Author: Jack Winer

REMINDER OF IMPORTANT PRO SHOP CHANGES FROM JANUARY 1ST 2020

  Important Information Regarding

        Changes in the Pro-Shop

Dear Members and Guests

From the 1st JANUARY 2020

the Professional Shop will be going cashless.

This means that cash will no longer be accepted. All payments made in the shop from this date will have to be made by either;

  • Using a credit/debit card to add money to a Pro-shop account and making payments using your account.
  • Using a credit/debit card to make payments in the Pro-shop.
  • Digital wallet payments via services such as Apple Pay & Google pay will also be accepted.

If you have any questions about the changes please contact Jack in the

Pro-Shop as soon as possible, thank you.

Golf Principles @ Abridge Pro-Shop

A VERY SPECIAL MOTOCADDY CHRISTMAS OFFER !!

Christmas 2019 FREE Golf Bag Promotion

Between Friday 1st November & Tuesday 31st December 2019, golfers buying any new Motocaddy Lithium trolley will be eligible to claim a FREE Motocaddy bag worth up to £219.99 (€299.99).

The FREE bag model is dependent on the following criteria:

  • Purchase an S1 Lithium, claim a Lite-Series bag worth £119.99 (€149.99)
  • Purchase an M1, claim a Club-Series bag worth £139.99 (€179.99)
  • Purchase an M1 DHC or M3 PRO, claim an AquaFLEX bag worth £199.99 (€269.99)
  • Purchase an M5 CONNECT, M5 CONNECT DHC, S7 REMOTE or M-TECH, claim a Dry-Series bag worth £219.99 (€299.99)

The promotion is available on purchases made and delivered inside the UK and Ireland with an address in the UK or Ireland for the bag to be sent to. The promotion is not available in conjunction with any other offer & is available by redemption only – not at point of purchase.

How does it work?

To redeem your FREE bag, please click on the ‘Make a Claim’ button below to register your warranty and upload a copy of your printed proof of purchase. The closing date for promotional claims is Sunday 19th January 2020. Please be aware that claims received with hand-written proof of purchases will be invalid. Upon receipt of a valid claim, we will dispatch the bag to your registered address within 25 working days.

XMAS Bag Promotion
XMAS Bag Promotion
XMAS Bag Promotion
XMAS Bag Promotion

Full promotional terms and conditions are available to view on the ‘Terms & Conditions @ https://www.motocaddy.com/uk
If you have any questions relating to this promotion, please contact our Customer Service team on [email protected] or +44 (0)1279 712370.
 

WINTER WHEELS

DUE TO THE MONSOON WEATHER WE HAVE HAD OF RECENT WEEKS, COURSE MANAGER AND THE COURSE DIRECTOR HAVE NOW DECIDED THAT WINTER WHEELS ARE A MUST FOR THE GOLF COURSE.

Whilst normal, flat wheels are allowed on the paths and rough only, investing in Winter wheels will save you time and hopefully put less miles on your round

Benefits

Powakaddy Winter Wheels (Pair)
Non Clogging Open Tread Design

– Use your electric golf trolley in winter / wet conditions

– Unique patented* design fits most Powakaddy electric trolleys

– Minimal ground contact protects fairways and courses

– Non clogging open tread design

– Reduces tyre marks on the course

– Developed in association with green keepers and course managers

Motocaddy S Series Hedgehog Winter Wheels
Improved Traction During Wet Conditions

Transform your Motocaddy S Series into the perfect winter trolley by making it suitable to use even in the worst weather conditions.

The outer of the wheels feature the ‘Hedgehog’ design which helps to prevent the wheel of your trolley from skidding on the wet ground. These wheels should be suitable if your course allows them even during trolley bans.

– Easy to fit and remove.

The Pro Shop will be making a large order at the end of this week (25th October) or early part of next week. If you would like to purchase a pair of winter wheels please call the shop on 01708688333 or email [email protected]

POWAKADDY – £70.00 / MOTOCADDY – £80.00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROFESSIONAL SHOP

Due to the new building works, the professional shop telephone number is currently down. This is the 01708688333 number. A technician from BT has been informed and we are waiting for them to sort the issue.

If you do require the professional shop for anything, please call the golf club switch board on 01708688396 and opt for Pro Shop

US OPEN 2019 DRAW

In honour of next months US OPEN at The Prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Club we are raffling off a Stunning, Limited Edition Titleist Mid Staff Bag

Raffle Starts Monday 20th May at 7:30, with the WINNER announced during the Final Round of the Tournament (Sunday 16th June)

Raffle tickets will cost £5.00 per strip or 5 strips for £20.00.

You can enter within the Professional Shop.

GOOD LUCK !!

T&C’s

Raffle will be Open to All Members & Visitors of Abridge Golf Club. It can not be redeemed for Cash or Credit within the Shop

Masters Draw is Now Open

It’s that time of year again where the Majors start our golfing season, and what with the new schedule changing for 2019. All four Majors will be held inside a 4 month window. Making golf very exciting leading us into summer.

MASTERS – Apr 11 – 14th (AUGUSTA)

US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP – May 16 – 19th (BETHPAGE BLACK )

US OPEN – Jun 13 – 16th (PEBBLE BEACH)

148th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – Jul 18 – 21st (ROYAL PORTRUSH)

Can the man they called Captain America in last years Ryder Cup be the first player since Tiger in 2002 to win back 2 back Green Jackets.

