Bedfordshire Golf Club - Pro Shop
Beat the Wind!
Those of you who have braved the wet conditions lately will have also been dealing with high winds.
With our course being prone to the odd windy day here and there, you may wish to consider another option to your equipment.
Hybrids are now a standard piece of equipment for most of us. Their shape and weighting make them easy to hit, with a higher trajectory and more backspin than traditional long irons. In the wind though, this could be a problem.
There is now on the market a new breed of club, the utility iron. Whilst still being far more forgiving than long irons, they will hit the ball on a lower piercing trajectory with less spin. Ideal for those windy days.
If you aren’t carrying 14 clubs at the moment, this would be a useful addition to your bag. Alternatively, if you carry two hybrids, consider dropping the less lofted option for a utility iron. It doesn’t have to be a permanent change, the summer may see you swap out your utility iron in favour of your second hybrid. Just remember to take out the extra club before your next round!!!
Currently in stock are The Ping G410 Crossover
The Titleist U500 and U510 irons
The Lynx Stinger
Drop in to the Pro-Shop and try out our Utility Irons on the range to see which one works best for you...
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New line of Scotty Cameron Mallet putters now in stock.
Scotty Cameron has created his most technically advanced putter line to date with the new Phantom X family – a collection of five modern mallets engineered to take putting performance to the next level.
The Phantom X line presents players with a variety of new mallet setups built around a mix of five head styles, with multiple shaft bend and alignment options. Each model features a precision milled solid aluminium face integrated into a stainless steel head with enhanced vibration dampening technology for increased MOI, optimal weight distribution, improved sound, and responsive feedback. These models are slightly more compact than their Futura predecessors with sleek, ground-hugging contours that pleasingly angle away from the player to inspire confidence at address. Scotty Cameron putter have always been seen to be the best in game and these don’t disappoint.
All models are available from the Pro-Shop with FREE fitting.
Another great turn out for the Ping demo day. We always say that these days are great to take advantage of, as they bring a lot more options than any other custom fitter.
We will be booking dates for the Callaway and Titleist fitters soon so keep an eye out for those.
The exciting new range of Stroke Lab Putters from Odyssey
Stroke Lab from Odyssey has completely changed putting with the innovation of the multi-material Stroke Lab shaft. This design actually helps to improve the tempo and consistency in your stroke, and the performance is nothing short of incredible. Innovative multi-material shaft saves 40 grams of weight, which is redistributed to the head and grip end of the putter. They have a new Microhinge Star Insert, which creates a firmer feel and pleasing sound at impact while providing the same roll characteristics of the Tour-proven White Hot Microhinge.
The biggest additions to the putter range are the new Triple Track Putters which utilise Vernier Hyper Acuity to easily improve your alignment for better putting accuracy. You will have noticed this from Callaway’s popular golf ball line, with three lines prominently featured at the centre of the putter head. In Odyssey’s testing it showed a 12-percent improvement in accuracy for the three-lined ball on a 10-foot putt. Combine that with the new putters and you will see a drastic improvement in your putting. We have seven new heads to choose from so you can be assured to find the right putter.
On behalf of the Pro-Shop staff, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We would like to thank you for the support you have shown to the Golf Club and we look forward to helping you anyway we can going forward.
Galvin Green is regarded by many as the best in the industry for waterproof garments. Their new addition is the ASHTON jacket which features new technology called SHAKEDRY - this comes a collaboration of Galvin Green with Gore-Tex and does exactly that...it shakes dry. This is thanks to the inner gore membrane now being located to the exterior of the jacket, ensuring there is no water absorption into the material whatsoever.
The fabric has persistent beading effect which make the water bead up and roll off the surface. The high degree of stretch within this Paclite shell jacket ensures minimal restriction or friction through the golf swing, while the breathability levels are also enhanced for the wearer's comfort. This brand new golf jacket weighs only 174 grams and so is their lightest jacket yet and is billed as the "game changer" by the brand.
Shop News - December 2019
Thank you to all those that attended the Titliest Demo day on Friday. The feedback from those who tried the new range was very positive, particularly in regard to the TS drivers and new range of irons.
We will have demo woods and full sets of demo irons arriving in time for the new season. Look out for the new SM 8 Vokey wedges and a new range of Scotty Cameron putters!!!
The range of shaft options available at the demo day was amazing and, even for us experienced club fitters, can get a little confusing. So here’s a quick guide to shafts and their different properties.
This is the property most people are familiar with. Flex will affect directional control, distance and feel.
Weight affects the spin rate. Heavier = less spin, lighter = more spin. This helps to control trajectory but also has a bearing on distance. Clubhead speed and feel can also be affected.
This is the rotational twisting of the shaft. Less torque = greater control at high speeds. At low swing speeds, higher torque can help to square the clubface. Feel is also affected.
This is the point along the shaft where it flexes. Low kick points (nearer the head) launch the ball higher, high kick points (nearer the grip) launch lower.
To achieve the best distance, the shaft will launch the ball at the correct angle with the right amount of spin. This is not only dependant on your clubhead speed, but also the way you deliver the club to the ball.
Control is achieved by matching the properties of the shaft to the ball flight characteristics of the individual golfer.
A complete custom fitting service is available in store whether for an individual club or a full set.
Please contact us to book or for more details on 01234 822555 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Pro-Shop is without doubt one of the most comprehensively stocked facilities in the region, for men, ladies and juniors.
We've invested in a state of the art custom fitting centre and are an approved fitting centre for most of the major brands and also stock a wide variety of golf clothing and shoes.
Our Golf Professionals Richard Banks and Steve Connolly are on hand to make sure that any purchase you make is the right one for you. We fit the equipment to your personal needs & ability - so if you're planning to change your equipment, please speak to us and we'll make sure that you leave with what you need, to help you better enjoy your golf.
Lessons are available with our team of highly qualified Professionals seven days a week; so whether you are a beginner or an established player, looking to fine tune a particular part of your game, we've got the solution for you.
Lessons can either be taken on a one-to-one basis, or, for those starting off or wanting to do something with friends & family, small group sessions can easily be accommodated to ease you in more gently.
We make good use of video equipment, to help you see what we're working on and also have one of the best green grass short game areas in the area so whether it be putting, chipping or bunkers we can help you improve.
You do not need to be a member of the club to benefit from our team's expertise - just call our Professional Shop on 01234 822555 ext3 or complete our short contact form in this page.
Our 24 bay driving range and professional shop are open from 8 am until 9 pm Monday to Friday and from 7 am until 8 pm at Weekends. Non members are welcome.
If you would like to know more about Bedfordshire Golf Club, to visit us or become a member, or to enquire about our meeting and banqueting facilities, simply call us on 01234 822555 or click here to complete our short enquiry form.
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