March 10, 2015
Anyone interested in giving golf a go now the better weather is on the way will be able to take advantage of the latest Get into golf initiatives, which offer the chance to benefit from top class coaching from the county’s PGA professionals at the bargain price of just £25 for ten lessons.
Golf is a sport which brings many health and social benefits and thanks to the Get into golf campaign it is now easier than ever to hit your first shots either at your local club or on the driving range.
Get into Golf sessions are normally five weeks of one-hour group lessons for £25, but thanks to additional funding secured through Active Cumbria, clubs are able to offer 10 weeks of lessons for the same price.
To support this exciting opportunity, many clubs are offering taster sessions and hosting open days so would-be players can find out more.
The number of Get into Golf centres across Cumbria has grown from six last year to more than 20 – which means anyone interested should be able to find a facility nearby.
Says Becky Underwood, Development Office for Active Cumbria, who are working on behalf of the Cumbria Golf Partnership, says: “The next round of sessions are starting at the end of March and into April – there is bound to be one local to you, ensuring beginners are up to speed and ready to make the most of the summer months to play, develop and join in competitions at their local club or range.
“This is a limited offer, after these spring sessions the Get into golf beginner sessions will go back to being five weeks for £25 – still great value. But if you have ever thought of trying the game, now is the time to make the most of this great offer.”
Clubs to have already announced their plans for the spring months include Keswick, Kirkby Lonsdale, Silecroft, Bentham and Barrow.
Becky Underwood adds: “Cumbrian golf clubs and ranges are amazing places, every one is different and offers something unique, be it a specific course, an extensive Pro Shop, or a fantastic bar and club house.
“But one thing they all have in common is a warm welcome to people who might like to learn the game, or just come along to see what is there.
“Often they are along a quiet road on the edge of the town, but they all make the most of Cumbria’s spectacular landscape. I would encourage anyone to go along and see what’s there.
“The Get into golf course is an ideal way to learn the game with a qualified professional and spring is a great time to get outdoors.”
Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire adults to take up the game and is run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, supported by Sport England and National Lottery funding.
Get into golf opportunities include FREE taster session and low-cost beginner courses with PGA professionals. They are a fun and sociable way to start golf – and a great way to make new friends.
To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766