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Staffordshire club backs Get into golf drive

Story published at 10:35, Monday, April 20th, 2015


Branston)Branston Golf and Country Club is launching a new series of sessions to help beginners get in the swing.

The four weekly lessons will teach the basics of golf for anyone starting out in the sport or looking to improve their game.

Head professional Steve Hadfield and Academy manager Joe Docksey will host the Get into golf sessions at the club’s 20-bay driving range. They take place on a Monday evening from 7pm-8pm and cost just £20. All equipment is provided.

Says Steve: “No previous golfing experience is necessary and the sessions are open to all ages and abilities. These sessions are an ideal introduction to a sport that offers many health and social benefits and those taking part quickly make new friends as they get to grips with the basics of the sport.

“We offer follow up courses so that those interested can further develop the skills needed to enjoy golf out on the course while providing a route into club membership, where everyone can enjoy the splendid social scene for which Branston is renowned.”

The club, which can be found just a mile outside Burton on Trent, has a strong track record of introducing new players to golf and organises a monthly new members evening to make sure newcomers quickly make friends and the most of the club’s facilities.

Adds Steve: “While our new members are keen to get golfing on our courses, some of them don’t yet have friends at the club and need to know how to get going, who to ask for guidance and how to take advantage of the club’s splendid clubhouse, health and fitness facilities and extensive range of social events.

“Often many of them at the new members meetings have never met before but they soon get talking, sharing experiences and making arrangements to play golf together or meet socially.”

Gareth Shaw, development officer for the Staffordshire County Golf Partnership, says: “Branston is an inspiring facility, with dedicated professional staff and great customer service – which all adds up to the perfect environment to get into golf.”

Newcomers include Eric Kreinbrink, from Ohio in America, who has moved to the area with work.

Eric says: “When my family moved to Burton I looked around for a golf club that was like the ones back home in the States. Branston stood out for its range of benefits for me, my wife and our two young daughters, from golf through the gym, pool, restaurant and even a lovely crèche which makes it good value for money.”

Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire new golfers run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, which work to grow the game.

Getintogolf.org opportunities include free or low-cost beginner courses with PGA professionals. They are a fun and sociable way to start golf – and a great way to make new friends. Discounted lessons can cost as little as £25 for a five-week course.

Branston Golf and Country Club www.branstonclub.co.uk

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