Cheshire club bids to attract more women

Vicars-Cross.gifJOIN THE CLUB: Vicars Cross members want to temp more women to take up golf

CHESTER-based Vicars Cross is joining the drive to encourage more women to take up golf by hosting a special open day with  a free taster event on November 12.

It runs from 11am to  2pm and offers anyone interested in taking up the sport the ideal opportunity to learn about what is involved.

The club’s PGA professional Martin O’Connor will provide free tuition and there’s an opportunity to visit the clubhouse for a drink and to chat to women members to discover what the sport and the club has to offer.

Follow-up coaching will also be available to newcomers who are interested in developing their skills with a four-week block of lessons for beginners before Christmas.

Then they will be able to progress into a six-week block of lessons for improvers in the New Year with various options then being available to continue practicing and playing at the club which will be explained on the day.

Club member Wendy Anscombe, who has led the project, said: “Golf is a great way to meet people, enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise.”

The initiative supports England Golf’s aim to get more women and girls playing golf and joining clubs. Only 15 per cent of club members are women and one per cent girls.

Alison Lysons, England Golf’s club support officer in the West of Cheshire, said: “It’s been great working with Wendy to develop this opportunity for women who would like to try the game.”

For further information about the initiative at Vicars Cross Golf Club, contact Wendy Anscombe on 01244 225174 ext.1 or email

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