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Alan Fletcher

The Pro Shop Girton Golf Club PGA Golf Professional

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Greetings from Alan Fletcher
Girton Golf Club - PGA Golf Professional

Well, a bit of good weather, main greens, no rain and we start to see a great sight, Golfers playing golf!, For a lot of you I would like to say, welcome back, we have missed you!

This week's newsletter is a little bit a thank you to start. I'd like to thanks to all our customers this past week who have come in and enjoyed their fitting sessions with Ryan or myself for their new equipment.

It's great helping people improve their game with equipment, and it's an even better feeling when you can save them from spending money on clubs they don't need. That's what I want for all my players, when we fit and adjust clubs we look at it from a coaching perspective first. What's going to happen to the ball flight? Can we get them more distance? Can we reduced the hook with a heavier shaft? etc.

With 9 different fitting options and different suppliers, we are in a great position along with FlightScope in our studio to make sure you spend your money wisely and improve your game, rather than buying into the hype. It shouldn't be custom fitting, it should be a personal fitting but that's just my opinion. So thank you all again and we look forward to hearing all about how your new clubs, drivers, hybrids are performing for you over the start of the season.

So what have we go to tell you about? Well ladies, there is plenty for you this week, so read on!

Ladies Exhibition Day - Thursday, 5th March with European Tour Winner and Solheim Cup Player Becky Brewerton

I am pleased to announce that Becky Brewerton has agreed to hold a day with us at Girton. You will be able to watch Becky carry out a 45 minute long game clinic, a 45 minute putting clinic and take questions in the clubhouse after. This is a great opportunity to listen to a European Ladies Tour player on how she plays.

We will also be exhibitioning The latest Clothing ranges from Nike, PING, Puma and Callaway, the latest shoe ranges for ladies from Nike, Puma and FootJoy along with the chance to hit all of our ladies Demo products and book yourself in for our ladies custom fit day or your own personal custom fit.

Tickets will be limited to the first 75 people, £5 per ticket to secure your place but your will receive this back in a pro shop voucher to spend on any products on the day.

As you know I want to encourage and grow ladies golf in Cambridgeshire and this is a great opportunity for a day out, socialise with friends and get to meet me and the team. Dean will also be sharing with you his new Ladies beginner classes, weekly clinics and I will be on hand to discuss any golfing needs you may have. Gemma will be available to discuss clothing and shoe orders and sizes, with Ryan available as our Equipment expert for you to discuss more.

All ladies golfers are welcome from all clubs. To get in touch please call on 01223 276169 ASAP, or click here to book.

Callaway Fitting Day - Thursday 26th Feb through to Monday 2nd March

Are you ready to get fitted for the latest Callaway XR or Bertha Range. We have the official Callaway Launch event with all the available product in just over a weeks' time.

Bookings are free so if you would like to book a session to test and try the new product against your current equipment to see if you can improve it for 2015 then do give us a call to book on 01223276169 or click here.

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Putting Lesson, Fitting and UP Grade all in one!

As Odyssey will be here over the weekend of the 26th - 1st March, we have an exciting offer for those of you who are fed up of 3 putting, missing short putts and want to get off to a great start. We are offering a 45minute session which includes a 30minute putter lesson and a 15minute putter custom fit all for £25!

If you then would like to upgrade your putter we will trade your old putter in for £20 against a new one, or give you 10% OFF any alterations needed to your current putter! Can't be bad I say!

The Teaching Professionals are available over this weekend but please call 01223276169 to book, places will go fast for this I am sure.

Ryan's Review

We are going to start a new feature each week as the season builds to the Masters. Our Custom Fitter and PGA Professional will give honest reviews on the newest product available giving you an idea who it might be suited for. Remember, not all clubs suit everyone and it's why we have a selection of 9 brands to custom fit you from.

In Ryan's first review, he looks at the driver that hopefully will give him more yards this year (Of course he would do his first!)

Titleist 915 Models

The Titleist 915 D2 has a 460cc head, designed to offer more forgiveness, while the Titleist 915 D3 is a more workable 440cc model.

Want more distance more often?

The drivers are designed to offer both increased forgiveness and added distance, through high MOI and a new Active Recoil Channel and a radial speed face, I found that when I got fitted for my new Titleist with a slightly different shaft I managed to lower the spin and gain an extra 15 yards of carry distance on my old TaylorMade. The Active Recoil Channel on the sole of the club and enables the drivers to coil and spring for lower spin, improved ball speeds and greater consistency, the feel from the club face is really solid and I enjoy that feeling in a driver.

Both models feature a SureFit Tour hosel this allows you to alter your clubs loft by -1 degree or +1.5. You can also set the face to a draw or fade bias setting, which enables us to fit you easier and tweak the driver to dial it in to your needs.

Who are they for?

Both drivers are surprisingly long on mishit's which is appealing to all golfers. For maximum forgiveness and distance, most golfers will look no further than the 915D2. The 915D3 will be more appealing for players who need less spin and like to shape the ball, I am playing with the D3 this year which helps lower my spin, but fortunately I when I got fitted I added more loft and am now up to 10.75degrees!

Come and meet Dean, your new Teaching Professional

Dean Saunders, PGA Professional will start his first day with us on Saturday, 21st February. Dean will be around all day meeting members and guests, to get to know some of you before he embarks on a fun journey with us at Girton for 2015.

Please feel free to pop down and meet Dean and say hello, he loves a chat and would really welcome the chance to meet you.

Dates for your Diary

26th -2nd March Callaway Launch Event
5th March Becky Brewerton Ladies Exhibition Day
30th April Bridgestone Ball Fitting
8th May Cobra Fitting Day
7th August Girton Pro Am

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Have you checked your grips recently? You should be looking to get re-gripped once a year or every forty rounds, whichever comes first; that’s if you want to avoid the detrimental effects worn and shiny ones will have on your game. We’ll put a new Golf Pride grip on your favourite iron for FREE and you’ll be amazed by the difference you feel straight away.

On top of this, why not take advantage of our game assessment offer which we’re running for a limited time only. For just £9.99 you’ll get to spend half an hour with one of the team. For further details come and speak to us and let’s help you enjoy better golf this year.

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