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John Murray

Moray Golf Club PGA Golf Professional

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Greetings from your Friendly Pro Shop Team 

I hope you've all had a fantastic week on and off the golf course and welcome to another exciting edition of the Moray Pro Shop weekly newsletter, bringing you up to date with all the latest news and gossip from within the walls of MGC.

Competition news 

We had a decent weekend of weather and as a result a good turnout for week 8 of the winter cup on the Old Course. A full list of results can be found on the clubhouse or pro shop noticeboards.


Magic 2's were worth £3.80 to the following players:

Ian Geddes, Atholl Campbell (2), Colin Young, Jim Conn, Stuart Duncan, Alan Cowie, Gary Watt, James Spence, Steve Harding & Sandy Bruce


Magic 2's were worth £8.66 to the following players:

Neil Stewart, Alan Cowie & Lynne Tough

Tour news 

Jordan Spieth started 2016 just as he finished 2015, with an emphatic 8 shot victory in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii at the weekend. Spieth finished the 4 rounds a massive 30 under par, only 1 shot behind Ernie Els' championship record of -31. This is Spieth's 7th PGA tournament victory in his 77th event and saw him pick up a cool $1.18 million for his efforts!!

Spieth has averaged 26.5 putts per round in his first 2 events of the season which is rather impressive!! How many putts do you average? 30?...34??...38??

This is one area of the game that many people overlook and don't practice, and yet it could be one that could save you the most strokes! 

Here are three things to focus on:

1) Get short putts to the hole
Make sure you give your 10 footers a chance! This shouldn't be difficult should it? Pros leave about 7% of these short while a 20 handicap player will leave 17% of these putts short on average!! 

2) Hole more putts from 3-8 feet
This will give you more 1 putts and less 3 putts and make a big impact to your scoring! 

3) Distance Control matters! 
How many 3 putts do you average per round? Getting the ball only 1 foot closer to the hole on your long putts can have a massive impact on reducing your 3 putts!

Look out in next week's newsletter for some drills which you can work on to improve your short and long putting.

Rules section  

Rules Changes 2016 

With the New Year also comes some important rules changes in the world of golf. 

The most significant changes are outlined below: 

1) Rule 18-2b (Ball moving after address) This rule no longer automatically penalises the player for the ball moving after the player has addressed the ball. The player is only penalised one shot if the movement of the ball is the fault of the player 

2) Rule 6-6d (submitting incorrect scorecard) The player is no longer automatically disqualified for submitting an incorrect scorecard. If the player returns a lower score on the scorecard as a result of failing to include penalty shots the player was not aware of before completing his round, he will be allowed to add the penalty under rule and then an additional 2 strokes for the scorecard error. 

3) Rule 14-1b (Anchoring) From 1 January 2016 all golfers will be prohibited from anchoring the club either "directly" or by use of an "anchor point" in making a stroke. The penalty is loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play. This is probably the most debated rule change in recent years with many top players using this method of putting to great success like Adam Scott, Bernard Langer and Keegan Bradley. Its sure to continue to create some discussions and some grey areas within golf clubs!! 

Click here to watch a video on the R&A website explaining the rule.


Shop news 

January Sale 

We have reduced all our clothing stock in the shop to try and clear some space for the new Spring/Summer ranges which will start arriving over the coming months. 

Come along and grab yourself a bargain!!

New Arrivals 

This week we have seen the start of the New Year deliveries with some new Titleist bags arriving in stock as well as our rental clubs for the year with the new AP1 & AP2 irons. 

Click here to find out more about the latest Titleist iron ranges. If you would like to arrange a custom fitting, please click here to get in touch, or come and have a chat with us in the pro shop.

Bonus Ball Lottery 

While things are a bit quieter in the shop we are going to run a couple of bonus ball draws in the shop. 

Our first couple options are a Titleist 915 Driver at £5.50 per ticket and a PING DLX Cart Bag (white) at £3 per number so you can choose what you fancy having a go at!!

Once we have sold all the numbers 1-59, the person to have the bonus ball in the next lotto draw (Wed or Sat) will win the prize. 

We will have this advertised on our Facebook page and within the shop.

Upcoming events 

Traditional Burns Night Supper 

Saturday, 23 January @ Moray Golf Club 

Time: 7.30pm 

Tickets £25 available from the bar

Motocaddy free bag

FREE cart bag opportunity 

Some offers are too good to miss. Right now, if you buy a Motocaddy S Series trolley we’ll give you a FREE cart bag. Get on down the shop whilst stocks last or contact us here for further information.

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Club News
Click here to view the Winter Cup Aggregate Scores

I hope you like the rest of the newsletter and the articles I have for you below. Enjoy the read.
Grip basics: don't let bad habits creep in
Grip advice
Request a Lesson
PING i Series irons
New Year's resolution? Get fit
New Year's resolution? Get fit
Wilson Staff D200 woods

ProQuip Pro-Flex outerwear and accessories

Did you get those winter mittens you wanted for Christmas? No? Fear not, pop by the shop and treat yourself to a New Year's gift. ProQuip's new Pro-Flex range includes the superb flagship waterproof suit, as well as some fantastic accessories, too.

Make a note of these dates in your diary
Who has been amongst the prizes this week?
Book a time and let us help your golf game
Instruction to help you enjoy better golf


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