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Cheshire clubs sign up to get more people into golf

26th April 2013

CHESHIRE COUNTY GOLF PARTNERSHIP

CLUBS across Cheshire are signing up to a new drive to encourage more people into golf.

A number of Get into Golf centres are being established across the county which will offer low-cost coaching to anyone starting out in the sport.

With the help of the PGA professionals at the clubs, schemes will be offered to help beginners get to grips with the skills needed to enjoy a sport that can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Discounted coaching will also be available for those who have tried the sport but are now ready to develop their playing technique further.

The group coaching courses will include some specially tailored for ladies and cost just £25 for five weekly sessions.

The clubs taking part include Vicars Cross, The Tytherington Club, Helsby, The Oakes Mollington, Eaton, Moorend Driving Range, Upton by Chester and Carden Park.

Clubs to have announced their latest coaching dates include:

Vicars Cross  - Golf 4 Women starting on May 22; June 26; August 31 and Golf 4 All from May 25; June 29 and September 3.

Further details from Martin O'Connor on 07709 424844

The Tytherington Club -  Golf 4 Women starting on May 7; May 25; May 27 and Golf 4 All starting on May 7; May 25 and May 26.

Further details from Anthony Haste on 07505 816755

Helsby -  Golf 4 Women on May 4; June 11; July 22 and Golf 4 All from May 7; June 8 and July 23. Further details from Chris Cousins

The Oakes Mollington -  Golf 4 All starting on May 4; May 8; June 8; JUne 12; July 13 and July 17

Further details from Alan Beattie on 07725 832733

Eaton Golf Club  - Golf 4 Women starting on May 29; July 7; September 4 and Playmore Golf on June 10; July 7; August 9.

Further details from Bill Tye on 07811 137361

Says Craig Thomas, county development officer for the Cheshire Golf Partnership: "These centres all offer a friendly and welcoming introduction to golf for anyone wanting to give the sport a go.

"The coaching, delivered by PGA professionals, will help develop the right skills to enable those starting out in the sport to go out and enjoy themselves on the course.

"Golf is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities and a regular round of golf can help contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

"These courses will encourage new faces into the sport and onwards into potential club membership, which brings with it the benefits of an active social life and both friendly and competitive golf."

Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire new golfers run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, which work to grow the game.

Get into golf opportunities include free or 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.

Discounted lessons can cost as little as £25 for a five-week course.

To find your nearest centre visit   getintogolf.org   and look at the activity map or  call 0800 118 2766

You can follow Get into golf on Twitter twitter.com/getintogolf or on Facebook at facebook.com/Getintogolf

For more details on the work of the Cheshire CGP visit www.cheshiregolfpartnership.com

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) brings together the amateur governing body England Golf and the PGA, to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England.

County Golf Partnerships, involving the county men's women's and professional organisations, are part of the EGP's Whole Sport Plan for golf and an integral part of its vision to make England the world's leading golf nation by 2020.

In Cheshire the partnership is supported by the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs, the Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association and the Cheshire and North Wales PGA.

For more details of the activities in Cheshire visit www.cheshiregolfpartnership.com

For more information on the work of the Cheshire Golf Partnership contact Craig Thomas, County Development Officer, Cheshire County Golf Partnership.

Website: http://www.cheshiregolfpartnership.com/

Mobile: 07973 798483

Email: cheshirecdo@googlemail.com







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