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Greetings from Andrew Greenbank
Preston Golf Club - PGA Golf Professional


Greetings!

 

Professional winter series continues.

This Saturday will see the continuation of The Pro's Winter Series Competition. A series of competitions that will be held on non, club competition Saturdays between now and the opening sides match of 2015. These events will form an order of merit with your points from each event counting towards qualification to the grand final event held in March 2015, when the leading 12 scorers will play for the Winter Series Trophy and a 1st prize of £100

Winter series 1 - Results

The winner was George Dean with a good score of 40 points. Second place was taken by Andy Simpson who posted a score of 38 points and Kevin Rolfe finished 3rd with 36 points.

As with last year, the competitions will rotate 3 formats of play and they are as followed -

Week 1 - Individual Stableford
Week 2 - 4BBB Stableford
Week 3 - Texas Scramble (4 or 3 Persons) Stableford

All entry monies will be paid back in prize values each week and results are to be posted in my newsletter on a weekly basis. Who can play in these competitions? Members both Male, Female and Juniors. The more the merrier!

Please support the series and make it a huge success . No booking required, just enter in pro shop.

Dates for the Winter Series - The winter series competitions are held on Saturdays;

22nd November
29th November
13th December
3rd January
10th January
17th January
31st January
7th February
14th February
28th February
Pro's Final: 7th March



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!

Spaces are STILL available, but going fast!

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.

Don't miss this unique event! Thursday, 28th November - Night Golf Event - Open to members and visitors - Booking to be done via the Pro shop or online BRS Booking.

Flightscope Feedback

I have chosen to share with you two sessions delivered using Flightscope in the past week.

1) Clubfitting session to help provide our customer with a new iron set that will increase his distances. Without changing technique, fitting the correct shaft and head combination gave fantastic improvements. Click here to see the results

2) Golf lesson session using Flightscope to help the pupil understand why his ball does what it does. The example in picture 1 shows a typical pull/fade/slice type swing using understandable imagery. As you can see the golfers arc / swing line is strongly left and in order to promote a change to this flight will need to be re aligned, as seen in picture 2. Golfers often think that swing change is like amputation of a limb! It doesn't have to be and in this case the golfer made the change illustrated in 2 swings. #thepowerofflightscope 

  

VIP Christmas Event - Friday, 28th November

In conjunction with the Night Golf Event, we will be holding our Christmas VIP Day for our valued customers. The day will be a thank you from the professional team plus chances to win great prizes and take advantage of massive reductions in store on this day only! Drinks and nibbles will be complimentary on the day and we hope to see you down here. It's going to be a great day all round!


Our already competitive prices will go even lower seeing every single item in store being reduced on this day! Grab yourself some fantastic Christmas bargains Also during the day we will be running:

Putting Challenge - Prizes available
Long Drive Challenge - Prizes available
Pitching Challenge - Prizes available.

Why not join in our Orange Ball Challenge!? Come down on the day to find out what this is all about! 10 prizes in total available!

Christmas Vouchers

The professional shop are now offing Christmas vouchers for all of our valued customers for coaching and shop goods. Treat that special somebody this Christmas to 'The gift of golf'

Christmas Golfing Packages:

Know somebody looking to start playing golf? 'Get into golf voucher' £25 for 5 x 1 Hour Group Golf Lesson's Other packages available:

Bronze: 1 x 30 mins golf lesson including video analysis and a sleeve of 3 golf balls FREE
Silver: 3 x 30 mins golf lessons including video analysis and TWO sleeves of 3 golf balls FREE
Gold: 3 x 1 Hour golf lessons including video analysis and a dozen golf balls FREE

Platinum: A comprehensive package offering golfers the chance to have coaching for a full season to cover all aspects from putting, chipping, pitching, iron play & driving to include on course lessons and much more.

The New Titleist 915 Driver and Fairways!
 
Steve Crake was our first Titleist 915 customer. Having picked up his new driver on Friday, Steve put it straight into play on Saturday morning and BOOM!

Steve by his own admission is a true golf club junky and has tested nearly every driver in my shop but has now found his new best friend. One that is long and straight! Having been so impressed with the driver, Steve has added a 16* 3wood and 20.5* HD Hybrid. 

For all if you Titleist junkys out there, this 915 is by far the best product they have ever produced. In the past the Titleist driver has really only suited the lower handicap golfer but now with a far more forgiving club head it will suit a greater range of players. 

New Callaway Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids!

The new Big Bertha range is now in store and we have all the demo's for you to try!

Various lie and shaft options! Click here to find more information on this amazing new product! 

  

Titleist Pro V1 Practice

Many of you have asked me about getting your hands on some Titleist Pro V1 Practice balls. We now have these in stock and available to purchase in 12's at £24.00 per Dozen

Crested PGC Garments

Members can now get any item of clothing in store embroidered for just £5. This takes roughly 7 working days to send off and receive with the PGC Crest embroidered to your preferred posotion on the clothing.

Christmas Draw

Once again we are doing a Christmas draw which is £5 per square on the board! There is potentially £1000 in prizes to be won for the lucky winners! There will be a first, second and third prize so head to the shop now as it is filling up quickly!

  

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 

Rocket Launcher Mats!


As you know, winter rules are now in place and you can get your Rocket Launcher from the professional's shop! 

The ROCKET LAUNCHER® has passed the test & is welcomed as a long awaited replacement for the old, tired, grass mats. When struck it feels like you've played off the natural turf so it maximises enjoyment and minimises wear 'n' tear on you & your clubs. Features;

- The ROCKET LAUNCHER┬« is so slender the ball rests a scant millimetre or so above grass height so no need to shorten your grip as with mats 
- No restraint required - strike at full strength without fear of typical golf mat backlash 
- It is self-anchoring so no more additional bending over to insert anchoring tees. Just tap it down with your club head, there, it's anchored

 
 
Mizuno DNA fitting Centre

2015 will see your professional shop named as one of Mizuno's elite DNA Fitting Centres. This takes our fitting options at PGC to 7 brands, something no other pro shop in this area offers.

In golf, the name Mizuno is synonymous with great irons. Chances are we all know a player - and probably a good one - that played with 'Mizzys' growing up and hasn't switched iron brands since. Great feel combined with classic good looks is hard to beat. 

Over the years, Mizuno expanded their lineup to include models for golfers of all skill levels while still staying true to its roots of function, clean looks and mostly 'grain flow' forgings. Through the years, Mizuno irons have been consistent Gold and Silver winners on Golf Digest's annual Hot List.

For more information on Mizuno product and DNA please speak to a member of staff.


 

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!  

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. 

 
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