Goodwood’s ‘Get into Golf’ Open Day a roaring success

Golf | Press Article 16/04/24

The golfing season swung back into action at Goodwood on April 13, with its much-anticipated Open Day.

Catering for all levels, from youngsters who have never held a club, to more experienced players keen to see what the Academy has to offer, the well attended event saw over 100 people enjoy for an action-packed itinerary.

Throughout the day, Goodwood’s friendly team of PGA professionals provided taster sessions for juniors of all abilities. During these sessions, the activities mirrored those provided at the Junior Golf Camps which run throughout the school holidays, such as Fruit Smash and Footgolf, as well as introducing the basics of the game.

Group ‘Get into Golf’ sessions for adults also offered the opportunity to try something new while individual lessons were taken up by those who were looking to refine their game with expert tuition. 

On the range, attendees tried their hand at the ‘nearest the flag competition,’ keen to net their share of the wonderful prizes on offer, while little ones enjoyed having their faces painted.

Chris McDonnell, Golf At Goodwood Academy Manager and 2017 PGA Cup winner, said; “Saturday was a resounding success on every level, it’s always great to see new faces – young and old – coming down to have a go. We have become increasingly well-known for being a welcoming club and driving participation, so it was great for everyone to come and experience.”

“We have a number of initiatives throughout the coming months which will allow people to realise that golf is really easy to get involved with.”

The Sussex venue is set to host several engaging and enjoyable courses. From the May Junior Camps and the Get into Golf five-week courses for £50, through to the Level Up Junior Coaching Programme, which offers after-school coaching for juniors of all levels.

For more information on Golf At Goodwood and Get Into Golf, please visit or call the Golf team on 01243 755144.




About Golf At Goodwood:

Voted England’s Most Welcoming Club in 2018 by England Golf, Golf At Goodwood has two courses; the Championship Downs course and accessible Park course, which each offer a unique challenge. Membership of Golf At Goodwood is offered on a flexible Credit basis, allowing players to pay only when they play. The club is dedicated to providing a friendly platform for new players to take up the game, without the stuffiness often associated with golf. The Academy has a friendly team of PGA Professionals and has a range of programmes for women, juniors, beginners and experienced golfers alike.


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