EWGA grants bring women and girls into golf

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 12, 2011 15:33

EWGA grants bring women and girls into golf

Over 3,000 women and girls were encouraged to take up golf in 2010 thanks to a grant from the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA).

The EWGA Women & Girls Grant was made available to all 32 County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) and also to the ladies’ county associations which are not involved in a partnership.

Their activities, designed to encourage new golfers to start and stay in the game, attracted an average of 102 women and girls in each county. Of these, 59 per cent were girls and 41 per cent women.

Commenting on the scheme, Simon Wood, county development officer (CDO) for Cornwall CGP, said: “The grant has been very beneficial in getting more women and girls into golf. Our coaching was very successful with 151 women and girls taking part – and over half were interested in follow up sessions.”

Sean Hammill, CDO for Staffordshire CGP, added: “We were able to recruit 91 girls who took part in a programme of eight lessons with PGA professional coaches and 50 per cent are continuing with coaching. Coaches are continuing to recruit more girls now on the back of this programme, so real momentum has been created which needs to be sustained throughout 2011.”

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 12, 2011 15:33
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  1. Arthur Little July 25, 21:42

    This will never be successful until shorter yardage tees are installed on UK courses which are currently MUCH too long for the average woman, particularly those who are just starting to play. They will be rapidly discouraged and quit.
    Check out our website, http://www.golfwithwomen.com for more on this subject.
    Arthur Little

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