Fairhaven 10th November changed to Wychwood Park Thurs 12th Nov- please inform you team and let me know if you can’t make the new venue
Mere was advertised Weds 16th Dec but should be Thursday 17th Dec- my clerical error-sorry!
Maxitours at Dunham Forest
Dunham Forest is one of only a handful of golf courses that could cope with the hurricane passing through Cheshire today.
And cope it did. Magnificently.
The greens were terrific and all the players I spoke to enjoyed their day despite rain falling all morning. The late starters enjoyed a mostly dry round which was wonderful for my stress levels.
I am really, really, grateful for everyone’s amazing support, I have a responsibility to Dunham Forest and also to my players and it gives me a sleepless night when I think the rain may affect everyone’s enjoyment but a full turn out was terrific. After travelling only one older team decided not to play and kindly offered their apologies.
Thanks everyone for your class.
I was talking to Tom Howson about Dunham Forests attractive reservoir hole. A good tee shot will carry the underground reservoir and catch the down slope.
‘I went inside their about ten years ago. There is a huge lake under there. It is unbelievable.’ He told me.
I’m not sure what Tom was expecting to find in the underground reservoir but I don’t think finding a lake is too surprising.
More surprising was Graham Jacksons order for a medium set of snazzy Footjoy waterproofs. He has got a tough few weeks ahead in the gym. I think they must be for a friend. As he was leaving he looked a little bit worried.
‘Do they have an elasticated waist?’ He enquired.
In today’s event ex Copper Neale Laurent and his Dukinfield team felt at home in the Dukinfield-like weather and finished 3rd with 85 points. They had a superb best of the day 46 points on the front nine.
It was great to see Maxitours regulars Lee Tilley(9) Dave Rhodes(18) Dave Sarsfield(18) and Gentle giant Pete Norbury(19) back on the podium. They have had a quiet couple of years but were back on top form today.
Winning today with a great score was the Denton team of Garry Owen(9), Alistair Holloway(14) Mark Bone(12) and Alan Gayle(22). The big hitting quartet made the most of the forward tees with their only dropped shot on the tricky final hole. Well played chaps.
Thanks to all my guys for looking after the course so well. A member went out after us and congratulated us for leaving the greens pitch mark free ’You wouldn’t have known anyone had played out there today- pass on my thanks- terrific.’
Congratulations to Rob Weston, Trevor Webb, Steve Foxcroft and Tony Andrews. The team normally finish last but were in the 40’s on the front nine. Rob and under-rated Tony were on fire and they only narrowly missed out on the best front nine score.
Thanks for all your support today, Tim.
Nearest the Pin 13th Mark Jameson Doz AD333
Nearest the pin 15th Andy Corner Doz AD333
2’s £202.50 5 pro v1s or 12srixon AD333
Neil Edwards Ste Merricks Jim Clarke Chris Clarke Simon Walton Andrew Aherne Andy Corner Jim Hogdes Ian Bruce John Newton Paul Butler x2 Mike Hill
|1||Garry Owen, Alistair Holloway, Mark Bone, Alan Gayle||87||12||Maxitours Merino sweater|
|2||Lee Tilley, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Pete Norbury||85||10||Callaway chill out top|
|3||Neale Laurent, John Harrop, Paul Butler, John Hartley||85||8||Callaway shirt each|
|4||John Newton, Neil Clarke, Mark Geraty, Dave Linton||84||6||Taylor made valuables pouch each|
|5||Les Russon, Gav Spencer, Steve Merricks, Simon Burgess||83||4||Maxitours bag towel each|
|6||Richard Blackwell, Steve Ackers, Andy Buckley, John Hilton||81||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|7||Pete Ledger, Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke, Jim Clarke||81|
|8||John Harker, Steve Woods, Dave Parry, Neil Edwards||80|
|9=||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Andy Cunningham, Mike Pimlott||79|
|9=||Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin, Richard Willimason, Phil Robinson||79|
|11=||Steve Blakeway, Josh Street, Paul Robinson, Neil Pemberton||78|
|11=||Jim Caldwell, Peter Maxwell, John Kelsall, Andrew Aherne||78|
|13||Jon Hudson, Robert Blain, Mike Hill, Andy Corner||77|
|14=||Joe Kirwan, Gareth Bradley, Simon Hemsley, Ian King||76|
|14=||Sam Leach, Jim Hodges, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton||76|
|14=||Dave Buckley, Ian Bruce, Dave Carter, Ken Parkinson||76|
|14=||Steve Marsh, Neil Worthington, Darren Whittaker, Nigel Emmett||76|
|18=||Bob Pickthall, Steve Lamont, Dave Thomas, John Preece||75|
|18=||Matt Holland, Mark Holland, Mark Devaney, Ian Gllagher||75|
|20=||Ed Pysden, Fred Bridge, Mike Murray, Bernie Mullins||72|
|20=||Neil McCload, Mark Cordon, Don Malkin, Brandan Pynts||72|
|20=||Charlie Beadle, Nigel Hall, Russell Humphries, Peter Maher||72|
|23=||Munro Donald, Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood||69|
|23=||Colin Roberts, Mike Smith, Andy Williamson, Nigel Armitage||69|
|25||John Cox, Joe Mann, Paul Clatterbuck, Rob Fenwick||66|
Ringway 12pm shotgun
Sorry- no catering
Scorecards will be waiting on your allotted tee
Please go directly from car park to your tee
After play please depart and send scorecard photo to my phone or email- ASAP.
1a Sam Leach x4
1b Colin Roberts x4
2aJim Caldwell x4
2b Jim Clarke x4
3 Dave Blood x4
4a Kev Hart x4
5 Steve Aspinall x4
5b Mike George x4
6 Martin Humphries x4
7 John Atkin x4
7b Lee Tilley x4
8 Simon Poucher x4
9a Bob Pickthall x4
9b Simon Wilkinson x4
10a Gary Neiles x4
10b Adam Carolan x4
11a Steve Marsh x4
11b Simon Ashton x4
12 Simon Hemsley x4
13 Lewis Marland x4
14a Neale Laurent x4
14b Mick Mahon x4
15 Dave Goodwin x4
15b Roger Percival x4
16 Paul Fell x4
17a John Hunt x4
17b Dave Sully x4
18a Richard Blackwell x4
18b Les Russon x4
Neil Drummond x4
Dave Monk x4
Anthony Egan x4
Rob Higginbotham x4
Jason Henderson x4
Garry Bennell x4
Pete Entwistle x4
John Lester x4