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What is Golf?

Golf is an adaptable game that it suits everyone, whatever their age, fitness level or ability. Whether you want to keep healthy, burn calories or spend time with friends, golf is for you.

The game is steeped in tradition. The rules are uniform the world over and the unique handicapping system allows people of different abilities to play with and against each other. The game is a stimulating challenge combined with getting out in the fresh air in pleasant surroundings. Golf is not only enjoyable, it is an excellent way of exercising, as an average 18 holes usually involves walking between six and seven kilometres!

Friendship, fresh air and exercise, golf has is all

Get into Golf is the national campaign to inspire adults to take up golf and to play more often. Run by England Golf through is network of County Golf Partnership and supported by Sport England National Lottery funding.

It doesn't matter whether you've never played golf or if you haven't picked up a club since your school days or an almost-forgotten holiday. You can get started by taking advantage of the low cost golf taster sessions and beginner courses on offer.

You'll receive a basic introduction to golf from PGA professionals, together with information about club membership and follow-on coaching opportunities. Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.

There's no better sport for bringing people together and with its winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and social interaction, golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness.


It's good to play golf because:

  • Game for all
  • Keeps you active
  • Connects you with people (for women use support and friendship)
  • Learn something new
  • Reduces stress levels (for women use Gives you a natural feel-good factor
  • Learn something new
  • Improve work-life balance
  • Helps you live longer, healthier life


Taster sessions and beginner courses are not as expensive as you might think, and there are driving ranges available across the country. The majority of beginner courses will provide equipment, and clubs are available to rent at most golf courses.


If you have never played golf before, or are just a bit rusty, Get into golf is the best starting point for you. The sessions are fun and sociable and held in a relaxed atmosphere where you'll learn the basics and find out about follow-on opportunities. They can help you find an activity near you, as well as guiding you on what to wear, the etiquette and rules of game.


Once you are experienced enough to go out on the golf course you will need a golf bag:

  • Spare golf balls
  • Spare tees
  • Pencil for scoring
  • Pen for marking golf balls
  • Golf ball marker
  • Umbrella
  • Towel for cleaning clubs
  • Waterproofs - possibly!
  • Pitch mark repairer
  • Drink
  • Snack bar(s)
  • Golf Rule Book


  • The Ryder Cup is made out of gold and stands 17 inches tall, 9 inches wide and weighs 4 pounds. That makes it slightly taller and heavier than the trophy awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup.


National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

Women's Golf Day

Women’s Golf Day is a one day event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime.

Local Programmes

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

National Programmes

HSBC Golf Roots

HSBC Golf Roots targets 14 to 16 year olds and pupils in 6th form education with a blend of formal and informal offers.


  • Loughborough University
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
    County Sport Network
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicestershire County Council
    Leicester City Council


  • Harborough District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Safeguarding
    British Heart Foundation
  • Blaby District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • County Sport Network