Masters glory awaits…..
It's finally here, Sweet Georgia golf on everyone's mind. This could be THE best major ever with so many big guns on form. Certain players play well at similar times of the year quite often and like particular courses, so if you like a flutter, as I mentioned before, stay among the "horses for courses". It is they who tend to Master the treacherous slopes and wicked speed. Last year Jordan Spieth just about holed everything to win in fine style and continued his form all year. Will this year's winner do the same? Outsiders to watch who perform well at Augusta - Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel and Sergio Garcia.
It's probably the only time non golfers will sit and truly enjoy watching a major golf tournament. Will it ignite them to learning the game as it did many of us? It means the golf season has truly got started.
My first Masters memories were of Gary Player winning in 1974 and then Jack in `75, holing from the front of the green on 16 to a back flag position and the roars that followed his hoisted putter salute to all watching. It was amazing. What was yours??
Both Masters sweeps are full up, the start sheet is now up in the shop so you can see who you have drawn. First man on the course is last week's winner in Huston, Jim Herman. A Pick in 20s has been given some value as has last man out the first day none other than no89 Rory McIlroy. This is the smallest field since 2002. They do things their own way at Augusta, I suppose that's what makes it special, and it just messes up our draw.
Mark and Phil post another win...
Foursome's specialists Mark Wheeler and Phil Morton played their way into the third round of the Daily Mail foursomes last weekend with a comfortable 3 and 2 win over their Mardyke Valley opponents. Both were happy with their win. They now are hoping for another home draw, especially as the greens are getting quicker by the day and seem to suit this dynamic duo to a tee. Keep up the good work fellas, you can stay unbeaten.
Jims Plummers, go down the drain in round one...
Norman Plum Team Captain Jimmy Carr was disappointed to lose last weekend 3. 5 to 2. 5 to Five Lakes. A strong side on paper, failed to hold back the flood of lost holes which meant, the category 3 and 4 teams hopes were sunk early. A 3 pairs at home and 3 pairs away format usually hopes the home team to get the points on the board and then "pinch" something away, unfortunately Orsett were on the wrong end of that plan and just couldn't plug the surge in time. "We'll just have to tighten a few things up next season, it just wasn't our turn today. We just couldn't stop the tide "Jim lamented.
New shoes were the order of the day and thanks to all those who attended the FootJoy shoe fitting afternoon on Wednesday. It was a very enlightening for all who got fitted throughout the afternoon.
And with the chance to get a new pair or two in our start of the season trade in at a reduced cost on certain models, what are you waiting for?? Can you guess who is sporting the yellow and green numbers below? Answers on a postcard.
If those particular styles aren't quite for you then how about buying another style and if Zach Johnson wins at Augusta I will refund you 30% of the price of the shoes!
Other Masters offers have been taken up already. Plenty of you think Rory could be your man to win and get 50% back on the Nike products you have purchased this week.
Should "big Phil" win again, those who have bought Odyssey putters get a hefty refund too!
We'll be doing it again for the British Open so watch out in July for the offers coming your way.
With the end of the £20.00 off bag deal another comes fast and furious behind it. Your new bag can now go on your trolley with a discounted price Lithium Battery for either Motocaddy or Powakaddy trollies. Usually £200.00, get a new one on your trolley for just £175.00.
4 reasons to go Lithium....
1. Much lighter to lift
2. Less wear and tear on your trollies engine
3. Takes less time to charge up
4. A much better life expectancy and reliability than lead acid.
A great opportunity to change with a further bit of great value from me to you.