Free golf lessons offered nationwide

Retail outlet American Golf are offering free golf lessons in May

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American Golf are offering free golf lessons throughout May

Retail outlet American Golf are offering free golf lessons across its nationwide network of stores throughout May.

The company's hope is that many women will take up the offer. To this end, American Golf has teamed up with Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign as part of National Golf Month (opens in new tab)

Dan Gathercole, Head of Marketing at American Golf explains that these free one-hour lessons are because “picking up a golf club for the first time can be a daunting experience."

"We’re offering a taste of the game in a relaxed environment with our PGA professionals.”

“Working with the team at This Girl Can (opens in new tab) has given us the chance to reach women who might never have even thought about golf and with the opportunities on offer for National Golf Month I hope we can help inspire the next generation of women golfers.”

One lady who has taken up golf is American Golf HR Director Diane Greenland. She explains: "Before I started working at American Golf, golf hadn’t really been something that I was interested in."

"I thought golf wouldn’t be physically challenging enough for me, I couldn’t see how walking and hitting balls was really going to build up a sweat!”

“So as far as the physically challenging part goes, I was really surprised, it really is a full body work out."

" You won’t be out of breath but you will definitely feel like you have worked all the muscles in your body the day after you’ve played.”

Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he was contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He also compiles the magazine's crossword. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around two dozen countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.