As we come to the end of summer 2012, who would have believed that the weather could have been worse than 2011. Well sadly it was and for most of you it has interfered with your golfing enjoyment. But as the kids start back at school the sun has decided to come out and lots are getting in their golfing fix. This year has seen more and more people starting golf who don't seem to be bothered by playing in the rain. As we keep telling you, there's no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing!! A big thanks to all our customers for the lovely comments about the course and their appreciation of keeping the course like it is despite the wet weather. This year we have attracted a lot of customers from across the whole of Lancashire, especially Chorley, Blackburn and Bolton. For people to drive to Lancaster on a regular basis for 9 holes from these towns just because they "love it" tells us we are doing the right thing. We've had some great business networking events including The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce young business professionals who enjoyed a great golf lesson from Simon with the help of Ryan Lake, great networking and not forgetting....great buffet!
As the year continues we will see many sports students from our local high schools, colleges and both the universities using our golf facilities as part of their education and with the help of Simon Lucas, will learn how to analyse their swing and improve their golf. Great news too that Brambles School will be bringing their pupils all the way from Leyland to use the driving range and introduce them to golf.
We have linked up with gymophobics, a women only gym in Lancaster to promote a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise for women and will be offering discounted green fees at certain times of the day so you can burn over 700 calories whilst playing 9 holes!!
Here's hoping that the autumn is a mild one so that we can all continue to play as much as possible and get the fresh air and exercise we need.
Don't forget the Ryder Cup!! Starts Friday 28th September at 06.30 Chicago time (12.30 GMT) Good luck to team Europe, Watch it live at Ashton Golf centre.
If you want to learn to play golf call us for a chat, pop in for a coffee or check out www.lucas-golf.co.uk we are here to help.
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Martin and Helen Lake will be writing pieces on this blog, hopefully weekly! We have owned Ashton Golf centre since October 2008 and have enjoyed a rewarding first year in business. Martin is PGA Golf Professional and is able to answer any questions you may have with regard to the golf game. We both look forward to receiving your comments and ideas for our pay and play Golf Centre, Lancaster.