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2012.12.18 - £13m award from Sport England

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) has today welcomed a £13 million grant from Sport England to continue to develop the sport over the four years from 2013-17. Roger Moreland, the EGP's Chief Operating Officer, said: "We are very pleased with this level of financial support from Sport England...

2012.12.03 - 70,000 Get into golf during summer of sport

England's network of County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) enjoyed a hugely successful summer of sport and introduced over 70,000 people to golf in the six months to the end of September. A total of 70,442 people had a go at golf; an increase of 95% on the same period last year. Of those, 36,642 were...

2012.11.08 - How golf can help you beat the winter blues

Golf is the perfect tonic for combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, commonly referred to as winter blues. Triggered by lack of daylight exposure, this condition affects up to one in 20 people in the UK with women three times more likely to suffer than men. There's no better treatment...

2012.10.30 - Mums in the Know Get into golf

Recently a group of Mums in the Know readers decided to take on the challenge of 'getting into golf' with the help of the Cheshire Golf Partnership. As most of us had barely touched a golf club before, it was with a mixture of nerves and anticipation that we gathered at Styal Golf Club on a...

2012.10.08 - If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!

Golfing widows Paula Kingsley and Ann Bourne decided if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! And now - thanks to the help of their local PGA professional - they have found out why their husbands enjoy their sporting hobby so much. Both ladies have taken advantage of the Cheshire County Golf...

2012.09.06 - Seb Coe gets into golf during Paralympic tour

Sebastian Coe - the man behind London 2012 - had a go at golf when he visited the free sports arena on Weymouth Beach, close to the Paralympic sailing events. Golf will again become an Olympic sport in 2016 and Lord Coe teed up during a tour of arena, which offers taster sessions in a range of...

2012.08.23 - ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters

FREE GOLF LESSONS AT ISPS HANDA LADIES BRITISH MASTERS A HUGE SUCCESS! During the ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters which was held last week in glorious sunshine at the beautiful Buckinghamshire Golf Club over 120 free lessons were supplied by coaches and professionals from the Berks, Bucks ...

2012.08.08 - Golf set to inherit Olympic legacy

Golf - which will once again become an Olympic sport in 2016 - looks set to inherit a great legacy from London 2012. England's Get into golf campaign ran a stand for three days at the interactive sports arena at Olympic Live in Weymouth, close to all the sailing action, and thousands of visitors...

2012.30.12 - National Trust Gets into golf

Visitors to a National Trust mansion in Devon can get into golf - and follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest British women players of all time. The Devon Golf Partnership and the Trust have just held the first of two Get into golf events at Knightshayes Court, just outside Tiverton....

2012.25.07 - Golf is a winner for Angie

Angie Brook had no intention of taking up golf - until her family moved to a house next door to a golf club in Dorset. When her nine-year-old son started taking lessons with the PGA professional, she joined him - and was hooked. She soon got a handicap and in June - just 18 months after taking up...

2012.13.07 - Look good and feel great with golf

Golf's winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and social interaction make it the perfect tonic for good health and happiness. It's a great game whatever your age, background or ability. But as well as having fun in the fresh air, playing golf also brings some impressive health and...

2012.20.06 - WI on course

WI ladies who got into golf with coaching sessions organised by the Gloucestershire Golf Partnership have just taken to the course. The lessons attracted 60 WI members and 24 of them have just shown off their new-found skills at a Partnership fun day at Ullenwood Manor GC near Cheltenham. ...

2012.21.06 - Coaching grant

More than 22,000 people took part in golf coaching and activities in 2011/12 thanks to an England Golf grant scheme. Over 10,000 of them were adult beginners. The Club Coaching Grant, funded by Sport England, offers £500 to clubs which have achieved the GolfMark Award, which recognises junior...

2012.26.06 - Golf enjoys a surge in participation

The number of people in England playing golf at least once a week is up by over 69,000 compared with six months ago. The surge in popularity is shown by the latest figures from Sport England's Active People Survey and reflects a growing national enthusiasm for sport as the London Olympics draw...

2012.25.05 - River Tees, floating green

Organiser of the north east's first golf week are hoping for a silver lining to the rain clouds. The centre piece of a week of activities at clubs across the region to encourage more people into golf - a floating green on the River Tees - had to be postponed due to bad weather. However, now a...