Chelmsford Golf Club Official Brochure 2011

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A guide to the golf club, course and facilities, and supporting local businesses.

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  • Official Brochure 2011

    ChelmsfordGOLF CLUB

  • Contents5 Welcome

    7 History

    8-9 TheCourse

    11,13 ProfessionalandProShop

    15 Tuition

    17 Membership

    19 Benefitsofmembership

    23,25,27 Playingsections

    29 Dayvisitors

    31 Golfsocieties

    33 Clubhouse

    35 Social

    37 Howtofindus

    38 Contactus

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    Photography by Martin Roffe of Michael Wynne Photography (www.michaelwynnephotography.co.uk)

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    Chelmsford Golf Club and Pinnacle wish to thank the businesses who appear in this publication for their support and wish them every success in deriving business from its circulation. The contents of this book 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.

  • WelcomeChelmsfordGolfClubisoneoftheoldestgolfclubsinEssex,havingcelebrateditscentenaryin1993.

    Weareatraditionalmembersclub,butvisitorsarealwaysmadetofeelmostwelcome.Thecourse,whichmeasures5,996yardsoffthewhitetees,withaparof68,isalwaysingoodconditionandofferssomeofthefinestgreensinthecounty.

    Chelmsfordisapopulardestinationforvisitinggolfsocieties,whoaredrawntothequalityofourcourse,thefriendlinessofourstaffandourmembersandtheoutstandingcateringthatisavailablesevendaysaweek.

    Ifyouarelookingtojoinaclubasamember,therearefewbetterchoices. Competitive golf abounds, with frequent matches againstotherclubsandahostofprestigioustrophiestobebattledforinourmanyclubevents.Achangeofpace isoffered in the formofdailyroll-upsorswindleswherethespiritmaybemorelight-heartedbutthedesiretodowellnolessintense.

    MarkWelch,ourPGAprofessional,andhisteamarewidelyregardedandsoughtafterfortheirexpertgolftuition,whichfeaturessomeofthelatesttechnologytohelpbeginnersandmoreadvancedplayersimprovetheirgame.

    Weofferalevelofserviceandcommitmentseldomfoundandwewillmakeeveryefforttoensurethatyouwillwanttoreturn.Comeandpayusavisit,youwillnotbedisappointed.

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  • 7HistoryChelmsfordGolfClubisoneoftheoldesttraditional,privatemembersclubsinthecountyandcelebrateditscentenaryin1993.

    Frommodestbeginnings,thisgemofaparklandcourseisnowrecognisedasoneofthebestinthewholeofEssexandisamustforthediscerninggolfer.

    Thefirstnine-holecourseonGalleywoodCommonusedtheexistingHorseandGroompublichouseasaclubhouse.Thepresentcoursewasformedonparcelsoflandacquiredovertheyearsbutstartedin1910onlandoriginallyleasedfromSirDavidGooch.Whenthemovetookplaceanewclubhousewasconstructedonthepresentsiteatacostof400!Thisbuildinghasbeenenlargedandmodified(andmodernised)toformthepresentchangingrooms,diningfacilitiesandadministrativeoffices.

    Followingnumerouschangesthecurrentcourselayoutwasformedin1936followingthesaleoflandtothecountycouncilforthebuildingofSt.JohnsHospitalandtheconcurrentacquisitionofThriftWood.Thepresenthospitalsitewassoldforhousingdevelopmentin2010.

    Althoughtheclubismorethanonehundredyearsold,2011offersthe opportunity to celebrate a second centenary that of theopeningofthecourseonitspresentsite.

    Chelmsfordisveryproudofitshistory:thefirstDeZoeteCup,for instance,wasplayed for in1895by twelveplayerswhentheclubboasted68gentlemenand21ladymembers.AllourgolfingsectionsareascompetitiveandaswellsupportedaseverandindeedtheDeZoeteCupisstillcontestedtothisday.

