Justin Thomas has had a very special start to his 2017 PGA Tour season with two wins. Firstly the Tournament of Champions and then the Sony Open. What's even more impressive is the way he scored in the Sony Open. Quite often when players win one week they have a mediocre following week as they come down from their high. Not Justin Thomas as he managed to get into the history books of the PGA Tour for not only being the youngest player to shoot 59 but then also having the lowest 36 and 72 hole scores. All at the age of 23 years old. He is a Titleist man through and through, in his bag are the PRO V1X ball, 917 driver with 9.5 degree loft, 15 degree 3 wood, 18 degree 5 wood, 716 MB irons, Vokey SM6 wedges with 52, 56 and 60 degrees and then a Scotty Cameron Futura X5 putter. If the golf continues like this it should be a fantastic season to watch with many great battles.
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BURLY barman Rory Wildes was proud of his pony tail. After avoiding the barbers chair for over five years, his black mane draped 18 inches down his broad shoulders.
Until members urged him to have a "snip" - and raise money for charity and donate his hair for wig-making in the process.
And that's just what the 22-year-old 6ft 3ins tall former Cedars student has done, in front of an audience of around 120 people raising over £630 for charity.
It took mobile hairdresser Hayley Silvestri nearly half an hour to separate Rory's pony-tail into two pig-tails before shearing them off.
After they had been bagged up for a charity which makes wigs for children and adults who have suffered hair loss as a result of treatment for cancer or other illnesses, Hayley carried on trimming Rory's mop which had avoided scissors since 2012.
Rory agreed to the hair-harvesting to raise money for the Chiltern Multiple Sclerosis centre, the charity chosen by club Captain Adrian Stephenson during his year in office. His successor John Smith and Ladies Captain Avril Simpson will this year also be raising funds to donate to the same charity and to the Leighton Buzzard Otters Swimming club for the disabled.
Says Rory, who also works weekends for the Leighton Buzzard Brewery Co: "I was a bit of a 'metalhead' music fan in my late teens, and letting your hair grow long was part of the cult. I've saved hundreds of pounds over the years not going to the hairdressers, but the pony tail has gone now and I can hardly recognise myself in the mirror. The fact that others will now benefit makes it all that much more worthwhile."
Added Club Captain John Smith: "Rory's a great guy and a real sport. He looks ten years younger without his pony tail."
Derek Shaw has started his golfing year the way he finished his last - winning trophies.
For 24 hours after he and wife Maggie each collected prizes from outgoing Club Captain Adrian Stephenson for their on-course successes last year, Derek celebrated by winning the first major competition of the year marking the drive-in of new club Captain John Smith.
Derek last year won the Lucking Cup, beating David Sweetnam in the final, while wife Maggie, who only took up golf three years ago, won the Cross Country event as well as the May medal in a year in which her handicap was cut by six shots.
They also teamed up with Mark and Kate Knight to finish runners-up in the John Lally Texas Scramble, losing out by 0.2 of a point to winners Phillip Spratt Callaghan, Manny Barker, Greg White and Richard Barrow.
Saturday 21st January: No reservations
Sunday 22nd January: Winter Scratch Foursomes: 11.00am-12.00pm
Monday 23rd January: No reservations
Tuesday 24th January: Ladies Competition: 1st tee 10.15am-2.30pm, 10th tee 10.30am-2.30pm
Wednesday 25th January: No reservations
Thursday 26th January: No reservations
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