New-look Hellidon Lakes has unveiled several fresh faces and innovative ideas as part of its 2017 revamp.
The Daventry club – part of the multi-award-winning QHotels group – will open its new driving range and nets this month, which will further enhance the practice and tuition facilities available to complement the 18-hole championship course and the nine-hole Valley course at the venue.
Alongside fellow new staff members – golf manager Alex Bain and membership assistant Kiefer McCleary – academy professional Shay Brennan has joined the ranks and brings with him a wealth of coaching expertise and an exciting selection of teaching equipment and technology.
As well as club fitting and re-gripping facilities, Brennan’s Golf Academy set-up will include high-speed cameras, video analysis software, a launch monitor, touchscreen monitors and personalised online training spaces with lesson notes, photographs and videos with voiceover swing analysis.
When the weather isn’t playing ball, a covered teaching bay and the Foresight Sports Performance Software and GC2 smart-camera technology on a giant simulator screen allows golfers to play a range of fantastic courses throughout the year.
Visitors will get a chance to see the facilities and meet the staff for themselves at the Hellidon Lakes Golf Academy launch event on April 12 (6-8pm).
Brennan said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet members and talk to those people who might be thinking about joining the club to show some of the technology and explain a few of the great changes at the club. Hellidon Lakes is a fabulous facility with some exciting plans for the future. It’s great to be a part of it and we look forward to helping a lot of golfers improve and enjoy the game even more than they already do.”