Girls Golf Rocks returns

Girls Golf Rocks is back for 2022 and the sign-up process for budding young golfers is now open online.

Run by England Golf, and led by PGA-qualified coaches, Girls Golf Rocks is the country’s largest participation programme for girls.

As in previous years, the programme is designed to promote the game as a fun and friendly experience for beginner girls aged 5-18.

With more than 200 clubs taking part this year, there is a wide range of Girls Golf Rocks venues for aspiring golfers to choose from.

Click here for the location of classes and sign-up details.

Coaching will take place in two six-week blocks between May and October. Each six-week block is subsidised by England Golf and comes at a cost of £35 per participant.

Many of the clubs taking part in 2022 will also run free taster sessions in advance of the main programme. Details can be found on the Girls Golf Rocks website.

Lauren Spray, England Golf’s women and girls in golf manager, said: “Girls Golf Rocks gets bigger and better with each passing year and we’re excited at the prospect of more beginner girls getting hooked on the game.

“Right from the start of this programme six years ago, the ethos of Girls Golf Rocks has been to create a fun environment where girls can learn the basics of the game in a relaxed and safe setting. Golf is an amazing game on so many levels. It breeds self-confidence, encourages social interaction and it’s a healthy sport that gets people active in the outdoors.

“These beginner classes are the ideal way for girls to get into golf, spend time with friends or make new ones, and develop as individuals. Making sure that a young girl’s first experience of golf is a positive one is crucial if we are to try and encourage a lifelong love of the game.

“Girls Golf Rocks provides the perfect opportunity for girls to discover how much fun the game can be and I’m sure everyone who enrols for the 2022 programme will have a ball.”

The programme is now in its sixth year and has helped introduce more than 6,500 girls to the sport so far.

All golf clubs and facilities taking part this year have achieved the England Golf SafeGolf accreditation, giving parents and guardians added peace of mind and allowing new recruits to enjoy themselves in a secure environment.

The emphasis on the lessons is for the girls to learn the fundamentals of the game, have fun with their friends in a comfortable and relaxed setting without too much emphasis on the coaching and competitive elements of the game.

The lessons will take the girls through all the basics of golf, culminating in a final session on the course where they can put into practise all they have learned from their PGA coach.

The aim of Girls Golf Rocks is to boost participation numbers and address for the long-term the disparity in numbers between girls and boys playing the game.

While PGA coaches will lead the sessions, Girls Golf Rocks will also encourage current girl golf club members aged between 12-25 to act as peer role models and assist in the delivery at each club by becoming programme ambassadors.

For more details on how to sign up and read news on the Girls Golf Rocks programme for 2022, visit