THIRSK & Northallerton Golf Club has gone birdie, birdie, birdie in its efforts to become more accessible to the wider local community.
The club, situated between the two North Yorkshire towns, has become the first club in the Harrogate and District Golf Union to achieve GolfMark status.
Also, 20 of its youngest juniors have gained certificates in the English Golf Union’s National Skills Challenge – with several ‘rookie’ players, aged eight to 11, appearing on the national leaderboard.
And the club has announced plans for a series of free taster golf sessions throughout the summer aimed at all ages and abilities.
“The return of The Open to the home of golf is sure to inspire a lot of people to want to give golf a try and we hope it will be the perfect springboard for our summer of free taster sessions,” says PGA Golf Professional Mike Nicholson. “Age, sex, ability, experience – none of these are important. The taster days are a chance to join a group of people who want to give golf a try and have fun. You don’t even need equipment because we will provide all that.”
Mike Nicholson said the club, at Thornton-le-Street, just outside Thirsk, was delighted to have its hard work recognised by GolfMark, the national standard for junior and beginner-friendly golf facilities. It is one of only 19 in Yorkshire to be awarded the status.
Mike said: “Thirsk and Northallerton has always been known as a friendly and accommodating club, but gaining GolfMark is official recognition that we have good facilities, effective coaching practices, and a good club environment.”
To take part in the free taster sessions contact Mike on 01845-525115 ext 4, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in to the shop.