Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club
Hello and welcome to this week's special edition newsletter.
Most of you will be aware that last weekend we hosted the Glancy tournament at Dunham. It is the 3rd Glancy that I have worked at and by some distance the most successful. The entire weekend was a huge success and only enhanced our rapidly growing reputation.
A huge congratulations must go to all the staff who pulled out all the stops once again. Whilst this was never really in doubt, it once again highlights the first-class team that we have at the club. Pictured here is the staff selfie having a well-deserved post Glancy drink!
With the club continuing to evolving tremendously, the Glancy Trophy offers a unique and terrific reminder and celebration of the foundation that our great club originates from, summed up poignantly by Dr Louis Glancy himself some 73 years ago.
My final thank you must of course go to you the members who gave up not only their course for the weekend, but numerous of you gave up your time as well and in particular Nick Abbott, who has been nothing short of incredible for the club this year in more ways than you can imagine.
As for how the team fared, mixed would be a fair summary. Although we didn't all play our best, we only narrowly missed out on the ajor prizes. However due to the brilliance (once again) of Rob Goldwater, we did manage to win the much coveted (???) song contest.
Click here to watch Rob and his award winning piece, well worth a watch if you missed it.
Now Onto The Captains!
The week's activities kick-off with Pre-Captain's Club Night (formerly greensomes) tonight before the Thursday roll up has an exciting twist with a 6:30 shotgun start. Friday is practice day before the main event, Captain's Prize, takes place on Saturday and Sunday.
There are some great traditions for our Captain's Prize from the 5th tee start, the potential 4 hole playoff, to the club sweep ran by Bhim Ruia. This is a brilliant addition to the weekend which allows members to place a £10 stake on themselves or others to win, with the pot then being split between successful punters with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and best second day being paid out.
You can place your 'bets' either in the shop, office or with Mr Ruia himself. On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish Mr Captain, Jeff and his Captains Lady Heather, a much deserved most wonderful weekend.
Major Tee Reservations
Other than the aforementioned Captain's festivities, the only Major fixture is the Lowry Trust Charity golf Day, which is a 2:00pm shotgun start tomorrow (Thursday).
Get Major Ready
With the Captain's Prize in mind, here is some invaluable course management help. Most Major Competitions are played under Medal conditions, which means every shot counts. Now, last hole aside, one shot cannot win you the competition, but if you are not careful it can go a long way to losing it for you. Remembering this should allow you to make more sensible decisions involving shot selection, club selection and aiming.
For example, an awful lot is often made of pin positions. Tricky pin positions entice you into making mistakes, don't fall for them. Aim for the middle of the green on approach shots and you won't be too far away from the hole. In terms of club selection, choose your favourite club most often to keep the ball in play and therefore use your handicap shots.
As always if you would like any more help with this then pop in or click here and book a 4-hole playing lesson.
Until next week, enjoy your golf on our impeccable course take care.