Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club
Hello And Welcome To This Week's Newsletter.
I would like to start by wishing Andrew Barrett (Drew) a very happy 40th birthday. I'm still not sure, like most of you, no doubt, that he is actually 40 however. Drew has worked at Dunham since he was 12 - some 28 years ago - and continues to be a real stalwart for our club.
A quick reminder that we still require volunteers to help out during the Glancy weekend of July 1st & 2nd. So if you are able to help please contact myself or Jo Glass.
Bernard Cassel Trophy
The men's section played the Bernard Cassel Trophy on Sunday. This pairs foursomes event is a challenging format with scoring proving difficult.
There was a spectacular entrance for returning member Jonathan Brownson. Playing with his son, Ben, Jonathan recorded a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole. Well done JB!
There was a tie at the top on 72.5 between Toby Levy & Brian Beech and Malcolm Seaton & Eric Booth, but is was Toby and Brian who claimed the title on countback.
The ladies also contested a major on Tuesday when they played the Council Prize, before club President, Andrew Sciama's traditional address to the Ladies section at tea.
Scoring once again proved tricky with many of the ladies medal hopes finding a sandy grave, with some bunker trouble. However there were no such problems for the top two of Heather Raynes and Pat Herman as they tied on nett 74.
A 4 hole playoff ensued with Pat coming out on top this time. I'm sure a win and handicap reduction isn't far away for Heather. I am truly thrilled for Pat though as I love her continued enthusiasm for the game, epitomised during some recent lessons. Well done Pat!
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Competition Season In Full Swing
With the competition season in full swing and both the Men's and Ladies' Captains Prizes fast approaching, tournaments will be won and lost by a combination of good and bad shots, good or bad course management and maybe even good or bad knowledge of the rules!
Make Better Decisions On The Golf Course
Good or bad shots are pretty self explanatory. The work you do on the range in practice and through coaching will most often come to the fore on the course. However I continue to see and hear of little or no course management on the course that often leads to shots being needlessly frittered away. If this sounds familiar, or indeed this is something that you haven't even considered, then come and see me for a 4 hole playing lesson. You'll be blown away on how you can save shots by improving your decision making on the course.
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Know The Rules
On the rules front, golf is hard enough without losing shots through simple rules infringements. Common penalties are for improving your lie, which can be touching the sand in a bunker, catching leaves/branches on a practice swing or even trampling down or removing grass around the ball.
Most rules infringements are genuine honest mistakes made out of ignorance of the rules. This is partly due to the extent of the many rules and the difficulty to follow the rule book something that the governing bodies have finally realised and are therefore reformatting the explanation of the rules. I will be adding a regular rules feature each week which will challenge you to find the rule and the answer in the rule book.
If you require a rule book (you should always carry one in your golf bag) then we have plenty in the shop. In the meantime if you have any questions regarding any rules then let me know.
Win A Limited Edition US Open TaylorMade Tour Bag
Dustin Johnson. Jason Day. Rory Mcllroy. With three of world's best players all playing TaylorMade, you could be in with the chance of winning the same limited edition bag they'll be using this week at the US Open. The competition is simple. All you need to do is answer this question:
What TaylorMade golf ball has Rory Mcllroy put into play?
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