The Ryder Cup starts next week. What do you think the score will be? I really hope it will be a European win and a record margin would be nice.
Another man intent only breaking records is Mike Turnock. Mike beat his age the other day using his newly custom fitted PING S55 irons. Mike shot a gross 73 the first time he used his new irons over 18 holes. Mike has dabbled with having a new set for some years and he settled on the PING S55's which are a fantastic club.
Mike's score was undoubtedly down his skill level as a golfer, but it also helps having a set irons that are specifically set up for your game. We are all custom fitting specialists at the club and we all play with custom fitted clubs. If I did not use a set of irons set up to my stature and swing I would have serious problems with my golf. I use PING i25 irons that are set up at 1.5 degrees flat. That is PING's purple lie angle.
If I used a set that was a standard lie I would more likely hit the ball to the left of the target. That is because a set that is a standard lie angle would be too upright for me and a set that is too upright is more likely to hit the ball left.
It is extremely easy to check if your irons are set up correctly for you. All you have to do is click here and request an appointment to check the lie angle of your clubs or test a new set on our FlightScope launch monitor to see if they improve on what you currently use.
Our club outpointed teams from seven other clubs in Beds and Bucks to retain a coveted trophy by a record-breaking margin. Led by Leighton Captain Derek Lindley, the eight-man team returned home with the Bedfordshire Captain's Inter Club trophy just a year after winning it. The team amassed a record 175 points to beat South Bedfordshire by 15 points, with hosts Beds & County taking third spot with 159 pts.
Other clubs taking part were Aspley Guise, Dunstable Downs, Buckingham, John O'Gaunt and the Bedfordshire.
Club Captain Derek teamed up with President David Hawkins to get Leighton off to a flying start with 43 points in the betterball stableford event, and Vice Captain Steve Leng and Matt Hill doubled the Leighton total with a similar return. The "Red and White Roses" pairing of Stuart Oliver and John Preston contributed 42 points with Peter Townley and John Smith hitting the joint highest score of the day, a 47 point haul, losing out for a prize on countback after Martin McDermott and Paul Burgess of South Beds were adjudged to have a better score over the last six holes. Matt Hill also hit the longest drive of the day to win an individual award.
Said Captain Lindley:
"Retaining this trophy is a great feather in the cap for Leighton and winning it by such a large margin was the icing on the cake."
Pictured Leighton Captain Derek Lindley and team are presented with the Inter-Club Challenge trophy by Geoff Comb, Captain of hosts Beds & County