There was a good turnout for the Four Ball Betterball competition at the weekend. On Saturday the course was playing tough due to the difficult pin positions! In Fourth place with 48 points were Steve Walsh and John Morris closely following Mick Livesey and Chris Higham with 49. Runners up with a solid score of 50 points were Keith Ashcroft and Phil Eaton. The winners with an outstanding score of 54 points were Ian Bryson and Simon Fletcher, well done guys!
The Sir Tom Finney Memorial trophy was a successful day with 18 teams of 4 taking part in the event in memory of Sir Tom! The main sponsor of the day was Preston North End football club and the charity that benefited from the day was the Space Centre.
The event raised in excess of £2000 for them and valued funds for PGC. A fantastic day was had by all and a big thank you to Nigel Davey for his efforts in organising and running the day. Leigh Myers, Dave Myers, Paul Eastwood and Gary Snape came out on top with a fantastic team score.
Naoimh McMahon produced a brilliant score of 65 in the ladies competition this Tuesday so I am very pleased with her progress. The latest improvements to her golf include a putting session where we opted for a left below right hand grip, which has improved her putting stroke. We also added a new Ping TR series putter to her bag which has helped with Naoimh's putting. Also, John Mayor was the winner of the Tuesday Stableford with 38 points.
Positive comments regarding my web-site have continued to flow again this week!
Last week I suggested that you could call in the pro shop and discuss your golfing problems with us over a coffee and it has been pleasing to see so many of you popping in and getting some FREE advice. Keep it coming, we are here to help you get more enjoyment from you golf so feel free to take advantage of this offer. Furthermore, we are holding a COBRA DEMO DAY on the 1st September, you can call the shop to book your 30 minute session! Alternatively, click here to get in touch!
This week, Andrew is away on a golf trip at Carnoustie, playing for the Thursday Quiche organised by Mark Henderson. It will be played over Montrose, Carnoustie Championship, Carnoustie Buddon and Downfield whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery!
With the boss being away this is the perfect time to come into the shop and grab yourself a bargain!!
I have seen more competitors taking time to walk around the shop checking out the merchandise and commenting on the spacious feel and well merchandised stock. They say it all makes the experience so much better.
The shoe wall has gone down a treat since I installed it. Members and visitors are finding their size column, trying on and making the purchase in their own space and no pressure environment. We have the largest selection of golf shoes in the area.
LitePower Lithium Batteries
With Lithium batteries becoming more and more popular, the litepower battery has been one of our best selling products this year. The LitePower lithium range uses only high quality components, offering unsurpassed reliability. LitePower batteries are now available with a market leading 5-year limited warranty.
The LitePower Lithium battery is protected by a sophisticated battery management system which constantly monitors each cell to ensure the battery is always optimised for best performance and life. The high quality components used result in a lifetime five times longer than a lead-acid equivalent. The litepower battery is 75% lighter than a standard lead acid battery!
Each LitePower Lithium battery is supplied with a specially developed LitePower charging unit which will fully charge the battery from empty in less than 4.5 hours.
The 18 hole version of the battery is £199. The Extended life battery is £249.
Every customer who has purchased one of these batteries is overall very pleased with their investment and has noticed a significant difference when using their electric trolley!
My bestselling putter this year is the Cleveland Smart Square. This face balanced mallet with 2 square alignment aids promotes easy line up at address and superior face stability throughout the stroke. The copolymer insert enhances feel and sound at impact and promotes a more consistent roll for more predictable distance control. Cleveland have produced both a heel shafted and centre shafted models which are available from 33 to 35 inches in length.
Your Professional Shop 'v' The internet and high street on price.
Price comparison remains a hot topic as we prove our ability to compete on price with professional advice. Here are some more examples of the how your professional shop can compete on price.
Cobra Baffler XL Irons Steel Shafts 5-SW: Professional shop £299 v American Golf £349.00 Taylormade Jetspeed Driver: Professional shop £169.99 v American Golf £179.99
Bushnell Tour V3 Laser range finder: Professional shop £269 v American Golf £269.99
Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch Professional shop £165 v American Golf £169.99
TaylorMade R1 Driver: Professional shop £159 v Golf Online £179.95
Titleist SM5 Vokey Design Wedges Professional shop £97.99 v American Golf £99.99
But, please remember, the high street cannot compete with our personalised professional knowledge, advice and service.
We are now promoting a '3 for 2 deal on all Puma, Callaway and Ashworth polo shirts whilst stocks last! There are some examples of the polo shirts that are available to see by clicking here
New Products ordered and arriving soon!
Arriving in September:
Galvin Green Autumn Winter collection 2014
UnderArmour Autumn Winter collection 2014
Nike Autumn Winter collection 2014
Remember the Heaven Wood? It is back within the Callaway v series driver & fairway wood range.
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We have been busy with the junior summer camps in recent weeks and the kids have made some excellent progress whilst really enjoying the learning process.
With the children back at school in a couple of weeks we are ramping up our efforts to fill the after school JDP classes so if you have a youngster who would like to get into golf, please get in touch. We have some new ideas for the JDP with the inclusion of online learning, progress recording and achievement recognition. The Junior Development programme will start on the 1st September so give the shop a call to book your child's place on the programme!
Exciting times ahead for me and the kids and hopefully a flow of youngsters striving towards junior membership at PGC.
Monday 1st September Cobra Demo Day 4pm-8pm (please book your free 30 minute via pro shop, or by clicking here