Cheshire women aiming to get the Abbey habit


CHESHIRE club Vale Royal Abbey is joining the drive to encourage more women to take up golf by hosting an open day on April 15 which includes a two-hour free taster session.

PGA professional Ben Derbyshire and his assistant Brian Cassidy will provide free tuition and introduce new players to different aspects of the game.

Women club members will also be on hand to support Ben and Brian and chat about the sport and everything that the club has to offer.

Follow-up coaching will also be available to newcomers interested in developing their skills with six-week blocks of lessons for beginners which Ben and Brian will be offering on a Thursday and a Sunday.

As part of Vale Royal Abbey’s pathway into golf, six-week blocks of lessons will then be available for improvers along with a trial membership offer giving an insight into club life and the chance to get out and play on the course.

Alison Lysons, England Golf’s Cheshire club support officer, said: “It’s great to see the club’s owners get behind the initiative and help create a pathway into membership for them.”

For further information contact Ben Derbyshireon 01606 301291 option 4 or email


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