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How to Keep Dry
As the weather has been so tragic recently with constant rain falling on us we thought we would do a section this week on keeping dry on the golf course. If you love golf, you will play in the rain. It's virtually impossible not to. Keeping dry can be very important when playing in the rain as if your grips or hands get too wet they can slip and affect the way you make contact with the ball. So when it comes time to man up and play in a downpour, there are many choices you can take to keep yourself dry.
1. Utilise your umbrella
Your umbrella doesn't just have to keep your head and golf clubs dry you can also use it to keep your towel and gloves dry. If your towel is hanging off your bag it is most likely going to get wet as you are using your umbrella to protect your head, likewise with your glove. Why not try hanging your towel and gloves off the underside of your umbrella, this way they will stay dry and you will always have a towel to wipe your clubs and dry gloves.
2. Use a Rain-Glove
It's so much less of a pain in the arse to wear rain gloves than it is to worry about the club slipping. I play 10 times better with rain gloves on than I do trying to keep all my clubs dry and thinking about those last few drops of rain that hit my grips before I make my swing at the ball.
3. Towel Over Club Heads
A little tip to keep your clubs dry is to take a towel and put it over your club heads. This way you won't have to worry about rain getting in your bag and making your grips wet and slippy.
4. Water-Proof Bag
A water-proof bag is nearly essential in keeping your clubs and other gear dry. If normal bags get wet the water will seep through and dampen everything inside from your gloves and towel to your clubs themselves. In the shop we have a number of water-proof bags from Motocaddy, Lynx, Titleist and Callaway.
Last Tuesday 21st July the ladies took part in a Bogey/Par Competition. The field was split into 2 divisions. The runner-up in division 1 was Jill Morris, who managed a decent score of 0 which was narrowly beaten by Debbie Baker who scored 1 to win division 1. The runner-up in division 2 was Gill Usher who also scored 1 but this was not quite enough to win as Margaret Simons managed just the edge her on a card play-off. Then Saturday came the turn of the men, playing in President's Day. Mark Mellor came in third with a decent 71. Carl Phelan came 2nd with a very good 69, this however was only good enough for 2nd place as Martin Constable came also came in with 69 but managed to taker the President's Prize on a card play-off. Joe Armitt scored the lowest gross with 72.
Well done to all our winners in last week's competitions.
Award winning piece of kit!
SkyPro is a new way to improve your golf swing. It is a small sensor that fits imperceptibly below your grip and monitors your club's motion during a swing. This information is then transmitted wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet, which provides instant feedback on key features of your swing. Make practice meaningful, and have more fun too, with SkyPro!
We have them available in the shop to buy or hire.
They cost £170 to buy or £10 to rent/hire for a session.
GolfCare are currently offering a special deal which includes personal injury should you hit anyone or their property, this may not be covered if you are only insured through your house hold insurance. It may be worthwhile checking.
Click and Collect
In case you didn't know already you are now able to shop in the pro-shop online and even buy things we don't stock in the shop. All you have to do is visit my website www.nicksummerfield.co.uk and go on the 'click and collect' icon on the home page. You can then browse and find what you need. When you've bought the item it will then be dispatched to the pro-shop and you can come and collect it.
Throughout the month of August we will be running photograph competition. How this will work is we will be putting a photograph from the golf course up on here and it is your task to try and work out where it is. All the winners will be entered into a draw and 1 lucky winner will win a FREE Cobra bag!
Finally I had a family day recently where we bumped into a bit of royalty.
Callaway’s Alan Hocknell speaks to Foremost TV
For those of you searching for a bit more distance, Callaway’s XR irons are returning some impressive numbers. Find out more in this video and speak to us about getting fitted.
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Enjoy the rest of the newsletter and have a great weekend.
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