David Gemmell at Aberdour Golf Club
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Well this is more like it - is summer here? I certainly hope so, because the past six to eight weeks have been terrible. It is nice to see a smile on people’s faces; with the sunshine out it really does make a difference. I think it gives everyone a lift.
Hopefully it will give the golf course a lift as well as we are really struggling for some growth, although I have to say that the greens have been as good at this time of year as I have seen them. The comments about the greens were great after last week’s Gents’ Open.
It was a tough day at the office last Saturday as the winning net score was only a 64. It was a nice story, however, as the chap who won it is a regular at the open and, only two years prior to the event, I watched him take 5 off the first tee, so he has his revenge on the course. The 10th hole played at an average of 6.9 – yes, 6.9. This is incredible for a par 5 to play like this on a non-championship course. Mark did have the pins stuck on high ground, though.
Pro Shop News
We have some great offers on in the shop at present with Callaway offering £50 OFF a fairway wood when you buy a Razr Black or Razr Fit. This is a great promotion, so click here to book your fitting if you’re interested.
Cleveland is offering a FREE CG16 wedge with any 6 piece set – another great deal – click here to book your Cleveland CG16 fitting.
I have two IKEA storage units that used to be in the shop; if anyone would like them, they are FREE, so first come, first served. They are in the buggy store ready for collection. If nobody wants them I will skip them next week.
SkyCaddie and Bushnell Available in Store
If you haven't seen the new SkyCaddie SGX, it is pretty cool. It is now wireless and it has many more features. We have them available in the shop at £299, which I think is £30 cheaper than the main online retailers, so pop in and have a look. I also have a Bushnell V2 demo unit - this is what I use now instead of GPS, as I find it a lot more accurate and a lot less fuss. These units retail at £239, so they are also a little cheaper. Book your demo with the Bushnell V2 now by clicking here.
Andy Completes his Charity Cycle/Walk/Run
Congratulations to Andy McGregor - a couple of weeks ago I mentioned in my newsletter that he was doing a sponsored cycle/walk/run for Maggie’s Charity. He completed the 30 mile cycle and 42 mile walk/run in 20 hours and 15 minutes, in 140th place. Paul Fyffe, another one of our super-fit members, finished in 37th place in a time of 16 hours and 24 minutes, so well done to both. If you would like to donate to the charity then please follow the link to contribute; any small amount helps - www.justgiving.com/Andrew-McGregor1.
It’s the Gent’s Club Championship on Saturday - two rounds - so here's hoping for some good weather. It is also the Centenary Cup on Sunday. There are spaces available in both, so give the shop a ring to book your time.
Trip to Spain
Spain is looming and it’s a week on Monday until our annual trip. This year we head to Los Norangas, San Roque Old and La Reserva. I am really looking forward to it, especially as I have only played four games this year. I shall hopefully have a hit on Wednesday, weather dependant.
Gordon Sherry was back at the club on Tuesday to speak at the Rotary dinner. The day was a great success with a record number of teams playing. I will get back to you with the figure raised, but I think they were all very happy; they had a cracking day for it as well.
We have some holes up for sponsorship - if you would like any info on becoming a sponsor at the club then please click here to contact me.
Last Chance To Save Shots, Save Money, Play Better Golf
You have a week left to save big on my Cleveland 588 Wedge Offer. Buy 1; and you also get a FREE Short-Game Assessment and FREE Short-Game Lesson.
Besides the big savings, most importantly, you’ll have the right lofts in your bag (with the correct bounce), you’ll be saving shots on your scorecard and playing better golf.
Come and see me by May 30th.
Have a great week.