Maxitours at Dunham Forest Golf Club.
A glorious Autumn day greeted the 100 Maxitours competitors at majestic Dunham Forest today. The wonderful course always looks beautiful with its huge ancient oak and beech trees and it was in excellent condition considering the recent heavy rainfall.
Everyone was in the mood for a great days golf especially after Europe retained the Ryder Cup in such fantastic style against the United States just 4 days ago.
For the first time in his golf career Richard Blackwell was today compared to Rory McLlroy. Blackwell has far from a magnificent short game. He certainly has not got tremendous ball control. He definitely has not got immense power off the tee, nor has he a flowing swing or flowing curly locks for that matter. (I am not 100% sure but I don’t think his wife is a six foot blond tennis babe either, although I may be doing her an injustice.) I am afraid that the similarity ends with his dramatic late entrance as he screeched into the car park with just minutes to spare before his tee time.
Richard Preston and his wealthy Mere team were ‘hoopin and hollerin’ after picking up six shots in the first 4 holes however they got that Jim Furyk feeling after dropping two shots in their final four holes and they could only manage a 10th place finish.
Steve Rourke(9) is perhaps the scruffiest golfer in Cheshire . Today he resembled a poor mans Martin Kaymer as he coolly knocked in a testing six foot par putt on the 18th hole under immense pressure. This secured 3rd place with 86 points playing alongside Dave Ryder (7) Ben Shaw(9) and Cath Rawthore(1)
George ‘Poulter’ Drakonakis(3) recorded four birdies on the back nine as he teamed up with Sale’s Pete Moores(11), Moby Rawthore (4) and Jack Bagshaw(19) to finish in 2nd place with 86 points.
Todays winners with 86 points were the team of Frank Stapleton(12), Stuart Pearson(6), Blake Norton(4) and Barry Gibney(14). Between them legends Stapleton and Pearson won five FA Cup finals, but this victory against such a class field eclipsed even those achievements.
‘You can forget that lucky goal I scored in the ‘77 cup final win against Liverpool, or the cross that set up Trevor brooking to score in West Ham’s win against Arsenal in 1980. This is by far the biggest win of my sporting career.’ said an emotional Pearson. ‘I may be the first player to score for two different clubs in FA Cup finals’ blubbed Stapleton ‘but this tops everything’.
Many thanks for your continued support, I really hope you enjoyed your day.
Nearest the pin 3rd John Wraeg Dozen Srixon AD333s
Nearest the pin 13th Malc Wells Dozen Srixon AD333s
2’s £97.50 32 pro V1s 4 pro V1s or 8 srixons Malc Wells Adam Hart Jim Cox Guy Hall Frank Stapleton Moby Rawthore Arthur Jowell Keith Coxon