Surrey Ladies encourage local women and girls to ‘Give Golf A Go’

The Surrey Ladies’ County Golf Association (SLCGA) is urging women and girls to ‘Give Golf a Go’ during a week of free and fun starter activities at local clubs.

As a recent signatory to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter, one of Surrey Ladies’ firm commitments was to extend the range of options for females of all ages keen to try the sport for the first time.

Now the association has teed up a women and girls’ golf week at golf clubs across the county.

Events will be staged at 16 clubs throughout Surrey between 25 April-1 May.

For a full list of the golf clubs offering taster sessions and dates, visit the Surrey Ladies’ website.

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 host club and meet some of the members over refreshments. All equipment will be provided and the taster sessions are free of charge.

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.

‘Give Golf a Go’ is one of a range of 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 2021. It is also working with the Golf Foundation on an introductory programme for primary school girls, which will be launched soon.