Results from Vintage Vale Royal

*Please arrive 25 minutes before your start time tomorrow at Cavendish
*Mere and Preston start times below- there was little room for new teams as most Welsh Classic teams are now playing at these venues- Apologies to any of my disappointed clients on the reserve list.

Maxitours at Vintage Vale Royal

It was another great golfing day for well over 100 Maxitours players who travelled to Vale Royal.

There were tremendous compliments throughout the day for this fantastic venue which is maturing into a classic.
Richard Blackwell usually talks drivel but he hit the nail on the head this evening when he rated Vale Royal ‘As good as any golf course in Cheshire.’

‘That is one great golf course!’ Added Steve Marsden.
‘I love it here – it’s a really, really, enjoyable golf course to play.’ Praised Lewis Marland.

The report is slightly shorter than usual as I have been busy sorting start times out at future venues. I might have had time to write some golf related stories but I was busy wasting my life away having a nonsensical conversation with Bob Chesters’ team. They all have degrees in stating the obvious when I am trying to get some work done.
‘Its hot out there Tim’

It was John Kings first day back after self-isolating. ‘It’s my first day out for a few months as I am classed as vulnerable!’ He told me proudly.
‘Your wedge play needs to go into isolation next. it looked pretty vulnerable to me!’ Remarked his playing partner Fred Tyler.

Scoring was excellent especially in the morning when there was not a breath of wind and the greens were receptive. It was great to see two legendary Maxitours teams in the top three.

Ever present Colin Roberts(19) is possibly the most ‘capped’ Maxitours player. The popular Alsager man plays every week but he is more famous for his larger than life personality rather than his golf game. He played great today however and was ably assisted by his more sensible good friend Dave Marchant(18), Dave Mason(13) and Andy Williamson(13 as they took 3rd place).

Father to be Andy Buckley(9) teamed up with his own dad Mark (9) Don Philips (12) and Pete Woodbine (14) they has a best of the day 46 points in the front nine which earned them second place

Mick Mahon(22) can’t be too far behind Colin with the most Maxitours caps and this gentle giant is one of the nicest guys in the game. He rolled in more than his fair share of putts today as his team won with a brilliant 91 points . Team mate Richard Palmer (11) has had one of his rare victories here a few years ago and it was a case of horses for courses as the farmer also played well. Andy Faulkner(18) and Dave Westwood (19) completed the likeable team .
Well played chaps a great victory under the hot sun!

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance. Awesome ! as they say on the PGA Tour.


Nearest the Pin 10th Craig Rea Doz AD333 4 feet
Nearest the pin 16th Les Russon Doz AD333 9inches

2’s £252.50 6 prov1s or 14 srixons per two
Richard Duerr Ray Massey x2 Jim Caldwell Lee Charnley Ste Marsh Martin France Richard Palmer Simon Wilkinson Steve Kenyon John Webb Craig Rea Adam Princep

