Golf Express, the campaign to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time, is underway.
It promotes 9-hole golf and also encourages players to enjoy after-work roll-ups. It’s running across Staffordshire as part of an England Golf project to increase participation and club membership and was officially launched at Uttoxeter Golf Club.
Over 40 people joined the club’s weekly roll-up – and then followed-up with a sociable get together and prize-giving in the clubhouse.
Uttoxeter member Paul Shaw said: “Many golf clubs have run this type of 9-hole event over the years, but it is brilliant now England Golf and Staffordshire Golf have put a national brand behind it.”
Uttoxeter is one of 20 clubs across Staffordshire which are backing Golf Express by offering 9-hole green fees and a loyalty card to encourage golfers to play more often: if they play five rounds, they get the sixth free.
Twelve of the clubs are also offering golfers the opportunity to play in weekly, after-work roll-ups, such as that at Uttoxeter. These are open to non-members, a handicap is not essential and players will be paired up with other golfers for the fun competitions.
To find out more visit getintogolf.org/golfexpress or call 0800 118 2766.