H.A. Fox Jaguar YPGA Pro-Am 2015

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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We are delighted to announce that Leeds Golf Centre will be hosting The H.A. Fox Jaguar YPGA Pro-Am 2015.

This year we are running a one day Pro Am only event on Tuesday 7th July. The amateur prize fund has doubled from last year, which means there will be over £2,000 of prizes up for grabs and of course, the chance to win a fantastic Jaguar F Type for a weekend!

EVENT: H A Fox Jaguar YPGA Classic Pro-Am

WHERE: Leeds Golf Centre – Wike Ridge golf course

WHEN: Tuesday 7th July 2015

COST: Entry fee £180 per team*

PRIZES: Top prize – win an F-Type Jaguar for the weekend, courtesy of H.A. Fox Jaguar, Leeds. Plus over £2000 of additional prizes.

If you would like to play but have not got a Pro, do not worry as we can provide a Pro from the PGA of Yorkshire for you. You can enter online by clicking here or grabbing an entry form from the club.

It would be great to see some of our members playing in this event and you all know that home advantage helps!!

Tour De Yorkshire 3rd May – Disruption to travel to Leeds Golf Centre

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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Stage 3 of the Tour De Yorkshire begins on Sunday 3rd May, starting in Wakefield and finishing in Leeds. The route is 167km long and will pass through some of Yorkshire’s stunning and iconic natural scenery. While we are extremely proud that Leeds is hosting the climax of the Tour, the event route will pass very close to the golf centre and there will be some disruption on the day as roads are closed.

Wigton Lane, Wike Ridge Lane (from Wigton Lane to Shadwell Lane), Roundhay Park Lane and the Ring Rd (from Roundhay Park lane to the A58 roundabout) all form part of the event route and will be closed from 3pm to 5.30pm.

If you intend to visit Leeds Golf Centre around this time, please plan ahead and take an alternative route.

Please check the detailed map of the event route on the offical letour website.

Rabbits April Update

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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I am so naive! I thought there were only 4 seasons we ever experienced in this country. Not a bit of it! We all experienced at least 10 in the space of a few hours with a very unnerving lull in a particular squall before we were battered even more by hail and force 12 gales.

At one point during the front 9 I half expected to get the call that the course was closing or that those who went out first had made an executive decision to make it a 9 hole comp. Martin, Dave Kerns and Brian fought bravely on and led another 2 groups in before myself Dave Higgins and Dave Varley well and truly brought up the rear with the 2 groups in front deciding they’d understandably had enough and had walked in.

As Tony and Jeff had at the last minute been required to play with a virtual player I had very generously (it turned out) given them 2 points guaranteed each hole, which in those conditions turned out to be a killer for the rest of the field. Save to say they walked it, with a fantastic 78 points followed some way behind in second place by my own team on a still impressive 71. Oh how I wish I’d only given them 1 point a hole!! The other teams that finished didn’t disgrace themselves either finishing just 1 and 3 points further back. All I can say Tony and Jeff is that you owe Denis a pint!! “Hi Denis, hope you’re feeling better!!” (He said through gritted teeth).

Tony and Jeff won a hat and some balls and Martin (winning both nearest the pins) won a glove and balls. Good effort Martin in those conditions just hitting the greens. I know you were a long way off but no-one else did as far as I could tell.

But seriously…as a few of you had left by the time I struggled in I didn’t get the chance to thank every one of you for supporting the event and to say how much I am looking forward to my last season as Rabbits captain.

(Gerry Hudson: Rabbits Captain)

Take part in Leeds Golf Centre’s very own Par 3 Contest

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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Friends and family welcome!

To kick off the Masters proceedings we’re running our very own ‘friends and family’ Par 3 Contest on Wednesday 8th April at 12pm.

How to enter
It’s only £20 for a 4 ball, just let us know you’re coming and pay on the day.

Special Masters menu offer 

Head to the clubhouse afterwards and enjoy our special Masters menu.

Only £5 for a classic burger or pulled pork burger with fries, salad and coleslaw for all Par 3 competitors.

Masters your game!

Posted on: April 4th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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To celebrate the Masters we’re launching a series of clinics to help you master your game like the pros. Swing like Rory McIlroy and putt like Luke Donald! We’ll even show you how to do the Bubba Watson’s famous hook shot.

Only £12 per person or £7.50 per person for current Leadbetter Academy students.

Each clinic is 1 hour long and with Leadbetter Academy Manager, Chris Parker.

