Ely City Golf Club Pro-Am
On Friday the 21st of August we will be holding our annual PGA Pro-Am where you have the opportunity to play alongside one of the top East Region Professionals. Your day will include Coffee and Bacon roll upon arrival, 18 holes with a PGA Professional, BBQ at the halfway house, a two course meal after your round and the chance to win some superb prizes worth over £1500 supported by PING.
You can enter the Pro-Am as a team of three or as an individual and we can make a team for you. The cost to enter is £80 per person and is one of the highlights of the golf clubs calendar.
Paul's putting advice continues to prove successful
Last Friday I represented Ely City Golf Club with Ely members Mike Saxby, Steve Hudson and Will Fordham at the Hadley Wood Pro-Am. Jamie also entered this event with David Cooke, Pete Rains and Charlie Rains making up his team. This is one of my favourite events of the year as the course is always in perfect condition with fast undulating greens.
Paul's putting advice on my technique proved invaluable again and after a round of 3 under par 69 I finished in 1st place, Jamie finished in a tie for 9th with a round of 74. With 50 golf clubs being represented its great to be able to put Ely City Golf Club at the top of the leaderboard.
Last week the European Tour stopped off in Northern Ireland for the Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (Rory McIlroy's Charity). In very tough conditions for all four days it was the Dane, Søren Kjeldsen who ended up winning at the first playoff hole beating Eddie Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger by making birdie. This week the tour stops off in Sweden for the Nordea Masters.
On the PGA Tour the weather proved a huge factor as the AT&T Byron Nelson event. Thanks to very heavy rain some holes had to be shortened to make the course playable. In the end Steven Bowditch shot a five-under-par 64 in the final round to win the AT&T Byron Nelson by four shots. The 31-year-old Australian finished on 18 under, four ahead of the American trio of Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker and Scott Pinckney. This week the PGA Tour heads to Muirfield Village Golf Club for the Memorial Tournament.
Wallis Rose Bowl Qualifier
1st - Troy Steve 63, 2nd - Simon Gribble 68, 3rd - Chris Cooke 70, 4th - Ashley Sizer 71 and 5th - Jamie Chamberlain 71.
Geoff Brown Cup
1st - Geoffrey Cooper 66, 2nd - Paul Butcher 68 and 3rd - John Manders 68
6th - Club Foursomes Championship
8th - Seniors Texas Scramble
10th - Ladies PING Four ball better ball
13th - Men's Monthly Medal
Are you in need of a new golf bag?
We have just taken delivery of the new line up of golf bags with some exciting new colours from PING. Prices start from just £59.99 and as you can see in the pictures below the new bags look great. Come along to the Pro Shop to see for yourself.
PING Demo Wedges and Putters
For one week only we have a selection of PING Glide wedges and Cadence putters available for you to demo on the putting green and chipping green. PING really have thought of every detail when designing the new Glide wedges which include a longer grip to allow you to grip down more on those delicate shots.
The Cadence putters come in two varieties, Heavy or standard. If you are struggling with your putting then come and see us this week and we will be more than happy to help you and explain which putter would be best for you and help reduce those three putts.
If you'd like to book your FREE demo please click here.
New FootJoy Shirts
Summer is here, well it's meant to be and I have just taken delivery of a lovely selection of men's golf polo shirts from FootJoy.
These fantastic shirts include ProDry fabic technology which helps to keep you cool with their moisture management properties.
We have a great selection on colours, styles and sizes available so come along to the Pro Shop to find out more.