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News Release - Issued by City of York Council

Tee off the New Year

Following huge demand for the council’s indoor golf programme, a second course has been set up at Burnholme Community Sports Hub after Christmas.

The sessions are aimed at adults who are new to golf or returning to the sport after a break and who would like to gain some golf confidence during the winter months.

Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “This five-week golf programme gives residents the opportunity to tee off the New Year with a fantastic fitness activity and discover another way to achieve just 30 minutes of physical activity a day. The sessions will be led by a PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Qualified Professional who will help improve golfing technique and confidence in the game. This programme would be a great Christmas gift idea for yourself or someone you know.”

John Rawcliffe from Heworth, one of the participants on the first course, said: “It’s a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure and Alistair, the professional, coaches the whole group and lets individuals practice at their own pace. Alistair always spends some time ‘one to one’ with each student. He’s good at remembering how you have progressed and what your areas to concentrate on are. He’s very approachable and will offer advice on most aspects of the game – I’ve already signed up to the next one!”

The course starts on Monday 5 January and runs from 7-8pm at Burnholme Community Sports Hub (formerly Burnholme Community College).The programme costs £25 for the five sessions and includes equipment hire. Spaces are limited and to book or for further information contact Nick Settle, Sports Participation Officer at City of York Council or call 01904 553377 or visit


Notes to Editors

The council’s five key priorities for 2011-2015 are:
• Create jobs and grow the economy
• Get York moving
• Build strong communities
• Protect vulnerable people
• Protect the environment

The council’s cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism is Councillor Sonja Crisp on 07876 176931

For further information please contact:
Ann Bewley
Communications Officer
City of York Council
Tel: 01904 553383
Fax: 01904 551064
Mob/out of hours: 07767318082