Author: Jack Winer

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.

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

Friday Swing Tip: Get your set up right to optimise your golf shots.

One of the fundamentals for any golfer is to get their set up right in order to have the best chance to optimise the ball strike and to maximise the distance.

Remember the golden rule of ball striking: Use a descending strike when hitting irons and an ascending strike when using your driver.

This video concentrates on the set up when playing the tee shot with a driver .

Get your set up right pre swing, to help you hit the ball as best as you can..
Covering the golf ball with your chest is not ideal for driver. Irons ……. great!! 
You’ll see from the video that If you set your head behind the ball slightly. It’ll help you get the ascending strike your require to maximise distance.

Firstly set the ball up just inside your left heel (for a right handed golfer) and grip the club how you like to.

Star Tip : Then once your set up, feel like the head and chest tilt away from the target by lets say 5%. This will make your low point an inch or so behind the ball.

With this adjusted low point, by the time you make contact you will naturally be hitting up on the golf ball.

For those of you that like data from launch monitors you want you the attack angle to be a positive or + number.

In addition to hitting up, to increase distance you need to increase ball speed. PGA Tour Pro’s generate a ball speed of 170 + mph to achieve their carry distances of +/- 300 yards.

Simple Fact: The faster the ball speed the further the distance. Look out for Jack’s lesson on “How to increase ball speed tip”

NEW CLOTHING JUST LANDED

Built upon a unique combination of performance, luxury and style, Greg Norman is a leading worldwide marketer of golf-inspired apparel for men and women. Established in 1992 Greg Norman is inspired by one of the world’s greatest golfing professionals, the man they call the “THE GREAT WHITE SHARK”. Reflecting on what we believe is his adventurous free spirit of growing up on the Australian Coast. The collection captures Greg Norman’s powerful elegance, enthusiasm and passion for the individual design sense.

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

Some as much as 60% off

Golf Principles are delighted to have their new base at Abridge Golf Club

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.

Pro Shop Raffle Results

Pro Shop Christmas Raffle Results

On behalf of the Professional shop we would like tothank those of you that supported our 2018 Christmas raffle

We would like to congratulate;

Maurice Hart on his 1st place, winning a New s3 Pro 18 Hole Lithium Electric Trolley

Richard Gray on his 2nd place, winning a PX6 StormForce Proquip Waterproof Jacket

And Lol Green on a 3rd place finish, Receiving a New Odyssey O-Works No7 Putter

We wish you all the best for 2019.

The Professional Staff

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