Results from Delightful Dunham Forest

Spaces for a pair at Sandiway on Tuesday!

Maxitours at delightful Dunham
Dunham Forest was in remarkably good condition for today’s latest Maxitours event.
The green keeper is a top man and he did a great job opening the course for us after recent heavy frost. His hard work this Winter looks set to reap rewards as Dunham promises to be in its usual immaculate condition come the Spring. Thanks also to PGA Pro Paul Dennis- one of the best in the business.

The Winter Olympics is set to start on Saturday in minus 25 degree temperatures. A few guys who came down from snowy Lancashire looked like they were expecting similar weather at Dunham Forest but for nine holes there was lovely Cheshire spring sunshine to enjoy. A little drizzle late in the day didn’t dampen the spirits and a hugely enjoyable day was had by all players.

Brian Hopkins won nearest the pin today on the 8th after a terrific shot left him with a tap in birdie. He made a three. He then rolled in a thirty footer for a two on the 13th. To collect some balls ‘It’s a crazy game!’

Scoring was easier than normal on the shortened course and three teams tied for 3rd place with 88 points. Accringtons Trevor Foster(+1), Adam Thompson(11), Phil Mayors(11) and Pete Ledger(17) had a great back nine to take the bronze.

Before play Scratch golfer Gareth Bradley and team mate Ian King were grumbling about starting their round on the 4th hole in today’s shotgun – ‘Why have you put us there – it’s the hardest hole!’
I actually watched them play their approach shots through the clubhouse window and three of the Bramall team made birdies as they picked up 8 points. Ian King ran out of people to high five he was so delighted – this set them on their way to an impressive 90 point tally and 2nd place. Newly crowned Bramall Captain Mike Spencer was delighted to get his year off to a winning start. King did the damage with a career best six birdies! Quality.

Leigh golf clubs’ likeable John Wallis(19), Mark Pasquall(11), Dave Tongue(10) and Tony Green(15) took first place. Mark has his own teacher recruiting company but his golf recruitment was working well today as they scored an impressive 91 points to win in style . Well played chaps.

Thanks to all who played

Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 8th Brian Hopkins Doz AD333s
Nearest the Pin 18th Peter Vietch Doz AD333s

2’s Sweep £160 6 pro V1s or 15 srixon AD333s
Dan Moss Iain Cole Richard Palmer Bill Heywood Tony Jennison Tim Johnson Dave Pearson Martin France Brian Hopkins

Dunham Forest 8th Feb-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 John Wallis, Mark Pasquall, Tony Green, Dave Tongue 91 12 Maxitours lined Merino sweater
2 Simon Hemsley, Ian King, Mike Spencer, Gareth Bradley 90 10 FJ Shirt each
3 Trevor Foster, Pete Ledger, Phil Mayers, Adam Thompson 88 8 Sunice shirt each
4 Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Gary Winston, Trob Laurent 88 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Simon Ashton, Mike Jones, Ian Cole , Dan Moss 88 4 Pro quip shirt
6 Phil Vokes, Steve Boland, Barney Ross, John Bent 87 2 Maxitours cap each
7 Yash Turgot, Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Ian Appleton 86
8= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, Clive Evans, Tam Byrne 85
8= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Vernon Hayes, Mike Walker 85
8= Roy Ainsworth, Martin France, Malcolm Thorniley, Steve Collier 85
11= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Frank Hindle 84
11= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Ian Venables, Mike Lowe 84
11= Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Bob Chesters 84
11= Ian Hellens, Brian Yardley, Bill Heywood, Richard Greenhill 84
15 Martin Bramwell, Peter Veitch, Chris Brown, Matt Nelstrup 83
16= Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, Andy Johnson, Tim Johnson 82
16= Richard Williamson, Dave Goodwin, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine 82
16= Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Simon Burgess 82
16= Paul Evans, Darren Forrester, Dave Pearson, John Harrison 82
16= Brian Hopkins, Aaln Pengelly, Mark Johnson, Mark Taylor 82
21 Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall, Ian Pearce , Nigel Milroy 81
22= Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Tony Walsh, Gaz Bennell 79
22= Bev Crute, Dave Shelmerdine, Terry Jones, Geoff Bloom 79
24 Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, John Rigby 76

Start sheet for Sandiway 13th Feb
11am shotgun start

1a Mick Mahon x4
1b Simon Hemsley x4
2a Jim Caldwell x4
2b Phil Vokes x4
3 Martin France x4
4 Steve Aspinall x4
5a Les Russon x4
5b Dave Blood x4
6 Munro Donald x4
7a John Royle x4
8 Roy Ainsworth x4
9a Colin Roberts x4
9b Paul Browne x4
10a Brian Hopkins x4
10b Neil Edwards x4
11 Karen Taylor x2John Hilditch x2
12b Chih Hu x4
13 Dave Sully x4
14a John Hunt x2 Neil Drummond x2
14b Pat O’Dowd x2 Paul Fell x2
15a Peter Maher x4
15b Trevor Foster x4
16 Simon Taylor x4
17a Gweneth Bramwell x4
17b Paul Evans x4
18 David Kelly x4
Eugenio x2
Gerry Salmon x2