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The PGA EuroPro Tour visited Cumberwell Park for the fourth consecutive year from Monday 26th June – Friday 30th June and yet again it proved to be another hugely successful event with a large amount of praise from the Players and PGA EuroPro Tour officials.

The course was in fantastic condition all week and the greens received high praise from players and officials.

PRO AM
The pre tournament Pro Am was played on Monday 26th June where 52 teams of members and sponsors competed over the Red and Yellow courses (the biggest Pro Am on the EuroPro tour during 2017) and had a fabulous day with the amateurs thoroughly enjoying there game with a EuroPro Professional.
The warm and benign conditions meant scoring was very low and the team from Gems Solutions scored a superb 98 points to win the Pro Am. The Professional individual title went to Daniel Owen with a 64 closely followed by our very own Will Brown with a 65.
The results of the pro am can be found here – PGA EuroPro Tour Pro Am Results

TOURNAMENT
Another superb tournament of low scoring and lots of birdies lead to it needing another play-off to decide our champion, both Neil Raymond and John Henry birded the 18th (the 1st play off hole) so it was back down the 18th again before Neil birdied the hole and took the title and winner’s cheque for £10,000.

The write from the event can be found by clicking on the link – PGA EuroPro Tour Write Up

A big thank you must go to all of our members who volunteered throughout the week ball spotting, scoring and car parking! – Without these volunteers the event would not be the success it was, so a big thank you!

Thanks also to GRENKE for their support of the event for a 3rd consecutive year. Gary Standen from Grenke was at the Prize Presentation Ceremony to present the trophy to winner.

Picture below of Winner Neil Raymond with Grenke Sales Director Gary Standen

Photos of all teams are below. If you would like your individual photos whilst teeing off then please contact Ali James – alij@cumberwellpark.com
(click on photos to see larger images) BIG THANK TO ANDY TOZER FOR PROVIDING US WITH SOME GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS

 

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On a chilly but dry day 37 Teams (111 Ladies) arrived at Cumberwell from all over the South West for the annual Ladies Open.

The Seniors provided excellent guidance as Starters. Thank you to all the Lady members who supported the day on reception, at registration, setting out the course, helping with the Halfway House, taking photographs, providing an excellent array of Raffle prizes as well as all of the Committee.

The Cumberwell Ladies provided the ever popular and well-stocked halfway house with cakes and Pimms and the Lady Captain’s Charity Raffle raised over £400 for Save the Children.

Testing conditions meant the scoring was always going to be a little tough but we had a tie at the top of the leader board with a superb 81 points in the best 2 from 3 bowmaker – with the trio from Farrington Park of Carol King, Bridget Ryland and Fiona Hassard taking 1st place on count-back.

Full Results below:

We hope to see you all in 2018!

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Winter 2016

Paths

The relatively dry autumn has allowed us to make good progress with extending pathways as well as improving existing ones. Last winter highlighted the need to extend pathways and we have prioritised the worst areas. The initial aim was to excavate the area for the new paths and haul the bulk of the path material whilst ground conditions were suitable. This method has paid off as we can now spend time finishing the paths and adding a topping layer. When constructing paths, we have to consider how the path will behave during periods of heavy rain. You will have noticed we camber the paths in some areas in an attempt to shed the water off on to the grass. Paths that have been completed or are in progress include: 2nd tee area, 3rd tee area, 3rd green/4th tee area, 5th green/6th tee area, 7th green/8th tee area, 11th tees to fairway, 11th green to 12th tees, 13th tees to 13th green, 14th tees to fairway, 15th tees to fairway, 17th tees to fairway. The main aim of these pathways is to aid trolley and foot traffic through areas prone to mud. Please make use of them where appropriate.

Bunkers

A number of bunkers require major re-modelling whereas other just require the sand to be replaced. This will start once we have made further progress with the pathway improvements.

We have a number of bunkers which have suffered from contamination as a result of the excessive winter rain. Flood water has carried fine soil particles into the bunkers which, over a period of time, has restricted the ability of many bunkers to drain. The work will involve removing all contaminated sand, checking drains and replacing with new sand.

There are several bunkers on the orange course that will require more substantial works to improve them. The bunkers on the 32nd fairway absorb much of the surrounding fairway water meaning they often washout and fill with water. We will need to redirect surface water to remedy this. The base of these bunkers are very stony so this will be replaced by clay.

 

Matt James
Course Manager

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The PGA EuroPro Tour visited Cumberwell Park for the third consecutive year from Monday 20th June – Friday 24th June and yet again it proved to be another hugely successful event with a large amount of praise from the Players and PGA EuroPro Tour officials.

Despite the recent wet weather the players and the PGA EuroPro Tour commented on the superb condition of the course and commended the efforts of Matt James and his team of Green Keepers for their efforts throughout the week.

