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The Professional shop is offering some special discounts for customers. Even on newly arrived products.
Come in store today to have a look for your
And do remember……..there are still huge savings to be had on premium brands such as FootJoy and Puma
Yes!!!!! Abridge ladies are running another fantastic Charity Golf Day & Competition at Abridge Golf and Country club for teams of lady golfers .
No sooner has our previous campaign finished than we are starting with our 2019 Charity Golf Day in aid of Prostate Cancer. This year we are aiming to buy a fluorescence microplate reader that can be used to personalise treatments and hopefully improve survival rates.
Our Charity Golf Day day will be held on 25th June 2019 at Abridge Golf and Country club with teams of four Lady Golfers and the best two out of four scores counting.
Don’t miss out on your chance to
attend one of the most prestigious Ladies Golf Charity Days in the Country. You
are guaranteed to have fun and the chance of winning a fantastic prize at one
of the most beautiful golf courses in Essex.
Yes! You can win a Lexus car if
you are lucky enough to get a hole in one on our 9th Hole. Lexus of
Woodford are kindly sponsoring us.
It is the most fabulous day with
fantastic food, superb half way house full of homemade cakes and biscuits plus
other delights, delicious lunch and great prizes.
We will have our legendary tombola in place. Abridge Ladies go above and beyond the call of duty by scouring shops and manufacturers to have the most impressive display of prizes when for only £10.00 per pick you can win a prize every time.
Last year we raised a whopping £22,500 for King George and Queens Hospital Charity enabling us to purchase memory boxes for dementia patients.
Abridge Ladies know how to give
everyone a wonderful day. Many Ladies regularly return to Abridge annually for
our wonderful Ladies Golf Charity Day. Thanks to our friends old and new who
have enabled us raise over a gigantic million pounds for local charities over
the past 26 years.
Please help the Abridge ladies by
either sponsoring our day, donating a gift for our raffle or tombola or by
entering our wonderful golf day. The entry fee for the day is only £65 per
We would love to see you at this
fabulous day so please join us.
Golf Principles, headed by Jason MacNiven, are based in their state of the art indoor custom fitting studio at Abridge. The club also has excellent outdoor practice facilities so clients will receive both ‘data + visual’ feedback.
The team at golf principles will be able to show you that a good set of clubs and a powerful swing are not enough for you to play your best golf.
The improved results come from having the additional benefits of the perfect combination of shaft, loft and flex working together in harmony with your natural swing.
Then and only then, can you start to play golf to your full capability.
To have professionally-fitted clubs is essential to getting the most out of your game and our PGA-qualified staff do this by reading your ‘signature’ swing. We coach using Trackman to provide instant feedback, link the numbers and help you enhance the mechanics of your swing.
We also offer a complete repair service for all your golf clubs. This could be a quick re-grip or shaft replacement to a complete MOT including loft & lie adjustment.
It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to have your clubs correctly custom fitted. The video below demonstrates how having the wrong lie angle effects club face direction at impact (known as Face Plane Tilt). Club face is the biggest contributor to the direction of the golf ball.
Come and see any of our Golf Principles Team to check yours !
If you would like more information, please contact the pro shop on 01708 688 333 or complete this form and one our team will be in touch.
It can be very frustrating when you turn up for a round of golf at one of your favourite top quality courses like Abridge Golf Club and there is a frost and the Course Manager Geoff Smith will only let you play to temporary Greens!
So why do I do it ? Is it to be awkward, is it I don’t want to allow you to use the main Greens because I cannot be bothered to set them up ? Or I just like to annoy Golfers!
Some of you may know the reasons why, but for those that don’t please click on the video link and watch and learn!
Its a video from the US but the principles and reasons for protecting our Greens from frost and golfers are exactly the same
So having now watched the above video, I hope you understand why the top Courses such as Abridge Golf Course protect their Greens when we have frosts.
Although it’s frustrating for you as the Golfer on these frost days it enables me to write articles later in the year that start with the heading ‘ FANTASTIC GREENS!’
Do you struggle with inconsistencies in your ball striking that produces unexpected bad shots including pushes, slices and hooks ?
Poor contacted golf shots like these may be caused by an early extension of the body. This occurs when there is a forward movement of the hips and lower body towards the golf ball at the start of the downswing. As a result the plane gets underneath us causing the club and arms to get stuck behind the body.
Here is a simple drill that can be easily practiced on the range.
You should start the drill by taking your normal set up with the back of your ‘derriere’ resting against your golf bag.
From this position take the club to the top of the back swing whilst ensuring you stay in contact with bag.
On the downswing try and feel like you are going to maintain that contact or even push back slightly as if you are trying to push the bag over. This subtle feeling will greatly assist the ability to stop that early extension.
Jack qualified as a PGA professional in 2018 and finished the year by competing in the PGA Play-Offs at Antalya Golf Club on the PGA Sultan course in Turkey. He will be regularly providing his tips and drills over the coming months to help all levels of golfers
Each month Geoff Smith, the course manager at Abridge, will provide an update of the schedule of works currently being undertaken to improve the course at Abridge and ensure it remains one of the ‘must play’ top golf courses in Essex.
Happy new year to you all from myself and the greenkeeping team at Abridge. We have been planning the ‘new dawn at Abridge’ for some time and I can ensure you that there are really exciting times ahead on the golf course in 2019. With so much going on, my green keeping team are all really looking forward to enhancing the playing experience for all of our members and visitors in the coming year.
In 2018 the golf club invested heavily in a new irrigation system at Abridge. We were able to water and maintain almost all of the fairways during one of the hottest summers on record. As part of the decision making process it was agreed to install an irrigation lake so we can store and then supply our own water.
If you have played the golf course in the last 2 weeks then you will know that these works have started so I thought that you may appreciate a full schedule of programmed works! It’s not set in stone as many factors can lead to change. Here is some video footage of what we are doing at the moment…
1. The first job is to clear the area of trees adhering to the plans approved; this will take approximately 4-6 weeks.
2. We then have to put in place some temporary protection and monitoring for wildlife that may or may not be there for a period of time and then the plan is to start the main construction of the lake.
3, Once completed we are then in the hands of the weather to start filling it and then at some stage we will be able to stop being totally reliant on expensive mains water to irrigate our Golf course. This makes us more environmentally sustainable and responsible as a Golf Course and user of water.
4. Then when construction is finished and suitable conditions replacement tree planting and landscaping will take place.
As the saying goes ‘Rome was not built in a day!’ and we know there is a lot of work to be done but my staff and I are all very keen to get it done and we also have the passion and desire to take the condition of the course to the next level. This work takes time, investment, patience with some disruption and inconvenience that will require understanding and compassion from you, the Golfer and a little bit of luck with regards to the weather!
That’s it for now but over the coming months I will update you further on our progress to include
Expansion of the new Irrigation system to other parts of the Golf Course.
Re constructing some bunkers, starting with the 13th greenside.
Drainage of the 18th Green and other areas.
Completion of the buggy path around the back 9 holes giving us a buggy path all around the course.
Happy golfing at Abridge and here’s to a great 2019.