Great upcoming Maxitours events
LAST FEW Spaces at Caldy AM AM 16th March next week- *timed start* -see below
Sandiway -21st March-Full
Stockport -27th March full
Vale Royal -31st March Full
Mere -‘Galvin Green Classic’ 6th April AM AM – spaces
Maxitours at delightful Dunham Forest
Spring was most definitely in the air at Dunham Forest today. Clear blue skies, freshly cut fairways , new buds bursting into life on the ancient oak trees and Steve Aspinall frantically looking for his golf ball in the daffodils are all signs that we are over the worst of the winter.
The catering at Dunham is rated by many as the best in the North and the beef and onion baguette is one of the highlights of my year- thanks to Leslie and Mike for their hard work.
Dave Lyppiatt the Dunham head green keeper is a top man with a growing reputation. After no overnight rain and a warm drying breeze he kindly allowed trolleys on his superb track. All the players commented on the quality of the course and the speed of the greens – Thank you Dave.
Paul Dennis is the ultimate golf professional and he is doing a great job in filling the boots left by legendary Dunham pro Ian Wrigley. Thanks for all your help chaps you are a first class team.
Roy Ainsworth has been out of action for six months with a new hip but this didn’t stop him from playing some great golf today. He picked up eight shots as his team narrowly missed out on the prizes with 84 points. ‘How much does it cost to put an advert on your website? I’m looking for a decent team this year- this lot are hopeless.’ Enquired the Antrobus man.
Bob Kwan(14) is down to his last million. He also forgot his size 9 shoes but couldn’t find any in lost property so instead of buying a pair he actually borrowed a pair from six foot six team mate Robin Vidler.
‘I could feel my feet sliding around in the size 14 shoes- I couldn’t rotate properly.’ He complained.
‘He looked and played like Charlie Corrolli ‘ added his pal Kevin Hart.
John Stubbs’ playing partner Ray Bradbury(16) was having the round of his life after 14 holes. He was on the card so often that John decided to take him out with a hard low shank which rattled off his shin bone. It certainly did the trick as Ray hobbled his way over the closing holes and John was delighted to be back on the scorecard.
Accrington’s underrated Dale Beaghan(11) is surprising a few people with his excellent golf at the moment. He helped his team to 5th place with 86 points. The only other time in his life when he got on a roll was three years ago when he trod on his cheese and pickle bap after it dropped out of his golf bag. Pete Ledger(18), Phil Mayers(11) and Grant Vickery(9) were his lucky partners.
Nice guys Tony Jennison(6), Richard Blackwell(13) John Hilton(12) and Andy Hamlett(9) love Dunham and they finished 4th with 88 points.
Mark Berrisford (6) came over the hills from Matlock to finish 3rd at Dunham. He arrived with fellow Derbyshire men Pat Cliff(5), Pete Day(12) and vacuum cleaner repair man Les Pate(19). Les brushed the dust off his clubs and was well and truly plugged in today. He hoovered up all his short putts and was delighted to clean up. He said that might buy a new bag with his winnings as he can’t stop changing them every couple of months.
The Hazel Grove senior team led by retired perfume importer Ian Ainsworth(12) came up smelling of flowers after a super 88 points. I can’t remember the last time these guys featured in the prizes. Even Ray Stringer(19) holed a long putt. Trevor Harrison(10) and smartly dressed Geoff Haynes(9) made up the successful quartet.
As a ten year old I used to buy the Roy of the Rovers comic and my favourite character was Billy’s boots. Billy forgot his football boots one day and found an old pair which once belonged to a top England striker. Every time he wore them he played like the old star. Frank Hindle(12) forgot his shoes today and Dunham Forest kindly lent him an old pair from lost property. They had the Billy’s boots effect as Frank played like a different person helping his team to take first place.
Despite his feet being covered in blisters Frank had to be persuaded to return the grubby shoes.
Farmer Richard Palmer(11), John Farnsworth(21) and former GP Dr Munro Donald(14) completed the dumbstruck quartet who had never seen Frank play as well.
‘It must have been the shoes’ they all agreed.
Thanks to everyone who played today I really hope you had a great day, Tim.
