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Find Golf Clubs in my Area by Crown Golf…

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Looking for golf clubs in my area? Want to try some new courses?

Crown Golf has recently launched their new website that now includes a handy guide for finding the nearest Crown Golf course to you…


Finding a golf club in your area has never been easier…

 

No matter where you are in the country, you’ll always be able to find the Crown Golf club that’s closest to you.

Whether you’re looking for a convenient course that’s near where you live…

…or you’re looking for somewhere to meet with friends in a location that works for all of you, our club finder will make it happen.

 

How does it work…

  • Simply put in a postcode or the name of a town and we’ll show you all the surrounding golf clubs in that area.
  • You can change the distance radius to as great or small as you wish to broaden or narrow your results.
  • It’s also a great excuse to visit our new and improved websites

So next time you’re racking your brains trying to decides where to play next, why not give the Crown golf club finder a try and ‘find golf clubs in my area’?


Golf Clubs in my area

Finding a Golf Club in your area has never been easier – other changes…

We recently overhauled all sites within the Crown Group to improve the experience for our visitors.

We’ve got lots of new functionality including an updated ‘book-a-tee-time’ process.

This means that not only is it now easy to find the club you want, but to book and play it is simple too!

Each of the club websites proudly displays their course highlights and you’ll see testimonials from other golfers so that you can make a truly informed decision about your next round of golf.

Find Golf Clubs in my area – What they said…

“Great course & club offering good membership deals, swimming pool is a delight and I can’t fault anything at all. Been a member for 5 years now, highly recommend The Hertfordshire as a golf club, food hotspot and gym!” – J.R

“Great course, challenging, great hospitality, friendly staff, great food and drink, a great venue for all walks of life.” – VS (About Merrist Wood)

“Chesfield Downs Golf Club is a lovely golf course with great views and welcoming staff” – R.T

“Great club been a member for 3 years. Club pros are excellent for both advice and lessons, clubhouse food very good value highly recommend. If you play golf, come and join us!” – RR (About Sherfield Oaks)

Aside from reviews and green-fees information, you’ll also be able to see what golf events are on, using the ‘What’s on’ section, and if you are planning a golf society day, we have all the resources for this too.

So, if you haven’t visited our new sites yet, what are you waiting for? Your perfect round of golf is just a few clicks away!

Head to www.crown-golf.co.uk/clubfinder to see a list of all of our Clubs and navigate to the one you want.

If you’re ‘looking for a golf club in my area’ and like to see the ‘club finder’ in action, see our facebook page where we’re showcasing a video demo!


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Crown Golf is the official club partner of The Social Golfer

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Gaudet Luce Golf Club – TSG Review…

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Gaude Luce Golf ClubGaudet Luce Golf club (pronounced Gore-day Loose) is set in a very nice part of rural Worcestershire.

Located on the edge of Droitwich Spa, the club is very easy to locate as it is only 5mins from the M5 and has named signs from the town centre.

Worcester is only 20mins away, and Birmingham about 40mins.

As a new TSG Club Partner, we sent TSGer Andy King to check out the course and share with his fellow TSGers, his view on the course.

Over to you Andy…


Gaudet Luce Golf Club – The Clubhouse & Shop…

It is thought Gaudet Luce is Latin for something like ‘Rejoiceful Light‘ as we were told by the Company Director whos family has always owned this course since its start in the late 90’s.

I personally love a golf course you drive through part of to get to the clubhouse, you get a little taster, and Gaudet Luce doesn’t disappoint.

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The car park is big but there are several other businesses onsite, so parking might be a problem at certain times.  We had no issue, and probably will be fine most times….

The course and clubhouse are relatively new, established in 1995. So, as you’d expect, the clubhouse is very modern, clean and tidy.

However, their trophy cabinet in the welcoming and comfortable bar, is as impressive as you’d find in a club a hundred years old.  #

 

All staff, bar, shop, and just generally were friendly and helpful (not only to us, but we noticed they stopped to chat, and were as helpful as they could be to members we saw onsite as well ).

We had some food and drinks after, which were very nice and reasonably priced, the bar area although good, if it was used to cater to a large society might get a bit cramped, 30 or so would be fine but hey may have other areas for larger groups.

The Pro shop is not huge but is well stocked, and recently incorporates the retail company, American Golf, so you know what you’re going to have on offer.

Speaking to the shop staff about the course was informative about 150yrd markers etc, however, the weather lately had been so good, there was nothing for them to warn us about by the way of wet or muddy parts.

There’s a teaching school available with details on the Gaudet Luce Golf Club website.

 


Gaudet Luce Golf Club – The Courses…

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There are two courses, the 9 hole Par 3 ‘Hazdor’ course which looked very nice and is used for a quick round, practice, and lessons etc by members and guests.

However, the absolute star of the show is the full 18 hole ‘Phoenix’ course.

Off the Whites, it is 6053yrds Par 70.  Yellows  5869yrds Par 70. Reds 5392yrds Par 73

This may not seem to be ‘long’ by modern standards, but if you don’t bring your ‘A’ game, you may go home shaking your head.

However, you WILL want to come back for another go…frankly, it’s a stunner!

