Get into Golf - Beginners Coaching at Peebles

The first group of 'Get into Golf' girls get out on the course!

The first group of 'Get into Golf' girls get out on the course!

If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution that involves getting healthier, enjoying the great outdoors more and burning off those Christmas calories, then you might be surprised to find that golf can deliver on all three fronts…and without needing to spend endless hours in the gym!

By enjoying a round 18 holes, the average golfer will walk 8.9km on average and in turn burn 1,442 calories during their round. Coupled with three and a half hours of fresh air and the stunning scenery offered at Peebles, golf is a great sport to take up and a more relaxed alternative than many sports.

Our new ‘Get into Golf’ programme has been a real success with our initial group of ten women having a ball in November and December and we’re on the lookout for new recruits to join our expanding golfing community at Peebles.

Led by our PGA professional Steve Johnston, beginners with little or no experience of the game now have the opportunity to give golf a go, with indoor lessons at Peebles High School taking place in January and February.

The Get into Golf classes tee off on Sunday 24 January for four consecutive weeks, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm for women, while the men’s classes are an hour later at 1.30pm – 2.30pm. There’s no need to buy equipment as this will be provided and the four-week block costs only £40 per person. The classes will be held indoors with a warm and friendly environment guaranteed, giving you the chance to build up your confidence ready to get out onto the course for the sun shining in the spring.

To book your place, call Steve Johnston on 01721 720197 or e-mail