National Golf Month, the annual programme aimed at growing UK participation
in golf, welcomed today’s announcement by the R&A to modernize some of the
rules of Golf.
‘Golf is often perceived as complex and ‘rule bound’. Simplifying the
rules is one positive step towards modernizing golf so we welcome the steps
being taken by the R&A and USPGA.’
‘The rule changes couldn’t come at a better time for this year’s
National Golf Month in May because we will be giving away 50,000 free taster
sessions to new and lapsed golfers to try the game. The change in the rules is
a signal to people who have been put of in the past to ‘get golfing,’ he
This year’s National Golf Month will address some of the key barriers
currently preventing women off starting the game in the first place: the cost
of taster sessions, easy access and the chance to try the game with their
friends. These factors were highlighted by Syngenta’s recent global report
‘Unlocking Golf’s True Potential’.
Core to National Golf Month 2017 will be a its target to provide
50,000 free one hour trial sessions, exclusively for women, worth over £2m,
which will be the industry’s largest ever promotional offer aimed specifically
at getting women started in the sport. As
well as providing a substantial inventory of taster sessions, National Golf
Month will provide a better understanding of how clubs and professionals can
attract more women through new or innovative approaches. The National Golf Month web site will use the
booking platform, supplied by fibodo, to match consumers with golf
professionals. The website will be live on March 5th at: www.nationalgolfmonth.com.