Results from Delightful Dunham

*Maxitours overseas trip to Portugal January 2019 Moves to a new terrific venue– Quinta North , South and Laranjal!!- Full details next week
**Next week Spring Classic at Stockport and Ringway start sheets below (prizes each day and overall)

Maxitours at delightful Dunham Forest

The best golfing day of the year so far greeted over one hundred Maxitours players at Dunham Forest Golf Club.

The huge ancient oak trees had easily soaked up any overnight rain and the course was playing extremely well. Even the sun came out to play in the middle of the day.
Chorley Golf Clubs’ Simon Taylor enjoyed the Cheshire climate ‘It’s like playing on the Mediterranean here compared to the frozen North where we’ve just come from.’ Said the Lancastrian.

‘That course was superb for any the time of the year, never mind March’ said Andy Sandham

‘Those greens were really fast, and so true!’ Observed Barney Ross. ‘Brilliant’ He added.

Thanks to Head Pro Paul Dennis, all the excellent greens staff and Clubhouse staff for your five star service- this is a terrific venue.

Chris Grange(22) is a great bloke but after spending this Winter looking at you tube videos he has got a few new swing thoughts. ‘I’m thinking of five things to do on my backswing but I’m only working on three positions on the downswing so it’s getting there’. Good luck this year Chris but if you want my advice I think you need to concentrate on your follow through, and remember, try not to forget about your transition either.

I went on the golf course late in the day to pick up the Nearest the Pin markers and I didn’t realise what an intelligent golfer Tony Evans was. On the 10th hole I saw his team mates hit drives well over 200 yards to leave tricky wedge shots off a tightly cut fairway. Tony decided to top his driver just 50 yards in order to have a full second shot. Good thinking Tony.

In today’s event scoring was always going to be good on the shortened course and excellent putting surfaces. Mike Savage’s ball disappeared into the hole like a homesick mole and he was surprised and delighted to score four points for his team on the first hole. Mike should have gone home himself as he never appeared on the card again for the rest of the round.

Accrington’s Trevor Foster (+1) has not swung a club for two months but he guided his team into 3rd place with 88 points. Charismatic Adam Thompson(11) Matt Mortimer(13) and Pete Houston (13) all contributed well.

Ex Fire Officer Phil Mayers(10) extinguished any doubts about the quality of his golf with a personal best SIX gross birdies as his team finished in second place with 90 points. ‘That’s the best round of my life!’ said the likeable Lancastrian. Anthony Wilson(11) and Pete Ledger(17) also played great golf. Dale Beaghan(11) marked the scorecard.

After last weeks’ International Womens Day we had our first female winner for nearly a year when Dr Alison Shipston (15) helped her High Legh team take the honours. Five pars on her front nine got the team going. John Hunt(18), James Shipston(10) and James Brown(14) completed the team. I asked James Brown if he enjoyed winning today:
‘I feel good, I knew that I would’. He replied

Thanks so much to everyone for your support and 100% attendance. I hope you enjoyed your golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 8th Ed Wilkinson Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th hole John Pratt Dozen AD333s
2’s £180 4 pro v1s or 10 Srixons Brian Greenbank Barney Ross Iain Bartholomew Ed Wilkinson Paul Fell Paul Evans Sam Garnett Mark Robinson Chris Hayes Trevor Foster x2 Pete Houston Matt Mortimer Phil Mayers Chris Duckworth Steve Shepherdson

Dunham Forest 15-Dec-2017
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 John Hunt, Alison Shipston, James Shipston, James Brown 91 12 FJ hydrolite Shoes each
2 Pete Ledger, Anthony Wilson, Phil Mayers, Dale Beaghan 90 10 Maxitours suit carrier each
3 Trevor Foster, Matt Mortimer, Adam Thompson, Pete Houston 88 8 FJ shirt each
4 Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Tony Hereford 87 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Chris McKellor, Mike Hillman, Gary Rushton, Mark Robinson 87 4 Pro quip shirt each
6 Roy Ainsworth, Barrie Simpsion, Mike Verdon, John Morgan 86 2 Maxitours cap each
7= Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Pete Maxwell, John Kelsall 85
7= Martin France, Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Ed Wilkinson 85
7= Phil Vokes , Eddie Jordan, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross 85
7= Munro Donald, Frank Hindle, Nigel Clowes, John Farnsworth 85
7= Chris Adams, Jason Waite, Gary Butler, Steve Hall 85
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mike Walker, Richard Taylor Carr 85
13 Les Russon, Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess, Rob Kenyon 84
14= Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Andy Sandham, Garry Bennell 83
14= Peter Maher, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan 83
14= Chris Brown, Andy Veitch, Peter Veitch, Matt Nelstrup 83
14= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, Simon Walton, John Pratt 83
14= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Andy Wiseman, Mark Taylor 83
19= Garry Smith, Lee Murphy, Nigel Hallows, David Greenwood 82
19= Lee Baguley, Steve Aspinall, Barry Wilson, Greame Wilkinson 82
19= Roy Ainswoirth, Mike Verdon, Barrie Simpson, John Morgan 82
22= Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers 81
22= Simon Taylor, Keith Rigby, Colin Armstrong, Mike Savage 81
24 Sam Garnett, Dave Blease, Alan Vaughan, Rob Whittle 80
25= Trevor Webb, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, Terry Brookman 79
25= Keith Workman, Stuart Hardy, Keith Graves, David Plant 79
25= Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair, Geoff Andrews, John Rigby 79
28 Karen Taylor, Phil Millward, Peter Bean, Matt Watts 78

Stockport start sheet
Monday 19th March
9.00 David Kelly x4
9.09 Colin Roberts x4
9.18 Ed Pysden x4
9.27 Simon Hemsley x4
9.36 Phil Vokes x4
9.45 Neil Drummond x4
9.54 Alan Baxter x4
10.03 Mike Stewart x4
10.12 Dave Bentley x4
10.21Dave Blood x4
10.30 Mick Mahon x4
10.39 John Hilditch x4
10.48 Lewis Marland x4
10.57 John Dickenson x4 .
11.06 Trevor Foster1 x4
11.24 Bob Ellis x4
11.33 Les Russon x4
11.42 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.51 Chris Adams x4
12.00 Paul Fell x4
12.09 Eugenio x4
12.18 Peter Maher x4
12.27 Alan Leigh x4
12.36Jim Clarke x4
12.45 Paul Benson x4
12.54 Steve Aspinall x4
1.03 Ian Hellens x4
1.12 John Wallis x4.
1.21 Richard Blackwell x4
1.30 Sean Bate x4
1.39 Paul Rudkin x4
1.48 Lee Tilley x4
1.57 Brian Hopkins x4

Ringway start sheet
Thursday 22nd March

1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Mike Stewart x4
2a Richard Blackwell x4
2b Richard Williamson x4
3 Peter Maher x4
4 Paul Evans x4
4b Paul Robinson x4
5 Chris Adams x4
5b Paul Fell x4
6 Mike Gray x4
7 Joe Yates x4
7b Martin France x4
8 Simon Wilkinson x4
9a Les Russon x4
9b Dave Blood x4
10 Jim Caldwell x4
10b Mick Mahon x4
11 Simon Hemsley x4
12a John Newton x4
12b Dave Blease x4
13 Lee Tilley x4
14 Simon Ashton x4
14b Roy Ainsworth x4
15 John Hunt x4
15b Brian Greenbank x4
16 Phil Vokes x4
17 Brian Hopkins x4
17b John Hilditch x4
18 Lewis Marland x4

Reserve P Ledger x4