It’s decision time!
If you have enjoyed playing our course during the winter months, its time now to make the decision to join us before the new summer Pay & Play green fee’s kick in on April 1st?
Take a months trial first so you can make double sure you like what you are buying. Then if you commit to taking an annual membership before the month has completed and if you act fast in March, you could scrape in at the current rate, before the April 1st increase!
We’d love to see you more often and get to know you and joining up for a TRIAL is now so easy by simply using the sign up form HERE
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – 31st March 2019
Treat your Mum to our delicious home made Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
It’s important to book well in advance for these popular themed afternoon teas, as all the cakes and goodies are homemade
Sunday 31st March 2019
2.00 – 4.00pm
Selection of Sandwiches: ~
Homebaked Honey Glazed Ham
Cheese & homemade Chutney
Egg Mayo & cress vol-au-vent
Freshly Baked Scone with Jam & Clotted Cream
Choc fudge Square
Under 12’s £9.95
Bookings close Wednesday 24th March
Email Joy: email@example.com or call 01234-378181
Special dietary requirement are catered for providing advance notice is given
How playing golf impacts on the foot
How Playing Golf impacts on the foot
Any golf professional will tell you that problems with the feet, even a painful corn or callus, can impede timing and balance to the point where it affects the scorecard at the end of the day.
The torque of a golf swing can strain muscles in the legs, abdomen and back. The fact that the game is usually played on hilly terrain increases these forces, and can lead to injury.
However, a full round of golf adds up to a four or five-mile workout that can reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health.
If a round of golf is painful on the feet, first assess the quality of your shoes. Any time pain is not adequately resolved with good, stable golf shoes and is present for more than two or three consecutive rounds, it’s time to visit a podiatrist. They can diagnose and treat any problems and help make your feet an asset, not a liability, to your golf game.
If biomechanical imbalances are present, these existing stresses will overload certain structures, and predispose the golfer to overuse of muscles and strain on ligaments and tendons. Orthoses will equalise the weight load on the lower extremity and in essence rest the overused muscle.
Other problems, such as tendonitis, capsulitis, and ligament sprains and pulls can also keep a golf enthusiast in the clubhouse. Improper shoes can bring on blisters, neuromas (inflamed nerve endings) and other pains in the feet. Podiatrists see these problems daily and can treat them conservatively to allow for a quick return to the sport.
When injured, participation is no substitute for rehabilitation. Injured body parts must be thoroughly treated and rehabilitated to meet the full demands of golf or any other sport. If you are injured, your return should be gradual. As much as you may want to get back to your game, take it slowly.
We are fortunate enough to have Colin Papworth, Podiatrist, visit our club on a monthly basis. He is next here on Weds 16th May along with a representative from Podfo – an innovative orthoses company who will be willing to answer any questions you may have.
To book an appointment with Colin just use Lake View’s online booking system:Book with Colin
Or for more info on Colin and how he can help take a look here:Who is Colin?
Orthoses: preventing pain, improving game
For the foot that is not able to function normally due to biomechanical conditions such as excessive pronation (rolling in) or supination (rolling out), a state of optimal biomechanics can be achieved through the use of orthoses, custom shoe inserts that can be prescribed by a podiatrist. Orthoses not only allow the feet to function as they ought to but can alleviate the predisposition to injury brought on by biomechanical imbalances.
If biomechanical problems are present in your swing, they will invariably cause symptoms when walking the course as well. Addressing biomechanical problems in walking may therefore result in the secondary benefit of an improved swing through proper foot function.
Once driven by fashion, golf shoes were wing-tip oxfords with spikes. Today, shoes are constructed using basic principles of athletic footwear. Some even incorporate advanced technological innovations such as graphite shank reinforcements, which keep them light and add strength.
Don’t wear anything on your feet that wouldn’t be comfortable if you were taking a good long walk. Make sure shoes fit well in the store before purchasing them. It’s best to shop for them in the afternoon when the feet are slightly swollen. Try on shoes with the same socks you’ll wear on the course. Tie both left and right shoes tightly and walk around your store or pro shop for a few minutes before deciding on a make and model.
Maintaining healthy feet for golf
Proper warm-up and stretching exercises specific to golf can help in injury prevention. A sports podiatrist can recommend a suitable warm-up regime.
Five top tips when playing golf:
- Start easy and build up your playing time carefully.
- Don’t forget to stretch regularly, especially before taking to the first tee.
