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Discover golf weekend in Staffordshire
September 29, 2011

Would be golfers in Staffordshire are being urged to join in the party - and take the chance to give the sport a try.

The Golf Academy is celebrating its first birthday in October and is offering a wide range of free opportunities to give golf a go as part of its celebrations.

The Discover Golf weekend takes place on Saturday, October 15, at Greenfield Golf Club in Fordhouses and on Sunday, October 16, at The Range in Essington.

Says Academy professional Craig Thomas: "We want to show that learning to play golf is fun, affordable, open to all, good for your health, rewarding, sociable and easy. Whether people are new to the game or a golfer looking to improve their game our birthday weekend has something for you and your family."

Says Sean Hammill, county development officer for the Staffordshire Golf Partnership: "Congratulation to The Golf Academy on a successful first year. The birthday weekend offers a great opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to give golf a try - and all for free.

"Golf has many health and social benefits and this is a chance to take the first steps towards getting the most out of the sport."

Greenfield Golf Club is in Cat and Kittens Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, while The Range can be found at Wood Lane, Essington, near Wolverhampton. All the activities are free.

GREENFIELD (Saturday, October 15): Men's class (10am-11am); Ladies (11am-12noon); Juniors (12noon-1pm); Disability class (1pm-2pm); 9 hole competition with prizes (1pm onwards); Bouncy castle, face painting and Tri Golf for juniors - all day

THE RANGE (Sunday, October 16): Men's class (10am-11am); Ladies (11am-12noon); Juniors (12noon-1pm); Men's class (1pm-2pm); Ladies (2pm-3pm); Juniors (3pm-4pm); Disability class (4pm-5pm); Bouncy castle, face painting and Tri Golf for juniors - all day

To book a place ring 07565 968314 or email

The Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire the partnership is supported by the Staffordshire Ladies County Golf Association, the Staffordshire Union of Golf Clubs and the Staffordshire PGA.

For more details of the activities in Staffordshire visit .

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