If you think we have had bad weather, then did you see the golf in Florida last weekend? Monsoons and torrential rain (ok its similar to us) meant the tournament went in to Monday, but what an event, with the last three holes known as the 'bear trap' proving to catch out the players all week.
We are in March now and that only means one thing... winter is on the way out and spring is on the way in! I know I like to give the positive vibe but I can sense at least that the trees and grass want to grow!
The good news about March is that it is one month closer to one of the best golf tournaments of the year, The Masters! I think with all the young talent around on tour at the moment we could be in for an exctiting first major of the season, witha number of players looking to win come Sunday night.
For us though, March is proving to be a busy month with the season revving up, tournaments at the club now open for entry, custom fitting days and events are available, new coaching programs for ladies and gents start to take full effect and plenty for our members, pupils and customers to get excited about. Being part of Girton and the coaching team in 2015 could be our best yet!
As you may know I was fortunate to be asked to head up to County boys program this season. After a restructure, we now have 77 junior boys in our programs from development to elite.
Last weekend saw us run our first elite training camp at Lakeside Lodge with some top coaches running some great session. Gary Casey (Thorpe Wood), Jason Boast (Cowley Road), Mark Norton (Northants County) and Paul Ashwell (St Ives and England) were on hand with myself to help a group of talented young players and build some team spirit to make our program and county boys a force to be reckoned with this year, and with years to come.
For more information on county Boys or girls programs please feel free to contact me by clicking here.
Pro Challenge for 2015 is Back
After the successful entrance last year, we now have dates available for the first few matches of 2015 for the Pro Challenge. The events are in the gents locker room, (ladies don't worry) this is also open to you so please pop in and ask what dates are available.
If you would like to take on our professional staff then please find a partner and get involved. Losing pair will pay £5 each to my charity of the British Heart Foundation, as I look forward to raising more more money for a great cause this year.
The final day is already scheduled in the diary so please get your matches in early.
New Look Girton Club wear Now In
We have the new Ladies and Gents Logo Team Wear now in stock.
With new lightweight, sweaters, shirts and slipovers and also new the range this year is this new funky Zip neck sweater ( modelled by your truly) that you will see the coaches wearing (when the waterproofs come off).
Why not look to update your golf wear this year!
Pop in store today to be of the first to look smart this year or call 01223276169 to pop one aside.
March Madness from Dean, Ryan and Tim
The Teaching Staff have gone mad in March and giving you the chance to sharpen your short game, lengthen your long game or perfect your putting with 2 x 30minute lessons this month for only £30
As this was limited to 10 people, Dean has 4 spaces available, Ryan has 3 and Tim has 5 left to book. To take advantage of your experienced coaching team please email us here or call 01223276169 to book.
Learn to Play golf in a day
Ladies, if you want to really have a good time and socialise and either get back into, start or improve your golf, learn golf in a day is perfect for you. Dean is offering a full day of coaching, on course playing and of course lunch for only £30.
It is limited to 8 ladies per day and is a great chance to learn and improve your full swing, short game putting and on course play. Starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm it is perfect for if the kids are at school or the husband's at work.
Dates available are
- 17th March
- 26th March
- 3rd April
- 10th April
To book please call 01223276169 or email us by clicking here.
Dean will be coming up with some great drills in the newsletter to get you practising and improving your game.
Click here or on the image to see his one this week.
This one is helping you with putting and your technique.
Ladies Custom Fit and Demo Day - March 20th 8am -8pm
Ladies, if you're looking for a new driver, new set of Irons or want to just test the latest hybrid then this day is ideal for you!
With 9 ladies' brands available on the day to try, we can help you with your equipment for 2015. Remember less is more and our advice may be as simple as organising the clubs you already have into something that is suitable.
Ryan's Review - Nike Lunar 3 or Rory's Shoe
Nike worked with Rory on designing this great looking shoe, which provides better traction, prevents slipping and gives the control needed to generate power and speed through the ball.
The shoe offers a great fit and is very comfortable.and also gives the feeling of being very stable throughout the swing.
These will definitely be what I go with for start of the playing season . You can also get them in white/red, white/grey, white/green and black/grey
20th March - Ladies Only custom fit and Demo Day
27th-29th March - Cobra Launch Event
21st March - Wilson sponsored Monthly Medal
1st April - Yonex Demo Day
9th April - Wilson Custom Fit and Demo Day
10th-12th April US Masters Ping Fitting Weekend
15th April - Mizuno Fitting day 30th April - Bridgestone Ball Fitting Day