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Welcome History About the Course Course Tour The Team Membership Academy Juniors Clubhouse & Restaurant Visitors Societies Corporate Days Reciprocal Arrangements Open Competitions and Pro Am Social Activities The Professional Team The Pro Shop Tuition How to find us Contact us

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Welcome

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et in the tranquil countryside of Oxfordshire, at Henley Golf Club you are always made to feel welcome whether you are looking for a relaxing day’s golf, searching for the ideal course for a society or looking for the right club to join. Founded in 1907, Henley is a traditional members’ club, situated just a few miles from the M4 and the M40 and is widely acknowledged as one of the best clubs in the county. As well as offering a demanding but enjoyable course, Henley Golf Club also has a long history of hosting golf societies, private functions, lunches, golf days, conferences and events. We have all the facilities that a golfer would expect at a well-established club. The Pro Shop stocks a full range of equipment and also has clubs and trolleys available for hire. Our refurbished clubhouse has excellent facilities including a bar, a restaurant and a lounge area where social and business functions take place throughout the year. The club has competitive green fee rates and we welcome enquiries about membership. We aim to provide everyone with a enjoyable experience whether it’s on the golf course or in the clubhouse.

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History

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enley Golf Club has a proud and storied history that dates back to the early 20th century, with the club having celebrated its centenary in 2007.

Henley Golf Club was first thought of in 1905 by a small group interested in enhancing the town’s status as it grew in tandem with the Great Western Railway’s expansion. W. Anker Simmons, C. Franklin Simmons, E.H. (Harry) Dee - three partners in Simmons and Sons and the Town Clerk, J.F. Cooper believed the existence of a course would increase local property values and help sell the many building plots on the market during the early years of the century. In May 1905, 70 acres were purchased and in 1907 nine holes opened, with a further nine opening the following year. Mr D Stephenson, the then Professional at Princes Golf Club prepared plans, but James Braid is correctly credited with its design, as yardages of the course that opened bore no resemblance to the original plans. Braid had, by the time Henley was opened, won The Open four times, winning again in 1910. Born in Fife, trained as a carpenter, he left Scotland in 1893 to work as a clubmaker for the Army and Navy Store. He, along with J.H. Taylor and Harry Vardon, golf’s Great Triumvirate, dominated golf for 20 years up to the outbreak of the First World War. Vardon won the Open six times, Braid and Taylor five times each and were responsible for the forming of the Professional Golfers Association. The match to celebrate the opening of the course took place on the 16th May 1908 between Braid and Rowland Jones. Braid scored a 77 in the morning round and 74 in the afternoon, beating Jones, both rounds taking two hours to play. Over the years the course has changed, the 11th for example used to cross the road and was 320 yards in length - this was the case till 1964 when, due to increased traffic on Chalk Hill, the hole was changed to its current position. Some holes have been lengthened as technology improved. During the period from 1998 till the present day, new Health and Safety requirements have been taken into account realigning holes 3, 9, 10 and 18 to keep stray balls away from roads. All the work carried out on the course, such as the reshaping of bunkers, is now done in the style of James Braid by our own greenkeepers. A full watering system was installed in 2004. To mark the club’s centenary we published a book; Henley Golf Club A Centenary History 1907-2007 by Brian Law and Michael Herriot. It is a hardback volume of some 220 pages with lavish colour illustrations. It can be purchased from the Manager’s Office.

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Henley Golf Club was first thought of in 1905 by a small group interested in enhancing the town’s status as it grew in tandem with the Great Western Railway’s expansion

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About the Course

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ocated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Henley Golf Club benefits from the natural drainage of a course built on chalk, and is widely acknowledged as one of the best courses in the area.

Designed by legendary golfer and golf-course architect James Braid, our attractive par-70 course measures 6,264-yards, offering a true test of golf. The course features superbly contoured greens and a host of strategically placed bunkers. It is maintained year round to a high standard, with rarely the need for temporary tees and greens. It is a course that will test your skills and your handicap. There are six par-3s and four par-5s and most of the remaining par-4s are either just under 400 yards or in excess of that figure. The signature hole of the course is the par-3, 204 yard 16th, which requires an accurate tee shot onto the green, with a carry of 200 yards. However swirling winds can make this hole unpredictable. Only 2 consecutive holes have the same par, the 4th and 5th are both par 4s: Other than that you are often reaching for a different club for your tee shots. The course has a fabulous mix of holes, some straight, some doglegs, some blind and some on slopes, no two rounds at Henley will ever be alike. Henley is a challenge to single figure golfers who are always weighing up risk v reward shots and a fair test for the higher handicap player with holes forgiving enough to allow even a poor round to be enjoyable.

