Inside Golf : Inside Golf November 2014
news 10 November 2014 | www.insidegolf.com.au Playgolf WEEK to be Australia’s biggest week of golf N early 300 golf facilities across Australia will host the inaugural Playgolf WEEK campaign from 17-23 November. Held nationally for the first time and presented by Drummond Golf, Playgolf WEEK will be Australia’s biggest week of golf events, aiming to increase participation and engagement with the sport. Former Australian Test captain Ricky Ponting will be the face of the week as the campaign’s ambassador. The participating facilities will open their doors to the local community for a Come & Try Day on Sunday 23 November and clubs will also promote special offerings around Memberships and other Club services during the week. Many clubs will also schedule other activities during the week to ensure as many people as possible can experience one of Australia’s largest and most popular participation sports. Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt said Playgolf WEEK was a key component in the ongoing development of the game at a national level. “ We’ve been tremendously supported in this first year of the national program with nearly 300 clubs registering to be involved, engaging with their local communities and showing people why golf is such a great sport to be involved in,” Pitt said. “ The participating facilities range from public access driving ranges such as Moore Park Golf and Sandringham Golf Range, to a large number of regional clubs such as Charters Towers and Victor Harbor Golf Clubs, through to major metropolitan clubs such as Royal Perth and Grange Golf Clubs. Non-traditional facilities such as X-Golf Australasia are also on board. The support from venues nationwide has far exceeded our expectations in the first year.” Various public awareness events will be conducted in each capital city and some major regional areas leading up to and during Playgolf WEEK, supported by each State Golf Association. Golf Australia welcomed Ricky Ponting on board as the Playgolf WEEK Ambassador. Ricky’s love of golf dates back years, and he is thrilled to be involved in a campaign to increase the number of people engaging in the game. Other celebrities will also take to social media to promote the event. Various prizes and competitions will be offer during the week, such as the chance for one lucky entrant to win an Audi A1 valued at $36,000. The national initiative is based on a successful pilot event held in South Australia last year, which saw over 500 people attend Come & Try Days across 40 clubs, resulting in nearly 200 new adult and junior memberships. “ This is a great chance for golf clubs to introduce themselves to people who may not have considered playing golf or may have lapsed playing at some point. It will be great to have a mix of families, women and juniors involved in all of the activities during the week. There are terrific benefits to being part of a golf club and the clubs play an important role in the community, particularly in regional areas,” Pitt added. A list of Playgolf WEEK activities, offerings, and prizes and competitions is available from playgolf.com.au . Ricky Ponting has come on board as the Playgolf WEEK Ambassador. Win memberships at Keperra KEPERRA Country Golf Club is hosting a “Take a shot at a free membership” during Golf Australia’s Playgolf WEEK in November. The popular Brisbane northern suburbs club is inviting golfers and non-golfers to a free sausage sizzle and a shot at a free membership between 3-6pm on Sunday, November 23. Keperra CGC general manager Gavin Lawrence said the picturesque par-4 18th hole would be set up as a par-3 for the shot at the major prize. “It’s open to both Junior and Open categories,” he said. “ Whoever is nearest to the pin in both categories will receive a membership.” But wait. There’s more. Any person who signs up on the day will save up to $750 and any person who signs up as a seven-day member and junior together will save $1000. A Golf Australia initiative, Playgolf WEEK is a national event aimed at driving participation. The aim is to raise the profile of golf to new, social and future players. Lawrence said there was never a better time join the activities at Keperra CGC and win a free membership or a hugely discounted membership package. Anyone interested in taking a shot at a free membership at Keperra Country Golf Club should head for Duggan Street, Keperra on Sunday, November 23. GOLD COAST SUNSHINE COAST QUEENSTOWN, N.Z. Golf Tours INSTANT ONLINE QUOTES 24/7 HOT DEALS DISCOUNTED GREEN FEES NEW LOCATION QUEENSTOWN, N.Z Visit us today at: www.abovepargolf.com.au Call Michael now on 1300 798 552 or 0415 046 426 Email: email@example.com Create Your Own Dream Holiday Online!
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