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Preston Golf Club PGA Golf Professional

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Greetings from Andrew Greenbank
Preston Golf Club - PGA Golf Professional


Greetings!



Professional winter series continues.

For those of you wishing to take part in the next Pro's Winter Series, it is to be played on Saturday, 13th December and the format will be individual stableford.

Can we get 50 players entering the individual stableford? If so there will be a guaranteed first prize of £75, second prize £50 and third prize £25

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

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;

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

Lora Fairclough

Lora Fairclough, my new addition to the team, is enjoying meeting new members and looks forward to meeting many more of you over the coming months. She'll be attending the Christmas draw on Thursday, 18th December so please feel free to ask Lora any questions re coaching you may have.

On the next two Fridays; 12th Dec and 19th Dec, Lora will be holding a pre Christmas SALE. Any lesson packages which can be seen on her website www.lorafaircloughgolf.com will benefit from a 15% reduction in price (juniors 30% off published prices).

Simply email her at info@lorafaircloughgolf.com or lora.fairclough@yahoo.co.uk to purchase and secure your deal. Don't miss out!

Fantastic start to Christmas

Thanks to all who joined us for our Black Friday special sale day. Our customers took advantage of some fantastic offers on this one day only offering and enjoyed complimentary nibbles and mince pies.

The turnout was outstanding so once again, a huge thank you for your support! Also for this weekends competition we will have free chocolates and mince pies available for you to nibble on before you venture onto the course so get down to the pro shop in plenty of time

Driving Range Mats for Sale!

As you all know we have recently fitted new mats on the driving range. We are offering our previous mats to YOU for just £25! These are ideal for practicing in your back garden, even better if you have a golf net and are looking to get ready for the season! There are just 12 of these left so get yourself down to the shop to grab yours now!

  

Below is a list of the most popular requests so far this Christmas -

- Motocaddy S1 Pro with lithium battery £499 (includes FREE accessory station)
- Galvin Green Waterproofs
- Bushnell GPS watches and Bushnell Laser
- Nike Pro storm waterproof suit
- Crested Pom Poms
- Personalised golf balls
- FootJoy Apparell
- Titleist Vokey Wedges
- Motocaddy Golf Bags
- Winter Wheels
- Nike Junior Golf Sets

Please call us for any Christmas present requests you may have or need helping with and remember, your Professional Shop is competing and beating online prices! Just ask John Cheadle!! Another happy customer with his new Powakaddy FW7 Lithium super brake trolley!

Christmas Vouchers

The professional shop are now offering 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.

Titlesist 915 Demo Day
 
 
Recently, we hosted one of the region's first Titleist 915 demo days. The test results on this product were as expected, FANTASTIC! An accumalitive increase of 108 yds was achieved by 6 golfers. If you would like to try this Driver using Flightscope Launch Monitor, please book your FREE Fitting now by clicking here.

Titleist 915 Metals - NOW IN STOCK Here are a few words from the guys at Titieist


The one thing that kept Titleist's 913 drivers from winning more awards in our 2014 Gear Trials Club Test was their tendency to spin too much, but that shouldn't be the case with the company's 915 line.

The new models include what Titleist calls an "Active Recoil Channel" - an extremely wide, deep slot on the front of the club soles that extends across the entirety of the clubface - that not only lowers spin, but raises launch angle and ball speed on off-centre hits as well.

Here's how it works. The Active Recoil Channel allows for more deflection of the clubface, which then creates more "recoil" into the ball, particularly on shots hit low on the face. According to Dan Stone, vice president of research and development for Titleist golf clubs, the Active Recoil Channel also causes the golf ball to compress in a different manner, which creates less rotational energy. That causes shots to leave the clubface with less spin.

"We began incorporating Active Recoil Channel in the prototype phase about four years ago, but this kind of technology requires a lot of fine-tuning if you're going to do something that's different, as opposed to making a cosmetic or marketing change," Stone said. "By adding significant technology for speed and spin without sacrificing MOI, we think we've done something very special that nobody's done to this point."

That's a bold claim.

Sales roaring on this new Callaway Big Bertha Iron

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

During the last week, we have getting these irons into the hands of our driving range users and asking for feedback. Here are some responses - 

- Wow that's easy to hit!
- That 7 iron goes as far as my 5 iron!
- Why is it so easy to hit!
- I love the height I get with it!
- CAN SANTA DELIVER FOR XMAS?

Yes he can, and get you custom fitted FREE of charge too!!

  
 
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.


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

Since my last newsletter about our embroidery service many of you have been in the shop selecting various brands of clothing. It would appear that being able to select any clothing garment and have the PGC logo applied is ticking the boxes in the run up to Christmas.

  

  

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 position 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 

 

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!  

Finch Golf Tour

Peter Finch, our new staff member has set up an amateur golf tour for you, our members to take advantage of. Amateur Golf Tour based in the UK, offering competitive golf on the finest golf courses. A Once in a lifetime golfing experience for our Grand Final Winner.

Please follow on twitter @FinchTour and if you would like to know more about the Finch Golf Tour please visit the pro shop and speak to Peter. With events this year at Ormskirk, Pleasington, Formby Ladies & Formby Hall the turn outs have been great with 68 people playing at Formby Ladies Golf Club on Wednesday 3rd December.

The first 4 events in the New Year will be at St Anne's Old Links, Hesketh, West Lancs, Silloth, with an order of merit being used for the Grand Final in November 2015 where the champion will win a place in a 72 hole pro am (partnering Peter) at TPC Sawgrass following the Players Championship.

The events are open to all amateur golfers (Ladies & Gents) with great prizes available at each event, Members are welcome to invite friends and members from other clubs to join in these fantastic trips out.

Get in touch with us ASAP to book your place.



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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