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FREE Range Balls Offer
As an exclusive offer to our newsletter readers, when you show a screenshot on your phone or a printout of the newsletter page in the golf shop we will give you a FREE 50 ball range token. This offer is valid for one token per person over this weekend March 8th and 9th.
TaylorMade Fitting Day - 18th March 3-8pm
If you would like to try any of the awesome new TaylorMade range we have a fitting day coming up on 18th March from 3-8pm. You can receive a FREE custom fitting session from an expert fitter and there will also be special offers on the day! Click here if you would like to book a slot as they are going fast!
Further to this TaylorMade have come up with a great consumer offer. If you purchase a new SLDR or JetSpeed driver in March or April it comes with a complete 30 day money back guarantee. It's a great offer showing just how confident they are in the performance of their products. It really means that you have nothing to lose! There will be more details to come, but it's a fantastic offer by TaylorMade so take advantage while you can.
PING Golf Fitting Day
Our latest fitting day was held last week in conjunction with PING and it was a great success as we helped a number of golfers hit better shots through correctly fitted equipment. One such example was Stuart Hawkey who received a fitting for the new i25 irons. With his old 7 iron he measured an average distance of 150 yards, however with the 7 iron from the new i25's he increased his distance by a massive 15 yards to an average 165 yards, with his shot dispersion also becoming a lot tighter.
Our teaching professional, Adam Powell, was also very impressed with the i25 range, in particular the driver. It performed very well for him, with some antastic carry distances, as well as decreasing his usual high spin rate to around 2700 rpm, but allowing him to maintain a good launch angle to maximise his distance. This meant that he hit the i25 driver an average of 325 yards and ordered one straight away! Tak a look at his breakdown of driver stats. Not too bad!
We are proud to be one of only a handful of PING 'brand account' centres in the country, so we offer the highest quality of custom fitting across the PING range and stock the full range of PING equipment for men and women. If you would like a fitting please click here.
New Product Spotlight - Nike Golf Spring clothing has arrived
We were excited to see some new Nike clothing arrive in the store last week. If you have watched any golf on TV recently you will have noticed that Rory McIlroy and others sporting the new Nike collections. Two pieces I particularly wanted to highlight that have arrived and look fantastic are the mens Dri-FIT Performance 1/2 Zip Vest and Lightweight Innovation Polo Shirt. The vest is an ideal layering garment for the chilly mornings with stripe knit detail on the collar and has been worn by McIlroy rather a lot recently. The polo shirt looks rather smart with a 2 button placket and colour block detail, self collar and open hem sleeves. It uses Dri-FIT technology for a lightweight, stretchy, quick drying garment that allows complete freedom to swing in. Call in to the shop to have a look at the new Nike range!
Mike Pickering shoots amazing 59
The March Medal was played on Saturday and it was a good sunny day for once! Mike Pickering certainly found conditions to his liking as he scored an incredible gross 72 - nett 59 to win by the wide margin of 7 shots. Mike recently had a fitting for a new set of Tiltleist irons, clearly helping to take his game to a new level. He scored a total of 3 birdies and reeled off 7 pars in a row to shoot a level par back nine of 35. Gareth Eaton was next best, continuing his good winter form with 2 birdies and a nett 66, seperated only by countback to Alan Royle who scored nett 66 in third place.
A big well done goes to Paul Underwood who has won the Winter Order of Merit with one event remaining. Despite Gareth Eaton's best efforts to catch him Paul's sixth place in the March Medal guarantees his unassailable lead. Very well done, his consistent play over the winter a testament to that victory.
We would also like to offer a warm welcome to a new member who joined last week - Brian Singleton, welcome to the club.
The Seniors played their February 18 hole Stableford last Tuesday with the winner being Bob Bowen. He had a quite incredible birdie, birdie finish to his round to give him an amazing 9 points over just the last two holes and a total of 43 points. Ken Powell took second place just a point behind on 42 points and third was Graham Bower on 41 points.
The Seniors AGM and prizes presentation will take place on Tuesday 25th March at approximately 12.30pm after their usual nine hole roll up.
The ladies played an 18 holes Winter Greensomes competition on Thursday and the winning pair were Ann Broster and Alison Worrall with a fine nett 71, in 2nd place were Alaine Britton and Elspeth Forbes with a nett 73 and 3rd went to Jean Clare and Ann Rowland on nett 74. It was good to see Pam Till getting back out on to the golf course last week after her injury lay off, welcome back Pam! The next ladies competition is on Sunday 9th March and the entry sheet for the Ladies Spring Singles Knockout is up on the board, also it would be good to see as many ladies as possible attend their AGM taking place tonight - Thursday 6th March at 7.30pm.
Green Fee Offer extended until end of March
We are continuing our green fee offer for a fourball of golfers until the end of March, again I must say we have one of the best winter courses in the area that drains fantastically well and our full USGA greens have been and will remain in play all year round, the offer means you can play for as little as £8 a round! See the table for our 2014 gree fee fourball prices.
'We provide you with a quality golfing experience at an affordable price'. You can book a tee time by calling 01606 871162 or clicking here
Membership Offer: 2 clubs for the price of 1
We are pleased to offer dual membership at Hartford and Pryors Hayes Golf Clubs for what we believe is an exceptionally good value price of £850 for 7 day full membership or £600 for 5 day membership at both clubs, many clubs in the area charge more than this just to be a member at one golf club! With this offer you can get the best of both world's and a few of our golfers have already signed up as dual members. To add to the good value of this membership offer if you join you will receive 14 months membership for the price of 12 so your membership will run all the way until 31st March 2015. To enquire about membership please click here
As a Hartford member you can now also show your membership card at Pryor's Hayes and receive discounted rates on your green fees. This will also be the case vice versa for Pryors Hayes members playing at Hartford Golf Club. Prices can be seen in the table.
We are also introducing a very flexible 'Points for Golf' membership where you can buy points to be used for rounds of golf. This is ideal for the occasional golfer or someone who wants to try a membership option to see if they like it. Furthermore don't forget that members enjoy discounts in the shop and on the driving range so there are many benefits to being a member. Dual membership at both clubs works out at less than £15 a week - exceptional value I am sure you will agree!
Head Green Keeper Andy Wynham has submitted this latest golf course report:
'It's hard to believe that as I write this course report, it's supposedly the last day of Winter. This year the whole country has had a battering from wind and severe rain, the south of the country especially. As tomorrow, Saturday 1st March, is the start of Spring I just hope the 'gods above' give us a decent start to the season instead of last year's snow at the end of March. Thankfully we have had a few dry days which have allowed the wet areas on the course to dry out. The only sour note over the last couple of weeks is 2 divots taken from the greens. Depending on the weather we are looking to carry out green maintenance starting the week of Monday 10th March. This will comprise of micro-coring the greens to a depth of 2.5 inches producing 6mm core holes, followed by light and frequent topdressings until the core holes are all filled. Maintenance week will enable us to set up the course to be in the best condition for the summer.'
I am sure that you will agree that Andy and Alan have done a great job in maintaining the course over a very wet Winter!
Ladies 18 Holes Friendly - Sunday 9th March 12pm start
Seniors Roll Up 9 Holes - Tuesday 11th March 9.30am start
March Midweek Stableford - Wednesday 12th March
Ladies Friendly 9 Holes - Thursday 13th March 9am start
March Bogey - Saturday 15th March