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Derbyshire Get into Golf festival this weekend
April 6, 2011

If the sight of Tiger Woods and company battling it out for the US Masters crown over the famous Augusta course inspires you to give golf a go - then clubs in Derbyshire can offer you the perfect opportunity.

The county's first golf festival tees off as the US Masters comes to its dramatic conclusion over the weekend of April 9/10.

Clubs throughout the county are backing a new drive to encourage more people to take up golf with a host of events and offers, like free taster golf sessions.

Derbyshire will stage three festivals in 2011 - all part of the Derbyshire Golf Partnership's support of the Golf England initiative to open up more golfing opportunities through its 'Get into Golf' campaign.

A dozen clubs have signed up to the support the first week-long festival which runs from April 9 th to April 17 th .

They are: Ashbourne, Buxton and High Peak, Cavendish, Chevin, Chapel en le Frith, Erewash Valley, Grassmoor, Horsley Lodge, Kedleston Park, Mickleover, Morley Hayes and Shirland.

Among the available events is a Ladies Day at Buxton Golf Club on April 12 th , including a free lesson and the chance to meet up with some of the lady members over coffee afterwards; the chance to win a year's free membership at Chapel en le Frith; and a two-day junior beginner's course at Mickleover.

Full details of what is on offer at each club can be found by visiting the Get Into Golf section at

Further festivals will be held to coincide with the upswing in golfing interest surrounding the Open Championship and the Women's British Open in July.

Derbyshire Golf will be supporting initiatives and events run by clubs and facilities such as:

  • FREE Taster sessions
  • Family Taster days Open Days
  • FREE Golf Coaching
  • Golfer - Non Golfer events
  • Women's Golf and Coffee mornings
  • Pupil & Parent promotion

The scheme is being backed by a marketing and promotion campaign organised by Derbyshire Golf .

The Get Into Golf campaign is one of a number of projects aimed at increasing participation in golf run under the umbrella of the Derbyshire Golf Partnership. This 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 Derbyshire the partnership is supported by the Derbyshire Ladies County Golf Association, the Derbyshire Union of Golf Clubs and the Derbyshire PGA.

For more details of the activities in Derbyshire visit

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