Lymm Village Swingers,(Golfing Swingers that is!),took on outsiders in an inaugural Golf Day organised by local resident John Stretford at Lymm Golf Club on the 24th June. THE DAM CUP saw 21 teams, 11 from Lymm, compete for numerous prizes and the honour of winning The Dam Cup. This year the victors were the Local Teams, captained by John Stretford, which won by just two points. Losing captain of the Non-Local teams, Richard Gilling from the Altrincham Golf School, commented "The day was great fun, the course itself was in great condition and I was proud to be asked to represent the Non-Local Teams as Captain. John and his staff certainly organised the day very well and I am already looking forward to taking Lymm on again next year in The Dam Cup"
Local team, Rick Shaw's Ringers, also took the Best Team prize which went to a Card Play Off between a Non-Local Team of Ex-Professional Football Players – Ashley Ward (Man City, Blackburn, Barnsley), David Thompson (Blackburn, Liverpool & England) and Steve Watson (Newcastle United, Aston Villa & Everton).
Best Ladies Team went to Non-Locals, Helen's Ab Fab 4, who were presented with an exclusive gift each, donated by Catyas Cadeaux of Lymm.
Once all the prizes had been awarded 50 or so of the swingers moved to The Bull Public House in the village for a quickie! before Dinner. Pub landlord Jerry McGerty said "He didn't realise the village had so many swingers and was more than happy to just watch this year! He was hoping to play with one of the teams as soon as possible." En-masse the group then moved to Bowden`s Restaurant where they wined, dined & danced until the early hours of the morning.
John commented on the event by saying "The Dam Cup took a bit of pulling together but I would like to publicly thank everyone who took part. I was more than thrilled to have 21 teams compete in this, the first year. The feedback has been fantastic and I am in no doubt that we achieved what we set out to do and showed my friends what a great village we live in. We also managed to raise over £500 for Help For Heroes which was a bonus but next year I will be picking a local Charity to benefit from the event."