**Space have just come free at Dunham Forest next Thursday!!! – room for 2 or 4 players at this premier venue!**
Maxitours at leafy Lymm
Lymm was the latest majestic venue to host a Maxitours event. The course was presented in immaculate condition by head greenkeeper Rick Sinker and his staff who were out early this morning ironing their stunning greens. There was plenty of praise from my players for this vastly under-rated gem:
‘What a course – I didn’t even know Lymm had a golf course’ Declared Les Russon.
‘I Thought the course was fantastic!’ Announced Ian Goulty
‘That was exceptional – I might bring our Captains day here.’ Said an impressed Frank Hill.
I always like the friendly Club atmosphere whenever I visit at Lymm and Head pro Steve McCarthy and his assistant Fizz are great lads who couldn’t do enough for me today- thank you very much.
John Johnston is a lovely Irishman and he just returned to England after watching the terrific Open taking place in his home town of Portrush. We both see each other in Cottons gym and we have regular chats near the chocolate vending machine. I only found out today that he was very, very high up in the Inland revenue. John found the golf course taxing today and he refused to give me his self-assessment when I asked him how he played.
Bored Johhny Barton fancies himself as a poet and he handed me a piece of paper with ‘Lymmerick’ written on it.
‘There was a young fellow from Lymm,
Who went to play golf on a whim,
He hit his first drive in to a bee hive,
And so his second, a stinger, was grim!
Thanks very much Johnny. Don’t give up the day job.
Also on the bee theme- David Treadwell was in his garden yesterday and had argument with a wasps nest and he ended up with 14 stings on his legs. The pain continued today for the likeable church-organ playing man after his team could only manage 61 points and a last place finish.
Nigel Ashton is a proper Northerner and I overheard him talking to his team after his round. ‘It’s too hot.- Ah prefer pullover weather’.
‘Ah think the Climates changing – it was definitely hotter today than yesterday.’ You can’t argue with that.
Dave Smith had yet another uneventful round on the golf course and fails to win a prize yet again. The highlight of his day was when a Buzzard tried to fly off with his ball on the 15th hole.
Les Russons Bramall team took 4th spot with 85 points but they were pipped by Richard Blackwells Mottram Hall team who had the same score but a slightly better back nine to take a deserved 3rd place.
Famous retired Liverpool solicitor Jim Rymer(18) is playing golf with the Bishop of Liverpool next week. His team of john Dickenson(20) Pete Newey(15) and Peter Griggs(16) had some divine intervention on the course as a poor 37 points on the front nine was followed up with a miracle 49 points on the back nine!
Taking first place was the Jon Hudson(10) Bramall Park team. These four lovely guys play each month without any success, They actually won a callaway shirt each seven years ago and insist on wearing them every time they play. Today the lucky shirts paid off and they romped home with an excellent 89 points. Great golf chaps, well played! Mike Hill(6) Rob Blane(17) and Gary Brooks(10) made up the quartet.
Nearest the Pin 2nd Jim Hodges Dozen Ad333
Nearest the pin 13th Brian Greenbank Dozen Ad333
2’s £220 6 pro V1s or 14 srixon AD333 per two David Sully Paul Allen Jim Caldwell John Atkin Dave Wainwright Jim Hodges x2 Pete Hamlett Simon Wilkinson Barry Wilson Dave Goodwin
|1||Jon Hudson, Mike Hill, Gary Brooks, Rob Blane||89||12||FJ Hydrolite shoes each|
|2||Jim Rymer, John Dickenson, Peter Griggs, Peter Newey||86||10||Maxitours FJ Sweater each|
|3||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Phil Hilton, John Hilton||85||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Les Russon, Rob Kenyon, Dave Williams, Steve Rosier||85||6||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Bob Eastwood, Ashley Elliott, Mike Lamb, Mark Clewley||84||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Jimmy Caffrey, Gary Bailey, Gary Arrowsmith, Johnny Walker||83||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon, Pete Atherton, Peter Heald||83||Maxitours bag towel each|
|8=||Brian Greenbank, Mike Wainwright, Greg Davison, Guy Levers||82|
|8=||Bob Pickthall, Jon Hume, Pete Sumner, Dave Thomas||82|
|8=||Barry Jackson, Dave Beavis, Derek Fortune, Steve Walsh||82|
|11=||Stuart Blake, David Kelly, John Atkin, Dave Harlow||81|
|11=||Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Paul Woodbine||81|
|11=||Barry Wilson, Steve Lamont, Simon Wilkinson, John Linsky||81|
|14=||Simon Hemsley, Ian King, John Owen, Mike Spencer||80|
|14=||Nathan Evans, Richard Bamforth, Mike Tarrant, Steve Halliwell||80|
|16=||Jim Caldwell, John Kelsall, Phil Ryding, Don Bailey||79|
|16=||Nigel Hallows, Mick Gorrill, Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood||79|
|16=||John Johnston, Ian Goulty, Chris Adams, Martin Oldfield||79|
|16=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Jonny Barton, Chris Walley||79|
|20=||Jim Clarke, Jim Kenyon, Chris Clarke, Pete Ledger||78|
|20=||Chris Adams, Gary Butler, Richard Johnson, Paul Allen||78|
|22=||David Sully, Steve Heywood, Ian Appleton, Graham Davenport||76|
|22=||Paul Martin, Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, Colin Bryant||76|
|22=||Tom Baker, John Kilner, Jonathon Kilner, Dave Smith||76|
|25=||Ed Pysden, Ken Jee, Fred Bridge, Steve Leavitt||75|
|25=||Niall Lynch, Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Alan Pengelly||75|
|27||Chris Brownhill, Pete Hamlett, Gordon Hamlett, Gary Hempstead||73|
|28||Mike George, Paul Drury, Stan Devlin, Chris Oregan||72|
|29||Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor, Mike Gauden, Alan Beesley||71|
|30||Mick Mahan, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Andy Faulkner||69|
|31||Anton Ellis, Peter Ellis, Chris Roberts, David Treadwell||61|
Dunham Forest start times
Thursday 1st August
8.00 Colin Roberts x4
8.09 Jim Caldwell x4
8.18 Jim Clarke x4
8.27 Brian Greenbank x4
8.36 Bob Eastwood x4
8.45 Pete Cotton x4
8,54 Dave Stanhope x4
9.03 Chris Adams x4
9.12 Simon Willway x4
9.21 Lewis Marland x4
9.30 Pat O’Dowd x4
9.39 Joe Yates x4
9.48 Gerry John x4
9.57 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.06 Andrew Cox x4
10.15 Mick Mahon x4
10.24 Nigel Hallows x4
10.42 Peter Maher x4
10.51 Paul Fell x4
11.00 John Hunt x4
11.09 Pete Walters x4
11.18 Paul Evans x4
11.36 Pete Dobson x4
11.45 Barry Wilson x4
11.54 Sam Leach x4
12.03 Dave Sully x4
12.12 Keith Workman x4
12.21 Jon Hudson x4
12.30 Richard Blackwell x4
12.39 Lee Tilley x4
12.57 Brian Hopkins x4