I hope you've had a good golfing week and are looking forward to your next game, you never know what the next game will bring which is all part of the golfing bug. Hopefully it will be an enjoyable one. If it isn't it might be the fact that you are actually playing with clubs that are not suited to your swing. As golf pro's we see many people trying to play with equipment which doesn't match their game and they are struggling because of this, we then let them have go with a demo club which does suit and the results are immediately better.
One of the most important parts of buying new golf clubs is getting the correct shaft for your swing. It's not just about how fast you swing the club, certainly it is a factor but there are other questions that need to be answered before coming out with the correct shaft. How far you hit the ball? Are you looking for more distance? Do you want to hit the ball higher or lower? Once these decisions have been made your swing tempo needs to be looked at. Is it quick, slow or moderate? How you start your downswing needs to be assessed also, some players are very smooth others are quite snatchy and quick.
The weight of the shaft is also relevant, some players prefer the extra weight of some steel shafts as it helps them feel where the club is whilst they are swinging and others need an ultra-light shaft to be able to swing the club faster and create more clubhead speed. Shafts also have different kick points, low to help get the ball in the air, mid for standard flight and high to keep the ball lower in its flight. As you can see it's not just about shaft flex it's about how you swing the club and what sort of ball flight you are looking for.
In the shop we have the new range of Sunderland Vancouver and Under Armour Storm waterproofs which are guaranteed to keep you dry and warm now that winter is upon us. There's also the waterproof bucket hats, winter gloves and winter mitts to help you out in the winter months.
The popular Leighton Buzzard logoed Glenmuir lined pullovers will again be available in the shop soon. These not only keep you nice and warm but are also water repellent.
The annual match between the President's men and the Captain's Club team was hotly contested between two Yorkshire Team Captains this year. Club President John Preston and his partner Robbie John got the team off to a winning start by beating Club Captain Steve Leng and his Vice Captain Adrian Stephenson however the match ended up being a close one and for the third year running it was the Presidents team that took the victory.
The Men's October Midweek Stableford took place on Wednesday and its congratulations to Danny Nairne who won on countback from Bob Banks after they both scored 38pts. Only five others managed to score 36pts or more. Mel Glover and Joe Berry scored 37pts with Steven Paine, Abe Plummer and Andrew Ashall with 36pts.
It is also congratulations to Neale Proud for winning the Groves Trophy after he beat Ian Alexander in the final.
Remember that picking up your ball is permitted.
If not in an individual stroke play competition, it is generally OK to pick up your ball and move on to the next hole if you are "out" of a hole and want to maintain pace of play. This applies in match play and many forms of stroke play, including Stableford and best-ball play.
Saturday 24th October - No reservations
Sunday 25th October - Mixed Monthly Medal: 7.30am-12.30pm
Monday 26th October - Junior Holiday Stableford: 10.45am-11.30am
Tuesday 27th October - Ladies Granny Salver: 10.15am-2.30pm
Wednesday 28th October - Juniors v Ashridge: 9.45am-11.15am
Thursday 29th October - Junior Girls 9 hole Competition: 11.00am-12.00pm
Friday 30th October - Junior Millennium Foursomes: 10.15am-11.00am