Exciting opportunities to “Get into Golf” at Stoke by Nayland!

Stoke by Nayland Golf Club has launched a new initiative this year to encourage aspiring golfers of any age to get into the game of golf - and to ensure that they’ll have fun while they learn!  The aim is to encourage anyone to join in at any level of the golf “escalator” that suit them, and then progress upwards at their own pace, to get even more enjoyment both from the game itself, and from being part of a club.

Offering the finest coaching facilities in the area – which include a 20 bay covered driving range which is a Regional Performance Centre for England Golf, extensive short game practice areas, and two championship golf courses to try out newfound skills – and four highly qualified professional coaches, Stoke by Nayland provides the best possible conditions for Getting into Golf.

Saturday 4th February – FREE Family Taster Session 9am – 11am: Get active in 2017 and give golf a go!  Whilst the children enjoy games-based golf activities, adults will have the chance to learn and socialise at the same time. Get involved instead of being a spectator!!

Monday February 13th & 14th Half Term - Kids Multisports Days: The Multi Sport Camps will encourage non-golfing juniors to take an interest in golf by using the concept of other popular sports such as footgolf to introduce golf. These activities will take place on the driving range, putting green, short game area and the 4-hole area. 09:00 - 12:00 (5-8 year olds), 13:00 - 16:00 (9-13 year olds). £20 per session. 25% discount each for multiple bookings.

4 week courses from either Monday 20th or Friday 24th February - Get into Golf Adult Coaching - Beginner classes:  Starting from scratch in golf can be a daunting prospect, we understand that. So all sessions are held with fun and light-hearted learning in mind, structured to help you understand the different areas of the game, and prepare you for the golf course. A step-by-step guide to the basics in 4 weeks of fun followed by coffee in the lounge bar included. Groups of up to 8 – courses for mixed adults and for women only.

Congratulations to Roly Hitchcock who has just achieved the accolade of becoming one of only a dozen golf professional coaches in the UK and Ireland who have been awarded the PGA level 4 UK Sports Coaching certificate from Birmingham University. Roly has been trained by the top coaching academics in the country to critically evaluate new techniques and apply this knowledge to his coaching programmes at Stoke by Nayland.  He also

Roly Hitchcock coaches a beginner at the Stoke by Nayland Club Driving Range

Roly heads up a team of three other highly qualified coaches; Simon Dainty, previously a coach at the Lee Westwood Golf School, Danielle Anderson, who has just joined Stoke from Wentworth, and Karl Dunn, an experienced coach at Stoke by Nayland.

Stoke by Nayland’s existing reputation as a friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking club for all, has now been further enhanced, as the venue has been awarded the official England Golf Golfmark Award - the authorised seal of approval for clubs which successfully work to develop the game.

For full details about dates and coaching packages including individual coaching, group lessons and junior sessions please visit http://www.stokebynayland.com/golf/golf-lessons-essex or call 01206 265812 or email golfcoaching@stokebynayland.com

For information about membership options please email mary.saward@stokegolfandleisure.com or call 01206 265841