Wellow Juniors- January 2017 Monthly Report

Wellow Junior Section  

2017 Season Preview 


 

The New  HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE (HJL)

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL)has now been replaced with a new league called the Hampshire Junior League, which will be known as HJL.

This is supplemented with a Junior Academy league which caters for new juniors taking up golf and will  be for handicaps 36 to 54. A special short course will be used covering 9 holes totaling approx. 2000 yards.

A total of 5 teams will compete this year, namely Barton, Stoneham, Bramshaw, Romsey and Wellow.

The first fixture was held  on 22nd April. Wellow came second in the HJL and fourth in the Academy League. This was a great result and it appeared everyone enjoyed the new competition. The next scheduled fixture on 6th May at Stoneham will have to be rearranged.


Upcoming

We are scheduled to play Barton in the next round of the Green Jackets competition on Sunday 21st May at Wellow.

We have been drawn to play Bramshaw in the 1st round of the Poppy Golf competition again at home.


Danny’s Clinics

Danny Harris has put together a Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors. We are placing a lot of importance on this programme and other activities to try and recruit more juniors to the section.


Lastly…..

The Easter Raffle took place under the guidance of Gill Lobb and Jane Leigh. A princely sum of 133 pounds was raised mainly through the generosity of our membership.

 

 

David Board                  1st May  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

 

 

Wellow Juniors through to second round !

Wellow Junior Section

Welcome to March 2017.
Sunday March 12th saw Wellow Juniors beat Blackmoor juniors to get through the 1st round of the Greenjackets competition. The team of Rick Zhou, Zak Leigh & Michael Hillman got 83 stableford points to Blackmoors 70 points. I must mention Rick’s amazing round of a gross 68 (he was playing off of 4). Congratulations to the all the team.

Gill Lobb (acting Junior organiser)

Wellow Greenkeepers

Course Report: Winter Works Continues……

 

Winter Course Report (Feb)

Two months on from the last meeting the general weather situation is still good for this time of year. Winter is on our side at present with only a handful of closures and some of these have been caused by the fog,

During the milder spells we are noticing some growth so Tees and Aprons are being cut once a week along with Fairways.


BUNKERS

The main focus this month has been bunker work, the first stage is to edge and tidy the bunker and then we are adding new sand where needed.

I have also had a mini digger on hire this week and have been targeting the bunkers that seem to hold water after rainfall.

A1 left hand side has now got an internal trench leading to a soakaway and will have new sand all over, A4 front bunker has got a small soakaway in and will have new sand.

A8 right hand side fairway bunker has had a pipe and soakaway installed, B9 green side has got a small soakaway with existing drainage being checked, B3 back bunker and C1 fairway bunker have had soakaways put in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the colder weather we have been doing tree work behind B2 green, in the copse to the right of A7 carry and alongside B1 Tee.

 

GREENS

The greens are still looking very good for this time of the year with only Four greens suffering from disease scars and my only conclusion is that these areas have come under stress during the summer months possibly in very warm temperatures so we need to be applying more water to these greens.

 

The sarell rollers have been used again this month for some surface aeration.

Applications this month are Iron and Fungicide and Seaweed andsoil penetrant.

 

A big thank you to all the members who put some money in the greenkeepers box, the lads and I went out for a nice meal and some drinks which was great for a bit of team bonding.

 

Simon Justice

Head Greenkeeper

Danny’s Blog- Do lessons work?

Do lessons work?

and 

Does modern equipment make much difference?

Here we go again, these months really are going by fast, it’ll be Christmas again soon! 

You may be aware that golf as a sport is struggling! New comers to the game are falling, despite the game being easier to access and as affordable as it has ever been! I intend to run beginner and improvement  classes in the coming months, so if you have relatives, friend or work colleagues that are thinking of taking up the game, please keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming dates on the website and social media.


So, this months topic covers two very common questions we get asked here in the shop.

Do lessons work?

and

Does this modern equipment make much difference?

The answer to the first question is, well yes. If you can find a good coach and you are able to “listen” and work on the things you’ve been told, the trouble is there so much information on the Internet now, videos and various sites offering you the secret to better golf.  

It’s very easy to get yourself in a right mess, trying to improve the wrong thing! Some of the things online are so confusing and to be honest “ridiculous “.  I don’t even understand some of the information being thrown around.

 

“I’ve always believed to be a good coach you have to be a good communicator”

Listen to Butch Harmon or the great John Jacobs (RIP) and you’ll know what I mean. They speak in a way that even my Granny can understand.

Below is a quote I lifted from a Facebook page group I’m a member off. 

“Bad trail elbow flexion/extension rates  and lead wrist radial/Ulnar movements tend to be the biggest causes of golfers hitting the ground behind the ball.”

I know I’m a not the smartest guy, but seriously!! It’s language like that that scare golfers away from taking lessons.

 I find it all rather worrying, now I promise you I won’t use language like that in a lesson. It’s massively important to me that my pupil understands why they hit a poor shot, and what they need to do to improve it and how they are going to do that. Whether it’s doing simple exercises at home or hitting balls at a range, which again is pupil dependent.


