Men through to the 2nd round…
After the excellent win last week of the women in the Sunday Mail Competition it was the turn of the men. Playing again at home they squeaked through by the narrowest of margins 3-2. Unusually warm weather and sunshine allowed the players to leave all rainwear in the locker room and enjoy their golf. Some excellent scoring was achieved by both sides but a win's a win, well done team! Captain Graham Button gave two members their debuts for the Club and both brought home a point, congratulations to them and a perfect start to a long, difficult tournament.
When was the last time you got your clubs re-gripped?
"I can't remember", and "I don't know" are common responses. Often during a lesson I check people's grips and find it difficult to understand how some players ever manage to hit a decent shot! The grip on the club is essential for all good shots, not just for a correct fitting but to allow the club to be held and NOT strangled. Regular cleaning of your grips and an annual change is a minimum to help you stay in control of your game. Why not bring your clubs in and let us assess your grips? We can advise if any need changing and why. A worn or damaged grip on a club can cause high wear on gloves and even lead to golfers elbow which will of course restrict how much you play.
Anyone thinking of picking up a further bargain from our hardware SALE?
I have just reduced the price on my last pieces of PING I25 metal woods and hybrids. There are only a few left now. Why not pop in and take a look, further great products at even better prices!
Who else needs drugs (apart from Lance?)
Apparently Peter Lawrie does. After trying to kick a 7 litre a day Diet Coke habit that really is the great taste of Coca Cola, the Irishman struggled with his game, is anyone surprised? Cutting down his sugar intake must have been worse than any food diet known to women! It`s tough enough giving the like up for January, but 7 litres of anything to 0…Ouch. That is one major headache approaching!
Just tell them, Darren will do it
Darren Clarke has been confirmed as 2016 Ryder Cup Captain. Having been a stalwart for numerous teams, the Ulsterman has been recognised as the ideal man to take over from Paul McGinley. Having been a regular on the US Tour he will have the respect of the American players, reporters and fans. Being a social person, Clarke is sure to leave his mark as Captain, let's hope his players can continue the winning streak for one of golf`s nicest people.
Must be fun being a Bantoms supporter…
Bradford City must love it, really love it…Cup football! Recent League Cup finalists and now FA Cup quarterfinalists after brilliant wins over Chelsea and Sunderland. With a home tie in the next round against Reading, I wouldn`t put it past them to reach the semi -finals and another day at Wembley for their fans. Tie of the round is obviously Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion! A derby with two managers at opposite ends of their managerial careers. What an inspired choice of manager if Sherwood could keep the Villa up and win the FA Cup! Actually that's more like a miracle. Villa fans would take Premier league survival after last week`s lottery win, called Sky Sports football packages.
Man Utd have the opportunity to put out their main contenders for the trophy, Arsenal. If they play like they did in the first half against Preston there will be only one winner and it won`t be LVG`s team. They were awful, but he changed it early in the second half and ran the legs off Preston. What about that dive from Rooney? Last time I saw one that good I was visiting Sea World in 2005! The England manager said "it wasn`t a dive". Gary Lineker immediately booked him in for a Specsavers appointment. Without that, United always had enough to win. So bring on the Gooners, a great game in the offing.
England flying high…
England's rugby team are looking good in this seasons Six Nations. A deserved win in Cardiff and a comfortable success at HQ against Italy has put a huge emphasis in Dublin in 2 weeks' time. Ireland are also unbeaten and with wins huge for confidence going into the Rugby World Cup later in the year it's all to play for. Apparently the reason Wales lost last week was because they are putting much of their time into heavy weight training sessions, ready for the World Cup! Wales' Head Coach isn`t putting much emphasis on this Six Nations. With such a difficult group, alongside England and Australia, I think he needs to go up the Valleys and find a "nugget" in the outside half factory they once owned to change the dimension and play with some flair and not just brawn.
Ireland keep finding talent from somewhere. Jonny Sexton is becoming one of the best number 10s in World Rugby and among the bravest too. Tackling Basterau, France`s 18 stone centre with his head wasn`t the wisest thing to do last week but it did help them to a solid win over "Les Bleus". French flair seems to have died, gone has the Gaelic, you score 3 tries, we`ll score 4 mentality. Big forwards and backs crashing into the opponents. Like Wales, they need their Blanco and Sella style players back, not the foolish Pascal Pape, who kneed Jamie Heaslip in the spine and who could now miss the World Cup and definitely the rest of the Six Nations for Ireland.