It most likely went under the radar for many of you, but last weekend saw the Amateur Championship take place at both Royal St George's and Princes. Not only does the winner join a stellar list of past champions including Sergio Garcia, Jose Maria Olazabal and more recently Matteo Manassero, but they also secure a place at that year's Open Championship as well as the following year's US Open and Masters Tournament.
After 18 holes strokeplay at both Royal St George's and Princes, 288 of the world's best amateurs were whittled down to just 64, going on to compete in matchplay golf at Royal St George's until only one remained.
The 36-hole final was fiercely competitive with no golfer able to build more than a one-hole lead over the opening 18 holes. The second 18 was a different story, with Australian Dylan Perry winning four holes in a five-hole stretch to find himself 4up with just nine holes remaining. With one hand on the trophy, Perry's grip started to slip as he lost four of the final five holes to finish the match A/S, eventually going on to lose at the 38th hole to Englishman Harry Ellis - an outcome which seemed highly unlikely a couple of hours prior.
It is also worth noting the last two Champions have come from Hampshire and Harry lives in Southampton (when he's not in America).
Lynx Fitting Day
Calling golfers of all abilities with a date for your diaries. On Tuesday, 18 July from 3:00pm until 7:00pm Lynx Golf will be staging a fitting evening on the driving range. Their complete range of equipment from drivers to wedges can be tried and tested, but also you can have your golf swing fitted for the correct grips, shafts, length and lie to help you understanding and gain valuable knowledge about your game with Ben Johnson, their PGA Qualified Technical Representative.
To book an appointment, contact Paul at the pro shop here.
Golf Coaching At Dibden Golf Centre
Come and join in the fun, make new golfing buddies, improve your skills and play better golf. Our group coaching programme runs all year long and you can join in at any time and all for the price of just £5 per session. Any age, any ability, everybody is welcome. Sessions run as follows:
- Ladies Group Coaching - Wednesday mornings 9:30am - 10:30am.
- Senior Group Coaching - Thursday mornings 9:30am - 11:30am.
- Adult Group Coaching - Saturday mornings 11:00am - 12:00pm and Tuesday evenings 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
- Junior Group Coaching - Saturday mornings 9:00am - 9:50am and 10:00am - 10:50am.
For more information speak to our PGA Qualified Golf Professional John Slade and Paul Smith or click here to send us an email.
On Friday, 21 July the Summer Ball will be held in the Solent Suite with a 7:00pm start, black tie and cocktail dresses. A two course meal with dancing till late will no doubt be a very enjoyable evening and popular evening.
Click here to get in touch for more details.
With The Open coming up next month why not hedge those bets and have a go in our Pro Shop Open Sweepstake? £2.50
per go will get you a participating Tour Pro and a chance to wins some fabulous shop vouchers, not only for the best players, but also the worst.