AUTUMN GOLF NEWSLETTER FROM MARTIN HEYS GOLF AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF COURSE

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 www.heysgolf.co.uk.These 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
Martin
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FLEXIBLE IMPROVERS GOLF CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

Improvers classes September 2014………Mix n Match so you don’t miss out

Flexible sessions at £99 for the 20 week course, which runs either side of Christmas.

Commit to a weekly time but please note the other class times in case you miss a session so you don’t miss out.

Dates and times are;

TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 09.30am-10.30am (course based sessions for ladies aimed at gaining a golf handicap, 3 spaces remaining)
TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 10.30am-11.30am

THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 10.30am-11.30am
THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 11.30am-12.30pm

MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 09.30am-10.30am
MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 10.30am-11.30am (1 space remaining)
MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 11.30am-12.30pm (men’s group who play golf afterwards 4 spaces remaining);

The classes have served as a very popular vehicle to revise the skills of the game. During the class we will cover;
short game (putting, pitching, chipping and bunker play)
the golf swing, complete with ipad video analysis,
playing on the golf course to put everything into practice.
Over the autumn/winter and early spring months the hour long class will get your game into shape ready for the new season, I tend to think of the class as like going to a weekly gym class. I really enjoy helping you achieve your goals, whether that maybe to gain an official CONGU handicap or simply have the confidence to play on the course.

To confirm your place please respond to this email.

Best regards

Martin

WHAT’S ON AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF CENTRE THIS SUMMER……COME AND LEARN, IMPROVE AND PLAY SOME GOLF…….EXPERIENCE OUR NEW 3 HOLE ACADEMY COURSE.

Hi Everyone

 

The sun is out as are England out of the World Cup !

 

I am determined to see you all out enjoying the weather and play some golf. We have a new 3 Hole Academy course as pictured below which gives you the best environment to enjoy learning to play.

 

 

 

 

I am sure there is something to hopefully entice you back to the course.

 

My lessons are available at a 10% discount for 30 minutes at just £20. 

Why not bring a friend and split the cost to just £10 each?

 

For Beginners and Seniors

 

New…….Roll up classes have started with me and my PGA Professional friends, simply come along and join in it’s £5 a session (excluding range balls)

 

Monday’s           6.30pm-7.30pm    new golfers and beginners 

Wednesday’s    11am-12pm           seniors, both ladies and gents of whatever skill level welcome

 

Improvers classes September 2014………Mix n Match so you don’t miss out 

 

Flexible sessions at £99 for the 20 week course, which runs either side of Christmas.

 

Commit to a weekly time but please note the other class times in case you miss a session so you don’t miss out.

 

Dates and times are;

 

MONDAY   15 SEPTEMBER 09.30am-10.30am

MONDAY   15 SEPTEMBER 10.30am-11.30am (1 space remaining)

MONDAY   15 SEPTEMBER 11.30am-12.30pm (men’s group who play golf afterwards 6 spaces remaining);

 

TUESDAY   16 SEPTEMBER 09.30am-10.30am (course based sessions for ladies aimed at gaining a golf handicap, 4 spaces remaining)

TUESDAY   16 SEPTEMBER 10.30am-11.30am

 

THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 10.00am-11.00am

THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 11.00am-12.00pm

 

The classes have served as a very popular vehicle to revise the skills of the game. During the class we will cover;

  •   short game (putting, pitching, chipping and bunker play)
  •    the golf swing, complete with ipad video analysis,
  •    playing on the golf course to put everything into practice.

Over the autumn/winter and early spring months the hour long class will get your game into shape ready for the new season, I tend to think of the class as like going to a weekly gym class. I really enjoy helping you achieve your goals, whether that maybe to gain an official CONGU handicap or simply have the confidence to play on the course.

 

To confirm your place please respond to this email.

