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Ladies…ever thought about trying your hand at golf?
As part of the England Golf, Women On Par campaign, we are offering some fantastic deals for ladies who want to learn to play golf, including two FREE taster sessions.
Wonder whether golf could be the sport for you? Watch our Ladies Golf video and scroll down to find out what it is our female golfers love about golf, how they started and why they think you would too. watch the video
Choose either Tuesday 19th June or Saturday 30th June, from 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Join us for a free 90 minute introductory golf lesson. It will be relaxed, fun and friendly session for complete beginners with our Professional Golf team, followed by a welcome from some of our female golf members afterwards over a drink and nibbles in the bar.
Thursday 12th July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
A fun way to grow your golfing confidence on the golf course with other women all doing the same thing! A chance for those who have already completed a Get Into Golf course to make new friends and improve your golf at a relaxed women-only event. Held on a 9-hole Par 3 course this is ideal for beginners who have already had a lesson or two.
5 week course
Stage 1 Get into Golf is perfect for a beginner. Over 5 weeks our Professional Golf Coach will teach you all the basics in a relaxed and friendly environment. Equipment is provided and will lead into Stage 2.
We asked our female golf members a few questions about what got them started, how old they were when they became a golfer and the advice they would give to someone thinking about picking up a club for the first time.
What do you enjoy about playing golf?
97% said it was being outside in the fresh air, with a whopping 91% saying it was spending time with friends. Exercise came in 3rd with 88% and the potential to travel the world to play, 4th with 63%.
How many times a week do you play?
72% said two – three times a week. However, of course, it’s up to the individual, time of year and changes week by week…basically, it’s a flexible game.
Who do you play with?
They’re obviously a friendly bunch…with 90% playing with friends, 45% with their partner and 16% with their children – a couple of hours of uninterrupted mum and child time on the golf course is pretty precious, and great as a shared interest.
The average age for starting to play golf was 42 – however the ages spanned from 14 up to 63!
Some of the ladies have now played for a good 20 years (others for 50!), which proves; it’s addictive!
When asked what got them started, for many it was because their husband, partner or family played…however for some it was a new sport or social scene!
The advice they give to someone thinking about starting golf or joining Exeter Golf and Country Club includes these tips, advice and words of encouragement…
“Fun sport which suits any age and ability”
“Great game, played it for nearly 50 years…very badly!”
“I’m a new member and everyone has been friendly and welcoming.”
“Go ahead. It’s a good way to socialise with friends, and make new ones!”
“Take the leap of faith and join!”
“Have professional lessons, use the practice facilities more than playing on the course to begin with, learn with a friend or partner.”
“Do it as it’s the best thing you’ll ever do.”
“Have a go. It’s a great way of getting exercise with friends and although frustrating, when you get it right, it’s fantastic!”
Visit our Ladies Golf page to read more great reasons to learn to play golf.
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