Zach moves up a level
Zach Chegwidden, one of the Orsett Cadet standouts has been selected to go into the Elite Under 18 training squad this Easter. He will have an intense 3 day course at the English Golf Unions Head Quarters, Woodhall Spa and use their fabulous facilities to hone is skills amongst some of the other Essex Under 18 boys.
"I`m so pleased to have been selected, with so many good players about it was a nice surprise to be asked. I`ve heard a lot about Wood hall Spa and I`m really looking forward to using the facility especially the short game area which is among the best in the UK"
Congratulations to Zach, keep up the good work this season.
Leslie Wood Captain has got problems
Captain of the Team, Club Vice Captain, John Charlick has been given a 'nice selection headache' after the last trial at the weekend. Another talented Cadet Alfie Buttle produced a season's best round of just 1 down in a scratch bogey. Nearest to him was 5 behind respectively. It was a chilly day with gusty easterly wind and with greens running at 10 on the Stimp, Alfie's score was all the more brilliant. You might want to consider what shirt size you need after that one Alfie.
The match is away at The Warren on April 12th, so if you can offer any support or even caddie, please contact John and let him know.
It's PC to win
Fellow Police Officers, Club Champion Neil Gale and Richard Parrish plodded into the second round of the Daily Mail foursomes at the weekend with a uniform 4&3 win over the Basildon representatives. Neil and Richard will find out their next opponents in a couple of weeks' time. No doubt crowd control will be put in place and all laws of the game will be followed under strict but fair policing. Good luck in the next round fellas!
We`re finally wading through the mountain of cardboard boxes that seem to be arriving each day in the shop. The most in one delivery so far has been 18!
Some of this season's men's Nike clothing is now on display. It will continue to come in over the next few weeks for you. The shirts are great fabric and sizes being carried are from small to XXL in much of the range. We have also started adding the Glenmuir Club logo products to the shop floor as well. These range from just £24.99 up to £39.99 to suit everyone`s pocket and proud to wear the Club's logo. Take a look next time you're in, perhaps it`s time to freshen up that wardrobe with a couple of new shirts for the season?
Just arrived as well is the new HyperFlex shoe from FootJoy. We are carrying it in most colours (4) and it looks a great shoe. Hunter Mahan has been wearing it all season (it won`t make you a bad chipper if you wear them, honestly), first signs are they have been well received and the pre orders now being collected by the members.
Perry and the staff are working on the annual maintenance of the course this week. Why do they do it? The greens and approaches 70 yards down the fairway are hollo cored to remove thatch, dispatch unwanted gases, break down compaction and promote greater and earlier grass growth. It increases the grass` strength making it far more durable and hardy with the onset of regular play in the oncoming months. It's well worth putting up with a little bit of putting agony this week until the top dressing fills in and the seed germinates creating better, firmer and of course quicker surfaces.
It`s all to play for this weekend in the Home Nations rugby. The spoils will be decided after this last round of matches with 4 out of the 6 teams with a chance to lift the Championship trophy. Ireland's dreams of a St Patricks Week grand slam were dashed in the Principality by Wales. It was easily the best game of the competition so far, with both sides putting everything on the line for the cause. England kept open their chances with a lack lustre win over the "auld enemy". Their rugby isn`t great but wins are wins and must be seen as the favourites if all results go according to plan due to the huge number of points they scored against Italy. Kevin (or Irish Ted) as he is known was at THE game, Wales V Ireland and wondered if the ref from England is now the proud owner of a lovely little holiday home in Porthcawl after his display? Well Ted, what goes around comes around. I seem to remember Max Boyce singing about blind Irish referees after a last minute loss to the All Blacks a few decades ago in similar circumstances. Not that we Welsh bare a grudge or anything! Three big matches then, what a way to finish the tournament.
More great golf in America, another play off with US wonder boy Jordan Spieth beating Patrick Reed and Shaun O`Hair at the Copperhead course, part of the Florida Swing. Spieth was close at Augusta last year and will likely be a factor again. Reed has had a great run so far this season and is a regular on the leader boards, he too will look to gain his maiden Major victory in April, and it's all gearing up to another great event no doubt.
This week the Tour moves onto Arnie's garden, Bay Hill. A fabulous course to play. The World top 5 are all playing so expect another great competition. Apparently Mr Palmer was looking to buy a course in Florida way back in the 70's, he played Bay Hill, and on the 17th a long par 3 at the time (200 yards) his caddies suggested a 2 iron ,but The King chose a 3 ,he came up short in the water in front of the green. He then re loaded with a 2 iron and holed out for a 3.With that he decided Bay Hill was for him.