Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
Dennis Jordan Foursomes Qualifier
The Dennis Jordan Foursomes qualifier was played last Saturday in some good conditions and in this difficult format the scoring was excellent, to guarantee a place in the knockout stage players needed to score 37pts or more. The best scorers on the day were the pairing of Colin Beesley & Graham Hazel after they scored an impressive 42pts, followed by the pairings of Paul Atkinson & David Hawkins with John Ager & Barry Wills all scoring 41pts.
Other pairings with a great score of 40pts were Dave Hanley & Trevor Stone, Steve Light & David Roffe, David & Josh Banwell and Julian Heffron & Len Neal.
How Many Different Short Game Shots Can You Play?
With the course conditions as they are at the moment with firm & fast greens, it is essential that your short game is in top condition. Having the ability to read the slopes, consider the lie and the speed of the green can lead to a variety of different shots that need to be played with different clubs.
You have to decide where you want to land the ball and do you want to hit the ball high or low. Players with a good short game will have practiced all sorts of shots from around the practice chipping area, getting used to seeing different ways to get the ball close to the hole. Many players without a great short game tend to practice the same chip shot time after time, repeating the same shot which doesn't give them the variety of shots required when on the golf course.
Next time your practicing your short game, put 3 balls in 5 different positions around the green and try to get each one close by hitting high, low and medium flighted shots, this will help you develop your visualisation and feel for the shot required on the golf course at any given time, enabling you to get up and down more often and lowering your scores.
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This Week's Events
- Saturday 6th May: Club Stableford: 7.00am-2.15pm
- Sunday 7th May: Mixed Match v The Bedford: 11.45am-1.00pm
- Monday 8th May: Seniors v Buckingham: 8.30am-10.30am
- Tuesday 9th May: Ladies Spring Meeting: Both 1st & 10th tees 8.15am-2.30pm
- Wednesday 10th May: Cricketers GS: 12.50pm-2.00pm
- Thursday 11th May: Ladies Open: Both 1st & 10th tees 9.30am-4.30pm
- Friday 12th May: Edmundson Electrical Ltd GS: 9.50am-11.30am
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|Video of the week|
This week sees the revolutionary new short form of golf - GolfSixes - take place at Centurion Club on the European Tour. If you don't know much about it be sure to watch this short video to find out everything you need to know.
I hope you enjoyed the newsletter and have a great weekend.
Maurice Campbell, Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3JF
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