Get into Golf is a national campaign to inspire adults to take up golf and to play more often. It is run by England Golf and supported by Sport England National Lottery Funding. Here at Tiverton Golf Club we are an official Get into Golf Partner and run various courses throughout the year.
We have designed the perfect 4 step programme to take anyone from a complete beginner to an active member of our golf club.
The first step in our programme will see participants introduced to the very basics of playing golf during five one-hour sessions. Over the five weeks we cover the main skills needed to play golf; putting, chipping, bunker play & the full swing. Then on the fifth and final week we take the group out on to the course and put it into practice.
Following on from the beginners course, the improvers course takes place entirely on the golf course. The sessions are two hours in duration, and as a group we play the course and explain the tactical side of playing the golf course including basic etiquette and rules. You must have completed a Beginners Course to sign up for the Improvers Course.
As someone is completing steps 1 and 2, the next step is to keep practicing and recieve individual tuition tailored to your needs. Our 2 month Get into Golf membership provides:
The final step for our new golfers is our Academy Membership. This is designed to continue your learning, allowing you to play the golf course and supporting you with on-going coaching. We will also introduce you to life as a member of Tiverton Golf Club. The Academy Membership provides:
The Academy Membership runs from the date you sign up until 31st March the following year. You must have completeed steps one and two of our Get into Golf program to join our Academy.
View the dates of our 2019 Coaching Courses by clicking here.
Our Get into Golf Coaching has received national recognition. Click here to view an article published in the February 2017 edition of the PGA Professional magazine.
That's not a problem at all! We usually have people attend who have never held a golf club before. All the coaching is very simple and easy to understand.
No we provide all the equipment for steps 1 and 2, although you are welcome to bring your own clubs with you if you have some. If progressing on to the Academy membership you will need your own clubs. We offer a discounted equipment pack from our Pro Shop at Tiverton, or you can usually pick up some second hand clubs on eBay.
We don't have a dress code for our Get into Golf lessons. We usually recommend smart casual clothing you will feel comfortable playing golf in. Golf shoes are not required for steps 1 and 2, although again you're welcome to wear an existing pair.
When undertaking the Academy Membership we do require you to wear golf shoes on the course. These can be purchased from our Pro Shop. You can view our dress code by clicking here.
No it can actually provide great value for money. Someone can attend steps 1 and 2 of Get into Golf and spend just £55 for 9 hours coaching with all equipment provided! Our Get into Golf and Academy memberships are also great value offering you heavily discounted golf plus PGA Professional tuition.
The beginners and improvers courses are group coaching sessions taken by one of our resident PGA golf coaches, either Alistair Welsher or Chris Wyatt. The 1-on-1 lessons included in the memberships are with the Professional of your choice.
How long does it take to learn golf and join the club permanently?
The time this takes varies depending on each individual's commitments. It usually takes an average beginner 3-6 months to become competent enough to play the golf course. Our Academy Membership then allows you to keep developing at your own pace.
You can view this year's coaching courses by clicking here. You can book online using the form on this page, or contact our Pro Shop team on 01884 252187 (option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.