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Hindley Hall Golf Club

Official Club Brochure 2012-2013


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Beech House, 23 Ladies Lane Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2QA Tel: 01942 737375 | Fax: 01942 737376 E-mail: Offices also at: Wigan | Bolton | Newton le Willows

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5 Welcome 7 A Brief History 9 The Course 11 The Pro Shop 13 Lessons 15 Practice Facilities 17 Becoming a Member 19 Juniors 21 Visitors

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Societies The Clubhouse Functions Corporate Activities Open Competitions Social Activities How to Find Us Contact Us Tel: 08707 707 765 • Email: Hindley Hall Golf Club and Pinnacle wish to thank the advertisers who appear in this publication for their support and wish them every business success. The contents of this brochure are believed to be correct at the time of printing, nevertheless, we cannot endorse and readers should not rely solely upon the accuracy of any statements or claims contained herein without prior consultation with the service provider.


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Welcome Located one mile from Hindley in Lancashire, Hindley Hall is a mature parkland course in a peaceful and tranquil setting. The club was founded in 1905 and the par-69 course is highly regarded in the North West, stretching to 5,926 yards and providing a fair but challenging test of golf for players of any handicap. Many holes are tree lined, with a lake coming into play on the first and eleventh holes.

Hindley Hall has a full competitive golfing calendar, which is extremely well supported by our members. Our resident club professional, David Clarke, along with his staff, provide a fully stocked and comprehensive range of golf equipment and is also available for tuition.

A number of major developments and improvements have taken place in recent years. All 18 greens have been re-laid, new tees added, trees planted and drainage improved. The clubhouse has also benefited from significant renovation to the lounge and dining room and is ideal for post-round refreshments with magnificent views across the course.

The splendid clubhouse is the perfect venue for wedding receptions and other special occasions, as well as for business meetings. A warm greeting is always extended to visitors and golf societies and our catering staff are on hand to provide a wide selection of food on a daily basis. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


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A Brief History In 1905 the Club was formed by Wigan Coal & Iron Company as a private Golf Club “for senior members of staff and invited guests only.� In the mid 1930s the course became the private Golf Club as it is known today. One of the first things that strikes you as you make your way through the entrance and along the drive is the imposing brick building ahead of you. This is Hindley Hall, our fine clubhouse, which dates back several centuries. There is evidence that the hall has been rebuilt over the years by various owners, many of whom were notable Barristers and Parliamentarians of their day. One of these, Sir Robert Holt Leigh, was said to be the greatest snuff taker in England. He was also a great epicure and generally

tasted every dish on the table. He rebuilt the hall from his own designs but forgot to include a staircase! Sir Robert was first returned to Parliament in 1802 as a member for Wigan and continued to represent his native borough until the year 1820. He became Baron Whitley of Wigan in 1815. Through his life Sir Robert interested himself in all matters relating to the town of Wigan, and was a trustee of Wigan Grammar School. Also a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant of the County, he died at Hindley Hall on the 21st January, 1843, aged 81.



The Course The course measures 5,926 yards from the white medal tees. There are two par 5s - the 3rd and the 10th - and the five par-3s mean there is no shortage of choice for nearest the pin competitions. Golfers of all abilities will find something to challenge their game, but never unfairly, though the Standard Scratch Score matching the par of 69 from the white tees is indication that the layout is no pushover. “You need to be accurate and particularly straight off the tees,” says Head Professional David Clarke. “It’s not a long course, but when we host open events no-one tears the course to pieces. “It’s a challenging golf course that rewards accuracy more than anything else.”

