Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club
Hello and welcome to this week's newsletter.
On Monday myself and Simon Irwin had the pleasure of playing at Royal Lytham & St. Annes after being invited by Dunham and Lytham member Oliver Drinkwater. We had a superb day on one of the finest, toughest courses in the world. There aren't too many places that leave you feeling privileged to have played, but Royal Lytham is certainly one. Thanks Ol for the game.
The David Mond Trophy
The David Mond Trophy was played on Sunday and it was terrific to see both David and his son Sam both attend and play on the day. Despite inclement weather, another bumper field took part enjoying David's usual generosity.
For most of the day it looked like my pal David Morris was going to claim his maiden victory after a battling 37 points topped the leaderboard. But as seems to be the norm now, the winning score came from one of the last couple of games. This week it was Chris Grubb, who courtesy of a chip in on the 18th took this coveted major.
The next major competition is the big one, Jeff Raynes' Captain's Prize. This 36 hole event takes place on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July.
As always this is the blue ribbon, not to be missed event of the season. Sign up is still available online. A unique addition to the Captain's Prize is the sweep that is run by Bhim Ruia. This allows everyone (even non-competitors) to back certain players to win by purchasing a £10 stake. The pot is then distributed among the people who have shares in the leading players.
There was a small field in yesterday's Ladies Medal. However, this didn't stop Ruth Bertfield taking another first place, with Angela Thompson a solitary shot back in second place.
I'm sure you are all aware now that we stand on the eve of the Glancy Tournament, when we give our course to the Association of Jewish Golf Courses and Society's for the weekend. Not only are we grateful to the members for this, but also to the many who have and will give their time as volunteers.
Finally, good luck to our team both in the tournament itself and in the traditional song contest at the dinner on Saturday.
We are extremely lucky to have the very talented Rob Goldwater as a member at Dunham, who has once again written and will perform with our team hopefully another winning song.
I have included his legendary Big Bertha song from some 27 years for your enjoyment!
Click here to watch.
We have managed to arrange for complimentary rounds at various courses for you. Whitefield and Moor Allerton are available from Friday- Sunday. Whilst Hopwood has given us times after 8:30am on Sunday, with Ringway offering us 3 times on Sunday 1:00pm, 1:10pm and 1.20pm, all the clubs have asked you to contact either the secretary or the Professionals Shop to book a time.
I am very proud to say that we managed to field a team of 7 juniors to play a match away at Ringway on Sunday. Ultimately home advantage payed off as we lost 5-2, however 6 of our team were making their competitive match debut, with 2 of our losses being on the 19th. A special mention has to go to 7 year old Freddie, who although his handicap is now 26 (yes I know a 7 year old off 26!), had to play off 18 and the back tees and give his female opponent 5 shots who played off the forward tees. Freddie managed to battle on to the 14th before finally submitting.
Well done to all involved.
This really is an exciting time for our juniors. I would love to get a team uniform sponsored for them. If this interests you and you would like to help with this then please contact either myself by clicking here or Adam.
Until next week, enjoy the weekend, especially if you are part of our Glancy celebrations.