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T Shirt Weather at Last 

We have finally seen golfers out on the course wearing short sleeve shirts during the week!! It seems like so long ago since we last saw golfers in their summer clothing, and for the last 6 months we have been covered up in our waterproofs, base layers and woolly hats...

The lighter nights and brighter conditions have also prompted some of the fair weather golfers to dust off their clubs and head to the Range, with many booking refresher coaching sessions and short game sessions.

One of the most common fixes I have been helping golfers with lately is the Grip. Most of us just need a little reminder about where the club should sit in your hands, and the grip will have the biggest influence on the blade at impact. Not all grips should be the same, as each is individual and will work in different ways with different swings. There are a few fundamentals which we need to remember including the position of the club in the left hand, and how the right forefinger and thumb can influence ball flight.

I like to encourage golfers to look for a 2-3 knuckle grip in the left hand, and to pinch the club with the forefinger and thumb on the right hand.

If you would like me to check your Grip then please call into the pro shop or driving range and the team will be happy to help.

Or if you would like to arrange a refresher lesson, then please click here to get in touch.


Masters Prize Winner 

We had a huge response to the Masters Prize competition last week and I am pleased to announce that Andrew Ward was our lucky winner, answering with Nick Faldo and 1996 to win the Augusta Ball marker.


New Arrivals 

We have just received a stunning collection of J.Lindeberg clothing in both stores, and the response has been fantastic. 

We have a limited amount of stock and when it's gone it's gone. 

Call in this weekend and receive 10% OFF if you spend over £100.00.


Lytham Golf Academy News

We have managed to get out on to the outfield with the mower as the range is now drying out. As you will see, the middle of the range is still very soft and balls hit into this area will just plug into the mud, however the front, back and sides are now firm enough for us to use the ball collector. 

  

We must thank you for your support and patience, and hope the conditions haven't affected your practice too much. 

We are starting work on the short game area again in the next few weeks, and hope to have that area up and running ASAP.


St Annes Old Links News 

Saturday's Competition Results - Yellow Tees Stableford 

Cat 1 Winner - Paul Clarke - 40pts 
Cat 2 Winner - Harry Barnes - 41pts 
Cat 3 Winner - Rob Duncan - 39pts 
Cat 4 Winner - Chris Legan - 38pts 

Twos paid out £15.00 per two


Captains Drive in This WEEKEND 

Join us on the first tee at 5pm for the 2016 Captains Drive in. The incoming Captains will tee off from the 1st and play the 1st and 9th Holes. 

We would love to see as many of you there as possible to support the new Captains as they Drive in.


Coach corner 

This week, PGA Pro Gary Potter has announced some exciting upcoming Pro Am's and prices for you to sign up for this year. These are fantastic opportunities to play some great courses along with a PGA Professional, so well worth getting involved in.

Click here to read Gary's update.


The April competition is heating up between team Potter and team Swallow, with the first nearest to the pin taking place, as well as an update on how you can improve your game.

Click here to view Andy's report.


Golf fitness 

Our resident Personal Trainer, Chris Avery has been busy helping golfers improve their strength and flexibility over the past few months, and it's been great to see them reaping the rewards now the season is starting.

This week he has put together a drill to help you improve your hamstring strength and flexibility.

Click here to find out more.


Ladies section 

Well it has been quite a week for the Ladies at Old Links with all three teams playing their first matches of the season. 

On Thursday The Miller team beat Shaw Hill 3 - 2. 

Friday saw a victory for The Handicap team 4 - 3 against Penwortham, and on Sunday The Scratch team beat Bolton Old Links 3 - 2. 

The sun shone on Tuesday and the 1st Lady Captain's qualifier was won by Georgia Coughlin with a magnificent round of gross 69, breaking the previous Ladies course record. The score resulted in a handicap reduction for Georgia and she will now play off scratch. Chris Appleby was runner up with a creditable nett 73. Georgia also won the Ladies Stableford competition on Saturday with a score of 37pts. 

Karin Kirkham
won the new Summer 9 hole Stableford competition with a score of 34pts.


Junior news 

Another cracking update from Christine for the Junior Section this week, which features some fantastic ompeition news from Round 2 of the John Higham, some upcoming events and competitions as well as the Captain's Drive in.

Click here to read this week's update.

 
That's all from me this week,
Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon,
Regards
Daniel and the professional team
 
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