PRO AM
The pre tournament Pro Am was played on Monday 20th June and was a huge success, members and sponsors formed 56 teams (the biggest Pro Am on the tour during 2016) had a fabulous day with the amateurs thoroughly enjoying there game with a EuroPro Professional.
The morning rain and afternoon wind made scoring extremely tricky and the best Pro score came from late starter Mark Young with a 67 (-7), pipping our very own Steve Surry who shot a 68 (-3).
The results of the pro am can be found here – PGA EuroPro Tour Pro Am Results

TOURNAMENT
The tournament got underway in damp conditions but it soon became evident that birdies were the order of the day, our own Pro Steve Surry again found some good form during the week opening the event with a round of 64 (-7) which was only behind the leader on a day of very low scoring when more than 50 players shot in the 60’s
The 2nd day again proved to be a good day for scoring and cut line for the top 50 players moved to -3 towards the end of the day. Rounds of 66 and 65 from Nicholas Garland saw him take a 1 shot lead over former European Tour Pro Stephen Dodd.

The final day saw blustery conditions and a number of players moving up and down the leaderboard – the leaders got to -14 before dropping back and with the clubhouse lead by Adam Hodkinson of -13 (with a back 9 of just 29 shots) it was left to Stephen Dodd to hole a snaking 35 foot putt on the last to force a play off for another dramatic finish – he duly delivered and went on to par the 1st play off hole and take the title.

The write from the event can be found by clicking on the link – PGA EuroPro Tour Write Up

A big thank you must go to all of our members who volunteered throughout the week ball spotting, scoring and car parking! – Without these volunteers the event would not be the success it was, so a big thank you!

Thanks also to GRENKE for their support of the event for a 2nd consecutive year. Gary Standen from Grenke was at the Prize Presentation Ceremony to present the trophy to winner.

Stephen Dodd 42

Photos of all teams are below. If you would like your individual photos whilst teeing off then please contact Ali James – alij@cumberwellpark.com
(click on photos to see larger images) BIG THANK TO ANDY TOZER FOR BRAVING WEATHER ALL DAY TO PROVIDE US WITH SOME GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS

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Hello Golfers,

We are well into February and still the rain hasn’t subsided but lets talk about something a lot more positive – an update on the development of the fantastic Par 3 course.

All has been going along very nicely during the winter despite the wet weather and as we move into Spring we will see the course take shape.
The hole numbers have been changed from the original plan to aid the access to the course from the Clubhouse and Car Park – the original 1st hole will now become the 9th hole with the 1st hole now being the original 9th hole. These hole numbers will remain in place until the 2nd 9 of the Par 3 course is opened and then these may change to fit in with the routing plan.

This will enable golfers to have the shortest possible access to walk from the clubhouse and car park to the course.

Below is a plan of the course with the New Hole numbers

par 3 course

 

We have some photos below of the progress of the course – some taken by our Architect James Edwards and some by our Head Professional John Jacobs

 

Architect James Edwards quotes about his work on the Par 3 course

“The James Family have allowed me to introduce and showcase classic architectural features into this course such as the ‘Amphitheatre Green’, a tip of the cap to the Romans as we are on top of Bath, the inspired ‘Island Green’ 7th (Thank you Mr & Mrs Dye), the ‘Tabletop/Fortress’ 9th (just 100 yards), the ‘Redan 8th from the low tees, the ‘Biarritz’ 4th with huge central swale etc etc and a inspired ‘Cape’ par 3, 6th where we have tees on a 80 degree splay – give or take over the side of the lake cutting away with the higher handicapers able to use collecting contours. Their support for the project and their enthusiasm for the growth of golf in general, has lead us too this exciting position of being able to present a facility that is 100% designed for ALL LEVELS OF GOLFER with 700m2 grass tees to accommodate high levels of play from ALL TEES.  Their investment into the construction is for all to see, with well constructed surfaces and surrounds conceived and planned by leading consultants and built by their experienced Team.  The lake feature on the entrance is something to behold.”

Course Manager Matt James has put together a short summary of the progress on the Par 3 course

  • Some mowing of the Greens took place during the Winter but the wet weather has restricted this
  • The Lake was re-examined in October – additional clay added to the base which seems to have rectified the leak – it has just recently filled to the optimum level.
  • Planting scheme developed with Matt, James Edwards (architect) & an ecologist.
  • Approximately 3000 shrubs will be planted this year, mainly around the lake and these consist of native species such as hawthorn, hazel & blackthorn. We have planted large areas of red & yellow dogwood which give a vibrant winter colour.
  • We are currently planting 150 trees, these are mainly out of play & more to improve the landscape and define the holes. They consist of native trees such as Oak, Field Maple, Lime, Beech, Sycamore, Hornbeam, Alder, Silver Birch, ash & Scots pine.
  • Some remaining sprinklers are currently being fitted to the tees – its hard to imagine we will need to use these in a few months time!!!
  • Once ground conditions allow, we will resume mowing.
  • Fertiliser will be applied to tees, fairways & greens in March; some overseeding required on greens where establishment was late.
  • Bunker shapes will be marked & cut in the spring – they will be excavated & filled with sand thereafter.
  • A pathway from the back of the 7th green to the 9th  tees will be installed in the spring. (this is a service paths for machines etc)
  • A pond & walled feature will be constructed between the driveway & 9th hole making use of the stone on site.
  • The course is expected to mature through the spring time along with regular mowing.
  • Some of the wet winter days have been spent producing new tee markers.
  • The irrigation system will be fully functional allowing us to water tees, greens, approaches & fairway by the touch of a button via our PC controlled system.

