Ladies cruise to more wins
Orsett Ladies made light work of formidable Club team Chelmsford in the Mail on Sunday event last weekend. In gorgeous weather (ok, double figures and sunshine) the girls won through 3½ -1½. Lady Captain, Ali was extremely happy with their performance on the day, especially Angie Paton who was 1 under gross off 9 handicap!
"Never an easy team to play against and some of the team were concerned with Chelmsford`s reputation but this is exactly what we needed. I hope they begin to believe in their ability to win. They are all good players, they just need to see that for themselves"
Not only were the Ladies successful in this but also last year's dangerous duo, Karen Batch and Tina Gregory had a top drawer away win 7&5 at Mardyke Valley in the Daily Mail foursomes. Any win away is good as we all know, the girls got off to the perfect start winning the opening 5 holes. Well done to both of them too. Keep up the good play!
"Unigate sweep" Popeye impressionists Peter Twigg and Barry Sutton (check the picture) have been recent sweep raiders. I have been guiding them with their swings over recent weeks, Peter took the honours last Saturday, with Barry runner up. Barry put that down to Pete having 2 lessons, while he was still getting comfortable with his first one! Barry then went on to qualify in the Radin Cup, a summer knockout. Well done to both of them!
Congratulations to recent top qualifiers, Stuart McKenzie, in the Craig Cup, who bogeyed the last 3 holes for 5 up and Mark Whiten in the Radin Trophy for finishing 4 up off 1 handicap. They both join the 30 other qualifiers and last year's winner of each event in the first round draw.
The US Masters draw is now full!
Sorry to those who missed out (Bubby, to name just one). Names of your player will be published on the Tuesday before the event starts in April. If you were one of those who missed out, look out for the Open sweepstake starting in June. Avoid being disappointed twice in the same season.
Bag trade in...
If you haven`t been around the Club too much and are only now coming out of hibernation, as per my sweep fourball partner aptly known as "The Bear" - take a look at our offers on bags. Already members and customers are taking advantage of a new bag from Motocaddy and Mizuno with a £20 trade in on their old one.
Not all models apply but it's not like they are the "weak" ones either! For instance Motocaddy have offered their newly designed dry series waterproof bag in the deal, a really good looking bag with all the features and benefits expected of such a quality product. Take a look next time you play. It could be a perfect Mother's Day gift!
More new arrivals...
We have been in undated with boxes this week, which means only one thing…No I`m not renting the roof space out, NEW Spring lines. They will be getting displayed as soon as possible and the shop will take on an altogether different look. Be prepared to be dazzled!
After last week`s news we can help with your Corporate logoing, enquiries have already been made. Just to let you know it`s not just clothing we offer. Accessories, balls and hats are all available and much can be turned around in less than 10 days. So if your company day needs a little extra added for a unforgettable day, please click here to get in touch, we are only too happy to help.
Nice return to form for American, Dustin Johnson on the WGC event around the redeveloped Blue Monster, Doral. A sneaky one shot win over fellow bomber JB Holmes got DJ back in the winner's circle and makes him a real threat to Rory at The Masters next month. At least McIlroy might have learnt how to throw his clubs by then, the hook on it was as wild as the shot he had just hit with the said 3 iron. It now sits proudly in the Doral clubhouse after Mr Trump had a diver go find it the next morning. Things are brewing nicely for Augusta, the big guns are showing some form, and by April all could be looking to put that green jacket on come the Sunday evening in Georgia. Let's hope Tiger is there too. It can only make it even more exciting.
The FA Cup nearly threw up some shocks last weekend. Reading nearly won at giant killers Bradford City and Blackburn could have humbled Liverpool at Anfield. Due to other football on TV, their replay isn`t happening until mid-April! The "Mighty" Villa have won again against "little" WBA and booked themselves a much needed boost with a semi-final trip to Wembley. Maybe Sherwood is what/who they need to keep them up. Arsenal kept their dream of repeating their win of last season with a 1-2 win away at Man Utd. Utd never looked secure and going down to 10 men with Di Maria getting a red card for diving then a bit of shirt pulling, it just sealed the deal for Arsenal. I know players like to confirm a shirt swap early but Angel, the Ref was never going to swap until after the game Pal! Stevie G's dream of winning something in his last game in a Liverpool shirt is still alive. Avoiding Arsenal in the semi-final draw will give his team the impetus it needs to give a true LEGEND of Anfield his big hurrah before leaving Liverpool and heads for the "glitz" and "clamber" (English for- a bagful of dollars in senior team football) called MSL footie.
Celtics Scottish Cup match with Dundee United was farcical. 3 players sent off and one was completely the wrong player. He wasn`t anywhere near the play! The match somehow ended in a draw. Let`s hope the FA s start seeing sense and consider the much needed TV technology to wipe out these comically bad decisions. Or does it just fit Scottish football just now?
More importantly (now Man Utd have been knocked out) the Home Nations matches are back on TV this weekend. England need a win over bitter rivals Scotland to push Title favourites Ireland, who even away from home are odds on to win in Cardiff at the weekend. Wales could move the goalposts with a win of their own but their one dimensional play needs to be expanded against the calculated men of the Emerald Isle. Wales have it all to do but a win for them could satisfy England just as much. Scotland need to show up if they are going to convince their fans that the last calamity in Edinburgh against Italy was no more than a slip up.
Talking of slips or should I say slip overs, 50 of them. England and Great Cricket are three words not being used too much in the same sentence these days. I think I heard on Bangladesh radio this week, Mr Cameron, "your boys took a hell of a beating", or was that Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka? If Afghanistan radio is broadcasting it could be coming from there as well by the end of the week!
You have to laugh at sport sometimes….