EVENT 1 WOBURN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB REMINDER

Hi Everyone
Thank you to everyone who has committed to play at our first Strategists Golf Society event of the season. I still have space for some more players.
 
Our traditional season opener is at Woburn Golf and Country Club on Thursday March 26 which I promise will be one of the least wet venues in the country for this time of year.
 
The schedule is as follows;
 
  • From 8.15am registration and breakfast
  • Complimentary range balls available before play
  • From 9.30am 18 hole stableford competition on the Dukes Course
  • Lunch and prizegiving after play
  • From 2.40pm optional golf on the Duchess Course 

The cost for the day is £140 each or £540 for a fourball.

 
Please feel free to invite guests,friends and clients along. I shall look forward to hosting you and offering you on course instruction and tips.
 
I will publish the tee times nearer the time and look forward to welcoming you to Woburn to start the golfing season.
 
On a separate note if any of you need some help arranging any corporate golf events this coming season I would delighted to help you deliver a bespoke event at either the Buckinghamshire Golf Club or any top venue in the UK. Please visit http://heysgolf.co.uk/bespoke-and-corporate-events/  which showcases what I can offer your company.
 
Best regards
 
Martin

GO VINESH

Hi Everyone

One of our Strategists members has just replied to the email. Let’s help Vinesh achieve his goal. Please see below;
Hi Martin, 
It may not be the ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ contest, but I am now in the running to be the Brand Ambassador for Benross golf in the UK. I am in the last 15 and need votes to finish in the top 5 and qualify for the finals. Who says middle aged men with full time jobs and high handicaps cant aspire for such things.
 
The voting is via Facebook and it would be great if you can vote for me by hitting ‘Like’ on my photo on the Benross Facebook page. Click on the link http://on.fb.me/1zlc9ie  and hit Like.. Simple. Should take less than 5 seconds and anyone can vote. It would be awesome if you can share it with the Strategist group and they can help a fellow Strategist to a middle age dream.
 
Keep swinging, 
Vinesh
 
Please let us know how you get on
Go Vinesh
Martin

FIRST CLASS GOLF EVENTS FOR 2015; EVENT 1 AT WOBURN GOLF CLUB THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2015

Hi Everyone
A very happy golfing year to you all. I hope you are all managing to stay warm with this dreadful weather we have been experiencing. 
 
Well the good news is that our first Strategists Golf Society event of the year is only a few weeks away. Once again we are returning to the famous Woburn Golf and Country Club on Thursday March 26 which I promise will be one of the least wet venues in the country for this time of year.
 
The schedule is as follows;
 
  • From 8.15am registration and breakfast
  • Complimentary range balls available before play
  • From 9.30am 18 hole stableford competition on the Dukes Course
  • Lunch and prizegiving after play
  • From 2.40pm optional golf on the Duchess Course 

Thank you to everyone who has already committed to play. There is still room and the cost for the day is £140 each or £540 for a fourball.

 
Please feel free to invite guests,friends and clients along. I shall look forward to hosting you and offering you on course instruction and tips.
 
I will publish the tee times nearer the time and look forward to welcoming you to Woburn to start the golfing season.
 
On a separate note if any of you need some help arranging any corporate golf events this coming season I would delighted to help you deliver a bespoke event at either the Buckinghamshire Golf Club or any top venue in the UK. Please visit http://heysgolf.co.uk/bespoke-and-corporate-events/  which showcases what I can offer your company.
 
Best regards
 
Martin

GOLF TREADS DANGEROUS GROUND WITH SKY SPORTS DEAL

S0 the last of Golf’s “crown jewels” has gone with news today that the Open Championship will be screened live on Sky Sports from 2017.

Personally I think this is more bad news for the game of golf, because as good as Sky’s coverage is, the audience is usually existing golfers or Sky subscribers and not the vast majority of our sporting population.

With golf participation down by 3% in 2014 the game needs new impetus and I am interested to see  how the R&A invest the sky deal money back into the game.

Maybe it’s time to explore new ways to make golf fun. Recent successes include Topgolf and adventure golf even Footgolf!

The game should be fun and  open to all

I would to know what you guys all think.

THE SEASONS STARTS HERE………..RORY TO COMPLETE HIS OWN GRAND SLAM?

ADGC

 

A belated Happy New Year everyone. Apologies for the radio silence but my hard drive packed up on Christmas Eve.

