England Golf: Girls' golf rocks in Essex
A group of girl golfers are hoping to inspire others to take up the sport with the message: “Girls’ Golf Rocks.”
Members of the Essex County Girls squad have trained as leaders and mentors for the project, to promote the sport with the help of four local golf clubs.
Katie Moggan is regional development officer for the Golf Foundation and she said: “The Essex County girls really do deserve great credit for launching Girls’ Golf Rocks.
“As young, athletic players who love this game and who exhibit a great sense of fun when playing golf, you really couldn’t find better ambassadors for this sport. The campaign tees off with a taster session in April at each of the four clubs taking part – Little Channels, Crowlands Heath, Playgolf Colchester and the Rayleigh Club – with three county players at each club.
Following the taster sessions, when schoolchildren will be welcomed by PGA professionals, there will be a four-week structured coaching programme provided by the clubs, with the county girls mentoring newcomers.
The finale will be a competition on the par-3 course at Channels in May, where the young players will enjoy playing holes with their mentors, benefiting from their experience and encouragement.
The project is being led by the Golf Foundation, with support from England Golf and Active Essex.