Academy Manager and PGA Professional, Chris McDonnell gives an insight of what is going to be happening on International Women's Golf Day.
MAY 21st 2018
McDonnell on International Women's Golf Day
We are really looking forward to International Women’s Golf Day on Tuesday 5 June, when the Golf At Goodwood Academy will be hosting a free event for all levels of female golfer.
International Women’s Golf Day is, as the name suggests, a global initiative which encourages greater female participation in golf. We are very lucky to have an extremely healthy female representation in our membership at Golf At Goodwood, with over 300 members being women. I like to think that is down to our welcoming approach and that we provide some very sociable ways to take up the game, like our Get Into Golf programme.
Down at the Academy on 5 June, we’ll be doing something pretty special, hosting complimentary sessions for complete beginners – which I will be coaching – as well as putting on a Texas Scramble competition for those taking their skills onto the course. For members and non-members with a playing handicap, we are also hosting a 4-Ball Better-Ball competition round the full 18 holes of the Park course.
What we hope is that the more experienced players will be able to give their support to those starting out and that the whole days will be a very friendly and social occasion with a great buzz around it. We’ll be giving out prizes for the two competitions and everyone can enjoy some Prosecco and afternoon tea.
We will also be trying to raise some money for Breast Cancer Awareness on the day and welcome any donations made.
In other Goodwood news, we recently announced that Georgia Hall will be one of our ambassadors this year. Georgia is 22 and already playing on the Ladies’ European Tour, but when she is at home in Hampshire she will be using Goodwood as her base. She was third in last year’s Women’s British Open, as well as winning the Ladies’ European Tour Player of the Year. Georgia joins Holly Aitcheson, Toby Tree and Marco Penge in representing Goodwood and we will be following all of their progress through the year.
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