We hope to have the Course fully operational sometime in July or Early August – we hope you are all as excited as we are about the new venture!

During late Spring we will also be allowing you the opportunity to have a final Tour round the course before its open – by this stage the bunkers should be shaped and it will almost look like the finished article – so keep your eyes peeled for details of this…and don’t forget the Hog Roast after!

 

 

 

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The annual Presentation Night again proved a great success with 60 Trophy Winners attending the evening along with guests meaning an attendance of 124!

The Seniors got the evening underway with outgoing Captain Richard Body presented 8 of the Sections Trophies to winners – with Keith Ritch proving the most successful picking up a hat-trick of awards! – The Seniors present the full array of their Trophies at their annual Christmas Lunch in December – another highlight in the Seniors Calendar.

The Juniors had 9 trophy to be presented all be it to a very small number of multiple winners during what was a hugely successful year for the Junior Section

Our Ladies Section turned out in force with 16 trophy winners and the majority of the A and B Leagues Teams who won there respective Leagues in 2015, a hugely successful year for the Ladies section – quite possibly the most successful in the club’s history.

The Club Section had 27 trophies to present and among these were a number of new winners which is always great to see. The major club events were won by Ali James (Club Championship), Will Doust (Club Championship Nett), Andy York (Medallist Trophy) and after a fantastic year of individual and team success James Cooper was named Golfer of the Year.

Click here to see full lists of all the sections trophy winners during 2015

The club also had huge success on the team and individual front throughout the county with the Ladies A Team winning Wiltshire Ladies League Division 1, the Ladies B Team winning Wiltshire Ladies League Division 3, Kirsty Kennedy, Katie Dove-Medows and Lisa Benham winning the Wiltshire Ladies Team Shield, the Junior Team winning the Wiltshire Junior League and the South West Semi Final of the Junior Home Nations Team Championship.
Ali James, Paul Matthews and James Cooper winning the Wiltshire Mens Team Shield and going on the finish 8th in the English Champion Club tournament.
Ali James and Paul Matthews finished tied 2nd at the County Championship and James Cooper in 5th place.
Dom Walter won the South West Boys Under 14 Championship and has been selected for the South West Under 16 Squad for Winter Coaching.

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The Captains all remarked and how much they had enjoyed their year in office and congratulated their own and the other sections on their successes and wished their successors the best of luck for 2016.

Below are the 2016 Club Captains:

 clubcaptain  ladycaptain  Seniorscaptain  myles
 Mark Symonds
Club Captain
2016
Mel Probert
Lady Captain
2016
Alan Baker
Seniors Captain
2016

Myles Edwards
Junior Captain
2016

Please see below for a selection of Photographs from the evening (courtesy of Club Member Mark Hobbs)
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The PGA EuroPro Tour visited Cumberwell Park again from Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June and it proved to be another hugely successful event with a large amount of praise from the Players and PGA EuroPro Tour officials.

Below is a quote from Daniel Godding, Director of Operations at the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour

 “Our first visit to Cumberwell Park last summer was a resounding success. The course was in great condition, the players were enthused by the test, and the support of Cumberwell’s members and local golf fans was outstanding.

“I was at the course recently and it’s clear the green staff, Ali, and his team have outdone themselves this year. We’re all looking forward to an exciting tournament this week.”

In what could have been a fairy tale story our very own Pro Steve Surry come so close to taking the title losing by just 1 shot finishing on 9 under par, behind winner Marcus Armitage. Another of our home Pros Laurie Canter finished tied 4th on 5 under par so a great week for Team Cumberwell

The write from the event can be found by clicking on the link – PGA EuroPro Tour Write Up

A big thank you must go to all of our members who volunteered throughout the week ball spotting, scoring and car parking! – Without these volunteers the event would not be the success it was, so a big thank you!

The pre tournament Pro Am was played on Monday 15th June and was a huge success, with the pre tournament Pro Am being played on Monday 15th.
A fantastic entry of 53 teams (the biggest Pro Am on the tour during 2015) had a fabulous day with the amateurs thoroughly enjoying there game with a EuroPro
Professional.
The results of the pro am can be found here – PGA EuroPro Tour Pro Am Results

Photos of all teams are below. If you would like your individual photos whilst teeing off then please contact Ali James – alij@cumberwellpark.com
(click on photos to see larger images)

 

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