Fame Tate, former Ladies European and As
ian Tour player, has agreed to become an ambassador for Derbyshire Golf and support the national drive to get more women & girls playing golf.
Fame who is currently working at Tapton Park Golf Club in Chesterfield, is keen to encourage and promote the development work of Derbyshire Golf, in particular she is keen to support programmes and initiatives that encourage Junior Golf and target more women and girls playing the game.
Fame has been working at Tapton Park for the past three years and her work has seen her introduce over 200 women to the game through her Fame Golf Academy coaching and introductory programmes.
Commenting on her new role Fame explained, “I am delighted to have been asked to work with Derbyshire Golf; I believe the work they are undertaking to develop the game in Derbyshire is well overdue. I am particularly keen to see more young people take up the game of golf and enjoy the opportunities it can provide for them. I will be supporting and promoting the programmes to nurture the game at every level and will be rolling out a series of beginner and introductory programmes for all at Tapton Park Golf Club over the coming months”.
Fame started playing golf at the age of 10 at Tapton Park Golf Club on the 9 hole course and joined Chesterfield Golf Club not long after. Fame soon developed into a talented young player playing for the Derbyshire Girls Team, the Derbyshire Ladies Team and then at the age of fourteen, playing off scratch, she was selected to represent England. Fame went on to represent England for a total of nine years and Great Britain and Ireland for five years. She represented Great Britain and Ireland in The Curtis Cup in 2002 and 2004 and in The Vagliano Trophy in 2001 and 2003. The Curtis Cup is the amateur equivalent of The Solheim Cup. Fame was one of only a selection of players to participate two consecutive times in the biennial Curtis Cup.
Nigel Furniss, Derbyshire Golf Development Officer commented; “We are delighted that Fame has agreed to become an ambassador for Derbyshire Golf, she clearly sees the value of our work and will help us to promote our programmes and initiatives, in particular to get more women and girls playing golf. We will strive to develop a strong relationship and help to promote and encourage the activities and programmes that Fame will deliver through the Fame Golf Academy.”
England Golf have a National drive in JUNE aimed at encouraging clubs to run programmes to encourage more Women & Girls into golf, Lauren Spray England Golf Women & Girls participation Manager explained “It is great news that Fame will support the National drive to attract more Women & Girls to golf. England Golf has invested over £300,000 into this year’s national marketing campaign and aims to reach more people than ever before. I urge all clubs to take advantage of this opportunity and to run women and girls taster days and/or beginner courses throughout the month of June as we aim to raise the profile and awareness of the social and health benefits of playing the game. These types of days are brilliant opportunities for clubs to raise their profile within their local community, as well as increasing revenue streams and membership. Further support is available via the women and girl’s factsheets which are free to download from the England Golf website www.englandgolf.org/womenandgirls. It’s definitely an opportunity not to be missed!”
Fame has a programme of forthcoming coaching opportunities for beginners, ladies, juniors and established golfers, these can be viewed and places booked via her website http://famegolfacademy.com