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Congratulations to Neil Christie who (out of many to complete the online survey) was selected at random and is now the proud owner of a dozen Pro V1X golf balls. 

Neil wasn't shy in coming forward within an hour of my phone call he was in to pick up his prize! Only joking Neil, enjoy them! Interestingly enough over 90% of you that completed the survey said that FIT was the most important factor when purchasing equipment. 

With this in mind, are your clubs custom fitted to suit your unique game? Are you giving yourself the best opportunity to shoot lower scores this summer? I have a small custom fit trolley available for wedge and iron fitting but expect a full custom fit service available coming in the summer. If you are interested in a club fitting then please get in touch  here.

As mentioned in the last couple of editions it was the Herts County Team Championships at Harpendon Golf Club on Saturday and PGC were represented by Tom Cawley, Matt Larman and Phil Bawden.

It was a 36 hole event all team members scores added together for a total score. The conditions were extremely tough and the guys finished a respectable 18th place. The winning team was Moor Park and the winning Score was 31 over par, so that tells you how tough it was. Busy time for matches at the club with all sections playing, at the time of writing this edition up I hadn't received exact results but all teams seem to be having some success.

This week the Seniors are hosting Manor of Groves, the Ladies are hosting Mid Herts and the club have the first Clapham Match against Batchwood on Saturday at Home. Good Luck to all!

We had some really good and reflective comments over the weekend and the last couple of days, regarding the course and its condition.

The Green Staff are working hard and it looks like the work on the greens is starting to come to fruition (I snuck out for 9 holes and only had 12 putts in the week so I, with a hint of bias, agree). As one member said 'For a bit of pain we now seem to be getting a lot of gain!!!'


The green mowers have been 're-groomed' so we should start to see them rolling true and once the showers start to disappear we may even see 1 or 2mm off the length of the greens to get them really rolling.


Click and collect is up and running. I have 50 £20 discount gift cards when you spend a minimum of £100 - first come first served basis.

From time to time you will see graphics and content in our email and website relating to Click and Collect. This is a website where you can buy golf equipment. It helps us to expand our product range that we are able to offer you. If we don't stock it here in our shop and it's available on the Click and Collect website, then you can pay for the product and have it delivered to our shop free of charge.

So why not try it out now and get a great discount at the same time. So if you fancy a new bit of kit and it's not in the shop please check out the website here or don't hesitate to ask if I can get it in for you. But dont forget to contact me for your gift card before you make your purchase!

Richard May is the current Golf professional at PGC, and has been here since April 2012. Richard will be leaving here next month as of the 8th of June so if you do have any outstanding lessons with him please arrange them before he finishes.

Going forward if you need golf lessons I have arrangements in place so please feel free to come and chat to me and I can inform you of what we can do for you.

The re-gripping has continued to be busy and because of the demand I have continued the same offer as last month:

When you get your iron set re-gripped I will re-grip your 3 woods (or 2 woods and hybrid) free of charge.

Cleveland hardware
has a fantastic trade in campaign at the moment.

If you trade in 'any' wedge (it doesn't matter how bad or old) you will receive £25 off a brand new Cleveland wedge which means you can pick one up for £60.

Click here to find out more information.


When you're next in the shop why don't you get yourself a sleeve of Srixon's new AD333 Tour golf balls?

If you do we'll give you a 2-ball trial pack FREE! This is a great chance to put into play the much-anticipated new 3-piece tour ball from Srixon and grab yourself a couple of free balls at the same time.

Click here to learn more


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I hope you enjoy the rest of my newsletter and have a great weekend!
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