Cheshire Clubs Backing Road to Open Drive
Would-be golfers on Wirral can get in the swing ahead of the return of the world’s biggest tournament.
Bromborough Golf Club is hosting a special family fun day as part of the Road to the Open countdown.The event takes place on Saturday, July 5 (1pm-5pm). Activities on offer include a Tri Golf competition and a putting contest.
There will be the chance to sign up for free golf coaching and representatives from Willaston Physiotherapy will be on hand to offer advice on how to get fit for golf.
Refreshments will be available and there will be live music from Jack Beacall.
Further information is available from the club – which can be found in Raby Hall Road – on 0151 334 2155 or by emailing [email protected]oroughgolfclub.org.uk
The Open returns to Royal Liverpool Golf Club from July 17-21 for the first time since Tiger Woods won the coveted Claret Jug in 2006.
The Road to the Open campaign seeks to encourage potential players to give the sport a try with roadshows and events across the region.
Craig Thomas, development officer for the Cheshire County Golf Partnership, says: “The Road to the Open provides a variety of opportunities at clubs across Cheshire to give golf a go.
“The chance to see the world’s best players at Hoylake will inspire a new generation of players and clubs across the county are ready to offer them an ideal introduction to the many health and social benefits that golf can bring throughout a lifetime.”
Other activities as part of the Road to the Open include:
High Legh Park GC – Tri Golf at school fete (July 6), Tatton Park and family fun day at Chester Racecourse. Golf taster sessions at local primary school with a club open day planned for August 24.
Walton Hall Golf Club – ladies and girls sessions July 3/10 with disability golf group coaching on July 30 and August 13.
Vicars Cross GC – Family Day (August 30).
Disley GC – beginners’ courses for ladies and girls.
Prenton GC – working with Upton Convent School with plans for a six-week beginners’ programme.
Davenport GC – ladies and girls taster/coffee mornings on Wednesdays and Fridays (10am-12noon) with a family fun day on Saturday, June 29. Get into golf lessons – five for £25.
Cheadle GC – opening of junior golf academy and ladies taster sessions.
Sutton Fields Range – ladies and girls coffee and coaching sessions on Saturday, June 7, and Friday, July 25. Disability golf coaching on July 7 and July 24. Young people sessions on Saturday, July 5, and Thursday, July 10.
Wirral Ladies – Get into golf – five lessons for £25.
Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire adults to take up the game and is run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, supported by Sport England and National Lottery funding.
Get into golf opportunities include FREE taster session and low-cost beginner courses with PGA professionals. They are a fun and sociable way to start golf – and a great way to make new friends.
To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766
For more details on the work of the Cheshire CGP visit www.cheshiregolfpartnership.com
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