Wellow Junior Section – July 2017

 

Wellow Junior Section JULY 2017

Monthly Report

 


GRASSROOTS COMPETITION

Our Grass Roots competition took place on Monday 19th June. It was won by Flynn Stevens and Feddie Leigh. Our thanks go out to Malcolm Calvert for donating the prizes


RESULTS

The June Junior Medal was won by Lewis Sutton with a nett score of 65.

Our 2nd round match in the Poppy Golf competition against Stoneham ,  took place on Sunday 11th June. Stoneham won the match by 6 holes. We were beaten by a very experienced team and we wish them well in the next round.


CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The standard of play was high, despite the added pressure of yearlong bragging rights within the club. The juniors especially showed their spirit for the competition. Junior captain Lewis Sutton and last year’s Captain Zak Leigh both played well and will have their handicaps reduced as a result, with Zak shooting a very impressive 77, seven under his handicap on Saturday.

Zak went on to Win the Junior’s Top Prize , Congratulations


RICK ZHOU SHINES IN THE MENS CHAMPIONSHIP

The eventual winner of the Men’s Trophy was Billy Ray. Billy, who holds a handicap of 1, finished on top with a total gross score of 143, ONLY four strokes ahead of future Wellow Star, junior, Rick Zhou (4 handicap).

The two were paired together on both days and with multiple birdie exchanges and mixed fortunes for each player around the greens, resulted in an exciting and well contested finish to the championship. Rick continues to show his talents and after the weekends play and firmly established himself as certain future favorite for the competition.


 

MONDAY ROLL-UPS

A programme is being put together to hold competitions for the junior players over the School summer holidays. A roll up system will take place on Monday afternoons when competitions will be held for the CONGU handicap players and the Academy players. This will keep the junior section active in the holiday season and help with them achieving handicaps.

 


DANNY and the JUNIORS

The Junior Training programme has been progressing well under the leadership of Danny Harris. The new juniors are now actively pursuing getting handicaps , which will allow them to play in our competitions and the HJL and Academy league fixtures during the Summer Holidays.

 


ONWARDS and UPWARDS

Some of the new juniors have been very active playing rounds of golf to achieve handicaps, They are George Ludlam, Jack and George Miles. George Tanner and Flynn Stevens. This will help us fill the squads for the forthcoming HJL and Academy fixtures.

 

NEXT FIXTURE in HJL:

SUNDAY 23rd JULY 2017 @ Wellow Golf CLub

Regards

David Board                  12th July  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

2017 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

2017 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS


 

26TH ANNUAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP


This past weekend saw the 26th annual Club Championship played at Wellow Golf Club, Romsey.

The hot weather during the week helped to firm up the course and quickened the green’s speed just in time for the clubs’ most sought after Prize.

The 36 hole competition, played over the Saturday and Sunday was contested on a calm and pleasant Saturday morning, with the wind picking up on the Sunday, this only added another aspect to an already tight and challenging course.


JUNIORS

 

The standard of play was high, despite the added pressure of yearlong bragging rights within the club. The juniors especially showed their spirit for the competition. Junior captain Lewis Sutton and last year’s Captain Zak Leigh both

 

played well and will have their handicaps reduced as a result, with Zak shooting a very impressive 77, seven under his handicap on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MEN’S SECTIONS

The eventual winner was Billy Ray. Billy, who holds a handicap of 1, finished on top with a total gross score of 143, four strokes ahead of future Wellow Star, junior, Rick Zhou (4 handicap). The two were paired together on both days and with multiple birdie exchanges and mixed fortunes for each player around the greens, resulted in an exciting and well contested finish to the championship.


LADIES SECTION

Wellow’s growing Ladies section were also out in force competing for their Club Championship and the Embley Cup. Sue Lanham won the main event with a gross score of 172, which now means she has won the past 4 years in a row. Laurie Wallace picked up the Embley cup with an impressive Nett 69 on Sunday.


SPECIAL THANKS

Special thanks to Club President Ken Parker who acted as 1st Tee starter on both days, Club Captains Gillian Whalvin and Kevin Porter and their committees for helping to put on another great Championship weekend of golf at Wellow.

HOLE- IN -ONE

Lastly, the day will not be forgotten by Mr. John Dowling as he achieved his first Hole-in-One on Ryedown #9.


Results:

Congratulations to John and all the prize winners.

Wellow Junior Section – June 2017

 

Wellow Junior Section May 2017 Monthly Report

The May Junior Medal was won by Lewis Sutton with a nett score of 67.

Captain’s Day- Junior Winning- George Ludlam 49 points


Our 1st round match in the Poppy Golf competition against Bramshaw ,  took place on Sunday 28th May. Wellow won the match by 4 holes. Our next opponents are Stoneham away.

Our 2nd round match of the Greenjackets competition took place at Wellow, when we were narrowly beaten by Barton on Sea with  just 2 points separating the teams playing a Stableford format.


The Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors has been progressing well under the leadership of Danny Harris. We have attracted 3 new juniors which hopefully will continue to stay with us and develop into active players with handicaps. They are now actively pursuing getting handicaps , which will allow them to play in our competitions.

