Plenty of time for conversation, lots of fun combined with a healthy dose of competition - golf is the perfect way to make new friends and keep fit. Book a free taster session with 'Get into Golf' today!

There’s no better sport for bringing people together and, with its winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and social interaction, golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played golf or haven’t picked up a club since your school days or a distant holiday. You can get started by taking advantage of the low cost taster sessions and beginner course on offer across England.

Indeed, golf is a great game whatever your age, background or ability. But as well as having fun in the fresh air, playing golf also brings some impressive health and wellbeing benefits that can help you look and feel at your best.

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Research now shows that this increasingly popular sport is actually a powerhouse of all the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing.  Here’s how…

It’s better than a fast and furious gym session

Research shows that walking around the golf course for a few hours is healthier than an intense session at the gym.

It keeps you healthy

Playing a full 18 holes burns up to 900 calories as well as working your heart and lungs.

It helps combat stress

Playing in the fresh air and green spaces can help reduce your stress levels.

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You’ll receive a basic introduction to golf from PGA professionals, together with information about club membership and follow-on coaching opportunities. Equipment will be provided so just turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.

The Get into Golf campaign, supported by Sport England and funded by the National Lottery, is now making the game more affordable and welcoming than ever before.

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