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Hello and welcome to this weeks news letter.   

Competition news 

As the season draws to a close the final competitions of the year are being played.

John Mandeville Trophy
Captains
Last weekend saw the inaugural John Mandeville trophy won by Johnny Jenkins and Oli Jones. They managed a score of 46 points, a score John would have been very proud of in his Slade days, narrowly beating Peter Taylor and Malcom into second place.  

Pictured here are the Captains. Garry Bonner (2017), Chris Porter (2016), Kieran O'Reilly (2015) and Mark Jones (2014).

Photo's courtesy of Simon Hawkins


David Hall Trophy

Sunday saw the climax of the David Hall trophy, a unique competition allowing juniors to play throughout the season in a medal whenever they can. The David Hall medals are donated by Marian Hall in memory of David. Juniors can play in the David Hall competition at any time of the year and at the end of the year the monthly winners compete to win the Trophy

For the fourth year in a row the final was won by Callum Brookes with a 74. This was a good comeback by Callum from a disappointing end to the season in the county order of merits to clinch his final trophy as a junior in his final junior outing. Callum pipped R Hall who had a nett 76.  

  David Hill  David Hill

The handicap cup was won by Alex Sparrow with a nett 70 beating Johnny Jenkins who was as steady as ever with a nett 71.  The winner of the 9 hole competition was Toby Hamilton.

  David Hall Trophy  David Hall Trophy

Slade Meeting

As the main season finishes the winter season starts and last Thursday saw the first meeting of the Slade under Nick Wombwell's leadership. 24 players turned out and I had the pleasure of partnering Mike Price who considering was going into hibernation less than a month ago managed to make the first meeting. We managed a very credible 41 points but felt we had left at least three or four out there and that was just with the 3 putts we had! 

We were winning all the way round until the last hole but we only managed a point and our playing partners, Eric and Graham collected 3 points to beat us by a point. As luck would have it, my three putt on the last meant that we were sparred from buying the drinks as our playing partners proved to be the winners.  

Propping up the field with a very welcome return to the Slade was Terry Wilby aided by Ray Banks with 32 points. As Eric won, I hope Deb and the staff know how to run that many onions and potatoes through the till and where to declare them on the tax returns for his half of the drinks!

  


Fitting day 
 
Titleist 917 Launch Event - 25th November

With the launch of the new Titleist 917 woods we are delighted to be able to host a 'Launch Event' here at Saffron Walden. 

We will be hosting the Titleist Tech Rep here where he will have 8x 30 minute appointments from 12pm - 4pm.

Click here to find out more about the stunning 917 range.

Please click here if you'd like to book an appointment. 


Coaching news 

Learn Golf in a Day

Learn Golf In One DayOur Final Learn Golf in a Day event is coming up on Saturday, 19th of November, (weather permitting!)

The course takes place here at Saffron Walden between 1:30pm - 4:00pm and will cost just £20 per person which includes all balls and equipment.  

These slot's will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so if you would like to learn to play golf, please click here to get in touch, or call us in the pro shop.

N.B. We have a maximum of 12 places and 6 have already been taken, so contact us quickly.  


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I hope you have enjoyed this weeks update.
We hope to see you soon
Rob
 
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Rob McNicholas, Saffron Walden Golf Club, Windmill Hill, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BX

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