Professional Staff

Clive Dell      

Oakdale has a well stocked Professionals shop run by our resident professional of over 20 years, Clive Dell. 

Clive is a member of  'Foremost', the UK's largest golf retail and marketing group. This provides a tremendous relationship with the rest of the golf industry and improved buying power. Consequently, the Pro Shop offers very competitive prices and the 'Foremost Price Promise' guarantees that it won't be beaten on price locally for the identical product.

Prior to turning professional Clive played full time amateur golf for 2 years, gaining experience through playing in events around the UK and Europe. He won the County Boys championship and represented Berks, Bucks and Oxon playing in the Boys, Youths and First teams. His home town club at the time was Stoke Poges in Berkshire, not only famous for the filming of 'Goldfinger' the movie but also host to many large and important professional tournaments in the surrounding area.

In October 1976, whilst based at Stoke Poges Clive gained his European Players Card and for the following 3 years played tournament golf around the world on the European, East African and South African Tours as well as playing in The Far East and The West Indies.

Clives' first position as a club professional was at Royal Ascot GC in Berkshire where he stayed for 8 years. Whilst at Royal Ascot Clive had the privilege of teaching members of The Royal Household at Windsor Castle. He then moved on to Maidenhead GC as professional staying for 4 years before moving North to Oakdale in October 1993. In his time at Oakdale Clive has been voted Foremost Teaching Professional of the Year.  Clive is also one of an elite group of Head Professionals who have held the position of Professional during a Clubs Centenary Year, in Clive's case the clubs are Royal Ascot and Oakdale.

Our professional says of Oakdale, "I find it a very friendly and sociable environment in which to work and am very thankful to all the members for their support throughout my years at the club".

Being a Callaway Staff Ambassador Clive plays and recommends Callaway golf equipment.

 JAKE TWINEHAM

Jake started playing golf aged 14 here at Oakdale Golf Club.  He has represented the Junior Team and Men’s 1st Team.  Jake has been a competitive member of the club winning the Junior Putter and Junior Match play in one year, consequently crowning him ‘Junior golfer of the year’ in 2011.  He has also represented the Harrogate & District Union at Junior level and 1st Team level.  Jake endeavours to complete his PGA training under the umbrella of Clive Dell, Head Professional.

Golf Hardware & Custom fitting

We have a range of the latest golf club hardware from leading manufacturers including Mizuno, Callaway, Odyssey, Ping and Titleist, whatever you need we can supply it. You can try anything before you buy. Using some of the latest techniques available we can guarantee you the optimum fit for your clubs. This means that the irons will be the correct clubhead design, shaft length, lie angle, shaft flex and material as well as having the best grip for your game. On the woods and hybrids, loft, shaft type and flex will be monitored so that you get maximum distance out of your final choice. This service is all included in the price of the club. We sell a selection of electric and pull trolleys including Powakaddy and Motocaddy - the choice is yours.  

We also offer a comprehensive repair and maintenance service on all  hardware items.

Why not make the most of our Mizuno club fitting facilities to guarantee that you make the optimum irons purchase for your game. We are a Mizuno DNA fitting centre and a Callaway Gold Product specialist centre.  We offer custom fitting for all our golf club hardware.

Clothing & Merchandising

We stock men's and women's golf clothing from Galvin Green, Oscar Jacobson, Callaway, Glenbrae, Ashworth, Glenmuir and Sunderland. Our stock includes sweaters, polo shirts, trousers and shorts in the latest styles and colours and a full range of waterproofs to keep you dry on the wettest day.  

Merchandise bearing the Oakdale logo is also on offer, these range from tees and golf balls to framed prints of the clubhouse and course.

Tuition

Clive provides both individual and group tuition to players of all ages and abilities. His advice and opinion are much sought after by both members of Oakdale and local players alike.

Buggy and Trolley Hire

We are able to offer Ride on Buggy's, Electric Trolleys and Pull Trolleys for hire to our members and visitors at favourable rates. Please contact us in advance of arranging your visit or game so that we may meet your requirements.

Telephone: 01423 560510 or email: clive.dell@foremostgolf.com