Bernhard Langer certainly seems to know how to lead from the front with a huge 14 stroke victory at the British Seniors Open. I think he thought he was out for an easy Sunday stroll. I am not sure if Stuart Goodwin felt the same on his way to winning the mid-week Stableford with 43 points. Well played Stuart. David Jones played well finishing second on 41 points with Mike Manning taking third spot with 40 points.
In other events Richard & Rebecca Samuels won the closed mixed foursomes on count back from David Hack & Norma Stevens-Hack with both teams finishing on 35 points. Third spot was taken again on count back by Sandra Bellis & Mick Myatt. Well played as in my opinion foursomes is a difficult game to play. I feel it is tough to get into a decent rhythm. Last but definitely not least is Tom Davis and Chris Ives pictured with the fourball knock-out trophy after beating former winners Mike Turnock and Paul Johnson 3-2 in the final. Tom and Chris attributed their success to "fundamental flaws in their golf swing" being corrected by pro shop coaches Will Tebbs and Wayne Hugo. Well played Tom and Chris.
I mentioned in last week's newsletter about Vanessa Jay turning professional. What I failed to mention was that Vanessa like any budding tour professional is trying to raise money to compete in events, travel to and from them and for accommodation. She has set up her own donation page for anyone that wishes to support her in her pursuit. The page is http://www.gofundme.com/bhibvc She is trying to raise $2500.00 and at the moment she has raised $550.00. We wish Vanessa well in her pursuit for golfing excellence.
The Leighton Buzzard Pro am is being held on Wednesday 20th August. We are still wanting teams to play in the event. We need teams of three amateurs to play. In the past we have had 40 teams playing but this year we have only 20 teams entered. Please let me know if you would like to enter a team to play in premier event. It is likely, if we do not get the support required for this event we will not be holding it again next season. We don't want to see it go but we need your support. Please click here to enter your team.