- Fit your shoes with the socks that you plan to wear.
- Stretch to alleviate stiffness after a day of golf.
- Lift with your legs. This applies to lifting golf bags in particular – bending at the waist to pick up your bag will strain your back.
Spring and Summer Golf Society packages 2019
Golf Society packages available from April 1st – 31st September 2019
Remember we consider 12 players, (playing on the day), the minimum number to be classed as a society.
We have a couple of freebies available for larger groups; if 17 or more turn up to play on the day the organiser can play FREE and if more than 28 players turn up on the day we will issue 4 green fee vouchers to be used as prizes for your day.
- Golf only – 18 holes of golf with no pre-ordered food: Weekends £31 per head Weekdays £21 per head
- C/T B/R’s 18 – Coffee/tea & bacon rolls on arrival with 18 holes of golf : Weekdays £24.75 pp, Saturday £30.75 pp, Sunday £32.75 pp
- C/T Full English B’fast 18 – Full English Breakfast buffet including adlib tea’s and coffee with 18 holes of golf: Weekdays £28 pp, Saturday £34 pp, Sunday £36 pp
- C/T B/R’s All Day Golf, Light Lunch – Coffee/tea & bacon rolls on arrival, all day golf, choose either Ham, egg & chips or Ploughman’s for lunchtime: Weekdays £42 pp, Saturday £50 pp, Sunday £54 pp
Tee times for societies generally start from around 9.30am, but if you really want an early time, we will do our best to send you off from our 13th tee. Many golfers say we should have our 13th tee as the 1st to enable what is our signature hole, the 12th green, to be the last hole. However, the way things are set at the moment it enables us to work a variety of combinations and helps keep our members happy too.
To book a society simply email the date and time you wish to tee off along with your preferred society package. However, if you want something slightly different to anything listed below, we will happily send you a quote.
To Book please either call 01234-378181 during opening hours and ask to speak to either Julie, Jaz or Joy or simply send an email with the day/time/package that you would like to book Email Here
Our Tips for arranging your group society day at Colmworth
We suggest the use of the following holes for Nearest the Pin competitions; listed easiest to hardest in order of difficulty.
9th | 5th | 11th | 17th
We suggest the following for Longest drive competitions:
4th | 10th | 14th | 16th
If you would like to hold a straightest drive competition, we are happy to spray a paint line along the fairway by prior arrangement.
We ask for a returnable deposit for the use of our nearest the pin and longest drive markers.
Buggy’s are available, (weather permitting), at a rate of £22 per round or £ 32 for all day. A refundable deposit is required to ensure you bring the key back!
Our shop is stocked with just basic everyday golfing essentials, such as balls, tees, gloves, hand warmers etc.
If you have booked a meal following your golf, The Welham Hall will again be available for your exclusive use to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal and presentation of prizes. Remember that if you have more than 28 players on the day, we will also issue you with 4 green fee vouchers for use as prizes on the day.
We hope you have been tempted to come along and give our course a go and please feel free to contact Julie or Jaz either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 01234 378181 if you have any further questions or requirements to make your day a memorable event.
If you manage to get more that 16 players turn up for your group golf society day “THE ORGANISER” can come along for FREE as a thank you from us
We consider 12 players to be the minimum number to play in a society so if your numbers drop below 12 they may be charged extra on the green fee.
Stay and relax while you learn to play golf in a Weekend
On our “learn to play golf in a weekend” you will have the opportunity to stay in our gorgeous lakeside studio, Digby’s Den, helping you to leave the stresses of work and home behind so you can concentrate on the new skill you have chosen to master.
The ability to play golf can open up so many opportunities. It’s such a wonderful sport and is a fun activity that can be shared with all members of the family.
Learn to play golf – Golf is a game for all ages and abilities, and with expert advice from our resident Golf Professional Adrienne, you’ll be out enjoying our stunning golf course from the outset. Having taught golf for nearly 30 years, ‘Adie’ has a wealth of experience and knowledge to help you through your first stages of playing golf.
Meet Adie – Previously a successful player on the LET (Ladies European Tour), Adie now focuses on her passion and talent for delivering first class golf lessons. She is a PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Advanced Professional who is skilled in all aspects of teaching golf and has vast experience in nurturing all abilities, from complete beginners to established golfers.
