Topgolf and The R&A are collaborating to offer several discounted women and girls coaching sessions from PGA professionals to support the governing body’s #FOREeveryone campaign, as part of its wider Women in Golf Charter initiative.
It’s safe to say that Topgolf is the original when it comes to driving range entertainment and provides a relaxed and fun environment to play golf. It’s not unusual to have waiting time as the venues are so popular. Jeans and trainers are the norm and drinks and food are served at your bay.
So, it’s no surprise to hear that UK Topgolf venues have signed up to provide coaching sessions to women who are looking to give golf a go or maybe get a little refresher on a sport they used to play. All as part of The R&A's #FOREeveryone campaign.
Having experienced Topgolf ourselves, we can highly recommend taking friends and/or family members down to one of these sessions – if you live in the Chigwell, Watford or Addlestone areas.
Topgolf’s #FOREeveryone coaching sessions
These fun social sessions aim to inspire and motivate women golfers, providing them with the practical skills they need to play the sport, while also showcasing it in a more positive and inclusive light. They will also highlight the many physical and mental benefits playing golf provides – including exercise, socialising, and the thrill of competition.
Coaching sessions – which will be delivered by a host of qualified teaching professionals – are taking place at Topgolf’s Chigwell, Watford and Surrey venues and are bookable online at a discounted coaching price of just £5 per person. Tickets include a free drink and club hire provided by Topgolf.
Dates and times of Topgolf #FOREeveryone coaching sessions:
- Tuesday November 23rd – 11am
- Tuesday November 23rd – 6pm*
- Thursday December 9th – 11am
- Monday January 10th – 11am and 6pm
- Friday February 4th – 11am
- Thursday March 3rd March – 11am
- Thursday March 3rd March – 6pm*
*Chigwell and Watford venues only
Andrew Agnoli, Head of Topgolf Coach UK, commented:
“Golf is a game for everybody, and Topgolf is a great steppingstone for those who have never picked up a club and want to come along and have a go.
“Partnering with The R&A on the #FOREeveryone initiative, it’s great that we’ll be able to offer aspiring female golfers discounted sessions for the chance to come and learn the sport from our team of professionals.
“We can’t wait to welcome everyone down to our venues. It’s a fantastic opportunity for women and girls in the Chigwell, Watford and Surrey areas to try golf for the first time, as well as for those wanting to get back into the game.”
Golf isn't just 18 holes
Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer of The R&A, added:
“The R&A is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to creating greater equality across golf, and we are thrilled that Topgolf, as signatories of the Women in Golf Charter, are supporting the #FOREeveryone campaign to drive tangible change.
“As well as inspiring more women and girls to get involved in the sport, we also want to challenge and combat the misconceptions non-golfers may have about golf, including that it can only be played on an 18-hole course, and we hope these #FOREeveryone sessions at Topgolf venues will aide this even further. It’s been great to see such an increased demand and heightened interest in women’s golf over the last year, with the number of women playing in all formats having gone from 16% to 28%. We hope to see participation continue to grow for many years to come.”
To book one of the #FOREeveryone beginner sessions at Topgolf Chigwell, Watford or Surrey, simply visit the Topgolf website and book online.
Find out more about the #FOREeveryone campaign, alongside further information about rediscovering golf or locating beginner golf programmes, at FOREeveryone.com.