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It's time to pick up your golf club and drive, pitch and putt!
Ask anyone how it feels to smack a golf ball miles and the answer will be the same.

Amazing. But there's no need to be scared of a 500 yard hole.

There's all types of golf to get you on the road to success.


Tri-Golf

Tri-golf is a mini version of golf which is fun and easy to learn for 4-10 year olds.

The game is played with plastic clubs and balls designed to make it easier to hit the ball.

You can putt and chip at special targets and bulls eyes so you can feel like Tiger Woods straight away.


Mini Golf

Mini or Crazy golf is great for practising your putting on holiday.

It might be a bit of a laugh but it is taken seriously all over the world. The British Minigolf Association has tournaments every summer.

Once you've tackled a few windmills the green should seem a lot easier.


Pitch 'n' Putt

Pitch and Putt courses are a great way to get used to swinging full sized clubs.

Each hole ranges from about 60 to 100 yards so you'll only need a pitching wedge and a putter.

Through the Golf Foundation's Junior Golf Passport you can get the right advice to take the next step up.


Nine holes

Once you've earned your Junior Golf Passport it's time to hit a nine hole course.

These are generally par three holes but you'll need more than pitching wedge. It'll give you the chance to practice with your irons and woods from the tee.

18 holes

Once you've graduated to a full sized course you can really let it rip.


Driving Range

The driving range is a good way to practice your shots once you have picked up the basics.

But it's important to get a lesson from a professional so you don't learn any bad habits.


Blind Golf

Blind Golf is played all over the world. It works by having a guide who helps with shot selection and lining up the club correctly.

The striking of the ball is down to the player.





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:: English Golf Union
:: English Ladies Golf Association
:: Professional Golfers' Association
:: English Blind Golf Association

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