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New golf development officer for Cumbria
April 19, 2011

Jan Robinson has returned to her Cumbrian roots - and is aiming to help more people get into golf.

The 30 years-old former sports science lecturer is the new county development officer for the Cumbria Golf Partnership.

She will be helping spearhead the drive to provide opportunities for potential golfers of all ages and abilities to take up the sport.

Jane, who was born in Brampton where she is now living again, will be working with the Cumbria Ladies County Golf Association, the Cumbria Union of Golf Clubs and the PGA North East/West to deliver a wide range of projects across the county which will open up golf for everyone from absolute beginners to those who want to get back into a sport they enjoyed in their younger days.

Jane has a strong sporting background having achieved a degree in sports and exercise science before going on to work with both the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Rugby Union development programmes.

"I wanted to return to the sports industry to once again explore the current issues involving sport and fitness. Working for Cumbria Golf Partnership was an ideal opportunity to get involved with all the projects that are happening that will open the door for people to take up golf and enjoy an active lifestyle," she says.

"Golf is a great game which can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. As well as the sporting challenge, there are other benefits such as enjoying a healthy lifestyle out in the fresh air and the chance to meet people, make new friends and enjoy an active social life as a member of a club."

This summer will see two major campaigns, involving clubs across Cumbria, aimed at increasing participation in the sport - the Get into Golf scheme and the Get back into Golf programme.

"We will be looking to highlight the health benefits of playing golf," adds Jane, "especially for people who may not be able to enjoy more strenuous exercise."

A Junior Golf Tour will also take place in July and August, with the overall winners going forward to play in a final at Ramside Golf Club on September 11 against representatives of both the Northumberland and Durham junior leagues.

The Cumbria qualifying events are:

July 10 - Furness Golf Club

July 17 - Workington Golf Club

July 31 - Stoneyholme Golf Club

August 14 - Penrith Golf Club

For more details visit the website www.cumbriagolf.org/ or email Jane Robinson on cdocumbria@yahoo.co.uk

The Cumbria County Golf Partnership is a collaboration of a number of stakeholders in the sport including the English Golf Union, The English Women's Golf Association, the PGA, the Golf Foundation and Sport England.

In Cumbria the partnership is supported by the Cumbria Ladies County Golf Association, the Cumbria Union of Golf Clubs and the PGA North East/West.

For more details of the activities in Cumbria visit www.cumbriagolf.org/

For more information on the work of the Cumbria County Golf Partnership contact Jane Robinson, County Development Officer, Cumbria County Golf Partnership.

Website: www.cumbriagolf.org/

Mobile: 079851 81070

Email: cdocumbria@yahoo.co.uk








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