Results from delightful Dunham

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

Dunham Forest 29-Oct-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
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.
Thanks Tim
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

Dunham clubhouse

Dear Maxitours player

Just a reminder

Due to Covid tier 3 restrictionsDunham Forest are only able to offer refreshments at the half way house. This will be open from 9.30am -3pm for sausage sandwiches, pastiesand hot and cold drinks

He clubhouse is closed for non members


Dunham on

Dear Maxitours player

Tomorrow’s event is currently on

Dunham are keen for the event to go ahead and the forecast has improved very slightly !

I understand the weather doesn’t look great but the course drains well and the storm may blow through quickly

Thanks to everyone got your support – I have had just one team cancel which is a testament to your integrity.

I will update the website tomorrow if the course becomes unplayable

Yours in golf


Results from super Stockport

Maxitours at Superb Stockport

Another stunning Autumn day greeted Maxitours competitors at Stockport. The course looked a picture with lush fast running fairways lined by golden trees.

The course is improving year upon year and is now right up there with the very best Cheshire has to offer. Thanks to head green keeper Rob Kleishman he has turned Stockport into the must play course in the North West- it is tremendous. His men skilfully cut and ironed the greens for us as the sun was rising very early this morning.

‘That was Joanna Lumley out there!’ Announced Ian Goulty trying to be funny – ‘Absolutely fabulous.’

The friendly Stockport caterers are legendary and Paul and Tina create a lovely atmosphere -they really are special people. The food is so good my Dad travels from Macclesfield to have lunch with me. He always has the fish and chips and each year the fish gets bigger and bigger. Luckily so does my Dad. Thanks for all your work guys.

I have always loved the tree lined Stockport course and in the late 90’s we had 18 hole Open qualifying here. I was on fire and a young Charles Schwartzel had to play his best to narrowly beat me by ten shots.

The new handicap system is just around the corner and I am starting to sweat over the added work involved. I am also yet to meet anyone who thinks their handicap won’t go up! There could be a few disappointed people. It should all be very interesting in November.

In todays’ event with 9/10 handicaps the scoring was excellent.

Prestbury millionaires Chris Adams(11) and Phil Singh(13) took 5th with 44 points.
The Veitch brothers, Andy (20) and Peter (12) from Hale took 4th with 45 points despite not scoring any points on the 8th hole.
Hazel Groves Joe Shelley(10) and Adrian Waring(16) made the short journey down the A6 to play Stockport and despite scoring an excellent 24 points on their back nine they were 3rd after losing a card play off to Shrigley Hall’s heart surgeon Niall Lynch(8) and heart breaker Neil Worthington(16). They were having an average day before an amazing finish with Lynch birdying the 15th 16 and 17th before Worthington surprisingly stepped up to birdie the last! Terrific.

Winning today was Leigh golf Clubs Jimmy Ainscough(22) and Gary Matthews(9). Matthews did most of the work as they recorded a first win of the season. Well played chaps.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance again.


Nearest the Pin 11th Brad Tupman 6 ft Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Niall Lynch 3 inches Doz AD333

2’s sweep £220 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333
Graham Jackson Garry Owen Simon Ledger Jack Schofield John Harrop John Owen Martin Pugh Brad Tupman Colin Bryan Paul Fell Darren Jones Graham Davenport Norman Geddes Chris Braider Kevin Hodgson Niall Lynch

Stockport 19-Oct-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Garry Matthews, Jimmy Ainscough, , 46 12 Maxitours Wheeled Travel bag each
2 Niel Worthington, Niall Lynch, , 45 11 Maxitours Wheeled Travel bag each
3 Joe Shelley, Adrian Waring, , 45 10 Callaway shirt each
4 Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, , 45 9 Callaway shirt each
5 Phil Singh, Chris Adams, , 44 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Darren Jones, Richard Harper, , 44 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Lewis Marland, Barry Shaw Allen, , 44 6 Maxitours shirt each
8 John Owen, Steve Parton, , 43 5 Taylor made vauables pouch
9 Craig Gorton, Ray Worrall, , 43 4 Taylor made vauables pouch
10 Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, , 42 3 Taylor made vauables pouch
11 Ken Clarke, Les Russon, , 42 2 Maxitours bag towel each
12 Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, , 42 1 Maxitours bag towel each
13= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, , 42
13= Brendan Leighton, Di Stow, , 42
13= Don Malkin, Mark Cordon, , 42
13= Pete Atherton, Martin France, , 42
13= Mike Eardley, Kevin Hodgson, , 42
13= Dave Buckley, Steve Tyler, , 42
19= Jack Schofield, Adam Davidson, , 41
19= Neil Macload, Brendan Poynts, , 41
19= Paul Fell , Colin Bryan, , 41
19= Nike Dempsey, Pete Newey, , 41
23= Martin Bramwell, Ian Goulty, , 40
23= Ed Wilkinson, Andy Wright, , 40
23= Stuart Roach, Colin Lynch, , 40
23= Rob Hands, Dave Harvey, , 40
23= Phil Sellon, Brad Topman, , 40
23= Paul Salt, Steve Blakeway, , 40
23= Mike Hill, Jaanes Hill, , 40
23= Rob Blaine, Andy Corner, , 40
23= Rob Kenyon, Dave Fidler, , 40
23= Andy Faulkner, Dave Westwood , , 40
23= Darren Whittaker, Pete Myers, , 40
34= Kev McEvoy, Pete Ledger, , 39
34= David End, Ian Taylor, , 39
34= John Hilditch, Martin Keates, , 39
34= Louise Aspden, Tracey Capas, , 39
34= Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, , 39
39= Neale Laurent, John Harrop, , 38
39= Peter Maher, Nigel Hall, , 38
39= Garry Owen, Alistair, , 38
39= Simon Ledger, Glynn Evans, , 38
39= Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, , 38
39= Martin Pugh, Les Penson, , 38
45= Ian King, Joe Kirwan, , 37
45= Dave Mason , Andy Williams , , 37
45= Simon Poucher, Jackie Richards, , 37
45= Phil Dickens, Steve Schofield, , 37
45= Ken Parkinson, Jim Spears, , 37
45= Chris Braider, Andy Taylor, , 37
45= Mike George, Caroline George, , 37
52= Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke, , 35
52= Harvey Mattison , Steve Mattinson, , 35
54= Colin Roberts, Nigel Armitage, , 33
54= Richard Taylor C, Mark Hagerty, , 33
56 Charlie Beadle, Russell Humphries, , 32