Vale Royal 24-Jun-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Mick Mahon, Andy Faulkner, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood 91 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Andy Buckley, Mark Buckley, Don Philips, Pete Woodbine 89 10 Dozen Taylor made tp5 balls
3 Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson 87 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Steve Aspinall, John Fitzsimmons, John jnr, Graham Wilkinson 87 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 87 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 87 2 Maxitours bag towel
7= Martin Bramwell, Dave Smith, Richard Duerr, Dave Madely 86
7= Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Lee Charnley, John Kelsall 86
7= Ray Massey, Cameron Massey, John Gleave, Dave Drury 86
7= Gary Neiles, Joe Yates, Paul Yates, John Longworth 86
11= Jason Waite, Alex Howarth, Gary Butler, Steve Lowe 83
11= Gav Dixon, Gary Sinclair, Bobby Aston, Pete Keena 83
13= Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington, Bri Hopkins 82
13= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger 82
13= Alan Leigh, Frank Massey, Jimmy O’Reilly, Jimmy Driscoll 82
16 Barrie Wilson, Simon Wilkinson, John Linsky, Nick Steel 81
17= Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Nick Moores, John Hilton 80
17= Ged Keary, Mark Woosnam, Steve Kenyon, Jim Murray 80
17= Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Dave Sully, Donna Sully 80
17= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan, Nigel Ashton, John Evans 80
17= Steve Owen, Dave Griffiths, Tony Doyle, Chris Bracchi 80
22= Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Simon Wells, Scott Mason 79
22= Pete Tomlinson, Mike Masser, Bob Pritchard, Phil Dermot 79
22= Ian Marchant, Steve Marchant, Kevin Pyatt, Steve Pyatt 79
25= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Ian Handy 78
25= Barry Jackson, Derek Fortune, Dave Beavis, Steve Tate 78
27= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Neale Laurent, 77
27= Mike Wilkinson, Andy Graham, Phil Thornily, Simon Belt 77
27= Dave Blood, Ian Smith, Phil Hudson, Mike Grainger 77
27= Jon Hudson, Robert Blain, Mike Hill, Andy Corner 77
31 Paul Gilbert, Craig Rea, John Webb, Chris Ravecroft 76
32= Brian Greenbank, Ian Ponter, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers 75
32= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley 75
34 Roy Ainsworth, Adam Princip, Koos Alders, Barrie Simpson 74
35 Bob Ellis , Phil Houghton, Neil Winstanley, John Ashton 70
36 Anthony Bloor, Steve Mattinson, Harvey Mattinson, Mike Gauden 63

Mere Tuesday 30th June

11.40 Ian King x4.
11.50 Colin Roberts x4.
12.00 Bob Eastwood x4 (£25)
12.10 Jim Caldwell x4.
12.20 Bob Eastwood x4.
12.30 Neale Laurent. x4 (£25)
12.40 John Owen x4.
12.50 Jim Clarke x4. (£25)
1.00 Brian Greenbank x4.
1.10 Mick Mahon x4.(25)
1.20 Chris Gregory (£25)
1.30 Mike Spencer 4.
1.40 Chris Adams x4 (£25)
1.50 Sam Leach x4
2.00 Les Russon x4 (£25)
2.10 Steve Aspinall x4. (£25)
2.20 Dave Sully x4.(£25)
2.30 Roy Ainsworth. (£25)
2,40 Ian Hellens x4,
2.50 Paul Dalby x4.
3.00 Martin Humphries x4.
3.10 Paul Fell x4.
3.20 John Cox tbc
3.30 Jim Kenyon x4.
3,40 Jim Kenyon x4.
3.50 Jim Kenyon x4.
4.00 Dave Blood x4
4.10 Pete Dolan x4 £(50)
4.20 Pete Dolan x4 (£50)
4.30 Steve Fairclough x4.
4.40 Gary Neiles x4 (£50)
4.50 Richard Blackwell x4.
5.00 James Callow x4 (£50)
5.10 Andrew Cornes x4
5.20 Andy Buckley x4.
5.30 Andrew Hill x4 tbc

Gav Sutcliffe x4
John Cox x4
Dave Stewardson x4
Dave Randles x4
Mark Tring x4
Paul Cooper x
Phil Locket x4
Paul Browne x4.
Simon Langdon x4.
Chris Lister x4.
John Wallis x4.