Happy holidays and best regards

 

Martin

SUMMER JUNIOR GOLF ACTIVITIES AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF CENTRE REMINDER

Hi Everyone
Thank you to all who have booked up for our Summer Camps.
We still have spaces available. I am on holiday the first week of the holidays so Dan will host the camps and spaces are a maximum of 10. We have more capacity when I return on August 1
The camps with space are listed below and as you see we have a packed programme and hopefully something for everyone. If you are not sure which one to book then please ask us as we always try to keep both age groups,friends and levels of ability together.
KEY

GREEN = COURSE CAMP / ALL DAY CAMP

Play on the green course for the duration of the session, learning about rules and etiquette and different forms of play. This is perfect for those children who do not have any/limited experience of playing on a golf course, refreshments provided. The all day camp covers everything from skills to playing on the course. We stop for lunch (not included) and snacks throughout the day

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.

SUMMER  HOLIDAY GOLF CAMPS 2014 SCHEDULE
DATES TIMES PROFESSIONALS COST
FRIDAY 25 JULY 10am -5pm DAN £45
MONDAY 28 JULY 10am-2pm DAN £25
WEDNESDAY 30 JULY  2pm-4.45pm DAN £20
FRIDAY 1 AUGUST  10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
MONDAY 4 & TUESDAY 5 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 6 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 18 HOLES  (8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN & DAN £45
FRIDAY 8 AUGUST 10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
MONDAY 11 & TUESDAY 12 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 14 AUGUST   10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
FRIDAY 15 AUGUST  10am-5pm MARTIN & DAN £45
MONDAY 18 & TUESDAY 19 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 21 AUGUST 18 HOLES (8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN & DAN £45
FRIDAY 22 AUGUST  10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
TUESDAY 26 AUGUST  10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 28 & FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
THURSDAY 28 AUGUST  18 HOLES (8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN & DAN £45
MONDAY 1 & TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm 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.
The popular Wexham park Junior Open takes place on Monday August 11. For more information and entry information visit http://www.wexhamparkgolfcentre.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=116
We very much look forward to seeing you over the summer
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

PGA AWARD

I am delighted to report that I have just been made a “PGA Fellow Professional” after my recent submission of evidence of my career and professional achievements.

The decision was made by a committee of PGA Board Members, representatives from the R&A, the golf industry, an advisor from the university sector and two senior members of PGA staff and  and I feel very honoured to have received this prestigious award.

I would very much like to thank everyone who supported my application by submitting written evidence and testimonials.

 

JUNIOR SUMMER GOLF ACTIVITIES AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF CENTRE

Hi Everyone

Thank you to everyone who has been asking about the Summer Golf activities we have planned at Wexham Park. I am sorry it has taken this long to finalise the camps. Here they are listed below and as you see we have a packed programme and hopefully something for everyone.  If you are not sure which one to book then please ask us as we always try to keep both age groups and levels of ability together.
KEY 
GREEN = COURSE CAMPALL DAY CAMP
Play on the green course for the duration of the session, learning about rules and etiquette and different forms of play. This is perfect for those children who do not have any/limited experience of playing on a golf course, refreshments provided. The all day camp covers everything from skills to playing on the course. We stop for lunch and snacks throughout the day
 
