From Barney Whytchard, PGA Pro: Golf is back, and it feels better than ever. It’s been an amazing couple of weeks at the club, it has been nice meeting some of you and I look forward to meeting more of you as the year goes on. Over the past couple of weeks, we have had 15 juniors attend each week for the FREE sessions, which has been amazing to see. I will be launching a full programme at the end of the month that will include 12 weeks of term time coaching, half-term camps, social events and much, much more. The term time sessions will run on mid–week evenings as well as Saturdays.
The FREE Sessions will also continue to run alongside the full programme. These sessions are a brilliant introduction to the game of golf and will cover all the basic skills in the game of golf. Starting April 24th, these sessions will run on a Saturday at 11am and on a Monday evening at 6pm.
Alongside the juniors I also offer adult tuition. Each session includes video analysis, as well as use of the latest technology, which includes a GC Quad launch monitor. Having coached players of all abilities, my coaching revolves around making everything as simple as possible, ensuring that everything we cover in a session is transferable to the course.
For more information about anything I offer please email me at: [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you!
From Paul Tedder, PGA Pro: For those of you who have recently joined Sherfield Oaks or are new to the game, I am running a free taster group lesson on Tuesday at 11am for one hour. If you would like to join in, please put your name down on the sign-up sheet, which is in the reception/ booking area or ask a member of staff for more details.
My knowledge within golf is extensive so if you have any questions or I can help with your game, please get in touch. I would like to wish you all the best for the golfing season ahead and if I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.
From Adam Glass, PGA Pro: After seeing a wide range of emotions from those walking off the golf course in the past two weeks, allow me to ask you all a question: how do you measure your golfing success?
If your answer is either a target score or by winning, then you will need to equip yourself with a unique set of skills and tools to handle the emotional roller coaster that golf provides.
We live in a world where we expect everything to happen instantly. Our phones provide us with emails, texts and music at the press of a button and, as humans, we are always trying to make things as easy as possible. This can mean that we fail to invest the time and effort needed to develop ourselves and our golf. Berating yourselves because your game does not match your expectations after the long lockdown is madness. So, I suggest you make a change in your behaviour where you make a commitment to introducing practice to your weekly routine. The reality is two practice sessions, and a lesson will not make you a golfer but three short, structured practice sessions per week over a period of the next three months and a lesson every four weeks will provide results.
I want you to make a full commitment and a long-term investment. Start to measure your success by the effort level you put into your practice and your commitment to improving, rather than just the outcome. If you start to measure the success by how much you committed to the process of improving, you will be able to deal with the odd bad score and keep your motivation to play high and stick to your commitment. As this weekend has shown with the odd bad outcome that’s just golf, it is how you respond and manage it that is more important.
From Dan Keen, PGA Pro: Thanks to everyone who took advantage of my April offer and apologies to those who missed out but there is some good news…
While one–to–one lessons are back to their normal price, I am making the 3–for-the-price-of-2 option and all game improvement programmes available again. Please contact me via [email protected] if you are interested.
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In terms of free lessons in May, these will run from 1pm-2pm on the following dates:
Partner Card Members
Please sign up in the golf shop and look out for future dates in June and please watch out for the next newsletter when I will be revealing a very special subscription service!