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Crown Golf announces bag ‘amnesty’

Crown Golf, the golf club owner and operator, has announced an ‘amnesty’ beginning on 12 June for unwanted golf bags and clubs lying neglected in its members’ garages across the country. Crown Golf has set up its 25 golf clubs as drop-off points to receive donations of surplus golf equipment from all members of the public, irrespective of whether they are golfers or not.

All items donated during the amnesty will be shipped to a warehouse set up by golfing charity The Golf Trust, for re-distribution to golfers with physical and mental disabilities in conjunction with organisations such as Special Olympics GB and the Disabled Golf Society. The Golf Trust will also use the donated goods in its outreach work in inner-city projects within the UK, and will also send them to countries such as Grenada and India where it is helping to grow the game.

One lucky member of a Crown Golf club who donates equipment will win a trip for two people to the Caribbean island of Grenada in autumn 2014, thanks to the Jason Roberts Foundation. But the trip will not only be a sunshine break; the pair will also be actively involved in the distribution of amnesty items to the island’s schools and parishes, and will also have the opportunity to play on Grenada’s only golf course, interacting with schoolchildren as they enjoy their newly-supplied golf equipment.

Everyone who donates a golf bag or golf club during the amnesty will receive a voucher courtesy of Callaway Golf, with £20 off their next Callaway golf bag if bought from a Crown Golf pro shop during the amnesty period ending 28 September.

Stephen Towers, chief operating officer at Crown Golf stated, “With the Bag Amnesty, we are setting out to liberate abandoned golf bags and clubs from garages, stair cupboards, storage rooms and garden sheds across the UK. Our Freedom Play flexible membership is helping people to rediscover their love of golf, and by encouraging them to recycle their old golf bags and clubs at the same time, they are also helping the sport to grow into new areas.”

Terms and conditions apply to prize draw and offers. More details at: www.crown-golf.co.uk