A mixture of trees and heavy rough borders many of the fairways, so think carefully on the tee before automatically plucking the driver from your bag. The greens at Hindley Hall are renowned for their excellent surfaces, members now benefiting from the club’s decision to have them relaid several years ago. Quick and true and undulating in places, proficient putters should prosper. 9


The Pro Shop The PGA Head Golf Professional at Hindley Hall is David Clarke. David or one of his team are always on hand to offer you sound advice to ensure you make the right choices when buying your golfing goods. Customer service is always of paramount importance and, says David: “I know of no on-course retailer who tries harder to satisfy its loyal customers than we do.” As a member of Alliance Golf, part of Foremost, the United Kingdom’s biggest golf buying group, David has an extensive network from which to source stock and can offer prices competitive with any to be found on the internet. The Pro Shop at Hindley Hall stocks a complete range of equipment and accessories from all the leading brand names. We also specialise in custom fitting, and have custom fit facilities for all the leading brands such as Callaway, Mizuno, TaylorMade,

Cleveland, Srixon, Wilson, Titleist and PING. State-of-the-art Flightscope analysis is offered, which measures velocity and spin rate of ball and launch angle. The bottom line is that you should end up with a set of clubs perfectly suited to your physical characteristics and golf swing and you should hit the ball better. Club and trolley repairs can happily be undertaken and the Pro Shop is also the place to head for if you just need a drink to pop in your golf bag or to hire a trolley. For all enquiries please contact us on 01942 255991.


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Established in Wigan since 1997, we offer a range of treatments to help with all kinds of foot problems. All podiatrists at the Practice are registered with the Health Professions Council Professional Footcare Service • Nail Care • Ingrowing toenails • Corns and callus • Verrucae • Nail Surgery • Marigold Homeopathy • Biomechanics • Acupuncture • Products available For an appointment at either of the clinics, please telephone or call in. Our friendly Reception Staff will be pleased to help. Modern, ground floor clinics at:

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Lessons Our talented teaching team of Head Professional David Clarke and his assistants Martin Longshaw and Simon Crompton are committed to enabling our members and visitors to play golf to the best of their ability. Whether you are a normally talented player who needs a quick swing fix before a competition, an inconsistent player in search of a more repeatable technique or a beginner wanting to learn some sound fundamentals, we are here to help seven days a week. We offer numerous lesson options and packages to suit you game and your budget. Hourly and half-hourly lessons are available, with discounts frequently offered if a block of lessons is booked at one time. Any part of your golf game can be worked on and improved and we also offer video analysis if desired.

While some of those taking lessons are current or former county players, do not be put off, we cater for all abilities from beginners to scratch golfers. For those who have never tried it before, an on-course lesson can be an eye-opening experience. One of our teaching professionals will be with you to examine your shot-making decisions and offer alternatives which could shave strokes off your score. For more details and to book a lesson, phone the Pro Shop on 01942 255991.


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Practice Facilities Hindley Hall has some excellent practice facilities for those looking to work on lowering their handicap, which are among the finest in the North West. Coupled with the tuition offered by our expert PGA-qualified teaching professionals, it represents the complete game improvement programme. There is a vast practice ground around 300 yards in length which affords members and green fee-paying visitors for the day the opportunity to hit any club in the bag including driver.

There is a chipping area around 400 yards from the clubhouse which is a former green itself and therefore kept in as equally fine condition as the surfaces to be found on the course.

There are targets for focused practice and hitting off less-forgiving natural turf gives the player much more accurate feedback on how they are truly striking the golf ball.

There are also two practice bunkers and a practice net for warming up before a round, in addition to an excellent practice putting green next to the clubhouse.


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Becoming a Member Hindley Hall Golf Club welcomes applications for membership from existing golfers new to the area, golfers from other local clubs and keen beginners. Membership offers the opportunity to play golf regularly, maintain a recognised handicap, improve through shared culture and enjoy the club life. Hindley Hall is a competitive club with competitions on most Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays for Gentlemen and Thursday for Ladies. We pride ourselves in keeping membership figures lower than our peer group to ensure tee times are always available for competitions entries - there are no ballot systems here! We have teams in both the Bolton and South Lancashire League

and are recent winners of the prestigious Victory Trophy. Several leagues are also run during the winter months. A full social calendar is available to members with a discounted bar card scheme also available. A House Membership is available to those non-golfers simply wishing to make use of the club’s excellent off-course facilities. To obtain a membership application form or if you have any questions about membership please contact the Club Secretary on 01942 255131 or fill in the online application form.



