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Testimonials

In the past few years, for me, playing golf had become secondary (to coaching). A friend had told me of these events and I played in my first Golfingdays event in June 2020. The appealing thing was I could choose my tee time, to fit around my work commitments. We enjoyed the day so much that consequently I have played more Pro-Am’s this year than the last 5 years combined. All the venues have been excellent. 

Mark and Olly are really good at setting up these events.  They are extremely thorough with the information received by the competitors leading up to the event.  All participants are informed as to what to expect from each host club in the light of its COVID-19 restrictions. 

The team aspect of these days is the main objective. Having a day out with friends and members of the golf club has, without exception, afforded us very enjoyable Pro-Am experiences, which is all thanks to the excellent work of Golfingdays in organising local events in a safe environment.

Thank you

Ben Hutton

Golf Professional

Hi Olly 
A group of us booked a three day break at forest pines. The hotel was comfortable and staff attentive. In these strange times we were impressed with the measures in place to keep everyone safe. We played three rounds, in various combinations of the 3 nine-hole courses. It was great to play new courses with plenty of challenges, including water. The pine forests are stunning and offer a beautiful backdrop to the course. 
If you want a few days of fun with golfing friends, we would all recommend Forest Pines as a destination. Enjoy

Jo Menzies

Golf Trip - Forest Pines

Hi Mark,

It was good to meet both you and Olly earlier in the week.

I just wanted to say how much Trevor and I enjoyed taking part in the event although we didn’t have our best golf with us.

It was great for me personally to have the chance to play at Kedleston again and take a trip down memory lane having not played there for the best part of 35 years or so!!

It was still as I remembered it and all the better for the fantastic weather we had too.

Hollinwell as always was a pleasure to play  and again in such great conditions.

We both thought how well the event ran, which is a credit to you and the arrangements you had in place for both days.

Looking ahead at some of your events for next year I am hoping to organise a team of 12 for The Belfry in August.

Kevin Brooks

Midlands Golf Classic

Morning Olly.
Thanks for a great 2 days on lovely courses. Kedleston Park was the business with superb putting surfaces.Will definitely include this Competition in our calendar for 2021, as soon as you have confirmed dates.
Good job to you both.
Richard Nicol

Midlands Golf Classic

Hi Mark,

I’m relieved & so pleased to say it all went very well indeed, the great weather helped massively, but aside from that all the venues were very welcoming & accommodating.

First venue, Pennard GC was a bit fiddly, one of those you’d need some local knowledge of, blind tee shots on some holes as you’d expect with some links, great greens & clubhouse was great for food & drink, and spectacular views over the bay.

Southerndown was is a great layout, very playable & a solid fair test, really welcoming clubhouse, fabulous food & bar facilities. A must play I’d say for the price.

Royal Porthcawl, what a course! We played it in high winds so got the respect it deserves, every aspect of the course is of the highest quality, quite strict on the dress code as you’d expect, we went early & had breakfast (a bargain) just to spend more time there, the pro shop is really well priced. 

Pyle & Kenfig a bit of a quirky set up with contrasting 9s, a good front 9 then a really great back 9 played through steep sided dunes, great greens, quality bunkering. Very welcoming clubhouse and friendly members happy to have us interrupt their Saturday.

All in all, it worked out fantastically, I’d definitely recommend it as a package and Swansea as an ideal base for more evening options. Thank you so much for all your help.

Justin Concannon

Swansea Golf Trip

Hi Olly, 

Just want to thank you and Mark for such a great event. I absolutely loved the format being able to be with my pals with some competitive golf. No one else that I know does events like you guys and it’s such a good thing. I wish I lived closer to some of your other events as I would play them all. 
Andrew Place - PGA Professional

NGCTC Celtic Manor

Hi Olly. 

