I prefer steak anyway….
Captain Graham and I played in the Golf plan Challenge last week at the excellent Addington golf course in Croydon. Possibly unknown to some of you it is well worth a visit, especially as its only 30 minutes away from Orsett (unless the Dartford crossing is grim and then name your time as we did coming home).
Minimal wind and warm temperatures greeted us as we strode onto the first tee. 4 hours 30 minutes later we left the 18th looking wistfully at what might have been. A round of 68 between us sounds good but we were rubbish on the par 3s! Quick greens with wicked slopes and even more wicked flag placements caught us out. The winners on the day with a score of 64 were the home Club, The Addington, a fabulous effort.
Still a fun day with both of us trying our best. We agreed afterwards that winter sunshine in Turkey for a week, playing golf during November might not be cracked up to all its meant to be- not that we were disappointed!
Cadets seeking success…
Orsett Cadet Team are looking forward to their semi-final on Saturday at Thorndon Park versus Rochford Hundred in the Youth Shield.
Rochford have been dominant over the last few seasons going on to become British under 18 Champions and now Orsett have them in their sights this weekend. The Cadets have lost by the smallest margins in recent head to head matches but with the confidence of youth and all of the team playing well, they feel they might just be due a win. If you can get over to Thorndon on Saturday at 2.30 pm and support the team, Mark and his stars will be extremely grateful.
The game will be full of excellent golf and spectators could even learn a few things. For those few hours there won't be a tablet, a phone or an Xbox to be seen!
If you are going to have a caddie make sure he`s good. That's exactly what Tommy King did whilst winning the Category 3 and 4 Championship this week. Zach, among Orsettes best players, offered to caddie, so Tommy got him a caddies bib to make sure he did his job properly. It was worth it as Tommy won by one shot from Jack Jordan.
Ok, talk is cheap then get yourself on the end of the new PING and Mizuno irons and find out for yourself. The new i series irons and superfast GMax from PING are already so popular why wouldn`t you want to try them? Unless of course you prefer the classic look of the new Mizuno MP 5 and MP 25 irons. So what's so good about these clubs?
The GMax has the hottest face PING have legally produced, "so, pretty good then?" The i series has that wonderful soft feel like their cousins the Glide-Wedges as they are made from the same material.
Mizuno's MP 5 has the lines and curves that every man would like be getting his hands on, classic style, bumps and nips, all in the right places, it can only be a Mizuno forged iron.
The MP25 irons are made of the same Boron steel like its cousin the JPX 850 forged. BUT in the irons 6 upwards it has a cheeky little Micro cavity that moves the ball faster from the club face and we can all feel the need for speed!
The shorter irons react much like all MP irons but if it`s style and power you want this should be taking the pound notes from your pocket!
Sadly I am unable to display the Mizunos for you so take a look online. I'm sure you will agree with me. Demo irons are available in both right and left hand (more for you lefties).
If any of these clubs are for you why not get in touch and get fitted for them using my GC2 launch monitor combined with the either Companies software I carry.
Davis makes it III.
DL3 as he is known won the Wyndam Championship in North Carolina for the third time. Is there anything special in that? Only that he was the third oldest ever to win on the US Tour in history behind Art Wall and the great Sam Snead. Davis played sublime on Sunday with a streak on the front nine that included one par. His round had 2 eagles and that was what got him past overnight leader Jason Gore by one. Davis got himself back to Augusta among other perks for next season with the win and squeezed into this week's Barclays event for the final 4 weeks of the season (bizarre as its only August) and the Tour Championship possibility to boot.
Tiger Woods was in the mix but the great man just couldn`t hold it together on Sunday. A triple on the 11th stopped him in his tracks but at least there are signs of something, even if it's not perfect yet and the Tour with a top Tiger has to better than without, ask the Sponsors, 50,000 extra tickets were bought last week due to a certain T.WOODS in the field. I think he still attracts plenty of the right attention, don`t you?
Apparently Australia won a cricket match recently, Jason Day must be rubbing off on them. What about the Athletics? Usain Bolt remained the boy to beat and as a journalist put it "one hundredth of a second between Bolt and Gatlin but a gulf in class and charisma".