THE MULLION GOLF CLUB ANNUAL CORPORATE BROCHURE 2013

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

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<ul><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 1</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 33</p><p>Welcome .............................................................. 5</p><p>History of the Club ............................................... 6</p><p>The Course ............................................................8</p><p>Take the Course Tour ..........................................11</p><p>Clubhouse and Catering .................................... 17</p><p>Professional Shop ............................................... 19</p><p>Tuition ................................................................ 21</p><p>Becoming a Member ........................................... 23</p><p>Members Golf .................................................... 25</p><p>Juniors ............................................................... 31</p><p>Information for Visitors ...................................... 33</p><p>Societies ............................................................. 35</p><p>Functions ........................................................... 39</p><p>Golf Breaks and Tourist Attractions .................... 40</p><p>Open Competitions ............................................ 43</p><p>Social Activities .................................................. 47</p><p>How to Find Us .................................................. 49</p><p>Contact Us ......................................................... 50</p><p>Contents</p><p>Mullion 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>EXCELLENCE IN VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS</p><p>Pinnacle Group, 11 Marlborough Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UBwww.pinnacle.uk.comTel: 08707 707 765 Email: info@pinnacle.uk.com</p><p>Photography by Mullion Golf Club</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 5</p><p>Welcome</p><p>Mullion Golf Club, situated on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, is not only the most southerly course in England, but one of the most beautiful in the West Country. </p><p>Framed by sandy coves and protected reed beds, the course, now well past its centenary, has always attracted the literary giants who not only enjoyed the golf but were also fascinated by the ambience. Conan Doyle, A.P. Herbert, and A.A. Milne played regularly during several visits each year.</p><p>At 6,053 yards off the white tees, 5,871 yards off the yellows and 5,422 off the reds, Mullion is a good test of golf for all players whatever their ability and particularly so on a windy day.</p><p>With course improvements and modern facilities added in recent years, Mullion stands comparison with any rival for a testing and sporting days golf.</p><p>We welcome visiting golfers with handicap certificates, who wish to play in groups of up to four, and also societies, who will be guaranteed a memorable days golf and some fine Cornish hospitality in our clubhouse. We have green fees for a round, day and weekly. The catering at Mullion is exceptional and appreciated by members and visitors alike. </p><p>Whether you come for the day, visit us as part of a trip to this beautiful part of the world or decide to become a member and make us your home club, it is a decision you will not regret. A visit to Mullion lives long in the memory. Come see us soon.</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk6</p><p>History of the Club</p><p>Mullion Golf Club was formed in 1895 following a meeting held at the Public Assembly Rooms in Helston.</p><p>The founder of the course was William Sich, who used to be the churchwarden of nearby Gunwalloe Church, and he was named the clubs first captain.</p><p>Sich was the chairman of the parish council for 23 years. A sociable man who moved in literary circles, his regular houseguests included such literary luminaries as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), A.A.Milne (Winnie the Pooh), Sir James Barrie (Peter Pan), and Compton Mackenzie (Whiskey Galore).</p><p>These writers also fell in love with the area and the game of golf and played regularly at our club.</p><p>Another key figure in the clubs early development was Charles Turley Smith, who used to live in a house near the course called Pendragon. Smith was best known as a book reviewer and critic for Punch magazine.</p><p>Despite such noteworthy patrons as J.M.Barrie, Mullion has not always enjoyed a fairytale existence and the club, much like the coastline on which it sits, has had to weather some stormy times.</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 7</p><p>The club had been bought in the 1920s by the issue of debentures, but it ran into financial difficulties in the tough times that were to follow the Second World War.</p><p>With declining membership and ordinary folks interest in golf not yet established there was no option but to sell the land and the buildings, which fortunately fell into safe hands of the National Trust.