Girls Golf Rocks has inspired over 500 girls in nine counties to enjoy a taste of golf.
“There’s been a tremendous response,” said Lauren Spray, England Golf’s Women and Girls’ Participation Manager. “Over 430 of the girls who attended taster sessions have gone on to take structured coaching courses.
“We’ve also involved more than 100 girls from county squads who have acted as ambassadors to inspire the next generation of girl golfers.”
The Girls Golf Rocks project is run jointly by England Golf and the Golf Foundation, working with the county associations and sports partnerships in nine counties including Dorset.
Currently, figures show that only one per cent of golf club members are girls, with an average. Girls Golf Rocks aims to change that by attracting beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and play alongside friends.
The results from Girls Golf Rocks coincide with the Women and Family Golf Months, run by England Golf in June and July to highlight Get into golf opportunities across the country.
The Get Into Golf campaign inspires people to take up golf and play more often. It is supported by Sky Sports and aims to bring 500,000 new or lapsed golfers into the sport in the UK by 2018. Visit www.getintogolf.org to find an activity near you.