Hartford Golf Club
Hartford Golf Club PGA Golf Professional
Hello again golfers and welcome to our latest issue, it's been another sunny week here at Hartford with plenty going on and in the golf world it was fantastic to see world number three Rory McIlroy return to winning ways at the Irish Open. McIlroy hasn't been on top form in the last few months but he pulled through when it mattered on Sunday as he hit two of the best fairway wood shots under pressure that we will see all year to turn a one shot deficit into a three shot victory within the space of just three holes.
Have a look here at his stunning shot from Rory into the water guarded par five 18th green to seal his winning eagle.
- Paul is on the ball in the Barnes Trophy
- Wendy locks into victory in the ladies Stableford
- Our CES is helps more to play better golf
- The new golf ball design you need to try
- Seniors news
- Upcoming events
Barnes Trophy Review
We played our second Major of the season on Saturday and the course was in magnificent condition, the front nine was played through some heavy showers which really tested our competitors but thankfully the sun made an appearance on the back nine. It was 22 handicapper Paul Foster that battled the elements the best with a fine round of nett 65, Paul has been working hard on his game recently with the help of our pro Adam Powell and some new clubs so his first board competition victory was well deserved.
Paul's win was a close one as he just beat in form Ian Daines on a countback, Ian is usually very steady but this round was a bit more up and down as he mixed three birdies with a painful quadruple bogey nine on the difficult twelfth hole. Despite Ian playing the last six holes in one under par gross he couldn't match Paul's better back nine score and he had to settle for runners up position. In third place was Simon Stephenson on nett 68, Simon had a nice birdie on the sixth hole.
Here's Chris Bird in action on the 10th tee.
It's a Bank Holiday weekend so we have a bonus competition on Monday which is an 18 hole Stableford, there's also a pairs competition on Saturday - both start at 12:04pm.
The ladies were due to play an 18 hole Stableford on Sunday but after a heavy shower it was decided to just play nine holes, Wendy Lock has been playing well recently and she came out on top with 18 points, Ann Broster returned from her holidays in good form with 15 points and lady captain Audrey Kettle came third also on 15 points, Audrey also had a brilliant birdie on the second hole.
The ladies next play an 18 hole Stableford this Thursday at 9:24am and it's look there will be another good turnout.
It's been another busy week in our fitting studio, in case you've missed it we are offering a FREE custom fitting session on new equipment from Callaway, PING, Titleist and TaylorMade and if you make a purchase we will also offer you a FREE follow up lesson so you can brush up on your technique too. If you are serious about your golf this really the CES really is something you should look at, we can almost guarantee to help you improve your golf!
Here are just some of this week's success stories:
- James Atkinson picked up an extra 22 yards on his drives with a newly fitted TaylorMade M2 driver
- John Silverton increased his distance by 12 yards but also improved accuracy through the new PING G SF Tec driver
- Janet Francis got more distance on her drives but also improved accuracy with her irons with the new PING Rhapsody clubs
If you're still not sure about the CES have a look at this great video from PING.
Click here to start your CES now!
We've just taken delivery of these eye-catching new Callaway Supersoft and Chrome Soft balls, the red pentagons on the ball are designed to make it look bigger, which will improve your focus and inspire confidence and they're selling like hot cakes because they do work! Try a sleeve now for just £7.99 and watch your game improve!
Also look out for these other great offers:
- £50 trade in deal on ANY new SkyCaddie GPS model, £50 off the purchase price when you trade in ANY old GPS unit whether it works or not!!
- Fantastic Cleveland wedge deal - buy one get second half price!
- Golf Junkie slipovers were £29.99 now just £14.99 or buy two for £24.99!!
- Buy a new set of Callaway irons (7 sticks) and get a half price Callaway stand bag
The seniors played a sunny nine hole Stableford on Tuesday, there was an excellent turnout of 37 golfers but it was the first player in that remained at the top of the leaderboard with a fine score of 23 points including two birdies - Bob Bowen also won two weeks ago so he's in a purple patch and his handicap has fallen from 20 to 18. In second place was Andy Goolding on 20 points and third place went to Chris Coates also on 20 points.
Next Tuesday the seniors play an 18 hole Stableford starting at 9:16am.
Sunningdale Pairs - Saturday 28th May 12:04pm
Bank Holiday Stableford - Monday 30th May 12:04pm
Seniors 18 hole Stableford - Tuesday 31st May 9:16am
Junior Stableford - Wednesday 1st June 1pm
Ladies 9 hole roll up - Thursday 2nd June 9:24am
June Medal - Saturday 4th June 12:04pm
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We hope you have a great week.
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