Ellesborough Golf Club Official Brochure 2013-2014

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<ul><li><p>ELLESBOROUGH GOLF CLUBOfficial Brochure 2013-2014</p></li><li><p>Terms and conditions apply. </p><p>Audi Approved AylesburyBicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 8AL 01296 851 129 www.jardinemotors.co.uk/audi</p><p>The perfect drive and 100 to spend at Ellesborough Golf Club.As an Ellesborough Golf Club member, receive 100 to spend at the Pro Shop when you or a friend buy a new or Approved Used Audi from us.</p><p>Audi Approved AylesburyBicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 8AL 01296 851 129 www.jardinemotors.co.uk/audi</p><p>Pro Shop when you or a friend buy a new or Approved Used Audi from us.</p></li><li><p>3Contents</p><p>05 </p><p>07 </p><p>09 </p><p>10 </p><p>13 </p><p>21 </p><p>23 </p><p>25 </p><p>29 </p><p>33 </p><p>Foreword by The Prime Minister</p><p>Welcome to Ellesborough Golf Club</p><p>History and Tradition</p><p>The Course</p><p>Tour the Course</p><p>The Professional Shop</p><p>Tuition</p><p>Practice Facilities</p><p>Becoming a Member</p><p>Competition Golf</p><p>35 </p><p>37 </p><p>39 </p><p>41 </p><p>43 </p><p>45 </p><p>47 </p><p>49 </p><p>51 </p><p>Junior Golf</p><p>Open Golf Events</p><p>Visitors</p><p>Societies</p><p>The Clubhouse</p><p>Recent Successes</p><p>Social Activities</p><p>How to Find Us</p><p>Contact Us</p><p>03</p><p>www.pinnacle.uk.com -Tel: 08707 707 765 - Email: info@pinnacle.uk.com </p><p>Ellesborough Golf Club and Pinnacle Publishing wish to thank the businesses who appear in this publication for their support and wish them every success in deriving business from its circulation. </p><p>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.</p><p>PINNACLEExCELLENCE IN vIsuAL CommuNICAtIoN</p><p>Terms and conditions apply. </p><p>Audi Approved AylesburyBicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 8AL 01296 851 129 www.jardinemotors.co.uk/audi</p><p>The perfect drive and 100 to spend at Ellesborough Golf Club.As an Ellesborough Golf Club member, receive 100 to spend at the Pro Shop when you or a friend buy a new or Approved Used Audi from us.</p><p>Audi Approved AylesburyBicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 8AL 01296 851 129 www.jardinemotors.co.uk/audi</p><p>Pro Shop when you or a friend buy a new or Approved Used Audi from us.</p></li><li><p>Fresh produce, locally sourced</p><p>Seasonal menu</p><p>Speedy lunch service</p><p>Gastronomic dining</p><p>Family Pub</p><p>Freehouse supporting Local Breweries</p><p>Village shop with deli delights</p><p>Reservations 01296 624411</p><p>www.russellarms.co.uk2 Chalkshire Road, Butlers Cross, HP17 0TS</p><p>Russell Arms</p><p>Free Fizz when you dine in our Dining Room T&amp;C, please mention when booking, please bring this </p><p>advert with you, 1 glass of Glera per diner, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.</p><p>russellarms_ad_210_fullpage.indd 1 02/09/2013 09:18:46</p></li><li><p>5It is an enormous privilege for my family to be able to use Chequers, </p><p>the majestic 16th Century house, brimming with history in the heart </p><p>of the Chilterns, which has been the home of British Prime Ministers </p><p>for almost a century.</p><p>You can imagine my further delight when I was kindly invited by </p><p>Ellesborough Golf Club to become an Honorary Member. Although I </p><p>do not have much spare time, and my golfing ability does not stretch </p><p>very far, there is little I enjoy more than being able to play a round on </p><p>this beautiful local course.</p><p>Established at the start of the last century in this Area of Outstanding </p><p>Natural Beauty, Ellesborough Golf Club was once a part of the </p><p>Chequers Estate the land was leased to the Club and this land </p><p>now forms the opening 9 holes of the course.</p><p>Because of this historic association with Chequers and, indeed, as </p><p>a condition of the original lease, Honorary Membership is granted </p><p>to the Prime Minister of the day and courtesy of the course granted </p><p>to any of their guests staying at Chequers. Both Clement Atlee and </p><p>Harold Wilson were regulars at the Club and both became members </p><p>after their Premiership ended. Former US President Bill Clinton has </p><p>also seen fit to admire both the course and the views it offered over </p><p>the beautiful countryside.