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Rob McNicholas

Saffron Walden Golf Club PGA Golf Professional

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Competition news 

Tuck & Barker stays on course to carry off the Autumn Cup 

Played over 36 holes in the same day, the Autumn Cup is Saffron Walden's Golf Club test of endurance and consistency. Michael Barker played amazing golf for the first 18 holes, including 4 birdies, resulting in a score of nett 66, 6 shots under handicap for the first round. 

Knowing he had a lead of 4 shots going in to the second round, he admits to feeling nervous and got off to a shakey start, dropping shots to be 11 over par after 10 holes. Birdying the 13th helped Barker regain his focus, to end with a nett 74, total nett 140, 4 under par for the 2 rounds leaving him the winner by 2 shots from Ross Fraser. Fraser with rounds of nett 73 and 69 ended up with 142, 2 under.

The competition for the Gold Medallion, awarded for the best scratch scores, was tight, with Ollie Tuck's excellent second round of 70, 2 under par, saw him win on countback from James Sandford, as both finished with gross 149.

In the ladies competition, the small field was dominated by Jacquie Smith, whose nett 144 for the two rounds left her a comfortable winner by 11 shots from Sue Ward in second place.

Seniors section 

On August 25, the Seniors team lead by Chris Martin, match captain, enjoyed a good day's golf at Bourn. Thankfully the early morning heavy rain had petered out by the time the first group teed off. 

Although Saffron Walden lost 5-3, this still meant an aggregate 9-7 victory. 

A special mention to Alf Magona for winning nearest the pin on the 11th.

Millennium Week - the entry notice is in the changing room. Please add your name.

The Seniors AGM & Prize Giving will take place after lunch on Friday, 7 October

See you all there.

Malcolm Thorne

Pros news

On Monday morning this week Sarah and I went to the Titleist National Fitting Centre at St Ives for Brand Training & Fittings for the new 917 driver & fairway wood. 

The new products provides increased speed for more distance, even on off-centre hits, along with the capability for precise customisation so every player can get the most out of every drive. 

Sarah gained an extra 19 yards over her 913 Driver... can you beat this? 

Click here to watch Sarah in action.

Look out in the shop for your chance to try the new drivers and fairways at the end of September.

Click here to get in touch if you would like to be one of the first to be fitted for the 917 range.


Club events 

Last week we ran a a coaching session at Sampford Youth Club on behalf of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund charity, and it was great to see so many youngsters enjoying a game they may not normally have access to.

The charity raises funds to support children and young people, primarily in the Uttlesford area.

Click here to find out more about the fund.


Demo day 

Mizuno Demo Day - Wednesday, 5 October

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a demo day with Mizuno on Wednesday, 5 October here at Saffron Walden. This is the perfect opportunity to try out the superb JPX ranges of drivers and woods, plus the super new JPX900 range of irons that we announced in last week's newsletter.

If you missed this, click here to find out more including some videos of Callum in action.

FREE fitting slots will be available from 12pm - 5pm, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Click here to get in touch if you would like to reserve a fitting slot.

Motocaddy DHC

Motocaddy in control
If you play your fair share of hilly courses, you may be interested by Motocaddy’s new S1 DHC (Downhill Control). It offers all the features of the standard S1, with the addition of some innovative new technology, ideal for undulating courses.

Learn more

Club News
Lots of people have asked which swing model they are and how do they know which one will suit them. Here is a straight forward test to see which model will suit your overall flexibility, strength and physical condition.Read more...

Club News
Two common faults I often see with a driver set up when teaching are; weight too left sided , and open shoulder alignment. These are both caused by the alteration with the ball position for the driver. As it's moved left in the stance for a right handed player, the weight tends to go with it, and the shoulders open at the same time.Read more...

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Rob McNicholas, Saffron Walden Golf Club, Windmill Hill, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BX

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