Banstead Downs Golf Club Official Club Brochure 2011/2012

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Official Club Brochure 2011/2012BANSTEAD DOWNS GOlf CluB Ground Maintenance Contractors Thinning Reduction 24 Hour Emergency Pruning Site Clearance Tree Planting Dangerous Trees Tree Felling Stump Removal Hedge Trimming Staff NPTC Trained Logs supply and delivered034 - TREE WISE MEN_Layout 2 26/08/2010 14:59 Page 1TREE WISE MENFor ExcEllEncE in trEE maintEnancEpropriEtor Barry FolEy Ground Maintenance Contractors Thinning Reduction 24 Hour Emergency Pruning Site Clearance Tree Planting Dangerous Trees Tree Felling Stump Removal Hedge Trimming Staff NPTC Trained Logs supply and delivered034 - TREE WISE MEN_Layout 2 26/08/2010 14:59 Page 1 Ground Maintenance Contractors Thinning Reduction 24 Hour Emergency Pruning Site Clearance Tree Planting Dangerous Trees Tree Felling Stump Removal Hedge Trimming Staff NPTC Trained Logs supply and delivered034 - TREE WISE MEN_Layout 2 26/08/2010 14:59 Page 1T: 020 8763 1522 M: 07812 email: Office: 72 Little Woodcote Estate, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 4DDFree Estimates Full Public Liability InsuranceAll Work Carried Out By Professional Arborists Ground Maintenance Contractors Thinning Reduction 24 Hour Emergency Pruning Site Clearance Tree Planting Dangerous Trees Tree Felling Stump Removal Hedge Trimming Staff NPTC Trained5 INTRODUCING BANSTEAD DOWNS7 THE COURSE9/11 THE CLUBHOUSE13 MEMBERSHIP15 MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES17/19 08707 707 765 Email: Golf Club and Pinnacle wish to thank the advertisers who appear in this publication for their support and wish them every business success.The contents of this brochure are believed to be correct at the time of printing, nevertheless, we cannot endorse and readers should not rely solely upon the accuracy of any statements or claims contained herein without prior consultation with the service provider.21/23 SOCIETIES25/27 PRO SHOP & TUITION29 ROSS McGOWAN31/33 THE COURSE CHANGES34 CONTACTING & FINDING US3CONTENTSPhotography by Helene Rogers at VETERINARY CENTREoffer KEY HOLE SURGERY for a less invasive approach to many surgical procedures including: Routine neutering Exploratory surgery Organ biopsiesOPEN LATE UNTIL 9PM ON MON & WED NIGHTS and open SUNDAYS!Consultation by appointment with a friendly team.We have a wide range of diagnostic equipment on the premises which enables us to save you time and money!High quality ultrasound for routine scans and pregnancy diagnosisDigital x-rayIn house laboratory for blood testingFull endoscopy equipment to explore the stomach/nose/bladder/ears and much more!Come and visit us to meet our team and see what we can offer!Opening hours: Mon & Wed: 9am 9pm | Tues, Thurs, Fri:9 am 7.30pm | Sat 9- 12 & 3-4pm | Sun 11-1 & 3-4pm 61 Ruskin Road | Carshalton | Surrey | SM5 3DDtel 020 8395 8222 fax 020 8395 8995Mention code: Ruskin61 to benefit from 50 off any laparascopic procedure.5INTRODUCING BANSTEAD DOWNSBanstead Downs is a Members Golf Club, founded in 1890. We combine pride in our long traditions with a determination to move the club forward, as demonstrated by our recent investment of over 1 million in course and clubhouse improvements.The Course is a superb James Braid design with superb greens and a remarkable resilience to poor weather. It has challenged golfers for 120 years and is now even better, with the recent improvements having extended the yardage to 6,581, with a Standard Scratch of 72.The Clubhouse Development has provided us with an entirely new golfers lounge and a separate and completely refurbished dining and function area with its own bar. This area can be opened up for major events or divided into discrete smaller areas for other functions.We hope you will visit us soon. PortraitureRestoration0208 642 3593contact helene@ Rogers FRPS FBIPP FMPA7THE COURSEBanstead Downs Golf Course winds its way across the fast draining chalk down, which makes it extraordinarily tolerant of wet weather. The course is often playable when many others are not, and temporary greens are almost unheard of.The greens at Banstead have a deserved reputation for year-round excellence, being relatively fast but always fair. Together with the undulating fairways and the variety of challenges including the recently relocated bunkers, they make it a wonderful place for players of all levels to enjoy a round of golf in natural surroundings.The extended course opened in May 2010, with the extent from 6,195 to 6,581 yards. The course Par has risen from 69 to 71, and the Standard Scratch Score from 69 to 72. Furthermore, more than 30 bunkers were removed, added or re-located to present new challenges and to reflect the distances achieved with modern golfing equipment.Members and guests also benefit from a full practice facility, chipping and short iron area plus a large practice putting green.For more information on the course changes see pages 31 and 33.The greens at Banstead have a deserved reputation for year-round excellence.Jengar Home DevelopmentsAll building work undertaken including... New builds Extensions Conversions Refurbs Landscaping And much more!No job too large or small.Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information:Tel: 07961 308595email: info@jengarhomes.comwww.jengarhomes.com9THE CLUBHOUSEThe newly renovated and furbished clubhouse was opened in 2010 and offers superb, modern and spacious facilities. The clubhouse is new, but the same warm greeting awaits you from all of our hospitable staff. We welcome both members and visitors to enjoy all that is on offer.Relax in the sumptuous lounge of the new Conservatory Bar or sit in the sun on the deck and enjoy a coffee from our versatile bean to cup coffee machine which produces the best espressos, lattes, cappuccinos and more. The display counters at the bar are filled with an assortment of hot and cold treats. The new facilities offer outstanding versatility, allowing us to cater for functions and events from small intimate parties to large banquets, entirely separate from the Golfers Conservatory Bar. We specialise in providing a quality of service and cuisine that is second to none, with a range of hospitality packages to suit all members corporate and private needs.Neil AndrewsBSc (Hons) Pod, MChSChiropodist / Podiatrist 07734 328 158Home VisitsConcession Rates for OAPsTreatments corns callus nail cutting verrucas foot care footwear advice11THE CLUBHOUSE CONTINUED...We serve hot and cold food all day, 7 days a week from bar snacks to full sit down meals in our restaurant and on a Sunday dont miss our infamous Carvery Lunch. Please book early to avoid disappointment.In addition to the excellent catering facilities, the clubhouse also has light and airy ladies and gents changing rooms and a well equipped Pro Shop for all your golfing needs. Whether its a quick coffee before a round, a few at the 19th with a bar meal, or a more substantial meal in the restaurant, our accommodating staff provide first class customer service with meticulous attention to detail which will make your visit to Banstead Downs Golf Club a memorable one. If you would like to make a table reservation call the bar on Tel: 020 8643 9286. For more information on function hire or to arrange a viewing call the office on Tel: 020 8642 2284.We serve hot and cold food all day, 7 days a week from bar snacks to full sit down meals.13MEMBERSHIPBanstead Downs is a Members Club, so is managed for the benefit of Members. Above all, perhaps, our Members enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere which runs through all playing and social activities.We do not use a tee-booking system except for Club Competitions and Matches, all of which are clearly communicated through our website and notice-boards, so Members and Visitors can come and play without pre-booking.There is a wide range of both weekend and mid-week Club Competitions for all sections of the club. We also play a range of Matches, some in competitive Leagues and Knock-Out Events, others as more relaxed friendly matches against our long-standing friends in other local clubs. All Members are welcome to participate.We also run a wide range of Social Events, ranging from Burns Nights, New Year and Christmas Parties and Candlelit Dinners to Jazz Evenings, Supper & Quiz nights and even an annual Golf Rules quiz. C. StyleS landSCape GardeninG We are a small, family run business,established for 28 yearsWe specialise in all forms of paving; driveways, patios and pathsWe also offer fencing and turfing servicesTel: 