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Walmley GC hosting "Get into Golf"

11th March 2013

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY GOLF PARTNERSHIP

MIDLANDS GOLF WEEK

WALMLEY Golf Club is hosting a fun open day as part of the drive to encourage more people to Get into golf.

The club, which can be found in Brooks Road, Sutton Coldfield, has signed up for Midlands Golf Week.

The community event – on Sunday, April 14 (11am-3pm) – is open to all ages and all equipment will be provided.

To make it even easier for would-be golfers to get involved the club will be showing what it has to offer both on and off the course with free coaching taster sessions and fun competitions for all the family.

Further details are available by ringing 0121 373 0029 and asking for the pro's shop or club secretary.

For further information about Walmley, visit the club website www.walmleygolfclub.co.uk .

Midlands Golf Week is held across eight counties from April 12-21.

More than 4,750 would-be golfers have seized the opportunity to give the sport a go during the first two years of the event.

Clubs from Warwickshire will be teaming up with those in Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire to put golf at the heart of the local community.

Coventry Hearsall, Stonebridge, The Warwickshire, Coventry, Harborne Church Farm (Birmingham), Harborne, Hatchford Brook, Ingon Manor, Kenilworth, Ladbrook Park, Marston Lakes, Leam Valley, Nuneaton, Olton, Pype Hayes, Rugby, Shirley, Solihull and Tidbury will all be offering a wide range of beginner-friendly activities during Midlands Golf Week.

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

Or to find clubs in Warwickshire use the link http://bit.ly/Suck5Y .

Says Julia Burton, county development officer for the Warwickshire County Golf Partnership: "Golf's winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and social interaction make it the perfect tonic for good health and happiness – and Midlands Golf Week offers so many different ways to get involved whatever your age or ability.

“It is great to see clubs across the counties supporting this campaign and helping to show that golf is a sport that is accessible to all ages and abilities.”

Midlands Golf Week is run under the umbrella of the county golf partnerships, which bring together the development officers, PGA professionals, county men's union and ladies association and the clubs themselves to develop a pathway into 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.

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

Notes for Readers

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 Warwickshire the partnership is supported by the Warwickshire Union of Golf Clubs, the Warwickshire County Ladies Golf Association and the Warwickshire PGA.

For more information on the work of the Warwickshire Golf Partnership contact Julia Burton, County Development Officer, Warwickshire County Golf Partnership.

Website: www.warwickshiregolf.info

Mobile: 07917 131001

Email: julia@warwickshiregolf.info

 







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