Women & Golf's Kim went to Hamptworth Golf Club for an afternoon of golf, pimms and fashion with up-and-coming women's golf wear brand Famara Golf.
Something different took place this week amongst the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest National Park.
Located just 11 miles from Salisbury and within easy access from the M27 and A31, Hamptworth Golf Club’s PGA Professional, Katie Dawkins, organised a fun 9-hole golf event with post-round Pimms and tapas, followed by a fashion show from the up-and-coming women’s golf wear brand, Famara.
Hamptworth Golf Club
A warm welcome and all-important goodie bag were given to the 36 women who took part at the club’s recently refurbished clubhouse before heading out to the first tee.
The course, although undergoing a programme of redesign, is a good test of golf for all levels of player and has some interesting and challenging holes. Meandering its way around the ancient woodland of the forest and the River Blackwater coming into play on several holes, there’s plenty to think about during your round.
It’s also famous for having one of the very few Par-6 holes in the world, known as The Beast, which plays 666 yards off the white tees.
The club’s current owners have created a contemporary-style clubhouse where you can relax in the comfortable lounge or on the terrace outside which overlooks the course and some of the gorgeous New Forest scenery and enjoy a good choice of food and drink from the bar.
The women’s locker room is tastefully decorated and wouldn’t be out of place in an up-market leisure club and although there is no Pro Shop, as such, a limited selection of golf wear and accessories are displayed in clever shelving units in the reception area of the clubhouse.
Fashion show from Famara Golf
After 9-holes of golf, a glass of Pimms and some delicious tapas sharing platters, Famara’s founder, Liz Harwood, ably assisted by Katie, demonstrated to Hamptworth’s guests how she has achieved her aim to ‘Unzip a new way of dressing for golf’.
Inspired by an old photograph of her mother playing golf in the 1950s, Liz has created a collection of golf wear in easy-to-wear fabrics and vibrant, eye-catching colours. The fashion show included items from Famara’s Flamenco, Black Orchid and Pause & Reflect ranges plus some other staple golf wear items which complemented these collections. You can view the full range via the Famara Golf website here. It’s well worth a look.
Liz was also joined by FootJoy who showed off their latest range of shoes with a promise to try and match the colours of Famara’s collections in their MyJoy ranges. Everyone loves a matching outfit and shoes, don’t they??!!
As golfing events go, this one had a bit of everything and was well worth attending. W&G recommend you keep a look out for details of the next one!
View the full Famara Golf range here.