TV presenter and golf fanatic Dan Walker has added his support to National Golf Month, the annual campaign aimed at growing participation.
Walker, who plays with a low-handicap and writes a column for Golf Monthly, will support the #GirlsGetGolfing initiative through social media.
Talking about his love of the game, Walker said, “I love the dedication needed to get better, that rush you get on the first tee and watching the pros make it look easy. I love the smell of the grass, the camaraderie, the tension, the fear, the technology and that one shot you hit which keeps you coming back!”
Walker joins a list of celebrities who have already declared their backing for the campaign, including England’s number one golfer Charley Hull, Ryder Cup winning Captain Paul McGinely, Ladies European Tour Pro Mel Reid and fellow TV presenter Naga Munchetty.
Speaking about Walker’s support, Doug Poole, Project Director of National Golf Month said: “Dan’s a mad-keen golfer, a great personality and wonderful advocate for our drive to get more women on the courses and in the ranges.’
National Golf Month will this year focus on offering opportunities for new female participants to try golf, with thousands of taster session spaces available for new participants to search for and book via nationalgolfmonth.com.
Poole continued, “To have his support, together with the plethora of opportunities on offer for clubs, centres and pros to grow their golf businesses, it shows that momentum for the campaign is really building as we edge closer to May. There is still time to get involved and create innovative taster sessions to help bring our sport to new audiences.”