England and Wales (North) Region
13 Jun 16
BBC Salford staff got in the swing when England Golf organised a taster session – in their canteen.
It was part of a workplace health and wellness programme which is offered to businesses of all sizes to show how golf can help improve wellbeing of employees.
The event was organised by England Golf along with the Cheshire and Lancashire County golf development groups and supported by coaching from Trafford Golf Centre PGA Professional Craig Fletcher.
The venture was also supported by indoor golf and entertainment centre The Green and Northenden Golf Club.
More than 50 staff tried the challenge and the day went so well that several are set to follow up the day with a five-week Get into golf beginner course for just £25 at a local golf club.
BBC Club organiser Lizzie Dignam said: “We had so much fun with the Get into golf team, who went above and beyond to make the event a success. Everyone that took part had a positive experience; the day created a real buzz around the building.
Those who took part said…
“This is what sport is all about, bringing golf out to the people and showcasing what golf can offer.”
“It is brilliant that we can try a new sport in our work venue.”
“I didn’t think I would be able to play golf – but I have now signed up for a five weeks course and I can do it!”
England Golf takes taster sessions into the workplace – whether it is an office, school, hospital or industrial park. This allows easy access and shows just how flexible golf can be and how it can appeal to all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org or call 0800 118 2766
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