Hundreds flock to Belfry Open Day

Positive response for four-time Ryder Cup venue

Wed, 9 Mar 2011
Hundreds flock to Belfry Open Day

The Belfry welcomed hundreds of golfers of all abilities during its Open Day on Saturday as four European Tour stars and eight of the world’s leading golf brands turned out to offer free custom fit clinics to an eager public.

The budding visitors were the benefactors of expert advice provided by European Tour players Richard Finch, David Lynn, Gary Boyd and Danny Willett, as well as demo teams from the eight brands and more than 20 Belfry PGA professionals – who were on hand from 9am to 3pm.

As well as free golf tuition, the very latest equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers was available for trial and Cleveland/Srixon exhibited its new Tour Truck, where visitors sampled custom fitting opportunities only available to the very best players on the European and PGA Tours.

“With four European Tour players hosting free-of-charge clinics, it was no surprise that visitors were so keen to come along for the day,” said head professional Matt Roberts. “The brands had their latest equipment on show, which golfers can now be custom fitted for, free of charge, once they’ve purchased the clubs at The Belfry.”

Golfers of all abilities were able to take advantage of numerous clinics hosted by The Belfry’s PGA professionals throughout the day, including long game, short game, bunker play and putting lessons, which all took place in and around the PGA National Golf Academy – where over 6 million balls are hit every year.

Director of golf Gary Silcock added: “Perhaps as important as attracting four European Tour players on the one day was the fact we welcomed such a wide range of golfers, including a significant amount of juniors and also those who had never played the game before.

“The Open Day proved that serious golfers can come and use our specialist flightscope and quintic technology, whereas novice players can feel totally comfortable in the hands of our dedicated and understanding professionals.”