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Tuesday 19th September

First Tee 08.00
Last Tee 17:15 

Tee Restrictions:
Closed between 09.22 - 10.52

Last Baskets 19:30

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 11:00 - 18:30
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
15:00 -18:30


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Meet our Pro
Ian Bolt  - Class A PGA Professional

Ian was born in St Andrews, Scotland in 1952. He turned professional in 1969 and qualified at the PGA School in 1972. A former North of England young Professional Champion, Ian has over 40 years’ experience both playing and coaching at the highest level.

He qualified and made the half way cut at the 1974 British Open at Royal Lytham.  Twice West Region PGA Golfer of the Year and twice winner of the Hills Wiltshire Professional Championship – on the last occasion winning the Millennium Championship at Marlborough with a score of 68 & 67.

A prolific winner of Pro/Ams in the west of England, Spain and Portugal.  He set a new course record on the way at Ogbourne Downs (65), Kingsdown (66), Stinchcombe Hill (64) and is still joint record holder at West Wilts GC (60) ten under Par. A former Wiltshire Ladies Team Coach, he also co-hosted Golf Tip’s on ITV with long time friend Henry Kelly. 

Ian has previously been the professional at North Wilts, Ogbourne Downs and Cricklade Country Club, and joined our team at Basset Down in 2008. Ian has a wealth of experience in organising charity events. The Henry Cooper Classic at La Manga raised over £30,000 from two events at Ogbourne Downs for the Prospect Hospice.

Ian currently teaches full time at Basset Down. He also hosts a very successful Ladies Coffee Morning between 11:00-12:00 every Tuesday, and is also currently hosting Ladies Beginner Sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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