HUGE SALE - 50% OFF FOR ONE DAY ONLY
Next Wednesday the 30th of July we are having a flash sale where all Ladies spring/summer clothing will be reduced by 50%. Yes that's correct 50% off all PING, Glenmuir and Ronisch Ladies clothing. This is strictly a one day flash sale so don't miss out as prices will return to normal the day after.
The Open Championship 2014
On Sunday evening Rory Mcllroy won his third major title after 4 days of thrilling golf around Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Rory had a 6 shot lead going into the final round which may seem a lot but under the extreme pressure of major championship golf it could have easily faded away. However Rory carded a battling 71 for his final round and lifted the Claret Jug beating Sergio Garcia and Ricky Fowler by just two shots. One thing in particular stood out for me at this year's Open was the course strategy the players adopted.
Most players opted for irons and fairway woods off of a lot of the tees as the rough was very punishing if the fairway was missed. This is a strategy I would like to see more amateurs using when faced with a tight par 4 and even a par 5. We see lots of members pull their driver out on a short par 4 like the 7th and as a result when the shot goes wrong they can end up in the bunkers, in the trees or worse still out of bounds.
Consider hitting an iron, hybrid or fairway wood off the tee and lay up before the bunkers as this will only leave you a short iron into the green. Even a simple change like this could save you a shot a round; just imagine what might be possible if you approached other holes in the same way!
Here at the Proshop we offer playing lessons to help you understand course management and give you advice on how to play certain holes. If you would like to book a playing lesson with either Paul, Jamie or me, please click here to get in touch or come along to the Pro Shop to find out more.
Last week I played on the Seniors Golf Circuit down at The Players Club near Bristol. After rounds of 68 and 73 (3 under total) I finished in a tie for 5th place. After this I then went on to play in the Seniors Open Championship qualifying held at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club. Unfortunately it didn't prove to be my day and as a result I didn't qualify to play in the Seniors Open Championship. I would like to thank everyone who wished me luck and showed their support.
The Open Medal
1st - Neil Talbot & Shane Lowery - 67 + 65 = 132
2nd - Sam Mansfield & Hideki Matsuyama - 65 + 71 = 136
3rd - Tim Ward & George Coetzee - 69 + 68 = 138
4th - David Hornsey & Gary Woodland - 68 + 71 = 139
5th - Peter Rains & Ryan Moore - 71 + 68 = 139
The Duncan Prestt Trophy
1st - Alan N Clements 5up
2nd - Patrick Shone 4up
3rd - Andrew Thomson 4up
Attention all members
Saturday is looking like being a very busy day with the 1st tee closed from 11:45 till 1:00 and again from 1:45 till 3:00. I would like to warn all members who may be thinking about playing after 3:00 that our taster ladies will be heading out onto the course just after 3:00 so please be patient. If you are only coming up for 9 holes in the afternoon/evening we would recommend you start off the 1st after 4:30 as the tee will be clear by this time.
Ely City Golf Club Pro Am - Friday 22nd of August
We already have 20 teams so don't delay. 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 or give the Pro Shop a call on 01353 663317. Alternatively, click here.