Manston Golf Centre
9 Hole Golf Course Shop Manager
Still Time To Check In To Our Multi Supplier Demo Day
We've had a great response to our first ever multi-supplier demo day which is coming up on Saturday, 11 March.
With 10 brands to choose from there's definitely something for everybody and with the chance to compare brands this is a not to be missed event if you're looking to change any of your equipment or if you want to see how you're existing kit compares to the latest offerings.
Click here for more information or to book your slot.
FootJoy Demo Day
On the same Saturday we are delighted to be welcoming FootJoy to the golf centre for their shoe fitting day. They will be on hand with every conceivable combination of style, width, size, and last for you to try.
You will also be able to find out what your precise shoe size is - it's amazing how many people are walking 4 miles every round in the wrong size.
Max goes Epic!
We've been unpacking lots of boxes this week and Max was very excited to find his new clubs amongst them. As a Callaway Ambassador Max now has a full bag of Callaway product and an Odyssey putter.
What's in the bag:
- Epic SubZero 9 degree, Hazrdus X Stiff Shaft
- Epic SubZero 3 wood, Hzrdus X Stiff Shaft
- Apex UT 21 degree, Project X 6.5 Shaft
- Apex Pro Irons 4-PW, +1", 2 deg upright, Project X 6.5 Shaft
- Callaway Forged Wedges 50, 56, 60 degree, 1" longer, standard lie, Projext X 6.0
- Odyssey O Works #7 Putter
- Callaway Epic Tour Bag
New In-Store This Week
We've had many deliveries this week, but certainly creating the most interest has been the new Under Armour shoes.
We are stocking the Tempo and Spieth One styles in a choice of colours. Jordan Spieth had a huge amount of input in the design of the One shoe and without doubt it is one of the most comfortable and visually striking shoes you'll come across.
Come and try a pair on and tell us what you think.
February saw the end of the group stages of our popular Winter League, we certainly saw a flurry of last minute games as competitors strived to win those vital points to clinch a semi-final spot.
League A saw a 3 way tie between David Jupp, Hal Boddington and Andy Wall, the top two places were decided by applying the results that the three tied players achieved against each other, this meant that David and Hal advanced ahead of the unlucky Andy. Meanwhile in league B it was a clearer cut affair with John Gough and Mark Aston both finishing on 19 points, 4 points clear of Les Howcroft in 3rd place.
The semi-final line up is:
- David Jupp vs Mark Aston
- John Gough vs Hal Boddington
New Proposed Rules
Since the joint R&A and USGA announced the proposed new rule changes this week there's been much debate around the golf centre about them. The timetable is that there is a 6 month consultation period for all golfers to provide their own feedback, the changes will then be finalised during 2018 and come into force on the 1st January 2019.
In case you haven't seen them here are the key proposed changes:
- Elimination or reduction of "ball moved" penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball; and a player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is "virtually certain" that he or she did so.
- Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt.
- Relaxed rules for "penalty areas" (currently called "water hazards"): Red and yellow-marked penalty areas may cover areas of desert, jungle, lava rock, etc., in addition to areas of water; expanded use of red penalty areas where lateral relief is allowed; and there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments or touching the ground or water in a penalty area.
- Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand; however, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty.
- Relying on player integrity: A player's "reasonable judgment" when estimating or measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance will be upheld, even if video evidence later shows it to be wrong; and elimination of announcement procedures when lifting a ball to identify it or to see if it is damaged.
- Pace-of-play support: Reduced time for searching for a lost ball (from five minutes to three); affirmative encouragement of "ready golf" in stroke play; recommending that players take no more than 40 seconds to play a stroke and other changes intended to help with pace of play.
- Simplified way of taking relief: A new procedure for taking relief by dropping a ball in and playing it from a specific relief area; relaxed procedures for dropping a ball, allowing the ball to be dropped from just above the ground or any growing thing or other object on the ground.
So what do you think? Please let us know by clicking here.
Look out for our Z-Star promotional packs
Srixon has teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK for 2017 and will donate £1.50 for every dozen of the new Z-Star and Z-Star XV sold. Plus you can also find limited edition promotional packs containing an extra FREE sleeve of balls with the Prostate Cancer logo on.
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