*** Alistair Mackenzies ‘must play’ Cavendish a new venue confirmed for Thursday 14th June, in my top 5 favourite UK courses, great setting, terrific greens, -they make Augusta’s look flat***
Vale Royal The Footjoy Am-Am teams of 4 next Weds -still few spaces left!!! £25 including great prizes and bacon bap!
Hazel Grove 24th May –few spaces £20
North Manchester 29th May –few spaces £20
Prestbury Wilson Classic 7th June-nearly full £30
Cavendish 14th June- spaces £20
Maxitours at delightful Dunham Forest
The exclusive Dunham Forest Golf and Country club was the wonderful setting for todays Maxitours Golf Event.
In its 50 year history Dunham Forest has had only had 4 Club Professionals- The BBC Commentator Alex Hay, Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, Doug Smith and currently the very highly respected professional Ian Wrigley who has served the club so well for nearly forty years. Many thanks to Ian, the friendly staff and members who made us feel very, very welcome indeed.
During the 2nd world war the Dunham course was used as an Italian prisoner of war camp. As Colin Lynch quietly stumbled through the trees searching for his pinnacle it was suggested that he looked rather like an escaped Italian inmate with his stripy golf pants, nice tan and slick black hair.
Next Monday Dunham Forest is hosting the Manchester United golf day, it may well be advisable to stay well away from the course as there could be a few golf shoes flying around the locker rooms and golf clubs flying around the course if results go as expected on Sunday.
In todays event John Reilly and Jimmy O’Reilly started this season where they left off last year as they set the early pace with 45 points. This was matched by the smartly dressed Pete Moores and the not so smartly dressed Moby Rawthore who were beaten on a card play off. Gary Garner and Ray Ward stood on the eighteenth tee with 45 points but a calamity of errors saw them fail to add to that total and they finished third on the card play off.
Near the end of the field 75 year old regulars Jimmy Eccles and Kenny Jepson were having the round of their lives as they recorded 26 points on the front nine. These two legends normally enjoy playing bad golf with very little success ‘are you enjoying the course chaps?’ I asked as I collected the nearest the pin marker ‘its absolutely bloody marveeluss!’ replied Kenny as his partner rolled in a birdie. Jimmy looked like he was having an outer body experience. Their 45 point haul was their best ever Maxitours performance however they were beaten into 4th place on the card play off ‘call the golf police!’ exclaimed Kenny ‘we’ve been robbed’.
Thanks for your support, I hope you had a terrific day on the links.
£80 4 pro vs or 8 srixon AD333
2’s Alan Smith Phil Ashcroft Paul Dalby Frank Stapleton Terry Davison Brian Hopkins Andy Stubbens
Nearest the pin 3rd hole Clint Jolley Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin 8th hole Darren Wood Dozen AD333