Golf lessons offer at clubs

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GOLF clubs across the county have signed up to deliver free lessons.

Get into Golf sessions are being held at 12 clubs and are open to anyone looking to take up the sport or who is interested in returning to golf.

They are open to anyone aged 16 years or older and the only stipulation is that you are not a member of a golf club.

Lisa Ferrie, county development officer for the Northumberland County Golf Partnership, said: “This scheme means you can try it completely free; all equipment will be provided.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for people to try a new sport or get back into a sport they used to enjo.”

Anyone interested should call a venue and register. If the sessions are full, e-mail getintogolf@yahoo.com and you will be contacted when more become available.

Coaching sessions are also open to any groups or organisations in Northumberland who should contact getintogolf@yahoo.com to register their interest. Disability golf sessions are also available.

The clubs taking part, start dates and contact details are:

Bedlingtonshire GC (Bedlington), Tuesday, March 6, 6.30pm, Marcus Webb, (01670) 822457;

Centurion Park (Wallsend), Wednesday, February 8, 6pm, Craig Fetherstone, 07875 871333;

City of Newcastle (Gosforth), Wednesday, February 15, 1.30pm, Steve McKenna, (0191) 285 5481;

Close House, (Heddon) Thursday, February 9, 6.30pm, Sally Hinton, (01661) 852953;

Longhirst, Sunday, February 5, 10.30am, Graham Chambers, (01670) 791562;

Matfen Hall, Thursday, February 9, 10am, Peter Smith, (01661) 886400;

Rothbury, Saturday, February 18, 11am, Val Hope, (01669) 620710;

Slaley Hall, Friday, February 17, 6pm, Steve McNally, 07879 670038;

Stocksfield, Saturday, February 18, 10am, Steve Harrison, (01661) 843041;

Tynemouth, Sunday, February 12, 3.30pm, David Twizell, (0191) 258 0728;

Percy Wood (Swarland) Saturday, February 18, 1pm, Peter Ritchie (01670) 787010.

Westerhope (Westerhope) Thursday, February 9 (10am) Michael Nesbitt 0191 286 0594.

The England Golf Partnership is a collaboration of a number of stakeholders in the sport including England Golf – the organisation formed by the merger of The English Golf Union and The English Women’s Golf Association – the PGA, the Golf Foundation and Sport England.

In Northumberland the county partnership is supported by the Northumberland Union of Golf Clubs, the Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association, the Northumberland Junior Golfing Association and the Professional Golfers’ Association.

For more details of the activities in Northumberland visit www.northumberlandcgp.co.uk