A beautiful Parkland course that’s got the balance just right.  Not too daunting for high handicappers, not too easy for low handicappers.

The condition in early May was excellent.

Good quality Tee boxes with lovely features like box hedge surround, fairways that were springy and lush, just the right amount, and Greens that were true and a good speed.

There is some water to negotiate, but again, it’s not too much. Everything was high quality.

It is quite tree lined (especially the front 9), but not too punishing, and the trees etc. frame the course beautifully.

It is a course of two halves, the front nine being tight in places but shorter.

The back nine more open but longer and with more water and some slopes to contend with.

From the first nice wide downhill tee, although OOB down the right, the course unfolds in front of you, with all holes offering something different.

The 2nd being a gentle downhill Par 3, but watch out for the pin placement.

However, the tricky 4th demonstrates the ‘short/tight’ idea though.  At only 263 yards from the yellows this Par 4 seems easy…it’s not.

With an entrance to the green through the eye of a needle, you need to be pinpoint accurate.

The 353 yard, 7th is quite straightforward…IF you get a good intimidating drive away.

Quite a carry over water to the fairway will worry some.  The Par 5, 8th will get the grey matter going, calculating distances over ( or not ) brooks, and around ( or NOT ) ponds to a very very shallow green.

The more open back nine starts with a great Par 3, but straight away, you see the water coming into play.

The downhill 11th is also worthy of a special mention, as again the view sweeping down is fabulous.

Another Par 3 at 12 shows a very popular hole that has DANGER written all over it.

I’ll say little about the monster that is the 14th (421yrds mostly uphill par 4 at ‘only’ stroke index 13. Ouch !!!)

ALL of the Par 3 holes stood out as special, but my favourite hole was the 17th.  Off the yellow tee, a 502yrd Par 5, that the 2nd half is STEEPLY uphill to a platform green.

However after all that effort, turn around and look back down the hole….the view will take your breath away (even if you might need a buggy to be ABLE to breathe after that climb!).

The course is easy to find your way around, as most tees are within sight of the previous green, and where they weren’t, there were good signs showing the way.

There ARE birdies out there to be had, but you need to play carefully to benefit.  A real thinkers course!


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Gaudet Luce Golf Club – Other stuff…

Practise facilities are also very well catered for.  A good full range, practise putting areas and the helpful shop Pro’s all there to prepare you for your round.  Lessons are available, and the club seems very well set up for societies etc.

In fact, the clubs website is one of the most detailed I have ever seen.

From their price range to play and other offers onsite, like FootGolf, membership, and group golf days ( even to the opening and closing times of the kitchen, and online menu’s!!).

There also looks like a lot going on away from the golf.

With special offer meal deals, and entertainment galore.  I would seriously look into membership here…if only it wasn’t nearly 200miles from home !!

Coming from the London area, I thought the cost was very good value for money, even at the weekend.

Two of my group came from about 1hrs drive away and were already thinking of it as a great venue for their society to come to because of the cost and the quality of the ‘Phoenix’. Visit – Gaude Luce Golf Club – TSG Club Partner Offers

 


Gaudet Luce Golf Club – Conclusion…

All in all, Gaudet Luce is a fantastic club and course making us feel very welcome and is a delight to play.

A real gem, well worth a trip. Really struggling to think of ANYTHING to criticise.

Yes, some may argue you can hear the M5 most of the way around, but personally, it’s not too loud and I managed to ‘blot’ that out after a few holes.

I would highly recommend this course to any local people, or, like me, a visitor from further away. You’ll love it.

TSG Verdict: 4.5 out of 5!

By Andy King


Il Picciolo Golf Resort, Sicily – TSG Review…

 

 

The Social Golfer & GDPR…

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

email Contacts ListThis privacy policy is for this website; www.thesocialgolfer.com and governs the privacy of its members and visitors.

It explains how we comply with the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation and the DPA (Data Protection Act).
 
This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR and DPA are adhered to.
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PRIVACY POLICY, THE DPA & GDPR MAY 2018…
 
This website, www.thesocialgolfer.com complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), effective from 25th May 2018. 
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Furthermore, The Social Golfer Limited is a fully paid-up member of the Information Commissioners Office – https://ico.org.uk
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CONTACTING US…

This website, www.thesocialgolfer.com collects private user data using the following form: Contact Form www.thesocialgolfer.com/contactus which generates emails sent to theteam@thesocialgolfer.com
 
The data from these forms are emailed to the address listed above and also stored on the website server of www.google.com most cases dating back to when each form was created. www.google.com never access or share this data other than by request from The Social Golfer Limited.
 
Their privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy
 
By completing this contact form you agree to The Social Golfer Limited contacting you about The Social Golfer Limited services. You will not be added to any mailing lists and will only be contacted by The Social Golfer Limited (aka Ian Mullins) in relation to your enquiry.
 