Our Grass Roots competition is scheduled for Monday 19th June in the evening. Notices have been posted in the clubhouse to attract volunteers to play.


JUNIOR FUN EVENING

As part of the Junior Sections objective to find new players, a fun evening was arranged and took place on 30th May. In the afternoon a medal competition was held for those with Congu handicaps and a 9 hole stableford competition was played by the younger juniors from the new blue tee boxes. This was followed up with a social evening for juniors, parents and friends when teams made up of parents and juniors, undertook 6 different disciplines including crazy golf, putting, boules, chipping, bunker play and a quiz. A total of 26 people attended the fun night which finished with a supper and drinks. A lot of thanks goes out to Jan Board, Gill Lobb, Jane Leigh , Dave Board and Billy Ray, who organized the evening. Hopefully we will attract new juniors when the word gets around about the fun and events which took place that evening. Lastly a warm welcome to our three new young members Elliot Herd, Harrison Young and George Tanner       

 

David Board                  1st June  2017.

Wellow Juniors- January 2017 Monthly Report

Wellow Junior Section  

2017 Season Preview 


 

The New  HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE (HJL)

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL)has now been replaced with a new league called the Hampshire Junior League, which will be known as HJL.

This is supplemented with a Junior Academy league which caters for new juniors taking up golf and will  be for handicaps 36 to 54. A special short course will be used covering 9 holes totaling approx. 2000 yards.

A total of 5 teams will compete this year, namely Barton, Stoneham, Bramshaw, Romsey and Wellow.

The first fixture was held  on 22nd April. Wellow came second in the HJL and fourth in the Academy League. This was a great result and it appeared everyone enjoyed the new competition. The next scheduled fixture on 6th May at Stoneham will have to be rearranged.


Upcoming

We are scheduled to play Barton in the next round of the Green Jackets competition on Sunday 21st May at Wellow.

We have been drawn to play Bramshaw in the 1st round of the Poppy Golf competition again at home.


Danny’s Clinics

Danny Harris has put together a Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors. We are placing a lot of importance on this programme and other activities to try and recruit more juniors to the section.


Lastly…..

The Easter Raffle took place under the guidance of Gill Lobb and Jane Leigh. A princely sum of 133 pounds was raised mainly through the generosity of our membership.

 

 

David Board                  1st May  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

 

 

Wellow Juniors through to second round !

Wellow Junior Section

Welcome to March 2017.
Sunday March 12th saw Wellow Juniors beat Blackmoor juniors to get through the 1st round of the Greenjackets competition. The team of Rick Zhou, Zak Leigh & Michael Hillman got 83 stableford points to Blackmoors 70 points. I must mention Rick’s amazing round of a gross 68 (he was playing off of 4). Congratulations to the all the team.

Gill Lobb (acting Junior organiser)

Danny’s Blog- Do lessons work?

Do lessons work?

and 

Does modern equipment make much difference?

Here we go again, these months really are going by fast, it’ll be Christmas again soon! 

You may be aware that golf as a sport is struggling! New comers to the game are falling, despite the game being easier to access and as affordable as it has ever been! I intend to run beginner and improvement  classes in the coming months, so if you have relatives, friend or work colleagues that are thinking of taking up the game, please keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming dates on the website and social media.


So, this months topic covers two very common questions we get asked here in the shop.

Do lessons work?

and

Does this modern equipment make much difference?

The answer to the first question is, well yes. If you can find a good coach and you are able to “listen” and work on the things you’ve been told, the trouble is there so much information on the Internet now, videos and various sites offering you the secret to better golf.  

It’s very easy to get yourself in a right mess, trying to improve the wrong thing! Some of the things online are so confusing and to be honest “ridiculous “.  I don’t even understand some of the information being thrown around.

 

“I’ve always believed to be a good coach you have to be a good communicator”

Listen to Butch Harmon or the great John Jacobs (RIP) and you’ll know what I mean. They speak in a way that even my Granny can understand.

Below is a quote I lifted from a Facebook page group I’m a member off. 

“Bad trail elbow flexion/extension rates  and lead wrist radial/Ulnar movements tend to be the biggest causes of golfers hitting the ground behind the ball.”

I know I’m a not the smartest guy, but seriously!! It’s language like that that scare golfers away from taking lessons.

 I find it all rather worrying, now I promise you I won’t use language like that in a lesson. It’s massively important to me that my pupil understands why they hit a poor shot, and what they need to do to improve it and how they are going to do that. Whether it’s doing simple exercises at home or hitting balls at a range, which again is pupil dependent.


So anyway I’ll get off my soap box and get back to the original questions.

Do lessons really work?

Well if you take a look at last months medal winners and their crazy scores (a nett 58, and three 64’s), they have all had a lesson or taking lessons and reaping the rewards.

To answer my second question, does modern equipment make a difference? Two of the guys mentioned above have recently bought new equipment from Neil and myself following our advice! So I think we can safely say YES, equipment can make a difference and YES lessons can and do WORK.