Preston Start sheet Friday 3rd July
Please pick up cards from me at the driving range which will be open for practice.
The clubhouse may offer facilities- more news next week.
9.50 Ian King x4.
10.00 Colin Roberts x4.
10.10 John Owen x4.
10.20 Steve Fairclough x4.
10.30 Jim Lindsay x4
10.40 Nigel Jenkins x4.
10.50 Sam Leach x4.
11.30 Lewis Marland x4.
11.40 Neale Laurent x4.
11.50 Pete Dolan x4
12.00 Pete Dolan x4
12.10 Paul Fell x4. (£50)
12.20 Richard Blackwell x4.
12.30 Munro Donald x4. (£50)
12.40 Lee Tilley x4
12.50 Steve Aspinall x4. (£50)
1.00 Steve Fairclough x4
1,10 Dave Buckley x4 (£50)
1.20 Mick Mahon x4.
1.30 Kev Hart x4.
1.40 Dave Goodwin x4.
1.50 Ian Hellens x4.
2.10 Martin Cox x4. (£50)
2.20 Garry Owen x4.
2.30 Dave Sully x4.
2.40 James Callow x4 tbc
2.50 Gary Neiles x4. (£50)
3.00 Jim Clarke x4 (£50)
3.10 Dave Griffiths x4
3.20 Martin France x4?
3.30 Neil Edwards x4

Neil Edwards x4.
Gave Sutcliffe x4
Mark Tring x4
Paul Cooper x4
Ron Sloane x4
Bri Hopkins x4.
Gareth Winston x4.
Kenny Plumb x4.
James Wilson x4.
Andrew Cox x4.
Pete Dolan x8.
Dean Jagger x4.
Barrie Wilson x4.
Warren Newton x4.
Nick Ford x4.
Matt Cheffins x4.
Garry Owen x4.
John Dickenson x4

great new events next week!


Dear Maxitours player,

I have had a busy but enjoyable day sorting events and teaching my members. I did not manage to speak to the Conwy manager but after speaking to the North Wales manager this event is definitely off and we are 99.9% certain that Conwy will follow suit.

Great news

I have booked Preston Golf Club on Friday 3rd July – this is a terrific course that I have been trying to get on my rota for a few years. Eight of my players played there last week and they were RAVING about the venue.

I am waiting on confirmation of another event at a great venue (to be played Monday 29th or Tuesday 30th) they are getting back to me in the morning.

When I confirm this tomorrow I will accept entries for one or both events.

Thanks for your patience on this matter!!


results from brilliant Bromborough

*Conwy and North Wales event looking doubtful to say the least- update on Monday!!!

Maxitours at brilliant Bromborough

Maxitours paid its first ever visit to Bromborough in todays’ event.
Even without Clubhouse facilities and some mixed weather everyone had a terrific day. It was a huge success.

The Club hosted the Cheshire championships in 2017 and it has quality oozing out of every hole.

I lost count of the number of players who said they hadn’t played the course before but would be reporting back to their golfing friends on what a superb venue Bromborough is.

‘That is a fantastic golf course’ Declared Simon Hemsley.

‘We have to come back next year!’ Begged Lewis Marland.

Wealthy Andy Veitch must get a mention this week for the worst golfing outfit of the year (if not the millennium). Tatty brown trousers and an even tattier brown shirt were offset by a red sweater with navy blue stripes. When I commented about his attire he told me a lovely story about when he was playing a University match and a really scruffy opponent turned up. Andy thought it would be a walkover but the lad turned out to be an international.

Fascinating tale Andy. Buy yourself a new sweater.

Lewis Marland and Phil Dickens travelled to the Wirral together but sensibly they socially distanced with Phil being chauffeured around like a US tour pro in the back seat. Unfortunately, Phil played so badly he travelled home in the boot.

In todays event there were an incredible five teams sharing second place on eighty points.
Third place went to Steve Woods (17)Ashton in Makerfield team of Jason Atherton(10) Tim Potter(9) and Jeff Ratcliffe(6) with 39 points on the back nine. They were beaten into second by the Ed Wilkinson(6) Warrington team including. Pete Atherton(11) Martin France(3) and Roger Percival(6)

Simon Hemsley was on good form even before he went out to play.
‘ I’ve only been here once before and I won.’ Announced the modest Bramall man. Today he teamed up with Joe Kirwan(7), Ian King(7) and Gareth Bradley (+2) and they had the best of the weather as they went out first and set a target of 85 points that no team came close to threatening. The team picked up four birdies on the tricky par threes.
Well played lads terrific golf.

