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Message from Jeff Blair, President 2017

The season is now in full swing and Cumbria golf is holding it’s own throughout the Northern Groups with some exiting results and exceptional golf.

I’ve attended a few of the Junior competions and have been very impressed with the quality and standard of golf these youngs boys have displayed, culminating with a good show in the little six at Warrington.

The boys 36 hole championship is on 11th August at Penrith, your support would be most welcome.

The Seniors are midway through their fixtures and after an initial draw against Lancashire have struggled in the league, but all is still to play for. The Senior big 6 is at Arcot Hall, Northumberland on 5th September.

The county team enjoyed some warm weather training pre-season and held some short game sessions at our training centre at Carus Green before 2 pre-saeson friendlies against South of Scotland and a Lancashire select, both matches were fiercely contested and the captain used these matches to look at new players.

The season started with wins against Durham and Lancashire, followed by a defeat to a strong Northumberland team, which still leaves us in contention to win the league.

On the domestic front, the season started with a new completion at Carlisle, the County 4’s, a mix of foursome and fourball pairings, this was extremely well supported and feedback from players is more of the same next year, the completion was won by Will Bowe and Robbie Spence.

The county Strokeplay was held at Workington where Keiron Waters retained his crown, winning by one shot from Will Bowe, Keiron now goes on to represent the County in the Champion of Champions at Woodhall Spa in September, we wish him well.

The County Matchplay final was played at Wndermere where Will Bowe defeated John Longcake after two hard found days of golf, well done Will.

The Interclub Strokeplay was won once again by a strong Workington team who now travel to the National finals representing the County.

The new Facebook and Twitter accounts are up and running, the Mobile phone App is being rolled out across the county and we are in the process of updating the County Website, which should be fully operational before next seaon.

England golf have appointed a new CSO to assist the CGP and clubs going forward to drive the national strategic plan, his name is Sam Mattews and we in the county are looking forward to working with him, you can contact Sam by e-mail -

It just remains for me to wish you all continual success for the rest of this season and to ask that you keep in touch whether by the website, Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Jeff Blair

President CUGC

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