Hello golfers!
16th March 2016
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Well finally a weekend worthy of some golf. I am not sure about you but the fact that The Masters is only a month away means that the golf season is really starting to get underway.
This week's blog has got some great information for you to read, a little piece from Ollie on his experience playing in the Sunningdale Foursomes, Ollie (and Dean's) 10 Yard Challenge leaderboard, information about our Pro's Day and the incredible first prize as well details of a Srixon Ball Fitting Day, when our Masters Draw will be released, a "Cash for Clubs" opportunity, Full Bag Fitting Sessions and much more.
But first, some thoughts for you…

So after asking you to challenge YOUR norm last week, I want to continue down this path of understanding how you are going to improve in 2016. The golfing competition season is just around the corner and I would guess that most people reading this newsletter would like to reduce their handicap this year, win a competition or something similar? Of course you do, it is an innate human trait for us to want to see progress and develop.
So here are my thoughts for this week, and they are geared around practice. The golf course for me really is the performance landscape, the place where we want to perform the best we can and score the best we can, especially in those medals and competitions, even taking the money in the weekly fourball! So where do you learn and develop your game? The range, the putting green, the bunkers?
I want you to consider one word this week RELEVANCE. The reason most people don't practice or see the benefit in practice isn't necessarily because they don't have the time or inclination, but they can't connect the practice to the course. There is no relevance. The relationship of your practice for most club golfers to be most effective with their time needs to have a clear meaning to something they know is weak on the course. Don't worry I will come back to this in a few weeks.
Here is what...
When do you go to the practice putting green? How many balls do you take? What length of putts do you practice? Do you hole out and do you score your practice to know where you are?

My guess, most people take three balls, probably practice around 3-5 feet, don't carry out the same process on the course, don't score and consider this useful practice.

Why not next time think about how you perform on the golf course and mimic the process and routine you want to achieve on the golf course during practice, including lining the ball up on the putting green?
Have a think about how to design your practice better and make it more enjoyable and RELEVANT to your golfing needs. If you are still struggling and would like to book a lesson with one of our team, please click here to get in touch.
Last Tuesday saw our new assistant, Ollie, play in this year's prestigious Sunningdale Foursomes. The tournament is a foursomes scratch matchplay competition with both professionals and elite amateurs, male and female competing.

This year's draw included many notable names such as Sam Torrance, Robert Rock and Tommy Fleetwood. The first round saw Ollie and partner Jason Boast win on the first playoff hole with a birdie four after a tight match. Unfortunately the second round wasn't so rewarding as they crashed out, this time falling victim on the first playoff hole.

Ollie commented on what a great experience the tournament was and is looking forward to the coming season where he will compete on the PGA East Region. He would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members that have made him feel welcome at the club.
March's 10 Yard Challenge Leaderboard - Did you book your FREE 30 minute Fitting? Didn't you want to hit it longer?

We have been keeping a leaderboard of the results with some incredible yardage gains and all with different products, which goes to show that the same driver doesn't suit everyone.

There is still 14 days left for you to book your FREE 30 minute 10 Yard Challenge with Ollie. Due to being booked on the initial dates we are now opening this up to any day/time that is available, so please give us a call to select a slot to suit you.

The winner of the 10 Yard Challenge in March will also receive a prize.
10 Yard Challenge Leaderboard So Far...
John Farrar - 39 yards gained - Yonex Z Force
Sheila Farrar - 31 yards gained - Callaway XR16
John Fuller - 20 yards gained - PING G Series
Liz Smith - 19 yards gained - Yonex Ezone XPG
Kevin Bradbury - 16 yards gained - Callaway XR16
John Rhodes - 16 yards gained - Callaway XR16
Annie Wilkins - 10 yards gained - PING Rhapsody

So if you fancy getting yourself on the leaderboard and want some more yardage this spring and summer contact Ollie now.
Alan Fletcher
Head Professional  Girton Golf Club

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