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A couple of years ago due to dwindling numbers the continuation of the very long running Dowty Wolverhampton Golf Society was in doubt. An influx of new members though in 2016 has seen them reach their 57th year in 2018 still prospering. The highlight of the 2017 season was the first ever “weekender”, where 11 of the society’s members travelled to Grantham to play and stay at the excellent Belton Woods complex.
Indeed the weekend proved to be such a success that plans are already in place for 2018’s fixture & there is also talk of a trip abroad, Last season also saw us visit Church Stretton, Ombersley, The Shropshire & Bewdley Pines amongst others. As ever the Society is always looking to welcome new members & although based in Wolverhampton we travel all over The Midlands looking for a good golfing challenge. Most of our fixtures take place on a Friday afternoon (between 1pm and 2pm) so if you are interested in joining us please feel free to contact email@example.com for more information.
If you are a local Midlands golf society and would like to make your own contribution to On the Tee, both in the magazine and online, please contact us by e-mailing Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org or registering your details via our Society Registration Form
As long ago as 1931 a group of businessmen working in the newly formed plastics industry met on regular occasions for a game of golf, friendly banter and a chance to catch up on common interests. So popular were these occasions that it was decided to form a golfing society which accommodated their love of the game and also provided the opportunity to network within the industry.
The P.I.G.S. was formed initially in 1933 by Cyril Last (Founder) and proved so popular it quickly went national with the Midlands section being set up in1934 by Sydney Goode (BIP), E.Wilding-Cole and Jim Butler all of whom presented competition trophies to the society. These same trophies are still competed for today and feature each season in our fixture programme.
The P.I.G.S. are well known throughout the Midlands and have played courses such as Little Aston, Moseley, Blackwell, Moor Hall, Edgbaston, Beaudesert, Enville, South Staffs, Keddleston Park to name just a few. A major highlight of each season is our National Event which takes place in September, traditionally Woodhall Spa. On this occasion, all sections compete both individually and as a team for many original trophies.
Our season of events begins in April through to October featuring courses which vary each year and, with the exception of our Christmas Cracker in December are generally played in the afternoon followed by Dinner, awards and prizes. I extend a big thank you to the sponsors of each these events. We also encourage our members to bring along visitors and are actively seeking newcomers to join the society. These days we do not insist on potential members being associated with the plastics industry. Please do visit our website www.thepigs.co.uk and get a feel for what we are about.
Len Strong. Midlands & National Secretary PIGS
Tag Archive for: Golfers
David previously worked with the PGA as the Executive for Golf Coaching and has presented in Italy, China and throughout the UK on many golf coaching and sports related topics.
He is also the lead coach for the Warwickshire county academy programme which seeks to develop golfers from an early age to 18 years old.
David has coached on Ladies European Tour, worked with players on the mens challenge tour, but his real coaching passion is working with and improving club golfers scores and handicaps.
Set up for your Best Scores this Season – Hit the greens like the Pros…
Do you have a score in mind to achieve this season, break 100, 90, 80 or even 70? Whatever the target you need to decide how you are going to achieve that score.
We are going to focus on hitting more greens in regulation. This means if the hole is a Par 4, taking a regulation two shots to get onto the green. (A Key stat to be aware of!)
What greens should YOU hit in regulation?
We all have different handicaps and expectations, but you should be aware of which holes you can hit the green in regulation and which holes you can’t. If you cannot reach certain holes in regulatio due to the distance or other factors, then your strategy of how to play the hole needs to change.
If you can’t reach a Par 4 in 2 shots onto the green, play the hole as a Par 5. (3 shots to get onto the green and 2 putts)
Often we attempt to reach greens we cannot, which brings more trouble into play and we can quickly find ourselves having a higher score on particular holes than we expect to have.
What to do?
1. Choose the holes you can reach in regulation
Mark on your scorecard with a tick (Hit Green in Regulation) and a Cross (If missed).
2. The holes you cannot reach, rethink your strategy and how you play them
PLAY and SCORE better!
After a few rounds collecting how many greens you have hit or missed, will give you an idea of where you are in relation to your handicap:
0 Handicap – You should hit approx. 12-14 greens in regulation
9 Handicap – 8-10 greens in regulation
18 Handicap – 4-6 greens in regulation
If you are above your average for your handicap, this may suggest your short hame is letting you down. Or if you aren’t hitting enough greens, this may suggest your driving is not allowing you to hit the greens. The key is not guessing which part of your game needs attention, but having the facts.
Create a Plan, Set your Targets and your game will improve in 2016!
Golfers that have lessons with our team at Edgbaston Golf Club undertook a programme last year and on average have reduced their handicaps this season by 1.2 shots and 9 out of the 10 most improved golfers in the club have also taken lessons and had a Winter Plan.
If you want help on your golf game, on course lessons or help on a particular type of shot, please contact David and the team at Edgbaston.