Golf 19 is celebrating five years since it launched its family-friendly golf centre.
The centre was designed and constructed by PGA professional golfer, Matt Groves, and brothers John and Paul Nobes – who are also golfing enthusiasts.
Five years after its inception the centre has introduced more than 1,000 young people to golf and more 16.8 million golf balls have been hit at the driving range.
“We wanted to highlight the benefits of golf,” said Mr Groves.
“The handicap system means that you can enjoy playing golf together as a family or group of friends, without playing ability being a barrier between you.
“We had the idea of a multi-purpose facility where families could all have something to do – but not necessarily the same activity – and then enjoy a drink or food afterwards at a good quality restaurant.”
Pictured: The team are looking to replicate the success of Golf 19 in the UK and Europe.
Mr Groves continue: “When you look at the stats it’s quite humbling. Through our structured Junior Academy, sponsored initially by Butterfield and in recent years by Grant Thornton, it’s amazing to see how many children have learnt new skills, met new friends, and discovered that the sport isn’t just for retired men.
“Golf19 has played its part in increasing participation in the sport of golf in Guernsey over the last 5 years at all levels, and membership is at all time high with a wider range of ages enjoying memberships than when the team took on the St Pierre Park golf course.”
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