Limited ability? Not this winner
Ian Isaac played his way onto the Orsett honours board last weekend by winning the Limit Cup. A score of 2 up in the Club event gave him a one hole bogey win over John Ryder and Sean Caroll. Playing alongside 'hot' player Michael Hepting he even managed to 3 putt the 18th to lose it, fortunately not costing him the event. Ian had recently availed of a couple of lessons to keep the ball in play on the fast running Orsett fairways. “They certainly helped and will be getting further advice from David in the future” he commented.
Well done to Ian, trophy and handicap reduction job done!
Not to be outdone in the recent Vets events, Mike Dovey won both the Outhwaite Jug and Essex Vets qualifier. Mike had not seen the rare heights of top of the podium for a while and as he put it “Thanks in part to that nifty rescue club you flogged me!”
Mike purchased one of the Callaway X2 Hot hybrids and obviously put it to very good use.
With the ground running so fast and the rough so difficult to play an iron from perhaps hitting a hybrid could be your answer. It has a broader sole that flattens the grass easier reducing the tangle effect of grass and hosel creating the “did anyone see where that went?” scenario.
A quick tip with a hybrid
Remember to treat it like an iron and strike the ball on the downswing. Taking a little divot is absolutely fine.
If you have never tried one, this is a perfect opportunity, we have all sorts of demos available, come in and give one a go. It could be you on the winner’s podium if you dare.
PING demo day a hit
Many thanks to all of you who attended the recent demo day. It was definitely enlightening, especially for one person who was fitted for half an inch shorter irons and then hit the ball 12 yards further through the air! So length isn`t everything people.
Amazingly one person was fitted from Project X 6.5 to regular flex, that is the equivalent of 2 flexes softer! What has caused this? Partly the gentleman’s age (which comes to us all) and changes to his swing speed. Major reasons to get your clubs fitted. There is no point trying to use products that continually defy your skills. The Tour player doesn’t much care what is in front of him as long as it’s the most productive. So put the ego away maybe and use a product that benefits your game the most. After all it’s meant to be enjoyable.
For those who have not been by this week am now offering a FREE fitting and FREE lesson with any iron purchase from Titleist. A great opportunity to save £60, so get in touch while the offer lasts.
Kayme r and conquered Pinehurst
Martin Kaymer played a game none of the rest of the field could match last week in the US Open. Kaymer had tried to remodel his swing to win The Masters but went back to "what he knew” after 3 years of going backwards. The recent winner of golf’s ‘5th Major’ - the Players Championship, took everyone aback, especially the USGA, opening with 2 65’s unheard of at the US Open and demolished the field and the event as a spectacle. With calm assurance the German cruised round at the weekend in 1 over and stretched his lead to an 8 shot victory. This is Kaymer’s 2nd Major win and a shoe in for the Ryder Cup team. McGinley must be thinking who he will have to leave out regarding Wild Card decisions.
Ricky Fowler and Erik Compton were runners up, Compton having had 2 heart transplants by age 31. What a fantastic achievement, it puts much into perspective and gives a new meaning to ‘playing with some heart!’
The course itself was brutal, dry, upturned saucers for greens with hole positions nearly impossible to get close to, unless you’re German. Anyone else notice how often Kaymer used the putter from off the green? With such tight grass and severe slopes, it was a sensible option and a good example to copy for less competent chippers amongst the ranks.
My picks? Kuchar finished 12 with a lacklustre 73 in the last round. Molinari 23rd went backwards at the weekend and Oosthuizen 40th. They all finished but had no answer to the German’s machine-like golf.
The Open next month will be truly that, Will we see a returning Tiger? Will Rory finally get that putter working? Can Rosie do it on home soil? It will be another brilliant event.
Look out for the Open draw in the shop. From the start of July we will be giving you a chance to get on the sweepstake. 156 chances to pick the winner. It could be you!
With an unbelievable weekend of sport going on electricity and alcohol shares must have increased massively. The rugby was nail biting (ok not for The Welsh), the hockey World Cup, the Football World Cup has been entertaining with attacking football and more goals scored than Arsenal’s ‘invincible’ season already. Of course we all watched to see if England could win their opening match, even though many had played down the chances, hope springs like Dick Fosbury in the High jump. The Coach had attack on his mind, but Roy what about defending?
Probably one of the more entertaining England performances and let`s hope they can win the last 2 games, it may be difficult but at least it won`t be like watching the paint dry on the walls whilst trying will it?
The first round of games have historically been cagey, not this time, all-out attack, loads of goals and surprises galore. Spain losing, Costa Rica winning, Germany getting someone sent off, a goal in under a minute, what next? Let’s hope for good things against Uruguay or all those suitcases (12, I counted, that’s loads of bikinis or Wayne’s spare wigs) Colleen arrived in Brazil with, will be wasted.