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Alan Fletcher

The Pro Shop Girton Golf Club PGA Golf Professional

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Good Morning,

With only 16 days remaining until the US Masters lights up the golfing world and the amazing course of Augusta National hits our screens, the golf season is ramping up and so is the activities, events and treats for our members, visitors, pupils and guests.

With so much planned it is important that we keep you informed so we have devised a two month planner with some key competition dates on, exciting events from the pro shop, weekly activities including Ladies Roll-ups, a new Seniors' Weekly Roll-up and all our junior activity. Believe me your pro shop staff have got some amazing things planned for you so with this new planner system, please feel free to print a copy off and stick it to the fridge so you don't miss out.

Click here to download your copy of the planner.

So now that is out there here are some more details about some of the events as well as some of my coaching thoughts this week.

Pros news

Is it time to quit?

I know what you're thinking, not a great title. What do you mean Alan? I enjoy golf, I don't want to give up? Aren't we trying to encourage more golfers to the game and now you're telling them to quit. Have you lost your marbles? 

Well the answer is NO! I haven't lost my marbles (not all of them) and I certainly don't want you to quit the game. But I still want you to think about quitting, and here is why.

On my way into work I often listen to audio books, it is a great way for me to get through books I am interested in reading in a dead time, recently I have re-listened to a book called The Dip, by Seth Godin. In the book Seth talks about the value of quitting and why quitting can be a great strategy if you are not getting what you want. Here is how I thought about it for golf, try answering some of these questions yourself.

Am I giving myself the best possible chance to play the best possible golf I would like to play, doing the same thing I have always done over the past 12, 18 or even 36 months? If the answer is no, then Quit this strategy.

Is the moaning you do around your driving, chipping, pitching, putting a useful strategy to get better and improve? If the answer is no, then quit this strategy.

Turning up week in week out with the hope of playing that round you want to play, no practice, coaching, warm up? Not working for you, then quit this strategy too.

You see, it isn't about quitting the game, it is about noticing and being aware of the strategies, thoughts, process that are holding your golf back. If you're not achieving what you want to achieve in this game and you're doing the same thing over and over again, then I would say it's time to assess and quit some strategies and implement some new ones.

For example you could, warm up before each round, commit to some deliberate practice, keep statistics, change the time you play so you're not rushing home from work, change the people you play with, and the list goes on. So as you read this over your morning coffee, just think to yourself what do I need to quit to get better?

Remember I am always here on the phone or click here to email me your thoughts.

Pro's Day Saturday, 2 April - Your chance to win a trip to Woburn

With just over 10 days from our season opening Pro's Day on Saturday, 2April, the tee slots are running out fast and we currently only have six slots available, so please book in to secure your slot. The format is a Fourball betterball, with the winning pair getting a chance to play with two of our Professionals at the home of the British Masters, Woburn Golf Club. There will also be some great prizes on the day for those not fortunate enough to win. Remember it is open to ALL men and ladies and mixed teams are welcome too.

Entry is £5 per person, a bargain for such a great prize!

Academy news 

Drive, Chip and Putt

Here at Girton Golf Club we are offering a special coaching package of three 45 minute lesson throughout the month of April. One session will focus on chipping, one on putting and one on driving. All lessons must be taken in April. The cost of this package is £89 with Dean and Tim and £99 with myself.

Click here to get in touch for more details.

Quick fix Thursday - Do you run out of time for a lesson and just want a little tune up?

If you don't want long term and serious coaching, and just want a quick tune up on the range then as of Thursday, 31 March, our assistant Professional Ollie will be offering 30 minute QUICK FIX lessons on the driving range for only £15.

If you want to book a session with Ollie then please feel free to email us or call the shop here.

Seniors Clinics - Monday mornings starting Monday, 4 April

Starting on Monday, 4 April, Tim will be running a weekly roll-up session for all our senior golfers over 60! It is great way to kick start your week, with a bit of a chat, bit of practice, few tips from Tim and a coffee to go with it. There is no need to book, sessions start at 10am and cost £6.50 which includes the range balls, coaching and a coffee.

Junior Coaching - FREE Taster Morning

With the major success of our first run of junior golf passport and junior roll-up events. we will be holding another FREE taster event on Sunday, 10 April between 9am and 10am for any young people that want to have a go. This is a great way to meet Dean, chat to him about what we offer at Girton golf Club and how best to sign up. No need to book for this FREE Session just arrive just before 9am.

Shop news 

Masters Sweepstake - Only 30 numbers left...

If you haven't entered already there is still time to win £75 shop credit for picking out the Masters Champion. Entry to our Masters Sweepstake is £2 per square or three for £5.

Pop in today to make sure you don't miss out on your chance to win.

Titleist 4 for 3 - £39.99

Fantastic offer on #1 ball 

It's 4 for 3 time on the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1 x - that's a dozen free when you purchase three or more dozen, with FREE personalisation available to you as well. You can order online here, or in store.

Order yours here

Clothing launch

Spring is here and so are our 2016 Spring/Summer collections, featuring some fantastic new styles and designs to suit everyone. Pop by the store and find your look for this season.

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