Norfolk club wants to get more girls and women picking up golf clubs and playing the game
Sprowston Manor has unveiled plans to bring more women and girls into golf after the club announced it is working alongside England Golf to launch a number of new ‘Get into golf’ initiatives.
With help from Lauren Spray, the women and girls’ participation manager for England Golf, the club is planning to run a series of golf taster sessions aimed at introducing the game in a fun and enjoyable format to those who might not otherwise have considered taking it up.
The main ‘Get into golf’ sessions will be made up of four one-hour lessons, costing £20, and will be overseen by a qualified PGA professional. They will run on both weekday mornings and evenings, as well as weekends, making them accessible for those with family or career commitments.
The club has also introduced an ‘Ambassador Programme’, which will run alongside its ‘Get into golf’ campaign, and include four current lady members who have all experienced joining a new golf club for the first time and the barriers that can often exist.
These ambassadors will act as a link between the current membership and any new golfers at the club to make it easier for all members to be part of the club and enjoy playing the game. They will also ensure there is a clear communication channel between the club and new members, through which, information can be provided and questions can be answered.
Brad McLean, director of golf, leisure and spa at Sprowston Manor, said: “The end goal of these initiatives is to attract new women and girls to the game of golf in a comfortable and fun environment.
“Golf is a great game, and one that people of all ages, genders and skill levels should be able to enjoy.
“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’.”