On Sunday the annual Ely City Club Championships took place in very testing conditions thanks to the weather. Two players stood out from the crowd, Chris Page and Chris Nixon as they won the handicap and scratch trophies respectively. This was Chris Page's first club championship as he is a relatively new member here at the golf club and with superb rounds of nett 69 and 69 proved too good in the handicap trophy. In the scratch event it was a battle between Chris Nixon and Luke Ryan, after rounds of 72 and 71 in the morning it was still all to play for. Both of these rounds were excellent given the worsening conditions throughout the morning.
In the afternoon Chris shot a very good 71 against Luke's 76 giving Chris a total of 143- 1 under par to win the scratch trophy by 4 shots. It was pleasing for me as earlier in the year Chris had invested some time with me to look at his swing and during this time we worked on his rhythm and timing. (To book a lesson click here) As with most good players its only small adjustments that make all the difference, so next time you are on the course in windy conditions try to focus on your swing tempo as this can make all the difference.
Chris said to me after the presentation "I know it's a cliché but I just focused on one shot at a time and didn't think or worry about what anyone was doing around me. I stuck to my game plan and managed to hit some good shots at the right time". Below you can see the results from the club championships and well done to everyone who took part.
1st - Chris Nixon
2nd - Luke Ryan
3rd - Ryan Woods
1st - Chris Page
2nd - Chris Nixon
3rd - Louis Corfield
Cleveland 588 RTX wedges NOW IN STOCK
We have just taken delivery of the world famous Cleveland 588 RTX wedges. These wedges give fantastic spin from all lies and are ideal for all shots around the green. I have a special offer available to you it's on a first come first serve basis.
The Cleveland 588 RTX wedges retail at £85 each, however, if you trade in any three old wedges against three new Cleveland 588 wedges we will give you £25 as a trade in on the new ones. Meaning you can replace your old wedges with three brand new Cleveland 588's for just £180.
We have two sets of three wedges available, one set in a Black Pearl finish and one set in a Satin Chrome finish. Don't delay as I'm sure these with sell fast.
Ely City Golf Club Pro Am - Friday 22nd of August
The Pro Am is gathering momentum as we get ever closer to the 22nd of August. This event is a highlight in the club calendar as we get to host some of the leading PGA professionals in the region. Spaces for teams are still available so if you would like to enter a team let me know as soon as you can. Your day will include 18 holes with a PGA Professional followed by a two course meal and the chance to win some excellent prizes. If you haven't had the chance to play in a Pro Am before this is a fun team event where the two best scores count towards the team total on each hole.
To find out more and how to enter please email me here or give the Pro Shop a call on 01353 663317.