Christmas Opening Times 2017

WESTRIDGE GOLF CENTRE

Christmas & New Year

Opening Times

Monday 18th December            –              8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 19th December            -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 20th December      -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 21st December           -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 22nd December               -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 23rd December           -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 24th December              -               8:00am - 4:00pm

Monday 25th December            -               Closed

Tuesday 26th December            -               Closed

Wednesday 27th December      -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 28th December          -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 29th December                -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 30th December           -               8:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 31st January                   -               8:00am - 5:00pm

Monday 1st January                   -               8:30am - 4:30pm

Merry Christmas 

And A

Happy New Year

To all our

Customers & Members

 

Please note that last balls for the Driving Range

will be served 30 minutes before closing time.

All other days open as normal.

A View from the Shed

Here at Westridge, we are very lucky with the weather, only 24 mm of rain during November. Therefore, it is allowing us to keep presenting the course to a high standard.

This is the time of year that i look at budgets for the coming year and start the winter machinery maintenance. Both interesting, important and varied aspects of the job. With our grinders on site and our dedicated mechanic, gives us a head start and allows us to keep our equipment maintained to a very high standard.

The winter programme of aeration of the greens continues, with the Air 2G2 on site two weeks ago and to be followed up next week with Verti-Draining.

Happy Christmas shopping, loads of ideas here in the golf shop.

December Trophy Winners

Bob Sing-Bansi and Dave May  have won their second trophy of the year by winning today’s

December Trophy with a net score of 51..  Full results are in the results section.

Christmas Ideas

Christmas Ideas From Westridge Golf Centre

Here at Westridge Golf Centre you will be sure to find everything you need this Christmas and with that special day only a few weeks away, now is the time to be getting those last minute stocking fillers or that perfect gift to put a smile on their face.

We have fantastic stocking fillers starting at £2 going up to bigger presents that will go under the tree. We have put a selection of ideas together to help you make the big day go with a bang or just come into Westridge Golf Centre and talk to one of the professional staff for some more recommendations.

Some Stocking Filler Ideas

 

 

A Little item under the Tree

 

 

A Larger present

Why not get the Kids into golf with our full range of junior clubs and equipment.

 

 

 

 

Here at Westridge Golf Centre we are open until 4pm Christmas Eve so any last minute presents we are here to help.

We also do Gift Vouchers for the Shop - Range - Golf Course and Lessons here at Westridge Golf Centre and these can be purchased in any amount and over the phone if you run out of time to come in store.

 

 

Tips to make playing Golf in the Winter more Fun!

Playing golf during the winter is not everyone’s cup of tea! Weather is often horrible with lots of rain, cold winds, poor visibility, and the condition of the course itself is……..let’s just say it can be a challenge to shoot your best scores with these issues presented when playing. Regardless though of all these things, there are plenty of people who choose to brave the elements in order to practice the game they love. If you’re going to master the course and keep your handicap coming down over winter you will need help to do this. Having a lesson on a regular basis will help you to play better consistent golf, but also having the right equipment will give you the edge you need to beat the elements and play better golf. Below is a list of things that will help you to achieve this:

  • Beanie Hat: It is crucial to stay warm and dry when playing golf in the winter. If you’re too cold you can’t think straight let alone swing straight. Because you lose a great deal of heat through your head, it makes sense to keep it covered with a soft warm beanie or bobble hat.

 

  • Mittens: Hitting a shot with cold hands can not only be very painful, but your overall feel of a golf shot will be affected therefore affecting performance. Mittens are easy to put on and take off, and are used when walking between shots from tee to green. Most have Velcro cuffs stopping the wind and rain getting inside meaning your hands will be nice and warm when playing your next shot.

 

 

  • Rain Grip: Playing in the rain provides plenty of issues, but the most frustrating thing is losing grip on the club because it’s too slippery and because of this your shot becomes affected. Rain grips have a waterproof coating to keep your hands dry and a suede palm to help with grip.

 

 

  • Umbrella: The most crucial piece of equipment to have in the rain! Not only will the umbrella keep you dry when striding down the fairway to your next shot, it will also keep your clubs dry whilst you are hitting a shot. Without one of these playing in the rain will be made even harder than it is already!

 

 

We have all these accessories in stock plus many more available which would come in handy for this time of year, starting from £1.75p. So feel free to pop in and start to see an improvement in your game this winter!

 

Christopher Reed

PGA Professional

Westridge Golf Centre

One key to improving your golf

The key to improving your golf

Very often during golf lessons we will ask the customer what do you need to improve your golf? The answers we get obviously vary but there is generally a lot of

‘my driving is a bit off

‘my chipping is alright’

‘I dont often 3 putt’

‘I dont lose many balls’

and although these statements might be correct they do not really give us too much detail to work with in improving your game and if you are serious about improving your scores it is imperative you know as much detail about each area of your game, and the more specific information you can give us the better we can understand what you need to bring your scores down as it is no good concentrating on your driving if you are missing 80% of putts from inside 3 feet!

So where do you start? Well first off make sure you record all your scores, whether it is in competition or practice if your scores are getting better you are doing something right and if they are getting worse something needs to change so this is the very least you should be doing. Next up record how many fairways you hit, how many greens you hit and how many putts you take per round. This again will help to highlight any weak areas.

A lot of the latest GPS devices have all these functions built in so that you can easily record your stats as you go round the course. Devices like the Garmin Approach S20 and the TomTom Golfer 2 SE will sync up with your phone at the end of the round and will show you exactly where you hit each shot, how far each shot went and you can input as you go the club used to give you a great indication of how far you hit each club. All the information will be collated in the app and will show you your statistics for the chosen round or for all your rounds in a specific time period.

However to take it to the very next level I would suggest a free app called myroundpro. Simply download the app, input your details and each time you play it will show you pictures of the golf course and you can select where you hit each shot. This can be filled in as you play or at the end of the round and it uses the strokes gained formula to tell you whether each shot was good in relation to a player off a selected handicap. Depending on your current ability level you can compare yourself to tour pros or players playing off scratch, 5, 10, 15 or 20. It will then take the distance of where you hit each shot in relation to the flag and based on thousands of rounds of golf played at your selected handicap comparison, will tell you how many strokes you have gained over the field from that position or how many you may have lost through a poor shot. This provides invaluable information about weaknesses and strengths of your individual game, giving yourself and your coach the best chance of helping you improve your scores.