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New arrival Murray promises golfing thrills at Paultons

5.28pm 10th August 2018 - Growing the Game

Inspirational golf professional Colin Murray has arrived at Paultons Golf Centre with a promise to thrill and entertain golfers with new ideas, and to engage people not only with the golf centre, but also with golf itself.

As Paultons’ new Golf Development Professional, Murray has already started to develop a brand-new series of activities aimed at growing the game and attracting golfers of all ages to the 27-hole golf centre, which is located just off the A36 near Ower.

One of Murray’s first initiatives, a new Junior Academy set to start at Paultons in September, will introduce children as young as five years old to golf during its 14-week run.

“If you’re a parent in the Southampton area, we guarantee to entertain your children at Paultons this autumn” said the 48-year old PGA Class A Professional Murray, who has been a qualified golf instructor for over 15 years. “They will be kept active and safe, and will make many new friends here at the golf centre.”

“To me, golf is the best sport in the world and for millions of people pure happiness is a day at the golf club with friends” he said. “Golf teaches you how to behave sportingly, it gets you physically fit, and it trains your mind as much as it tests your body.

“So if I can inspire a child to take up golf, it has genuine, life-long value.”

Murray is also designing new-style golf events tailored to the centre’s 9-hole Academy course, including an innovative 40/40 Golf Challenge where golfers race the clock to bear their best score.

“I want to engage people in as many different ways as possible here at Paultons” he said. “We’re so lucky here to have some of the best practice facilities in the south of England. The 9-hole course is perfect for beginners, juniors, or as an entertaining warm-up for our main course, and that’s where we will be staging many of our new events and challenges. Plus, we have one of Hampshire’s best driving ranges.”

Roger Toomey, General Manager at Paultons Golf Centre, appointed Murray after being impressed with his gregarious nature and his proven ability to inspire people to better themselves.

“Colin is naturally brilliant with kids, but people of all ages respond to his energy and good humour” said Toomey. “He’s here at Paultons to help people make the most of their membership, to make new friends, and most of all to play great golf!”

Murray also hopes to inspire the regulars at Paultons, some of whom have been playing there for over twenty years. “Paultons is known as a great place for visitors” he said “but we’re actually also the perfect place to be a member.

“With 27 holes playable all year round, a great range and a warm atmosphere in the clubhouse, it’s always buzzing here. I am like a kid in a sweetshop, with all the things that Paultons offers, I am really looking forward to playing a central role at the club.”

Contact Colin at 02380 813992 or email

Paultons Golf Centre

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