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Course Tour

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f you have never played at Henley Golf Club before you are in for a treat. Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls that lie in wait and how to avoid them as you follow our hole-by-hole tour.

Hole 1, 437 yards, par 4 The opening hole is probably one of the most demanding first holes anywhere, mainly because of the length, left-to-right slope and prevailing wind. Get a par and it will feel like a birdie. Drive to the centre of the valley splitting the 1st and 18th fairways. Your second shot is best played inside the sighting grass trap on left as the slope will always kick the ball to the right towards the green. Don’t miss the green right. Hole 2, 159 yards, par 3 The vast majority of players always leave the ball short on this hole in the most hazardous of bunkers. You must remember the hole is uphill and has a large fall in front of the green. Take more club and aim for the left half of the green. Hole 3, 503 yards, par 5 A great par 5 with lots of bunkers to be avoided. If deploying a three-shot strategy you want to be playing your second shot from the left-hand side of the fairway to allow a good view into the green. Watch out for the road out of bounds down the right-hand side. Hole 4, 225 yards, par 3 The longest of our par 3s. Enter the green from the right-hand side of the hole. The ball always kicks left towards the hole. It’s a long carry so check the yardage.

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The vast majority of players always leave the ball short on this hole in the most hazardous of bunkers.

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Course Tour Continued Hole 5, 369 yards, par 4 A great par 4. From wherever you play your second shot you have to aim left and let the ball kick down the green. All drives are thrown to the right by this slope, but the best view of the green is from the left. The green is the hardest on the course, allow more borrow than you think when putting. Hole 6, 278 yards, par 4 Despite being a short par 4, this hole is not to be underestimated. Respect it and you can make the birdie, attack it and you could make 7. Off the tee in matchplay you might have a go for the green but in stroke play a 5 wood or a 4 iron is the best option. Aim slightly left of the marker to allow for the slope. Your second shot should either be aggressive with a wedge or for the easier option a chip and run with a 7 or 8 iron down the slope. Hole 7, 128 yards, par 4 Club selection is most important on our shortest hole. The long thin green lies across you and is protected by bunkers. When the pin is at the back you might need three extra clubs. Just make a good swing. Hole 8, 468 yards, par 4 A long and testing par 4. With the fairway sloping from right to left the best drive is to the right-hand side. The second shot, generally assisted by the prevailing wind is not as long as it seems because the ball will roll on to the green from the right-hand side.

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With the fairway sloping from right to left the best drive is to the right-hand side

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Course Tour Continued Hole 9, 531 yards, par 5 A chance to open your shoulders and hit a big drive. If you hit a poor drive, get back in play on the fairway. Your best line is down the right side, especially the approach shot. Try to hit the right level where the pin is, otherwise your putt will be as hard as you have ever faced.

Watch out for the bunkers as you attack the pin on the two-tier green.

Hole 10, 441 yards, par 4 The perfect drive is down the middle. There really isn’t any other option; don’t be tempted to cut the corner - the road is out of bounds. The green is the narrowest on the course so beware of your aiming as you approach. A good long testing hole. Hole 11, 174 yards, par 3 With the green being elevated you have to hit the target. It is always best to under club rather than over club. Beware of prevailing conditions as the tee is sheltered from the wind. Hole 12, 430 yards, par 4 Another great testing par 4. Your drive should hug the bunkers on the left so you have a better view of the green for your second shot. Watch out for the bunkers as you attack the pin on the two-tier green. Hole 13, 152 yards, par 3 The swirling wind in the trees round the green can cause costly indecision, choose a club for a bold, well-struck shot. The overhanging tree on the front left of the green has eaten up many a good-looking shot.

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Course Tour Continued Hole 14, 491 yards, par 5 The perfect drive is directed at the twin birch trees in the middle of the fairway. Best approach to the green is from the left, allowing for the slope and the ridge 12 yards from the front. Hole 15, 390 yards, par 4 This par 4 demands a good second shot. Your drive needs to be on the flat either short of the ridge or beyond it. The two fir trees in the distance is a good line. The second shot needs to be played more to the right with one extra club to take into account the difference in elevation. Hole 16, 204 yards, par 3 A dramatic par 3. The best line is the left-hand corner of the green. Don’t forget the green is raised so the ball has to be hit the full yardage. Watch out for the wind. Hole 17, 391 yards, par 4 You can’t attack this hole with your tee shot so use the natural slope. Hit your tee shot down the left-hand side of the fairway and allow the ball to go down the slope naturally. Your second shot should be a confident, crisply struck iron to the right half of the green. Hole 18, 489 yards, par 5 Drive to the right of the fairway to open up the green for your second shot. If you have hit a great 260-yard drive attack the pin. If you haven’t, play safe and avoid the bunkers. Try to place your approach shot so you have an uphill putt.

