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Maurice Campbell

Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director

Get in Touch: 01525 244815
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Club news 

The March Club Stableford took place last Saturday with a large turnout making the most of the decent weather but with the tees further back the scoring was made more difficult. In division One things dropped into place for David Hawkins and he managed to score a superb 42pts making him a clear winner from Greg Driscoll, Andy Ashall, Tom Day and Jeff Wood who all scored 39pts. With 38pts were Andy Vale, Pete Gadsden and Andres Valentine and with 37pts was Dave Banwell. In Division Two Josh Lowe topped the table with 38pts followed by Keith Griffiths, Tim Martin and Neil Jarvis who all scored 36pts. As you can see only 10 players managed to beat the par of 36pts. 

Quite often after playing through the winter off forward tees it comes as a bit of a shock when you have to go back and play from the white markers. Players often try to hit the ball too hard when their trying to make up for the extra yardage and they lose balance and their swing goes out of sync resulting in poor shots. What the player needs to do is accept that they will be playing their next shot from further back and try to keep their tempo and balance and look for a solid strike rather than more distance this way their more likely to be hitting a better shot and good scoring becomes more possible.

Congratulations also go to Steve Gillett (left) and Neil Jarvis (right). 

They are  pictured here celebrating with Immediate Past Captain Adrian Stephenson after being presented with the Frank Clements Trophy after beating David Embury and Lee Orchard in the final.

Fitting day 

On Wednesday 19th April we have a Wilson Fitting Day running from 1pm-5pm. 

This day will give you a chance to try the latest offerings from a company which has been established in golf since 1914. 

Gene Sarazen was the first staff player and stayed with the company for 75 years, winning 39 PGA titles including two US Opens, three PGA Championships, one Open Championship and a Masters title, other golfing greats to be associated with the company are Sam Snead, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo, John Daly, Payne Stewart to name but a few. In 1932 Gene Sarazen welded a piece of steel to his wedge and filed it down to create bounce and the sand wedge was born, in 1935 he holed a 235yrd shot with a 4 wood for an albatross on the par 5 15th hole at the Masters to then go on and win the event in a playoff which made him the first golfer to win all four majors and complete the Grand Slam. 

In 1970 Wilson introduced the famous Staff Dyna Power, Fluid Feel and FG series blades. In the late nineties the Fat shaft was developed meaning less torque in the shaft equalling more accuracy and Padraig Harrington joined the playing staff and became key to developing new product lines and ended up winning three Majors. Now it's Ricky Barnes and Kevin Streelman among others to play the Wilson brand. 

Their new D300 driver not only enjoys super light technology but also reduced drag technology leading to increased club head speed and extra distance. The D300 iron offers face flex technology for a more powerful launch. So with all this history why not book yourself a slot on the fiiting day and see how the latest Wilson technology can help you. 

Click here to book your place. 

Click here to see the new D300 driver put through its paces.

Coaching news 

Girls Golf Rocks. 

Here at the club we are very proud to have developed some fine young female golfers who have played for the County, become College players in the states and also become Professionals. 

On Saturday 22nd of April we are offering a FREE girls golf taster session between 3pm and 5pm. 

All equipment is provided, just wear some comfy clothing and enjoy the fun. 

If you know any girls who would like to have a go at golf then please just contact the shop to book their place. 

Tel no. 01525 244815 or via email: golfdirector@leightonbuzzardgolf.net

Important news 

Modernising Golf's Rules

Last week the R&A proposed some key changes to the Rules of Golf from 2019. Their Rules Modernisation initiative has been underway for a few years now and this is the next stage in that process. The aim is to not only make the Rules easier to understand, but also to address some of the game's current problems, such as speed of play, and ensure they fit the needs of today's game.

Please spare a couple of minutes to complete our survey, which gives you the chance to have your say on the proposed changes.

We've picked out some of the most significant Rules changes for you to digest in this survey, before giving you the chance to say whether you agree or disagree with each of them. It'll be great to know your thoughts.

Have your say here.

Upcoming events 

This week’s events:

Saturday 11th March: Junior Vale League Match: 12.50pm-1.30pm
Sunday 12th March: Junior Stableford: 12.15pm-1.00pm
Monday 13th March: No reservations
Tuesday 14th March: Ladies v Seniors: Both 1st & 10th tees 8.00am-1.30pm
Wednesday 15th March: Midweek Medal: 7.30am-12.00pm
Thursday 16th March: No reservations
Friday 17th March: No reservations

Shop news 

 
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Maurice Campbell, Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3JF

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