Looking for the perfect golf gift this Christmas for the golfers that have everything.
Now that we are well into December and the nights are noticeably shorter, all thoughts are turning towards Christmas and the excitement of receiving that perfect golf present to be opened on Christmas day.
The pro shop team at Abridge Golf & Country Club appreciate that, at this time of year, most golfers are already planning for and looking forward to the new golf season. There will be ideas about new golf clothing & equipment and thoughts on how to improve their game.
So this is the perfect opportunity to kill 2 birds with one stone by visiting the Pro shop and speaking with Jason MacNiven and his 3 wise men Jack Winer, Reiss Francis and Bobby Parmer. They will be bearing special golf shop offers all the way through to Christmas Eve although you will be hard pressed to find any gold, frankincense or myrrh.
You can contact the pro shop team on 01708 688 333 during winter opening hours which is to 15:30 on weekdays and 16:00 at weekends.
Get the perfect gift in time for Christmas
If it’s new equipment you require, there is also no need to miss out on that Christmas day present as the Abridge Pro Shop team are bringing forward the boxing day sales with their very own version of the “12 Days of Christmas”.
Starting on Thursday 13th December there will be special daily offers running right up to Christmas Eve. There is something for everyone amongst the offers which will help those still finding it difficult to come up with good golf gift ideas for that perfect present.
Improving your Golf Game
Jack and Reece have put together Christmas Gift Packages for golf lessons to improve all aspect of your game including on course strategy playing lessons and gapping sessions.
A festive gift voucher for these golf gift packages will be provided and can be purchased by visiting the pro shop or calling them directly.
Are you looking to arrange a Society golf day for the first time? Not sure where to start? We’ve got your back (pink shirts are optional!)
Preparation is key when planning a society golf day and communication with all the players is very important so that everyone knows what is going on and everything can be finalised well in advance of the event day. We have prepared our top ten tips for making your society day one to remember.
Our top 10 tips for arranging a society day:
1. Location, Location, Location
Make sure you pick a golf course that all the people can get to. Travel time limited to 45-60 min its probably the max when arranging a day trip.
Using something like google maps is a great way to narrow down your search and make sure its reachable for all you society members. It’s also great way to discover some great golf courses in your area you might have not been visited.
2. Get an idea of the costs for a society day.
We would all like to play at St Andrews on our society day, but you need to put a budget together that’s not going to break everyone wallet. Even if you haven’t got dates and players confirmed its always worth asking the golf club for availability and a quote so you can be armed with information when your society members start asking questions.
3. Practice Facilities
It’s worth doing a bit of extra research and seeing if the golf club offer practise facilities, most clubs will have a practise putting green to use before you go out. It’s worth checking out if they have full driving range or practise nets so you and your guests can make use of the facilities at the club and make a full day of it.
4. Know you numbers
Ideally this should be multiples of 4 so you have even numbered groups. A good way to guarantee numbers is to collect all the monies in advance so there are no last minute payment issues. Creating a Whatsapp group is a great way of getting people together to chat through options sprinkled with a bit of banter and will get people excited about your day.
6. Payment of Green Fees
Once the venue is known and the dates and numbers are confirmed then you can book your day with the course by paying a deposit to secure the reservation. It will also give you time to chase up those late payers and a chance to get a bit of banter before the big day.
7. Organise a practice round
It’s worth going the week before the event to play the course. Go and introduce yourself to the admin staff and pro shop who will help you finalise any of those last minute details, or suggest ways they can enhance your day.
8. Trophies & Prizes
These should all be ordered in good time and collected in the week before the event. There are also plenty of online places that will engrave you trophies and deliver them direct to your door before your society day.
9. Get there early.
A running order start sheet should be pre prepared showing the players’ names, their selected groups and details of their tee times and the format for the day. The individual scorecards should also be written out in advance with the players’ handicap details. It’s going to be hectic with people turning up different times have a running order available will help you stop answering the same questions as you society members arrive.
10. Go out in one of the first groups
Put yourself out in one of the first groups so they can be ready to collect and record scorecards at the end of the round, and remind the last group to pick up any nearest to the pin markers or longest drive markers. You dont want to end up having to run out to the 15th Par 3 to find out who has won.
Finish the day on a high by collating all the scorecard information correctly and make sure that the presentations are made in a timely manner once the last group are back in the clubhouse.
Remember, once the players tee off there is nothing more you can do other than to focus and make sure all the hard work is worth while by enjoying your own round.
Thank you we had a great day at Abridge. Both myself and my fellow golfers found both the greens and...
The FROGS Golf Society
The FROGS Golf Society
Thank you we had a great day at Abridge. Both myself and my fellow golfers found both the greens and the fairways in excellent condition and the welcome and service we received from you and your colleagues to be very friendly and helpful. We will see you again soon. Regards Steve Weight The FROGS Golf Society
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the team for looking after us on Friday, the...
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the team for looking after us on Friday, the organisation was excellent. All the lads said how much they really enjoyed the day, everything from the condition of the course through to the catering, especially the Steak Pie, great recommendation! We’ll definitely be returning so look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best Steve
Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for the most enjoyable day our Society members had at...
Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for the most enjoyable day our Society members had at the Abridge Golf and Country Club last Thursday. As the Society secretary I found booking the venue and meal, then making minor changes all very simple and I thank you for making it so. Without exception, we found the course in very good condition and in particular, the fairways which were a pleasure to play on. Please pass on our thanks to those who provided the refreshments and meal in such a friendly manner. The golf and meal were thoroughly enjoyed by all and I have been asked to arrange a further society day at the Abridge Golf and Country Club in 2019. I will therefore be in contact with you early in the New Year. Kind Regards, Brian.