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Sponsorship opportunities, as Daanyal heads off for another big week

Sponsorship opportunities, as Daanyal heads off for another big week

Four Ashes Golf Centre’s Daanyal Spalding will be amongst players from all over the country lining up for the Euro Pro Tour’s eighth tournament of the season, The PDC Championship, at Studley Wood Golf Club, in Oxfordshire.

It will be Daanyal’s fourth tournament of the year, since winning his card two months ago, and last time out he not only won his first pay cheque of the season with a strong performance, he also achieved a hole in one!

Daanyal will be among 156 starters in the latest event of the EuroPro Tour campaign – the level just below the European PGA Tour – which starts tomorrow, and ends on Friday.

Competitive line-up

“I was really pleased with my performance at Frilford Heath a few weeks ago, and obviously the hole in one was a highlight – it’s just a shame the Sky Sports cameras only film the final day, because I did that on the opening day,” said Daanyal.

“As you’d expect, it’s a very competitive line-up, but I’m full of confidence in every tournament I play, and I’m confident too that I’m due a really strong performance soon; hopefully the sooner the better.

“But as always, I will be giving it my very best, and as always I’m looking forward to being involved.

Opportunities for sponsorship

Four Ashes Golf Centre is proud to be Daanyal’s host club, and be one of his sponsors. Four Ashes is where he first took an interest in golf, and learnt how to play the game. But there are other sponsorship opportunities, and if your company would like to be involved then Andy or Ronnie, at Four Ashes Golf Centre, would love to hear from you on 01564 739559.

Said Ronnie Spalding, Daanyal’s dad: “We’re always looking to involve local businesses, and there are some great opportunities by coming on board and being a part of Daanyal’s team: there’s exposure on Sky Sports with every event he plays in, media coverage, social media platforms, and other corporate opportunities too.

“Daanyal’s got amazing potential, he’s doing really well, and obviously qualifying for the EuroPro Tour was a big boost for him, and the more support we can generate, the better his prospects to really make an impact.”

Adventure Golf Evening

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Come along to our great evening of adventure golf on On Friday 14th July 2017!

It's being held by the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance service

At
Four Ashes Golf Centre
Dorridge
Four Ashes Road
Dorridge B93 8NQ

Starting time is 7:00pm

Tickets are only £15 per person (to include a buffet) and are available from

Peter Heywood on 07803 230935

It's going to be great - book now before we sell out as places are limited!

 

You can also download this flyer to give out to friends who may be interested in coming along:

Prepare to be amazed, as ‘Tricky Rob’ brings his acclaimed golf show to Four Ashes!

Prepare to be amazed, as ‘Tricky Rob’ brings his acclaimed golf show to Four Ashes!

It’s been called the best golfing trick shot show on the planet! And ‘TrickyRob’s Trick Shot Show’ is coming to Four Ashes Golf Centre on Sunday, July 9, to launch a week of celebration at the first anniversary of our Adventure Golf course.

 

Tricky Rob

Amazing Tricks

Rob’s fantastic show will start at 4pm that afternoon, it’s FREE for everyone to come and watch, and to accommodate his exhibition of amazing – and often very funny – tricks, our driving range will close two hours earlier than it normally does on a Sunday afternoon.

‘TrickyRob’, otherwise known as Rob Brown, enthrals audiences all over the world with a show that mixes incredible athleticism, off the wall hand-eye coordination, humour, and audience participation with tricks that genuinely amaze golfers and non-golfers alike.

Trampolines, drainpipes, ladders and carousels!

Tricky Rob

Among those tricks: hitting balls of 12-foot high tees whilst bouncing off two trampolines, the use of drainpipes, ladders, carousels, and much more, in a high profile show that Four Ashes is delighted to host.

Rob, who qualified as a PGA golf professional in 1996, has developed his acclaimed trick-shot show over the past three years, and has performed at hundreds of corporate days at home and abroad.

For a short preview of Rob’s show, check out his promotional video on YouTube.

Vlogger Warren’s video memory of his Adventure Golf experience

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Four Ashes Golf Centre has received a lovely endorsement from popular YouTube recipe and DIY ‘vlogger’ Warren Nash, who came across from Nottingham to visit us for a round of Adventure Golf.

Social Media Fame

Warren posted a fantastic video he put together on his Instagram and Twitter pages, filmed during his visit.

Millie, his PA contacted us: “Warren had a great time and really enjoyed his visit to Four Ashes Golf Centre. I’ve attached his Instagram link here, which you’re more than welcome to use on your Facebook page and website.”

It’s well worth a look. And we appreciate him taking the time to do it.