Had a great time thanks. The hotel was great, they couldn’t have been more helpful. Social distancing seemed to work ok and didn’t really cause any problems, or detract from the experience. 
The golf course is in pretty good condition so all in all, very pleased. 
We are probably looking to go away again the first week in September so will be in touch closer to the time to see if you can help!
Thanks again. Mick. 
Mick

Hellidon Lakes

Hi Mark 
Hope you are well.
Just a note to thank you for organising a fantastic weekend at Forest Pines Resort.
Everything went according to plan, the quality of service, food and golf courses was excellent. We all had a great time including Dan who’s 40th birthday was the main reason for going.
Thanks again for your help and support.
Darren
Darren

Forest Pines Trip

Hi Mark,

Thank you again for having us on the Portugal Pro am your organising was impeccable.

The golf courses were outstanding and in my opinion we played them in the correct order. The buggies were a must and an added bonus. The Magnolia Hotel, Facilities & Breakfast was perfect.

Olly was without doubt the best Professional we have played with (and we’ve played with several)- He helped us on and off the Golf Course and was a pleasure to spend time with. This means more to us than winning although we put up a good fight.

 We have mentioned to Olly we would like to enter again for next year & with Olly.

We look forward to our next trip with Golfingdays

Regards

Jason, Lewis & Paul.

Jason, Lewis & Paul.

Overseas Pro AM 2019 - Vilamoura

Hi Mark
Just to let you know we have had a terrific week attending your two ProAms’s. Everything went to plan even the weather, the hotel and the golf courses were all very good.
Looking forward to doing it all again next year
Kind regards
Bill
Bill

Overseas Pro AM 2019 - Vilamoura

Evening Mark,
Hope today has been as good as the previous few days. Thanks for a well organised and most enjoyable competition. I’m guessing the weather was great for you today, we left in beautiful sunshine. Arrived home in cold rain.
See you soon.
Pete
Pete Webb

Overseas Pro AM 2019 - Vilamoura

YES, I couldn’t agree with Marie more. It was an amazing trip and such a fantastic prize.
Thank you so much for offering such an awesome prize. Portugal was spectacular and a golfing heaven.
I have attached some photos I took whilst away. So feel free to use them.
 
I just hope we can win a trip away again next year!!!
 
Thanks again,
Sammy Annis
Sammy Annis

Ladies Pairs Winners

Hi Mark and Olly
 
We had a great time thanks, the hotel was good and the staff really helpful.  And we had a great laugh with the shuttle bus drivers each day.
The hotel organised the taxi for the airport transfers at about half the cost that we would have paid if we’d got a taxi ourselves.
We made a couple of changes to the golf that we had booked and managed to get on the old course for both days as well as treating ourselves to a round at Vale de Lobo’s Royal Course.
 
Thanks so much for a great break it was a super prize to win.
 
Marie Bayes
Ladies Pairs Winners

Golf Trip to the Belfry

Hi Mark 

“Thanks for everything at the weekend the guys loved the course the competition and everything that went with it.”

Shane Naisbett

National Golf Club Team Championships - August 2019, Chesterfield Golf Club, Head Professional

Hi Mark

I just wanted to say thanks again for arranging our stay at the Belfry. 
 
It was a great time for us all. We took Neil”s son with us on what would have been his 60th birthday trip, so a special one for everybody. 
 
The weather was kind and the golf was amazing!
 
It was a trip we will remember for a long time and thanks to one person, you, we loved every minute of it.
 
Steve Daly 
Steve Daly

Golf Trip to the Belfry

Hi Mark 
I wanted to thank you for a great trip 
This photo was after 12 in the midnight sun 
We made some great memories 
Thanks again 

Sara & Tony
Sara & Tony

June 2019, Lofoten Links Hosted Trip

Mark
Just to let you know Julie and I had a fantastic time and have to say you did a sterling job. Golf course fabulous, scenery fabulous, Rib Safari fabulous, food fabulous. 
Thanks again
John and Julie 
John and Julie

June 2019, Lofoten Links Hosted Trip

Mark
Just a quick note to say what an unbelievable experience I have had this past week in Norway. Your attention to detail to make this trip work for everyone was not short of miraculous. The course, company, food, accommodation and experiences, where second to none. I have banked some lifetime memories. Playing golf at midnight being one of many.
Thanks again
Richard
Richard

June 2019, Lofoten Links Hosted Trip

Hi Ollie
Congratulations on organising a great event at Belton Woods this week.  I am sure all the ladies from the Gogs also enjoyed the golf and entertainment. 

