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The Clemesha Cup was decided by a 3 way 18 hole play-off with Russ Johnson coming out on top. Chris Calvert was the runner-up and Stephen Mcenzie came third.

4 Person Team Event

Winners - A. Matheson, P. Eaton, A. Roberts & K. Smalley 91pts 
Runners-up - F. Glover, G. Snape, D. Myers & S. Rayton 87pts (acpo) 
Third - G. Driscoll, M. Lofthouse, D. Harwood & D. Arkwright 87pts 

Congratulations to you all from your professional staff. 


Ryder Cup Victory

How would you fancy teeing off from here??? NERVOUS!!!

I shall be in a few weeks time with 3 PGC members. Watching the Ryder cup got the better of us and we decided to book a visit to Gleneagles and play the Ryder Cup course.

Whereas Mcginley and his men formed a united front to defeat the yanks again, it soon became clear that all was not rosey in Team USA. Not long after the final putt was holed and Europe kept the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickleson started picking holes in Captain Watson's strategy. 

In my opinion this is totally uncalled for and shows a distinct lack of respect for Watson but I did wonder if a man who was last involved in Ryder cup matches 21 years ago could deliver the winning the formula for the USA.

I have compiled a full list of ratings for each team and their players. Click here to see what I thought of the sides and how they ranked through the week.

Also, on a side... Jamie Donaldson shot of the year contender? Click here to see it again!

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.

A Driver Fitting - Fact or Myth?

Many golfers who have played the game for numerous years and new starters often ask the question whether a driver fitting will actually improve their driving - offering more distance and accuracy off the tee. 

Well, I put this theory to the test using the Flightscope ball tracking device to gather the important data needed to see the results.

Old Vs New - Ping G15 Vs Callaway Alpha Driver

To make this a fair test I 

- Hit the exact same amount of balls with each driver (15) 
- Under the same conditions - Within 15 minutes from First Ball to Last 
- Used the same brand of ball for each shot 
- Both Drivers have the exact same shaft - Grafalloy Pro Launch Red S Flex 

The Results

Callaway Alpha 10 Degrees

276 Yards Carry
33 Yards Roll
300 Yards Total Distance
Club Speed - 116.7
Ball Speed - 165.5
Smash - 1.42
Spin Rate - 2247
Height Time - 73
Angle of Attack - 5.9
Dynamic - 2.7
Loft 9.5

PING G15 9 Degrees

258 Yards Carry
18 Yards Roll
276 Yards Total
Club Speed - 114.6
Ball Speed  -165.3
Smash - 1.44
Spin Rate - 5124
Height Time - 74
Angle of Attack - 5.5
Dynamic - 1.2
Loft 9.6

A Clear Winner My new Callaway Alpha driver is the stand out winner offering on average (over 15 balls) 18 Yards Carry further distance. 

A combination of things allowed me to do this but the TWO critical factors are: Spin Rate & Loft 

With my new driver I have lofted up going to a Driver which has 10 degrees of loft but an option on the Callaway Alpha Driver - gravity core allows me to place more weight in the roof of the head offer give less spin to the golf ball, resulting in more forward momentum and ultimately greater distance.

To Learn more about the new Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver, click here and allow us to increase your distance and accuracy!! 

Driver Demo Day - Wednesday, 22nd October from 9am 

We will be hosting a Driver Demo Day with the latest technology by, Cobra, Callaway, PING, TaylorMade and Titleist all available. Each 30 mins session will cost £15.00 

You will receive the data for the correct shaft flex, loft, head type to improve your driving. Trade In's against purchase's made will be available. 

To book contact the shop on 01772 700011 or Peter on 07595190832


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 



FJ TopMore 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.  

Autumn Winter Arrivals

New in this week are - 

Powakaddy winter wheels and the Hedgehog wheels used to fit Motocaddy and all other makes of trollies. 

Umbrella hollders, trolley mittens and all other accessories for Motocaddy an Powakaddy trollies. 

Handwarmers, Bob Hats, Sweaters, Lined sweaters, Base Layers, Ladies Galvin Green, Yellow golf balls, Winter Tees, Mittens, Snoods 

Clothing Sale 

Special offer 3 for 2 on polo shirts, trousers and wind tops for both gents and ladies. Clothing from Nike, Puma, Underarmour , Ashworth and Murray Golf are all included within the 3 for 2 sale rail. 

Demo Club Sale

As we are hitting the end of the playing season I am releasing all my demo drivers, demo fairways and demo hybrids for sale. These include Cobra, Titleist, Callaway, PING and TaylorMade and in the main are kept in tip top condition so grab yourself a bargain! Please ask a member of staff for details. 

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. 

I hope you enjoy reading the rest of the newsletter, and have a good weekend.
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