Teenage star giving her support to Cheshire’s ‘Get into golf’ campaign
CURTIS CUP winner Bronte Law is backing the drive to encourage more people to take up playing golf.
The 17-year-old from Stockport is supporting the latest round of Get into golf sessions in Cheshire.
The Bramhall member - a key member of the successful Great Britain and Ireland team which beat their American rivals at Nairn - believes golf is a great sport for all ages and abilities.
Free taster sessions and discounted golf lessons are available as part of the Get into golf scheme, which the Cheshire County Golf Partnership oversees at clubs across the county.
And Bronte, who has been named as a golfing ambassador for the Cheshire CGP after a hugely successful 2012, is urging other people to take up golf and enjoy the many health and social benefits the sport can bring.
“It is one of the most fun sports there is,” says the Cheadle Hulme School pupil, who has won a place at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) for September 2013. “At the beginning, don’t get too bogged down by the technical
side of things but just enjoy hitting a ball to start with!
“With the help of the Get into golf schemes, the coaches at clubs across Cheshire will help you improve and get the most out of it. It doesn’t matter whether you are playing at international level or a social game with friends, golf is a sport to be enjoyed.
“It is very addictive and you always want to do better next time you play! That’s the beauty: it can be enjoyed on so many levels.”
And she believes girls and ladies should not be put off by any misconceptions surrounding golf.
“Of course, it’s a cool game,” she says. “It’s a fantastic game, too, for making new friends - and girls love to socialise!
“I have made such good friends through golf. There is always someone to talk to who is going through the same kind of experience as you, whether that be playing in a competition or enjoying a group lesson with other beginners.
“I think my school friends have seen how much pleasure I have got from golf and that it is not just a game for stuffy old men but a sport that anyone can play and enjoy.
“Players like Mel Reid and Paula Creamer are becoming well-known and not just to the out and out golf fans. Golf becoming part of the Olympics at Rio in 2016 will be a big help to the women’s game.”
Bronte started playing golf as a young child after asking her dad Tim to take her with him and joined a club at the age of eight and has worked with the same coach, Richard Green, ever since.
“I think lessons are a great idea for anyone taking up the sport,” she said. “They can be a lot of fun and can help develop the skills needed to enjoy the sport. It is not just a case of hitting golf balls out on a range, but learning all the time while an enthusiastic coach can really inspire you to do better.”Image supplied by Leaderboard Photography