*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
|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