Only 12% of golf club members in the UK are female! A shockingly low percentage and one that surely has to grow if golf is to stop the downward trend in popularity.
However, the North East of Scotland is showing postive signs of growth in participation thanks to the work of PGA Professional, Peter Myers of Dunes Golf Centre in Fraserburgh.
Peter, hails from Yorkshire and moved North to take over the running of the Golf Centre, located next door to Fraserburgh Golf Club – the 7th oldest in the World, in September 2015.
Here is what Peter has to say…
“I listened to a presentation by Alastair Spink, the founder of love.golf in the January of 2016,” states Peter, “and this made my mind up to join the love.golf coaching community and inspired me to drive ladies golf forward.”
“I ran my first class in August of 2016 and since then it has grown rapidly. Rosehearty Golf Club is next door to where I live and 2 years ago they had only 3 female members! Now they have nearly 50 and that number is growing all the time.”
It isn’t just Roshearty that is benefitting, the other local clubs; Fraserburgh, Inverallochy, Longside and Peterhead have all seen female playing numbers increase significantly with Inverallochy recently boasting that a record 20 women had entered their weekly Thursday evening 9 hole event!
However, the good news doesn’t just stop there. As more women have started playing, so too have their husbands, many of whom had abandoned their clubs in the garage years ago have now found they are left at home whilst she is out playing. On top of this, if both parents are playing the chances the kids will golf too goes up significantly. And, we very much believe that golf is a perfect sport for the whole family to play together.
What better way to spend a weekend than going out to play with the family and then talking about the highs and lows of the round over supper? Beats everyone just retreating to their electronic devices to spend the evening in silence in a virtual world.
Love.golf community continues to grow…
Once again, on Saturday 14th July we had a full turn out of 36 ladies taking part in our love.golf Summer Scramble at Rosehearty.
The spaces for this event were snapped up in just 30 minutes of going live, such is the popularity and strength of our love.golf community!
I have been delivering love.golf coaching sessions at Dunes Golf Centre and on the local courses for just under 2 years and in that time I am proud to have introduced over 200 women to the game!
Love.golf = think differently!
Tradtionally, golf coaching has focused on learning skills on a practice range.
love.golf takes an alternative approach based on proven academic studies and market research that shows many women prefer to learn through the actual playing of the game within a supported environment.
Fundamental skills are still introduced but only when required, and in context, on the golf course.
Congratulations to our winners…
1st Rosemary Morrison, Ann Coleman, Wendy Grant and Jennifer Senic
2nd Jacqueline Hood, Anne Johnstone, Charlotte Hogg and Ashley Lovie
3rd Emma Hadden, Lucy Brown, Adele Abercrombie and Alison Milne
Huge thanks to Rosehearty Golf Club for use of the course and to Debbie and her team at the Masons Arms for the food and hospitality afterwards. Finally, to Dawn Cardno for compiling and running the quiz afterwards, it was great fun as always and it’s much appreciated by everyone!
Check out this short video from the event…
If you or a woman you know is interested in joining the love.golf community then go to www.dunesgolfcentre.co.uk/startlovegolf
Or, call Dunes Golf Centre directly on 01346 510693