We had our FREE driving clinic on Friday which went well. I helped a number of golfers with their driving and we had some great results. Golfers fixed their slice, topping the ball, being frozen over the ball and a number of issues that most of us have suffered from over the years. One of those golfers was the ever youthful Maurice Goodliffe who is pictured here with his driver. We worked on certain aspects of Maurice's game and helped him move his game in the right direction.
I now have a new challenge for you and that is the 10 yard challenge. The challenge is for me to help you to find 10 more yards out of your driver or a driver that might suit your game better. We have the Callaway X2 Hot, the Callaway Big Bertha, the PING G25 and the PING i25. So take the 10 yard challenge and see if we can help you meet it. If you would like to take up the 10 yard challenge click here.
Green Jacket Winner.
We have our very own green jacket winner at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club. Sylvia and Terry Dell have recently been away to India and they were staying at the Taj Exotica in Goa, which they highly recommend. The facility had a nine hole course and a nine hole pitch and putt.
Each Saturday there is a putting competition held on the pitch and putt course. Against a field composed entirely of men some of whom were low handicappers and with all competitors playing off scratch Sylvia managed a score of 23 which beat the next best by two shots. She was rewarded with dinner for two in any of the hotels five top class restaurants plus a monogrammed golf shirt and best of all the honour of wearing the "Taj Exotica" green jacket for week. Unfortunately it was man sized and came down to her knees. Fortunately it was 100 degrees in the shade and too hot to wear it anyway! Well done on your win Sylvia. It is great to see the skills of Leighton Buzzard golfers being tested around the world. .
The Professionals Prize.
Last year we ran a competition where 15 teams competed for the Professionals prize. It was a team of 3 plus one of your Professionals in the shop playing a format similar to what we play in the Pro Am. That is where the two best scores count out of four. This is competition is played in Stableford instead of medal. This year we will be running the same event. Obviously with Freddie moving on to new pastures he will not be competing. We all wish Freddie well and he will be greatly missed, but with Wayne stepping into the frame the competition has an international feel about it. So I will play with 5 teams, Will will play with 5 teams and Wayne will play with 5 teams.
This will be filled on a first come first served basis. The cost is slightly higher than last year. This is to cover expenses as we will need to cover the cost of the professional playing and the cost of still keeping the golf shop going. This year it will be £10 per person which I feel is still great value. Last year's winners were George Bashford, Simon Rossiter and Mark Mccoulough. The winning Professional was the man from true British stock Will Tebbs. They scored 100 points as a team and yes there was a steward's enquiry into their handicaps. I am not bitter and twisted about it at all. Anyway, we would love to play golf with you and that is the real reason for doing this. We want to play golf with the members. Normally the only time I get to play golf with members is when I play Captain/Pro matches and that is normally snapped up quickly. So here is your chance and no it is not limited to low handicapped golfers. We want all of you to play. Please click here to register your interest. Please state which Professional you would prefer to play with. We are all big boys so we won't be offended if you have a favourite Professional.