Sumner wins the Queen Elizabeth Salver
Congratulations to David Sumner on his maiden major victory. The golf course is playing at its best with many members scratching their heads, wondering why it's so tough to get a decent score.
"Fairways, greens, tees are perfect, just can't score" the words of many.
Dean Wingrove, Order Of Merit.
Points awarded to the top twenty players in each of the majors.
Leading the way with 57 points is Adam Manton
2nd - Louis Laville - 43 pts
3rd - Peter Boyle - 39pts
4th - David Edmonds - 33pts
5th - Hugo Conway - 33pts
We are at the halfway stage gents so keep going.
Someone said to me, think of 3 things each day you are thankful for. It will make things fall into place if you are sometimes feeling a little low. How lucky are we to have such a wonderful place to play the game that we love so much.
1 - My lovely lads that give you and me so much on a day to day basis.
2 - My beautiful girl, Honey rider who makes me laugh every day.
3 - This beautiful golf club that I owe so much.
Just try it, think of 3 things each day you are thankful for.
Hole-out without fear
Holing short putts is critical if you're to compile a good round; it can save a poor score and turn an average one into a competitive total. The pros on TV make it look easy, but even they struggle, so there's no need to panic if you're having difficulties from six feet and in.
Confidence is a key factor, so here's a top tip for you to work with on the putting green, one that helps you to stop looking for the ball, which is a common fault.
When you're worried about the result it's understandable that you might look where the ball is heading almost before you've even hit it. So, try putting a marker underneath the ball and keep focused on that after you've hit the ball. This will help maintain stability in your technique.
There are plenty of tips out there to help putting, but this drill is simple and can work wonders. Give it a go and hopefully you'll reap the rewards.
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or speaking to my team in the pro shop.