Marlborough Golf Club marking 125 years with free invitation
12:00pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
Marlborough Golf Club has been tucked away on The Common for 125 years and is marking its anniversary by inviting budding golfers to try the sport.
The club came into existence in 1888 when nine holes were built on Marlborough Common with a hut for a club house.
Fast forward 125 years and it looks rather different, with a full 18 holes and a clubhouse overlooking the course.
Now the club is inviting anyone who has ever dabbled with the idea of picking up a set of golf clubs to have a free lesson with professional Simon Amor.
Mr Amor said: “We had a similar scheme a couple of years ago and about 40 people took up the offer.
“I think people have the tendency to think that the golf club is exclusive and people can be a bit put off, but that’s not the case.
“We are very welcoming and people who are not members can come here even if it’s just for a coffee or Sunday lunch.”
Open sessions will be running during the Easter holidays from Tuesday, April 2, to Friday, April 5, with a family session on the Saturday afternoon.
And everyone who has taken part in the try golf week can have a go at a Texas Scramble on the Saturday evening, which involves teams of four playing four balls but with each shot coming from the same spot.
Mr Amor said: “It’s a really fun way to test your new skills because even if you’ve had a bad shot it doesn’t matter.
“We are particularly keen to encourage more young golfers and ladies.
“Anyone that comes along will be invited to the clubhouse for drinks afterwards and will be offered follow-up lessons and temporary membership at a discounted rate.”
For more information or to book a place, call (01672) 512493.