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Gene Sarazen Wedges

Before Gene Sarazen invented the sand wedge, most golfers played recovery shots from sand with a 9-iron. Because the blade was so sharp this required enormous skill, leaving little or no margin of error for any but the most talented player. Sarazen came up with his idea for a sand wedge while he was a passenger on an airplane one day. He noticed how the wing flaps affected the flight of the ’plane when they were extended. When the aircraft landed, he called the Wilson sporting goods company and asked them to send him six niblicks (9-irons). Then he went to the local hardware store and bought all the solder they had in stock. For the next few days Sarazen spent all his waking hours experimenting with the 9-irons by adding mass in different shapes and amounts to the sole of the club. He realized immediately he was on to something and he kept on soldering and filing and trying again until he got it right. The result was the world’s first true sand wedge and, so far as bunker play was concerned, a greatly improved Gene Sarazen.

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Littlehampton Win for Laird

One of Mark’s most promising upcoming clients Laird Shepherd (age 13) shot an impressive gross 72 nett 57 to win the Littlehampton junior open yesturday. This will bring Laird’s handicap down to 10. He will be playing tomorrow for Sussex against Essex and Kent at Holtye.

Keep up the good form Laird and great lesson today on chipping and distance putting.

Golf Lessons with Mark do make a difference

Well done to Mark’s following clients with there recent wins and scores.

Bill Shelley won the May Stableford with 39 points.
Phil Parkman and Brian Pennels both scored 40 points this week and Brian won on countback.
Andrea Pilcher scored an impressive 39 points in the ladies this week.

Well done to all and keep up with the great progress.

Andy Stevens Wins Monthly Medal

Golf Lessons do produce winners

Well done to Mark Wood Golf Academy client Andy Stevens on his recent Monthly Medal win with a nett 66.

Andy had a lesson prior to his round and we worked on his swing plane and address position. This resulted in Andy winning the Monthly medal and reducing his handicap.

More Wins for Mark’s Clients

More Wins for Mark Wood Golf Academy clients

Well done to the following clients who have won competitions this week at Dale Hill golf club.

Ann and Eric Clark won the Douglas Barder with 42 points.

Yoko Nitta – Martn won the ladies div 3 medal with a nett 66 and has had her handicap reduced by 3.

Lesley Chipperfield won the ladies div 1 medal with a nett 72 and reduced her handicap by .3.

Christine Gibbons has also been winning and has her handicap reduced by a couple of shots as well.

Well done all and keep up with the progress of improvement.

Ron Stevens Wins

Ron Stevens secures another win.

Well done to Ron Stevenes with his win on Tuesday with 40 points. Ron’s regaular coaching slot on a Wednesday Morning with Mark and the Tams/Seniors group has played a big roll in his win.

More Wins for MWGA Students

Two more wins for Mark Wood Golf Academy Students

Well done to Lynne Novis for scoring 40 points in the ladies stableford last Saturday, not only did Lynne win but she also got her handicap reduced by 2.

Well done to Malcom Forrest on winning the Tams Stableford with 36 points on the Woosie course on Tuesday.

Keep up the good work all.

Well Done Giles

Giles Gill Wins Junior Stapleford with 41 Points

MWGA player Giles Gill had a lesson with me yesturday morning and we worked on some things in his set up and then his early take back from the ball. After a short time in the lesson Giles was hitting it great and then went on to play and win the Junior Stableford at Dale Hill golf club that afternoon.

Wow!! results can happen that fast.

Keep up the good work Gilly.

MWGA Player’s Wins

Well done to Andy Steven and Scott Tracey for a 1st and 2nd place finish in the mens March Medal. Andy shot a nett 67 and Scott a nett 69, well done guys.

Also well done to Rosie Hockey and Maureen Hope – Watts on winning the final of the Stan Nicholson Foursomes on Monday, good work girls keep up with the progress.

MWGA Players Back to Back Wins for Yoko

Well done Yoko Nitta Martin and Lesley Chipperfield on winning the ladies pairs competition on Monday. Both players are keen to improve their games this year and are currently going through my six month coaching programme.