This summer why not give Golf a try in Kent? There are a number of ways you can get involved – find out how you can get involved below:
Give Golf a go in the Park (1, 2, 4 and 5 August)
Come and try your hand at golf from 13:30 – 15:30. Join TMActive by the Mini Golf Course in the Racecourse Sportsground for some FREE golf coaching.
Let them show you the basics of the game and see if you can get the ball in the golf net. It is great fun, but a little tricker than it looks!
Tudor Park Golf
With a new golf pro joining the team in the form of experienced coach, Robin McGarr, the club has been able to extend its junior holiday camps throughout the whole of the summer holidays.
McGarr and fellow golf pro, Jason Muller, will now be hosting the golf camps for five to 16 year olds every week day, from 9:00 – 12:00 until 2 September. As well as providing tuition, fun games and competitions for beginners and those hoping to improve their game, the duo will also be talent spotting. They hope to choose the four best players from the summer camps to enter the regional European Junior Open being held at Tudor Park on 1 September. The qualifiers (the top two boys and one girl) from the Kent regional contest will play in the champions week finals in Spain in November.
“It is a very exciting time to be joining Tudor Park,” says McGarr, who has coached golf around the world for the past 26 years, including Russia, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia and France. “It is a family orientated club and there is tremendous support here for encouraging young people to play. We already have a large number of young players, but by hosting summer camps and junior contests, we are hoping to make Tudor Park a centre of excellence for junior golf. And, who knows, we could see some of our young players in the final of the European Junior Open in Spain in the autumn.”
Tudor Park is recognised for its commitment to growing the game of golf among young players and beginners. It holds GolfMark status, endorsed by the English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association, which recognises clubs that make an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf.
Recently Tudor Park was one of the first clubs in Kent to install purple-coloured, academy tees to allow juniors to tee off closer to the green to encourage them to develop their game.
At the summer camps, more experienced, golfers will play 9 holes each day with tuition followed by a competition. Younger, less experienced, golfers have tuition on the range with a PGA golf professional and then competitions on the golf course. The camps cost £15 per morning or £60 for the week. To book call the Tudor Park Golf Shop on 01622 739412.