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16 Dec 2015 Newsletter

Hi Everyone, Welcome to my final newsletter of the year, and thank you for your comments (you all clearly listened to your Grannies who told you: 'If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all'). The feedback has been great, and also thank you for contributing to the Barney Puttick pension fund via the shop! You will be glad to know that I now have enough to buy a small house boat off the Outer Hebrides coast. As my game plan is to have a large boat off the Miami Coast, I will need to work a bit longer!

Barney makes Sky Sports

Thanks to you all who kindly commented on my appearance on Sky Sports in the Trilby Tour as analyst for their Grand Final. They originally wanted Butch Harmon, then baulked at the eye-watering fee, then went to Denis Pugh who has an agent who, for financial and artistic reasons, turned it down. Someone told them that I would appear for a chance to talk football with former Man Utd and England player Lee Sharpe, and the promise of a hot meal afterwards. Here are a couple of pictures of my appearance, sadly it hasn't led to any calls although there is an opportunity coming up for the Tibetan Masters so will keep you informed...

Back at Mid Herts

Due to a fixture clash, we didn't hold our Pro Shop Challenge last Saturday, however the good news is that we will be holding it this Saturday instead. Rules as before: Singles stableford with prizes for Division One, Division Two and the Ladies. Full handicap allowance and you can only use 7 clubs including your putter, so a great chance to try out your dexterity and shot selection. We are going for some nearest the pins, and our new cunning 'beat your handicap on the par-3s' sub competition. My money on that part of the competition would go on the ebullient Mid Herts Maestro Ollie Mayles, who in a recent competition recorded three twos.

I certainly am of the opinion that, in the winter, carrying a small set of clubs, if you are able, is excellent for your golf and certainly reduces the wear and tear on the golf course. This winter we have certainly got off to a very wet start, and ground condition are as heavy as I remember them. So those of you that can carry, if you could the course would be grateful and I really think it helps your game in terms of shot selection and shot making. The late great Seve played his early golf just armed with a 3-iron, which by the way if you haven't seen the Seve Film do try to watch it over the Christmas break, it is inspiring!I hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday, and don't forget about us for those last minute Christmas gift ideas!

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