As we slowly submerge into another wet winter, the “Race to Dubai 2015″  hosts it’s first showcase event this week. The famous Golden Eagle clubhouse at the superb Abu Dhabi Golf Club brings back many great memories of  pro ams that I played in when my good friend, Chris White, was the Director of Golf at the club. The Abu Dhabi Golf Championships played this week is the start of the “Desert Swing,” conditions are perfect as is the weather. The presence of some of the world’s best players highlights the popularity and growth of golf in the Middle East.

The burning question for this season is can Rory Mc Ilroy complete his own “Grand Slam” and hold all 4 Majors at the same time? this would emulate Tigers achievement of 10 years ago. A difficult challenge but if anyone can Rory can.

There is lots to look forward to, will Tiger return to health and form? Can Charley Hull build on winning the Ladies European Tour order of merit and win a major and help defend the Solheim Cup? How will Jason Palmer’s one handed chipping technique cope under pressure on the European Tour?

My hope for 2015 is that the authorities do something about “slow play” and do not sell the last “crown jewel ” The Open Championship to Sky. We need to protect and grow our game and stop the exodus to cycling and other sports. Let’s make golf fun again.

Wishing you all a great golfing year

Martin

GOLF FOUNDATION “FESTIVAL” A BIG HIT WITH THE KIDS AT THE WEXHAM CHRISTMAS PARTY

Christmas Party

 

Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way, oh what fun we had today………..

Over 20 children attended our Christmas Party and enjoyed playing a “Festival of Golf” inspired by the Golf Foundation Junior Passport scheme. Games such as “over the river, ” “around the bend” and “10 pin bowling” proved a real winner. The weather was kind to us and after lunch the fun continued with more games such as “the Christmas tree chipping challenge.”

Iain Mac Caskill, my old junior golf manager from the Bucks Berks and Oxon Golf Union, popped in to see the next generation of talent and spoke about next year’s exciting program whereby under 11’s will be able to compete in competitions across the county.

Dan and I would like to thank everybody for their kind Christmas gifts and continued support of our junior activities.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and the very best for 2015.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MARTIN HEYS GOLF

Hi Everyone

Seasons greetings to you all.

I am very proud to inform you that I have recently been awarded the “Fellowship of the Professional Golfers Association” for my contribution to the golf industry over the last 25 years. I would like to thank everyone who gave references on my behalf to help secure this prestigious award .My website showcases all the golf services I offer. Please take a look and contact me if I can help you with any golf related matters. I am delighted that the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham, the home of the Ladies European Tour has become my base for the corporate golf side of my business.

The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles was fitting way to end such a great summer. Rory McIIroy rightly won the Race to Dubai in addition to his 2 Major Championships. Can Rory complete the Grand Slam in 2015? Tiger’s back this week with Chris Como as his new “swing consultant”, can he stay healthy this time and surpass Jack Nicklaus’s major record ?

It’s Christmas Time and like me you may need some inspiration;
Christmas Lesson Package; 3 hours coaching (2 x 45 minute lessons and a 90 minute playing lesson) for £99. This is a fantastic gift for any new golfers of for more experienced players who wish to improve their play.

Golf Equipment;  Wexham’s pro shop still offers a wide range of goods, particularly for juniors. I can help you with any Christmas purchases you had in mind

  • Golf Day Vouchers; Book a place on one of our 2015 venues. Enjoy a fantastic day out a a premier golfing venue, choose from Woburn, Swinley Forest, Foxhills, Tandridge or St Georges Hill
  • Golf Holiday Vouchers; Great deals available at destinations across the globe, contact me for more information
  • Junior Golf; Book a place on one of our school holiday junior golf camps, prices start from just £25. 
If you would like some superb local hand reared beef to compliment your Christmas turkey then Peter Whitby at Rowley Farm has a full range of joints and steaks available. Just email me back and I will put you in touch with Peter.
Santa will hopefully bring me the Seve video, he was my golfing hero and no doubt he inspired me to try and copy him in the garden when I started to play. Check out some of his genius at work www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItY3mn94JNA
Last time we explored distance and many of you commented on Rory’s 400 yard + tee shot. This time enjoy Seve again showing us how to chip and save those shots around the green.
 
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Inline images 1 SEVERIANO BALLESTROS 1957-211 who passed away way too young. The inspiration of the 2012 “Miracle of Medinah” Ryder Cup.
We have a Yonex Demo Day at Wexham from 10am-1pm on the 13th December if you wish to try their new range of equipment, please email me for a club fitting appointment where Yonex can advise you about the correct type of clubs you should be using.
 
