Membership of golf clubs in Wales has gone up dramatically by at least 15% since summer 2019. This is the chance to look at golf as a sport during COVID-19 and also looking forward.
When: May 14, 11am.
The event: The opening of the Inclusive Short Game Academy at Parc Golf Club between Cardiff and Newport.
Where: Parc Golf Club, Church Lane, Coedkernew, Newport NP10 8TU.
This is a new, state-of-the-art, all-weather and floodlit facility unique in Wales. The Inclusive Short Game Academy can be used by all golfers, including those at the top of the professional game, golfers with a disability or for beginner golf sessions.
It showcases golf as Everyone’s Game, Anywhere.
Who will be there: Representatives from Wales Golf, who can talk about the new facility and the impact – both good and bad – on golf in the last year and a bit.
Top European Tour golf professionals, Wales Golf High Performance players, along with Wales Golf Inclusive Ambassadors.
Members of Parc Golf Club.
Why come? The Inclusive Short Game Academy is an exciting development in itself, suitable as a fun and challenging practice area for all abilities, right through to the top of the game.
It is also a chance to look at how the Coronavirus Pandemic has affected golf. Club Membership has gone up by at least 15%, but it has also been a difficult time with course closures, the closure of bars and restaurants, the loss of social events, visitors, Golf Days and many other sources of revenue for clubs. The influx of new members has kept many alive.
There are good picture opportunities, plenty of news value – and a live event for a change (which will be conducted outdoors, with full social distancing under the regulations of the time).