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Well played Alan !!

 

Congratulations to my friend and student Alan Austin on winning the Teise Trophy!

The Teise Trophy is a major Kent Golf Union scratch tournament played at Lamberhurst Golf Club

 

Alan, scoring 70 & 73 won by 3 shots !

 

If you look after your game, body and mind as Alan has, you can always compete with players much younger than yourself !

 

This is also futher proven by Vijay Singh's (53 years old) finshing 2nd place in the Quickens Loan National uspga tour event and pushing John Rahm (21 years old) into 3rd place !

 

Check out Alan by clickng image or below:

 

http://www.taichiforsport.com/home

 

 

 

 

 

Great to play in the Grand Match at R.C.P again. Question : Standing behind Peter Alliss is Gordon J Brand, but which former Ryder Cup player is standing directly to his left ?

 

First correct response to me via email will receive a FREE lesson.

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR !!

Finished 1 shot off the lead in the recent K.P.G.A Championship at Sene Valley. Everyone has a story but I should have won for sure ! But as Faldo once said, golf is 90% disappointment.

 

Just keep walking after your ball students ! click here for results

WALKER CUP VICTORY

 

What a preformance by a quality team.

Wonder how many of the team will win majors, tour wins and play in Ryder Cups ?

What do you think ?

                                                                       Partridge on fire !!!

 

Fantastic play from Richard Partridge this year by capturing the Irish & Scottish Senior titles. Still plenty to play for also!!! Click picture for more info.

Ryder Cup 2014 US press reaction: SOS for Tom Watson’s defeated team: click here for full article.

 

What are your thoughts students ? 29th Sept

Nice to win,or tied 1st at least ! Kings Hill's own Pro am. Old saying I guess " If youre gonna talk the talk you gotta walk the walk". Click here for results.

Great form of late from George Mullins. Winner of the SE Group Junior Championship at Moor Park with scores of level and -4, and also tied 7th in the Carris Trophy. Keep rolling and holing on the greens for The British Boys Championship next week !!

  

2nd August 14

65  at Wrotham Heath pro-am! 2nd place. Of course teaching and improving my students golf is my main job, but it was great to put the clubs on my back and shoot a decent score! thanks to my team comprising of Nick & Tom Farrell and Liam Brown for an enjoyable day .

 

5th August

Great result for Freddie Price in winning the Open Championship Regional Qualifier at the London GC. Play twice like that again mate and you will make the main draw !! Click here for results.

 

 

27th June

Fantastic to play Royal Blackheath Golf Club Pro-am yesterday. One of the oldest clubs in the world. Tied 3rd individual and the team 2nd.Click here for results.

 

15th May

Biomechanics day with Mark Bull today. A MUST for any serious golfer ! Please contact me for more information.

 

30th April

Congratulations Henry Saunders on his 2nd place finish in the Princes Golf Club Mens Open. Handicap down to 0.0 now. Keep going !!

 

6th May

Well done to Richard Partridge on winning his singles match in the Inuagral Concession Cup. Click here for more information

 

6th May

Well done Richard. A world record. I think we will call this being in the "zone!". Click here for full article

 

What an honour for me to be the coach of the world record holder !

 

25th feb

Well played Henry on winning the 2013/14 Kent winter trails(Hinge Trophy). Anything is possible for you this year mate ! Click here for the report.

 

 

11th Feb 2014

In the late 90's I was assistant professional at The Wildernesse Golf Club, a beautiful golf course near Sevenoaks, Kent. It was great to play in their Pro-am this year and I forgotten how wonderful a place it is. Just one shot less and I would have tied 1st !!!


Click here for the results.

 

25th Oct

"If your gonna talk the talk you gotta walk the walk"

 

These days my focus is more on coaching, but it was nice to play quite well at The Wrotham Heath Pro-am and finish tied 2nd

 

18th Aug

INTERNATIONAL HONOURS

 

Congratulations to Richard Partridge on being selected for the European Champioships and the Senior Mens Home Internationals. Nothing less than you deserve.

 

26th Aug

2013 GEORGE WILL MEMORIAL PRO-AM

 

Although it is three years since the passing of George, his presence was very much in evidence on 5th August when the club staged the second Memorial Pro-Am in his honour.
 
Tales abounded of his many exploits as members of the 28 participating teams recalled their own stories of time spent in his company during the 26 years he was either, our club professional, or coaching them from his Kent bases on his return from Belgium in 1993.

 

I played pretty well and had 2 eagles !Click here for results

 

9th August

INTERNATIONAL HONOURS

 

Congratulations to Michael Saunders on being selected for England in the upcoming home Internationals at Ganton GC (Aug 14th-16th). A full England cap is hard to earn !

 

 

6th August

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL QUALIFIER (London GC)

 

Well done to Michael Saunders, Charlie Haggar & Freddie Price in qualifying in 1st, 7th & 13th places respectively. Good luck at the final qualifying. Time to get the putter red hot !!!!!

 

25th June

Sensational golf lately by Richard. A seven shot victory in the latest Europro event, an unbelievable -14(59) in the Southern Region PGA Pro-am at the Drift and a further 2nd place finish in the event losing in a playoff. I make that -41 for his last 7 rounds! Watch this space !

 

5th June

Congratulations to Richard Partridge on his 2nd place in the Scottish Open Seniors Strokeplay Championship backed up by his recent 5th place in the English Open Seniors Strokeplay Championship . Fantastic play!!

 

24th June

Good solid results by Michael Saunders


6th in the Welsh Open Strokeplay

5th in the Lagonda Trophy

 

1st June

BRABAZON TROPHY qualifier

 

Well played Bobby Twyner and Charlie Haggar in qualifying for The Brabazon Trophy.

