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RWNGC - Location, location, location
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club (RWNGC) was founded in 1892 with royal status conferred at the outset, with the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII.
Set between the North Sea and salt marshes, the course is picturesque. The Clubhouse is not accessible by car when the tide is high, and both the 8th and 9th holes are affected by the tides (see times for 2013 or 2014). Walking across the beach to get from the clubhouse on to the course immediately gives one a pleasurable and relaxed feeling of anticipation.
Simon and RWNGC
Simon was born in Norfolk and qualified with the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) in 1994, having completed his training at King's Lynn Golf Club under the watchful eyes of Chris Hanlon. He later gained greater insight into the world of retail when in 1998 he moved to Norwich and worked alongside Chris Potter at the shop and driving range attached to Bawburgh Golf Club.
From Norwich, Simon was approached in 1999 to fill the post as Head Golf Professional at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club where he has become only the fourth Professional since the club was founded in 1892.
Although the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club is known for its traditional and ‘frozen in time’ nature, since joining the club the shop has been renovated, there is now a driving range facility, a purpose built teaching studio and the demand for lessons continues to escalate.
Right from the beginning, the shop has been very much a family affair with Simon's wife Jaimie, his in-laws and his mother helping either on the shop floor or behind the scenes. Another familiar face will be that of the family dog, Jasper who is normally first into the shop to greet customers.
In 2005, Jonathan Oldfeild (Joe) joined the team, teaching and assisting in the shop. He completed his European Golf Teachers Federation (EGTF) training in 2001 and has since gone on to design and produce his own clothing range 'Oldfield Clothing', inspired by the golfers of the 1930's.