Wells Stragglers News
On Sunday the Wells Stragglers played away at Tall Pines and even with the noise of planes taking off and landing every few minutes, Wells won 3&2. Steve Porter and Gary Leigh won 4&3, Terry Searle and Bill Levell lost 2&1, Terry Pearce and Richard Mansfield won by two, John Baker and Bernhard Young lost 2&1 and finally John Hockey and Philip Kenworthy won 4&3. A very good result. A very good course with super fast greens and certainly a very welcoming opposition team.
Avalon League Match vs. Weston-Super-Mare
A tightly fought match resulted in two wins, two halves and one loss meaning a 3 - 2 win for Wells. Mike McKay and Jamie Marklew won 6&4, Tim Harris and Glen Crocker won 3&2. Their were halves for Simon Jackson and Pete Walker and Andy Williams with Avalon League debutant Nigel Goodwin. Paz Norman and James Church were up against it the last match losing 3&2.
Why you should enter the Club Championships...
The Club Championships take place on Saturday, 15 July and Sunday, 16 July. There is only ever one Club Champion, but this year we are extending the supporting prizes to all divisions enabling all members to participate for an award and prize money at our most prestigious event. As usual the Champion and runner-up will be awarded on gross score across the two days of competition. This year the prize categories are being extended to Divisions One, Two and Three for the men along with bronze and silver for the ladies, based on their best gross score on either of the two days… so we all have two opportunities to win. No player can win more than one prize and players can opt to play on one day only. The entry fee is £5 for one day, or £10 for the whole two day competition, but with a FREE bacon roll and coffee for those who compete on both days. This year the prizes include:
- Club Champion Trophy - £80.
- Runner-up - £40.
- Men's Best Nett - Hawksgill Trophy - £30.
- Ladies Champion - £50.
- Ladies Runner-up - £40.
- Ladies Best Nett - Silver Plate - £30.
- Men's Division One Winner - Silver Salver - £20.
- Men's Division Two Winner - Silver Salver - £20.
- Men's Division Three Winner - Silver Salver - £20.
- Ladies Bronze Winner - £20.
- Ladies Silver Winner - £20.
In addition twos will win a sleeve of balls.
Phil White is through to Final Qualifying for the Open Championship
On Monday, 27 June I accompanied longstanding Wells' member and Somerset County Star Phil White to the Regional Qualifying round of this year's Open Championship, held at Little Aston Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield. This was the first of two qualifying stages, a very tough task and to progress to the Final Qualifying you must finish in the top eight out of 102 competitors. I had the pleasure of caddying for Phil during the qualifying. The course presented many challenges one of which was to drive the ball into the right areas of the fairways to be able to attack the flags which where all tucked away into vary sneaky positions with greens that where running very quickly. It was an absolute pleasure to watch Phil plot his way round the course hitting the ball as beautifully as ever, knowing that you need to have a very high finish to get through can be a very stressful ordeal, but not with Phil...this was about as stress free as it gets. Phil finished on one-under-par to finish tied fourth and it could of so easily have been even better. Phil will now go through to Final Qualifying next week at Notts Golf Club, where two good rounds will see him play amongst the world's elite in golf's biggest Major Championship. This is a fantastic achievement and all of us here at the club wish him the very best for Final Qualifying. I will once again be caddying for Phil so will be able to update you all in next week's newsletter.
Zippo Sunglasses - Now in Store
With the sun now turned all the way up to eleven, it is important to keep those precious eyes protected. To help you get your optical pleasure, we have the fantastic range of Zippo Sport Sunglasses now in stock. These great accessories come in a variety of colours and styles to suit any preference you may have. These glasses feature polarized lenses reducing glare and increasing your overall comfort while out on the golf course. It doesn't end there folks, you also get a hard case and lens cloth with every pair, all for only £34.95.
Click here to reserve yours today.
Skechers Go Golf Range
The Skechers Go Golf range are the latest addition from Skechers and come in spiked and non-spiked spiked versions of the Offical 'Tour Worn' Elite golf shoe. Optimize your game like a pro wearing the Skechers shoes featuring a premium leather upper with H2GO shield seam-sealed waterproof protection. With a sleek, low profile, quick release, full contact outsole design and the high performance 5GEN cushioned insole providing outstanding comfort. In store we have a wide range of both gent's and ladies shoes, so why not try them on yourself and step into something unbeatable?
Picture the scenario...
You have a round of golf with the family planned and you're keen to impress. As you have some free time the day before, you decide to come down the club and play some holes to get rid of any rust in your game. When you come off the final green your electric trolley starts to play up and cuts out by the time you get to the car park. You start to fear the worst as you push it round to the pro shop as you might have to cancel the game with your family the following day. A member of the team inspects your trolley and tells you it's in need of a service, but we won't have it ready in time for your game tomorrow.
This is where our Courtesy Cart comes in... Whilst your trolley is in with us for a service we can now offer you our Courtesy Cart to use the following day when you play, meaning you can take to the course with the family as planned. Panic over. It's a fantastic benefit that we're delighted to provide for our members, so if you're thinking of buying an electric trolley this year then you'll certainly have peace of mind thanks to this new service.