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The Team

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enley Golf Club is run by committees of members with a small core of approximately 11 full time staff supplemented by a small number of part time and seasonal workers. At the nerve centre, the office team is two full time staff; the manager and secretary and a part time accountant. From here all of the core areas of the business are controlled – the course, membership, finances, administration, HR, bar and catering, H&S, competitions and the day to day running of the club. Our green staff work a 7 day rota in all weathers to keep the course in the best condition for our members and guests. The four senior green keepers have over 90 years combined service to the club so far so it’s fair to say that they know and love the ground they work on. Finally in the clubhouse we have 4 full timers working the bar and catering, supplemented when necessary with part time workers.

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Membership

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enley Golf Club has a very active membership and a full fixture list offering something for everyone, from a range of knockout competitions, mixed events to monthly competitions and Open/Invitation events. There is also an extensive and well-supported programme of social events throughout the year.

Membership includes the use of the golf course, clubhouse and the ability to book the clubhouse facilities to entertain family and friends at private functions. The process of joining is simple and you can choose from a range of membership packages to suit your lifestyle and budget with membership fees able to be paid by instalments. Our membership is incredibly broad in terms of age, golfing experience, cultural background and occupation. Whether you are male, female, young or old, new to golf, or a scratch player, everyone is welcome as a member. Our seven-day membership allows unlimited use of the course and our clubhouse, the opportunity to enter Club competitions and the chance to maintain an official handicap. Similar five-day membership opportunities exist for those not wishing to play at weekends. We recognise the future of our great game is in the hands of our junior golfers and offer vastly discounted membership rates to younger players, with even more attractive rates on offer for those aged 29 or under. International membership offers discounted rates for those living away from the country. Beginner players will also find we represent an ideal choice, with excellent facilities and our talented PGA-qualified teaching team always on hand to offer instruction and support.


Membership includes the use of the golf course, Clubhouse and the ability to book the Clubhouse facilities to entertain family and friends at private functions

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Membership Continued Benefits of membership are extensive and include: • • • • • • • •

Play golf on a picturesque and challenging course layout Reciprocal arrangements with many other clubs A CONGU recognised handicap Busy and welcoming competitive golf Well-stocked Pro Shop for all your golfing needs PGA Professional offering expert tuition Full use of practice facilities Clubhouse facilities of the highest standard with competitively priced food and a bar with a wide selection of drinks • Social events throughout the year The current annual fees can be viewed on our website, www.henleygc.com, while you will also be assured a warm welcome so please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephoning on 01491 575742 or email admin@henleygc.com CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP & TEE SPONSORSHIP Our putting green and tees are sponsored by both local and national companies. Company names and contact details are displayed on attractive plates on our tees. We are always looking to attract new sponsors and our rates for sponsorship vary depending on whether your package is simply sponsorship or includes golf. Several of our corporate members use their golf rounds to entertain clients or colleagues while others use them to reward or incentivise employees. In return for our sponsors’ support we devote a page on our website to our sponsors with direct feeds to their own websites, as well as regular emails to our 800 members asking them to support our sponsors in return for their loyalty to us. We will also have a sponsors window in our new smart phone app which is under development. Each summer we host a sponsors’ golf competition where we host sponsors’ teams in a shotgun start competition, playing for some great prizes and enjoying a gourmet meal with wine. The opportunity for networking has resulted in several of our sponsors doing business with each other. If you would like to sponsor one of our tees or require more information please contact the manager on 01491 575742 or by email to manager@henleygc.com

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The Academy

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he Henley Golf Club Academy is aimed at men and women who wish to learn the game of golf to the best of their ability.

The Academy offers three terms of structured tuition from PGA Professional coaching staff. Each term comprises of eight one-hour modules in groups, with each module repeated each week to give students the greatest flexibility to attend and complete the course. Tuition takes place on both the practice areas and on the course, with over one hundred golfers taking tuition from our professional staff in the last three years. Candidates are awarded, on successful completion of the course and a final playing round, a certificate, which will enable the Academy members to progress into a full playing category of membership at Henley. Academy membership at Henley gives the member access to and use of all the club practice areas plus the clubhouse bar and dining facilities. A “fast track� programme is made available to those showing ability who wish to progress at a faster pace. For more information about the Henley Academy, contact the office on 01491 575742.

