WHAT do Rory McIlroy, Josh McMahon and James Robinson all have in common?
The answer is they all had to start somewhere and a taster day at Redditch Golf Club on Sunday, May 1 could be your route into a lifetime love affair with golf.
McIlroy has won four Majors and was world number one for 95 weeks, but he started his career at his local golf course – Holywood Golf Course in Northern Ireland.
Redditch Golf Club’s McMahon and Robinson were two of the most successful junior golfers in the Midlands last year, winning more than 15 trophies between them at county level or better, based at their home course in Lower Grinsty Lane.
Club captain Cas Capewell and ladies’ captain Sue Garforth are keen to see more potential members enjoying the benefits of one of the best kept courses in the Midlands.
Capewell said: “Our taster day on Sunday, May 1 is open all ladies, gents, senior and juniors, aged ten and over, who are looking to get into golf.
“The day will include a half-hour lesson with resident pro Alex Richardson, plus a putting competition and refreshments in the clubhouse with members and staff on hand to answer any of your questions about the course, the club and membership options.”
However, he stressed golf was not all about competitions.
“Many of our members simply enjoy golf for the camaraderie and the exercise in the fresh air. Others like to sign up for lessons, get a handicap and take part in our regular competitions.
“Each to his or her own. The main aim is to enjoy your golf!”
Garforth said: “There are still some places left so, if you or any members of your family would like to come down, please make contact with the office on 01527 543079 to book a place.
“Our taster days have always been really enjoyable for all concerned and we are aiming for more of the same this year. The more the merrier.”