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Club teams 

Orsett made it into the Thornton Cup final last weekend with a complete demolition of West Essex. 
4.5 -.5 up at lunch, only complacency would stop the march to victory. With the mixture of youth and experience helping each other equally the afternoon soon became clear a collapse would not be happening. A final winning margin of 11.5 -3.5 did not flatter, Club Captain, John Charlick's team. 

"The team spirit has been unbelievable this season, the older players have guided the youngsters and the youngsters have brought that no fear mentality to the senior players. A perfect blend. I now realise what competition golf at this level means to the team. It is their holy grail in some respects, the standard of golf has been outstanding even when we have been behind, belief has been high and they have come through. I`m really looking forward to the final in a few weeks' time." 

Team Captain this year, Steve Rooney added,

" I have never put the same team out twice. Our squad has been brilliant and even when I`ve had to give bad news and leave someone out they were first to put their hand up to either caddy or run drinks around. I couldn`t ask for a better attitude really" 

So get along to Chelmsford on September 18th where Orsett will play Rochford Hundred in what will be an outstanding match.

Pros day

Pros day delight for Neil and the team

Neil McGregor, son, Aron, Pete Knight and late call up Sam Kemp (who stood in for Neil's wife Lisa) snuck off with the prizes last Saturday. No matter what the elements were like and we had them from rainstorms to high gusty winds this team got over the finish line by 2 points. With trick flag positions and hidden tee locations they mastered the course, weather but couldn`t add any extra points to their team score with either the cross bar challenge or the high tee special. click here to check out some of the tee shots that were both good and well, average at best. 

"A great day with some really great challenges set up by Dave" remarked Pete. "All the Club members look forward to playing in this day, 160 spots filled up in no time. The weird pin positions, missing flags, course challenges and strange tee angles make for a lot of fun and to get to eat and drink plenty out there certainly helps. Thanks Dave, a great day as always, just organise some better weather will you?" 

- Runners up on countback were The Fordies, Colin Hodges, Issa Pooloo, Dave Tong and Carl Vanderhook, 
- Third place went to Mark Bird, John Robertson, Rob Bannister and Dave Humphrey 
- Fourth were Bob Page, Jim Carr, Steve Biggin and George Niven 
- Fifth Spot were Kevin Ryan, Russell Field, Joe Knight and Steve Faulkner 
- Sixth were Pete Dreher, Mat Lewis, Tom Drake and Mark Wheeler 

- Long drives were Teresa Smith and Tom Drake 
- Nearest the par 3 flags, Tina Arnold, Joe Green, Robbie Slaughter and Gareth Evans 

- Crossbar challenge winners, Shaun Mills and Danny Johnson, 
- Nearest the Tin.. Robbie Slaughter 


Special thanks to all who helped me on the day, shop staff, club house staff, green staff, members and family. Thanks to those who took part, sorry to all those who didn`t get a game! Hopefully next year.

Members news

Scott over Porters... 

Scott Hillion, he of the Christmas draw win all those wintry months ago finally found a date to go on his day out. Taking his Dad, Bob, brother and good friend to make up the 4 ball, they headed to unknown territory in Radlett, Herts to find Porters Park, like Orsett, an Open Qualifying course. 


"I couldn`t have been more happy with David`s choice of venue. Head Pro, David Gleeson welcomed us and showed us around before we ventured out to play. A lovely tree lined course with superb greens, a real treat. I guess I hope I don`t have to wait another 25 years to win the next raffle to go again". 

Shop news

Keep it quiet but our autumn clothing ranges are arriving and getting displayed. 

Not adding any photos for now, it's a little depressing in this heat we have at the moment trying to showcase them. On the other hand the new heads from Mizuno have arrived! The latest offering from the Japanese Company look classic Mizuno under the name JPX 900. 

Three models and in left hand need to be hit. Biggest difference from the MP range- the heads are slightly larger with lower CG to help improve ball flight. 

Come and take a look or even try the new heads on our GC 2 machine some time. Remember, nothing feels like a Mizuno. 

Junior news
The cadet's play their Youth Shield semi-final at Clacton versus Chelmsford this Saturday afternoon in a re run of last year's final. If you fancy a day at the seaside and cheer the children on then head up there, they would love to see you. 

World of sport

Olympic history... 

GB created Olympic history by being the first team to win more medals after hosting previously. If you think the National Lottery is a waste of money here`s the answer, in short it lifts the whole Nations spirit. Was it not great to watch elite performers excel representing GB? I loved every minute, OK I`m a sports nut, but the skill, courage, dedication and commitment shown is a lesson to many. Some come up a little short, what could have been more heart-breaking than losing a sprint medal by 3 thousands of a second or a Taekwondo gold in the last second of the bout? 

That is sport, tantalising ecstasy and agony. Japan next time, at least the organisation should be efficient and stadiums full up. 

Stand outs? Obviously, all the medallists for GB, especially Justin Rose, Mo Farah, Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Max Whitlock, Ladies Hockey team and overseas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, perhaps Bahamas, Shaunae Miller, when diving becomes acceptable, to steal a gold medal on the track! 

Ryder Cup selection is around the corner, who do you fancy for those spots in Big Ds team? Let me know and let's see who is thinking like the Big Irishman.

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