0208 6697889 Mob: 07957 269139HAMILTON TILING LTDTILING CONTRACTORSHamilton Tiling LTD provide a one stop solution for all tiling requirements ranging from small domestic kitchens to large commercial projects.Our services include:- Free advice and estimates Design service Surface preparation Wet room installations Bath surroundsDiamond drilling and hole cutting Restoration SealingT: 020 8647 1790 M: 07931 372739Email: enquiries@hamiltontiling.comwww.hamiltontiling.com15MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIESOur main playing categories are for Full and 5-day Members, equally available to Gentleman and Lady Members. We also have special Membership Categories for Juniors, Country Members, Academy Members and Social (non-playing) Members. Academy Membership includes professional coaching, use of the course at certain times and full Social membership. It is designed for inexperienced golfers who are taking up the game, many of whom will progress to full membership. Whilst our Membership numbers have remained healthy and constant for many years, we do have some vacancies in most categories. For more information contact our General Manager on Tel: 020 8642 2284, or see our website at Membership includes professional coaching, use of the course at certain times and full Social membership.Established Since 1984 ~ City & Guilds QualifiedDavid Foster CarpentryComplete Carpentry and Decorating Services Shelving Cupboards Made to Measure Wardrobes Skirting Windows & Doors Stairs & Banisters External House Maintenance FREE Estimates & Advice 01737 370257 Roofing SpecialistsRoofing SpecialistsFREE ESTIMATES & ADVICEFor Quality Workmanship& Peace Of MindPitched & Flat RoofingLead Work SpecialistsNew Builds Repairs RepointingPortfolio Available On RequestAll Work Guaranteed Fully InsuredApproved Rubberoid Roofing ContractorTel: 01737 216105Mob: 07956 60801842 Winkworth Road, Banstead, Surrey SM7 of17JUNIORSThe section is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18, and we welcome new members including inexperienced players.The juniors section is a very active and important part of our golf club and former junior members include not only our European Tour player, Ross McGowan, but also the reigning club champion, the current club Captain and the Chairman of the Management Committee.Our organisers provide a range of opportunities to help new juniors to develop their enjoyment of the game of golf, and to feel part of the section. The activities include a set of training programmes run every year aimed at improving playing skills.We organise a roll-up event once a week during the summer, so that juniors can just turn up and play with others in the group, in part to encourage the newer players to work up to competitions. There is also a roll-up prize for the player returning the best eclectic score over the season (they take their best score on each hole over the season, to create their composite best round).0208 669 1917 Carpet Select Ltd 139-141 Stafford Road, Wallington Surrey, SM6 9BN Carpet Select LtdEstablished 35 years.Carpet LinoLaminate Flooring Solid flooringEngineered WoodImitation grassEnd of Rolls at Cash & Carry PricesPlease do not hesitate to contact usfor further information:Viceroy Car Hire LtdPrivate Hire - Licensed by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. Saloons/MPVs - Any time - Any Where.Tel 01372 722222 / 728007E-mail viceroycarhire@btconnect.comFax 01372 741558Viceroy Car Hire Ltd1 West Street | Epsom | Surrey | KT18 7RL19JUNIORS CONTINUED...Internal competitions are led by the Order of Merit, which runs throughout the year and is keenly contested, with the top two players being rewarded with an entry into our Pro Am event in July. The finalists in the Singles Knock-Out qualify for a free entry in the Assistant Professional/Vice-Captain Challenge.In addition to several internal competitions, our juniors enjoy the opportunity to experience competitive matches by representing the club in external competitions including the Kingston League, the Keppler League, the East Surrey Masters and the Fairways Trophy.In addition to several internal competitions, our juniors enjoy the opportunity to experience competitive matches. 