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Beginners 25 minute `Trial first lesson` for just £10

Posted by adrianclifford on January 3, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Beginners 25 minute `Trial first lesson` for just £10

at Rushden Golf Club Northamptonshire


New to golf ?

Never played before ?

Need a new sport ?

Enjoy a sporting challenge ?


Why not book a 25 minute trial lesson and `Give golf a go` in 2017


This is a private, individual, 121 session 25 minute golf lesson (not a group lesson)with APGA professional Adrian Clifford at Rushden Golf Club in Northamptonshire


All equipment including clubs & balls is supplied free of charge.

Appointments are available both midweek and at the weekend.


To book your trial 25 minute lesson simply call 07710 759265


Give golf a try in 2017


Par 3 & Practise memberships start at just £49

at Rushden Golf Club per year

Are you struggling to hit your drives straight ?

Posted by adrianclifford on January 2, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Are you struggling to hit your drives straight ?

During a lesson if you ask a student what is their ball flight direction off the tee most will say a slice.

But they could be hitting any of the below ...

A) A slice

B) A push

C) A hook

D) A pull

For right handed golfers

If your golf ball starts straight then curves right you are slicing.

The main causes are,

A weak grip

Grips too fat

Open club face

Lack of shoulder turn

Gripping to tight

Driver too short in length


If your ball flies straight right you have a push.

The main causes are,

A weak grip

In too out swing path

Feet aiming too far right

Poor ball position

If your ball starts straight and curves left you are hooking.

The main causes are,

A strong grip

Grips too thin

Lack of shoulder turn

Closed clubface

Driver too long in length


If your ball flies straight left you have a pull.

The main causes are,

Out too in swing path

Strong grip

Poor ball position


So you see between club face aim, feet aim, your ability to complete your shoulder turn

or a poor grip it’s not difficult to fix a players wayward drives !


But all you need do is book one lesson to analyse what the problem is.

I would recommend a 40 minute lesson to fix your drives. Cost just £30


Or you could keep watching those youtube videos for another month !

But who is going to `show you` YOUR INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM ?


To make an appointment simply call me on 07710 759265

Good driving !

Adrian Clifford APGA professional

Rushden Golf Club






Monday Junior Coaching dates for 2017

Posted by adrianclifford on December 14, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Advanced warning !

Junior Golf Coaching dates for 2017

A new 10 x week course of junior coaching will begin next April. These are Monday evenings as before.

There will be limited spaces for the course and the timetable for 2017 will be as follows.

5pm – 6pm Under 5- 9 years of age

6pm – 7pm 10  – 15 years of age

The 10 x week course will cost just £35 and to guarantee a place this course must be prepaid.

The dates are,

24th April, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 5th June, 12th June, 26th June, 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July

As always there are no coaching sessions held on Bank Holiday Mondays.

To talk about a booking please telephone me on 07710 759265

Many thanks

Adrian Clifford APGA Professional

Rushden Golf Club


Coaching offer 4 lessons for the price of 3

Posted by adrianclifford on October 5, 2016 at 9:55 AM


Dear Golfer,


At the end of this month the clocks change, the nights are longer and there is certainly less time to play golf.

My advice through the winter is to get out and practise a little more.

But when you are wearing 3 or 4 layers in the winter its difficult to swing the club.


So why not work on some ¾ or ½ shots ?


Work on your wedge play !

Work on your bunkerplay !

Work on your putting techniques !


Start the 2017 season with the best short game around !

If you buy 3 lessons for £70 in October you will receive an extra lesson free of charge.

You can take all 4 lessons right away or why not have a lesson each month throughout the winter to improve your game ?


But do start some short game work on your game now to get off to a great start to the season.

This offer ends 31st October 2016 

Great golfing


Adrian Clifford APGA


August `Midweek` Summer Special - Golf coaching at Rushden Golf Club

Posted by adrianclifford on July 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM


August `Midweek` Summer Special - Golf coaching at Rushden Golf Club Northamptonshire

This August you can book a One x Hour Golf lesson with Advanced PGA Professional Adrian Clifford

One x Hour for just £29 (Normal price £45)

The one hour lesson would make a great family fun session in the school holidays or for the

individual player to have plenty of time to work on their golf game.


This coaching promotion is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August.

Appointments are available between 10am – 4pm only

Subject to availability.


