This month golf raised its profile considerably by a number of initiatives in Parliament.
Firstly Danny Willett was congratulated in a motion tabled by MP for Sheffield Helley Louise Haigh who said it was a golden age for Sheffield sportsmen and women and Danny’s success will encourage people across the Uk to take up the great game of golf.
On 13 April the Economic Value of Golf was debated and Sports Minister Rt Hon David Evennett responded to the points raised. You can read the Hansard extract at http://goo.gl/PQmHVS
Dame Laura Davies became the first Honorary President of the new Parliamentary Golf Group. She said “this group’s deliberately broad aims and independent role in the sport mean they can tackle issues others cannot”.
European Tour officials visited parliament to present to MPs how to maximise participation in the game.They presented that golf is a game for everyone and they were helping to reach a wider audience and increase participation.
Ping have joined Sky Sports and the Royal and Ancient as partners of the Parliamentary Golf Group.
The picture above shows Labour Party leader Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP joining in the chipping and putting competition which took place this on St Stephen’s Green outside the Palace of Westminster to launch National Golf Month. This also gave MPs an opportunity to learn more about golf in their constituencies.
Karl McCartney MP, Member for Lincoln who is Chairman of the Parliamentary Golf Group said he was “delighted that they can support National Golf Month in May”.
More information is at nationalgolfmonth.com.