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.
SUMMER  HOLIDAY GOLF CAMPS 2014 SCHEDULE
DATES TIMES PROFESSIONALS COST
THURSDAY 24 JULY  10am-2pm DAN £25
FRIDAY 25 JULY 10am -5pm DAN £45
MONDAY 28 JULY 10am-2pm DAN £25
WEDNESDAY 30 JULY  9 HOLES (4 SPACES) 11am-1pm DAN £25
WEDNESDAY 30 JULY  2pm-4.45pm DAN £20
THURSDAY 31 JULY 18 HOLES (4 SPACES) 2pm-6pm DAN £45
FRIDAY 1 AUGUST  10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
MONDAY 4 & TUESDAY 5 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 6 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 18 HOLES  (8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN & DAN £45
FRIDAY 8 AUGUST 10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
MONDAY 11 & TUESDAY 12 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 14 AUGUST   10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
FRIDAY 15 AUGUST  10am-5pm MARTIN & DAN £45
MONDAY 18 & TUESDAY 19 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 21 AUGUST 18 HOLES (8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN & DAN £45
FRIDAY 22 AUGUST  10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
TUESDAY 26 AUGUST  10am-2pm MARTIN & DAN £25
WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £25
THURSDAY 28 & FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
THURSDAY 28 AUGUST  18 HOLES (8 SPACES) 2pm-6pm MARTIN & DAN £45
MONDAY 1 & TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 10am-1pm MARTIN & DAN £45
WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 9 HOLES (8 SPACES) 11am-1pm 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.
The popular Wexham park Junior Open takes place on Monday August 11. For more information and entry information visit http://www.wexhamparkgolfcentre.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=116
We very much look forward to seeing you over the summer
Best regards
Martin and Dan
Martin Heys
PGA Director of Golf
PGA Advanced Professional
Email: martin@heysgolf.co.uk
Mobile: 07973 327193
 
Daniel Rees
PGA Professional
Mobile; 07702 782511

SUMMER NEWSLETTER FROM MARTIN HEYS GOLF AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF CENTRE

Hi Everyone

Summer’s here……..We did have some brief World Cup fever! But after our early exit we can focus on golf again. Tiger’s back next week and providing he has no adverse reaction to his back injury he is likely to play at Hoylake where he last won the Open Championship in 2006.
The season is in full swing and last weekend saw Martin Kaymer produce a masterclass at Pinehurst No 2 to win the US Open. It is very refreshing to see him rediscover his old swing which took him to World No 1. His first two rounds were superb golf and he is now a certainty for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September.
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Would you like to go and enjoy the Ladies European Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham?
For your complimentary ticket to go and see the best Lady Professionals play at this beautiful venue all you have to do is visithttp://tickets.sky.com/Golf/  and enter the promotion code SKYLEM4. For full information about the event visit http://www.ladieseuropeanmasters.com/
How are you enjoying the new course changes at Wexham? We would love to hear your feedback. Although we have lost the Red course there are plans to improve both the new Blue and the Green courses and we can use the old holes 5,6 and 7 as our Academy course which has proved very popular.
Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Spring golf package offer. It was that successful that I wish to continue to offer our Summer package of 3 hours coaching and a free 9 hole game of golf for £99. Book up now and get your game in shape.
We are starting something new and would like to introduce our new “Roll Up” classes…….
Every Monday from June 30 from 6.30pm-7.30pm Beginners,new to golf, lapsed golfers or anyone wishing to try golf simply come to Wexham and join our class. Cost is £5 and we will show you how to play. The atmosphere will be very friendly and the classes structured to get you out playing on the course in a short period of time.
Every Wednesday from 1 July 11am-12pm we would like to invite all seniors of any skill level, both male and female to come along to our Roll up Class for a relaxed hour of helping you to learn or improve your golf game. Again the cost is £5.
September will see our popular Improvers Classes recommence, details will follow.
I enclose a great link for this newsletter’s coaching drill. Check out “THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE” with Pete Cowen, Coach to Henrik Stenson and several other European stars.
Forthcoming dates for your diary;
  • The next month enjoy the World Cup live and free on the BBC and ITV.
  • Thursday July 3 – Sunday July 6 Ladies European Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club
  • Thursday July 13- Sunday 16 The Open Championship in on BBC tv from Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • From July 24 Dan and I will host our Summer Junior Golf Camps which continue throughout the school holidays. Full details will follow.
  • September 2014, our Improvers commence again, full information will follow
Achievement Board
  • Congratulations to David Langley on winning the Bucks Berks and Oxon Amateur Championships breaking Luke Donald’s record with a 72 hole score of -18 at Mentmore to win by 8 strokes. This win was most impressive as David continues to persue his dream of gaining a European Tour Card in the future.
  • Well played to all our Juniors who played at the US Kids European Championships, Wee Wonders qualifiers, Nike Tour and BB&O Academy tournaments
  • We have a new course records on the Blue Course with John Gough shooting 64 (-6) in round one of the Mens Club Championship and Fran Wilson scoring 75 (+4) for the ladies.

