Ladies - 7/10/14 Stableford
Division One Winner - Judith Calvert
Division Two Winner - Sandy Talbot
Gents - 7/10/14 Stableford
Mick Livesey - 37 Points
Last week I spent 2 days in Harrogate attending the Trade Golf Show where I was able to view the new products for 2015 and place my pre-book orders. With lots of new products hitting the market and some new brands hitting your pro shop, 2015 will be an exciting year at Preston Golf Club.
Some weeks ago, I mentioned that I had been nominated for Foremost breakthrough pro of the year. The Foremost Awards dinner took place on Wednesday evening and having got to the last 4 nominees I was in attendance for what was a fantastic evening presented by Andrew Cotter.
Your professional came out bridesmaid in this category, which was awarded for best new Foremost Professional based upon improvements to shop, newsletter content, work ethic, efforts to grow the game and activity in supporting the club in ways that wouldn't ordinarily be linked with the role of a club professional.
Hopefully next year I can drive towards nomination for Foremost Pro of the year!
Driving Range Update!
Members and visitors are praising our new mats! Why not visit the range and find out for yourself just how good these are.
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 fairways. 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.
Junior Development Programme
Over the last couple of months the Academy has been working hard to improve the juniors development and we are now pleased to say that a 4 Hole Junior Winter League will start and encourage juniors to play more golf.
A relationship has been made with the Golf Foundation to offer a structured coaching scheme in the form of the re designed junior passport programme which covers all the areas we would wish from a upcoming junior golfer. Each junior will receive a Passport, which is a record on each individual's progress.
Along with the relationship with the golf foundation, a £500 pot of funding has been accessed and will go into the JDP to allow us to offer taster sessions into the local community.
Do you know a Junior interested in learning a new skill?
The Junior Golf Passport programme, which runs midweek after school hours and Saturday mornings from 9am until 12pm is open to all under 14's who are looking to start golf.
The cost of the sessions is £28 per month One to one sessions are also available to more advance golfers to help with their development.
To enquire about the sessions please click here
Night Golf Event
Thanks to all who have shown interest in the Night golf Event. This really is a unique experience and one not to be missed!
Format - 4 person team event - Full Handicap 5 holes Includes Main course meal Cost - £25.00 per head
Last year it was a success so if you would like to see this event take place, please register your interest by clicking here.
Bookings to be carried out via BRS golf with the go live date being Thursday, 30th October at 8pm
Driver Demo Day - Wednesday, 22nd October from 12pm
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. Alternatively, click here
Butch Harmon in the making!!
Assistant Professional James has started year 2 of his PGA Diploma and has stepped up his coaching development and is now available for individual lessons.
James has been working with Barbara Potts in recent weeks and has made a tremendous impact on her game. Barbara was victorious on the 30th September Stableford with an excellent score of 43 points and since working with James has dropped her handicap from 32 to 27.
Well done to you both, great news!
Cleveland Distance challenge
After a busy week of fittings I felt it would be appropriate to share some feedback with you all. Most of you when buying new irons will consider a brand as a relevant part of the selection process and I would support that totally, but we are finding more and more that the final choices are made on performance and not brand.
The only way we can drill down into accurate performance is by using Launch Monitor Technology and we have one of the best systems available in the world of golf. How many of you would consider Cleveland as a leading iron brand? Not many I believe, but the irons produced by Cleveland have been one of the biggest surprises to me this year.
Distance enhancement appears to be one the most important requirements within your reason for changing irons. Cost is also important within the changing process and this is why I am penning this note.
Cleveland irons are one of the best performing irons available today. They have an iron head design for all levels of golfers, they offer FREE upgrade on exotic shafts and grips and the purchase price is amongst the lowest for a leading golf brand. Conclusion - Cleveland Irons offer leading performance at low price point.
I have demo irons with various shaft options available for you to try either on the course or on the range so just pop in to see us and we can talk you through the best option for you. I challenge you to put these irons to test against your current irons with me, using Flightscope and if we don't see distance and accuracy improvements you will get a FREE GOLF LESSON on any area of your game.
Click here if you would like to take advantage of this great offer
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!
It is noticeable that lots of golfers who struggle with their wedge play have large loft gaps between their wedges. The key to playing good golf is to make it as simple as possible! Having equal loft gaps between your wedges helps you to select the right club for different distances.
The majority of club golfer's carry just a pitching wedge and a sand wedge in their bag! The modern day pitching wedge has roughly 46 degrees of loft which is 10 degrees stronger than most sand wedges! Introducing either a 50 or 52 degree wedge would allow the golfer to play shots in between their pitching wedge and sand wedge yardage much easier resulting in lower scores!
Your professional's shop stocks Titleist, Cobra and Cleveland wedges and we have a large variety of loft and bounce combinations to help you improve your wedge play!
Call the professional's shop today to book your wedge fitting! Click here to get in touch!
Titleist and TaylorMade Drivers & Fairways!
We have now reduced our prices on the Titleist 913 woods and all TaylorMade woods in store!
Titleist 913 D2 & D3 drivers - RRP £349 - Now just £199
Titleist 913 Fairways - RRP £199 -Now just £129
TaylorMade SLDR Driver - RRP - £349 - Now just £295
TaylorMade SLDR Fairways - RRP - £209.99 - Now just £179
TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver - RRP - £249 - Now just £179
TaylorMade JetSpeed Fairways - RRP - £179 - Now just £129
TaylorMade JetSpeed Hybrids - RRP - £139 - Now just £109
This week we received another drop of Galvin Green Autumn Winter product. Click here to see the video link relating to the superior performance and importance of multi layering garments from Galvin Green. It is very interesting!
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.
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.