Girls’ golf will be rocking again in Staffordshire when the successful campaign to inspire new young players returns in April.
Girls Golf Rocks is all about attracting beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and play alongside friends.
It ran in Staffordshire for the first time last year and was very successful with 61 girls attending tasters and 47 enjoying it so much they took coaching courses.
This year free girls’ taster sessions will be on offer at four clubs, followed by group coaching courses with PGA professionals, supported by young ambassadors from the county squads. The tasters will be held at:
Branston Golf & Country Club: Saturday 14 April, 10am–12pm
Tom Gibbs Golf Academy at Keele Golf Range: Saturday 14 April, 2:30pm–4:30pm
3 Hammers Golf Complex: Sunday 15 April, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Ingestre Park Golf Club: Sunday 15 April, 2pm–4pm
To book visit www.girlsgolfrocks.org
Following the tasters, each club will each offer a five-week coaching course with PGA professionals. Then the new players will be invited to a fun day with the ambassadors featuring multi-skills challenges and the chance to play on a golf course.
The support and encouragement of the ambassadors has helped to make Girls Golf Rocks such a success.
Emily Coleman of Trentham Golf Club said:
“I enjoyed my role as a Girls Golf Rocks Ambassador as it was great to be part of a national coaching initiative specifically targeting girls.
“I think that golf is a fantastic way of socialising and making new friends whilst being active and definitely think that with the right opportunities, more girls will see how much golf has to offer.”
Girls Golf Rocks is a national campaign, run jointly by England Golf and the Golf Foundation, and it aims to increase the number of girl golfers from an average of just two full members per club. U.S Kids also provide 7-irons for the girls to use.
When Girls Golf Rocks ran in 15 counties last year over 850 girls had a go and more than 730 enjoyed it so much they went on to take coaching courses.