Mums and daughters get in swing at Sandiway


GIRL POWER: Sandiway youngsters clearly enjoy getting to grips with golf

SANDIWAY, which embarked on a special project to mark its 100th year in 2020 by introducing 100 girls to the game which it has already achieved, is organising a mum’s and daughter’s event.

The free golf day is next Sunday and beginners are welcome with the emphasis on having fun.

Campaign co-ordinator and Sandiway member, Ruth Elliott-Smith, said: “It’s part of our four-year campaign to get more women and girls playing golf. Even if you believe you are no good at sport, you could discover golf is one you will love.”

“Dads and sons can also take part on as long as they bring a mum and daughter with them and grandparents can bring grandchildren. We will prove that not only is golf a great sport that anyone of any age can play, it offers a great social life, too.”

Juniors must be between six and 18 years old.

PGA professional Gareth Jones, and his assistant, Matt Dunbabin, will coach the adults and juniors separately, then the groups will join to compete against each other, followed by prize-giving.

To take part contact Gareth or Matt on 01606-883180 or email:

Since the 100 Golfing Girls campaign first began in January Sandiway has coached 176 girls in local schools, 44 girls in its free monthly taster sessions at the club and enrolled five girls in the Golf Foundation’s Junior Passport Scheme through courses of heavily subsidised lessons. The club’s campaign is further supported by Active Cheshire.

Alison Lysons, development officer for the Cheshire Golf Development Group which is working to support clubs attract more players, increase membership and develop a stronger future, says: “Sandiway’s drive to get more girls and ladies playing golf continues to go from strength.

“It shows what can be achieved by a dedicated team with commitment and focus on what they are trying to achieve – and that there is a lot of interest in golf if we take the sport out into local schools, community groups and organisations as well as businesses.”

England Golf has named July as Family Golf Month and will lead a drive to attract all the generations to Get into golf together.

Clubs and driving ranges across the country are being invited to organise open days to highlight golf as a great game that can involve all the family.

To find your nearest centre visit and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766

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