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New counties announced for Girls Golf Rocks in 2019

11.36am 10th December 2018 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Girls Golf Rocks will be back for 2019 – with plans to involve even more girls and spread the recruitment programme further across the country.

For 2019, another five counties will join the successful programme: Cornwall, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Worcestershire.

In total, 26 counties will be running Girls Golf Rocks next year. The others are Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Durham, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire.

Clubs in these counties will offer free taster sessions, starting in May 2019, followed by coaching courses with PGA professionals. Club and county girl players will again be trained as ambassadors to inspire the new girls coming into the game.

In 2018, over 1,650 girls attended Girls Golf Rocks taster sessions and 1,200 enjoyed it so much they went on to take coaching courses with PGA professionals.

Girls Golf Rocks is a joint programme from England Golf and the Golf Foundation, supported by the women’s county associations. It aims to increase the number of girl players from an average of just two per club.

To find out more, visit www.englandgolf.org/girls-golf-rocks or follow the campaign on Twitter @GirlsGolfRocks1 or Facebook.com/GirlsGolfRocks

       

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