Former Leighton Buzzard rugby legend and front row man Adrian Stephenson will take up the post of Vice Captain when current Vice Steve Leng is installed as Club Captain in January. Angela Samuels will take over from Debbie Pollard-Barns as Ladies Vice Captain when Debbie succeeds Jackie Stimpson as Captain in early November. He is also an elected member of the Management Comittee
Adrian took up golf and joined the Club 11 years ago after a ten-year stint in the engine room of Leighton rugby's third team. He also played cricket for Leighton Foresters (now called the Eggington Foresters) and helps run the Olde Foresters Golf Society, organising competitions to raise money for charity. Managing his own oil recycling business, Adrian is father of daughters Jodie, 22, and Naomi, 19, and sons Edward,12, and George, 8, who he is encouraging to take up the sport at which he now plays off a handicap of 10. He is also an elected member of the Leighton clubs' Management Committee.
His nomination as Vice Captain Elect will be tabled for ratification at the club's AGM in January. Angela has been a member of the Leighton club since 1986, and is a former winner of the Ladies Medal Cup. She also plays regularly with husband Richard, son Gavin and daughter Rebecca in club competitions of which she has won several. Richard, a bank relationship manager and five-handicap golfer, also plays for the club scratch team, while Rebecca plays off a handicap of 10. Scratch golfer Gavin, a former Bedfordshire County champion, turned professional last year and is currently recovering from a shoulder injury.
What makes the ball go up? You have to hit down to make the ball go up. I remember in 1999 I attended the European teaching conference in Malaga, Spain. One of the coaches speaking was a chap called Bill Ferguson. Mr Ferguson used to coach Colin Montgomerie many moons ago and has been England coach for some years. He certainly knows his stuff. I asked a technical question in a room full of golf professionals and he said "you don't need to know all of that, all you need to know is, to make the ball go down you hit up and to make the ball go up you hit down". I will never forget it as it was a great lesson to a young teaching professional learning his trade. Why make it more complicated than it needs to be?
So remember, to make that ball go up you need to hit down. Please have a look at my video and use it to help your game. If you would like help with your game please click here to enquire about booking a session.
PING Demo Day
We now only have 1 appointment available to book.
We have managed to secure another PING demo day. This is rare as PING accounts only tend to have one a year. I have managed to persuade my PING rep to give me another one. It is on Friday 28th November between 11amm and 3pm. You will be able to try the new PING G30 driver which hits the ball a country mile. I am using the driver and fairway wood and I am loving them. The G30 irons are also fantastic but I feel the winner in the range of irons is the Karsten range. Everyone that has used them on the Flightscope launch monitor has absolutely nailed them. We will only have 8 2 appointments available. I would normally have more but due to the time of year it may rain. If it does rain we will be indoors, which means we can only see one person at a time. Please have a look at the video and see why the new G30 is receiving such amazing reviews.
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