Take Up Golf
What better time to take up golf in Rugby?
- Great exercise, healthy, outdoors, socially distanced
- An individual sport which has flourished despite Covid
- New worldwide handicap scheme- play anywhere, compete on an equal footing with your own handicap 1-54
- Rugby Golf Club, in partnership with Leam Valley Golf Centre, can take you from beginner to golfer at your own pace
- Chance to join in with other family members
- At Rugby Golf Club good catering and bar with table service
- In normal times at Rugby Golf Club lots of social events
- At Leam Valley GC a driving range, Par 3 course and the latest technology
- A chance to make new friends
- There are members at Rugby Golf Club of primary school age and golfers still playing in their 90s. It's a sport you can play all your life
- Well stocked golf shops to meet all your needs
You may be able to learn at relatively little expense. You can take academy or other memberships and the golfing dress code is fairly relaxed, ie smart, casual and functional. We have an equality and diversity policy. There are short forms of the game. Golf nationally has adapted and you could be part of a huge surge of interest which has led to record numbers playing in 2020 and 2021.
At Rugby Golf Club we are particularly keen to encourage local juniors and working age women to learn to play golf and this is the focus of our immediate nationally funded project.
We also know that there is regular first time interest from women and men who are approaching retirement and we can help you to start. So, in addition to the women's project for all ages and the junior project, we are seeking interest below from senior men ( 55+) who may wish to take up golf.
If these projects are our immediate focus, we actually want to help everyone to be able to take up golf.
The best way for most will be to give it a go at a local driving range. Leam Valley at Kites Hardwick is our RGC partner. Perhaps you may have had a go at Crazy Golf or Pitch and Putt or visited a driving range on holiday, with a family member or friend. Maybe you have played a time or two on a Municipal or Pay and Play course..
Whatever your first point of entry lessons are a really good idea. Ask at Leam Valley. Or email Rugby Golf Club. We are here to help you.
Our first programme for beginner Ladies is ongoing. Around 25 Ladies attended three taster sessions and are now particpating in some flag days. We hope their enthusiasm will lead to a lifelong interest and perhaps membership of RGC ( see membership pages for details). If you see this for the first time it is worth contacting us, we may be able to help straightaway. We also plan to run further courses through the winter and spring into next season
Our first Leam Valley based programme for junior golfers is under way, Juniors have completed small group teaching lessons with Zoe North , PGA professional. The course lads to a more detailed programme of events and create a pathway to becoming a golfer.
In parallel we have commenced summer coaching of juniors at Rugby Golf Club on Wednesday evenings. Neil Taylor, PGA Professional is leading these courses. If you see this for the first time and are interested contact the club on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Quinn, RGC's retained Professional recently began some Tri-Golf taster sessions at a Stretton Junior School
Generally, we welcome juniors to take up golf. Please contact us.
There are many reasons why men might wish to turn to golf later in life, perhaps: other family members or friends already play; it's an attractive healthy alternative to other forms of exercise or sport enjoyed previously but which they no longer play; orit's a good time to start a new one because more time has opened up
We invite senior men who are interested in learning to play golf to contact us via email@example.com .