The USPGA Championship seems to have confirmed that the future of golf is in excellent hands with the next generation of young players. Jason Day managed to fend off his negative thoughts of not being able to finish off in a Major when he's in contention. In addition Jordan Spieth kept on his with his relentless awesome golf, it's easy to forget how young he is the way he manages himself and his confidence in his own ability is second to none. He has learnt that hitting a bad golf shot is not the end of the world and he just moves on and does his best on the next shot, something many of us can learn from. It was good to see Rory McIlroy back in action even though he didn't quite manage to get things going which meant him losing his World no.1 status to Jordan Spieth. Both being so young the battle for Majors and the no.1 spot should go on for a while with golf being played to the highest level. A treat for all us golf lovers.
Click here to see Jason Day having some fun on the practice range.
The Men's August Midweek Stableford was played in beautiful conditions and the scoring was equally good. Richard Rogers managed to amass a remarkable 48 points and only managed to beat second placed James Harris by 2 points whose 46 points was a great effort in itself. With just the 43 points in joint third were Ernie Tillyer and Phil Martin.
On this coming Saturday's Monthly Medal Ken Wilson will be acting as starter and also collating the times that everyone finishes so the Club can see how play flows in the Club competitions.
Men's Invitation Day was played in fantastic conditions and Club Captain Steve Leng with playing partner Matthew Sale taking the winners spoils. Phil Coumbe managed to hit the perfect shot with an eight iron on the 11th hole seeing his ball go into the hole for a hole in one.
Pete Gadsden won the August Mixed Stableford last Sunday amassing 43 points to beat Shin Bateman who had 41pts, with Paul Lewis, Paul Johnson and Andrew Ashall sharing third place with 40 points.
Leighton Buzzard Pro-Am
The Leighton Buzzard Pro Am was played on Wednesday with 31 teams competing. Paul Toyer and his team from St.Neots won the event with a total of 16 under par. In second place on countback came Stuart Brown from Thorpe Wood with his team of Leighton Buzzard juniors which comprised of Shin Bateman, Adam Cobb and Ed Stephenson who were 13 under par. In the Professionals individual event Paul Toyer and Matthew Kimber both shot 4 under par to share first place. All the Professionals were very complimentary on the condition of the course especially how well the greens were playing.
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Saturday 22nd August - Men's Monthly Medal - 7.00am-12.00pm Sunday 23rd August - Faulkner Family Foursomes - 12.00pm-2.30pm Monday 24th August - No reservations Tuesday 25th August - Ladies Day - 10.30am-2.30pm Wednesday 26th August - No reservations Thursday 27th August - No reservations Friday 28th August - No reservations
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