Girls Golf Rocks Is Back!
Close House has a real commitment to getting more women and girls into playing golf, so we’re delighted to have been selected again, for the third year running, to be an official Girls Golf Rocks Club for 2022. This fantastic national initiative from England Golf encourages beginner girls aged between 5 and 18 years to learn and play golf in a fun and friendly way.
The initial taster session is FREE, lasts an hour and is a great way of trying golf before signing up to the 6-week coaching course. Each of the six weekly sessions will be packed full of fun team-based activities aimed at giving participants a taste of all areas of the game. Everyone taking part also gets a Girls Golf Rocks goody bag which includes a polo shirt and a water bottle.
Senior PGA Professional Sally Hinton, who runs the sessions said,
“I love being part of Girls Golf Rocks, the girls are always so excited for the sessions and really enjoy learning new skills. We’re lucky to also have the help of some great ambassadors England and County level players Rachel Gourley, Maddie Sandison and Rebecca Hall.
“I got into golf as my dad was the golf pro at our local golf club and my whole family played. At the time I was the only girl member and always had to play with the boys. The Girls Golf Rocks program aims to change that and get more girls into regular coaching and club membership and the opportunity to play against each other.”
Our commitment to the cause was rewarded in 2019 when we won the National Golf Foundation ‘Laddie Lucas’ award for our very first Girls Golf Rocks program as we had a record number of girls attending our courses and continuing with coaching after the initial sessions.
Katie Anderson is just one of those girls who came to the very first sessions in 2019 and has continued into regular coaching and membership at Close House. Her efforts have certainly paid off as she’s now part of the Northumberland County girls academy squad and doing amazingly well.
“I loved attending the Girls Golf Rocks sessions with Sally at Close House and would really recommend them for anyone thinking they’d like to start playing golf. I liked that it was all girls who wanted to play together, and it was relaxed and fun. The sessions helped me gain confidence, but more importantly to enjoy the game which spurred me on to play more regularly and become a Close House junior member, which has helped me improve my game. I’m now involved with the County coaching squad too and enjoy playing competitive golf,” said Katie.
If you’re inspired to start your journey into golf why not book onto the free taster session which will run on Sunday 22nd May between 3pm and 4pm. The follow on 6-week coaching sessions cost £35 and run from Sunday 29th May with 2 time slots, 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm.
For more information and to book please visit the Close House Girls Golf Rocks page via this link https://girlsgolfrocks.played.co/venues/close-house-golf-club