New-look Hellidon Lakes set for lift-off

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 Game Changer2 (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). There will also be a chance for some tenpin bowling followed by canapés and drinks overlooking the 18th hole as part of the launch event for both existing and prospective members.

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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.”

With eight sparkling lakes within 220 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, the championship course offers a stern test for golfers of all abilities, while the additional nine-hole course represents another impressive challenge.

The four-star QHotels group offers championship-standard courses in unique resort locations including Slaley Hall – voted ‘Best Golf Hotel/Resort in the North of England’ for the third successive year in the 2017 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards and host of 18 European Tour and European Seniors Tour events – Belton Woods, Oulton Hall, Mottram Hall, and Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort.