Keep Britain Golfing - #SnowGolf2013
Snowy weather has hit the UK and hit it hard. While this is great news for excited children and quite a few excited adults it causes many golf clubs in the UK difficulties. As the courses close so the revenue falls. As avid golfers we can help by getting behind our clubs and courses at this time of year. Whether that is asking them to hold events or just going and using the bar and catering facilities they need our help and support.
Are you a Golf Club? Get involved with #SnowGolf2013
Here at Golfshake we love to see clubs and courses being proactive at times like this so we have put together a couple of case studies of courses that have combated the weather through Snow Golf Challenges and events. Why not hold one yourself?
Golfshake are here to help!
We hope these examples will provides some inspiration to run your own Snow Challenge/Event and we will help wherever we can. Just use the Twitter hashtag #SnowGolf2013 and we will re-tweet and help promote your event.
Maybe you are already holding challenges or events? If so just tweet us @golfshake using #SnowGolf2013.
Example 1 - Cookridge Hall Golf Club 2010
Cookridge Hall Golf Club in West Yorkshire decided that the snow wasn't going to stop them swinging a golf club and also raised £280 along the way.
With 2 weeks of below zero temperatures and lots of snow any chance of golf or golfers visiting the club was few and far between with only the range open but the staff came up with a great way to hit a club and have some fun supporting the club.
Gary Day, General Manager, along with the green staff and club MD set about carving targets in the snow to set-up a unique but cold target golf competition.
Hitting off the range mats 60 players turned up to take part in teams of 4 with all players having a choice of 3 targets from 5 balls. To read more about this event click here.
Example 2 - New Malton Golf Club 2013
New Malton were quick to set up their #SnowGolf2013 challenge course and it has been played all weekend, with the current course record set at 18!