Despite some horrendous weather delays from torrential rain and gale force winds, the quality of golf on show during The Open at St Andrews was fantastic. With so many highlights during a week which saw Zach Johnson win on 15 under par following a play-off with Louis Oosthuizen and Mark Leishman, it is safe to say that you can't beat a week of major championship golf! Johnson's win again goes to show that sometimes precision trumps power as he was by no means the longest professional at St Andrews, but was definitely one of the straightest. Many thanks to all of you who entered this year's Open sweepstake, the lucky recipients of the pro shop vouchers go to:
72 Hole Board - First place - Russ Nubley (£225), tied second place - Barry Grundy and Steve Shew (£95), tied fourth place - Richard Parr and Cliff Sims (£15).
Cut Board - First place - Andy Dale (£225), tied second place - Michael Blackburn and Richard Boniface (£75).
Congratulations also go to Helen and Kelvin Moore who won the play-off for the McBirnie Fourball Better Ball after they defeated Pam and Richard Rust in an incredibly close match. After 18 holes the match came down to the final putt on the final green with Helen and Kelvin winning by a single point.
It has been fantastic to see so many of you take part in our Wednesday evening stableford and supper events in recent weeks. If you know you will be staying for dinner, please can you book a table directly with the catering department in advance as it helps Andrew and his team to plan and prepare for dinner service.
Celts vs. English Match
Finally, entries for this year's Celts vs. English match on Saturday, 26 September are now open via the sign-up sheet on the main noticeboard. The format of the day is arrival drinks, golf at 1pm, followed by a two course dinner and entertainment by Comedian John Ryan with the cost per person of £35.
Please be aware that Simon will be starting his second week of scheduled course maintenance on Monday, 3 August. During the following days there will be some disruption to the playing surfaces, with the work likely to be completed by the end of that week. Although it is frustrating to have to disrupt the playing surfaces in the middle of the summer, the course will reap the benefits later in the year and over the winter months.
Tee reservations this week:
Wednesday, 22 July - No tee reservations
Thursday, 23 July -
Friday, 24 July - Ladies vs. Tyrrells Wood 10:30am 1st Tee
Saturday, 25 July - No tee reservations
Sunday, 26 July -
Monday, 27 July - Junior Rookie Tour event. Course closed 11am - 4pm.
Tuesday, 28 July - Ladies Captain's Prize and Lunch AM Only
Wednesday, 29 July - Vets' Invitation Day (course closed until 11:30am)
Thursday, 30 July - No tee reservations
Upcoming Social Events
Saturday, 25 July - Blues Night
Thursday, 3 September - "Beautiful" Theatre Trip
There is limited availability for all events - please contact Sally in the office asap to book your spot or click here to get in touch for more information!
Titleist ball fitting day
On Wednesday, 19 August our local Titleist rep Ben Welch will be at Cuddington to hold a ball fitting day. This will give you the opportunity to try all of Titleist's ball offerings and to find the one that suits your game best. The 30 minute sessions will be based primarily around the short game, with Ben also explaining what benefits each ball will offer to your full shots. To secure your appointment please click here to get in touch.
Deal of the week!
Titleist are running yet another fantastic promotion at the moment, this time on their NXT Tour range. While stocks last you can buy two dozen of the NXT Tour or NXT Tour S ball, a Titleist cap and a Titleist pitchfork all for the great price of only £65.
With a saving of around £30 on the normal retail price for everything in the offer we don't expect them to last long.
Attention all lady members! Much of our Golfino range this summer is now on sale, with discounts of up to 50% OFF available on selected garments. These items will only be available while stocks last so make sure you visit the ladies section in the shop soon to grab yourself a bargain!
Bushnell Lasers & GPS
This week we have taken delivery of two new Bushnell models to go alongside our existing stock. The Tour X is Bushnell's most advanced laser to date, allowing you to disable the slope option by changing the viewing piece making it legal for tournament play. It also boasts six times magnification and has a red and black display option which makes it perfect for use during summer and winter. We also now stock the Ghost model which is perfect for those who want a GPS device that you can attach to your bag without needing to wear a watch and is available in a variety of colours.