Eight young girls aged between 4 and 9 years had a fun taster golf session with club professional Belinda Whent learning some of the basics of game. Sussex “Ambassador” Annabelle Heal was on hand to give Belinda a helping hand and act as a mentor as they learn to play. This England Golf initiative aims to increase the number of girl players from an average of just two per club and, hopefully, to wet the appetites for some to continue with the game!
Last year Girls Golf Rocks attracted 1600 girls to taster sessions, with 1200 going on to take coaching. This year, it’s hoped the numbers will be even higher.
All coaching is provided by a PGA Professional and on the sixth week of the course the girls will put their skills into action out on the golf course. The newcomers will be supported by girls from their county and club who have been recruited and trained as ambassadors to inspire and encourage the new players.