Tyther­ing­ton pro’s new post

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

FOR­MER Tyther­ing­ton Golf Club pro­fes­sional Nick Holmes is well known on the lo­cal golf cir­cuit hav­ing played in the Manch­ester Al­liance com­pe­ti­tions for sev­eral years.

One of his high­lights was to take Tyther­ing­ton through to the fi­nal of the Dun­ham For­est Tro­phy in 2014.

He be­gan his golf as a ju­nior at Elle­mere where he be­came their as­sis­tant pro­fes­sional be­fore mov­ing on to be­come as­sis­tant pro at White­field Golf Club.

Nick then took up his ca­reer path on his way to his cur­rent role as a teach­ing pro­fes­sional at the Traf­ford Golf Cen­tre.

He said: “Hav­ing worked as an as­sis­tant at Ellesmere and White­field I moved to The Tyther­ing­ton Club as Golf Op­er­a­tions Man­ager in 2009.

“Dur­ing six en­joy­able years I spent at Tyther­ing­ton I also be­came Head Pro­fes­sional and de­vel­oped a real pas­sion for coach­ing – this led me to be­come a full time PGA Teach­ing Pro­fes­sional based at Traf­ford Golf Cen­tre.

“The Academy here is one of the most ad­vanced teach­ing fa­cil­i­ties in the coun­try. We have four state-of-the-art heated teach­ing bays, each fit­ted with high speed cam­eras, GASP teach­ing soft­ware and launch mon­i­tors. In the academy we also have an all-weather putting/ chip­ping green with real bunker so all aspects of the game can be ad­dressed.

“My aim at Traf­ford Golf Cen­tre is to con­tinue de­vel­op­ing a true and ex­ten­sive un­der­stand­ing of the golf swing, keep­ing up to date new the­o­ries and tech­niques.

“The Coach­ing team all share the same pas­sion as my­self and we bounce our ex­pe­ri­ences off each other, help­ing us de­liver the right ses­sions for each in­di­vid­ual golfer. If you are look­ing to im­prove your golf game make sure you come and see me at the cen­tre and we’ll get the ball rolling to­wards achiev­ing your goals.

“We of­fer a va­ri­ety of les­son pack­agers for in­di­vid­ual golfers, how­ever ad­vise that your first ses­sion be the hour as­sess­ment les­son and a for­ward plan can be made from there.

“Other learn­ing op­tions are group lessons, we have a timetable of dif­fer­ent ‘Get in to Golf’ groups or you could cre­ate your own learn­ing group (min­i­mum of six golfers).

“The cen­tre is cur­rently go­ing through a re­fur­bish­ment, we’ve re­cently opened a new re­cep­tion/ en­trance area and in­tro­duced a new café and bar serv­ing Star­bucks coffee.

“The con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment at the cen­tre is aimed at im­prov­ing your ex­pe­ri­ence whilst at Traf­ford Golf Cen­tre.”

The lat­est Win­ter League Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley Hall saw James Brown in fine form with 41 points see­ing him home from Peter White­hurst 40 and Niall Lynch 38.

A Thurs­day Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley was won at a can­ter by Howard Stringer with 36 points, four more than Richard Bur­row, Lynn Heathcote, Mike Gates and Rod­er­ick Scott.

A Satur­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal was won by Ged Stevens 42 points from James Ben­nett 40 and Steve Weaver 39.

A se­cond Styal Sta­ble­ford was won by Steve James with a fine haul of 43 points see­ing him home from Kevin Do­herty 42 and Ged Stevens 41.

The Manch­ester & District So­ci­ety of Past Lady Cap­tains was formed in 1959 and has over 60 clubs with over 900 mem­bers

Clubs within a 25-mile ra­dius from Manch­ester Town Hall are el­i­gi­ble to join the so­ci­ety and any lady who has been a Cap­tain of those clubs may join the so­ci­ety.

In 2016 the So­ci­ety Cap­tain will be Mar­garet Ash­worth of North Manch­ester GC who will bring a great record of ser­vice and suc­cess to the role.

“My of­fi­cial ti­tle is Cap­tain of the Manch­ester & District So­ci­ety of Lady Cap­tains and in 2016 we will hold two com­pe­ti­tions- the first at Bra­mall Park on June 14 and the se­cond at Fair­field on July 14 with the win­ners and run­ners-up at each venue play­ing in the fi­nal at North Manch­ester later in the year and I am sure that they will all be great com­pe­ti­tions dur­ing a year that I am look­ing for­ward to with great an­tic­i­pa­tion.”

●● Mac­cles­field & District Schools U14 team with man­ager Jack Ben­son

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