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Free golf lessons in Northumberland
January 27, 2012

If gym can't fix it for you, then a new scheme in Northumberland can help put you on course for a healthier lifestyle.

Golf clubs across the county have signed up to deliver free golf lessons to help local people spring into summer.

Get into Golf sessions are being held at 12 clubs and are open to anyone looking to take up the sport or who is interested in returning to golf.

They are open to anyone aged 16 years or older and the only stipulation is that you are not a member of a golf club.

Lisa Ferrie, county development officer for the Northumberland County Golf Partnership, says: " The gym isn't for everyone, but if your new year's resolution was to get fit or try something new, why not try golf.

"This scheme means you can try it completely free; all equipment will be provided. It is a fantastic opportunity for people to try a new sport or get back into a sport they used to enjoy and got out of the habit of playing.

"I would encourage people to come along and try, it is a great way to meet people and participate in a low impact sport."

Anyone interested should simply call the venue of choice and register.  If the sessions are full or there isn't one that suits your schedule email and you will be contacted when more sessions become available.

Coaching sessions are also open to any groups or organisations in Northumberland who should contact to register their interest. Disability golf sessions are also available.

The clubs taking part, start dates and contact details are:

Bedlingtonshire GC (Bedlington) Tuesday, March 6 (6.30pm) Marcus Webb 01670 822 457

Centurion Park (Wallasend) Wednesday, February 8 (6pm) Craig Fetherstone 07875 871 333

City of Newcastle (Gosforth) Wednesday, February 15 (1.30pm) Steve McKenna 0191 285 5481

Close House (Heddon) Thursday, February 9 (6.30pm) Sally Hinton 01661 852 953

Longhirst (Longhirst) Sunday, February 5 (10.30am) Graham Chambers 01670 791 562

Matfen Hall (Matfen) Thursday, February 9 (10am) Peter Smith 01661 886 400

Rothbury (Rothbury) Saturday, February 18 (11am) Val Hope 01669 620 710

Slaley Hall (Slaley) Friday, February 17 (6pm) Steve McNally 078796 70038

Stocksfield (Stocksfield) Saturday, February 18 (10am) Steve Harrison 01661 843041

Tynemouth (Tynemouth) Sunday, February 12 (3.30pm) David Twizell 0191 258 0728

Percy Wood (Swarland) Saturday, February 18 (1pm) Peter Ritchie 01670 787010

Westerhope (Westerhope) Thursday, February 9 (10am) Michael Nesbitt 0191 286 0594

The England Golf Partnership is a collaboration of a number of stakeholders in the sport including England Golf - the organisation formed by the merger of The English Golf Union and The English Women's Golf Association - the PGA, the Golf Foundation and Sport England.

In Northumberland the county partnership is supported by the Northumberland Union of Golf Clubs, the Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association, the Northumberland Junior Golfing Association and the Professional Golfers' Association.

For more details of the activities in Northumberland visit

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