This week I start with some further results from Finals weekend.
Sandham Trophy - Won by Alan Jones & Jamie Maddox
Captain's Prize - Christine Taylor
The Plate - Sandy Talbot
The Daily Mail Foursomes: Penny Beckett & Carole Waddington
Sunday 14th September Club Stableford results
Winner -ACPO 37 points Keith Porter
Runner up -37 points Gav Timberlake
3rd - 36 points Steve Crake
Saturday 20th September - Roll up Stableford results
Winner - 43 points Andy Hardman
Runner up - 38 points Brad Walker
Congratulations to you all from your professional staff.
Some good news.
Earlier in the year I applied for a new position to run alongside my duties as club professional at PGC. The position was to become a Lancashire County Partnership professional working in a team of 12 pro's around Lancashire to talent spot and nurture future potential golfing stars.
I am delighted to announce that my application proved successful and I am looking forward to meeting the other 11 professionals and getting started with the programme.
Foremost Golf Show
For 3 days in October I shall be attending the golf show where I will be placing most of my orders for 2015 new product. Also, whilst at the show I shall be attending seminars delivered by some world renound coaching and business specialists. This should be a fantastic few days and I shall report back with my findings.
I have been nominated for an award! And no its not for impersonating Arkwright!! Foremost host an awards dinner during the golf show with various awards being presented to Foremost professionals. I have been nominated for the "Foremost Breakthrough Pro Of The Year".
Starting as one of 16 nominations, I now find myself in the last 4 and all will be revealed in 2 weeks time. I shall keep you posted!
Getting ready for winter practice at the range.
With the winter season closing in we are getting ready to offer you an improved practice facility at the Academy. We are installing 10 new mats, these are the True Strike golf mat which is undoubtably the No1 range mat in the game today.
Here is some information on the Trustrike Mats
A REVOLUTION IN GOLF MAT PERFORMANCE ™
The core fundamental design of TrueStrike is fiberbuilt to last and react like grass when hit, allowing golfers to have a realistic practice so they play like fairway pros out on the grass. The TrueStrike golf mats have a "ruckable" top surface and a gel-filled divot simulating subsurface which accurately recreates the effects of playing off a natural fairway by allowing the club head to play through the playing surface as it would on turf.
Pictures above cortsey of TrueStrike and show...Natural Fairway, Ordinary Mat and finally the True Strike mat.
NO SHOCK, NO PAIN, NO STRAIN ™
TrueStrike's forgiving strike surface and divot simulating subsurface mean that the shock and vibration associated with hitting from traditional mats is substantially reduced. Rather than the vibration caused at impact traveling up the club shaft and into the arm of the user, as on a traditional golf mat, it is absorbed into the gel pad below the strike surface.
TrueStrike range mat video link click here. The mats should be installed within the next 10 - 14 days so please pop down and try them out. Your feedback will be very much appreciated.
We have seen the usage of the chipping/pitching area at the front of the Academy increase this year and so to allow our range users to continue to use this facility in the winter months we will be illuminating the area to allow evening practice.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could fill in the survey we posted within the newsletter. I am passionate about providing you with the brands you want so will be using your 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 Doz Titleist Velocity Balls.
Click here to complete the survey
Night Golf Event
I have been contacted by Mark from Night Golf regarding us hosting another event. Using LED golf balls, LED Markers, flags etc we play a team event over a 5 hole course.
Last year it was a success so if you would like to see this event take place, please register your interest by clicking here.
Peter Finch - Fancy a day out??? Limited Spaces Available Now!
As part of getting to know the Members of Preston Golf Club, as I mentioned in last week's email, I will be arranging trips out to some of my favourite golf clubs.
Kicking everything off at Ormskirk Golf Club. Thursday, 9th October 2014 - Tee Times from 10am until 12pm
£35 per person, includes: 18 Holes Bacon Barms & Coffee on arrival. Entry for the Two's Comp Plus prizes for the Top three places, Longest Drive and Nearest the pin
Competition on the day will be a four ball betterball stableford on 3/4 handicap. I hope you can make it to (LIKE OURS) one of the best inland courses in Lancashire.
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 GROUP TIMES/DAYS
Monday : 10:00 - 11:00
Thursday : 10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday : 20:00 - 21:00
ALL MEMBERS WELCOME - KEEP YOUR GAME IN SHAPE THIS WINTER
More arrivals of Galvin Green Autumn Winter, FootJoy, Underarmour and Nike have started coming into store ahead of the winter season.
Waterproof's, 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!
New Galvin Green Waterproofs! With almost 300 different jackets, trousers, pullovers, sweaters, body warmers, shirts, slacks, shorts, hats, caps, gloves and socks, plus more than six times that number of size options across the 2014 collection, Galvin Green is meeting demand for head-to-toe protection from the elements with garments that look and feel ideal for golf.
The collection also includes 10 different colourways, several standout designs and an exclusive Ryder Cup collection featuring five luxury garments. Each of the 213 brand new garments and matching accessories in the range has had to pass the most extreme quality control tests to qualify for inclusion. These tests uniformly involve unusually high levels of exposure to water and numerous wash cycles, plus vigorous play-test sessions.
Finally, if you wish to come and say hello I will be in and around the pro shop and working all day in the shop on Tuesday's. Really enjoying my time here and all members who I have met so far have been fantastic. Looking forward to meeting you.
Product of the Week
Just ask our Captain Mark Jolly who has bagged a G30 and has not shut up about it yet. Well does he ever?!!
I have another 4 happy golfers this week due to hitting their drives longer, straighter and easier with the new G30 driver 5 weeks ago I took delivery of my first drop of PING G30 drivers. As always I am sceptical when a rep walks into store telling me that their new product is the longest, lowest spinning, straightest and most forgiving driver. This is the story I have heard for years!!
So, 5 weeks in and 3 top up orders placed tells a story. Using Flightscope to carry out fittings the findings have been very positive. This new Ping G30 driver really does perform on all levels especially distance, spin and forgivness.
So, for all you PING lovers out there I would most certainly recommend giving this driver a test. For anyone who struggles with a left to right ball flight my testings have found the SFC model really can assist straightening up that ball flight.
Click here to learn more about PING G30 drivers
Cash for clubs
We are often asked if we accept trade-in 's. The answer is YES! We actually want your old clubs!
We also have a facility to convert those old clubs that are sat in your locker or garage into money. Providing these clubs are a reputable brand and not too old we can move them on for you and convert them into funds that will be applied to your customer account in the pro shop for you to spend at you convenience.
If this is of interest to you, pop in and see us during the week and we will give you a valuation.
That's all for now so we look forward to seeing you around the club at the weekend and happy golfing!!
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.