James Bisby is hosting some events to get more involved

Head PGA Professional James Bisby has lots of great events planned for the upcoming months, aimed at getting more people playing better golf!

James’ Golf Academy now has all the tools (GASP video analysis and Flightscope launch monitor technology) to ensure that his clients receive the absolute best in coaching and custom fitting, and he is keen to create a calendar of events that will help get more people involved and show just how beneficial he can be for your golf, but also have fun at the same time!

Speaking of fun, James is hosting a ‘Closest the Pin’ competition on Thursday, August 31 from 6:30pm where anyone can come to the range and have a go. The Pin will be exactly 125 yards away so most golfers will have a chance of winning!

It costs just £2 for 5 shots and players can have as many goes as they want to pay for. The winner will receive a box of Pro V1 balls worth £42.

Other upcoming events will include a free members’ coaching day on September 30, and a discount coaching week in November for both members and visitors. There are also plans to greatly increase lady and junior participation in the coming months!

Captain's Charity Race Night - Saturday 22nd July from 7pm

Our Men's Captain Mike Smith and Ladies' Captain Laura Key are hosting a Charity Race Night on Saturday 22nd July in aid for raising funds for local charity Freddie's Friends.

On the evening you will be able to bet on races with cold hard cash, and everyone has a chance of winning! It’s a fun packed lottery where everybody nobody has a competitive advantage. It’s fun for the complete racing beginner and expert alike and every race contains eight runners that you can choose from.

How does it work?

Before each race punters have a chance to bet. They can buy as many betting tickets as they want, the more tickets you buy per horse, the greater the share you'll receive if that horse wins!

Don't like to take risks? If you're a safe better you can bet on more than one horse to increase your chances of winning, but you're net profit won't be as much as you'll lose the bets on the horse(s) that don't win.

It is a non-profit event meaning that the ticket sales are there to cover the cost of the food and the race night equipment (any surplus goes to the charity), and a portion of the money from each race goes to the charity, while the rest is handed out to the winners!

Tickets cost just £5 including a finger buffet, so pop into the clubhouse now and get your name down for what promises to be a great night!