I had a great day out at Cumberwell Park today, it’s the first time I’ve been there and have to say that the course was in GREAT nick. Bearing in mind the previous Sunday it had been shut as it was covered in snow, the ground staff have done a great job in getting back in shape for play.
Sure, it was a bit wet in places, but apart from links courses, isn’t everywhere at this time of year.
I played with a friend of mine in a Poplars Society Day that he is a member of. The day didn’t start well with me driving out-of-bounds from the first tee, but things got better from there. Well apart from the Stroke 1, Par 4 8th hole, where again my driving let me down and I drove into a red-staked hazard. A drop, a good 3 rescue and excellent chip & putt, meant a 6 for one point to keep my score going.
The highlight was driving the green on the downhill 285 yard Par 4 10th hole. I thought it was in the bunked which short & right so it was a nice surprise to find it 12 feet from the hole. A single putt later I was walking off with an eagle & 4 points to start the back nine!!
The rest of the back nine went pretty well and I came in with 38 points, with two 2s on the card. The problem was, as I was a guest of the Society I was not allowed to “win the day” so I had to make do with 2 x £5 for each of my 2s.
All in all a good day out.