For any of you considering new clubs put these dates your diary.
Monday May 8th and Friday June 2nd.
PING will be here in May with all their latest equipment and Lynx, who are back as our mid-range manufacturer and who have made huge gains in the last couple of seasons arrive in June. These dates are a little way off but as you all know so well these fitting appointments get booked up extremely quickly so click here to make sure you get booked in.
Of course we still will be fitting before and after ourselves as we have all the necessary fitting carts in the swing room and the aid of the GC2 launch monitor. The Lynx fitting cart is being displayed in the shop at the moment so take a look at their latest models. Excellent products at very affordable cost.
Further dates are planned so keep watching our updates.
Congratulations to Rob Maskrey for completing his first half marathon at the weekend.
Before November he hadn't run more than 3 miles, but after starting a fitness campaign his Personal trainer suggested he needed a goal and that this would be ideal.
So Rob decided to use it as the incentive to train but also he raised money for Macmillan Nurses in his area at the same time.
Last weekend he managed to complete the distance in 2 hours and 11 minutes, a great first attempt Rob, now to get under the 2 hour barrier next time.
Age is just a number to Don…
Don Green last year's Vets Captain proved age is but a number.
Last weekend equipped with his recent PING G Series 4 hybrid purchase, Don scored 41 points, pretty good score at any time but a gross 83 for an 84 year old is more than impressive don't you think?
Congratulations Mr Green keep up the good golf.
Having mentioned Lynx, we have taken delivery of the latest Custom fitting bag. This includes all their iron heads and driver heads for fitting. Lynx offer numerous wood shafts more than some of the leading manufacturers even. The irons have all the hall marks of easy to use, fully forgiving heads at realistic prices and can be fully custom fitted like the woods. Take a look next time you're in, they may well surprise you.
As the season is now getting under way, our Mizuno fitting cart has been updated. Mizuno still believe three swings on the DNA fit system and the correct shaft will be in place. Again along with our GC2 monitor we have everything required to build the perfect iron from the leading Japanese Company. Remember, "Nothing feels like a Mizuno".
Have you noticed the 4 for 3 loyalty ball offer from Titleist is back ,bigger and better than ever?You can choose your own personal numbers for the ball as well as personalising on the sides.Ok, their is an added cost of £10.00 for this unique opportunity but I think it adds to the personal touch.I wonder which number might be the most popular?What do you think?
England win the Championship... But lose the Grand Slam.
Ireland played their game of the 6 Nations Championship stopping Eddie Jones team from winning back to back Grand Slams. Paddy's day, home town support pushed the Emerald Isle to a great win in Dublin. England only had themselves to blame as they couldn't live with the Irish passion and class of Jonny Sexton. Still a Championship is a fine achievement and many of the England players will undoubtedly be waiting for their letter in the post for the Lions Tour to New Zealand. Wales lost in France. 20 minutes of added time which might be a record was incredible. A dubious substitution in the extra time gave France the impetus in the umpteenth scrum to steal the win. Scotland handed Italy their 5th loss but continued to show great ability to keep the ball alive. Warren Gatland will be excited to pick this squad to Tour. But who should be Captain? There may be up to 5 possibilities according to the Coach. Who would you pick?
Masters favourites all looking in form
Rory added to the list of the pre Masters favourites finding his game just at the right time. The others will definitely have been keeping an eye on Rory's game last week in the recent Arnold Palmer event at Bay Hill, The World No 2 finished 4th. A few wayward shots a couple of missed putts cost him dearly. Mind you the advantage of driving constantly over 300 yards including a couple over 350 would get anyone in the mood to win.
The event itself in the last round was a case of "No, after you" to the top spot with mistakes galore for all the potential winners in the last round. In the end Marc Leishman got it up and down from 40 yards short of the last to take victory and secure his Masters invite. The big Aussie plays well at Augusta and may well be a decent outside pick from the usual suspects.
The only "Big" player struggling at the moment is Swede Henrik Stenson, out of sorts with both driver and putter not what's required for Augusta really. I'm sure, Coach Pete Cowan will have his man on track in the next couple of weeks. It's getting closer people, I can't wait.