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Coaching for disability golfers at Drayton Leisure Centre

8.00am 9th September 2009 - Management Topics

Drayton Leisure Golf Centre near Banbury is leading the way on a joint disability project with the BB&O Golf Partnership and Oxfordshire Sports Partnership.

The Centre is running a disability programme for adults and juniors in Oxfordshire, kicking off with an open day on Sunday, 27 September, from 1pm to 4pm as part of the South East Region’s “Feel Inspired, Get Golfing” campaign.

After the initial welcome day of fun, coaching and games, the centre is to set up weekly group coaching sessions that will include opportunities to go on the par 3 course and to join the facility as a member.

Lucy Tappin from Oxfordshire Sports Partnership said: “It is great to be involved with this project and working with such a positive and proactive community club.  The open day promises to be a really fun and enjoyable day for everyone from complete beginners to those wanting to improve their game.”

The Centre has also just achieved RangeMark, which makes them the first Golf Range in the BB&O region to achieve the national accreditation of RangeMark and only the fifth in the country.

RangeMark is a national scheme that helps driving ranges to promote their facilities and meet the national standard of quality ranges. The EGU/EWGA recognises the important role that driving ranges play in introducing people to golf and therefore it is essential that they are recognised for their development work.

For more information on the project or the open day, contact Lucy Tappin at Oxfordshire Sports Partnership on 07768 237580.

Drayton Leisure Golf Centre

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