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Golf is an adaptable game that it suits everyone, whatever their age, fitness level or ability. Whether you want to keep healthy, burn calories or spend time with friends, golf is for you.

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An Overview of Golf

The game is steeped in tradition. The rules are uniform the world over and the unique handicapping system allows people of different abilities to play with and against each other. The game is a stimulating challenge combined with getting out in the fresh air in pleasant surroundings. Golf is not only enjoyable, it is an excellent way of exercising, as an average 18 holes usually involves walking between six and seven kilometres!

Friendship, fresh air and exercise, golf has is all

Get into Golf is the national campaign to inspire adults to take up golf and to play more often. Run by England Golf through is network of County Golf Partnership and supported by Sport England National Lottery funding.

It doesn't matter whether you've never played golf or if you 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 golf taster sessions and beginner courses on offer.

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.

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.

Benefits

It's good to play golf because:

  • Game for all
  • Keeps you active
  • Connects you with people (for women use support and friendship)
  • Learn something new
  • Reduces stress levels (for women use Gives you a natural feel-good factor
  • Learn something new
  • Improve work-life balance
  • Helps you live longer, healthier life

Costs

Taster sessions and beginner courses are not as expensive as you might think, and there are driving ranges available across the country. The majority of beginner courses will provide equipment, and clubs are available to rent at most golf courses.

Involvement

If you have never played golf before, or are just a bit rusty, Get into golf is the best starting point for you. The sessions are fun and sociable and held in a relaxed atmosphere where you'll learn the basics and find out about follow-on opportunities. They can help you find an activity near you, as well as guiding you on what to wear, the etiquette and rules of game.

Equipment

Once you are experienced enough to go out on the golf course you will need a golf bag:

  • Spare golf balls
  • Spare tees
  • Pencil for scoring
  • Pen for marking golf balls
  • Golf ball marker
  • Umbrella
  • Towel for cleaning clubs
  • Waterproofs - possibly!
  • Pitch mark repairer
  • Drink
  • Snack bar(s)
  • Golf Rule Book

Facts

  • The Ryder Cup is made out of gold and stands 17 inches tall, 9 inches wide and weighs 4 pounds. That makes it slightly taller and heavier than the trophy awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup.

Find Golf Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Girls Golf Rocks

Girls Golf Rocks encourages beginner girls aged 5-18 to learn and play golf in a fun and friendly way.

HSBC Golf Roots

HSBC Golf Roots is a national development programme which promotes the sport in schools, helps youngsters into clubs and uses golf to promote important life skills.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

England Golf

Contact Email
info@englandgolf.org
Contact Telephone
01526 354500
Golf

Kings Hill Golf Club

18-hole golf course, academy, academy course, putting/ chipping green.

Tudor Park Marriott Golf and Country Club

Tudor Park Marriott Golf and Country Club

18-hole golf course, practice areas: driving range, putting, chipping. Gym

Dartford Football Club

Dartford Football Club

Satellite centres, Dartford Grammar, Wilmington Grammar & Wilmington Academy

Sittingbourne Golf Centre

Sittingbourne Golf Centre

PGA coaching, driving range, 9-hole short course, putting/ chipping green, footgolf

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning liabilities.Each session will include:Meet & Greet Games/Heart Rate Raiser/Physical Activity Session 1Physical Activity Session 2Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

Sport For Fun - Canterbury

Sport For Fun - Canterbury

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning disabilities. Each session will include: Meet & Greet Games/ Heart Rate Raiser/ Physical Activity Session 1 Physical Activity Session 2 Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

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PING Prodi G Clubs- England Golf Trust

PING Prodi G Clubs- England Golf Trust

England Golf Trust has teamed up with PING to support young golfers with a brand-new custom fit, full set of PING Prodi G golf clubs and bag.

England Golf Trust - Angela Uzielli fund

England Golf Trust - Angela Uzielli fund

The Bursaries will be awarded to promising girl golfers who wish to further their education at University or College, within the British Isles, after school academic year 12, and at the same time continue to develop their golfing skills. They should be of English nationality by birth or have either parent of English nationality, or have been resident in England for the last two years. The Bursaries are to provide financial assistance for educational expenses of girls in further education.

HSBC Golf Roots Plus

HSBC Golf Roots Plus

The purpose of an HSBC Golf Roots Plus project is to support local groups and organisations working with young people where involvement in
golf may provide an alternative and positive focus.

England Golf Trust

England Golf Trust

The England Golf Trust (previously known as the EWGA Trust) is a charitable organisation, helping young people in financial need who, without its support, would not be able to play golf.

Greenkeeper

Working as a professional Greenkeeper you will maintain a charming parkland golf course to a championship standard. Our 18 hole course is open all year round which features bunkers, contouring greens and variations of level including a 9 hole Par 3 course, practice facilities together with a floodlit driving range.