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Like many of you, I sat watching the US Open at Merion, transfixed. Who remembers the Open at Royal Birkdale in 1998 where a young amateur Justin Rose claimed fourth place? He turned Professional the next day. He then went on an infamous cruel run of missing 21 cuts in a row on the tour; still a record today. His problems were compounded by losing his beloved father Ken, who died from leukaemia in 2002. "When I was missing 21 cuts in a row, I mean I was just trying to not fade away, really," Rose said. "I just didn't want to be known as a one-hit wonder, a flash in the pan. I believed in myself inherently. Deep down I always knew that I had a talent to play the game. And I simply thought that, if I put talent and hard work together, surely it will work out in the end, in the long run”. Justin was proved right. It was a long slog, but proof hard work and dedication may not always give instant results; but to all of us watching him win the US Open 15 years after Royal Birkdale - we became believers. Glen Head

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Having had one British major winner last month (how many of us thought Justin could have done a drive and 4 iron like that to the 18th!) can we see another at the British open this month? Obviously this event has the ‘Wimbledon effect’ where courses and shops see people out there trying their hand at this easy game!! or dusting off their old clubs and shoes to remember how they used to play. Four offers this month all in different categories, so something for clothing buyers, top end balls (the Z Star is Srixons Pro V1 equivalent so the offer is fantastic value), Electric trolley offer (let us also explain the merits of buying a lithium battery) and something to help you sharpen your short game with a Cleveland wedge offer. Best of luck to all the Brits in this years open and hopefully we’ll see you in our store soon. Phil

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LWGS - Work Experience at Wentworth Through previous years of good performances the Lee Westwood Golf School students were again invited to take part in work experience at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Before commencing their work the students attended the Pro-am where they met up with Lee and watched his round. Kindly Lee made time to interact with the students and provide a photo opportunity. The next day the work started. 26 students from both the Cheshire and Essex schools received the unique opportunity to be responsible for some of the carry boards and leader boards during the competition. Students with carry boards followed groups inside the ropes, getting a great view of first class golf and following some of the best golfers in the world including Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and of course Lee Westwood. This gave them Chris Payne of Harwich Essex with an amazing opportunity to gain an insight into players approach to the Lee Westwood game of golf. The other students were in charge of the leader boards and the media tent where they could watch the tour pros practice on the green and range. “This was an ideal opportunity for our students to see the level of performance that they are aspiring to achieve and witness up close how good that their Tournament Professional idols are. We hope this experience will inspire them to work even harder to achieve their goals” – Simon Dainty, LWGS Essex coach. 8


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Scade wins PGA East Anglian Championship James Scade, the 22-year old assistant at Little Channels GC, became PGA East Anglian champion at The Rayleigh Club. His two rounds of four under par 69 won him first prize of £2000 and put him three shots clear of joint runners-up Stuart Brown (Orton Meadows) and Crue Elliott (Sandy Lodge). It was the only Virgin Atlantic PGA East Region order of merit event in which Scade has taken part this year. He has been concentrating on the PGA Europro Tour in which he is 31st in their order of merit. Scade was one of the lucky ones who was safely back in the club house on the opening day when waterlogged greens caused such delays that 25 players were out early on the second morning to complete their first rounds. In his second round Scade was going well at nine under par for the tournament with five holes left to play. “My target was to finish 10 under but on the 14th I dropped two shots. My tee shot ended in a wet bunker about 130 yards from the pin with water to carry. I decided to give it a go but it fell short and the ball ended in the pond.” Otherwise Scade had an unblemished round with six birdies. His name goes on the trophy together with such famous players as Ian Poulter, Brian Huggett, Lionel Platts and Eddie Whitcombe. James Scade and The Rayleigh Club The final order of merit points were: Levermore 1262.5, Abbott 982.0, Hooper 954.5, Brown 842.5, Ellis 938, Quinn 801.

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Justin Rose,TaylorMade and Ashworth Staff Professional, wins US Open TaylorMade and Ashworth Golf staff professional Justin Rose pointed heavenward after tapping in for par on the 72nd hole at Merion on Sunday, a salute to his father after posting a one-over par 281 that earned him the U.S. Open Championship, his ďŹ rst Major title at the age of 32. Rose’s bag included an R1 driver, RocketBladez Stage 2 Tour 3-wood, a combination set of RocketBladez Tour and Tour Preferred MB irons and three ATV wedges. Rose also became the ďŹ rst player to win a Major championship with TaylorMade’s LETHAL ball. Down the stretch Rose hit two critical iron shots, his tee shot on the 229-yard par-three 17th, with a RocketBladez Tour 6-iron, and his 240yard approach on the long par-four 18th, with a RocketBladez 4-iron. Rose also used a 37-inch counterbalanced Spider Blade putter featuring a short-slant hosel, which helped him master the fast and tricky greens at Merion. Rose, who wears Ashworth Golf apparel, also wore one-of-a-kind Ashworth Golf Cardiff footwear featuring his initials (JR) and his children’s names (Leo and Lottie) on the heel patch, in celebration of Father’s Day. Justin Rose www.justinrose.com Report by golfbusinessnews.com

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Stan Wins at North Weald The Disabled Golf Association held their inaugural event in Essex of the 2013 season at North Weald Golf Club on Thursday 6th June 2013. The fast running, perfect conditions led to some good scores, 3rd was Paul Houghton (knee amputee from Essex) with 33 points, 2nd was Mark Walters (knee amputee from Kent) with 36 points, and the winner was Stan Bembenek (hind quarter/full leg amputee from Berkshire) with 39 points. North Weald GC is a true gem, a really beautiful course in great condition and clearly a disabled friendly club - all the staff and members we met out on the course being extremely helpful and supportive - we will definitely look to go back again. Graeme Robertson, National Events CoOrdinator said “We had a really great day at North Weald, the golf was excellent. I know first hand what a difference playing golf has made to my life, (I have MS) the therapeutic benefits are incredible, and our aim is to enable more disabled people to return/play golf and it is good to see familiar faces, but also welcome new members.” DGA is a pan-disability, not-for-profit organization, membership is free and event costs are kept low so they are always looking for sponsorship for events. They hope to welcome both our regular and new members again before too long at upcoming events. We are hoping to encourage more disabled people from Essex and the North London area to play golf and meet new friends, it’s free to join. More information is at www.disabledgolfassociation.co.uk with events coming all over the country.

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Society of Essex Lady Captains 1st Summer Meeting at Gosfield Lake GC Past and present Lady Captains from 19 clubs across the County took part in the Society of Lady Captains 1st Summer Meeting at Gosfield Lakes Golf Club on 12th June. The course was in excellent condition, although getting out of the rough proved tricky for some. The ladies enjoyed a delicious carvery and choice of desserts before the presentation of prizes. All of the prizes in the 4BBB competition were decided on count back with 4 pairs finishing on 38 and 2 on 39, but the top 2 pairs The winners receiving their prizes from Jan Collier (Lady amassed a total of 40 points. The runners-up were President of the Society) and Linda Bartlett (Lady Nicola Thomas Benton Hall and Margaret Alston, The Captain Gosfield Lakes). Warren but the overall winners of the competition and the Joyce Layland Cup were Beverley Munt, Benton Hall and Mary Homer, Little Channels. Thanks to Gosfield Lakes Golf Club for hosting the event in their 25th anniversary year and to Lady Captain Linda Bartlett for helping us to make the day a great success. Friendly Match v Kent Lady Captains 19 June Essex Lady Captains played their annual match against the Society of Kent Lady Captains at Nazeing Golf Club. This year the format was 4BBB Stableford, with the aggregate number of points for each team determining the winners. The matches were played in good golfing spirit and Essex emerged clear winners with 263 points to Kent's 250 points. We look forward to travelling to Kent next year for the return match. Thanks to Nazeing Golf Club for hosting the event. 14


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THE GARY PIKE GOLF ACADEMY Top teaching professional Gary Pike PGA.AP (advanced professional) invites you to his golf academy at Forrester Park Golf Club near Maldon. Gary has over 31 years of coaching experience and is a David Leadbetter trained instructor. He has published over 150 articles on the golf swing. Gary is coach to Walker Cup player Dale Whitnell and was the Essex County Senior Coach from 1998 to 2012 Contact the golf academy on 07801 428174 or visit www.garypikegolf.com

Lever System the quickest way to create power

How does it work?

