The Surrey Ladies County Golf Association (SLCGA) is urging women and girls to ‘Give Golf a Go’. The Association is sponsoring a women and girls’ golf week at golf clubs across the County to encourage more women and girls to try golf and hopefully take up the sport.
There will be events at 16 clubs in the County between 25th April and 1 st May - full list attached. Women and girls who sign up to ‘Give Golf a Go’ will take part in a group lesson with a PGA professional, during which they will be introduced to the basics of golf. They will also take a tour of the club and meet some of the members over refreshments. All equipment will be provided. Sue Wild, Surrey Ladies’ County Captain said, ‘We want 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.
The pandemic has seen a surge of interest in golf but there are still many more men than women playing the sport. ‘We are trying to make golf more open and accessible for women and girls; we want to see many more get involved and experience golf. Hopefully, some of those that take part in our women and girls’ golf week and do ‘Give Golf a Go’ will go on to take up the sport and join one of the many Surrey golf clubs.’ The golf clubs hosting the taster days will offer participants incentives to continue playing the game, such as a series of subsidised ‘Give Golf a Go’ lessons. For a full list of the golf clubs offering taster sessions and dates, please visit the Surrey Ladies’ website: www.slcga.org/AboutSLCGA/GiveGolfAGo.aspx
‘Give Golf a Go’ is one of the SLCGA’s initiatives designed to develop women’s and girls’ golf. The SLCGA signed the Women in Golf Charter, an R&A initiative to attract more women into golf, in June 2019. It is also working with the Golf Foundation on an introductory programme for primary school aged girls, which will be launched soon.
For more information contact:
Sue Wild, County Captain 07932 196030
Jane Bathurst, Vice Captain 07734 838153
Full list of Clubs Hosting Give Golf a Go Sessions:
Addington Palace Golf Club: Thursday, 28th and Saturday, 30th April
Ashford Manor Golf Club: Tuesday, 26th April
Bramley Golf Club: Sunday, 1st May
Coombe Wood Golf Club: Saturday, 30th April
Dorking Golf Club: Tuesday, 26th April and Saturday, 30th April
The Drift Golf Club : TBC
Epsom Golf Club: Thursday, 28th April
Fulwell Golf Club: Friday, 29th April
Guildford Golf Club: Wednesday, 27th April
Hankley Common Golf Club: Sunday, 1st May
Hindhead Golf Club: Thursday, 28th April
Puttenham Golf Club: Monday, 25th April
Reigate Heath Golf Club: Wednesday, 27th April
The Richmond: Tuesday, 26th April
Tandridge Golf Club: Tuesday, 26th April - junior girls only
Windlesham Golf Club: Saturday, 30th April