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Tony_Muldoon

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Booking Now Open.    We have 28 names in the air.  Working on squeezing (one or two) more in. See post 3.

BUDA XX1 Return to the Cotswolds 15th to 18th September 2023

£30 deposit required to secure a place, see next post for costs and how to pay.


The reason why Buda this year will be better than the Ryder Cup, is that although both are established stellar transcontinental Golf matches, featuring crack athletes who have been training all year for this, we have 4 days; one more than the lazy pro’s!!!!

GCA has a long association with these courses and collectively they form a distinct group of ‘natural’ courses that all participants here should see.

Friday 15th  September
9.15am Cleeve Hill.   One of the wonders of golf.  The scale is epic and the joy unconfined.
https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,49796.0.html
There is the option to start at midday – see cost table.
                                                 
Saturday 16th
9.15am Painswick. Unique. No other description comes close..
https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,51629.msg1181534.html#msg1181534
                                                               
 
Sunday 17th
9.15 Stranahan Course. Players Club
 In this profile Sean writes “I think it rather obvious that I am impressed with the Stranahan Course.  The greens alone are worth a visit and I think one of the best sets I have seen in England.”

https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,48856.msg1102965.html#msg1102965
     
On this evening we will take a MiniBus into nearby Chipping Sodbury. At extra cost.
 
Monday 18th 
9.15 Minchinhampton Old.                                                                         
 Another ‘Common Ground’ course.  Lovely just lovely and to think this course was once considered to be the first inland venue for The Open Championship!

This time the profile is by someone who used to be on GCA Ran Morrisett.  He says it has that joy to be alive feeling and if you don’t get this course you don’t get golf.

https://golfclubatlas.com/countries/minchinhampton-golf-club-old-course/?portfolioCats=249%2C250%2C251%2C252%2C253%2C254%2C255%2C256%2C257%2C258%2C259%2C260%2C261%2C262%2C263%2C264%2C265%2C266%2C267%2C268%2C269%2C270%2C271%2C272%2C273%2C274%2C275%2C276


Accommodation 3 nights. Fri/Sat/Sun     

Staying at “The Dormie” Players Club, Codrington, Bristol BS37 6RZ 
https://www.theplayersgolfclub.com/
Evening meals are not included in the price but there’s a full menu available on site. Our host, course architect and GCA participant, Adrian Stiff will be around and loves to talk Golf.
Other features available to us include Darts, Pool and I think we should have a knockout tournament for each running across the three nights.




Notes
Initially max of 28 players. I can look into more tee times if demand requires.

This will be one of the most social BUDA’s if everyone stays in the same place! Modern Rooms and fantastic social facilities all in the same building. Full dining on site. We also have options to use a simulator, play Pool, or even the 9 hole par 3 course.  There will be a Poker Game Sunday night for those who fancy their luck. There is travel between courses involved, but you can’t have everything!

Note Cleeve Hill and Painswick are strenuous walks.   The other two are ideal walks.
Note the rates quoted in next post, for the last 3 days, are for 36, but at those prices some may prefer to only play 18 on those days.  The same applies for those who may wish to join us for the day for one or both rounds. With plenty of notice we can get more tee times.
Only the Players Club have Carts and Electric Trolleys.  The others have limited no’s of Pull Trolleys and Cleeve have 4 Electric Trolleys.  Please contact the Clubs direct if you want to reserve any of these.

Note there is travel involved.
Distances from The Players Club
90 mins from Heathrow, 50 from Bristol Airport.
Allow
Cleeve Hill 1 hour,
Painswick 50 mins
 Minchinhampton Old  40.


Looking forward to the annual slugfest! (Pun intended).
« Last Edit: January 22, 2023, 11:00:55 AM by Tony_Muldoon »
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Tony_Muldoon

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-8th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2023, 03:09:11 PM »
Costs and how to pay.

When responding please be clear which options for Accommodation and playing at Cleeve you choose and the Total money you are committing to.  Please carefully indicate now, as changes in such a large group are to be avoided.  (It will also help the Captains if you indicate you only want to play 18 a day thereafter).

Accommodation.  Players Club We have 22 rooms reserved Friday 15th to Sunday the 17th. 
 
Single occupancy with Breakfast.   3 nights  pp                                £270
OR Shared Occupancy with Breakfast 3 nights pp                            £195
 
Cleeve Hill  Friday 9.15am                       18 Holes                    £20
                                                            Or       36 Holes                    £40
 
Painswick Saturday 9.15am           Day Rate inc Sandwich            £35
 
Stranahan, Players Club  Sunday 9.15Day Rate                     £45
 
Minchinhampton Old                     Day rate inc Sandwich            £42
 
So when confirming please indicate if you are sharing a room and if you are up for 36 at Cleeve.
 