  • The courseOur course is always in excellent condition and a warm

    welcome always awaits the visitor or member in theclubhouse.

    In these days of superior technology, it is perhaps easy tounderestimatealayoutthatmeasureslessthan6,000yards(itplays5,996yardsfromthemedaltees),butthiswouldbeamistake.

    ChelmsfordisfarfromapushoverandwithaStandardScratchScoreof69-onemore than itspar - itprovidesa true test togolfersofallabilities.Betterplayerstendtoprofitmostonthepar-5s,butourcoursehasonlyoneoftheseandwiththefivepar-3sbeingfarfromeasyholes,onlythemostskilfulshotswillaffordtheopportunityforbirdie.

    The course looks a picture throughout the year with its majesticpines and oaks, but these are the same trees that will punish thewayward drive, for straightness off the tee is a pre-requisite, as istheoft-neglectedartofcoursemanagement.Havingwarnedyouoffthedriver,itshouldhoweverbenotedlongerteeshotsenableyoutohavea shorterdistance in to thegreen, enablingyou tobetterpositionyourapproachtothesideoftheflagyouneedtobeon.

    Chelmsfordsultimateprotection,yousee,isthelightning-fastandslopinggreenswhicharenotdissimilartowhatyouseeatAugustaNationalfortheMasters,withgolfersdiscoveringthatidentifyingthecorrectlineonsomeholescanresultinthemhavingtoputtnearlysideways.

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  • 9The greens can run above 10 on the Stimpmeter even inspring if theweatherhasbeengoodandon the1st hole ifyouspinyourwedgeshot toomuchtheballcancomebacksome40yards.Membersobviouslylearntocopewiththisandplacetheirshotsaccordingly,butitislikelytocatchoutunwaryvisitors.

    Thecoursehasmanyspecialholes,andit isdifficult topickoutonly a select few thatwould be consideredparticular highlights.The par-3 4th is regarded as the signature hole by members.It is set inwhatwas ThriftWood and the colours, particularly inspringtime,make it a truly spectacular setting for a golf hole. It iseasytoforgetaboutthejobathandbutbecareful,becausethegreenslopesseverelyandyoucaneasilyputtoffthegreenifyougetonthewrongsideofthehole.

    The7th,apar-4playing429yardsoffthemedaltees,isanoutstandinggolfhole.Whenyoustandonthetee,lookingoverthefairwaythatrollsfromrighttoleft,itisreminiscentofWoburnwiththefirtreesinthedistance.

    The15thisanotherpar3thatshouldbeappreciatedforitsbeautybuttreatedwithcautionbyanygolferlookingtoprotecthisorherscoreneartheendoftheround.Setinavalley,itisadelightfullypicturesqueholebutonewhereyouaregladtotakeapar,savourtheviewandmoveon

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    Professional and the Pro ShopTheHeadProfessionalatChelmsfordGolfClubisMarkWelch,whohasbeenwithussince1998.MarktookoverfromDennisBailey,whohimselfwastheprofessionalherefor39years,meaningChelmsfordhashadonlytwoclubprosinaperiodspanningmorethan thepasthalf acentury.Thebondbetween theprofessionalandtheclubhasalwaysbeenastrongone,andMarkhasbecomeextremelypopularwiththemembers.

    Mark specialises in custom-fitting clubs and teaching. He playsoccasionally inregional tournamentsbutspendsmoretimeplayinggolfwithmembers.HetrainedattheOpenvenuePrincesGolfClubbutoriginatesfromChesterintheNorthWestofEngland.

    The assistant professional at Chelmsford is Lucy Clarke, who is inthe second year of the PGAs much-respected three-year trainingschemeuponcompletionofwhichshewillbecomeafully-qualifiedprofessional.

    Lucy has built an excellent reputation with her teaching skills,especiallywiththejuniorsectionwhereshehasestablishedaseriesofgroupsessionstoimproveallageranges.

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