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Tee to Twitter for Worcester golfers

30th October 2013

Golfers in Worcestershire can now find out about the latest developments in the county by signing up to social media site Twitter.

Worcestershire and Herefordshire County Golf Partnership development officer Alan Beard has started ‘tweeting' to keep followers up to date with everything from Get into golf schemes to disability and health programmes.

Those already registered on Twitter can follow @wandhgolf

Those new to the Twitter-sphere can join in the fun by using the link http://twitter.com/#!/ wandhgolf

The new Twitter account is part of a major drive in the county which also includes a revamped website for the golf partnership – which can be found at www.wandhcgp.co.uk .

It features the full range of activities on offer to both existing players and would-be golfers ranging from junior events and the County Academy programme to the latest news and success stories.

The website also provides clubs with a valuable resource in terms of advice, ideas and best practice to help them encourage a new generation of players into the sport and on into possible membership.

A special meeting of clubs was held as part of England Golf's Club Forum at Kings Norton Golf Club to outline the partnership's plans for the future, which include assistance for initiatives such as the Get into golf campaign and GolfMark programme.

The CGP is also launching an approach to local businesses to encourage them to engage in golf through tailor-made taster sessions and fun events.

Says Alan Beard: “It is important that golf reaches out to potential new players, whether that be through the traditional routes at our local golf clubs or by embracing the new technology that is used by so many people to keep in touch.

“Using Twitter, for example, gives clubs an instant opportunity to promote activities such as a Get into golf event while the CGP will continue to offer support in promoting the many excellent ideas in our area through the local media.

“Golf faces a big challenge in competing for new players but clubs across Worcestershire are showing a proactive approach to engaging with potential golfers and taking the sport out of their clubhouses and into the local community.”

For the latest Worcestershire clubs offering Get into golf taster sessions and coaching visit the activity map at www.getintogolf.org , where it is possible to book sessions online at some of the participating clubs.

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.

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

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 Worcestershire, the CGP is supported by the Worcestershire Union of Golf Clubs, Worcestershire and Herefordshire Ladies Golf Association and the Worcestershire PGA.

More information on the work of the Worcestershire Golf Partnership can be found at www.wandhcgp.co.uk

Or contact county development officer Alan Beard

Mobile: 07719 801910

Email: wandhcgp@sky.com







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