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Club news 

2017 Vice Captain Announced - A Popular Choice!

Last Saturday we played the closing sides match under a new format of shotgun start and dine upon completion of the round. I have heard so many positive comments from members about the new format which is very pleasing to hear. 

Traditionally this event sees the Past Captain's recommendation of the new Vice Captain. Our current Captain John Fletcher did the honours and revealed that Steve Smith will be the 2017 Vice Captain. Steve is a long standing member and has served on council and been house chairman. Steve is a strong supporter of the club, sponsoring festival week and is part of our partner scheme sponsoring the 2nd hole with his business, Eldon Street Garage. 

Congratulations Steve!

Course news 

Take Advantage of the full course whilst it lasts

I am sure that you have all heard that the greens committee have postponed the fairway protection measures whilst the dry conditions continue. 

Historically on November 1st each year we move onto a short course, mats or move the ball to the side. However as we find ourselves in a run of dry weather and good ground conditions this has been delayed for a maximum of 4 weeks so enjoy it whilst it lasts. 

We would like you to encourage friends and guests to join you to enjoy the current course conditions and keep valuable green fee revenue coming into the club. 

Don't forget - Winter wheels are compulsory now and please put your divots back and repair all pitch marks and any other you may see!

Shop news  

This week I have a special 4 for 3 ball offer for you!

Over the weekend you can take advantage of 4 for 3 on Titleist Pro V dozen packs. Priced at £42 per doz, so £126 for 4 dozen Pro V balls. 

This 4 for 3 offer will also apply to the NXT and Velocity golf balls too. A limited quantity of stock is available so you will need to be fast!

Motocaddy Electric Trolley - Beat the Price increase of 2017

For 2017 Motocaddy are putting up the price on their lithium battery electric trolley range by £50 so if you order before January 1st you will save £50

We have a loan trolley in store if you would like to test one out. Also, we offer a loan trolley to all customers who buy electric trollies from us in the rare event that yours is out of action due to any technical fault. 

Also, right now we have some offers on Motocaddy - 

Buy and S3 Pro and get 50%OFF a Pro Series.

Pop in the shop and speak to one of the team if you would like to know more.

FREE Personalisation on Titleist golf balls for christmas

This is an ideal present for Christmas so take advantage of FREE text logo on the full range of Titleist balls. 

Speak to one of the team if you would like a large order price.


Coaching news  

Coaching Column

Many of you have asked about me adding some little tips to my newsletter so this is a new feature that each week will see my thoughts on how to fix some of the regular problems golfers encounter. 


For a slicer of the ball our course puts horror into the minds of many with holes 2, 3, 4 having trouble down the right. 

All slicers of a ball that I have ever spoken with would love to draw the ball "yes you are saying to yourself" 

So, can you make a football curve right to left? 
Can you make a football curve left to right? 

Hopefully this is YES! 

Do you approach the football from the same direction when bending it the different ways? NO! 

So the point on the ball that we strike must influence shot shape? YES! 

So, on the picture above you can see the ball split into segments and I will ask you to focus on the inside quadrant, marked with a green tick. 

Set up to the ball as normal but in the downswing you need to ensure that your club head is travelling towards the GREEN TICK QUADRANT. If you can do this then your club path will be more likely to be from an inside approach, that's the one we need to draw a ball and kill the slice. 

Good luck with this and please let me know how you get on with it.

Your Professional Team offer unlimited lesson package for the winter period. 

Invest in your golf and see the rewards in 2017!

Excusive to members only, this package allows you to have unlimited golf lessons between 1st November 2016 and 1st April 2017. 

Our aim is simple, improve your golf and this package would suit all golfers. 

Start off with an assessment session looking across all aspects of your game. Draw up an improvement plan. Make the improvements during the winter period. Be ready for golf in 2017. 

Cost - £300 (£60 per month)

Winter golf 

Did you see the Pro's Winter League dates have been published?

Professionals Winter Series Dates for 2016/17. 

Do you want to keep your competitive edge over the winter? Why not join our Winter League competitions played on Saturdays and try to top the league!! 

A competition run by the professional staff that is open to all members of the club, Male, Female and Juniors. 

This is the 3rd year of the series and it would be great to see more and more members supporting the series. 

Remember, you can compete in this league and still play your own side games so why not give it a go!

For more details, click here

Fitting news 

Did you hear about my driver optimizer?

I just know you are going to love this!

Distance is KING! Getting additional distance on a tee shot is highly sought after in golf. Adding distance isn't easy, but the FlightScope Driver Optimizer will give us an insight on what data parameters need to be adjusted to get the most out of a player's drive. 

On the right hand side of the optimizer we can adjust the Surface Type: from soft, medium, or hard. This setting will adjust your roll distance based on an algorithm of the three types of surfaces. Optimize for allows us to adjust between Carry and Total distance. 

On the left side of the screen you will see the Club AVG and Tunable sections. Club AVG shows the averages of Club Speed, Ball Speed, Smash, Vertical Launch, Backspin, Carry, Roll, and Total. Tunable shows the highest recorded ball and club speed. This table allows us to adjust the Smash, Vertical Launch, and Backspin to customize your carry and total distance. The Driver Optimizer will automatically adjust your parameter to what physics would say would get you the most carry or total distance. 

Tee up some drivers with us and let it fly. Let the FlightScope Driver Optimizer be the judge of your distance gain!

Custom fitting  

Custom fitting of equipment and the time we spend to help ensure you get the most suitable clubs for your game is a FREE service at PGC so take advantage and get fitted by the guys who do it the best in this district. 

See below for the brands on offer -

Cleveland - Offering fitting components for Irons and special wedges.
Titleist - Offering Metal Woods, Hybrids, Irons, Vokey wedges and Scotty Cameron putters
Cobra Golf - Offering Metal Woods, Hybrids, Irons and Wedges.
PING - Offering Metal Woods, Hybrids, Irons, Wedges and Putters.
Callaway Golf - Offering Woods, Hybrids, Irons, wedges and Odyssey putters.

Feature Brand - Mizuno - Offering fine forged Irons and Wedges

The 2016 Mizuno range is being received very well at Preston Golf Club. 

The DNA Fitting Cart is a great box of tricks to help provide you with the perfectly custom fitted set of irons.

Get an insight into Mizuno DNA by clicking here to watch this video.

Custom Fitting At Preston Golf Club 

Flightscope Fittings are at the top of the must do list when considering Custom Fitted golf equipment and you can take advantage of this equipment at Preston Golf Club.

With technology improving the world of sports in leaps and bounds, more accurate sports measurements have resulted in improvements not only for players, but spectators too.

With ball tracking and club data we can gather so much more information on your game.

For more information on how FlightScope's 3D Doppler Tracking Radar works, click here.

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I hope you enjoyed reading the newsletter, and have a good weekend.
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