I say that the lever system is the quickest way to create power, because the alternative is to spend many long hours in the Gym building muscle and increasing the speed of movement unless you have naturally fast twitch muscles.

It works quite simply, as we swing to the top of the swing Pic 2 the approximate straight line at address has now turned into an angle where the wrists have been allowed to hinge. The actual angle at the top of the swing is not critical; you can look at many players and find a different one. – However, what is critical is that the angle that is set at the top is increased in the change of direction. Pic 3 This applies loading to the shaft and will aid the delay in the

Failing those things, just understanding then improving your lever system will add three very important fundamentals to your swing, improving your clubhead speed - delofting the clubface at impact, making it stronger at impact and creating shaft lean; which increases the stability of the clubface on offcentre swings. What is the lever system? The left arm we will call the top lever, the shaft of the golf club, the bottom lever and the wrists the free wheeling hinge. Pic 1 16

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clubhead catch up, and it is the clubhead catch up where the speed is increased. Pic 4 is my delivery point, notice that the club shaft (bottom lever) is still lagging behind the top lever (left arm); over the next few moments in the swing, the top lever is going to go past the Picture 4. impact point and the bottom lever is going to be pulled out straighter and almost catch up at impact Pic 5; magnifying the clubhead speed. I say almost catching up, as Picture 5. the slight lag behind between the top and bottom levers creates the shaft lean, keeping it a pulled force rather than the more unstable pushed, this keeps some of the loft off the clubface giving more penetration in flight and as already stated more speed.

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LOCAL RULES STUMP ELLIS Local rules scuppered Rob Ellis's narrow victory in the Captain's Prize at Woodford Golf Club last month (June 8). First he fell foul of the main local rule: no show, no prize. Then to add insult to injury, Rob also lost out on the nearest the pin prize because under another Woodford local rule which applies just at this event, no competitor can win more than one prize. So it was a costly decision for Rob to miss the prize-giving and evening entertainment. He had won the Prize with 39 stableford points, but the winner's reward of £70-worth of club-badged clothing instead went to the runner-up, 11-handicap Aiden Steed, who has been doing sterling voluntary work on the course. Aiden scored 38 points. It was a double whammy for Harlow-based Ellis as his drive on the 173-yard ninth "over the pond" hole finished closest to the pin, but he forfeited this. Indeed there was another slap in the face for Ellis, an area representative for a machinery firm, as his handicap was cut by a stroke to 13. His one consolation is that his name will go up in gold lettering on an honours board at the Sunset Avenue club. He had warned officials at the club that he would not be at the prize-giving as he had to attend a charity event organised by a relative at Leyton Orient football club that evening.

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TRIAL MEMBERSHIP BRAINTREE GOLF CLUB Founded 1891

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We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of Trial Memberships at Braintree Golf Club from July 2013. We recognise that joining a golf club is not an easy decision, especially if you are joining on your own, so to help with your decision making process this could be the perfect membership for you? During the last two years we have continued to make substantial improvements to the golf course with the continuation of our bunker renovation plan in the off season, fairway irrigation installed and a new lake bringing water into play on the 6th and 7th holes. BENEFITS INCLUDE: • Membership Card (Bar & catering at reduced member’s prices) • Entry into monthly competitions • A course currently ranked in the top 8 golf courses in Essex * • Excellent catering, including themed and social nights, Sunday lunches with families very welcome • No joining fee if you decide to join after the trial period • No tee times • No temporary greens or tees in the off season • A 50% reduction on your first lesson with our Professional Staff - £20 We pride ourselves on actively integrating new members, so that we build an engaged and atmospheric golf club. * Source – www.top100golfcourses.co.uk ** Terms and conditions apply To join please contact Roger Wright the Commercial Manager at admin@braintreegolfclub.co.uk or phone 01376 346079 ext.1

Hooper holds his nerve Mark Hooper of Rayleigh Golf Range won the Weston Homes PLC/Bishop’s Stortford Classic for the second time in three years. He made light of a long-term back injury to produce a three under par second round of 68 to win by two clear shots from Jason Levermore of Channels Golf Club. Yet it was a tighter finish than the score suggests. Hooper, five under at the turn, was then three shots clear of his nearest rivals. He dropped shots at the 11th and 16th to leave the door ajar. Levermore was only level par for the tournament after 11 holes. He eagled the par five 12th and birdied the 14th to put himself level with Hooper who was in the group in front. Hooper held his nerve. He sunk a crucial long par putt on the 17th and secured his par at the testing final hole to end three under. Levermore, who also sunk a 15-foot Mark Hooper receives his trophy from par putt on the 17th after finding a bunker just short of Michael Alden the green, was still joint leader standing on the last tee. A play-off looked likely but Levermore was wayward off the tee and ended with a double. James Scade of Little Channels started the day in second place at two under but he four-putted the seventh and three-putted the eighth to see his chance slip away.. The event was covered by Sky Television cameras and the trophy was presented to Hooper by Michael Alden, group director of sponsors Weston Homes plc. 19


Lee Porter, the PGA Professional attached to Hylands Golf Complex in Chelmsford, has been voted Clubmaker of the Year by the Golf Clubmakers Association in the UK. Lee now ranks in the top ten custom-fit clubmakers throughout Europe. No wonder he counts 8 touring golf pros as customers, including the ever popular local Pro, Robbie Coles.

This month I thought I would answer a few of the questions I received from the last edition. If i play golf three times a week how often should i change my clubs (if ever)? It depends on how comfortable you are with your current equipment. If everything is going well, then whether you play three times a week or once a month, there is no need to change. Only change equipment after you have tested it and found it to perform superior to your own, never change for the sake of it. Should all ladies play with ladies clubs? No. Ladies clubs are generally very light with flexible shafts, a lady, who has a faster swing would benefit by playing with a heavier and firmer shaft. What is the difference between an A Wedge and a Gap Wedge? In essence, these clubs are the same. They both fit between the Pitching Wedge (around 45°) and the Sand Wedge (around 56°). Depending on the player, a Gap or an A Wedge would have between 50° to 52° of loft. Is it OK to cut down my old set of clubs for my son who is 8 years old? In my opinion, No - junior clubs need to be light with shafts that promote getting the ball into the air. Cut down adult clubs are heavy and actually can effect technique in a big way - for example if the club is too heavy for the youngster at the top of the backswing they will not be able to support the club and ‘overswing’. 20

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Do clubs wear out over time? I think that there would be either visible or audible signs if the club was coming to the end of its life. Cracks and rattles on the head or wear on the shaft are the things to look out for - if it’s just a case of the driver not going so far it's probably a case of user error! I hit my driver very high, should I use less loft? Very few amateur golfers hit their driver to high through playing too high a loft. Driver height is obviously hugely dependent on how the club is presented to the ball; changing from a 10.5° to a 9.5° won’t make hardly any difference. I would suggest taking a look at your technique first - launch monitors are perfect for this. As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me on 01277 356016 or through my website - www.leeportergolfsolutions.com Talk to your local PGA Professional or contact me at Hylands Golf Complex on 01277 356016 email: porterlee@mac.com

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County Development Officer, Helen Tarttelin 07971 097976 helen@essexgolfpartnership.com Twitter: @golfessex www.facebook.com/ECGTP

June has been a busy month supporting a range of events and activities to encourage adults and juniors with disabilities to play golf. Supported by local Get into Golf Centres, interested participants were all encouraged to attend follow-on coaching.

