Give Golf a Go’ Women and Girls’ Taster Week a Great Success The SLCGA sponsored ‘Give Golf a Go’ taster week at the end of April proved a great success. Over 200 women and girls took the opportunity to sign up and attend the introductory golf sessions, which were held at 16 clubs across Surrey.
Sue Wild, Surrey Ladies’ County Captain, said, ‘We were delighted with the response to our ‘Give Golf a Go’ initiative, as were the clubs which took part. Our aim wasto make golf more open and accessible and to encourage more women and girls to ‘Give Golf a Go’.
‘In Surrey, the number of women playing golf is a fraction of the number of men; around 7,000 compared to over 42,000. We want to reduce the gap and to see more women and girls on the golf course enjoying this great sport, which is not only great exercise but also fun and an excellent way to meet people. Hopefully, many of those who took part in ‘Give Golf a Go’ will now have a taste for golf and come back for more. ‘We have had extremely positive feedback from the clubs involved in the initiative. Many are offering follow up lessons and several have already welcomed participants into their Ladies’ Academies. The majority of clubs involved said it was a very worthwhile experience.’
16 clubs signed up to hold events between 25th April and 1st May. They offered women and girls the opportunity to take part in group lessons with a PGA professional and meet members of the club over refreshments. The SLCGA provided marketing materials and support as well as an online booking facility for the Clubs.
SLCGA Summer Events Calendar
Thursday, 7th July Druce Trophy Team Event Leatherhead Golf Club
Thursday, 21st July Summer Foursomes New Zealand Golf Club
Monday, 25th July Stovold Trophy 2nd team match v Kent Tandridge Golf Club
Tuesday, 2nd August Stovold Trophy 2nd team match v Hampshire West Surrey Golf Club
Monday, 1st August England Golf Australian Spoons Regional Final Haywards Heath Golf Club
Friday, 5th August South Region Championships (all age) Ealing Golf Club
8th – 10th August Junior County Match Week Kings Hill Golf Club
Thursday, 18th August Stovold Trophy 2nd team match v Sussex Ifield Golf Club
Monday, 22nd August Stovold Trophy 2nd team match v Middlesex Muswell Hill Golf Club
Link to all upcoming events : www.slcga.org/events
The SLCGA launched a new website. The new site is easy to navigate and is full of useful information, as well as the latest news from Surrey Ladies’ golf. It is the best way to find out about upcoming ladies’ competitions in Surrey, not only SLCGA run events but also Club Opens, and how to enter. There is a wide range of information about the Committee, County teams, Junior coaching and women into golf initiatives, as well as details of who to contact if you have a question.
Visit the new SLCGA website: www.slcga.org
The SLCGA office has moved. The new contact details are:
SLCGA c/o Clandon Regis Golf Club,
Tel: 01483 361593
Main contacts are:
County Captain Sue Wild firstname.lastname@example.org County
Vice Captain Jane Bathurst email@example.com
County Secretary Ann McMahon firstname.lastname@example.org