Friday 17th May 2019
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
Weekly Update Tuesday May 14th 2019
Good morning members
Hope you are all well. Plenty to report from this weekend:-
Presidents 1st Qualifying round
1st Place Ryan Clough Nett 66
2nd Place Scott Whittaker Nett 67
3rd Place John Thompson Nett 68
1st Place Mick Cocker Nett 64
2nd Place Dave Coulman Nett 65
3rd Place Tom Hill Nett 65
1st Place Noel Hicklin Nett 65
2nd Place Keith Roberts Nett 67
3rd Place Tom Honeyman Nett 71
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
GENTS SIGN UP NIGHT
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.
DAILY MAIL KNOCKOUT
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.
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:
ST PATRICK DAY SOCIAL – SATURDAY 16th MARCH 2019
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.
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
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
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,
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