Presidents Sporting Club/ The Essex Sports Disabled Foundation Sports Experience Day, Chelmsford, Mon 17th June Southwood School, Dagenham

Chelmsford College students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities supported by the Essex Golf Partnership and Little Channels has been running a series of end of term taster sessions for students. Interested students have been invited to take part in a six-week follow-on coaching course at Little Channels in September. The Essex Golf Partnership has 10 Get into Golf, adult starter centres, around the county. All centres are disability inclusive. Please visit our website for more information

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Burnham on Crouch Golf Club course Record was smashed this week when 19 year old Tom Howard played in the midweek Stableford competition and shot an eight under par 62. Seven birdies, an Eagle and one dropped shot saw the previous course record of 65 fall. Tom said ” I had a great round where everything seemed to fall into place”. One of the clubs PGA Professional Ken Light said “Tom has been striking the ball great for a while now and this was on the cards. An amazing achievement and I am sure Tom appreciated playing on a course and greens in particular, of such quality as produced by our greens staff this year.” The club has recently invested in a new greens iron and the improvements have been remarkable. Membership numbers continue to grow as the clubs reputation for internal investment grows.

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Close, but No Big Car for Jason as life settles down at Channels GC The new head golf professional at Channels Golf Club has been in the job since early April, but it’s only now that he can finally take stock of his surroundings after one of the busiest periods of his life and find time to think enviously of a £100,000 car that ‘might have been’. Jason Levermore, 33, joined the club at Little Waltham, Chelmsford, after spending the first 12 years of his career playing on the regional and national PGA tours and the EuroPro and Challenge tours. But just as he’d settled to his new role as a club professional he had the biggest moment of his professional playing career recently, when he scored a hole-in-one on the second hole at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, won ultimately, in memorable fashion, by the young Italian Matteo Manassero. What’s more, the European Tour announced he’d won a £100,000 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, put up by the sponsor as a reward for a hole-in-one. But all was not as it seemed … He explained: “It was a great start, holing out on the second, and I was informed I’d won the £100,000 BMW. Apparently the European Tour put it out as a story and it was picked up by quite a few places – my friends told me it was plastered all over. But when we came off the course at 17, because of lightning, we were told that they had made a mistake and that the car wasn’t on offer at the second hole after all, only on the 14th. “It was a bit of a disappointment but nobody can ever take away from me the fact I holed-in-one in the PGA Championship at Wentworth. That’s something I’ll have forever.” Ultimately, Levermore finished 66th, with a five-over-par total of 293. After such a dramatic start on the opening day it would be understandable if the Clacton-born pro was disappointed, but he was sanguine about the whole affair. “The last nine holes on Sunday were a bit painful to be honest. I think I was getting a bit tired and it started getting to me. I ended up throwing a few shots away. But if somebody had said to me at the beginning of the week that I would play all four days – when people like Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell failed to make the cut – score a hole-in-one on only the second hole and finish 66th, I would have bitten their hand off.” After 12 years playing full-time on the minor tours, Levermore had decided to ‘settle down’ with a club professional job at Channels and started officially in early April. But he’s had little time to 30


settle in and get to know his surroundings. “It’s been a really busy time,” he smiled. “We spent five weeks refitting the pro shop – painting and decorating, and giving it a complete overhaul”. “Then I ran the London Marathon for the first time with a couple of friends. I made it round in 4hr40min. I didn’t really set myself any target other than to get round and enjoy the experience. We were raising money for the 999 Club and The Lady Florence Trust – a charity which provides support to the most isolated and lonely people in society. Next year I hope to do the London to Brighton bike ride. “And a month ago my first son, Raife, was born. Fortunately he’s been really good so far, waking only about twice a night – but I’m told that doesn’t last,” he laughed”. “But I’m really enjoying the new role and now I’ve got that busy period out of the way I want to kick on and immerse myself in the club, its events and its members. I really like the club – my wife and I were married here two years ago so were very familiar with the set-up. It’s a lovely club, run by a really nice family who are only too happy to let me get on with what I have to do providing I’m doing it properly”. “I want to continue playing whenever I can but I’m really looking forward to coaching the members and getting to know them – and I’m also keen to get the juniors more involved here.” Chances are that members young and old will be only too delighted to be coached by a man who has just scored a hole-in-one at the BMW PGA Championship – just don’t ruin the moment by asking him to show you his new car! Channels Golf Club www.channelsgolf.co.uk

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Essex PGA Reports by Secretary, Suzy Garland-Collins Tel: 01277 223510 essexpga@googlemail.com www.essexpga.com

Although Essex PGA is having a short break our Professionals have been very busy around the Region and to get in the money at any of these event, the standard of golf has to be exceptional. Here's a summary of how our professionals have performed recently: At Hadley Wood at the beginning of May Jason Levermore and Brett Taylor were in joint 2nd with a -2 score of 70. The following week at Hendon James Scade took first spot with a -4 score of 66 At John O' Gaunt James Scade and Mark Baker were in tied 3rd with -2 scores of 69 At Nazeing Mark Stokes won with a -3 score of 69. At the Head Pros Tournament at Broxbourne, Jason Levermore was in 2nd on -5 and Luke Eggleston in 5th with a -1 score At the national Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship at De Vere Slaley Hall after 4 rounds Mark Hooper finished in 7th position At The Hertfordshire, Mark Baker was tied 3rd with a -2 score and at St. Neots Mark Stokes was in 2nd with a -3 score of 67. And finally at Knebworth on June 21st Mark Stokes was in tied 2nd place again with a -2 69.

Mark Hooper from Rayleigh DR won by 2 shots with rounds of 71 and 68 from Jason Levermore. in 2nd place. The East Region Championship was at Essendon in Hertfordshire. Andy Pestell had two great rounds of 67 and 71 which left him one shot behind the winner. So, after three Order of Merit events we have four Essex Professionals in the East Region OOM Top 10. Mark Hooper leads with Jason Levermore in 5th, Andy Pestell in 6th and Matt King in 7th.

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Open Qualifying has also been taking place and many of our Essex professionals competed in Regional Qualifying at Abridge and The London Club. Well done to Mark Davis from Thorndon Park who is through to Local Final Qualifying in Scotland. The PGA European Seniors Tour is well under way and Steve Cipa played in the Wales Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl in June. We have an amazing field for our Junior Pro/Am at Frinton on July 28th and full results will be featured in next months issue of Essex Golfer. The annual trip across the Channel sees us returning to Brugge in Belgium for the three day Belgium Pro/Am. Dates of the trip are October 15th - 17th. The trip includes everybody staying in the

Martens Hotel, right in the centre of historic Brugge. Three rounds of competition golf on some great golf courses namely, Royal Ostende, Royal Zoute and Damme. Teams comprise of a Professional and three Amateurs and the cost of ÂŁ445 per amateur includes travel on the Eurotunnel, two nights accommodation bed and breakfast at the Martens Hotel and three rounds of golf, an excellent prize fund for professionals together with amateur prizes.. Our email address is essexpga@googlemail.com or refer to the website www.essexpga.com or get the latest news on our brand new facebook page search for Epga Essex PGA or simply phone Suzy GC on 01277 223510 if you want to know anything PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ESSEX PROFESSIONALS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THANK YOU!

