Helping you to improved golf
We’ve had a busy week in our fitting room with the arrivals of the new Titleist 915 range of metal woods, Callaway Big Bertha irons and hybrids and the TaylorMade RSi irons with their 3 speed slot design that I talked about last week. We have already fitted quite a few golfers for these new clubs and they have all definitely helped our golfers hit better shots. For example after carrying out a handful of fittings last week with the new Titleist 915 driver here is a selection of comments I heard:
“this is the most forgiving Titleist driver I have EVER hit”
“I have picked up 25 yards extra with the 915 driver – and improved accuracy”
“you can literally feel the extra ball speed off the club face”
“the sound of the driver is so solid”
“even a mis-hit has gone further than a solid strike with my old driver”
“my club head speed has increased by 5mph with the 915 driver”
“the ball flight is so much better as my high spin has been reduced by nearly 1000rpm”
Having seen them in action I don’t know of any golfer that these new Titleist drivers might not suit, so if you are interested in improving your golf through a club fitting please contact me now by clicking here.
Visit us for your Christmas gifts
Now is the time when you need to start thinking about buying your friends and loved ones Christmas presents, please call in to our shop and we may just be able to give you some inspiration!
We have a FREE personalisation offer on a purchase of a dozen Titleist balls, so you can give a totally unique present with a person's name or a message on the golf balls just for them.
Also look out for the new Nike HyperAdapt waterproof suits, they offer unrivalled stretch movement with a life time waterproof guarantee, starting at £159 if you buy a jacket or trousers we will give you a FREE storm fit Nike waterproof cap.
Buggies now available to hire
You may have noticed we have had two buggies parked outside the clubhouse, these are now available to hire if you feel like taking the strain out of your round! They are available to hire at the bargain price of £20 for 18 holes (£15 for members).
Gareth storms to victory in November Medal
Gareth Eaton has been playing remarkably consistent golf of late - finishing in the top ten in his last six competitions and on Saturday he played what he called 'the best round of his life', he shot a gross one over par 70 off the white tees to give him a nett 62 and victory in the November Medal.
Gareth went out in one over par with two bogies and one birdie but after a double bogey on the tenth hole he then played the last eight in two under par and he has now reached the lowest handicap of his career at 6.9, maybe those pink trousers he was wearing really do have magic powers!!
Mike Pickering was unfortunate to also come in with a fantastic nett 62 but lose out on first place after a card play off, in third place was vice captain Liam Tyrer showing a return to form with a nett 65.
It's no coincidence that Gareth and Mike have been playing great golf since having a fitting for new clubs in the summer, Mike's handicap has recently dropped from 12 to 10. If you want to improve your golf and see your handicap drop visit us for a club fitting session!
The next competition is the second round of the Winter League this Sunday at 12.04pm.
Rhys to appear on Sky Sports TV
Look out for our young England international member, Rhys Nevin-Wharton, who will be featured on Sky Sports on Wednesday 19th November at 8pm. Sky will be showing a highlights package of the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship in Portugal where Rhys played really well to finish in 2nd place. Click here for a preview trailer for the show.
I am sure that you will agree the golf course has been in great condition this year, thanks to Head Greenkeeper Andy Whyman for this latest report:
“It’s been a busy but great summer for all involved with golf, a great Open Championship at nearby Royal Liverpool followed by success for the European team at Gleneagles. In mid September we carried out our summer maintenance, the greens were hollow cored (3 inch cores) followed by over seeding all the greens with a fescue mix, and finally applying 20 tonnes of dressing gradually throughout the week ensuring all holes were refilled. During the winter months you will see us out verti-draining tees, greens and fairways, whilst also incorporating a slitting programme for greens keeping the surface open enabling the sward and profile to breath.
Throughout the year we record on course rainfall, below is a list of exactly how much has fallen so far this year;
As you can see August was a wet month but September was remarkably dry, we only had 2 days of very slight rain in the whole of the month.”
The Seniors played a 9 hole Stableford on a bright Tuesday morning and had another great turn out with 32 players teeing it up. The winner was Alan Tayler with 21 points, senior captain Graham Bower continued his good form with 19 points to claim second place and third went to Bob Bowen also on 19 points.
Next week they play a non-qualifying strokeplay 9 hole three clubs and a putter challenge.
Can you beat Adrian over nine holes?
Throughout the winter Adrian Hill will be running a great deal on a nine hole playing lesson, you can play a round with Adrian and receive some expert tuition and course management strategy for the bargain price of just £40 . In fact Adrian has an even better offer - if you can beat his score over the nine holes with your handicap taken off he will give you the lesson for FREE!
Even if you don't beat him you have received two hours worth of professional coaching and tips that is guaranteed to improve your game for the great price of just £40 . Adrian is available for these playing lessons all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you would like to book a slot please click here.
Ex demo clubs reduced to clear
Here are just some of the best bargains we have left:
Callaway Big Bertha driver new price £279 ex demo price £149
Callaway ladies X2 Hot 5 wood new price £159 ex demo price £79
Titleist 913 drivers new price £249 ex demo price £129
Nike Covert 2.0 drivers new price £229 ex demo price £119
TaylorMade JetSpeed hybrids new price £119 ex demo price £79
Winter League Round 2 - Sunday 9th November 12.04pm
Seniors 3 Clubs & Putter Challenge - Tuesday 11th November 9.32am
November Midweek Stableford - Wednesday 12th November
November Bogey - Saturday 15th November 11am
Ladies 18 hole Stableford - Sunday 16th November 12.04pm