One space left!
There is space for one more team to enter the St. Patrick’s Day Open this Saturday. We are playing a shotgun start at 10am to coincide with watching the last round of the 6 Nations. To take this slot, call us on 01288 352006 opt 2 or email email@example.com
St. Piran’s Day
A fantastic day was had for Saturday’s St. Piran’s Day competition. Congratulations to winners, Shirley Percy, Ray Downes and Phil Leighton scoring 59.7. A big thank you to Kingsley Bryant from The Arthur W. Bryant Funeral Service, for sponsoring the delicious pasties for the players half way round, Sue Jenkins for supplying the pasties, with thanks to Jill Britton for volunteering on the desk all day, to Nick Cook in the pro shop and a huge thank you to Sharon at Lansdown Dairy for making up the beautiful prize hampers. See you at the next one!
Presentation Night will be held on Friday 6th April. If you have any trophies from 2017 competitions, please return them to them to the office at your earliest convenience.
Tom Morris Update
The Tom Morris will be held on Sunday 11th March, because it is Mother’s Day if you would like an earlier tee time and your playing partner agrees, please phone the Office or Pro Shop and we will try to accommodate this. To view the updated start sheet, please click here.
Georgia’s in Spain
Georgia is competing in the Spanish International Ladies Amateur Championship, which is being held at Barceló Montecastillo Golf Resort from today, Wednesday 28th February to Sunday 4th March. This is the same resort where the ladies won the Annodata final.
The event consists of a 36 hole stroke play qualifier held over the first two days, with the top 32 players advancing to the match play stages.
During the qualifying rounds, England has put forward 3 Nations Cup team, in which the best 2 out of 3 scores from each round count towards a team total. Georgia has been selected to play for the England B Team alongside Lily May Humphreys and Lianna Bailey.
We wish her all the best. Click here to follow Georgia’s progress.
Hole in One Debut!
Another great weekend at the Club, with thanks to Adam Curtis for organising the first team competition with our growing Junior Section. Both Nick Cook and Adam have worked hard over the last few years to encourage the Juniors into the club and it’s certainly paying off. However the biggest congratulations should go to Junior member, David Currie who had his first ever Hole in One on the 4th and then with his team, Mark Jenkins, Charlotte Britton and Paul Jillings, went on to win the competition with a super 90 points. Well done to all involved.
Changes to the Handicap System
The R&A and the USGA have today announced details of the new World Handicap System (WHS). It is designed to welcome more players, to make golf easier to understand and to provide all golfers with a handicap which is portable all around the globe. To read the full article from England Golf, click here.
A win for the teachers!
We had a super weekend for our Winter Festival, congratulations to the winners on Saturday, James Swart & Roland Pearton scoring 48 points in the 4BBB. Congratulations to our team of teachers, Mark Skelton, Tim Salvadori & Stacey Ward, who won on Sunday with 90 points in the Team of 3 event. A big thank you to James Leitch and his team for presenting a super course, Francis, Luis and their team for the delicious food, Nick Cook for all his hard work and to Jill Britton for volunteering on the desk all weekend and to 227 players who have helped make it such a fantastic weekend. Click here for full results.
The 2018 County Cards have arrived. They can be purchased via the office for £12 per person. See The Golf Team for more information.
Eagle on the 8th!
A big congratulations goes to Kay Dinsdale who had her first Hole In One on the 8th at Bude during the Ladies Medal on Sunday. Kay also went on to win the competition with a Nett 74. A great day of golf!
There will be a winner!
The prize fund for the Draw Night for Friday 2nd February stands at £480. If the money is not won at this Friday’s draw night, the Golf Team together with Francis & Luis, have decided to split the fund for the draw on Friday 9th February. £250 will go to a member in attendance and the remaining £250 will be put back into the prize fund for the following draw.
We Made It!
We have made it into England’s Top 100 Courses as accredited by the National Club Golfer magazine. We are incredibly pleased to have made it into this list again and would like to thank all those people that have worked so hard to make this happen. To read what National Club Golf thought of our Golf Course click here
A Players Meeting is being held in the Clubhouse tomorrow (Tuesday 30th January) at 7pm.
Mark Taylor will be presenting the end of year accounts and there will be a presentation on the proposed new Committee structure. We hope to see you there.
Georgia’s in Portugal
Good luck to Georgia Price who plays in the first round of the Portuguese International Ladies’ Amateur Championships at The West Cliffs Golf Resort today (Wednesday), her second event of the season. During her previous event in Argentina an impressive final round of 68 gave Georgia a tied 13th finish. This score saw Georgia jump 23 places up the leaderboard. Click here for the Portuguese Amateur Leaderboard.
Club Attendance Draw Night
The prize fund for this Friday’s Draw Night is £460!
To be in with a chance of winning you must be a member of the Golf Club and be present at the time of the draw (Friday 26th January), which takes places between 6pm and 7pm. See you there!
We are looking for a Painter/Decorator/General Maintenance person for 20 hours a week on a 6 month contract at Bude Golf Club.
The job description is as follows:
1. Paint/decorate all outside of the Golf Club walls to include power washing rendering/pointing/repairs
2. Undertake other repair work and or decorate as directed by the Golf Club Team
1. Preparation of work surface prior to painting
2. Painting and decorating
3. General maintenance
4. Ability to work at height using scaffolding towers
5. Prepare costings for work projects
6. Basic carpentry
7. Ability to work alone
8. Able to operate power tools
For more information, call Tony on 01288 352006 opt.2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
75 competitors took part and managed to avoid the rain in the Winter Open played on Saturday 13th January. Congratulations to the winners Matt Sealey, Scott Collett and Anth Ward who won with a score of 79 points.
