After 12 years of decline the number of members in Lancashire’s golf clubs has seen a significant increase in 2016. The Lancashire Union, the governing body for men’s amateur golf in the red rose county, is reporting 1,636 new members in its annual report.
County Secretary, Phil Harvey, commented “ The sport has continued to be very popular as it’s a game which appeals to all ages, but our increasingly busy lives and financial constraints has meant that joining a golf club hasn’t been a priority for a lot of players. Over the past 2 years the clubs in the county have being doing tremendous work to provide innovative new flexible membership options and changing the image of the game, supported by ourselves and England Golf through our strategic plan.”
“This hard work and smart thinking has resulted in a 4.2% increase in the number of members across Lancashire this year which is by far the greatest increase in the country. We are now about to launch our new development plan for the next 2 years, so we hope to continue building on this fantastic result.”
Anyone interested in taking up golf or in finding a club to join in their area can discover all they need to know at www.getintogolf.org