Give golf a go at Goodwood

Fun is had at the last Goodwood academy open day
Fun is had at the last Goodwood academy open day

Golf At Goodwood, recently named England’s most welcoming golf club, is to host its annual academy open day this Saturday.

Offering complimentary golf tuition to all, the day will cater for all levels of golfer, from youngsters who have never held a club to more experienced players keen to see what the academy has to offer.

Goodwood’s friendly team of PGA professionals will provide one-hour group lessons for juniors of all abilities, aged from five to 16.

During these sessions, activities will mirror those provided at the junior golf camps, such as Fruit Smash and Footgolf, as well as introducing the basics of the game.

The team will also run mixed Get Into Golf lessons, designed for complete beginners aged over 16. For those who play regularly and are keen to improve, 20 individual lessons will be provided, each 30 minutes in duration. There will also be a number of one-hour custom fitting sessions, giving an opportunity to find the right clubs to suit individual styles of play.

On the range, all attendees can try their hand at a ‘nearest the flag’ competition, with some great prizes on offer. Little ones can have their faces painted and there will be an Easter egg competition, music and complimentary snacks and drinks all day.

Chris McDonnell, Golf At Goodwood academy manager and 2017 PGA Cup winner, said: “We are really looking forward to hosting another academy open day. We have had more than 100 people attending the previous two and it’s always great to see new people – young and old – coming down to have a go.

“We have become increasingly well-known for being a welcoming club and driving participation, particularly among juniors and women, through some innovative pathways into the sport. We hope people come and experience these initiatives and realise golf is easy to get into.”

All of the lessons at the open day must be pre-booked online before the event at www.goodwood.com – reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.