The Professional Golfers’ Association is promising to get even more women out on to the golf course this summer as it launches its latest round of We Love Golf events. In June, women across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire will be invited to take part in free taster sessions at 6 different locations. They will then be offered the chance to sign up for group coaching sessions that will culminate in a VIP beginners’ group clinic at the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club 1st – 4th August.
The PGA is determined to create more opportunities for women to access the sport and already supports the Women’s British Open each year by staffing the SwingZone. Last year’s event was notable not just for Georgia Hall’s victory, but also because it was the first time an all-female PGA coaching team had (wo)manned this area at a Major event. This year, Woburn Golf Club will see the all-female crew increase to sixteen PGA Professionals who will be teaching lessons across the week.
Robert Maxfield, CEO of The Professional Golfers’ Association comments: “It is fantastic to see our Members front and centre at such important events. We are dedicated to showcasing the very best in golf and these women represent everything we stand for. The We Love Golf clinic will definitely bring a lot of fun to the event as well. We are delighted to do everything we can to promote women’s golf on a local, national and international stage.”
Mike Round, Development Director of the Ladies European Tour added: “The PGA coaches at the SwingZone work tirelessly throughout every tournament to inspire the people they teach. They are to some extent the face of golf at these events, so to have an all-female line up is really important and it also sends a strong message to young women about coaching as a career option. The We Love Golf campaign has the potential to create a real legacy for the area, so we are excited to be able to support it and look forward to introducing these new players to the sport.”
The participating venues for this We Love Golf campaign are The Bedfordshire Golf Club (Samantha Head and Denise Hastings), Biggleswade Golf Centre (Alison Perkins), Chesfield Downs Golf Club (Jo Oliver), Moor Park Golf Club (Harriet Key) and The Roehampton Club (Charlotte Nutt). Full details of the events, including dates and times of the taster sessions are all available via the We Love Golf PGA Facebook page www.facebook.com/WeLoveGolfPGA/Events
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