Young girls eager to get into golf can stop by Abbey Hill Golf Course for a free taster session later this month.
Girls aged between five and 18 are invited to go along to the Girls Golf Rocks session to socialise, have fun, and try out the sport for free at the club on Saturday April 30 from 10am – 12 noon.
All equipment will be provided, and attendees can turn up in comfy clothes and flat shoes with no dress code required. Complimentary food and refreshments will be available, as well as plenty of time to socialise with fellow girls having a taste of the game.
Steve Brown, Head Professional at Abbey Hill, hopes the sessions will prompt more girls to come and play at the club:
“Increasing our junior girls’ section has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.
“Offering girls specific free coaching is an exciting new step for Abbey Hill, and we hope to see a lot more women playing at the club in the coming months.”
Following the tasters, the girls will be offered a four-week structured coaching programme. All who complete the programme will be fitted with a free seven iron to help them continue to play, and will have the choice to enter a fun par three competition for new, young players.
The project is part of the Girls Golf Rocks initiative, run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation, to encourage more girls to play the game. Current figures show that only 1% of golf club members are girls, with an average of two per club.
Girls Golf Rocks is all about attracting beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active, and play alongside friends – with no pressure. Girl golfers from the county squad will act as ambassadors to share their enjoyment and inspire the new players.
Megan Dennis is the Buckinghamshire girls’ captain and one of the Ambassadors. The 16-year-old said:
“I started playing golf when I was three and ever since then I have loved it.
“Golf has brought me so many opportunities and I would really encourage other girls to take it up. Along the way you make some amazing friends and the rewards from practising are great as you can see yourself improving all the time.”
For further information on the girls’ taster session at Abbey Hill, please visit: www.abbeyhillgc.co.uk or call 01908 562 566.
For further information regarding the Girls Golf Rocks initiative, please visit: www.getintogolf.org/girlsgolfrocks