Ladies First for Get into Golf in Cumbria
It’s ladies first when it comes to helping more people Get into golf in Cumbria.
Clubs across the county are backing a new drive to make it easier than ever for girls and ladies to take their first shots at a sport that offers many health and social benefits.
Would-be golfers can benefit from top class coaching from the county’s PGA professionals as part of a range of new and attractive ideas from clubs
The number of Get into Golf centres across Cumbria has grown from six last year to more than 20 – which means anyone interested should be able to find a facility nearby.
Says Becky Underwood, Development Office for Active Cumbria, who are working on behalf of the Cumbria Golf Partnership: “If you have ever thought of trying the game, now is the time to make the most of this great offer
“If you have been put off by the stereotyped image of the sport, this is an ideal chance to find out what really goes on a golf clubs and how easy it is to start playing with the right advice.
“Golf is a sport that can help girls and ladies enjoy a healthier lifestyle alongside an active social life with like-minded people of all ages.”
Clubs taking part in the campaign include:
Taster Sessions: (Bucks Fizz and Balls) Monday evenings 7.30 – 8.30pm 20th, 27th July, 3rd August
GiG Courses: 6.30 – 7.30pm or 7.30 – 8.30pm Mondays Starting 10th August
Taster Session: (Ladies Free Fizz and Fun Night) 6 – 8pm Wednesday 22nd July
GIG Course: Saturdays 3 – 4pm from 1st August, Tuesdays 5 – 6pm from 28th July
Taster Session: (Cream Teas with the Lady Members) – 3.30pm onwards Tuesday 28th July
GIG Course: 7.30 – 8.30pm Mondays from 3rd August
Taster Session: (Ladies Golf Open Day) – 26th July
GIG Course: 12 – 1pm Sundays from 2nd August
Taster Session: (Fizz and Nibbles with the Lady Captain and Golf Pro) – 2 – 3pm Saturday 25th July
GIG Course: 10 – 11.30am Saturdays from 8th August
Taster Session: (Open Evening with Pro tea & cake) 6.30 – 8.30pm Thursday 30th July
GIG Sessions: 6.30 – 7.30pm or 7.30 – 8.30pm Thursdays from 6th August
GIG Session: 1 – 2pm Saturdays from 8th August
For further information about what is happening in Cumbria visit the National Get into Golf website www.getintogolf.org and enter your postcode, or contact Becky Underwood at Active Cumbria.
Becky Underwood adds: “Cumbrian golf clubs and ranges are amazing places, every one is different and offers something unique, be it a specific course, an extensive Pro Shop, or a fantastic bar and club house.
“But one thing they all have in common is a warm welcome to people who might like to learn the game, or just come along to see what is there.
“Often they are along a quiet road on the edge of the town, but they all make the most of Cumbria’s spectacular landscape. I would encourage anyone to go along and see what’s there.
“The Get into golf course is an ideal way to learn the game with a qualified professional and spring is a great time to get outdoors.”
Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire adults to take up the game and is run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, supported by Sport England and National Lottery funding.
Get into golf opportunities include FREE beginners’ sessions and follow-up coaching with PGA professionals. They are a fun and sociable way to start golf – and a great way to make new friends.
To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766