Month: January 2019

Its Still Cold Out There

Well its currently -6 degrees out there!!!!Frost greens in play to start with on front and back 9’s. Inspections will be at regular intervals so please check at the pro shop for any changes. Buggies in use on front 9 only and must stick to the paths. Trolleys in use on both 9’s, please use the paths where possible. Please take care as certain areas will be slippery

Its cold out there!!

Frosty greens with potential light dusting of snow in some areas. All temporary greens in use until further notice and the back 9 temporary greens have been cleared of snow. Buggies on paths on front 9 only. Trolleys on front and back 9’s, sticking to paths where possible

Meet Jack from the Abridge Pro Shop Team

Jack Winer – Qualified PGA Teaching Professional and Pro Shop Manager

Age: 30 years old 

Lowest score at Abridge :-7 (65)

Lowest score in a tournament:  -6 (65) Euro pro Event @ Astbury Hall GC in 2013

Make of Driver & Carry Distance:  TaylorMade M3 440 9Degree – 270 yards

Favourite players – Past & Present : Seve Ballesteros/Payne Stewart & Tiger Woods

Reason for taking up golf: My dad who still comes to watch me play at most of my tournaments.

Golf Career before Abridge :

Played county golf for Essex.

Amateur Wins – Abridge Scratch 2007/2008, Romford Scratch 
Clifford and Courage Trophies Chigwell & Upminster Bowls, Keating Trophy 
Pro Career- Europro Tour – 2010 – 2014 and Challenge Tour Card – 2012/13

Golfing ambition next 3 years: 

I strive to one day be Head Golf Professional or Instructor for a golf team at a University, College or National Team

If you could play any golf course in the world – where is it and why ?

I’d love to play Cyprus point. why? Go look at it. It looks amazing

I think any golfer would be delusional if they didn’t say Augusta just to see for myself the slopes on those greens and the immaculate course conditions 

Contact Details: Lessons available for all levels 6 days a week on course, range or short game area. For all booking and enquiries please contact me on :

M: 07835205710 

T:  01708688333 

E:   [email protected]

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Abridge Irrigation Lake update

I thought you might like an update on the Irrigation lake.

The best way I could do this was to give you a Bird’s eye view using a Drone. Its only my second proper flight so please be patient with my flying skills! Don’t worry I have all the permissions from the relevant authorities to fly it so hopefully I will not be bringing any airports to a standstill!!

 The Greenstaff have been working incredibly hard and we are really making some progress. Watch the video and you will see it shows the middle of the area and then zooms around the perimeters.

The film starts looking at the perimeter of the proposed lake along the side of the 4th fairway where these trees you see will remain. It then shows the row of trees along the 1st fairway will remain and this will extend round to the 2nd tee. You then see the new water tank and pump house, we have to remove the trees initially. Once digging commences and soil is moved the Water Tank and Pump house will be hidden by Soil mounding and new trees planted.

The video then shows the 3rd hole where we have now removed more trees, this area again will be shaped and mounded with excess soil forming the bank of the Lake.

The aerial view gives you an idea of the size of the Lake, it will store approximately 35,000 cubic litres of natural water, and at its deepest is roughly 6 m deep. The Lake, when full, will give us enough of our own water to use for irrigation to the course throughout most summers.

Finally I have tried to show you further views of the area.

We still have more clearance work to do and then the next stage of construction can start.

Enjoy the Video

I will update you further on this in the next few weeks

Regards Geoff

Meet Reece from the Abridge Pro Shop Team

Reece Francis – PGA Assistant Professional

Age:  24 years old

Lowest score at Abridge: 65

Lowest score in a tournament: 68 – Essex Amateur Championship at Crondon Park 

Make of Driver – Carry Distance:   Callaway Epic – 280 yards

Favourite players – Past & Present:  Arnold Palmer &  Tiger Woods  

Reason for taking up golf: My dad started playing as his friends started so he decided to get me a set of clubs and we went from there. 