Your personal details will not be added to our database, and will not be used for any marketing purposes nor will they be passed onto any third parties.
Your personal details will be also stored in the email generated by this contact form which will be filed in the email account for The Social Golfer Limited which is hosted by Gmail and which can only be accessed by The Social Golfer Limited
 
If you wish to request an email(s) containing your personal information to be deleted, accessed, rectified or moved please email theteam@thesocialgolfer.com

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EMAIL MARKETING…

The Social Golfer Limited does not engage in email marketing specific to our services.
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Your personal details WILL NOT be used for any such marketing purposes nor will they be passed onto any third parties.
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YOUR IMAGES… 

The Social Golfer Limited creates a video and images at our TSG (The Social Golfer) events and do not share these with anyone apart from via our own website and social media feeds.
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If you do not wish these images to be shown on the website or in any TSG marketing materials, please let us know and we will immediately delete them from the website.
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If you wish to request for your personal images deleted from the website please email theteam@thesocialgolfer.com and we will delete them with immediate effect.
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EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS & THIRD PARTIES…

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
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We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts.
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Users should, therefore, note that they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

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CLIENT DATA HELD ON FILE…

We take care of the processes around looking after personal data stored on our physical systems.
The Social Golfer Limited holds the following personal data of clients:
 
i) Names
ii) Address & Postcode
iii) Date of Birth
iv) Gender
v) Email address
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Client photos/images are safely stored on our server supplied by UKservers.com and backed up to Google Cloud Platform.
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VIDEO…

The Social Golfer Limited will use Youtube & Facebook, Twitter, G+ for sharing TSG event videos.
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MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS CAPTURED IN PHOTOS…

Under GDPR legislation, a photograph/video may in some instances constitute a form of personal data where they can be processed to allow “the unique identification or authentication of a natural person”.
 
The Social Golfer Limited will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so.
 
Guests at our TSG events appear in photos taken by The Social Golfer Limited as part of the visual recording of the event in photos/videos.
Guests captured in individual or in group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by The Social Golfer Limited as detailed in this privacy policy.
 
In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, TSG event attendees and guests are photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’.
 
The taking of photographs of those attending our events, when viewed as a form of processing personal data, is necessary for the legitimate interests of The Social Golfer Limited as an event business unless there is a good reason to protect a given individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.
 
Operating within the parameters of legitimate interests as laid out in GDPR legislation, the disproportionate effort involved in providing privacy policy information to all golf event guests at the event and the degree to which it would distract us from performing our job, render it infeasible to do.
 
Event attendees are therefore requested to direct their guests to read this privacy policy in advance of the event and to advise them to contact us in advance with any concerns around the processing of their personal data, namely being photographed/videoed.
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SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & USAGE…

We adopt a safe and responsible Social Media Policy.
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While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for personal details on social media platforms.
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Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
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DISPLAY OF IMAGES & VIDEOS…

We may display any photographs & videos to promote The Social Golfer Limited.
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On The Social Golfer website and blog, on social media, on golf blogs, on golf photography related websites, in exhibitions, in advertising, brochures, magazine articles and other such material, providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage to The Social Golfer Limited members.
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The rights of the people captured in these photographs and videos are protected by The Social Golfer Limited as detailed in this privacy policy.
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CHILDREN & MINORS…
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We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy. Our website is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children.
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It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store information about children.
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You are required to be 16 or over to be a member of The Social Golfer website.
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EMPLOYEE DATA…
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We collect personal data about our prospective, current and former employees (including freelance workers) as follows: basic identification information, such as your name, title, position, professional history, experience, and contact details.
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At the time of writing, The Social Golfer Limited does not have any employees. (22nd May 2018)
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UNSUBSCRIBING TO OUR DATABASE…
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We may, from time to time, e-mail you information to make you aware of our other similar products and services which may be of interest to you.
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If you do not wish to receive emails or post from us for these purposes, or if you want to be removed from our newsletter mailing list you can either select “unsubscribe” from any of the emails that we send you from our email provider CampaignMonitor.
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https://help.campaignmonitor.com/how-we-keep-your-data-private-and-secure
Alternatively, you can email us theteam@thesocialgolfer.com and we will remove ALL your data and any personal information from our files within 72 hours of receiving your request.
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From more information – visit our FAQ’s page.
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DATA BREACHES…

In the event of a Data Breach of any kind, we promise to follow the correct and ethical procedure in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach

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COOKIES…
In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use temporary “cookies” that remain in the cookies file of your browser until the browser is closed.
Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user.
A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer.
You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the internet.
Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.
We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e.: aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users.
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RIGHT TO COMPLAIN…
If you are unhappy with the way we handled your personal information or any privacy query or request you have raised with us, you also have a right to complain to a data protection authority in the place where you live or work, or in the place where you think an issue in relation to your data has arisen.
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AND FINALLY…
With any legislation, there are always loopholes but you can be assured that everyone at The Social Golfer Limited takes the use of your personal data very seriously and as such, all the appropriate steps have been taken in order to protect your personal information.
If you would like to discuss any of the issues stated above, please do not hesitate to contact us at theteam@thesocialgofler.com
Kind Regards
Ian Mullins
Owner & Managing Director
(Responsible for all member data security and control)
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Essex Golfer takes The Social Golfer Masters title at Warley Park…

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

TheSocialGolfer.com - TSG Masters 2018 - Essex Golfer

Golfers from all over the south-east of England congregated at Warley Park Golf Club in Brentwood (Essex) for the 5th annual TSG Masters on 28th April 2018

Twenty-eight golfers and members from the popular Online Golf Club and Golf Society gathered at the Essex club, all hoping to be this year’s TSG Masters Champion golfer.

