AN independent specialist retailers is on course to become a golfing favourite in the hands of a Northwich-based professional.

Greg Nicholson Golf and Leisure is approaching six months at its new Blakemere Village home in Sandiway, having moved from Urmston in September.

Founded in 1978, the family-run business has no course ties, something owner and golf professional Greg Nicholson believes is a unique selling point.

“It’s a lot more relaxed, you don’t have to be a member,” said the 49-year-old. “Having been a pro golfer the great thing is I can bring a lot of experience.

“But the main thing is continuity, because I’m here all the time the customers get to know me and get a professional service.

“We’re experts at club repair and can give people professional one to one advice, people love that and I think it’s something that’s lacking in the industry.

“Everything about the clubs, for example custom fits, grips, lengths, is just right. I’ve been involved in golf since the 70s and have played to the highest level and we have brought that to the market.”

As well as specialist golfing attire, Greg is settling into life at Blakemere by offering a range of ladies’ clothes, shoes and accessories.

“We’re coming up to six months and it’s gone great, absolutely fantastic,” added Greg, who lives in Northwich. “We’ve definitely achieved our targets and the great thing going forward is having this fantastic golf facility in the Blakemere area.

“It’s a beautiful place and people that come walking to Blakemere can come and see us as well.

“We get a lot of passing trade from the boutique shops, we also do a range of handbags, ladies’ wear, wellington boots and gilets for example.

“It’s a fantastic location for people that live in the Mid Cheshire area – there’s nothing quite like it in terms of a specialist shop away from the course.”

Contact Greg Nicholson Golf and Leisure on 01606 351573 or visit