Bedfordshire Golf Club - Pro Shop  

Pro Shop Sale Now On - January 2020 
Thank you to all of you that have supported our sale so far. 
There are still some fabulous savings to be made, and with only two weekends to go before the sale ends, look out for those final reductions!!! 
PING will be sending representatives to Bedfordshire Golf Club with all their latest equipment on Wednesday 5th February 
This will be a great opportunity to see Pings complete range of club, whether left or right handed, ladies or gents with no obligation to buy (although we hope you will)! 
Please book a time in the shop with Richard or Steve to ensure you make the most of this opportunity. 
Previous Pro-Shop Articles 
On behalf of the Pro-Shop staff, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We would like to thank you for the support you have shown to the Golf Club and we look forward to helping you anyway we can going forward. 
Galvin Green is regarded by many as the best in the industry for waterproof garments. Their new addition is the ASHTON jacket which features new technology called SHAKEDRY - this comes a collaboration of Galvin Green with Gore-Tex and does exactly shakes dry. This is thanks to the inner gore membrane now being located to the exterior of the jacket, ensuring there is no water absorption into the material whatsoever. 
The fabric has persistent beading effect which make the water bead up and roll off the surface. The high degree of stretch within this Paclite shell jacket ensures minimal restriction or friction through the golf swing, while the breathability levels are also enhanced for the wearer's comfort. This brand new golf jacket weighs only 174 grams and so is their lightest jacket yet and is billed as the "game changer" by the brand. 
Shop News - December 2019 
Thank you to all those that attended the Titliest Demo day on Friday. The feedback from those who tried the new range was very positive, particularly in regard to the TS drivers and new range of irons.  
We will have demo woods and full sets of demo irons arriving in time for the new season. Look out for the new SM 8 Vokey wedges and a new range of Scotty Cameron putters!!! 
The range of shaft options available at the demo day was amazing and, even for us experienced club fitters, can get a little confusing. So here’s a quick guide to shafts and their different properties. 
This is the property most people are familiar with. Flex will affect directional control, distance and feel. 
Weight affects the spin rate. Heavier = less spin, lighter = more spin. This helps to control trajectory but also has a bearing on distance. Clubhead speed and feel can also be affected. 
This is the rotational twisting of the shaft. Less torque = greater control at high speeds. At low swing speeds, higher torque can help to square the clubface. Feel is also affected. 
Kick point 
This is the point along the shaft where it flexes. Low kick points (nearer the head) launch the ball higher, high kick points (nearer the grip) launch lower. 
To achieve the best distance, the shaft will launch the ball at the correct angle with the right amount of spin. This is not only dependant on your clubhead speed, but also the way you deliver the club to the ball.  
Control is achieved by matching the properties of the shaft to the ball flight characteristics of the individual golfer. 
A complete custom fitting service is available in store whether for an individual club or a full set. 
Please contact us to book or for more details on 01234 822555 or email at 
BGC Branded Items for Christmas - December 2019 
As well as an extensive range of club crested clothing for both ladies and men, we also have many other BGC branded items that would make great gifts this Christmas. Here are a few ideas; 
Insulated Drinks Bottles 
This week is the time to order any crested clothing required before Christmas. Please call into the shop first as we do have stocks of other sizes not on display, or can help you with ordering the correct size. Many of the garments we stock are available in other colours also. 
Club Head Covers 
Christmas Morning Mugs! 
Congratulations to Richard Banks who won the guest’s prize at the B.O.G.S Christmas meeting at the weekend with a score of 39 points. All of us in the Pro-shop really appreciated the invite and are already looking forward to the summer meeting! 
Previous Pro-Shop Offers still currently available are shown below. 
Christmas Comes Early to our Pro-Shop with special festive vouchers available for both Golf Coaching and Shop Goods (various values). 
To give a great golfing present to your loved one, just pop in to, or call the Pro-Shop and place your Christmas order now. 
Pro-Shop News - November 2019  
SAVE £60 ON Callaway Apex Shoe Range While Stocks Last 
Callaway's Apex shoe range provides maximum comfort and support in both a spiked and spikeless styles. 
They feature a durable full grain leather upper, with a triple density midsole. The spike system eliminates any lateral slippage during the swing. 
The Apex Pro series features all the above along with a TPU spikeless outsole for great traction on firmer ground. 
Both models carry a one year waterproof warranty and a 30 day comfort guarantee. 
Also, as we're approaching the winter months, please ensure you have your winter wheels fitted to your trolley to avoid any inconvenience when it's 'Code Blue' on the courses. 
We stock a range of winter wheels, including premium brands Motocaddy and PowaKaddy, but also the Fairway Hoppa winter wheels, which come in three sizes to provide a universal fit for all trolleys and the additional benefit of budget pricing. 
So, don't be caught out by the weather FIT YOUR WINTER WHEELS NOW and remember that we will also fit them for FREE when you purchase them from our Pro-shop! 
Pro-Shop News - November 2019 
Over the last few seasons, lithium batteries have become the norm when purchasing a new electric trolley. Despite being more expensive than the older lead acid types, most golfers have become sold on the benefits of the lithium battery
The main benefits are: 
More reliable 
Lighter weight (typically 2.5kgs as opposed to 7kgs). 
