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Well we certainly needed rain and my goodness we got some! Thankfully the course coped easily and there was no disruption to play this week. Already the grass has thrived on having 'a drink' so I'm sure you will notice a greener course this weekend.

The wet weather did not dampen enthusiasm over the past few days. It has been great seeing so many playing and practising. We have also had some unexpected visitors on the range this week. As you can see I have proved that men can multi-task by collecting range balls and herding cattle at the same time!


Whilst there has been lots of well prepared golfers playing this week it did surprise me how few actually had a pair of rain gloves. I feel strongly that every golfer should have a pair of these ready in their bag for such conditions. They are amazing and the wetter they get the better they grip. Available in both ladies and Mens, please feel free to call in for a demonstration.

Shop news 

With the season well under way it really is time to take a look at how your game is going so far. We often hear "it's not the clubs it's me" but ones thing is certain - it will be one or the other and sometimes both!

Both in general and in competitions we have already seen some tremendous results from pupils after lessons along with some tremendous results from new fitted clubs.

I thought I would share some typical examples of fittings we have done this week.

The first one was for some irons with the customer looking to find more distance. His existing irons were Callaway X20. After watching a few shots and collecting data we tried different models from various suppliers with appropriate shafts. As you can see from the results the club which performed best was the TaylorMade M2 with a special high launch shaft which results in a ball flight 4 yards higher and an incredible average of 17 yards further on a 7 iron (+13%).

The second example was using an existing PING G10 driver. This case is a great example of the improvements made to achieve greater ball speed from a greater area of the club face with more modern clubs. Whilst there was a gain in the best shot with the new PING G driver it was the average that increased too.

As for our final example I couldn't resist sharing this with you. This was a customers driver which was 15+ years old (I promise that some of you have clubs older than you think). This was like discovering power steering for our customer. A larger, more forgiving head and a more powerful engine! Incredible figures- drive average increase of 61 yards (42%).

Whilst we cannot guarantee a result like this for everyone, we are confident that we can help improve results. Please click here to arrange a lesson or a fitting.

Competition news 

Nearly 200 played in the May Medal on Saturday. Many congratulations to Alan Hunter on topping the great scores on the leaderboard with his 66 which nicely gets Alan back down to single figures. Whilst there were many great scores and achievements on the day a special mention must go Tom Johnson who scored 3 X '2's! There was an amazing amount of over '2's which is obviously down to well played golf but also reflects on just how good the greens are too.

Ladies news 

Our latest Ladies Academy session will be taking place on Saturday. If you know any lady with little or no experience who would like to come along and join our session please get in touch by clicking here

I am delighted to report the weekend league ladies team had their first win of the season against Cave Castle after their difficult opening two games. Well done ladies and finally good luck to Jane Downes when she plays at Windermere next week in the North Region England Golf Chase Your Dream Trophy.

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