Krack on kids...
Orsett cadets took their ever improving games to a new level when the boys finished first and third in the recent Essex boy's foursomes Championships at Gosfield Lake.
Cadet Captain Will Percival and Alfie Buttle took the spoils with a 36 hole one over par total. It could have been so much better for them but they collapsed over the line (Wills words) both morning and afternoon by playing the last 4 holes in 3 over!
Luckily it didn't cost them the title! Third place was Bailee Curran and Zach Chegwidden just a few strokes back. Sandwiched between them were main rivals Rochford, who they meet in the youth shield semi-final in a few weeks' time.
Congratulations boys a great performance once again. Cadet Captain, Will Percival and his team mates are having a fantastic season.
Who can? Dan can.
Orsett stand out Dan Vaughan kept "the young guns" at bay when winning last weekend's Club Scratch Championship.in warm temperatures Dan kept his cool to catch first round leader Stuart Rose (70) and then hold off in form cadet Zach Chegwidden whose final putt slipped agonisingly by to win the event with a 1 under par total 73-70 was a superb effort. All the players thought the course was "unbelievable" as good as it's been for many seasons, so congratulations went to head green keeper, Perry Lowe and his committed team.
Rory's whistling strait back into action...
World No1 Rory McIlroy is back on his feet again (footballs given back to the pros) and raring to go in golfs final Major of the year.
(Where has that year suddenly gone?)defending champ Rory desperately wants to put the disappointment of missing The Open and giving his title up without a fight behind him and would is prepared to hobble round the Michigan course to try and keep a grip of both the title and his World No 1 status. He pegs up with Major winners Spieth and Johnson so they will all keep a close eye on each other. Could history be kind to Dustin this week and repay him with a major? As this is where "it all started to go wrong" for the Big American and major trophies. Who can forget his grounding of a club on a grain of sand that put him out of a playoff with Kaymer and Bubba the last time the USPGA came to town and this seasons US Open catastrophe on the 72nd green with a tragic 3 putt to lose out again. But if a Brit can't win how about Jason Day? He too is due a Major surely? And would it be too much to get behind him with sympathetic support after the thrashing his cricket mates got in the Ashes..? Unlikely of course but he will be determined to show some Aussies can still cut it.
What of Tiger? Three rounds out of four in the 60s recently, I want to see him up there but I fear another mauling of the great man's game ahead. Whistling Straits is no push over and good driving will be essential to win. It could be a brilliant shoot out again come Sunday just like St Andrews.
Could Spieth win 3 in a year and topple Rory at the same time? Can Rory put everyone back in their boxes? Can Bubba control himself? Why not back to back wins for Shane Lowry? If he has finished celebrating winning at Firestone he has the game, he certainly has the confidence.it will be just as exciting as the all the others no doubt.
With the football season back, except for Arsenal (still in preseason no doubt), why not enter the Pro shop dream team league via the Sun? Why not sign up and be top of the teams and join the banter this season? The league is called Orsett Pro Shop league and the pin code required to get on board is 8433520.
Can`t keep them out of the news…
Orsett staged its annual East Region Pro Am this week. With many of the Region's top players taking part, the event was blitzed by a fabulous Jason Levermore (Channels GC) with a fabulous 66. Perfect scoring conditions allowed the ex -Clacton man to make 8 birdies and 2 bogies and win by 5 from Ben Kerr on 71.
Jason lead home the winning team on 16 under so he had some help from, you`ve guessed it the Cadet team, Will, Zach and Alfie who are on fire this summer. All played superbly and finished in style with all 4 players birdieing the last, part of Orsetts notoriously difficult five hole finish.
Everyone who played thought the course was in great condition and again all thanked the green staff for doing a brilliant job in recent weeks.
The boys are on a roll people, let's give them the support they need in the Youth Shield semi-final on August 29th at Thorndon Park.
Have a great weekend, Pros day this Saturday, looking forward to seeing you all there, Regards, David