Women on par in Durham

Golf clubs in Co Durham are backing England Golf’s drive to get more women beginners playing.

Six clubs across the county are joining the England Golf campaign this season and will be offering a series of fun playing days for new golfers.

The events started in May at Seaton Carew Golf Club and more events will take place this summer at Bishop Auckland Golf Club (June 10 at 1.30pm), Eaglescliffe Golf Club (July 4 at 5.15pm), Garesfield Golf Club (July 12 at 5.15pm), Dinsdale Golf Club (August 11 at 3pm) and Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club (September 8 at 1.30pm).

The playing days are for women who have taken part in Get into Golf coaching sessions and want support to try their new skills on the course. They are designed to help the players build confidence, make friends and have a laugh together. The events are played on short courses or nine-hole layouts suitable for beginners. They all have shotgun starts so the players start and finish together and can socialise after play.

Mike Greener, England Golf club support officer for Durham, said: “It’s great that golf clubs within Co Durham and the Ladies’ Association are committed to growing women’s golf.

“These events have been put together to support beginners and those returning to the game, allowing them to experience golf on a golf course in a relaxed, fun and social atmosphere.

More details at www.getintogolf.org