Sir Clive Woodward Renews Long-Term Relationship With Huxley Golf
In 1999 Huxley Golf proudly installed an all-weather putting and chipping green for Sir Clive Woodward in his garden. It was one of the company’s first ever Golf at Home installations. Some 17 years later, the English sporting legend continues to call on the Hampshire-based company to ensure that his private practice area is the finest available.
Sir Clive’s golf green is large – around 25ft (7.6m) by 15ft (4.5m) with four hole positions. It was originally made using polypropylene 1.25'' turf with 16/30 sand fill dressing which made it very fast to play! The top layer of infill was a mix of green and black specially formulated quartz kiln-dried sand. Huxley Golf also installed some chipping mats around Sir Clive’s garden and a practice net which gave him the ability to work with irons and woods for a fully-rounded golf practice session.
As Huxley Golf has developed its surfaces in line with other technological developments in golf over the years, Sir Clive has kept pace. He has repeatedly commissioned the company to upgrade and maintain his own facility to ensure that it continues to be the optimum all-weather golf practice area.
Barry Huxley, who oversaw the initial installation recalls: “Sir Clive has always been an avid golfer. I remember him telling me that his long game was good but he wanted to improve his short game. Jointly, along with Professional David Hart from Sir Clive’s club, we designed a green to help him to do just that. Back then, it was rare for someone to have a golf practice area in their garden so we worked hard to create a design that wouldn’t be obtrusive. In fact, we even accommodated a small rockery around one end of the green at his wife Jayne’s request!”
Sir Clive commented: “I still very much enjoy my Huxley Golf practice area, as do my family and friends. Over the years it’s been such a delight to be able to practise my putting mere yards from my office and at a moment’s notice! Equally important to me however, is the high level of after sales service that Huxley Golf provides. I recently asked them to upgrade my flags and give my green a mechanical brushing to ensure it was in top notch condition for the summer. I couldn’t be happier with their customer service.”
Paul Huxley, Director at Huxley Golf added: “Sir Clive and his wife Jayne have been an absolute delight to work with over many years – it’s always a pleasure to hear from them. So pleased are they with the service that we provide that they have regularly introduced us to more clients including the professional golfer Melissa Reid, who has gone on to great things with her career.”
Huxley Golf recently installed an indoor practice area for Masters Champion Danny Willett and he joins a formidable line-up of legendary golfers, pros and celebrities who have chosen Huxley to help them practice at home. Sir Nick Faldo MBE and the British Ladies number one Catriona Matthew MBE are amongst those who have installed private golf practice facilities.
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