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Get Into The Swing of National Golf Month!

It’s National Golf Month, so time to get into the swing of things with this fantastic opportunity for all ages.

Did you know Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has a dedicated Sport RCT team that works with people of all ages, signposting them to sporting clubs and helping them to get involved in the activities that suit them the  most?

They have an online database of all the sporting clubs and teams in Rhondda Cynon Taf, so you can search for the sport or location that suits you best. This includes listings for professional and social clubs, as well as those with specific provision for those with additional needs.

They also have expert, knowledgeable staff who can discuss your interests, preferences and abilities with you and provide advice and inspiration on the kind of sports or activities that may suit you best.

Finally, the team are responsible for supporting and honing sporting talent and run the Future Champions scheme, which provides specialist support, advice, training and workshops for young people who have been identified as potential future Olympians.

Some 80 young people from across the county borough are thriving under this scheme, including young golfer Jordan Rosser, of Porth, who has a number of additional needs and disabilities, but continues to play golf to an exceptional, competitive standard. Read Jordan's incredible story.

The services of Sport RCT are open to people of all ages and abilities. To get involved or find out more, visitwww.rctcbc.gov.uk and search for their pages.

Rhondda Cynon Taf is also home to a range of stunning golf clubs that welcome players of all ages and abilities. We are lucky to have golf clubs with exceptional facilities and some of the best views around. Find out more about golf clubs in RCT.

It is fitting that the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cllr John Watts, recently held a fundraising golf day in aid of his 2014-15 Charity Appeal, which, this year, will benefit Macmillan Cancer Support, the Royal British Legion and the Rhondda Appeal in aid of boys’ and girls’ clubs in the area.

Local businesses showed their support, getting involved and sending teams to the event, which happened at Aberdare Golf Club.

For more information on Mayoral events, the Charity Appeal and how you can get involved, please visit theMayor’s Pages.

For families that fancy a different kind of golfing fun, don’t forget the lovely pitch and putt course atYnysangharad War Memorial Park is now open and junior golf lessons, in partnership with Valleys Golf Enterprise,  run every Wednesday until the end of August for children aged five to 12 and cost £2.50.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Sport, said: “Golf remains such a popular sport in Rhondda Cynon Taf and we are pleased to be able to offer access to it in a wide range of ways – from fun for all the family at the pitch and putt course in Pontypridd to dedicated support for future champion and professional player Jordan Rosser.

“Golf is a great form of exercise and also a hugely fun, social activity. Find out more and get involved via Sport RCT.”

 Get involved in golf via Sport RCT and find out more about golfing opportunities and clubs on the Tourism Pages.