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England Golf rolls out campaign to boost club membership

9.20am 18th June 2021 - Growing the Game

England Golf has relaunched its ‘Membership: Give it a Shot’ campaign, which is designed to educate new and existing golfers about the benefits of joining clubs across the country.

The campaign focuses on four core values – equality, diversity, family and community – with a suite of new consumer and club-focused content designed to help golf clubs both recruit new and retain existing members amid the participation boom that has seen more than 4.3 million players recorded as playing at driving ranges across Britain in 2020, as the average age of golfers fell from 46 to 41.

Golf club membership has proven itself to be a valuable, healthy and flexible lifestyle product throughout this period, with club membership increasing significantly in the past 12 months.

England Golf’s membership call to action of ‘Give it a Shot’ comes to life through three key messages:

‘Play is Flexible’: As golf continues to evolve in line with modern lifestyle choices, membership has also adapted to change. Flexible tee times, practice facilities, bespoke tournament formats and new entertainment activities have enabled a new ‘way to play golf’.

‘Clubs are Sociable’: A hugely popular aspect of any sport and club membership is the social benefits. The opportunity to meet in a safe environment, share stories, and build lifelong friendships through the game. Golf offers unrivalled levels of mental and physical benefits and hours of socialising, with a mixture of generations and family members.

‘Golf is Affordable’: Golf club membership has adapted to welcome a range of modern lifestyles. Designed to provide individuals with variety, flexible membership offers and carefully constructed payment options have made golf more accessible than ever.

Jeremy Tomlinson, CEO, England Golf, said: “We would like to use this exciting period to support clubs in England with resources to help retain members and attract more golfers.

The unprecedented circumstances of the past year has provided a challenge for all of our clubs, but what has remained constant is the comprehensive and varied offer golf clubs provide.

“We believe club membership has never been more important and offers individuals, groups and families an environment that represents the best way to fully enjoy the sport.

In this exciting time for golf, we look forward to retaining and strengthening our club membership numbers, as well as welcoming new players to our game in the months and years ahead.”

To watch a video which has been created to support the launch, click HERE

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