May 4th be with you...
All times are now taken for the Titleist demo day next Wednesday 4th May. However we are taking reserve spots just in case. Please contact us if you are able to be called last minute for a spot on the roster.
Just around the corner is our Mizuno fitting day and we all know, "Nothing feels like a Mizuno". So if you have been waiting to try their fantastic new products out the date is nearly confirmed for June and full details will be here and on the website.
Our Masters winners for 2016 who both pulled out Danny Willett in the Shop sweeps Bhadresh Swami and Jamie Lee. Nice pick gents.
Legends day goes off perfectly….
Spurs legends held one of their charity fundraisers at Orsett recently.
They use their love of golf and "their name" to help seriously ill children get a much required holiday. Such players as Graham Roberts, Ray Clemence, John Lacey, John Pratt, Paul Miller, Clive Allen, Mark Falcao and Argentine favourites, Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa all graced the Orsett fairways accompanied by Orsett members and guests. Villa had flown that morning from Argentina to support the event.
Winning team on the day, led by Micky Hazard was Bubby and Warren Girt and Wilf Winter all huge Spurs fans. The charity was the big winner though with 5 prizes and one of those being Lionel Messi`s no10 Barcelona shirt signed, Graham was so pleased with the money raised.
So much so he wants to come back next year and do it all again. Another Spurs fanatic Mark Woodham will be first in the queue after being asked what he thought of the day.
"Obviously it's all about the charity for all who play but to play alongside your football heroes and have them say "Good shot Mark by no less than World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles, how do you beat that? Many, including Ossie stayed ages after dinner and chatted with us all. We loved it and its made my golfing year already"
Will did Orsett proud….
Will Percival lead the Orsett representatives in the recent Essex, Keating trophy last week? He was the only one of the Orsett players to get through to Sundays semi-finals but alas came unstuck in that round. He had played well on the Saturday never having to go past the 15th in either match but unfortunately lost out 2&1. His opponent ended up losing to top qualifier and Dan Vaughan's first round opponent Jack Dyer in the final.
Congratulations Will, all the hard work is paying off. The Essex County officials acknowledged his success with a first Full County match against Kent in the near future. All other Orsett members lost in the first matchplay round, Zach Chegwidden lost down the 20th while Vaughan and forgotten man Mark Whiten (sorry about that last week Mark) went down 3/1 and 4/3 respectively.
Saturday cup news
John Ebanks played a blinder winning the Saturday Cup last weekend. He lapped the field with his nett 68 off 5 handicap even with a bogey, double bogey finish. He saw off the challenge of Paul Aldridge and Rob Maskrey on nett 70. Well done to John. Scrutton Cup winner, Steve Evans had a day to forget. First, last week, certainly not first this week. That's golf for you.
Another incredible feat was for SClub organiser Howard Smith this Sunday. Back to golf after major surgery less than 2 weeks ago, "Smiffy" registered his first ever whole in one! He had just birdied the 440 yard 2nd hole for the first time this season and popped an 8 iron in the can on the very next hole. Amazing!
Like London buses these things come along in twos. Stalwart Barry Triston, 80 in June had his first hole in one at the weekend as well! Playing at Meon Valley in Hampshire on a Sweep weekend away he holed a "perfect" 5 wood on the 167 yard par 3 4th.
"I hit a sweet shot that covered the flag. It pitched behind the flag and spun back down the slope into the hole. Because of the angle we couldn`t see it actually fall in. It`s taken a while but now I know what it feels like to achieve an ace".
Congratulations to both men on such historical achievements.