Monday 15th October 2018
Good morning members
As the season draws to an end there are still a good few competitions going on and left to play. Here is your latest round up of results and club info
Saturday 13th October 2018 – 3 Man Team
1st place Terry Taylor, Paul Westerman and Brian Yates 76pts
2nd place Paul Johnson, Neil Makin and Dave Thornton 72pts cpo
3rd place Mr Captain Tommy Rogers, Gary Gardner and Paul Highton 72pts
Sunday October 14th 2018 – Rearranged Stewards Cup 2nd Round
1st place Geoff Williams 38pts
2nd place Martin Harrison 36pts
3rd place Ian Cropper 34pts
Well done to all
Congratulations to Mark Hilditch and Steve Rennie for winning the Froden Pairs Competition beating Sam Greenwood and Will Kinder in the Final
Tuesday 9th October 2018 – Seniors Turkey Shoot
1st place Brian Yates 38pts cpo
2nd place Phil Sutcliffe 38pts
3rd place Alan Turner 37pts
This Saturday coming is the closing day stableford competition.
This Thursday 18th October 2018 is the final sign up of the season for the club 18 hole Turkey Shoot.
The sheet will be up tomorrow evening for all this seasons winners to select their choice of voucher. Please can you make your choice by Saturday 3rd November please.
9 Hole Open Turkey Shoot
Sunday 28th November is the open 9 Hole Turkey Shoot. At the moment there is only 30 people on the sheet and we need more members playing. MSB Cladding have kindly sponsored the event putting up the first prize. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a hole or donating a prize for a nearest the pin please get in contact. There will be prizes/bottles in the raffle afterwards. Let’s finish the season on a high and get some more numbers playing.
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.
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
Saturday 27th October is the club Halloween social. This has been very popular over the last few years. There will be prizes for best dressed male and female in all sections as well as numerous games for all the children. There will be a DJ playing music all night. This should be a great night as usual. If you are interested, please email or message me with names and numbers. We are well over 60 already!
Saturday 24th November is the club annual dinner dance. The book is on the end of the bar for those wishing to come. You will need to select your choice of meal for the night. Cost of the ticket is £25 (I think????) We have a singer on for the evening who comes with a good reputation so should be another great night.
That’s about all I can remember for now. Anything else I’ll drop another email.
Enjoy your week
Tuesday 14th August
Good afternoon members
Hope you are all well. Sorry not been as much communication as recent but hopefully back on track now. Plenty to update and inform you all about so here goes….
Saturday gone was an open betterball stableford competition. Dry conditions made for the day. The results were:
1st Place Matthew Hayes & Stephen Holt
2nd Place Mr Captain & Jim Henderson 47 Points
3rd Place Barry Lowe & Steve Handley 46 Points
Well played to all
This Saturday’s competition is the Sterling Vase betterball medal competition.
Sunday gone was the 5th round of the Stewards Cup. The results were:-
1st Place William Rees 41 Points
2nd Place Ray Forder 38 Points
3rd Place Martin Harrison 35 Points
Well played again
NB There are still two Steward Cup rounds to be re-arranged due to cancellations
Captains Final Weekend
This Thursday night, 16th August 2018, is the draw for the Captain’s Final Saturday 1st round. The best 9 qualifiers will get called up in order on the night to pick their preferred tee time then the rest will get drawn out randomly as normal. If you want a specific time you need to be up at the club to make sure you do as there is no reserve list and any spare tee times after the draw will be randomly allocated.
Once everyone has finished their round on Saturday, the competition will be processed immediately. Players in the morning will be able to ring up the club from around 6.30pm onwards to find out if they have qualified. I will post the Sunday start sheet on email as well with times.
The Sunday will go in reverse order, with the highest scores going out first from 11.30am with the leaders going out last.
The tote board will also be up from this Thursday onwards so as same with the Presidents final, you can have a punt on who you think will win.
Sunday night we will have the Captain’s final social and presentation. Singer ‘Smudge’ will be our entertainment for the night and the presentation should take place around 9-9.30pm at night. It is reminded all prize winners are expected to attend the presentation.
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 www.justgiving.com/spanglers72 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
That’s all for the week, see you all Thursday night
Thursday 26th July
Good afternoon members
Sorry for the lack of update this week. Just a few things to note for you all.
This Saturday is the Presidents final. The clubhouse will be open early morning for players to get their cards and have a tea or coffee before their round. Couple of things for all players to note:
Presidents Final Tote
The tote board will be up tonight for people to back who they want to win this Saturday. Rules are on a sheet on the board. You will be able to bet on the tote board in the morning on Saturday before your round. People can place bets on the tote up until 11.30am Saturday morning.
Looking at the forecast there is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday morning. Please listen out for the Klaxon. If the Klaxon is sounded, you may finish the hole you are playing on or mark/leave your ball where it is on the course. The competition will be suspended until it is deemed fit to go back out.
Please respect the other competitors who are in the Presidents final. After the first 18 holes, please put your scores in the computer as normal and your card in the box. Please do not divulge your scores to anyone else other than your playing partners. It might not bother you or some golfers but you will annoy or upset other players if they find out someone else has had a good score. I will update the scoreboard once all the players have gone back out and then again once the 36 holes have been completed.
Hopefully the day will run smoothly and good luck to all who are playing.
REMEMBER PRIZE WINNERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SOCIAL TOMORROW EVENING FOR THE PRESENTATION
Friday 13th July 2018
Dunham Forest Last 16
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.
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 gone was the final qualifying round for the President’s Final. The results were:-
1st Place Mark Hilditch 65 net
2nd Place Tom Tomkins 66 net
3rd Place Mark Barry 67 net (cpo)
1st Place Steve Shaw 65 net
2nd Place Tony Bamford 66 net
3rd Place Matt Powell 67 net (cpo)
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.
THE DRAW WILL BE MADE AT HALF TIME OF THE ENGLAND BELGIUM GAME AROUND 7.45PM!
This coming Saturday is the 3rd Qualifying round for this year’s Captain’s Final
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:
1st place Sam Lindsay 78 net
2nd place Doreen Hallam 81 net (cpo)
Well played ladies
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 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
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.
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.
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
1st Place Steve Davies 65 net
2nd Place Stephen Forster 67 net (cpo)
3rd Place Geoff Williams 67 net
1st Place Steve Webster 68 net (cpo)
2nd Place Steve Moody 68 net
3rd Place Steve Thompson 69 net
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)
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
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
Karen Lindsay and Graham Buckley 66.8
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 Ladies Section
The Senior Section
Phil Lowthian OBE
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
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