Spaces at Vale Royal team of 4 Footjoy Classic next Friday 4th Aug!!
also Mere Am Am – Monday 7th Aug
Maxitours at delightful Dunham Forest
Dunham Forest was once again at its majestic best for the visit of Maxitours.
The towering oak and beech trees did a great job sucking up the rain water from the fairways after a couple of heavy showers and the excellent free draining greens were really terrific to putt on. Thanks to all the green keepers for their fine efforts.
Thanks also to PGA professional Paul Dennis and his highly rated team and Mike and Leslie Saxon for providing possibly the best Clubhouse food in the North.
Steve Heywood is a lovely man and doing well in the Order of Merit with his pal Nigel ‘officer’ Dibble. He was desperate to play this week and noticed that John Farnsworth and Richard Palmer needed two players to make a four so he asked me to team them up. Farnsworth and Palmer will tell you themselves that they have ‘unique’ golf swings. On the first hole Richard got under his tee shot and it landed on the 4th green , John topped his way down the fairway. Steve nearly phoned me up to ask ‘Who the hell have you put us with?’ Luckily things improved and the team had a very respectable 79 points.
Mark Hagerty hit a new Maxitours low when he not only lost a couple of golf balls on the course but he also lost his shoes. ‘I Can’t find them in the changing room anywhere and I am sure I put them in there!’ He was delighted when I pointed out that there are actually two changing rooms at Dunham and he was looking in the wrong one.
Dunham Forest used to be a fourteen hole golf course before they rented some new land from the National trust forty years ago to make 18 holes . John Hilditch wished it was still a fourteen hole course as his team dropped six costly shots on the final four to throw away a great score.
Jim Rymer is very optimistic. Not only did he think he would win today’s event the Liverpool lawyer also thinks that Everton will do well this season. He headed off to Goodison after his round to watch Wayne Rooney make his second Everton debut . Jim finished in mid table mediocrity rather like his football team.
Chris Adams and his well spoken Prestbury team had a very strong finish to take 5th place on the card play-off with 82 points.
Brian Hopkins(4) started his round with three birdies to continue his excellent form. The Shrigley Hall team of Mark Taylor(10), Alan Pengelly(12) and Alex Mansfield(13) took 4th place with a solid 83.
Good friends Ed Wilkinson(7), Roger Percival(6), Martin France(3) and Peter Atherton (11)combined well on the back nine and they were delighted with third place also with 83 points.
The early starters had the worse conditions but paradoxically they had the better scores and third out this morning was Simon Hemsley(9),Ian King(7), Gareth Bradley(+1) and John Delaney(5). The high class Bramall team had nine birdies between them as they narrowly missed out on their first win of the year.
It was Wilmslow’s Jim Caldwell(11) who took first place with his hand -picked team of Peter Griggs(18), John Kelsall(11) and Doug Barden(10) . The team were out at 8.10am and raced to the turn in 46 points. They then had to rely on experienced Caldwell to putt like Jordan Spieth on the back nine to keep their momentum and ensure a first win of the season -well played chaps!
Thanks to all players for your terrific support,
Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 8th Hole Martin France Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th hole James Wilson Dozen AD333s
It is a testament to the quality of the greens we had a record number of twos’ with twenty one golfers securing par three birdies:
2’s £220 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon AD per two 333s Doug Barden Jim Caldwell Jim Clarke Dave Howarth Martin Bramwell Matt Nelstrup Chris Brown Neil Williamson John Hilditch Graham Pike Paul Allen Martin France Roger Percival Phil Smeathers Andy Veitch Kevin Reeves Rob Farnham Richard Williamson Paul Woodbine Brian Hopkins Richard Booth
|1||Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, John Kelsall, Doug Barden||86||12||PGA Travel coverall each|
|2||Simon Hemsley, John Delaney, Gareth Bradley, Ian King||85||10||Footjoy sweater each|
|3||Martin France, Peter Atherton, Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival||83||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Alan Pengelly, Alex Mansfield, Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor||83||6||Footjoy Shirt each|
|5||Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Richard Johnson, Andrew Oakes||82||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Brian Greenbank, David Wainwright, Mike Wainwright, Jason Moran||82||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7=||Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Steve Collier, Malcolm Thornley||82||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7=||Simon Ashton, Mick Jones, Dan Moss, Richard Booth||82|
|9=||Colin Roberts, Tony Adam, John Rigby, Mike Butler||81|
|9=||John Hunt, Gary Vaulkes, James Shipston, Alison Shipston||81|
|9=||Jim Rymer, John Dickinson, Geoff Guest, Rob Farnham||81|
|9=||Pete Norbury, Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes||81|
|13=||Martin Bramwell, Matt Nelstrop, Chris Brown, Andy Veitch||80|
|13=||Tom Jarvis, Dave Stanhope, Phil Smethers, Dave Antrobus||80|
|15=||Steve Heywood, Nigel Dibble, John Farnswoth, Richard Palmer||79|
|15=||Peter Maher, Martin Higgins, Charles Beadle, Shushil Aggarawal||79|
|17=||Mark Hegarty, Dave Thomas, Graham Jackson, Jim Clarke||78|
|17=||Kevin Reeves, Alex McLean, Sam Leach, Jim Hodges||78|
|17=||Malcolm Sparke, Ken Ashford, David Dean, Philip Nicholas||78|
|20=||James Wilson, Paul Stones, Steve Halliwell, Gareth Lane||77|
|20=||John Hilditch, Ian Noke, Tim George, John Pratt||77|
|22=||Claire Whitney, Helen Billington, Derek Lamb, Mike Birchall||76|
|22=||Mike Stuart, David Thorley, Dave Stone, Anthony Green||76|
|22=||David Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Goby, Paul Woodbine||76|
|22=||John Stubbs, John Royle, Dave Parsons, Dave Moore||76|
|26||Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Stuart Reynolds, Dave||74|
|27||Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton, Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe||73|
|28||Barry Jackson, Derek Fortune, Dave Beavis, Paul Milner||72|
|29||Peter Booth, Tony Williamson, Neil Williamson, Dave Inglefield||71|
|30||Paul Gilbert, Glynn Isaac, Colin Gilespy, Iain McInnes||70|
|31=||Bev Crute, Graham Pike, Dave Shelmerdine, Geoff Bloom||69|
|31=||Chih Hu, Keith Thompson, Jamie Gavin, Phil Houghton||69|
|33||Paul Evans, Tony Evans, Stuart Hibbert, Darren Forest||66|
Vale Royal AM AM
start sheet Friday 4th August
8.30 Colin Roberts x4
8.39 Jim Caldwell x4
8.48 David Kelly x4
8.57 Ian King x4
9.06 Mike Stuart x4
9.15 Paul Evans x4
9.24 Dave Stanhope x4
10.30 Mick Mahon x4
10.48 Chris Adams x4
10.57 Richard Blackwell x4
11.06 Trevor Foster x4
11.15 Dale Beaghan x4
11.24 Pat O’Dowd x4
11.33 Bob Eastwood x4
11.42 Barry Wilson x4
11.51 Barry Wilson x4
12.00 John Wallace x4
12.09 Duncan Challen x4
12.18 Keith Boothrood x4
12.27 Chris Hammond x4
12.54 Tim Spencer x4
1.03 Jason Waite x4
1.12 Pete Hamlett x4
1.21 Brian Hopkins x4
1.30 John Hudson x4
1.48 Suzy Maxwell x4
2.06 Ian Walters x4
2.15 Greg Aspinall x4
2.24 Simon Ashton x4
2.33 Simon Lewis x4