All had qualified via a variety of routes; some via the website’s monthly leaderboard, some via other TSG ‘Major’ events with the remaining spaces snapped up via the ballot or by special invitation with no one wishing to miss out on the first TSG major trophy of the year…

Essex Golfer takes The Social Golfer Masters title at Warley Park…

This mixed golf event provided plenty of healthy competition and while some TSGers were familiar with the course layout, most were new to it.

The field, ranging from 4 handicappers to 24, played the Childerditch and the Warley ’1 to 9′ loop, two very different layouts offering their own challenges, the latter including some superb water features.

As always, it was the greens at Warley that proved the real test, with only six players reaching 30 pts but after 18 holes, it was a local boy David Johnson who triumphed by scoring a respectable 37 pts (three shots ahead of the field) to become the new TSG Champion.

Essex Golfer takes The Social Golfer Masters title at Warley Park – Other winners…

2nd was Judy Lilley (Kent) with 34 Pts, with Martyn ‘Speedy’ Miller 3rd (Essex) on 32 Points. There was also some fun to be had with 2 x Nearest Pins and a ‘Straightest Drive’ keeping the day alive and fun.

TheSocialGolfer.com - TSG Masters 2018 - Essex GolferIn addition, two golfers received ‘Trevor’ medals for their ‘Chip-In-Birdies’ – in memory of former member Trevor Sandford (famous for his golfing odyssey around the M25 in 2012).

However, we’ll leave the final words to our new TSG Masters Champion…

Essex Golfer takes The Social Golfer Masters title at Warley Park – What they said…

“What a day! Before this, I’d never won a golf day, let alone a ‘Major’ so I can’t wait to get home and share it with the family! Warley Park is a real test of golf and no one was more surprised than I when I found out I’d come top of the leaderboard.”

He went on to say…

“A big thank you to the TSG organisers and Warley Park GC for putting on a such a memorable day! I joined The Social Golfer in 2013 and have since played nearly fifty different courses but this tops it all. Already looking forward to defending my title next year!”


For more information contact us at theteam@thesocialgolfer.com OR visit www.thesocialgolfer.com

 

Adding The Social Golfer to your Email Contacts List…

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Email Contacts ListDear TSGers,

As email providers become more and more vigilant when it comes to cracking down on email spam, and with the incoming GDPR law/directive on personal data, many online business and platforms are suffering at the hands of the scammers.

However, to maintain our email reputation, it will help us hugely, if you could take the time to add us to your email ‘Contacts list’.

The more of us that do this, the better our email reputation with the big providers will be and this will prevent emails being blocked or TSG notifications failing to come through to you…..

Thanking you in advance!


Gmail

Add a Sender to Google Contacts…

When you receive an email from someone who is not currently one of your Contacts, you can open a contact screen for the person from within an email.

To enter an email’s sender as a contact in your Gmail Contacts:

  1. Open a message from the sender you want to save as a contact in your Gmail address book.
  2. Hover your cursor over the sender’s name at the top of the email or click the sender’s avatar image to open an information screen.
  3. Click Contact Info on the information screen.
  4. Click the + button on the Google Contacts screen that opens.
  5. Enter the sender’s name and any contact information you have for the person. You don’t have to fill out all the fields. You can always add information later. Older versions of Gmail entered some of the sender’s information automatically, but the current version doesn’t.
  6. Click Save to save the new contact or wait while Google automatically saves the contact.

Sending emails in the future is simple because Gmail pulls the information from the contact card when you begin to enter the name or email address.

Access the Contact in Gmail 

When you are ready to expand or edit the information you have for your contact:

  1. Open Contacts in Gmail. From the mail screen, click Gmail near the top left corner of the screen and select Contacts from the drop-down menu that appears.
  2. Start typing the contact’s name or email address in the search field. Auto-completion will select the contact. If Gmail does not suggest the contact you are looking for, click the correct entry in the search results and press Enter.
  1. Make all desired changes or additions to the contact’s sheet. Click More at the bottom of the contact screen to see additional fields.
  2. Click Save.

About Google Contacts

When you enter a sender into Google Contacts, the information is synced across all your mobile devices and operating systems, so the contact is available to you wherever you go and whatever device you use, as long as you activate the setting that allows Contacts to sync on each of your mobile devices.

After you have a group of entries, you can organize, review and merge them. With Google Contacts you can create personal mailing lists to quickly send messages to groups of people without having to enter all their email addresses.

 


Yahoo

How to Set up Automatic Address Book Assignment

Follow these steps to make Yahoo! Mail create a new address book entry for each new email recipient:

  1. Click the Help menu at the top right of Yahoo! Mail (the one that looks like a gear).
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Open the Writing email tab.
  4. Make sure the option called Automatically add new recipients to Contacts is selected.
  5. Click Save.

You can also add any email’s sender and recipients to your Yahoo! Mail contacts fast.

