Men's Midweek Stableford
On Thursday afternoon, the course really showed its teeth as none of the players broke handicap. So it was left to David Holliday to claim pole position, his return of 34 points being enough to win on countback from Keri Bassett (runner-up), Phil Woulds and our new General Manager, Nick Sinclair.
Men's Scratch League vs Welwyn Garden City
On Saturday, our Men's Scratch Team played what was on paper, a very solid looking Welwyn Garden City Scratch Team, and so it proved as the W.G.C. team took the morning honours by winning three of the four foursomes and thus leading at lunch by 3 - 1. However, our Men were in imperious form in the afternoon's singles as they then went out and won seven of the eight singles' matches and thus recorded an 8 - 4 win.
Ladies' Stableford & Super Seniors' 9 Holes Stableford
Last Thursday's stableford saw Marietta Harrow win Division One with a sparkling 38 points whilst Judy Fitch showed some good form as she scored 37 points. In Division Two, Jane Morris won with 33 points with Barbara Frost claiming second spot with 32 points.
In the Super Seniors' event, Pam Jackson showed what a good player she still is with a fine score of 37 points with Doreen Barrington taking second place with a fine return of 32 points.
Ladies' Friendly vs Woburn
On Friday, our Ladies entertained seven Woburn ladies in a friendly but were put to the sword as the Woburn ladies ran out winners by a 2 ½ - 4 ½ scoreline.
Seniors' versus Ellesborough
And finally on Tuesday, our Seniors took on the might of the Ellesborough Seniors and handed out a rather sound thrashing as our boys won 6 - 0!
Junior Summer Golf Classes
FYI, my first Junior Summer Golf Class is now completely FULL but there is a second week booked which runs between Tuesday 26th August to Friday 29th August inclusive. Each day begins at 9am and lasts until 10:45am and is a great way for kids to get some good, old-fashioned fresh air and exercise! So, if you'd like your child/grandchild to participate, please stop by the Pro Shop, collect a form and return it with your cheque. But please hurry because spaces are limited and I've already had several reservations!
Callaway Golf Demo Day
This year's second Callaway Golf Demo Day is taking place on Wednesday 23rd July, the Wednesday after The Open and, as usual, you will have access to all of Callaway's fantastic range of clubs. Should you require an appointment to be fitted by the Callaway technician, please call, email or come in to the Pro shop and book a half hour slot between 10am and 3:30pm.
Click here to book an appointment.
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.
New club logoed accessories
And if you haven't already seen my fantastic new club logoed holdalls and shoe bags, please come in to the Pro Shop and take a look. And on top of that, I have some terrific new club logoed "micro-fibre" towels which are made of a waffle texture, hold up to 300% of their weight in moisture and are non-abrasive. And on top of that, they can really keep your clubs and equipment clean!
The Open Championship sweepstakes
The Open is always a great event and to make it more memorable and more enjoyable, why don't you take part in this year's Open Sweepstakes? Simply come into the shop and, for JUST £10, you can take one of the 50 places available.
Then, on Wednesday 16th July, a draw will be made and you will receive one of the higher ranked players within the tournament (depending on numbers). The winner will be the Member whose player finishes highest and first place will receive 50% of the pot, second will receive 30% and third 20% of the pot which can be spent in the shop or added to your Pro Shop account. For more rules and regulations, please come in to the Pro Shop and speak to one of us.
SkyCaddie SGX for sale
And finally this week, I have a SkyCaddie SGX GPS unit that has been used once and I need to clear this unit from stock. This unit has lovely features such as Intelligreen Technology, Target Lists and Interactive Hole Vue and normally retails for £299.99 but I'm happy to accept £225 just to clear the decks.
Stay ahead of the game, with plenty of food and drink
Did you know that during an average round of golf, the actual act of swinging a golf club lasts for approximately 2 ½ - 3 minutes. Therefore, during the other three and a half hours or so, you need to keep your brain waves and physical attributes at their peak which means eating and drinking is vital. Therefore, the next time you're heading out, please ensure you have a couple of bottles of water and some food - bananas or energy bars or even a chocolate bar - on board as this will only help your performance.