Aldeburgh Fight Back to Beat Halesworth in Stern
Congratulations goes to the Aldeburgh Ladies Stern Team for beating Halesworth away by 2 matches to 1 in the 1st round of the Stern Trophy. The format of the Stern consists of 3 matches of foursomes played over 36 holes and at lunch Aldeburgh looked like they were going out as they were down in all 3 matches. However in the afternoon Aldeburgh stagged a stunning fightback by winning 2 of the matches, one on the 37th hole and the other on the the 35th hole, to give them overall victory 2-1!! Well done ladies!
Lotti and Blaize Reach Another Haskell Final
Aldeburgh's Star Haskell pairing of Lotti Edmunds and Blaize Esmond reached the Haskell final for a fourth consecutive time (Winners in 2011) after beating an extremely strong Stowmarket pairing consisting of county players Lizzie Lafflin and Lily Kent. The match played at Stowmarket and over 36 holes turned out to be an incredibly exciting encounter with Aldeburgh sneaking a 1 up win. Aldeburgh will play either the winners of Felixstowe or Hintlesham who are still to play the other semi final. Well done Lotti and Blaize.
Lyon Wins Monthly Stableford!!
Dougal Lyon beat Roger Taylor on countback to win the monthly Stableford last Saturday. Played off the Blue Tees and in tricky conditions Dougal and Roger both scored 33 points but Dougal prevailed after having a superior back 9. Dougal handicap has now been reduced to 6!
In the 1970s, the typical loft of a pitching wedge was 52 degrees. Today, 45 degrees is not uncommon. That's the equivalent of a 40-year-old 8-iron!
In contrast, the average sand wedge has held pretty steady, at around 56 degrees. That means the old-fashioned set makeup of pitching wedge and sand wedge would see an 11-degree gap between the two - and given a degree of loft equates to around three yards of carry, that's an incredible 33-yard distance hole!
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