National Golf Month takes place in May in the hope to get 100,000 new players to #getgolfing

National Golf Month has been launched at the House of Commons with the help of Sports Minister David Evenett.

The month aims to inspire 100,000 new players to #getgolfing, with a particular focus on attracting more women and youngsters to the game.

National Golf Month

Sports Minister David Evennett

The launch of National Golf Month included a chipping and putting competition in the Palace of Westminster for MPs, Peers and school children.

PGA professionals will be running events for National Golf Month and people will be able to search for events in their locations on the website.

There will also be different deals available depending on your area – some clubs are offering free taster sessions whilst some pros are offering discounted lessons and equipment.

It’s been set up by the BGIA (British Golf Industry Association).

BGIA’s former Chairman Doug Poole is the Director of National Golf Month.

He said, “Golf participation has been dwindling but launching at Parliament with so much support helps demonstrates the benefits of the sport. National Golf Month aims to show how easy it is to #getgolfing and if people go onto our website, they will find opportunities to try and play golf across the UK.”

The R&A is also supporting the initiative, their CEO, Martin Slumbers, said “I am very much looking forward to National Golf Month and the opportunities it provides to showcase the sport. A Parliamentary launch is both welcome and important since it promotes the game so widely.”

National Golf Month is supported by Tour Pros as well, including European Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter and Solheim Cup stars Charley Hull and Melissa Reid.

Poulter said: “I’m fully behind the great initiative that is National Golf Month. The more people we can get out playing, the better, and hopefully this will help people realise that it’s a fun, healthy and sociable thing to do!”

BBC Breakfast host and keen golfer Naga Munchetty is also supporting NGM.