All golf clubs and golf balls are provided for the coaching session so if you would like 

to treat the kids or yourself to a golf lesson please telephone Adrian Clifford APGA 07710 759265



Improve your golf at Rushden GC for £20

Posted by adrianclifford on July 19, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Most golfers will already know that if you do the following well you will most likely play well !


  1. Aim the clubface square
  2. Grip the club correctly
  3. Set the ball position well for your chosen club
  4. Aim your feet, hips, shoulders to the target
  5. Be in balance with your bodyweight
  6. Complete the backswing
  7. Complete the follow through
  8. Swing with the correct amount of power
But these points are difficult to check by yourself !

Why not ask for a `Basic` check up lesson at Rushden Golf Club.
A 25 minute lessons costs just £20 with myself or 40 minutes for £30

All you need do is call me on 07710 759265 to arrange a lesson for either midweek or at the weekend.

All the best for the summer !

Adrian Clifford
APGA Golf Professional

PS. If you need further help then other coaching programmes are available here Made 2 Measure for Ping, Wilson, Benross, Mizuno & Srixon

Posted by adrianclifford on July 12, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Dear Golfer

If you are looking for new golf clubs this season then the following ranges of equipment are now available through






If you would like to try before you buy, book a free fitting then talk to Advanced PGA Professional Adrian Clifford on 07710 759265

Golfers .. Bad back, joints ? Visit Rushden based Sports Physio Lisa Boardman

Posted by adrianclifford on July 6, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Having just recovered from a dreaded slipped disc i went along today for an appointment with local Rushden based Sports Physio Lisa Boardman. I entered the room with a very tense back and neck but left feeling much better ! A fantasic sports massage from an extremely talented physio. If you are suffering back pain or for that matter any type of pain Lisa will probably be able to help you.
Very well priced at £38 per hour and a service thats works. Sadly i have been a person who has suffered from a bad tight back due to years of swinging a golf club ! Go`s with the job. But now i know help is available locally i think i will be heading there again soon for some more great work. To recieve a 10% discount from your first one hour visit simply quote `Bigred10`  
Telephone no. 079692105516 website

Rushden Golf Club Saturday 2nd July Free Coaching Sessions

Posted by adrianclifford on June 22, 2016 at 4:25 AM

Rushden Golf Club

Saturday 2nd July

Free Coaching Sessions

In conjunction with Rushden Party Week, we will be holding Free Golf Sessions for Beginner and Intermediate golfers. This is open to members and non-members. All ages are welcome.

Adrian Clifford, APGA will be holding the sessions at the following times:

Beginners Adult Group 10.00am-11.30am - Brand new adult players

Improvers Adult Group 12.00pm-1.30pm - Golfers who play but need help

Family Group 2.00pm-3.30pm - Family time, kids & parents session

All equipment is provided.

To reserve your place please contact Adrian on 07710 759265

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Bigredgolf news for May 2016

Posted by adrianclifford on May 30, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Rushden Golf Club Captain & Professional Challenge, the story so far ....


Three wins and one draw. Looking good with some serious `dove tailing` going on in my team.

The Captain has been in good form and this week we play Ricky Beasley and Paul Kennedy.

Both 14 handicappers so we look forward to another tough match.

Can we keep continue the unbeaten run ?

Watch this space !


Monday nights junior coaching have gone well and have been very well supported.

We have between 14-25 juniors attending with some having coaching programmes and some enjoying the golf course

with the Junior Captain Callum Gant in control. We still have a few spaces available for the coaching programmes.

Please call 07710 759265 if you know of any juniors wishing to take up golf this season.


As a qualified PGA professional I have the opportunity each year to play in the Pre – Qualifying for the Open Championship.

To qualify for the next stage you need to finish in the top 6 of the 120 or so players on my chosen course.

My choices of golf course this year will be either Luffenham Heath near Oakham or Frilford Heath near Abingdon in Oxfordshire.

My practise has gone a little up and down so far with my good games currently at approx. 65%

I have until Monday 20th June to get up to 100% !

My only goal is to qualify. Lets see what can be achieved through play & practise before then.


If you need any help with your golf this season it will be my pleasure to help you at Rushden.

Please visit for further details. Golf coaching is available Saturdays, Sundays and throughout the midweek.


Kind regards


Adrian Clifford

Advanced PGA Professional

07710 759265