Ladies’ Stableford Cancer Relief
Division One Winner: Kate Eckett – 43 points
Division One Runner-up: Caroline Yule – 42 points
Division Two Winner: Jane Morris – 45 points
Division Two Runner-up: Libby Burgess – 39 points
Men’s Midweek Stableford
Winner: Charlie Elliott – 43 points
Runner-up: Paul woods – 41 points
Men’s August Medal
Division One Winner: Ken Whitton – nett 69
Division One Runner-Up: Owen Williams – nett 70
Division Two Winner: Richard Sharp – nett 66
Division Two Runner-Up: Steve Jones – nett 71
Mixed Match versus Brocket Hall
Ashridge won 4 - 2.
Men vs Juniors
L.G.U. Coronation Foursomes
Winners: B. Miner & A. Mayes (Brookmans Park): 41 points
Runners-up: F. Woodbridge & E. Close (Weston Turville)- 40 points
Seniors’ August Stableford
Winner: David Holliday - 42 points
Runner-Up: Michael Simmons - 41 points
Seniors’ 9-Hole August Stableford
Winner: Peter Thomson - 39 points
Runner-Up: Chris Weeks - 39 points
And finally, my congratulations go to Andy Chew who also holed-in-one last week and whom I missed out. However, if I'd received a fiver for everyone who reminded me of my error, I'd be a rich man! Sorry about that Andy but very well done.
Junior Summer Golf Classes
My first Junior Golf Class of the summer was absolutely fantastic and, should you be interested, 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 I only have one or two spaces left!
New club logoed iPad covers
I now have in stock a really lovely iPad cover. These new items come in a really lovely nubuck colour and will protect your iPad whilst making it look really smart at the same time and they're very reasonably priced at £29.99. Please come into the Pro Shop and take a look.
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!
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.
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.
Here's a great tip for chipping
If you normally chip with a sand wedge, as so many of you do, try the 50 - 50 rule. This is simply a case of landing the ball 50% of the way and rolling it out 50% of the way, but this is always assuming green conditions are normal in that the speed is average, the firmness is average and there's no slope or wind to think about. Obviously, if the greens were harder and you were playing downhill, you would re-adjust to perhaps 35% and 65% and vice versa.