</p><p>A few local stalwarts persuaded the Trust to allow golf to continue to be played on a part of the course and as golf grew in popularity, the owners agreed to the re-establishment of the 18-hole course.</p><p>This noteworthy event in the clubs history was celebrated with an exhibition match in 1966 featuring leading golfers of the day Peter Alliss, Dai Rees, Norman Sutton and Bernard Hunt.</p><p>Mullion has never looked back. With course improvements and modern facilities added in recent years, the club stands in comparison with any rival. We celebrated our centenary in 1995 and in 2001 hosted the centennial championships of the Cornwall Golf Union, having hosted the inaugural championship in 1901. </p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk8</p><p>The Course</p><p>Mullion golf course has been described as the most unorthodox and sporting club where golf is played in the most beautiful scenery.</p><p>The course is Britains most southerly course and the only one on the Lizard peninsula. Founded in 1895, the 18-hole lay-out boasts fabulous views and measures 6,053 yards (par 70, SSS 70) off the white medal tees, 5,871 yards (par 70, SSS 69) off the visitors yellow, and 5,422 yards (par 72, SSS 73) off the ladies red tees.</p><p>All the holes are memorable, but those worthy of particular mention are the stretch from the 6th to the 12th, which determine whether youll have a good round or not. The sixth features an opening shot played from an elevated tee towards the green some hundred feet or so below in the distance.</p><p>The 7th is without doubt one of the toughest par-four holes not only on the course, but arguably anywhere in the county. The views of Gunwalloe Church which dates back to the 14th century and the daunting row of crossbunkers </p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 9</p><p>straddling the fairway are two sights you will not forget in a hurry.</p><p>If the scenery does not take your breath away, then the walk up the 9th, surely will. As you pause a moment for your heart-rate to return to normal before taking your first putt, take a moment to look back down towards the tee and survey the coast beyond. The 11th tee is also worthy of a mention as it is on a cliff edge.</p><p>Visitors are always welcome at Mullion and can be assured of a testing and invigorating round of golf which can become even more challenging if the wind is blowing.</p><p>On completion of your round, retreat to the lounge to enjoy a drink whilst you dissect your game with fellow golfers or tuck into a bar snack or meal.</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk10</p><p>01326 231245 | 07855770331Trewint Cottage, Newtown, St Martin, Helston, TR12 6DW</p><p>Informal Parties, Hog Roasts, Barbeques &amp; Picnic Weddingsinfo@helforhogroasts.co.uk | 01326 231245</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 11</p><p>Tour the Course</p><p>If you have never played Mullion before you are in for a treat. Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls that lie in wait and how to avoid them as you follow our course tour courtesy of Ian Harris, our PGA Professional.</p><p>Hole 1, 196 yards, par 3</p><p>The round begins with the trickiest of the four par-3 holes on the course. Naturally into the head winds, the tee shot needs to carry to the front edge of the green to avoid a cross bunker that bites into the left side of the approach. To go over the green leaves the most awkward of pitch shots. Safety can only be found off the tee by finishing short and right of the green.</p><p>Hole 2, 407 yards, par 4</p><p>The tee shot should be aimed at the two chimney pots of the home in the distance. This appears left of centre but to go right means avoiding a pot bunker and carrying further bunkers to the green. The approach to this par 4 should land just over the ridge before the green as the downhill apron and green cause the ball to roll further than one thinks.</p><p>Hole 3, 410 yards, par 4</p><p>This long par 4 (par 5 for the ladies) is normally into the sea breeze. Just as it seems from the tee, it is a straight hole but the tee shot should be right of centre to set up an easier second shot. With the green sloping from left to right, the approach is best played left of centre.</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk12</p><p>Tour the Coursecontinued</p><p>Hole 4, 485 yards, par 5</p><p>The first of the two par 5s off the white/yellow tees. The tee shot should be aimed at the house in the distance which appears right of centre of the fairway. The second shot must be aimed to the left to allow for the hole dog-legging to the right over the last 150 yards. The approach can be aimed to the left of the saucer shaped-green where the natural contour will draw the ball towards the hole.</p><p>Hole 5, 358 yards, par 4</p><p>A par 4 with bunkers right and left mean an accurate tee shot over the marker is essential. The approach requires a high, flighted shot over a ridge to the green. Too low an approach will cause the ball to run off the back of the long green.