So Jordan Spieth won the first major of the year comprehensively. In the process of claiming his first Major title, he set a few new records along the way: The 2nd youngest player to win at Augusta, only the 5th to win 'wire to wire', more birdies (28) than anybody else, the first player ever to get to 19 under, lowest 36 hole total and lowest 54 hole total - not bad at 21 years old!
Much was talked about Spieth's putting, he adopts a left below right style for all of his putts, something that is quite common these days, but on the shorter putts he is different to most. I'm sure you noticed on putts, usually inside 6ft, he does not look at the ball but instead looks at the hole? If you struggle on the short putts, this is something I recommend you try, it will get you focused more on the target (the hole) and less wrapped up in technique. This is especially true if you have a tendency to watch your putter in the stroke. It frees you up to become more instinctive, when throwing a ball to someone or throwing a dart at a board - where do you look? Next time you are at the golf club go on to the practice putting green and give it a go.
The lucky winner of the Masters Sweepstake were as follows:
Best Score 64 Jordan Spieth - Frank Prust £20
Worst Score 91 Ben Crenshaw - Rob Allison £20
Best Score 66 - Jordan Spieth - Frank Prust
Kevin Na - Karendeep Sohel
Ryan Moore - Paul Fullerton
Worst Score 85 Ben Crenshaw - Rob Allison £20
Best Score 67 - Justin Rose - Robert Blackburn
Phil Mickleson - Andrew Garnet
Ian Poulter - Antony Burrows
Worst Score 80 Thongchai Jaidee - Martin Allison £20
Best Score 66 - Rory McIlroy - Martyn Robinson
Hideki Matsuyama- Chris Moore
Worst Score 80 - Charl Schwartzel - Julian Wells
Jonas Blixt - The Captain
Jason Day - T Beddis
Winner - Jordan Spieth - Frank Prust £100
Runner Up - Phil Mickleson - Andrew Garnett, Justin Rose - Robert Blackburn £62.50 each
Fourth - Rory McIlroy - Martyn Robinson £35
After a great week of weather, the Saturday curse hit again last week for the Sydney Groves qualifier. Strong winds made scoring difficult. Steve Kirk & Peter Hillmen qualified in top spot with a nett 74, beating Simon Stephens & Mike McCarthy by ½ a shot. The remaining qualifiers were David Boyd & Jon Cohen, Richard Pedley & Andrew Beddis, Dave Robinson & Rod Fisher, David Gracie & Terry Kirwin, James Burnett & Karendeep Sohel and Stuart Santon & David Sayers. The draw for the knock-out stage can be seen here.
The Nine, Wine and Dine evenings are making a comeback this year on May 22nd and June 26th. Tee off from 5.45pm. These are open to everyone and comprise of a nine hole fun comp, to be decided on the night according to how many turn up, followed by, you guessed it food and wine!! Come along, bring a friend and I'm sure they will be great fun.
The shop is looking great with the new Peter Millar clothing, the Callaway and FootJoy clothing and the ladies Rohnisch and Golfino ranges. Spend £50 this weekend on any clothing and I'll give you a free Moortown Cap worth £19.99.
A busy few days ahead at Moortown, Stableford on Saturday, the first club match of the year against Huddersfield on Sunday and the spring seniors AmAm on Monday - let's hope the sun shines.
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