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



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.



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
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 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



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 “ 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



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…, relaxed and some friendly competition….The Mblox Golf Day 2014



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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.


A big thank you to John English at Total Cabling Solutions Ltd for inviting me along to the Watford FC Golf Day at Essendon Country Club yesterday.


John asked me to host “Beat the Pro” on Hole 2 of the Old Course. Despite the awful weather I lost 12 times out of 72 players. Congratulations to Paul Cross on shot of the day to 3 feet which bettered my best effort of 4 feet at this 173 yard wind and rain affected par 3.

The day was attended by many players past and present including Watford’s famous Son Luther Blissett, pictured below.


The most important thing is much money was raised for the local children’s hospice.

I had a great day working alongside some lovely people and roll on next year.


Hi Everyone
Thank you  for your great support over the summer holidays. It is great to see so many children participate in our camps, play on the course and become involved in the Bucks Berks and Oxon Golf Union programs. We have had a massive response to our schools golf program and I am looking forward to arranging some golf matches in the spring.
We are delighted to tell you that we now have a pathway for juniors to play and ultimately achieve an official CONGU handicap at the golf club, please ask us for full details on how it all works.
A big thank you to one of the Dad’s, James Fryer, for setting up “Wexham Park Junior Golf Hub” on Facebook where you can join and arrange games of golf with other juniors and parents.
Good luck to everyone playing in the Champion of Champions event at the Buckinghamshire on Monday 27 October.
Dan and I are managing a little break over the half term so please see the camps we have planned over half term

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.


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


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

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We look forward to seeing you all at Half Term
Best regards
Martin & Dan
Martin Heys
PGA Fellow Professional
PGA Director of Golf
Mobile: 07973 327193
Daniel Rees
PGA Professional
Mobile; 07702 782511
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Ryder Cup 2014


Well we did it again and secured the Ryder Cup for the eighth time in the last ten competitions and we did it in style with a resounding 16.5-11.5 victory. Captain McGinley was applauded for creating a superb team spirit and Justin Rose was the star of the European Team undefeated and securing 4 points from 5 matches.

The atmosphere is know as the best in golf, quite surreal yet always fair to the players of both teams. The Scottish weather duly obliged and let’s hope this inspires many people to follow or even take up our great sport.

I really enjoyed seeing how the players tackled Gleneagles having been a guest of EY back in May. It just showed me how good these guys are and I am sticking to coaching the game!

I can’t wait for Hazletine in 2016.


Hi Everyone
I hope you all enjoyed the summer and played some good golf.
After Rory’s back to back success in the Open and USPGA Championships the attention switches to Scotland and the forthcoming Ryder Cup Matches at Gleneagles.
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The event will be “Tigerless” after Woods took a break from the game to fully recover after back surgery. It’s interesting that he has split with his coach, Sean Foley, at this time. I hope he swallows his pride and gives Butch Harmon a call!
On paper the Europeans have a very strong Ryder Cup side with Paul McGinley yesterday naming his wildcard picks of Poulter,Westwood and Gallacher. To leave Luke Donald out of the side just shows the depth of talent in our team.
Tune into Sky or watch the highlights on BBC for some fantastic golf and enjoy what is always one of the great sporting events in the calender.
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Summer has been very busy and it was great to see so many youngsters enjoying our golf camps on our new academy course. Special congratulations must go to Club Champion, John Gough, who won the under 18’s World US Kids Championship at Pinehurst North Carolina.
You will have noticed a lot of earth being moved around the course as new tees are being built, please bear with us as the work is completed. There are plans to “drill and fill ” some of the greens and hollow tine all of them on September 24 & 25. This maintenance proved very successful on the greens that were done last year and the intention is to improve the quality of the putting surfaces. On the social side there is an end of summer BBQ on September 13, tickets are available from Elaine in the pro shop at £10 each with everyone welcome.
As we move into autumn I would like to extend our successful coaching package;
Autumn package of 3 hours coaching and a free 9 hole game of golf for £99. Book up now and get your game in shape. 
You are all welcome to come along and join in one of my “Flexible” Improvers Classes, full details are available on sessions, which run throughout the week, are very social and serve as a great practice and opportunity throughout the autumn, winter (avoiding the Christmas and New Year period) and early spring. 
The cost for £20 weeks remains at £99.
One of the questions I am always asked is “How do I get more distance?”. Take a look at perhaps the shot of the year!
Watch how Rory coils himself into the hitting position before unleashing everything through the ball yet maintaining excellent balance throughout. This was quite some shot and looked effortless!
 Forthcoming dates for your diary;
  • Thursday 11 September Strategists golf day at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club. I still have places available
  • Friday 26-Sunday 28 September Europe v USA Ryder Cup Matches at Gleneagles
  • From September 16 “Flexible” Improvers Golf classes start with sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join one of our groups, meet new friends and all this for £99 for a 20 week course.
  • Half term golf camps start on Monday 27 October and run throughout the week
There have been some great performances over the season. Thanks for sharing your success as it is a real inspiration for others, please keep them coming in.
Roll of Honour 
  • Tracie Porter shot a personal best gross 98 and 44 points with the Gerrards Cross Ladies
  • David Rogerson reached his single figure handicap goal by shooting net 69 and 67 to win the Castle Royale Club Championships and see his handicap reduce from 11 to 7
  • Pat Latchford scored 39 points to win the Wexham July Ladies stableford.
  • John Gill won the Richings Park medal with a net 67
  • Matthew Heys won the boys BB and O Academy competitions at Harleyford and Maidenhead and was joined at the Champion of Champions event in October at the Buckinghamshire by Jess Pilgrim who also qualified by winning the girls section at Maidenhead.
Look forward to seeing you soon and GO EUROPE!
Best regards
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