The ‘Give Golf a Go’ program offers new golfers like myself a fun and relaxed environment to learn the basics as well as meet other new players. Within weeks we were out on the course and six months on I now have a network of about 20 other new golfers always looking for a game (and that was through the winter months!) I really can’t say enough about the atmosphere at Blackwood Golf Club. It is an incredibly welcoming club with a wonderfully social vibe. Offering a challenging course, with something for players of all levels, it is only a short 20 minute drive from home (Mitcham) up the hill to this picturesque setting.
I did GGaG at Blackwood Golf Club in February 2015. I had never played golf so it was a fun way to be instructed in how to play, to connect with other beginners, and to meet other club members as I took my first steps out on the course. Later that year I joined the club, and very quickly was able to participate in regular ladies competitions. For me, it ticks so many boxes – exercise in a beautiful environment, Membership of a friendly inclusive club and flexibility of participation. Love it!
For some time my husband, who had been a member at the club for quite a few years, had been trying to convince me to give golf a go. I was always too busy and had too much to do. He and other golfing friends always appeared to be moaning about their game, their handicap or the weather. Really!! Was this for me? I didn’t think so. However, when the club offered lessons followed up by games on the course and I only needed sneakers, I gave in. Now I have joined the golfers who moan about their game, their handicap and the weather and of course celebrate their good golf! The friendliness and encouragement of all involved with GGaG, including existing members, made it easy to slide into golf and I have met some truly lovely people.
Encouraged by my partner’s enthusiasm for her newly discovered GOLF, I decided to also Give Golf a Go. The clinics with Matt were really beneficial & engaging. Then the follow up rounds on the course with Con were both inspirational & great fun. I’m really looking forward now to my retirement, with the time to play more, and to get to know some of those friendly faces