So anyway I’ll get off my soap box and get back to the original questions.

Do lessons really work?

Well if you take a look at last months medal winners and their crazy scores (a nett 58, and three 64’s), they have all had a lesson or taking lessons and reaping the rewards.

To answer my second question, does modern equipment make a difference? Two of the guys mentioned above have recently bought new equipment from Neil and myself following our advice! So I think we can safely say YES, equipment can make a difference and YES lessons can and do WORK.

That’s enough for now, please let me know what you think of my ramblings and any topics you would like me to cover.

Let’s hope the warmer weather is not too far away.

 

Danny

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PGA Golf Professional
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Wellow GC and Spire Southampton Hospital presents….

Wellow GC and Spire Southampton Hospital presents Mark Frame


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Members and Non-Members welcome.

DATE: Saturday 11th March

VENUE: Wellow Golf Club Clubhouse

 

 

wellow golf club captains charity

WELLOW GOLF CLUB CAPTAIN’S CHARITY 2015/2016

WELLOW GOLF CLUB

CAPTAIN’S CHARITY 2015/2016

 

 

Last season’s Captains of Wellow Golf Club Jan Marsh and Kev Foot had a successful year raising funds the their chosen charity; The Wessex Neurological Department at Southampton General Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

So on the 3rd December they presented a cheque for £2800 to Professor Rosaleen McCarthy from the Wessex Neurological Department.

The work this department does is clinical/research strands which then helps GP’s and Neurosurgeons/Neurologists in diagnosing and treatment of people suffering with brain disorders ie: dementia.    This was raised by various events including raffles, book sales, cake sales and competitions throughout their year’s captaincy.

Pictured: Professor Rosaleen McCarthy and Jan Marsh and Kev Foot of Wellow Golf Club

 

Well done to everyone involved and thank you to all those that contributed throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellow Juniors- January 2017 Monthly Report

Wellow Junior Section  

2017 Season Preview 


 

The New  HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE (HJL)

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL)has now been replaced with a new league called the Hampshire Junior League, which will be known as HJL.

This is supplemented with a Junior Academy league which caters for new juniors taking up golf and will  be for handicaps 36 to 54. A special short course will be used covering 9 holes totaling approx. 2000 yards.

A total of 5 teams will compete this year, namely Barton, Stoneham, Bramshaw, Romsey and Wellow.

The first fixture was held  on 22nd April. Wellow came second in the HJL and fourth in the Academy League. This was a great result and it appeared everyone enjoyed the new competition. The next scheduled fixture on 6th May at Stoneham will have to be rearranged.


Upcoming

We are scheduled to play Barton in the next round of the Green Jackets competition on Sunday 21st May at Wellow.

We have been drawn to play Bramshaw in the 1st round of the Poppy Golf competition again at home.


Danny’s Clinics

Danny Harris has put together a Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors. We are placing a lot of importance on this programme and other activities to try and recruit more juniors to the section.


Lastly…..

The Easter Raffle took place under the guidance of Gill Lobb and Jane Leigh. A princely sum of 133 pounds was raised mainly through the generosity of our membership.

 

 

David Board                  1st May  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

 

 

Danny on wellow's practice range

Danny’s Blog- The Start of Another Golfing Year

ANOTHER YEAR OF GOLF 


Happy New Years

Happy New year everyone, may you have many pars and birdies this coming year! Thank you for kind feed back from my first effort, please feel free to ask some questions or give me a subject you would like me to cover.

So we are at the start of a new golfing year, hopefully you’ll be thinking about improving your game, lowering your handicap or maybe improving a certain aspect of your game.

Now it always baffles me, these next 3 months should be the busiest time for me, however I always get told two similar quotes, “I’ll sort some lessons out when the weather improves” or a particular favourite of mine, I’ll get my game in order and start hitting it a bit better, then I’ll come and see you for some lessons” REALLY!!!

Would it not be better to work on your game now so when the weather warms up, your all ready to go, or see me for a course of lessons so you have something constructive to practice, rather than doing all that practice ingraining the fault or working on the wrong thing so mine and your job is much harder to get things back on track.


NO Excuses

With the new teaching bays at Wellow, or the fact that I do evening sessions at chandlers ford range, there really isn’t an excuse to not get things improving now! That way you can enjoy your summer golf as it will all be sorted by then, and I can get out and play some golf! Lol.


Junior Golf

Lastly a quick congratulations to Zak Leigh who won the years first trophy, The New Years Cup, with an impressive 39 points, closely followed by this years Vice-Captain Michael Hillman.


WHATS NEXT ? – Chipping and Pitching

IMG_2753- Three ways to play a chip shot. Click and watch.

My next blog will include a few more pictures and video and I’ll get into some technical stuff! If there is anything in particular you would like me to cover please feel free to contact me.

All the best

 

 

Danny

Danny Harris
PGA Golf Professional
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