Category: Abridge Golf Academy

Our PGA Professionals are available for both private golf lessons and group golf lessons, they have experience coaching at all levels from complete beginners to PGA Tour Professionals dedicated to helping you get the best out of your game.

Whether you picking up a club for the first time or a regular player wanting to lower your score, book a session with one the team to help you get more out of your game.

We also offer a full Custom Golf Club Fitting service with the GC2 Launch Monitor, for those that are looking for maximum performance from their equipment in conjuction with Golf Principles, who are PGA qualified, and have their indoor golf custom fitting and coaching studio based at Abridge Golf and Country Club.

Golf lessons are often taken inside during adverse weather conditions by using the overhead projector with the indoor trackman system to provide accurate feedback.

For all lesson enquiries please contact the Pro Shop on 01708 688 333 or fill out the form bellow.

IMPORTANT PRO SHOP CHANGES FROM 1ST OCTOBER

  Important Information Regarding

        Changes in the Pro-Shop

Dear Members and Guests

From the 1st October 2019

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

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

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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Four steps to better course management.


Reece Francis and Bobby Parmar will be co-hosting the Four steps to better course management at Abridge.

The date for your diary is Sunday 17th March from 2pm – 4pm.

Course Management workshops

In addition to golf lessons and club fitting, Reece and Bobby are hosting regular monthly golf seminars at Abridge Golf and Country Club. These seminars are open to all members and guests.

In the next one of the series, the guys will be looking at the mental side of the game. As a result your thought processes should be much clearer on the course.

Course management – This is part of the game that is often overlooked. Yet it plays a vital role in lowering scores and maximising your golfing ability. 

Course strategy – A good strategy can save you countless shots over your golfing rounds

Pre shot Routine – bullet proof routine produces consistency as well as a positive mindset 

Shot choice – decisions on what shots to play by assessing what is in front of you landing spot, targets etc 

If you would like more information or want to participate please speak to Reece or Bobby at the pro shop on 01708 688333

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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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Our Junior Golf sessions are aimed at being fun and engaging!

Junior Golf Lessons on Saturday Morning.
Junior Golf Lessons on Saturday Morning.

“I highly recommend Jack and the golf lessons at Abridge Golf Course.”

My son is 8 years old and is generally pretty shy and doesn’t like trying new things so i wasn’t sure how he’d take to golf.
I decided to introduce him to Jack a year ago as one of his friends had taken it up which made it a little easier to introduce him. So far he absolutely loves it, and can’t seem to get enough! 
He started off a little nervous and shy but thanks to Jack’s brilliant care, knowledge, attention to detail and fun sessions he’s come on in leaps and bounds. Jack really is brilliant with all the kids, and Gabriel cannot wait to get back to playing every Saturday!
Once the half term course started he was first in line to sign up for the week and i can see how much he has improved along with his general attitude towards the game.
I highly recommend Jack and the golf lessons at Abridge Golf Course.

“All the children felt like winners on the last days ceremony.”

My children attended Jack’s February half term golf camp. Jack always greets the children with a warm welcome and makes them feel comfortable and at ease whatever their ability/level of play is.
Jack has an ability to look after many children and teaches them with a fun approach which they all thoroughly enjoy.
All the children felt like winners on the last days ceremony.

“The fun factor you also put in place is excellent”

I just wanted to thank you personally for the half term golf course that you ran, to take your time away from your clients to do this for the children was amazing, your attention to detail and the skills that you have shown them was brilliant.  
Samuel has now been with you for a while now and I have seen his development improve 100% not just in his golf playing but also his attitude towards the the game of golf which only you have installed into him and for that I thank you. The fun factor you also put in place is excellent,  I was not able to make the presentation on the last day but for Samuel to call me and say he was awarded a trophy made his week I feel the smile on his face through the telephone.  It has encouraged him to work harder at his game and every moment that he has he is swinging his clubs either at the local driving range or in the garden.  I would like to thank you and Abridge Golf and Country Club again for putting on your Saturday lessons and half term course and would highly recommend yourself to anyone who wishes to take up the sport.

If you want to find out more about junior golf lessons or book your child in for a group lesson, go to our Junior Golf Group lesson page.

Junior Golf Group Lessons

Every Saturday morning the practice areas at Abridge are filled with the next generation of young golfers. They are taking part in the Junior Golf Group Lessons with PGA Professional Jack Winer. 

The emphasis is on fun through all sports

Jack explains that the junior group lessons for the 4-12 age group are about having fun. He introduces the fundamental movement skills which develops their desire to become better at golf.

The children are encouraged to take part in various sports that include playing tennis, football and tag. Therefore this will include throwing, jumping, catching, skipping and balancing drills.

During the group lessons, Jack is looking to naturally build their muscles and make them stronger through all sports.

But most importantly, he wants the juniors to enjoy the group sessions. As a result, they will ask their parents to bring them back each week.

As you can see in these videos other sports do correlate with golf. The body responds to these different types of movement skills and show how they are very similar to golf.

In conclusion you will notice how the lower body sets the appropriate sequence of movement to give a similar finishing position.

Jack goes onto explain that he takes great satisfaction in watching junior golfers becoming mini athletes. It is not by luck that we have started to see the development of some great young golfers from these group lessons.

For instance, some of the juniors that started in group classes are now having individual 1:1 lessons and playing golf to a good standard.

Jack host hosts his group classes every Saturday morning from 10:00-11:00 and the cost is just £6 per person.

For all group lesson bookings and general enquiries please contact Jack at the pro shop 01708688333 or email him at  [email protected] or fill out the contact form underneath.

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Putting lessons and the importance of the pre putt principles

Putting Lessons will enhance one of the most important yet under practised shots in golf.

If players could hit all 18 greens in regulation and then finish each hole with 2 putts (avoiding that dreaded 3 putt) then those 36 putts would account for exactly half of their shots.

On average tour professionals will only hit 12 out of 18 greens in regulation meaning they have missed one third of the greens . However they will normally finish their round at level par or less so their total number of putts per round must be 30 or less.

For most club players the time invested in putting is often unfocused and sometimes taken for granted or completely overlooked.

Players therefore need to understand that their best chance of lowering their score and/or handicap is to focus on their short game – chipping and putting.

A Putting Lesson Seminar held at Abridge

Our Pro shop team of Reece Francis and Bobby Parmar recently held a putting seminar using the indoor studio at Abridge. The principles of this seminar was to highlight how the pre stroke fundamentals in set up can affect the putting stroke and efficiency.

It was explained to the members how the four pre putt principles will affect the stroke in different ways with the following direct effects:

Body alignment – club path, face angle and roll

Ball position – attack angle, club path and face angle

Clubface alignment – face angle and path

Grip – face angle, club path and roll Posture – attack angle and club path

Reece and Bobby will be running more seminars for members throughout the year. The next one will be in March and cover on course management / strategy.

For more information or to organise a lesson please call the Pro shop on 01708 688 333 or book your next lesson on our your game page.

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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