Let’s give Andy’s car a big earning send-off for charity!

Let’s give Andy’s car a big earning send-off for charity!

Raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Centre

We’re raising money for the local Marie Curie Cancer Centre at Four Ashes next weekend. And at the
same time, helping our own ‘Ashes Andy’ say farewell to his beloved silver Audi.

Andy’s had that car for 16 years, he loves it, and together they’ve cover 354,000 miles. But his car has now seen better days, and is fit only for the ‘knacker’s yard’ – and for Andy, it’s time to say farewell.

 

DONATION WITH EACH BASKET OF BALLS PURCHASED

So over the weekend of Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, Andy is going to park the car on our Four Ashes Driving Range, and the idea is to hit his car with your golf balls while practising your game. It’s only heading off for scrap afterwards, so don’t worry about the damage. Andy wants the car to go out in style!

For every basket of golf balls that’s bought over those two days, Andy will be donating £3 of the fee to Marie Curie Cancer Centre, and if anyone else wants to make a contribution, then all the better.

And all this is thanks to a fantastic Facebook campaign, in which Andy came up with the idea, then said he would go ahead and do it if his ‘post’ achieved 201 likes. He reached his target at a canter, and now he’s proving true to his word.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

“Everyone tells me I must change the car, but it’s my beloved, and it’s hard to part,” Andy tells us. “But now I have no choice, and I’m delighted it will be going out in style!”

Andy is also looking for sponsors to promote their business, and by doing so, also make a contribution to a great cause. If you would like to help, call Andy on 01564 739559.

Everyone’s welcome at Four Ashes Golf Centre. Come and give Andy’s car a big ‘farewell’, and raise lots of money for a great cause by doing so!

Talented Spencer already reaping the benefit of his Four Ashes golf lessons!

Talented Spencer already reaping the benefit of his Four Ashes golf lessons!

At just seven years old, Spencer Campbell is already reaping the benefit of having golf lessons with Four Ashes Golf Centre PGA professionals Paul Sherrington and Steve Dunbar for the past year – he has just won his first trophy!

Spencer, who first picked up a golf club when he was just three years old, took first prize in an under 8s junior tournament at Fulford Heath Golf Club, where he also attends golf classes. And he is already back on the driving range and the practice pitches at Four Ashes to prepare for the next opportunity to compete against other young enthusiasts.

“He was absolutely thrilled to win, and all his family are really proud of him,” said Spencer’s dad, Gary. “He loves his golf, and his favourite player is Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston.

“Paul and Steve at Four Ashes have been brilliant with Spencer, but while it was exciting to win a trophy, the most important thing is that he enjoys himself, and has fun, which is precisely what he is doing.”

“He’s sports mad!”

Spencer, who lives with his family in Hockley Heath, has a love of all sports, especially football, swimming, taekwondo, cricket, and rugby.

“He loves his golf, but he’s sports mad,” said Gary. “He is already dreaming about becoming a professional sportsman when he’s older; at the moment he’s not sure whether he wants to be a golfer, play football for Aston Villa, or be an England rugby international!”

But whatever sport he chooses to pursue at a more serious level, should he do so, there is no doubt Spencer has a genuine aptitude for golf. Paul Sherrington said that was down to his hard work and dedication.

Infectious enthusiasm

“He has a willingness to learn, works really hard, and his enthusiasm for golf is infectious,” said Paul. “He’s a lovely young lad who really enjoys himself, and deserves his win for his dedication.”

(Photograph shows Spencer’s pictured with Steve Dunbar (left) and Paul Sherrington.)

Having trouble with your golf clubs? In need of a re-grip, or a general repair?

Having trouble with your golf clubs? In need of a re-grip, or a general repair?
If you are having trouble with your golf clubs, then you definitely need to chat to Phil Lanigan – a much respected member of the Four Ashes team, whose golf club repair business, Club Class, is based at our Golf Centre.
Phil is not only a great guy, he is also very good at his job, and one of only very few (12 at the last count) who provide the detailed repair and service of golf clubs that he does.
It’s 30 years since Phil started repairing clubs, and 21 years since he set himself up at Four Ashes, and is a long established popular face around the Golf Centre.

