Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
I was talking to a member the other day about having trouble with downhill lies. We talked about not using a club that is unrealistic for the lie he was on. A lot of people try to bite off more than they can chew. It is natural because we are human and we want a better result, but control is required to be successful.
Unfortunately, the situation may not allow us to take a 3 wood as 5 iron might be the better option. We have a number of downhill lies on our course, for example, the 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 15th, the mound on the 16th and the 18th. When playing a shot from a downhill lie aim left of the target as the ball is more likely to fade and place the ball more opposite your higher foot and your weight on the lower foot. This set up will help you to play a downhill lie.
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Girls Golf Rocks Success
Our campaign to encourage more girls to take up golf and learn skills that will last them a lifetime has proved to be a great success. Of the 16 who joined our two hour long "Girls Golf Rocks" taster sessions at Leighton, 14 have signed up for a five-week follow-on course.
I have been well supported by County Girls Captain Freya Daniels and County players Louise Eddy, Chantal Fontaine-Geary and Olivia Campbell. We also had Junior organiser Gill Ladd and our own recently qualified PGA Level 1 volunteer coaches Paula Cox and Barbara Bradley and Liz Bagshaw. Thank you to all who have helped.
Immediate past Seniors Captain Robbie John won the April Midweek Stableford with 40 pts, one clear of new member Brandon Sanders. Steve Shepherd took third place with 38pts, one clear of Mark Hammond, Kenneth Bailey, Tony Simpson, Jeff Hooper, Peter Taylor and Simon Rose.
Brandon Waddington and Ollie Banwell won for Leighton juniors in their Vale League match against Beadlow Manor. Though Ed Stephenson halved his match, Leighton lost 3-2.
Judy Ammon finished top qualifier in Ladies Challenge Cup competition, her nett 70 earnt her a one shot reduction in her handicap to 12. Norma Stevens-Hack, Chris Rimme, Anne Tilbury, Beryl Wood, Elsa King, Betty Bluett and Chris Purkiss will all contest the final.
Anne Tilbury was top scorer in Leighton Ladies May stableford, her 38 point haul winning the Silver Division top spot, three shots clear of Lynne Newnham. Lesley Brazier won the Bronze "A" section with 32pts, two clear of Barbara Bradley, with Christine Bateman winning Bronze "B" on countback from Virginia Gillette after both finished with 33pts.
Leighton Ladies won their opening shield match against Mount Pleasant 6-1, with team members being skipper Avril Simpson, Patti Marriott, Val Berry, Beryl Wood, Margaret Osborne, Chris Rimmer and Stephanie Howlett.
This Week's Events
- Saturday 13th May: Mid Handicap team: 12.00am-1.15pm
- Sunday 14th May: Club Medal: 7.00am-2.00pm
- Monday 15th May: No reservations
- Tuesday 16th May: Senior Ladies Qualifier: Both 1st 10.15am-2.30pm & 10th tees 10.30am-2.30pm
- Wednesday 17th May: Midweek Medal: 7.00am-12.30pm
- Thursday 18th May: No reservations
- Friday 12th May: Golf Society: 12.20pm-2.00pm
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Maurice Campbell, Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3JF
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