Smaller (allowing for trolleys to fold up smaller and easier). 
Lasting up to 5 times longer 
More environmentally friendly. 
The good news is, a change of trolley may not be required. Depending on the model and age of your trolley, it may be possible to buy a lithium battery that will be compatible. 
If you are thinking of getting your first electric trolley, or upgrading your existing one, Motocaddy are offering a free bag with every purchase from their lithium trolley range. Pop in and let us show you the complete Motocaddy range. 
The FREE bag offer is available until 31st December, terms and conditions apply. 
Pro-Shop News - November 2019
Introducing the Stroke Lab putter from Odyssey. The range incorporates a unique new method of weight distribution designed to improve the physical dynamics of the stroke. 
Most golfers' putting strokes are inconsistent. Yet most putting technologies focus on improving alignment or improving the quality of roll. They attempt to mask a given stroke's weaknesses instead of improving those weaknesses. Odyssey's new Stroke Lab putter line helps improve the stroke through a profound change in weight distribution made possible by an innovative new shaft. This is a completely new approach to putter weighting, and only Odyssey has it. 
The Stroke Lab shaft is a full 40 grams lighter, made possible by an innovative new multi-material shaft design that combines a graphite body with a steel tip to net out at just 75g, with most of the mass concentrated in the tip. They've redistributed that saved weight by adding 10g to the head in the form of two sole weights, and adding 30g to the grip-end via a 10g-lighter grip and 40g end-weight. 
The effect of Stroke Lab's innovative weight distribution on the stroke is dramatic. Odyssey studies indicate improvements in the consistency of backswing time, face-angle at impact, ball speed, and ball direction. Feel for the putter head becomes more acute, helping the golfer repeat the same, smooth stroke time after time. 
Stroke Lab putters are targeted at any golfer who wants to putt better (that's everyone). 
The Stroke Lab line up consists of 10 great shapes -- six mallets and four blades - all with our newest White Hot Micro-hinge insert for smooth roll and great feel, in a choice of pistol grip or oversize grip. Several of them are featured in the photo here. 
Book your putter fitting today. 
Pro Shop News - October 2019 
With Winter now officially here, many of you will have noticed your winter stock arriving in store over the last couple of weeks. 
Nobody wants to pack up their clubs for the winter, but having the right equipment and clothing will make it easier, and more pleasurable to keep playing over the next few months. 
With brands such as Galvin Green, Sunderland, Callaway, Titleist and Glenmuir, we have a great range for you to choose from, whether you require thermal warmth, protection from the wind, lightweight showerproof tops, or full on guaranteed waterproof suits. 
Unlike clothes worn on the high street, golf winter wear is specifically designed to play in. Often the materials used are lightweight, stretchy and breathable with moisture wicking properties to keep the golfer warm but also dry. The cut of the garments is also designed to maximize freedom of movement. 
Don’t forget headwear, rain or winter gloves and mitts, or even snoods. Bobble hats are also making a comeback!!! 
And in other Pro-Shop news... 
Congratulations to Steve Connolly, who came second in Thetford GC’s monthly winter Pro-Am meeting. Steve shot a 3 under par 69 to finish one behind the eventual winner Phil Abbot from John O’ Gaunt in the Pro’s medal event. Steve and his partner also finished 3rd in the team event with a 5 under par better ball score of 67. 
If any members would be interested in partnering one of our P.G.A. Pro’s in a Pro Am, please let us know. The P.G.A. East Region events normally start in April and go through to September. The normal format is one Pro and three Amateurs. 
Our Pro-Shop is without doubt one of the most comprehensively stocked facilities in the region, for men, ladies and juniors. 
We've invested in a state of the art custom fitting centre and are an approved fitting centre for most of the major brands and also stock a wide variety of golf clothing and shoes. 
Our Golf Professionals Richard Banks and Steve Connolly are on hand to make sure that any purchase you make is the right one for you. We fit the equipment to your personal needs & ability - so if you're planning to change your equipment, please speak to us and we'll make sure that you leave with what you need, to help you better enjoy your golf. 
Lessons are available with our team of highly qualified Professionals seven days a week; so whether you are a beginner or an established player, looking to fine tune a particular part of your game, we've got the solution for you. 
Lessons can either be taken on a one-to-one basis, or, for those starting off or wanting to do something with friends & family, small group sessions can easily be accommodated to ease you in more gently. 
We make good use of video equipment, to help you see what we're working on and also have one of the best green grass short game areas in the area so whether it be putting, chipping or bunkers we can help you improve. 
You do not need to be a member of the club to benefit from our team's expertise - just call our Professional Shop on 01234 822555 ext3 or complete our short contact form in this page. 
Our 24 bay driving range and professional shop are open from 8 am until 9 pm Monday to Friday and from 7 am until 8 pm at Weekends. Non members are welcome. 
If you would like to know more about Bedfordshire Golf Club, to visit us or become a member, or to enquire about our meeting and banqueting facilities, simply call us on 01234 822555 or click here to complete our short enquiry form. 
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