We played our first major of the golf season on Saturday - the Inaugural Trophy, and the winner was Paul Underwood with a nett 68. There was a full field of 45 of Hartford's finest golfers playing and the course was in fantastic condition but some tricky pin positions and a swirling strong wind made scoring difficult. It was the winter Order of Merit winner, Paul Underwood who battled the elements the best to score a one under par nett 68. The CSS was 70 which showed how tough the course was playing. Another steady golfer was in second place, Gareth Eaton scored nett 69 including a birdie and five pars in his last seven holes. In third place was Ian Wharton also on nett 69, Steve Holehouse won nearest the pin and Simon McFarland had the longest drive.
With this win Paul Underwood has taken the early lead in the summer Order of Merit, with Antony Green in second and Steve Holehouse lying third.
The draw has taken place for the LJ Percival Singles Knockout and the I & J Daines Pairs Knockout competitions. Please note that the preliminary round of the Singles has to be played by Sunday 18th May. You can view the draws by clicking here
There is another competition this Saturday, the May Medal starts at 12pm and on Monday there is a Bank Holiday Stableford also starting at 12pm.
Correct equipment = better golf
From a club fitting point of view the top three in the Inaugural Trophy and the Ladies Barnes Trophy have all recently purchased clubs from us and had club fitting sessions. In every case having the right equipment has helped these golfers take their game to the next level with improved performances, the proof of this is shown in better scores and reduced handicaps, and if you are playing better golf this gives you more enjoyment, something we all want!
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National Golf Month has now begun
May is National Golf Month and we are fully behind it here at Hartford Golf Club. We have plenty going on for both new and current golfers, for example our PGA professional Adam Powell is offering a FREE 30 minute lesson for you and a friend that you may like to introduce to the game of golf and we have ten different taster and refresher sessions planned throughout the month.
To see all that is going on please click here
New improved power tees on driving range
If you visit our driving range you will notice that we have installed 12 of the latest new power tees that have replaced the old models, they are the latest state of the art models the same as used at world famous venues such as St. Andrews, the Belfry and Wentworth. If you haven't seen the new power tees in action why not call in and give them a demo by hitting a few balls on the driving range, each time you strike the ball a new one will automatically be placed on the tee meaning quick, easy and convenient practice!
Evelyn wins Ladies Barnes Trophy
Evelyn Vass is clearly enjoying the new TaylorMade irons she was fitted for as she won the first board competition of the ladies season - the Ladies Barnes Trophy on Sunday with a fine nett 69. Evelyn has now won two and finished as runner up in the other of her last three ladies competitions and is playing some great golf with her handicap dropping to 15. In second place was Julie Daines with a nett 72 and Lady Captain, Jill Bebbington was third with nett 74.
The ladies have entered the West Cheshire Shield this year, they played their very first competitive match away against Pryors Hayes and it was a tough start as they suffered a 6-1 defeat. Despite the result, the ladies enjoyed a friendly welcome and they will have gained valuable matchplay experience. The next match they play is against Heswall and with home advantage I am sure that the ladies will put up a good performance.
The next ladies competition is a nine hole Stableford on Thursday 8th May. Please note that the weekend Ladies May Stableford has moved to Sunday 18th May (it was originally scheduled for 11th May).
Seniors draw with Sandbach Seniors
The Seniors played their first team match of the season away at Sandbach last week and the result was a good 4-4 draw. Seniors Captain, Graham Bower praised his teams performance and the good condition of the course at Sandbach and the return match is coming up soon next Tuesday 6th May.
The April 18 hole Senior's Stableford was played in glorious sunny conditions on Tuesday and there was a great turn out of 31 players. The winner was none other than the Captain, Graham Bower with a score of 39 points, Graham's best hole was a fine birdie on the sixth. In second place was Tom Hutchinson who scored 38 points, Tom recently had a driver fitting with us and it's clearly helping his game! Peter Dawson came third also with 38 points. Well done also to Geoff Dodd who scored the only two on the 16th hole.
Last week the Senior's Texas Scramble was won by the team of John Sykes, Rhett Butler, Paul Green & Roy Strefford with a fantastic score of nett 22.75
FREE Callaway bag
We have a great offer at the moment of a FREE Callaway bag with any new set of Callaway irons purchased (min. 7 irons). This includes custom orders so if you are interested in a fitting now could be the perfect time to take advantage of this limited time offer.
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- May Medal - Saturday 3rd May 12.04pm start
- Bank Holiday Stableford - Monday 5th May 12.04pm start
- Seniors match against Sandbach GC - Tuesday 6th May 9.32am start
- Ladies match against Heswall GC - Thursday 8th May 10.28am start
- The Barnes Trophy - Saturday 10th May 12.04pm start
- Ladies May Stableford - Sunday 11th May 1pm start
- Junior Competition - Sunday 11th May 1.40pm start
This weekend's medal has just got even more competitive! Purchase any FootJoy glove from us on May medal day, then beat your handicap and we'll give you that same glove for FREE. That's a nice little 2-for-the-price-of-1 incentive for those of you who fancy going low. What a great time to dispose of that worn glove.
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