22 Aug 2014
Playgolf WEEK will be held nationally from 17-23 November.
Nearly 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.
The participating facilities will be opening their doors to the local community for a Come & Try Day on Sunday 23 November. 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 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.
Various public awareness events will be conducted in each capital city and some major regional areas during Playgolf WEEK supported by each State Golf Association.
“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.
“Drummond Golf has been a longstanding supporter of grassroots golf in Australia and we’re delighted to have their support to help promote the event to as many golf fans as possible. The exposure the Drummond Golf stores can bring to Playgolf WEEK to engage more people in the sport and assist the viability of golf facilities is significant”, Pitt said.
Golf Australia is also working with the PGA of Australia who are supporting the initiative.
A list of Playgolf WEEK Activities and Offerings at golf clubs will be available from playgolf.com.au from the end of September.