Date: September 11, 2017
Author: The Examiner

Launceston latches on to Golf Month

There aren’t many clubs that require clubs, which is part of what makes the game of golf so unique.

This year’s Golf Month is all about spreading the golf bug to bring in new players to the game. Held nationwide throughout October, there are 38 clubs taking part across the state, including Launceston, Riverside, Mowbray and Prospect Vale.

The action begins on October 1 with putting competitions and an 18-hole stableford event, as well as a host of other activities. Golf Tasmania development manager Simon Weston said it was all about sharing the enjoyment and all the other emotions that come from a round of golf.

“People who play golf understand what it means to have the golf bug, so we want them to pass it onto people they know,” he said.

“We have found that 92 per cent of people who play golf are introduced to the game by family and friends, so hopefully we will get some new players throughout the month of October.”

 “We want people to understand what programs are available.”

Golf Month was launched on Sunday at Launceston Golf Club.