Giving Golf a Go!

Club member John Frost points one of the younger visitors in the right direction during Stone Golf Club’s open day
Club member John Frost points one of the younger visitors in the right direction during Stone Golf Club’s open day

Stone Golf Club have held a special family open day as part of Midlands Golf Week. The club took the opportunity provided by the week-long Midlands Golf Festival  to showcase what it has to offer and to demonstrate how easy it is to get involved.

More than 80 people took part at a variety of activities at the club at The Fillybrooks with the assistance of Stone Driving Range’s Chris Millward.

“One of our aims was to show that golf is accessible to everyone,” says vice-captain Martin Norvall.

“We welcomed more than 80 guests with ages ranging from just five to 60 plus  and many families taking the chance to see how they could enjoy the sport together.”

Club members also joined in the fun, mixing with the day’s visitors to help them enjoy the golf games on offer and learn more about the regular activities at Stone.

The club organised junior putting and chipping competitions, a chance to hit balls in the driving nets along with coaching sessions and the chance to try playing a few holes out on the course with a club member.

“The day was all about showing how golf is a family sport and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities in a very social atmosphere, but it wouldn’t it be great to think that one of the youngsters was so inspired by the day that they went on to become a future professional?”

Stone offers a range of flexible membership options to make the club as accessible as possible and as a result of the open day, Stone GC has attracted two new full members and six juniors.

Midlands Golf Week is now in its third year, having helped more than 4,750 would-be golfers sample the sport. 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.