Bruce’s April Update

Hello to all,

April is upon us and hopefully this brings with it some better weather back in the UK for you all to get out on the course as much as possible. I also hear that the green staff have been working extremely hard under very difficult conditions trying their absolute best to prepare the course to the best they can, well done gentlemen! I’m sure all the members and guests appreciate your hard work.

Laguna has been getting hotter and hotter, but still as busy as ever with over 200 guests playing daily, quite something. I have enjoyed working here and the other Pro’s here are extremely nice guy’s who have made me feel incredibly welcome. There are two Brits and one American Pro here coaching on a permanent basis, it’s been good to work with them all.

As promised I have been looking at some dates for a two day short game clinic in May and I will send a flyer over to the club to advertise this very soon. I have been looking at two, two day classes, one at the weekend and one midweek, hoping to cater for all. The weekend class looks like being the 4th and 5th, starting at 10:00 til 12:00 on both days, the midweek class looks like being Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th starting at 17:00 til 19:00. Please lookout for this and sign up as early as you can, as I only intend to take 5 per class if possible, ensuring you get maximum benefit from the time and class. 

Some people have kindly already asked to get into the diary for when I am back and I would encourage more of you to please do the same so that  you can guarantee your spots for private one to one coaching for when I return. I have not changed my prices in over three years to try and make coaching as affordable as possible for all. As you know members get a reduced rate compared to non members, so please try and support the coaching at PRGC to not only improve your own games and enjoyment, but also ensure the club do have a resident PGA professional. 

One or two Laguna pictures to end with….

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all very soon!

New Men’s and Ladies Course Handicap Tables from April 1 2024 – Brown Course (Mats to Mains)

Please find below the new Handicap Tables for the Brown (Winter Mats) courses from April 1, 2024.

The main change is best explained in the England Golf Video and Infographic.

All of the changes are reflected in your new handicap tables below (and in the clubhouse from April 1).  Club V1 has also been updated so enter your scores as normal.

That just leaves you to get our there and enjoy your golf knowing that the course par has now been allowed for within the calculations.

I have also loaded the other Handicap Tables here should you want to see the impact of the changes on other courses which (weather permitting) will be open soon.

 

March Update from Captain Dick Pooley

Good day all,

As I write, the rain is tumbling down again and making this weekend’s events unpredictable!  The good news is that our Club has been open pretty much more than any other club in the area, in the main due to the hard work of all the greenkeeping team. Well done Jack and co, please keep it up.

Most regular players will know that March and April are the start of a busy golfing season, and I would ask you to take note of the Club Master Calendars for each month as issued separately by Al Bowyer, but also put up in the changing rooms.

Please click here for Al's full March schedule

February Results - well done to all victors!

Seniors Monthly Stableford - Meron Jacyma with 47 points.

Mixed Club Stableford - Chris Bridger with 43 points (on c/b from Mike Smith).

Club Stableford - Arthur Dobosz with 44 points (on c/b from Brian Sims).

Reminder of Save the Dates for April.

Wednesday 3rd April - WAGs Start Up (Dave MacKenzie) & Mens Trophy Presentation evening afterwards.

Monday 15th April - "On Course Foundation" Charity visit. (Dick Pooley)

Tuesday 23rd April - St. Georges Day Celebration - Captains Three Club Challenge, followed by roast beef lunch. (Dick Pooley)

NEW DATE - Club joint Charity Quiz Night - Friday 7th June at PR GC. (Sue Pomeroy & Dick Pooley).

Mens Away Trip to Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club 7th/8th/9th May.    There are still one or two places available for this trip: 22 definite so far!  Further details from myself.

Pro Shop.  Please keep in touch with Luke Viney for all your Club clothing and accessories; new stock arriving regularly - it's Mother's Day coming up!

Mother's Day Lunch. If you after an award winning Mothers Day Sunday Lunch - Trish is open until 5pm, but hurry, it's booking up fast!

Coaching.  Bruce Loome has told me he will be back in the UK around the end of April. I know we have several new members, both ladies and gents, who will be looking for some lessons.

Etiquette.  Please rake bunkers, replace divots, and repair pitch marks.

Once again, many thanks for reading and your support.

Dick Pooley, Club Captain.

mob. 07785 996511, land 01494 269615, email "richardpooley5@gmail.com"

 

Pro Update – Another quick heads up from Bruce, from a land far far away…

Hello all,
The plan is to add a footnote onto the clubs newsletter each month until I return in April, please find the second one below:

I’m well into my second month here at Laguna Golf Club in Phuket and I must say it’s been incredibly busy, but enjoyable also.
Sorry to hear about the weather back in the UK which I am sure has stopped some of you having the opportunity to get out on the course, I very much hope it improves for you all and you can get back out in some better golfing conditions soon. It sounds as though the greens staff are doing a good job under difficult conditions, well done gentlemen.
Thank you to the people who have taken the time to contact me whilst I’m out here and have started to get themselves in the diary for when I am back, please continue to do this so that we can hit the fairway running as soon as I do return, lets all hope for a nice spell of Spring weather.
I will have some dates ready for you by the next newsletter for a couple of planned group classes in May. With the short game practice facilities we now have at the club, I intend to utilise these and will be adverting a short game masterclass for May where we can practice/learn the vital aspects and most important part of this great game including chipping, pitching and bunker shots. I would like to only have 5 players per session, allowing maximum time for each player, so please look out for the advertising and sign up as early as you can to secure your spot. I will endeavour to organise a mid-week and weekend session so everyone is catered for.
I will sign off with a couple of pics from Laguna to hopefully send the nice weather your way for Spring!
Stay safe everyone,
Bruce