</p><p>Hole 6, 311 yards, par 4</p><p>A short but incredibly tricky downhill par-4 hole. The tee shot must be aimed some 20 metres left of the green to allow for a fairway that slopes considerably from left to right. The long hitter may take on the green but see their ball find a sandy or watery grave in the bunkers or stream that line the right of this beautiful hole.</p><p>Hole 7, 432 yards, par 4</p><p>One of Cornwalls finest stroke index one holes. A confident tee shot aimed at Gunwalloe Church sets up a second shot that will challenge the four cross bunkers that protect the long hour-glass shaped green which always provides a tricky two putt.</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 13</p><p>Hole 8, 155 yards, par 3</p><p>This picturesque uphill par 3 usually requires one more club than you think; this should ensure that you avoid the treacherously deep pot bunkers that guard the green, eight bunkers in all guard this green. The putting surface slopes dramatically from left to right and this can be used to your advantage when chipping if the green happens to be missed.</p><p>Hole 9, 443 yards, par 5</p><p>This uphill par 5 might not be the prettiest but it certainly involves planning. Keeping your tee shot to the right will allow a safe second, laying up inside the 150-yard markers. The approach to the green plays long so take an extra club and although relatively flat, beware of probably the fastest green on the course.</p><p>Hole 10, 394 yards, par 4</p><p>Seen by many as Mullions signature hole, this strategic par 4 has the potential for all kinds of trouble. A straightforward tee shot aimed at or slightly left of the marker sets up a downhill second shot which must avoid the dreaded ravine to the right of the green. The greenside bank will act as a helpful cushion to those clever enough to employ it.</p><p>Hole 11, 158 yards, par 3</p><p>This tricky par 3 demands a full carry to the putting surface. Aim your tee shot at the back right of the green, this will allow the ball to feed down to the centre of the green. Pay close attention when reading the green or you may face the dreaded three putt!</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk14</p><p>Tour the Coursecontinued</p><p>Hole 12, 385 yards, par 4</p><p>A wonderfully landscaped dog-leg par 4 proves that a hole does not need to be 400 yards plus in order to be tough. Keeping the tee shot to the right sets up what is probably a lay up short of the dip and the pond. Finding the two-tier green may set up an Augusta-like downhill breaker depending on the multitude of flag positions.</p><p>Hole 13, 344 yards, par 4</p><p>A short par 4 which offers a good chance at making birdie, but one errant shot could cost you a bogey. Take a club off the tee to ensure you stay short of the two fairway bunkers, this leaves a short to mid iron into a long green. If the pin is at the back you may need an extra two clubs to get the ball all the way to the flag, especially when playing into the wind.</p><p>Hole 14, 354 yards, par 4</p><p>A par-4 hole played back out towards the sea. The hole plays as a slight dog-leg to the left, with everything running away to the right. Hitting the fairway is important because it opens up the green and leaves the best chance of getting it close with the short approach shot.</p><p>Hole 15, 404 yards, par 4</p><p>A tough par 4 at 404 yards which plays as a dog-leg left unless you wish to take on the penal rough by cutting the corner. This hole makes most of its distance, playing slightly uphill. Hit your tee shot at the black and white marker, this opens up the green which is well guarded by bunkers left and right. The second shot looks shorter then it is, but dont be deceived: take an extra club to reach the green.</p></li><li><p>Mullion Golf Club - www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk 15</p><p>Hole 16, 124 yards, par 3</p><p>This is a short but tricky par 3. The green is long and narrow and has bunkers short, left and right protecting it from any errant shots, eight bunkers in all. Club selection is important here, take enough club to clear the front bunkers, but also beware of going long as this leaves a tricky pitch shot.</p><p>Hole 17, 305 yards, par 4</p><p>If you have a good score going, aim your tee shot just left of the black and white marker, anything too far right is out of bounds! The approach shot is blind, play to the left of the green ensuring you take enough club to clear the front bunker.</p><p>Hole 18, 388 yards, par 4</p><p>This is a tough finishing hole, getting a good tee shot away will make for an easier second shot. Ignore the flag on this approach shot, aim for the middle of the green. A par here is a great score!</p></li><li><p>We are a local, family run business </p><p>established for 16 years and with a solid </p><p>reputation for quality, reasonably priced </p><p>work, therefore the majority of our work </p><p>comes from repeat custom and personal </p><p>recommendation, we feel that says it all.</p><p>We provide the following services; All aspects of tree work undertaken Stumpgrinding Planning applications for works to protected trees Timber fencing supplied and erected Commercial landscape maintenance a speciality, both one off and scheduled visits Holiday home maintenance service including jet...</p></li></ul>