Ever think "I'm playing great today and scoring really well" or had you're playing partner telling you this then proceed to witness a downward spiral in your performance? And think that you've just jinxed yourself. The key is not staying positive and avoiding the negative. The key is staying cool regardless of what thoughts pop up in your head, and therefore coming back to the shot at hand. Fast forwarding yourself into the future (good or bad) will also take away from quality shots in the moment. We can only experience what we are focusing on in the moment. Dwelling on past bad shots only manages to wind you up and lose confidence. So if you want to maintain a good score through to the end of the round try to stay focused only on the shot you are about to hit. It takes practice but it will help.
The July Midweek Medal had some great scoring, 20 players managed to beat the par of 71. Dave Nero cruised round for a nett 63 to beat Stuart Leslie and Callum Campbell by a shot.
The Senior Section took on the Junior Section in very wet conditions that sadly reduced the matches to nine holes and the rain only managed to dampen the juniors fire but managed to put the seniors fire out. The juniors managed to win 4 games to 2, the first time the juniors have won for many years.
The Junior Club Championship was played on Monday over thirty six holes. Junior Captain Josh Banwell won the Gross prize with scores of 74 and 75, Shin Bateman won the Nett, Freya Daniels won the Girls prize and Elin Tommey won the High Handicap front nine competition. They then played the Millenium Fourball Betterball competition on Wednesday where Callum Campbell and Shin Bateman took the honours.
New PING Irons Now in Store
PING GMAX irons
A hotter face for longer shots with the PING GMax Irons . The irons feature a revolutionary design that increases face flexing for faster ball speeds across the face creating increased distance. A longer blade length and increased offset add forgiveness and promote a higher launch, wide sole positions the centre of gravity low and back for more forgiveness and consistency. The irons have been designed with a 31% thinner perimeter face and top rail to create more flex for higher ball speeds. Each and every length and lofts have been optimized to increase your distance and promote higher trajectories for added stopping power. Straight-flight technology helps square face at impact for faster ball speeds and straighter results. The set comes fitted as standard with the CFS Distance shaft which has been designed to provide a mid trajectory ball flight.
PING i E1 irons
The iron heads have a thin top line to inspire more playabilty with less offset, the head and hosel have been designed for more workability and to provide optimum trajectory throughout the entire set. The irons have been designed to be more forgiving in the lower irons and more playable in the higher irons to give you the best trajectory and performance. A concealed custom tuning port has been positioned deeper into the cavity to align with the impact area of the club head for a more solid sound and feel. A Tungsten toe weight in 4 - 7 irons increases the forgiveness of the irons.
Please click here to watch a video on the New PING product range.
This week's pace of play tip
Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play. When near the green leave your bag in a place which enables you quick movement off the green towards the next tee. When the hole has been completed leave the green immediately.
Rules tip of the week
Rule 13-2. Improving lie, area of intended stance or swing, or line of play.
A player moved their ball whilst moving a bramble to be able to hit the ball. It is a two shot penalty for moving the bramble, one for moving the ball and one for not replacing it. A rule of golf many don't realise is that you can't move a bramble, and since we have so many (although fewer than before) we should let people know.
This week's events
Saturday 1st August - Club Championship 6.30am-1.00pm
Sunday 2nd August - Club Championship 6.30am-1.00pm
Monday 3rd August - LMS Golf Society 1.50pm-3.00pm
Tuesday 4th August - McKinnon Texas Scramble Shotgun start 9.00am
Wednesday 5th August - No reservations
Thursday 6th August - Junior Medal 10.45am-11.30am
Friday 7th August - Danbury Divot Diggers Golf Society 8.20am-9.45am & 1.50pm-3.15pm