That’s enough for now, please let me know what you think of my ramblings and any topics you would like me to cover.

Let’s hope the warmer weather is not too far away.

 

Danny

Danny Harris
PGA Golf Professional
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VENUE: Wellow Golf Club Clubhouse

 

 

Wellow Juniors- January 2017 Monthly Report

Wellow Junior Section  

2017 Season Preview 


 

The New  HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE (HJL)

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL)has now been replaced with a new league called the Hampshire Junior League, which will be known as HJL.

This is supplemented with a Junior Academy league which caters for new juniors taking up golf and will  be for handicaps 36 to 54. A special short course will be used covering 9 holes totaling approx. 2000 yards.

A total of 5 teams will compete this year, namely Barton, Stoneham, Bramshaw, Romsey and Wellow.

The first fixture was held  on 22nd April. Wellow came second in the HJL and fourth in the Academy League. This was a great result and it appeared everyone enjoyed the new competition. The next scheduled fixture on 6th May at Stoneham will have to be rearranged.


Upcoming

We are scheduled to play Barton in the next round of the Green Jackets competition on Sunday 21st May at Wellow.

We have been drawn to play Bramshaw in the 1st round of the Poppy Golf competition again at home.


Danny’s Clinics

Danny Harris has put together a Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors. We are placing a lot of importance on this programme and other activities to try and recruit more juniors to the section.


Lastly…..

The Easter Raffle took place under the guidance of Gill Lobb and Jane Leigh. A princely sum of 133 pounds was raised mainly through the generosity of our membership.

 

 

David Board                  1st May  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

 

 

Danny on wellow's practice range

Danny’s Blog- The Start of Another Golfing Year

ANOTHER YEAR OF GOLF 


Happy New Years

Happy New year everyone, may you have many pars and birdies this coming year! Thank you for kind feed back from my first effort, please feel free to ask some questions or give me a subject you would like me to cover.

So we are at the start of a new golfing year, hopefully you’ll be thinking about improving your game, lowering your handicap or maybe improving a certain aspect of your game.

Now it always baffles me, these next 3 months should be the busiest time for me, however I always get told two similar quotes, “I’ll sort some lessons out when the weather improves” or a particular favourite of mine, I’ll get my game in order and start hitting it a bit better, then I’ll come and see you for some lessons” REALLY!!!

Would it not be better to work on your game now so when the weather warms up, your all ready to go, or see me for a course of lessons so you have something constructive to practice, rather than doing all that practice ingraining the fault or working on the wrong thing so mine and your job is much harder to get things back on track.


NO Excuses

With the new teaching bays at Wellow, or the fact that I do evening sessions at chandlers ford range, there really isn’t an excuse to not get things improving now! That way you can enjoy your summer golf as it will all be sorted by then, and I can get out and play some golf! Lol.


Junior Golf

Lastly a quick congratulations to Zak Leigh who won the years first trophy, The New Years Cup, with an impressive 39 points, closely followed by this years Vice-Captain Michael Hillman.


WHATS NEXT ? – Chipping and Pitching

IMG_2753- Three ways to play a chip shot. Click and watch.

My next blog will include a few more pictures and video and I’ll get into some technical stuff! If there is anything in particular you would like me to cover please feel free to contact me.

All the best

 

 

Danny

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PGA Golf Professional
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Wellow Junior’s Blog – December 2016

Wellow Junior Section  December 2016 Monthly Report

At the AGM, it was announced that the New captain will be Lewis Sutton and the vice captain Michael Hillman.

The 6 part Winter Training Programme put together by Danny Harris is underway. The programme is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2017.

The Junior Diary has been issued and includes all fixtures and competitions for 2017 with the exception of the Poppy Golf and Green Jackets competitions. These will be added when they are known. The diaries are available at the Club.

A proposal is currently under review on an alternative to the SWHJL. It is suggesting that the original SWHJL is replaced with a smaller league of clubs who play 2 separate competitions on the same day. One competition covers maximum handicaps 28/36  as before and the other competition is for new golfers with handicaps between 28 and 54.This competition would be played over 9 holes on a course with a maximum length of 2000yds. Wellow will have to decide whether to join the league or motivate our experienced and older golfers to play in some of the many Open competitions across the County.

In our quest to keep the motivation of the Junior section going, it is planned to introduce an Eceletic competition over the summer period as well as a Birdie Tree. This together with a Par Ladder for the high handicappers should create additional interest for the section.

Our main priority is to increase Junior membership and to this end, it is proposed to arrange a Taster Session in the Spring and a Fun event in the summer to encourage participation by both members  and friends/ families.

Other ideas under consideration are holding two evening events to cover subject matter of Rules and Psychology/Attitude towards playing golf. We are proposing to do this for the juniors but would be very happy to open it up to all sections if there was the interest.

Our first Blog has been included in the new Club website and we will use it from now on to keep everyone informed and up to-date.

 

Dave Board  

 Junior Organiser  

15th December 2016.