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April Newsletter

Welcome to April’s newsletter, as we look forward to some great weather ahead and the start of another enjoyable golf season at Edwalton Golf Centre.

What a wet start to the season!!:( With the wet weather continuing to affect most of the UK we have seen one of the wettest starts to the season most of us can remember. To give you the best course we can we have been assessing what we can do to improve drainage, picture above shows the new drainage relief channel we have made near the second fairway. This will make a massive difference (as you can see the water flooding through) to the 5th and 6th holes.

Other Golf course news
· New bunker sand has been installed
· Greens have been verti cut
· Remedial works continue on worn areas
· Bird damage has been a problem, looking into a long term solution
· Week commencing 23th April hollow coring will be taking place
· Week commencing 14th May spraying will be taking place
· 1st tee area and clubhouse path areas will be completed this month
· New hole cups have been installed, flags and tee markers

Get into Golf

New fun group classes starting soon on Friday evenings….everybody welcome. Please contact for more information or to book.

Once you try golf we think you’ll want to learn more. We’ve created three types of activity so everyone of any ability has a place to start. Taster Sessions are ideal for those who have never swung a club before. Beginner Courses start teaching key skills and Improver Courses get people ready to step out on the course.
Get into Golf is making a difference. In the last four years over 180,000 people have taken part in activities and more than 22,000 have joined golf clubs.

7 Reasons why taking up Golf could benefit your health

Heart health – any form of physical exercise helps get the blood pumping to your heart. Walking, carrying your bag and swinging all increase your heart rate and blood flow. Your risk of a stroke and diabetes are reduced, and there can be positive effects on reducing blood pressure and harmful cholesterol, especially if combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle. The Norwegian Golf Federation (NGF) found that during an 18-hole round, a player will have an average heart rate of 100 beats per minute, over a two to five hour period
Brain stimulation – regular daily walking strengthens the brain’s memory circuits. Clive Ballard, director of research at the Alzheimer’s Society, says: ‘Whether it is going for a jog or walking the golf course, keeping physically active is a great way to keep your heart and your brain healthy. By keeping active you make sure your brain has a good, strong blood supply, which is essential to help it function better now and in future.”

Weight loss – the golden number of steps per day needed for weight loss is 10,000. An 18-hole round easily exceeds this recommended number, especially when you walk and do not use a golf cart. The Norwegian Golf Federation (NGF) found that recent research projects (referring to those in Norway, Japan, Germany, the US and Sweden) revealed that a male golfer burns around 2,500 kCal during an 18-hole round, and female players burn approximately 1,500 kCal.

Reduces stress – the pleasure of walking in fresh air, socialising, with an added mental challenge means golf releases endorphins, the natural mood-enhancing chemicals in your brain, which make you happy and relaxed

Improved sleep – exercise and fresh air are a powerful combination for improved sleep. Walking the course will give you a good workout. Regular exercise helps you sleep faster and remain in a deep sleep for longer. Sleep helps your muscles rest and repair

Low injury – golf is a low-impact activity in the sense that one walks on a soft, gently rolling surface. More mature players find this attractive as they can burn calories with a low risk of injury

Live longer – a Swedish study by the Karolinska Institutet led by Professor Anders Ahlbom, found that golfers have a 40% lower death rate, which corresponds to a 5-year increase in life expectancy (read Golf: A game of life and death – reduced mortality in Swedish golf players)


Edwalton Golf Club News

We have got a fully packed club fixture list for those competitive Golfers among us! For more information on how to get involved please contact

Captains drive in

A week late because of the weather Pav had his successful Captains drive in, to see the video click here
After the drive in the annual Captains team vs Past Captains team match was played and the results were;

P Khan & J Cantrell vs J Redhead & M Matthews – 2&1 Past Captains
K Mchugh & D Spalding vs P Standring & C Noblet – Halved
D Miller & M Huffer vs J Faddoul & C Budd – Halved
T Razak & S Kayani vs C Brady & J Mannering – 4&3 Captains
C Champion & C Morgan vs R Prosser & B Jones – 2&1 Captains Team.
Overall Result: 3-2 Win for the Captains Team

Other News from around the clubhouse

Our brand new fleet of buggies has arrived…prices starting from £15 per hire. Reservations can be made by contacting the reception on 0115 9234775 or email

Nineteen Bar and Restaurant 

For all you food lovers we launched our new Nineteen Bar & Kitchen menu this week. All your favourites are still on there and we’ve added some new additions, including a range of Hot Dogs. Look out, as the Street Dog, Chilli Dog and New Yorker Dog! We have also added some new special boards that include homemade specials from Chef Mick.

Other works that have been going on include;

New reception and corridor area

Repainting hallway areas

Simulator room…….coming soon

Our exciting new project of building a Golf simulator room, where you can play a famous course, whatever the weather outside and sampling a cool beverage is nearing completion. We will keep you posted 🙂

Room Hire at Edwalton

Do you have a special event coming soon? For the months of May and June we are offering a 25% reduction for Loyaltee members. Contact us at


See you on the fairways soon.

Simon Williams

Centre Manager


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