GOLFERS across the land are being asked to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home – during the World’s Biggest Golf Lesson.
PGA golf professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live at 2pm, on Tuesday, May 5, in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson.
Renowned golf coach David Leadbetter will give a live talk just before the lesson begins, from his headquarters in Florida.
Then 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.
It’s all in aid of the UK’s National Health Service 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 next month’s world record attempt, golfers should simply tune into their favourite golf coach on Instagram.
And the word is – share, share, share! Why not get your friends and family involved too?
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,” said Grenville-Wood.
“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 – who is head of junior education at Leadbetter Golf, Essex-based Golf World coach Paul Ring, Nene Park’s Aaron Jones and Shane Kaye, who teaches at Somerset’s Burnham & Berrow GC.
They are being backed by five major coaching organisations – Leadbetter Kids Golf, Sharpshooters Junior Golf, Golf Cubs, Pea Wea Golf and Colour Path Golf.