Tytherington pro’s new post
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