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Cumberwell Park Golf Club - PGA Golf Professional

Maiden EuroPro a massive success!!

Last week saw Cumberwell Park host its maiden EuroPro tour event highlighting our fantastic golf course and superb practice facilities to some of the best young professionals in the country! The week started with a Pro Am with over 50 teams taking part, the biggest field EuroPro has hosted! This was helped massively from the great support from the membership and they were not to be disappointed with the course looking absolutely fantastic (huge credit to the work done by all the green staff) and the Professionals all looking after their amateur partners well. We had lots of local winners in the prizes with the team of Larry Davis, Keith Ritch & Dave Ritch (who had 8 birdies!) taking the Pro Am with a superb 90 points!!

Now onto the main event, the ‘ Championships'. The 156 players from far and wide were to play 2 rounds on the Red & Yellow course, followed by a cut to the top 50 players to battle out the £10,000 first prize on a final third day. The field included several home names with attached playing professionals Steve Surry, Matthew Swales, Charlie Cossins & Louis Boston, home teaching professionals Ben Lloyd, Alex Blewett & Alex Pike, and club manager and club champion Ali James all having the opportunity to play in front of a fantastic home crowd.

The standard of play was fantastic with Luke Joy the best of the bunch on the first day scoring a fantastic 63 on the opening day. Joy followed this score with a 68 to be sat on 11 under going into the final round. The standard of golf from the field was brilliant with players needing to be 2 under par or better just to make the cut for the final day.

The final day saw a lot of chopping and changing with some fantastic scores being carded by some of the earlier starters. Adam Wootton shot a 29 on the back nine on his way to a faultless 64 to be in the clubhouse on 10 under. This was then beaten by Elliot Saltman who shot a 65 to be in on 13 under and the best of the day 63 (8 under) from Stiggy Hodgson who joined Saltman at 13 deep! Luke Joy still out on the course recovered with a 3 under back nine and we had a three way tie and a PLAYOFF!!

The playoff was not to last long, with only the 18th hole needed to decide our winner! Stiggy Hodgson hit a fantastic approach shot to just 4 feet and holed out for birdie. Hodgson released a huge sigh of relief as he claimed an emotional first professional victory and the £10,000 first prize!!

Matthew Swales carded the best score from the home players with a super final round 66 to finish in a tie for 18th, closely followed by Charlie Cossins who finished one shot back in Tied 22nd at 7 under par.

The club would like to say a huge thank you to all the members who supported the Pro-Am and the countless marshals who really got behind the event to make all the players feel welcome (and also help look for their balls). If it wasn’t for such a supporting membership, the event would not have been the success it was. We are all looking forward to having the tour back again next year.

The Sky coverage will be shown on Sky Sports 4 on the following dates:

  • July 1, 8pm
  • July 2, 2am
  • July 2, 6am
  • July 2, 10am
  • July 2, 3pm

Be sure to set a reminder!! – Here is a link to the competition report.

Adam Jack Trophy

Last Saturday Cumberwell Park held the Handicap Club Championships, the Adam Jack Trophy. This was a new event for the 2014 calendar, running over 18 holes instead of the traditional club championship which is held over 36 holes. The event proved a huge success with over 100 entries. The course was in pristine condition, fresh after the EuroPro, which set for a great day ahead. With no gross prizes available, players were drawn at random so the winner could come from anywhere in the field. Prizes were broken down into divisional winners as well as overall, all was to play for!

The scoring proved tricky, with fast greens allowing only 4 people from the 103 to score under their handicap! The eventual overall winner, with a fantastic nett score of 66 was Pete Doust, closely followed by runner up with a score of nett 67 Carl Grogan. Well played guys!!

For the list of winners please see the image right.

For a full list of results, please visit

For those of you that are interested, the annual Club Championship will be held on the weekend of 16-17th of August, this will be a gross competition held over 36 holes. We will be taking entries for this in the proshop a few weeks prior to the event. Again prizes will be broken down in divisional and overall. We hope to see you along!

Midsummer Madness!!

Congratulations to Team Dallaway!

Nine teams of early birds took to the fairways of Cumberwell Park at 4.30 am on Tuesday morning.

All returned to enjoy a full English breakfast in the Wraxall Room.

Huge thanks to Chris James who opened up the Clubhouse for us at 3.30 and to Steve and Sue Roberts who registered us all in.

Pro's Day - Saturday 5th July 2014

The pro shop's annual Pro's day is fast approaching, with the events coming thick and fast. Always a popular event, teams of 4 will play a modified better ball event in a challenge to try and 'Beat the Pro's!!' As always, the prizes on offer will be fantastic and we have some superb hole-in-one prizes donated by Wellsway BMW…. But more to come from this nearer the time!!

All you need to do is enter your team on the sheet in the notice board against the time you would like to play. Be quick as they will go fast!! - To book over the phone give us a call on 01225 862332.

Captain’s Day is fast appoaching, and so is the evening…

Saturday 28th June

  • Individual Stableford competition
  • Superb prizes but HURRY
  • Only a few of the 200 places left
  • £5 entry fee

Sunday 29th June

  • Team Bowmaker competition
  • Teams of four £20 per team (buy two extra shots £5 per team)
  • Places still available.

Gala World Cup dinner on Saturday night

  • 3 course dinner £20 including FREE pre-dinner Pimms in the garden
  • Disco, fantastic charity auction and 'Live' World Cup football on the big screen so no excuses for missing the night of the YEAR!!


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Callaway are back again this year with their BEST EVER promotion…. Buy a X2 Hot driver and get an X2 Hot hybrid absolutely FREE !!

A repeat of their range from last year, but with a much better product, not to mention this year's hybrid is a superb product that goes forever!! For the first time in any hybrid, Callaway have introduced a speed cup face meaning greater speed, but a much larger sweet spot and they simply have to be tried!

We have a full range of fitting clubs as well as bags and bags of hybrids to try, so come up and take advantage of the offer before Monday 30th June!

We have four Fun Days scheduled for the Summer holidays. The dates are:

  • Tuesday 29th July
  • Tuesday 5th August
  • Tuesday 12th August
  • Wednesday 28th August

Each day starts at 10am, will include long and short game coaching in the morning, a break for lunch in the clubhouse then some time on the golf course in the afternoon for a 3pm finish.

The days are perfect for beginner or improver junior golfers and a lot of fun!

To book your space simply pick up a form from the shop, or give us a call on 01225 862332.

  • 28th June - Captain's Day - Red/Yellow
  • 29th June - Captain's Fun Day


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Have a great week and I hope to see you all on the course at the weekend
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