Once again there was 100% attendance which is terrific. Thanks very much.

10th hole Joe Kirwan 3 ft Doz AD333
16th hole Jason Atherton and Dave Tongue 59inches 6 AD333 each

2’s sweep £250 4 pro v1s or 9 srixons
Josh Street Jim Rymer Trevor Webb Simon Hemsley x2 Gareth Bradley Joe Kirwan Tony Evans Martin France x2 Roger Percival x2 Dale Wallace Tim Potter Jeff Ratcliffe Jason Atherton Paul Woodbine

Bromborough 19jun-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 85 12 Footjoy Lambswool lined sweater
2 Roger Percival, Martin France, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 80 10 Under Armour shirt each
3 Ste Woods, Jason Atherton, Tim Potter, Jeff Ratcliffe 80 8 Under Armour shirt each
4 Jim Clarke, Pete Booth, Don Campbell, Pete Ledger 80 6 Under Armour shirt each
5 Kenny Graham, Billy Horner, Tom Drysdale, Norman Fox 80 4 Under Armour shirt each
6 Dave Buckley, Dave Carter, Steve Jerames, Ian Bruce 80 2 Maxitours Shirt each
7= Simon Poucher, Brendan Lieghton, Terry Crewe, Neil Simpson 79 Maxitours cap each
7= Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Mark Clewley, Mike Lamb 79
7= John Wallis, Andy Shaw, Dave Tongue, Mark Pasquill 79
10= Paul Traynor, Rick Margrave, Martin Dwyer, Steve Moores 78
10= Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall, John Hilton 78
12= Roy Ainsworth, Adam Princip, Malc Thornily, Dave Hanson 77
12= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens, Neale Laurent, 77
12= Paul Browne, Ted Barker, Steve Snape, Dave Wallace 77
12= Nigel Curran, Tracey Taylor, Phil Vaughan, Chris McEwan 77
16= Steve Blakeway, Josh Street, Phil McCurry, Paul Robinson6 76
16= Paul Fell, Colin Byrne, Dave Cooper, Nigel Ashton 76
16= Gary Neiles, John Morton, Steve Fairclough, Neil Bowfoot 76
19= Jim Lindsay, Andy Stapley, Russell Sollitt, Barrie Simpson 74
19= John Newton, Darryl Codling, James Stafford, Graham Wright 74
19= Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson 74
19= Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Andy Buckley, Richard Williamson 74
19= Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Mike Norbury, Dave Rhodes 74
24= Ian Snape, Pete Brown, Len Green, Keith Cunliffe 73
24= Steve Heywood, Janet Heywood, Graham Davenport, Richard Wakefield 73
24= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Rob Harris 73
27 Steve Lamont, Eugenio Fernandez, Paul Roberts, Dave Hughes 70
28= John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Bob Mottershead, Roy Christian 69
28= Mick Mahon, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer, Dave Westwood 69
30= Brian Greenbank, Andy Ratray, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers 68
30= Nigel Uttley, Keith Edmondson, David Bond, Andy Webb 68
32 Steve Foxcroft, Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Tony Andrews 67
33 Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Andy Lawton, Stuart Hibbert 66
34 Chris Chidley, John Egerton, Jez Herbert, Duncan Cameron 58

