Results from stunning Dunham Forest

Maxitours at Dunham Forest

Dunham Forest was the latest high quality venue for Maxitours players to enjoy today. Despite recent heavy rainfall the glorious ancient oak trees had soaked up any excess water and the course looked superb.
‘I think these are the best green keepers on your tour!’ Announced Colin Roberts who always plays in the first match out in the morning.
‘Those lads were really grafting first thing this morning, mowing the greens, swishing the fringes and raking the bunkers!’ Thanks to David Lippiatt and his excellent greens team.

One Maxitours player told me that he had to pull out of the Caldy event next month as his divorce case was going through court case that day. He added ‘The day will be very upsetting for me, in fact I am devastated – I really like Caldy.’

The Ryder Cup pairing Donald (Munro) and Westwood (Dave) teamed up today. Luke and Lee were once number 1 players in the World but their golf games have both slumped recently. Munro and Dave have also mirrored their namesakes decline and they finished flat last in today’s event.

Staffordshire Father and son pairing Paul Evans and Tony Evans teamed up today. They played with Martin Sands and they also kindly introduced a new Maxitours player -Bob Evans.
‘He isn’t related, he’s just a friend.’ They explained. I wouldn’t be so sure there is only one road in and out of their home village of Alsager last time I went there.

In todays event perfect greens and not a breath of wind meant scoring conditions were ideal.
It was great to see Shrigleys Darren Whittaker(15) back in the prizes playing with Steve Marsh.(7) Richard Blackwell (12) and Dan Moore took 4th place also with 45 points.

Mellor and Townscliffe Captain Graham Davenport(9) started his year well with a third place finish alongside Ian Appleton(16) as they scored 46 points. Appleton made a superb birdie on the last and he didn’t care who he told about it. There were some random ladies heading in to the lounge for a bridge match and they had a blow for blow description of his 183 yard five iron approach shot. I nearly joined them for a game of bridge when Ian started talking me through his front nine.

Birchwoods John Linsky(18) and Simon Wilkinson(13) were second out this morning and they had the best round of their lives at Dunham Forest today with 47 points. John nearly holed his approach on the 15th hole and he told me that he had a tap in from a foot. I think it was even nearer as in my experience carpet fitters tend to exaggerate with their measurements.

Winning today was Koos Alders (14) and Terry Griffiths(21). Dutchman Koos was short of a partner yesterday before he teamed up with his old pal who was on holiday away from his native Cornwall. Koos was on the card the most but Terry had four point birdies on the 2nd and 12th holes to help the card along nicely.
Well played chaps- a great victory today!
Thanks for playing everybody. I hope you had a great day.

Nearest the pin 8th Gary Whittaker Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 18th Dave Greenwood Doz AD333

2’s £187.50 £5 pro v1s or 11 srixons per two
John Linsky Ian Appleton Darren Burgess Roger Percival Graham Jackson Ian Appleton Richard Johnson Chris Adams Peter Maher Steve Blakeway Paul Woodbine Niall Lynch

Dunham Forest 21-Mar-2019
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Koos Alders, Terry Griffiths 47 12 Galvin Green Bay windstopper
2 Simon Wilkinson, John Linsky 47 11 Callaway rain top each
3 Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport 46 10 Cutter and buck top each
4 Richard Blackwell, Dan Moore 45 9 Maxitours shirt each
5 Steve Marsh, Darren Whittaker 45 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Jim Hodges, Chris Walley 45 7 Callaway Shirt each
7 Simon Hemsley, Ian King 45 6 Callaway Shirt each
8 Gareth Winstone, Darren Burgess 45 5 Maxitours Cap each
9 Bob Evans, Martin Sands 45 4 Maxitours Cap each
10 Dave Sayer, Darren Seaborne 45 3 Maxitours bag towel each
11 Gav Spencer, Gary Whhittaker 44 2 Maxitours bag towel each
12 Graham Ibbotson, John Broomhead 44 1 Maxitours bag towel each
13= Kev Hart, Jim Booth 44
13= Ben Kinsey, Nigel Ashton 44
13= Sean O.Connor, Henry Narroway 44
13= Sam Leach, Pete Mills 44
17= Ged Keary, Paul Waring 43
17= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson 43
17= John Hilton, Brian Fisher 43
17= Paul Evans, Tony Evans 43
17= Paul Fell, Dave Cooper 43
17= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson 43
23= Dave Wainwright, James Munnery 42
23= Joe Kirwan, Mike Spencer 42
23= Rob Platt, Steve Morfitt 42
23= Ron Sloane, Nev Salt 42
23= Mark Worsley, Ian Smethurst 42
23= Graham Wilkinson, Barry Wilson 42
23= Simon Poucher, Neil Drummond 42
23= Jim Clarke, Pete Ledger 42
23= Mick Gorrill, Nigel Hallows 42
23= Peter Maher, David Kelly 42
23= Ian Hellens, Richard Greenhill 42
34= Colin Roberts, Geoff Andrews 41
34= Phil Lockett, Dave Owen 41
34= Peter Dobson, Michael Holmes 41
34= Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth 41
34= Graham Jackson, Mark Hagarty 41
34= Saj Hashmi, Eddie Sterling 41
40= Dave Mason, Dave Marchant 40
40= Neil Coverly, Nark Rowden 40
40= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry 40
43= Barney Ross, Paul Dalby 39
43= Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright 39
43= John Hume, Dave Thomas 39
43= Tim Spencer, Mark Saxon 39
43= Dave McGuiness, Brendan Lieghton 39
43= Richard Johnson, Chris Adams 39
49= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens 38
49= Rob Kenyon, Steve Merricks 38
49= Paul Hammond, Norrie Irwin 38
52= Adie Price, Jim McEwan 35
52= Dave Westwood, Munro Donald 35