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Juniors

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enley Golf Club was awarded GolfMark accreditation in 2009 recognising our junior friendly facilities which help introduce young people to golf in a safe professional and fun environment.

We have links with most of the local primary and secondary schools and provide free coaching and scholarships to encourage increased participation from local girls and boys. Currently we have 65 Juniors, including a record number of girls, who enjoy an active programme of competitions and fun events. Two of our former Juniors are studying golf at universities in the USA and others are working towards or have achieved PGA qualifications in the UK. Under the enthusiastic leadership of our Junior Organiser and Committee and supported by the Professional staff we are keen to welcome new members between ages 11 and 17. The Club has recently significantly reduced subscriptions for local young people to encourage the widest possible uptake of membership. Coaching is also available for younger children. Details are available from the Office ( 01491 575742) or Pro Shop (01491 575710) so why not come along and find out more about Junior golf at Henley.

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Clubhouse & Restaurant

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enley clubhouse has a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all visitors, whether you are playing golf or just visiting the club for the first time and with panoramic views across the course, it provides the ideal surroundings in which to relax.

Fully refurbished in 2004, the clubhouse is a veritable haven of relaxation, with a first class reputation for a friendly, warm welcome. Our Bar is well stocked with a selection of beers, wines, spirits and an extensive choice of non-alcoholic alternatives. Golfers and guests can enjoy drinks and light snacks in the clubhouse the lounge or, weather permitting, out on the patio looking across picturesque course, which is a lovely spot to spend some time on a sunny day. Our catering team is very highly thought of and you only need to enjoy one meal with us to see why. Our clubhouse area provides a range of light snacks or, if you would prefer something more substantial, a full menu of meals and daily specials. You can also enjoy an early breakfast, a hearty lunch or a delicious homecooked evening meal, with ingredients all sourced locally to ensure the freshness and quality of our food. Whether it’s a quick coffee before a round, a drink at the 19th with a bar snack, or a more substantial meal in the restaurant, our accommodating staff provide first class customer service that will make your visit to Henley Golf Club a memorable one. If you wish to book our facilities or would like to talk to a member of staff about the options available to you, then please do not hesitate to contact the club office on 01491 575742.

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Visitors

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t Henley Golf Club we pride ourselves on our course and believe it to be the perfect test of golf with all the charm to ensure that every round provides a new experience. A golfing event or competition won at Henley is well earned at any time of the year.

Visitors are welcome to play the course throughout the week and are invited to use our club’s outstanding facilities including changing rooms, lockers and the Pro Shop. A range of hot and cold drinks, refreshments and snacks are available while the catering facilities in the clubhouse are superb with a full range of meals on offer. All visitors are asked to familiarise themselves with the club’s dress code. On the course, no jeans, T-shirts, football/rugby shirts or trainers are allowed. Shorts of a tailored type are acceptable, worn with white socks. It is essential to phone in advance, or check online to ensure there is no competition being held at the club at the time you are hoping to play. Our Professional will advise you as to the best time to play for a more relaxed and enjoyable round.

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Societies

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olf societies are always assured of a warm welcome at Henley Golf Club. We pride ourselves on the care and attention we give to ensure your day runs smoothly. Nothing is too much trouble and we would be delighted to help you build your own itinerary to create a golf day agenda unique to your group.

We can provide everything you need to make sure your day is a success, including nearest the pin and longest drive markers. If you are looking for prizes, then look no further than our well-stocked Pro Shop. We offer numerous packages for golfing societies from the smallest number to substantial groups. These range from the morning package of, 18 holes of golf followed by a light lunch to the deluxe, top-of-the-range all day option that represents the dream day out for anyone who loves the game of golf. The full package includes 18 holes of golf before a light lunch. Then get back out on to the course for another 18 holes before a three-course meal followed by a coffee. The full standard package can be adapted to specific requirements to suit your needs. Extra services are also available, tea, coffee and bacon roll on arrival available for a small fee. Should you require any further information, please call of our Office on 01491 575742 or email admin@henleygc.com

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Corporate Days

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enley Golf Club is delighted to offer businesses the opportunity to make use of our Club for corporate golf days or as the memorable spot for a meeting. You will find us willing, welcoming and accommodating hosts.

