We Love Golf is coming to Wicklow Golf Club on International Women’s Day (Friday March 8th). Women from across the region are being invited to come along and have a go at golf, for free! There are two sessions one at 10am and one at 2.30pm – all you need to bring is a good sense of humour.
Golf is a great way to make new friends, get outside and most women who take up golf are more than pleasantly surprised by the experience and the life-style it provides, which is why The Professional Golfers’ Association launched We Love Golf, in May last year. The campaign encourages more women and girls to play golf and then connects them to PGA lead female focussed programmes across the world.
Last year’s campaign culminated in two We Love Golf pilot events, both of which attracted significantly more women than anticipated. As a result, a series of We Love Golf events will be running throughout the year starting with the event at Wicklow Golf Club.
PGA Head Professional, and coach of the We Love Golf sessions at Wicklow Golf Club, Louise D’Arcy is delighted to be one of the first PGA Members to offer a We Love Golf event, “I am passionate about sharing the sport with as many people as possible. Non-golfers often think of us as being stuffy and old fashioned, but the Golf Club is a great place to meet new people, make friends and get outside. You don’t need any equipment or special clothing to take part and this could be the start of something great for you in 2019.”
The International Women’s Day campaign will also be taking place at The Belfry, Stirling Golf Club, and Wenvoe Castle. Each woman will be offered the chance to move into group coaching if they get the bug, because friendship is one of the main reasons women give for starting and staying in the sport. And what better place to do that than at the Golf Club where there is a real sense of community, as well as the chance to have a drink and relax.
Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA said, “We now know that there is interest in taking up the game and that with the right support from PGA Members women are becoming regular golfers. We want to capitalise on these two insights by creating multiple opportunities for women to try golf with a PGA Member and creating a pathway to retain them. We can’t wait to see what impact these events have. This is a really exciting prospect not only for us, but for golf in general.”
Women and men interested in finding out more about the campaign or the events can follow @WeLoveGolfPGA on Twitter and Instagram and join the community WeLoveGolfPGA community on Facebook. Alternatively call Louise D’Arcy on 087 7510727 for more details.