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Get into golf in Cambridgeshire this week – for free!

24th April 2013

Get into golf in Cambridgeshire this week – for free!

PGA professional Craig Watson (left) hosts the first taster session of Cambridgeshire Golf Week.

Get into golf – for free! Cambridgeshire Golf Week teed off today with a host of free activities to inspire more people to start playing the game.

PGA professional Craig Watson launched the week when he hosted the first free taster session at his club, Cambridge Meridian.

It followed a session at the Grafton Centre in Cambridge at the weekend, when PGA professional David Cox, from Cambridge Golf Driving Range, introduced shoppers to the game and offered them the chance to hit balls into an inflatable net.

A total of 12 clubs and driving ranges are joining in the golf week with activities ranging from open days and free tasters to free play on a par three course and even a coffee morning.

The clubs and ranges involved are: Abbotsley Golf Hotel, Brampton Park , Cambridge Golf Driving Range, Cambridge Meridian, Ely on Par, Girton, St Ives, Heydon Grange, Saffron Walden, The Golf Lounge, Nene Park and Ramsey.

Everyone taking part in taster activities will be given information about low-cost follow-on coaching opportunities with PGA professionals.

To find out about Cambridgeshire Golf Week opportunities visit www.getintogolf.org and click on the activity map. All you have to do is book your place and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing – equipment is provided.

Steve Peet, England Golf's regional development officer, added: “We're inviting everyone to join in and try the game. There are some fantastic free opportunities available and we look forward to welcoming hundreds of people during the week.”

Cambridgeshire Golf Week is part of the national Get into golf campaign and is part of a festival of golf across the Eastern counties. It is run by the Cambridgeshire Golf Partnership, which brings together the men's, women's and professional organisations to grow the game in the county.

John Harvey, the county development officer, commented: “Golf is a great game for everyone who enjoys friendship, fresh air and exercise and this is the perfect time of year to start.”

For more information about the Cambridgeshire Golf Partnership visit www.cambridgeshiregolf.co.uk

Notes for Readers:-
England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England.
England Golf was formed on 1st January 2012 following the merger of the English Golf Union Ltd. and the English Women's Golf Association and is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members.

Responsible for the training of the country's top amateur golfers, England Golf also organises all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf'.

England Golf is a member of The England Golf Partnership (EGP) together with the PGA and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Their Whole Sport Plan for golf identifies how England will achieve its vision of becoming ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020' from grass roots right through to elite level.

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