Gala Day took place last Saturday and as always it proved to be very popular and a huge success. We were blessed with wall to wall sunshine and summer like temperatures which made the day even more enjoyable. I would like to thank all the members who joined in the fun on the 6th tee and tried to double their money and don't forget to drop your vouchers into the shop so we can credit your accounts. If you have any questions concerning this, click here.
BMW PGA Championship
This week sees the European tours flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship held on the West Course at Wentworth. This is the one event were regional Professionals can qualify to play amongst the worlds best. This is a fantastic opportunity for regional professionals and one I have had the pleasure of playing in on 4 different occasions. This year three east regional professionals will be teeing it up Jason Levermore, Mark Hooper and Ian Ellis. For those of you who may not know Ian Ellis is the current course record holder here at Ely and later this year Ian and Jason will be coming to play in our Pro Am on the 22nd of August.
On Tuesday the Ladies Jean Wilkinson team had an away match against a tough Girton team. I'm pleased to report that after a very close match Ely ladies won the fixture 8-6 with wins by Christine Ratcliffe, Sue Didlick, Maureen Hagen and Jan Stuart Menteath. Well done to all of the team and good luck for your next match.
New Irons Work Wonders
After many happy years using his PING G5 irons, Tim Titmarsh came to us and wondered if the new G25 irons could help improve his golf. Well the difference was remarkable and Tim couldn't believe it himself. "I loved my G5 irons but the improved distance and consistency of the PING G25 irons made the decision easy and I had to have them."
Seniors Den Freeman Trophy
1st - Jim Kenning 39pts
2nd - Keith Clark 39pts
3rd - Stan Lee 37pts
Mid Week Medal
1st - Luke Ryan 69
2nd - Mark Featherstone 76
3rd - Paul Garnham 79
Adam Scott New World no.1
With Tiger Woods injured at the moment and unable to play in the Players Championship, several Tour players had the opportunity to overtake him and become World no.1. In the end none managed their particular target so now Adam Scott becomes no. 1 without even playing! Not a bad couple of weeks for Adam as he has also just got married.
Here's a good one for you. How many weeks has Phil Mickelson been world #1? The answer amazingly is none! Mickelson has won over $68 million in his career and is ranked No.2 on the all-time PGA Tour career money list just behind Tiger Woods. In addition to his 41 wins, he has 27 runner-ups and 165 top-10 finishes and has won at least one PGA Tour every year for the last 10 years. Although Phil has never been ranked No.1 he has been No.2 for the most weeks of any player in the history of the sport.
To all you Spurs fans out there it's almost been one whole week since Arsenal won a trophy.