How to Edit or Delete Yahoo! Mail Contacts

All of the automatically assigned Yahoo! Mail contacts will appear in your Contacts list. This is the exact same place your contacts go when you add them manually; Yahoo! Mail does not separate these two types of contacts.

You can make changes to your address book like this:

  1. With your mail open, choose the Contacts icon at the top left of the page, next to Mail.
  2. Click the contact you want to edit.
  3. Click Delete from the top menu to remove the contact, or Edit Details to make changes to it.
  4. Edit any details you want to change, like the name of the contact or the birthday, website or phone number lines, etc.
  1. Click Save.

The Yahoo! Mail “Actions” Menu

If you return to Step 1 in the previous section, you can see that there’s an Actions menu when you’re looking at your address book. This menu provides some additional things you can do with your contacts.

For example, you can sort the entire address book by first or last name to make it easier to quickly sift through the list.

You can also sort the contacts by their email address or in reverse.

This is the same area you must access to import contacts from other websites like Facebook, Google, Outlook.com, other email accounts or through a CSV or VCF file. You can also export the contacts from this screen.

The Actions menu in your Yahoo! Mail account is also responsible for letting you remove duplicate contacts, print all of your contacts and even restore your address book from an automatic backup.

 


Outlook/Live/Hotmail

Quickly Add a Sender to Your Outlook.com Contacts

Follow these steps to add a sender to your People contacts from Outlook Mail:

  • Open a message from the sender you want to add.
  • Click on their name in the From or the Cc lines of the message. The sender’s contact information will be displayed in a frame to the right.
  • Click the More actions menu button next to the sender’s name.
  • Click Add to contacts from the menu. The Add contact window will open. The sender’s name and email address will be pre-populated in these fields, and you can add and change information in the other available fields, such as first name, last name, and notes. Use the Other section to add nicknames, birthdays, the name of their significant other, personal Web pages and anniversary.
  • Click Save at the top of the page when you’re finished to save the contact information.

Your new contact can now be found in your People app under Your contacts.

Accessing Your Saved Contacts in the People App

Outlook.com has numerous apps available to help you manage your emails, contacts, calendars, task lists and more.

You can find apps, including the People app where your contacts are stored, in the App Launcher.

Click the App Launcher button in top menu button in the upper left corner of the Outlook.com page (it looks a bit like a Rubik’s Cube). Click the People tile to open the app where you will find all of your contacts.

In the People app, you can sort the contacts in your address book, including by first name, last name, company, recently added and other criteria.

There are shortcuts to quickly access your contacts when using Outlook.com:

  • Find them with a search using the search field at the top of the left side frame. In the Mail app, the field is labeled Search Mail and People (in the People app it is simply Search People).
  • When composing an email, start typing their name in the To field. As you do, suggestions from senders and your contacts will be displayed—if your intended contact is shown, click the name to add it as a recipient. Otherwise, click Search People to extend your contact search.

 


i-Cloud

Adding People to Address Book

There are a few ways to add entries to your address book, including via an address book on your desktop (such as Address Book on the Mac or Outlook on the PC) and then sync them to your iPhone or entering them directly on the phone.

You can also transfer existing contacts from one iPhone to another.

To add them through the Phone app:

  1. Tap the Phone app to launch it
  2. Tap the Contacts icon at the bottom of the screen
  3. Tap on the + icon at the top right corner of the screen. This brings up a new blank contact
  4. Tap each field you want to add information to. When you do, the keyboard appears from the bottom of the screen. Generally speaking, the fields are self-explanatory. Here are details for a few that may not be:
    • Phone—When you tap Add Phone, you can not only be able to add a phone number but can also indicate whether the number is a cell phone, office, home, etc. This is helpful for contacts for who you have multiple numbers
    • Email—As with phone numbers, you can also store multiple email address for each contact
    • Date—Tap the Add Date field to add the date of your anniversary or another important date with your significant other
    • Related name—If the contact is related to someone else in your address book (for instance, they are your sister or your best friend’s cousin), tap this field, tap the type of relation, and then select another name from your address book. You can add multiple relationships
    • Social profile—To include your contact’s Twitter name, Facebook account, or details from a number of other social media sites, fill out this section. This can make contacting and sharing via social media easier.
  5. You can add a photo to a person’s contact so that it appears whenever you call them or they call you. For more detailed instructions on your options for how to do this, check out the next page of this article.
  6. You can assign ringtones and text tones to that person’s communications so you know when they’re calling or texting. More on that in the section below.
  7. When you’re done creating the contact, tap the Done button in the top-right corner to save the new contact.

You’ll see the new contact added to your address book and categorized by last name.

 


AOL

How to add contacts in AOL Mail

When logged in to your AOL account, you can easily access your address book of contacts at any time by finding the section labeled “Contacts” in the left sidebar.

When you have added people to your AOL contacts, though, they will appear here, with whatever information you have provided for them: name, email address, AIM screen name, phone number, etc.

To add a new contact in AOL Mail, click on the button near the top of the address book that looks like a little person with a “+” sign.

In the “New Contact” form, you can add any and all information that you have about the person you want to save to your AOL address book.

