HA FOX JAGUAR YPGA CLASSIC PRO-AM – DRAW ANNOUNCED

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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Leeds Golf Centre are pleased to release the draw for the HA Fox Jaguar YPGA Pro-Am to be played on the Wike Ridge course on Tuesday 7th July 2015.

A PDF version of the draw can be downloaded by clicking here.

The YPGA Pro-Am is sponsored by HA Fox Jaguar. Each Pro-Am team is made-up of one amateur and one professional. There will be over £2,000 of prizes up for grabs and the chance to win a fantastic Jaguar F Type for a weekend!

For details and information about this event please call the golf centre on 0113 288 6000

 

THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS GOLF COACH IS COMING TO LEEDS GOLF CENTRE

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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17th June 2015

For one day only, the world’s most recognisable golf instructor, David Leadbetter, will be visiting Leeds Golf Centre and is offering an exclusive day of tuition available to the general public.

On Tuesday 21st July, David will visit his Leadbetter Academy at Leeds Golf Centre to demonstrate his world-famous A Swing. Offering a unique clinic to help improve your game, it will be the first A Swing session he will give in the UK.

The day will include a welcome and presentation on the A Swing with David, the man who helped Nick Faldo win six major championships, a group clinic session plus you’ll even have the opportunity to chat to him during an afternoon BBQ and Q&A session.

This once in a lifetime opportunity is available for 15 people at £350 each. Every person that signs up to the session will also receive a signed copy of David’s new book, ‘A Swing’.

Leeds Golf Centre members are being offered an exclusive 24 hour booking window before tickets go on sale to the general public Friday 19th June.

Nigel Sweet, Operations Manager at Leeds Gold Centre, said: “We can’t wait for David to visit Leeds Golf Centre, he is one of the most recognisable figures in the game so to have him here will be an honour for the club. We have been involved as the Leadbetter Academy for over two years now so to hear his insight into his famous A Swing in person will be an unforgettable experience.”

 For more information and to book your place, please call the team on 0113 288 6000

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