A Ward the Cup to Matt!
Matt King put up fine performance in the recent Ward Cup. Again in blustery weekend conditions he went round in 5 up in the annual bogey event. Obviously his new Mizuno irons are now bedded in and they did the trick! Runner up was Stuart Ince on 4 up who beat Ash Mahmood on the back nine by countback.
The next big Club event is the Captains Charity Day on June 27th so let's hope for some better conditions for this. If anyone would still like to enter a team ,its £100 per team of 4. 1pm shotgun start. All monies are going to Grahams charity, Lifelites. A very good local cause, so get a team together and come along and enjoy the day which has a family theme so bring the family along after for the entertainment. Tickets are from the Office or behind the bar.
Ladies still in touch
The silver team had their first loss of the season going down 3-2 at Thorpe Hall late last week. However, they got back to winning ways with a 3/2 home win against Stoke by Nayland. The winning point came from Lady Captain, Ali Battle with a 2/1 victory. They still have two matches to play and with good results in both, they have a strong chance of getting into the quarter finals later in the year.
On another positive note Katy Grant and Tina Arnold won their Munroe Foursomes match 6/5 with a win against Epping golf Club at neutral venue, Abridge at the weekend. For the first time in many years the ladies are now in the quarter finals.
Unfortunately, Karen Batch and Tina Gregory lost an exciting Daily Mail foursomes on the last. This was the second year in a row they have lost in the fourth round. Let's hope next year they have that extra bit of luck and break that hoodoo.
"I`ve seen the light"
When they come in the form of Oakley sun glasses with the new Prizm lens technology. They deliver incredible control of light transmission resulting in precise colour and contrast and so heightens visibility whatever light you are playing in. As modelled by our latest trialist, Steve Faithful who went on to purchase them the same day.
"I loved the look and how the glasses sat on my face, not cutting into the bridge of my nose with no light appearing beneath the lens line. The clarity was unbelievable with the high definition optics effect .I`ve played in sunglasses before but nothing compared to these. I'll almost certainly wear them to drive in as well. The idea of trialling they was brilliant too. Normally you just look outside but to play in them for a whole round gave me complete confidence in what it is like to wear them and that they wouldn`t be a waste of money"
Just a reminder of a date change Pro's Day is now August 15th and not August 1st as in the Club diary.
Titleist fitting day next week. The last few places can still available for the Titleist fitting day next Wednesday June 17th. Get in contact with us if you would like to avail of this ideal opportunity.
What's happening in Tigers World? Ex World Number One and unofficial greatest player of all time Tiger Woods is in turmoil. At last week's Memorial tournament, hosted by officially the greatest golfer ever, Jack Nicklaus, we witnessed the complete meltdown of the Tiger. Not only did he post THE worst score of his US Professional career, 85, he lost the plot with horrific driving would get a ticket if it was on a road. Next week is the US Open and how is the great man going to get around there? Notorious for needing good tee shots The US Open is probably the last event he needs right now. It should be entertaining if nothing else. On the other hand Justin Rose has "bloomed" perfectly. Ok he lost the play off but surely his sights are set on trying to continue the European stranglehold of the US Open. He won so well at Merion, so why not at Chambers Bay? The nearest thing America can offer to a real links course with huge sand dunes, slopy greens and inconsistent winds off the Pacific coast.
It must suit The Europeans, especially Rory who needs to get back on track after his previous efforts in Europe. Look for the low ball hitters to do well and imaginative players like Zach Johnson, Mickelson and Furyk. They may be the danger to Europe's best. It will undoubtedly be exciting. Let's hope Tiger finds some game and Rory is ready to play like we know he can.
The second last big European football match of the season finally came and went with Barcelona sweeping away Juventus comfortably in The Champions league final. How do you stop, Messi, Suarez and Neymar from scoring? The first goal was classic Barca football; a brilliant switch from right to left, which opened up the way for Jordi Alba to ghost down the left side, he cushioned the ball into the path of Neymar who found an unmarked Iniesta who calmly side footed the ball perfectly in Rakitic`s path to pass into the net beyond Buffon. The writing was on the wall, not if, but how many? Juve got on level terms through Morata's finish into the open net but a Suarez second goal crushed the Italians hopes and Neymar made it 3-1 with the last kick of the game after unselfish work from super-sub Pedro. Another Champions league win. What a great team and that's how they play, as a team. Could they be the best ever?
Obviously the last big match in Europe is the Wales V Belgium Euro qualifier in Cardiff this Friday. A win for Wales could put them within reach of their first Finals since 1958! With the great John Charles leading the team. This time it's Garath Bale's responsibility but he does have some decent players around him. Can they keep the Belgians at bay? I hope so and I know you all want Wales to win, it will be a massive boost for a success starved football nation of about 500 players!
See you all soon,