The Rugby World Cup came to town recently when the world-famous trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup, visited Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club on Friday 10th July as part of it’s 100-day tour!
The globally recognisable trophy is currently on a whirlwind tour of the UK in the build-up to Rugby World Cup 2015, which kicks off with England taking on Fiji at Twickenham on 18th September. The tour hit the South-West at the start of July and stopped at Woodbury Park, proud to be a Team Base for 2 teams during this landmark global sporting event.
To mark this momentous occasion, members and guests were offered the chance to take part in a ‘Convert-a-Ball’ Challenge! Estates Manager, Ian Chenery, took time out of the hectic pre-World Cup schedule to relocate a set of the full-size rugby posts from the sports pitch and placed them in front of the iconic Clubhouse terrace. Participants then had the chance to tee-off from a specially-created staging area on the Terrace, ‘converting’ the ball through the rugby posts and aiming to land it on the 18th green some 125-yards away!
As well as this great novelty event, there were plenty of opportunities to have pictures taken with the trophy itself, which many of the staff did, as can be seen from these pictures!