Vale Royal news and handicap info

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Dear Maxitours player,

I have spoken to Vale Royal and they are very optimistic about tomorrows event. The course is famous for its drainage and they missed a lot of rain today. I will be down there at 8am and will update my website at 8.10am at the latest to let you know if there are any issues with course conditions.



Bare with me tomorrow if I appear a bit numb but this is new to me too.
.I will have a course handicap table on the day to help

To really help me please can you/ team Captain

1. Download MY England Golf App
2 Do a player search to find your handicap index for each player
3 Do a course search (Vale Royal ,MENS yellow LADIES red) to find out your Course handicap for the day.
4. At check in please give me this information


Thanks Tim

Vale Royal event news

Dear Maxitours players,

As per current regs Vale Royal
are advised to inform all groups/golf days/societies that golfers from a Tier 3 location shouldn’t be travelling for recreation sport to a Tier 2 location.

Vale Royal will be serving bacon sandwiches and coffee in the marque behind the clubhouse

Please ring me if you have any issues

Many thanks


Maxitours event news

Dear Maxitours player,

I am sure you are all looking forward to playing this great game with your friends after lockdown finishes tomorrow. My Clubs have just been cleaned.

Two great fixtures at Vale Royal Wednesday 9th Dec and Mere Thursday 17th Dec (was initially advertised as Weds 16th).will take us through to Christmas.

Events after Christmas will hopefully all go ahead as advertised -government guidelines permitting.

We are in the process or rearranging the superb Portugal event for late Feb/early March. Details will follow shortly and there will be room for a small number of additional teams.

Thanks for your patience over the last few months.
I hope everyone is safe and well.

Yours in Golf, Tim

ps I have two sets of Taylor Made Sim irons (reg shaft, standard lie) at the right price if you want a treat this Christmas

Vale Royal start times
Weds 9th December

1st tee
9.00 Simon Hemsley x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Dave Blood x4
9.27 Jim Clarke x4
9.36 Lewis Marland x4
9.45 Neale Laurent x4
9.54 Jon Hudson x4
10.03 Mick Mahon x4
10.12 John Hilditch x4
10.21 Paul Fell x4
10.30 Martin Humphries x4
10.39 Dave Sully x4
10.48 Steve Aspinall x4
10.57 Dave Monk x4

10th Tee
9.00 Jim Caldwell x4
9.09 Chris Adams x4
9.18 Martin Bramwell x4
9.27 Ashley Elliott x4
9.36 Bob Picthall x4
9.45 Rob Weston x4
9.54 Kev Hart x4
10.03 Richard Blackwell x4
10.12 Les Russon x4
10.21 Gary Neiles x4
10.30 Steve Marsh x4
10.39 Steve Lamont x4
10.48 Nigel Davenport x4
10.57 Roger Percival x4

John Atkin x4
Paul Higgins x4
John Dickenson x4
Mike George x4

November events

Dear Maxitours player

Ringway has been cancelled on Thursday due to the lockdown

I can’t see much hope of any golf until December at the earliest

I will keep you updated

Stay safe my friends ❤️


Results from delightful Dunham

Fairhaven 10th November changed to Wychwood Park Thurs 12th Nov- please inform you team and let me know if you can’t make the new venue
Mere was advertised Weds 16th Dec but should be Thursday 17th Dec- my clerical error-sorry!

Maxitours at Dunham Forest

Dunham Forest is one of only a handful of golf courses that could cope with the hurricane passing through Cheshire today.

And cope it did. Magnificently.

The greens were terrific and all the players I spoke to enjoyed their day despite rain falling all morning. The late starters enjoyed a mostly dry round which was wonderful for my stress levels.

I am really, really, grateful for everyone’s amazing support, I have a responsibility to Dunham Forest and also to my players and it gives me a sleepless night when I think the rain may affect everyone’s enjoyment but a full turn out was terrific. After travelling only one older team decided not to play and kindly offered their apologies.

Thanks everyone for your class.

I was talking to Tom Howson about Dunham Forests attractive reservoir hole. A good tee shot will carry the underground reservoir and catch the down slope.
‘I went inside their about ten years ago. There is a huge lake under there. It is unbelievable.’ He told me.
I’m not sure what Tom was expecting to find in the underground reservoir but I don’t think finding a lake is too surprising.

More surprising was Graham Jacksons order for a medium set of snazzy Footjoy waterproofs. He has got a tough few weeks ahead in the gym. I think they must be for a friend. As he was leaving he looked a little bit worried.
‘Do they have an elasticated waist?’ He enquired.

In today’s event ex Copper Neale Laurent and his Dukinfield team felt at home in the Dukinfield-like weather and finished 3rd with 85 points. They had a superb best of the day 46 points on the front nine.

It was great to see Maxitours regulars Lee Tilley(9) Dave Rhodes(18) Dave Sarsfield(18) and Gentle giant Pete Norbury(19) back on the podium. They have had a quiet couple of years but were back on top form today.

Winning today with a great score was the Denton team of Garry Owen(9), Alistair Holloway(14) Mark Bone(12) and Alan Gayle(22). The big hitting quartet made the most of the forward tees with their only dropped shot on the tricky final hole. Well played chaps.

Thanks to all my guys for looking after the course so well. A member went out after us and congratulated us for leaving the greens pitch mark free ’You wouldn’t have known anyone had played out there today- pass on my thanks- terrific.’
Congratulations to Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Steve Foxcroft and Tony Andrews. The team normally finish last but were in the 40’s on the front nine. Rob and under-rated Tony were on fire and they only narrowly missed out on the best front nine score.

Thanks for all your support today, Tim.

Nearest the Pin 13th Mark Jameson Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 15th Andy Corner Doz AD333

2’s £202.50 5 pro v1s or 12srixon AD333
Neil Edwards Ste Merricks Jim Clarke Chris Clarke Simon Walton Andrew Aherne Andy Corner Jim Hogdes Ian Bruce John Newton Paul Butler x2 Mike Hill

Dunham Forest 29-Oct-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Garry Owen, Alistair Holloway, Mark Bone, Alan Gayle 87 12 Maxitours Merino sweater
2 Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury 85 10 Callaway chill out top
3 Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul Butler, John Hartley 85 8 Callaway shirt each
4 John Newton, Neil Clarke, Mark Geraty, Dave Linton 84 6 Taylor made valuables pouch each
5 Les Russon, Gav Spencer, Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess 83 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Richard Blackwell, Steve Ackers, Andy Buckley, John Hilton 81 2 Maxitours bag towel each
7 Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke, Jim Clarke 81
8 John Harker, Steve Woods, Dave Parry, Neil Edwards 80
9= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Andy Cunningham, Mike Pimlott 79
9= Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Richard Willimason, Phil Robinson 79
11= Steve Blakeway, Josh Street, Paul Robinson, Neil Pemberton 78
11= Jim Caldwell, Peter Maxwell, John Kelsall, Andrew Aherne 78
13 Jon Hudson, Robert Blain, Mike Hill, Andy Corner 77
14= Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King 76
14= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton 76
14= Dave Buckley, Ian Bruce, Dave Carter, Ken Parkinson 76
14= Steve Marsh, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Nigel Emmett 76
18= Bob Pickthall, Steve Lamont, Dave Thomas, John Preece 75
18= Matt Holland, Mark Holland, Mark Devaney, Ian Gllagher 75
20= Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Mike Murray, Bernie Mullins 72
20= Neil McCload, Mark Cordon, Don Malkin, Brandan Pynts 72
20= Charlie Beadle, Nigel Hall, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher 72
23= Munro Donald, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood 69
23= Colin Roberts, Mike Smith, Andy Williamson, Nigel Armitage 69
25 John Cox, Joe Mann, Paul Clatterbuck, Rob Fenwick 66

Ringway 12pm shotgun
Sorry- no catering
Scorecards will be waiting on your allotted tee
Please go directly from car park to your tee
After play please depart and send scorecard photo to my phone or email- ASAP.
Thanks Tim
1a Sam Leach x4
1b Colin Roberts x4
2aJim Caldwell x4
2b Jim Clarke x4
3 Dave Blood x4
4a Kev Hart x4
5 Steve Aspinall x4
5b Mike George x4
6 Martin Humphries x4
7 John Atkin x4
7b Lee Tilley x4
8 Simon Poucher x4
9a Bob Pickthall x4
9b Simon Wilkinson x4
10a Gary Neiles x4
10b Adam Carolan x4
11a Steve Marsh x4
11b Simon Ashton x4
12 Simon Hemsley x4
13 Lewis Marland x4
14a Neale Laurent x4
14b Mick Mahon x4
15 Dave Goodwin x4
15b Roger Percival x4
16 Paul Fell x4
17a John Hunt x4
17b Dave Sully x4
18a Richard Blackwell x4
18b Les Russon x4
Neil Drummond x4
Dave Monk x4
Anthony Egan x4
Rob Higginbotham x4
Jason Henderson x4
Garry Bennell x4
Pete Entwistle x4
John Lester x4