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Get a Grip Old fashioned As I enter my 8th season as Head Professional at Gourock Golf Club, I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge to help your golf this year.

The golf season is fast approaching, we are almost out of the depths of winter and now is the time to look at what you need for the forthcoming season. As your local Foremost golf professional I can offer everything. • Do your grips need replaced ? • Has your bag seen better days ? • Have you had your trolley serviced ? • Custom fitted irons? This season I will be stocking Callaway, Cleveland, Ping, Footjoy, Glenmuir, Taylor Made/Adidas, Srixon, Motocaddy and more – in fact, whatever you are looking for, just ask. As one of only 4 Cleveland/Srixon player advisory staff in Scotland I will be using Cleveland clubs this year with the new Srixon AD333 tour ball. This new ball which will be available Mid-March will let all levels of golfers use a tour designed golf ball at the fraction of the price. We are continuing with the custom fit cart offered by Cleveland and we will have two very special offers this season Buy a new set of irons and receive a guaranteed £100 for your old set The wedge deal continues this year where you can get £25 off the price of a new Cleveland 588. Please contact me at the shop for further details. My shop is OPEN to the public. We are located next to the 1st tee and easily accessed from the car park at Gourock GC. If you would like to contact me please call either of the following numbers: 01475 636 834 / 07947 036 171 or email:

Derek Watters

PGA AA Professional.

Derek Watters - PGA Golf Professional Email:

Gourock Golf Club, Cowal View, Gourock PA19 1HD

Tel: 01475 636834

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cleaning tips that really work With clever new techonolgoy doing so much for us these days, it’s easy to start thinking that it’s the only way to get things done. However, when it comes to keeping things spic and span often the old way is the best. In fact, take a leaf out of your granny’s book for cheap, environmentally friendly and effective cleaning tips. Covering nasty niffs. If you want to get rid of strong cooking smells then boil a cup of distilled white vinegar in a pan with a few cloves. Pop go the stains. Pans with burnt on dirt come clean if you fill them with cola and boil on the stove. The mess should come away when you pour out the hot cola. Oven door drama. If the glass door of your oven is covered in burnt-on grime, mix a paste of bicarbonate of soda with water. Rub the door with the paste and leave for about 15 minutes. Wipe off the paste and the dirt will come off too. DIY spray surface cleaner. Simply mix a third white vinegar with two thirds water and a good dash of lemon juice. Use in an empty spray bottle and it’ll cut through most surface grime and crease. Keep your fridge fresh and cool. The next time you use a lemon, fill the empty skin with salt and keep it in the back of the fridge. It’s an effective natural deodoriser. Sort your smell sink. If there’s an unpleasant pong coming up the plug hole, pour half a cup of bicarbonate of soda down the plughole, followed by one or two cups of white wine vinegar. After two minutes rinse through with boiling water. Make your lav lovely. The own-brand cola comes into its own here too. Pour a litre into the toilet bowl and leave for an hour or so. Scrub and flush. Rub out smudges. Use a pencil eraser to rub away fingerprints and other dirty marks on light switches. A rubber will remove marks from things such as TV remotes too.


Clyde Life March 2014 Issue 17  
Clyde Life March 2014 Issue 17  

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