The first South East Golf Week will tee off in Oxfordshire with free taster activities for all at Blenheim Palace on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May.
A golf zone will be set up next to the pleasure garden and adults will be offered free 15-minute lessons with a PGA professional, while children and families can tackle special target challenges.
The flagship event will be followed by more free tasters and special offers at Get into Golf centres across the region, with activities in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
South East Golf Week, from 27 May 27 to 2 June, is part of the national Get into golf campaign which encourages more people to get in the swing – and it’s a great way to get started in the game. It’s part of a regional festival of golf and will follow the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth when interest in the game will be on a high.
The week is organised locally by the Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire (BB&O) Golf Partnership, which brings together the men’s, women’s and professional organisations to grow the game.
CountyDevelopment Officer Rajiv Patel said: “We are very excited about our event at BlenheimPalace. We’re looking forward to welcoming hundreds of visitors and showing them that golf is a great game for everyone who enjoys friendship, fresh air and exercise.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never played, or haven’t touched a club since your schooldays or a long-ago holiday. This is the perfect time of year to start, so come along and see us and we’ll soon get you hooked.”
Visitors to BlenheimPalace will be given information about other Golf Week activities and follow-on coaching opportunities with PGA professionals.
South East Golf Week activities will be listed at www.getintogolf.org
BB&O Golf Partnership www.bbogolfpartnership.com