</p><p>Having celebrated their centenary in 2006, I wish the Club many </p><p>more years of success in providing a service to the community </p><p>and an opportunity for all standards of golfer be they beginners, </p><p>enthusiastic amateurs like myself, or more experienced stalwarts </p><p>of the wonderful game to play in such magnificent surroundings.</p><p>The Rt Hon David Cameron MP</p><p>Foreword by the Prime Minister</p><p>05</p></li><li><p>Everyday we save our customers upto 40% on vehicle servicing costs compared to some franchised garages without affecting their manufacturers warranty.</p><p>We pride ourselves on having a proven track-record and with over 35 years experience servicing vehicles you can trust us to look after all of your motoring needs.</p></li><li><p>7In the heart of the Chiltern Hills, with stunning views over the Oxford </p><p>plain and under the shadow of the Coombe Hill monument, lies one </p><p>of the most beautiful 18-hole courses in the area Ellesborough Golf </p><p>Club. The Chilterns have been designated as an Area of Outstanding </p><p>Natural Beauty and Ellesborough certainly maintains the promise of </p><p>that title.</p><p>One of the major benefits of this 18-hole, chalk downland course, </p><p>is the excellent drainage which allows play all year round on regular </p><p>tees and greens.</p><p>The variety of holes on the gently undulating landscape offer a </p><p>challenge to golfers of all levels, with greens that have long enjoyed a </p><p>reputation as some of the finest for miles around.</p><p>The beauty of the views draws many a visitor and the hospitality in </p><p>the clubhouse will finish a round of golf that brings players back time </p><p>after time.</p><p>Welcome to Ellesborough Golf Club</p><p>07</p></li><li><p> High Quality Private Dental Treatment Member of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme</p><p> Five Dentists Four Hygienists (Monday-Friday) </p><p> Visiting Oral Surgeon</p><p>TreatmentsFamily Dentistry </p><p>General Restorative &amp; Cosmetic DentistryTooth Whitening with Safe and Predictable Results</p><p>Oral Surgery and Dental Implants</p><p>Same day emergency appointments for our registered patientsEarly morning and evening appointments available</p><p>Opening times Monday 8am-6pmTuesday 8am-8pm</p><p>Wednesday 8am-6pmThursday 8am-8pm</p><p>Friday 8am-4pm</p><p>Ample free car parking for our patients</p><p>Tavistock House Dental Practice77 Tring Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1LE</p><p>01296 481615info@tavistockhouse.co.uk</p><p>www.tavistockhouse.co.uk</p><p>Tavistock House Dental PracticeEstablished 40 years</p><p>tavistock_ad_210_fullpage.indd 1 02/09/2013 14:18:54</p></li><li><p>9The Club was founded in 1906 as a nine-hole course, designed by </p><p>Willie Park Jnr, twice a winner of the Open Championship.</p><p>The clubs first President was Sidney Carr Hobart-Hampden-</p><p>Mercer-Henderson, the 7th Earl of Buckinghamshire, pictured in the </p><p>car above.</p><p>In 1930, 52 acres of land were purchased on the north side of the </p><p>Wendover to Princes Risborough road enabling a further nine holes </p><p>to be added. These were opened in 1933 to the design of James </p><p>Braid, five-times Open winner and at that time the Professional at </p><p>Walton Heath Golf Club.</p><p>The 18-hole course, located on the Chiltern Escarpment, is </p><p>dominated by Coombe Hill on which stands the monument erected </p><p>after the Boer War to honour the Oxfordshire &amp; Buckinghamshire </p><p>Light Infantry. The monument is the highest point for many miles </p><p>around and the local adage to putt towards the monument is </p><p>invariably sound advice.</p><p>Many PGA professionals have played at Ellesborough but Open </p><p>Championship winners Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, Henry Cotton, Max </p><p>Faulkner and Greg Norman are the most notable. </p><p>09</p><p>www.ellesboroughgolf.co.uk 7</p><p>The Club was founded in 1906 as a nine-hole course, designed by Willie Park Jnr, twice a winner of the open Championship.