GC2 Launch Monitor
GC2 Launch Monitor
As the weather starts to turn and the dark nights draw in, you might think that this is not the time to work on your game. However combining the indoor swing room with my GC2 launch monitor makes it the perfect time to tackle those swing changes that you’ve been putting off all year.
The GC2 launch monitor is regarded as one of the best launch monitors on the market by the golfing industry and is used by tour players and around the world. This small unit uses stereoscopic cameras to photograph the ball thousands of times at impact to give accurate information on:
Ball speed -- Launch angle – Backspin – Sidespin-- Azimuth (Start direction left or right of target) -- Carry distance
Linking with the Ipad all of this information is then presented to give a visual graphic on your ball flight including distance, dispersion and trajectory. This information is vital in deciding how best to help your game, and gap gives a quantifiable set of data to improve upon, helping to chart your progress
For those whose game is exactly where they want it, the GC2 is perfect for testing where carry distances for each club are measured, giving you precise information to help you decide the best choice of club for the shot in hand.
Call into the Pro shop for all prices and Winter Deals on using the GC2.
Kington Golf Club and friends dance the night away!
The Golf Club hosted a fantastic Social evening last Saturday 26th October, held at the Burton Hotel in Kington. Musical entertainment was provided by local band Mirrorball who played an amazing set of classic tunes, supported with Kington’s own guest singer, Mr. Kelvin Alexander!
Many thanks to The Burton Hotel for providing a first class venue and Mirrorball for the superb quality of entertainment. Also, thanks to all the people who attended, feedback received has been extremely positive, which is due to the effort put in by Niki Scott for organising the event and Mary Hill for providing and selling the raffle.
Academy Room at Kington Golf Club
When the weather changes .. In case the Autumn and Winter months are not as good as the Summer months have been, it is worth members remembering that the new Academy Room is open. Not only can Sarah use it for coaching and customising clubs when the weather is bad but also members can use it to play golf for free! The Optishot system allows up to two members to use their own clubs and play any one of 15 famous courses. You can play the individual holes on the screen and watch your shot ‘traced’ to get the feel of being there. As you progress down each hole the screen automatically displays your view according to where your shot landed. It usually takes only about 90 minutes for two golfers to play 18 holes so why not tackle some of the world’s best courses no matter what the weather totally free of charge! Simply book it with Sarah and play and keep warm and dry – of course if you prefer you can always wear wet weather gear when using it !!
Kington Golf Club Annual Dinner - Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Kington Golf Club Annual Dinner is to be held at the Club House on Saturday, November 30. The speaker is Mrs Ros Weston who is an R & A referee. Music is provided by Kate Thomas and Flok.
Tickets available from George Smith, Kay Taylor or from the Club House.
Advertising in our 2014 diary
We are finalising arrangements for the 2014 Kington Golf Club diary. If you would like to advertise in this diary or if you are aware of anyone who would like to promote their products or services to the members of Kington Golf Club please contact me.
01544 231146 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to new members
Kington Golf Club would like to welcome the following new members who have recently joined:
Robert Ramshaw, Jack Thompson, Paul Pears, Ken Lewis, Jane Cowles, David Weston, Tony Smith, John Moses, Tony Stokes, Duncan Price, Jamie Hughes and Martin Gudge.
Winter Rules come into effect from Monday, October 7. Members and Visitors are respectfully requested to observe the rules which are designed to protect the course and provide fair play.
See the notices around the Club for full details.
I regret to inform you of the death of Stan Thornton who passed away on Saturday, 5 October, 2013.
The funeral will be at the Hereford Crematorium at 3 pm on Friday, 18 October followed by a reception at the Burton Hotel, Kington.
Kington Golf Club Mirrorball - Saturday, 26 October, 2013
Kington Golf Club are holding an evening with Mirrorball - a six piece live party band and disco. This is to be held at the Burton Hotel, Kington on Saturday, 26 October.
Tickets are £20 per head to include supper and are available from Niki Scott, Mary Hill and Allan Williams or from the Club House.
Please support this as the proceeds are to be split between the West Midlands Air Ambulance and Kington Golf Club.
England Golf Golfmark Award (High Achiever)
Kington Golf Club has been awarded the England Golf Golfmark Award (High Achiever) having met high standards in coaching & playing, Club environment (including sports equity & ethics), child protection & duty of care, the playing activity/programme, Club management and knowing your Club an its community.
Credit for achieving the Award must go to Jayne Hotchkiss, Sarah Walton and David Mains all of whom spent many hours completing the mountain of paper work.
Last call for items for the Charity Shop!
As you know we are having the Charity Shop in Kington from Saturday, 13 July - Friday, 19 July) to raise funds for the Club. If you do have any items please take them to the shop between 2 pm - 5 pm this Friday. If this is not convenient for you please leave them at the Club House and we will take them to the shop. (NB: Any electrical items must be taken to the Charity Shop on Friday afternoon as they have to be PAT tested).
An Evening with Phillip Serill - Thursday, 18 July at 7.30 pm
Kington Golf Club Fundraising Committee welcomes you to the Clubhouse for an evening of Fine Wine and Cheese with Philip Serrill, the well known local antiques expert and television personality from Bargain Hunt, Flog It and the Antiques Road Trip.
Philip will be judging Kington Golf Club’s very own Bargain Hunt
On Thursday 18th July at 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 to include A Glass of Fine Wine & Cheese
This is open to Members and Non-members, so please invite all your friends
Tickets are available from the Clubhouse
Redemption of Golf Vouchers
Any member who received a voucher up to the point when Dan Jarman left needs to redeem this with Sarah in the Pro Shop.
Kington Golf Club is now allowing Twilight Golf which is available from 4 pm until dusk at a cost of £15.
Bradnor Plate - 9 June, 2013
Jimmy and Jenny Kelly scored a magnificent 42 points to win the
Bradnor Plate on a beautiful June day. Mike and Pip Frost were second
with 38 points.