It has been a busy few weeks at Panshanger with two new products being launched and installed.
FootGolf has been operating for over a week now and seems to getting quite an interest with golfers and non-golfers alike. It is open on our short course and being the first FootGolf course in Hertfordshire people have been coming over from quite a distance. It is played just like golf and all the golf etiquette is expected but played with a football and kicked in the hole. One major rule is NO FOOTBALL BOOTS. Astroturfs and trainers only.
With prices starting from £4 it's a great way to keep the kids entertained this school holiday or for anyone that fancies trying the UKs fastest growing sport. Click here to see a video of FootGolf being played at Panshanger.
Last week also saw the initial install of the GPS on our Fleet of Yamaha buggies. These state of the art GPS units have been installed on all of our buggies and are operating well for the first stage.
Currently they show yardages to front, middle and back of green. By touching the screen it will also tell you how far to that point. There is also a 'fly over' option so it will give you a bird's eye view of the hole you are about to play and even after all this info you still are struggling to know what to do then there is a professional tip to help you out. Finally for stage 1 there is a pace of play timer, which continuously keeps you up to date with where you should be on the course.
Stage two will allow us to monitor where all the buggies are on the course, allow us to send direct messages to the buggies either individually or the fleet and mark 'no go' zones. Then we will put in virtual buggy paths which will allow us to keep the buggies out during inclement weather where previously they would not be allowed on the course at all, but they will only be allowed to drive on the virtual buggy path.
Although the bank holiday was a bit of a wash out we still have some SALES going on at the moment both in the shop and tee times.
In the shop we have:
10% OFF all golf bags
10% OFF all FootJoy Shoes
20% OFF on all Cleveland Products
For tee times we have the following special rates (t&c apply):
Weekdays - £42 two ball; £60 three ball and £72 four ball
Weekends - £50 two ball; £69 three ball and £88 four ball
The greens have recently had some work done, which always happens at this time of year. Although it was a bit of nuisance at the time it is very important to get it done. By aerating the greens, it allows the air to circulate better, it also promotes growth as the grass roots now have somewhere to grow and it promotes drainage which with the latest down pour shows why we need it done. We expect a 10-14 day turnaround so by this weekend they should be up to or near to the normally high standard we set ourselves.
Captain's Day was held recently and was a great success. Mike (pictured below - 2nd left) had a great day and the turnout was huge. The winner was Dave Carr with 42 points followed by Roger Parsons then Jodie Parsons, both finishing with 40 points.