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PRO SHOP NEWS:
10% DISCOUNT CARD now available as usual - pay £100 onto your Shop account (must be in credit) and receive 10% off all purchases until the end of 2019, a free glove of your choice and the £100 is on your account for use at any time. We have 6 of these STILL AVAILABLE.

SPECIAL OFFERS:
Big reductions on all shoes in the Shop - both for ladies and men - as we need to make room for 2019 new ranges arriving soon. FootJoy, Ecco, Adidas and G Fore shoes in all colours and sizes have been reduced.

SELL YOUR OLD CLUBS:
If you have any clubs less than 3 years old, we can sell them for you and the proceeds will go on to your Pro Shop account. They must be in good condition and recognised brands.

NEW ARRIVALS:
Demo clubs –
PING, G400 woods, G410, G400, I510 irons
TaylorMade, M5 and M6 woods and irons, P760 and P790 irons
Titleist, AP 1, 2 and 3 irons. TS2 and TS3 woods. Vokey wedges
Shoes – 2019 Ecco range for men and ladies.

JUNIOR GROUP COACHING:
The next groups will be on Saturday 23rd February and 2nd March at 11am and 12 noon.

The groups on Saturday 16th February have been cancelled and replaced with half term sessions to make use of the course. On Monday 18th February, there will be warm-up drills on the range from 11.30am, followed by a few holes on the course, finishing at approx. 2pm. The cost is £10 per Junior - must book at least 2 days ahead with the Pro Shop.

Please phone the Pro Shop on 01704 577316 to book a place at least 3 days in advance. Cost is £5 per Junior session. Maximum of 6 Juniors per group.

Junior 9 Hole Competition - each Saturday afternoon, please call the Pro Shop if you intend to play.

LESSON INFORMATION:
Individual 40 minute lessons are available at £30 or a course of 3 for £80. Juniors are priced at £20.

Many players say that ‘inconsistency’ is their main problem. How do you become more consistent? Everyone has good spells in a round, good days in a year, but cannot maintain it for longer. The more comprehensive lesson below allows more time for discussion, full analysis and complete understanding of your own strengths and weaker areas.

Half day (approx. 3 hours) at £80, or £50 each for two players. This is a detailed lesson that is tailored to your main requirements and will include: swing technique, short game, putting, strategy, shot selection, best practice drills for you to maximise your own time, and understanding your own game.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Entries now being taken for the Club Knockout Competitions including the Easter Tournament (first come first served entry), Summer Foursomes, Captain's Prize and Mixed Foursomes. Enter and pay over the Bar.

Winter comps - the full list for Men and Ladies is on the Noticeboards.

MEN:
Saturday 9th February - Betterball Stableford in Pairs
Saturday 16th February - Team of 3 or 4, best 2 each hole, best 3 on par 3s

Wednesdays - we will run Individual Stablefords on a Wednesday. Book your time as normal and sign in for the comp before you tee off. These will not qualify for handicapping.

LADIES:
Sunday 10th February - Betterball Stableford in Pairs
Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th February - Team of 3, best 2 each hole multiplier

Thursday comps are 16 or 9 holes option each week. Sundays are over 16 holes.

JUNIORS:
Each Saturday afternoon after the Men's competition, there will be a Junior 9 holes competition. These will be a mix of Individual Stablefords, Greensomes and Texas Scrambles.
You must phone the Shop in advance to book your time so that we know how many players to expect. Please call 01704 577316.

RECENT RESULTS:
Men:
Saturday 2nd February - Best 2 Each Hole, 16 holes
Winners - D Townsend, R Bailey, R Henderson, A Graham - 96 points
Runners Up - J Davies, M Tate, I Workman, C Jones - 95 points
3rd - P Sinclair, M Bishop, D Carrington, M Sunderland - 90 points

Wednesday 6th February - Yellow Stableford, 16 holes
Winner - S Gray - 41 points
Runner Up - Paul Kirkland - 37 points (20)
3rd - D Reid - 37 points (19)

Ladies:
Thursday 31st January - Texas Scramble, 16 holes
Winners - A Byrne, L Herlihy, A Ennis - nett 41.84
Runners Up - S Rich, J McKeating, S Moorcroft - nett 46.67

Sunday 3rd February - Texas Scramble, 16 holes
Winners - C Jones, N Baseley, K Blake - nett 47.5
Runners Up - J Wright, M Fray, S Maclachlan - nett 49

Juniors:
Saturday 2nd February - Texas Scramble, 8 holes
Winners - Oscar Thompson, Eric Thompson, George Carrington, Rhys Graham - nett 14.1

MEMBERS INFORMATION - 2019 RULES of GOLF:
As you will be aware, major changes to the rules were introduced on 1st January.

Short Rules Presentations -
Thursday 14th February - 2.30pm
Wednesday 20th February - 7.30pm
Possibly one or two other dates in March.

Please try to attend one of the above. The afternoon session is mainly aimed at ladies who play on that day but anyone is welcome to attend. I will do the 14th session on my own and the presentation will be simple, short and with time to ask questions. The 20th February evening session will also be presented by John Moorcroft, who is a qualified Lancashire Rules official and referee.

Can you please let Pro Shop staff know of your planned attendance at any of the above dates. In the meantime, you can view the R&A website to research new rules and download the RULES APP to your phone, which is a great tool to keep with you at all times.

THE COURSE:
Full list of information is on the Noticeboards.

Please note - 17th tee for men is now on fairway playing as 200 yards. This is to help avoid divots in fairway and pitch marks on the green. In competitions, play as a par 3. The Ladies tee remains as normal.

GUR areas are marked with the main areas left of 3rd, left of 11th, left of 14th greens, and right of the 6th green.

Buggies – please keep to paths and fairways, not in the rough or heather.

Work on 1st and 18th holes - these holes are likely to be closed for most of the winter. Updates when necessary, or check with the Pro Shop.

Practice area – the range will be restricted to maximum 200 yards. Strictly no shots beyond this for safety reasons whilst work is ongoing. Chipping green and driving nets remain open.

Sunday mornings, a member may only sign in one guest, maximum, before 12.30pm.

During the shorter winter days, we have less tee times which allow players to complete their round. Please do not book tee times unless you are sure you will use the time. Please cancel tee times as soon as you know you won’t need them. Please join up with other members if you are a single player or two players.

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The 1st and the 18th holes are closed and the 17th hole is playing to a temporary green.