Council backs major golf drive

Telford & Wrekin Council is backing a major drive during the month of May to encourage people to get in the swing of things – by taking up golf.

Council backs major golf drive

The whole golf industry is coming together to drive awareness of the sport via National Golf Month – which is helping to attract new golfers to the game as lapsed golfers to get the bug again.

Declining golf memberships and participation are a reality and these will increasingly start to affect the whole of the sport from coaching through to the number of rounds played.

Telford & Wrekin Council is helping the sport to combat these trends by backing National Golf Month with a special offer.

Residents and visitors will be able to take advantage of nine holes of golf free of charge at the council-owned Horsehay Village Golf Centre on Wednesday 20 May between 9am and 1pm.

Stuart Davidson, Telford & Wrekin Council’s assistant director for Leisure, Culture and Facilities Management, said: "We are delighted to be supporting National Golf Month and I would encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the chance to try the sport on 20 May.

"Golf is a fantastic way of increasing your physical activity levels while walking in a huge variety of settings and we know there are lots of people who used to play who no longer do so hopefully we can tempt them back as well as those who’ve always fancied a crack at it."