Open Top Bus Tour Cambridge
Living here in Colmworth, we often take the tourist trips out in the area very much for granted. However yesterday, Tilly, myself and a friend decided to take some time out and go to Cambridge to do the open top bus tour.
- 30 minute drive from us to Madingly Park & Ride (free parking)
- The Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off tour allows you to explore the many highlights of Cambridge at your own pace.
- Buses depart between 10:10am and 5:10pm (Summer) and 3:40pm (Winter)
Frequency: 20 mins (Summer) and 40 mins (Winter)
Full loop: 80 minutes
- Get on and off as you please to visit each destination
- Your hop-on, hop-off ticket also includes discounted entry into The Round Church, one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge and one of only four medieval round churches in England.
- Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board the bus.
Our day on the Open top bus
What a fabulous day we had! We set off at 9.30am and sailed through to Madingley Park & Ride and were there within 30 minutes. We parked the car and asked at the bus shelter where and when the open top bus would arrive. A very friendly chap advised us that we needed to follow the path onto the main road and turn right to find the bus stop. Once the Open Bus’s start in the morning around 10.10am, they continue every 20 minutes.
We decided to catch the bus on the same side as the car park and actually saw it heading off towards the American Cemetery but we only needed to wait another 10 minute before it came back round and picked us up. Being the first ones on the bus, we managed to get prime seats right at the front and plugged our ear phones in to listen to the guided tour.
Not being very hot on historic information, much of the facts went a little over my head if I am honest, but I did learn a few trivial facts such as how the size of a goal post was determined and how a bunch of young students had decided to dismantle the mathematical bridge one night following a bet in the pub, and then found they couldn’t fit it back together again! It was also lovely to see the views and the amazing architecture from the top of the double-decker bus 🙂
During the tour, you can hop on or hop off at any point of the and even get additional discounts if you decide to do a trip along the backs of the colleges in a punt. We decided to stop off and have lunch and spend some time in the University Botanical Garden. This was just the perfect place to spend time in the sunshine and explore the gardens and gathering ideas for planting and landscaping our latest project for the golf course. We had a lovely lunch and bought a few plants and goodies from the shop before catching the open top bus to head back home.
We all agreed that the best part about sight-seeing in Cambridge, was the fact we didn’t feel compelled to try to cram too much in the day. After all, we can so easily pop out another day and decide to hop off the bus at a different point another time.
Arriving back home in Colmworth around 4pm in time to walk the dogs and get some tea all seemed so civilized, we will definitely be going again.
For more info on this excursion please see the link below:Open top bus tour Cambridge
Greenkeepers Revenge 2019
Do you remember last year?
We all really had so much fun and so we are running another on Saturday 3rd August. This will be running alongside our CARES event.
Currently we are on the lookout for sponsors and prizes so if you want to give you support to a worthy cause MNDAssociation
Please contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or simply call 01234-378181 and speak to Julie, Joy or Tilly
Colmworth Annual Rural Enterprise Show & Fun Day
With Aspera, Colmworth’s very own pet groomer celebrating their 20th Birthday and Colmworth Golf Course hosting their fun GreenKeepers Revenge challenge we’ve combined forces to host an exceptional fun day – like the good old days.
Aspera will be running a Dog Show and the Greenkeepers Revenge is basically Giant Crazy Golf – where the Greenkeepers set out large obstacles and tricks around the course.
With fun games, treasure hunts and stalls to entertain the family this is set to be quite a day!
We’re looking for all Colmworth & Wilden businesses to come forward and have a stall to show Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire what you have to offer!
In particular, we’d absolutely LOVE some musicians to come forward, alongside craft stalls, artists, florists etc.
We already have quite a strong “health” section with mini Fitness classes, nutrition talks/advice etc.
We’d like local farmers to showcase their own produce, demos of working dogs/sheep dogs.
Want to get involved?
Please email: email@example.com or Enquiries@asperadogcatgrooming.co.uk
Let’s make this huge – were such a quiet little village but with so much talent!
Summer staff with a possibility of it leading to permanent post
- Working behind the bar
- Taking golf bookings
- Light cooking duties and some cleaning.
The applicant will be required to work at weekends and the late afternoon – early evening shifts.
They must be 18 years or over, cheerful and willing to be flexible with their shift times. Transport is an advantage as we have no regular bus route in our area.
Computer skills would be helpful but not essential as full training will be given.
Please send CV’s to Joy: Email here
7 day membership for just £350!
This new membership is available now just in time for you to play in some lovely evening sunshine!
Play golf every day for 12 months at just £350 and that includes your £25 affiliation fee, ( for a limited time only), so you can gain an official handicap and play in competitions too.
The Late Shift will be available for players 5 hours before sunset so you can easily get a game before dark.
Late Shift members will also gain:
- Reduced guest fees for up to 3 at a time.
- Online bookings
- Reduced Buggy hire
- 10% Discount on Food and soft drinks from The Coffee Cup
- Reduced Osteopathy Fee’s at Lake View Osteopathy (on site Clinic)
Why not take the 1 month Trial membership and test us out first so you can gain £50 off?
