Maxitours at dry as a bone Dunham Forest

Maxitours at dry as a bone Dunham Forest

Maxitours players trousers were in immaculate condition as they finished their rounds at free draining Dunham Forest Golf Club this afternoon.

The course is fantastic all year but really comes into its own during the Winter when the ancient oaks suck up any rainfall to keep the fairways fast running and dry.

‘It was great out there- it is so nice to play off those firm fairways’ Declared Phil Robinson.

As recently as 1960 this splendid course was just a collection of huts and a concrete parade ground as the land had been used both by the US army and as an Italian prisoner of war camp during the second World War. The course was built and opened in 1961 and holes 7 to 11 were added in the eighties.

Thanks to the great work of David Lippiatte and his green staff the course rarely closes and is now perhaps rated as the finest in Manchester. The only marching today was done by Ed Wilkinson as he set off after another wayward drive into the Dunham trees.

It is nice to have a reliable wife. It looks like James Shipston has got one. Alison was on the card for 14 consecutive holes before her ‘wayward’ husband James turned up.

Shaun Mudalige had never played a Maxitours event before. He made an eagle net Albatross on his first ever Maxitours hole for 5 points and thought he was going to romp home. Reality set in with a blob on the next hole and he finished in a paltry 27th place alongside Rob Simms.

In todays event scoring was close with Sandiway duo Gary Neiles and John Morton taking 3rd with 45 points. Neiles played great but missed a costly tiddler at the last.

Phil Robinson picked up the scorecards for his fourball and I asked him what Paul Woodbines handicap was. ‘it’s gone up to nine but should be nearer 18- he is hopeless at the moment’.
Woodbine and Dave Goodwin proved them wrong and finished in 2nd place with an excellent 45 points.

Taking 1st place was the Davyhulme pairing of Sam Garnett (scr) and Dave Blease (6). They were only receiving a total of 5 shots but the quality pair still scored 46 points for a first ever victory.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance again, Brilliant.


Nearest the Pin 8th Steve Aspinall Doz Ad333
Nearest the pin 18th Paul Dalby Doz AD333

2’s £190
3 pro v1s or 7 srixons per 2
Gary Neiles x2 Mike Lowe Andy Veitch Barney Ross Josh Forster John Hilton John Evans Paul Smith Brendan Leighton Richard Williamson Gav Sutcliffe Phil Vokes Dave Hall Steve Aspinall Bob Coley Richard Wakefield

Dunham Forest 21 Nov-2019
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Dave Blease , Sam Garnett 46 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine 45 11 Maxitours Merino sweater
3 Gary Neiles, John Morton 45 10 FJ sweater each
4 Roy Sinclair, Rob Smallman 44 9 G Mac Shirt each
5 Pete Booth, Jim Clarke 44 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe 43 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch 43 6 Callaway shirt each
8 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross 43 5 6 taylor made tp balls each
9 Garry Owen, John Fiorster 43 4 Maxitours scorecard holder
10 Andy Hamlett, John Hilton 43 3 Maxitours scorecard holder
11 Denis Ratcliffe, Norman Stander 42 2 Maxitours scorecard holder
12 Simoin Walton, Leo Sewell 42 1 Maxitours scorecard holder
13= Jack Meredith, Neil Painter 42
13= Neale Laurent, Alf Shillitoe 42
13= John Hilditch, Paul Smith 42
13= Brendan Lieghton, Neil Drummond 42
13= John Evans, Colin Bryan 42
13= Barry Simpson, Rick Shaw 42
19= Dave Mason, Andy Williamson 41
19= Adam Carolan, Jiim Kenyon 41
19= John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 41
19= Koos Alders, Marc Morris 41
19= Pete Atherton , Martin France 41
19= Paul Wrigley, Gav Sutcliffe 41
19= David Carlisle, Peter Bradford 41
19= Sarah Ormrod, Dave Greenwood 41
19= Phil Vokes, Steve Wells 41
28= Lewis Marland, Phil Dickens 40
28= Shaun Mudalige, Rob Simms 40
28= Dave Blood, Jim Cox 40
28= Joe Yates, Alan Forber 40
28= Steve Marsh, Neil Worthington 40
28= Phil Robinson, Richard Williamson 40
28= Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival 40
35= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant 39
35= Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall 39
35= Dave Waite, Shiela Kenlock 39
35= Rob Kenyon, Les Russon 39
35= Alison Shipston, James Shipston 39
35= Tony Gregory, Dave Hall 39
35= Pete Newey, Mike Dempsey 39
42= Nigel Hallows, Mick Gorrill 38
42= Simon Burgess, Steve Meyricks 38
42= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly 38
42= Steve Aspinall, Steve Lamont 38
42= Chris Hammond, Bob Coley 38
42= Ian Gemmell, Peter Butterman 38
48= Dave Westwood, Mick Mahon 37
48= Charles Beadle, Russell Humphries 37
48= John Hunt, James Brown 37
48= Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson 37
52= Graham Davenport, Richard Wakefield 36
52= Peter Roche, Len Hamson 36

Wilmslow start sheet
Monday 25th Nov
9.45 David Kelly x4
9.54 Colin Roberts x4
10.03 Richard Blackwell x4
10.12 Gary Neiles x4
10.21 Dave Goodwin x4
10.39 Neil Edwards x4
10.48 Ian Hellens x4
10.57 Ed Pysden x4
11.06 Sam Leach x4
11.15 Duncan Challen x4
11.24 Chris Hammmond
11.33 Bri Hopkins x4
10th tee
9.45 Si Hemsley x4
9.54 Dave Bloodx4
10.03 Jim Clarke x4
10.12 Lewis Marland x4
10.21 Mick Mahon x4
10.30 Paul Fell x4
10.48 John Hilditch x4
10.57 Les Russon x4
11.06 Dave Sully x4
11.15 Nigel Hallows x4
11.24 Roger Percivalx4