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Rob McNicholas

Saffron Walden Golf Club PGA Golf Professional

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Competition news 

Second Year Running as the Mintons and Krinks retain the Morrow Trophy

Saffron Walden Golf Club's Morrow Trophy is the most prestigious combined trophy and attracted a strong field of men and women last weekend playing 4BBB. This trophy commemorates Sir Ian Morrow, an active member of the club until his death aged 93, and great grandson of the "Father of Golf" Old Tom Morris. The club was delighted to welcome Lady Morrow to present the trophy to the winners. 

Last year's winners, Lynda and David Minton and their playing partners Roger and Vilma Krinks, were in fine form defending the trophy. The par 5 6th hole yielded 7 points, with David Minton having a birdie and Roger Krinks a par, helping them to a strong 43 points on the front 9 holes. 

All players in the field reported the back 9 holes to be less productive but the Mintons and the Krinks continued to play steady golf, never recording less than 4 points a hole, to retain the trophy with 84 points. 

In second place were Colin and Stephanie McDonald playing with Andy Fisher and Steve Plumb with 81 points, just ahead of the third placed team of Melissa Jones and Gary Bonner, this years' captains, along with Graham Jones and Claire Richardson (80 points).

Fitting day 

Ask the proThe Titleist 917 National Fitting Day

In association with Titleist, we are inviting golfers to experience the 917 Drivers and Fairway woods on the nationwide Titleist 917 National Fitting Day on Saturday, 20 May

We will be offering golfers the chance to test and demo the new 917 family of woods to understand the potential benefits these clubs, (when correctly fitted to your game) can make to your enjoyment of the game. 

Click here to let us know if you'd like to attend.

Coaching news 

Group Coaching Class

A new group coaching class is set to begin on Thursday evening the 1st of June between 6.30 and 7.30pm and continue weekly. The sessions will be led by either Rob Mcnicholas, Aaron Howard or Sarah Smith and each one will cover a different aspect of the game. 

The cost is £8 per person with a maximum of 8 spaces in a group. The sign up sheet is now available in the men's changing room. 

Alternatively, if you cannot reach the club beforehand please contact the pro shop staff if you wish to participate. Please book now to avoid disappointment by clicking here.

Fathers Day Special

Monday, 19 June 7:00-8:00pm 


The hour will involve practising & improving your golf skills at the range… it’s an open evening for any father & child who would like to take part in an hours coaching session ran by a PGA Professional. It doesn’t matter if you have never played before or play full time- the father & child get together session is a great introduction to golf! 

Only £10 for the hour! (per pair)

Book now to secure your place by clicking here, maximum of 12 in a group.

A Refreshers Guide To Golf

Do You Know Someone Who Wants To Try Golf? 

Saturday, 20 May 1:30-4:00pm (weather dependant, be prepared for cold weather!) 


During the afternoon you will learn basic techniques for getting you started in learning golf. The afternoon covers long game, chipping & putting. It’s a fun afternoon, meeting new people, discovering new skills and you will begin to learn how to play golf! 

Only £22 for the afternoon (equipment & balls provided)

Book now to secure your place by clicking here, maximum of 10 in a group. 

Shop news

Club News
Lots of people have asked which swing model they are and how do they know which one will suit them. Here is a straight forward test to see which model will suit your overall flexibility, strength and physical condition.Read more...

Club News
Two common faults I often see with a driver set up when teaching are; weight too left sided , and open shoulder alignment. These are both caused by the alteration with the ball position for the driver. As it's moved left in the stance for a right handed player, the weight tends to go with it, and the shoulders open at the same time.Read more...

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