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Get into golf fever to hit the Eastern counties
22nd April 2013

A group of new golfers who took a Get into golf course. Image © Leaderboard Photography

Get into golf fever will hit the Eastern counties next week when more than 70 clubs and driving ranges offer free taster sessions to welcome newcomers to the game.

The first East Region Golf Week, from April 22-28, is being run by County Golf Partnerships in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Free activities include tasters for families, juniors, men, women, seniors – and all-comers

There's also coffee mornings, playing opportunities and green fee offers to be had, as well as the chance to find out about low-cost follow-on coaching with PGA professionals.

It's part of the national Get into golf campaign which inspires people to take up the game. Full details of all golf week events are available by visiting and clicking on the activity map.

Steve Peet, England Golf's regional development officer commented: “Last week's US Masters championship threw the spotlight on golf and now we're inviting everyone to join in and try the game.

“There are some fantastic free opportunities available and we look forward to welcoming thousands of people during the week.

“ Golf is a great game for everyone who enjoys fresh air, friendship and exercise and there's never been a better time to start.”

Steve Peet
Regional Development Officer
England Golf
07726 994154

County Golf Partnership brings together the men's, women's and professionals' county organisations to grow the game. County Golf Partnerships are part of the England Golf Partnership's Whole Sport Plan for golf and an integral part of its vision to grow the game and make England the world's leading golf nation by 2020. The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is a partnership between the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers' Association, and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. The Get into golf campaign is organised by the EGP and run through its network of County Golf Partnerships.
Notes for Readers:-
England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England.
England Golf was formed on 1st January 2012 following the merger of the English Golf Union Ltd. and the English Women's Golf Association and is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members.

Responsible for the training of the country's top amateur golfers, England Golf also organises all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf'.

England Golf is a member of The England Golf Partnership (EGP) together with the PGA and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Their Whole Sport Plan for golf identifies how England will achieve its vision of becoming ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020' from grass roots right through to elite level.

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