*Mondays Stockport event has been moved to Thursday 12PM Shotgun!!!
Due to the large amount of rainfall forecast over the next few days we have decided to move the event from Monday to Thursday next week. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please let me know asap if your team can not make Thursday- A FEW TEAM SPACES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE IF YOU WISH TO ENTER
Maxitours at Dunham Forest
Dunham Forest proved what a fantastic Winter course it is as it hosted todays Maxitours event.
Despite heavy overnight rain the golf course was more than playable:
‘Considering the rain that was great!’ Announced Andy Shaw
‘That was surprisingly good! What a great Winter course’ Said a delighted Jim Caldwell.
‘I’d play on there every week!’ Declared Les Edwardson.
Thanks to Dunham Forest for helping 100 players enjoy their weekly fix of golf. The winter membership sells well and it is easy to see why when so many rival courses are closed.
With Valentines Day just around the corner it was great to see two couples playing with each other in todays event. Alison and James Shipstone always enjoy playing together despite the fact that Alison is much better than her husband. Barney Ross and Paul Dalby were teamed up with Sarah Ormrod and her partner Dave Greenwood. They were impressed with the Lancastrian lovers. . ‘I can’t believe how nice they were to each other all day.’ Reported Barney. ‘I don’t think I could be that nice to my missus on the golf course.’
Martin Keates wants a divorce from his team. They were 16 under par through ten holes before collapsing on the closing holes to finish just 12 under.
The Stockport team turned up today and they told me that they were good friends with my old French teacher Mr Gregory who is a lovely man and a member at Stockport. Apparently, Peter Bottoman had a chat with him and said that he didn’t know I could speak French. My old teacher replied ‘He Can’t’
I didn’t know my old teacher played golf…
‘He can’t’ came the reply.
Everybody;s favourite Maxitours player Colin Roberts and his team made a rare appearance in the prizes. Dave Mason, Dave Marchant and Nigel Armitage all played better than usual to take 3rd place.
Single figure player Tony Jennison inspired his team and Dan Moore, Andy Hamlett and Steve ‘the billion dollar man’ Austin all contributed well. Moore made a great two on the tough 8th hole towards the end of the round to keep the team score ticking over. They were delighted to finish in 2nd place.
Winning today was the Birchwood team of Steve Aspinall (10)Colin Berry (12)Graham Wilkinson(9) and Alan Simpson(13). These are also regular players who have many barren weeks but found some great form today. When I asked them why they won they replied that they weren’t as daft as usual.
Thanks to everyone for your superb attendance today.
Yours in Golf, Tim
2’s £170 3 pro VV1s or 7 srixon AD333 per 2 Steve Aspinall Graham Wilkinson Alan Simpson Dan Moore John Longworth Paul Fell Colin Bryan Andy Stokes John Moorhead Martin Keates Steve Marsh Neil Worthington Hugh Mullin John Hunt Dave Greenwood Gareth Bradley
Nearest the Pin 8th Dozen AD333 John Longworth
Nearest the Pin 18th Dozen AD333 Paul Fell
|1||Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry, Graham Wilkinson, Alan Simpson||91||12||Maxitours lambswool sweater each|
|2||Andy Hamlett, Tony Jennison, Dan Moore, Steve Austin||90||8||Maxitours FJ shirt each|
|3||Colin Roberts, Dave Mason, Dave Marchant, Nigel Armitage||88||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|4||Gary Neiles, John Longworth, John Hilton, Jimmy Ainscough||88||4||Maxitours shirt each|
|5||Paul Fell, John Evans, Colin Bryan, Mike Lowe||87||2||Maxitours bag towel|
|6=||Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson, Andy Stokes, John Fitzsimmons||87|
|6=||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton||87|
|8||Lesley Edwardson, Paul Hitchin, Gary Wright, Alan Forman||86|
|9=||Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs, Bob Pickthall, John Kelsall||85|
|9=||Mark Pasquill, Andy Shaw, Dave Tongue, John Moorfield||85|
|11=||Les Russon, Steve Rosier, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon||84|
|11=||Steve Marsh, Martin Keates, Darren Whittaker, Neil Worthington||84|
|11=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood||84|
|14=||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Ian King||83|
|14=||Lewis Marland, Neale Laurent, Phil Dickens, Dave Wharley||83|
|14=||Hugh Mullin, John Bent, Dave Bowers, Steve Latchford||83|
|17||Warren Newton, Mickey Gray, Matt Jansen, Gary Connor||82|
|18=||John Hunt, Alison Shipstone, Jemes Shipstone, Denis O’Neill||81|
|18=||Ian Gemmell, Peter Bottoman, David Hall, Len Hampson||81|
|20=||Kev Hart, Jimmy Booth, Paul Yearsley, Carl Scott||78|
|20=||Dave Greenwood, Sarah Ormrod, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross||78|
|20=||Chris Hammond, Ross Gregory, Sam Howarth, Peter Roche||78|
|23||Chris Bracchi, Dave Griffiths, Don Milligan, Mick Fenton||77|
|24||Chi Hu, Don Shadwag, George Maddison, Nigel Milroy||73|
Tim, Do you Not get 10 points for 2nd Place in a Team event. You have put 12 for 1st place then 8, 6, 4 and 2 in your right up for Dunham on Thursday. Thanks, Andy Hamlett