STYL the grass courses have been closed. Even in snow,” Malina explained. The driving range has become very popular with amateurs who enjoy favourable prices, and often come to hit a few balls in the fine and relaxed atmosphere of the Lipiny Golf Resort. Perhaps this is why the course in Lipiny won the best evaluation in the 2018 category of nine-hole courses in the annual Všudehrálové summary by the most active golfers. “How the lay public sees golf has significantly changed for the better in the past seven years. This makes us happy, however, we know that recruiting players is a long-term job. Our introductory lessons with training at the open course and the basics of golfing etiquette will hopefully support that,” Malina said.
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Trained beginners get a “Start Card”; there have been four and a half thousand issued since introductory lessons started in 2014, 700 in 2018 alone. Golfers from Poland have also discovered the charms and attractions of the Lipiny Golf Resort. The golf school for children is regularly attended by fifty boys and girls, and one of the elementary schools in Karviná (ZŠ Dělnická) included golf as one of its elective subjects. “2019 will be very busy. Our calendar already lists seventy-three events and open tournaments. We start the first ninehole tournament on Friday, April 12. The most attractive novelty is an annual membership with an unlimited play pass worth CZK9,900. We are very grateful for support and favour, and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2019,“ Malina concluded.