Thursday 17 April 2014

Reid backs women in golf drive

17th September, 2012 by Emma Williams

Melissa Reid is backing a drive to encourage more women to take up golf.

The British golfer, a member of the 2011 Solheim Cup team, and four-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, praised the work of the Cheshire county golf partnership (CGP), which organised a variety of initiatives around the recent Ricoh Women’s British Open, designed to make it as easy as possible for women and girls to give golf a go.

These ranged from golf in schools, taster sessions and discounted coaching for women and girls at clubs across Cheshire.

Melissa said: “Golf isn’t just a sport for the boys. There are plenty of opportunities for any women and girls who have been inspired by the Ricoh Women’s British Open to give the game a go for themselves.

“Free coaching and the loan of equipment means ladies of all ages and abilities can get into golf at their local club, driving range or through one of the schemes in the local schools.

“Go to today.”

Craig Thomas, county development office for Cheshire CGP, added: “There has never been a better time for women and girls to get into golf.

“Golf is not all about power but is a game that can be played by all ages and abilities, while becoming a member of your local club not only offers the chance to take up a healthy pastime, but also to enjoy an active social life.”


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