Sporting goods company COBRA PUMA GOLF has given hundreds of golf clubs to support England’s County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) as they work to encourage more people to get into golf.
The company has donated over 200 packs, each of four seven-irons, to be used by beginners at tasters and follow-on coaching sessions with PGA professionals.
The clubs are going to 23 of the country’s CGPs, which work to grow the game at grass roots level. The CGP network is an integral part of the England Golf Partnership’s (EGP) Whole Sport Plan for golf and part of its vision to make England the world's leading golf nation.
COBRA PUMA GOLF already supports England Golf’s GolfMark Club of the Year Award, which recognises clubs which make an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf.
Ian Barrett, EMEA Marketing Manager for COBRA PUMA GOLF said: “We are delighted to further our support for England Golf, and particularly the County Golf Partnerships as they work very hard to get more people of all ages into the game.
“Our philosophy at COBRA PUMA GOLF is very much about getting people to enjoy golf. By supporting important programmes like this, which are influential in the development of grass roots golf, we look forward to working in partnership to help grow the game and provide opportunities for the bright stars of the future.”
Richard Flint, England Golf’s Development Manager, commented: “This is a wonderful gesture by COBRA PUMA GOLF and their gift will be of great benefit to our County Golf Partnerships and to the growing number of people who are having a go at golf.”
All CGPs offer activities, such as taster sessions and coaching programmes, to attract beginners and returners to the game, particularly those aged 16 and over. Each partnership has a development officer and they build strong relationships with local golf clubs, ranges and PGA professionals. A number of partnerships are starting to work with their local universities, colleges and businesses to create even more interest in golf. This year their activities have been highlighted by the promotional Get into golf campaign.