</p><p>The clubs first President was Sidney Carr Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson, the 7th Earl of Buckinghamshire, pictured in the car above.</p><p>In 1930, 52 acres of land were purchased on the north side of the Wendover to Princes Risborough road enabling a further nine holes to be added. These were opened in 1933 to the design of James Braid, five-times Open winner and at that time the Professional at Walton Heath Golf Club.</p><p>The 18-hole course, located on the Chiltern Escarpment, is dominated by Coombe Hill on which stands the monument erected after the Boer War to honour the Oxfordshire &amp; </p><p>Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. The monument is the highest point for many miles around and the local adage to putt towards the monument is invariably sound advice.</p><p>Because of the Clubs historic association with Chequers, Honorary Membership is enjoyed by the Prime Minister of the day and courtesy of the course extended to any of his guests staying at Chequers. Former US President Bill Clinton, a keen golfer, also visited us during his time in office. In earlier days both Clement Atlee and Harold Wilson regularly played the course and both became members after their Premiership ended.</p><p>Many PGA professionals have played at Ellesborough but Open Championship winners Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, Henry Cotton, Max Faulkner and Greg Norman are the most notable.</p><p>History and Tradition</p><p>History and Tradition</p></li><li><p>10</p><p>The Course</p><p>Situated on the edge of the Chiltern escarpment, the course is </p><p>noted for its stunning views across the Vale of Aylesbury and the </p><p>surrounding countryside, gently undulating fairways and excellent </p><p>greens. With a par of 71, it measures 6,384 yards for men and </p><p>5,447 yards for ladies.</p><p>This rural location, away from urban housing and the disturbance </p><p>of main roads and railway lines, is just one of the reasons we </p><p>believe Ellesborough to be simply the best year-round course for </p><p>many miles around.</p><p>As a chalk downland course, Ellesborough enjoys excellent </p><p>drainage, with good playing conditions throughout the seasons. The </p><p>undulation of the land and the variety of holes allow for an interesting </p><p>game where each round will bring different challenges.</p><p>The greens are a strong feature of the course and have long held a </p><p>reputation as some of the finest and most challenging in the area. </p><p>Legend has it that all of the lines slope away from the Coombe </p><p>Hill monument that stands guard over the course. Whilst that is </p><p>a good yardstick, members will know that the subtleties of the </p><p>Ellesborough greens will ensure that no putt can be predicted </p><p>easily.</p><p>If you miss the putting surface in regulation your short game will </p><p>be tested to the full as it is quite difficult to get up and down to </p><p>save par. This combination of varying holes, undulating fairways </p><p>and true-running but subtle greens, provide an ever-changing </p><p>experience each time the course is played.</p><p>10</p></li><li><p>11</p><p>With three par fours (there are three par-3s and three par-5s, </p><p>including the 555-yard 15th) the inward nine makes for exceptional </p><p>matchplay golf, and there can be no letting down ones guard, </p><p>particularly as two of the hardest holes are not encountered until </p><p>the 14th and 15th.</p><p>All of the holes have their own unique attributes, but among </p><p>the most memorable is the 5th, a tough short hole which is well </p><p>protected by bunkers all round. Possessing one of the hardest </p><p>greens on course, with a difficult undulating putting surface </p><p>containing some very subtle borrows, a player of any standard is </p><p>happy to walk off with a three.