PUTTING GREEN

PUTTING GREEN

We are pleased to say that all of our facilities are now open! Table bookings are now being taken, so please contact us with your queries or book a table directly. Welcome back to Silvermere – we look forward to seeing you!

The All-Weather Putting Green

The artificial putting green at Silvermere is made from a high specification nylon material, offering a much truer pace for putting practice. Sand is worked into the nylon fibres to provide a realistic look but most importantly a pure putting experience. This facility is also floodlit, allowing you to practice late in to the evening. And what is better, it’s completely free of charge to use.

SHORT GAME AREAS AT SILVERMERE

The old 18th green is home to a practice short game area and as such is extremely realistic, consisting of a variety of positions to practice from. 

The main putting green is situated behind the 1st tee and is used mainly by players practicing before they play on the course. 

The all-weather artificial putting green was re-built in December 2016, offering a putting facility that would never be affected by bad weather, making putting practice available 12 months a year.

WEDGE RANGE

Whilst most golfers spend the majority of their time practicing long shots on the range, the key to scoring well is actually to improve your performance as you get closer to the hole. 

Many scores at the end of the day will be determined by your success or failure from inside 100 yards.

Practice and monitor your progress from bays 2–5 (ground floor) and 28–31 (first floor) to the target areas set out on the range. The flags are set into a 6ft square target for distances up to 50 yards and 8ft square beyond. Keep track of your progress and log how many attempts it takes to pitch the ball into each target area. On your next visit to the range, see if you can begin to improve on your numbers and begin to see your scores come down next time you’re on the golf course!

WEDGE TARGETS

Flag Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bays No 2–5 30 yds 40 yds 50 yds 60 yds 70 yds 80 yds
Bays No 28–31 27 yds 37 yds 47 yds 57 yds 67 yds 77 yds

(The above yardages allow for elevation and therefore become the ‘playing’ yardage)

HISTORY OF THE WEDGE RANGE

The idea for this fantastic training drill comes from America by one of the world’s best coaches, Mike Bender.

 In 2006, Mike needed to sharpen Zach Johnson’s wedge game. Since outstanding wedge play is about controlling exact distance, Mike installed concrete blocks giving immediate feedback when a ball landed on them. During Zach’s first session it took him 168 shots to hit every block. After many months of practice, he set his personal record, hitting all blocks in only 50 shots.

In April 2007, Zach laid up on every par 5, and birdie 11 of 16 par 5s to win the Masters. Zach is considered one of the best wedge players on Tour.

The game is self explanatory. Hit the 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 yard targets on the fly. The goal is to complete hitting our 6 targets in sequence in the fewest number of shots.

The Silvermere version is suitable for all golfers with larger targets and fewer of them.