Shaping up at Orsett…
You have to have some sympathy with golfers from both the Northern counties of England and Scotland. No golf since early November and still no likely hood either!
Fortunately for us at Orsett, no such problems.18 holes very much playable, everything cut and prepared and those winter projects finished and ready for play.
The 15th bunkers are now in play and the first tee looks perfect with the ranch railings completed along the path with the dry bed adding to the finishing touches.
Here`s a few reminders of how it looked only back in October and how its changed.
Scotland a new sporting powerhouse…in Tennis?
With the dreadful weather, could Scotland soon have a new National sport? Due the success of Andy Murray, his brother Jamie and Gordon Reid all making the recent Australian Open finals and with 2 wins out of 3 the huge leap in tennis profile must excite the Scottish tennis faithful for the future.5 failures in the Aussie final is no mean feat for Andy Murray considering ,he has had to play arguably THE greatest player of all time and definitely of this century in Novak Djokovic(and I`m a Roger Federer fan) .Jamie, his brother has become a World class doubles specialist having now won Majors with different partners and Gordon Reid winning the wheelchair event, tennis is the game to follow in Scotland right now. Could this signal a further demise in Scottish sport elsewhere (come to think of it what other sports are they any good at right now?) answers to this email address for next week please?
Six Nations...pick a winner
With all 6 teams in transition be it coach or players, anyone could win and possibly lose in this seasons matches. England have a new overseas Coach (an Aussie of all people) to impress and France have finally got their act together. For Ireland and Wales, new players will be on show (if they have any) as the old guard must finally admit to time and fatigue. Scotland will do their utmost and Italy, the weakest side and in transition, doubt if they get within 20 points of anyone. One of our members Kevin "Irish Ted "Lyons will be in Dublin for the season opener on Sunday. Let's hope the town is painted RED (sorry Ted) in that match. The "big" one will be the Calcutta Cup match and probably the best chance Scotland have of catching England "cold". It will be exciting as always no doubt and as much as I hate to say it, France may be the team to win it all.
Pep heads for the blue moon of Manchester…
Big bucks Man City finally got their dream manager in Pep Guardiola for next season. With the announcement made earlier this week and Pellegrini knowing a month ago, what an insult to the current manager. He will get another posting no doubt and Guardiola will of course light up the Premiership a place every manager "always wants to coach in". Pep, I can think of £45 million reasons why you have graced us with your presence pal. But why that side of Manchester? Perhaps Mourinho will slip into the other side of Manchester next season all though the hottest other manager has to be Diego Simeone and he might be someone else looking to join the premiership train. With either of them on board at least United might actually entertain the fans again. Yet that remains to be seen.
Superbowl, super extravaganza...
This weekend The Super bowl or World Championship Match as the Americans love to call this one Country sport will be another fantastic spectacle in California .Between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers it is difficult to pick a winner. Viewing figures will be through the roof not just in America but worldwide and advertising will high on the TV agenda. Each 30 second advert will cost approximately $5 million, slightly more than the cost of Donald Trumps can of hairspray. Food plays a big part, if you enjoy a chicken wing, how about an estimated 1.3 Billion will get eaten on Sunday in America alone! This event is known as America's unofficial holiday so if you are going to America this week this is the day to drive anywhere out there.
The Ladies, being organised had their first match this week and unfortunately lost to Bentley in the Daily Mail event, 3-2. Lots of close matches so hard lines girls. The men play their first round on Sunday, at home to Langdon Hills. Results next week.
Just in are the latest Mizuno metal woods and hybrids, The JPX EZ range. They have really taken into account that many club players have issues launching the ball successfully from the fairway and have created a flatter head to lower the centre of gravity. This will help fight the ball higher but still maintaining the club stability due to the size.
Drivers and fairways have adjustable hosel to get the maximum benefit. The hybrids only come as a fixed option though, a little disappointing but does save on cost. Plenty of loft options anyway for that all important choice to match into your current clubs.
A good looking product, well worth trying and comparing against your current models on the GC2 machine we use for all fittings. So get in touch.