Plan of action – Adie strongly believes that everyone has an aptitude for golf, and so is eager to introduce this wonderful sport to all. She loves having the opportunity to nurture talent, improve ability and generally increase people’s overall enjoyment of the game. Her coaching methodology is to simplify fundamentals and to focus on specific areas of the game to enhance pupils’ capabilities.
Arrive and settle in Digby’s Den, and then feel free to make use of the Coffee Cup in the golf clubhouse for lunch or enjoy your own prepared lunch whilst sitting in Digby’s gorgeous garden overlooking the lovely lake. Then later on, perhaps after a scenic walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside, explore the many restaurants in the neighbouring villages, or maybe grab a take away or just prepare your own evening meal at your leisure.
You will now be familiar with your surroundings, so just decide whether to prepare your own breakfast or head for the Coffee Cup, which opens at 7am at weekends.
- 10am meet Adie at the Coffee Cup in the golf clubhouse
- 10.30 – 12pm group coaching session (short-game tuition)
- 12pm – 1pm relax and have lunch
- 1pm – 3pm group coaching session (on-course play)
Thereafter, why not make good use of our fantastic facilities, as we also have a covered driving range, large putting green, Par 3 Pitch & Putt and FootGolf course.
Again, decide whether to prepare your own breakfast or head for the Coffee Cup.
- 10am – 11.30am individual coaching session (long-game tuition)
- 11.30am – 12pm break for tea/coffee and biscuits
- 12pm – 2pm individual coaching session (on-course play)
You are free to stay another night at Digby’s Den if you choose to – latest time to vacate is Monday 10am.
Cost: £500 for 1 person and £600 for 2 people sharing
To book please either phone: 01234-378181 or email Here for details
- If you have a partner that likes to play golf (or wants to learn to play golf as well) then do ask for details of additional options.
- If you live local to us then you may not need to stay in Digby’s Den, so please ask for options and prices to suit you.
New Year Society Specials!
Package includes: Warm up basket of balls for the range, 18 holes of golf followed by a tasty bowl of homemade soup with a roll.
Cost per person: Tuesday/Thursdays £22 and Saturdays £26.
This deal is only available during January, and February 2019
To book either call and speak to Jaz, Joy or Julie on 01234-378181 or email: email@example.com
January Pay & Play Offers
It has been lovely to see so many players on the course over the Christmas holiday so to encourage you to keep playing through, what is usually the chilly month of January, here are a few offers to tempt you! Only some of these offers are available in the clubhouse as most are online deals.
- The Late Shift – Play as many holes before dark! This deal is available online only and currently starts from 1pm costing £12 during the week and £16 at weekends
- Tuesday’s are discount days! Green fees online and in the clubhouse are: £19 with the Late Shift priced at: £10!
- Bring your mate half price starts at 11.30am everyday. SNATCH them fast before they sell! Available online only.
- Thursdays and Saturdays offer – Online only between 9.30 – 11.30am Coffee/tea & bacon rolls on arrival with 18 holes of golf, (Thursdays £22 pp & Saturday’s £28pp).
Our Trial membership is just £80 and includes a free golf lesson too!
It really is just as important to us, as it is for you, that you are happy and comfortable at our club, so that is why we give you the chance to trial us before you commit to paying for a full year.
If you do decide the fit is right for you, and you commit to joining us before your trial expires, we will deduct £50 from whichever membership category you choose is best for you.
Our trial membership includes:
- Unlimited golf 7 days a week with priority tee-times at weekends.
- Free use of the Par 3
- 1 FREE Lesson with our PGA professional Adrienne Engleman, (worth £30).
- Reciprocal Golf at Bourn & Tilsworth
- Reduced guest fees for up to 3 at a time.
- Online bookings
- Reduced Buggy and trolley hire
- 10% discount on food & soft drinks in the Coffee Cup
If you roll the trial, (taster), membership straight on to join as a full member we will deduct £50 from whichever membership you decide to take up.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the clubhouse on 01234 378181 to ask for an application form.
Terms and conditions apply
Special Green Fees for Christmas Week
Friday 28th December is already looking quite busy so we have decided to do a special standard green fee rate between Thursday 27th December – Tuesday 1st January to help even things out a bit. We will be charging £23 per round for all the days between these dates if you book online through our website or through the clubhouse.
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY
The Clubhouse will also close at 3pm on ChristmasEve but open as normal on the other days
We would all like to thank you for your support and custom over the last 12 months and wish you a very Merry Christmas!