July has seen The Open 2015 taking place at the home of golf, St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The play was extended into a fourth day at the 144th Open championship due to the wild weather battering the Scottish links course. The Open is golf’s oldest and best loved championship and has been played since 1860 at a number of prestigious links courses around the UK. Many people are inspired to pick up their clubs during the Open and either try golf for the first time or get back to golf after a break. The long summer days and lighter evenings lend themselves to time on the course with friends.
Where can I play golf in Shropshire?
Patshull Park Hotel, Golf and Country club is one of the premier golfing venues in Shropshire. It has a delightful 18 hole, 72 par parkland golf course in the Shropshire countryside located conveniently for transport links between Telford and Wolverhampton.
Adult Golf Coaching
If you’ve been inspired by the Open and have decided you would like to give golf a go. What next?
We asked our Head Professional at Patshull Park, Richard Bissell, for his top 5 tips for taking up golf as an adult.
“Golf is a wonderful game combining skill and tactics against the course, the elements and your fellow golfer. It can be taken up at any age from 4 – 94. It’s never too late! Improving is a case of patience and practice and a bit of professional input. After giving it some thought these are my 5 top tips for adult beginners. Enjoy learning and see you on the course!” Rich.
Richard Bissell’s 5 Top Tips for adult beginners
1. Find a friendly teaching professional and have some lessons. Clubs often offer a package on a block booking. We offer adult golf lessons here at Patshull Park that will help to teach you the basics and give you the confidence to start playing golf.
2. Buy or borrow a set of second hand clubs. You only need a few to start with as you can replace and add to your set as you improve. Make sure that the clubs you are going to use feel comfortable in your hands. Much like running shoes the wrong clubs can cause you problems in the long term.
3. Try to learn as many of the rules and etiquette of golf as possible. Although, you will find most clubs are more relaxed and friendly these days than they were traditionally.
4. Concentrate on the basics at first and try to master these. Learn about grip, stance, swing and putting.
5. Once you’ve got the hang of the basics it’s all about practice, practice, practice. Use a practice ground, driving range and putting green regularly. Concentrating on your short game (pitching, chipping and putting) can pay dividends as you start to improve.
If you have a youngster at home that is keen on trying golf at Patshull Park we are currently offering Junior Golf Membership for £50 per year (including a free shirt). We are also offering Junior Coaching on Saturdays from 10-11am on the following dates:
- 15th August
- 29th August
- 12th September
- 26th September
- 3rd October
- 10th October
Golf Special Offers
- Fourball for £80 in July/August Monday to Friday and weekends after 2pm.
- 2 night golf break from £149 – Two night break including golf and access to the health and fitness club. Dinner and breakfast included.
- We are also offering membership taster days during summer 2015 in Golf, Health and Fitness and Golf Fishing and have great introductory offers. Call 01902 700100 for more information.
For further information about Golf at Patshull Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club please contact the golf pro shop on 01902 700342.