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Cadets present the United front…

The Orsett Cadets followed up their excellent golfing season with their annual presentation evening.

Captain Zach Chegwidden handed the reigns over to his Vice Captain, Will Percival who gave out the prizes as Master of Ceremonies with all the Clubs dignitaries in attendance.

Cadet Organiser Mark White was so pleased with their “attitude, effort and manner" around the Club all year;

“I was really pleased to see the older Cadets make the effort to include the younger, higher handicappers into their realm, they all joined in together and it has really helped to increase the enjoyment of trying to organise this lot! The Cadet team played their hearts out this season and but for one point we would have made the County quarter finals for the first time for a long time. We now have the nucleus of a good squad with boys and girls with a desire to break into the team. It all looks good for the Club's future. Some of the children have performed brilliantly either in the Full Club events or in County meetings which again helps to only raise Orsett’s profile in the area. A big thanks to our Professional Staff, David, Andy and Richie for putting the time in and giving the Cadets not just lessons but advice to the children in all matters of golf related.

Zach and Will have been excellent examples this season both on the course and around the Club making my job much easier when I`m at the Club. I set goals for all the Cadets and many surpassed and at least reached those levels. I see no reason for that to not continue under Will and Alfie’s leadership next year.”

Here you can see all the prize winners, along with an image of them below, right:

  • Bill Pember trophy, Saxton Salver - Harry Robson
  • Pulham Trophy - Bradley Jennings
  • Presidents Youth Cup - James Brotherton
  • Mumford Trophy - Joe Green
  • Ernie Gibbley trophy - Conor Boreham
  • Mullen Trophy - Tom Lineker
  • Cadet Championship cat 3-5 - Jack Jordan
  • Cadet Champion cat 1-2 - Zach Chegwidden
  • Most improved Player - Bradley Jennings
  • Golfers of the Year - Zach Chegwidden, Harry Robson (below, left)


Pump up the volume….

Excited, nervous, tense and emotional, and that`s just Billy Docherty, Dan Vaughan and Steve Rosendale at the practice days this week.

Tom Watson has thrown down the Ryder Cup gauntlet squarely at the feet of Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter. “Beat the stud players and it will help make our team believe we can win the event”

This probably a perfect tonic for Rory and Poults. ”They love it, really love it”, the limelight is playing right into their hands. The rest of McGinley’s team can just get on with the job of securing enough points for me to win my bet! I`ve gone for a 3 point winning margin for Europe but it could be more.

Pairings will be of interest. Rory with anyone and could even get a Rookie. I like him with Donaldson, the Welshman is playing great golf this season and being given Rory would just show him what The Captain thinks of him. Stenson and Bjorn would be entertaining. Plenty of birdies from these two would light up the event. Gallacher and Rose or Poulter would whip the crowd up. Gallacher was close to an automatic pick and being at home, it should inspire him to great things

Gleneagles will be noisy but no doubt good mannered. The Scots crowd will be respectful, encouraging and no doubt humorous at times, Tom Watson will have the respect of the gallery so if it all goes a bit boisterous it won`t be because of him. He has a decent team with experienced vices in Ray Floyd, Andy North and Steve Stricker but I doubt it will be enough to stop the Irish maestro, McGinley add yet another notch on a European bedpost.

America, rookies everywhere, a lot will be expected from Mickleson, Johnson and Furyk. These new guys haven`t experienced the pain of losing and this could well be Watson's spin on it. Unfortunately Tom, this I believe will make no difference. Only Captain Azinger stopped the slide in 2008, I`m expecting McGinley to be the humble one come Sunday and be delivering a winning speech at the Presentation Ceremony.

Just wish he had chosen a better team jacket. What was he thinking, is he trying to make the Americans feel more at home? It is up there with the 1999 last day American shirt with all the winning teams on it and 2010 American trousers. Someone forgot to tell Corey that flares went out in the 70's.


Mizuno demo day a success. Many thanks to those who came along to the fitting day presented by Mizuno. It was a perfect afternoon, sun, no wind and plenty of product and information all round.

As you can see from the photos, the Mizuno agent brought all the newest iron heads, shaft options, the DNA analyser I use and of course Trackman (the little orange box)

Here are some of the quotes from those who attended;

  • “It`s amazing how a shaft change can make such a difference to the balls carry”
  • “A correct grip size gave me 10 yards more, as I didn`t need to hold the club so tight”
  • “Extra offset has straightened my ball flight out”


Seeing is believing

Perhaps some of these thoughts may have entered your head regarding your game and ball striking. If that`s the case get in touch and let’s see how we can make your game more enjoyable. Keep an eye out for our new autumn collections for both Ladies and Gents, the shop is being changed, just like the temperature as we speak. Ladies clothing includes Glenmuir and Nike, the gents include Ashworth and Glenmuir. There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable whilst trying to play. Staying dry, warm and being able to swing freely means wearing the right layers to play in. We have them.

Enjoy the Ryder Cup

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