The golfing season swung back into action at Goodwood on April 13, with its much-anticipated Open Day.
Catering for all levels, from youngsters who have never held a club to more experienced players keen to see what the Academy has to offer. The well-attended event saw over 100 people enjoy for an action-packed itinerary.
Throughout the day, Goodwood’s friendly team of PGA Professionals provided taster sessions for juniors of all abilities. During these sessions, the activities mirrored those provided at the Junior Golf Camps which run throughout the school holidays, such as Fruit Smash and Footgolf, as well as introducing the basics of the game.
Group ‘Get into Golf’ sessions for adults also offered the opportunity to try something new while individual lessons were taken up by those who were looking to refine their game with expert tuition.
On the range, attendees tried their hand at the ‘nearest the flag competition,’ keen to get their share of the wonderful prizes on offer, while little ones enjoyed having their faces painted.
Chris McDonnell, Golf At Goodwood Academy Manager and 2017 PGA Cup winner, said; “Saturday was a resounding success on every level, it’s always great to see new faces – young and old – coming down to have a go. We have become increasingly well-known for being a welcoming club and driving participation, so it was great for everyone to come and experience.”
“We have a number of initiatives throughout the coming months which will allow people to realise that golf is really easy to get involved with.”
The Sussex venue is set to host several engaging and enjoyable courses. From the May Junior Camps and the Get into Golf five-week courses for £50, through to the Level Up Junior Coaching Programme, which offers after-school coaching for juniors of all levels.
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