University Challenge for Golfing Students
Students in Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire will be able to tee up in a new University Challenge this time to show off their skills on the golf course.
Golfers from the Universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Keele and Staffordshire University are being invited to take to the fairways to try and win local bragging rights in a competiton for those not already involved with the BUCS teams.
The University Golf Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, at Northwood Park GC in Nottingham, with players now being recruited for the teams. How the competition unfolds can be followed on a Facebook events page called the University Golf Challenge.
It is being organised as a joint venture between the county golf partnerships in Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire.
Says Gareth Shaw, development officer for the Staffordshire CGP: “It can be difficult to balance the demands of studying with enjoying a hobby like golf, but hopefully this competition will provide a popular competitive day out for those interested enough to play but who do not benefit from the team and league events involving the BUCS teams.”
Says Lauren Spray, Get into golf co-ordinator for the Nottinghamshire CGP: “The university years often see players drift away from the sport as other things take priority. We hope this new competition will encourage those taking part to maintain their interest in a sport that can easily be taken up again on a more regular basis when they finish their academic studies.”
The University Challenge is part of the national Get into golf campaign, which seeks to inspire new golfers and is run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, which work to grow the game.
To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766
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