Sunday, 25th June, 2017

Archive for the ‘Growing the Game’ Category

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Record Numbers Enter Up To Scratch Challenge At Leeds Golf Centre

700 Yorkshire residents enter for chance to learn golf free

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

‘The Journey – Start, Learn and Stay’ is new film from Golf Foundation

National charity the Golf Foundation has released a short film to encourage more young people who have never thought about playing golf to give the sport a try. 

Lee Westwood Golf Announce Hungary Event

Lee Westwood Golf have announced that Zala Springs in Hungary will host a Lee Westwood Junior Golf Tour event later this year

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Crown Golf creates new roles for its top PGA pros

More member enjoyment and a rise in new golfers are on the cards after the latest innovation by Crown Golf, the UK’s leading golf club owner and operator

Monday, June 19th, 2017

ClubCorp and Junior.Golf Announce Strategic Alliance to Grow Junior Golf

New Technology Platform Maximizes Player Development, Keeps Junior Golfers, Parents and Pros Connected

Lancashire club breaking down old stereotypes

Golf continues to break down barriers and old perceptions about the sport – with one Lancashire club electing its first lady president the full story »

Friday, June 16th, 2017

More girls are rocking into golf!

Girls Golf Rocks is celebrating a successful second year of growing the game by attracting new girl golfers, 80% of whom go on to take coaching courses

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Iceland is latest nation to join the European Disabled Golf Association

The Golf Union of Iceland has joined the growing body of national golf federations which support international competitive opportunities for golfers with a disability

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Golf Cements Place in Olympics

Get in! The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meeting last Friday ended with the inclusion of golf at Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, writes Tim Southwell of ‘Golf Punk’

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

#MoreThanGolf looks to a bright future

Golf was shown a vision of a bright future today – for those prepared to grasp change and try new ideas which put the customer first

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Farleigh Celebrates Women’s Golf Month

Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey is celebrating Women’s Golf Month this June by encouraging their Friends to bring a female guest for free to experience a ‘Balls & Bubbles’ event

#ThisGirlGolfs event celebrates International Women’s Golf Day

Over 40 ladies celebrated International Women’s Golf Day at a special #ThisGirlGolfs event at Goodwood in Sussex, in partnership with Röhnisch

Friday, June 9th, 2017

704 Venues in 46 Countries Host Women’s Golf Day

Women’s Golf Day’s primary hashtag #womensgolfday received more than 15 million impressions to nearly 10 million users across Twitter and Instagram

The Golf Trust’s Remarkable Rise Continues

The Golf Trust (charity no. 1172134) was established in 2012 at The Shire London Golf Club by Cae Menai-Davis and Frank Harrington to promote inclusivity in golf, and to break down traditional barriers to participation such as socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability, and location

Mission Hills China Joins Global Effort To Promote Women’s Golf Day

Mission Hills Golf Club in southern China joined forces with more than 700 golf facilities from 46 different countries to celebrate Women’s Golf Day and continue its drive to promote the sport to female golfers in China and worldwide

Women brave the elements at Loch Lomond and Dundonald Links

Loch Lomond and Dundonald Links celebrated their unique connection with women´s golf by staging two special events as part of the International Women´s Golf Day

European Tour puts the ‘Mega’ into Golf Foundation week

The Golf Foundation has thanked the European Tour for helping “significantly” to raise the profile of junior grass roots golf during the recent BMW PGA Championship

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

#MoreThanGolf conference is a sell out

England Golf’s first innovation conference, #MoreThanGolf, is a sell out among golf industry representatives who aim to plan for a bright future

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Women and girls try golf ahead of US Women’s Open Qualifier

In support of the efforts being made to target women and girls by England Golf, the Golf Foundation and the County Associations, the Ladies European Tour ran a special women and girls’ golf event at The Buckinghamshire Resort on Sunday 4th June

Machado The Master in Brazil

21-Year-Old Chalks Up Third Victory in Faldo Series at Alphaville Graciosa and will now play in his third Grand Final in September

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Youth Ticket initiative launched for Senior Open Championship

17 to 24 year olds attending the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Royal Porthcawl from July 27-30 will pay only £16 to watch the legends in action

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

National Golf Month Hailed a Success

The campaign was this year backed by a number of high profile golfers including Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley and Ladies Tour pro golfers Charley Hull and Mel Reid. Further celebrities to add their weight behind the campaign this year include the BBC’s Naga Munchetty and fellow TV presenter Denise van Outen

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

American Golf to make full Tour debut in Scotland this July

Covering an impressive 1,800 square metres, the Golf Show will offer visitors a multitude of different ways to get involved, pick up a club and put their skills to the test

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Women’s Golf at the Buckinghamshire GC

The Ladies European Tour’s Development Department supports the efforts being made to develop golf for women and girls by the England Golf, the Golf Foundation and the County Associations

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Padraig Harrington ‘honoured’ with Golf Foundation ‘Spirit of Golf Award’

The Foundation believes Harrington is a player who truly embodies the ‘Skills for Life’ attributes of the game such as resilience, respect and sportsmanship, which are among values inherent within all Golf Foundation programmes