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New Year's Draw

The News Year's draw has now been successfully completed and a big thank you for supporting the pro shop yet again throughout December and January and well done to the lucky six winners shown below.

  • First prize - Stephen Hawkes - set of Wilson Staff D200 Steel irons.
  • Second prize - Mary Annetts - Motocaddy S1 electric trolley.
  • Third prize - Kevin Wallis - Big MAX golf trolley.
  • Fourth prize - Keith Maton - Terra X cart bag.
  • Fifth prize - Kevin Knappett - Six month range membership.
  • Sixth prize - David Campbell - Three one to one PGA coaching sessions.

Moving on to further positive discussions please make sure you read Dibden GC Assistant Pro Nathan Cook's top tip for playing those long tricky bunker shots.

Tip of the week 

Nathan Cook's Top Tip for better bunker play

What a great win last week for the extravagant Rickie Fowler (not sure about his shoes though?) in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. He played some amazing golf and there was one shot in particular that was extremely impressive. After making a double bogey on the 7th hole Rickie was faced with the dreaded 40 yard bunker shot and proceeded to hole out! Now this is one of the hardest shots in golf and will certainly scare a lot of amateur players.

So here are my top instructional tips when faced with this shot out on the course at Dibden GC:

  1. Nice wide stance (wider than shoulder width with slightly more knee flex than usual) as this will give you extra balance.
  2. Shuffle your feet into the sand and grip one inch down the club as this will ensure that a nice soft divot of sand under the ball is taken with no dreaded thinned shots.
  3. Use a 9-iron rather than a lob wedge or sand wedge to help get the ball up to the hole.
  4. Set up the same as a green side splash shot, slightly open stance and club face, if the club face is square it will cut into the sand too sharply when we are still trying to use the sole of the club.
  5. Ball position ahead of centre.
  6. Nice committed swing with a full follow through and "you're out and on"!


Hopefully with some much needed winter practice you can improve your all round bunker play, but remember if you need further help in fixing that bunker swing click here to get in touch or call in the pro shop for a chat to book a coaching session.

Good Luck - Nathan.

Club event 

Clubhouse event coming soon!

On Saturday, 13 February we have our Keeley's Wishes Valentines Ball held at Dibden Golf Centre from 7.30pm till late. This fund raising event will no doubt be a great night out and will raise funds for a little local girl who needs life-changing surgery! For ticket information click here to visit our website.

Academy news 

Group golf coaching at Dibden Golf Centre

We have a number of group coach sessions running weekly here at Dibden Golf Centre including:

  • Ladies morning sessions - Every Wednesday from 9.30am to 10.30am.
  • Seniors' morning sessions - Every Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am.
  • Juniors' morning sessions - Every Saturday from 9am to 11am.
  • Adults' morning sessions - Every Saturday from 11am to 12pm.

All abilities and everybody welcome to join in the fun. Let us help you understand and improve your game with PGA Qualified coaching. Click here or visit the pro shop for more information.

We hope you enjoy the rest of our newsletter and have a great weekend. Paul and the team.
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