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‘Golf News’ joins forces with Virgin Atlantic

8.53am 16th February 2012 - Media

Golf News has become the official UK media partner of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Swingers, the airline’s innovative loyalty golf programme. Now in its ninth season, the unique online golf league provides Flying Club members with the opportunity to test their golfing skills against like-minded golfers on a global platform.

Club Golfers from Europe and the Rest of the World compete in their own leagues entering scores from club competitions and matches against other Swingers, with the ultimate aim of climbing the leaderboard and qualifying for either the European or Rest of the World team in an end of season ‘Ryder Cup’ style final.

This year the final will once again take place overseas in November, and it will offer qualifiers the ‘money can’t buy’ excitement that team competition provides in abundance – whether it’s holing the winning putt for your team or taking three out of the bunker to cost your team a vital point.

What’s more, if you are not a club golfer and don’t have an official handicap, but still like to hit the course when you can, there are additional ‘fun’ leagues where you can earn a Swingers handicap and also have the chance to qualify for the Final.

Swingers is also a community where members can search for other members on a unique world map and contact them to arrange a game – perfect for those travelling overseas and looking to get a round in, or for extending their local network of golfing friends.

In addition, Swingers can create their own mini-leagues among friends and work colleagues, submit their own course reviews, have the opportunity to chat about golf and get free online tips from our resident pro.

There’s also two society days to enter at Beau Desert and North Hants Golf Clubs and there are great prizes are on offer throughout the season from both Virgin Atlantic and their partners including the likes of Cleveland Golf, Srixon, Glenmuir, Sunderland, Marriott , Bushnell, Serengeti , Golfbidder, Stewart Golf and Level 4.

Paul Dickinson, Virgin Atlantic Director of Sales and Marketing said: “The Swingers competition is just one example of the ways in which Virgin Atlantic meets the needs of our golfing customers. We not only fly to some of the world’s top golf destinations, but we also have one of the most generous sporting equipment baggage allowances. There is no other golf programme which provides as much variety and value for its members as Swingers, and we are delighted that our new partnership with Golf News, theUK’s No.1 free golf publication, will see our unique competition promoted to theUK’s amateur golfers.”

As Media Partner, Golf News will be featuring monthly updates on Flying Club Swingers. To join now visit Before registering you will be asked to sign up as a Flying Club member, which is free of charge.

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