The start of September sees the countdown to one of, if not my favourite sporting events, The Ryder Cup. Held at Gleneagles in Scotland this Ryder Cup promises to be one of the most exciting, with plenty of flamboyant players on both teams. It always creates great excitement and makes you want to get out and keep playing golf.
This past weekend I spent 2 days Coaching at the European Seniors Masters at Woburn hosted by Travis Perkins. I spent 2 days given golf lessons to the many spectators and it was great to represent Girton GC at this event. It was also great to see so many of our members enjoying themselves watching some great golf, with Colin Montgomerie storming to victory.
On the Friday our Junior Organiser David Upchurch also arranged for some of our Junior members to attend the event which they thoroughly enjoyed even getting a photo opportunity with Mark James.
Keep an eye this week in the shop for some great changes and also some of the new Autumn stock.
We have already received the NEW Oscar Jacobsen Clothing, and Callaway Clothing and Waterproofs so come in and have a look.
NEW GRIP BAR
Our latest addition to the pro shop is our NEW Grip Bar.
It is set up ideally to make sure that when you get your clubs regripped, you make sure you not only get the correct style and feel for you but also the correct size.
Having the correct size of grip can have a great effect to the quality of contact and feel you have in your shots.
RYDER CUP OFFER - Get 10 Clubs regripped before the end of the Ryder cup and only pay for 7! Available on all grips!
Winter Golf Trip to the 5* El Rompido - SPACES FILLING UP, 3 SPACES GONE. BOOK BEFORE END OF SEPTEMBER.
As the weather has turned in August you may think the cold snap is here to stay. I have now finalised the details and dates for my Winter Golf Trip. We are changing the venue this year to the 5* El Rompido resort in southern Spain. The trip is a great way to extend the golfing season, get a bit of winter sun and enjoy some golf. I will also be running some golf clinics and playing with my guests, helping them as much or as little as they would like.
Dates 25th-29th November (4 Nights)
4 Nights Twin share in the 5 * resort of El Rompido.
Half board Accommodation
3 rounds of Golf
3 Practice Range Sessions
3 Instruction clinics and on Course tuition
Final Day Fun Competition and Prizes
Minimum of 7 players for the trip so if you're interested please let me know ASAP
Please see the attached poster by clicking here for more details. To book your place, please call Alan on 01223276169 or click here to get in touch.
RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN LESSON OFFER
Our Ryder cup Countdown lesson offer still has some spots available with each professional. Ryan has 7 slots available, Tim has 9 slots available and I have 6 slots available.
Remember Book a 1 Hour Lesson this September and get a FREE 30minute follow up session. Both session need to be taken before the final putt of the Ryder Cup on Sunday 28th September.
Call 01223 276169 NOW to book your slot with one of our Pro's, or click here.
I would just like to remind all our members and AFG Pupils that with our new indoor studio fitted with the latest Flightscope and GASP Lab Video Anaylsis software, we can coach into the evening.
I personally coach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 8pm, as well as Friday's and Saturdays. This will go later as the winter progresses. The evening slots are very popular so please book these sessions in advance to get the time you want.
Alternatively check out our Winter coaching programs starting in October which will allow you to secure your preferred slot.
Click here if you would like to ask me more about this.
Student of the Week
There has been some more great news in the AFG coaching camp. Firstly Girton Chairman Hugh Carlisle played great last Saturday to win the Bogey cup beating the course 5up. A great result after his lesson on the Wednesday night. AFG Pupil and County Player Morgan Tritton reduced her handicap again to 16.9 coming down from 27 this year, Morgan along with the rest of the AFG Junior contingent are getting ahead of the game booking their winter programs now.
This week's student changes is Race Xie.
Race only started golf last October and really committed to his learning and progress working each week with me in the studio and on the golf course. Over the past 10months whilst studying for Master's Degree at Cambridge Race managed to go from never being on a course to shooting a 9 hole score of 38 around Girton's front 9 from the yellow tee's. A great result and with Race's character and passion I can see great things going forward.
Here Race is in the studio working on changing his extension and lower body shift through the ball to increase his quality of strike.
You can see in the right picture that his lead leg is extending with his weight moving forward and his spine tilting back at impact. Great work and some big power changes also!
To have a look at previous Students' of the week, click here.
If you would be interested in booking a lesson to try and improve your game, get in touch by clicking here.