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Santa mania hits Orsett….

Last weekend allowed many of the future of Orsett let out a bit of excitement and meet Santa in person at the Children’s Christmas party. Organised by the Ladies Section for the children and grandchildren of members, it was a great success! Over 50 children attended the occasion and after playing games and eating lunch the Children sang Jingle Bells to 'call' Santa to the Clubhouse.

Santa duly obliged which sent the children into louder screams and wild waving at the patio windows. After being introduced and making sure all the children had been 'well behaved this year', each child received a present from the great man before departing as quickly as he arrived.

Many thanks to the Ladies, especially Margaret Oliver who was chief entertainer, Lady Captain Ali, Vice-Captain Sue, Joyce, April and Tina. Huge thanks to Santa who took time out from his hectic schedule this time of year to visit, and the green staff who looked after his reindeer whilst he was wheeling his way across the course to the Clubhouse on a buggy! (Well, he couldn`t land on the 18th fairway could he, so the practice ground had to suffice)



Difficult to cover all sport in 2 hours and not that I`m biased but how did Lewis Hamilton win Sports Personality of the Year? Okay, he won the Formula 1 World Championship but admitted that there were 1000 people who get his car on the road and around the track, and to think, he really only had to beat his team mate due to car superiority. Jo Pavey’s achievement to win a Major Championship on the track at 41 was in the words of David Coleman “quite remarkable”. An ever present in the GB teams and never ever quite getting to the top it`s a fitting climax to a fabulous career, mind you after running for 25 years she should be pretty good at it!

How could Rory be overlooked for winning? Apart from having to play to the peak of his game at particular times in the year, on a Ryder Cup winning team and World No. 1, what constitutes being able to swing the neutral vote? On the other hand, how did Paul McGinley win Coach of the Year? All the hard work the Ladies Rugby team did to win the World Cup, surely the coach would have been a major factor and deserved the accolade for that too?!

Last week’s answer was C; a ball is not required to be re-dropped if it rolls into an unplayable lie.

So this week a little easier for you all, or maybe not?

Can you touch the line of your putt? Yes

Q - How many reasons are there for touching your line?

Click here to submit your answer. Will reveal the correct answer next time around.

As Christmas is just over the horizon there are only a few days left to get on the Pro Shop draw. Thanks to all of you who have risked a few pennies on it. Last year’s winner, Jon Berry will testify the prize(s) never disappoints.

“Going to play at The Grove last summer was a real treat, not just for me but also the three friends I took with me. It was one of the best golfing experiences I`ve ever had and if David gives up a prize half as good as that one this Christmas, whoever wins will definitely have a day to remember. Not bad for just £2 either!”

Okay Jon had more than one ticket, but if you`re not in you can`t win!

Arriving anytime soon is my new gadget - a GC2 launch monitor, an amazing piece of kit which is used by the Sky Golf team in their studio. It`s absolutely ideal for anyone who wants to know just about everything there is to do with their swing, custom fitting and even the ball they should be using. I look forward to using this with you all very soon.


Bunker update

The bunkers on the 16th are looking terrific. Perry and the team have done a prolific job getting them finished and are now cracking on with the bunkers along hole 17. As you can see not only do they look good but will enhance the playing of the hole and really define the stroke index one hole to its true stature.

Christmas jumpers

Not too many have yet braved sending a picture of your Christmas jumper. I`m sure there are some beauties out there. Here is Board member, Margaret Oliver in hers this week. So you have plenty to live up to!

Click here to send us yours.

Just leaves me to say Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you. Many thanks for your support over the year. I hope to continue to help you enjoy this fabulous game we endeavour to play.

As Arnie said, “I`ll be back”…in January...

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