Minimum Cost          (195+20+35+45+42)       £337
Maximum Cost          (270+40+35+45+42)       £432
 
The rooms are on a first come basis and we only need 6 of them shared to accommodate 28 players. If these fill up I’ll post details of other local establishments. "


To confirm a place please send £30 per person now and the balance will be due in July.

How to pay



There are 3 ways of getting the Monies to me.
1
Those with a sterling account can pay directly into my bank -  please email me at Spangles60@outlook.com and I’ll send you my account details (same as last year for those who used that method). I’m not happy putting it up on a discussion board.
NB this proved a real hassle for those trying from overseas last year so see option 3 below as alternative. I do have an example of a form that was successfully used that  I can send you. It seems the International Banking system calls things by different names each side of the Ocean so care is needed.  IM me if you’d like to try it.



2
Paypal.

These days Paypal don’t make it easy to select a ‘Gift’ to ‘Friends and relations’ on Paypal “loophole” of sending money as a gift FOC has passed. Unless you get it just right it  seems like they are now adding a 5% charge for these transfers.
DO NOT USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS POSTED ON HERE ON A PREVIOUS YEAR  – see below.
You still need to send it as a Gift to Friends and Family – not paying for goods and services - and they don’t make it easy to find the right buttons to press.
Here’s guidance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ_3UM5lEWo
If anyone successfully manages this please add refinements in a post below.
The correct address to use is
hstjet@googlemail.com    Do not shorten this.
3
Wise Bank offer easy (and cheap) transfers between countries and currencies.
https://wise.com/us/send-money/send-money-to-the-uk?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&matchtype=p&device=m&userlocation=9010601&keyword=send%20money%20to%20great%20britain&campaignid=14568981100&adgroupid=127104854299&utm_campaign=14568981100___127104854299&gclid=Cj0KCQiAieWOBhCYARIsANcOw0w91mNdnZBGMATkBdT5HR7C1dhVWRaMFOUYF1ZCkkXuYqRTGmJttB0aAmGcEALw_wcB


I’ve opened an account and you should be able to find me at Spangles60@outlook.com.  NB I’ve yet to try this so please IM or email me and we can work through it together.
NOTE if you are happy to transfer me Dollars/Euros/etc I will convert monies received at the end of each month.  BUT if the pound rises (falls about laughing) you will still be liable for any debit / or conversely I’ll refund any Credit when we meet.


If anyone else has other methods I'll look into them.

Finally If you sadly have to withdraw, your deposit we will serve the very excellent purpose of toasting you. 

Good luck.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2023, 11:16:02 AM by Tony_Muldoon »
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Tony_Muldoon

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-8th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2023, 03:09:58 PM »
Attendees     We now have 28 names in the hat and potentially 20 rooms taken.

I will be checking when we can fit in more players as some are only playing half the day.   Looking into splitting the Green Fees for these.   More on this soon.  Aim is to have less out in morning and more in PM if possible.
If others are interested we'll start a reserve list on a first come basis.

Niall Carlton
Mike Whitaker
Steve Holloway
Michael Graham
Paul Graham
Giles Payne
Sean Arble
James Boon
Duncan Cheslett
Jayne Cheslett
David Thomas
Bill Thomas
Richard Muldoon
Tony Muldoon
Ollie Baker

Jay Mickle
John Mayhugh
Jack Weiner
Michael Malone
Enno Gerdes
Steve Wilson
Cal Carlisle



Mark Pearce
Gregor Pearce
Conrad Gamble
Mike Hendren
Douglas Wright
+ GCA Man of Mystery! A legend! Don’t be shy! tbc
« Last Edit: January 22, 2023, 11:19:59 AM by Tony_Muldoon »
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Cal Carlisle

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-8th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2023, 03:11:06 PM »
Tony,


Please add me to the list of attendees.


Shared occupancy (non-snorer paired with non-snorer please
36 holes


357 Total


Best,


Cal Carlisle
« Last Edit: January 16, 2023, 03:16:47 PM by Cal Carlisle »

Enno Gerdes

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-8th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2023, 03:23:11 PM »
I’m in. Single occupancy, all the golf!

Tony_Muldoon

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-8th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2023, 03:24:36 PM »
Tony,


Please add me to the list of attendees.


Shared occupancy (non-snorer paired with non-snorer please
36 holes


357 Total


Best,


Cal Carlisle

Wellcome Cal.

