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Pros news 

Some facts - an interesting read!

Over the weekend it was brought to my attention that the winners on the European Tour and PGA Tour last week had a combined score of 44-under-par. Yes, 44-under-par! I'd find it hard to argue that today's players are naturally better golfers than the likes of Woods, Mickelson and Singh during their prime; or Faldo, Watson and Seve over their battles; or even as far back as Nicklaus, Player and Palmer. I thought I'd have a little look into the statistics on the PGA Tour and what I found was interesting.

In 2000 there was only one golfer whose average driving distance was above 300 yards and that was John Daly at 301.4 yards. Today there are 83 golfers whose average driving distance is above Daly's, with the longest booming his average drive 334.1 yards down the fairway.

Ok, so we've established that there is a huge difference in distance off the tee, but what about their shots into the green? Well back in 2000, leading the way in greens in regulation was Tiger Woods at 75.15% which is almost 10% lower than Paul Casey's 2016 average of 84.72%.

All these stats surely point to one thing, scoring average coming down - incorrect. It will come as no surprise that Tiger had by far the lowest scoring average in 2000 at an incredible 67.79. Well fast-forward 16 years and we see Adam Scott averaging 'just' 68.13.

So regardless of the huge gains in distance thanks to technology and gym-based conditioning that is advantageous for today's golfers, it seems that it is the tactical nous and the ability to grind out scores which is somewhat missing from today's power-hitters' artilleries - something that the great golfers of the past have always had in abundance.

Club news

We will use our Facebook page to promote club news, membership, lesson offers, club fitting news, new product images, shop displays, sales and offers. 

We are going to be increasing the usage of this page to highlight what is on offer here at Preston GC so please follow this link by clicking here

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Coaching news

Andrew offers unlimited lesson package for the winter period

I have now extended this offer to everyone, and not just those who are members! This package allows you to have unlimited golf lessons between 1st November 2015 and 1st April 2016. 

Our aim is simple, improve your golf and this package would suit all golfers. Start off with an assessment session looking right across your game. Draw up an improvement plan. Make the improvements during the winter period Be ready for golf in 2016. Click here to book in now!

Cost - £275  

Competition news 

Are you joining our winter series?

The winter series is now only a week away from kicking off, starting on 14th November with an individual stableford. Please note the following - You are not required to book online to enter these competitions. They are a roll up type format.

Most of you will find your own groups to play in but if we do have anyone that wishes to take part but needs players, please let us know ASAP. The points allocation for placings per event can be seen below.

1st 12 points, 2nd 10 points, 3rd 8 points, 4th 6 points, 5th 4 points, 6th 2 points


- Using 3 formats of play, individual, 4BBB and Team Texas Scramble. 
- League Points. 
- Grand Final Qualification. 
- Entry Fee £2.50
- 100%   of entry monies will be given back in prize vouchers.

Please find the series dates below - 

Event 1 - November 14th - Individual Stableford 
Event 2 - November 21st - 4BBB Stableford 
Event 3 - November 28th - Team Texas Scramble
Event 4 - December 12th - Individual Stableford 
Event 5 - 2016 January 2nd - 4BBB Stableford 
Event 6 - January 9th - Team Texas Scramble 
Event 7 - January 16th - Individual Stableford 
Event 8 - January 30th - 4BBB Stableford 
Event 9 - February 6th - Team Texas Scramble 
Event 10 - February 13th - 4BBB Stableford 
Event 11 - Date TBC - Grand Final - Those who qualify via league points will play individual stableford to decide the Winter Series Champion for 2015/16.

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the professional staff.  

Shop news

Professional Christmas Draw Time 

The Professionals Christmas draw board is now ready. We have 200 squares to sell and fill the board. This will create a £1,000 prize pot and the winners will be drawn on the club draw and quiz evening in December. So, don't forget to get your square and get the chance to win some fantastic prizes. The previous two winners of the draw have received a custom fitted set of irons.

A couple of Ideal Christmas present for your special ones! 

This Christmas, why not treat your friends to a golfing experience they will never forget. Help them or yourself to a better golf game in 2016 with a one day golf school at Preston Golf Club Golf Academy. The package includes coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, three hours of tuition with Head Professional, Andrew Greenbank and 18 holes at Preston Golf Club. 

The price of this experience is £99 per person. Groups are limited to four per school to ensure each student receives the maximum benefit from their day. Personalised vouchers are available to give as a gift. To take up this offer, please contact via 01772 700022 or click here to get in touch.

Black Friday Sale

Friday, 27 November represents Preston's Black Friday sale. 

No information is being released yet, but this will be an unmissable event, keep your eyes peeled!

Product information - The king is back...and you are going to love the tune this one makes!

For a number of reasons, the identity of this club will not be revealed in this email. I am super excited about the latest technology available from this item. 

Here is some technical blurb to give you a clue -

The lowest CG on the market today 

Depending on the configuration, the CG is on or below the "neutral axis", a perpendicular line extending back from the centre. This ultra-low CG position improves the efficiency of the at impact and helps you achieve faster ball speeds, higher launch angles and lower spin, which all contribute to distances gains off the tee.

"It is the only driver to ever reach below zero CG. By combining technology with new materials, it reaches optimal performance, never been done before to date. Come in store to see and test!

Callaway Apex launch

Store welcomes latest generation Callaway Apex 

The new Apex CF 16 irons are precision engineered with Callaway’s Cup 360 technology to give you exceptional, consistent ball speed across the face and playability in a forged players iron. What a great opportunity to get yourself sorted and hit the ground running in 2016. Check out the Apex hybrids, too, and speak to us about your fitting options.

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Club News
Custom fitting at Preston is something I am passionate about. Using FlightScope as a launch monitor, we can track all significant data such as club head speed, side spin and all other key data, helping you improve your game!Read more...

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