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SARAHBENNETTGOLF Come and visit Sarah at Three Rivers Golf & Country Club and learn from a Ladies European Tour & PGA Qualified Professional. Sarah has over 20 years of experience in the industry, a former +4 hcp player, one of the lowest handicap’s achieved in the UK. Sarah was one of a select few British players to win the Moria Smyth Salver (low amateur Women’s British Open). A certified TPI Junior L2 Fitness Instructor and Jim Hardy Plane Truth Certified Instructor Sarah coaches players new to the game, through to County and the Professional ranks. She is delighted to pass on her first-hand experience to guide and assist her clients with course management techniques incorporating the mental side with her specific qualification. Lessons available with Sarah: 07719 617349

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I am delighted to announce that my long awaited swing analysis software has arrived and it is the perfect addition to a putting lesson which I also use for the full swing. I would just like to explain how it works!! The two photos below show a before and after backswing of a putting lesson with a visual and numerical readout. (for me to analyse!) I have not included photos of the impact and follow through. Fig 1: Backswing before lesson ( Putt 287) The data readings of Fig.1 shows the putter head, prior to any instruction, has been taken very much above (outside) the black ball to target line. This player has problems with distance control on long putts which is primarily caused due to the putter face returning to the ball in an open position promoting a “cutting” action, striking the ball with a glancing blow. The data for Putt 287 shows that the clubface is open 6 degrees and the path of the putter is out to in (cutting across the ball).

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I gave the player two drills to work on, after a short period of time I recorded the swing again as in Figure 2 Fig 2: Backswing after putting lesson (Putt 289) It is clear to see the putter head in Figure 2 is closer to the black ball to target line during the backswing, illustrating a straight shot as shown in the data reading on the next page. The readings of putt number 289 shows the putter face is square in comparison to putt number 287 prior to the lesson, which demonstrates a marked improvement.

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Figure 3 : Data reading

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There are a number of Tour Professionals who have putted successfully with an out to in stroke, but I believe this piece of equipment helps the player to visualise the stroke and make necessary alterations identifying changes immediately. It is important to remember that a large amount of putting is “feel” and not to take the figures literally but it is up to me to find the balance that gives you a solid and consistent strike. Mrs D “I can’t wait to use this again during my next lesson, the 3 D is excellent” If you would like to find out more or to book an hour putting session utilising the equipment please contact me M: 07719 617349 E: sarahbennettgolf@gmail.com W:sarahbennettgolf.co.uk My next series of Ladies group lessons has been launched so please e mail me for further information as places will be limited on a fist come first serve basis.

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SOUTH EAST SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS 27TH MAY Held at BUCKINGHAM GOLF CLUB The practice round was a rare event this year as it was played in blazing sunshine; however, the dawning of the match day was grey and cloudy and the students had to endure 36 holes in pouring rain. Fortunately, the course held up even if the players didn’t. All credit to them, not one of the 80 players NR’ed! After round one Essex, were looking strong with Elliott Fullalove Braintree in the lead by two shots having finished 2 over on a short but tricky course. Ryan Cox Warley Park and Jack Dyer Rochford Hundred both posted 5 over and were in the top five. Ashleigh Greenham West Essex had a forgetable first hole with an 8, but she managed to put it behind her and pulled back to finish with 79.

Boys Team with left to right - Capt of Buckingham GC, Ryan Cox, James Mower, Elliott Fullalove, Jack Dyer

In the second round, Elliott continued in his steady game and finished with a 70, one under, leading in the club Georgina Blackman and Paige Kemp house. Unfortunately, as Essex began to celebrate his victory, he was pipped at the post by a 2 under from Chris Hills of Norfolk and he had to settle for runner-up losing on countback! Likewise, Ashleigh 38


finished very strongly with a 1 under finishing as runner-up! The good news was with Elliott, Ryan, Jack and James Mower; Essex managed to bring home the team trophy for the first time since 2007! The girls unfortunately found the rain a little too much and only finished 3rd. Thanks to Georgina Blackman and Paige Kemp together with Ashleigh for their Stirling efforts. Elliott, Jack, Ryan and Ashleigh progressed to the National Finals at Hollinwell Golf Club.

NATIONAL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS ON 24TH JUNE Held at HOLLINWELL GOLF CLUB, NOTTS. The players were treated to a fine day for their 36 holes on what was to prove a testing and difficult track. Placement and keeping out of the rough was key to a good round at this most prestigious course. Eliott Fullalove played well on the 1st round being 2 over par. Jack was not happy with his scoring but still was only 6 over and well placed. The second round proved to be a test of endurance and fitness. None of the players finding it easy; Elliott managed a creditable 77 finishing in 14th overall and Jack and Ryan dropped down the leader board. Ashliegh had disappointing scores to end in seventh place. All was not as bad as it seemed as both Ashleigh and Elliott have secured an England Cap by being selected to play against Wales in August at Lytham. Congratulations to both of them. Results can be found on Elliott Fullalove www.englishschoolsgolf.co.uk. Report by June Morgan 39


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Essex County News by Frank Tomlin, Press Officer, Essex County Golf Union

CHAMPIONS, OLD and NEW. During the month of June, three of our Championship events were played. • The Essex Amateur Championship, our “Major” tournament, was won by Bobby Keeble for the second year running. He was a worthy winner after 72 holes of highly competitive golf on a challenging course. This competition is as old as the Essex Golf Union itself and was first played in 1924. A full report follows. • The Essex Seniors Championship (The Chelmsford Challenge Trophy) was played at Chelmsford on 13th and 14th June and won by Peter Cumberworth of Chelmsford Golf Club. Runner up was Ian Southgate of Southend. This 36 hole scratch strokeplay event was introduced into the fixture list 25 years ago. • The County Mixed Championship was played for the very first time on Saturday 22nd June. It proved to be a happy occasion. Colne Valley Golf Club pulled out all the stops to ensure that this brand new event was launched in fine style. The James and Lynn Anderson weather, which had looked a bit iffy before play began, stayed mainly dry and the sun showed its face. The pairs who took part had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon’s golf. James and Lynn Anderson of Colne Valley were the winners with a better ball score of 41 stableford points, edging out Peter Fitzgerald and Leah Plester of Theydon Bois on countback. There were 10 other players within 5 points of the winning score. This event is a welcome addition to our calendar and we hope it attracts a large entry in future years. Our thanks to Colne Valley whose original idea it was.

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THE ESSEX JUNIOR GOLF TOUR AND UNDER 14 ORDER OF MERIT. This new initiative is already going strong as the report from our County Junior Organiser, Keith Mitchell attests. The third of the six tour events was played at North Weald GC. on 29th May. Of the 51 players who entered, 17 returned scores below their handicap. The Best of these was Jake Wells who racked up 46 stableford points to win the event. At the half way stage in the Order of Merit, Alex English leads the combined field in the scratch category while Joseph Defries leads the handicap category. For the Under 13’s Michael Gilbert leads scratch category and Joseph Defries the handicap category. For the Girls, Lily May Humphries leads both the scratch and handicap categories. It is very pleasing indeed to see the enthusiasm of all the young players who take part and the commitment and support of their parents. ON A WIDER STAGE. The Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters Tournament was played at Nizels Golf Club in Kent on 21st – 23rd June. This 72 hole Under 18 tournament is an England Junior Order of Merit competition with world ranking points. Five of our Essex boys entered. Louis Lazarus of Romford was our highest finisher in 14th place which was pretty good in an international field of 124 players. A WELCOME WIN. Our County Team beat Middlesex by 7½ to 4½ in an England Golf South-East Men’s League (North) match at Stoke by Nayland on 26th May. Full details are shown in the report by our County Team Manager Bob Paton. We look forward to more of the same as the season progresses. The 80th ESSEX AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP. Hearty congratulations to Bobby Keeble of Crowlands Heath who successfully defended his title with a 72 hole gross score of 301. Bobby’s final round of 71 (three under Standard Scratch) was the lowest recorded by anyone during the two days of competition. Mitchel Sarling of Rochford Hundred was runner up on 304 with James Allen of Chelmsford third on 306.

