The Nicklaus Course at St Mellion has proved itself a serious test of ability and endurance for Professionals and Amateurs over the years. £20m has been invested into the Resort and is a venue the European Tour will return to in the forthcoming years.
Since 1997, apart from a one-year break due to renovations, the course that Jack built has hosted the Parman Cup, formerly known as The St Mellion International Amateur Trophy.
Many Amateurs regard competing at St Mellion as a major step toward fulfilling their goal of achieving European Tour status. Paul Casey and Simon Dyson in 1999 and Ross McGowan in 2003, all cut their teeth on the Golden Bear’s nugget in Cornwall.
The Parman Cup is the realisation of a dream for St Mellion member and local golfing benefactor Robin Reip, to encourage amateurs in the South West to pit their skill and wits on one of the great courses in Europe.
The Parman Cup format has changed for 2011 with the event now a one-day 36-hole event to be played on Sunday 31st July. The field will be limited to 60-players with a prize fund of over £1,000 with £300 going to the winner.
Entries close on Sunday 10th July, which will be subject to a ballot, entry forms can be obtained by e-mailing David Moon on firstname.lastname@example.org or on the St Mellion website. www.st-mellion.co.uk
St Mellion is of course a star of 2-FORE!-1 (it was recently placed 3rd in the Top 100 2-FORE!-1 Courses listing) and you can tackle it for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher.