Sixty five people had lessons with the Academy's team of PGA professionals, including Academy Manager Chris McDonnell, who recently qualified for the GB&I team for the PGA Cup. The Junior coaching sessions were enjoyed by children of all ages, who got to grips with the basics of swing technique and received advice on how to improve their accuracy with fun challenges and games.
The Academy also hosted women's specific Get Into Golf taster sessions, showcasing the programme, which is designed to offer a social and relaxed way for ladies to learn the game, encouraging greater participation in the sport.
In addition to the coaching and lessons, the Academy also put on a ‘nearest to the flag’ competition, challenging people to hit their ball as close to a designated flag on the driving range as possible. Face painting for both children and fun-loving adults was held throughout the day and golf ‘goodie bags’ were given out. Golfers were also given the chance to try the latest clubs out, testing them against their existing kit.
Golf At Goodwood Academy Manager, McDonnell, said of the day; “The Academy Open Day was the perfect opportunity for the whole family to come and try golf in a fun and relaxed environment. We offered activities for complete beginners and those who are learning from all across the West Sussex area.
“The Golf At Goodwood Academy is focused on increasing golf participation for children and women, whilst also making the game enjoyable for the whole family with innovative coaching sessions and events. The popular Junior Golf Camps and affordable Women's Get Into Golf programme are making the Academy the preferred choice for learning the game”