All vouchers are ready for collection from the office.
To see the full results list, click here.
Georgia goes to Argentina!
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club member Georgia Price has been invited by England to play in the South American Amateur Championships. Georgia will compete in an individual stroke play contested over 72 holes at The Martindale Golf Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Georgia is one of the four English players participating in the event between 13th & 16th January.
An excited Georgia commented; “It’s a brilliant opportunity to play against the best amateur golfers from around the world whilst representing England. The first event on our English Amateur schedule is at the end of January so this event will hopefully kick-start my season after a winter lay-off. I’ve been practicing hard but nothing beats getting back into competition mode”
Georgia’s first event on the Amateur Circuit is the Portuguese International Ladies Championships, being held at West Cliffs Golf Resort at the end of January. This is Georgia’s first opportunity to gain points on the Order of Merit.
We wish Georgia all the best for her exciting start to 2018.
To follow Georgia’s progress click here.
Summer is coming!
Tamar Cup entries are now open, played over 2 days at Bude & Holsworthy Golf Clubs on 9th and 10th June.
Congratulations Gary Stone!
Gary Stone has won the Race to La Manga series at the final event at Trevose Golf Club on Tuesday 12th December.
Gary won the event with a brilliant score of 39 points off his 3 handicap to win the event from Neil Mallett on 37 points.
Gary had a combined total points score of 196 points, averaging 37 points from his top 5 scores and the 10 bonus points he accrued from winning the final event and wins a 3 night and 2 round stay at the prestigious La Manga resort in Spain.
DOGS IN CLUB HOUSE VOTE RESULT
The votes have been counted and are as follows:
72 people voted in favour of allowing dogs in the Clubhouse
68 people voted against allowing dogs in the Clubhouse
6 voting slips were spoilt
As such, well behaved, clean and dry dogs on a lead will be allowed in the foyer area of the Clubhouse
And the winners are….
They won! A very exciting Grand Final, Bude Girls winning 3-2.
Fantastic achievement! Well done Collette and her team, Chris, Hana, Jean and Kay and all the caddies and supporters.
Fingers crossed !
Good Luck to Bude Ladies’ team for the Annodata finals – Chris, Collette, Hana, Jean and Kay are first off today at 11.20 am in the semi-finals at Montecastillo Golf Resort, Cadiz in Spain.
Bude sign up for ‘Access Golf’
PGA Pros Nick Cook and Adam Curtis will be creating an Access course with forward tees on all 18 holes to create a course suitable for adult and junior beginners to play from.
Check out details at www.golfaccess.co.uk
Please be aware we will be carrying out bunker maintenance over the coming weeks on holes 3, 9, 10, 13 and 15. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
James Leitch. Head Greenkeeper
Dogs Dogs Dogs… or not
Have your say.
We are holding a ballot of the members to decide whether dogs should be allowed in the clubhouse – click for more details.
Charlotte (The Return)
You will pleased to hear Charlotte is coming back to work at the club full time from 1st December.
“Be not afear’d the office is full of noises…” (The Tempest)
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Farewell to Avril
It was warm and sunny for Avril’s Farewell Fun day. Jill Tucker presented Avril with pearl earrings, a vintage railway poster for Bude and a golf sun-visor. The Ladies’ captain will be greatly missed by the club but has promised to make regular visits to “catch up” with her many friends.
Bude lose against Launceston
CTC team lost on Sunday 29th October against Launceston at Perranporth
Off to sunny Spain !
Congratulations to the ladies team who are off to Spain for the second year running. The team reached the last four of the Annodata Matchplay competition (formerly the Mail on Sunday).
The semi final and final will be held at the Montecastillo Golf Resort in Cadiz, Spain from 20th to 24th November. Good luck ladies!
Frank Wills Result
In a closely contested match played in difficult conditions Bude lost 3-2 to Falmouth.
Unfortunately this means the only mens team left in the county competitions are the CTC team who play Launceston this Sunday at Perranporth.
What have the greenkeepers been up to ?
Hana wins at Newquay
Hana Dabrowski beat Rachel Perkin from West Cornwall to win the Vice President’s Cup in very wet and windy conditions on Thursday 19 October at Newquay G.C. Final score 2 & 1.
Hana received the Cup from County President Cynthia Penhale.
Cornish Bowl Result
Men’s team lose 3 ½ to 1 ½ against Whitsand Bay played at Launceston Golf Club.
WPGA International Challenge 2017
(Pro-Am Access Tour) at Stoke By Naland Golf Club
Georgia finishes as the joint leading amateur with a score of 75, 71, and 68 (214) so finished 2 under par. She was tied 14th place out a field of 80 professionals and 15 amateurs. For more details www.access.letscoring.com/leaderboard
Invictus Games Results
On Tuesday 26th September Mark Perkins took part in the men’s golf final at St George’s Golf and Country Club Toronto . Mark scored a creditable 27 points and came 17th overall. The competition was won with 38 points.
The following day Mark took part in the Men’s Road Cycling Criterium Final finishing in a time of 28 mins and 33 seconds. He came 22 overall and was only 10 seconds behind the winning time.
We congratulate Mark on his achievements. www.invictusgames2017.com
Fundraiser Quiz for Georgia
Well done to everyone involved in organising another successful fund-raising event.
In total, £550 has been raised.