Press Release - 18th December 2017
The Derbyshire Golf Development Group is continuing its Drive to Grow the Game by funding GET INTO GOLF programmes across the county.
The GET INTO GOLF initiative will aim to encourage more people into the sport in Derbyshire through a series of projects tailored to introduce new golfers to the game and to support them to become Golf Ready.
The programmes will be funded by monies from the partner bodies (formerly DUGC & DLCGA) of the newly formed Derbyshire County Golf Ltd and aim to deliver 20 projects across the county.
The funding will be used to raise the profile of golf out in the local community with the aim of encouraging people to take up the sport and hopefully become golf club members.
Nigel Furniss, Development Officer for the Derbyshire Golf Development Group, said: “The DGDG are committed to running initiatives that grow the base of new golfers coming into the game. It is really encouraging to receive this support from DCG Ltd; it will allow us to take golf into the community and work in partnership together with clubs and facilities to try and develop the game of golf.”
“All clubs are currently facing the challenge of recruiting and retaining members, the Derbyshire Golf Development Group has recognised the potential of working with clubs and golf coaches to grow the sport in the community and at clubs.”
“Our target now is to introduce 160 new people to golf over the next few months and hopefully excite them to want to continue in the game and consider joining a club, but more importantly to become a lifelong participant in a sport which brings so many health and social benefits.”
Get into Golf is a national campaign to inspire adults and young people to take up the game and is run by the England Golf through its network of County Golf Development Groups, supported by Sport England and National Lottery funding.
Get into golf opportunities include taster sessions 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 register to take part in one of these GET INTO GOLF programmes please send your interest either via the Derbyshire Golf website www.derbyshiregolf.org
or Email Derbyshire Golf Development Officer Nigel Furniss :- [email protected]
For more details of the activities in Derbyshire visit www.derbyshiregolf.org
For more information on the work of the Derbyshire Golf Development Group contact Nigel Furniss, County Development Officer, Derbyshire GDG :-
Mobile: 0787 1260430 Email: [email protected]