The Golf Club Offering NHS Workers A Free Round

Haydock Park Golf Club is allowing NHS and key workers a free round or taster lesson

The Golf Club Offering NHS Workers A Free Round
(Image credit: Haydock Park Golf Club)

Haydock Park Golf Club is allowing NHS and key workers a free round or taster lesson

The Golf Club Offering NHS Workers A Free Round

Haydock Park Golf Club in the North West of England has announced that for the remainder of 2020 it is offering a round of golf or 15-minute taster golf lesson free to all NHS staff and frontline workers.

“As a private members golf club, we aren’t overladen with cash and given that we aren’t eligible for any of the grant funding available through the government business schemes we will struggle make a one-off donation," the club's business manager Stephen Nicholson said.

"However, we still want to give our support to all the incredible individuals working so hard on the frontline.

"Being able to offer a free game of golf to any golf enthusiast, or alternatively a free taster lesson for any keyworker who may be interested in trying something new is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all frontline staff and emergency care personnel who have been working tirelessly to save lives amid the coronavirus pandemic.”

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When the current government restrictions end, or at the very least ease such that golf can be played again NHS staff and keyworkers will be eligible to enjoy either; their complimentary round of golf, or a 15-minute taster lesson with the Club’s Head PGA Professional, Craig Gould.

NHS staff and frontline workers can register their interest in advance. To redeem this offer, staff are required to pre-book their tee time or lesson in advance by calling the Club on 01925 228525, or emailing quoting ‘NHS’. They will then need to present their NHS staff ID or keyworker credentials on arrival.

As an added extra, they will also be able to invite three guests to join them, who will be signed on to play at a subsidised ‘member guest’ rate.

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Haydock Park Golf Club is a picturesque parkland 18-hole course located close to Junction 23 of the M6 and M62 motorways. The course was re-designed by James Braid in the 1930’s and is one of the oldest golf clubs in England dating back to 1877.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV