Spring has sprung early, at least for the time being. Only a few weeks ago I had a golf lesson booked with Dan Grieve at Woburn, but it was postponed due to snow. I'm now looking forward to a lesson on Monday, fingers crossed in glorious sunshine. Then of course I'll need to go to the range and practise, practise, practise!
I've just taken out a Play More Golf membership at my previous club, West Essex, although having been a member for almost 30 years until a couple of years ago, it feels as though I never left. This is the most sensible membership option for me, whereby I use credits towards green fees, as I have limited time to play week in week out. West Essex is local to where I live, but I will still be making appearances at Batchworth Park to join my Team Naga mates as we're all focused on winning this year's challenge (again!) against Team Clive.
This week I attended a dinner at the plush Oriental Club in London, hosted by Jenahura, a golf management company who are also about to launch the Jenahura Tour Academy, an educational platform for aspiring tournament professional golfers. Jenahura recently signed up LET player Cloe Frankish (pictured below), and she certainly is a young English female player to watch.
Matthew Southgate, another player in the Jenahura stable offered dinner guests an insight into his life on tour, overcoming testicular cancer, the experience of Q-School, having a monkey on his back for not yet winning on Tour despite being a great player, his love for links golf (he's worth a bet at this year's Open!) and so it went on. What a great down-to-earth guy and I'd love to see him win.