This will usually include at least their first name and email address, which would be the bare minimum for keeping track of who everybody is. If you have a nickname for them, or want to add a note to help you remember (e.g. how you met), that can go in the “Nickname” field.

To add them on AIM chat as well, if you know their screen name, you can enter it in the “AIM” field. And so on and so forth…

As an example, I’ll add my mom as a contact. First, I’ll enter “Mom” as her first name (no last name necessary, of course). And in the “Email 1” field, I’ve typed in the email address I use to communicate with her.

When I have added all the information I want to add, I will finish the process by clicking on the “Add Contact” button at the bottom of the form.

You will now see the new contact you have added as it will appear whenever you access it from your address book. (The picture was set by default, but you can add one of your own if you prefer).

Now, if you return to your AOL Mail address book by clicking on the “Contacts” link in the left menu just like before, you can see that your newly added contact appears there. Once you have added more contacts, they will also be shown here as a list.

You can then access any one of them to send email, edit information, etc. by clicking on them in the list view.

 


If you are still not receiving your emails after making these changes, please email us at theteam@thesocialgolfer.com and we will try to help

Regards

 

Ian & The TSG Development Team

 

Unique Golf Courses of the World – Rimba Irian Golf Club…

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Rimba Irian Golf Club West PapuaFollowing on from Scottish Bob’s blog series on the Oldest Golf Courses of the World by continent in 2017, Bob now turns his attention to some of the lesser known courses around the world, this time its the turn of Rimba Irian Golf Club West Papua, Indonesia…


Rimba Irian Golf Club – Golfing in Indonesia…

You will have to travel to ‘West Papua’ or “Irian Jaya” on the western half of Papua New Guinea to find this golf course, which is situated in the middle of a rainforest jungle!

While you’re getting ready to tee-off, in the hope of achieving Eagles or Birdies on the lush greens of this truly remarkable 18 hole championship golf course, there is an abundance of birdies in the jungle tree-tops.

Most tropical & exotic birdlife you could ever imagine including the very rare Bird of Paradise, The White Sulphur Crested Cockatoos and the very impressive Hornbills. All singing a cacophony of birdsong which is just magical.

However, if this is your first time playing golf at this wonderful and unique golf course, it might require some additional concentration so not be distracted by the noise around you!

This prestigious par 72 golf course, which was built by the renowned golf course designer and Tour Player Ben Crenshaw (along with and Bill Moore).

Rimba Irian Golf Club West Papua New Guinea

It was opened in 1996 and joins a growing list of the unique golf course of the world.

From your very first tee shot, you get an insight into the magic of actually playing golf, in a real living and very imposing rainforest jungle, which make you think about every shot very carefully.

Of all the holes on this beautiful course to single out just one great golf hole. However, if there is any hole epitomises this course better, it would have to be the par 5, 11th which plays very close to 500 metres from the back tees.

The hole meanders gently left to a lush green, which lies in an amazing clearance surrounded by more jungle.

Rimba Irian Golf Club – The location…

Set in the foothills of Indonesia highest and most sacred Puncak Jaya Mountain and totally surrounded by the very impressive dense Irian Jaya Jungle.

The two designers have captured the uniqueness of the large and beautiful ironbark fig trees (some of them over 100 metres high) and the great diversity of the flora & fauna that make this place special.

Many species of wildlife can be seen while you play your round of golf including Cassowaries, Wallabies, reptiles, insects and much more.

If you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the infamous but well protected Boelen’s Python, however, golfers are advised that if their wayward shots, land in the dense jungle, it would be best to leave them where they are!!!

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This ancient rainforest frames this golf course so well, which has a significant amount of tropical rainfall, but the course has been so well planned, that all the excess water is channelled into the rainforests natural streams.

It still remains a fragile environment, with the locals and overseas visitors all contributing in helping to maintain a fine balance with nature.

Rimba Irian Golf Club – Thank you’s…

I would like to thank my good friend Dennis G. Kloeth of Indo Golf, who was kind enough to help me to obtain a lot of the facts and also pictures of this wonderful golf club.

Anyone wanting to play this amazing course or any of the many 150 golf courses of Indonesia can contact Dennis at www.Indogolf.com

Till Next Time…

Scottish Bob Davies

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Top Tips for Golf Holidays (courtesy of Golf Escapes) …

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Top Tips for Golf Holidays

We all love to get away on a golf holiday but given the number of options available, what can help you decide when and where to go? We asked Stuart Ridley of Golf Escapes what his five Top Tips for making a good golf holiday, a great one…

1. Top Tips for Golf Holidays – Location, Location, Location…

Choosing your location is obviously one of the most important parts in ensuring your golf escape is the trip you have been hoping for.

There are a few things to consider when deciding where to take your partner, friends, colleagues or golf society/group.

Firstly, are you looking for peace and quiet or are you after a few lively nights out?

If it is a quiet weekend/week away you are looking for, then maybe base yourself at one of the many wonderful ‘Golf Resorts’ around Europe…

Golf resorts such as Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, La Finca Golf Resort in the Costa Blanca and PGA Catalunya in the Costa Brava, all offer a unique holiday of high-end luxury with fantastic golf on site.