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End of tenancy cleanWe carry out pre and after cleans, enabling your clients to move right in Void and squat cleansDont panic we will deal with the mess and disruption.0208 783 3660 hygiene solutionsProfile WindowsProfile Windows is a family run business established in 2001.The company prides itself in offering a personal, professional service, with all enquiries and installations carried out by our own in house teams from start to finish.We have hundreds of previously satisfied customers, who we are happy for you to contact.Our services include: Services Windows Doors Conservatories Repairs Facias, Soffits & GutteringPlease feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements by phone, fax or e-mail:Tel: 07867 526 506 or 020 8395 0352Email: can expect an exhilarating day out at Banstead Downs Golf Club. We are a popular venue all year round and see groups returning year after year. We welcome societies on Thursdays and can cater for small or large groups. We offer a variety of package options as shown below, from which societies are welcome to construct their own package. Start the day with a succulent bacon roll, followed by a challenging round on our 18-hole golf course. Choose from a number of menu options and following your meal, relax and unwind in our inviting bar where you will find a comprehensive selection of beers, lagers, spirits, wines and non alcoholic beverages.An example of a society package would be as follows: 18Holes Coffeeonarrival Yourbreakfastchoiceof: Full English Breakfast Bacon Roll Yourlunchordinnerchoiceof: Ham, Egg & Chips, Lasagne, Salad & Chips Sandwich Platter & Pastries, Ploughmans 2 Course Lunch/Dinner 3 Course Lunch/Dinner23SOCIETIES CONTINUED... The golf shop provides a comprehensive range of equipment as well as being able to arrange golf lessons and prizes. We can also organise longest drive markers and nearest the pin should you wish.We are meticulous about detail and deliver the complete package that consistently exceeds the expectations of your visitors or guests. If you would like to discuss these or other requirements to ensure that the day is exactly what you want, please contact our General Manager on Tel: 020 8642 2284 or email secretary@bansteaddowns.comWe are meticulous about detail and deliver the complete package.4 - 6 Cheam Road Sutton Surrey SM1 1SR020 8643 4381 WARRENDER & Co.Jewellers established The most enjoyable part of my job is the initial meetings where I try to interpret the clients needs into a feasible reality using my knowledge and experience with each of the venues; I therefore build up a good report with my clients as I follow the project through to completion.Bridal has for a long time been an integral part of who we are and what we do.From the bride, to the church, bridegrooms to the wedding breakfast - nothing escapes our touch for creative flair and originality.Please visit my website or contact me on: 01737 850100 or email me SHOP & TUITIONThe Pro Shop is run by Ian Golding, Club Head Professional, and James Carter, Professional. Both are an extremely important part of the team at Banstead Downs providing a warm welcome to visitors, excellent advice on equipment and a very high standard of coaching. They are also daunting opponents for members in the Sunday morning challenges against Captain & Head Pro, Vice-Captain & Pro.The shop is a very well presented professional outlet where you will always receive a warm friendly welcome. Their prices are always competitive and their after sales service is excellent.They offer a fully stocked shop with top name brands such as Ecco, Ashworth, Ping, Footjoy, Titleist, Marbas and Lyle & Scott. Wherever possible the goods feature the Banstead Downs Golf Club logo and all of which could make superb souvenirs or gifts. The shop stocks a full range of golf balls, accessories, clubs and other playing equipment as well as shoes and golf clothing.PERFECT PLASTERWORKSpecialist in decorative mouldings & internal, external Cornice / Coving Ceiling centres Match to existing Ceiling / wall replacement & restoration Period & bespoke designs Skimming Drylining Rendering & pebble dashing Telephone:020 8640 5970or mobile: 07827 314409info@perfectplasterwork.comTelephone: 020 8288 Group Services Ltd: established 1993We are NICEIC Registered electrical contractors