Academy Open Day at England's most welcoming club

Golf | Press Article 16/04/24

Academy Open Day at England’s Most Welcoming Golf Club

Golf At Goodwood, recently named England’s most welcoming golf club, is to host its annual Academy Open Day on Saturday 31 March. Offering complimentary golf tuition to all, the Academy Open Day will cater for all levels of golfer, from youngsters who have never held a club, to more experienced players keen to see what the Academy has to offer.

Throughout the afternoon, Goodwood’s friendly team of PGA professionals will provide one-hour group lessons for juniors of all abilities, aged from five to 16-years-old. During these sessions, the activities will mirror those provided at the Junior Golf Camps, such as Fruit Smash and Footgolf, as well as introducing the basics of the game.

The team will also run mixed Get Into Golf lessons, designed for complete beginners aged over 16. For those who play regularly and are keen to improve, 20 individual lessons will be provided, each 30 minutes in duration. There will also be a number of one-hour custom fitting sessions, giving an opportunity to find the right clubs to suit individual styles of play.

On the range, all attendees can try their hand at a ‘nearest the flag competition,’ with some great prizes on offer. The little ones can have their faces painted and there will be an Easter egg competition, music and complimentary snacks and beverages all day.

Chris McDonnell, Golf At Goodwood Academy Manager and 2017 PGA Cup winner, said; “We are really looking forward to hosting another Academy Open Day. We have had over 100 people attending the previous two events and it’s always great to see new people – young and old – coming down to have a go. We have become increasingly well-known for being a welcoming club and driving participation, particularly among juniors and women, through some innovative pathways into the sport. We hope that people come and experience these initiatives and realise that golf is really easy to get into.”

All of the lessons at the Academy Open Day must be pre-booked online before the event at Please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment, as only limited places remain.


For more information on the Academy Open Day and Golf At Goodwood, please visit or call the Golf team on 01243 755144.

About the Academy:

The Golf At Goodwood Academy offers the perfect environment for golfers of all ages and abilities to develop, learn and, most importantly, have fun whilst playing the game of golf. With a dedicated team of PGA Professionals and state-of-the-art training facilities such as Trackman and a SAM Putt Lab, the Academy nurtures new and existing talent and provides a perfect learning platform for beginners.

For press information, please contact;

Sam Hanson

Tel: 01243 755000


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