Bury Golf Range
Andy Goodridge PGA Golf Professional
Great for the game
At a time when the game of golf is desperate for a wider audience, recent events will have gone a long way to helping its cause. From Justin Rose's Olympic gold to America's dominance in the Ryder Cup to last week's British Masters, things are certainly on the right track.
The British Masters was supported by Sky Sports and as such Sky were giving away thousands of free tickets prior to the event, ensuring that The Grove was full to capacity throughout. Once again the event was coupled with some innovative ideas designed to bring a fun factor to the week; and they nailed it!
Tuesday night saw the Hero Challenge take place under the floodlights with over 2,000 spectators transfixed by the one-hole knockout contest. The 18th hole was converted into a 156-yard par-3 for both professionals and celebrities to battle it out until there was one man standing. This was followed by the ISPS Handa Pressure Putt Challenge on Wednesday. Professionals teamed up with a celebrity and went head-to-head in knockout fashion as each player attempted to hole putts of increasing difficulty.
Not to take away from the main 72-hole competition from Thursday to Sunday, which was superbly won by Alex Noren, these new concepts were a huge success and will certainly bring some much-needed new faces to the game.
Represent the club in La Manga
Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? You and three friends have a fantastic opportunity to get some winter sun through our exclusive offer with Your Golf Travel. Take to the La Manga Club between the 24th-26th February 2017 for the Foremost Golf Am-Am. 2 rounds of golf, three nights’ B&B accommodation plus some superb prizes to be won - not forgetting a Srixon goodie bag worth over £50! All this from just £355 per person.
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Joe Miller added a second World Long Drive title to his mantelpiece last week, unleashing a mammoth 423-yard drive in the final using his Callaway XR 16 driver.
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