Well we've had the cold spell where the course was rock hard and the ball was bouncing a long way in various directions, not always the way you might have thought, and now we have the rain and some soft soggy conditions where the ball doesn't go anywhere when it lands. This game certainly gives us variety in how we have to play different shots. We're always having to change our shot selection to suit the conditions, but that is the game. Whether you are trying to hit the low running shot in hard conditions or trying to fly the ball all the way to the flag in soft conditions, it's what makes this game so much fun to play. One thing you do have to do is once you have decided which shot to play is commit fully to hitting the shot. If you're trying to hit the low shot play the ball back in your stance and take a less lofted club, if it's the high won you want play the ball slightly further forward in your stance and make sure you have enough club to reach the flag.
Congratulations to Phil Coumbe who won the 2016 Grand Prix.
A season-long competition based on Formula 1 type scoring.
Phil, who served in the RAF for 22 years before returning to "Civvy Street", has been a regular on the winners podium since he joined the club eight years ago.
Phil won the Presidents Putter, a monthly medal and finished runner-up in five other competitions to top the golfing Grand Prix table with an impressive 54 points, 12 clear of Grovebury Medal winner Brandon Waddington.
In his third year as a member of the club Management Committee, Phil headed the leader board throughout the season in a competition which took off 16 years ago. Points are awarded in qualifying trophy and medal competitions, with the top ten finishers awarded points in descending order.
Farida Cerosio, Norma Stevens-Hack and Niki Clark teamed up to win the Ladies yellow ball competition, finishing the stableford event with 130 points.
Players alternate playing the yellow ball, with the points scored on each hole doubled for the team score.
Runners-up were Vicki Pratt, Lela Garret and Jane Tizzard with 112 points.
Saturday 4th February: Beds County Ladies 9 holes: 12.45pm-2.00pm
Sunday 5th February: No reservations
Monday 6th February: No reservations
Tuesday 7th February: Ladies Waltz Competition: 1st tee 10.15am-2.30pm, 10th tee 10.30am-2.30pm
Wednesday 8th February: No reservations
Thursday 9th February: No reservations
Friday 10th February: No reservations