Well there's been some wild, windy and wet weather over the last week but it seems to be getting warmer rather than colder, if the sun starts to come out we'll have to start using sun cream, however, we're still seeing some cracking Christmas sweaters to remind us of the Xmas spirit.
This being the last newsletter of the year I would just like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I hope you enjoy the festive season.
Most golfers are looking for a few extra yards and weight transfer is an important ingredient to make this happen. I'm sure many of you have heard or seen the film Happy Gilmore where he runs up to the ball and launches it many yards. If you click here you'll see world number one Jordan Spieth do a "happy Gilmore" in a Charity Day he recently played in. It is one thing doing it on a practice range with no one around and it's another when the fairway is lined with people. He's obviously very confident in his own ability, rightly so. If you have a go on the practice range you'll feel you weight moving in the correct direction but I would suggest you give yourself plenty of room. It's not easy.
Congratulations to Victor Albertella who won the Leighton Buzzard seniors Barney Hallam Christmas Cup and the Tom Davis Over 75s trophy in one round of golf.
Victor, a member of the club for 12 years, won the Christmas Cup, beating Mike Banham on countback after both finished with 41 points.
And he added the Tom Davis trophy to his collection having qualified by reaching the age of 75, beating Keith Camp and Mike Turnock on countback after all finished with 18points in the nine-hole event.
A 21-handicap golfer, Victor has previously won the Tucker Cup and McKinnon Trophy at Leighton.
Other leading scores in the Barney Hallam competition were: 3 - Mike Turnock, 40pts; 4 - Robbie John, 39pts; 5 - David Roffe, 38pts and 6 - Danny Nairne, 38pts.
Ex Club President Stuart Oliver finished runner-up in the Bedfordshire Captain's Christmas meeting at The Bedford, losing out to Peter Hulance of Beds & County on countback after both finished with 38 points. Leighton's Derek Lindley finished with 36pts; Brian Carter had 35 pts and was followed into the club house by David Hawkins, Trevor Stimpson and Syd Pniewski who all finished in the top half of the 33-strong field.
Judy Ammon, Norma Stevens-Hack and Maggie Shaw teamed up to win Leighton Ladies latest stableford competition with a 77 point haul.
Golf lesson packages
For more enjoyable golf and better scoring all of our PGA Professionals offer 4 lessons for the price of 3 or 7 lessons for the price of 5 . All aspects of the game can be looked at and worked on. During the winter months the Swing Studio can be used with the use of FlightScope technology where the data from every shot that is hit can be analysed.
If you would like to book a lesson please click here.
Maybe you could improve like these gents below:
Miguel Moitas - Past County Champion
"Maurice, I just wanted to say thank you for last week!!! Just got back from the EGU Champion club event at Scarcroft GC in Leeds where I finished on -5. Best I've driven the ball in years!!!"
Matt Tizzard - Past Club Champion
"Maurice has to be about the best coach in the region and his advice put me in good stead, particularly on the putting green."
"Having lessons with Will has improved my consistency and understanding of both the full swing and short game and has made the game even more enjoyable as a result."
"Hi Wayne, thank you for the lesson, it was the best one I have ever had"
Saturday 19th December: No reservations
Sunday 20th December: Junior Xmas Texas Scramble: 10.45am-11.30am
Monday 21st December: No resrevations
Tuesday 22nd December: Ladies Stableford: 10.30am-2.30pm
Wednesday 23rd December: No reservations
Thursday 24th December: No reservations
Friday 25th December: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Be ready to play..
When it is not your turn to play use your time wisely to prepare so that when it is your turn you are ready to play:
- Put your glove on, check your yardage, assess the wind strength and direction.
- Decide on the type of shot that you are going to play.
- Select your club.
Gift ideas for Christmas
The Pro Shop is open 7 days a week, FREE parking no queues and great service. We have a very simple exchange policy if required, so if the gift needs to be changed there is no problem.
- Bushnell Neo XS GPS Rangefinder Watch - £159.00
- Electric Trollies: Motocaddy are running a promotion where you can get £50.00 cashback when you order any of their electric trolley range with a lithium battery. The offer lasts until 24th December. For more information please click here.
- Sunderland waterproof jackets and trousers. When bought together you save £30.00 . Lifetime guarantee on selected items.
- FootJoy waterproof shoes. From £55.00
- Leighton Buzzard Club Logoed shirts, pullovers and caps.
- Golf Bags: From lightweight carry bags to waterproof cart bags. From £105.00
- FootJoy Wintersof Gloves (pair). £18.00
- Leighton Buzzard Club logoed winter mitts and towels. From £10.00