Club News Update

Friday 13th July 2018

Dunham Forest Last 16

! Tunshill Dunham Forest at Romiley – Back Row left to right – Mr President, Stephen Forster, Graham Buckley, Steve Aston, John Thompson Front Row, Gary Gardner Mr Captain Fizz Ahmed

Romileys winning Dunham Forest side – Left to Right Phil Roberts, John All man, Paul Wagstaff, Professional Alex White, Captain Glyn Roberts, Brook Snape ,Mark Jones, Harry Doyle

Tunshill’s excellent run in the Dunham Forest came to an abrupt halt at a very strong Romiley Golf Club last night. A mixture of work commitments, holidays and a late injury meant we couldn’t field our strongest line up but take nothing away from Romiley who played superbly throughout 

Starting the match one down with no professional we were losing in 5 matches and all square in the other when a torrential downpour forced play to be suspended for half an hour. We weren’t able to turn things around when play resumed and were convincingly beaten. Fizz Ahmed fought to a halved match shaking hands after the 14th hole with the match all square but the tie already lost.

Best wishes to Alex and his side in the quarter final and a thank you to all at Romiley for their excellent hospitality.

Well done to the team in getting this far and a shout out to Steve Astin and John Thompson for stepping in at late notice to play.


The new tee just needed a new bench, big thanks to Ian Cropper and his family for giving us all somewhere to sit on the Hill 60 tee. A lovely tribute to the late Eddie Cropper.

A lovely memorial to the late Eddie Cropper

Thanks Ian and family from all at Tunshill

Sunday 1st July Pro Am

Go to Latest Results to see who won !!

Dunham Forest 3rd Round Draw – Romiley (away) – Friday 13th July 4pm

Weekly Update – Tuesday June 26th

Good morning members

Hope you are enjoying this continued good weather as we reach the halfway point of the year.  Apologies for not getting a report last week, here is this week’s round up.


Saturday Competition

Saturday gone was the final qualifying round for the President’s Final. The results were:-

Division One

1st Place                                Mark Hilditch                     65  net

2nd Place                               Tom Tomkins                     66  net

3rd Place                               Mark Barry                        67  net (cpo)

Division Two

1st Place                                Steve Shaw                       65 net

2nd Place                               Tony Bamford                  66 net

3rd Place                               Matt Powell                      67 net (cpo) 

Division Three

1st Place                                Terry Taylor                        61 net

2nd Place                              Ion Greenwood                 66 net

3rd Place                              Ian Cropper                         67 net


Well played to all. The sheet is up in the Gents Locker room now with the top 42 qualifiers on. The final is Saturday 28th July 2018 and is 36 holes in one day. Please mark on the sheet ASAP if you can play or not so we can let the reserves know.

This Thursday sign up is for Saturday 7th July 2018 which is the Sanderson Trophy Betterball Stableford.


This coming Saturday is the 3rd Qualifying round for this year’s Captain’s Final

Sunday Competition

This Sunday was the 3rd Round of the Stewards Cup, the results were:

Stewards Cup 3rd Round

1st            Ian Gemmell                                     42 pts

2nd           Mark Barry                                         41 pts

3rd            Arthur Sanderson                         40 pts (cpo) 

Well played all


Sunday gone 24th June was the ladies Centenary Plate. The results were:

Centenary Plate

1st place                 Sam Lindsay     78 net

2nd place                 Doreen Hallam         81 net (cpo)  

Well played ladies

Course Closure

Just a note to all members that the course will be closed to members and guests this weekend for the following competitions.


Friday 29th June 2018      Past Captains Invitation                 12.30pm – 5pm

Sunday 1st July 2018        Pro-Am                                                12.30pm – 5pm


Thank you


Thank you very much for all the members who have gone the extra mile and signed up to play in this Sundays Pro-Am. We now have a full field of 12 teams which should make the event a big success and a fantastic day. Many Thanks again.

That’s all for the week, see you around the club

 Many Thanks

Comp. Sec

Sunday 17th June 2018

Dunham Forest 2nd Round

Leyland 3 Tunshill 4

An outstanding away win for the lads against a very good Leyland side.  Congratulations to the team of Fiz Ahmed Martin Baker Graham Buckley Stephen Forster Gary Gardner and Mark Hilditch.

As the scoreline suggests the match was extremely tight with matches going all the way.

A huge shout out to Danny,the players and Leyland Golf Club for being superb hosts 

Best wishes to the lads in the next round.

Fiz and the side putting the final touches to their prep for the Dunham Forest at Leyland

Weekly Update Monday 11th June 2018

Good morning members

Another busy weekend of golf as our run of dry weather continues into the summer months. Here is last week’s round-up.


Saturday Competition

Last weekend was the Blincoe Cup and Presidents Final 2nd Qualifier. Conditions were blustery and once more the course was very dry. Congratulations to the Blincoe Cup winner Steve Davies who’s score of 65 net beat Ion Greenwood on a card play-off. Well done Steve. The full results were: 

Blincoe Cup Overall Winner

Steve Davies                      65 net 

Division 1

1st Place                                Steve Davies                                      65 net

2nd Place                               Stephen Forster                                67 net (cpo)

3rd Place                               Geoff Williams                                   67 net

Division 2

1st Place                                Steve Webster                                  68 net (cpo)

2nd Place                               Steve Moody                                     68 net

3rd Place                               Steve Thompson                               69 net

Division 3

1st Place                                Ion Greenwood                                 65 net

2nd Place                               Graham Sykes                                    66 net

3rd Place                               Tom Rogers                                        68 net

Well played all

This Saturday coming is the Centenary Plate single medal board competition.

This Thursday night sign up is for Saturday 23rd June which is the final Presidents Qualifier.


Sunday gone was the Ida Johnson Board Prize which is a mixed event. (see the pictures and result below)

Summer Social

Saturday 23rd June we have a summer social at the club. This is not formal and all families and friends are welcome. There is no dress code for the evening and we have a DJ on all evening.


At the moment the start sheet is only half full for our first ever Pro-Am competition on Sunday 1st July. The price is £45.00 per person including bacon sandwich and a buffet meal afterwards. It is a three man team plus your professional which will be drawn on the day. Anyone interested please email or ring me. We need at least 6 more teams for this day to work and be a success.

Macmillian Cancer Support

As most of you will agree 18 holes round Tunshill can be a draining experience especially when it’s not going well. However four members have signed up to raise money for Macmillan Cancer in the Macmillan Longest Golf Day Challenge. Myself, Oliver Hayman, Tom Scott and Adam Shepherd have signed up to play 72 holes of golf in one day. We will be doing this on Sunday 12th August starting around 6am in the morning and hoping to finish around 7pm. We have set ourselves a target of raising £2000.00 for the charity. Over the next couple of months we will be hoping that our fellow members will support us and sponsor us and help us reach our target.


That’s everything for this week

Enjoy your week

Many Thanks

Comp. Sec


Good Luck to the Dunham Forest team at Leyland this coming Sunday 17th June (first tee 2pm) Fiz Ahmed Martin Baker Graham Buckley Gary Gardner Mark Hilditch and Terry White

Sunday 10th June

Ida Johnson Mixed Greensomes

1st Karen McCormick and Martin Harrison 66.8 cpo

Ida Johnson Winners Karen McCormick and Martin Harrison

Runners Up

Karen Lindsay and Graham Buckley 66.8 

Karen Lindsay and Graham Buckley

3rd place – Lady Captain and Mr Captain – Viv Bithell and Tommy Rogers 67 

Weekly Update Monday 4th June 

Good morning members

Well the liver is finally waving the white flag after an amazing weekend up at the club. The Beer festival was well supported by many and proved a big success in our first year. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for all our competitions. There was plenty of golf played over the weekend so here is a round-up of the weekend.

Friday 1st June 2018

Friday was the beginning of the festival weekend and was a 4 man team. The competition was stableford scoring with 3 to score on the par 5’s and 2 to score on the rest. The results were:- 

1st Place   Guy Woodcock, Derek Sylvester, Peter Birch and Tony Hicks       93 Points

2nd Place  Mr Captain, Steve Moody, Peter Butterworth & Brian Yates        91 Points (cpo)

3rd Place   Steve Astin, Brent Greaves, Chris Ainley & Andy Lamb                91 Points

Nearest the pin’s

Hole 13                 Harry Williams (Rochdale GC)

Hole 17                 Gary Gardner


Well played to everyone and thank you for supporting this competition.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Saturday was the Phoenix Trophy Aggregate Stableford board competition. The results were:


1st Place                Derrick Kitchen & Kevin Griffiths             84 Points

2nd Place               Mark Barry & Tom Cheetham                  81 Points (cpo)

3rd Place               Geoff Severn & Paul Gratton                     81 Points

 Well played to all

 Sunday 3rd June 2018

Open Pairs Competition


1st Place                Jit Thaker & Terry Taylor                           47 Points (cpo)

2nd Place               Johnny Phillips & Richard Leah (Oldham GC) 47 Points

3rd Place               Mark Barry & Alfie Hunt                            46 Points (cpo)

Nearest the pin’s

Hole 11                 Simon George (London Golf Club)                                  

Hole 17                 Lady Captain

Again well played to everyone and thank you for your support. 


Saturday night we had our annual race night. The night was fantastic and well supported with around 75 turning up to support the club. A big thank you to the following people who all sponsored one of the races:

MSB Cladding Ltd

Sterling Solutions Ltd

The Salon

Rick Holmes

The Ladies Section

The Senior Section

Phil Lowthian OBE

Mr Captain 

Also thank you to all the members and guests who bought a horse on the night. For those who couldn’t make it, the list of winners who each receive £20.00 were:

Race 1   Stephen Holt                                     Race 2   Adam Shepherd

Race 3   Geoff Holt                                           Race 4   Joanne Dean

Race 5   Dave Thornton                                  Race 6   Mark Barry

Race 7   Karla Bamford                                   Race 8   Matt Hayes

Well done, your £20’s are behind the bar if you haven’t collected already.



The sheet is now up for the Pro-Am on Sunday 1st July 2018. The cost is £45.00 a person which includes food before and after. Anyone wishing to play either add your name/team on the sheet or email me. It is a four man team competition which will be three amateur players (members or visitors but must have a full handicap) and an LGA professional who will be assigned to your team on the day. After the 17th June if there are spaces available it will become available to visiting teams and guests.

That’s about all for the weekend. Thank you all again for an enjoyable weekend

Many Thanks

Comp. Sec



Dunham Forest

The following day we entertained Withington Golf Club in the 1st round of the Dunham Forest. This is the MDGA main competition and teams must consist of 7 players which must include the club professional of scratch and the other 6 players must be handicap 6 or below. As you are aware we don’t have a professional so we always start the game 1 down. However our team put in a sterling performance and ran out winners 5-2. A great achievement and it has been a while since we have reached round 3. The draw has been made for the second round and we have been drawn away against Leyland Golf Club with the date yet to be decided. A great result for the club and congratulations to the team: GARY GARDNER, PAUL HIGHTON, ARHTUR SANDERSON, GRAHAM BUCKLEY, FIZ AHMED AND MARTIN BAKER.

Well done lads



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