It's a shorter newsletter this week as I have been away on holiday but we'll be back to normal next week!
I believe the weather has been good so I hope you have all been enjoying your golf. As good as the newsletter is also don't forget that the best way to receive the latest news and special offers is to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (@hartfordgolfc) these pages are updated virtually daily so if you haven't got involved in the social media world yet maybe you should begin or ask me in the shop and I can show you!
I missed most of the US Open as I was chilling out on the beach but it certainly seemed to be a dominant win for Martin Kaymer who collected his second major championship victory. He must have played some great golf over the first two days to build up such a commanding lead, the tournament was effectively over after round two. His nine under par total was the second lowest ever in the history of the US Open and the German has almost certainly booked his place in this year's European Ryder Cup team and shown that he is back to the form that saw him briefly ranked number one player in the world back in 2010. His return to form is inspiration to us all that if you're golf seems a little in the doldrums stick with it, keep working and practicing and your game usually returns to it's best. Next up in terms of majors is our Open Championship at nearby Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Martin Kaymer's winning what's in the bag:
- TaylorMade SLDR driver 8.5 degrees 'lofted up' to 9.5 degrees Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 shaft X-Stiff
- TaylorMade SLDR 14 degree fairway wood Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7 shaft X-Stiff
- TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 3 iron bent to 2 iron loft and 3-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
- TaylorMade XFT TP wedges 51 and 58 degrees Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
- PING Karsten 1959 Anser 2 putter 35.5 inches
- TaylorMade Lethal golf ball
The Colin Maddock Trophy was played on Sunday, as our Honorary President loves his yellow golf balls the format is that a yellow ball must played on all the par 3's and double points are scored. Congratulations to junior member Kieran Underwood who won the Trophy with a score of 60 points and runner-up Pauline Nevin who certainly made the most of the double points available in scoring 59, Alan Royle was third with 56 points. A special mention to Joe Wilson, although he didn't win he shot a great gross score of 76 resulting in a general play cut of 2 shots to his handicap demonstrating that our juniors are certainly putting in the practice and seeing their handicaps tumble. The next competition is the Scratch Trophy on Sunday 29th June.
The Seniors had a great win against Walton Hall in a team match, Captain Graham Bower reported:
"We had an excellent team performance winning the match 7-1, the golf course was in perfect condition in every respect thanks to the great work of our Greenkeepers. We heard many favourable comments from Walton Hall golfers about the course and the food in the clubhouse. It was an excellent result and perfect weather!"
The latest nine hole Stableford was won by Joe McLean who has been in good form recently. Joe posted a 21 point winning score, second went to Pete Wildin with 20 points and third was Brian Singleton with 19 points.
You can view all the latest results, knockout draws and handicaps at http://www.masterscoreboard.co.uk/ClubIndex.php?CWID=2904
Callaway Fitting Day coming soon
The next fitting day in our calendar is with Callaway Golf on 25th June from 3-7pm.
On the day a Callaway fitting expert will be available to give you a full FREE fitting on any of the current Callaway range and there will be some special offers also on the day including the FREE hybrid with a driver or FREE bag and wedge with iron purchases.
If you would like to book one of the 30 minute fitting slots please contact me here, we have 5pm,5.30pm and 6pm still available.
US Open sweepstake winners
Well done to the following people who won prizes in our latest sweepstake:
Bobby Mulcahy £100 winners voucher
Brian Singleton and Sarah Dee runners up place vouchers
Andy Dodd last place after round 2 voucher
FREE bag with Callaway and TaylorMade iron sets
We have a great offer on new irons from Callaway and TaylorMade - any set of at least 7 irons either standard or custom made purchased from us will also include a FREE stand bag worth £99. This is a great offer and one that will be running for a limited time only so if you would like to book a fitting and take advantage of this please click here.
*****Future date for your diaries - Captain's Day and evening Summer Ball Saturday 9th August*****