Juniors Hindley Hall has a growing junior section which the club is keen to expand further and there are membership opportunities available for younger players eager to take up the game wishing to emulate their golfing heroes or for those looking to expand on skills they already possess. Younger golfers at Hindley Hall can learn not only the skills necessary to be able to enjoy the game, but about course management and rules and etiquette. If acquired early, these building blocks can provide a firm foundation which should stand the young golfer in good stead for the rest of their playing life.

Regular lessons take place at the club on Saturday mornings with Graham Caunce. You don’t have to belong to Hindley Hall to attend and we would be delighted to see you. For those eager to see if golf is the sport for them, we can provide clubs so there is no expensive initial outlay.

Juniors play in a Bolton League. They also have a Junior Victory Trophy where they play all the clubs from around the Wigan area, a prestigious one-day event which clubs take turn to host.

Please call 01942 255991 if you require more details about becoming a junior member. 19


Visitors Visitors are always made welcome at Hindley Hall Golf Club and we do our utmost to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable day. Whether you’re an individual just looking for a round of golf, or a society wanting a full day’s golf organising, our team will look after you. Parties can select their meals from our suggested Golfer’s Catering packages, whilst smaller groups have the choice of a lounge menu or dining room menu. In common with other clubs we do request that visitors abide by our dress code both on the course and in the clubhouse, specific details of which can be found on our website,

Although handicap certificates are not mandatory, we do prefer golfers to be of a sufficient standard for them to be able to enjoy their round and for them not to inconvenience other players when out on the course. At Hindley Hall Golf Club we are constantly aware that only the complete satisfaction of our guests guarantees our continued success both now and in the future.


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Societies Golf societies are always assured of a warm welcome at Hindley Hall 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. Society packages are available throughout the year, with Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays our preferred days for golfing groups. We can offer 18, 29 or 36 holes and a variety of catering options from a simple bacon barm or Full English breakfast on arrival, right through to a three-course meal. All the little extras you would expect to make your day a success are provided, such as nearest the pin and longest drive markers and if you are looking for prizes, look no further than the Pro Shop.

Our PGA Head Professional can offer his services for group lessons and golf clinics to make your society golf day even more fun! In first instance, please call the office on 01942 255131 or fill in the enquiry form on our website, to confirm that your preferred date is available.


The Clubhouse The clubhouse offers great comfort and a welcoming atmosphere in which to socialise and relax either after a round of golf or as members of the club. Guests and visitors for the day are also most welcome to make use of our facilities.

There are two bars, one of which is in the main lounge, and both are always well stocked with a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits and a choice of soft drinks. Hot and cold food is served daily seven days a week. You can enjoy a good selection of tasty snacks at the bar or choose to eat in our separate dining room upstairs, which is where we also host our golfing societies and after-match meals following club matches. 24

In addition, our in-house catering team will be pleased to accommodate individual preferences, requirements and special requests. We will be delighted to discuss alternative menus if you prefer. For those in search of more sporting competition, there is a very nice snooker table which can be found in a dedicated snooker room downstairs.

Functions Hindley Hall has extensive conference and private function facilities suitable for any occasion. Our caterers have an excellent reputation and Beverley, our catering manager, would be delighted to give you a tour of the premises and discuss your needs. Rest assured you are in safe hands, our team are vastly experienced and the success of your big day means as much to them as it does to you. We are happy to welcome: Weddings Birthdays Christenings Anniversaries Corporate functions and conferences The function room comfortably holds up to 120, there is a nice lounge overlooking the 18th green and a very pleasant patio

area where your guests can sit out if they choose after the meal. For the more energetic there is a dance floor and we are equally happy to book or recommend DJs for you or for you to arrange your own entertainment. The picturesque grounds make the perfect backdrop for those wedding photographs which will help you remember your day. For further information please use the enquiry form on our website or telephone 01942 255131.


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Corporate Activities Hindley Hall is delighted to offer businesses the opportunity to make use of our club and its facilities 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 seminar or meeting, there is no better spot. There are some delightful views out over the course and the clubhouse offers the perfect environment away from the office to conduct business. Our comfortable lounge area can be set up for conferences or up to 60 people. Internet is available at the club and organisers are welcome to bring their own audio visual facilities if required. Refreshments can be provided throughout the day by arrangement to ensure your delegates remain refreshed and focused.

