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Newbury and Crookham Golf Club is delighted to have Barry Newman as their new PGA Head Golf Professional. Newman has a long-standing association with the club having been a junior member and is thrilled with his new appointment.
“To become Head Professional at Newbury & Crookham Golf Club which has only had 5 professionals in its 144 year history is a dream come true. It’s a great golf club with a friendly membership and I’m delighted to become part of the Club’s future and look forward to making an impact”.
Newman has gained plenty of experience since turning professional in 2001. After qualifying he spent several years with Cranfield Golf Academy before helping to set up the successful golf academy at Top Golf in Chigwell, Essex. He and his wife decided to return to Newbury after starting a family in 2012 and he has been working and coaching at Newbury and Crookham since then.
He is always looking at ways of encouraging new golfers and junior golfers to play.
“I’ve been trying to grow the game as much as possible since returning to the area. The Junior Section at Newbury is now one of the biggest in the county. I’ve been running regular Junior roll up groups on Saturday mornings for several years. I also hold group sessions for adults interested in learning to play the game.”
As well as having a fully stocked shop with the latest brands, Barry has also invested in a state of the art Trackman golf simulator system to help boost all local golfer’s enjoyment when playing. “The information you gain from Trackman is incredible. It gives golfers of all abilities the chance to learn everything their golf club does throughout the swing and golf ball does throughout its flight. With this information and some professional advice, you can actually track and monitor your performance as you see your numbers and stats improving right in front of you. Whether you are looking to find new equipment that could give you the most length or a swing change, the Trackman is an invaluable learning tool”
If you’re after a completely different experience, then the simulator will also have 15 of the world’s best golf courses ready to play. “With the poor weather we have in the winter months, I thought golfers in Newbury would like the chance to continue playing golf all year round, come rain or shine. You’ll even be able to play beyond daylight hours when the golf course is closed”. You don’t even need to be a member of the club to use the simulator so contact Barry at the Club if you would like to give golf a go.
General Manager Gareth Williams said “I have known Barry for a long time now and I am delighted he has accepted the position. Although the Club has a fantastic history a recent strategy meeting set a new progressive forward thinking vision and Barry’s appointment is the first step in delivering that strategy. When installed, the brand new golf simulator will bring a new dimension to the Club, it will allow a game of golf to be played in less than an hour without owning a set of clubs or possessing the skills of a tour professional. We are a Club that is owned by its members but that does not restrict anybody from coming to try the facilities and maybe ‘get into golf’ “.
Golfing brands stocked include Taylor Made, Ping, Under Armour, Pro Quip, Glenmuir, Footjoy, Callaway, Motocaddy, Powakaddy and Sketchers, as well as many other brands to satisfy the desires of all golfers.
Barry Newman Golf specialises in providing a top level service to its customers and its Trackman based club custom fitting service using the latest technology will be regarded amongst the best in the industry.
The shop is not just about clubs, it also has a huge range of clothing, waterproofs and other equipment to meet all your golfing needs.