For more details: Email Julie Here
Find out more about our other membership categories HERE
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – 31st March 2019
Treat your Mum to our delicious home made Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
It’s important to book well in advance for these popular themed afternoon teas, as all the cakes and goodies are homemade
Sunday 31st March 2019
2.00 – 4.00pm
Selection of Sandwiches: ~
Homebaked Honey Glazed Ham
Cheese & homemade Chutney
Egg Mayo & cress vol-au-vent
Freshly Baked Scone with Jam & Clotted Cream
Choc fudge Square
Under 12’s £9.95
Bookings close Wednesday 24th March
Email Joy: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01234-378181
Special dietary requirement are catered for providing advance notice is given
How playing golf impacts on the foot
How Playing Golf impacts on the foot
Any golf professional will tell you that problems with the feet, even a painful corn or callus, can impede timing and balance to the point where it affects the scorecard at the end of the day.
The torque of a golf swing can strain muscles in the legs, abdomen and back. The fact that the game is usually played on hilly terrain increases these forces, and can lead to injury.
However, a full round of golf adds up to a four or five-mile workout that can reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health.
If a round of golf is painful on the feet, first assess the quality of your shoes. Any time pain is not adequately resolved with good, stable golf shoes and is present for more than two or three consecutive rounds, it’s time to visit a podiatrist. As published in an article on Anipots.com, looking after your health should be your primary concern. It is the best way to make sure you are able to practice this sport for years to come. Specialized doctors can assist in diagnosing and treating any problems and help make your feet an asset, not a liability, to your golf game.
If biomechanical imbalances are present, these existing stresses will overload certain structures, and predispose the golfer to overuse of muscles and strain on ligaments and tendons. Orthoses will equalise the weight load on the lower extremity and in essence rest the overused muscle.
Other problems, such as tendonitis, capsulitis, and ligament sprains and pulls can also keep a golf enthusiast in the clubhouse. Improper shoes can bring on blisters, neuromas (inflamed nerve endings) and other pains in the feet. Podiatrists see these problems daily and can treat them conservatively to allow for a quick return to the sport.
When injured, participation is no substitute for rehabilitation. Injured body parts must be thoroughly treated and rehabilitated to meet the full demands of golf or any other sport. If you are injured, your return should be gradual. As much as you may want to get back to your game, take it slowly.
We are fortunate enough to have Colin Papworth, Podiatrist, visit our club on a monthly basis. He is next here on Weds 16th May along with a representative from Podfo – an innovative orthoses company who will be willing to answer any questions you may have.
To book an appointment with Colin just use Lake View’s online booking system:Book with Colin
Or for more info on Colin and how he can help take a look here:Who is Colin?
Orthoses: preventing pain, improving game
For the foot that is not able to function normally due to biomechanical conditions such as excessive pronation (rolling in) or supination (rolling out), a state of optimal biomechanics can be achieved through the use of orthoses, custom shoe inserts that can be prescribed by a podiatrist. Orthoses not only allow the feet to function as they ought to but can alleviate the predisposition to injury brought on by biomechanical imbalances.
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Once driven by fashion, golf shoes were wing-tip oxfords with spikes. Today, shoes are constructed using basic principles of athletic footwear. Some even incorporate advanced technological innovations such as graphite shank reinforcements, which keep them light and add strength.
Don’t wear anything on your feet that wouldn’t be comfortable if you were taking a good long walk. Make sure shoes fit well in the store before purchasing them. It’s best to shop for them in the afternoon when the feet are slightly swollen. Try on shoes with the same socks you’ll wear on the course. Tie both left and right shoes tightly and walk around your store or pro shop for a few minutes before deciding on a make and model.
Maintaining healthy feet for golf
Proper warm-up and stretching exercises specific to golf can help in injury prevention. A sports podiatrist can recommend a suitable warm-up regime.
Five top tips when playing golf:
- Start easy and build up your playing time carefully.
- Don’t forget to stretch regularly, especially before taking to the first tee.
- Fit your shoes with the socks that you plan to wear.
- Stretch to alleviate stiffness after a day of golf.
- Lift with your legs. This applies to lifting golf bags in particular – bending at the waist to pick up your bag will strain your back.
Spring and Summer Golf Society packages 2019
Golf Society packages available from April 1st – 31st September 2019
Remember we consider 12 players, (playing on the day), the minimum number to be classed as a society.
We have a couple of freebies available for larger groups; if 17 or more turn up to play on the day the organiser can play FREE and if more than 28 players turn up on the day we will issue 4 green fee vouchers to be used as prizes for your day.
- Golf only – 18 holes of golf with no pre-ordered food: Weekends £31 per head Weekdays £21 per head
- C/T B/R’s 18 – Coffee/tea & bacon rolls on arrival with 18 holes of golf : Weekdays £24.75 pp, Saturday £30.75 pp, Sunday £32.75 pp
- C/T Full English B’fast 18 – Full English Breakfast buffet including adlib tea’s and coffee with 18 holes of golf: Weekdays £28 pp, Saturday £34 pp, Sunday £36 pp
- C/T B/R’s All Day Golf, Light Lunch – Coffee/tea & bacon rolls on arrival, all day golf, choose either Ham, egg & chips or Ploughman’s for lunchtime: Weekdays £42 pp, Saturday £50 pp, Sunday £54 pp
Tee times for societies generally start from around 9.30am, but if you really want an early time, we will do our best to send you off from our 13th tee. Many golfers say we should have our 13th tee as the 1st to enable what is our signature hole, the 12th green, to be the last hole. However, the way things are set at the moment it enables us to work a variety of combinations and helps keep our members happy too.
