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Golf

Friendship, fresh air and exercise, golf has is all

Golf is a game played on a large open-air course.

Participants strike a small, hard ball with a club into a series of small holes in the ground trying to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.

The sport’s unique handicap scoring system means that people of all levels can play together either socially or competitively.

Why is it good for me?

Golf combines lots physical and mental health benefits. It gets you outdoors, which can improve your mood and stress levels.

Golf can either be competitive, or a leisure activity so you can take it at your own pace, and use as an opportunity to make new friends, or catch-up with old ones. Playing 9 holes will only take 2 hours, so you don’t need to be at it all day!

How much does it cost?

Golf does not need to be expensive and like any other sport you can spend as little or as much as you like. Beginner courses start from £25 for five weeks, with equipment provided through GET INTO GOLF. There are playing options, equipment and clothing to suit every budget.

What equipment do you need?

Beginners can start by simply wearing trainers and comfortable clothes – anything but shoes with a heel, however tiny, because you will need to stand flat on the ground to swing properly. Beginner courses will provide equipment you need, such as clubs and golf balls.

There is a whole range of golf clothes and equipment available for when you start playing.

  • You can carry up to 14 clubs in your bag, but won’t need that many when you are first learning. Instead, 3 or 5 wood and any combination of irons along with a putter is all that is needed
  • Pair of comfortable golf shoes
  • Balls and tees

Getting started

Get into Golf offers a range of low cost beginners activities. Link below.

England Golf also have a Find and Play search function which enables you to apply a number of filters. Again link below.

Golf in your area

There are 14 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Contacts

Adam McAlister

Club Support Officer (Cumbria)

England Golf

M: 07808 364382


Jason Budd
Partnership Manager - North
England Golf
T: 01388 749227
M:07726 601724

@EnglandGolf

Andy Leigh
Regional Development Officer,
Golf Foundation
M: 07765 258550

@GolfRootsHQ

 



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