Bobby led the 131 strong  field with a gross 69 in testing conditions and Charlie in 14th place with a solid 73. The game owes us nothing but it is satisfying when the graft pays off. CLICK FOR SCORES.

 

14th May

 

Well played Charlie Haggar for his 3rd place finish in The Faldo series at Royal Ashdown Forest. Good 2nd round mate !

 

26th April

Wow, what a US Masters

 

After last year's drama in the British Open and the manner of how he handled losing a 4 shot lead I am sure we are all delighted for Adam Scott. These great players are so mentally tough as well as having great games !

 

15th April

SNOW, no more snow!!!!!

 

I love golf, love coaching, enough please.

 

13th March

Great performance from Michael Saunders and George Mullins in reaching the semi-finals of the prestigious Sunningdale Foursomes. A nice kick start for the season !

 

20th March

Good opening round by Michael Saunders in the Portuguese Amateur Golf Championship

 

 

14th Feb

Congratulations to my long term client and friend Alan Austin on winning the best net in the Hinge Trophy this winter ( and 7th place gross ). Top man Alan, you showed those youngsters' mate !


1stAlan Austin  145 

2ndRonan D McGuirk 146

3rdLewis Kerr  146

4thCharlie Wilson  148

5thJames Smith  148

6thG Burton  148

7thP Newman  149

8thTom Bayliss  149

9thShane Mccaughan  152

10thNick Buckland  152 

 

10th Feb

Wallis Retains Titleist PGA Play-Offs Crown

Richard Wallis overcame some mid-round swing gremlins to successfully defend his Titleist PGA Play-Offs crown in Turkey and realise his goal of qualifying for the Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup team. Please click on picture for full report

 

 

 

15th Dec 2012

THE GRAND MATCH (R.C.P Golf Club)

 

I had the privilege this year again to play in the above which is a 10 man per side match between former Ryder Cup players v former Walker Cup players. It is a great event sponsored by Deloitte and hosted by Peter Alliss. The final result was a tie, 5 points to both sides.

 

Personally I won both my matches partnering Scott Mcdonald (1971 Walker Cup/which we won)in the morning beating Malcolm Gregson (1967 Ryder Cup and PGA Championship winner) + Norman Wood (who beat Lee Trevino in the 1967 Ryder Cup singles 2&1). We managed to win 4 & 2.

 

In the afternoon I partnered Andrew Hare ( winning member of the 1989 Walker Cup at Peachtree) defeating Paul Way (1983+1985 Ryder Cup) and Gordon Brand (1983 Ryder Cup) by 1 hole.

 

Great event with some really classy golfers !

 

14th Oct 2012

Well done Kent Players !!

Did you know that 4 of Kent's leading amateur golfer won 4 national EGU ranking events this year?

Michael Saunders  (Lagonda Trophy)

Darren Timms (Lee Westwood Trophy)

Jack Colegate (Midland Amateur)

Alfie Plant (Waterford Trophy)

In addition to this Max Orrin from North Foreland is ranked England's best junior golfer !!

 

Well done Kent !!! (3rd Sept 2012)

 

 

George Will memorial pro-am

It was great to be apart of the above day which raised in excess of £8,000 for Cancer and Amyloidosis Research. George was an amazing person to know and be around, as well as a friend and mentor to me. Many well know faces and names played on the day which showed George's popularity amongst the golfing world. Please read the links and results to find out more about the day and how you could be involved next year !      (10th Aug)

http://www.spgc.co.uk/news/latest_news/enews_-_10th_august_2012

Thanks to MICROS for hosting a great day at Stoke Park Golf Club. I still couldnt find Blofeld's ball in the rough at the 17th ( A famous scene from the James Bond film Goldfinger )

 

25th May

Biomechanics day with Mark Bull today. A MUST for any serious golfer ! Please contact me for more information.

 

30th April

 FANCY AN OVERSEAS COACHING TRIP?

 

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Titleist fitting day a winner !

 

On December 5th we had one of Titleist senior club fitters with the aid of "Flightscope" here.   The new 913 Driver for members

and visitors. Well received by all concerned!

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I always love to hear about my students progress. Please let me know so I can post it on my website in this space !!!!

Timms Triumphs in a 10th Hole Playoff (click image)


Darren Timms from Mid Kent Golf Club carded the best round of the day, 65, to put him in a playoff with round 1 and round 2 leader Julian Taylor from York Golf Club. This was the first playoff in the competitions history and only lasted one hole, the par 5 10th.

Michael Saunders wins Lagonda Trophy (Click image)


Michael Saunders Clinches The Lagonda Trophy 2012 at Gog Magog Golf Club Monday, 4 June 2012Kent County Golf Champion Michael Saunders from Dartford Golf Club displayed true determination & nerves of steel to win the Lagonda Trophy this week at The Gog Magog Golf Club, Cambridge. 

Freddie Price wins Faldo series

Price picks up Faldo Series title at Royal Ashdown Forest25 April 2012: England’s Freddie Price celebrated victory in the second Faldo Series UK Championship of the 2012 season with a level-par 72 at Royal Ashdown Forest in Sussex.  The 18-year-old from Royal Blackheath beat Steven Gibbs (Sedlescombe) on count back after the event was reduced to 18 holes due to flooding.“I missed out by one shot a couple of years ago which makes winning now feel extra special,” said a delighted Price who qualifies for the 16th Faldo Series Europe Grand Final, to be hosted by six-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland in September.

Wallis Flying High At Titleist PGA Play-Offs

After back to back Order of Merit titles, Wallis believes he is playing the best golf of his career and credits that to a change in coach plus the installation of a putting green in his back garden
"I changed my coach (Paul Page, Kings Hill) a couple of years ago and my shape from a cut to a draw which has made a big difference because I've had two years of winning the region order of merit which is a massive boost," he added.

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