The Belfry Blog

Welcome to The Belfry Blog where you can find all the latest news and highlights across the resort, all in one place!

Personal Training is a fantastic way to kick-start your workout motivation and improve your health and fitness. Earlier this month we caught up with The Belfry Leisure Club’s Personal Trainer Adam Hunt, to find out his top tips for getting fit, career highlights and what a typical day in his role looks like. 

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins 'Hotel Chef of the Year' Awards
The Belfry Hotel & Resort’s Executive Head Chef Robert Bates took home top honours in The Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2018 Awards this week as he won ‘Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)’. The awards ceremony took place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London on Friday 23rd November. 

Q&A with Golf Sales Office Manager, James Willis
Earlier this year, The Belfry welcomed James Willis to the team as Golf Sales Office Manager. We spent some time with James to find out what it’s like working within the golf industry, what a typical day entails and his career highlights to date.

With a degree in Tourism Management and having spent many years in hospitality, we caught up with Charlotte Carrier, Account Director - MICE, to find out what inspired her to get in to the industry and what it takes to provide a first-class customer experience. 

Q&A with Spa Manager, Julie Chambers
Renowned for providing guests with world-class luxury and facilities, The Belfry Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Spa Manager, Julie Chambers, who has been working at The Belfry Hotel & Resort since 2014, has seen considerable success throughout this period. 
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A Hive of Activity!
The Belfry is 'buzzing' as it raises awareness for national Bees' Needs Week, an annual event coordinated by Defra. The Belfry has been a proud supporter of bees and their habitats since 2011.
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The Benefits of Golf Tuition
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to improve your game, The Belfry is a great place to learn golf. The Belfry is home to the PGA National Academy, where you can enjoy world-class tuition at England’s only PGA branded Golf Academy.
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April's Concierge Tips
Now that Spring has finally sprung, be sure to read below for tips from our Concierge, explaining what’s happening in and around The Belfry this month. April sees the launch of our first Tribute Night of 2018 and there’s plenty of local events too, from fun runs, to cool Easter camps!
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Excellence in HR at The Belfry
The Belfry is a ‘people business’ so the development and progression of all team members is key to our successes. We find out more about what this means from our HR Team.
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Broad vs Root Golf Day 2017
Some of golf’s most iconic moments have taken place at The Belfry and our ambassador Stuart Broad created his own special bit of history as he edged out fellow English cricket compatriot Joe Root in a Ryder Cup challenge match.
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Day in the life of General Manager Mukesh Kumar
Recently announced as a finalist in the Manager of the Year category at The Caterer's 2017 Catey Awards, we find out what a day in the life of General Manager of The Belfry entails.
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A Day in the Life of Ecology Expert, Matt Whittock
With acres of rolling countryside and the newly added Woodland Trail, there?s a lot of time 'and hard work that goes into developing and nurturing our grounds to enable our wildlife to thrive. Hear from our ecology expert Matt Whittock on all his findings and how he spends his days supporting the growth of our wildlife programme.
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A Day in the Life of Head Greenkeeper, Jamie Wade
With over 550 acres of grounds, and after having recently been named Europe's Best Golf Hotel, there's a lot of hard work and dedication that goes into keeping our greens immaculate. Hear from the expert, Head Greenkeeper Jamie Wade on what a day in his shoes entails...
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Benefits of custom fitting
Custom fitted golf clubs made to your personal specification that work in unison with your height, swing speed, and technique to improve the aim and distance of every shot and more...
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Meet the Pro - Phillip Akers
Since joining The Belfry team just under a year ago, Phillip has expanded the junior programme by over 40 children and intends to create the largest hotbed of talented golfers within the UK...
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Quick Fix vs. Long Term Development
by Nicky Lawrenson
'Can I improve instantly with a quick fix, or do I opt for a longer term plan of development?' Sound familiar? Hear from the expert Nicky Lawrenson, PGA Fellow Professional... 
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Technology Within Coaching with Chris Ryan
Just 25 years ago even having a golf lesson with a video camera was a rarity, now we have high speed video, launch monitors, pressure mats and 3D systems, so what is the latest technology within coaching and why is it used? Find out from our expert golf professional Chris Ryan
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Top 5 Tips for Ladies Looking to Get into Golf with Elizabeth Mallett
As the women's golf industry grows, you can too with top tips on how to get into golf from lady golf professional Elizabeth Mallett!
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The Belfry Listed in 100 Great British Holes 2017!
The iconic Brabazon course at The Belfry Hotel & Resort has received yet more recognition with not just one, but two holes being named within National Club Golfer's listings for '100 Great British Holes 2017'.
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Christmas at The Belfry
As the festive season approaches, we've been thinking about all of the things we love the most about Christmas here at The Belfry. 2016 is already shaping up to be a memorable Christmas - we have a whole host of dining options, party events and family breaks lined up. So eat, drink, and be merry - The Belfry has it all this Christmas! 
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The Belfry backs the boys at The Ryder Cup
With this year's hotly anticipated Ryder Cup between Europe and the USA upon us, it always reinvigorates some unforgettable moments here at The Belfry, having hosted the biennial matches on more occasions than any other venue in the world!
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Seen the new Galvin Green Ryder Cup Team Europe clothing? 
Here at the Belfry we're proud to be the only venue in England where you can get your hands on the premium suit, along with the rest of the range available in store now! 
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