Exmouth Golf Club was a hotbed of activity over the weekend, with almost 60 beginners turning out in force for the club’s GIVE GOLF A GO initiative.
The nine-hole, social golf experience featured teams of three paired together in an Ambrose format designed to reduce pressure on players and maximise the potential for fun, which was fully in evidence throughout.
There were also a number of novelty challenges for players to complete, including a nearest-the-pin comp on the 14th green won by Janet Rule, who almost holed an ace in the process.
In total, 58 players participated in the event, which was well in excess of expectations according to Exmouth GC captain, Bronwyn Giles.
“It was a lot more than we expected, and the positive response was due to the efforts of a band of members who did a great job lobbying people in the build-up to the day,” she told GolfWA.
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the format. Some great golf shots were played, as well as a few that were not so great, but those were the times when people were happy to have partners that played a better shot!
“It was a great way to introduce new players to the game of golf,” Giles continued. “We’ve already had four new members sign up and several others who took application forms away with them.
“We’re also hopeful that a few of the players will turn up for some more serious golf coaching sessions that we’re staging here soon.”
To that end, the club will be staging free ‘Come & Try’ beginners’ golf clinics on July 28-29 thanks to a Regional Servicing Grant from the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries.
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