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At the end of the first day, Charlie Campbell-Day of West Essex was in the lead with a 36 hole gross score of 151. Jordan Wallace of Abridge was in second place on 153. Bobby Keeble was in 7th place with Mitchel Sarling 8th and James Allen 10th. This, our premier competition, was played at The Essex Golf Club, Earls Colne, on 8th and 9th June. The course was in excellent condition and set up to be a stiff but fair test of the best golfers in Essex. The weather was dry but chilly. It was not easy to score in the prevailing conditions and it was pleasing if unsurprising that members of the England squad and our county squads mastered them well enough to finish at or near the top of the leader board. ESSEX GOLF UNION

ESSEX AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Played at the Essex Golf & Country Club - 8-9 June 2013 SSS - 74 CSS Rd1 - 77(RO) CSS Rd2 - 77 CSS Rd3 - 76

CSS Rd4 - 74

Club

H'd

R-1

R-2

R-3

R-4

Bobby Keeble

Crowlands Heath

-2.8

78

78

74

71

301

Mitchel Sarling

Rochford Hundred

-1.4

76

80

73

75

304

Chelmsford

-1.6

75

81

77

73

306

West Essex

0.6

78

73

82

76

309

Nazeing

-0.1

75

82

72

81

310

Stock Brook Manor

-0.4

79

77

82

73

311

James Allan Charlie Campbell-Day Tom Duggan Mason Papple

Total

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This year, West Essex represented by Charlie Campbell-Day and Jonathan Christie were the winners with a gross 312. Chelmsford, represented by James Allen and Jack Smith, were the runners up. This Trophy was first presented by J.J.Esplen OBE, who was the first President of the County Golf Union when it was founded in 1924. He was Captain of Wanstead at the time. He won the Amateur Championship in 1927. Frank Tomlin ESSEX SENIORS CHAMPIONSIP (For the Chelmsford Challenge Cup) Chelmsford Golf Club – 13-14 June 2013 78 players contested The Chelmsford Challenge Trophy, which was donated to the Essex Golf Union in 1999 and is presented to the winner of the Essex Seniors Championship. The event which is held at Chelmsford Golf Club annually, is a 36 hole stroke play event which is played over 2 days. The course was in fantastic condition and the greens were lightning fast after being ironed before play. The weather for the first days play was windy and cloudy and the competitors found the conditions difficult. Peter Cumberworth from Chelmsford Golf Club

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was leading after the first round with a gross 74, with Ian Grant (Orsett) and and Laurie Baker (Chelmsford) tied for second place on 75.

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Day 2 brought a rare glimpse of the English sunshine which seemed to inspire the majority of the field. Ian Southgate (Southend) posted a 73 to take an early lead but Peter Cumberworth was equal to the task scoring a best of the tournament 72 for a Championship winning total of 146. In second place on count-back was past winner of the championship Ian Southgate with a total of 152 and in third place was Ian Morrison (Chelmsford) on 152. The handicap age group prizes were as follows.

Home Team

Away Team

Stoke by Nayland Colchester

6

v

6!

v

Forrester Park 4! Ballards Gore

Romford

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5!

v

Chingford

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v

*Upminster

5!

v

9

v

4!

v

*Thorndon Park

Chelmsford Frinton

Thorpe Hall

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2

Warley Park 5! Belfairs

3

Chigwell 5! Maldon

2

Gosfield Lake 6!

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ESSEX SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter-Final To be played on or before 19 July 2013 Home Team

Away Team

Chingford

v

Romford

Colchester

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Thorndon Park

Stoke by Nayland

v

Gosfield Lake

Upminster

v

Chelmsford

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THORNTON CHALLENGE CUP 3rd Round Results Played on Sunday 23 June 2013

Essex Seniors Championship winner Peter Cumberworth

Over 55 Winner – Peter Cumberworth (Chelmsford)Nett 136 Runner-up – Laurie Baker (Chelmsford) Nett 138 Over 60 Winner - Colin Reynolds (Thorndon Park) Nett 141 Runner-up – Tony Cornell (Romford) Nett 142 Over 65 Winner – John Wisbey (Hainault Forest) Nett 140 Runner-up – Alan MacNaught (Colchester) Nett 145 Over 70 Winner - John Harrison (Three Rivers) Nett 147 C/B Runner-up – Brian Epsly (Orsett) Nett 147 C/B

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Away Team

Muswell Hill

11

v

Basildon

Wanstead

8!

v

Three Rivers 6!

4

Canons Brook

6!

v

Thorndon Park 8!

Chelmsford

11

v

Langdon Hills

4

Stoke by Nayland

10

v

Orsett

5

Romford

12

v

East Herts

3

Warley Park

8!

v

Braintree 6!

Stock Brook

6!

v

Colchester 8!

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Thorndon Park

v

Muswell Hill

Wanstead

Romford

v

Wanstead

Warley Park

Colchester

v

Warley Park

Chelmsford

Stoke by Nayland

v

Chelmsford

Thorndon Park

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ESSEX v HERTFORDSHIRE

3rd Round Results

Welwyn Garden City Golf Club 31st May 2013

Played on Sunday 9 June 2013

Foursomes

Home Team

Away Team

Belhus Park

6

v

Orsett

9

West Essex

7

v

Thorpe Hall

8

Maylands

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v

7

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ESSEX

Points

Score

Points

Ben Rendell & Harry Noakes

!

AS

!

Harry Dickens & Harry Goddard

Alex English & Ryan Tatten

1

2&1

0

Jack Sullivan & Charlie Wilkinson

Cia James & Michael Gilbert

1

2&1

0

Danny Daniels & Harry Bennett

Tom Baker & Josh Boxhall

0

2up

1

James Clark & Harry Gough

Josh Read & Jack Garnett

0

4&2

1

Ben Sullivan & Harry Gillespie

Total Foursomes

2!

HERTFORDSHIRE

2! Singles

Mardyke Valley Chelmsford

6!

v

Royal Epping Forest

9

v

Theydon Bois

Forrester Park

v

12

Colchester

5

Ballards Gore !

Stapleford Abbotts

8 8! 6

Chigwell

v

3

Woolston Manor 10

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v

Orsett

Colchester

Maylands

v

Thorpe Hall

Woolston Manor

Forrester Park

v

Stapleford Abbotts

Maylands

Royal Epping Forest

v

Colchester

Forrester Park

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9

v

5!

v

*Bentley

5

v

Frinton

3

v

The Warren

7

*Boyce Hill

5

v

Woodford

5

4!

v

Crondon Park 5!

Clacton-on-Sea Wanstead

Harwich & Dovercourt Southend-on-Sea Langdon Hills

2

The Rayleigh Club

Rochford Hundred

5

v

Three Rivers W/O

v

Colne Valley

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Warley Park 4!

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!

0

5&4

1

0

6&5

1

Harry Goddard

Ryan Tatten (Abridge)

0

7&6

1

Charlie Wilkinson

Alex English (Stoke By Nayland)

Wanstead

v

Bentley

Clacton on Sea

v

Boyce Hill

Three Rivers

v

The Warren

Colne Valley

v

Crondon Park

8

Harry Dickens

0

6&4

1

Jack Sullivan

Cai James (Colchester)

0

4&3

1

Danny Daniels

Michael Gilbert (Woolston Manor)

1

4&2

0

James Clark

Tom Baker (Garon Park)

0

2up

1

Ben Sullivan

Joshua Read (Three Rivers)

0

7&6

1

Harry Gough

Jackson Garnett (Five Lakes)

0

1up

1

Harry Gillespie

Joshua Boxhall (Abridge)

1

3&2

0

Harry Bennett

Total Singles

LESLIE F WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

!

Ben Rendell (Clacton) Harry Noakes (Bentley)

2

8

Total Foursomes

2!

2!

