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The new year brings the new season of monthly Medal and Club Stableford competitions at Abridge.

7 day club members at Abridge are openly invited to play in all the monthly medal and stableford competitions. These are run on alternate every other weekends throughout the year. 

In this article we will explain the differences between the two types of competitions, how to enter and what you can win.

All the information for these competitions can be found in the members section on the club website click here or on the various noticeboards around the club in the week leading up to the competition.

The Abridge calendar has also been updated so members have notice of the date of the monthly competitions and the designated tee box. To get access to the calendar click here

What are the differences between these type of competitions ?

MEDAL COMPETITIONS

The medals are stroke play competitions played off full current club handicap. There is one monthly medal competition run over both Saturday and Sunday and the course will be set up with the same tee and pin positions for both days. 

All the monthly competitions have 3 separate divisions with the 3 divisional winners decided by the player with the best net score per division.

Division 1 is for 0-9 handicappers

Division 2 is for 10-18 handicappers

Division 3 is for 19-28 handicappers

Note : You can only enter the competition once on either of the days. 

The winners of each division each month will also gain automatic entry into the ‘Gold Medal’ event played in the Autumn. This concluding medal competition also includes some other club competition winners. It is played as one field to decide the overall ‘gold medal’ winner – The player with the best net score on the day using the player’s current club handicap.

CLUB STABLEFORD COMPETITIONS

Stablefords are a points based competition played off the designated tee over 18 holes

The competition is played off current full handicap using the normal stableford points system.

Depending on the weekend the competition may be run as 2 separate competitions, There will be one on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday . 2 comps mean that you can enter twice and compete in both events.

On certain weekends there may only be one competition run over both days and the course will be set up with the same tee and pin positions. These comps can be only entered once on either day. 

There are no separate divisions in Club Stableford competitions and therefore there will be one overall winner and prizes for 2nd and 3rd places.

Countbacks when scores are tied. 

Players with tied scores will be separated by using the countback system over the last 9 holes. If players are still tied then the scores over the last 6 holes are counted. After that it will be decided using the rules adopted by the club committee.

HOW TO ENTER

On the day, members need to register to enter the monthly competitions, before, they tee off, by using the computer in the spike bar or the pro shop. 

The entry fee is £5 but remember that you need to have funds on your golf membership card to enter. You can check your balance and/or top up your card at the bar but not in the pro shop.

Members can play in these competitions with friends in their own groups at any time during that day. The only requirement is there are at least 3 players in the group so that the scorecards can be independently marked.

PRIZE POTS

The prize pot for each competition will be dependent on the number of players entered and distributed in the form of pro shop vouchers .

CONGU HANDICAPS

All medal and club stableford competition results will affect you Congu club handicap both up and down based on the Competition Scratch Scores (CSS) – This is the official measure of the playing difficulty of the course depending on factors such as the wind, rain, temperature etc.


Friday Swing Tip: Get your set up right to optimise your golf shots.

One of the fundamentals for any golfer is to get their set up right in order to have the best chance to optimise the ball strike and to maximise the distance.

Remember the golden rule of ball striking: Use a descending strike when hitting irons and an ascending strike when using your driver.

This video concentrates on the set up when playing the tee shot with a driver .

Get your set up right pre swing, to help you hit the ball as best as you can..
Covering the golf ball with your chest is not ideal for driver. Irons ……. great!! 
You’ll see from the video that If you set your head behind the ball slightly. It’ll help you get the ascending strike your require to maximise distance.

Firstly set the ball up just inside your left heel (for a right handed golfer) and grip the club how you like to.

Star Tip : Then once your set up, feel like the head and chest tilt away from the target by lets say 5%. This will make your low point an inch or so behind the ball.

With this adjusted low point, by the time you make contact you will naturally be hitting up on the golf ball.

For those of you that like data from launch monitors you want you the attack angle to be a positive or + number.

In addition to hitting up, to increase distance you need to increase ball speed. PGA Tour Pro’s generate a ball speed of 170 + mph to achieve their carry distances of +/- 300 yards.

Simple Fact: The faster the ball speed the further the distance. Look out for Jack’s lesson on “How to increase ball speed tip”

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The Professional shop is offering some special discounts for customers. Even on newly arrived products.

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Some as much as 60% off

Abridge Ladies are at it Again!


Yes!!!!! Abridge ladies are running another fantastic Charity Golf Day & Competition at Abridge Golf and Country club for teams of lady golfers .

No sooner has our previous campaign finished than we are starting with our 2019 Charity Golf Day in aid of Prostate Cancer. This year we are aiming to buy a fluorescence microplate reader that can be used to personalise treatments and hopefully improve survival rates.

Our Charity Golf Day day will be held on 25th June 2019 at Abridge Golf and Country club with teams of four Lady Golfers and the best two out of four scores counting.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend one of the most prestigious Ladies Golf Charity Days in the Country. You are guaranteed to have fun and the chance of winning a fantastic prize at one of the most beautiful golf courses in Essex.

Yes! You can win a Lexus car if you are lucky enough to get a hole in one on our 9th Hole. Lexus of Woodford are kindly sponsoring us.

It is the most fabulous day with fantastic food, superb half way house full of homemade cakes and biscuits plus other delights, delicious lunch and great prizes.

We will have our legendary tombola in place. Abridge Ladies go above and beyond the call of duty by scouring shops and manufacturers to have the most impressive display of prizes when for only £10.00 per pick you can win a prize every time.

  • Last year we raised a whopping £22,500 for King George and Queens Hospital Charity enabling us to purchase memory boxes for dementia patients.

Abridge Ladies know how to give everyone a wonderful day. Many Ladies regularly return to Abridge annually for our wonderful Ladies Golf Charity Day. Thanks to our friends old and new who have enabled us raise over a gigantic million pounds for local charities over the past 26 years.

Please help the Abridge ladies by either sponsoring our day, donating a gift for our raffle or tombola or by entering our wonderful golf day. The entry fee for the day is only £65 per person.

We would love to see you at this fabulous day so please join us.

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