A number of golf tuition courses have been launched by Cherwell District Council to help residents get into the swing of the sport.
As part of its Learn to Play programme, the council will host a series of golf sessions throughout May at Drayton Leisure Golf Club near Banbury.
The first sessions will get under way tomorrow (Wednesday) with the Feeling Inspired Academy which will offer free golf tuition for people with disabilities or learning difficulties between 4pm and 5pm.
Further sessions will be from 1.30pm-2.30pm on Saturday, May 3 and Saturday, May 10.
Tom Gubbins, senior recreation and sport development officer, said: “Golf can be played all year round but is most enjoyable in the summer when the sun is shining and people can spend their days out on the course. It is incredibly sociable and doesn’t require a minimum level of fitness for people to take part.”
“We would encourage as many people as possible to come along and arm themselves with the skills they need to continue enjoying this sport for months and years to come.”
Get into Golf will offer free tuition for beginners across afternoon and evening sessions, although there will be a £5 charge for the balls.
Afternoon sessions will take place from noon-1pm every Saturday from May 3 until May 31 while evening sessions will run weekly every Wednesday from May 7 until May 28 from 6.30pm-7.30pm.
For those who already have experience playing golf, there will be a chance to brush up on skills or develop them further through the Return to Golf courses, which are also free to attend. These will take place every Tuesday from May 6 until May 20 from 6pm-7pm.
There will also be an opportunity for families to enjoy the sport together at a family weekend on Saturday, May 10 from 10am-noon and Sunday, May 11 from 3pm-5pm.
Participants will be able to take part in free range sessions or play nine holes of golf. There is no entry fee and equipment will be provided free of charge.
For more information or to register visit www.draytonleisure.co.uk or call 01295 730242.