Golf Career before Abridge : 

Started in Essex county squads from the age of 10 played at under 14/16/18, colts and men’s level. Was also chosen for the England regional squad at boys level.

Golfing ambition next 3 years: 

To win a PGA event and to continue to build my coaching portfolio. 

If you could play any golf course in the world – where is it and why ? Augusta National – It’s the most iconic of the major courses where all the best golfers have played.

Contact Details :

Lessons available for all levels 6 days a week on course, range or short game area. 

For all booking and enquiries please contact me on :

M: 07402 145798

T: 01708 688333

E: [email protected]

Instagram @reecefrancisgolf

Meet Bobby from the Abridge Pro Shop Team

Bobby Parmar – Club Technician/Club Fitter

Age: 21 years old 

Lowest score at Abridge :-8 (64)

Lowest score in a tournament: -2 (67) Armitage Cup WansteadGolf Club

Make of Driver & Carry Distance:  TaylormadeM3 9 Degree Tour Head with Oban Tour Limited Shaft. – Carry Distance 275 Yards

Favourite players – Past & Present : Arnold Palmer & Sergio Garcia/ Tiger Woods

Reason for taking up golf: My Grandad who introduce me to the game at an early age.

Golf Career before Abridge : Played county golf and represented Essex since I was 12 and have also played in National events. 

Studied at Stoke by Naylandand then worked in golf retail.

Golfing ambition next 3 years: 

I would like to be on Tour working on the Tour trucks and working alongside Touring professionals

If you could play any golf course in the world – where is it and why ?

I would love to play Augusta because of the heritage it has and the amount of great golfing memories it contains

Contact Details: Club fittings available 7 Days a week, with Trackman 4 and we offer a regripping and re shafting services which are all done onsite. Come visit our state of the art club fitting studio

For all booking and enquiries please contact me on :

M: 07507712583 

T: 01708 688333 

Golf Principles at Abridge Golf Club.

About us

We want to show you that a good set of clubs and a powerful swing are not enough for you to play your best golf. It’s all about finding that perfect combination of shaft, loft and flex that all together work in complete harmony with your natural swing….. Then and only then, can you start to play golf to your full capability. To find out more Contact Us On: 01708688333

Who are we ?

We have 20+ years experience in Custom Fitting Golf Clubs, we understand the physics behind the game, we understand that all players physique, strength and technique are  different making your golf swing is as unique as your signature. We are certain that standard ‘off the shelf’ Golf Clubs will not allow you to play your best possible golf………..We are Golf Principles

What we do

We watch, we listen, we measure, we test, we trial, we advise, we define and then we test and trial some more, eventually using the detailed information given by our Trackman System we can provide you with the perfect combination of heads, shafts and grips to optimise your distance and minimise dispersion. We will even recommend what type of Golf Ball you should be using.

Our Team

Jason MacNiven – Head Professional and Head Club Fitter

Working for all the major manufacturers through his career such as TaylorMade and Callaway. With 20+ years experience, what Jason doesn’t know about club fitting is not worth knowing.

Jack Winer – Shop Manager and PGA Teaching Professional

In golf all his life from a young boy, Jack has played on various mini tours around Europe since turning Professional in 2010 before Passing his PGA Teaching Degree in 2018. Available for 1:1 lessons 6 days a week on any part of your game.

Reece Francis – PGA Assistant Professional

Since representing County and Country from the age of 14, Reece has since then turned Professional and currently in year two of a three year PGA Degree. He is also available for 1:1 lessons by calling the number above.

Bobby Parmar – Club Technician and Club Fitter

Being in golf from a young boy, Bobby has represented his county at an Elite level. Since starting work at Abridge in 2017 Bobby has been building his fitting knowledge under the watchful eye of Jason. Available for all you golfing needs, from loft and lie adjustments to full bag custom fitting. Just call our Pro Shop number on 01708688333

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