If you are looking for a change of pace for your staff and a different venue for your meeting, there is no better spot. The course and the clubhouse are in a delightful setting, offer invigorating views and create the perfect environment away from the hustle and bustle of daily office life in which to conduct business. Packages can be tailored to meet your individual needs, while our office is happy to take care of the organisation so you can concentrate on your guests. The clubhouse is an ideal facility for corporate events, business meetings or private parties and can also be prepared to host a presentation with a theatre-style seating plan. Food and drink are available throughout the day and, by discussing your catering requirements with our staff, we can tailor the day to your budget, offering anything from tea/coffee and biscuits right through to a full three-course meal. Clients can make use of our free clubhouse facilities, with Wi-Fi readily available and flipcharts for use, while we can also supply you with audio-visual facilities for those important presentations, or you are welcome to bring your own. If you really want to make the most of your time with us, why not get the day’s business taken care of in the morning and consider rewarding your staff with a round of golf in the afternoon? One of our professional team would be delighted to put on a group golfing clinic and if you invest in a few prizes from the well-stocked Pro Shop to use for a few fun competitions, you can be guaranteed a day that remains long in your delegates’ minds. Corporate golf is a great way of rewarding your employees and clients, a way of saying thank you and an opportunity to spend productive time with them in a friendly and challenging environment. For more details or to book a corporate day for your employees, please contact admin@henleygc.com

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Reciprocal Arrangements HOME OF @THE ASOCIATION OF JAMES BRAID COURSES Henley was designed by one of Britain’s most famous golfers, James Braid who won the Open five times and with JH Taylor and Harry Vardon, not only dominated golf in the early 1900s, but were instrumental in forming the P.G.A. Some years ago, Henley became the home of the Association and as a member at Henley, you have the added benefit of being able to play over 200 of the courses Braid was involved in designing in his lifetime, for a very much reduced green fee. These include the King’s (14th hole, 215 yard par 4, pictured) and Queen’s at Gleneagles, St Enodoc, Brora, Aberdovey, Waterford and Rosemount at The Blairgowrie as well as many lesser but equally good and challenging village courses that he was involved in the design of, throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland as well as The St Andrews in New York. To see the full list of member clubs visit www.henleygc.com

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s a member of Henley Golf Club you are not simply becoming a member of one of the finest clubs and golf courses in the region, you are buying into a piece of history.

We have used our club name and standing in the community to secure numerous golfing and social benefits on behalf of the membership. These include special green fee rates at several regional clubs. We also have arrangements with seven other local clubs in which we have a discounted fee which secures a tee time for up to four players. The seven courses we enjoy reciprocal arrangements with are: • • • •

Basingstoke Golf Club Calcot Park Golf Club Newbury & Crookham Golf Club Northwood Golf Club

• North Oxford Golf Club • Sandford Springs Golf Club • Tyrrells Wood Golf Club

Alternatively, if you would like to get more information on our reciprocal arrangements please call our office on 01491 575742 or email admin@henleygc.com

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Open Competitions

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enley Golf Club enjoys a variety of open golf competitions throughout the year with different formats. These have attracted visiting golfers from the length and breadth of the country and on a few occasions we have enjoyed welcoming friends from overseas. The competitions include a Ladies Open, Ladies Greensomes, Mixed Open, Junior Open & Seniors Opens.

The Ladies kick-off the summer season with the Ladies Open, an 18-hole individual Stableford, at the beginning of June. The Seniors 4BBB Open is held in early July and sees teams of two contest an 18-hole Fourball Betterball competition. Early August sees the Junior Open, an 18 or 36-hole medal competition. The Mixed Open at the end of the month is an 18-hole Betterball Stableford with coffee on arrival before a two-course lunch after the competition. The second Senior Open of the summer takes place in September. It is an 18-hole Stableford with coffee and a bacon role on arrival and a two-course lunch and prize presentation afterwards. The final event of the season is the Greensomes Open in October. PRO AM We hold a Pro Am competition on the last Sunday in July each year. Regional PGA professionals always enjoy our event as the organisation, course and food are second to none. The Pros play for a handsome cash amount while the successful amateur teams are rewarded with an array of prizes. The 40 team spaces are filled quickly so contact the office early in the year if you would like to play.

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enley Golf Club doesn’t just want to be thought of as a place to come and enjoy an excellent round of golf, the club wants members and visitors to feel so comfortable and at ease here that it becomes like a second home.

