Get into golf for Movember

Category: Events, News, Up Your Game

Beginners and golfers who maybe haven't picked up a club for a while are being encouraged to get into golf as part of a health drive for the Movember campaign.

The Celtic Manor Golf Academy has signed up to the Movember Mondays scheme and our pros will be roaming the range bays today and every other Monday in November, dispensing free tips and hints.

Players coming to the range will also be encouraged to take on the Chip for Change Challenge with the chance to win Movember gear for successfully chipping a ball into a bucket from 15 feet.

Teaching pro Tim Baker will be leading Celtic Manor's participation in the nationwide campaign and he has a personal interest in supporting Movember's fund raising for prostate and testicular cancer as he reveals in the video below, which also includes a tip to improve your chipping:

Movember, the cancer charity that famously invites men to raise money by growing moustaches for a month in November, is also committed to improving male mental health and countering physical inactivity.

Golf is seen as a fantastic way of achieving both these aims as a social sport which involves a good amount of moderate exercise. Playing the game extends life expectancy, improves your heart, lowers cholesterol, strengthens bones and helps with weight loss.

So if you've always wanted to give golf a go, or are looking for that perfect excuse to give the sport another shot, come up to the Celtic Manor Golf today or any other Monday in November and get involved.

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Tom Roche 10.48am on 10 November 2015

Inspiring stuff guys, glad to have you on board. See you next Movember Monday to help drive awareness! Tom & the Movember Team

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Ann Brixey 10.37am on 15 November 2015

I do think this is admirable, however it would be nice if you promoted golf for ladies. At my club in the States, they now encourage golf for women, and more women attend their gold clinics than men. Golf has as many benefits for women too. Women players have also generated more income for the club.

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Paul joined the Celtic Manor Resort in 2007 having previously worked in newspaper journalism, most recently as assistant sports editor at the Western Mail in Cardiff. Responsible for all aspects of media liaison at the resort, he wishes he had more time to improve his golf handicap of 14 and polish his excruciating puns on Twitter.

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