Results from Delightful Dunham

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Results from Delightful Dunham Forest

Dunham Forest was in wonderful condition once again for today’s Maxitours event. The greens were superb and a well struck shot would really spin. Fast running fairways and the forward tees meant scoring was going to be excellent.

Thanks to perhaps the best golf club Caterer in the North -Leslie Saxon and her husband Manager Mike for their famous hospitality- excellent.

Thanks also to highly respected Professional Paul Dennis who runs a tight ship and has a growing reputation as a top coach, the green keeping staff are also at the top of their game.

This years Open was right up there with the very best. And it was great to see the Italian Molinari take the Claret jug back home to Florida. Burnt fairways, unfair bounces, unplayable bunker shots, unpleasant weather conditions all added up to a real test of character and a confident and focussed Molinari was up to the task.- Brilliant.

Steve Morfitt sent his deep pocketed and short armed Yorkshire team into a frenzy this morning when he forgot his wallet and only turned up with a fiver.
‘I aint gi’in im nowt’
‘Nay a lender or t’ borrower be’
‘I’m not lending you £20- I could feed my whippets fo’ a week wi that’.

It was great to see newly retired Lewis Marland on the golf course. He had never parred the tough 4th hole at Dunham and once again he drove into the right hand trees. Lewis sensibly chipped out and then holed his 225 yard shot for a birdie. Have a great retirement Lewis!

Sausage eating Neale Laurent’s day got off to a bad start when he heard on the radio that there may be a barbeque ban introduced to prevent the risk of accidental fires. His day improved when he got on the course however and played some sizzling golf to help his team take 5th place with 91points

Brian Greenbanks Hale team were out just after 8am and they made the most of the stunning conditions to post a superb 91 points which looked good enough to take 1st prize. Dave Wainwright(12), Guy Levers(22) and Andy Rattray(5) were his partners.

Roy Ainsworth(25) was short of a player this morning, after 16 calls his phone was running short on credit and he was still a man down. He was forced to invite his old friend Brian Ankers(17) along. Brian’s nickname is ‘Last resort’ or ‘Barrel scraper’. Against all the odds Barrel scraper did more than his fair share to help the team take 3rd place. Seventy nine year old Peter Heald(10) impressively scored 76 in the Club competition last week and alongside Mike Verdon(14) they completed the successful team.

Nigel Hallows’ (8) team finally had a podium finish after they scored 92 points late in the day. The Turton quartet had a great round and I watched Nigel and Dave Greenwood(13) make superb birdies on their closing hole. Mick Gorrill(10) and John Delaney(5) also played great golf.

Four well spoken Prestbury members took the honours today. Even last years Captain Richard Johnson(17) did his fair share and his chip in on the 17th summed up a great day for the likeable quartet.
‘It was the best score we have ever had by a long way’ apologised Chris Adams(12).
Andy Oakes(7) and Steve Hall completed the affluent but down to earth Cheshire team. Well played chaps – great score.

Thanks to all my players for your support. I appreciate it. Tim

Nearest the pin 8th Paul Fell Doz AD333
Nearest the pin in 2 18th Bob King Doz AD333

2’s £175 3 pro v1s or 8 srixons Brian Greenbank x2 Guy Levers Jack Coleman Tony Hereford Paul Fell Colin Bryan Nigel Oakes Steve Woods Steve Heywood Peter Heald Brian Ankers (barrel scraper) Dave Goodwin James Shipstone Brian Hopkins Nigel Hallows

Dunham Forest 26-jul-2019
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Richard Johnson, Andy Oakes 96 12 FJ Shoes each
2 Nigel Hallows, Gary Fogg, Warren Hegg, Wayne Harper 92 10 FJ Shirt each
3 Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Mike Verdon 91 8 Sunice sweater each
4 Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Guy Levers, Andy Rattray 91 6 Maxitours shirt each
5 Neale Laurent, Jordan Tevlin, Mark Phillips, Gareth Winston 91 4 Maxitours cap each
6 Mike Sallebank, Dave Bolton, Bob King, Bob Bolton 89 2 Maxitours scorecard holder each
7= Rob Platt, Steve Morfitt, Steve Barber, Andy Robinson 89
7= Pete Maher, Charles Beadle, Rob Higginbotham, Martin Higgins 89
9= John Hunt, James Shipstone, Gary Vaulks, James Brown 88
9= Terry Hines, Keith Rigby, Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 88
11= Bob Picthall, John Hulme, Steve Lamont, Dave Thomas 87
11= Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Paul Fell, Tony Hereford 87
11= John Hilditch, JP , Paul Smith, Dave Gavin 87
11= Pete Short, Alan Kennedy, Carl Marginson, Martin Callahan 87
15= Nigel Oakes, Andy Thompson, Jim Rymer, Craig Dickenson 86
15= John Hudson, Mike Hill, Rob Blane, Mark Pretty 86
15= Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor, Mark Johnson, Darren Whittaker 86
18= George Andrews, Steve Woods, Mark Holland, Jim McEwan 85
18= Paul Bayley, Dave Henshall, Al Noden, Ian Kirk 85
20 John Newton, John Leonard, Jake Hackett, David Lea 84
21 Dennis Whelan, Peter Knott, Malc Sparke, Tom Riddell 83
22= Jack Coleman, Steve Mattinson, Dave Stanhope, Harvey Mattinson 79
22= Andy Wilde, Dave Sarsfield, Pete Norbury, Rob Norbury 79
24= Peter Cotton, Dave Tonge, John Hitchenor, Pat O’Dowd 78
24= Dave Goodwin, Hayden Illsley, Rob Williams, Paul Woodbine 78
26 Dave Bentley, Trevor Nicholson, Paul Cooper, Richjard Taylor-Carr 77
27 Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle 76
28 Paul Gilbert, Matt Nelstrop, John Webb, Colin Gillespie 72

Vale Royal AM AM start times
Friday 3rd August
8.39 Colin Roberts x4
8.48
8.57 Neil Drummond x4
9.06 Dan Johnson x4
9.15 Chris Adams x4
9.24 Mike Stuart x4
10.30 Paul Fell x4
10.39 MIke Sallabank x4
10.48 Mick Mahon x4
10.57 Richard Blackwell x4
11.06 Ashley Elliot x4
11.15 John Hilditch x4
11.24 Tom Butler x4
11.33 Nigel Hallows x4
11.42 Munro Donald x4
11.51 Sam Leach x4
11.59 Nigel Oakes x4
12.08 Les Russon x4
12.28
12.37 Ian Hellens x4
12.45 Keith Boothroyd x4
12.54 John Hudson x4
1.03 Kenny Plumb x4
1.12 Peter Maher x4
1.21 Barrie Wilson x4
1.30 Steve Johnson x4
1.39 Graham Pike x4
1.48 Mark Gibbins x4
1.57 Howard Baker x4
2.06 John Kilner x4
2.15 Ben Harris x4
2.24 Simon Ashton x4
2.33 Richard Williamson x4
2.42 Joe Yates x4
2.51 Lee Tilley x4
3.00 Brian Hopkins x4