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Name

Matt Mumford

Where They Play

Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club

Date of Birth

17 November 1994

Irons Used

Callaway Forged

Best Round

65 (-6)

Country

United Kingdom

Matt Mumford

BIO

Hi my name is Matt Mumford, im 18 years old and playing off a handcap of 1. I have been playing golf since I was five years old and have always loved the game.This year my plan is to hopefully get down to scratch or possibly lower. Thanks to Parallel Golf for this amazing opportunity, cannot wait to turn up to some top tournaments wearing some top clothing. I will be updating my blog on here on a regular basis, but for more info on me please follow me on Twitter @MattJMumford17

Debut in my first Professional event

On the 10th October 2012 I was invited to take part in the launch event of a brand new professional tour - The Players Tour. This was held at the London Club Kent, over the International Golf Course off the blue tees which measure over 7,000 yards. I would still be playing as an amateur so could not claim any prize fund or OOM points, but what I would get is the fantastic experience of playing along side professional golfers. It is a fantastic golf course, if you get the chance to play it you must, very long though off the blue tees and the pins were set to the same as when they hold European Tour qualifying, also with little run on the fairways the course was playing as hard as it could get. I was very nervous at the start and through 9 holes was 6 over par. I made good pars on 10 & 11 and then after two consecutive birdies got myself back to only 4 over for the comp. I carried on with pars all the way up to the 17th where I was really disappointed to make a double bogey, followed by a bogey on 18 to finish at +7. It was a day of ifs and butts - if I could have not made the two doubles bogeys I would have only been +3 for the day and in for a tie of 5th place. Not to be, I had to sign for my 7 over, I cant wait for next event though If you follow this link and go to picture 19 you will see me on the right (white hat) wearing my Parallel Clothing http://www.theplayerstour.org.uk/gallery/2012-londonclub/

Date Added: 10/06/2013

2012 Review

With the main season coming to an end in October and before all the winter golf starts up, thought I would keep everyone up to date on my season so far. My season as Junior Captain of Wrag Barn has been the best ever and something I will remember forever. Last week we won the Junior County League for only the second time since the league has been going (1986) previous victory was 2005. We now go onto the South West finals to try and win a place in the UK Final. It's been a really successful year, and I have done well in many competitions 1st Place - Captains Drive in (Wrag Barn) 1st Place - Simon Beadle Memorial Trophy (Wrag Barn) 1st Place - Seve Trophy (Wrag Barn) 1st Place - Pairs Day (Woodbridge Park) 1st Place Wiltshire Team Shield individual Gross (Ogbourne Downs) 2nd Place Junior Championships (Wrag Barn) As well as my County Foursomes victory mentioned earlier in my blogs. Still have a few weeks left yet and a few more comps to go so will write again soon Matt Mumford.

Date Added: 10/06/2013

2012 Club Competition - so far

After winning the Captains Drive In in February I was asked to name a team of juniors to take part in the Simon Beadle Memorial Day. This is a special day that is held in honour of a former junior of the club and consists of teams of 10 players from current juniors, former juniors, the armed forces and friends of Simon. It was a great day as always and I am pleased to write that the juniors won 1st place in the comp. I also won best junior score for the day 36pts as well as the long drive prize. Next comp for me was an invite to play in Wrag Barns Seve Ballesteros Charity Challenge Golf Day. The format was teams of 2 playing off full handicap better ball, I played with a good friend of mine Beth Loveridge. We played some great golf my round consisted of seven birdies which helped us to a one stroke victory in the competition.

Date Added: 10/06/2013

2012 Drive In

2012 is a very important year for me, not only is it my final year as a junior golfer before I join the adult ranks - but I also have the honour of being named as Boys Captain for my County (Wiltshire) as well as the Junior Captain for my home club Wrag Barn. The year has started well, I drove in as Junior Captain of Wrag Barn on the 26th February and if you go to youtube and search Matt Mumford - Wrag Barn #driverlove you can watch my first shot as Captain.

Date Added: 10/06/2013

County Honours

I played in the mens County Foursomes held in May this year at Chippenham Golf Club. This comp is one of the Counties major events, previous winners include Ryder Cup star David Howell when he was an amateur in Wiltshire. My partner was Henry Pallas from Hamptworth Golf Club, and after a morning round of 73 we found ourselves in a tie for the lead with the PM round to go. After starting the second round with a double we were able to re-focus and shoot one under for our last 17 holes for a round of 70 which was enough to win the event by a clear margin. This is one of my biggest wins to date because the county foursomes is one of Wiltshires major championships and me and my partner are the youngest ever winners in the events history since David Howell and Gary Harris. If you copy the link below it will take you to the WCGU website where you can read more about the day and see a picture of me and my partner Henry Pallas with County President Geoff http://www.wcgu.org.uk/news/latest_news/foursomes_championship_draw

Date Added: 10/06/2013



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