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Arrange A Round partners with The Club Talks to support mental health campaign

12.52pm 1st June 2021 - Corporate

Arrange A Round, the web-based app that connects golfers who want to play more golf, has announced that it will donate 25% of all first-time golf club sign-up fees to golfing mental health campaign The Club Talks.

Designed to make it easier for golfers to find playing partners or to expand their social group, Arrange A Round specifically addresses some of the difficulties facing new golfers and new members as they integrate into a golf club. With the mental health benefits of playing golf being widely recognised by health professionals and campaigners, Arrange A Round is teaming up with The Club Talks to further its work removing barriers to accessing the game and raise vital funds to support mental health charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

“I designed Arrange A Round to make it easier for golfers to integrate into club life following my own experiences of joining a new club,” commented Arrange A Round founder Michael Smith. “Increased activity, time spent outdoors and a community of friends with time to talk on the course are some of the factors that make golf such a wonderful sport, but they’re also really important benefits for improving mental health and combatting isolation and loneliness. With such a perfect match in our aims, I’m really excited to work with Ryan and help raise funds for The Club Talks.”

The Club Talks is a mental healt campaign set up by avid golfer and golf media owner Ryan Curtis. After becoming aware of the fact that suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, Ryan decided to use his golf media platform and experience of golf’s mental health benefits to take action in support of mental health charity CALM. 

“The Club Talks is more than just a talking shop,” commented Curtis. “We want to normalise discussion about mental health and take positive action to signpost young men to where they can get help if they need it. We’re also providing training for mental health first aiders in golf clubs who will be on hand to help out anyone in need of support. Golf has the ability to be a transformative activity in people’s lives and we hope that by working with clubs, and with businesses like Arrange A Round who are addressing barriers to entry in the game, we can have a significant impact on the lives of young men.”

Smith concluded: “Arrange A Round makes it so much easier for new golf club members to integrate into a club, find new social groups and to play more golf. By working with The Club Talks, we hope more clubs will sign up to a free trial of Arrange A Round. This will enable them to break down some of the barriers to integrating new members, make golf a more accessible option for people who might not find it easy to take that first step, and ultimately raise money to support the fantastic work of The Club Talks.”

The Club Talks is primarily funded through captain’s charity donations. Any golf club or captain that would like to learn more about getting involved with the campaign should visit www.theclubtalks.com 

Golfers can sign up to Arrange A Round for free at www.arrangearound.com. They can also support the partnership with the Club Talks by introducing their clubs to the benefits of Arrange A Round and the free six-month trial via info@arrangearound.com.

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