Nearest the pin 8th hole Dave Blood Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th hole Brian Hopkins Dozen AD333s
2’s £210 4 pro v1s or 12 srixon AD333s per 2. Frank Hindle James Eaves Steve Aspinall x2 Andrew Leather Chris O’Regan Robin Vidler Geoff Sherburn Phil Mayers Kev Hawkins Stuart Pearson Dave Wilson Ed Wilikinson Martin France Kevin Roberts Dave Blease
|1||Richard Palmer, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle||89||12||Cleveland jacket each|
|2||Ian Ainsworth, Geoff Haynes, Trevor Harrison, Ray Stringer||88||10||PGA Jacket each|
|3||Mark Berrisford, Les Pate, Pat Cliff, Pete Day||88||8||PGA Jacket each|
|4||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison, Andy Hamlett, John Hilton||88||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Dale Beaghan, Pete Ledger, Phil Mayers, Grant Vickery||86||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Chris Webster, James Eaves, Steve Dainty, Darren Jones||85||2||Maxitours cap each|
|7=||Colin Roberts, Jeff Andrews, Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant||85||Maxitours cap each|
|7=||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, Ian Noake, Dave Mackey||85|
|9=||Roy Ainsworth, Peter Heald, Mike Verdon, Steve Collier||84|
|9=||Dave Parsons, Geoff Sherburn, Dave Moore, Dave Smith||84|
|11||Roger Percival, Martin France, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton||83|
|12||Joe Kirwan, Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer||82|
|13=||Bob Mottershead, David Plant, Roy Christian, Dave Holgate||81|
|13=||Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes, Andrew Leather, Barney Ross||81|
|13=||Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess, Steve Kenyon||81|
|13=||Graham Jackson, Vernon Hayes, Mike Walker, Mark Hazeldine||81|
|17=||Dave Blood , Jim Cox, Andy Sandham, Jack Meredith||80|
|17=||Bob Kwan, Robin Vidler, Kevin Hart, Ian Fensom||80|
|19=||John Stubbs, John Royle, Stuart Hobson, Ray Bradbury||79|
|19=||Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor, Ed Green||79|
|21=||Kenny Chinn, John McCartney, Mike Clayton, Trevor Kenny||78|
|21=||Mike Gray, Mark Maguire, Chris Foster, Kevin Seacy||78|
|23=||Eddie Jordan, Dave Ashton, Brian Carroll, John Killoran||76|
|23=||Steve Parle, Gary Parle, Gordon Hamlett, Wayne Harper||76|
|23=||Paul Donnelly, Damien Clayton, Ian Thompson, Simon Priest||76|
|26=||Mike Tarrant, James Wilson, Steve Halliwell, Phil Mason||75|
|26=||Brian Greenbank, Chris Brown, Dave Wainwright, John Newton||75|
|28||Paul Rudkin, Kevin Roberts, Chris Winstone, Dave Blease||74|
|29||John Berry, Chris O’Regan, Tony Grinnell, Stan Devlin||72|
|30||Barry Wilson, Steve Aspinall, Simon Wilkinson, John Fitzsimmons||71|
Caldy start times
Thursday 16th March
9.00 Colin Roberts x4
9.09 Jim Caldwell x4
9.18 Ian King x4
9.27 David Kelly x4
9.45 Phil Vokes x4
9.54 Mike Stewart x4
10.12 John Stubbs x4
10.21 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.30 Pete Cotton x4
10.39 Bob Motteshead x4
10.48 Dale Beaghan x4
10.57 Trevor Foster x4
11.06 Bernard Hessian x4
11.15 Roger Percival x4
11.24 Lewis Marland x4
11.33 Eddie Jordan x4
11.42 Andy Strickley x4
11.51 Les Russon x4
12.00 Sam Leach x4
12.09 Mike Dean x4
12.18 Peter Dolan x4
12.27 Dave Thomas x2 Brian Rogerson x2
12.36 Phil Ashcroft x4
12.45 David Smith x4
12.54 Bill Melia x4
1.03 Bill Melia x4
1.12 David Smith x4
1.21 R Blackwell x4
1.30 Steve Aspinall x4
1.39 Gary Neiles x4
1.57 Brian Hopkins x4