There’s 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 doesn’t matter if you’ve never played golf or haven’t picked up a club since your school days or an almost-forgotten holiday. You can get started by taking advantage of the low cost taster sessions and beginner courses on offer across the county.
The Get into Golf campaign is run by the England Golf Partnership (EGP) through its network of County Golf Partnerships. The EGP brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association and works to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation.
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.
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…
It’s better than a fast and furious gym session
Research shows that walking around the golf course for a few hours is healthier than an intense session at the gym.
It keeps you healthy
Playing a full 18 holes burns up to 900 calories as well as working your heart and lungs.
It helps combat stress
Playing in the fresh air and green spaces can help reduce your stress levels.
How to get involved
There are plenty of ways for to enjoy golf in Hampshire. For informal, open access golfing facilities, 'Get into Golf Centres & Clubs' are perfect for commitment-free ‘turn up and have a go’ golf in a relaxed atmosphere. 'Golf for All Clubs' are Members Club which are keen to attract new users and members.
The Hampshire Golf Partnership website has information on all types of facility, as well as extra information and opportunities for young and / or disabled golfers. There’s also information on featured events and special offers on coaching and playing.
Golf Development Officer