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Great round last week by Issa Pooloo in the weekend competition, 41 points off 4 handicap. Issa isn't the longest hitter in the Club but possibly one of the best amateur wedge players I've played with. The value of having a wedge game cannot be undervalued, just ask Issa.
If it's perhaps something you would like to improve on this winter, your short game. Be the sharpest chipper in town, hit fearless lob shots, never worry about bunkers again, look forward to the challenge of those "bad" lies, get in touch and let me help you lower your scores.
Aussie, Rod Pampling reignited his career with a huge win on the PGA Tour at the Shriners last week in Las Vegas. The 47 year old opened with a near history making 59, only to see his 10 footer drift over the edge of the hole for 60. Pamps lost his playing rights on the PGA Tour for 2 years, won it back via the Web.com Tour and now after his third PGA Tour win, eats again at the biggest table of all.
He is exempt now, right up until his 50th birthday and will be able to go straight out onto the Champions Tour. He gets to play next seasons US Majors, the Players and Champion of Champion event in Hawaii in January. What a turnaround!
The Aussie beat another "lost soul" Lucas Glover and Brooks Koepka the latest of the big bombers on the Tour. 3rd round leader, Glover was tied with 2 to go but bogies to finish, dropped him back to third. Pampling held his nerve, putted like the ball was in trough to the hole on the back nine and got his Million dollar reward.
It goes to prove that self-belief and not getting too down on one's self can be beneficial. A lesson many of us would be wise to practice when things aren`t quite going our way.
The Auld enemy face up again...
England prepare to face their oldest foe, Scotland on Friday evening in the latest round of World Cup qualifying games. Can`t see it being a great advert for the "beautiful game" but will definitely have a very sharp edge to it. Last time these teams met in the World's oldest International fixture was 1999 and Scotland won 1-0 at Wembley.
Strachan's team may have to be physical to get anything from the favourites while England and their interim manager elect, Gareth Southgate will probably pass them to death. Southgate has opened eyes with some of his squad selection and done as other before him, picking less than fully fit and out of form players. Scotland aren't much better dragging players out of retirement to play. England should still have enough to get three points and edge closer to qualifying in Two years' time.
There are 6 Wilson DX2 balls on offer for naming the first goal scorer and winning score correctly by Friday 11th November before 7.30pm.
Andy Murray gets the accolade as World number One tennis player and the "experts" believe he might be the best British sportsman ever!! Great achievement for sure another Wimbledon is brilliant, the best ever? Here's a few who may have claim to that title....
1 Sir Nick Faldo
2. Daley Thompson,
3 Mo Farah
4. A P McCoy
5. Phil Taylor
All unbelievable Champions, the best at what they have achieved or do for a little longer. How about this, Muzza may not even be in the top 3 Scots yet?
Old or Young Tom Morris
What do you think? Is Andy worthy of either accolade just yet?
As mentioned last week, the Christmas draw is under way this week. Each ticket number will cost £2. 00 or 6 numbers for £10. 00. Prizes will stretch a long way down as usual and of course the first prize will be again superb.
New arrivals for you as well to keep up with latest fashion. Crew neck sweaters are "back in". So to be in vogue we have brought some into the shop. Take a look, next time you are around.
Remember our ball personalisation with Titleist, Wilson are now in on the game too. As many of you use the DX2, how about having your photo on the ball. Minimum order is 6 dozen, but at £17.00 a dozen it's a great present.
Script can be added as well, what an offer.
Make it personal this Christmas
Our Christmas favourite has returned. For the next six weeks we’re offering you the chance to enjoy FREE personalisation throughout Titleist’s ball range, including their Pro V1/x - the #1 ball in golf. Simply order online and get them delivered to store at no additional cost to pick up at your convenience.
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Fancy a trip to Spain?
Gather three friends and fly off to La Manga Club between the 24th-26th February 2017 for the Foremost Golf Am-Am, in partnership with Your Golf Travel. 36 holes of golf, three nights’ B&B accommodation plus some superb prizes to be won! All this from just £355 per person.
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