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"Syd Gardiner in season opener demolition job!"
The start of every golf season is always exciting. Golfers tend to fall into similar traps, and it can hinder their performance, but more importantly their enjoyment of the game.
One of the hardest things to do after a long layoff is to keep your expectations in check. Golfers spend their off season doing all kinds of different things. Some put their bags away and don't think about the game or even swing a club for several months. Others are practising at home or hitting balls at the range weekly.
Whatever the case may be, you have to throw out all expectations if you haven't played for a while.
Enter Simon Gardiner.
'Syd' put in a superb performance at the much anticipated and long awaited BAGS season opener at the ever popular Bromsgrove Golf Centre in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside.
The sun was shining and the huge turnout of BAGS players in their 'Tiger Red' shirts added to the nervous but excited atmosphere on the first tee.
Everybody watched with interest as drive after drive found the middle of the fairway (apart from Tony Roche's snap hook out of bounds worm burner!) to roars of approval from the nervous Bags players on the tee.
The return to golf was clearly evident with a sell out golf course on the day causing a real slow start to our Society day.
The sunshine and the usual camaraderie made sure the BAGS went about their business without fuss or complaints.
It ws great to see the gang back together again after a terrible year due to Covid.
The star of the show was Simon Gardiner who posted an early score of 36 points and a huge win in his quest to retain the K.O Cup by beating housewives favourite Tommy Dodds (1 UP).
Simon overcome with emotion, fighting back the tears said,
"Winning the K.O Cup last year was a dream come true, and to be able to carry that form over so early in the season makes all the practise at Stonebridge every day worthwhile. The investment in my new iron covers has truly paid off!"
Tommy Dodds refused to comment.
Bromsgrove Golf Centre
OUR RATING: 8/10
Bacon rolls coffee/tea 8/10
Evening meal N/A
Practise facilities 8/10
Value for money 9/10
Would we return? Yes
I was hoping 'ROCHEY'S RANT' would be redundant this year.
A couple of late withdrawals undone all the committees hard work beforehand in making the cup draw and tee time list.
Please guys lets give plenty of notice if you cannot make the outing, two days before is simply not good enough. Eventually the club will have to cover the cost of your
withdrawal. We have been very lucky so far.
"I personally would like to thank you all for your participation this year as we promise to make 2021, bigger and better than ever before."
Dona Lola Rescheduled for 2022
After the huge success of last years golf trip to Spain, we have decided to do it all again. We now have 25 confirmed with a few more welcome to join us subject to availability.
We are now rescheduled to visit on the 23/06/2022 for 4 nights with 3 games of golf, including buggies at La Cala 'America', Los Naranjos and the superb Calanova. Steve Willetts and Brendan O'Reilly will be aiming to defend their title next year.
We will also have a new European Trophy after Tommy Dodds lost the last one!!
ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CARDS
Please take 2 minutes of your time with your playing partner to check your scorecards before signing them. This is an important part of the golf day and although your cards will be checked again in the clubhouse by a committee member, it really does speed up the process if the cards are marked clearly and correctly.
West Midlands Golf Club
Bagot Arms Golf Society
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