Given up golf? Give someone else a start

Golfers across Staffordshire are being urged to go clubbing to help find the next generation of players. A new scheme – launched by the Staffordshire County Golf Partnership – is calling on existing or ex players to donate unwanted golf clubs which can then be used by newcomers to the sport.

Says Gareth Shaw, the Staffordshire CGP development officer: “One of the obstacles to people taking up golf that is often mentioned is the expense of having the right equipment. This scheme seeks to create a bank of golf clubs that can be used by people starting out in the sport, who do not need to spend money from their own pockets when trying golf for the first time.

The project links in to the work going on in the county’s 10 Get into golf centres, which offer free taster sessions and discounted coaching lessons which means starting out in golf need not be as expensive as many people might think. Clubs across the county are also offering flexible and affordable ways of becoming a member which again shows that getting involved in the sport, and enjoying its many health and social benefits, does not need to break the bank!”

Clubs can be donated at any of the county’s Get into golf centres, including Barlaston. Further details are available on the CGP website www.staffsgolfpartnership.com

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.

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For Barlaston Golf Club, please call 01782 372867