“Changing Attitudes” – TheSocialGolfer.com Open 2019

“Changing Attitudes” – TheSocialGolfer.com Open 2019

Community Golf were thrilled to be chosen as TSG’s (www.thesocialgolfer.com) charity for their 2019 Open event. This annual event took place at Bletchingly Golf Club on Sunday 21st July 2019, with the theme for the day was all about “changing attitudes”… The Social Golfer online golf community (TSG) is a place where you can find new golf partners & societies, join local golf games and events in your area or county. In addition, they provide a platform on which to run golf societies and golf groups, track your scores, establish a handicap certificate and join in with the latest chat and forum discussions. The TSG Team, chose Community Golf as their charity for 2019, as we are passionate about supporting disabilities, especially when directly using golf to drive activity and exercise. The day began with gorgeous sunny weather which was filled with laughter and good spirits as the golfers enjoyed their round with loads of prizes up for grabs. They were also tasked with some Skills Challenges which we use in our weekly challenges across our various programmes. Common phrases heard on the day included: “This is  harder than it looks!” The day was concluded with a superb BBQ spread, auction, raffle drawer and prize-giving The full list of winners from thesocialgolfer.com event include: TheSocialGolfer.com – Women’s Trophy… 1st – Ruth Brand – 35 Pts 2nd – Judy Lilley – 30 Pts TheSocialGolfer.com – Men’s Trophy… 1st – Damian Benstead – 37 Pts 2nd – Mark Crane – 36 Pts 3rd – Chris Knight – 34 Pts (on countback) Golf News Guest Trophy…1st – David Graham (Community Golf) NP (2nd hole) – Rob BurnellNP (17th Hole) – Paul...

60+ Active Communities Event at TopGolf

On the morning of the 18th July 2019 we met 30 of our 60+ Active Communities participants at TopGolf, Addlestone for a morning of golf, fun and food. Members from the Eileen Tozer Centre, The Dementia Carers Support group and the Orchard Dementia Centre joined us to test their skills on the 14-hole adventure golf course. They set off in 6 teams to navigate the course, avoiding the water and crocodile hazards that tried to put them off their game! After the golf, all the participants enjoyed a great lunch, where the food was secondly only to the laughs and banter of the morning. Maggie and Ann from the Eileen Tozer centre explained how ‘it was great to be together and to have a natter – and it’s really accessible to others!’ Audrey from the Dementia Carers Support group agreed calling it ‘a really fun day!’ Finally, the clients from the Orchard had a ‘great day’ stating ‘it was lovely to be in the fresh air, I’m really surprised at my success!’ It was a great day out had by all before starting our Super Summer Series this week! Thank you to the Wisley Foundation for their...

KITES CLUB GOLF FUN DAY AT HORTON PARK GOLF CLUB – 10 JULY 2019

It is the third year we have enjoyed a great day of golfing activities at Horton Park Golf Club with the Kites Club who are supported by The Sunnybank Trust.  Prizes were awarded for the Nearest the Pin Putt; Longest shot and Chipping Net Challenge. This is what some participants had to say : Alex – “A nice variety of games”. Julie W – “You all helped us to play hard”. Sebastian – “I have tried my hardest, but I have enjoyed it”. Lesley (Choices Manager) – “It is nice to see the guys being able to achieve something at some level”....

7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health

In October, we were privileged to be one the activity providers at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) in Central London.  The biennial scientific meeting of ISPAH, is regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event and was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 60 countries. The Congress was underpinned by three themes: Addressing inequalities within and through physical activity Evidence into policy and practice to achieve population change Physical activity and the wider determinants of health It offered Community Golf not only the opportunity to publicise how our golfing activities help to promote physical activity, health and wellbeing to all but also to attend a variety of presentations from reknowned public health and physical activity professionals.  We were very fortunate to be able to discuss our work to a wide spectrum of passionate professionals who are currently making it their global mission to promote the enormous importance of tackling physical inactivity and the resulting health complications.   But don’t take our word for it, watch Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care summarising the aims of the Congress and at the very end of the video trying out one of our golf challenges. I had great fun trying a few of the brilliant sports at the @ISPAH Congress. Delighted to launch Moving Medicine – a fantastic & savvy online tool forDrs to help people find a healthy activity that’s right for them https://t.co/kWT9t0jZzs pic.twitter.com/Zsey3XpPit — Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) October 17, 2018 At Community Golf, we’ve known for a long time just how good golf...

Children’s Trust Sports Day

The Children’s Trust Sports Day in August was a wonderful opportunity to introduce golf to inspirational children and young people, who are currently part of the brain injury rehabilitation...