Normally, this type of location will appeal to someone looking for total relaxation without having to leave the resort, or spend too much time travelling whilst on holiday.

However, if you like the ‘party’ side of your golf trips, then there are plenty of towns that can fulfil your expectations;

Spanish towns such as Benalmadena Fuengirola in the Costa del Sol, Benidorm in the Costa Blanca and Los Alcazares in Murcia fit this bill.

Meanwhile, in Portugal, there are destinations such as Vilamoura & Alvor in the Algarve, all of which have plenty of nightlife to compliment your day’s golf.

 

Top tips for golf holidays - PGA-Catalunya

2. Top Tips for Golf Holidays – Try something new…

There are so many fantastic golf courses, hotels, and golf resorts around the world that it is always worth trying something new every now and then.

It is very easy for people to stick to the things they know and love, and I am guilty of it myself.

That is where a golf specialist like ourselves can help (other brands are available!)…

At Golf Escapes, there is always someone in the office who has visited a destination that you may not be aware of.

If you are used to going to Alvor, why not try heading further east in the Algarve to Tavira?

It is a stunning Portuguese town with plenty of bars and restaurants for you to enjoy in the evening.

Not to mention the fact you have the best golf course in Portugal – Monte Rei – just 15 minutes down the road.

However, for those looking for Winter sun, it is not just the Canary Islands that offer you the perfect golfing destination.

In recent years, new golfing locations in countries such as Morocco, Cyprus and Turkey have become available with courses such as Assoufid & Samanah in Morocco, Aphrodite HillsElea in Cyprus and Carya Montgomerie in Turkey.

In addition, there are a number of world-class golf courses to try.

For instance, if you like Marbella, try Prague or Girona.

If you want the best golf, go and visit the Silver Coast north of Lisbon.

With so many superb places to explore, there no reason to keep going back to the same places each year.

 

Top tips for golf holidays - Albatross

3. Top Tips for Golf Holidays –  Book early…

It is a bit of a myth that the best deals are only available when booking last minute!

Of course, there are often last minute deals to be had, but the best ones are always when booking early.

The majority of hotels offer early booking discounts when booking a certain amount of time before a travel date.The earlier you book, the higher the reduction.

We would always advise groups to try and get their trip booked 10 – 12 months before they travel.

Not only do you get the best prices, you also get the pick of the tee times.

With resorts getting busier, year on year, the tee times and hotel availability becomes limited a lot earlier than they used to, so get in there early!

 

Top tips for golf holidays - Aphrodite

4.Top Tips for Golf Holidays – The Flights…

When choosing your Golf Escape, don’t forget about the flights.

It is very easy to get carried away with getting prices together for lots of lovely golf resorts and packages, but if you can’t physically get there on time and in the budget, it can ruin all the plans you have made.

Although we would always advise people to book the hotel and golf package first, don’t forget to check the flights in advance.

www.skyscanner.net is a fantastic tool to help you do this, as is www.kayak.co.uk.

On sites such as these, you can easily search your preferred departure airport, dates and times, and literally search the whole globe for the cheapest flights around there are.

So if flights to Alicante, Faro, or Malaga come up with the best deals, then why not try golfing there?

It is a great way of starting your search, knowing that you already have the cheapest flights available.

However… do act quickly, as flight costs fluctuate every day.

 

Top tips for golf holidays - Assoufid

5. Top 5 Tips for Golf Holidays – Budget…

Make sure you go into the process of organising a holiday with a budget in mind.

Everybody has a budget they need to work too (even the most affluent) and we recommend you stick to it as closely as possible.

If you don’t, costs can soon spiral out of control.

And the last thing you want is for your trip to begin with a debate with your fellow golf travellers, arguing about how….“ We could have got the deal cheaper somewhere else”. 

Yep, we all know who they are.

Furthermore, it is very easy to find the cheapest hotel and the cheapest golf course only to find out that your flight then pushes you over budget.


Finally, feel free to call us (even if you just want advice), we love helping golfers find the best golf holiday, for them!

By Stuart Ridley (Golf Blogger at Golf Escapes).

FREE Golf Bag with Motocaddy…

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Motocaddy - Xmas 2017 - Dry-Series Red RTGolfers are being offered an extra special gift this Christmas by Motocaddy, as the UK’s leading trolley and cart bag brand provide a free bag across all nine of its Lithium-powered trolleys….

The brand, which was the first to introduce a free consumer bag promotion in 2008, will supply any golfer purchasing a Motocaddy trolley with a Lithium battery between Tuesday 7th November and Christmas Eve, a free Motocaddy cart bag worth up to almost £200.

Free Golf Bag with Motocaddy – The Bag…

The premium Dry-Series 100% waterproof bag is on offer to those purchasing a new S3 PRO, M3 PRO, S5 CONNECT, S5 CONNECT DHC or S7 REMOTE trolley; while a popular Lite or Club-Series bag is on offer to those buying an S1, S1 DHC, M1 PRO or M1 PRO DHC model.

We’re thrilled to be able to reward our customers with something really special in the lead-up to Christmas and giving them the chance to grab a bag for free is the perfect present,” said Marketing Manager Oliver Churcher.

