Hello & welcome to this weeks newsletter..
We hope you have all spotted the new changes at the Golf Club including the Christmas Pro Shop, new members of staff and committee.
The Pro Shop would like to welcome Jonathan Dove, the General Manager, and the new committee members too.
Christmas Opening Times:
Christmas Eve - 7:30am - 4:00pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Don't forget to pop your head in the shop and have a look at our members Christmas special offers...
We look forward to seeing you.
Well done to all those who played in the Turkey Trot last week, it's always one of the best supported days in the festive period and as you can tell from the pictures everyone seemed to have a good time! The winners were the same as last year, the Ackermans and the Waites who are becoming somewhat of specialists in this area.
Well done to everyone who won on the Christmas draw, especially Gary Bonner who somehow managed to be first out of the hat, Marcia is still wondering what all the controversy is about but the counselling should help her.
Monday Mornings Lady Members Group Coaching
The last Monday before Christmas is the 19th for the ladies group coaching sessions. There are still 5 spaces left for the Christmas Special from 10:30am - 11:30am, please sign up in the changing rooms.
Group coaching will then re-start on Monday, 2 January starting with a great session on how to get out of bunkers. The sign up sheet is in the changing rooms for this too.
Sarah's Lesson Offer
There are only a few weeks left before this lesson offer finishes..
The Perfect Christmas Gift is a gift voucher that offers a package of lessons built for any golfer! The package includes:
- 3 x 30 Minute Individual Lessons
- 1 x 30 Minute Short Game Lesson
- 1 Gapping Session On SkyTrak
- 9 Hole Playing Lesson
SPECIAL OFFER - £150
Purchase your package now for yourself or perhaps a present for a fellow golfer?
Click here to get in touch if you are interested.
Weekend Junior Group Lessons
Sunday Junior group classes finish on Sunday, 18 December for Christmas and begin again on Sunday, 8 January.
Come along to our last class before Christmas for only £8
If not, wait till the new year where you can try our 6 week package for £40. Junior classes are coached by PGA Professionals and cover all parts of the golf game.
The new exciting part for 2017 is introducing Juniors onto a nearby par 3 course.
To secure your child's/children's place onto the programme, or have further questions, please contact: Sarah by clicking here.
Swing Analysis - Mike Yiannakou
Mike didn't have an official handicap but always to played to the mid teens. We set Mike his own specific target to improve his handicap by 3 shots and on average hit 10 out of 14 fairways at Saffron Walden.
With his bad shot being a pull or slice, he would lose a lot of consistency off the tee and would rely on the iron shots to hit greens.
Click here to see the improvements we have made.
Looking at the picture below, I have paused the video on his half way back move where as a coach I can see his July video (left side) the club was outside his feet line. This means as the club is taken away, if the swing path remains the same, on the way back down to hit the ball, the club line will remain pointing outside his feet line.
This will usually cause a steeper angle of attack (big divots) and the swing path becoming more out to in. Depending if the clubface is open or closed at impact the shot shape will lead to a pull (straight left shot) or slice (left to right shot).
During the next few lessons we worked on correcting the half way back move to improve his swing path leading to (hopefully) a lot straighter shots. As you can see in the right hand side picture the club is running parallel to the toe line which means he is in a good position to hinge, turn to the top and create a good swing path on the way back down.
Mike is in the position now to gain the control of straighter shots with his improved swing path. He has now joined Saffron Walden and is submitting his handicap cards in at the moment to achieve his target.
If you are struggling with any part of your game, and would like to head into the 2017 season full of confidence, click here
to get in touch, or come and have a chat with a member of the pro shop team.