As you read this latest instalment of our newsletter the sun is shining and if finally feels like summer has arrived, it makes such a difference to enjoy a few days where temperatures finally get into the twenties! It's a slightly shorter newsletter this week (some of you may be glad to hear that!) as I'm away on holiday.
This week's news:
Rhys shows his class
Trade you old golf shirt in now
Have a free game of golf on us
Ladies visit Eaton
TaylorMade fitting day news
Rhys wins the Scratch Trophy....again!
Young Rhys Nevin Wharton returned to competitive action at Hartford on Sunday to defend his Birdie Consulting Scratch Trophy crown. The previous week plus-two handicapper Rhys had finished third at the Sir Henry Cooper Classic and tied fourth representing England at the Irish Boys Championship at Tuam so he's been in pretty good form.
He started off in scintillating fashion with four birdies in his first six holes but as the Hartford course always does it refused to be taken apart and a bad run of holes on 8, 9 and 10 brought Rhys back to level par. He responded in typically dogged fashion with two more birdies to stand on the seventeenth tee at two under par and with the chance of a new course record, however it wasn't to be as two bogies meant he finished with a level par 69.
The next best gross score was from another Cheshire junior in two handicapper Tom Duncalf with a 75 meaning that Rhys won the trophy for the fourth year running, some achievement!
In the nett section the winner was 16 handicapper Chris Whalley with a fine nett 65. Second place went to another 16 handicapper in Patrick Scanlan with a nett 67 and in third place was big Simon McFarland with a nett 68.
Many thanks once again to Chris Bird for his continued generous sponsorship of the Scratch Trophy and it was great to see such a good number of members competing.
Click here for the full results.
This Saturday sees the July Medal taking place, with the forecast good and the course in excellent condition we should see another good turnout.
£10 off a new shirt with our trade in deal
Our latest trade in deal has been very well received in the shop with many of you already taking the opportunity to buy not one but two or even three new shirts and get a £10 discount off each one by trading in old shirts.
With the sun shining and all of our latest summer collections in stock now is the perfect time to upgrade your wardrobe.
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.
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 but be quick as a lot of the best shirts are already going!
Lady Captain's Away Day
Last week saw many of our ladies visit nearby Eaton Golf Club organised by lady captain Annie Rowland. The sun was shining (I know this because I saw Di Sommerville's sun burnt arms the next day!) and by all reports the golf course was in excellent condition and many of the ladies commented how tricky the greens were.
First place went to Elspeth Forbes with a solid score of 33 points around an unfamiliar course, and I believe second and third place went to Christine Paxton and Sue Gunning respectively. Don't forget that the Captain's Day organised by Annie and men's captain Liam Tyrer is fast approaching on Saturday 12th August, there will as usual be evening food and entertainment after the golf and you will soon be able to get your tickets.
The ladies played for the Mid -Summer Cup on Thursday and the weather and scores were good. Joyce Graham emerged as the winner but only after a card playoff against Ann Broster. Both ladies scored 40 Stableford points but it was Joyce that claimed her maiden competition win, well done Joyce!
In third place was Alison Worall with 38 points, Alison had a two on the sixteenth hole. Well done to Di Sommerville (another mention!) and Pauline Leake who also scored twos.
The next ladies competition is on Thursday 9th July, the nine hole charity day competition.
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!
Ladies 9 hole roll up - Thursday 1st July 9.32am
July Medal - Saturday 4th July 12.04pm
Seniors 9 hole roll up - Tuesday 7th July 9.16am
Ladies Charity Day 9 holes - Thursday 9th July 9.32am
Club Championship - Saturday 11th July 11am
We are lucky enough to have another TaylorMade fitting day booked in for just after the Open Championship on Tuesday 21st 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!
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.