to master the tricky Vale Royal greens as they scored 90 points to earn a first win of the season. Well played chaps, great golf.

Richard Dueur sells 19,500 tons of peanut butter each year. He crunched his tee shot to five feet on the 10th to win nearest the pin.

Thanks for your wonderful support, Tim

Nearest the pin 10th Richard Dueur Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin 16th Mike Lowe Dozen AD333
2’s Sweep £230 4 pro v1s or 9 srixon per two
Ed Wilkinson Steve Barber Steve Blakeway Pete Ledger John Harrop Neil Edwards Dave Madely Martin Keates John Pratt Jim Hodges Graham Wilkinson Tony Chorlton Ian Quirk x2 Barry Lazenby

Vale Royal March 23
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Neiles, Richard ,Melrose, Paul Hurst, Gavin Connor 90 12 FJ Chill out each
2 Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Ian Quirk, Ed Wilkinson 88 10 Oscar Jacobsen shirt each
3 John Dickenson, Dave McDougall, Mike Dempsey, Hamish Ogilvie 88 8 Callaway Shirt each
4 Keith Shale, Tony Hereford, Barry Caldwell, Pete Van Boyd 88 6 Callaway Shirt each
5 Kev Hart, Paul Gregory, Paul Yearsley, Alan Vaughan 87 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Paul Traynor, Steve Moores, Dave Briddon, Richard Margrave 87 2 Maxitours cap each
7 Rob Platt, Steve Barber, Tim Barstow, Dan Walker 85
8= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Steve Schofield, Neil Evans 84
8= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Anthony Wilson, Pete Ledger 84
8= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, John Harrop, Steve Shields 84
8= Andy Hamnett, Jim Wardle, Gary Smith, Steve Austin 84
12= Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson 83
12= Steve Blakeway, Phil McCurry, Phil Harris, George Kerr 83
14= Ian Venables, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Dave Cooper 82
14= Ed Pysden, Lee Townlee, Fred Bridge, Simon Moorhouse 82
14= Jimmy McEwan, John Harker, Tony Hope, Neil Edwards 82
14= Pete Norbury, Billy Coleman, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 82
18= Phil Long, Dave Madely, Chris Davies, Martin Quinn 81
18= Geoff Bickerton, John Owen, Martin Keates, Simon Lewis 81
18= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Carl Deaville, Dave Mason 81
18= Paul Traynor, Richard Margrave, Steve Moores, Dave Briddon 81
18= Andy Taylor, Andy Parrington, Andy Strickley, Chris Perry 81
18= Paul Price, Martin Wainman, , Tony Welburn 81
24 Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson, Dave Monk, John Lynsky 80
25 Jim Caldwell, Dave Rainwood, John Kelsall, Peter Griggs 79
26 Simon Poucher, Richard Harper, Mark Hoyland, Dave Carlile 78
27= Martin Oldfield, Richard Dueur, Ian Goulty, Brian Greenbank 77
27= John Hilditch, JP, Simon Walton, Andy Wright 77
29 Barry Simpson, Martin Cox, Koos Alders, Marc Morris 75
30= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner, Munro Donald 74
30= Steve Lamont, Peter Gold, John Prescott, Eugenio Fernandez 74
30= Peter Buckley, Graham Foden, Barry Lazenby, John Slater 74
33 Sam Leach, Jonny Barton, Ian Whitehead, Jim Hodges 73
34 Stuart Blake, John Atkin, David Kelly, David Wilkinson 72
35= Gary Phillips, Pete Maher, Charlie Beadle, David Kelly 71
35= Steve Aspinall, Graham Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons, Colin Berry 71
37 Dave Hughes, Steve Lamont, Pete Gold, Steve Rawlinson 69

Stockport start sheet
Monday 3rd April
8.30 Simon Hemsley x4
8.38 Colin Roberts x4
8.46 Jim Caldwell x4
8.55 Ed Pysden x4
9.04 Paul Gilbert x4
9.12 Dave Blood x4
9.21 Paul Taynor x4
9.30 Paul Fell x4
9.39 Martin Humphries x4
9.48 Dave Goodwin x4
9.57 Dave Buckley x4
10.06 Mick Mahon x4
10.15 Steve Hallx4
10.23 Dave McDougall x4
10.32 Dave More O’Farrell x4
10.40 Jim Lindsay x4
10.49 Geoff Bickerton x4
10.58 Neale Laurent x4
11.07 Dave Griffiths x4
11.16Kev Hart x4
11.24 Martin Bramwell x4
11.33 Don Phillips x4
11.42 Peter Maher x4
11.51 Paul Salt x4
12.00 Roger Percival x4
12.08 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.17 Eugenio Fernandez x4
12.26Richard Blackwellx4
12.35 Sam Leach x4
12.44 Martin Williams x4
12.53 Lee Tilley x4
1.01 Simon Raine x4
1.10Paul Price x4
1.19 Stuart Smith x4
1.28 Simon Poucher x4
1.37 Graham Blood x4
1.46 Nathan Mills x4
1.54 Allan Hoy x4
2.03 Andy Dunster x4
2.11 Jeremy Waterhouse x4
2.20 Stu Dowie x4
2.30 Lee Everett x4

Gary Kirkwood x4