Welcome to our weekly newsletter, I know that we are getting new readers every week and I hope that you all enjoy the content, if there is anything you would like to see included please let me know! This week's news:
- A dramatic finish at Chambers Bay
- US Open winning what's in the bag
- Trade you old golf shirt in now
- Have a free game of golf on us
- Jordan Spieth's secret to good putting
- Sunningdale pairs round up
- Fitting dates coming up soon
- Seniors and Ladies news
- Upcoming events
US Open Review
The US Open at Chambers Bay certainly made for entertaining viewing, despite the late finish I'm sure that many of you were glued to the screen watching a dramatic conclusion. Jordan Spieth emerged as the last man standing as the course seemed to batter a lot of the world's best players into submission!
The USGA found a worthy winner in Spieth. He displayed a steely resolve and unflappable mind-set along with a hot putter which allowed him to navigate around what was clearly a very punishing golf course if you went off line or lost your patience. The statistics regarding Spieth's short career so far are simply remarkable, he is the youngest player to win two majors since 1922 and only the fourth player ever to win four tour events before the age of 22.
The course set up came in for some criticism but I thought it offered a great test, clearly many players struggled - most notably former world number one Tiger Woods, but good scoring was possible as shown by Adam Scott's last round 64 and Louis Oosthuizen's scintillating back nine score of 29. At the end of the day the greens may not have been perfect but they played the same for everybody and those players that embraced the challenge rather than moan were clearly the most successful.
Young Kieran Underwood will be miffed that Dustin Johnson three putted the last green to miss a play off as if he had won Kieran would have got his money back on the new TaylorMade R15 driver he purchased last week!
The US Open sweep winners were:
1st place (£75 voucher) Steve Hulse
2nd place (£40 voucher) Adam Powell
3rd place (£25 voucher) Steve Bond
Last place (£10 voucher) Abby Underwood
Not long now until the best major of them all - the Open Championship at the Home of Golf; St. Andrews, I bet you won't get very long odds on a Jordan Spieth victory!
Jordan Spieth's winning equipment
Here are the clubs used by Jordan Spieth to win the US Open:
Driver - Titleist 915D2 driver 9.5 degrees
3 Wood - Titleist 915F 15 degrees
Utility - Titleist 712U 3 iron
Irons - Titleist 714 AP2 4-9 irons
Wedges - Titleist Vokey wedges 46, 52, 56 and 60 degrees
Putter - Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype with Superstroke grip
Ball - Titleist Pro V1x
£10 off a new shirt with our trade in deal
Its official, we are now declaring a shirt amnesty! Now is the time to get the tattiest old golf shirt out of your wardrobe and bring it in to get £10 off a nice new golf shirt. It doesn't matter if the buttons are falling off or there are holes in the collar the main thing is that by trading in you can get a nice £10 discount off a new golf shirt.
The promotion is available on any shirts priced at £35 or over and includes leading brands such as Nike, adidas, Galvin Green, FootJoy, Under Armour and PING, you can trade in any old golf shirt against these.
Here are some of the great new shirts that are part of the deal they are all part of this summer's latest collections and as you can see our collection of old shirts is already building up! The trade in deal will run up to 19th July so you have nearly a month to take advantage of this great offer and get your golfing wardrobe upgraded with a little help from us!
Do you want to putt like Jordan?
If you've been watching any big professional golf tournaments recently you will have noticed how well world number two Jordan Spieth has been putting, a large part of his success on the greens is attributed to the Scotty Cameron putter he has used since he was fourteen years old but one thing he has changed is the grip. The grip that has helped to establish him as the number one putter on tour is the distinctive SuperStroke grip that is designed with a parallel technology that allows for even pressure in both hands, eliminating added tension in the wrist and forearms.
Many of the grips also come in larger sizes so if you have a tendency to get a bit 'wristy' or 'flicky' with your stroke the larger size allows you to have more of a solid pendulum action with the arms swinging freely.
The grips are also a light-weight material with improved feel and tackiness and they come in an array of colours and sizes, here are just some of the most popular styles with a price of £29.99 including fitting.
If you feel like your putting could be improved why not come in and try one of the new grips on your putter, we can put one on for you whilst you wait!
Have a free game of golf on us
We have now launched a loyalty card scheme in which you can enjoy a FREE game of golf, it's a very simple scheme - we give you a card that gets stamped every time you play a round of golf and when you reach five stamps the sixth time you visit you get a FREE game of golf! This means that you can save up to £16 on the cost of a round by using our loyalty card, it should appeal to the many golfers that visit us regularly for rounds of golf but aren't club members and will give you added value to your games. Please note that the Loyalty Card can be used by any adults paying the normal price green fees so it doesn't include seniors or juniors as we already offer these groups a discounted green fee rate. Next time that you play a round of golf make sure that you pick up your Loyalty Card and you can start saving straight away!
We played a new competition on Saturday which was the Sunningdale Pairs, it was a foursomes competition played in teams of two.
The scoring was very good considering that most members hadn't played a great deal of foursomes golf before, the winning pair were Neil Dunning and Patrick Scanlan who seemed to gel very well together to score a 44 point total. Neil and Patrick really came to life on the back nine scoring a massive 24 points including back to back birdies on holes fifteen and sixteen. In second place was the pairing of Chris Bird and Martin Major who scored 42 points, they had a brilliant eagle on the twelfth hole but will rue a costly double bogey on the last. In third place was Captain Liam Tyrer and Gareth Eaton also on 42 points.
This Sunday is the Scratch Trophy sponsored by Birdie Consulting, our young England star Rhys Nevin-Wharton will be aiming to win this event for the fourth year in a row! Please remember though that you don't have to be a low handicapper to play in this competition as there is also a prize for best nett and Order of Merit points to play for.
Seniors and Ladies news
The seniors played a four man yellow ball Stableford nine hole event on Tuesday morning, the winning team were Alan Tayler, Paul Frost, Roger Wilkinson and Tony Ledson with 89 points.
The ladies spring knockout final will be between Elsepth Forbes and Alison Worall to be played by 19th July, best of luck ladies!
Ladies Mid-Summer Cup - Thursday 25th June 9.32am
Birdie Consulting Scratch Trophy - Sunday 28th June 11am
Seniors 18 hole Stableford - Tuesday 30th June 9.16am
Ladies 9 hole roll up - Thursday 1st July 9.32am
July Medal - Saturday 4th July 12.04pm
We're pleased to announce that we have a TaylorMade fitting day booked in for just after the Open Championship on Tuesday, 21 July from 1pm-5pm. As always we will be offering FREE fittings on the new TaylorMade 2015 range and there will also be special offers on the day! If you would like to book a fitting slot please contact me here.
Our Srixon ball fitting and Cleveland wedge fitting day is coming up soon on Thursday, 2 July from 12-4pm. We are doing 15 minute ball fitting sessions between 12-2pm and then between 2pm-4pm you can book a 30 minute slot for a wedge fitting, we still have two slots left at 2.30pm and 3.30pm - if you would like to book one of these or a ball fitting session please contact me here.