Jordan Spieth’s record-breaking victory in the recent US Masters has set the stage for a gripping duel with Rory McIlroy for the title of the world’s best golfer.
And though the 21-year-old American and the 25-year-old Northern Irishman might seem worlds apart, they do have one thing in common – both started playing the game on their local courses.
Which is one reason why Beverley & East Riding Golf Club is launching a new initiative aimed at getting more people into playing the sport.
You may not have the natural talent of a Jordan or a Rory but golf is a game that can be enjoyed by boys and girls, and men and women of all ages and of all abilities.
So in association with England Golf’s “Get into Golf” scheme, the club is running group lessons for beginners from Thursday May 21. The cost is just £25 for a course of five evening lessons with a PGA qualified coach.
One session of the course will cover the art of putting – and that’s another area where the Beverley club is making great strides.
The course has always had a reputation for having arguably the smoothest, fastest putting greens in the region and to maintain that standard of excellence, the club recently bought a state-of-the-art machine with vibrating rollers which helps keep the surfaces at their best all year round.
Club Manager Richard Reynolds said:
“Golf can often seem elitist, expensive and intimidating but that’s not the case here at Beverley.”
“We might be one of the oldest clubs in Yorkshire at 126 years old but we have one of the youngest management teams of any golf club out there.”
“We offer golf at great value in a friendly atmosphere. At Beverley we want to work with beginners to help them discover the enjoyment that golf can offer them.”
To learn more about golf at Beverley, ring 01482 869519