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Crown Golf drops Club Hire charges

Story published at 13:38, Friday, August 5th, 2016

Page last updated at 1:53 pm, Friday, August 5th, 2016


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The UK’s largest golf club operator Crown Golf has dropped Club Hire fees at its venues in a bid to attract as many newcomers as possible to the sport, and also to attract lapsed players back to golf.

The free club hire deal – available immediately – also includes three golf balls, a pitch mark repairer and some tees to get you started.

And many Crown Golf venues will not insist that golfers have to wear traditional golf shoes, with trainers or smart sports shoes deemed acceptable.

A social media blitz using the Twitter hashtag #noclubsnoprobs started on August 3rd, and all participating Crown Golf clubs will be emailing their customers to spread the news.

“It’s another barrier lowered,” said Rob Climas, the group’s Director of Operations. “Making a profit from club hire isn’t why we or most other clubs are in business, and we realised that charging for club hire felt a bit outdated these days.

“If you’re beginning to experiment with golf, or perhaps you’ve let your old golf clubs go over the years, this is ideal for you. Across the group we have plenty of clubs to lend out, so we thought we would put them to use and save our customers some money.”

Local terms and conditions may apply as regards the footwear – golfers are asked to check this at the time of booking – and the free club hire is subject to availability. To access the free club hire deal, golfers are asked to put down a £20 refundable deposit before they play.

See www.crown-golf.co.uk/freeclubs for details of the 22 Crown Golf clubs offering free club hire.

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