Blackwood Golf Club has helped me fulfill a lifelong ambition to play golf. On retirement I checked the club website and found that lessons for beginners were available, and the descriptions of coaches were very helpful. I began with lessons and practice on the great facilities and found everyone to be very friendly making me feel welcome very quickly. I became a member 2 months later and was amazed that accomplished members invited me to play with them and did not care that I was just a beginner. After 6 months of membership, I have commenced playing in the Tuesday women’s competition and am steadily improving as a golfer.
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!
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