There is no better sport for bringing people together and, with its winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and social interaction, golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness. It is a game for all, whatever your age, background or ability it is a sport for all the family and it’s never too late to start.
How to get involved
There are plenty of ways for you to enjoy golf in Hampshire. If you are interested in more informal, open access golfing facilities, 'Get into Golf Centres & Clubs' are perfect for commitment-free ‘turn up and have a go’ relaxed atmosphere.
Take advantage of the low cost taster sessions and beginner/ improver courses on offer across the county. The Get into Golf campaign is an initiative set up to increase awareness and get more people playing. You’ll receive a basic introduction to golf from PGA professionals, together with information about club membership and follow-on coaching opportunities. Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.
England Golf is the National Governing Body for the sport working in partnership with the Golf Foundation and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) to provide more opportunities to participate and remain actively involved in the sport.
Research now shows that this increasingly popular sport is actually a powerhouse of all the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing. Here’s how…
1. It’s better than a fast and furious gym session
Walking around the golf course for a few hours is healthier than an intense session at the gym, playing 18 holes can burn just under 1000 calories as well as toning and strengthening muscles.
2. It can help combat stress
Playing in the fresh air and green spaces can help reduce your stress levels.
3. You can meet new people
Golf is a great way to meet new people and improve your social life.
England Golf have employed a County Development Officer to work with golf clubs to increase participation and develop the sport. The CDO for Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands is Calum Drummond for more information on county development please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter
If you would like details on Junior Golf please visit the Golf Foundation website.
Golf Development Officer