STRATEGISTS GOLF SOCIETY WOBURN RESULTS AND EVENT 2 AT SWINLEY FOREST GOLF CLUB FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015

Hi Everyone

A fantastic turnout for our first event saw over 20 golfers enjoy the famous Dukes course. The rain held off for the majority of the day, which was a blessing.
The scoring was very respectable for early season and our winner was Tom Gleeson with 33 points, closely followed by  Mike Moore and Andy Stafford on 31. Mike also won longest drive with a 269 yard blow on the 15th and Ki Turner was closest to the pin on the 3rd hole. Congratulations to all the winners.
Our next event is always one that everyone looks forward to as we play the most exclusive of venues, Swinley Forest in Ascot.

 Here is the schedule;

  • EVENT 2 FRIDAY 17 APRIL AT SWINLEY FOREST GOLF CLUB

          7.45am Coffee/tea and bacon rolls on arrival
8.30am 18 hole stableford competition commences
12.30pm 3 course lunch, please bring a jacket
1.30pm 18 hole stableford competition
5.30pm Sandwiches and prizes   

          There are still places available and the cost is £185 each.
 

Looking forward to seeing you at Swinley

EASTER HOLIDAY GOLF ACTIVITIES AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF CENTRE

Hi Everyone

Firstly a big thank you to the amazing support our half term camps received. We are due to be profiled in the local press http://www.getbucks.co.uk in the near future.
Please find below our Easter Golf Camp schedule. We have a variety of different camps to suit depending all ages and ability. If you are not sure which one to book then please ask us. I must apologise for my typo on the half term camps, I hope this is all ok this time!
BLUE=2 DAY CAMP

Day 1 the skills chipping,pitching,putting,woods and irons using the golf foundation passport to golf scheme; Day 2 play on the course, refreshments and prizes.

RED=1 DAY CAMP 4 HOURS

Both skills and play on the course covered. Please provide a packed lunch, thank you.

BLACK= PLAYING LESSONS 9 or 18 HOLES

These camps are for limited numbers to help concentrate gaining experience on the course and working towards an official golf handicap.

EASTER  HOLIDAY GOLF CAMPS 2015 SCHEDULE
DATES TIMES PROFESSIONALS COST
MONDAY 30 MARCH & TUESDAY 31 MARCH 10am-1pm MARTIN &DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN &DAN £25
WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL  18 HOLES ( 8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN &DAN £45
THURSDAY 2  APRIL  10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
TUESDAY 7 APRIL & WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL  10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 18 HOLES (8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN &DAN £45
THURSDAY 9 APRIL (4 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN  £25
FRIDAY 10 APRIL (4 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN  £25
MONDAY 13  APRIL 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 10am-12pm MARTIN & DAN £25
MONDAY 13  APRIL 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 1pm-3pm MARTIN & DAN £25

Dan and I are also available to give individual lessons or lessons for small groups of children, this would be ideal for those children who attend private schools.
After such poor weather we are really keen to see everyone out playing on the course. I would like to propose we run a fun competition of 9 holes starting at 2pm on Tuesday April 8. Please let me know if this is something of interest, everyone is welcome and parents can play with their children.
Starting also in April, there is also a very active program available through the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Golf Union whereby the more experienced golfers can join in coaching and competitions.
It’s also membership renewal time and the  Wexham Park Junior Membership is held at the same price of £175, which is great value for money. This includes unlimited golf throughout the year and opportunity to gain an handicap and play in the club competitions. We also offer parent and child discount green fees on the green course. For full information visit www.wexhamparkgolfcentre.co.uk
We are all excited about the coming season
Have a great Easter
Best regards
Martin and Dan

Martin Heys                           
PGA Fellow Professional
PGA Director of Golf
Email: martin@heysgolf.co.uk
Mobile: 07973 327193
 
Daniel Rees
PGA Professional
Mobile; 07702 782511

SPRING NEWSLETTER FROM MARTIN HEYS GOLF AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF CENTRE

Hi Everyone

Spring is here and your season starts here. I must firstly thank everyone who has braved the elements to support us at the club over the winter months, it is really appreciated.
The season is fast approaching and I am offering our popular Individual coaching package of 3 hours coaching for £99. This is a great gift for a birthday or Mothers Day.
Individual lessons remain the same at £22 for 30 minutes, £30 for 45 and £40 for an hour .
For small groups of up to 4 people you can always split a golf lesson which would cost £10 each for an hour………….. Just email or call me to book in a lesson.
The Improvers Mix and Match group classes have proved very popular as has the seniors roll-up groups. As the classes reach the end of the 20 week course I intend to continue with some of the lesson times, which hopefully work alongside you being able to get out and play on the golf course. Please check with me for the weekday dates and times.
COACHING CORNER
 
The left hand grip….. a key fundamental position for consistent golf
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  • Good left hand grip showing 2 knuckles on my left hand, check out the red dot on my glove
  • Helps prevent slicing, weak shots, poor strikes and a few other common faults.
  • Ask me next time to mark your glove to help you achieve this very important position.
Planning a corporate golf day,need to look after some key clients or customers? I specialise in creating bespoke events which really help build working relationships through golf. Please take a look at http://heysgolf.co.uk/bespoke-and-corporate-events/ and I would be delighted to help you arrange a day.
Are there any caddies out there? The Buckinghamshire Golf Club requires some caddies to work on at the pre-qualifying event at the club for the Ladies US Open in May. This is great opportunity to be inside the ropes and something I did as a 15 year old for the Ladies European Tour and repeated when working with then Kiwi No1 Lynnette Brooky.
It’s great fun, a good sound golfing knowledge is the only experience required…….and you will be paid ! Please contact me if you are interested.
 Forthcoming dates for your diary;
  • From Monday 30 March our Easter Junior Golf Camps start and will run throughout the school holidays. Full details will follow
  • Thursday 26 March Woburn Golf Day , places still available at £140 each or £540 for a fourball for unlimited golf, breakfast, lunch and prizes, please get in touch as soon as you can as I need to confirm numbers with the club
  • Thursday April 9 The start of the US Masters at Augusta, coverage of the first Major of the season is on Sky Sports and the BBC
  • Friday April 17 Swinley Forest Golf Day, a limited number of places left, cost £185 for a full days golf,breakfast lunch, afternoon tea and prizes
  • KEEP THE DATE Friday October 23 is Williams Fund Golf Day at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club, please support this fantastic local charity, details will follows.
 

I would like to start the Roll of Honour for 2015 so please send in your stories as it is a real inspiration for others, so any steps you make with your golf just let us know and I will happily share them.

Have a great Easter
Best regards
Martin

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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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