Welcome to our weekly newsletter and it's not been a great week in terms of the weather but the course is still open as usual and on all the normal greens, at this time of the year we're very thankful that we have such a well-draining course that is playable all year round despite all the deluges!
In this week's news:
- Somehow Daines remains off 11!
- Angel on top of the tree in Midweek Stableford
- Let us show you how to play golf in the wind
- An essential gift this Christmas
- It's Black Friday this weekend!
- A bit of Mannequin Challenge fun from our juniors
- Upcoming events
November Bogey Review
11 handicapper Ian Daines has been having great success with his new Titleist 816 hybrid, in fact so much so that he ordered another 2 hybrids to replace his long irons - he collected them from us on Saturday morning and proceeded to take them out on the course and romp away with the November Bogey with a brilliant score of 7 up.
Ian had 1 birdie and just 5 bogeys with a run of 6 straight pars to finish in a very steady round of golf but somehow he still hangs on to his 11 handicap at 10.5!
Just last week we brought you a video review of the excellent Titleist 816 hybrids that have been one of the bestselling clubs in our shop this year, in case you missed it have a watch of the short video here: https://splice.gopro.com/v?id=3JwXjBL62
Second place went to Dave Shering on 4 up, Dave has also just bagged a new Titleist 917 driver and fairway wood that he was custom fitted for - further evidence of how your golf can improve and you can play with more confidence when you have the right equipment! Stuart Gray has been in good form recently and this continued as he took third place with a 3 up score.
Going back to the subject of club fitting we noticed from the recent survey we sent out that around 50% of you still haven't been custom fitted, results like the ones above shows how much custom fitting WILL benefit ANY golfer, contact me now to enquire about a custom fitting session now and we can show you how it will help your game.
Any day now Mike Angel will be undergoing major ankle surgery and he will be out of action for a few months so it was nice to see him bowing out in style with a win in the Midweek Stableford with a score of 44 points including 3 birdies, not bad for a 14 handicapper!
In second place was Paul Foster who always seems to be near the top of the leaderboard, Paul scored 41 points and in third place was Phil Carr on 38 points.
The next competition is round four of the Winter League starting at 11am this Saturday.
Black Friday Preview
For all of you bargain hunters remember we have a massive Black Friday Sale coming up this Friday and running through the weekend until Sunday evening, there are plenty of special offers and reductions by as much as 50%, in true Top of the Pops style here's our Top Ten Black Friday deals:
1. Vokey SM6 ex-demo wedges £59.99, 2 for £110 or 3 for £149
2. Callaway Super Soft balls (loose) £14.00 per dozen or 2 doz. for just £25
3. TaylorMade R15 Fairway woods were £179 now just £99
4. Cleveland RTX 2.0 wedges were £79.99 now just £49.99 or 2 for £90
5. 10% OFF 1 item, 15% off 2 items, 25% off 3 items of clothing (not already on sale)
6. 200 points memberships get an extra 25 points included for FREE
7. Titleist ProV1 balls £34.99 or 2 doz. for just £59.99
8. Callaway X-Series Combo set were £349 just £249 (last set)
9. Callaway MD3 wedges were £89.99 now just £59.99 for 1 or 2 for £99
10. 25% OFF all golf bags & golf shoes in stock
This is just a small selection of our deals so please call in to have a look at the full selection of reductions.
Plus as an added bonus - spend over £100 in store on any items on Black Friday weekend and receive a FREE Titleist cap worth £14.99
At this time of year the elements can challenge us but they don't need to ruin your game - have a look at this brilliant short video from professional Adrian Hill on how you should play shots on a windy day, we're sure that you will find it useful - let us know how you get on!
Click here to view.
Christmas gift ideas
Another amazing statistic from our recent equipment survey is that nearly a quarter of you confessed that you don't know how far you hit each golf club!
This is a worrying figure but it's a problem that can be easily fixed - one of the most popular items in our shop are the distance measuring GPS devices from Bushnell and SkyCaddie that start from £129 - we've not met a golfer yet who hasn't agreed that using a GPS watch has improved their game and given them a better idea about how far they hit each club.
In fact we think distance measuring devices are so important that they are essential for any golfer - how can you possibly play your best golf if you have no idea how far your clubs go or how far away the flag is?!
Call in to the shop and we can talk you through the range and they make an ideal Christmas present!
If you've been in the shop in the last week you will have noticed that our Christmas raffle prize draw has returned with over £600 of prizes, for just £1 a ticket you could win one of the following prizes:
- TaylorMade M1 driver worth £299
- Motocaddy Dry Series Cart Bag worth £179
- Callaway MD3 wedge worth £89.99
- 2 Dozen Titleist Velocity balls worth £40
- FootJoy Rainy Day pack worth £19.99
We'll be doing the draw on Christmas Eve so make sure you buy a ticket and you could be getting a nice little extra Christmas present!
You will have probably noticed one or two mannequin challenges on the internet, everyone seems to be doing it so we couldn't be left out! Have a look here at Adam Powell's juniors and their hilarious mannequin challenge video.
Winter League round 4 - Saturday 26th November 11am
EJGT event - Saturday 26th November 12:44pm
Junior winter series 2 - Saturday 26th November 1:32pm
Seniors 18 hole Stableford - Tuesday 28th November 9:16am
Ladies 9 hole roll up - Thursday 30th November 9:24am
December Medal - Saturday 3rd December 11am