Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
Did you watch the Players Championship? It was unbelievable to see so many players struggle with the greens and what about poor old Sergio. It did not look like he was going to hole any of the putts he had. Thankfully golfers here at the Club had more success. The Beck Trophy was won by Julian Scarr with a nett 68 with John Latimer finishing second on a nett 71 and Graham Hazel taking third spot on count back from Keith Edmunds with a nett 72. Division 1 on the May Medal was won by Edward Stephenson with a nett 67. Ken Wilson finished second with a nett 70 with Daniel Haggerty taking third spot on countback from Club Captain Adrian Stephenson, Manny Barker and John Ager with all scoring a nett 71. Division 2 was won by Maggie Shaw with a nett 63. This has been coming for a while with Maggie and it was fantastic to hear she shot such a great score. Second place was taken by Adam Cobb with a nett 67 and Scott Douglas finished third on countback from Graham Richmond with a nett 68.
Oonagh Russell has won the trophy most coveted amongst the 100-strong Ladies section at Leighton Buzzard. For to be in-it and win-it, you have to be a maternal grandmother - and Oonagh qualifies four-fold for the Grannies Salver event with grand-daughters Rosie, Ella and Mia and the latest arrival, grandson Jacob now nearly five months old. Oonagh joined the Leighton club six years ago, won the event with a nett 75, beating Sandra Carter and Sandra Bellis by two shots. The non-Grannies stableford was won by Debbie Pollard-Barns with 34 points, one clear of runner-up Judy Ammon. Kate Wright won Leighton Ladies Spring meeting with a nett 72, beating Debbie Pollard-Barns, Patti Marriot, Avril Simpson, and Gill Ladd by three shots. Debbie teamed up with Sue Preston to win the nine-hole betterball competition with 22 points.
Leighton juniors Freya Daniels (80), Ben Proud (71), Tim Martin (69), Ollie Banwell (77), Shin Bateman (70) and Adam Cobb (70) recorded a total of 294, but lost by nine points to Aspley Guise in the first leg of their Tavistock Trophy competition. Third were Stockwood Park with 344 and now host the next fixture on May 28; Aspley Guise stage the third match on June 26.
A team consisting of: Freya Daniels, Ollie Banwell, Ed Stephenson, Callum Campbell, Andres Valentine and Brandon Waddington drew their Vale Junior League match against Woburn 3-3 and play Windmill Hill on May 22.
David Evans and Gary Hart teamed up to win the Dennis Jordan foursomes challenge qualifier with 41 points, a shot clear of Peter Townley and Mark Hammond. Thirteen other pairs qualified for the knock-out stage in which Denis Elliott and Peter Brennan will defend their title.
Why is custom fitting so important?
Custom fitting will help you to hit the ball further and more accurately. It is essential if you are wanting to purchase a new set of clubs, fairway wood or driver. Having the correct loft on your driver can help you to correct your slice and increase the distance you hit the ball. It is vital to have the correct gaps between clubs so you have decent gaps between your shots. It so common to see a golfer who has two clubs that do exactly the same job, in fact I see it all of the time. When you are custom fitted we check to ensure your clubs do in fact travel different distances. With your irons we check you shaft flex, your grip size and the lie angle. If your lie angle is incorrect it is harder to hit the ball close to the target.
As you can see in the video, when the toe of the club goes in the air the tube points to the left and this is without closing the clubface. When the heel goes in the air the tube points to the right and this is without opening the face. This is exactly what happens to your golf ball and when your clubs are poorly fitted.
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"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my new driver. I have just played in my first medal round at our new Club and came in nett level par with a gross 87, having managed to make 8 pars - mostly thanks to the extra distance (and confidence) I achieved with my drives. I am so pleased that we checked out what would suit me best with the launch monitor and that I didn't just blindly buy a new driver. Now I can't wait to play again - which is just how you should feel about golf!"
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I hope you enjoyed the newsletter and have a great weekend.
Maurice Campbell, Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3JF
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