As I pen this note I celebrate the start of my 18th year as Professional at Preston Golf Club and I would like to thank you all for helping to make it such a great experience.
I was thrilled to hear that the Preston Ladies swept the board at the Charity Cup competition played at Fishwick Golf Club on Sunday 4th September.
Sarah Munro won the Charity Cup with a nett score of 67, Lynda Pilling finished runner up with a nett score of 68! Both ladies have put some time and effort into their game with Jamie and I so its great to see it paying off.
The Ladies also won the Livesey Trophy for the team of 12 and the Topping Trophy for the best 4 scores in any team. A huge well done ladies, from the professional team!
The first round of the September Trophy saw Naoimh McMahon win with a solid score of 78-06-72. This makes it 2 wins in 2 for Naoimh who will also take part in 2 finals this weekend so best wishes to you! The winner of Division 2 was Duillia Smalley with nett score of 74. It's all to play for going into the second round!
Charlie Rossiter was the winner of the Thursday medal returning a 67 nett closely followed by Andy Matheson who had an impressive 74 -06-68 to take second place. Keith Alston finished third with a score of 80-10-70 which reduced his handicap to single figures! Well done guys.
The second round of the Clemesha was played on Saturday 6th September and was very close at the top of the leader board! Two of Andrew's pupils, Stephen Mackenzie finished joint first alongside Russell Johnson with an overall nett score of 140. There will be a playoff to decide the winner of the competition!
We look forward to Finals weekend played this Saturday and Sunday and wish all those taking part the very best of luck.
Do you wear your glove like this?
Today a member came in to the pro pro shop complaining about his glove wearing. This glove is a months old and my customer felt he should get a new glove Free Of Charge. I spent a few minutes explaining how the wear was a result of incorrect hold and proceeded to show him how he should be gripping the club.
We then went onto the range and hit a few shots with the new grip and BINGO. Straighter, more powerful ball flight and a happy educated golfer who will now save money on glove purchases!
I would greatly appreciate it if you could fill in the survey we posted within the newsletter last week by clicking here. I will be usingyour surveys to assist me in selecting the brands stocked in your pro shop.
We will run a prize draw alongside the survey that will provide you with the chance to win 1 Dozen Titleist Velocity Balls!
The weekend saw the first round of the Clemesha. In difficult conditions some great scores were produced.
1. Chris Sumner 74 - 08 = 66
2. Richard Harding 74 - 07 = 67
3. Howard Eastham 74 - 06 = 68
4. Christopher Calvert 76 - 08 = 68
Good luck to everyone for this coming Saturday, and round 2 of the competition.
Our junior section competed on Sunday for Junior Captains Prize, with Kieran Donnelly, Harry McNeilly and new member Jake Brown taking the prizes in their respective divisions. Well done to all who competed, it was great to see a healthy number of juniors playing.
On Tuesday we hosted a Cobra Demo day a number of you enjoyed a FREE FITTING experience at the hands of Cobra's expert staff. One of our testers witnessed 24 yards distance increase between his old Cobra irons compared to the new Cobra Bio Cell irons. Boom!
New arrivals of Galvin Green Autumn Winter, Underarmour and Nike have started coming into store ahead of the winter season.
Waterproofs, base layers, insula garments, windstopper garments and winter headwear are here for you.
Stay dry, stay warm and comfortable whilst swinging with ease in these performance garments.
The NEW Nike Storm Fit Rain Suits have arrived in store and are priced at just £109 !
You will also receive a free Nike Bucket Hat upon purchase!
Motocaddy & LitePower Lithium Batteries
Weekend Offer - Motocaddy Golf Bags are all 15% off. This means that you can buy your Motocaddy Bag from your professional shop cheaper than anywhere else.
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 and is protected by a sophisticated battery management system. This 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!
Peter Finch Golf Coach
Winter is coming! Keep your game in shape!
Don't forget new Assistant Professional Peter Finch is running weekly ROLL UP tuition at the Academy. A great way to keep your swing in shape with no booking required just roll up and improve your golf.
Sessions are £10 per person
Includes: 50 Balls, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and tuition during the one hour.
Monday : 10:00 - 11:00
Thursday : 10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday : 19:30 - 21:00
ALL MEMBERS WELCOME - KEEP YOUR GAME IN SHAPE THIS WINTER
Preston Golf Club Trips
Fancy enjoying some of the country's best golf course's? Being able to compete on Open and European qualifying courses? The Academy will be arranging days out to course's such as Ormskirk, St Anne's Old Links and Southport & Ainsdale to name a few at fantastic prices with prizes up for grabs also.
The events will be a 4BBB format with members encouraged to invite friends from other clubs to enjoy the days. Tee times will vary but mornings tee times from 10am will be a good guide.
Events will be open to all Members of Preston Golf Club (Ladies & Gents) and their guests. If you wish to be kept informed about these events please speak to Andrew, Peter or James at the Pro Shop.
Alan Stoker gains 20yds in 5 Mins!
I had the pleasure of Alan's company for a fairway and hybrid fitting this week.
Alan had 2 hybrids in the bag at 19* and 21*. He was happy with the 21*, easy to hit and versatile and 165 yds but the 19* he didn't find as easy to hit and gave him 175yds.
The next step was to find out how far Alan hit driver and this resulted in average 200yd carry, but I spotted his launch angle was low and his spin rate too high. Two technique tweaks later, the launch angle was up and the spin rate down and 20 yds added to the drive so now we have a driver at 220 yds and my task was to find a club for the fairway at 200yds.
The Cobra Bio Cell set at 16* did the trick here and we complimented this with a new hot faced hybrid that delivered 180yds. Another happy customer who has benefited from talking to his to pro!
If you feel that you have problems with certain areas of your bag and distance gapping issues, come and see us and maybe we can help you too!
If we do not have your desired product in store then you can simply use the 'click and collect' service on the Foremost Website! The website is designed to help customers seek their desired product and to have it delivered to their local Professional's Shop!
Therefore, the customer will still receive the same quality service that you cannot find on the internet!
Click here if you would like to take a look at this service
Short Game Section
We currently stock Titleist Vokey, Cleveland 588 RTX AND Cobra Tour Trusty Wedges, which range from £74.99 to £97.99 . We have various loft and lie combinations in store to suit your technique and preferences!
We also have demo wedges in each brand that are available for trial before making your purchase! Get up and down from anywhere with GMAC'S Short Game Masterclass! Come in store to pick up your copy today!
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 CALLAWAY V SERIES NOW IN STOCK
Remember the Heaven Wood? It is back within the Callaway V Series driver & fairway wood range.
Having now seen these in the flesh, they are some of the nicest clubs Callaway have produced in recent years.
Next week I will do some intense testing of the clubs on Flightscope and report back with my findings.
That's all for now so we look forward to seeing you around the club at the weekend.