</p><p>The 16th, another short hole, is perhaps not as demanding, but </p><p>will leave as big an impression. This par 3 is one of the most </p><p>photographed holes on the course, with a dell in the middle over </p><p>which the tee-shot must be struck.</p><p>To maintain and continue to improve the course, the whole </p><p>irrigation system has recently been replaced. This provides </p><p>conservative, economical use of water supplies whilst enhancing </p><p>the appearance and quality of the course. There is a great desire </p><p>to continue to improve the course year on year.</p><p>Everyone will have their own favourites. Come pay us a visit and </p><p>discover which one is yours. Rest assured, the breathtaking </p><p>scenery and tradition of Ellesborough will ensure a pleasurable </p><p>experience, whatever score is marked on the card at the end of </p><p>the round.</p><p>11</p></li><li><p>Store locationsWendover Chinnor Thame www.ivancammack.com Optometrist</p><p>adidas_golf_ad_a4_R.Cammack.indd 1 30/07/2013 18:21</p><p>Chinnor 01844 351564 Thame 01844 212048 Wendover 01296 625892</p><p>www.ivancammack.com</p><p>Dont take chances... Make a change and gain a sporting advantage.Call in or call us for more details.</p><p>ivan_ad_210_fullpage.indd 1 12/08/2013 10:43:19</p></li><li><p>13</p><p>Tour the Course</p><p>If you have never played at Ellesborough before you are in for a treat. </p><p>Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls </p><p>that lie in wait and how to avoid them as you follow our course tour </p><p>courtesy of Mark Squire, our PGA Head Professional.</p><p>Hole 1, 347 yards, par 4</p><p>A simple but deceptive opening par 4. Not a long hole, but a well-</p><p>positioned drive is the key to setting up the shot to a sloping green.</p><p>Hole 2, 515 yards, par 5</p><p>A gentle dog-leg par 5, two good shots will open up a generous </p><p>green and a birdie opportunity.</p><p>Hole 3, 414 yards, par 4</p><p>A gentle dog-leg left, where the drive needs to be placed carefully </p><p>over a ridge to allow an uphill approach to the green.</p><p>Hole 4, 376 yards, par 4</p><p>One of the hardest holes on the course, with a raised green </p><p>protected by a high bunker that rewards accurate shot-making.</p><p>Hole 5, 188 yards, par 3</p><p>The first par 3 is a long one, slightly uphill and protected by bunkers </p><p>at the front and sides. The problems are not over when on the </p><p>green, as the slopes and speed of this green test even the very best </p><p>putters.</p><p>13</p></li><li><p>Are you looking to improve your business or home Information Technology?</p><p>Home Users</p><p> Expert jargon free help for all your digital equipment. </p><p> Free personal consultation, either on the phone or </p><p> in person.</p><p> Experts in data backup to protect your precious </p><p> files, photos and music collections.</p><p> No work is charged for without prior agreement.</p><p>Business Users</p><p> Free, no obligation, IT audit and initial consultation.</p><p> We can offer great savings on IT purchasing.</p><p> Quality IT support with proactive monitoring, including </p><p> quick response times either on site or by phone.</p><p> Upgrade to the latest technology - why not Move to </p><p> the Cloud with our help. </p><p>Tel: 0800 612 2750</p><p>Mail: enquiries@thetechnicalpeople.co.uk</p><p>Web: www.thetechnicalpeople.co.uk</p><p>We are a local firm based in Princes Risborough with 15 years IT experience - Contact us now!</p><p>Quote GOLF </p><p>for a 10% discount</p><p>techpeople_ad_210_fullpage.indd 1 31/07/2013 10:07:17</p></li><li><p>1515</p><p>Hole 6, 407 yards, par 4</p><p>A well-positioned drive is essential on this testing par 4 where tree </p><p>avoidance and alignment is everything.</p><p>Hole 7, 397 yards, par 4</p><p>A straight par 4 hole, but with the challenge of a large well-positioned </p><p>fairway bunker and a raised green. Trees along the right-hand side </p><p>of the hole keep the golfer honestand nervous!</p><p>Hole 8, 182 yards, par 3</p><p>A par 3 across a gentle dip to the highest point on the course, sitting </p><p>below the ever-present Coombe Hill monument.</p><p>Hole 9, 388 yards, par 4</p><p>The tee shot on this dog-leg right which closes...</p></li></ul>