Golf rocks at Blackpool resort

ENGLAND’S Get into Golf drive is  a towering success at Lancashire club Staining Lodge, near Blackpool, which has  responsed to the national campaign to encourage more people into the sport. And they they have produced a special video to celebrate.

Tony and Iris #2The Get into golf sessions have been delivered by PGA professional Tony Johnstone, who worked hard to promote the offering across the Blackpool area.

And his efforts paid off, with more than 55 people taking part in the taster sessions, with the majority going on to take the five-week beginner/improver course for just £25. Some of the group are now looking forward to taking up golf club membership.

To mark the success of the Get into golf programme, Tony and Lancashire Golf Development Group county officer Adam McAlister created a short video to give an inside view of the sessions and to hear from those taking part.

This can be seen at

One of those taking part in the Get into golf programme is Iris Whalley, from Poulton,pictured above with Tony..

She decided to give golf a go in order to meet new people, socialise and exercise in the outdoors comfortably.

She tells those watching the video: “I was worried about starting out. I thought I would walk in and everyone else would know what they are doing and I wouldn’t, and that it would feel a bit odd.

“But everyone has to start somewhere and if you don’t give it a try you are never going to know how you are going to get on.

“It is a sport that you can play to your own level for life. It’s great exercise and I love being out in the fresh air.”

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