Yorkshire golf: Crosland Heath GC family open day to offer introduction to golf

The 10th hole at Crosland Heath GC.
The 10th hole at Crosland Heath GC.

CROSLAND HEATH GC will stage an inaugural family open day on April 5 to help encourage newcomers to the game.

Sceretary Lindsay Salvini said: "People of all ages are welcome to the day, whether they have never played golf before or are a budding Rory McIlroy.

"There will be lots for them to do and our golf club is friendly, sociable and currently looking for new members."

Along with a chance to try golf, receive coaching and find out about follow-on opportunities, Crosland Heath have planned lots of other activities to do on the day, including a four-hole competition for a golfer and non-golfer team, crazy putting and a driving challenge.

Indoor activities will include table tennis and pool, and there will be a kids corner.

The club currently have members aged from four to 84 and Darren Holroyd, who joined the club last year with his son, said: ‘It has been my first year as a member and I am very impressed overall. The junior section is nothing short of excellent."

Salvini continued: "The game of golf has great health benefits and just one round will easily achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week recommended by the NHS to stay healthy.

"People might also be surprised to hear that playing an 18-hole game of golf uses at least 900 calories.

"Alongside our family open day, we are also offering a series of memberships designed as a taster to full membership. These include Academy Membership (three months including tuition and unlimited use of Crosland Heath's practice facilities) and Twilight Membership (a lifestyle category running from March-October, six days per week from 3.30pm onwards).

"Our club is also an England Golf 'Get into Golf' partner and offers a selection of group coaching opportunities for just £5 per week."

For further details visit: www.getintogolf.org.

To learn more about Crosland Heath's family open day or other offers, visit www.croslandheath.co.uk or call 01484 653 216.