Good evening all, I hope you have all enjoyed your long weekend thanks to the bank holiday and have had chance to play some golf. I was busy teaching, but found time to celebrate my sisters birthday at the Gin Festival in Hull. I am not normally a gin fan, but my sister was determined to find a gin that I liked, so after quite a few attempts I actually found a couple I liked. Not sure if gin drinking will become a regular thing for me, but it does give me another option next time I am at the bar.
We are now less than two weeks away from the second major of the year with the US Open starting at Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania on Thursday 16th June. Last year Jordan Spieth took his second major of the year with a one stroke victory over Dustin Johnson (currently the best golfer never to win a major?) at the controversial Chambers Bay. Bumpy greens, uneven tees and tees in different places each day made it a course the players were very critical about. Personally I liked the idea that the US Golfing Association (USGA) had to make the course extremely different on each day, but I thought that the course needed a couple more years to mature before a major was played on it.
As for who will win, it's very hard to see past the top three in the world. Both Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth have won in their back gardens in recent weeks and you know Jason Day will be close to top form. I am not going to stick my neck and say who I think will win as there is still a bit of time before it gets under way. I will give you my thoughts on who might do well and why in next weeks blog.
Speaking of Major championships I am sure that most of you have seen my posts on social media during the Masters about organising a trip to Augusta. It's taken me a bit of time, but I have spoken to quite a few different companies and managed to get this package put together:
April 3rd – Arrive at Augusta
April 4th – Play golf
April 5th – Watch The Masters practice day at Augusta
April 6th – play golf
April 7th – Watch the 2nd round of The Masters
April 8th – Play golf
April 9th – Watch the final round of The Masters
April 10th – Depart Augusta
The River Golf Club, Augusta
The Reserve Club, Augusta
Jones Creek Golf Club, Augusta
The price of the trip is £5,000, which includes flights, accommodation, transfers, golf and Masters ticket’s. I have seen Master’s trips starting at a cheaper price, but that is only for shared accommodation which is 1 hour away and not including any golf, so I strongly believe you are going to get an amazing experience.
This trip is limited to 11 people due to the nature of the trip and to have the correct numbers for the golf and houses. The itinerary can be altered to suit players wanting to play less golf, but this may incur a small charge. I have given the people who showed an initial interest the first option of joining me on this amazing trip and so far 5 people have confirmed that they want to go. Now they have had first choice I am now opening it up to everyone else, if you would like anymore information then please get in touch with me in the shop or on 07745543940.
I sincerely hope you consider joining me on this once in a lifetime trip.
Last Wednesday was the final After Work Club and sadly because of the poor conditions could not go ahead. Rather than delay the session by a week I have taken the steps to cancel the on course sessions and start the sessions up again next Wednesday 8th June. The After Work Club has been extremely popular this year with at least 8 pupils turning up to each session. Each session we look at a different aspect of the game and find out what part of that aspect you need improving on. Using competitive games and tuition from me we find the best way to take your game to the next level. These sessions are aimed at players of all abilities from the single figure golfer to the absolute beginner. Please have a look at the poster I have attached for all the dates
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