The Surrey Ladies County Golf Association is urging women and girls to ‘Give Golf a Go’ this Spring.
The Surrey Ladies County Golf Association (SLCGA) is sponsoring a women and girls’ golf week at golf clubs across the county to encourage more women and girls to try golf and hopefully take up the sport.
'Give Golf a Go' sessions are free and will be held at 16 clubs in Surrey between April 25 and May 1. Women and girls who sign up to ‘Give Golf a Go’ will take part in a group lesson with a PGA professional. With all equipment provided, they will be introduced to the basics of golf. The taster sessions will also include a tour of the club and the opportunity to meet some of the members over refreshments.
Following the 'Give Golf a Go' sessions, the golf clubs will offer participants incentives to continue playing the game, such as a series of subsidised ‘Give Golf a Go’ lessons.
Making golf more open and accessible
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.”
For a full list of the golf clubs offering taster sessions and dates, please visit the SLCGA website.
The SLCGA want to make sure that all participating golf clubs are well equipped to advertise their events and recruit participants to their ‘Give Golf a Go’ sessions. With this in mind, the SLCGA are providing golf clubs with marketing material, including social media content, printing personalised posters, flyers and sails that they can use. Also, each event has a unique Eventbrite page which makes signing up for sessions really simple.
‘Give Golf a Go’ is one of the SLCGA’s initiatives designed to develop women’s and girls’ golf.
The SLCGA signed the Women in Golf Charter, The 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-aged girls, which will be launched soon.
Full list of Clubs Hosting 'Give Golf a Go!' Sessions:
Addington Palace Golf Club: Thursday, 28th and Saturday, 30th April
Ashford Manor Golf Club: Tuesday, 26th April
Bramley Golf Club: Sunday, 1st May
Coombe Wood Golf Club: Saturday, 30th April
Dorking Golf Club: Tuesday, 26th April and Saturday, 30th April
The Drift Golf Club: TBC
Epsom Golf Club: Thursday, 28th April
Fulwell Golf Club: Friday, 29th April
Guildford Golf Club: Wednesday, 27th April
Hankley Common Golf Club: Sunday, 1st May
Hindhead Golf Club: Thursday, 28th April
Puttenham Golf Club: Monday, 25th April
Reigate Heath Golf Club: Wednesday, 27th April
The Richmond Golf Club: Tuesday, 26th April
Tandridge Golf Club: Tuesday, 26th April - junior girls only
Windlesham Golf Club: Saturday, 30th April
There are currently 116 golf clubs in Surrey affiliated to England Golf with around 7,300 female members. In comparison, there are over 42,000 men playing golf in Surrey. The SLCGA is a signatory of the Women in Golf Charter, an initiative by the R&A to protect the future of golf and attract more women and girls into golf, both to play and to work in the golf industry.
The SLCGA has been promoting amateur women’s golf in Surrey since the early 1900s. It supports competitive and fun golf for all ages and abilities in the County, running competitions and events aimed at both elite and higher handicap golfers. The Surrey Ladies’ teams are currently National County Champions, Senior County Champions and Junior County Champions.