On the Course...
A bit of a washout this Sunday for the gents I'm afraid with over an inch and a half of rain falling overnight, after a course inspection with the green staff at 7:00am I was forced to close the course and therefore cancel round three of the Winter League. We have another healthy field this Sunday, but I can still squeeze in a few if you would like to play. Also, just to clear up any confusion, this week's format will be 'Betterball Medal' and not the rumoured 'two clubs and a putter ', I will give you notice of that one.
'One' highlight of the week was the 'Hole-in-One' recorded by Chris Hughes in Wednesday's Seniors' Comp. Chris canned his 20 deg rescue club on the 174 yard 12th hole, great shot Chris.
The ladies managed to get out on Saturday and Tuesday just gone, competing in their stableford and this week's winner, despite the tough conditions, with a cracking 39 points was Conquita Caseres. Very well played.
What's coming up?
An addition to the list below of upcoming events is our Santa's Grotto and Christmas Carols evening on Thursday, 22 December. This is always a very popular evening and gives you a chance to bring up the children and grandchildren for a chance to meet Santa Claus, have a bite to eat and then enjoy the blissful sounds of our committee's choirs as they perform all the festive classics. Please add yours and the number of children to the sign-up poster in the entrance hall.
Turkey Trot - Over the weekend of Saturday, 10 December and Sunday, 11 December, a great fun Texas Scramble team event with a big presentation on Sunday afternoon to a packed clubhouse. We only have four tee times on Saturday and two times on Sunday remaining, so hurry up and get you names down in the last few spots. If you don't have a team then let me know and I'm sure I can get you together with some other members in the same boat.
We have another big festive day the following week as I've put on 'The Pro Shop Christmas Pairs' on Sunday, 18 December. We will be having a buffet and bubbles at breakfast from 7:15am followed by pairs betterball, but with the added both scores to count on all par threes. The event is open to all seven day lady and gents and as it's Christmas, if you would like to bring up a guest to play as your partner you are more than welcome! There will be prizes all around the course as well as a special prize for the best Christmas jumper. Cost - £25 per pair including breakfast. Head to the men's competition board to sign-up.
On Sunday, 18 December we are also hosting a Christmas Carvery Lunch, so whether you are playing in the morning and would like friends and family to come up and join you, or you would like to enjoy a lovely festive feast with friends, please book in as places are going fast. Click here to see our promotional poster for more details.
New Year's Eve Celebration - Saturday, 31 December - Hurry as tables and spaces are filling fast.
Take the Simulator Challenge!
This winter I will be running monthly Nearest the Pin Challenges in the warm on the GC2 golf simulator. I will kick off with the 'World Famous Postage Stamp', the 115 yard 8th hole at Royal Troon. This first challenge will run until Saturday, 31 December so come and have a go, it's just £2 for five goes, with some great prizes, but be warned this one's a tricky old pin… good luck!
Secondly, I would like to offer you the '10 Yard Challenge', simply book in with your driver and if I can't get another 10 yards on your drive by either the latest technology or a little pointer here and there then I'll give you a FREE sleeve of golf balls. So many golfers are playing with a driver that quite often doesn't suit their swing and speed, either too stiff in the shaft, not enough loft or simply a club from the last century. So come on, what have you got to loose? I'll see you in the Swing Studio!
Christmas Coaching Offers
The Classic Programme - Six 30 minute lessons covering all aspects of the game and will also include video analysis and time on the GC2 golf simulator. Cost £150.
The Ultimate Programme - Ten 30 minute lessons covering all areas of the game as 'The Classic Programme' but will also envolve on-course playing sessions.
Click here to see our promotional poster for more details or click here to get in touch for more details.
The Big Christmas (not Black Friday) Sale!
We have over 40 pairs of men's and women's shoes with big discounts, so come and bag yourself a bargain while stocks last.
Under Armour has arrived!
After the massive success of my first delivery of the Under Armour autumn/winter collection, the top-up order has finally arrived. This collection is great for the weather we're experiencing and would also make for some fine Christmas presents, but hurry as it flew off the shelves last month.
Christmas Gift Ideas
Well it's that time of year again when we start to bombard you with wonderful Christmas ideas for your nearest and dearest or even for yourself. So I have compiled a couple of lists of ideas, but if you would like any further information or if you have someone who is particularly difficult to buy for, please call or drop into the pro shop and we can give you some inspiration. Offers include:
Sun Mountain Micro Cart trolley - £149 or trolley and Sun Mountain Sync bag deal (package worth £329) – Xmas price £299 and receive an umbrella and towel FREE.
Motocaddy S1 18 hole lithium battery electric trolley - £399 and receive a Motocaddy carry bag FREE.
Epsom Golf Club logo’d jumper and shirt deal – from £99.
Callaway or PING driver fitting voucher – Including FREE fitting session with a PGA Professional on the GC2 golf simulator to compare and make the best choice.
Extensive range of Under Armour and Puma winter wear – from £35.
Under Armour winter pack – Bobble hat, winter mitts and compression skin top - £75.
Sunderland and Under Armour waterproof suits from £179.
FootJoy MyJoy personalised golf shoes - Click here
and design your shoes, print off and bring into the pro shop. Orders must be placed by Friday, 25 November.
If you head into the pro shop we have just put up this year Christmas Draw offering you a chance to win a fantastic custom fit experience at the Callaway Performance Centre, to fit you for the latest set of irons.
Tickets are £2 each or 10 for £10 and the draw will be made for the lucky winner at the Presentation of The Turkey Trot on Sunday, 11 December… Good luck.