Club News Update

The Dunham Forest team have been drawn at home to Houldsworth – details to follow 

Friday 17th May 2019

Dunham Forest

Congratulations to our team who have beat Saddleworth Golf Club 4 – 3 in the Dunham Forest this evening. As most of you know we start the game 1-0 down without a professional. A great achievement by our team. Graham Buckley started the ball rolling with a comprehensive 7&6 victory against his opponent. Fiz Ahmed then won his 4&3 to win our 2nd point which was closely followed by Gary Gardner who won 5&4. The game was in the balance with all 3 games so close. Martin Buonocore lost his game 2&1 with his opponent playing the last 5 holes to -5 gross. Jonny Hayman who stepped in due to absentees lost his game on the last hole. A great achievement as he dropped 3 shots to play off 6 in the competition. It was down to Simon George who par’d the last hole to win his game 1 up against his opponent who was a scratch golfer. Well done to the team for a fantastic result. All the opposition commented how good condition the course was in. Well played boys

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Weekly Update Tuesday May 14th 2019 

 Good morning members

 Hope you are all well. Plenty to report from this weekend:-


Saturday Competition

Presidents 1st Qualifying round

Division 1

1st Place                Ryan Clough                       Nett 66

2nd Place               Scott Whittaker                 Nett 67

3rd Place               John Thompson                 Nett 68

Division 2

1st Place                Mick Cocker                       Nett 64

2nd Place               Dave Coulman                   Nett 65

3rd Place               Tom Hill                               Nett 65

Division 3

1st Place                Noel Hicklin                        Nett 65

2nd Place               Keith Roberts                     Nett 67

3rd Place               Tom Honeyman                  Nett 71


Sunday Competition

Rabbits Trophy

1st Place                Gavin Gillespie                   42 Points

2nd Place               Chris Lomas                        38 Points


This Thursday sign up is for Saturday 25th May 2019 which is the Presidents 2nd qualifying round.

This Saturday’s competition is the 1st Presidents Qualifying round and the Millennium Cup.

Tonight’s 9 hole competition is the Front 9 holes – stableford scoring.



Sunday Competition

Blincoe Cup Round 1


1st Place                Rebecca Owen                   87 – 19c = 68 nett

2nd Place               Carol Platt                           105 – 32c = 73 nett

3rd Place               Joanne Dean                       97 – 20c = 77 nett


Social Events

Our next social event will be Saturday 1st June 2019. We will be putting on a BBQ at tea time before screening the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham. This is open to all members, families and guests.

As you are aware, New Year’s Eve was cancelled up at the club for the first time in many years. Things have evolved over the years and the old formats seem to be tired and we are not really sure what our members want. Following this email, I will be sending you all a quick Survey Monkey for you all to fill in. Simply click on the link on the email and answer the 5 questions we have posted. Once we have collated all our information we can ascertain whether we have a New Year’s Eve social and what type of event it will be.



I would like to ask all members that if they have any issues regarding any of the club’s employees that they contact the relevant council member. We will not tolerate any of the club’s employees being verbally abused by members who have issues with the club or course. For any course related matters, all complaints or issues need to be directed to the Greens Secretary Mark Barry. For any other matters you can speak to myself or the Secretary Brent Greaves.


That’s about all for this week. I will forward the survey on after this and will be sending another email tomorrow with full details of all events over the beer festival weekend.

Many Thanks

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Captain Dennis Davenport driving off the Gents season in style


Lady Captain getting the Ladies season underway.

Monday 8th April Update

Good evening members

Well we have had a great 1st two weekend of the new season with some nice weather and plenty of golf. Hope most of you got to see our Captain and Lady Captain ‘drive into the new season’. Plenty to go at this week for you all.

Gents Section


Saturday 30th March 2019

Opening Day Betterball Stableford

1st Place                Mick Cocker & Fred Good                            46 Points (cpo)

2nd Place               Kevin Griffiths & Brett Appleyard               46 Points

3rd Place               Arthur Sanderson & Steve Leonard           45 Points (cpo)

4th Place               Gary Gardner & Steve Astin                        45 Points (cpo)

Saturday 6th April 2019

4 Man Texas Scramble

1st Place                Brent Greaves, Steve Leonard, Derek Williams & Barry Diamond                               56.5 net

2nd Place               Mick Cocker, Ryan Clough, Ady Butler & Fred Good                                                      57.4 net

3rd Place               Tony Bamford, Dave Birtles, Dave Foster & Carl Powell                                                59.4 net

Well played to all the winners

This coming Saturday 13th April is the first singles competition – stableford format

Sign-up Thursday night will be for Saturday 20th April 2019. It is a four man team and will be a ‘yellow-ball’ format with ¾ handicaps and best 2 to score from 4. Rules to follow.

Club Knockouts

This Thursday 11th April is the final day for anyone wanting to enter the club knockout competitions. The draw will be made around 8.30pm after the main club draw. Players will have until to enter their names on the sheet. All monies must be paid by the end of May latest for these knockout competitions.

Reserve Sheet

As mentioned at the draw on Thursday night. The removal of the draw sheet has been met with mixed feelings amongst some members. I will monitor over the next week or two how this goes before deciding on the best way forward. If anyone cannot get to the club for whatever reason, please email me at and I will ensure you get put on the sheet after the draw. As mentioned, I will not accept people texting me asking them to put them on the sheet. If I forget, it will be my fault you haven’t got a game on the Saturday!