To book a society simply email the date and time you wish to tee off along with your preferred society package. However, if you want something slightly different to anything listed below, we will happily send you a quote.
To Book please either call 01234-378181 during opening hours and ask to speak to either Julie, Jaz or Joy or simply send an email with the day/time/package that you would like to book Email Here
Our Tips for arranging your group society day at Colmworth
We suggest the use of the following holes for Nearest the Pin competitions; listed easiest to hardest in order of difficulty.
9th | 5th | 11th | 17th
We suggest the following for Longest drive competitions:
4th | 10th | 14th | 16th
If you would like to hold a straightest drive competition, we are happy to spray a paint line along the fairway by prior arrangement.
We ask for a returnable deposit for the use of our nearest the pin and longest drive markers.
Buggy’s are available, (weather permitting), at a rate of £22 per round or £ 32 for all day. Due to us only having a small fleet of buggies, we now ask for payment up front if people wish to pre-book for their society day and a refundable deposit is required to ensure you bring the key back!
Our shop is stocked with just basic everyday golfing essentials, such as balls, tees, gloves, hand warmers etc.
If you have booked a meal following your golf, The Welham Hall will again be available for your exclusive use to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal and presentation of prizes. Remember that if you have more than 28 players on the day, we will also issue you with 4 green fee vouchers for use as prizes on the day.
We hope you have been tempted to come along and give our course a go and please feel free to contact Julie or Jaz either by email: email@example.com or by phone: 01234 378181 if you have any further questions or requirements to make your day a memorable event.
If you manage to get more that 16 players turn up for your group golf society day “THE ORGANISER” can come along for FREE as a thank you from us
We consider 12 players to be the minimum number to play in a society so if your numbers drop below 12 they may be charged extra on the green fee.
Stay and relax while you learn to play golf in a Weekend
On our “learn to play golf in a weekend” you will have the opportunity to stay in our gorgeous lakeside studio, Digby’s Den, helping you to leave the stresses of work and home behind so you can concentrate on the new skill you have chosen to master.
The ability to play golf can open up so many opportunities. It’s such a wonderful sport and is a fun activity that can be shared with all members of the family.
Learn to play golf – Golf is a game for all ages and abilities, and with expert advice from our resident Golf Professional Adrienne, you’ll be out enjoying our stunning golf course from the outset. Having taught golf for nearly 30 years, ‘Adie’ has a wealth of experience and knowledge to help you through your first stages of playing golf.
Meet Adie – Previously a successful player on the LET (Ladies European Tour), Adie now focuses on her passion and talent for delivering first class golf lessons. She is a PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Advanced Professional who is skilled in all aspects of teaching golf and has vast experience in nurturing all abilities, from complete beginners to established golfers.
Plan of action – Adie strongly believes that everyone has an aptitude for golf, and so is eager to introduce this wonderful sport to all. She loves having the opportunity to nurture talent, improve ability and generally increase people’s overall enjoyment of the game. Her coaching methodology is to simplify fundamentals and to focus on specific areas of the game to enhance pupils’ capabilities.
Arrive and settle in Digby’s Den, and then feel free to make use of the Coffee Cup in the golf clubhouse for lunch or enjoy your own prepared lunch whilst sitting in Digby’s gorgeous garden overlooking the lovely lake. Then later on, perhaps after a scenic walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside, explore the many restaurants in the neighbouring villages, or maybe grab a take away or just prepare your own evening meal at your leisure.
You will now be familiar with your surroundings, so just decide whether to prepare your own breakfast or head for the Coffee Cup, which opens at 7am at weekends.
- 10am meet Adie at the Coffee Cup in the golf clubhouse
- 10.30 – 12pm group coaching session (short-game tuition)
- 12pm – 1pm relax and have lunch
- 1pm – 3pm group coaching session (on-course play)
Thereafter, why not make good use of our fantastic facilities, as we also have a covered driving range, large putting green, Par 3 Pitch & Putt and FootGolf course.
Again, decide whether to prepare your own breakfast or head for the Coffee Cup.
- 10am – 11.30am individual coaching session (long-game tuition)
- 11.30am – 12pm break for tea/coffee and biscuits
- 12pm – 2pm individual coaching session (on-course play)
You are free to stay another night at Digby’s Den if you choose to – latest time to vacate is Monday 10am.
Cost: £500 for 1 person and £600 for 2 people sharing
To book please either phone: 01234-378181 or email Here for details
- If you have a partner that likes to play golf (or wants to learn to play golf as well) then do ask for details of additional options.
- If you live local to us then you may not need to stay in Digby’s Den, so please ask for options and prices to suit you.