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Golf Pros asked to help get nation moving

The Movember Foundation charity has teamed up with the PGA and the Organisation of Golf Range Owners (OGRO) in a bid to tackle physical inactivity.

Golf pros are being asked to help raise awareness of this great cause by showing off their best trick shots on social media using the hashtags #mogolf and #movember.

Every Monday in November, floodlit driving ranges across the UK are ‘going clubbing’ for Movember Mondays, part of the foundation’s MOVE initiative to raise funds, awareness and get people moving.

The centres will all host weekly events to encourage new and existing golfers to discover the health and social benefits that swinging a golf club with their mates can bring. Golfers are also being encouraged to host their own golf days in support of Movember, and to register these as an official event on Movember.com.

Kyle Phillpots, joint chief operating officer and director of education and career development at The PGA said: “The aims of Movember fit very well with golf. We have a large population of males who may be at risk from the cancers that were the original focus of Movember.

“Further to this, golf is about community and friendship and playing a round of golf gives players time to talk and evidence shows that talking about issues, as well as the more obvious health benefits that come from playing golf, can help participants live longer, happier, healthier lives.”

Find out more about the Movember Foundation and sign up to MOVE or Mo and save a Bro at uk.movember.com. Societies and clubs can request an event pack to help them run their day by contacting Movember directly at info.uk@movember.com.