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‘World’s Biggest Golf Lesson’ scheduled for May 5

1.11pm 23rd April 2020 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Friday, April 24th, 2020

Golfers are being invited to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home.

At 2pm BST on May 5, 2020, PGA Professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson.

The golf pros will each give a putting lesson, and the number of live viewers they get on their Instagram will be added to the global total.

Renowned golf coach David Leadbetter will give a live talk just before the lesson begins, from his headquarters in Florida. 

It’s all in aid of the National Health Service in the UK and other health charities around the world, as key workers risk their own health to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To take part in the world record attempt on May 5, golfers should simply tune into their favourite golf coach on Instagram.

PGA pros can register to take part on, and anyone who wishes to pledge their support can donate via the event’s JustGiving page at

The current world record is 10,000 participants, but event organiser Gavin Grenville-Wood feels confident that May’s event will surpass that figure.

“There are tens of thousands of PGA golf professionals around the world, and these days many of them each have thousands of Instagram followers of their own” he said. “Using Instagram Live our participating golf pros will be able to reach a huge audience simultaneously. We hope to smash that record.

“Right now, the internet is helping us all to stay connected like never before. This is an opportunity for us all to have some fun, be part of something huge, and raise lots of money to support health workers around the world – including our own NHS here in the UK.”

The event is the brainchild of a group of golf coaches, including Grenville-Wood, Paul Ring, Aaron Jones and Shane Kaye, plus golf coaching organisations Leadbetter Kids Golf, Sharpshooters Junior Golf, Golf Cubs, Pea Wea Golf and Colour Path Golf.


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