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Dan’s the Man – Joining MG to sit alongside Anders Mankert in the magazine is Daniel Parkes, a two time national award winning Advanced PGA Professional. Daniel is in charge of building a new academy brand at Charnwood Golf Complex near Loughborough in Leicestershire. On this page he will be illustrating what he has at his disposal at the complex, reporting on the progress of the academy, and offering us a weekly series of video golf tips too, to help us all with our games.

 


Website: www.dparkespga.co.uk    –     Telephone: 07894 220 224    –    Email: danielparkes88@gmail.com

Facebook: @dparkespga    –    Twitter: @dparkespga


 

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Daniel is committed to providing the highest level of golf tuition which is available to clients of all levels. Daniel specialises in golf development on all levels, he regularly coaches club golfers to achieving their aspirations within the game and attaining their goals. He is also privileged to be Head Coach for Nottinghamshire County Girls squad and also Loughborough University Golf Team. His experience and passion in coaching golfers to success from club golfers to elite level has helped him gain a wealth of experience which he uses to develop golf tuition packages to suit all golfers and fit into their timescales and lifestyles from a long term coaching plan to a one off tune up.

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Facilities and Technology at The Academy

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Our Academy is committed to providing the best environment for all players of any level to improve and achieve their potential. We have invested heavily in providing state of the art facilities and PGA Professionals that can all be utilised to help improve your game and for you achieve your goal.

  • 22 bay driving range, heated bays, power tees, Srixon range balls
  • Private heated indoor teaching studio
  • Foresight Sports GC2 launch monitor
  • FSX indoor golf simulator
  • V1 Video technology including player to coach communication
  • All weather floodlit Shortgame facility with practice bunker
  • Indoor putting studio designed by European Golf
  • Flightscope launch monitor

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Short Game area development

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Daniel “We recently invested £40k in our new short game area which is a great addition to our practice facilities. LPGA Tour Professional Melissa Reid kindly came to open the facility on November 12th.

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The facility has a practice bunker along with nine chipping stations or ‘PODs’ which are all different surfaces and also different slopes to test golfers of all ages and abilities. The green has five flags situated on its undulating surface to test players ability to access tight pin positions or a more simple chip and run.

If you take into account players can have up to four wedges which can have be played to five different flag positions from 10 different places ( nine PODs and Bunker) this offers 200 different shots to play!”

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Practice Tip

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“I have designed a game for players to practice around the green to make their short game practice not only fun, but measurable.

You will need to use the Red ‘Eyeline Golf’ practice circle and place this around one of the flags (Red easy, yellow intermediate, black hard)

The player chips the ball towards the flag, if it finishes in the circle we add 1 putt onto your score, if the ball finishes on the green we add two putts onto your score. 1 chip + 2putts = Par 3

If you miss the green, the player must retrieve the ball and continue chipping until the ball finishes on the green or in the red circle. This facility is Floodlit and open to all, you can use on a pay and play basis or it is included in your Academy Membership.”

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 Junior Development Offer

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Our Academy is committed to supporting the development of Junior Golf in the Midlands and England. If you are a young Junior Golfer aged under 18 who is committed to improving your golf we would like to support your development so we want to offer you the opportunity to reach your goals.

We will offer you a FREE hours lesson and consultation with Daniel Parkes in the month of January. Whether you want to get your first handicap, be selected for county or play for England, we want to help you achieve your potential.
All committed juniors can apply!!

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Coaching Offerings

Daniel has a selection of Performance Coaching Packages designed to support a golfer who is committed to improving their golf in 2017.

These packages have limited availability and can include all of the below;

  • 1hrs Consultation to acquire swing and ball data and also plan your development programme
  • 1hrs coaching per month
  • Practice plans, log and drills
  • FREE Platinum account for the best value deals when using the practice facilities
  • Flightscope/GC2 ball data as appropriate
  • V1 Video analysis and account for player/coach communication
  • Any additional coaching charged at reduced rate

PACKAGES

Short Term

(3 – 6 weeks, min 3hrs tuition included)

– £135.00

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Long Term

(2 – 6 months, min 6hrs tuition included)

– £50.00/month or £275.00

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Junior

(2 – 6 months, min 6hrs tuition included)

– £40.00/month or £225.00


30 mins Tuition £25.00

Tuition can be used on any area of the game, good for a tune up

 

1 hours Tuition £45.00

Recommended for a performance consultation to help you move your game forward (most popular)

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Website: www.dparkespga.co.uk    –     Telephone: 07894 220 224    –    Email: danielparkes88@gmail.com

Facebook: @dparkespga    –    Twitter: @dparkespga


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BrainTrain4 – Course Management

Following on from our highly successful golf psychology evening last week at Branston G&CC in Staffs, there was one topic that appears to have resonated with several people. So this week, I’ve decided to dedicate the blog to course management to show how changing your thought process can have a dramatic effect.

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Improve your bunker play!

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Get your Chipping up to Par!

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Get to grips with your Putter

Andy Gorman. PGA Golf Professional, Former Jamaica National Coach, Specialist Putting Consultant since 2006 Playing golf for over 35 years and PGA qualified coach since 1993. Putting coach to Solheim Cup star and LET tour winner Charley Hull and numerous PGA European Tour stars as well as club pros and recreational golfers.