Vale Royal
Weds 24th June

8.20 Simon Hemsley x4.
8.30 Colin Roberts x4.
8.40 Jim Caldwell x4
8.50 Jason Waite x4.
9.00 Paul Gilbert x4.
9.10 Jack Coleman
9.20 Jim Clarke x4
10.30 Lee Tilley x4
10.40 Martin Bramwell x4.
10.50 Lewis Marland x4.
11.00 Mick Mahon x4
11.10 Brian Greenbank x4
11.20 Pete Tomlinson x4
11.30 Paul Fell x4.
11.40 Dave Blood x4.
11.50 Mike George x4
12.00 Alan Leigh x4.
12.10 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.20 Mike Kirchin x4.
12.30 Les Russon x4
12.40 Dave Sully x4
12.50 Dave Buckley x4
1.00 Paul Dalby x4.
1.10 Ged Keary x4
1.20 Andy Buckley x4
1.30 Sam Leach x4 .
1.40 Ray Massey x4 .
1.50 Andy Cox x4.
2.00 Richard Blackwell x4
2.10 Gary Neiles x4
2.20 Bri Hopkins x4
2.30 Bob Ellis x4
2.40 Roger Percival x4
2.50 Gav Dixon x4
3.00 Barry Jackson x4
3.10 Steve Owen x4.
3.20 Ian Marchant x4.
3.30Jon Hudson x4

John Owen x4
Paul Browne x4
Barry Wilson x4
Mark Gibbens x4
pete entwistle x4
Roy Sinclair x4
Chris Chidley x4

Cavendish start times
Thursday 25th June

11.20 Paul Evans x4
11.30 Colin Roberts x4
11.40 Simon Moorhouse x4
11.50 Dave Goodwin x4
12.00 Dave Blood x4
Mick Mahon x4
12.10 Pete Norbury x4
12.20 Paul Fell x4.
12.30 Andy Buckley x4
12.40 Neale Laurent x4
12.50 Lewis Marland x4
1.00 Sean Ellam x4
1.10 Kev Hart x4
1.20 Mark Hagery x4
1.30pm Ian Greenough x4
1.40 Simon Wells x4 1pm
1.50 Warren Newton x4
2.00 Ian Hellens x4
2.10 Pete Short x4
2.20 Dave Sully x4
2.30 Dave Waite x4
2.40 John Hunt x4
Richard Blackwell x4
2.50 Chris Gregory x4
3.00 Chris Gregory x4
3.10 Andrew Hill x4
3.20 Andy Dunster x4
3.30 Mark Richardsonx4
3.40 Simon Ashton x4
3.50 Charles Beadle x4

Rick Cotton x4 1.05.
Garry Owen x4
Martin Firth x4
Martin Hmphries x4
Dave Moore x4
Howard Domney x4
Hugh Mullin x4

Room for 1 team at stunning Bromborough on Friday

Please arrive 25 minutes before play
I will hand cards out from the Clubhouse foyer
Make way to putting green 15 minutes before play and then make your way to the 1st tee when it is safe to do so.
Drinks and chocolate available from the half way house.

Sort Code 090128
Acct 80162994

£110 a team plus £10 optional twos

Dear player,

I have booked a team in twice by mistake on Friday so I have room at 1.10pm x4 and another space may be coming free.

Let me know if you want to play this Cheshire masterpiece.


Bromborough start sheet
Friday 19th May
9.30 Simon Hemsley x4
9.40 Colin Roberts x4
9.50 Brian Greenbank x4
res Paul Evans x4
10.00 Martin Bramwell x4
10.10 Bob Eastwood x4
10.30 Lewis Marland x4
10.40 Mick Mahon x4
10.50 Jim Clarke x4
11.00 Lee Tilley x4
11.10 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.20 Rob Weston x4
11.30 Jim Lindsay x4
11.40 Jim Rymer x4
11.50 Ian Snape x4
12.00 Ian Hellens x4
12.10 Simon Poucher x4
12.20 Nigel Uttley x4
12,30 Steve Lamont x4
12.40 Roger Percival x4
12.50 Paul Fell x4
1.00 Les Russon x4
1.10 Dave Sully x4
1,20 Dave Buckley x4
1.30 Chris Chidley x4
1.40 John Newton x4
1.50 John Wallis x4
2.00 Neil Edwards x4
2.10 Neil Edwards x4
2.20 Paul Browne x4
2.30 Richard Blackwell x4
res Dave Goodwin x4
2.40 Gary Neiles x4
2.50 Bri Hopkins x4