Open to members, visitor and guests their are some amazing prizes this year. New Epic Flash Drivers to Ping Umbrellas

Come in to the Professional Shop to pick your raffle tickets today and have a chance to win these incredible prizes.

SIMPLY LOVELY !!!

“This is where God hangs out.” Mac O’ Grady

“Every shot is within a fraction of disaster – that’s what makes it so great.” Gary Player

“If the Masters offered no money at all, I would be here trying just as hard.” Ben Hogan

MASTERS RAFFLE

£5 PER TICKET OR £20 FOR 5

1ST PRIZE CALLAWAY NEW EPIC FLASH DRIVER    
2ND PRIZE – OGIO GOLF BAG  
3RD PRIZE – 1 DOZEN TITLEIST GOLF BALLS  
4TH PRIZE – PING UMBRELLA  
5TH PRIZE – PING BAG TOWEL    

THE PRIZE DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 14TH AT 5PM

Free Swing Check Golf Lessons

PGA professional Jack Winer will be available to book individual free swing check golf lessons at Abridge Golf and Country Club.


Why not book a free swing check with Jack ….. you’ve got nothing to lose (other than the 15 minutes ! )

This offer is available to all members who have not been previously been coached by Jack within the last 12 months.

Your free swing check can be arranged on Monday to Friday – T&C’s Apply

Jack knows what it takes to play at the top level both on and off the course. He also has the unique skill set to simplify his instructions and to be able to coach golfers of all abilities.

Testimonials.

I went to Jack in late 2018 playing off 15. 
In the space of just 3 lessons, Jack has already helped me bring my handicap down to 10. He is attentive and sets you realistic goals that you are capable of reaching. His teaching methods are perfect for any golfer at any level and his greatest asset is his ability to simplify the  improvements you need to make in your swing. Highly recommend Jack

James Lewis

Jack is professional, reliable and timely. He will review and comment on film of my practice that I send to him out of hours so that I know whether I’m practising a new drill correctly. He is always encouraging and interested in my progress when I see him around the club. 

Amongst many things I have seen improvement in are alignment, ball-striking and flight. I have also gained an improved understanding of the technical side of the game. We’ve only ever made changes that felt comfortable and Jack has simple and effective methods to help you remember and implement the change into your practice and game. 


If you’re looking to improve your game and your technique and you’re looking to find effective practice routines I would recommend that you see Jack for some lessons.

Andrew Durrant

This offer is available on Monday to Friday and will run until the end of March. Therefore make sure you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to work with a qualified PGA professional.

To book your free golf swing check with Jack contact him tel: 07835 205710 or Email: [email protected]

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PRO SHOP CREDITS

May we kindly remind all members that shop credits have to be spent by 31st March. As from April 1st there will be a new vouchers system for Competition winnings.

If you are not sure if or how much money you have on your account. Please come in to the shop and ask a member of staff. We’ll be happy to spend it for you.

This is to insure we do not have too much money tied up in our inventory and can be used to purchase new stock and merchandise for the shop in the new membership year.

Our current stock is quiet low but please let us know if there is anything you see online as we would be happy to order it in for you. The professional shop has accounts with virtually all main brands in the golfing market. Please be advised there may be cartridge charges with some manufactures for single item orders but we will certainly let you know if this applys to you.

Although our FootJoy Shoe order may not have landed by the 31st March, their footwear this year is very special and we would advice you to look online at their range.

We have new Greg Norman shirts in stock at a very reasonable price and our FootJoy Sale shirts are STILL here.

RRP @ £50-£60 per top we are selling them at £35 each, 2 for £60

Your credit can also be spent in our Studio having loft and lie checks, fitting with Jason or Bobby, gapping sessions, purchasing putters, wedges, fairway woods, drivers or even shafts to fit your own clubs you like so much.

custom fitting studio at abridge golf club


custom fitting studio at abridge golf club

We do it all !!!!

*please remember to always support your Pro. We will always try our best to price match what you see elsewhere

MONDAY PUTTING TIPS

Why is ball position so important to become a better Putter?

Let us explain….

In an ideal world, the strike of a putt should be on the upward/ascending arc for a more efficient roll.

If the ball is positioned incorrectly in our stance in relation to our front and back foot. This can make you hit too much down on the ball effecting the roll but also effectting our strike and putter path.

A simple key to check if yours is correct….

Take your set up and drop a ball from your lead eye (left – for a right handed golfer). Where that ball drop is the ideal place to position the ball in set up.

For lesson bookings and general enquiries please contact the pro shop 01708688333 or if you like what you have seen email Reece direct [email protected] or fill out the contact form underneath.

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Mid Week Strike Check

Get instant feedback from something as simple as using athletes foot spray.

Striking the ball from the centre of your iron face is the best way to maximise distance and efficiency.

Let me break it down.

Sweet spot – The point on the clubface which feels the best – we all know those shots where you “didn’t even feel it”. Hitting the sweet spot results in minimal twisting of the club, maximum energy transference to the ball, and warm, fuzzy feelings inside – you will see longer shots with more consistency.

The Not-So-Sweet-Spot

Anywhere not in the centre hahaha

But what happens when we miss the sweet spot?

In this video Sergio Garcia’s driver off the deck shows what really happens when a ball is mis-hit it, we see the crazy effect it had on the clubhead.

In the left column, we see a toe shot and the club twist open.
In the right column, we see heel shot where the club twists closed.
 
This will affect direction slightly, but not by much, and maybe not in the way you would imagine.
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