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Amardeep on form at Leeds Golf Centre
August 2, 2012

At just 16 years old, Amardeep Manku is one of Leeds Golf Centre's rising stars. Having won the club's prestigious Captain's Day prize for juniors, he's shown real commitment to his game and undertaken a rigorous training and coaching regime with top Leeds Golf Centre professional, Mark Moore.

Already a fully-fledged member of Wike Ridge Golf Club's junior squad, Amardeep has impressed since taking the game up just over a year ago. Impressively gaining an opening handicap of 18 in 2011, the Leeds-born youngster has dropped a significant 6 shots in 12 months despite also sitting his GCSEs - and is now setting his sights on single figures before the end of the year.

Much of Amardeep's success can be attributed to his growing experience of the game. Indeed, having played for such a comparatively short period of time, every additional round equips him with new experiences and challenges that bolster him for the future. However, according to the highly likeable youngster, it is his work with Mark Moore that has had the most dramatic effect on performance: "Mark has been my coach for about a year now and we get on great," says Amardeep. "He's very honest about my golf and makes everything sound so simple. My swing has been improved significantly and as a result, my game has already been elevated to a whole new level."

Mark Moore himself is no stranger to success - coaching not one but three European Tour players including Knaresborough-born star, John Parry, the former Rudding Park professional sees great results from pupils of all standards and has helped to establish Leeds Golf Centre's Elite Academy for those with aspirations to compete at the game's top amateur and professional levels.

Commenting on his approach, Mark said: "The facilities here at Leeds Golf Centre are second-to-none. Using the FlightScope swing studios gives tremendous insight into swing dynamics and ball flight, whilst outdoor practice areas enable us to imitate the kind of circumstances and conditions that players will experience week in week out. The swing studios might sound a little bit daunting but everyone that has ever taken a lesson in there has been seriously impressed with the sense of perspective and detail of information they provide."

And Amardeep agrees. "Using the Academy facilities has been a real advantage. Looking at my swing on camera helps me to see where I am going wrong and correct it - plus the V1 video lesson that Mark sends to my iPhone at the end of each session is a great reminder of the areas I need to work on. I actually think that FlightScope is one of the greatest things ever invented in golf - having an indicator of what my ball flight is, how far each shot goes and other information including spin rate is really important when taking my game back out on the course."

Summarising his enjoyment of the hugely redeveloped facilities at Leeds Golf Centre, Amardeep added: "I think what Parklane Properties are doing here is great. The new course now makes you think much harder about shot selection because of the new water features, trees and bunkers. And the clubhouse is brilliant too - Nineteen Bar & Grill is a lovely place to come and relax with friends and family. I love how you get a great view of the 18th green and short game practice areas from the restaurant window although it always makes me rush my meal in order to get back out there!"

The joys of youth!

A range of great value offers are available on tuition, green fees and items from Leeds Golf Centre's superbly-stocked Pro Shop. To discover more about the self-styled home of modern golf, visit www.leedsgolfcentre.com or call 0113 288 6000.








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