The 50th and 75th Anniversary Trophies were played over the Easter Weekend, both were hard fought for with close finishes, being decided on count-back. Phil Coumbe managed to win the 75th Anniversary Trophy from Dave Banwell, both with 39pts, Simon Goodall and Richard Harris came joint 3rd with 38pts. The 50th Anniversary Trophy had three players tied on 36pts, Dave Nero managed to come out the winner with Mark McLoughlin 2nd and Oliver Mortimer 3rd.
On Easter Monday the Millennium Texas Scramble took place with wonderful weather and the big hitting group of Colin Beesley, David Jones, Graham Hazell and Dave Evans took full advantage by going round in 58 shots, nett 52.3. In 2nd place was Dan Lamont, Oliver Mortimer, Gary Bennett and Ben Hazell with nett 54.5. 3rd were Lance Lawes, Brian Wilson, Pete Townley and Pete Burgoyne with nett 55.3.
Charity Fund Raisers
Mark McLoughlin (Sparky) is training hard to compete in The Ridgeway 40 where he will be running the distance to raise funds for Keech Hospice Care on Saturday 9th May. He is hoping to return to the club during the Captains Speakeasy Jazz Night. To read more please click here.
If you would like to donate please click here. Mark's training must also be helping his golf as he finished runner up in the 50th Anniversary Trophy.
I am also putting myself to the test by cycling to Spain with Morley Smith at the end of June for around 11days, 1000 miles. Morley and I cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats many years ago now and we are now taking on the Continent. It will be a tough gruelling challenge if Lands End to John O'Groats is anything to go by but I am sure we will endure the suffering. I remember one part of the ride was extremely wet and windy and it took all day to get in to the B & B. I had to laugh because at the peak of the rain I cycled past a taxi that had Samaritans written all over it.
I will also be raising funds for Keech Hospice Care. In addition In addition I will be raising funds for Willen Hospice as they cared for my Father when he passed away. Hopefully the ride is mostly downhill. Donations can be made to Keech Hospice by clicking here. To donate to Willen Hospice please click here.
We have two fitting days coming up where you'll be able to try all the new products both companies are offering.
Wilson is holding a Fitting Day on May 5th between 2pm and 6pm. You'll have the chance to try all their latest products from their super lite D200 series to their FG Tour blades.
Callaway also have a Fitting Day on May 15th between 2pm and 6pm. You can try the XR and Big Bertha ranges and see which one comes out best.
If you would like to come and have a go just book yourself an appointment with us in the Pro Shop or alternatively click here.
Places are limited so please contact us as soon as you can.
Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Open Day 26th April
From 1pm we are having an Open Day. Anyone who would like to come and try out our beautiful golf course and the facilities will be welcome.
- Play 9 holes with a member and join the Club Captains, Steve and Debbie for drinks and refreshments.
- Discover how easy and affordable it is via our very innovative and flexible membership schemes.
- New to golf? Then give golf a try via our 4 week golf introduction for only £20 including coaching from our brilliant professionals.
- Discover the friendliest golf club in Bedfordshire, and it's right on your doorstep.
Dates for the Diary
Saturday 11th April - Junior Tavistock Trophy - 11.45-1.15pm
Sunday 12th April - Mens Monthly Medal - 7.00-1.00pm
Tuesday 14th April - Ladies Stableford - 10.30-2.30pm
Wednesday 15th April - Mens Midweek Medal - 7.00-12.30pm