Henley Golf Club Official Corporate Brochure 2013/2014

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A guide to the golf club, course and facilities, and supporting local businesses.


<ul><li><p>Henley Golf Club</p></li><li><p>NewtowN House, NewtowN Road, HeNley-oN-tHames, oxfoRdsHiRe RG9 1HGwww.oaktReewm.co.uk</p><p>Vat registration 971 5221 26 Registered in england and wales 06654455</p><p>authorised and regulated by the financial conduct authority 488658the value of investments can fall as well as rise. you may get back less than you invest</p><p>we offer a competitively priced and award winning service, subject to a minimum portfolio size of 250,000. Please contact Jeremy arthur on 01491 570821 to discuss your requirements.</p><p>winner of the 2012 Gold standard award for discretionary Portfolio management.</p><p>we help Private clients and trustees of family trusts </p><p>and charities build, manage and protect </p><p>their wealth throughout the generations.</p><p>1385 Henley Golf Club corporate brochure full page ad.indd 1 11/10/2013 08:30Untitled-4 1 11/10/2013 09:40:04</p></li><li><p>Henley Golf ClubWelcome</p><p>HistoryAbout the Course</p><p>Course TourThe Team</p><p>MembershipAcademy</p><p>JuniorsClubhouse &amp; Restaurant</p><p>VisitorsSocieties</p><p>Corporate DaysReciprocal Arrangements </p><p>Open Competitions and Pro AmSocial Activities</p><p>The Professional TeamThe Pro Shop</p><p>TuitionHow to find us </p><p>Contact us</p><p>0506091017182325293133353739414345474950</p><p>S p o r t S p u b l i c a t i o n SLUDIS</p><p>www.ludis-publications.co.uk 01273 616477info@ludis-publications.co.uk</p><p>Henley Golf Club &amp; Ludis Sports Publications 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 </p><p>herein without prior consultation with the service provider.Designed and Printed by Maverick Design and Communication </p><p>on behalf of Ludis Sports Publications 2013. 3</p></li><li><p>0844 736 4258i n f o . h e n l e y @ h o t e l d u v i n . c o m</p><p>w w w . H O T E L D U V I N . c o m</p><p>Untitled-12 1 19/08/2013 14:27:09</p></li><li><p>WelCome</p><p>Set in the tranquil countryside of Oxfordshire, at Henley Golf Club you are always made to feel welcome whether you are looking for a relaxing days golf, searching for the ideal course for a society or looking for the right club to join. </p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>The club has competitive green fee rates and we welcome enquiries about membership. We aim to provide everyone with a enjoyable experience whether its on the golf course or in the clubhouse. </p><p>5</p></li><li><p>History</p><p>Henley 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 towns status as it grew in tandem with the Great Western Railways 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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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, golfs 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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>To mark the clubs 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 Managers Office.</p><p>6</p></li><li><p>Henley Golf Club Was first tHouGHt of in 1905 by a small Group interested in enHanCinG tHe toWns status as it GreW in tandem WitH tHe Great Western railWays expansion</p><p>7</p></li><li><p>ManningUK is renowned for providing insurance cover that meets some of the most demanding circumstances.</p><p>For clients that demand something different. </p><p>Most of our clients following a successful business career reap the rewards of overseas property, villas, yachts, speedboats, jet skis, horses, polo ponies plus of course fine jewellery, watches and other luxury personal items. Our clients demand and receive a specific level of service and insurance cover. MANNINGUK is able to provide just that a complete portfolio to cover YOUR lifestyle.</p><p>For clients that are passionate about their cars, MANNINGUK underwrite what we believe to be Europes leading bespoke insurance schemes including specialist schemes for Aston Martin, Porsche and TVR owners, classic cars, race/track days and continental/shipping cover.</p><p>And of course with so many of our clients being in business, its natural for them to ask us to look at all aspects of their professional and employers liability cover, commercial premises cover and the widest possible range of practical, sensible, risk management based insurance.</p><p>The bottom line is - Those in the know - KnowContact us today 01491 578759 | gill_elkins@manninguk.com | www.manninguk.com</p><p>73a Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AX</p><p>Untitled-31.indd 1 14/10/2013 10:18:18</p></li><li><p>about tHe Course</p><p>Located 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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>9</p></li><li><p>Course tour</p><p>10</p><p>If 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 4The 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. Dont miss the green right. </p><p>Hole 2, 159 yards, par 3The 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.</p><p>Hole 3, 503 yards, par 5A 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.</p><p>Hole 4, 225 yards, par 3The longest of our par 3s. Enter the green from the right-hand side of the hole. The ball always kicks left towards the hole. Its a long carry so check the yardage.</p><p>10</p></li><li><p>tHe vast majority of players alWays leave tHe ball sHort on tHis Hole in tHe most Hazardous of bunkers. </p><p>11</p></li><li><p>Course tour Continued</p><p>12</p><p>Hole 5, 369 yards, par 4A 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.</p><p>Hole 6, 278 yards, par 4Despite 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.</p><p>Hole 7, 128 yards, par 4Club 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.</p><p>Hole 8, 468 yards, par 4A 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.</p><p>12</p></li><li><p>WitH tHe fairWay slopinG from riGHt to left tHe best drive is to tHe riGHt-Hand side</p><p>13</p></li><li><p>Is your garage lookIng tIred and untIdy? </p><p>Whether its for DIY, hobbies, your new car or your old golf clubs, GarageTek will give you back your garage for the more important things in life. 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The green is the narrowest on the course so beware of your aiming as you approach. A good long testing hole.</p><p>Hole 11, 174 yards, par 3With 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.</p><p>Hole 12, 430 yards, par 4Another 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.</p><p>Hole 13, 152 yards, par 3The 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.</p><p>15</p><p>WatCH out for tHe bunkers as you attaCk tHe pin on tHe tWo-tier Green.</p></li><li><p>16</p><p>Course Tour Continued Hole 14, 491 yards, par 5The perfect drive is directed at the twin birch trees in the middle of the fairway. </p><p>Best approach to the green is from the left, allowing for the slope and the ridge 12 yards from the front.</p><p>Hole 15, 390 yards, par 4This 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.</p><p>Hole 16, 204 yards, par 3A dramatic par 3. The best line is the left-hand corner of the green. Dont forget the green is raised so the ball has to be hit the full yardage. Watch out for the wind.</p><p>Hole 17, 391 yards, par 4You cant 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.</p><p>Hole 18, 489 yards, par 5Drive 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 havent, play safe and avoid the bunkers. Try to place your approach shot so you have an uphill putt.</p><p>16</p></li><li><p>tHe team</p><p>Henley 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 t...</p></li></ul>