Calum is driving golf in Hampshire

Calum is driving golf in Hampshire
There’s a new face behind the drive to get more people playing and staying in golf in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
Calum Drummond has just become the Hampshire County Development Officer (CDO) and he’ll be working with golf clubs and county organisations to help bring more people into the game and to become club members.
Among the initiatives Calum will be promoting is the Get into golf campaign, which inspires more people to play the sport and offers great value coaching with PGA professionals.
“I’ve got a huge passion for golf and a background in sports development so this is a perfect match,” said Calum. “I come from a golfing family, I enjoy everything about the sport and I want to get more people playing the game.
“It’s the perfect way to keep active, to make friends, to enjoy being outdoors and to take part in a great sport.”
Calum, 25, lives in Southampton and is currently easing himself back into the game after a break forced by a dislocated shoulder. “I’m hitting balls at Hedge End Driving Range and getting back into it, slowly but surely. I’m really keen to get playing again,” he said.
Initially, Calum is shadowing Beverly Huke, the outgoing CDO who retires from the post at the end of March, and he is making contacts with the county’s clubs and ranges. “I’m enjoying meeting everyone involved with golf in the county and looking forward to working with then,” he said.
Calum has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching Sciences from Bournemouth University and extensive experience in his profession. He has worked in Chelsea Football Club’s grass roots foundation and in sports development with Winchester City Council, the Hampshire County Sports Partnership and a private leisure centre.
Andy Willems, England Golf’s Senior Regional Manager, commented: “I am sure Calum will be a tremendous asset to the county and he’ll continue to help and support the clubs to increase participation and club membership.”
For more information about England Golf visit www.englandgolf.org and county golf at www.hampshiregolf.org.uk or www.hampshireladiesgolf.co.uk For more information about Get into golf and to find out about great value membership and coaching opportunities visit www.getintogolf.org

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