Our Junior Academy continues to grow both at Oxley Park and at The Range. Since starting with the Junior Golf Passport learning programme, our juniors have flourished into competent young golfers. It's not all serious, we do like to make our session fun and create an environment the youngsters feel comfortable and want to come back to.
If you have any children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or any friends who may be interested then please contact us on 07973798483.
Last Sunday was the Club Championship. The format is gross medal and is held over 36 holes with the best players all competing to be crowned club champion. The course is set up to its toughest standard with the white tees as far back as they go and pins tucked away behind bunkers. If this wasn't tough enough, the Great British weather played its part too with heavy rain showers and a prevailing wind making shot selection very tricky.
This proved so as all of the club's lowest handicap golfers struggled to produce a score low enough in the morning. Lee Haynes, who following a conversation in the morning suggesting he had no chance, shot a great score putting him two shots clear going into round two. Although we didn't see any rain in the afternoon, the wind continued to blow and the scores were mixed. Lee held is nerve to post a score putting him leader in the clubhouse and making the final groups work hard to catch him. In the end they couldn't, the closest was Ian Smith who finished just one shot behind.
Congratulations go to Lee for putting up a great fight and it's always good to see an underdog come out on top.
What ball are you using?
So, you want to hit the ball higher, straighter and longer; what do you do? There are various options:
Get custom fitted for a new set of clubs in the shop
Have a course of lessons with one of our PGA professionals
Make sure you're using the correct ball for your game
I've spoken to you before about the importance of coaching and custom fitting, so I'm not going to go over this again (yet!). But it is the last of the aforementioned points that I want to briefly focus on this week.
The golf ball is the only piece of equipment that you use for every single shot (duh!), so why do so many of you neglect to consider whether the one you're using is best for your game?
It's exactly the same principle as club fitting. Jon will see different results from Greg, and Greg will see different results from Alex. It's all about finding the right equipment to benefit your game. Just because your playing partner reckons that Tour Balatas are the best balls since sliced bread, doesn't mean that they're going to give you results.
We've got plenty of different options available for you in the shop
So stop getting any old ball out of your bag, or using those scuffed ones you found in the bushes; instead, come and speak to a member of the team about which ball would best suit your game. If you're someone who wants to see the numbers by trying out each ball, then get in touch here to request a fitting.
Playing the correct ball is a cost-effective way of you improving your handicap!
Why wouldn't you want to help yourself?