We are confident that the offer will be extremely popular, especially as it is available on all electric trolleys in our range – including the S5 CONNECT Smart Cart – the world’s first trolley to offer app-driven GPS and optional smartphone alerts within the trolley handleadded Churcher.

Earlier this year, Motocaddy updated its market-leading cart bag range to 15 feature-packed models, including the brand new Dry and Pro-Series adding to the popular Lite and Club-Series introduced last season.

All of the bags incorporate standout features such as brand’s innovative EASILOCK™ bag-to-trolley connection system, removing the need for a lower bag strap.


For more information on the free bag promotion, please visit their website which gives a complete overview of their Motocaddy Golf bag range as well as information on accessories and additional products –  www.motocaddy.com/freebag

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Crown Golf Winter Golf Tips – Staying motivated…

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Crown Golf Winter Golf TipsAs we enter the winter months, it can be difficult to find the motivation to shrug off the cold weather, don your waterproofs and head out to freezing temperatures. How do you stay motivated throughout the cold months? We asked Crown Golf team for there Winter Golf Tips….

Crown Golf Pro Tips – Where does it start…

Picture the scene. You’re dressed head to toe in your favourite golf gear, the sun is shining, it’s cold but you’ve got a few mates together on the course.

Yep – you are feeling pretty smug about life right now. Then you tee off….

First shot heads for the trees. Never mind, you’ll pull it back to the next one. The cold is nipping at your fingertips but you are determined to carry on, after all, you’ll soon warm up, right?

The second shot barely makes it onto the green; this is not the start you’d hoped for.

Now you’ve lost face in front of your fellow players, not to mention your confidence and already you can’t wait to get back to the clubhouse.

Crown Golf Winter Golf Tips – Some ideas…

Golf isn’t a fast, cheap or easy sport to play, that’s no secret.

Therefore you want to make each game count for all the right reasons.

Even if you aren’t a very competitive golfer, you still want to play well and enjoy at least a few good shots over the course during Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb.

Otherwise, what’s the point in coming back, right?

However, with the ground hard and a frost on the fairways, try the following tips:

– Warm up properly before heading outside

– Ensure you have the right clothing (layers are better)

– Use Mittens or Winter Gloves

– Consider using hand warmer – available at most Pro shops

– Ensure you have eaten well before teeing off

– Carry snacks and eat before you feel cold

You should always feel energised and excited to play at your local Crown Golf Club, so if you’d like some help refining your game or you need a little guidance, our Golf Development Professionals are always on hand to help.

Crown Golf Winter Golf Tips – Staying focused…

There is always a golf professional on hand at Crown Golf clubs to help you stay on your game, throughout the winter months.

They’ll be able to hone your existing skills and strengthen your weaknesses so that you feel ready to get back into the swing of things especially when the warm weather starts again.

After all, one bad round of golf doesn’t make a bad golfer.

So don’t give up.

Show up – and show the course what you’re made of!Find your local Crown Golf club and speak to the Pro.


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How to write a good golf club review…

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

how to write a golf club reviewAs the way we consume media and buy products and services changes, it is now becoming commonplace for internet users to leave a golf club review for other consumers.

So much so, that 78% of consumers now say they DO NOT make a purchase before doing research. We asked Ian Mullins (MD of TheSocialGolfer.com), what makes for a good review?

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When writing a golf club review it is important that you are both object and fair in your judging criteria.

In addition, it is important that your review is not based on the quality of the golf you played on the day but on the club and course itself.

There are four main criteria that we at the socialgolfer.com believe you should consider in your testimonial and here are some suggestions of the topics you should cover in your golf club reviews

Clubhouse & Catering – Was the course easy to find? What is the history and provenance of the club? Is the Clubhouse clean and welcoming? Were the staff friendly? Was the food to your satisfaction? How were you treated by the staff in the Proshop? Were the changing facilities clean and tidy?

Quality of the Course – Describe the layout of the course e.g. Parkland, Woodland, Links? What condition were the tee boxes, the fairways? Were the Greens well maintained? Was there good signage between the holes? Was there a particularly memorable hole you liked?

Practice Facilities – Were there designated areas for Putting, Chipping etc. Was there a range? Do they offer tuition packages? Were the Pro’s on hand to advise you about the set-up and course? Is there information on club and course available?

Value For Money – Give an account of the cost of your round. Did you take advantage of any offers? Was the overall experience matched by the Green Fee? Were you treated as a welcome visitor or an interloper?

how to write a golf club reviewAs we look ahead, like many other industries, golf club and golf centres around the UK and beyond, will have to start taking notice of their visitors, as well as their members.

Leaving a golf club review after you have visited a course, not only allows you to remember your experience before returning to the club again but this is also a valuable service for your fellow golfing “nomads”.

Finally, as golf courses become more and more reliant on visitors rather than members, we believe this will force all golf clubs to improve their service for all.

So next time you sit down to write a golf club review, either on thesocialgolfer.com or rival golf platform, think about who else may be reading it, and what information you would like to know, before booking a tee time.

#goodluck


By Ian Mullins