Your Short Game Handicap

This is something you should work out


Below are NINE very short challenges. In each, you take 10 shots at the pin and score each shot as follow

So for a single one of the challenges, if one shot finished inside 3 feet (1 x 2pts), 5 shots between 3 and 6 feet (5 x 1pts),
and 4 shots outside 6 feet (4 x 0pts), you’d score 7 points for that test. To work out your handicap you total the point for
all nine tests and compare your score to the handicap card at the bottom.



Now calculate your short-game handicap


Total the points from all 9 tests and find your corresponding handicap in this chart.









PGA Assessment Sessions

Assessment Session (up to 60 mins.)


Comprehensive swing and ball-control evaluation allowing our PGA Professionals to get a full understanding of your strengths and weaknesses enabling them to tailor a specific development programme for you.


Our professionals will use all the technology that we have available such as MySwing, K-Vest, TrackMan, Flightscope and GASP to give them all the information they need to build up a profile about you. This will also give them a bank of information to refer back to throughout the course of your lessons. Within the Assessment Sessions you will also set goals that you would like to achieve over the next 6 months.

TrackMan Combine

TrackMan Combine is a standardized test that enables you to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your golf game. Discover the clear correlation between your TrackMan Combine results and your success on the golf course.


Each TrackMan Combine test takes place in our PGA Coaching centre with our PGA Professionals who can give you some tips along the way.

Its a great idea to take a Combine test before and after a  block of lessons to keep track of the progress you have made along the way!

If you have any questions then please give our reception a call on 01355 575 980 and one of the Professionals will be able to answer your question

Junior Summer Camps

Our Junior Summer Camps are now available to book through reception.

Classes run Monday – Thursday 10-12 and Friday 10-2. Each class will cover all aspects of the game, so whether your child is new to the game or a little more advanced there is plenty to be gained from attending our Summer Camps….all children booked into any of the camps get free access to the golf course and half price balls on the driving range all summer!!

Don’t delay, get a spot booked today by call reception on 01355 575 980

Statistics and the Science of Putting

We have all been there…..missing putts can be the difference between a good score and a great one (or a dreadful one!!)

Everyone is striving to get the most out of their game and all to often that means buying a new club, changing ball, getting a lesson or just accepting there is no hope. Very seldom do golfers take a look at their putting and see what room there is for improvement. Statistically 43% of the average golfers shots are taken up with the shortest club in the bag, surely shaving a few shots off a round would make all the difference?! And with the shortest swing of any club it is the most straightforward to get correct!

Here at Playsport Golf we have a new bit of kit, introducing the Sam PuttLab.

SAM PuttLab analyzes the 28 most important parameters of your putting stroke and displays the results in easy to understand graphic reports. Discover your individual strengths and weaknesses for a better and more efficient training.

Within seconds the system gives you an individual feedback on your putting strokes. The analysis reveals even the smallest details of your movements and allows you to develop improvements and training strategies.

SAM PuttLab utilizes ultrasound sensory analysis and therefore is far more precise than any other similar system on the market.

We are holding a free Sam PuttLab clinic on Thursday 1st June 7-8pm with Tim Absalom, so come along and find out what difference it can make for your game. With spaces being limited booking is essential, so please call us on 01355 575 980 to book your slot.


The Hunt for a better short game

Golf Coach

The Hunt for a Better Short Game

Brought to you by Tim Absalom PGA Advanced Professional and Playsport Golf

If you’re consistently taking more than three shots to get down from 100 yards, and we gave you a better short game, it could mean up to 10 shots saved per round. Possibly more.

We’re looking for golfers to join us in a

“Hunt for a Better Short Game”, a fun 4 session coaching program that will deliver big results.

That’s 4 x 60 minute sessions including a playing lesson for just  £200

Who regularly takes more than 3 shots to get down from 100 yards in to the green.

This Program also includes assessment sessions using state of the art technology:

Sam PuttLab: SAM PuttLab is the worlds most accurate and comprehensive putt analysis and training system.

My Swing Professional: The all-in-one wireless system that instantaneously measures players’ power and control swing systems that allows Tim to assess the player characteristics and generates insightful reports to make easy changes.

So that’ £200 for up to 10 shots off your scorecard. We’ve got room for you, so contact us quickly to learn more.

Welcome to the new Playsport Golf website


Welcome to our new website. We have redesigned the website around the core areas of the business with a view to delivering you the information that you want and the news you need to read about.


Here are a few of the changes that we’d like to highlight:


  • You will be able to view our website from whatever device you are using, be it desktop, tablets and phones
  • You can now find all the information you need easier and far quicker than before
  • Browse through all our Heritage Links Golf Club fixtures and see the results posted here on the website
  • Check out the golf course, hole by hole
  • Get in touch with us through the click of a button (or a tap of the screen)
  • And be kept in the loop for any new exciting news happening here at Playsport Golf


This is our initial launch, we promise we will continue to develop the website and add new features as we go. So please take some time to have a look about the website and if you can think on anything that we might have missed or something you would like to see then drop us an email at



The Playsport Golf Team


Practice Drill

Putt with your right arm only on the practice green

Practice Drill

Swing half speed on the range to fix a hook