The R&A is continuing its drive to keep golfers and non-golfers active and engaged through its #GolfAtHome campaign, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact society.
Through more creative content – covering areas of the sport such as fitness, nutrition, instruction and Rules – the social media campaign is keeping golf lovers busy, focused, informed… and having fun! While players are missing time on the course, #GolfAtHome is encouraging golfers of all ages and abilities to get creative by sharing photos and videos of themselves or their family practicing golf at home or in the garden, provided it is in a safe and responsible manner.
The R&A is posting the best across its social media platforms, from trick shots across the living room floor to amazing chip shots in the garden. Beginners, club golfers, elite amateurs and leading professionals have all been showcasing their skills.Now, leading golf broadcaster and fitness enthusiast Iona Stephen is supporting the activity, sharing her lockdown experience at home in St Andrews. To help people through this time both physically and mentally, Iona is sharing fitness routines, healthy recipes, practice drills and more.Golf fans can also look out for content to come from R&A ambassador Georgia Hall, the 2018 Women’s British Open Champion, who has created some home tutorial videos.
Entertaining Garden Rules
Grant Moir’s ‘Rules From The Garden’ are proving popular in #GolfAtHome as golfers enjoy a unique take on the regulations that govern the playing of the sport. Moir, Director – Rules at The R&A, has been taking viewers through fun situations from his ‘home course’ in his back garden, including unplayable lies and penalty areas.It’s the ideal time at home to brush up on your Rules of Golf knowledge, with The R&A Rules Academy an online resource for golfers of all levels and experience. It provides an interesting and easy way to learn the basics of the Rules of Golf, culminating in an optional Level 1 Exam.Or why not go down memory lane in your spare time and enjoy watching all of The Open official films and Chronicles of a Champion Golfer at TheOpen.com?
Creativity and confidence
The R&A is also supporting the Golf Foundation’s #LockdownKnockdown initiative, encouraging young players and their families to take part in fun games which promote creativity and confidence.Keen to get involved in #GolfAtHome activity? All you have to do is tag The R&A on social media and use the hashtag #GolfAtHome so we can share your content. We look forward to again posting and retweeting the best, so keep them coming!