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Kings of Skins

Alan Gunnigle and I won a place to play with Rory McIlroy at the Belfry in a competition run jointly by UNICEF and SKINS both of whom work closely with McIlroy - our game was last Tuesday the 13th September 2011 at the Belfry. As winners we got to play against pairs from across the globe for the title King of Skins on the famous Brabazon Course, host to 4 Ryder Cups. The day started at 08:30 am with breakfast in the Ryder room, a meet and greet with Rory and at 10pm a session on the range with Rory demonstrating his skills and taking questions from us. Much comment was made of my funky Parallel Golf shirt and plus fours combo - in fact I was asked 3 times where I had picked the outfit up! We teed up in the last group at 12:30, catching-up and playing our 3 holes with Rory McIlroy on the 11th. We struggled when in the presence of greatness and in-fact I was the only one of our fourball to post a score on the 11th with a 6 for 1 to add to Rory's 4 for 2. Alan and I made it round the Brabazon in 39 points, Rorys 3 holes contributed an additional 5 points giving us a total of 44 making us clear winners on the day by 2 points. We were presented with our prize by Rory at the evening meal and were "crowned" Kings of Skins for the inaugural 2011 event, hopefully we will get a chance to play & defend the title next year! Swing Easy
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Date Added: 18/06/2013
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New Year - New Goals

Hi Everyone I'm starting 2012 with a new swing! I'm going to convert to Stack & Tilt in an effort to gain some consistency. More details on my Blog: http://getstacked2012.blogspot.com/ One thing I won't be changing is my shirts - well only if they need a wash that is. I'm sticking with Parallel - the coolest, funkiest golf shirts on the planet. Anyone - planning a trip to Southport in August should drop me a line by email, as there is a Centenary Pro-Am at one of the clubs - one £20 a head - that’s pretty good value, perhaps not quite a good value as the Parallel sale though. Swing Easy.
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Date Added: 18/06/2013
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Foursomes - a little Seve Magic, supplied by Parallel

Yesterday 03-08-2011, Alan Gunnigle & I won the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs Handicap Foursomes Trophy in a closely fought game at Pleasington Golf Club near Bolton. Foursomes is a format were you receive half of your combined handicap and play alternate shots on the same ball. After the first 9 holes we had used 12 of our 16 shots and Alan said "that’s it we're just playing for fun now, there's no way we can win this" Playing the 10th hole, a 173 yard Par 3, Alan struck a majestic tee-shot leaving me with a downhill breaking 7 foot putt which I managed to hole for birdie. That seemed to be a turning point; we relaxed, laughed-off the bad shots and played fantastic golf. Alan boomed out drives and hit some great irons, we both scrambled well and it seemed that my new Scotty Cameron Terrylium Santa Fe putter could not miss from under 10 feet. A series of scrambled pars followed, interspaced with bogies leaving us on the 17th tee two under our handicap. My drive was a good one but a little short, sadly Alan dumped his approach into the left greenside bunker. I managed to get out to within four feet of the pin and Alan sank the par putt. Alan and I were both wearing trendy Parallel Inverted Collar Golf Polo Shirt - Midnight PC-049, which we wore in memory of the late great Seve Ballesteros who we think would have approved of our scrambling on the back nine. A safe bogey on the last, after a blocked out tee-shot left us with a long-wait to find out if our score had been good enough. We finished the day Nett 0.5 under par and won the Trophy for our club - De Vere Herons Reach at Blackpool.
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Date Added: 18/06/2013
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Pairs Winners

Just had a great day out at Pleasington Golf Club to play in the Lancashire handicap foursomes, my golf buddy and I finished in 1st place!! We both looked the part in our new Parallel shirts which I am convinced help me stay cool in times of need. I can assure you that feeling that good in your new gear definitely helps with the confidence and in the end a win. More Parallel shirts will find there way into my locker very shortly.
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Date Added: 18/06/2013
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Any Advantage

Like a lot of golfers out there I'll take any advantage that I can get, be it the latest golf ball for that extra inch of spin or some new shoes so I'm walking on air but the one thing I really like is to have the latest trend setting clothes. The new line from Parallel makes me feel good on the course, and feeling good can be worth a couple of shots a round. My golf locker now has some new arrivals in the shape of some new trendy and fashionable shirts from Parallel.
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Date Added: 18/06/2013
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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
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Date Added: 10/06/2013
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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.
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Date Added: 10/06/2013
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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.
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Date Added: 10/06/2013
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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.
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Date Added: 10/06/2013
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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/
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Date Added: 10/06/2013

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