PROFESSIONAL

Welcome to the Willesley Park Pro Shop!

Meet the Team:

 

Ben Hill – Head PGA Professional

Ben is the Head Pro at Willesley Park with over 20 years’ experience as a qualified PGA Professional. Ben has extensive knowledge in all aspects of the golfing industry, from coaching & custom fitting, to the golf retail environment. He delivers individual and group lessons on a daily basis, that are tailored for all ages and abilities.
Ben uses the latest technology to show the most accurate data to his clients, including:
  • Foresights Sports GC2 + HMT Launch Monitor
  • Explanar Training System
  • V1 Video Analysis Software
  • iPing Putting

Ben works with his clients in a bespoke indoor golf simulator with the latest equipment providing accurate readings that are clear to understand. As well as lessons, Ben offers the best custom fit service, with full fitting options available from the leading manufacturers in Europe: Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway and Mizuno. Furthermore, Ben and Spencer work together to develop junior golf participation and growth at Willesley Park, delivering coaching sessions and summer camps to all ages. Other accreditations Ben holds are:

  • Ambassador for AimPoint Green Reading
  • SeeMore Putting Institute
  • PGA Class AAT Professional
  • Approved Ping Custom Fitter

Book an appointment with Ben.


Spencer Clark – Assistant 
PGA Professional

Spencer is currently studying for a PGA foundation degree, as well as working as Assistant Professional here at Willesley. Throughout the 3 year degree he will study a number of different areas including: Coaching, Custom Fitting, Sports Science, Customer Service, Business & Retailing.

He is particularly interested in the coaching aspect of the course, and like Ben, offers private coaching. Spencer is keen to involve the latest technology as seen in the state-of-the-art Shot Centre. He also enjoys doing beginner sessions, both group and individual.

Accreditations Spencer holds are:

  • Approved Ping Custom Fitter
  • SeeMore Putting Institute
  • Level 2 Golf Coach

Book an appointment with Spencer.


Lorraine Hill

Lorraine works in the shop on Mondays and Tuesdays and has been a key part of the team for a number of years.
In particular, Lorraine works hard on the ladies’ clothing range and does an excellent job as we are frequently complimented on our selection of brands and styles. She will always be happy to help with any problems or queries, whether they are apparel based or not.

Roland Baird

Roland is the newest member of the team, having been here for just over a year.
He is a member of the golf club and brings great knowledge, experience and advice to the team. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help with any customers needs or issues, and is a fantastic compliment to our team.

 

What We Offer:


Men’s Clothing & Footwear

We have a broad range in our men’s clothing and footwear section. The following brands are available:

  • Glenmuir (club logo)
  • Under Armour
  • Dwyers & co
  • Calvin Klein
  • Glenbrae (club logo)
  • Galvin Green (only available to order)
  • Ecco
  • Skechers


Ladies Clothing & Footwear

As previously mentioned, we have a superb selection of ladies clothing & footwear. The brands we stock are:

  • Green Lamb
  • Daily Sports
  • Rohnisch
  • Glenmuir (club logo)
  • Calvin Klein
  • Under Armour
  • Ecco
  • Skechers


Private Coaching

Both of our professionals offer private golf lessons. Head Professional, Ben, has over 20 years’ experience coaching amateur golfers of all levels. He dedicates a lot of time to his coaching business, and coaches out of the indoor simulator we have next to the shop. Ben’s coaching days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. To book a lesson, call the shop or follow the link at the bottom of Ben’s section above. Assistant Professional, Spencer, also offers coaching and is really enjoying the early days of his coaching business. He tends to coach in the evenings, but can be flexible on times. To book a lesson, call the shop or follow the link at the bottom of Spencer’s section above.

 

The Shot Centre – Indoor Simulator

In July 2015 we opened our Indoor Golf Simulator – ‘The Shot Centre’!

The Shot Centre is a State-of-the-Art simulator, very similar to the one you have likely seen on Sky Sports Golf. Our simulator is powered by Foresight Sports GC2 HMT Launch Monitor, widely recognised as the most accurate launch monitor for tracking ball data. This includes: carry distance, spin rates, curvature, peak height, launch angle and many, many more pieces of data.

The Shot Centre is completed with our full range of Custom Fitting equipment. You can read more details about our Custom Fitting in the section below.

The Shot Centre is the home to our Professionals’ coaching and custom fitting, but it is also available for hire. Whether you want to practice on the range, or play 18 holes, we can book you in! To hire The Shot Centre, call the shop on 01530 414820.


Custom Fitting

As previously mentioned, we have a full range of Custom Fitting equipment from 4 of Europe’s largest golf club manufacturers.
Our Professionals offer a no obligation to buy, non-biased Custom Fitting service for the following brands:

  • TaylorMade
  • Callaway
  • Ping
  • Mizuno

Using our GC2 HMT Launch Monitor to give us accurate data, we have the ability to piece together a club that fits the brief you give us, whether it’s more distance, improved accuracy, more forgiveness, better feel or something else. And if the custom fitting doesn’t find any improvements, we’ll happily tell you! That’s why we offer a no obligation to buy, non-biased Custom Fitting service!

Custom Fitting is currently free for Willesley Park members! To book your Custom Fitting, contact the shop on 01530 414820.


Motocaddy & Powakaddy Service Centre

We are also a certified trolley repair centre for both Motocaddy & Powakaddy. If you have any issues with your electric trolley, whether you purchased it from us or elsewhere, we can fix it. If your trolley is a Motocaddy or Powakaddy, and is in warranty, we can also deal with this.

General Trolley Servicing is also available for £25.

If you need your trolley looking at, repairing or servicing, give us a call on 01530 414820 or pop into the shop.


Junior Section

Ben & Spencer are also responsible for the Junior section at Willesley Park.

The Junior section is currently thriving as a result of the regular junior coaching we run all year round. Head Pro, Ben, runs the junior coaching on Tuesday & Thursday evenings on the practice ground (summer months) and in the Shot Centre (winter months). Booking is essential for these group coaching sessions, but if it is something of interest please give us a call on 01530 414820. It is not necessary to be a junior member at WPGC to attend these coaching sessions.

Throughout the season we run a number of events for junior members of the club to play in. Some are aimed at the juniors with handicaps, such as the junior club championship, junior masters, junior British open, junior US open & junior USPGA. We also run some cadet competitions, with the Flag 50 proving to be particularly popular.

If junior membership is also something of interest, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help! 01530 414820.

 

Club Repairs

Both of our Professionals can help with any repairs that may need doing to your clubs. Whether it’s broken, bent, dented or anything else we can help. We carry a number of second hand and brand new shafts for a quick turnaround, but if there’s something more specific you’re after we can order in! Just pop the club(s) into the shop for a quotation and we’ll take care of it from there!

Loft & Lie adjustments are also available. Over time the lofts and lies on your irons & wedges can change, particularly if you have hit a lot of golf balls with them, or regularly hit from mats. We can check and adjust all of your irons & wedges for just £25.00. Did you know that 1 degree roughly translates to 3 yards, so what may seem like a small change could actually have a huge impact on your game! Pop your clubs into the shop and we can get them back to you on the same day!

Membership

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Visitors & Societies

Visitors & Societies are very welcome.
A wide range of packages are available.
Golf Prices Up to 20 players - £27.50 pp 21-25 players - £26.50pp 25+ - £25.50pp
Based on a minimum of 9 players

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Open Competitions

Laid out in existing mature parkland in 1920, Willesley Park is home to the annual Leicestershire Fox and has long been recognised as one of Leicestershire’s leading courses.
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