A new grip can make a big difference

“Repairing golf clubs is very varied,” he told us. “It could mean the grip needs changing, the shafts are wearing thin, or maybe the clubs need pitting – when the metal gets weathered or rusty,” said Phil.
“A new grip can make such a difference, the point of contact makes the clubs feel brand new,” said Phil. “I guess what I do is extend the lifespan of a set of golf clubs, and obviously buying new ones isn’t cheap. That said. if I think a club has outlived its usefulness I wouldn’t then hesitate to recommend they go and see the team next door in the golf shop.”
For general repairs, the turnaround time is three days, though Phil can re-grip while you wait. “It’s a good excuse to pop round to the cafe and have a drink or even a bite to eat,” he said.
Phil is very much a team player, and works closely with everyone at Four Ashes. “We’ve got a fantastic golf shop, a superb driving range and practice area, three top class PGA teaching pros, Dave Moult provides a great service in the fitness area, the cafe‘s fantastic; I’m really proud of what we’ve got at Four Ashes,” he said.

The big names have sought help from Phil

“The introduction of the Adventure Golf course last year has been brilliant for families, and it’s lovely to see so many new faces visiting us – some who then go on to book lessons with Paul, Russell or Steve, which is great.”
Phil has worked with some familiar faces from the world of golf over the years, repairing clubs for famous names including Sandy Lyle and Paul McGinley, and more recently Steve Webster and Sam Walker.
But Phil is always on hand to give out some friendly advice to the recreational player as much as he enjoys helping the pros. And watching him work is fascinating, such is his attention to detail – it’s well worth popping by to see him at work!
And clearly his own clubs are in good shape: he plays off 8! “I’ve loved golf all my life, and I’m privileged to do a job that gives me so much reward,” he told us.
You can contact Phil on 01564 771057, or find him next to the Golf Store.

Daanyal delighted with his progress and eyeing up a tournament win!

Daanyal delighted with his progress and eyeing up a tournament win!

Daanyal Spalding, representing Four Ashes on the PGA EuroPro Tour this year, shot two great rounds at the IFX Championship, at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire, to finish two under par overall for the tournament.

He followed up his level par on day one – which included a hole in one at the 13th – with a 2-under par on Friday to complete an event which lost a day to Wednesday’s heavy rain.

The tournament was won by Hugo Dobson of Kent, who finished with a combined 12-under par.

Second tournament after injury

This is only Daanyal’s second tournament back after injury, and he’s shaping up well. “Really pleased with the way it went this week, and feel I’m making good progress with every tournament,” he said.

“I’m definitely looking at a tournament win at some stage of the season, and I’ll be practising hard between events, and giving it my all to give myself a chance of achieving that.

“The hole in one was a big thrill – it was with my seven iron, and it’s lovely when it happens,” said Daanyal. “Unfortunately the TV cameras only cover the last day’s play, so I missed my chance for a bit of glory on Sky Sports!”

Highlights

Highlights of the tournament will by shown on Sky Sports on Tuesday, May 30, and the EuroPro Tour continues with the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters at Montrose Golf Links, June 13-15.

From Wembley to Four Ashes!

From Wembley to Four Ashes!

Two of the Birmingham City squad that played in the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley last weekend have paid a visit to Four Ashes Golf Centre.

Goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger and defender Paige Williams were in the team that took the Blues’ Ladies to the Cup Final for the first time. And although the result went against them on the day – they were beaten 4-1 by Manchester City – both described the occasion as a great experience.

Happily, we are pleased to report their Adventure Golf was an enjoyable experience too!

Both had a great time playing our 18 hole Adventure Golf course, and loved our facilities at Four Ashes.

We look forward to welcoming them back again soon!

Daanyal looking to continue his encouraging progress in Oxford this week!

Daanyal looking to continue his encouraging progress in Oxford this week!

Good luck to Daanyal Spalding, who plays his second EuroPro Tour tournament of the season, at Frilford Heath, over three days this week, between Wednesday and Friday.

A Return to Frilford Heath

It's a return to the course where he secured his Tour card last month, and as you would expect, Daanyal - who learnt his golf at Four Ashes and represents us on the Tour - headed down the M40 with purposeful intent.

"At every tournament I play I believe I can win, and if I don't it will not be for the want of trying my hardest in a very competitive line-up," said Daanyal, who and is a regular face around Four Ashes Golf Centre between tournaments.

Daanyal’s Second Tournament

This is Daanyal’s second tournament since he qualified for the tour. He took part in The Lookers Championship, in Newcastle, last month, and shot rounds of 76 and 70, just failing to make the cut for the final day.

“Although I missed the cut, I was pleased with my form there,” he told us. “It was my first tournament for some time, having missed much of last year through injury, and I finished strongly on day two, so I left in a happy frame of mind. Hopefully I can pick up where I left off this week in Oxford.”

As ever, everyone at Four Ashes will be rooting for Daanyal this week - none more so than his dad, Ronnie, who is manager of our onsite golf store.