Project designed to boost health and wellbeing of older people through golf to launch in Alfreton

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Tue 26th April 2022

A project designed to boost the health and wellbeing of people with age-related chronic illnesses through golf is set to launch in Alfreton.

Golf in Society, a social enterprise with a mission to improve the lives of older people by helping them access the sport, will launch at Alfreton Golf Club in May.

The organisation was founded by Anthony Blackburn in 2016 and has since helped to transform more than 1,000 lives.

Anthony said: “This is about much more than golf, it’s about providing a renewed sense of purpose for people impacted by age-related and chronic illnesses such as dementia and Parkinson’s.

“It’s about improving health and wellbeing, enhancing rehabilitation, combating loneliness, depression and providing a social platform for people battling challenges in their daily lives as well as supporting unpaid carers.

“We’re proving that life doesn’t have to end at diagnosis, by providing a new sense of purpose and a renewed outlook on life it shows that there’s still so much people can enjoy.”

The golf sessions are specially adapted and previous golfing experience is not necessary.

Golf in Society will host a special launch event at Alfreton Golf Club on Monday, May 9, between 12pm and 2pm.

Anyone interested in supporting the project is invited to attend and find out more about Golf in Society’s plans.

If you would like to attend the launch event, please RSVP by email to by Friday (April 29).

After the launch, Golf in Society will be offering free taster sessions for anyone who would like to take part in golfing sessions.

The taster sessions will take place at Alfreton Golf Club on May 16 and May 23.

You can sign up by clicking on the link in the Tweet below.