MATCH TOTAL

4!

10!

The morning session in this match did not reflect the overall dominance of the Hertfordshire team. The match was tied after the foursomes with both teams gaining 2 ! points each and it looked as though it was going to be a tight match. However Hertfordshire came out in the afternoon with all guns blazing and despite some spirited and determined fighting by the Essex team the birdies flowed for Hertfordshire and Essex were swamped.

The morning session in this match did not reflect the overall dominance of the Hertfordshire team. The match was tied after the foursomes with both At the half way stage Ben Rendell reported that his opposition Harry Dickens had played three birdies against his parsgaining for holes 7, 8 2 &9½ to leave him 4 down.each With a monster he battled hard teams points andtoitclimblooked asbut went down 5&4. This was typical for most of the Essex team. though it was going to be a tight match. However The quality of the Hertfordshire side must be a wake up call to those Essex lads who hope to do well in this sport, as they were outclassed in most areas. Hertfordshire came out in the afternoon with all There were some bright spots with Michael Gilbert and Josh Boxhall scoring wins but both had to play well guns blazing andthese despite some spirited and below their handicaps to achieve results. Welwyn Garden City Golf Club provided a super top class condition despitebirdies the heavy loss the determined fighting by course the inEssex teamandthe boys and their manager really enjoyed the day. flowed for Hertfordshire and Essex were Keith Mitchell (Under 14 Manager) swamped. At the half way stage Ben Rendell reported that his opposition Harry Dickens had played three birdies against his pars for holes 7, 8 & 9 to leave him 4 down. With a monster to climb he battled hard but went down 5&4. This was typical for most of the Essex team. The quality of the Hertfordshire side must be a wake up call to those Essex lads who hope to do well in this sport, as they were outclassed in most areas. There were some bright spots with Michael Gilbert and Josh Boxhall scoring wins but both had to play well below their handicaps to achieve these results. Welwyn Garden City Golf Club provided a super course in top class condition and despite the heavy loss the boys and their manager really enjoyed the day. Under 14 League Match vs Sussex & Surrey Sunday 2nd June 2013. West Hove Golf Club A beautiful day at West Hove on a course where local knowledge should have made a considerable

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difference as ball placement is vital to making good scores on fairly narrow but sloping fairways that West Hove features in plenty. The Essex team approached the game with confidence and a very positive attitude. Having been narrowly beaten by Surrey earlier in the year, and knowing that Surrey had scored 35 out of 40 in their previous match, they knew that Surrey held all the cards to be able to win the league. But all the boys felt that they could beat both sets of opponents in this important fixture. Sussex were an unknown factor, but, as hosts, who used the course as one of their practice “homes”, they could have spoilt the Essex plans. Ben Rendell, the Essex captain set the tone with a double win as lead off man, beating both his opponents by significant margins. All the other Essex players gained points with Liam Francis also scoring maximum points lower down the field. The final scores were Surrey 26 points, Essex 23 points and Sussex 11 points. Surrey having gained a total of 90 points so far in the league are unbeatable so Second place is the best Essex can hope for when they go to Garon Park in August. They will need to beat both Kent and Sussex convincingly to make a clear statement of intent for the future. West Hove were terrific hosts who provided a great course and some super hospitality. Keith Mitchell (Under 14 manager)

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ESSEX V MIDDLESEX Stoke by Nayland golf club 26th May 3013 Foursomes

ESSEX

Points

Score

Points

MIDDLESEX

Bobby Keeble-Jordan Wallace

0

1up

1

Rowan Baker-Manuel Garcia

Mitchell Sarling-Jordan Slater

1

2&1

0

Justin Phelps-Mathew Alden

1

3&2

Alex Woodward-Mark Stones

Mason Papple-Matt Baker

!

A/S

Total Foursomes

2!

0

John Baker-Alex Nelson

!

George Morris-Sean Maxwell

Alex Woodward

1

7&6

0

Manuel Garcia

Bobby Keeble

1

4&3

0

George Morris

Mitchell Sarling

1

3&2

0

1! Singles

Justin Phelps

Jordan Slater

0

4&3

1

John Baker

Mason Papple

1

2&1

0

Mathew Alden

Jordan Wallace

0

2up

1

Alex Nelson

Mark Stones

!

A/S

!

Rowan Baker

Matt Baker

!

A/S

!

Sean Maxwell

Total Singles

5

3

Total Foursomes

2!

1!

MATCH TOTAL

7!

4!

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The County side got their season back on track with a fine win over a good Middlesex side at Stoke by Nayland golf club, the County fielded the youngest side that they have sent out for some time and it paid dividends for them with a good 1 point lead after the morning foursomes. In the singles the County asserted themselves with our County captain Alex Woodward leading the way with a 7&6 win in the first game, that was soon followed by Bobby Keeble 4&3, and the youngest member of the side Mitchell Sarling continuing his fine start to his County career with a 3&2 win to give Essex a flying start to the afternoon matches, another gritty 2&1 win for Mason Papple, and good fighting halves from Mark Stones and Matt Baker gave Essex the result which they badly wanted. Bob Paton County Team Manager England Golf - South East Group Junior Qualifier At Studley Wood Golf Club on the 30th May 2013 On an extremely wet day at the end of May the Essex Under 18 squad set off for Studley Wood Golf Club in Oxfordshire for one of their most important tournaments of the year, the EGU South East Group Junior Qualifier. Eleven counties take part with 6 players from each county playing 36 hole medal play, with the best five scores from both the morning and afternoon counting. The county with the lowest combined score goes forward to represent the South East in the national finals. After two days of torrential rain the condition of Studley Wood Golf Club on the day of the competition was remarkably good and Essex started brightly in the morning with our five scoring players being, Scott Hudson (Braintree) 1 under, Sam O’Brien (Stoke by Nayland) 1 over, Louis Lazarus (Romford) 1 over, Bobby Keeble (Crowlands Heath) 3 over and Mitchell Sarling (Rochford) 4 over giving us a total of 8 over and second place behind BB&O who were level Par. The afternoon again started well with Mitchell Sarling coming in first with 1 under and with our other counting scores of, Scott Hudson 1 over, Dan Garner (Romford) 1 over, Louis Lazarus 4 over and Sam O’Brien 7 over giving us an afternoon score of 12 over and a final total of 20 over for the ten rounds. Although a very creditable score this was over taken

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by Hampshire who had two players who recorded 5 under in the afternoon which took them away from the field and left Essex in third place. This was a very young squad with 3 players only 15 year olds, 2 players 16 year olds and only 3 players who will not be eligible for next year in the squad, so much experience was gained for the future. Steve Morrison Essex Under 18 Manager. Essex Junior Golf Tour Wednesday 29th May 2013 Venue - North Weald Golf Club The parents of the youngsters that take part in these events find the choice of dates for these events almost amusing – but not quite! One day I will choose a day when it is not raining, or snowing, or blowing a gale and the sun will take it as a favour to show itself. Once again the weather was, to say the least, poor, but at least it did not pour down on us as it has in the past and despite a constant fine misty rain some great golf was played on a course with receptive greens and in great condition. Star of the day was Jake Wells who teed off first and recorded a score of 46 points and in doing so won both the Under 13 section and the combined competition. He did not score less than three points on any hole and will receive a significant handicap reduction as a reward for his very successful day. Out of a field of 51 there were 17 who managed to score under their handicap in these near perfect conditions for good golf. The boys and girls have been frustrated over the past year with courses either too wet or suddenly dry and difficult to stop a ball on the green. Recent growth has meant fringes and short rough have been difficult to chip out of but conditions at North Weald on the day gave many the opportunity to reduce their handicaps and they took it. Alex English had a score of 30 Scratch points to maintain his challenge for first place in the Order of Merit with Harry Noakes scoring 29 points and the ever reliable Ben Rendell carding 28 The Girls section was won again by Lily May Humpreys (37 pts) whilst Joseph Blackmur, scoring 43 points, won the Net section for the Under 14. 46

