Hats off to Jezza
Jeremy Redgwell, a member from Orsett, recently played in one of the latest rounds of the now infamous Saville Row William Hunt Trilby Tour. When I first read it I did wonder how Tilbury would have a tour without any courses in the town!
One of 135 entrants who all have to wear the signature Trilby on the day, Jeremy cruised through to lead the field with 37 points at Hanbury Manor and made it through to the Grand Final at St Pierre Golf Club on August 21st. For those who have seen these events on Sky will know the top four have a 3 hole play-off for more notoriety, fame, brand exposure and to test their nerve (nothing to do with the golf then) to see who is the day’s Champion. Jeremy scored level par to finish 3rd (a bit like the football playoffs, finish 6th and go up, ridiculous). Congratulations to “Big Jezza”, if you can, watch out for the event, Jezza gives a commanding interview apparently and even mentions his home Club.
Good luck in the Grand Final Jeremy, as you can see from the photos he was looking calm and assured while waiting to tee off in the play off, so the small matter of being the Top Trilby in August should hold no worries for him.
Orsett have just hit a low point in the recent team matches. The Ladies Bronze side lost their first match this season 4-3 at Langdon Hills. In close matches everywhere Ali`s Battlers had 2 matches go against them in extra holes. A good effort ladies none the less, it just means the Ladies cannot afford too many further slip ups if they are to continue into the knockout stages later in the season.
Meanwhile the Seniors, a strong team on paper, went down with Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff at Ilford last week. Team Captain Bob Smith couldn`t believe what was happening as the team crashed out 10-1. Home advantage played a huge part, especially having to give so many shots on the relatively short Ilford course which is renowned for its excellent greens and numerous par 3s.
Last weekend saw the battle for Baisden take place, the over 55's trophy which is always keenly contested and the 'elder' competitive Club members feel they have a chance of glory. Out on top came George Wickens who is playing some of the best golf of his career, scoring 38points in perfect conditions to win on countback from the evergreen, Cliff Keeble. His 2 two’s helped soften the disappointment of not winning. Third place on 37 points was Howard Koch. Not sure if his great friend Martin Lilley will be happy or totally surprised with this effort (probably the latter). Well done to all three. Handicap reductions are on the way gentlemen.
Just round the corner is my first demo evening of the year. They are so difficult to come by so I`m grateful I can offer you this opportunity. PING will be here on June 12, from 3-7pm. So if you are interested in being fitted by “Morgan the Mighty” please get in touch at the usual contact points, telephone, in the shop directly or click here to get in contact via email. These appointments are coveted so be quick if you would like to take advantage.
Keep in mind our demo clubs too. We have an array of products that can be taken out to be used in play. We can then advise you with a correct fitting to make sure you have the exact product to help increase your enjoyment of the game.
Also now available from Callaway the option of buying a new X2 HOT driver and receiving a FREE hybrid!
So with all these options available to you on your doorstep, what are you waiting for?
Once again that amazing man from Malaga breaks new records. Miguel Angel Jiménez broke his own record to become the oldest and first man to win a European Tour event over the age of fifty! It was fitting that he won the Spanish Open in a playoff and when asked what his secret is, he admitted, the red wine, big cigars and fast cars really help. Oh and the regular stretching exercises and ability to chip and putt well too! So people, those that have reached 50, remember it`s the new 30, so enjoy it just like ‘the Mechanic’.