October 27, 2021

Get Into Golf for Seniors

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Program Dates

October 2021

Venues

More Info

*For more info about the Get into Golf – for Seniors program, or to register an interest in arranging a program near you, please contact Golf NSW
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Program Dates

October 2021

Venues

Various

Get into Golf?

Golf is a game for all, men and women, young and old.

It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as we age by getting plenty of gentle exercise, watching our diet and keeping our mind active. Playing 18 holes a couple of times a week provides an ideal amount of exercise for our hearts as we grow older. It helps us retain muscle tone and stay fit.

*Click on the link below to find a participating Golf Club. New venues are added weekly.

Golf is not only good for our body but it’s good for our mental health. It’s a great way to stay in touch with friends, meet new people, and keep a sense of community in our lives.

Getting some sun and fresh air in a natural environment helps to reduce stress too.

The Program

Across NSW a number of golf clubs are taking part in the Get into Golf – for Seniors program that has been developed by Golf NSW and supported by the PGA and ALPG.

The program was developed to provide opportunities for seniors who may never have played golf to get involved with the game, to make new friends, to learn basic skills and stay fit and healthy

A six week course (1 hour per day, 1 day per week), it is targeted at individuals over 55 years of age that may never have played golf and would like to give it a try, or for those that played many years ago and would like to be involved again. The cost to participants is just $99 and includes all the equipment and instruction you need to enjoy the game of golf.

Program format:

  • Includes six teaching sessions
  • Has a duration of 75 minutes per session:
  • Teaching of three different skills x 20 minutes per skill
  • Socialising and feedback time x 15 minutes with tea and coffee
  • Is delivered by a PGA or WPGA Professional or Community Instructor
  • Equipment is provided
  • Includes time on the course in the last weeks of the program, accompanied by Club members
  • Provides an opportunity for participants to take advantage of a special offer that would encourage their transition to becoming a full member
  • Is administered by Golf NSW – all registrations and payments are managed by Golf NSW
  • Costs participants $99.00

FAQ’s & Golf Myth Busters

Golf takes too long

Not True! There are different formats of golf that can cater for everyone. Golf does not have to be played in 9 or 18 holes. Golf can take as long as you need it to if that means only 1 hole then you are still playing.

Golf is not inclusive

Not True! Golf is one of the most inclusive sports in the world. It is one of the only sports that Men Women and children can all play at the same time regardless of age and ability. Golf Courses are required to have space for both men and women to play across all days of the week.

I don’t hit it very far so I can’t compete

Ok, not everybody is going to be able to hit it as far as the men and women on TV but golf has a handicapping system that caters for all abilities to ensure a level  laying field regardless of how far you can hit the ball.

Golf is not cool and for old people

Tell that to Hannah Green who has just won a Major on the LPGA Tour in the US, or Minjee Lee world number 8, both who are under 25 years old and ranked inside the top 25 female golfers in the world.

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothes and runners (gym wear is acceptable at some venues). No need to buy golf specific clothes. Remember to bring a hat and sunscreen. If unsure, call the proshop for their dress code.

I don’t have any golf clubs. Do I need to buy or hire some?

No, the venue will supply everything you need for each session, just bring yourself.

I’m coming alone

Don’t worry about coming by yourself, there will be other women in the clinic you can meet and make friends with.

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