offering a full range of electrical services for domestic, commercial and industrial installations.Services Include: All Types of Installation All Types of Maintenance Testing & InspectionCall Out Rate: 78 per hour including vatSee Our Web Site for full services details 27PRO SHOP & TUITION CONTINUED...They also offer all the normal golfing services such as trolley hire, club re-gripping, installation of custom fitted graphite shafts and replacement of soft or metal spikes. There is a great range of merchandise to choose from and you can always rely on a friendly and professional service. Equipment is custom fitted by our professionals to ensure the right selection is tailor-made specifically for you. We also offer a try before you buy service.Private tuition can be arranged with Ian or James through the Pro Shop in individual or group sessions for all ages and abilities. Our professionals are available 7 days a week and offer simple, easy to understand instruction tailored to the individual players needs, delivering top advice on technique and importantly, course management to players of all standards.For advice or to book tuition contact Ian or James on Tel: 020 8642 6884 or email proshop@bansteaddowns.comYou can always rely on a friendly and professional service. G J Lewis Plumbing and HeatingLocal company serving the local communityAll aspects of plumbing and heating undertaken,guaranteed and fully insuredCall Grant on 0208 7700 291 or 07853 171 602 for a free competitive boiler installation, recommended Installer for: Ariston Keston ValliantViessman Worcester Five year warranty on all the above boilers Boiler breakdown and repair Boiler fault finding Annual boiler servicing Service contract Controls and full central heating Power flushing Unvented hot water Solar panels and heat pumps Heat stores Full bathroom installations Gas safety certificates Full surveys Gas fire installation Range cooker installation New underground water mains (without disturbing your driveway) Sheet lead work Smithson Decorators & Property MaintenanceOver 25 Years Experience in Internal and External Property Maintenance, Complete Refurbishments. High Quality Internal and External Painting and Decorating at Competitive Rates.For more information or for a full list of our services, please do not hesitate to contact.Based in BansteadFor Free Quote and Professional Advice07985 264 169or 01737 358 155Email: smithsonneil@aol.com29ROSS MCGOWANOur best known golfer is unquestionably Ross McGowan, who joined the club as a Junior and who in due course progressed through the amateur ranks and the Challenge Tour on to the European Tour. Ross won the Madrid Masters in 2009 with a score of 25 under par, including a stunning third round of 60.Ross had reached the pinnacle of English Amateur golf in 2006 when he beat Oliver Wilson in the final to become the English Amateur Champion, a title previously held by stars such as Nick Faldo and Paul Casey. This was the first of many proud days for Banstead Downs, and he was unanimously elected to Honorary Life Membership. Ross went on to finish 2nd on the 2007 Challenge Tour, thereby qualifying for the main European Tour in 2008, when he finished 70th in the order of Merit. He went on to his first tour victory, in Madrid in 2009, then came 2nd in the seasons finale in Dubai, where he played the last two rounds with the eventual Dubai and Order of Merit winner, Lee Westwood.Ross managed to reach 77th place in the 2010 Order of Merit despite several troubling injuries, and we look forward to following his progress in 2011. Event Planning & WeddingsJulie MossCakes and Sugar FlowersCoulsdon, Surrey07923 488970 / 0208 668 7111www. jmcakesandsugar f lowers .co .ukA couture wedding and occasion cake creators based in Surrey.We are a new and exciting company, and we have already built up a good client base. Our cake designer Julie Moss has been baking for many years, and has been perfecting recipes ever since.We use only the finest ingredients and are committed to creating cakes which are as delicious as they are stunningly beautiful.At Julie Moss Cakes and Sugar Flowers we offer a outstanding personalised service, and would love to hear from you by either e-mail or telephone to arrange a consultation.Your NEW Exciting and Rewarding CareerSTARTS