We look forward to the next occasion.

Very best wishes
Chris Heath
Chris Heath

May 2019, Ladies Pairs Event

Hi Mark

I just wanted to say what a fantastic golf holiday I had. From the pickup at the airport until we were escorted via the CIP fast track to the executive lounge at the airport. The service we received was excellent. 
I’ll be sure to use Golfingdays again and recommend your services, 
Thanks
Jill
Jill

May 2019

Hi Mark

Arrived safely, pick up was excellent with champagne waiting for us! Great hotel and the driver checked in for us as we had another glass of bubbly!
Thanks for organising.
 
Regards Debbie
Debbie

May 2019

Hi Olly

 
Many thanks for your email and the results for the Ladies Pairs event. 
 
I really enjoyed the two days and know that my golf partner and friends did too.  It was very nice to meet you and I will look forward to hearing about next year’s event.
 
Kind regards 
 
Rita 
Rita

May 2019, Ladies Pairs Event

Just to let you know we had a great time away, the hotel facilities were very good and the transfers were excellent, they literally were not one minute late any day for us.  Regarding the golf, Atalaya Old Course was really nice, in good condition and very enjoyable.  Some locals told us that the new course wasn’t that great so that would be a point of reference for the future.  We were glad we didn’t play it in the end, so thanks for that. Would have been nice to get the buggies included but to be honest it wasn’t a big issue.  Marbella Golf was OK, front 9 very hill and just OK, back 9 a lot nicer.  Valle Romano was excellent, one of the best we have ever played, greens were amazing and the views were out of this world.  Overall the golf courses were very good and everyone had a great time.

Matthew Keenan

May 2019

Mark, you have been a star. I have for many years booked golfing holidays through your competitors, but your efficiency and help in booking this break has been outstanding. I will certainly be using you again to book our golf breaks. We have at least 1 break a year in the UK also.

Thanks again Mark.
Alan
Alan

March 2019

Hi Mark,
Hope all is well after your week in Portugal. Just wanted to drop a quick message on behalf of the 8 of us who attended the pro-am. We all had a great time on 3 brilliant golf courses, just a pity our golf wasn’t there to match. Also, congratulations on organising such a great event, we all appreciate the work that goes into making these events run as smoothly as it did. Looking forward to 2019 already.
Mark Beckett

November 2018, Assistant Professional

Hi Mark, Thanks for a great day yesterday. The organisation and the course were fantastic.  I was delighted to get my first Pro win with you guys!

George Bloor

October 2018, Professional Golfer

Hi Mark, really enjoyed today, great day and very well organised. Can you book me in for the 26th at Keddleston, please.

David Singer

8th October 2018, Lutterworth GC Winter Series

Hi Mark, Just a quick email to say thank you for a great day. We all had a great time and enjoyed George Bloor’s company and skill around a tough course today. See you later in the week.

Steve Daly

8th October 2018, Lutterworth GC Winter Series

Thanks for today Mark – great day!  Good to be back on the winter circuit.

Will Thompson

8th October 2018, Lutterworth GC Winter Series

Hello Mark,

Just to say thankyou for once again putting on an excellent event in Villamoura. Ragardless of the weather there was a great atmosphere amongst all the teams along with some good golf (and not so good), which was to be expected due to some challenging conditions.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Regards

Erik

February 2018, Overseas Pro-Am

A huge thanks to Mark at Golfingdays and The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club for a great day and a great event. The Course was in magnificent condition and to win £500 in vouchers is a huge bonus. Looking forward to February’s event already. 

Andrew Keller

February 2018, Home Pro-Am

Mark

Just a little note to say how much my wife (the only lady) and I enjoyed your superbly run Notts pro Am. The courses started superb and improved every day. We were blessed with the weather and finishing amongst the prizes was a bonus. For the first time ever whilst on holiday Julie didn’t want to go home. Can’t wait for next year. See you soon. All the best

John and Julie Boden

February 2018, Notts Pro-Am