Men’s Midweek Stableford
The weather was much improved for Thursday afternoon’s Men’s Midweek Stableford and that reflected in the scoring as Gerry van Deventer scored a whopping 42 points with Luke Mitterhuber claiming second with an excellent round of 40 points.
Ashridge Men “Old” versus Ashridge Men “New”
In this year’s event, the 'Old' team were defeated by a margin of 3 - 2.
Open Mixed Foursomes
On Sunday, Ashridge hosted the annual Open Mixed Foursomes event where last year’s winners, Geoff & Suzanne Thrower (Essendon) managed to successfully defend their title by scoring 38 points, but they only won on countback from Michael Lawson (Beaconsfield) and our very own Sue Mercer.
Ladies’ Spring Meeting
In this year’s Ladies’ Spring Meeting, Marietta Harrow once again claimed top spot with a solid display of nett 71 to win the Silver Division with Caroline Blanchard finishing second just a shot further behind. In the Bronze Division, Jan Ledger won with a flawless nett 70 with Sue Masters playing very well for her nett 72. In the afternoon’s nine holes foursomes event, Fiona Turner & Alison Bateson won on countback from Jan Ledger & Sally ffitch, both pairs scoring a super 19 points each.
Ladies Scratch match vs East Herts
Our ladies fielded a very strong team on Saturday afternoon against East Herts and produced some scintillating golf as they ran out comfortable winners by a margin of 4 -1.
Callaway Demo Day went well
My annual Callaway Golf Demo Day last Saturday was a huge success and I'd like to thank everyone who attended and placed an order. For those of you unable to attend, there are still a couple of great offer which you can view below:
But don't leave it too long as these offers will expire soon!
Click here to visit my website and learn more about the offers I have at the moment.
Do you need a new wedge?
If you’re looking for a new wedge or wedges, I have a terrific opportunity for you. I have this week taken delivery of six Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges which are all demo wedges which means you can take these out on the course or the practice area to see which one suits you best. And with these wedges ranging in loft between 50° and 60°, you should be able to cover most areas of short game play. Available in standard chrome, oil can or black heads, this is a great way to find the ideal wedge for your game or chosen shot. Please come in to the Pro Shop for further details or click on the image.
I don’t know about you but the regular “lead-acid” batteries don’t seem to last very long these days, so the answer is simple: a brand new lithium battery. These batteries are so good in so many ways and the benefits over a lead-acid are numerous, such as, they will recharge in about three hours, you will get about five times more life out of a lithium than a lead-acid, they’re more powerful and they’re incredibly light! And at £199.99 , they will also come with a brand new charger and a fantastic two year unlimited warranty and a five year limited warranty. So for further details, please pop into the Pro Shop.
R & A and the anchoring debate
And finally this week, if you haven’t already seen the news, I have a link to the R & A website that will allow you to see in pictures, just what they declare “anchoring” is and isn’t. How they’ll enforce it though, is anyone’s guess!
Motocaddy and Powakaddy
You may not know but I am now stocking both Motocaddy and Powakaddy electric trolleys. Both companies offer excellent products with two year warranties but their trolleys do look different. However, with lead acid batteries becoming less and less reliable (in my opinion), I am now only selling lithium battery trolleys because this means less aggravation for all involved. Should you need to see any of their products or like to discuss either of these two companies' trolleys, please pop in.
If you're slicing the ball, it could be due to excessive pressure in your hands and/or arms which inhibits the natural rotation of the clubface through the hitting area. Therefore, soften the pressure in your hands, wrists, arms and shoulders to encourage a more natural, effortless face rotation. If you imagined a scale running from zero to 10, where 10 was the tightest you could possibly squeeze the club and zero was the club slipping out of your hands, then the ideal pressure for most shots would be a 3.