Daily Mail Knockout

Sam and Ion Greenwood will be representing the club on Sunday in the 2nd round of the Daily Mail foursome’s competition. They have a very tricky tie away at Crompton and Royton Golf Club. We wish them both good luck for their match.

Beer Festival Weekend

So far we have 13 teams entered in the Beer Festival weekend on Friday 28th June 2019. We only have two slots available for teams in the afternoon but plenty of space in the morning. We have filled 3 slots with teams from visiting clubs so if you are interested, please get in touch with me. We are already 3 teams better off than last year. If we could get to 17/18 teams it would make the day a massive success.

Tuesday Competitions

The Tuesday competitions have kicked off already with Phil Lowthian winning last Tuesday’s competition. We didn’t have the opportunity to start as early last year due to the condition of the course. The 1st round of the Summer League competition will be played on the first Tuesday in May.

Many Thanks

Comp. Sec

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Good afternoon members

Hope you are all well. Just a couple of bits of info for you all, hopefully the new members will receive this email now I have your details, a warm welcome to Tunshill Golf Club to you all.


Thursday this week is the sign up night for the opening day of the new season. The competition is a betterball stableford competition. The bell will ring at 8pm as normal, the Captain will then read out any notes and information to all present before we proceed with the draw.

As of this season, there will be NO reserve list for Saturday competitions. If anybody cannot not make the sign up for a competition, you may ask another member to allocate you a tee time for the competition. This however, can only be done once the draw has been completed and the start sheet has been put up in the Gents locker room.


Well played to both our teams competing in the national Daily Mail foursomes competition.  Our Ladies progressed beating Elland Golf Club and visit Rochdale Golf Club in the second round. On Sunday, Ion and Sam Greenwood beat a team from Whittaker Golf Club 2 & 1 to progress to round 2. They will travel to Crompton and Royton Golf Club for their 2nd round match.

Good luck to both teams.

The emails should get more regular now the season will start so will try and keep you up to date with as much information as possible.

Many Thanks

Comp. Secretary

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Good afternoon members

Hope you are all enjoying this nice run of early spring weather. The course is in great condition at the moment. With the new putting green being laid last week as well, it is setting up to be a great start to the season. Few things to inform you all about:


Our next social event at the club is the St Patricks Day social event on Saturday 16th March. DJ Dave Pennington who most will know from the Gallows and the Free Trade will be providing a Disco and Karaoke!! The evening is open to members and guests. This is a family night so children are welcome on the evening. There is no dress code for this event. The evening is free of charge and there will be discounted beers and spirits on offer on the evening. Please see the attached poster for more information. On the back of the successful Valentines social, get yourselves and friends down to Tunshill for another great night. Please see the attached poster.


Most of you who play in the Winter League will have met Donna the new caterer. At the moment she is doing lunchtimes on Saturday, 11am through to 2pm ish. She is looking to cater for the afternoon players with a view to working all day when the season begins. Donna has asked if any of the members playing on Saturdays would like to order cold sandwiches for when they have finished in the afternoon.

I will be sending a separate email shortly regarding the beer festival weekend.

 Many Thanks

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Winter League

The start sheet is up for those pairs wishing to play in the Winter League. As usual it will be best 5 scores from 8 competitions. The first competition is Saturday3rd November 2018.

Club Rules

Can I just remind members of some basic club rules that must be adhered to at all time

  • Dress code – although the dress code has been relaxed in the clubhouse, tracksuit bottoms and tops are still not allowed to be worn in the clubhouse at all times.

  • Practicing – when practicing on the course, please remember that the maximum number of balls you can use is two. Also, please note that the white competition tees are to be used for official club competitions ONLY!

  • This is not an official club rule but please remember to repair all your pitch marks, especially now the greens are becoming softer.

Failure to adhere to these rules could result in suspension from the club

Macmillan Charity Day

Nothing to do with Tunshill competition’s but most will be aware that myself, Adam Shepherd, Oliver Hayman and Tom Scott took part in the Macmillan 72 hole longest golf day challenge on Sunday. We hit our first tee shots around 5.20am in the morning and finally completed our rounds at 6.30pm at night. It was a very tiring but enjoyable day although we all suffered a bit yesterday!! With everything online, donations and sponsorship from you members, family and friends, we think we are looking around £3200-£3300 as our final total with donations still coming in. Our web page is for anyone still wishing to contribute. We would like to thank everyone who turned out in great numbers to support us on the day. Seeing a packed balcony as we walked up the 72nd hole was a big lift. We would like to say a special thank you to Jonny Hayman for looking after events in the clubhouse all day, Dave Dean who worked tirelessly behind the bar, Steve Madden for providing the four of us with lunch and tea, Mr Captain for turning up at 5am to see us off the first tee, all the guys who let us use their electric trolleys, Mark Barry, Sam Greenwood, Steve Moseley, Andy Lamb and lastly our caddies and ball spotters throughout the day, Ion Greenwood, James Scott, Jason Bamford, and my own personal caddie for the afternoon Will Kinder (Apologies if i’ve missed anyone)! Thanks for the support from everyone

Caddie Will Kinder , Chris Ainley, Oliver Hayman, Tom Scott and Adam Shepherd

Sunday 12th August – Macmillan Cancer Day – A packed balcony cheering the lads home

Olly Hayman sinking the final putt on his 72nd hole !!





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,

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

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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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