Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
No sooner does someone shoot a 59 then along comes another nine days later. This time it was Adam Hadwin who played the awesome golf on the PGA Tour and the course was par 72 and over 7,000 yards in length. You start to wonder how many there'll be over the course of the season. With the players hitting the ball so far and being able to control the ball with the new technology clearly lengthening a course doesn't stop low scoring. The only way is get the rough to a length where the player loses their control of the ball, not so deep you lose the ball, firming up the greens and tucking pins away in awkward to get at positions. This said many people love to see all the birdies and eagles rather than watch the world's best battling to save par as in the US Open. It all depends which camp you are in and it's what makes this game so great.
Congratulations to Ollie Banwell and David Debell as they've been installed as the Captains of the respective Junior and Senior sections of the club, for the year ahead.
David Debell, is the new Captain of the Senior section, while Cedars student Ollie Banwell will be focusing on helping the drive to get more young people into the sport during his term as Captain of the Junior section.
David joined the club shortly after moving to the town 35 years ago, with wife Jenny also a long term member at the club where their two sons cut their golfing teeth.
With a love for flying, David held a private pilot's license at the age of 18, and continues to fly occasionally as a member of a 14-man syndicate that owns and operates a vintage 60 year old ex-RAF de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk.
While David will be encouraging more of the clubs "Over 55s" to become involved in Senior section inter-club and club events in the year ahead, young Ollie will be focusing on achieving good grades in his "A" level finance, film and business studies exams later in the year.
Following in the boot prints of brother Josh who was Junior Section skipper two years ago, Ollie, who's been a member of the club for the past five years, will also working hard to reduce his current ten handicap to single figures and strengthen the playing membership in the 40 strong junior section which currently has a limited number of vacancies and a coaching support team the envy of other clubs in the area.
Former Ladies Captain Rosie Hartnell won the ladies hidden-holes competition with 12 points on the six of 18 holes which counted, beating Jean Bendall and Oonagh Russell on countback.
This Week's events
Saturday 28th January: No reservations
Sunday 29th January: No reservations
Monday 30th January: No reservations
Tuesday 31st January: Ladies Mulligan Competition: 1st tee 10.15am-2.30pm, 10th tee 10.30am-2.30pm.
Wednesday 1st February: No reservations
Thursday 2nd February: No reservations
Friday 3rd February: No reservations
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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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