Men’s First Midweek Stableford
Thursday afternoon saw the start of the Men’s Midweek Stablefords but the weather didn’t allow too many players to complete their rounds, and, as the course flooded, the event became a non-qualifier. However, of those who did finish, Neil Chapman led the way with a superb score of 41 points and Gerry van Deventer finished in second place with an impressive score of 37 points.
Men’s Scratch Team versus The Shire
In this year’s second Scratch Match, our boys maintained their impressive form by winning 8 – 4 against a solid team from The Shire.
In Saturday afternoon’s Goblet, John & Alison Webb combined superbly to amass 26 points over twelve holes with Michel Sweers & Julie Ivelaw-Chapman taking second place on 25 points.
Men’s Halton Trophy Qualifier
In Sunday’s Men’s event, Mike Hopwood & Keith Young played a superb foursomes round as they coasted round Ashridge in only 70 shots, thus giving them a nett 68.5. This was enough to lead the qualifiers although they only won by half a shot from Peter Diggle & Wal Mackey who played beautifully for their nett 69.
Ladies’ Medal & Medal Winners’ Final
During Thursday’s event, Jane Jack produced some sublime golf as she cruised to victory in the Silver Division with her superb nett 67 being enough to win by seven shots from the runner-up, Glenys Bromage. In the Bronze Division, Alison Harrison won with a nett 76 from Annie Saner’s nett 77 and in so doing, Alison won the Medal winners’ Final.
Seniors’ May Stableford
And finally, on Tuesday afternoon, Bill Dallas played some super golf as he recorded 39 points to win the Seniors’ stableford by just one point from Tony Moody who played equally well for his 38 points.
A further update on Jack Garrood
I've had a few emails from Jack and it's not looking too good at the moment. Apparently, he had an assessment about four weeks after his first jaw operation and it would appear as though his jaw is still broken. His jaw is still wired shut so he'll remain on a liquid diet for another five weeks or so and he still has difficulty speaking as a result. This is quite a setback for Jack and he's understandably frustrated but he appears to be in good surgical hands and he's at home with his mum and dad in Spain so he's in a good place. As I hear more, I'll let you know.
In the meantime, I'd like to thank each and every member who has so far made a donation to help Jack out and if anyone else would like to contribute, that would be marvellous. Thanks in advance.
Callaway Demo Day coming soon
Do you want to improve your game? Then why not get fitted for made to measure clubs? We have a Callaway Golf Demo Day on Saturday 17th May with the Callaway Golf custom fit experts coming to Ashridge Golf Club and as always, this is definitely a date to put in your diary. They will be bringing along all of this season's fantastic new products such as the X2 Hot's, the Mack Daddy wedges and the legendary Big Bertha drivers!
If you'd like to book in for a fitting please come speak to us in the pro shop, or alternatively click here
Motocaddy and Powakaddy
You may not know but I am now stocking both Motocaddy and Powakaddy electric trolleys. Both companies offer excellent products with two year warranties but their trolleys do look different. However, with lead acid batteries becoming less and less reliable (in my opinion), I am now only selling lithium battery trolleys because this means less aggravation for all involved. Should you need to see any of their products or like to discuss either of these two companies' trolleys, please pop in.
Do you need a new wedge?
If you’re looking for a new wedge or wedges, I have a terrific opportunity for you. I have this week taken delivery of six Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges which are all demo wedges which means you can take these out on the course or the practice area to see which one suits you best. And with these wedges ranging in loft between 50° and 60°, you should be able to cover most areas of short game play. Available in standard chrome, oil can or black heads, this is a great way to find the ideal wedge for your game or chosen shot. Please come in to the Pro Shop for further details or click on the image.
Try humming on your backswing
This is one of my favourite tips to help promote a smooth change of direction so I'd like you to start humming softly as you swing back, and then notice how much you distort the tone as you change direction and into the forward swing. If it's very pronounced, you may well be "jumping" at the ball so we're looking to keep the tone as constant as you can. It's not easy, but it will help with your change of direction.