Welcome to our latest newsletter and it's been another cold week here with the latest round of our Winter League becoming a victim of the frosty weather but hopefully we'll get it re-scheduled in the fixture list. Despite the cold temperatures the course remains open and remember that you're always guaranteed a warm welcome here at Cheshire's friendliest Golf Club!
In this week's news:
- Christmas gifts inspiration for you
- Some surprising rainfall figures
- Don't forget your Christmas Raffle tickets
- Another great video review for you
- Rita and Di are the top ladies pair
- Chris makes it two in a row with the seniors
- Upcoming events
Christmas gift ideas
There are now only three full weekends before Christmas so by now you really should be thinking about getting your gifts bought for your friends and loved ones, if you're struggling for inspiration here are a few of the most popular items in our shop at the moment:
Personalised golf balls from Titleist and Srixon - they're a unique and personal present and start from just £19.99
Golf lesson or shop vouchers are the perfect gift for any golfer - lessons are available from just £25 and shop vouchers start from just £5
Winter gloves and mittens - an essential winter golf item as there's nothing worse than having cold hands on the golf course!
TaylorMade M1 drivers - the number one driver brand on tour seen in the hands of Tiger Woods last week and at a special new price of £299
Motocaddy lithium trolley batteries - from £199 and the batteries come with a 5 year guarantee
Under Armour Cold Gear base layer - great value at £34.99 and guaranteed to keep your warm on the golf course
Of course this is just a small selection of our gift ideas so please call in to have a look round, remember that we are open late every night of the week and you won't have to battle through long queues and you will receive expert friendly advice from our staff, why would you go anywhere else?!
Our Christmas raffle prize draw his now in full swing and with over £600 of prizes it's well worth your while buying a ticket or two at 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!
We're excited to link up with local golfer Brett Parker who has a popular YouTube channel called Handicap to Scratch, the channel focuses on regular videos of Brett's quest to get down to a scratch handicap, his first handicap was 14 and he has now worked his way down to 5.6 through regular lessons, club fitting and plenty of practice on our driving range!
Brett's most popular video on YouTube has been watched an amazing 26,539 times so he's very popular!
Brett will be using our facilities to review equipment and showcase our club fitting technology - have a look at his first video review here of the new Titleist 917 D2 drivers here.
Make sure you watch the video to the end as you will notice that Brett will tell you about a nice little offer for all of you to take advantage of, please subscribe to his channel.
Our Greenkeepers track the rainfall on the golf course every single day and it always makes for some interesting reading - June was by far the wettest month of the year so far with 113mm of rain against the average expected rainfall for that month of 58mm. For every month after June things have improved as we've had less rainfall than the expected average so it's been a relatively dry second half of the year. In October we had just 18mm of rain against an expected total of 88mm, traditionally October is the wettest month of the year but surprisingly in 2016 it's been the driest month so far!
The seniors played the second round of their Winter League series last Tuesday and the winner for the second time in a row was Chris Lee with 20 points including a birdie two on the second hole, Chris is the early leader in the seniors Winter League after his two successive first place finishes.
In second place was Andy Goolding who also had 20 points but lost out on a card play-off with third place going to Graham Bower on 19 points.
The ladies played a cold winter Greensomes competition on Thursday, the winning pair were Di Sommerville and Rita Milburn who combined well to score a nett 74.8, second place went to Elspeth Forbes and Pam Till who were exactly one shot back on 75.8 and third place was taken by Ann Broster and Margaret Cherry on 77.4.
December Medal - Saturday 3rd December 11am
Seniors Winter League round 3 - Tuesday 6th December 9:16am
Ladies 9 hole yellow ball fun competition - Thursday 8th December 9:24am
Winter League Round 4 - Saturday 10th December 11am
Ladies Christmas 9 holes and Buffet - Sunday 11th December 12:04pm