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This is the first newsletter of 2015, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout during 2014.
We have had another very busy year here at Preston Golf Club, and it looks like 2015 will be even busier.
I will once again endeavour to continue to provide the highest levels of service, the best stocked pro shop, the most accurate and up to date coaching and first class custom fitting service. I am very proud to have won an award from Foremost in 2014 and will now strive to land the big one, which is Foremost pro of the year.
In my 18th year as Professional at Preston Golf Club, I am even more enthusiastic about helping you and your golf and to inspire many beginners to take up the sport we all enjoy.
Here's to a fantastic 2015!
Results 3rd Jan 2015 - 4BBB
Winner - Dave Myers & P Eastwood 50 points - £20 each
2nd - Andy Simpson & Dave Arkwright 49 points - £11 each
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 money 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;
10th January - 3 or 4 man Texas Scramble
Pro's Final: 7th March
Get your game ready for the new season for only £9.99
We have launched two coaching offers to help you to prepare for the upcoming season. With only 12 weeks to the masters, and the official start to the season, I am offering a great value coaching package!
Package 1 ' 3 X 30 MIN LESSONS only £45.00 saving £15.00
Package 2 ' 3 x 60 MIN LESSONS only £75 saving £30.00
We will also be offering a 30 min assessment lesson for only £9.99, this is the perfect opportunity to address a various areas of your game,or even give you a quick fix before you play.
Please book your lesson now by clicking here.
Christmas Draw Winners
Just prior to Christmas I had the pleasure of doing my Christmas Draw in front of a packed clubhouse of members and guests. Here is a list of the winners -
Winner - Mr James Davey
2nd Vice Captain
3rd Mr Bernard Kellett
4th Mrs Val clayton
5th Mr George Dean
6th Mr Ian Rothwell
7th Mr Terry Melville
8th Mrs Pat Hutton
9th Mr Fergus Munro
10th Mr Jim Singleton
Winners please pop into the Professional shop and collect your prize!
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.
Click here to find out more
Hardware - What to Expect in 2015!
New Products from the Following brands will be landing in store shortly! Click the links to find out more about new products from each of the brands.
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.
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.
Preston Golf Club Function Suite
During this period of partying and celebration I thought it would be fitting to discuss with you the fantastic function suite available for hire at Preston Golf Club.
The room can be transformed to look spectacular for any celebration from weddings, birthday celebrations, christenings, gala dinners, charity balls, corporate events, awards ceremonies, school proms and graduation balls to name a few and is available for you to hire at preferential members rates so 'break a leg' not the bank!
This suite has its own private entrance and your guests will love the private bar within the room meaning they won't miss a minute of the 'do'.
Our catering and bar team can provide you with a whole range of delights to suit your needs and are ready to help ensure your celebration is a huge success.
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
Video of the week!
I wondered if any of our members could help create the challenge shown in the video link below?? I think this is a challenge you would all be up for!!
Click here to see it.
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.