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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a place on the course?

Simply complete the online booking form, ensuring you have obtained the necessary permissions to attend.

How do I know I have a place?

Once you have submitted the online bid form, you will receive an email from Fiona at ProJAm (usually within 48 working hours) acknowledging your bid and giving you the next steps of the booking process.  If you do not hear from Fiona please get in touch – 01865 522360 or info@projam.biz.

How much does the course cost?

Please see the various tabs (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) for the cost and content of each course.

What is included in the cost of the course?

It is important that you understand what is included in the package you are paying for.  Please read the contents of the pages carefully – Basic Course, Intermediate Course, Advanced Course.

Is transport between the Service accommodation and the golf course included?

Sorry, no. However, I do issue a nominal role a few weeks before the course to allow you to make contact with other attendees to arrange car shares if you can.

How far is the golf course from the Service accommodation?

It is approximately a 40 minute drive between the locations.  Sometimes the road is busy, sometimes not so much – however if you feel this is too far to travel each day you may like to consider booking some private accommodation.  Please see the Accommodation tab for information on some local premises which will offer you a discount.

Will I have time to go back to the barracks for lunch and dinner?

You will definitely not have time to return for lunch and probably will not make it back for dinner following playing golf.  Please note also, Gamecock Barracks will not supply bag meals for lunch.

Can I use Standard Learning Credits for the course?

ProJAm has been advised that it is not possible to use SLCs, however we would advise that you check with your local contact regarding this.

Do I have to bring my own clubs?

If you have clubs and you are able to we would say yes.  However if you do not have clubs, a half set can be hired from the Pro Shop for £20 for the duration of the course.  Just remember to request these on the online booking form.  Payment is made direct to the Pro Shop on the first morning of the course.

What is the Service accommodation like?

Gamecock barracks kindly provide us with basic transit accommodation, where possible, for the courses.  If you are an Officer or SNCO, I will give you details on how to book your mess accommodation once I receive your bid form.  For everyone else wishing transit accommodation, I will book this for you.  No bedding is provided so you must bring your own with you.

Can I bring my non-Service friend/partner/family member on a course – what is the cost for them?

Yes, all Services including ex and reserves as well as their friends and family are welcome on our courses.  The cost will be the same for everyone.  I cannot book Service accommodation for any non-Military personnel.

I have a friend who doesn’t want to come on the course but would like to play golf in the afternoon with us, is there a special rate?

Although we would prefer everyone to attend the course, a special green fee rate is available for friends who only wish to play.  For one round of 18 holes the cost is £20 but if they choose to play 4 or more rounds the rate will decrease to £17.50/round.  Tee times must be booked direct with the Pro Shop and you must quote “ProJAm” when booking to receive the reduced green fee.

Is it possible to have a receipt for the money I’ve paid for the course?

Yes, just email us and we will sort that out for you.

How can I pay for the course?

You can pay by direct bank transfer (which is usually free to use) or by using the online payment form.  If you choose the latter, you will have to pay the PayPal fees which are levied for this service.

Do I have to pay everything now?

No.  However the sooner you pay the sooner your place is confirmed.  Places are allocated strictly on a first deposit paid first place confirmed basis.  The first 12 to pay are secure; after that a waiting list is held until another 3 deposits are received at which time another course will be run.  We ask for receipt of your deposit £90 no later than 3 weeks before the course starts (although a place may not be guaranteed that close to the course), with the balance being due the week before.  All fees must be paid before the course start.

I’m out of area and struggling to be able to make a payment – what should I do?

Contact us and we will work with you to ensure your place is kept for you; it is vital that you let us know you are definitely coming as this has an impact on instructor:student ratio.

The ratio of Instructors to Students is no worse than 1:12; isn’t that stretching the instructors a little?

We do not believe it does.  We have highly competent instructors working with ProJAm who deliver excellent tuition and who are experienced in ensuring every member of their group receives attention.  Our courses have never scored below an average of 8.5 for the value for money for tuition.  If we did decrease the number of students per instructor, the costs would have to increase.

Where is Brampton Heath Golf Centre?

The course is located just on the outskirts of Northampton city centre.  Here is the link to the golf club website.

How quickly do the courses fill up?

This varies from course to course.  If you think you’d like to come, submit a bid form – you can always cancel it later.

What is the cut off date for bids?

If there is space on a course, we are happy to load people on up to the last minute.  You do need to telephone us to organise this though.

 

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