Local families had a great day out at 'Teeing Off Through Time', a family fun golf event on Hurst Park Open space on Saturday 23 July 2011.

Adults and children got advice from coaches on how to achieve a great swing or putting, and also found more about the history of golf through a small exhibition and with a theatre group. They discovered how golfers dressed in past centuries and took a history trail around the Hurst Park area.

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Mayor and lady.

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Theatre group

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Mayor

This event was part of the Surrey Sporting Life 2011 series of events. Kicking off during the Open Weekend, which marked the start of the one-year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Councillor Jan Fuller, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Elmbridge Council said: "With Teeing Off Through Time, children and their families had a go at practising their swing, chipping and putting under the guidance of professionals. We hope that the event will encourage them to take up the sport at our many local clubs. The event on Saturday clearly demonstrated that golf was a family sport played by people of all ages. It provides a great opportunity for different generations to share a common interest and play together."

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