Helping to make golf more accessible, the weekend showcased the innovative Level Up programme for juniors, which is open to children over five years old. The programme encourages children to not only learn and develop their golfing skills but also rewards and develops children’s life skills such as confidence, fitness, leadership and team work. As a result of the Open Weekend, 11 new juniors joined the programme.
Another initiative that was well received over the weekend was Get Into Golf, which provides a chance for those entirely new to the game to start playing without investing in any specialist gear, with lessons provided to all comers during an affordable four-week programme.
The event was attended by three Golf At Goodwood ambassadors – recent Sunningdale Foursomes winner Marco Penge, European Challenge Tour professional Darren Wright and Holly Aitcheson, Ladies European Tour Professional – who were on hand to demonstrate their drives and answer questions.