GIVE SOMEONE THE GOLF BUG
GOLF is fun, we all know that. But not everyone has the golf bug.
Which is why this month is dedicated to golf and has been aptly named, Golf Month, which will hopefully see thousands of newcomers experience something we all love.
Throughout Golf Month, clubs and facilities all around Australia will be running activities to help grow the sport. These welcoming, social, fun and inclusive activities will include: ‘come and try’ golf sessions, open days, galas, twilight events, and opportunities to try shorter and innovative new formats of the game, such as three-, six- and nine-hole events, big hole golf, footgolf and night golf.
Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt urged all clubs and golfers to help attract the sport’s next generation. “People love our great game for so many different reasons and our best advocates – Australia’s golfers – revel in the chance to share their passion,” he said. “If their enthusiasm can be demonstrated to a potential newcomer, then we’re sure they’ll get the golf bug too.
“The diversity of golf activities on offer in October will extend to new formats of the game such as speedgolf, footgolf, disc golf and big hole golf – and we encourage people to experience golf in these innovative ways.”
If your club hasn’t signed up to host an open day or activity during Golf Month, then your club is missing out. For example, one club hosted a come and try day during Golf Month last year – offering a range of golfrelated activities including SNAG golf for kids as well as coaching and swing analysis – and more than 300 people turned up to the club. Another club hosted a ‘give golf a go’ event – 11 new golfers played and six signed up for memberships the next day.
For more information about Golf Month, participating clubs in your area and how to get involved, visit www.golf.org.au/golfmonth