Mens’ Scratch Team match vs H.G.U. U-16s
Ashridge won 8 ½ – 3 ½.
Mens’ March Stableford
Russell Andreas – 40 points
Peter Noble – 40 points
Peter Lowe – 39 points
Graham Holland – 37 points
Ladies’ Mail on Sunday vs Chartridge Park
Ashridge Ladies lost 2 ½ – 2 ½ at the 2nd extra hole of sudden death.
Seniors’ March Stableford
John Yule – 41 points
Graham Sutton – 37 points
The PGA of England East's First Year Top Trainee
Thanks to all of you who've stopped by and passed on your lovely comments and congratulations to Stuart Hall who, last Thursday 26th February, received his award for being the Best First Year Trainee within the PGA of England East (which covers the seven counties of Herts, Beds, Cambs, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk). This is a tremendous achievement by Stuart and I'm sure you'll all join with me on offering the sincerest of congratulations to him on his efforts. By the way, he also received a cheque for £250 for his win!
New stock arriving daily!
Please note that my January SALE has now finished and has made room for some really great and exciting new products for 2015. Please look out for some fantastic new ECCO shoes for both men and ladies as well as the terrific new DNA shoe from FootJoy. Plus, I have a dazzling array of Greg Norman, club logoed, men's shirts and will soon take delivery of the fantastic and ever-popular Polo Ralph Lauren club logoed shirts. There's the new electric Freeway 3 and Freeway 5 lithium battery trolleys from Powakaddy and some great i-Cart push trolleys from Masters.
So there's plenty happening in the Pro Shop and remember, as YOUR Club professional, I'd really appreciate it if you came to me first if you've seen something you'd like but it's not in the Pro Shop. In just about every case, I will be able to either match or most likely beat the price you've been quoted and not only that, if a fault develops, I'll deal with it quickly and efficiently and always with your best interests at heart. Remember; "People who know, come to their Pro!"
Callaway Golf Demo Day
Don't forget that this Saturday 7th March, I shall be hosting my first Callaway Golf Demo Day. So if you'd like to smack a few balls with the new Callaway Golf clubs - incidentally, I consider them currently to be the best golf manufacturer in the business - then you know where to come!
“3 for £60 ”
Have you lost your way with your golf? Has your game deserted you? Are you simply looking for some direction to get you motivated again? If the answer is “YES!” to any of these questions, then why not take advantage of the excellent, and very popular, “3 for £60” lessons’ offer? You can purchase three half hour lessons for £60 with the only stipulation being they must all be used between 1st January and 31st March this year. So go ahead and take the plunge – you’ll be delighted you did so!
Club cleaning service
With relatively little golf going on at the moment, now is the time to look at your equipment and how best you can improve it. So why not drop in your clubs to us and allow us to:
Scrub the grips with a stiff brush and plenty of hot, soapy water. This will help clear the grips of any unwanted dirt and grime and will make them feel a whole lot better.
Give the metal shafts a rub down with some very fine wire wool but ONLY IF THEY'RE STEEL SHAFTS! This will help get rid of any pitted areas and make them shine again. If they're graphite shafts, we'll take off any blemishes in another fashion.
And finally, why not clean the clubheads with that same hot, soapy water? Maybe there's some grooves lurking under there somewehere. ;)
All this for just £10 (up to a maximum of 14 clubs).
Professional’s Winter Draw
And finally, I’m delighted to tell you that my Winter Draw board is still going strong in the Pro Shop. As always, there will be some truly superb prizes on offer so if you’d like to enter, please come in early to bag your favourite or lucky numbers!
It is with regret that Tom has resigned his position in order to concentrate more fully on his golf this season. Tom feels that having more time will allow him to help reduce his handicap nearer to the PGA qualifying entry limit and I'm sure like me, you'll wish him well. I'd like to thank Tom for his service to me and will miss his presence and input within the Pro Shop. I shall be looking for a new assistant ASAP and will inform you when I have made an appointment.
Golf is a process...
What I mean by this is that as you approach each and every shot, you need to go through the process of working out your shot. For example, the first thing a Tour Pro does is check his lie, then he'd check his distance and then he'd check the wind direction and strength, the pin position and where a good place to hit the ball would be and then he'd practise the type of movement he'd like to make before executing his shot. If you go through this process for each and every shot and eliminate carrying any baggage with you from the previous shot or shots - perhaps you'd duffed your drive and that's infuriated you - it will help you to stay focussed and give you the best chance of success with the next shot.