The US Open
If you did manage to see any of the US Open last week you were treated to some spectacular golf with some great scoring which I thought was wonderful to see, not the normal close to par golf that often goes with the usual US Open set up. That said players still got well and truly punished when they hit it too offline. Brooks Koepka made it yet another first time Major winner in recent times, which just goes to show how many great players there are out there.
In a tournament where the top three players in the world missed the cut, Justin Thomas then scorched round in 63 shots but couldn't keep it going on the final day, it certainly wasn't boring.
When you see these younger players they seem to play with no fear, they just smash it out there and take the consequences if they're offline and reap the rewards when they get it right. Watching Justin Thomas hit a 3 wood 300 yards onto a par 5 and then sink the putt is jaw dropping stuff and great to see.
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US Open Sweepstake
In the US Open Sweepstake Graham Hazel was the lucky winner after Brooks Koepka was drawn against his name. Joint second went to Nigel Barnes and Mark Hammond. Others to win vouchers for the shop went to Shane Bentley, Dave Banwell and Garrie Sadler.
June Midweek Medal
The June Midweek Medal was a close run thing with 6 players tying on 38pts and only 14 players managed to beat 36pts. In top spot on countback was Nigel Chapman from John Clavey in second and Richard Lancaster in third place, others with 38pts were Terry Wright, Mike Smith and Andy Walton. With 37pts were Ian Kempsell, Steve Molyneaux, Phil Coumbe, Stuart Leslie, Derek Browning, Dave Banwell, Alex Gowen and Nigel Phelps.
The Seniors section lost 5-3 at Aspley Guise with skipper David Debell and David Kingham, Denis Leitch and Patrick Quinlan and Martin Broadley and Izzy Ramdeen carding the wins.
June has been a flaming success for the Seniors, with a 5-2 victory over Redbourn, Derek Browning and Steve Shepherd, Terry Wright and David Sweetnam, Kevin O'Donoghue and Martin Broadley, Michael Perkins and Keith Oddie and John Halstead and Mike Turnock returning winning cards, and Geoff Allatt and Paul Johnson halving.
After losing their opening two games against Whipsnade Park, the Seniors swept the board to win 6-2. Graham Robinson and Keith Camp, Will Sampson and Graham Avery, David Newby and Paul Johnson, Derek Browning and Steve Shepherd and David Roberts and Ken Wilson all won their matches.
And the best win of the season saw the team beat Chiltern Forrest 7-1, with wins by David Debell and Len Neal, Kevin O'Donoghue and Terry Wright, Christopher Figg and Andrew McDonald, Graham Avery and Richard Lancaster, David Roberts and Roy Virjee, Geoff Allatt and Derek Browning and Kelvin Young and Stephen King.
We are now taking entries for the Leighton Buzzard Pro Am. It is taking place on Wednesday 16th August. With the golf course well and truly moving forward it is a great opportunity to compete with a Professional in a day where you play for some fantastic prizes.
It is a comfortable format with the two best scores out of four counting and you get to play with some of the best PGA Professional golfers in the area. Our goal is to get to 40 teams this year and we require your support to do this. If you would like to enter a team please click here to register your interest. It truly is a great day at the Club.
Past Pro Am Testimonials:
"Many thanks for a great day we're looking forward to next year"
"What a pleasure playing with a Pro, course in great condition, really enjoyable day, all good"
"Will definitely be back next year for more fun"
This week's events:
- Saturday 24th June: No reservations
- Sunday 25th June: Club Medal: 7.00am-1.00pm, Junior 9 hole Stableford: 4.00pm-4.30pm
- Monday 26th June: Ladies Shield Match: 11.30am-1.00pm
- Tuesday 27th June: Ladies Competition: 1st tee 10.15am-2.30pm, 10th tee 10.30am-2.30pm
- Wednesday 28th June: No reservations
- Thursday 29th June: No reservations
- Friday 30th June: No reservations