Mat Lewis and I recently represented Orsett (Tuesday) in the National Club Pro Am sponsored by Lombard. Both of us were excited to be playing. Unfortunately a bit like the England Cricket and Football teams we failed to deliver, finishing an average 15th 6 shots behind winners John O`Gaunt Golf Club who were 8 under par. It was a pleasure to play with Mat who is definitely better than the 6 handicap he plays off. Trouble was, as a team, we played the same holes well and the same holes in bogey, no use at all in 4 ball better ball format! Better luck next time!
Captain/Professional matches get up and running
We finally got our matches under way with a defeat at the hands of Derek and Sam North, 4/3. It may seem like a drubbing but the North’s struck early with a stream of birdies and nett birdies to be out in 6 under par with a double bogey thrown in.
So if you would like to take on the challenge against the Captain and I please sign up in the shop. It’s £20 per person which will go towards a day out for the team with the biggest win over the Captain and I, so the more we play the better the venue. At the moment we are looking at Southend Crazy golf, so take the challenge!
Macca on a roll
Steve McAnnally carried on from where he left off in the Club Championship with a superb 68 in the recent medal. A great round considering the dryness of the course and the current high temperatures. Runner up was Warren Girt (70) who nearly didn’t play after hitting 5 shanks in a row in the warm up nets!
S McAnnally 68 nett 68
W.Girt 78 nett 70
I Pooloo 77 nett 71
J Charlick 87 nett 71
For those considering new Titleist metals be it driver, fairway or hybrid we are offering great savings for the next few weeks. 913 drivers are now just £239.99, that’s a saving of £106 on the MRP and includes fitting too!
If you are having problems miss-hitting your putts, practice with a 5 pence piece under the ball. Most poorly struck putts are caused by taking a sneaky look too soon. Keeping your eyes fixed on the 5p for a fraction of a second longer will be a reminder to trust the putter and get back to hitting solid putts. Remember, speed is more important than line which comes from well struck putts.