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New initiative starting in Hertfordshire

WANNABE golfers are now being given the chance to get a head-start on the fairway after the announcement of a brand-new initiative.

The Hertfordshire Golf Partnership is running a project across Hertforshire to encourage people over the age of 16 to try golf by giving them the opportunity to play for FREE!

The initiative will be taking place at 20 venues across the county on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday April 10 – the same weekend as the opening golf major of the season in Augusta.

The sessions are ideal for adult beginners and will include a one-hour coaching session with a professional, all equipment will be provided.

The newcomers will be taught in small groups of no more than 10.

The two-hour sessions will take place at clubs which have won the national Golfmark award or are working towards it. Golfmark recognises clubs which are junior and beginner friendly.

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Ben Hartfield, the county development officer, said: “We are hoping hundreds of people will take up our offer and discover that golf is great fun and a game which can be played by people from backgrounds and of all ages and abilities.”

The venues for the sessions will be taking place at the following: Letchworth, Knebworth, Whipsnade Park, Redbourn, Harpenden Common, Aldwickbury Park; Harpenden, Little Hay, Porters Park, Batchworth Park, Manor of Groves, Mill Green, Brickendon Grange, The Hertfordshire, Bishops Stortford, East Herts and Old Fold Manor Golf Clubs plus Top Golf, Watford.

Places at each session must be pre booked and you can do this by emailing or by calling 08081 682333. You can also check out the website for latest news at