To make the right impression for that product launch or to introduce your firm, why not speak to us about hosting a corporate golf day here? We will take care of the organisation so you can concentrate on your guests. How about a round of golf after your meeting to reward your delegates for their contributions, it makes the day all the more memorable and is ideal for team-building purposes. We pride ourselves on our flexibility, call 01942 255131 to discuss how Hindley Hall can be of service to your business.



Open Competitions Hindley Hall is an historic golf club with a rich heritage dating back to the founding of our club in 1905. We know we have something special here and nothing gives us greater pleasure than to share the enjoyment of our magnificent course with people who may not have experienced it before. One of the ways in which we can do this is by staging a number of open competitions throughout the year aimed at golfers from all walks of life and all abilities. The season normally starts with a team event for women towards the end of May. This is generally one of four ladies’ competitions held throughout the year, featuring various formats such as Texas scrambles or the best two scores to count. Senior golfers are also well looked after, with a trio of fourball betterball events available to enter for players aged 55 and over,

one of which takes place in our golfing week held in the middle of August. There are also pairs events for men and a mixed competition, so everyone is catered for. Entry fees are very reasonable and there will always be refreshment available in the clubhouse on the day. Event formats may differ slightly from year to year, but you can find details of upcoming events on our website, together with information about how you can reserve your place. 29

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Social Activities With its friendly membership and historic and welcoming clubhouse, it will come as no surprise that Hindley Hall members have equally as enjoyable a time off the course as they do on it. An extensive and varied programme of social events is organised throughout the year, with the aim being that there should be something to appeal to everyone, whatever their taste in entertainment.

features a visit from Father Christmas. There are also dances and discos and members traditionally spend a memorable and enjoyable New Year’s Eve together at the club.

One of the highlights of the year is the Captain’s Dinner held at the start of October.

We have a snooker table in a dedicated snooker room downstairs in the clubhouse and this is very popular with members.

Musical entertainment is very popular, with tribute bands as well as other acts a regular in the Hindley Hall social calendar.

The social diary on our website is regularly updated, so please take a look to get an idea of the entertainment on offer.

Christmas is a special time of year for everyone and there is a dance for the grown-ups and a children’s Christmas party which invariably



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How to Find Us

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Hindley Hall Golf Club is located just north of the town of Hindley, around four miles east of Wigan, in Greater Manchester. For those with SatNav our postcode is WN2 2SQ. Directions From M61 southbound. Leave motorway at junction 6 taking the 3rd exit onto A6027 signposted for the A6. At the roundabout take 1st exit onto A6 Chorley Road, signed for Westhoughton and after 500 yards, at the traffic lights, turn right onto Dicconon Lane (B5239). Remain on this road for 1 mile before turning left at the mini-roundabout into Hall Lane. The club entrance is on the righthand side after 1 mile.

From the South Take the A573 and then the A58 or simply the A58 through Hindley, taking the first exit at the first roundabout on the north side of the town on to Ladies Lane before following the directions above.

From M61 northbound. Leave motorway at junction 6 taking 1st exit onto A6027 signposted for A6. The directions are as above.

Public Transport The nearest railway station is at Hindley, which is around half a mile away. Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western stations are just four miles or a ten-minute taxi-ride away.

From Wigan Take the A577 to Hindley, before turning left on to the A58 (Market Street). Take the first exit at the next roundabout on to Ladies Lane and follow this road for around half a mile on to Hall Lane. You will come to the entrance to the club on your left.

From the East Take the A577 to Hindley, turning right onto the A58 Market Street at the main crossroads in the town and then following the directions above.


Contact Us If you have any queries about Hindley Hall Golf Club, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Hindley Hall Golf Club Hall Lane Hindley Wigan Greater Manchester WN2 2SQ


Telephone Secretary: 01942 255131 Pro Shop: 01942 255991 Email: or fill in the enquiry form on our website Website:

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