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Golfers Urged to Donate Their Unwanted Gear

Staffordshire CGP launches appeal to help county’s next generation of golfers

GOLFERS in Staffordshire are being urged to go clubbing to help find the next generation of players.

A new scheme, launched by the Staffordshire County Golf Partnership, is calling on existing players to donate unwanted golf clubs which can then be used by newcomers to the sport.

Gareth Shaw, the Staffordshire CGP development officer, commented: “One of the obstacles to people taking up golf that is often mentioned is the expense of having the right equipment.

“This scheme seeks to create a bank of golf clubs that can be used by people starting out in the sport, who do not need to spend money from their own pockets when trying golf for the first time.

“The project links in to the work going on in the county’s ten Get into golf centres, which offer free taster sessions and discounted coaching lessons which means starting out in golf need not be as expensive as many people might think.

“Clubs across the county are also offering flexible and affordable ways of becoming a member which again shows that getting involved in the sport, and enjoying its many health and social benefits, does not need to break the bank!”

Clubs can be donated at any of the county’s Get into golf centres, which can be found at: Lichfield Golf and Country Club, Barlaston, near Stone, Wolstanton, Onneley, The Chase Golf and Country Club at Penkridge, Branston Golf and Country Club, Drayton Park, The Golf Academy at Essington, 3 Hammers Golf Complex at Coven, and Sedgley Golf Centre.

Shaw added: “We have also had great support and donations from American Golf Stoke, who kindly donated a number of sets of irons and wood clubs.”

Further details on the club donating iniative can be found on the County Golf Partnership website, www.staffsgolfpartnership.com

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