Jos Smith Cup
Sunday was the Jos Smith Cup here at the club and we were lucky enough to kick the competition off with some FREE golf balls for all players, courtesy of Srixon. It meant that players were quizzed on the golf ball they currently use, what they wanted from a golf ball and also some recommendation from us here in the shop.
The weather favoured good scoring conditions and this was apparent as we were checking in the score cards, with three players tied for the lead on 65. It seemed like nobody wanted to win the competition, as between the three players there had been plenty of stories of high scores in places.
The eventual winner on count back was Jesus Nieto, who, having been told by another member that he hadn't won, had gone home! So sadly we couldn't present him with his trophy in front of the members, but Jesus did return to the club Wednesday and we were able to present him with his trophy, crystal and prize voucher. The other two players who deserve a mention were Jeff Simmons and Roger Wildig, well done chaps, maybe next time.
72 hole challenge
On Thursday we had 12 hardy souls arrive bright and early here at the club, ready to take on a 72 hole challenge for charity. I believe the first round got under way around 5.30am and they were able to make the most of the empty golf course and cooler conditions and complete this nice and quickly. The team were out there to raise money for Ava's Sweet Dreams in aid of SANDS charity for still births and neonatal deaths, something that was close to the hearts of the team as a friend had been directly affected by this. Keep an eye out on the club website, as I'm sure Declan will be posting a review of the day as well as a thank you to all those that have donated to the charity and supported them on the day. I am told the group finished up around 9pm last night and that David Barnett took their individual prize with over 150 stableford points during the four rounds. Well done again guys.
Looking for a new pair of shoes?
The warmer weather has seen many of you heading to the pro shop to enquire on summer shoes, with the question being raised, 'Do I really need a pair for summer?' Well of course the salesman in me says yes of course you need to come into my shop and buy a new pair of shoes! But what I try and give people is the answer from a golfing point of view. Firstly spiked shoes in any form (metal or soft) are designed to give you grip by digging into the surface and in the summer when that surface is hard, the spikes struggle to dig in as much, so you may experience loss of grip. The summer shoe and its 'pimples' are designed to grip the surface, but don't need to dig in too much to make them work. They are also designed very similar to a training shoe and therefore keep the feet comfortable during the warmer climates. Not only that, but if you designate a pair of shoes for summer and pair of shoes for the winter, then both pairs will last you a little longer! Now you won't hear that from the salesman!
Come in and have a look, we have FootJoy and Puma summer shoes in the shop for ladies and gents and if we haven't got the colour and size you are after, then I can order them in for you, ready for the next time you play. Click here to get in touch for more information.