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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:
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’.
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.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance once again. Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 8th Andy Wright 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
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