Saturday 11th April 10am-11am

Full swing clinic focusing on shot shaping.

Saturday 11th April 4.00pm- 5.00pm

Short game clinic focusing on various shots around the green.

Sunday 12th April 3pm-4pm

Putting clinic focusing on theory to green reading and pace control.

To book, send an email to chris.parker@leedsgolfcentre.com or call 0113 288 6000

HIT THE RANGE FOR COMIC RELIEF

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 09.49.19IT’S COMIC RELIEF AND THIS RED NOSE DAY WE’RE CELEBRATING BY GIVING AWAY 10 AMAZING PRIZES!

This Friday 13th March we will be placing 9 prize-winning red balls plus an extra special golden ball in the range machine. Each ball relates to one of our exclusive prizes listed below:

  • Free LGC cap/towel
  • Free basket of balls
  • Footgolf for 4 people
  • Free round on The Oaks
  • Free basket of balls
  • Dozen Srixon distance balls
  • Free round on Wike
  • An hour on the simulator
  • Burger/ fries and soft drink in Nineteen

DON’T MISS THE MYSTERY GOLDEN BALL

Make sure you look out for the GOLDEN BALL! Whoever finds the Red Nose Day Golden Ball will win our amazing mystery prize!

For every basket of balls purchased on Red Nose Day we will be donating £1 to Comic Relief.

A bit about the cause…

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty.

We work tirelessly all year round to help make our vision a reality. And in the years since we started out in 1985, with the support of some remarkable people, we’ve achieved amazing things and raised over £950 million.

Follow all the action via #RedNoseDay #ComicRelief and send your Red Nose Day photos over to us on the LGC Facebook and Twitter!

 

Get ready for the new season!

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

Duncan MacCarthy Perfformance Coach Leeds Golf Centre/Ignite Sports

As we approach a new golfing season that hopefully brings lots of sun, I am sure some of you will have kept up playing through the colder months, whilst some may have chosen to put the clubs away.

Whichever decision you took, I think now is a critical time to get your game in good order for the season.

As with all my players at whatever level they are at I remind them of what golf is. It is to put a ball in a hole in the least amount of shots. With this we need to make sure we are practicing to get good at this rather than becoming good at hitting fifty 6 irons on a range.

I split practice into 2 key categories – Development and Performance. Development is working on how to do something and Performance is getting good at doing it. It is the second type that I want to focus on. Performance practice is critical at this time of year as you all are about to start the season, which comprises of performing in competitions. So let’s not leave it to chance, let’s practice performing, so when it comes to your events you are prepared well.

It is very simple to develop yourself in a performance session. Rather than coming up to just hit balls on the range why not go play 9 holes with a friend and compete against one and other. If you don’t want to use the course you could look at a one hour session like this; 10 mins warm up on range, 20 mins choosing targets, going through pre shot routines and executing shots. Record the successful shots. Have a consequence for poor shots just like on the course. If you hit a poor shot on the course you always have a consequence. For example a missed green could mean being in a bunker. On the range create a consequence of maybe every missed target you have to walk to the end of the range and back again – trust me you’ll get bored of that quickly! Then the second 30 mins go to the chipping green to practice up and downs. Chip on and try hole the putt.

So many practice the chipping bit but on a course we have to follow it with a putt, why not do it in practice? See how many times you do this with 10 chips and record the success percentage in your phone or notebook. Finally hit the putting green with 4 balls round the hole at 2ft. Hole all 4 you can move back to 4 foot and so on. Miss any and you have to start again. With this you also have a consequence. A simple session like this is training the key skills you will require on the course. Like the final putt at 2ft to move on to 4 footers. If you miss it can you accept it and move on? You may experience small nerves about holing it which happens on course and when this happens do you think about the future or remain present?

So in conclusion make sure you have time set aside to perform in your practice.

Remember become a better golfer AND performer!

Have a great season on & off the course!

Duncan McCarthy

Ignite Sports

Don’t forget mum!

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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This Mother’s Day, Sunday 15th March, Nineteen by Dough is offering a brilliant a la carte menu, to treat your mother with.

Created by our award winning chef, who was recently runner up at the national food awards best restaurant, and is nominated for Best British Restaurant at the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Oliver Awards, we’re offering an informal fine dining experience, at a fraction of the usual price.