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Joseph also won the nearest the pin prize on the 8th hole for those with handicaps over 12. Max Maynard won the nearest the pin prize on the 17th hole for those 12 and under. Edward Brown must have wondered what he has to do to win because he carded 45 points in the Under 13 section only to be beaten by Young Jake Wells. It was a very memorable day for Callum Hensby whose tee shot on the 17th went in the hole! Unfortunately his handicap is 13 so he was just outside the section to win nearest the pin, but following the match he was presented a dozen Essex Crested golf balls and a certificate to mark this achievement by Essex Golf Union. Tom Baker won the putting prize with Patrick Arundel taking a prize for the Over 12 handicap section. Once again we had a great day and our thanks must go to our sponsor the NORMAN GARON TRUST whose support makes it possible to run these events. Our grateful thanks to the North Weald Golf Club and its members whose patience and encouragement go a long way in making the day a success. In particular I have a small group of parents whose willingness to help out in so many ways is very much appreciated. Keith Mitchell

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Working with Simon Khan It has been a year since I started working with Simon Khan on his putting and at that time, he was 444th in the ofďŹ cial World Rankings. After the US Open, he has now risen to 140th; his highest position for well over 2 years! What has helped Simon? Well, a number of things! The ďŹ rst, getting him to play games on the putting green. This is very important, as drills get the stroke improved but not necessarily competitive. A great game is Par-Birdie. Place 4 positions around the hole starting from 3ft. 1st putt is for par and 2nd for birdie and continue par then birdie. If a par putt is holed, you make par but if missed you make bogey. If you hole the birdie that is -1 and missed is a par. Continue until you either get to -5 or +5. Continue to 4ft if -5, but the game is over at +5. Since the start of the year, we have got Simon to change his putter. Using my zenio system a mobile analyser with lots of information to determine how the stroke is working, it showed that his previous putter a slight hang putter like a Ping Anser was creating instability at impact. He now uses a Taylor Made centre shaft, which has helped stability through impact. Next time, I will discuss other factors on why he has improved.

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5th August PGA East Par 3 Professional Championship

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8th of July Short Game School at Little Channels. Spend the day in the company of top coaches Gary Pike, Steve Cardy and David March. With a wealth of experience at all levels of coaching the game in a simple and practical fashion, allow them to guide you through the scoring part of your game, let you into some trade secrets, and have some fun along the journey. The cost of your day, including lunch is £75 15th of July Anti Slice Golf School at Little Channels. A return by request of this 100% success rated Anti Slice Golf School, allow David March, Steve Cardy and Gary Pike to take you through the anti-slice program; it is unique easy to follow and has a MONEY-BACK Guarantee. 80% of the world’s golfers slice, this won't be you when you leave. The cost of your day, including lunch is £75 22nd of July VIP Golf Day Am Little Channels, Pm Channels. Maximum 9 people. A full day hosted by Steve Cardy, Gary Pike and David March. Start your day with Gary's acclaimed mind coaching clinic followed by the rest of the morning working on your short game with your hosts, learn some trade secrets. Lunch at Channels Golf Club before playing 18 holes in the company of one of your hosts, when you will have a chance to put your mind coaching and new found short game skills into operation as well as any long game issues out on the beautiful Channels Golf course. The cost of your day, including lunch is £125 For all bookings, please call Steve Cardy on 07836 283665 or Gary Pike on 07801 428174

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Vicki Cumberworth has been in the ďŹ tness industry coming up to 10 years, working with golfers since 2007 after completing a challenging course in California to become a golf Biomechanic. Vicki has worked with numerous golfers including European Tour Player Dale Whitnell, Gary Carter, Golf Pro at Crowne Plaza Five Lakes and Will Boniface to name but a few. Vicki advises clients on how to improve their golf swing & eradicate faults through ďŹ&#x201A;exibility/core/posture while also working on strength & conditioning. Vicki is based at Crowne Plaza Five Lakes and can be contacted by email on vickipt@hotmail.co.uk or Tel 07921 075212 web www.vickipt.com

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When putting together a series of programmes the first thing I think about is balance. Balance in the golf swing and maintaining it is essential. Generally, if you asked people "how is your balance?" They would not really know. A good way to test your balance/proprioception would be to try things like standing on 1leg (try both legs!!), sitting on a Swiss ball in good posture and try lifting 1 leg from the floor and more advanced testing would be to try these things but with your eyes closed!!

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Balance is so important in the golf swing, not only will it allow you to hit the ball further but it will also allow it to go straighter. A famous quote sums this up very well....... "You cannot fire a cannon from a canoe".!

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Ways to improve your balance.........above I spoke about standing on 1 leg to test your balance, this can also be an exercise. Try standing on 1 leg for as long as you can but always try both legs, not just your strong one!!! If you are in a gym environment I like exercises such as "1 arm cable pull" but single legged and my favourite exercise to improve balance and proprioception is balance work on the Swiss ball, starting on all 4's in a 4 point balance and progressing on to advanced levels such as standing on the ball!!! Once you can balance on the ball on just your knees you can begin to practice the golf swing on top of the ball, without a golf club and then with one!!!

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Dot & Ian Claim the Gemini Cup The Gemini cup is an 18 hole mixed Captain Richard Hardy - King presenting competition the Cup to Dot Greaves and Ian Cottee played on the Lakes Course at Five Lakes GC and the victorious winners were Ian Cottee and Dot Greaves with 38 points.

Chloe Retains her Title Clacton Ladies played their 36 hole scratch "Ladies Club Championship". Retaining her title was Miss Chloe Rose at the tender age of thirteen, who returned scores of 92 & 81 gross, for a two round total of 173. Second was Denise Pink with 93 - 91 - 184 on count back from in third Chloe Rose place Fiona Cope with 88-96-184.

