Results from dangerously good Dunham

*room for a team of 4 out late at Stockport on Monday

Maxitours at dangerously good Dunham Forest

The Dunham Forest Golf and Country Club was in outstanding condition for today’s Maxitours event. The greens were possibly the best surfaces we have played on all year and it is nearly November!! Great work from David Lippiate and his extremely highly-rated green keeping team.

The food served by Leslie Saxon and her staff was as excellent as always. Even salad dodger Dave Antrobus was nearly full after his round as he enjoyed the Dunham fish and chips.
‘The cod was the size of a baby shark!’ Reported the delighted marketing man.
‘I’m so full I won’t have anything to eat now until my three course evening meal tonight’.

It was great to have our Yorkshire friends playing today. Barnsley’s Steve Morfitt and his mates come over the hills about four times a year so I have to switch on the translation app on my iphone.
Did you have a good journey this morning?
‘Aye it were Tickety Boo’ ( translates to ‘yes.’)
‘Bye eck it’s a bit thin owt thur’ – (‘It is cool this morning’)
‘Me andicap is risin lak a bakin’ cake’- ( ‘I am playing badly this year.’)
‘Does tha tek change?’ – (I’ve raided my daughters piggy bank to pay for todays golf.)

I think Koos Alders from The Netherlands also needs a translation app. I asked him if he had played well?’
‘The trees were stunning.’ He replied.

Extremely likeable Heyrose member Lewis Marland thinned his five iron into the 8th hole and it scuttled up to within an inch of the flag to win nearest the pin. ‘There are no pictures on a scorecard- everyone will think that I hit a great shot!’ Chuckled Lewis to his playing partners.
No, they won’t Lewis.

In today’s event the perfect golfing conditions and fantastic putting surfaces meant scoring was always going to be excellent. Even Knutsford’s Trevor Nicholson and Steve Gibbons managed to collect 36 points.

Six teams shared 44 points and five of them scored 22 points on the front and back nine! Padeswood and Buckley’s Jake Hackett(7) and John Newton(15) took 4th spot however with a best of the day 25 points on their closing nine!

Cheshire seniors Captain Gareth Bradley playing off PLUS THREE(!) and Simon Hemsley(10), both from Bramall scored a superb 46 points. They went out in five under par 31 gross. Quality golf and good enough for 3rd place today.

Two teams scored 47 points. Despite being a Liverpool fan who lives in Manchester Bob Pickthall(14)is a great bloke. He teamed up with Steve Lamont (7). Both guys contributed 9 times but Lamont played the four tough closing in an impressive one under par to keep the score ticking along.

Winning with a very slightly better back nine was Sandiway’s John Hunt(18) and Conwy’s Dr James Shipston(10). These guys play every time I have an event on a Thursday as Shipston is saving lives the other six days a week. He made a few great saves on the course today but it was Hunts thinned wedge into the last to set up a winning birdie that sealed the victory. Well played chaps great golf.

Thanks to everyone for your support today.

Yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the pin 8th Lewis Marland Dozen AD333
Nearest the pin in two 18th John Harrop (last shot of the day!) Dozen AD333

2’s £210 5 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333 per 2 Nigel Hallows Sarah Ormrod Chris Lister John Broadhead Colin Berry Dave Briggs Jerry Salmon Pete Cotton Roger Percivalx2 Paul Fell Ian Venables Neil Edwards

Dunham Forest 24-Oct-2019
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 James Shipston, John Hunt 47 12 FJ Hydrolite shoes
2 Bob Pickthall, Steve Lamont 47 11 Maxitours merino sweater
3 Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley 46 10 Dozen Titleist Pro V1
4 John Newton, Jke Hackett 44 9 Dozen Taylor Made tp5
5 Ken Clarke, Les Russon 44 8 Maxitours shirt
6 Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson 44 7 Maxitours shirt
7 Ian Venables, Nigel Ashton 44 6 Callaway shirt
8 Andy Hamlett, John Hilton 44 5 Maxitours cap
9 Chris Lister, Richard Ward 44 4 Maxitours yardage chartt
10 John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 43 3 Maxitours yardage chart
11 Neil Edwards, Jimmy McEwan 43 2
12 Brian Greenbank, Guy Levers 43 1
13= Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries 42
13= Dave Stanhope, Giles Terry 42
13= Phil Dickens, John Bassett 42
13= Joe Yates, Gary Neiles 42
13= Neale Laurent, John Harrop 42
18= Pete Fotheringham, Mike Priestley 41
18= Steve Morfitt, John Broadhead 41
18= Mike George, Don Campbell 41
18= Paul Fell, Colin Bryan 41
18= Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival 41
18= Andy Parsih, Hugh Mulholland 41
18= Alan Forber, Jimmy Ainscough 41
25= Dave Lea, Graham Wright 40
25= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry 40
25= Dave Westwood, Munro Donald 40
25= Koos Alders, Barrie Simpson 40
29= Ian Smith, Brad Grime 39
29= Alan Simpson, John Fitzsimmons 39
29= Jim Clarke, Ceri Hiscox 39
29= Nigel Hallows, Sarah Ormrod 39
29= Pete Atherton , Martin France 39
29= Barrie Wilson, John Linsky 39
29= Alison Shipstone, Pete Leonard 39
36= Dean Jagger, Dave Rhodes 38
36= Dave Briggs, Phil Bentham 38
36= Nigel Hall, Richard Evans 38
36= Tom Jarvis, Dave Antrobus 38
36= Dave Bentley, Mike McGoun 38
36= Ian King, Mike Spencer 38
36= Tony Evans, Martin Sands 38
36= Ste Woods, Chris Bland 38
44= Stan Devlin, Paul Drury 37
44= Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield 37
44= Mark Morris, Martin Cox 37
44= Mick Gorrill, Dave Greenwood 37
44= Rob Kenyon, Steve Meyricks 37
44= Pete Cotton, Ed Cotton 37
50= Trevor Nicholson, Steve Gibbons 36
50= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 36
50= John Hilditch, JP 36
50= Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 36
54 Simon Walton, Paul Smith 34
55= Carl Mollart , Steve Barber 33
55= Mike Wilkinson, Matt Nelstrop 33
55= Paul Evans, Alan Ried 33
58 Mike Kirchin, Jim Mott 30

Stockport start sheet MONDAY 28th October

8.27 David Kelly x4
8.35 Colin Roberts x4
8.44 Simon Hemsley x4
8.53 Jim Caldwell x4
9.02 Ed Pysden x4
9.10 Lee Tilley x4
9.19 Dave Stanhope x4
9.28 Mick Mahon x4
9.37 Lewis Marland x4
9.46 Jack Coleman x4
9.55 Paul Gilbert x4
10.04 John Hilditch x4
10.13 Craig Rea x4
10.21 Roy Ainsworth x4
10.30 Sam Leach x4
10.39 Ian Hellens x4
10.48 Martin Bramwell x4
10.57 Chris Brownhill x4
11.05 Simon Poucher x4
11.14 Bri Hopkins x4
11.23 Paul Evans x4
11.32 Pete Maher x4
11.41 Paul Fell x4
11.50 Nigel Hallows x4
11.59 Les Russon x4
12.08 Simon Ashton x4
12.17 Richard Blackwell x4
12.26 Dave Goodwin x4
12.35 Bob Mottershead x4 earlier
12.45 Joe Yates x4