April showers have come late this year, despite a recent damp spell we've still only received a fraction of the normal rainfall for the time of year - just 10mm in the last 2 months! The Greensole Course remains in great condition though, and continues to receive rave reviews.
We're keeping our twilight time at 17:30 until the end of May, so there's plenty of time to enjoy 9 holes for just £5 after work.
Let's hope with summer evenings coming you will all be able to enjoy our new upstairs patio pictured below too!
Short Game Clinic with John Brotherton
PGA Professional John Brotherton is running one of his popular clinic sessions…
Pitching/chipping & bunker play Clinic this Saturday, 20 May - 10.30am to 12.30pm for only £20 per person. Limited spaces.
He will be focusing on your short game, and will be explaining to you why you are hitting those bad shots and how to cure them during the clinic, so, why not give John a call or pop into the shop and book your place to make the most of your summer golf.
The clinic will take place on our fabulous short game area with our recently updated Titleist NXT balls!
Great Feedback for John
Lots of John's clients have been enjoying great success recently, here's just a small sample…
Marcus Savdides won the last medal with a fine nett 60. Sonia from Westgate has only had the first lesson of her two hour programme to help her with her bunker play and went straight out afterwards and won a lovely trophy at her home club.
Tony came to John recently wanting to give the game up as in his words he had 'lost the plot completely.' He had been fiddling on his own trying to fix it but unfortunately only made it worse. John explained to him straight away how he was going wrong and how to easily fix it and after one more lesson to make sure he wasn't losing his way he went out the next weekend and won two competitions.
And lastly but definitely not least, Henry, who I'm sure will not mind me saying is not a spring chicken any more, but is still trying to improve his game got his handicap cut last week!
Well done all!
Keely and Max in Tournament Action
Both Keely and Max are competing in their respective tours this week. Max is in EuroPro action at Frilford Heath, you can follow his progress by clicking here.
While Keely is in LET Access tour action in sunny Spain, again you can see how she's doing by clicking here.
Exciting Swing Studio News
We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new director of golf Ged Walters. Ged will be heading up everything that goes on in the studio - coaching, custom fitting, junior academy and beginners. There will be lots more information to follow - Ged will be starting on Friday, 2 June.
Ged will have some fantastic opening offers, to receive advance notice of these offers please click here and we'll make sure you are first to know.
In the meantime here's some information about Ged - be sure to click on his YouTube Channel for some great tips!
We're delighted that Ged is joining the team at Manston and look forward to welcoming him and introducing him to all of our customers soon.
Ged is an internationally recognised golf instructor and ranked as a Top 25 Coach by Golf Monthly. His clients include all types of golfers, from beginners who have never picked up a club to elite amateurs and tour players.
Ged coaches his students to their individual needs, setting intermediate goals as he works towards helping them achieve their ultimate objective. Using different styles, teaching aids, technology and games to measure the improvements, make the process educational and fun. A relaxed, fun and friendly manor has led to Ged working with a number of top local, National and International Instructors including Adrian Fryer and Jeff Ritter, one of the most prominent Golf Instructors in America.
Ged helps golfers from all over the world with his YouTube channel, Ged Walters Golf, which includes the latest golf tips, equipment reviews and course vlogs.
Whether you're a complete beginner, a weekend golfer or a professional there's a video on Ged's YouTube page that will help you improve your understanding of the game so you can play better golf.