Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:32
Girls Golf Rocks is being launched across Leicestershire and free sessions will be provided at the end of April.
Progressing from a male dominated sport, golf has advanced in recent years both at a professional and fun level. The launch of Girls Golf Rocks is another big step to make golf more accessible to all and to break down the gender division that was formerly there.
England Golf are in the midst of a huge push on women's golf and numbers continue to increase across Britain as men and women take part on courses together, sharing the fun.
The national This Girl Can campaign continues to get women of all ages involved in sports and activities that may have previously been seen as men oriented. Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport recently held a This Girl Can 'Charity Night Out', with more than 150 women taking part in activities ranging from Clubbercise to Martial Arts and Legs.
Free sessions will be provided across Leicestershire, with four golf clubs opening their doors to girls looking to try out a new sport. The sessions will run at:
- Lutterworth Golf Club
- The Golf Centre, Coalville
- Hinckley Golf Club
- Scraptoft Golf Club
Sessions will be completely informal and will provide a first opportunity for females to have a go without fear of intimidation or simply not being good enough. Comfy clothes are encouraged, so there's no need to go out and buy a visor or pair of tartan trousers. Food will also be available on site afterwards, with a friendly atmosphere helping to make the experience special.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport recently spoke to golf professional, Katie Tebbet. Having played on the PGA Tour, Tebbet now balances playing with coaching people of all ages at Rothley Golf Club. She spoke about what it means to be a coach and to play golf (see video below).
For full information, see the poster attached.