Please keep the stories coming as they are a real inspiration to others and do go and see the film “Seve” to really get you wanting the play golf !


Have a great Summer
Best regards
Martin


Martin Heys
PGA Director of Golf
PGA Advanced Professional
Email: martin@heysgolf.co.uk
Mobile: 07973 327193
 
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CLASSY KAYMER CRUISES TO US OPEN AT PINEHUSRT

Martin Kaymer US Open

I hope you managed to watch some golf over the weekend. I know we were all disappointed to see us lose to Italy. Pirlo was as majestic as Martin Kaymer who seemed to be playing a different Pinehurst No 2 to the rest of the field. Two opening 65’s blew away the field and his 8 shot victory was more than impressive. It was great to see him return to his old swing which took him to World No 1 and trust it around such a demanding golf course.

Do watch the highlights if you missed them, have a great week and I do have space on my beginners class this Thursday from 6.30pm if you would like a refresher or come along and give golf a go.

 

WORLD CUP FEVER AND WHAT’S ON AT WEXHAM PARK THIS SUMMER

SOME FUN DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

PLAY A 9 HOLE FUN EVENT AND THEN WATCH ENGLAND BEAT URUGUAY!!!

ENTRY SHEETS ARE ON THE NOTICE BOARD FOR A NINE HOLE FOURSOMES EVENT TO START AT 5PM ON TUESDAY 24TH JUNE. THE PRICE TO ENTER IS £5 PER PERSON TO INCLUDE A LITTLE FOOD AFTERWARDS AND FIRST PRIZE OF A DOZEN PRO V1 BALLS FOR THE WINNING TEAM.

ENTER IN PAIRS, PLAY AND THEN STAY TO WATCH THE MATCH……PERFECT!!
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AN EVENING OF JAZZ AND BIG BAND MUSIC

WITH DYNAMIC SOLO MALE VOCALIST – DAVID ANTHONY.

David is one of the most versatile singers on the circuit and has performed in top hotels as well as Her Majesty’s and Peacock Theatres in London. He will perform for Wexham Park Members on the evening of Saturday 9th August at 7.30pm. The price is £10.00 per ticket to include a light supper.

For more information and to order tickets e mail Jackie on functions@wexhamparkgolfcentre.co.uk

 

A GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE A FAMILY MEMBER TO GOLF

SUNDAY 29TH JUNE – 4PM
A FAMILY COMPETITION FOR EXPERTS AND NOVICES….IN THE SAME TEAM!!

Introduce a family member to golf and have some real fun together. The entry sheet will be up at the week end for a competition that allows you to to bring along a complete novice. From 3.20pm there will be a group lesson (with John Kennedy) on putting for the beginners, followed by 9 holes of golf in which the beginners putt for you!! This is a Fun event and is completely Free of Charge. The winning team will receive 2 Free Golf Lessons.

FRIENDS OF STOKE POGES SCHOOL GOLF DAY 2014 AT STOKE PARK CLUB

 

SPC Golf Day

What a fantastic day we had yesterday at sunny Stoke Park. The Club very kindly help support  Stoke Poges School and allow  “The Friends of Stoke Poges School”  to run an event.

It’s always great to work alongside Stuart Collier, the Director of Golf, especially as our children attend the school and help him run the event.

My Matthew upstaged his Dad by helping me host the “beat the pro” competition. Lauren and Jamie gave Sam a driving lesson in the golf buggy.

A big thank you must go to Jenny, Debbie and the Friends committee  for organising the day.

Our sponsors Stoke Park, Nuffield Health, Watkins Garage, American Golf, Bawarchi and all the local golf clubs must be mentioned for the kind donations made to the raffle and prizes.

We  managed to raise over £3000, a fantastic achievement