Playgolf WEEK tees off on today
It’s no secret that many of Australia’s top athletes and businesspeople rush to the golf course whenever they have a spare moment.

If you’ve ever wondered why, here’s your chance to find out.

Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, a self-confessed golf nut, has encouraged everyone to get involved in Playgolf WEEK when it tees off today.

“I’m an unashamed golf tragic and reckon everyone should experience the enjoyment of playing golf,” Ponting said.

“Nothing beats getting out in the fresh air on a golf course and trying to improve your game -- a game that you can share with family and friends, a game that you meet so many new people that become friends and above all, it’s a game that absolutely gets you in.

“I hope everyone takes the opportunity to get to a Playgolf WEEK venue and have a hit.  It’s going to be fantastic.”

Participating Playgolf WEEK facilities will hold a “Come & Try Day” on Sunday, November 23, to cap a big week.

Activities on this day include the use of a practice range, tips from professionals, clinics, putting competitions, sausage sizzles, and wine tasting -- something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned golfer or someone who has never tried the game.

Facilities are also promoting other offers during the week such as 2-for-1 playing vouchers, discounted memberships and buy one lesson get one free.

There are plenty of prizes on offer for those who can’t get to a Playgolf WEEK centre. One lucky person will drive away in an Audi A1 valued at $36,000, while seven runners up will tee off with a set of Cobra Golf Bio Cell Irons and Puma Formstripe Bag valued at more than $900.

Be in with the chance to win $500 cash when you show your love of golf and upload a photo to social media and #playgolfweek, or win a pair of Oakley Sunglasses valued at $200 instantly if you get the Golden Ball at one the 12 facilities participating in the Golden Ball promotion.

Playgolf WEEK is a Golf Australia initiative presented by Drummond Golf.

Visit find your nearest Playgolf WEEK centre, and for further information about the prizes on offer.