People flock to take up free golf at The Shropshire

Posted: 28/05/2009

More than 150 people flocked to The Shropshire Golf Centre last Saturday for an open day where they could sample free golf on one of the public pay-and-play facility’s three courses.

With the sun shining the people of Telford took advantage of the weather to play a free round on one of The Shropshire’s three nine-hole courses, or the Par-3 Short Course.
The Shropshire’s Senior Teaching Professional Tom Gibbs was also on hand to conduct regular group lessons on the centre’s 30-bay covered driving range to anyone who wanted to either brush up on their golf or get started in the sport.
James Lever, The Shropshire Golf Centre’s General Manager, said: "Everything was perfect for the open day, with the sun shining and people coming from all around to see what we have to offer at The Shropshire Golf Centre."
More than 120 golfers took to the Gold Course for a free nine-hole round, with many taking up the offer of playing a second nine on the Silver or Blue Course for just £10. A further 50 golfers took to the centre’s par-3 Academy Course, which has 13 holes ranging from 35 to 118 yards and is a great place for regular golfers to sharpen up their scoring skills and an ideal, relaxed environment for families and new golfers to gain confidence while learning to play the game.
The Shropshire Golf Centre’s new Family Fun Golf mascot Chip was also on hand to entertain the youngsters on the day and offer some useful tips.
"It was an extremely busy day with people making full use of the facilities including the bar and restaurant to relax after their golf," added James Lever. "Our PGA professionals were great giving group lessons and Mark Sutcliffe, our head professional, was out and about on the courses giving pointers and tips to anyone who wanted them."


The Shropshire’s mascot Chip (left) with club captain Steve Hawke.