Derbyshire’s Get into Golf - Play in May campaign is an open invitation to all would-be players to get in the swing at golf clubs and community events across the county.
Play in May is part of the national Get into Golf campaign, which aims to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to take up the game.
Golf clubs throughout Derbyshire are holding Open Days and coaching sessions where qualified PGA coaches and volunteers will encourage newcomers and returners to have a go at golf.
Visitors will also be given information about further coaching and membership offers from local clubs and other projects supported by the Derbyshire Golf Partnership, which aims to grow the game in the county.
Matthew Green, the county’s Get into Golf Coordinator, said: “Golf is a game for everyone and a game for life and I can promise a very warm welcome for all.
“We hope lots of people will have a go and take advantage of our follow- up opportunities. During 2012 we introduced more than 2,300 people to the game and this year we’re hoping to exceed this.”
Further details about events around the county can be found at www.getintogolf.org or by visiting www.derbyshiregolf.org
Get into Golf is a national campaign to raise awareness about the game
and the opportunities for newcomers and returners. It is run by the
England Golf Partnership (EGP) through its network of County Golf
Partnerships. Together, they work to grow the game and to achieve the
EGP’s vision of making England the world’s leading golf nation by 2020.
The Get into Golf website and free telephone hotline offer details of taster
and coaching opportunities across England. Visit www.getintogolf.org or
call 0800 118 2766