National Open Golf Day

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Introduction
During the National Open Golf Day you are introduced to one of the most extended sports, and totally free of charge. On the National Open Golf Day, golf courses are open to anyone who has an interest in golf. The National Open Golf day is the day you can hit your first golf ball and learn more about playing golf.
In 2010, the public had the possibility to visit the Open Golf day on two days. The golf courses participating could hold their Open Day on one or two days. Each year there is a theme linked to the National Open Golf day. In 2010 the theme was: 50+.


Background Details
The National Open Golf Day is an initiative by the NVG (Dutch Federation for Golf Venues), NGF (Dutch Golf Federation), PGA of Holland and the National Sports Week.

Data
In 2010 the National Open Golf Day had more than 13,250 visitors. During the National Open Golf Day 115 golf courses opened their doors on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of April. On Saturday 17th, 83 golf courses organized an Open Golf Day, on Sunday 18th another 58 golf courses organized their Open day.

Level of Success
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1) Nationally well communicated
2) An average of more than 100 participating
    golf courses, which is more than 50% of the
   
total golf courses in Holland
3) Profitability if people coming back 
4) Golf courses free to make their own
    program during this day
5) Very quick way to get as many new potential
    golfers on your course
1) Registrations previously to calculate the number
    of visitors



















Manual
What can you expect on the Open Golf day?
Basic golf skills are explained by professionals. You can also take part in different clinics, contests or even follow the beginners-course. In the clubhouse you can obtain more information about memberships, beginners-courses, getting a golf license, the possibility of playing golf, and of course, a cup of coffee!

Potential activities for the Open Golf day
- Guided tours through the whole golf complex
- Golf shop: golf equipment explanation, book a golf lesson or round of golf

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