Sprowston Manor, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club, has announced it will be working alongside England Golf to launch a number of new ‘Get into Golf’ initiatives focussing on women and girls.

Lauren Spray, the Women and Girl’s Participation Manager for England Golf, will help Sprowston Manor run a series of golf taster sessions aimed at introducing golf in a fun and enjoyable format to those who might not otherwise have thought about taking up game.

The main ‘Get into Golf’ sessions, consisting of four one-hour lessons overseen by a qualified PGA Professional for £20, will run on weekday mornings, evenings, and weekends, making them easily accessible.

A series of four follow on lessons will then be available for £40, including £10 driving range credit. ‘On the course’ packages, suitable for golfers of all ages and experience, will also be available in the form of two one-and-a-half hour lessons.

The final tuition package, available for just £89.99 will provide golfers with six nine-hole credits, two 30 minute golf lessons, a driving range card and two leisure passes.

We hope to break down the barriers that currently exist between women and golf Sprowston Manor has also introduced an Ambassador programme, which will sit alongside its ‘Get into Golf’ campaign. The Ambassadors are a mix of long serving lady members, as well as new members who have only just taken golf up in the past few years, and so have a wealth of insight into what is required to attract new females to the game.

These ladies will act as a link between the current Sprowston Manor membership and any new golfers, and answer any questions the latter may have.

They will also be on hand on set Sunday’s throughout the summer for any new female golfers that would like to “drop in” and play some golf.  There will be no obligation to play a full round, and the green fee will be a nominal £10 for as many holes as they would like to play, whether it is three holes or a full 18.

“The end goal of these initiatives is to attract new women and girls to the game of golf in a comfortable and fun environment.” Said Brad McLean, director of golf, leisure and spa at Sprowston Manor.

“We hope to break down the barriers that currently exist between women and golf through implementing both the ‘Get into Golf’ sessions and our innovative new Ambassador programme.”

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