MOT Your Game
The importance of re-gripping:
Worn and shiny grips can cause you to play loose shots that wreck your round. We can help you fix this is no time at all. Not only that but we can discuss your grip options.
Recent research revealed that 75% of you haven't been re-gripped in the last year. Furthermore, 65% of you haven't been measured for the correct grip thickness. These are stats we want to address because we know how easily we can rectify the problem.
If you aren't considering changing your clubs this season then this is a good option for you to take so your clubs aren't too dated.
Come into the shop for a cheap and quick re-grip or to discuss your options.
Last Tuesday on 24th February the ladies took part in a stableford competition.
40 ladies took part in the comp with field being split into 2 divisions. In division 2 Sheila Earl came 3rd with 31 points, 2 shots clear of her in 2nd was Margaret Simons with 33 points. But in the lead with a very respectable 34 points was Jennifer Purves. In Division 1 Nicky Markland came 3rd with 28, Alexandra Forbes came 2nd with 32 and out in front, again with 34 points, was Josephine Harrison.
Saturday 28th February came the turn of the men. They played an AMAM competition with 31 players split into 10 teams. In the 3rd place with an impressive 75 points were the President, Oliver Cunningham and Joe Corrigan. Beating them by a card play-off in 2nd place were the Captain, Stephen Williams and Matthew Bowden. But out ahead with a great score of 76 points were Nick Hargreaves, Alistair Kennedy and Fred Bridge.
Well done to all our winners in last week's competitions and good see our new Captain and President amongst the prizes.
Can Rory McIlroy become only the 6th golfer to complete the career grand slam? Only five golfers have won all four of golf's modern Majors at any time during their careers, so can Rory join the great names such as Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. McIlroy won last year's Open and PGA Championship - to add to his PGA victory in 2012 and US Open title from 2011 - and will go to Augusta in April trying to become the sixth man to complete a career grand slam of all four current majors.
As usual we are doing our Masters sweepstake, we will be taking the top 50 players in the world and assigning each member to one of the tour pros. It will cost £10 per player and the prizes will be as follows:
1st Prize - Callaway XR Driver
2nd Prize - Nike Covert 2.0 Hybrid
3rd Prize - Nike VR Pro 60 Degree Lob Wedge
Lynx Demo Day
On 2nd April 11am-3pm we are having a Lynx Demo Day. Lynx have really burst back onto the golf scene and some of their new products we are very excited about. To come and have a go with Lynx's new range of clubs come into the shop or ring to book a spot. So have a chance with the new Lynx Boom Boom Irons or the Lynx Gold Irons book your spot today by clicking here.
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington thinks he has found the "mental edge" he has been missing after ending a seven-year wait for a title on either the PGA Tour or European Tour. The 43-year-old Irishman beat American rookie Daniel Berger, 21, in a play-off to win the rain-delayed Honda Classic.
Harrington sealed victory on the second extra hole and qualifies for the Masters after missing out in 2014. Berger posted a six-under 64 to tie with Harrington. Overnight leaders Ian Poulter and Paul Casey finished joint third on five under, alongside Scotsman Russell Knox. Poulter found the water five times as he shot a four-over 74. Jamie Donaldson was always in and around the top bunch but could never quite find his scintillating best to take the lead. Padraig Harrington will play at Augusta in April by virtue of his victory in the Honda Classic, with winners of PGA Tour events between each Masters receiving an invitation to the next tournament. Harrington missed his first Masters since he made his debut in 2000 last year.