Ian Grant, long time club member literally lapped the field in the barmy conditions of Sunday. One of the last to tee off, it wasn`t only the weather that was red hot but how about 45 points off his 3 handicap?! A brilliant score so early in the season for the Club Director who even “left a couple out there” according to one of his playing partners!
Runner Up, with 39 points was 6 handicap Steve Wilkinson, brandishing his newly fitted irons from a week ago. 3rd place went to Club Champion Daniel Vaughan, on 37 points.
Or should it be Tiger's back is giving him some serious issues? Woods does not seem to be able to complete an event without having lower back problems. He is at Bay Hill this week at Arnie's 'home course'. Woods is the master of the course winning the event 8 times since turning professional. Can you back against him this week? Not normally, but his bullet-proof exterior is softening. I like the look of Rose, 3rd last week in yet another 'pit' at Tampa. Why they keep slating these wonderful courses off is beyond me. Rose has also finished 3rd and 2nd in his last 2 outings at Bay Hill, so he clearly likes the course and sleeping in his own bed just round the corner works for him too.
The US Open champion has his thoughts clearly in Georgia, but a cheeky win this week would boost his belief at just the right time. Bubba likes it there too. The twitchy American may well feature, if he can keep his emotions under control. Sunday night could be pretty interesting and I bet nobody associates Arnie's course with any 'pits' either.
Masters Sweepstake full
Many thanks to all those participating in our Masters sweepstake. All we need now are the start times and everyone's player will be known. We will keep you updated in couple of weeks time.
Thanks to those who came and supported us, especially Big E who, now retired, thinks their maybe some value in showing people how to control a left to right ball flight after all. Unfortunately our opponents made more birdies than us and rubbed it in with a 50 foot birdie on the 15th for a 4/3 win in the first round.
Being Paddy's Day on Monday and being married to an Irish girl I thought I'd better mention the rugby.
A fantastic win in Paris capped a brilliant career for Brian O'Driscoll, a legend of the oval ball, past Lions and Irish Captain. A 2 point win ment Ireland won some silverware for the first time since 2009, how will Ireland replace him? England were runners up and look well on the way to developing something good for next years World Cup. Even Wales played more like their old game, with speed and power missing the whole tournament. Well done to O'Driscoll, possibly THE best player of the modern Professional era?
Did anyone see the Space Station programme last Sunday night? An Astronauts view of the world and what they get up to whilst whizzing round our planet at 17,000 miles an hour! The world looked a whole lot smaller from that capsule. Had they aired the programme a month earlier I`m sure Orsett would have stood out when they flew over Essex as the only dry piece of land in South Essex