Click here to view the menu

Reservations are advised, please call 0113 288 6160

Rabbits Captain’s message – Gerry Hudson

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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I’m pleased to be able to re-introduce myself as the Rabbits Captain for this my second and final season. We set our stall out at the start of the season last year to get promoted back to the Premier Division at the first attempt. We did this in some style taking automatic promotion in second place (a mere 2 points off being Division 1 champions) by some 5 points. We also said we wanted to enjoy ourselves and be as inclusive as possible by getting new members involved and, of course, have a great time in the process.

We now, in my view, have a very good blend at Wike of long-standing Rabbits and new members keen for the team to do well – as well as enjoying ourselves. In the past we perhaps emphasised the latter goal at the expense of achieving good performances. The goals this season are quite simple; to continue to enjoy our golf; stay up, and continue to have an inclusive approach…and then push on, either this season or next, to become the best Rabbits team in the league by winning the Premier Division and consistently doing well in all other competitions. Why not?

Rabbits Section Structure

We have 4 roles next season to support the planning and organising of fixtures and events. I also plan to appoint a vice-captain this season who will become Captain in 2016.

In the meantime the section will be supported in the following way:

Captain – Gerry Hudson
Leeds & District Rabbits Union rep – Brian Slater
Secretary & 2 man league organiser – Denis Fox
Open Day organiser – Dave Higgins

Finance guidance will be provided direct from the main committee by Colin Duckels.

A special note of thanks at this point to Peter Moore – the outgoing secretary – Peter has been a loyal servant of the Rabbits for many years and, of course, past Club Captain. Peter has decided to stand down this coming season. Thanks Peter for all your support – you are a true club servant.

If you are interested in getting more involved in supporting the biggest section at the club; and being part of the Wike Ridge Rabbits Revolution then please contact me direct.

Calling all Rabbits!

My first duty is to put out an ‘all-points bulletin’ to all Rabbits who would like to continue to be involved in representing Wike Ridge this coming season. This is your chance to contact me direct to express a provisional interest in playing in any capacity during 2015; including singles; pairs; team events; weekend trophy events and friendlies. So that you have a rough idea of what is on offer on a district basis, I’ve attached a brief summary of all the external events you could get involved in. If you need a partner please let me know and we’ll do our best to sort you out.

This initial expression of interest should be received by me by Friday 13th March either via gerard_hudson@yahoo.co.uk (or text me on 07504 484305), or alternatively put your name on the sign up list on the Rabbits notice board. This initial deadline is only to help us plan early for the new season; there will still be opportunities to get involved later on if you’re not yet sure. As part of a new initiative this coming season we have also decided to be more pro-active in organising trips to Open Days to ensure we are represented at as many of the local Rabbits Open Days as possible (see the notice board). There will also be regular updates in the Leeds Golf Centre (LGC) newsletter; on the notice board and in the folder on the shelf so please make sure you check your email and the board on a regular basis.

LEEDS GOLF CENTRE TEES UP FREE LESSONS IN FEBRUARY WITH ‘GET INTO GOLF’

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments
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Leeds Golf Centre, one of Yorkshire’s leading golfing facilities, is offering free golf lessons throughout February after signing up to England Golf’s ‘Get Into Golf’ program.

The initiative, set up by the England Golf Partnership, aims to make England the world’s leading golf nation by 2020. The free coaching sessions are available for mixed groups, women-only and families and are run by fully qualified PGA professionals from Leeds Golf Centre’s Leadbetter-trained staff. They offer a basic introduction to one of the nation’s favourite past times and provide information about follow-on coaching programs and club membership opportunities.

Andy Herridge, Head Professional at Leeds Golf Centre, said: “After learning about this campaign, we were immediately impressed with the idea and we’re delighted to provide our services and support ‘Get Into Golf’ at Leeds Golf Centre.

“We’re offering a series of sessions throughout most dates in February for those who either want to get back involved in the sport or are playing the game for the first time. Our facilities are an ideal environment to learn the game of golf. With our relaxed and friendly atmosphere, advanced golf teaching services, and new for 2015, our floodlit short-game and driving range areas, the home of modern golf is the perfect setting for any type of golfer.”

Tom Freeland, Yorkshire Golf’s Development Officer, added: “It’s fantastic to have Leeds Golf Centre on board, so a big thanks to Andy and the team for signing up to ‘Get Into Golf’. We’re working with England Golf to grow the numbers of participants in Yorkshire and with programs such as this, we’re sure we’ll see a surge of new golfers in our county.”

To sign up for lessons, please visit www.getintogolf.org or contact the team on 0113 288 6000 or acedemy@leedsgolfcentre.com. Please note spaces are first come first serve so we advise signing up sooner rather than later. Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is book and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.