New players are invited to join the Hertfordshire event and celebrate Women & Girls’ Golf Week.


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Women & Girls’ Golf Week 2020 is coming up soon, and from August 17 to 23 there’s loads going on across the country to celebrate all the brilliant women and girls involved in golf.

Hertfordshire is always running loads of fantastic initiatives and events for female golfers and those who are new to the sport, and this special week is no exception.

Letchworth is hosting a Women on Par event on Sunday August 23, and it sounds perfect for total beginners or those who have a played a little and are just starting out on their golfing journey.

The nine-hole format is designed to help players learn the basic rules of the game, with challenges along the way such as hitting the green or getting out of the bunker in one.

County Development Officer for Hertfordshire Golf Esther Strous told us that the scheme had been a huge success at their clubs.

“Women on Par has been brilliant in our county,” she said.

"In 2016 it all started with us and in 2017 we had over 200 ladies take part in 5 events. Of those, over 90 joined clubs (various categories) in the next 18 months. I still see some of those ladies when I travel around the county as they are now full members and still loving it. It’s absolutely amazing.”

During the special WAG Week Women on Par event Esther will also be promoting the achievements of the ladies who take part, encouraging them to share their #WhyIGolf stories as part of the campaign by England Golf.

The event  is running from 12 noon to 3pm, with lots of prizes for the best scores and the chance to enjoy a beverage and socialise afterwards.

Entry is £15 per person and you can sign up HERE.

Hertfordshire is definitely a hot spot for women’s golf, thanks partly to the brilliant work done at grass-roots level by Esther and also due to all the big names who have come out of the area.

“We are really lucky as we have so many female role models to look up to in the county,” Esther said.

“Elaine Ratcliffe of Essendon Country Club is current Curtis Cup Captain, Hannah Burke and Alice Hewson both did so well on the Rose Series recently and we have amateurs Ellen Hume (Mill Green), Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted) and Rebecca Earl (Bishops Stortford) all getting great results both locally and in America.

For more information on Women on Par and the other events going on across the county visit

Or, you can also email Esther at [email protected].

Don’t forget to share your #WhyIGolf story with England Golf either!

£15, Sunday August 23, Letchworth Golf Club, register HERE.

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