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www.essexgolfer.com FOR SALE: Powacaddy electric trolley with drink and umbrella holder. Battery and charger £75 Tel 07776 436130 Chelmsford FOR SALE: Golf car. Environment-friendly, suitable for use on Golf Courses. Also be used as a people mover or utility car, in vacation villages, villa area, resort hotels, private areas, tourist scenic spots, or any other place where this type of Golf Car is allowed. Drive it away at 100% discount £ 2999.00 pounds. Tel 01702 600454 Southend FOR SALE: Ladies Lynx 'Crystal Cat' woods: Nos. 1, 3, 5 &7. Excellent condition £40 Tel 01708 551320 Rainham FOR SALE: Set of mens Cleveland RH graphite shaft irons, 3-SW VGC £45 Tel 01268 727137 Benfleet FOR SALE: Golf balls, good quality "as new" Titleist Pro V1 & Pro VX £3.50 box of 10. Titleist/Srixon/Nike/Callaway/ £3.00 Box of 10. Pinnacle/Ultra/Top Flite £2.50 box of 10. Other Golf Balls suitable for practice or the beginner 10p each. Special any make anyone you want 50p each. Tel 01702 600454 Southend FOR SALE: Mizuno MP-52's 4 - PW with Project X 5.5 shafts (extra 1/2 inch in length) and Mizuno grips. Grips 9/10, shafts 8/10 and heads 7/10. A few dinks on the heads but only small. there is a very small dent on the 5 iron shaft but hardly noticeable . £275 ovno. I also have the matching 52 and 60 degree wedges available separately if wanted, otherwise I'm happy to keep the wedges. Tel 01279 304115 or 07730 319301, Bishops Stortford. FOR SALE: Complete starter package; Callaway 3 - SW irons; Warbirds 1,2,4; Dunlop 65i Driver; Donnay series 6 Putter; Trolley; and Wilson Bag. ie. 14 clubs,bag & trolley for 100 Tel 01702 528758 Leigh on Sea FOR SALE: Full Set of Macgregor irons, steel shafts, right handed plus 4 woods. Full size bag, balls, tees etc. exc cond £75 Tel after 1 pm 01708 371673 Romford. FOR SALE: Full set of unisex golf clubs with new bag, never used £100 01375 406517 FOR SALE: Howson starter golf set 3-SW, 1, 2 & 5 woods, putter and bag £10; Powerbuilt irons 3-SW £20; Taylor Made Rescue Club 5 graphite 25 degrees £10; Callaway Big Bertha graphite 5 wood £15: Hippo graphite 3 and 5 woods £5; McGregor Tourney Putter £5. Tel: 01277 658095 Billericay FOR SALE: Full Set of Junior Golf Clubs for Age 6-8 with Carry Bag comprising of two half sets - Half Set of Ram 3G Junior Concept (3W/4W/5I/7I/9I/SW/Putter) & Dunlop Junior Max (3I/4I/6I/8I/PW) £35, also Full Set of Dunlop Junior Tour Irons + Dunlop Max Driver + Dunlop DDH Putter for Age 9-11 comprising of 3I to 9I, PW, SW, Putter & Driver (15° loft with junior flex). Only used for 6 months. £30. Tel: 0791 020 1775 FOR SALE: Original Ping Eye Karsten lll Right Handed Irons 2 - SW Black Spot, Steel ZZ Lite Shafts, original grips £60 ONO. Ping Eye 2 Right Handed Irons, Black Spot 3 - SW, Steel JZ Shafts, Labmkin Grips, £70 ONO Clacton on Sea Tel 01255 815322. FOR SALE: Powerhouse Pro-s sit on buggy, hardly used due to ill health, 4 years old with many extras £500 ONO. Tel 01206 563805 FOR SALE: Full Set of Cleveland Red Irons(right Handed) Steel Shaft 3 to SW Good Condition £120 Tel 07817862160 (Steve) FOR SALE: Taylormade cart bag, red with stripe, loads of pockets good cond £45 ONO, also Taylormade carry bag, trad colours red, black, yellow, good cond £30 ONO Tel Stuart 07812017129. FOR SALE: Taylormade R11 fitted with Fujikura motore 65 stiff flex shatft,comes with head cover and wrench, new grip just fitted ex cond £85 ONO Tel 07812017129 or 01702 233523 Hullbridge FOR SALE: Sit on electric buggy 2 brand new batteries, prolong your golfing career. £400 ONO Tel 01268 747400 Benfleet

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Sarah’s Schools Success The very successful schools link project between Three Rivers Golf & Country Club & the William De Ferrers School Partnership where Sarah Bennett PGA Head Teaching Professional introduced over 240 children to golf with the Tri Golf programme, has now taken a step further. The children from Trinity St Marys Primary School, South Woodham Ferrers have now progressed and received follow on lessons with Sarah at Three Rivers Golf Club which is a nationally accredited Golf Mark club. The experience of this new environment is invaluable for the children with Three Rivers boasting superb practice and playing facilities for the experienced and new golfer.

Access Golf

Membership Our new Access Membership is the perfect affordable membership for the golfer who wants some flexibility in their golf. You will receive the following benefits: Full membership of the Lakes and Links courses £150 of FREE golf A fully accredited Handicap Access to all Club Competitions (Subject to Green Fee)

Discounted Green Fees on both courses 20% discount on Food & Beverage Discounted accommodation Full use of the practise facilities

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Annual Membership

£295.00 quote Access13

For more information call the membership office on 01621 862432, email membership@cpcolchester.co.uk or visit our website www.cpcolchester.co.uk Subject to availability. £150 of free golf is available to the first 100 golfers signed up to the membership.

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Get into

golf Friendship, fresh air and exercise golf has it all... Golf’s winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and social interaction make it the perfect tonic for good health and happiness. Playing golf can bring you some impressive health and wellbeing benefits that can help you look and feel at your best. There’s no better sport for bringing people together. With plenty of time for conversation and fun – golf is the perfect way to make new friends. Beginner courses are available across Essex, where you will receive a basic introduction to the game from a PGA professional So, all you need to do is book and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing, equipment is provided.

Adult Beginner Courses

4 weeks from £12 Crondon Park Golf Club Frinton Golf Club Garon Park Golf Complex Ingrebourne Links Golf Complex Little Channels Golf Club Millers Barn Golf Park North Weald Golf Club Rivenhall Oaks Golf Centre South Essex Golf Centre West Essex Golf Club

To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766

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Altonwood Group targets nomadic golfers with “The Altonwood Season Ticket” launch... The Altonwood Group are to launch a brand new style of club membership card aimed at attracting time poor golfers to their clubs. ‘The Altonwood Season Ticket’ will provide golfers in the region and in the core catchment of London an ‘oyster card’ type membership whereby members will be able to enjoy all the benefit of club membership but without the commitment to a 12 month annual membership. ‘The Season Ticket’ will provide a number of core benefits, including access to ALL five golf clubs in the Altonwood Group with the groups’ flagship course The Addington (A Golf World Top 100 Course in GB & Ireland) also part of the offering. New card holders will be able to buy the card for only £299*(or £25 a month), and will provide golfers with a CONGU affiliated Handicap Certificate, up to 50% off standard green fee costs, a free golf lesson, early booking rights, as well as being able to play in a number of club competitions. In addition, new ‘Season Ticket’ holders will gain financial benefits by receiving additional discounts on range balls, buggy hire and food & beverages. Once this ‘credit’ has been used up, golfers will be able to ‘Top Up’ the card and maintain their access to the Westerham, Woldingham, Surrey National, Godstone and The Addington. www.altonwood-group.co.uk

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Go to www.essexgolfer.com to see the latest deals on golf in and around Essex this month. Click on golfing offers to see the latest deals being offered which can be 2 for 1, twilights, discounted 4 balls, plus many more. The new website will also be a live hub for our Golf Mart, Holiday Golf and the very popular Events Page; details will be added live to the website and then published in the magazine at the end of the month. Up to date world golf news is available and will be joined with a live Essex golf feed later in the year. You can also subscribe to the magazine digitally or by post and view past electronic issues.

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Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club Venue chosen for the 2009 Essex Amateur Championships

Sunday 1st September 2013

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ~ OPEN Open to male members and Elite Juniors belonging to Affiliated Clubs, and Professionals Maximum competition handicap 28 (Handicap Certificate required) a.m. Greensome Foursomes Stableford Bob Close Challenge Cup

Richard and Peter Win at Woburn Clacton GC Members Richard (Baz) Burrell and Peter Hewett travelled to Woburn Golf Club to participate in the "HSBC Premier Championship", regional final. Playing on the "Dukes Course", the Clacton duo finished their eighteen holes, with a score of eleven under handicap par, one shot ahead of the team in second place. Burrell and Hewett will now travel to play in the national final, at the world famous "Open" venue at Turnberry Golf Club in October.

p.m. 4 ball Betterball Stableford - Blenheim Trophy Aggregate 36 hole - Spitfire Trophy (Trophies to be retained at the Club)

plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd aggregate prizes, and 1st and 2nd prizes a.m. and p.m. (no pair takes more than one prize)

36 holes of competition golf, Lunch & Dinner and Prizes, also including a donation to R.A.F.A.

£ 64 per pair

56 Pairs Limit – on first come first served basis 18 tee times are reserved for 18 pairs from other clubs Closing date is Friday 23rd August 2013 or earlier if oversubscribed You will be paired with Clacton players Optional raffle sweepstake (It is a condition of entry that jacket & tie be worn in the evening) Call the Club on 01255 421919 for direct application

Richard (Baz) Burrell & Peter Hewett

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