Maxitours at fabulous Dunham Forest

Room for 2 teams at Mottram Hall next week!

Maxitours at fabulous Dunham Forest

Another great day was enjoyed by Maxitours players at Dunham Forest. Friendly members, great pro, fantastic food and a class golf course always make this a wonderful venue.

‘Those Greens were fantastic’ Announced Cheshire golf legend Gareth Bradley(+2) who has played on some of the best courses in Europe this year.

‘The greens are better than my carpet at home!’ said Mike George. If his sweater is anything to go by; his carpet might be a little bit frayed at the edges.

Dave Wainwright was also very impressed:
‘ The greens were absolutely gorgeous’

Many thanks to head green keeper Dave Lippiate and his excellent staff who have done such a fantastic job to get the course so playable after such an incredibly dry summer. Dunham only had 1cm of rainfall between April and the end of July! Great work chaps.

Dunham do a popular Winter membership for just £400 for 5 months – offering great value golf at this terrific Winter venue. Contact Paul in the pro shop for more details.

Colin Roberts has got a new top of the range £80,000 Mercedes. It is all singing and dancing. Unfortunately. he doesn’t know how it works. He teed off today with his engine still happily running in the car park.

Postman Ed Coggins has a rural round in Lancaster and each day he drives his van 42 miles and has over 240 drops. He had a day off delivering post today and was hitting his golf ball for miles instead -he also had a few drops from behind the ancient Dunham oaks.

Sixty eight year old Tony Evans played today despite last weeks report when I accidentally called him a seventy year old. Tony has kindly forgiven me. Many apologies Tony it won’t happen again- it was a genuine mistake as you look about seventy five.

John Berry hadn’t played in a Maxitours event since Portugal in January. He told me that himself and the missus’ have had three new kids since he last saw me. I was trying to work out the maths but even I couldn’t figure out how quick swinging John managed that particular feat. The big hearted Sale man informed me that they have just fostered a 1, 2 and 3 year old. – Brilliant.

Mark Hagerty was nearly in tears after his Jim Clarke team could only collect one point on the last and still recorded an excellent 86 to narrowly miss out on the prizes. He is off to watch the new Freddie Mercury film tonight to cheer himself up. All he could mutter to his team mates in the bar after their round was ‘Another win bites the dust’.
‘Yeah we were Under Pressure’ replied Jim.

My old science teacher Neil Drummond was playing today and there was plenty of Chemistry for his team as they combined to finish in 4th with 87 points. Brendan Lieghton(18) Andy Stone(14) and Callum Cook(20) were the other three elements.

Pete Atherton(12) is a lovely bloke but he has been struggling for form recently. When I asked him if he was playing better said he had a great round last week until the 17th hole when the wheels came off. Unfortunately, it was a shotgun start and Pete teed off on the 16th. Things were better today and he helped his Lymm team of Roger Percival(6), Martin France(3) and Andy Wright(6) take 3rd place.

Graham Littlers'(18) retired Leigh team of Alan Wain(7), Jim Doran(14) and Pete Dolan(17) were beaten into 2nd on a card play off. They also struggled over the four fantastic closing holes failing to improve their 17 under total after an exceptional start.

Winning their second Maxitours event in ten years were Ray Jones(16) Dave Drury(16) Ray Massey(5) and John Gleave(16). These top lads all do shift work at Kelloggs in Trafford Park and are cereal losers. Even a blind squirrel finds a crunchy nut and today all the puts dropped. I asked Jones what he thought of his teams performance.
‘They’re ggggreat!’ He answered.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance once again. Yours in Golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 8th Andy Wright Doz AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th Dave Drury Doz AD333s

2’s £230 5 pro v1s or 12 srixons per two Martin Bramwell Stuart Reynolds Richard Brewster Mike Sutton Andy Wright Roger Percival Jim Caldwell Bob Picthall Ray Massey Dave Goodwin Miles Chilton Graham Davenport Alan Pengelly Dave Blease Alan Vaughan

Dunham Forest 25-Oct-2018
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Ray Jones, Ray Massey, John Gleave, Dave Drury 89 12 FJ hydrolite Shoes each
2 Graham Littler, Alan Wain, Jim Doran, Pete Dolan 89 10 Ashworth sweater each
3 Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Martin France, Andy Wright 88 8 Cutter and Buck shirt each
4 Neil Drummond, Brendan Lieghton, Andy Stone, Callum Cook 87 6 Cutter and Buck shirt each
5 Roy Ainsworth, John Morgan, Phil Stout, Mike Verdon 87 4 Maxitours shirt each
6 Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Bob Chesters, Chris Walley 86 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= John Hilditch, JP , Paul Smith, Simon Walton 86 Maxitours scorecard holder
7= Jim Clarke, Graham Jackson, Mark Hagerty, Pete Booth 86
7= Gav Dixon, Laurie Cole, Gary Sinclair, Pete Keena 86
10 Dave Blease, Carl Marginson, Alan Vaughan, Rob Whittle 85
11= Richard Blackwell, Nick Mooores, John Hilton, Dan Moore 84
11= Jim Caldwell, Jon Hume, Bob Picthall, Nigel Milroy 84
11= Peter Maher, Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries, Nigel Hall 84
11= Steve Heywood, Dave Sully, Miles Chilton, Graham Davenport 84
15= Mike George , John Berry, Adam Carr, Tony Lowe 83
15= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Tony Hereford, Mike Lowe 83
15= Dave Goodwin, Peter Griggs, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson 83
15= Ed Coggin, Dave Thornley, Rob Titterington, Dan Morris 83
19= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, Munro Donald, John Farnsworth 82
19= Mike Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Richard Brewster, Frazer Gunning 82
21= Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Charlie Cunningham, Mike Sutton 81
21= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh 81
23 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Joe Kirwan, Ian King 80
24 Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Gary Whittaker 79
25= Martin Bramwell, Chris Brown, Phil Smeathers, Andy Veitch 78
25= Simon Ashton, Duncan Cocker, Chris Hayes, Phil Bains 78
27 Colin Roberts, Bob Sinclair, Dave Marchant, Frank Wallace 77
28 Ashley Elliott, Stuart Reynolds, Bob Eastwood, Ray Mills 76
29 Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe, Lewis Marland, Kev Seaton 72

Mottram Hall AM AM
11am shotgun start Thursday 1st November
1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Jim Caldwell x4
2a Dave Sully x4
2bPaul Fell x4
3John Hunt x4
4 Ben Davies x4
5a Jim Clarke x4
5b Dave Sarsfield x4
6a Les Russon x4
6b Ed Pysden x4
7 Nigel Hallows x4
8a Brian Hopkins x4
9b Richard Williamson x4
10a Simon Hemsley x4
10b Dave Blood x4
11 Phil Vokes x4
12a Mick Mahon x4
12b Lewis Marland x4
13 Phil Ashcroft x4
14 Dave Blease x4
15aJohn Owen x4 d
15b Neil Edwards x4
16 Neil Edwards x4
17a Mike Dean x4
18a Peter Maher x4
18b Brian Greenbank x4