Mark and Phil deliver a knockout start
Orsett pair, Mark Wheeler and Phil Morton, got off to the best possible start in their quest for Daily Mail glory. An opening win of 8 and 6 on a miserable day at Top Meadow was highlighted by 2 chip ins when the holes seemed lost. They now await the details of their next "victims" in the 2nd round. Good start fellas, keep it up.
Is there now a "Big 5?"...
Does Bubba Watson have what it takes to become part of the big 4 and change it to a 5? Last week's win at Riviera, LA proved the quirky Floridian can play even the classy, old fashioned courses with his power game. Lefty, Watson, famed for his unique method without ever taking any tuition hung in there down the stretch to see off a rejuvenated Adam Scott (who holed an outrageous chip on the last)Dustin "can`t close" Johnson, Jason Korkrak and Marc Leishman. Considering it`s a relatively short course and shot shaping is more important than distance, the top 5 are definitely not to be confused with short!
Bubba, his usual jumpy, fidgety self, would add something to the top shelf. He just does his own thing, sees a shot and plays with feel and of course that power. He is great to watch, I hope he has learnt to control the tears.
Rory imploded in LA, after eagling the first with a miserable 75, he plays in the Honda this week, first part of the Florida swing. Irishmen have done well there in recent years as he and Paddy Harrington have both won on the course. It has the fabled Bear trap, the last 3 holes are just extremely tough. Everyone is gearing up and working towards April and Augusta. Rory needs it on his CV but it may be time for another Aussie victory in Georgia?
PING continue to excite.
The new range of G series products really have caught the imagination of many of you already.
The new thin face technology has already shown benefits to some peoples iron carry and the "G" driver has helped to create some consistency and even add a few extra yards too.
If you are considering these products, remember we have the GC 2 launch monitor to get the best results from them for you. It is well worth the time with the monitor rather than "just taking one out to try on the course".
Thanks very much for all those who have recently brought their 7 iron in to regrip. To remind you of our offer, it costs you nothing to try a new Golf pride grip. Some of the grips not associated with Golf pride are not available, sorry. However there are plenty to choose from. We have given away 20 grips so far and 14 people have come back realising how dreadful their existing ones are and had the rest done!
Tour players change theirs every 2 months (some more than that) so once a year is a minimum for you regular golfers. How do they help?
Poor grips are the biggest reason for holding the club too tightly causing a slower swing, inconsistent contact and of course loss of distance. What other reasons do you need really?
The offer is only lasting for another 2 weeks, so pop in soon.
Rugby's back on this week, enjoy the matches.