Results from Dunham Forest

Great Upcoming Maxitours events!

Ringway AM AM 12th March – 1 space

Caldy AM AM 19th March – 1 space

Prestbury Pairs 26th March- full

Spring Classic AM AM Mon 30th- Tues 31st March Vale Royal and Sandiway-last few spaces

Mere Galvin Green Classic 9th April -filling fast

Dunham Forest Pairs 16th April -spaces

Maxitours at delightful Dunham

Dunham Forest was the sun drenched setting for today’s Maxitours event. Catering, course presentation and hospitality were all once again to the very high standards we expect at this superb Manchester course.

Spring really was in the air as temperatures soared into double figures just after midday. March can be a great month for golfers as a spell of nice weather can really signal the start of the new season. Roger Percival was excited as he entered the Clubhouse ‘the Masters only a month away and the first ice cream van of the year pulled up outside my house on Sunday. I celebrated with a 99er’ said the fresh faced Lymm golf club legend.

There has been some shock results on the PGA tour recently. James Hahn was ranked 297th in the world last week and he went on to beat a class field to win the Northern Trust PGA event, incredibly Padraig Harrington this week was also ranked 297th in the world at the start of play and he won the Honda Classic and qualified for the Masters. In today’s event charismatic Graham Littler was ranked 297 in the Maxitours order of merit and he expected great things to happen. Unfortunately another poor performance from the Leigh man sees him drop down to 301st in the Maxitours rankings.

Scoring is always tough on the Dunham Forest course which has plenty of tree lined dog legs and requires the full range of shots to be played. Order of Merit leader Steve McDermott certainly hit the full range of shots today but they weren’t always on the right holes and the usually consistent Ashton man struggled to a 32 point total.

Alan Leigh(15) and Jimmy ‘five daughters’ O’Reilly(9) from Swinton Park scored 43 points and were delighted to finish in fourth position after a few barren weeks. Talented and highly rated Frank Stapleton(13) has been dubbed the ‘Di Maria’ of Maxitours in recent months after several below par performances, today the ex United star showed his true class and alongside good friend Kevin Hawkins(8) they also recorded 43 points to finish in 3rd spot.

Dave Torkington(13) and Ian Taylor(3) also from Swinton Park scored 43 points. Before play Taylor’s confidence was at an all time low after twelve months of poor golf however a superb 24 points on the back nine saw the likeable duo take second position and Taylor was delighted to be back in the prizes.

With 44 points today’s first time winners were the unlikely pairing of Sandy Calder(14) and Les Craig. Eight handicap Les slotted home four birdies after some superb putting on the excellent greens ,’He couldn’t miss’ reported playing partner Des Kelly. Sandy’s excellent par on the last secured their maiden one shot win. Well played chaps!

Many thanks for your terrific support today, I hope you had a great day on the links, yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 8th Mike Kinsley-Smith Dozen AD333s

Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th Jim Cox Dozen AD333s

2’s £137.50 4 pRO v1s or 8 srixons per 2 John Allday Steve Parle John Hilditch Paul Dalby Richard Palmer Chris Brown Dave Wainwright Barney Ross John Stubbs John Royle Mike Kinsley- Smith Chris Davies

Dunham Forest 05-Mar-2015
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Sandy Calder, Les Craig 44 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Dave Torkington, Ian Taylor 43 11 Galvin Green shirt each
3 Frank Stapleton, Kevin Hawkins 43 10 Leather Galvin Green belt
4 Alan Leigh, Jimmy O’Reilly 43 9 Dozen Z Stars each
5 Martin France, Peter Atherton 42 8 Puma golf belt
6 Paul Ward, Tom Butler 42 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Barney Ross, Paul Sherlock 41 6 Titleist cap each
8 Neville Dennis, Frank Massey 41 5 Srixon winter hat each
9 Chris Brown, Dave Wainwright 41 4 FJ Socks each
10 Andy Stubbens, Andy Hockenhull 41 3 FJ Socks each
11 Richard Palmer, John Farnworth 41 2
12 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett 41 1
13 Don Milligan, Mike Fenton 41
14= Lewis Marland, Gareth Winstone 40
14= Simon Hemsley, Al Demmy 40
14= Mike Spencer, Joe Kirwan 40
14= Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby 40
14= Paul Griffiths, John Williams 40
14= Rob Allen, Chris Davies 40
20= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 39
20= Colin Owen, Tom King 39
20= Colin Roberts, Jeff Andrews 39
20= Dave Wilson, Stuart Pearson 39
20= Martin Firth, Gareth Jones 39
20= Steve Tyrell, Graham Kaye 39
20= John Stubbs , John Royle 39
27= Les French, Ray Clowes 38
27= Geoff Underhill, Bob Rothera 38
27= Jim Cox, Jack Meredith 38
27= Dave Blood, Andrew Reed 38
27= Ray Massey, Dave Willie 38
27= Dave Thomas, Mark Hagerty 38
27= Dave Parsons , Dave Moore 38
27= Derek Hollindrake, Mike Banister 38
27= Dave Ellison, Kevin Hart 38
36= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson 37
36= Graham Littler, Peter Daniels 37
36= Beranrd Fee, Russell Humphries 37
36= John Buckley, Anthony Grimley 37
36= Doug Craig, Brian Connor 37
36= Andy Hallows, David Smith 37
36= John Lawson, Geoff Howarth 37
36= Ian Buxton, Mike Kinsley Smith 37
44= Steve Hall, Andy Young 36
44= Des Kelly, Mike Orborne 36
44= Wayne Colcough, Ken Ashford 36
47= Trevor Harrison, Arthur Jowell 35
47= Barry Simpson, John Mills 35
47= Mike Verdon, Steve Collier 35
47= Nigel Compsty, Jim Caldwell 35
47= Martin Wainman, Robert Leggett 35
52= Jim Doran, Bob Montford 34
52= Harley Fitzpatrick, Harry Fitzpatrick 34
52= Frank Wallace, Dave Stenton 34
52= Tony Wilson, Frank Hindle 34
56= Ian Ainsworth, Bernard McDonald 32
56= Steve McDermott, Aydin Ozmen 32
56= Mark Williams, Stuart Royle 32
56= Steve Parle, Gary Parle 32
56= Eddie Stirling, Saj Hashmi 32
56= Alan Pengelly, Paul Maxted 32
62 Brian Greenbank, Colin Mattison 31
63= Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers 30
63= Chris Belfield, Gerry John 30
65 Chris Reade, John Allday 29
66 Phil Carr, Alan Daniel 28

Ringway Golf Club start times

12th March 11am Shotgun start

1a Colin Roberts x4

1b Sam Leach x4

2a Phil Vokes x4

2b David Leack x4

3 Steve Johnson x4

4a Frank Stapleton x4

4b John Kelsall x4


6 Chris Wrighton x4

6b Ben Chambers x4

7a Roy Ainsworth x4

7b Tom Jarvis x4

8 Peter Cleaver x4

9a Derek Hollindrake x4

9b Moby Rawthore x4

10a Richard Blackwell x4

10b Anthony Grimley x4

11 Matt Cheffins x4

11b Ray Massey x4

12 Ian King x4

13 Neville Dennis x4

14a Peter Sutton x4

14b Steve McDermott x4

15 Roger Percival x4

16a Ian Ainsworth x4

16b Graham Littler x4

17a Dave Blood x4

17b John Stubbs x4

18 Brian Hopkins x4