As you read this the clocks have gone forward and the Golf season has officially started, and recently I had the privilege of playing in the traditional Captain v Vice Captain team matches, in breezy and very cool conditions.
The standard of golf in my two matches was good and I lost one match and won one match, so all in all a great start to the season.
I am sure I am not alone in thinking the green staff have had a great winter and have worked very hard. The whin removal from some areas has really made a difference giving the old links a great look and fantastic playability.
The refurbishment of many of the bunkers has been extensive and look very impressive - now we just have to work out how to escape from them!
Last time I talked about our new group coaching sessions, these have gone very well with our seniors and we will be continuing them throughout the year. We have nearly finalised our ladies groups and will confirm the dates in the near future.
On the coaching front, we will be hosting a junior club golf summer camp the week before our own open week. This is a fantastic chance to engage with the junior golfers and maybe the new Tiger will emerge.
If you would like to book a place for your child please go to please follow this link, and follow the booking instructions for Summer Camp
Talking of Tiger, the Masters has started! This is one of the most exciting tournaments of the year and as the first major always provides drama and excitement by the bucket load.
Every golfer can recall some of the great shots from Augusta in the past, Sandy from the bunker at 18 is a personal favourite.
Or is this one from Tiger one of the greatest shots in major history. Oh my goodness!
With nobody really dominating at the moment I think this could be one of the most open Masters yet and will have us all on the edges of our seats until the 72nd hole, or even a play off!
I’m sure many of you will see the tour players using some of the new equipment that is now available. I have many new demo clubs and fitting days arranged to assist you in making the correct choice when changing your equipment.
Thank you all for your encouraging comments regarding my first blog, and I wish you all a great season and hope you continue to enjoy our great game.
Next time I will talk about the challenges of presenting a great course and how to develop your game with regular coaching.