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Thomas Bjorn made Honorary Captain of The Shire…

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Thomas Bjorn - The Shire

Thomas Bjorn accepts invitation to be Honorary Captain at Seve Ballesteros course – The Shire…

Denmark’s most successful golfer, Thomas Bjorn’s stellar career has included 15 wins and 94 top ten finishes to date on the European Tour.

Twice runner-up in The Open Championship, and a three-time Ryder Cup player – always on the winning side – he was appointed Chairman of the European Tour’s Tournament Committee in 2007.

He is a four-time Vice-Captain to the European Ryder Cup team, picked for the role by winning captains Bernhard Langer (2004), Colin Montgomerie (2010) and José-María Olazábal (2012), as well as by great friend Darren Clarke for the 2016 match at Hazeltine, Minnesota.

Thomas Bjorn – What he said…

The 46-year old Dane will represent the golf club, which is located near Barnet in Hertfordshire, as momentum builds towards the 2018 Ryder Cup, due to be held from 28-30 September 2018 at Le Golf National close to Paris, France.

Speaking at The Shire London, Thomas Bjorn said:I am very honoured to have been appointed Honorary Captain and to become an ambassador for The Shire London.

“It is the perfect golfing base for me in the UK with great practice facilities and the fantastic Ballesteros Masters Course. “

“The Club has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and the Menai-Davis family are not only great hosts, but they are also passionate supporters of growing the game of golf.”

During his two-year Honorary Captaincy at The Shire London, Thomas Bjorn will each year host a new event, The Thomas Bjorn Trophy, the first of which will take place in September 2017.

He will also use the club’s practice facilities and gym, as well as playing at the club’s spectacular 7,028 yard Ballesteros Masters Course, the UK’s only golf course fully designed by Severiano Ballesteros.

The Shire London, which has no traditional committees or club captains, has become one of the capital city’s most popular golfing venues in the ten years since it opened.

We could not be more proud that Thomas Bjorn is joining us here at The Shire London to make it his home club” said The Shire London’s Tony Menai-Davis.

“It is a huge thrill for all of us connected with the club that such a successful and influential figure from world golf will be representing us for the next two years, and we look forward to seeing him around the club.

“To have the European Ryder Cup Captain based at The Shire London will be incredibly exciting, and like all golf fans we will be backing Thomas all the way as he builds his team in preparation for Paris in 2018. Go Team Europe!

Thomas Bjorn – Ryder Cup Captain 2018…

In 2018 Thomas Bjorn will become the first Dane, and the first Scandinavian to lead Europe when it returns to mainland Europe for the second time at Le Golf National.

The Ryder Cup’s first appearance in mainland Europe also marked Bjørn’s debut as a player in the event, at Valderrama in Spain in 1997, where he went unbeaten for the weekend as Europe secured a thrilling victory.

His Team Captain that year was the charismatic Severiano Ballesteros, designer of the Ballesteros Masters Course at The Shire London. “It means a lot to me that my hero Seve designed the golf course at The Shire London” he said.

“His legacy is everywhere in the world of golf, and with this year being the 20th anniversary of the European victory at Valderrama, which was also my Rookie appearance, the timing could not be more fitting. Being based at Seve’s course will inspire me in the build-up to my own captaincy.”

The Shire London will shortly announce details of The Thomas Bjorn Trophy 2017, which the Dane will personally host, and which will be open to all golfers.

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Discover more about The Shire London at www.theshirelondon.com, and about its sister venue The West London Golf Centre at www.westlondongolfcentre.com.

 

Winter Rates at The Shire….

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

the-shire-golf-clubThe Shire, the only course in the UK designed by Seve Ballesteros is rated London’s #1 overall golf experience by online golfers, has announced its latest Legends Winter Golf prices for the off-season in 2016…

The Shire – Winter Rates…

From November 1st 2016 it’s just £37.50 per golfer for the Legends Winter Four-ball at The Shire London, with pre-golf coffee and bacon rolls, a round on the Ballesteros Masters Course, and post-golf hot soup all included.

Your four-ball must tee off before 10am, and the offer is valid from Monday to Thursday until March 31st 2017.

The deal is also available on Fridays for just £40 per golfer.

During the same period, the Legends Winter Society Golf deal offers superb value for twelve golfers or more at just £40 per golfer from Monday to Wednesday, with the society organiser playing for free.

The price rises slightly to £45 per golfer on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Society deal includes pre-golf coffee and bacon rolls, a round on the Ballesteros Masters Course, and a one-course Golfer’s Meal post-round.

Your society will also enjoy a private dining area and a dedicated Starter, with Long Drive and Nearest The Pin competitions and prizes also included in the price.

The Shire – The Club…

The Shire Londothe-shire-winter green feesn is a 27-hole facility near Barnet, north London, featuring the only Severiano Ballesteros-designed golf course in the UK.

Its 18-hole Ballesteros Masters Course measures 7,028 yards, with six par 3s, six par 4s and six par 5s.

Its 9-hole Ballesteros Challenge Course features a mix of par 3s and 4s, and is the ideal introduction to golf for all ages and abilities.

The Shire Academy is one of the leading teaching centres in the south of England, and with the tranquil setting of the golf course, first class conference rooms and a top-rated restaurant.

The Shire London is also a well-equipped and popular venue for golf societies, corporate golf days, conferencing and banqueting.

It is situated two minutes from the M25/A1(M) South Mimms junction, with easy access to the motorway network.

Sister facility the West London Golf Centre is a high-quality golf facility located near Northolt in West London, open to the public.

One of London’s best-equipped golf centres, WLGC features a 9-hole, 3,037 Yard Par 36 golf course; a floodlit 26-bay range; a Dinosaur Adventure Golf attraction; a Putting & Short Game Zone; a 4,500sq ft American golf superstore offering custom-fitting.

There is also a Scott Cranfield golf school; and the fully-licensed Coffee House bar and restaurant.

Another 18 holes will soon be available on the adjacent West London Links, a brand-new championship-length golf course.

The Shire London, West London Golf Centre and West London Links are created, owned and operated by The Bridgedown Group.

The Group has also announced plans to create The Dye London club near Edgware in north London, bringing world-famous golf architects Dye Designs to the UK for the first time.

The Bridgedown Group is a family-run business involving Tony and Anne Menai-Davis and their sons Ceri and Cae.

The Shire – What they said…

We are incredibly flattered to be have been rated London’s #1 right through 2016, and I invite all UK golfers to come and see how much we care about remaining in the top spot.

“At our heart we have the tremendously enjoyable Ballesteros Masters Course, which is Seve’s unique and lasting legacy to golf in the UK. Around that, we have tried to create an equally enjoyable experience for all visitors, whether they are members, guests, golf day or green fee customers, or indeed non-golfers who just come here to enjoy the atmosphere.” Said Club Director Ceri Menai-Davis.

The Shire – Booking a Tee Time…

See www.theshirelondon.com for full details or call 0208 441 7649 to make a booking.

You can also email mailto:golf@theshirelondon.com to enquire about a tee time, and bookings can also be made via the website.


By Andy Hiseman