HERE Become a certified International Event & Wedding Planner IEWP or IWPP Full business training included The fast-track to a successful and rewarding career. Study in the comfort of your own home Business Start-up Kit included at no additional cost valued at over 150 On-line student centre Free business listing Create your own multi-page, personalised website a great marketing tool Start-up Advsior to help you launch your business seamlesslyCall us TodAY without delay and get your new career underwayCOulSdOn, SurrEy07923 488970/0208 668 711131THE COURSE CHANGESAll the major course developments previously mentioned came into play in 2010 and are already maturing rapidly.They include converting the old 16th hole to a Par 4, which gives us the option to use it as the starting hole in future. If we make this change, the holes thereafter will be played in the same order as before, meaning that the old 15th would become the new 18th and final hole. The Members will make a decision on this early in 2011.The most significant individual changes we have introduced, using the old hole numbers, are:-1st HOLE where the construction of a new length of uphill fairway and a new green extended the already-challenging 410 yard Par 4 into a simply magnificent 551 yard Par 5.2nd HOLE with the construction of a set of new tees adjacent to the new first green, changing a straight 308 yard Par 4 into a demanding dogleg of 393 yards, leading to the original and unique sunken green. All the major course developments previously mentioned came into play in 2010.Please call our Admissions Registrar on 01737 352114 to arrange your visit.Sutton Lane, BansteadSurrey SM7 3RAwww.greenacre.surrey.sch.ukadmin@greenacre.surrey.sch.ukGive your daughter the very best start in lifeGreenacre School offers an excellent education for girls aged 3 to 18 years. Our small class sizes, expert teaching, outstanding pastoral care and extensive extra-curricular programme ensure that every girl has the opportunity to realise her full potential.ScarlettInternationalJewellery - Gold - Silver Exclusive Designs... Coming Soon!www.colfibrasinternational.comSCARLETTPlease do not hesitate to contact Marta Mendez (Marketing Manager Colombia) on reportefinanciero@camaradirecta.com33THE COURSE CHANGES CONTINUED...14th HOLE where the construction of a new back tee lengthened this very distinctive par 5 of 546 yards to 577 yards, and where the addition of three fairway bunkers towards the green adds both aesthetic appeal and significant extra challenge15th HOLE where another new back tee extended this Par 4 dogleg from 430 to 455 yards, making it a formidable proposition, with several strategically placed bunkers and a tricky sloping green.16th HOLE which has been converted from a long par 3 into a short and fairly tight par 4 through the construction of new back tees. Take on the crocs bunkers if you dare!We have also de-commissioned numerous bunkers which were inappropriate for modern equipment, and introduced many new ones. Some of these are effectively the re-positioning of those removed, others strengthen both the visual and appeal and golfing challenge, such as the angled line of three fairway bunkers on the 14th and the pair of bunkers short of the 5th green.Both Members and Visitors love the changes we hope you get the opportunity to try them for yourself!CONTACTING AND FINDING US Our Clubhouse is at the southern end of Burdon Lane, just round the corner from where the Belmont roundabout splits the A217 into the Sutton By-Pass and the London Road into Sutton. Detailed instructions are available on our website.It is always a pleasure to answer any questions or queries that you may have.Please do not hesitate to contact us.Banstead Downs Golf Club, Burdon LaneBelmont, Sutton, Surrey SM2 7DDGeneral Managers Office: Tel. 020 8642 2284 Fax. 020 8642 5252 Email: secretary@bansteaddowns.comProfessionals Shop:Tel. 020 8642 6884 Email: proshop@bansteaddowns.com34The Tudor RoseThe Tudor RoseThe Tudor RoseThe Tudor RoseWhy not start the week off by trying our new Prix Fixe Menu 2 courses for just 12.50Eat well for a little bit less, Monday to Friday,from noon until 7pmCall us today to book a tableon 01737 553368Tudor Rose, Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon CR5 1EB Tel: 01737 553368