Leeds Golf Centre, the UK headquarters of the prestigious Leadbetter Golf Academy, has announced the return of the Up to Scratch Challenge which will take 16 complete beginners and turn them into skilled golfers in just a matter of weeks.
Opening for entries today, amateurs can apply for a chance to take advantage of 14 free tuition sessions over seven weeks from Leeds Golf Centre’s PGA Professionals and Certified Leadbetter Instructors, culminating in a knock-out challenge.
Joe Feather, PGA Professional and Leadbetter Instructor at Leeds Golf Centre, said: “We’re putting our expertise to the test for a second year running by demonstrating just what can be achieved under the tuition of our Leadbetter Golf Academy instructors.
“We received an overwhelming number of entries to last year’s Up to Scratch Challenge and it’s a great pleasure to build on the success of the competition and create something even bigger and better this year.
“We are very passionate about making golf a more accessible sport to beginners and those considering taking up a new interest and believe our first-class facilities and world class instruction provide an ideal environment to learn the game”.
Golfing novice Craig Bull from Seacroft, Yorkshire, won the first ever Up to Scratch Challenge at Leeds Golf Centre in 2016. He described the tuition he received as ‘phenomenal’ and added how the challenge had transformed him from a complete beginner to a confident player in a matter of weeks.
The chosen 16 beginners will receive 14 hours of tuition over a seven-week period throughout June and July, culminating in a three-hole knockout event, taking place on Sunday, July 23, at Leeds Golf Centre where they will showcase their newfound skills.
Enter to be in with a chance of taking part in the open age Up to Scratch Challenge via Leeds Golf Centre’s Facebook page. Entries close on Friday, May 26, with first training sessions commencing on Tuesday, June 6. Please note you must be over the age of 16 and a complete beginner to participate and be available on agreed dates. All equipment will be included.
If you are unsuccessful in winning a place on the first round of the Up to Scratch Challenge, Leeds Golf Centre will be officially launching an offering in which interested beginners can book a place on a challenge launching on 15th August 2017 with two categories; open age and over 60s.