Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
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|Leighton Buzzard Golf Club - Golf Director|
The Open Championship is underway and it will be an exciting four days of golf. If the weather is calm I'm sure the scoring will be very low, however if the wind blows and the rain comes down it is a very different challenge and the players who move the ball a lot in the air, like Bubba Watson, may well struggle. Here's a quote from his pre Championship press conference. "I just move it a lot. And it's not because I want to. I want to be like the greats of the game, hit the ball dead straight, I just can't do it. I've never tried to do it and I don't want to change my game. I'm doing okay right now, you know. I'm getting to play The Open Championship, so my moving the ball is doing okay. It's just I move it so much, I've got a -- at certain golf tournaments I've got to figure out how to hit it straighter, especially in heavy winds."
It will also be five times winner Tom Watson's last Open Championship so I'm sure there will be many pictures taken on the Swilken Bridge as he walks up the 18th hole, hopefully on Sunday and not on Friday. As I write this I am keeping an eye on the scoreboard and one player has birdied the first four holes so it seems to be relatively calm at the start of play today, it will be interesting to see if his form continues but also players can get lucky with their start times as the wind may pick up this afternoon and just avoiding St Andrews many bunkers will be tough enough. So enjoy the golf at St Andrews in what I think is the best Championship in the world.
Click here to see Luke Donald demonstrating some bunker play.
Tricky, blustery, scoring conditions made the July Medal a tough one to win. Our Club President, John Preston won the Medal on countback from Bryan Bateman and Paul Ahmet who all scored nett 69. The only other players to break par were Simon Rossiter, Ken Wilson, Andy Ashall and Matt Tizzard with nett 70's.
John Conteh Golf Classic Series
Over the past two years we have held golf events across the UK in aid of the John Conteh Foundation, the winners of these events incredibly won their place in the final all expenses paid. However all is not lost you can now join the winning teams in the Grand Final in Orlando for an amazing team price of just £4995! This price includes: flights, accommodation, golf and a gala dinner.
Please click here to view the Florida brochure.
To register your interest please click here.
Saturday 18th July - Presidents Putter - 6.30am-2.00pm
Sunday 19th July - No reservations
Monday 20th July - Junior Stableford - 1.15am-12.00pm
Tuesday 21st July - Ladies 1st round Handicap Cup - 9.45am-12.15am
Wednesday 22nd July - Men's Midweek Medal 7.00am-12.30pm
Thursday 23rd July - TIGS Golf Society 1.00pm-2.00pm
Friday 24th July - Seniors/Juniors Kingston Cup 8.45am-10.30am
Beds Teachers Golf Society 10.50am-12.15pm
Last chance to win…
… the Zip Neck Saltire sweater in 100% lambswool as worn by the victorious European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles, a quality garment that’s well worth winning - but, be quick!
The best things in life are…
FREE! Actually, electric trolleys are pretty good too and here’s your chance to discover the true value for yourself by taking the Motocaddy S1 Electric for a FREE 18-hole trial. Why? Less strain on your back, less fatigue, and an all-round more enjoyable experience out on the fairways. Just click the link below to print your voucher.
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I hope you enjoy the rest of the articles in this week's newsletter
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