And kudos for the perfect reply.

Look forward to meeting you.
Let's make GCA grate again!

Michael Whitaker

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-8th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2023, 03:33:09 PM »
Tony - I'm all in... full Monty... single occupancy. Thanks!


Whit
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mike_malone

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-8th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2023, 03:41:28 PM »
Jack Weiner and I are in. All in.


Single occupancy for me.


I will only play 18 at Cleeve.


I’ll respond with Jack’s info.




« Last Edit: January 16, 2023, 03:46:48 PM by mike_malone »
AKA Mayday

Mike Hendren

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In for 18 at each of the four venues.  No lodging as Mrs. & I will be shacking up in B&B’s.  Money forthcoming. Hooray!


Is Venmo a payment option?  No worries if not.  Thanks Spangles.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2023, 10:07:55 PM by Mike Hendren »
Two Corinthians walk into a bar ....

Thomas Dai

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Tony,
In + 1

Well done.
atb


Niall C

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2023, 07:00:22 AM »
Tony


I'm in. Single occupancy please.


Niall

John Mayhugh

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2023, 07:20:48 AM »
Tony,Thanks for your efforts to organize.

Please include me for every round, single occupancy.

Niall C

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2023, 07:54:27 AM »
Tony


I'm in. Single occupancy please.


Niall


Tony


Should have added my thanks as per John's email. I also should have said I'm in for all rounds except Cleeve Hill.


Niall

John Mayhugh

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2023, 12:31:12 PM »
Niall,
If you haven't seen Cleeve Hill, you should figure out a way to include it.

Sean_A

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2023, 01:06:31 PM »
Niall,
If you haven't seen Cleeve Hill, you should figure out a way to include it.

I think Niall has seen too much of the Hill 😎.

Ciao
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood & Ladybank

Mark Pearce

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2023, 01:45:09 PM »
I’m in.  As, I believe, are Giles and Conrad……
In July 2022 I will be riding 3 stages of the Tour de France,  in the Alps, to raise money for the William Wates Memorial Trust which is dedicated to providing opportunities for under privileged young adults.  To support the Trust, please visit https://fundraising.wwmt.org/fundraisers/MarkPearce/rid

James Boon

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2023, 04:16:54 PM »
Tony,


Thanks for all the work organising this years Buda!


I'm in, for everything, and would appreciate a single room.


I just transferred the £30 deposit via bank transfer.


See you soon.


James

2022 Highlights: Hollinwell (Notts), Brora, Reay, Ganton, Burnham & Berrow, Royal Dornoch, Woodhall Spa, Hallamshire

"It celebrates the unadulterated pleasure of being in a dialogue with nature while knocking a ball round on foot." Richard Pennell

Steve Holloway

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2023, 04:24:06 PM »
I'm in Tony,


All the golf


Single occupancy please.

Mark Pearce

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2023, 04:47:46 PM »
Ah, yes.  Single occupancy, please. 
In July 2022 I will be riding 3 stages of the Tour de France,  in the Alps, to raise money for the William Wates Memorial Trust which is dedicated to providing opportunities for under privileged young adults.  To support the Trust, please visit https://fundraising.wwmt.org/fundraisers/MarkPearce/rid

Niall C

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2023, 05:33:45 PM »
Ah, yes.  Single occupancy, please.


What ?! No Airbnb with the boys ?


Niall

Jay Mickle

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2023, 07:27:03 PM »
Deposit sent. Single occupancy please. I hope this year to actually make the trip ;)  This is a destination that I have been looking forward to for some time.
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Sean_A

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2023, 03:06:23 AM »
Well done Spangles.

Deposit sent.

Single room please. However, if we are stuck and someone needs or wants to share, that's ok, but I am told I snore .

Except for Cleeve Hill (not playing) 18 each day, probably pm times.

Max £392.

Ciao
« Last Edit: January 18, 2023, 05:13:39 AM by Sean_A »
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood & Ladybank

Giles Payne

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2023, 05:15:27 AM »
I'm in, single occupancy - £30.00 on its way.


Conrad is also in as per Mark's post.

Michael Graham

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2023, 05:39:26 AM »
Tony,


Thanks for your organisational skills as always. I’m in, and (optimistically) likewise Paul too. Twin room and all the golf we can handle please. Will transfer you £60 today.

Steve Holloway

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Re: BUDA XX1. Return to the Cotswolds. 15-18th September 2023. Now booking.
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2023, 06:09:08 AM »
Tony - £30 deposit sent. max cost £432


Thanks
Steve





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