Cifer Weekend - Report
The first trophy event of the year took place at the weekend, starting with the Cifer Singles event on the Saturday. With a strong entry of 118 all was to play for. With the white tees back in place and blustery conditions there were two exceptional scores that stood out of from the rest. Joe Retford (aged 12) finished with a nett 66 playing off 18, but the eventual winner was Dominic Mussell finishing with an incredible score of nett 63, well played Dom! If you were lucky enough to make a two on Saturday you will receive a healthy sum of £21.27! For a full list of results see below:
Dominic Mussell 82 – 19 = 63 £70 13.9
Joe Retford 84 – 18 = 66 £60 14.9
Peter Beckenham 82 – 14 = 68 £50 12.3
Graham Hull 77 – 8 = 69 £40 7.6
Ken Wrintmore 78 – 9 = 69 £30 8.3
Scott Jeffrey 84 – 13 = 71 £22.50 13.1
Lee Hawkins 89 – 18 = 71 £17.50 17.4
Simon Parker 76 – 4 = 72 £12.50 3.6
Josh Dee 76 – 4 = 72 £7.50 4.0
Sunday was the Cifer Pairs competition, which is a Men’s pairs, Betterball Stableford. 32 Pairs played on the Blue and Orange course to compete for the cup. Scoring was low with several pairs finishing with 40 points. The eventual winners were Trevor Kent and Simon Benton finishing with 45 Points!! Trevor and Simon were a last minute pairing on the Saturday night, good job you entered guys! Alex Blewett will happily take 10% for pairing you up ;-) See below for the results:
Simon Benton & Trevor Kent - 45 £60 each
Mark Snape & Dom Mussell - 41 £45 each
Pete Beckenham & Tom Beckenham - 40 £30 each
Des Gingell & Ian Clements - 40ocb £15 each
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Club Championship news for 2014
Your chance to become a divisional Nett or Gross Champion!
This year’s Club Championship and Handicap Championship (The Adam Jack Trophy) will be split into 2 separate competitions.
The Handicap Championship (Adam Jack Trophy) will be played on Saturday 20th June 2014 over 18 holes from the white tees. The entry fee will be £10 per person and the winner of the trophy will be the person with the best net score over 18 holes. There will be prizes for the overall top 3 players as well a prize for the top 3 players in each handicap division. (0-5, 6-12, 13-20, 21-28)
Entry sheet will be in the ProShop to sign up and tee times will be drawn totally at random.
The Club Championship Trophy is still similar to all previous years and will be played on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2014 over 36 holes (18 holes each day). The entry fee will be £10 per person and there will be an overall gross champion and a divisional gross champion for each handicap division (0-5, 6-12, 13-20, 21-28) – so even if you have a high handicap you can still become the club champion for your handicap division.
More details are available on the club website here.
Bubba knows how to get it square!
As you are aware Bubba Watson has a slightly unorthodox golf swing, but it obviously works for him. There are two major factors that determine ball flight, where the clubhead is pointing and the direction it is travelling in at impact, formally know as the swing path and face aim. Although Bubba’s swing has more planes than Heathrow, at the moment of impact his clubface position is as orthodox as Adam Scott. Bubba has complete control of his clubface throughout the entire swing, and more importantly at impact. So the moral of the story, everyone that now comes for a lesson will be taught to swing the club exactly the same as Bubba, with both feet off the ground at impact!!
Just joking of course! However this does prove a point to all golfers, as long as the clubface is square at impact, within reason, it doesn’t really matter what the rest of the swing looks like. All golfers have different techniques and swing styles, and with regular coaching you can quickly learn how changes to your swing will affect your swing path and clubface aim.
We have recently invested in the best ball flight and swing analysis system, here at Cumberwell, that’s used by the top players in the world. This enables us to give you the true and factual information needed to find the quickest and easiest route to controlling your ball flight – a must in good scoring!
Summer Rules now here
As from Monday 14th April Winter Rules will STOP, so don’t forget this, it’s an easy mistake to make! The course is in fantastic shape and has now dried out so there is no need for placing.
Exciting news, a unique opportunity for members to play in the Europro Pro-Am, priced at only £40 per person. This is a great chance to play with some of the best players in the country. The Pro-Am will be held on Monday 16th June. More information will be available online at our website here.
Captain's Roll-Up – Starts 24th April 2014
The Captain's Roll-Up starts Thursday 24th April at 5:30pm. The midweek nine hole roll-up is a great way to grab a few holes during the week, meet a few new faces and have some fun.
There will be prize winners on the evening and at the end of the summer with the best 5 Stableford scores to count in each category; men, ladies, seniors & juniors.
St. George's Day Trophy – Saturday 26th April 2014
A new event for 2014, the St George’s Trophy is a 4 Ball Better Ball pairs event open to ALL members. Tee times will be drawn from 8:04, enter on the notice boards.
Cumberwell Classic – Saturday 3rd May 2014
The early May Bank Holiday event is a 36 hole pairs event with Fourball Betterball on the morning followed by foursomes in the afternoon. Enter in the notice board.
Summer Knockout entries now up!
The lists for the Men’s Singles, Pairs, Mixed and Rabbits Summer Knockouts are now up.
For a full list of up to date fixtures click here.
So we had just the one place with Rickie Fowler finishing in the Top 5 at the weekend, unfortunately the others didn't come through for me.
We had a near miss with Freddie Couples rolling back the years with another amazing performance at Augusta.
This year there was a lot of unlikely places, with some rookie players putting in impressive performances on a course that demands a certain amount of experience or 'local knowledge!' Hats off to Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt and of course the great Miguel Angel Jimenez!
Pikey's Picks will be back next week!
Keep up to date with the latest news
Keep your eye on the Cumberwell Park blog by clicking here. The blog will be a great way to keep up to date with the latest competition news, course news and event information. It will be updated weekly and will be a great source of information from the club.
There is exciting news regarding the Medallist Trophy for 2014, so be sure to check it out!