Residents at St Mary’s Care Home in Scunthorpe have been counting their birdies, pars and bogeys after the home hosted an indoor golf day.

Staff and residents at the home, which is based on Speedwell Crescent, donned their best golf apparel as they enjoyed a friendly competition to celebrate the return of professional golf after the coronavirus outbreak.

Residents spent the afternoon practising their swings, lining up putts and trying their best to hit a hole-in-one. The competition was part of an afternoon activity session at the home. Staff organised the contest using plastic golf clubs designed for use indoors. This was to ensure the great British weather wasn’t able to spoil their day.

Although residents have admitted that they are unlikely to be seen competing in the next Ryder Cup, everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed the friendly competition. There were plenty of smiles around the home during the day too.

Discovering New Skills

Residents said that the afternoon was ‘great fun’. Some even managed to surprise themselves with their natural flair and skills around the green.

Liz, one of the residents at St Mary’s, said: “I’ve never played golf before, but this was really good fun. Quite a few of us played and we all had a great time. In fact, we are already excited about the next one!”

Fellow St Mary’s resident, Mike, said: “I don’t know much about golf, and this was my first time playing, but it was really good fun. I hope that we are able to do it again sometime.”

At St Mary’s, our residents enjoy all types of games and activities. We have a dedicated activity coordinator that helps to organise fun games and exercises for our residents to take part in, ensuring that our residents are always smiling and living life to the fullest.


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