Results from Delightful Dunham

Great Upcoming Maxitours events all filling fast!
Friday 14th Oct Vale of Llangollen – 1 space Team of 4
Thursday 20th Prestbury- full
Thursday 27th Stockport -full
Thursday 3rd Wilmslow-spaces -last few Pairs
Thursday 10th Dunham Forest- spaces Teams of 4
Tuesday 15th Fairhaven – spaces -spaces teams of 4
Thursday 24th Prestbury-spaces -Pairs
Tuesday 29th Sandiway-spaces -Pairs

Maxitours at Dunham Forest
Another fantastic Autumn day greeted today’s Maxitours Competitors at Dunham Forest. Everything about this venue oozes class.

The golf course was in fantastic condition thanks to Head Green keeper David Lippiatt. David was out bright and early raking the bunkers and proudly ironing the blemish free greens for us. The catering is also of the highest quality and I enjoyed my incredibly tender sirloin steak sandwich for lunch- I highly recommend it.

‘Those greens are brilliant!’ beamed Gav Dixon from Trentham.
‘I love this golf course.’ admitted John Dickenson
‘This course doesn’t suit me.’ said Darren Whittaker ‘I don’t like trees.’

I hadn’t seen Maxitours player Paul Boulter for a few years and it was very nice to talk to him him once again when he checked in. ‘Has your golf got any better since the last time I saw you?’ I asked him . ‘No its even worse’ he replied.

Frank Hindle thought he had recorded a hole in one when his ball was nowhere to be seen on the 15th green. Unfortunately there was no pinnacle in the hole but there was a little rabbit scrape over the back of the green. Frank who is well known for his short arms and deep pockets reached down into the darkness and was happy to discover his tatty ball almost three feet underground.

Chris Roberts is a lovely chap but he turned up today with one of the oldest electric trolleys I have ever seen – I was curious to know how long ago it was when he bought it.
‘Don’t tell anyone but I found it on Knutsford tip a couple of years ago!’ He admitted.
I’m not too sure where he found his team of Anton Ellis, Peter Ellis and David Treadwell, but they might all end up on the scrapheap tomorrow after finishing in second to last place with just 69 points.

In today’s event the scoring was not high as the firm greens and swirling breeze protected the course.

Didsbury Golf Club’s Chih Hu(28) has played in over 30 Maxitours events and has so far won a pair of socks and a ball marker. (To be perfectly honest he didn’t win them I just gave them to him after another bad round.) I asked him and his team mates a couple of months ago if they knew any decent golfers. Today he was inspired and picked up four net birdies and an eagle on his way to 84 points and 3rd place. Playing partners George Maddison(27), Shushil Aggarwal(13) and Peter Meher (18) completed the delighted quartet and they all contributed well.

In second place was Flooring specialists ‘Carpet’ Bob Kwan(16), his bank manager Andy Adshead(6), Brian Clare(12) and Iain Kirkland(15). These four had a steady front nine before they ‘piled’ on eight points when Andy Adshead eagled the par five 11th. ‘The greens were like lino!’ declared Bob, and he should know.

It is really great to see big Phil Smeathers(6) back playing some great golf with his Knutsford team of Trevor Webb(12), Dave Stanhope(11) and Steve Hall(11). Phil became famous after winning the first ever competition at High Legh when it opened in 2000. The sign writer was slightly dyslexic and when Phil and his mates visited the club to see his name on the honours board he was dismayed to see the winner displayed as P S Mathers. There was no mistaking the quality of Phil’s play today and the likeable engineer was delighted with his first ever Maxitours victory. Congratulations chaps that is a great win.

Thanks to all players for your terrific support. Once again there was full attendance which is really appreciated. Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 8th hole Trevor Webb Doz AD333’s
Nearest the pin 18th hole Andy Collier Doz AD333’s

2’s £175 3 pro v1s or 8 srixons per two
Dave Harlow Trevor Webb Phil Smeathers x2 Andy Adshead Iain Kirkland Peter Bean Mike Hehir Frank Stapleton Geoff Sherburn Keith Coxon Ray Tennant Mark Bulman Leigh Smart James Williams Paul Hodgson Laurie Cole Dale Beaghan

Vale of Llangollen Friday 14th October

9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.48 David Kelly x4
9.57 Kevin Chisnall x4
10.09 Richard Blackwell x4
10.18 Chris Adams x2 – two players required
10.30 Steve Aspinall x4
10.40 Dave Stanhope x4
10.48 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.03 Trevor Foster x4
11.12 Dale Beaghan x4
11.21 Bev Crute x4
11.30 Les Penson x4
11.39 Frazer Mackenzie x4
11.48 Rick Sym x4
11.57 Simon Poucher x4
12.06 Rob Weston x4
12.24 Ian Lilley x4
12.33 Sam Leach x4
12.42 Jonathon Hudson x4
12.51 Dave Griffiths x4
1.00 Leigh Smart x4
1.09 Dennis Whelan x4
1.18 John Stubbs x4
1.27 Les Russon x4
1.36 John Dickenson x4
1.45 Rob Farnham x4
1.54 Dave Goodwin x4
2.03John Longworth x4