Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

‘World’s Biggest Golf Lesson’ Attempt Scheduled For May 5

POSTED ON April 25, 2020 @ 10:47 am

Golfers are being invited to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home.

At 2pm BST on May 5, 2020, PGA Professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson.
The golf pros will each give a putting lesson, and the number of live viewers they get on their Instagram will be added to the global total.Renowned golf coach David Leadbetter will give a live talk just before the lesson begins, from his headquarters in Florida.

It’s all in aid of the National Health Service in the UK and other health charities around the world, as key workers risk their own health to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To take part in the world record attempt on May 5, golfers should simply tune into their favourite golf coach on Instagram.

PGA pros can register to take part in www.worldsbiggestgolflesson.com, and anyone who wishes to pledge their support can donate via the event’s JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wbgl.

The current world record is 10,000 participants, but event organiser Gavin Grenville-Wood feels confident that May’s event will surpass that figure.

“There are tens of thousands of PGA golf professionals around the world, and these days many of them each have thousands of Instagram followers of their own” he said. “Using Instagram Live our participating golf pros will be able to reach a huge audience simultaneously. We hope to smash that record.

“Right now, the internet is helping us all to stay connected like never before. This is an opportunity for us all to have some fun, be part of something huge, and raise lots of money to support health workers around the world – including our own NHS here in the UK.”

The event is the brainchild of a group of golf coaches, including Grenville-Wood, Paul Ring, Aaron Jones and Shane Kaye, plus golf coaching organisations Leadbetter Kids Golf, Sharpshooters Junior Golf, Golf Cubs, Pea Wea Golf and Colour Path Golf.

SOURCE: Golf Business News

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central
Country Club in Tasmania

Major upgrade planned for Tasmanian course by Tiger Woods de...

A new residential subdivision is planned for the...

NZ: Cromwell GC application for early lease renewal declined...

A Cromwell Golf Club application for early renewal...

NZ: Two more golf courses approved near Tara Iti...

An American billionaire is planning to build two more golf courses at Te Arai next to an 18-hole course rated as one...

GMANZ proactively work through a crisis together...

This week New Zealand exited a four-week national lockdown which included the closure of all golf courses. During the confinement, golf industry...

Coronavirus: NZ Golf courses bracing for four weeks without any u...

Normally at the weekend, stadiums around New Zealand are full of kiwis watching rugby and cricket or for the thousands of weekend...

Need virtual marketing assistance to take stress off of staff?...

Hire a virtual marketing assistant. Is your club needing marketing assistance but don’t have the budget for a full or even part-time...

NGCOA Adds Golf Surprize to Its Smart Buy Marketplace Line-up...

NGCOA Adds Golf Surprize to Its Smart Buy Marketplace Line-up Mobile platform thanks, encourages and rewards golfers for playing;  reduces...

‘World’s Biggest Golf Lesson’ Attempt Scheduled For May 5...

Golfers are being invited to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home. At...

ASIA: KN Golf Links Partners With Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh...

The award-winning KN Golf Links has partnered with Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh to offer comprehensive Stay & Play...

ASIA: Top Vietnam Clubs Eye Golfing Road to Recovery...

The Bluffs, Laguna believe nation’s robust response to virus will help it lure back visitors HO TRAM, Vietnam (May...

CLUB MARKETING: How to connect your members so they stay longer...

Member retention is always a hot topic in the golf industry as we are seeing a continued reduction in...

GICTV- Ep. 3 WEBINAR: “Golf’s Great Reset – Risk Management...

  WEBINAR: “Golf’s Great Reset – Risk Management in a Covid 19 World”  4 June 11am Which risk approaches...