Captain's Charity Day
Orsett held their annual Captains charity day in aid of Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare genetic illness that causes generally benign tumours to develop in all parts of the body. Over 100 players took part and followed it up with a hog roast, silent auction and DJ playing tunes until 11.30pm for players and their families.
A format of 9 holes best 2 scores from 4 and then nine holes Texas scramble created the winning scores. The winning team on the day were Paul Caller, James Irving, Andy Morris and Conor Slough.
Runners Up were Dan Clarke, Gary Gutteridge, Stuart Ince and Robbie Slaughter. Third Place went to Vice Captain Kevin Lyons, Jim Connor, Hamish Green and Dave Millane.
It's always fun to get a hole in one and Lee Keeling was no exception. A perfect wedge on the 139 yard 3rd hole got his team motivated but not enough to quite make the podium unfortunately. Funds raised were in excess of £3,500, so well done everyone who contributed to this very underfunded cause.
The Dynamic Duo Strike Again
Steve Rooney retained his Essex Seniors trophy with a 147 total around tricky Chelmsford. After the first round, closest to Steve was another Orsett member in Mark Whitten but he found the bouncy conditions the second day too tough to deal with and finished tied 4th.
Alongside Steve, his good pal Ronnie Wilkes won the seniors over 65s and tied Mark for 4th place in the overall event. "Sneaky long "Ron won with a net total of 138 giving Orsett Club a fantastic double and continued Essex success. Well done to both of you, a great achievement for both of you and the Orsett.
Another successful fitting day concluded. Unusually everyone who came along wanted the "bigger "clubs, drivers, fairway metals, hybrids and driving irons! Some excellent information was passed on with improvements up to 30 yards carry on current drivers and tighter dispersion from the fairway. Thanks to all those who came along and benefited from James Robinsons knowledge.
If it's something you would like to take a look at but couldn't make the fitting day, why not contact me to make an appointment on the GC2 monitor.
Open Sweepstake up and running....
Our traditional Open sweepstake is already taking shape. Tickets for this are just £5.00 each with lot's of chances to win.
- Top 9 places (Even more than Paddy power)
- Halfway leader
- Worst score of the day
- Best over 40 year old player
- Top British player
It is good fun and adds a little extra interest to the event to what's already a great week.
Lions under the Cosh
New Zealand All Blacks gave an exhibition of how to overcome the Lions trusted blitz defence last weekend by keeping it tight and allowing the forwards to dominate the game around the rucks and mauls. Expecting a more expansive game from Steve Hansens men they outwitted The Lions in the first test winning 30-15. It's now up hill from here for the Lions side against the favourites. Could some pack changes now be necessary? Otoje perhaps? For me, moving Owen Farrell to inside centre in the second half to allow Jonny Sexton on the pitch was not a wise move. Ben Te'o had the measure of steam roller Sonny Bill Williams yet after the change the smaller man couldn't deal with the forces heading down his channel and like the forwards, Sonny Bill continually gained ground to make it easy for Aaron Smith to control the game from scrum half. Positives were Liam Williams at full back, Elliot Daly and The Lions centres. To win in New Zealand is tough and all 15 players on the pitch need to perform to their full ability. Let's hope they can win this coming weekend or the last test and stop the all black wash which could be just about impossible.
Have a great weekend,