Finally it has been confirmed that Rory will compete at Whistling Straits, in this year’s USPGA championship. This can only be great for golf to see the world number 1 go up against Jordan Spieth and the rest of the best players in the world for the final major of the year.
I know that I will be glued to the TV to see how these guys handle a course that has over 1000 bunkers on! Last week, we had our Pro Am event, which was a lot drier than last year. It is always alot of work before hand by the professional staff and the greenkeepers to get the club ready to get the day organised and to get the teams arranged.
I would like to thank Ian, Matt and the Green staff for their hard work I know a number of them put a lot of overtime in to get the course in great condition for the day. I would also like to thank all of the sponsors who supported the event, without them the event does not take place, and finally to all the members who either ball spotted, bunker raked or entered a team, this is a day for you to enjoy and I hope you did just that.
Pro Am Results
Professionals - 1st James Taverner 64 2nd Edward Morton 68 2nd Stuart Brown 68 4th Alan Fletcher 69 Team prize Winners - Ollie Rust, David Quinney, James Merrills - 14 under Par Team Score
Junior Students killing it this summer
Over the past 2-3 years, I have worked hard to build on the portfolio of junior students I have with the aim of getting them to compete to the best of their ability, and not just coach them swing changes but coach them attitude, mindset and the great game of golf. As a coach there is nothing more exciting and I cannot be more thankful than when I get texts from students who have committed to work with me and now are seeing the fruits of their labour.
Ella Mason - Check out these results from the stable of juniors Ella Mason- being one of my youngest students Ella has pushed on incredibly this year, so much so that Sunday saw her shoot 7 under her handicap in the Ely ladies Championships.
She has worked hard to reduce her handicap and will be one of the youngest players to represent CHLGA in the girls county week. She has come down from 19 to 11.8 in the first 6 months of the year.
Ollie Rust - Loses in a playoff in the county boys championships after shooting 75-73 at Bourn, then travels to the reid trophy (England U14’s) and apart from a poor 3rd round made the cut for the first time and competed for the first 2 days. A great achievement to push forward.
Jack Thorpe - A tough start to the year from Jack after he finished so strongly last year, but that has not stopped is work ethic and after a great win in the Dereham Junior Open Jack has now reduced his handicap from 17 to 13 this year.
Chloe Ashman - After doing incredibly well in her exams, Chloe has had to work harder on her game around the stresses of school. After a good start the summer holidays she won the Gog Magog junior open and is now playing off 8.
Over the next couple of months these guys will be sitting down to work out, reflect and plan their winter programs. I have tailored packages in place for junior development, which if you are interested let me know. I only accept players after an initial discussion and have only 4 openings left for junior elite players this winter.
Check out Ollie’s mid season tune up
Ollie often gets a little lazy in his posture, the more he plays the more we have to keep an eye it. You can also see how Ollie then loses his connection in the first movement of the takeaway. The great news for Ollie is that he understands this and at this time of the season this is merely housekeeping due to his winter work.
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