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Pro's day - this Saturday

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!!

Teams are going fast but we have a few spaces left between 9:40 and 11:50, so if you fancy a go, give us a call and book your spot.

Click here to book a spot.

FootJoy Sport – special offer!!

We have TWO special offers on the fantastic FootJoy Sport range.

We have a good stock left on the FootJoy Spikeless shoe, a great looking summer shoe that is extremely comfortable, but also waterproof!! Down to JUST £69!! (While stocks last)

The second offer on the FJ Sport is the spiked version that we also have in stock. This great new shoe for 2014 currently has a £25 OFF TRADE IN offer running. This brings the price of the Sport down to just £84!! A fantastic shoe for that price!

Hurry, both of these offers are running while we have stock left!

Cumberwell crested clothing

We have a fantastic range of Cumberwell crested clothing in stock at the moment with Ashworth polo shirts starting at just £29.99 available in some great colours!!


Callaway demo day - next Saturday 12th July

We have our second Callaway Demo Day a week on Saturday between 10am & 4pm. Demo days are great opportunities to try their full range of equipment, with massive choice in lots of custom options. Armed with TWO state of the art TrackMan launch monitors, these days are always very popular so we recommend that you book an appointment so we can fit you properly.

To book a slot, give us a call on 01225 862332 or drop us an email at  

Captain’s Weekend

Last weekends Captain’s weekend events were as popular as ever and a great success overall. Saturday was the individual stableford for the Captain’s Trophy with 115 entries from all sections of the club. Despite the weather being unkind and having to suspend play for 45 minutes due to thunder and lighting, the competition did re-start and was concluded successfully.

There were some excellent scores – Peter Doust and Simon Parker tied with 41 points resulting with Peter winning in a count-back for the best individual men’s score. The best lady and overall trophy winner was Mel Probert with a stunning 42 points – well done Mel. Seven other winners won on course prizes of champagne and golf balls for nearest the pin and nearest the line – congratulations to all winners.

Back on the calendar on Saturday evening after a gap of two years was the Captain's dinner, with 70 guests enjoying pre-dinner pimms in the garden, a 3-course dinner, raffle, charity auction and disco. I am pleased to say that during the day everyone gave generously and the raffle raised over £700 and the range of terrific auction prizes raised over £1400 and in total over the whole weekend, with all of your terrific support we raised over £2600. Thank you all very much indeed. With better weather on Sunday 13 teams entered the team bowmaker event – the winning team, with a magnificent score of 95 points off ¾ handicap was Katie Dove-Meadows, Linda Nock, Fiona Thomas and Mel Probert. Mel Probert was a three-time winner, wining the best ladies score with 32 points.

The weekend was a great success in all respects – golfing, enjoyment, good company, good food and being able to raise a fantastic sum of money for two wonderful charities – RUH, Cancer Care Centre and Breast Cancer Campaign. I would like to extend a huge thank all those who helped make the weekend the success it was – Ali and Becky in the office, Ben and Alex in the pro’s shop, without who we couldn’t run these things, all the catering staff, everyone who made copious amounts of delicious cakes and biscuits (Sue Roberts, Cathy Cooper, Sue Warren, Sue Pierce, Judith May, Gill Guilfoyle and of course my wife Sue) to keep everyone well fuelled at half-way (especially Gary Standen who sampled most of the 12 different cakes during the rain break) Pat Traves and Vince Pidgely, Steve Roberts, Mark and Liz Hobbs for their help and support on both days – thank you all most sincerely.

A quick reminder about our next fund raising effort coming up shortly.

Mark Hobbs, Suz Carten and I will be cycling 90 miles around 9 Wiltshire Golf clubs, playing a single hole at each club followed by another 9 holes at Cumberwell to finish. We estimate this will take about 11-12 hours and we would welcome anyone to meet us when we finish at approx. 7.30pm on 21st July to join us in the clubhouse. Of course you can also sponsor us on the JustGiving website link below.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer’s golf. Read more on my next Captain’s blog coming shortly.


Martin Cooper, Cumberwell Park Capt

Summer holiday junior fun days

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.

Ian Wood is jumping out of a plane!!

Ian is taking part in a sky dive from 15,000 feet over Salisbury in Wiltshire next Saturday 5th July and is hoping you may see fit to sponsor him on his JustGiving page at

He is raising money for the MS Society locally and the ultimate aim is to replace the aging minibus with one that isn't quite so old but is capable of getting wheelchair users to physiotherapy and exercise sessions safely.


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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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