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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.
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.
Thanks to all my players for your support. I appreciate it. Tim
Nearest the pin 8th Paul Fell 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
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