Girls’ golf will get rocking in Warwickshire when a campaign to inspire new players is launched in April.
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, sharing their enjoyment and inspiring the newcomers.
The project tees off with free taster sessions for girls aged five to 18, followed by coaching courses with PGA professionals, together with all-important support from the ambassadors.
Taster sessions will be held at:
• Robin Hood GC – Saturday 7 April 2-4pm
• Stonebridge GC – Sunday 8 April 12-2pm
• Lea Marston GC – Wednesday 4 April 6-7pm & Saturday 7 April 12-1pm
• Leam Valley/ Rugby GC – Sunday 8 April 10-12pm
The sessions are open to all girls, regardless of whether or not they have an impairment, to try golf in a fun and supportive environment. To find out more and book visit www.girlsgolfrocks.org
Following the tasters, each of the clubs will offer a five-week coaching course with PGA professionals. Then in June the new players will be invited to a fun day with the ambassadors at Lea Marston Hotel, Golf & Spa featuring multi-skills challenges and the chance to play on a golf course.
Warwickshire is one of six new counties to join the national campaign, run jointly by England Golf and the Golf Foundation, with U.S Kids providing equipment for the girls. It aims to increase the number of girl golfers from the average of just two full members per club and it’s having a great impact.
When Girls Golf Rocks ran in 15 counties last year over 850 girls had a go, more than 730 enjoyed it so much they went on to take coaching courses.
Hannah Crump, who is Warwickshire’s junior organiser and a Girls Golf Rocks coach at Robin Hood Golf Club, commented: “This is my opportunity to share my love and passion for the game with young girls who may never have thought they’d get the chance to know what golf is.”
The ambassadors include Zara Houghton, 14, from Copt Heath Golf Club, who said: “Being a part of Girls Golf Rocks means that I can show other girls the fun and friendship that golf has brought to my life.”