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This is a modern golf and leisure complex that doesn’t like to sit still and the steady growth in popularity of the club since its opening in 1995 has enabled the family ownership to put investment back into the course and facilities.
The South Staffordshire Club is always a special visit. Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Wolverhampton, a traditional members club with a much admired parkland course that never fails to impress. Messrs Vardon, Colt, Braid and more recently Donald Steel have all played their parts in creating a layout that charms, teases and yields a low score very reluctantly.
A major East Midlands player, Morley Hayes truly has it all, you can play, learn, socialise and get your head down. All ages and abilities of golfer are welcomed and share the off course charms with many non-golfing visitors, diners, hotel guests and businesses. A hive of activity, in this special feature we introduce you to it all, and new for 2017 the complex is now introducing membership packages for the very first time.
The No1 Society Venue in The Midlands – As voted by you, the MG readers in our poll, held at the beginning of this year. They wear their banner proudly, you can’t miss it as you drive into the car park. The bad news for their rivals is that The Nottinghamshire G & CC is a club refusing to rest on its laurels. It’s time to vote again now and this venue has an even more compelling case to make in order to retain the title.
Leamington and County GC has the experience of over 100 years of golfing tradition combined with a healthy modern attitude to bringing new golfers into the game.
Leamington have undertaken some course developments this year too, a slightly altered layout now exists with a re-route and two changed holes which include a new 18th. A joint editor’s visit was required to check it all out, Mandy and myself chose the hottest day of the year to do it!
The fortunes of Nuneaton Golf Club are doing rather nicely of late, a rate of progress to compare favourably with their famous son. Locally born Andy Sullivan played his golf here from picking up a club at the age of ten. He still lives in the area and during his downtime away from the European Tour is often to be found on the fairways of Nuneaton, still playing money games with old mates.
You are your own worst enemy Golf will beat you up, you don’t need to add to the beating! Sometimes we forget why we play this beautiful game. I frequently see golfers on the course berating themselves for playing a bad a shot. Without realising it, they are actually doing more harm and wrecking any chance […]
. I recently heard a fabulous analogy to describe how we typically train for golf that explains why we find ourselves struggling when playing in competition. 90% of coaching and training is carried out in a controlled environment, such as at a range or putting green. What we haven’t appreciated is that this is setting us to […]
Accommodation . Peak Edge Hotel Family owned 4 star modern boutique hotel Countryside location near Chesterfield 26 ensuite bedrooms Red Lion Bar & Bistro – award winning Gastro Pub Peak Edge Hotel – Darley Road, Stonedge, Chesterfield, S45 0LW 01246 566142 – www.peakedgehotel.co.uk . Best Western Lee Wood Hotel Close proximity to both […]
On the southern edge of Peaks and Dales and hidden away at the head of a picturesque Derbyshire valley this established 18 hole course takes advantage of the breathtaking countryside yet is only a few minutes away from junction 28 of the M1. Shirland’s manicured and easy walking layout combines brilliantly with the areas rugged […]
Dan’s the Man – Joining MG to sit alongside Anders Mankert in the magazine is Daniel Parkes (main image, left), 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.
GolfBuddy, the world-leading developer of distance measuring devices made exclusively for golfers, is introducing two new models of GPS watch for 2017, including its most advanced ever model WTX.