Dan and I will be hosting our Junior Christmas Party on Monday 22 December 10-2pm. There is 3 hours golf before the party starts at 1pm. Parents are more than welcome to come along then and join us for a Christmas drink. We have other camps planned throughout the Christmas school holidays, just email to book.
You are all welcome to come along and join in one of my “Flexible” Improvers Classes at just £5 per session, full details are available on www.heysgolf.co.ukThese sessions, which run throughout the week, are very social and serve as a great practice and opportunity throughout the winter and early spring. 
Finally I would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout 2014 and take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and the very best for the New Year
Best regards
Martin

STRATEGISTS GOLF SOCIETY DIARY OF EVENTS 2015

THE STRATEGISTS GOLF SOCIETY SCHEDULE 2015

Hi Everyone
Thank you all very much for making last year the 10th anniversary year of the Strategists Golf Society the most successful ever. Thanks to our three founder members, Adrian, Cliff and Steve we recruited some new members and enjoyed some great golf throughout the season.
I am delighted to announce the 2015 Strategists Golf Society Events.
Thank you for your suggestions and I hope you like the venues I have chosen which are in the UK top 100 courses.Our season will start with the usual curtain raiser at Woburn in mid March and end with a bonus event at St Georges Hill, which we have been trying to play for a while.
It was a pleasure to organise and host the EY Ryder Cup Challenge, PHA Media and Mblox Golf Events this year. Please contact me if I can help your company arrange a bespoke golf event for your clients and guests, check out “http://heysgolf.co.uk/bespoke-and-corporate-events/ to see what I can offer.
If you are in need of some Christmas gift inspiration why not book a playing lesson where I can also take you and your guests on a course of your choice on a date to suit. I have connections at most well known venues throughout the country.

Here are the dates for 2015

THURSDAY 26 MARCH AT WOBURN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB; Unlimited golf and lunch, Woburn is always in great shape in early spring

FRIDAY 17 APRIL AT SWINLEY FOREST GOLF CLUB; We have secured our slot once again at this most exclusive of venues for 36 holes,lunch and sandwiches. 

THURSDAY 4 JUNE AT TANDRIDGE GOLF CLUB; Just off junction 6 of the M25 this Harry Colt designed “Surrey Gem” comes highly recommended.

THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER AT FOXHILLS GOLF CLUB;The Longcross course has been selected as a qualifying venue for the Seniors British Open in 2015

THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER ST GEORGES HILL GOLF CLUB ;We should just about manage to play all 3 nines at this prestigious Surrey venue

The Strategists was formed in 2004 with the idea to hold two very high quality golf days each year at some of the best courses in the Home Counties. A typical day comprises 18 holes of competitive golf in the morning followed by lunch and optional golf in the afternoon. Throughout the day I will either play or accompany each group and if requested will provide you with pointers, ipad video analysis and advice on how to improve your game. The society has blossomed and boasts partners from EY, KPMG, IBM, PWC and many more senior city business people. New members,clients and friends are always most welcome to join us.

Please could you put these dates in your diary and I very much look forward to hosting you in 2015.

I would also like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and the very best for the New Year

Martin

BIG THANKS TO NUFFIELD HEALTH FOR MONITORING MY HEALTH

Thank you very much Neil for your time and the fantastic health MOT offered by my working partner Nuffield Health Stoke Poges. My score was 645 but more importantly the comprehensive review of blood pressure, cholesterol and many other things meant that I was not in bad shape for a 45 year old man!

This excellent service is very much part and parcel of the ethos of Nuffield Health and free of charge to all members. The comprehensive report gives you all your scores and comparisons to previous checks  as well as an action plan. It’s time for me to hit the gym now that the dark evenings have arrived.

For more information go and visit the club just across the road from the golf club or contact Jodie on 01753 663666  and she and her team will take care of the most important thing we have, our health.

Many thanks again

 

How the modern golf day should be…..fun, relaxed and some friendly competition….The Mblox Golf Day 2014

 

 

mblox golf day october 2014

 

What a great day we had today at my old golf club Richings Park near Heathrow.

We were blessed with some dry and warm weather for the Mblox Golf Day 2014. The course was in great condition and over 25 guests enjoyed a very relaxed day’s golf either learning to play or competing for the Mblox trophy in an individual and team stableford event.

A big thank you to Matt Bell the VP of Sales EMEA for inviting me to host once again and this event has become a blueprint for the modern golf day whereby we can invite both golfing and “new- to- golf” clients along to experience a fun day’s golf.

The positive feedback was very welcome and I look forward to working with Mblox again in 2015.