While there is a lovely course, there is so much more to offer and all are invited to spend some time here whether the golf clubs have been popped in the car boot or not. There is a lively social side to Henley with numerous events organised throughout the year. The various themed dining evenings always prove to be very popular as members like to take every opportunity to enjoy the excellent catering on offer at the club. There are key dates throughout the year that include Captain’s and President’s Days. Christmas and New Year’s Eve tend to be celebrated with a sit-down meal and some form of musical entertainment and the members also enjoy a range of other events throughout the year. The club’s presentation evenings and annual dinner dance are also wellattended events which are eagerly anticipated by members. Additionally, as a Henley member you may hire the function rooms at a nominal charge for your special occasion. For more information about social events don’t hesitate to contact us on 01491 575742.

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The Professional Team

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t Henley Golf Club we have a team of top class PGAqualified golf coaches who are available seven days a week for one-on-one or group tuition.

Mark Howell The Head Professional at Henley Golf Club, Mark played on the European Tour for four years during the 1980s and enjoyed reasonable success, finishing in the top ten in many opens as well as holding the record for the lowest tournament round in England of 61. He has been our Professional since 1989. His passion for teaching and positive attitude enables him to train players of all abilities to get the best out of their game using his unique methods. James Prince James successfully completed his PGA Qualified Golf Professional course at the age of just 22 and is a key member of our coaching team. He runs and organises the very successful junior academy we host at Henley Golf Club, where we teach over 800 different children in a year. David Connors David our third addition to the team is just progressing to become a qualified PGA coach and is currently coaching both our Junior and Mixed Adult Academies. Adam Birkett Adam our informed sales assistant is about to start his PGA degree in 2014.

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Although skill and expertise are vital elements in any sporting field, the use of carefully selected, high-quality equipment inevitably helps at the cutting edge of any performance. The professional team can advise on the selection of your new clubs to ensure you buy the right equipment for your needs and are committed to allowing you to make the most out of your game. The Pro Shop stocks a wide range of clubs featuring Ping, Callaway, TaylorMade and Titleist. Look the part on the course with a vast selection of fashionable clothing from the likes of Ashworth, Glenmuir and Greg Norman, with shoes from FootJoy. The Pro shop is a Foremost Discount Store which gives members access to all makes of clubs at internet prices, competing with all large stores on current up to date stock and great service. The Pro Shop is also the place to go to hire electric and pull trolleys, as well as electric buggies, although booking in advance is advisable. With the very best advice available to you from friendly and knowledgeable staff, you can be sure of making informed choices every time. To contact Mark with your equipment queries and buying advice, pop in and see him in the Pro Shop or call 01491 575710.

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Tuition

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f you have the commitment and desire to lower your handicap then our Professional Team will be delighted to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

It may not be possible to break par on a regular basis but professional tuition, combined with dedication and practice, can lead to a significant improvement in performance. With a greater understanding of your strengths and weaknesses you can better understand how to reach your own potential and enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from its achievement. Goal-setting in golf, as in life, can be richly rewarding. Our professional staff are available seven days a week for individual or group lessons for all ages and abilities. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge gained over many years and have completed many training programmes in physical, mental and physiological aspects of the game. We offer simple, easy-to-understand instruction tailored to the individual player’s needs, delivering top advice on technique and course management to players of all standards. For more information on tuition, call the Pro Shop on 01491 575710.

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How to Find Us

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enley Golf Club is situated just outside of Henley-onThames, just a few miles from the M4 and the M40.

For satellite navigation purposes our postcode is RG9 4HG. Directions: Driving If you are arriving from the directions of Marlow, Oxford or Maidenhead, ensure you allow sufficient time during the morning rush hour, as Henley Bridge is one of the main crossing points of the River Thames and delays sometimes occur. Public Transport The nearest railway station is Henley-on-Thames, which is just over a mile away. Three trains an hour depart from central London with an estimated journey time of 55 minutes. Alternatively, Reading train station is situated just over six miles away. 14 trains an hour depart from central London with an estimated journey time of between 25 and 40 minutes. If you are arriving from the direction of Marlow, Oxford or Maidenhead, ensure you allow sufficient time during the morning “rush hour�.

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Contact Us

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enley Golf Club is situated just outside of Henley-on-Thames, just a few miles from the M4 and the M40.

Henley Golf Club Harpsden Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 4HG Office General Manager – Gary Oatham E-mail: manager@henleygc.com Tel: 01491 575742 Club Secretary – Beverley Mulrooney E-mail: admin@henleygc.com Tel: 01491 575742 Pro Shop Professional – Mark Howell E-mail: markhowellprofessional@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01491 575710 Club Website www.henleygc.com

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